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Slidell Cocktail Party Caterers

Browse these cocktail party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Slidell.

  • 6 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
Erika O.
Verified review

I found Chef Holli/DelishNOLA Catering on thumbtack as I needed to plan a last minute cocktail party with 36 hours notice. Chef Holli was extremely responsive, professional, friendly, easy going and was able to handle all of our last minute crazy requests, including, "oops, forgot it was Lent Friday, take all of the meat off of the menu" on the morning of the party. She took it in stride and re-cooked everything with no complaints or issues. Once the party started, the guests loved the food, the service and the bartender. Overall, exceptional service by Chef Holli! Definitely exceeded expectations and I don't think you can find any better. Hire her, stop looking!

CS Events of New Orleans
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie L.
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Small cocktail party

Cafe' Orleans Catering
from 44 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Jen G.
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Our event company hired Cafe Orleans Catering for a wedding last May at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Shirley and team did a wonderful job at the wedding and the food was delicious. Shirley worked with our clients' budget to ensure that they received quality food at a more than reasonable price! Shirley was also very prompt in answering emails which is wonderful especially when changes are being made at the last minute. Thank you Shirley and team!

Chef Jewel Robinson
from 33 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Verified review

Jewel was so kind to generously give a dinner as a gift certificate at a charity function and we were the winning bidder and turned it in to a company dinner party for 12. Everyone loved the food and was impressed by the presentation. She is super easy to work with and loves her career! We will hire Jewel's team again!

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Yvette C.
Verified review

I had a private dinner party at my home with Chef Chris Cody the catering Chef. He came on time, was very neat and tidy, prepared the dinner at my home and served us. The three course meal was fantastic and I have already recommended him to a friend that used him to cater a bridal luncheon. She as well as very pleased. I would recommend Chef Chris Cody to cater any of your events!

  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ellie D.
Verified review

Chef Maras catered a birthday party for about 25 people in my home. He was great to work with from start to finish.He thought of every detail in the planning and prepared a visually beautiful and absolutely delicious spread!

Potent Pleasures, LLC
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Bee C.
Verified review

Catered everything beautifully and it was delicious food, drinks and desserts for my birthday party

Saveur Catering LLC
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Melissa is a talented chief, we had a dinner party of 16 and two of the three dishes was excellent. The vegetarian pasta was not enjoyed. We were to have a server which we paid for but there was an accident and the server was not able to make it. Melissa stepped in and did both roles. We did ask for wine paring recommendations and that was never delivered.

  • 9 years in business
Tiffani P.
Verified review

My experience with Carlis Jefferson's TLC catering business was amazing. I got everything I wanted at a good price and it was delicious. It arrived on time and she even served for me. It's a very outstanding catering business this is my 2nd time using TLC for a party and the service was great each time.

Emily Vanlandingham
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Angela D.
Verified review

The food was absolutely beautiful and tasty. Emily's attention to detail was amazing. One of our favorite party planners and caterers!

Fresh Fork Catering
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
Verified review

Fresh Fork Catering responded very quickly with a quote, gave me a reasonable price, and the staff was very easy to work with. They showed up on time for the party and were very reliable.

Cake by the Pound
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Marianne C.
Verified review

Cake by the Pound has both excellent products and service. The chefs make delicious and beautiful desserts AND can make a fantastic full menu as well. We hired them for a special catering event for 75 guests and every course was outstanding - creative and tasty - we (and they) got rave reviews! Will absolutely use them again and again (in fact we are in a few weeks)!

Suzie's Soulhouse
from 4 reviews
    Ashley S.
    Verified review

    Suzie's Soulhouse catered my graduation party. The cost of the food was reasonable and it was delicious. I also did not run out of food for my guest! Thanks Suzie! You are such a sweet lady and I am so thankful for your service!

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Prentiss D.
    Verified review

    Jeanne did a wonderful job for our lundi gras afternoon tea party. The food was delicious and a wonderful combination of savory and sweet flavors. She was very easy to communicate with, the food was delicious and affordable, and I would reccommend Gauthreaux's Gourmet Cuisine to anyone.

    • 13 years in business
    Joyce G.
    Verified review

    Everything went very well I had a party and the food was excellent they were also very nice to the guest will call him again

    • 7 years in business
    Chrissy L.
    Verified review

    If I could give a better rating, I would. NOLA Girl Catering was fantastic! The start-to-finish experience couldn't not have been any better or easier. NOLA Girl catered a party we had the night before our destination wedding in our rental home courtyard for about 20 people. Response time, picking out the food choices, making a payment - all very straightforward and simple. However, the best part was the food! Everything was delicious and all of our guests raved about how good it was. My favorites were the crab cakes and the brisket quesadillas, and the bananas foster bread pudding was AH-MAZING! I would highly recommend NOLA Girl to anyone who needs fantastic food for any occasion. Thank you, NOLA Girl Catering!

    Chosen Cakes & Caterers
    from 2 reviews
      Jean B.
      Verified review

      I went to Chosen Cakes at the last minute as my "baker" cancelled on me. The cake was a surprise for my husband at our 30th anniversary party. I wanted a picture of a trout my husband had caught. Chosen Cakes came to my rescue and did an absolutely awesome job. Not only was the cake EXACTLY what I wanted, it was delicious. My husband was so proud as all of his fishing buddies were at the party. Thank you Chosen Cakes for making our party so special.

      Catering Services
      from 2 reviews
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Melvin L.
      Verified review

      Stephanie set up the Prince Krewe party at the St. Bernard center to include catering. this was the second year we used her as the point of contact. the quality of food was excellent and the food was hot which was a priorty for our group. her bartenders were excellent.

      Bridgette M.
      Verified review

      Culinary Creations Catering is my catering service of choice. Stephany has catered several events for me, my family, and friends as well. Culinary Creations has catered birthdays, anniversarys, and even my daughters 13th birthday party, the kids loved the food. Allow Culinary Creations Catering to cater your events and you will not be disappointed. Stephany and her staff go above and beyond to make sure your event is done with excellence.

      Creative Cooking
      from 1 review
      • 3 years in business
      Sierra S.
      Verified review

      mirtho catered my 10th year anniversary party . her food was great, exactly what i asked for and a little more. her servers were nice and professional.

      • 24 years in business

      My business is to make your dream come true, to provide and fulfill your expectation to the fullest. I will extend my knowledge and expertise to you. I provide great customer service to you and your guests. I demonstrate genuine hospitality while greeting and establishing rapport with you and your guests, and delivering an exceptional experience. It's your day!

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How do you find a good caterer?

      Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

      If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

      How much does wedding catering cost per person?

      Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

      What should you look for in a caterer?

      A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

      • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
      • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
      • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
      • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
      • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
      • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.

      How much should catering cost for a wedding?

      The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

      • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
      • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
      • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
      • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

      How do you serve food at a wedding?

      Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

      • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
      • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
      • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
      • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
      • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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