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Slidell Festival Caterers

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

Weddings by CS Events
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Monique W.
Verified review

Chris was an awesome example of customer service. Very professional individual with experience. He responded in all forms of communication by text, phone and thumbtack to meet and exceed my expectations. Chris did cater an repast for my fathers event the food was hot, on time, fresh ingredients, brought all paper products. I ordered Rosemary chicken, cajun ceasar salad homemade dressing, chips and dip, potatoes, red beans and rice. Thank you Chris and your staff your my caterer in tge future.

Cafe' Orleans Catering
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Jesse J.
Verified review

My original caterer canceled on catering our wedding a month before our wedding date. We were looking for another caterer in our budget and found Cafe' Orleans Catering here on Thumbtack. We were discouraged about losing our caterer but Ms. Sears was so pleasant and helpful. Not only did she give us everything we had on the menu from our previous caterer but from the beginning, she totally understood our situation, taste and vision, and because of this we were completely confident that she would do a wonderful job. She went beyond the call of duty on so many occasions. She was so easy to work with, and she kept us super calm. We so appreciate everything she did to make our wedding beautiful, delicious, and special. Many of our guests commented that the staff was incredibly nice and attentive. We certainly felt taken care of by everyone. Perhaps most importantly, the food was AMAZING! It surpassed our very high expectations. Almost everyone commented to us and our planner that the food was the tastiest wedding food they've ever had. Everything was cooked perfectly, and the presentation was just beautiful (even though Ms. Sears jokingly stated that she needs work on presentation). It was just as beautiful as other caterer’s presentation. Plus, we were able to eat more food than expected! Our guests are still raving about all three entrees, and I'm sure they will be for a long time to come. The dessert was absolutely incredible. Assorted cheesecakes are probably my favorite thing, and these were the real deal -- on par with the best I've had. Judging by the lines for the dessert buffet, I'm sure no one missed the cake! In the end, I’m glad we ended up with a different caterer because she is the best. I am sure she gained several customers and I’m working to get her more business. It is the least we can do because we cannot thank her enough!

Jack's Cafe & Catering
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Christi M.
Verified review

This was a great find for our special day! Robert Folse is fantastic and very personable. He takes the guess work out of planning an event and has great ideas that assist in working within a budget! So glad we found Jack's Catering!

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Nat L.
Verified review

Chef Cody did a wonderful job catering our "dinner in" night for our girl's weekend Bachelorette party. Dinner was not only DELICIOUS but he handled our wild group in the kitchen as he finalized the meal! That deserves a big pat on the back alone! Thanks Chef Cody for helping us end our weekend on a TASTY note!

Potent Pleasures, LLC
5.0
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

  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Eden L.
Verified review

It was only in March that we decided to marry in June 2018, and we decided on a small wedding of 60-75 people. And the very first detail that I wanted to take care of was food. I googled "caterer for small wedding in New Orleans" and miraculously, on Thumbtack, Gerard Maras's name came up - there were other names, but in reading about Chef Maras's life in the cooking world, I instinctively knew he was the one. I responded to his message inviting me to contact him. He quickly responded and once I spoke to him, I knew he was the best choice for me. He was interested in finding out about my vision for our wedding, and in listening to my thoughts and ideas about what I thought I might want, over the next few weeks he presented me with pictures of food possibilities and ideas. He was so helpful in discussing each dish with me, and soon came up with a finished menu for a wonderful wedding feast with delicious, unusual and beautiful food. A wedding with all the details to figure out can be very stressful, especially on short notice, but Gerard Maras exudes a sense of calm, confidence and professionalism that made everything for our wedding smooth and easy. The food was wonderful, especially his freshly made pasta with a crawfish sauce, and his food was the hot topic at our wedding. All of our family and friends are still talking about having had the best food they ever had at a wedding. He has a unique talent in not only being a wonderful chef, but knowing what foods are complimentary to each other, and presenting food beautifully, and using only the best seasonal, highest quality and fresh food. He is a real artist in that he makes everything seem effortless, but what he does requires the greatest talent and skill. Thank you Gerard, for making our wedding a truly memorable event - not just for Joe and I, but for all of our family and dear friends.

Emily Vanlandingham
4.7
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
5.0
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.

Seasonally Savvy Kitchen
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah A.
Verified review

Seasonally Savvy catered a family dinner event. Blair worked the menu to take care of dietary requests. The delicious results were fantastic.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Stonewall's BBQ & Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Jacob H.
Verified review

They catered my rehearsal dinner and did an excellent job. I eat here regularly because of the consistently delicious food at a great price.

Catering by Dani NOLA
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alan B.
Verified review

Masquerade works hard at their craft, and is obvious when speaking to them that they truly care about their passion for food and sharing it with others.

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.

Big Sam n Da Kitchen
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie N.
Verified review

The food was Amazing! I was catered a brunch with an extensive menu. Everything was delicious! Impeccable hosting services also!!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I am a small business that is customer service driven. I strive to create the most enjoyable experience. From my baked goods to my entrees, you will receive a fresh and tasty product. I love creating every aspect of your event

About

We aim to please our clients; that's what motivates us to continue operating with a standard of excellence and professionalism. We stand out in price, quality, customer services, communication, and standards. Our customers are our number one priority. We serve their each and every need; no is never an answer.

About

A small catering business that is specializing in one off-custom catering, Cajun, French food, Asian fusion food and Italian food.

  • 2 years in business
About

We are providing a unique upscale experience with fine casual fare. Also, we are very flexible to fit any budget.

About

We are a New Orleans catering business with the goal to provide home-cooked soul food and New Orleans cuisine at an affordable price to customers. Suzie's Soulhouse combines the love of comfort food with the Creole and Cajun tastes of New Orleans to create the best flavors, sauces and blends of seasonings to tantalize the taste buds of customers.

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I take pride in each and every project I work on. No job is to big or small. I treat people with dignity and respect

About

We provide great food at an affordable price, serving and delivering to you with an attitude that reflects Christ.

  • 23 years in business
About

Family owned business we take pride in our work

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.

Do you tip a wedding caterer?

Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

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.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

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.
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