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Slidell Finger Food Caterers

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

  • 6 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
Tisha L.
Verified review

We loved Delish Catering it was great food and wonderful communication with Holli Taylor. The price was great for the food that was offered and we were just happy to be able to enjoy each others company and not have to worry about going out to dinner with 13 women for one evening. I highly recommend Holli

CS Events of New Orleans
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Gina R.
Verified review

I co-hosted a holiday cocktail party. I did want to have to stress about or have time to worry about the food and set up. Christopher Schlumbrecht took care of everything. He helped with the food selection and was very patient and accommodating when I made changes. The food was delivered and set up for the party. The food was delicious. I would recommend CS Events to anyone who is planning an event.

Cafe' Orleans Catering
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Ms Shirley was a joy to work with. She was extremely helpful when creating the menu and offered flexibility with creating the menu. She stayed on the phone with me and assisted with working out the details which was a huge help to me. She was extremely attentive to detail and even provided a festively decorated table for the food to match the other decorations. The guests raved about the food. They loved everything on the menu. We had mini chicken and waffles, veggie muffelatas, veggie shots, shrimp pasta, shrimp and grits shots, fruit display, meatballs, and finger sandwiches. We had a combination of self serve and hand passed items. The server was professional and attentive to the attendees. Numerous compliments were received concerning the food. They cleaned everything up and leftover the place better than how they found it.

Chef Jewel Robinson
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Erica M.
Verified review

This chef is definitely a New Orleans Jewel. Im not anyone important or wealthy-just a single mother recovering from a car accident. I needed help providing meals for my family and she has been a god send. Chef Jewel is a nice combination of personable and professional. You can feel the love in her food. I have to say that her food has incredible flavor. It surpasses that of any restaurant. I was also delighted when she made an exotic dish for me and the taste transported me back to the moment when I first feel in love with it. She also does the shopping and every time she has been within the budget and purchased quality items. I love working with her. She even surprised me with something extra and it made me feel so special.

RL Catering, LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Amber C.
Verified review

R&L catered our wedding and we couldn't be more happier with our experience! After the wedding, several people asked us who catered because the food was so good! They were professional, on time and were perfect throughout the night! Will definitely be using them again for future events!

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca K.
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I hired Chef Cody to cook dinner and dessert for a private bachelorette party in New Orleans. Chef Cody and I spoke several times before we arrived to make sure the menu was perfect! He offered great advice on what dishes to choose. We went with jalapeno cornbread, a seafood jambalaya, chicken and sausage gumbo, crawfish etouffee, and a chocolate bread pudding with homemade ice cream for dessert. He was very prompt and professional and took his time preparing the food. Most importantly, the dishes were delicious! Everyone was very happy with the meal, and it was one of our favorite parts of the trip. I would definitely hire him again!

  • 12 years in business
Evelyn H.
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Chef Pastry D's Pastries and Catering gets 5 stars from Time Warner Cable! The food is fresh & delicious and his customer service is superb! Oh, and don't even get me started on the pies offered by Chef Pastry D! The perfect gift for anyone! I highly recommend his services for your catering needs. Please don't hesitate to contact me, regarding our past experiences with this awesome catering company.

  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Laura W.
Verified review

Chef Gerard was easy to work with and the food was delicious.

Big Sam n Da Kitchen
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lashawn M.
Verified review

His food and hospitality is wonderful. His food is mouth watering good

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.

Seasons Of Louisiana Llc.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Toni J.
Verified review

I've used this company for several catering events as well as referred them to others. They have ALWAYS been very professional. The menu accommodates various diets and the food is delicious! I never have to worry about who you book because I know the answer will always be Seasons!

  • 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.

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, and the food is consistently delicious at a great price.

Luckjoy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Isabel B.
Verified review

Amanda's food is always delicious, healthy, and creative. She has a great palate and eye, and her food aesthetic is impeccable with a strong sense of color, texture, flavor and synergy. Every time I eat a dish Amanda has prepared, I learn something new about food. She is a dedicated professional who is clearly in love with making beautiful food.

FlavorBox Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Ashley N.
Verified review

FlavorBox Catering was amazing! From the time we started planning the event through the event itself, they were awesome!! Courtney, Brett and their staff were incredible and took care of every detail. I was able to enjoy the event and not worry about a thing. All of the attendees raved about the food--it was delicious and the presentation was beautiful!!

Cocoa & Cream Catering, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Myrna J.
Verified review

Cocoa and Creme operates from a spirit of excellence and integrity.their food is top notchand you"re always guaranteed real good southern eating.the food is always great because they treat you like family.

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Esmie L.
Verified review

Delicious food! Great set up! So friendly!

Bridgette M.
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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.

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.

Perone Foods
4.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Steve M.
Verified review

Our engagement shower for 50 was a great success. Catering quality, taste and presentation top notch. A step above the norm. Priced fairly. Perone Foods was flexible and accommodating to all of our requests. Highly recommended.

  • 8 years in business
About

Whether you're inviting your guests to enjoy the full food truck experience or "ordering-in" with our traditional catering, catering by the Empanada Intifada will create a unique memory for your guests. With creative fare beyond the typical catered meal, we design dishes that excite without pretense. Sharing great food is a joy, whether with friends or with strangers.

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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