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Slidell Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals 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
Beth N.
Verified review

Christopher has always been very accommodating. He never fails to impress with his layout and food quality. I highly recommend him and his company.

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

Food and service was exceptional. Will definitely utilize this catering service again.

ChefConi
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Beth M.
Verified review

Chef Connie was very friendly, she brought quality food to the event, she was personable with all the guests and she shared lots of her cooking tips. Overall it was a great time and the beef wellingtons turned out delicious!

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

Staff was on time and food was good

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca K.
Verified review

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!

Potent Pleasures, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Bella D.
Verified review

Customer service was great. Dricka and her staff did great with our food and sweets for our grand opening

  • 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.

  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia O.
Verified review

I was in NOLA for Jazz Fest just last week with a large group of friends. We hired Chef Gason to cook a traditional cajun dinner, modernized (i.e., easy on the salt and butter), with the added complications of two vegetarians in our group. All I can say is WOW! Even with Jazz Fest included in the mix, that was the best night of our vacation. Chef was so accommodating and open to ideas, and then delivered on every promise of taking good care of us. The food was amazing (traditional and yet, light ... how does he do that?), beautifully presented, and he and his assistant were completely charming! And great integrity .. even though he had a celebrity booking that night (and yes, BIG celeb - you would know his name), since we booked first, Chef Gason took care of us personally and sent his staff to the other gig. Thank you Chef ... you were the highlight of our vacation!

Emily Vanlandingham
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Lorelei A.
Verified review

Amazingly delicious food prepared onsite - and our guests were horribly delayed - so the time we sat down to eat was as well (by over an hour), so I expect the challenges in the kitchen were many - but you would never have know it from the charming demeanor of the chef and the freshness of the food!

The Rogue Café
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Benson G.
Verified review

I’ve been lucky enough to have eaten her food a few times now and I can’t say enough about how delicious it is. She is a delight to work with and I was initially impressed by her formal training as well. But after experiencing her cooking, all that really matters is that she really knows how to make things that are absolutely fantastic to eat!!!

Fresh Fork Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan T.
Verified review

Food and service was awesome!

Seasonally Savvy Kitchen
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Miriam D.
Verified review

I hired Seasonally Savvy to cater an event and couldn’t be happier. The food was amazing - the grilled vegetable lasagna, white bean dip and mango salsa with fresh corn chips complimented each other and were a big hit. I will definitely use them again and highly recommend them

Not Cho Average Nachos
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dee R.
Verified review

Lucien was the consummate professional! Setup was beautiful and the food was fresh and delicious!!! Will use this vendor again!!!

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
Lisa F.
Verified review

I love working with Luckjoy Catering and highly recommend them for all occasions! I've been so pleased with the food, the quality ingredients and the presentation that once I place the order I don't give it a second thought! Their professionalism goes beyond just providing great food; they offer peace of mind that allows me to focus on the other details, which is priceless!

Black Majik Kitchen
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Racquel Watson Hulin
Verified review

Y'all was wrong for putting all the good food on one plate, I can't wait to see what's for dinner tomorrow Awesome!!!

The Taste Makers
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Adrine C.
Verified review

The food was awesome and the service was Outstanding. It was so much more than i expected. I can not wait to book them again.

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

I highly recommend Cocoa & Cream catering services for anyone interested in the best variety and quality of food at reasonable prices . You are definitely going to get your money's worth.. So for your next event consider the best in town, Cocoa & Cream.

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!!

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.

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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Need catering

Slidell, LA

  • Event type
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    This is a small, casual reception not formal. 25 guests that includes the bride and groom.
  • $1276.43
    Average price
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