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Lexington Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lexington.

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  • 24 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katherine S.
Verified review

Serge catered for our office holiday party. He made a grilled romaine salad, chicken roulade with potatoes and mixed vegetables, and a chocolate tart. Everything was delicious, I was very impressed! I had never had catering done for our office parties before (sadly, we have always just done pizza or something similar), but this was definitely much better for a special occasion, and very reasonably priced. I would not hesitate to use Pure Kitchen Culinary Concept again!

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Mercedes Jo Events
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Mercedes Jo & Staff, thank you for Catering my 50th Birthday party and the food was absolutely amazing! All of my guests raved about the taste of each dish, many thanks and I am forever grateful!

Top of the City Catering
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Julianne P.
Verified review

Top of the City did an amazing job catering my wedding on September 9. We were blown away by the service of Maribel, Noel and their team. They came more than prepared with every piece of decor they guaranteed us, but also with a ton of extras in case we had forgotten anything. Our tables were set beautifully and I could not be happier with the presentation of everything! Our guests are still raving about the food, which was delicious, and most importantly steaming hot when served for dinner! From the first tasting, we experienced great service for an incredible value!

Eleven Courses Catering
4.8
from 57 reviews
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel A.
Verified review

Eleven Courses did a wonderful job catering our wedding on Friday. Jim came up with a delicious personalized vegan menu for us, and he always responded to emails quickly whenever I had questions. On the wedding day, Chrissy was our catering coordinator, and she made sure we had everything we needed all night. I was also impressed with how quickly their staff was able to flip the room during cocktail hour since we had our ceremony and reception in the same place. Thank you!

  • 16 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Patty B.
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We hired Chef Myles and his Chefs 2Go for our company picnic; and it was a great success. He was available for my last minutes questions and requests, and he showed up on time and was ready to cook. Every one enjoyed the flavor of the food and the courteous service. I'd recommend Chef Myles and his Chefs 2 Go to anyone, and I will keep him in mind for our next catering events. Thank you Chef Myles!

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Stone Hill Catering
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly A.
Verified review

The private chef dinner that we had prepared by Stone Hill Catering far exceeded our expectations. It was truly a wonderful experience that we would recommend to anyone. Melissa and her husband, Vernon, were tentative and accommodating. The food was absolutely fantastic!! We are already planning a repeat event next year.

A Private Affair
4.5
from 42 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie S.
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Ms. Johnson's catering business was absolutely wonderful! Her food was delicious and presented beautifully! She was a true professional in every capacity. I will definitely use A Private Affair again.

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AC Catering
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 55 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary F.
Verified review

George was so helpful and kind and really did everything to help make the food portion of my event run smoothly. He was also very considerate in the scheduling process and understanding of the delays that can come along with working with a university where many processes and people have to be involved. In all, everyone really enjoyed the food and it was fairly priced. I will definitely be keeping him in mind for further catering needs!

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Clever Catering
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill J.
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Richard did a fabulous job food was fabulous. Party was a great success. I would highly recommend Clever Catering and use them again.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teresa A.
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Teresa and her team were fabulous. I had a Oktoberfest for our community event with around 200 people. From day one Teresa was in constant contact with me. She chose a menu that was spot on. The day of the event she arrived early and brought a total of 7 people. Her staff was all very professional and very willing to work. We had tons of compliments not only on the food but Teresa and her staff. They kept the trays of food full at all times and let us keep all the leftovers. We will absolutely use her for all our future catering needs. We have also received a few messages from residents asking for her information. I’m so happy we chose to hire Shore is delicious.

She Cooks
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie R.
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Great job on two days notice for a business luncheon catering. She was on time and the food was great!

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Chef Nikki S.
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracey A.
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Chef Nikki is the BOMB.COM!! She and her husband Paul are excellent in the kitchen and on the grill... She can cook for me and my husband every day if she wants too, we will never turn her down...😂😂😘😘 Every meal is excellent and tasteful down to the deserts... Nikki is very clean and sanitary, you don't have to worry... She takes her business and license very serious... I definitely recommend her for your next meal, your next desert or your next catering event.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel T.
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I cannot recommend Sandra highly enough. She was such a pleasure to work with all through the process of planning a brunch to celebrate our children's baptism. She talked through the menu and the schedule with us well in advance and kept in touch as she pulled all the pieces together. Her food was beautiful and absolutely delicious. And, she was attentive to every detail. She brought tablecloths and accents to match the colors of our kids' outfits and arranged beautiful flower arrangements to help decorate the house. She was cheerful and clearly invested in making sure we had a beautiful event. We have found our event caterer and look forward to working with Sandra again in the future!

  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Mek C.
Verified review

Very creative and informative. Amazing food and outstanding customer service

Papi Cuisine
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Vachael M.
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Papi Cuisine Catering is extremely reliable, responsive, and most importantly professional. However, that is just a tip of the iceberg. Papi Cuisine’s food is diliciously distinctive with a blend of seasonings from West Africa (Liberia), and the Carribean (Dominican Republic). I am a foodie, and I have to say that I am definitely hooked on the taste of those two cultures. You have to try the food for yourself to understand my excitement.

Columbia Chef Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Gail N.
Verified review

Columbia Chef is my go-to catering company. I use them for everything from a 10 person meeting, to a 150 person luncheon or dinner. They are always helpful, prompt and friendly. They respond quickly to requests for information, which helps me make informed decisions about my menu so that I can get on to the other parts of planning the event. Columbia Chef Catering is part of my event planning team.

Creative Cuisine Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Holly D.
Verified review

Dashawn was great to work with. I'm from the west coast and contacted him to cook up a feast for a friend who lives in MD. It was her 50th birthday so I wanted to something special for her. Despite the miles, Deshawn was flexible, provided lots of choices, everything went smoothly and the meal was a huge success. Could not have asked for a better experience although I wish I could have been there to enjoy. Definitely a 5 star experience for my friend and me. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an amazing experience in your own kitchen or as a gift for someone special.

Black Tie Caterers
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jenni B.
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Samuel was very accommodating and professional. His staff was excellent--best service we could have asked for!

  • 3 years in business
Jackie S.
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I contacted them for a last minute catering job. It was my mother's 65th birthday. Ashley was so helpful and was very flexible with my menu and budget. Her team showed up on time and provided excellent service to my guests. I have been using her company for the last year now.

Your Tasteful Palate
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ernest M.
Verified review

Monica was excellent and professional. Her food was delicious, especially the fried chicken. Highly recommend your give this caterer a try.

Liliahna Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tammy T.
Verified review

We have used Liliahna Catering several times for faculty/staff breakfasts and lunches. Brendon is wonderful to work with, always on time, and the food is top of the line delicious!

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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