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Arnold Holiday Caterers

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Lily Pad Catering LLC
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa G.
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Dana's food was amazing! My family uses quite a few caterers around town. I would recommend him over any of the big named caterers in St. Louis. He is easy to work with and everything was delicious. I am planning on using him again!

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  • 20 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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CJ C.
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We had a surprise 90th birthday party for my mother that Blessed Occasion catered. My only contact with them was through Thumbtack. I've used countless caterers in the past and have to say they are definitely in my top 2. Ms. Keita and her staff exemplified professionalism throughout the entire process. She was very sensitive our needs versus what was best for her. The menu planning was awesome, a variety of options and suggestions were offered when requested and their promptness was stellar. Let's get to the real deal..the food was AWESOME!!! The pasta con broccoli (oooh the seasoning) puffed pastries (a variety of crab cakes, quiche & chicken) and the birthday cake( a sassy 1 &1/2 tier creation) were my favorites because there was nothing cookie-cutter about them. I don't have enough characters left to describe the entire menu because I also have to share details of the decorations. Yes, they also decorated the environment. My mother is an avid Bridge Player so we used that as our theme. Blessed Occasion turned the activity room into a bridge parlor with themed table clothes, centerpieces, streamers and the cake. If you haven't concluded by now that Blessed Occasion will take the headache out of planning for any event, just read through this review again because they are definitely my "go to" for all future events.

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Heavy Smoke BBQ
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Casaundra K.
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We looked at quite a few caterers for our wedding. We chose Heavy Smoke because of their professionalism, responsiveness and delicious food! :) We heard comments from our guests the entire night about how much they enjoyed the food!

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Catering, by Chef Cox & Co.
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan D.
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We used Chef Cox and her team for the first time last evening, catering our subdivision annual holiday dinner. Sara and her team did a fantastic job and the meal was wonderful. All the team members were courteous and professional, We were all very happy!!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Lee A.
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All went well! the food was delicious and the kitchen was perfectly clean after our holiday meal. Many thanks!

Robin H.
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I can't say it enough positive things about Heaven and Catering and Events their service is spectacular and their customer service is unbelievable overall an excellent company and staff to work with!

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We are an Italian restaurant and pizzeria with a full catering menu. Catering is available for any sized party. We cater all of our homemade menu items.

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Whitmoor Catering Company offers extraordinary cuisine and exceptional service for private parties, corporate events, wedding receptions, birthdays and holidays. Our off-site catering capabilities can be utilized for any event with from 50 up to 300 people! Check out our 22-page catering menu on our website.

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I am a culinary student at Lecole Culinaire in St. Louis. I do all kinds of catering work and personal cooking. I am the man for the job, and you won't be disappointed!

  • 4 years in business
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Everything we cook, prep , and display is done with LOVE first and has to have everyones approval with the taste and look of the food because if i dont like the presentation of the food it will not get served looks are everything.

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We cater weddings, birthdays, graduations and wine tastings, from 0 to 600 guests. We have done many celebrity, dignitary and presidential events.

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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All things that the private chefs prepare are fresh from scratch and local and made with so much love

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We are a full gourmet or casual catering company. Over nine pages of menus and full bar service are available. We offer over 80 entrees, many options and combinations, from buffets to seated dinners. If you dream it, we can do it.

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We are a catering business based in St. Louis. We're small, but willing to go the extra mile to gain your trust and faith in us. Our passion is cooking and taking customer service to the next level.

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I do handwritten invitations. I do baby showers, weddings, children's birthday parties, anniversary dinners, etc.

  • 7 years in business
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We don't try to sell preset menus , we cater to what you want.

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We provide private catering for elderly, singles or just busy people. I will give you a selection of choices to choose from, from snacks, breakfast, main courses and side dishes to desserts. I will go get the groceries. You are welcome to go with me if you choose. You will pay for the groceries, then I will come to your home the next day and spend the entire day cooking and putting everything in portions that you can grab from the fridge or freezer, warm it up and down the hatch. I get paid $100.00 for the day of cooking, so you are only out 100 dollars plus the cost of the food. I will clean up the kitchen, and hopefully, you call me again and tell all your friends how awesome it is.

  • 5 years in business
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Cut above the rest,we decorate the table according to the theme of the event.

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We have home-style cooking and a great price. We have awesome prime rib, pastas (we make our own sauces), roast beef, ham and our own special Italian cream chicken, but we can do anything you want. We also do desserts. We will make your event special!

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My services stands out from others because my prices are reasonable and my food is amazing.

  • 7 years in business
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We are a "full-service" catering and event planning. No job is too small or too large. We cater all types of events such as corporate lunches, weddings, class reunions, family reunions, showers, romantic dinners for two. There are no limits to what our culinary team can do. We will prepare American, Italian, Greek, Asian, West Indies and so on. Give us a try today.

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.

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 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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