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Columbia Caterers

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Meri J.
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Our experience with Bullock's catering was by the BEST! They catered our wedding reception and all the food and service was trully wonderful!! I would refer them to any one who wants great food and service!! in fact i have left their business cards where ever i can!!

A Catered Affair
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
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Overall, we had an amazing experience with A Catered Affair. Besides some of the food being a bit overcooked, working with Cassidy was EXTREMELY easy and pleasant. She was quick to respond to emails, had a pleasant, but professional demeaner, and make sure every detail was taken care of. I highly recommend them.

Jessica S.
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We had Room 38 come to our home and cater a fundraising event for us and it was AMAZING. The food was fantastic (as always) and the service from the set up, timeliness, cleanliness, and organization was above and beyond any other caterer we've ever used. I've suggested Room 38 to my friends and co-workers and have recieved the same praises. Billy and the crew do a great job!!! Thank you Room 38!

Misti Hollrah
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Melinda C.
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Misti is our personal chef, and keeper. She also caters events for us. She's extremely professional and honest. She uses the best quality foods in preparation and worked all day and into the night until the last guest left the party. I would recommend her to anyone. She does NOT disappoint!


We are actually a food concession business that caters and are based in Missouri. No venue is too small or too large. We will be all we can be to make sure to please.


I will provide catering and in-home meal preparation for local residents and businesses. I have an assortment of menu items and am willing to have customer provide their own ideas and turn them into any special occasion. I am very flexible. Not only can we cook but can also bartend as well for any special event.


We are a full-service restaurant and wine bar with on-site and off-site catering available. We have upscale contemporary American food with lunch, dinner and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. We have custom menus developed every evening. Visit our website for a full menu.


I have experience is cleaning all types of venues, I have cleaned apts, houses, new construction, move ins and move outs. I Have cleaned for apartment complexes after students have moved out. I have cleaned for Real estate companies on new move ins and rental properties.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I can effectively cater to your event and also do home and commercial cleaning. I live in Mexico, but I am willing to travel. I have been partners in three restaurants and have more than 15 years experience in catering. I have cleaned many residential and commercial properties. I charge a flat rate of $12.00/hour.


I am catering fine dining and savory fare. I create confections from scratch as well as bake and decorate custom cakes.


We provide personal chef and catering services. We create custom menus and execute beautiful meals. Clients can decide what works best, and we work within those guidelines for family dinners and private events.


Smokin Chicks BBQ is a full-service restaurant and caterer. Our award winning barbecue is prepared in-house with a special dry rub, and then smoked for hours to tender perfection. The Smokin Chicks BBQ catering options include full-service: buffet, do it yourself or ala carte by the pound. Or go whole hog with the Smokin Chicks BBQ hog roast! Relax, let Smokin Chicks BBQ take care preparing your meal, and have a smokin' good time!


Let us make your family's favorites. Whether it's our hand-breaded and crispy fried chicken, slow-oven roasted meats, delicious baked goods, or your favorite side dishes, we can help make your events and parties a success. We offer a variety of options, or you can create a menu that works for you. All items are also sold individually. Please call for prices. Our staff and volunteers can cater to your group in our facility, or you can rent for your private gathering, birthdays, anniversaries, showers, parties, etc. Scheduled pickups and local delivery are available.

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

We make all of our food from scratch. When you have tried our you will remember and the guests will be happy and full. We love meeting all of our clients and serving them the best food possible.


We cater to any event with a 25-guest minimum. We offer buffet only, homemade, and freshly made dishes, including dozens of customer favorites.


Let us help plan and cater your special event at a site of your choosing. We do weddings, rehearsals, graduations, reunions, anniversaries, corporate/political functions, fashion shows, proms/homecoming dances, sports banquets, concerts, employee appreciation picnics, retirement parties, holiday occasions, etc. In addition to our many unique amenities, we use only the best and finest meats, cheeses, fruits and baked goods available.


We do intimate dinner parties, in-home group cooking classes, weddings and in-home weekly meal production. We are available all days/hours. Custom-created meals, full staff and bartending services are also available.

  • 5 years in business

We go above and beyond for our clients That we get to make every client happy with our service


Hello, all. We are Star Quality Events And Creations. We specialize in event planning as well as catering. We are two ladies who love to make your special occasion look amazing. Not only are we talented in decorating or just taking the burden, we also know planning can be out of your hands. We also are fabulous in the kitchen. We both enjoy cooking and creating unique foods. Whether it is simple or complex, we would love to assist you. Not only do we do events, we also put packages together such as man cave packages for those men who don't want to do the planning or cooking when you host your sports parties or even poker nights! We do birthday parties, weddings, baby showers, company events, man cave packages, wedding showers, candy bars, etc. If you need it planned, chances are we can do it. If you are looking for fun ladies to work with, I would have to say Ginger and LaVonne are where you should start!


We cater to you. Argyle Catering Co. has an outstanding list of credentials including the following: * Owner is a Graduate of California School of Culinary Arts Le Cordon Bleu * Member of the Better Business Bureau * Voted Best Caterer in Mid-Missouri by Jefferson City Magazine in 2011 Chef Ryan P. Davis specializes in classic French cuisine but can customize any menu to satisfy your desired meal plan and is compatible with your budget. Services include offsite catering, from full-service platted meals to self-service buffet, and catering for parties of any size.


We offer personalized and affordable planning, along with catering a variety of delicious foods. We specialize in a variety of different kinds of egg rolls and sweet and savory desserts!

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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