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Columbia Mexican Food 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
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica V.
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Loved the customer service! We have used several for professional events, and chose ACA for our wedding. The food was delicious and Megan and her team checked on both guests and wedding party all night!

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
5.0
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!

  • 38 years in business
About

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.

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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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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