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Jefferson City Caterers

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A Catered Affair
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica H.
Verified review

Everyone at A Catered Affair has been very easy to deal with and they have customized our menu and extras to fit exactly what we need.

Misti Hollrah
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Melinda C.
Verified review

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!

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!

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We provide catering services for any type of event on the Missouri S&T campus or the Rolla, Missouri area. Please visit our website to learn more about us, including basic menu offerings and pricing. We create custom menus using from-scratch recipes for clients on a daily basis. Feel free to request more information or a service consultation.

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I provide anything from dinner for two to 100. I mostly do weddings, graduations and church functions as well as BBQs and fiestas. I have an excellent knowledge of Greek and a Cape Cod referenced meal. I do hand-cut steaks to filleting of your favorite fish. I have traveled most of the USA learning native dishes to creating a few of my own. My focus while in school was being a saucier, but that was just the starting point. I have learned a lot of things. I will tell you now: * Always wear good shoes * Just because you're the chef, try to help your staff as much as possible * Never criticize the local dining favorites unless you have eaten them prepared properly

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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!

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We love to cook and would like to cook for you! Healthy, fresh and nutritious meals.

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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.

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

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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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.

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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.

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We make all of our food from scratch. When you have tried our you will remember and the guests will be happy and full.

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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.

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We smoke our meat for over 15 hours to bring the real flavor of backwoods BBQ out in our product. Our customers love our food and keep coming back for more. Our homemade backwoods sauce adds to the delicious backwoods flavor. We offer sides, as well as potato salad, slaw, and pit-baked beans that will melt in your mouth. Give backwoods a try for your next event or gathering. You'll be glad you did.

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We are a small family-owned cafe serving breakfast, lunch and occasionally dinner for private party. We cater to small groups less than 300.

  • 5 years in business
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We go above and beyond for our clients

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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