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Saint Louis Caterers

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Lily Pad Catering LLC
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy G.
Verified review

Dana took on a small June 2015 luncheon for me and treated it as important as a grand scale event! Top notch, super customer service and follow thru. Will definitely use Lily Pad Catering when my travels bring me back to St. Louis and will recommend to others! - Wendy

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  • 20 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann A.
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Food was super tasty. Keita and her crew were organized and punctual. Many of our guests are interested in using this catering service for future celebrations.

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Heavy Smoke BBQ
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David G.
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I hired Heavy Smoke to cater my wedding. What an amazing dinner. We had heard about the food and went to a BBQ cookoff to try some of the things they make to see if it was something we would like to pursue at the wedding. My mouth didn't know what hit it. We chose the brisket and pulled chicken and what a crowd pleaser this was. We had a picnic style wedding and Heavy Smoke not only cooked the meat, but they made their famous baked beans, salad, and a wonderful special recipe cole slaw. Minus the "I do's", this was honestly the highlight of the wedding. I spent more time answering questions about where I found them than I did about the wedding. :) I was very happy that everyone had such a wonderful BBQ dinner, and was very impressed with the way the guys handled the catering side of things. It was display that was very well put together, and certainly worthy of any wedding. Not a soul went home hungry. Great stuff and great guys. We are thinking about a redo very soon. Thank Heavy Smoke!!!

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Catering, by Chef Cox & Co.
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!!!

Delistro Catering LLC
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Carl T.
Verified review

Chef Terri Jayne is a consummate professional. The food could not have been better. She has an outstanding staff who were prompt, courteous and most pleasant. We will definitely use Delistro Catering for our future events.

Mellow Mushroom Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Marybeth K.
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I was fortunate enough to have found Mellow Mushroom Catering when I had to arrange a dinner in St. Louis (I was in NYC!) for a group of 25 picky people with varied dietary preferences including vegetarian and vegan. Kelly Nielson, Catering Coordinator, was able to talk me off a cliff through her sage advice and proficiency, and with her help and calm demeanor, I was able to order plenty of food, including salad and pizzas and all the fixings, that covered all dietary bases. The food was not only delicious, but was delivered on time, and was packed and presented beautifully - not a detail was overlooked! I highly recommend Mellow Mushroom for your catering needs - you will not be disappointed with the proficient service or the variety, quality and presentation of the food! Thank you, Mellow Mushroom, for an outstanding job - I wish we had them in NYC!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kamila T.
Verified review

Levi was very attentive to details and great with communicating and realizing my goals of the evening. He was on time delivering the food and it was great! I would highly recommend his services!

Regina's Event Catering
4.0
from 1 review
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Regina's Catering Service is very unique, I have prepared Asian, Bosnia,Soul food etc..., I have been catering for over 20 years, Im the best at what I do and I have a professional staff.

Bistro 517
4.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anne V.
Verified review

By choice we assembled the salads for the luncheon, but Bistro 517 did all the prep work. There were plenty of ingredients to assemble the salads. We could have used more dressing and ice tea. The wrapped asparagus was delicious, but it would have been nice to have 2 pp instead of one. The lemon mousse cake was outstanding and beautiful. Many of the guests took business cards.

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I offer catering for home events. I am Jeffry R. Goldstein. My experiences are as follows: - Treat America Food Service, Meramec Community College and NGA Facility, Kirkwood, Missouri, USA, July 2006 until Present In my position as account manager/executive chef, my duties includes the following: * Management and hiring of all kitchen staff * Supervision of food preparation for all daily operations for the campus and all special events * Coordinate all special functions for school events * Purchase of all items (including equipment, food, cleaning supplies, etc.) necessary for the kitchen and office * Development and creation of new menus * Coordination of off-premise catering events * Input into excel spreadsheets all daily register information, invoices, catering events, vendor bills, month-end inventory, and sales and deposit information * Deposit daily receipts and help maintain proper food costs * Input employee wages into payroll system - Apple Spice Junction (out of business), Executive Chef, Chesterfield, MO, USA, September 2005 to June 2006 In my position as an executive chef, I am responsible for the following: * All kitchen operations * Purchasing * Hiring and managing kitchen staff * Menu development * Costing of all products * Expediting customer orders when necessary * Establishing and enforcing product waste reduction procedures - Chef-4-U Catering, Inc., Executive Chef/Owner, St. Louis, MO, USA, March, 2001 to August, 2005 As the chef and owner of Chef-4-U Catering, my duties included the following: * Management and hiring of all kitchen staff and office employees * Supervision of food preparation for all special events * Purchase of all items (including equipment, food, cleaning supplies, etc.) necessary for the kitchen and office * Development and creation of new menus * Coordination of off-premise catering events with event coordinators - Windows on Washington, Executive Chef -- Banquets, St. Louis, MO, USA, March, 1997 to January, 2001 My duties as chef -- banquets with Windows on Washington included the following: * Supervision of entire kitchen staff for preparation of all food items * Development of menus * Creation of new food items (sauces, desserts, methods of preparation, etc.) * Coordination of buffet presentation and food garnishes with event planners * Working with event planners for the preparation of client tastings - Adventures Unlimited, Chef/Owner, St. Louis, MO, USA, January, 1989 to January, 1997 My duties as the chef/owner of Adventure Unlimited included the following: * Management and hiring of all kitchen staff * Purchase of all items (including equipment, food, cleaning supplies, etc.) necessary for the kitchen * Establishment and enforcement of sanitation procedures * Food presentation and garnishment at off-premise events * Supervision of all off-premise events (for up to 2000 guests) Skills include the following: - Extensive knowledge, experience, and skills in all aspects of catering - Extensive experience in hiring, managing, and firing of employees - Excellent interpersonal communication skills - Creation and development of new menu items - Menu costing - Profitability (exceeded projected sales figures for the past 6 years) I received my education from Bradley University, Peoria, IL, with a major in business. Other credentials are as follows: - Mercy Hospital 2012 -- AED/CPR certified for children and adults - Sanitation Certificate Update -- April 2011 (scored 93%) - 2009 Treat America Outstanding Achievement Award - 2010 Treat America Award for Excellence in Community Service - 2010 Meramec College Community Service Award I have received numerous accolades from my customer base at Meramec College.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 16 years in business
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We provide full-service catering for small or large groups within St. Louis and the surrounding areas.

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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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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.

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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.

  • 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 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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We specialize in the unique, exotic aromas and tastes of the world like a non-stop party of flavors.

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I provide services in the culinary field. I have extensive experience in many styles of cooking and preparing foods from all corners of the world. I can provide from buffet to plate-up services.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Caterer on 2nd of March 2012

Saint Louis, MO

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of people
    150-200
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    For a wedding. We'd like set up and clean up service, maybe busboys to clean up dishes but waiters/ full service are not necessary.
  • $21.95
    Average price

Need a Casual American Cuisine Caterer

Caseyville, IL

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)

Need a Caterer for a Buffet Dinner Party

Sullivan, MO

  • Event type
    Buffet dinner party
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Mexican/Latin, Formal American, Italian, BBQ, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of people
    100-150
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic)
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