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Saint Louis Party 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.
Verified review

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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
Verified review

I would recommend Keita Hines’s Blessed Occasion to anyone! When working on our contract, she was extremely helpful and precise. She let me know exactly what to expect and what could be done to make my event the best it could be. She was easy to get in touch with and I never felt like I was left in the dark like some caterers I have worked with. She is very trustworthy and had no hidden chargers. She went above and beyond. We had requested her to cater for a Boy Scout Banquet for around 175 people. We had Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, and dinner rolls. The fried chicken was seasoned to perfection. The roast beef was so moist. The mashed potatoes were a hit! She even gave us dark and lite gravy. I don’t know what she adds to her green beans and corn to make them amazing, but they were not bland in the least. Everyone wanted seconds of everything! I was so grateful she gave use extra servings because we flew through the food. She even gave use an order of pasta con broccoli for families that were vegetarians! I had over 15 families tell me how delicious all the food was! When we thought the food could not get any better, her desserts were divine. She had a variety of cookies. (My favorite was the chocolate chunk cookies!) The brownies were moist and extra chocolaty. She even customized her shortbread/sugar cookies with blue and gold sprinkles (the Boy Scout colors!). For refreshments, she brought tea, pink lemonade, and BLUE raspberry cool aid. We appreciated how she took into consideration our event and added little touches like that. Keita and her family were on time to set up, which is very important to us. They were very nice and personable. They set up the food in a neat and organized way. It looked beautiful. Keita made sure I was familiar with the food set up and walked me through everything before we served our guests. I was over the top impressed and would recommend her to anyone needing catering, whether it is for a large or small group of people. I loved working with her and would definitely ask her to cater future events!

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Heavy Smoke BBQ
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Casaundra K.
Verified review

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 23 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacey S.
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Chef Sara and sous chef Edgar were fantastic. Sara was easy to work with when planning the menu (dinner party for 16) and even personalized the dessert to the occasion. They arrived promptly and were professional yet friendly during their time in my home. The food was beautiful and delicious! All the guests raved about the dinner. I recommend Chef Cox & Co. without hesitation.

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.

Two Mikes Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
Verified review

We recently used Two Mike Catering for our wedding. Words cannot describe how amazing Joe was during the whole process. Even though the electric went out at the venue there were no delays. The food was amazing! We cannot wait to work with them in the future.

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

Christopher W.
Verified review

Natina was prompt, well planned as well as full of ideas that we had not even thought of during our initial consultation. When it came to our ideas, Natina was very patient and she listened to all of our requests and executed them all to our liking. The food was amazing! It was far beyond our expectations. Noirblanc is my #1 choice for any future events. Thanks Again!

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.

  • 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.

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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 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.

  • 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 cater events ranging from two to 500 people, private dinners, and social, corporate, and community functions. We have a capable staff that will go the extra mile to meet every need and request from you, the client. We offer drop-off service that's ideal for casual events where service is not an important issue. We will deliver your favorite dish and set it for you. Disposable plates, disposable plastic wear, and napkins will also be provided with any meal. Buffet style is the most popular styles of serving for weddings, corporate events and other private events. We will provide you with all necessary equipment, like chafing dishes, platters and other serving pieces. All the setup and breakdown will be done by our personnel, and the buffet will be served by our professional staff.

  • 13 years in business
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We are a family-owned business that provides event coordinating, party planning for weddings, birthdays, etc. We provide catering services and we also have licensed hairstylists.

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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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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!

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

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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 create gift baskets and party favors for all occasions. Let us make your day special in every way. Don't delay; call today.

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

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 Catering Services for a Graduation Party

Saint Louis, MO

  • Event type
    Graduation party
  • Which meal
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Some details are optional. Cheaper the better.
  • $1900
    Average price

Need Full Service Event Caterer

Saint Louis, MO

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Dishes and beverages
    Appetizer(s), Main course(s), Side dish(es), Dessert(s), Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - formal
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    10-25
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    Vegetarian
  • Details
    This is for a retirement lunch for the executive assistant to the President. Our CEO will also be present. It needs to be nice.
  • $11
    Average price
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