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Laurel Caterers

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Croft’s Creations LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Mary R.
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I have worked with Treacy on several occasions and she is always very professional and knowledgeable. I believe her decorating and catering skills are the best around. She always has new ideas and creative thinking that I have rarely seen anywhere else.

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I do small catering jobs. I cook, set up, serve the meal, and clean up. I will make sure that you don't have to worry about anything. The food will be the best you ever tasted, and our hospitally is the best. Thank you. -Tabitha Malone

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Because as a professional chef , i take pride in what i do and love to be created with my work.i don't think any one does what i do. Maken sure my custom are happyhow is my food

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We do full-service catering for all sizes of groups in our dine-in/carry-out family restaurant, or at your preferred site. We most recently have done 1,575 meals for Georgia Army National Guard, a 425-person fish fry for senior citizens of Clarke County, a 40-person wedding rehearsal dinner, a 90-person wedding reception, numerous 15 to 20-person birthday/special occasion meals for various groups, several pharmaceutical representative meals for various pharmaceutical companies, physicians and their staff, and a grand opening/ribbon-cutting ceremony for our newest medical clinic in Enterprise, Mississippi, which consisted of heavy hors d'oeuvres. We are also government registered contractors, as well as being listed with Dunn and Bradstreet. We are located in a great historical building in stonewall, Mississippi which offers wonderful ambiance. We strive to "be the best" by offering our customers the best food possible, the best service possible, and the best Southern hospitality they have ever seen, coupled with the best prices offered by any other restaurant. We offer consistency in all our food so that the quality you get is the very same each and every time. Come see us; we do it right!

  • 5 years in business
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I offer catering and private chef services to small and intimate parties! I have 25 years of catering and restaurant management experience. I have ServSafe certification, and I have references upon request.

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I started my mobile business 6 years ago, and I've built it up to a grill and sub-shop that seats 50 people. The marketing strategy of my mobile business caused me to be known all over my town which made it easier for me to open a store front. While I still have a long road to travel, the knowledge that I've gained is crucial for the up and coming entrepreneur. I've been through it all, from trying to get a mobile business off the ground to getting a storefront going.

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We are a mix of Italian and American food. Chef Massimo enjoys introducing authentic Italian cuisine at his private dinners in your home. I specialize in desserts. We strive to make your dinning experience delizioso! We can serve up to 50 people.

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We are a local catering service. We are family owned and operated. We are known for blue plate style Southern cooking. From rehearsals to receptions, and parties, we do it all!

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We offer a variety of catering options that can be tailored to suit any event or function. Sandwiches, salads, seafoods, or burgers are delightful treats for your school or office.

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If you can think it, I can do it. I would love to make your special event perfect. I make flavors come together in harmony for exquisite melody.

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We also have a deli. We have a crispy and crunchy chicken and all kinds of sides. We cater to the national guard between 200 and 300 plates once a month. We have our hot boxes, and we do sweet and unsweetened tea on request.

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We offer Cajun and Southern cooking. We cook very casual down-home cooking all from scratch. We do catering for small parties and also home delivery of personal orders.

  • 35 years in business
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We have our own recipes and we have the best catfish you've ever eaten. Our base product, which is Mississippi, farmed raised catfish, deserves a lot of the credit, if we didn't have an awesome base product, we couldn't make it very far. I enjoy meeting new people and the ability to travel to our customers. Its always different from job to job. Its fun pulling up to a job and 30 min later we are ready to serve. We've fed up to 720 people out of our catering Wagon in only 2 hours and 10 min. Everyone was served fresh hot food. We also provide sweet and unsweet tea for a small additional fee. We also make deserts. We can do just about anything you would like. Give us a call today to book your next event or fundraiser for your organization! !

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My food not only looks good,but it taste as good as it looks."The Presentation speaks for itself " Seeing my customers enjoying the food that I prepare.

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We provide dine in meals and catering. Our specialty is slow cooked smoked meats with a Texas flair. We also have many good sides to choose from and desserts.

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My foods from soul food to Memphis prep ribs to an Alaskan season fish. I love to hear people ask what did u season this with or where can I find this kind of meat at that's the job of this. To see people happy that's all that matters.

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Cotton Blues is a casual family restaurant in Hattiesburg and Laurel, MS. Come, and enjoy exceptional food with great live music. We also offer off-site catering.

  • 19 years in business
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We want to cater to the clients wishes with our cake designs and food presentations Love the creativity and artistic possibilities available with food

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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