Natchez, MS10 Caterers near you

Where do you need the caterer?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Natchez Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Natchez.

Jolie Tarver Catering
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Latoya H.
Verified review

We git married 9/10/16 and this woman right here can make a disaster turn into a lifetime miracle. If you are looking for someone to put their all into your day, you should hire her. She went above our expectation. The food was mouth watering and she even became my wedding coordinator. I have to say we love her, she's now family.

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jerika C.
Verified review

They are amazing to use for big groups, i.e. luncheons, professional meetings, etc. I also enjoy them on a personal level. The chicken salad is AWESOME. Virginia is GREAT to work with. And glad we can support a local business!

Bayou Classic BBQ
4.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Hugh R.
Verified review

Shawn Mcgee has catered for one of my past employers. I was employed there for approximately nine months and Mr. McGee was there cooking almost every weekend and was always on time or even early. He has a personal but very friendly attitude that always brings customers back. The food was always great and wasn't to expensive. Honestly, I don't think anything about Mr. McGee's business should be changed at all.

About

We specialize in finger foods, health foods, wedding cakes, event decorating, holiday cooking, wedding planning and more.

About

We provide catering and bartending staffing. Let us staff your next event, small or large, with professionals who've spent their lives serving others with style.

About

We do cakes and flowers for all occasions. We also cook dinners or lunches. We do anything you need for your occasion. We help with your planning. You tell us what you need and we try to please.

About

To. Design weddings and cakes. of a bygone era. And a new era. To cook food that can be guilt free. Or old fashion cooking that can be guilty pleasure.to make everyone comfortable and make every event unforgettable. To design and decorate to capture the theme of the event perfectly. Most importantly to give each customer big or small events the same attention and to make each and every customer feel comfortable and a happy and worry free event. So whether it is big or small we treat all our customers like family. We give the best experience ever.

About

We are a full-service catering company. We have upscale down-home southern food with a touch of South Louisiana. We work on event planning and coordinating small or up-to-300-person events.

About

my service stands out because we bake and cook everything from scratch. We also decorate, design and do wedding cakes, and other sweets.

About

We provide exceptional soul food/seafood catering services. We are available for weddings, meetings, parties, funerals, etc.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for caterers in Natchez

Need a Caterer for Wedding on November 15, 2014

Monroe, LA

  • Type of catering needed
    Cocktail party
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual
  • Number of guests
    100-125
  • Details
    its for a wedding

Need an Hors D'Oeuvres Caterer for a Buffet Dinner Party

Baton Rouge, LA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - self-service
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic)
  • Details
    Heavy Hors d' oeuvres
  • $1423.93
    Average price

Need a Full Catering Service on August 24, 2013

Ponchatoula, LA

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual
  • Number of guests
    100-125
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    Caterer to provide plates, glasses, silverware, linens, cups, etc.
  • $5903.65
    Average price
Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.