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Ocean Springs Caterers

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Simply Seafood and Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Ling B.
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We had our annual leaders retreat catered by Simply Seafood Catering. They did a great job on presentation, on time, and the food was great. I would recommend Simply Seafood Catering to handle your event.

  • 4 years in business
JoNesia of A Queen's Accessories T.
Verified review

Bonne Cuisine catered a networking dinner for us. The food was great and the service was excellent! I will definitely use them again.

SOULED OUT CATERING
5.0
from 1 review
    Brittany R.
    Verified review

    Food was Delicious...

    Tonya's Cakes & Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 27 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Angel H.
    Verified review

    Her cakes melt in your mouth, super delicious!

    About

    Experience, experience, experience Trained on grandmothers kitchen 35 years in training Previous owner of a foodservice establishment Former banking manager before retirement / legal professional Poised executive

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    We specialize in all events. We can cook any style of food. Our specialty is Italian food and smoked meats. We price aggressively. We do in-home cooking lessons and dinners.

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    A small catering business that is specializing in one off-custom catering, Cajun, French food, Asian fusion food and Italian food.

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    We set up for dinner or buffet lines and do service of guest. We deliver first-class, before and after the service. We do a full clean up after.

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    My business is to make your dream come true, to provide and fulfill your expectation to the fullest. I will extend my knowledge and expertise to you. I provide great customer service to you and your guests. I demonstrate genuine hospitality while greeting and establishing rapport with you and your guests, and delivering an exceptional experience. It's your day!

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    We provide great food at an affordable price, serving and delivering to you with an attitude that reflects Christ.

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    We offer nighttime janitorial services and some catering for businesses. Our services have excellent references and a chef on call, if needed.

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    Boiled seafood is our specialty i.e. craw fish, shrimps and crabs! We also have fried seafood and homemade roast beef, etc. All food is fresh and homemade! No cans opened here!

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    Catering is my specialty. We offer food that is mainly smoked or grilled food, like chicken, ribs, brisket and pork (pulled or sliced).

    • 9 years in business
    About

    I have catered parties. My website is not up and running yet. I can cook anything under the sun. Just give a try, and you won't regret it.

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    We provide diverse food catering services for the following: * Soul Food * Seafood * Breakfasts * Brunches * Private Dinners * Buffets * Weddings We will travel to clients 30 miles away or less.

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    I have been cooking for ten years or more. I specialize in all types of food. I cook Southern style Italian food. I am health food nut.

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    My service stand because i dont have a menu, my clients tell me what they want and what is the budget and A-One makes it happen.

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    We have this business since 1989. We do weddings, corporate parties, barbecues and boils. On-site cooking is also available. We do catering for all occasions.

    • 9 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We have over 20 years of experience in the catering business. We cater just about anything from party to soul foods. We have been catering parties for up to 400 people!

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    I have over 12 years experience in all fields of hospitality consisting of cooking, baking, serving and currently working as a banquet bartender at the Beau Rivage casino. I can be a great asset to someone looking to save a lot of money by planning their own wedding or major party.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    We push for greatness. Me and my partners do all kinds of meals, two of the three including myself are and finishing up our degree in culinary arts, and we have one attending in the fall. I will be graduating this January 2015, so we are just starting out but all of our dishes is awesome. We are ServSafe certified. We do catering, private parties, personal chef, senior citizen homes, day care, events and clubs. The members of my staff are the following: * Alexander "Big Zoe" Anderson, executive chef - Sous chef and graduated from the culinary program * Soraya "Sharell" Ash-Seals - She is attending Virginia College's culinary program * Jeremy "Hog" Seals - Master grills man, and he will be attending the program of culinary in the fall

    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.

    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 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.

    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

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    Need a Caterer

    Metairie, LA

    • Type of catering needed
      I'm not sure yet
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      BBQ, Vegetarian/Vegan
    • Number of guests
      60-80
    • Additional Service(s)
      Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), No additional service
    • Details
      This is intended to be a bbq event. Need hamburgers, turkey burgers, as well as veggie options. Need hotdogs, chicken, crawfish, sides and water/other beverages (non-alcoholic).
    • $2846.59
      Average price

    Need Catering Services for a Cocktail Party on April 30, 2013

    Metairie, LA

    • Type of catering needed
      Cocktail party
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      Other (tgi fridays)
    • Number of guests
      40-60
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers, Other (desserts)

    Need a Caterer

    New Orleans, LA

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - with servers
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      Other (creole cajun)
    • Number of guests
      60-80
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers, Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
    • $6046.39
      Average price
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