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Tupelo Caterers

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  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sonia S.
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Mr. Harris was super professional and provided us with quality service. The food was delicious and was comparable to a five star, fine dining restaurant. I will be using his services again in the near future. Loved every thing!!

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We cater and decorate special events like weddings, banquets, parties, reunions, etc. We can provide everything that's needed, such as linens, glassware, flatware, centerpieces, decorations, etc. We have great food and service.

  • 18 years in business
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My catering career began about 15 years ago, when I worked as a catering assistant to a well-known chef. After the chef retired, I began to branch out on my own catering weddings, family reunions, retirement parties, etc. I see cooking as a passion and not just another job. We specialize in homemade goodness!

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We Given 100% what we do we going to your belly smile I love the work I do because I give 100 % we I do.

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Everything I prepare is fresh and home cooked. I am specializing in traditional southern cuisine with a modern twist.

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We are a family-owned business. We have been offering janitorial service since 1989. We do all types of cleaning services. We have been bartending and catering since 1979.

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I do catering of home cooked southern foods for weddings and small gatherings. I take pride in doing what I love, and that is cooking and making my customers proud.

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We have been cleaning houses for over 10 years for doctors, lawyers and auto salesman, and we also own our own catering company, where we do successful events.

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We will provide any and all culinary awesomeness! We have over 15 years of experience in fine dining, catering, weddings, receptions, and private functions.

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I'm a down home original caterer. Very professional and caterer to all my customers needs with live and understanding. I also work with all budgets. Try my services, you won't regret it. I'm a chef for life. I totally love what I do. I have been cooking and baking for over 20 years.

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Excellent service, quality food, reasonable prices I love cooking different foods and seeing the enjoyment on people faces.

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Our work stands out because of our professionalism and care we give to each event. We love meeting new people and continued contact with our clientele.

  • 10 years in business
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We provide high quality food and a clean and up lifting environment. I enjoy meeting new people and making your event the best it can be. I also enjoy making the client very happy at their event. I take great pride in my work. I love making the atmosphere to be as great as the client wants their even to be.

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We are catering dishes for up to 25 guests, including platters and meal courses. We offer vegetable platters, sausage and cheese trays, fruit platters and a variety of casseroles and other meal options.

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I am a caterer for hire! I am experienced in New Orleans' style of fine dining and comfort food. I am great for receptions, corporate functions, weddings, etc.

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We do full-service catering, from small intimate groups to large occasions. We also have a food trailer that we can move on location for onsite cooking. We'll sit down with you and plan an event to suit your needs and remove a large bundle of stress without destroying your budget.

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We are a lunch and dinner restaurant with full service catering. We feed hospitals and clinics daily, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, parties, showers and corporate events, like summer picnics for 10,000 guests.

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Celebrate the holidays with Brick City Catering in Ocala, FL, and enjoy your time with friends and family while we prepare the meals. We are a catering company' we do wedding catering, event catering, and other catering.

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Lynell's Catering Company was created to provide a catering experience for you and your guests that will last a lifetime. Our focus is to provide quality food and quality service to all of our customers. We are "creating a catering experience from the heart to the heart."

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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