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Asheville Caterers

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Fresh As Can Bee Catering
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandra D.
Verified review

Kim provided catering for our anniversary party. We had about 30 people at our home in Asheville, NC. Everything went well from our initial meeting with Kim several months before the event through the final clean-up at the end. The food was excellent and the service from Kim and from her server Allie was also outstanding. Kim and Allie met with me at our home about a week before the party to review everything and make decisions about set-up, etc. Allie showed up in plenty of time to have everything ready for our guests when they began arriving. We were very pleased with both the food and the service. I would highly recommend Kim as a caterer.

Personal Southern Gourmet
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa P.
Verified review

Michelle was absolutely wonderful and I couldn't have experienced a more thoughtful and professional catering experience if I had made the food myself I highly recommend her for any of your dining experiences.

Crackerjack Chef
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Michael K.
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Michelle has catered several diners for me and my guests. She planned the meals, created the menus, bought the necessary food and paired the wine. These were all multi course meals (up to six courses!). Fresh game was often used. the creative sauces she prepared for each main course were outstanding! Michelle prepared and served these dinners for up to eight guests, providing a brief description of each course before serving. The meals were served hot and on time and the quality was of the highest order. Michelle is an experienced chef and has served as an executive chef at one of the best restaurants in the area. She also teaches others her culinary craft including some of the secrets to success. She has a background in art which is evident in the presentation of her dishes. I would recommended her with out reservation for parties small and large. The assembled group will be in for a real treat!

Circle B BBQ
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Shannon H.
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I hired Circle B to cater a Fourth of July party a couple of years ago and they were prompt and reasonably priced and the food and service was excellent. I have made it a point to eat Circle B BBQ anytime I can.

Artisan Cafe & Coffee House
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica B.
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The Artisan catered our unit's (active duty Air Force weather unit) holiday party. Everyone was amazed with some saying it was the best to date. Look forward to future catering!

Hopey & Co Cafe
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Keith F.
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We recently hosted a function in our home for forty + guests. Hopey's Catering provided a healthy and delicious array of light to heavy h'deaovres, perfect for the event; lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, beautiful breads and crackers, tasty chicken curry salad and other meats for effortless grazing during the evening. And, because the event was to celebrate a birthday, there was an amazing dessert table with custom themed desserts and chocolates. We were amazed at the abundance and quality of everything offered. Out guests were thrilled! Equally impressive was the ease of set-up, and clean-up. Our kitchen was spotless by the end of the night. Kudos to Faith, Rachel, and Samuel,(the 3 Hopey staff) who not only brought the culinary skills and professionalism, but also their loving hearts to our home. They played a huge role in making the event a huge success!!!!

Precision Palate
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sue E.
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Jeff made out catering event effortless with his professionalism, friendly service and delicious food.

  • 18 years in business
Barbra L.
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Chef Michael has provided beautifully prepared and presented food for me for almost 20 years. He has developed menus and catered events for gatherings of 2 to 125 people for me. Quality is always superb, yum factor two thumbs up, Chef and his staff couldn't be nicer to work with. I enthusiastically recommend Chef Michael's Catering!

Top Dog Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim M.
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Always tasty, fresh food. Support small family owned businesses!

Gills Barbecue and Cater
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 66 years in business
Paul C.
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Great! I would highly recommend Gill's BBQ & Catering. They smoke, prep and cook to perfection. BBQ is so good, it doesn't even need BBQ sauce.

About

Hello! My name is Carlett Davis. I am a chef/owner of Catering Creations. I aim to please my customers in anyway I can, so I can give them the experience they will ever have. I work to cater you.

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I am a personal chef for parties and more. I am semiretired and ACF certified and worked for USC; Piedmont Club, Spartenburg, SC; and Thornhill in Arden 2008.

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We are committed to catering to your every need. Whatever you desire, we can provide in a costly, easy and delicous way.

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We strive to give the best possible customer experience to go along with our delicious food! A big part of our organization is to provide employment opportunities for adults with Down Syndrome and certain spectrums of Autism. With us you can eat great food, enjoy amazing customer service and know you're helping out with a good cause. Our motto is "Always, happy to help!".

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We offer full-service wine and beer products for any event. We can also cater events and provide bar services. Just Vino is the exclusive wine/beer supplier for The Flat Rock Playhouse.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Outside the Box Catering brings what you want to your table. Chef Erin has varied experience in the culinary and catering field from Executive Chef of Corner Kitchen Catering to Tournant Chef at both Curate and Chestnut. We will work with you to create a menu and experience that will leave you full and satisfied.

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We offer hot dog cart services. I sell hot dogs, sides and beverages. I can do customer appreciation days and events.

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What I think makes my business the best is because in everything I do, I do it as if that were me! I don't brag. My food speaks for itself! I am very reasonable. I am new and a little nervous, but I'm sure I will be a blessing! And, if you don't ever call, just thanks for reading.

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We offers scratch-made, hand-prepared dishes coupled with service that meets and your exceeds expectations. We work with you on budget and offer tastings and help with designing your menu. We cater to all events, big or small.

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We do catering of all kinds for wedding, reception, anniversary, etc. We can do our menu or yours. We will help you plan your event.

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We provide clients with personalized menus and meals that cater to exactly what they want. We provide individual meals, family style meals, along with soups, salads, and casseroles. We also deliver our product, which is made daily. Therefore, our clients never have to actually cook, go shopping for the food, or even leave their homes to experience what customer service is really all about. We start with a consultation, and then break down the dietary needs and wants of each client, whether it be home-style comfort food, upscale trendy dishes, or a set dietary guideline restriction. We can then set up a delivery schedule based on the client's menu needs and choices on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

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 Buffet Caterer

Gatlinburg, TN

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Other (open to ideas, but need a vegetarian option)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
  • Details
    Ceremony starts at 2pm in Gatlinburg on 10/26/13. Will also need cake cutting services.

Need a Caterer for Wedding on January 18, 2014

Knoxville, TN

  • Type of catering needed
    Plated meal
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Head count
    100-125
  • Details
    Our daughter is getting married and we were interested in finding out the cost difference between a sit down dinner and a buffet. We are not for sure as to the type meal. We are open to options. It is an evening reception. Thank you Rebekah Carrier

Need Catering Services

Knoxville, TN

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Mexican / Latin
  • Head count
  • Details
    This is for a wedding I want a taco bar setup but I want it to look nice.
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