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Ballantyne Bar Caterers

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An Affair to Remember
4.8
from 121 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sophia G.
Verified review

Carmen and her team came to my rescue 4 days before my wedding. She saw my cry for help as an opportunity to showcase her character and talent by quoting a fair and reasonable price. Although we realized I had limited options, she did not take advantage of my scenario. She gained my trust within 5 minutes of discussing my needs. Her willingness to help pickup where my wedding planner fell short encouraged me to change my wedding decor as well. I knew I could rely on her. Carmen and her staff went above and beyond; truly providing full service planning and catering. I received several complements on the food and the friendliness of her staff. I wished I found her at the start of my planning process but God sent her just in time. I recommend Carmen and her staff for all your catering and planning needs. She will surely hear from me again. Thanks, Carmen!!!

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Personal Chef to the Stars
5.0
from 107 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janet W.
Verified review

We recently planned a celebration for our 50th wedding anniversary in January 2016. It included an evening buffet meal for over 50 friends and family. Following an internet search on Thumbtack we chose Chef Tyler of Personal Chef to the Stars for our first private chef experience. We have a well equipped kitchen and wanted the enjoyment of watching the food being prepared in our own home versus having the meal catered. The food and service were fantastic - awesome hors d'oeuvres, delicious dinner buffet and a crowd stopping superb dessert. Chef Tyler delivered beyond our expectations - from the advanced planning to the super clean up and all our guests were impressed and delighted. We would recommend the personal chef experience with Chef Tyler to anyone.

A Taste of Soul Catering
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Daverna O.
Verified review

A taste of soul restaurant was great service for me and my husband on our wedding day. The food was excellent and all of our guests gave us good feedback about the food. The owner Latonya was very perfessional and she was a blessing of catering services for our special day. I will use this catering service again, also I will recommend her to others. Thanks for providing great service on our special day.

Roosterdoodles Cafe and Cake
4.4
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Janice M.
Verified review

Trying to plan a wedding from 3,000 miles away was stressful. The moment I spoke with Susan, that stress went away. She was very helpful from start to finish, even offering to help if I went with another caterer. She worked with me on menu, set up plans for the day, and helped to organize locations since I was having an outdoor wedding with no kitchen. Susan went above and beyond what we had talked about the day of, making sure I did not have to worry about anything. The food was amazing, and I am still receiving compliments about it. I would not hesitate to use Susan again, and I would highly recommend her services.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vinay P.
Verified review

Nicolette bartended our event over the weekend and we could not have been more satisfied with her professionalism and service. She was flawless in the making of several complex creations and our guests enjoyed her infectious personality. Several guests obtained her contact information on the spot for their future events. I would highly recommend Nicolette to anyone who needs bartending services in the future.

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Pour by Kelly
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane M.
Verified review

Kelly took care of everything with our bar. I highly recommend her. I had no worries.

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Saucy Spoon Cooking
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meredith G.
Verified review

Saucy Spoon provided a spread of delicious appetizers and entrees for my graduation party and the experience as a whole couldn't have been more positive. Jessica Lutz, Executive Chef, was extremely accommodating and friendly. She displayed warm, hospitable service in addition to a variety of flavor profiles to meet my indecisiveness when it came to choosing what was on the menu. The warm sausage dip was favored, as well as the homemade chicken fettuccine Alfredo. I would highly recommend Saucy Spoon Cooking to cater any special event for a small or large group!

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terri Z.
Verified review

Renee was outstanding! She managed the bar at our lively birthday party flawlessly. The guests loved her and she enabled us to enjoy our event worry-free. Highly recommend!

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Senvette Catering
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vincent E.
Verified review

Senvette Catering did an outstanding job with my luncheon. Awesome food made with the highest quality ingredients and care. I cannot compliment Senvette Catering enough for the truly professional experience I received. I highly recommend you give her a try! V E Holland Logistics LLC.

Top Hat Event Planning
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Luke B.
Verified review

Great overall experience, had a neighborhood get together with about 20 people, Top Hat provided bartending and catering services. Food was excellent, they provided all mixers, fruit, plates cups etc so took a lot off of our plate to prepare for the event. very reasonable prices. They went out of their way to make our guests feel comfortable and well cared for.

Homestyle Gourmet
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Starr W.
Verified review

Love, Love Homestylegourmet and HG Dessert Bar. I have had the opportunity to use their services on several occasions for work and personal events, each time used my expectations were exceeded. Their desserts are always moist and the food items are always fresh and tasty with outstanding quality. I love that I can easily place my order online and get excatly what I ordered, when I did have to place a call I received a call back quickly. If your looking for one stop catering this is your go to place.Great chefs, food and service!!!

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Cooking With Joya LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael S.
Verified review

The food was fantastic. Service was great and punctual.

Epps Bistro
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Evelyn E.
Verified review

Terique Epps/Epps Bistro hosted a Mother's Day Dinner last year (2014) for myself and other family members. Everything he prepared was simply delicious and mouthwatering . I have been to several other events where he was the Chef and have never been disappointed. I would recommend him highly!!!!

Divine Cultural Cuisine
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Tawni T.
Verified review

Chef Reeves is very nice and professional. The food had great presentation, and it was delicious and served at the appropriate temperature. Chef Reeves will definitely be my personal chef for all future catering needs.

Taste of Heaven Cafe
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs. T.
Verified review

I recently hired Taste of Heaven Catering for my event this past weekend. My interaction with him from the beginning was great. He was very responsive and provided me everything I needed in a timely manner. I was able to do a small tasting prior to actually hiring him and I was impressed with the food. All of my guests raved about the food, it was very very good, was delivered as I requested with good presentation. Unfortunately the evening was so busy for me I was unable to take any pictures for this review, but trust me it was all good, I have some picky sister friends :) I will use him again in the future.

Endless Creations, LLC.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yvonne M.
Verified review

Endless Creations catered our personal dinner night and the food and professionalism was top notch! We can't wait to use them again.

  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Blair C.
Verified review

The ladies are family oriented and made my first catering experience super easy! I would use them for future events!

  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry B.
Verified review

Mishca Lynn provided expert, quality, efficient service. I will be using her services again. If you are looking for an excellent catering/bartending/hostess/server/wait staff/party or event oraganizer and/or planner Mischa Lynn is your go to professional!!!!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nick B.
Verified review

We have used Total Events for two separate occasions, and been so pleased! We’ve never had catered food that was as delicious! They are extremely professional, have an abundance of knowledge of their craft, and are very easy to work with.

Bottoms Up!
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John K.
Verified review

Jeff was a great bartender. He was very reasonably priced. He showed up on time. He even took time before the day of the event to confirm his outfit would fit with the brides preference. He was very professional at the event and I heard many compliments from guest on how well of a job he did. The beers were cold all night and I don’t think anyone had a long wait in line even at cocktail hour when everyone was right there around the bar conversing.

Chef Terry personal chef
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Regina H.
Verified review

We had a catered breakfast and the food was absolutely delicious! The guys were professional and very friendly. We will definitely have them again.

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

See other requests for bar caterers in Ballantyne

Need catering (drop-off)

Charlotte, NC

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    50-75
  • Budget per person
  • Details
    No
  • $801.67
    Average price

Need a Bartender

Charlotte, NC

  • Event Type
    Wedding reception
  • Venue details
    Private residence
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine, Non-alcoholic
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    100-125
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: No
  • Details
    We will have beer, wine & 2 signature cocktails
  • $176.25
    Average price

Need a Bartender

Pineville, NC

  • Event Type
    Wedding reception
  • Vibe
    Formal / elegant, Upbeat / lively
  • Venue details
    Public venue - please describe (Ballroom/Royal Orchid Event Centre)
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine, Other (We may want to do a signature cocktail)
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    150-200
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Other (I'm actually not sure, I'd have to check with the venue.)
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: Yes, Coolers: Yes, Garnishes: Yes
  • Details
    I think that's it...
  • $233.33
    Average price
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