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Chapel Hill Finger Food Caterers

Browse these finger food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chapel Hill.

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Zacki's Culinary Creations
4.8
from 88 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane D.
Verified review

Zacki Murphy and her team surpassed my highest expectations. We had a party of 50+ from all corners of the world & 8 families. Zacki listened and delivered the perfect combination of exquisite finger food to make this party a roaring success. From open face salmon sandwiches, to mini crab cakes, shrimp, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, not to mention her incredible juleps, this party had it all for a very special group of world travelers. I won't ever look to another firm for my catering needs in the Durham area. The largest error to be made is to not contract with Zacki for your unique event.

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Em’s Catering
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan S.
Verified review

We’ve used Em’s catering for both large events and small meals (like a delivery meal to a new mama). She is consistently professional and her food is great. While some chef’s excel in one particular area, all of Em’s food (from appetizers to main dishes, sides, and desserts) are wonderful. Our personal favorites are: Beef Wellington, mushroom risotto, grilled romaine Caesar, warm pumpkin cake, and her yearly Christmas cookies. (I have Em bake cookies for all of my kids teachers) She’s sweet and easy to work with-highly recommend!

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
Verified review

I wanted to surprise my wife with a nice candlelight dinner. I contacted Chef Lemar and told him some foods that my wife enjoys. He responded within a day with a great menu! We made a couple of tweaks but it was completely due to preferences. I would recommend Chef Lemar not only for the food but also the price. He made some of the best food I have had and he was by far the most reasonable in regards to price. If you need a personal chef in the triangle area, go with Chef Lemar. I promise you won't be disappointed!

2Girls Chef Services
4.1
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Amber P.
Verified review

Camille catered my wedding vow renewal last September and we wanted to do something different than a normal dinner. My theme was "The Twenties" and she came up with a 7 course tasting menu based on our ethnic backgrounds. Her and her crew did an excellent job. Everyone was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the food. Not to mention the food was AMAZING! It was plated beautifully and everyone enjoyed it! We recommend her to all of our friends!

Womack Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew G.
Verified review

Lewis was fantastic for our wedding! The food was delicious, the service was wonderful, and He and his wife were both a joy to work with. They were friendly, prompt, and personable. They surpassed my expectations and helped make our special day a wonderful experience for us and our guests. We will certainly be keeping them in mind for any events we might host in the future!

A taste of Harlem
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John B.
Verified review

Shamyra and her wonderful staff made my wedding a complete success !! With over 160 people in attendance, her expert staff kept everyone happy. They set up there equipment and served the delectable food selections in a most professional manner. HIGHLY RECCOMEND !! John B.

Reto's Kitchen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie M.
Verified review

From the time that I contacted Reto's to the actual catering event, everything was great! Our company had an employee outing and we have many different eating types: vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free. So Reto's recommended to us the Fajita Buffet. It was wonderful!!! Not only did it cover all of the different types of eating habits, but there was plenty of food for all with leftovers to take home. I highly recommend them!!! Thank you Reto's for a wonderful job! We will be contacting you again.....

Comfort Cuisine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Heather M.
Verified review

Maggie was an incredible caterer to work with! I'm so glad she reached out to me. My husband and I are vegan, so it was important to us to find a caterer that could create tasty, plant-based food for our wedding. Maggie was able to craft a menu with dishes from around the world and we received a ton of compliments during dinner from our guests on the food. From grandparents, to fellow vegans, the food was a hit! She and her team exceeded my expectations and helped make our wedding a night to remember :) Thank you Chef Maggie!

  • 8 years in business
Rebecca E.
Verified review

Joe catered my husband's 50th birthday party. The food was amazing, and my friends are still talking about the beef tenderloin and duck wontons. From set up to clean up, the service was unbelievable.

Taste Catering NC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Barbara F.
Verified review

Taste catering catered my daughter's 13th birthday party. She was professional, on time and most importantly the food she cooked was amazing. My daughter is a vegetarian and she wanted a movie themed party. Taste catering met her wants from the decorations all the way to the tuxedo dressed gourmet veggie dogs and assortment of chocolate drizzled popcorn. All the teens were satisfied and happy. I will definitely use Taste Catering again and highly recommend it to all my friends.

Branch's BBQ & Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Pat N.
Verified review

David & Terry catered our 65/person family reunion in 2014 and did an outstanding job! The food was tasty and well presented with more than enough for everyone, and all at a reasonable price! Thanks for a job well done!

Crumbstruction Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Glenda S.
Verified review

I have had so many wonderful dishes of food I don't know where to begin. The egg rolls are like no others. They are fresh, taste wonderful and don't last long in our house. The wings are good also and their brisket is to die for. The food is always fresh and their service is good.

Paradise Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Monica S.
Verified review

The food was delicious! Everyone loved the BBQ pork. It was probably the best I'd ever had. We ate the little bit that was left over as soon as we got home.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jo C.
Verified review

Sunday afternoon party. Warm welcoming atmosphere and great food. Maxecine is the best!

Sucre&Sel
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maura S.
Verified review

On time, lovely food, "best grad party food ever". Florence also does smaller events for me - tasteful, tasty and memorable.

Char's Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Lora T.
    Verified review

    Charlene asked that I place a review on her Thumbtack – where do I begin. I have worked with Char’s Catering for several of my events. My first encounter was a wedding in 2012. I was allowed to join the bride and groom for their taste testing and the food was outstanding. Nothing was too salty or over/under cooked. We had baked tilapia – delicious. Our next encounter was for a retirement celebration in Reidsville in 2013. Yes she travels. Again the food was absolutely delicious and her staff was awesome as well. I remember the salad being the bomb! I love salads and it just stood out. I’m not sure if it was the dressing or the freshness of the salad itself. Then she catered for a fund raising event in October 2015 for me. The food was incredible, even a guest caterer asked who she was. Her staff were efficient and very helpful. Our most recent taste testing was in April 2016 for an upcoming event in October. Boy, the food was once again outstanding and prepared differently. She also offered desserts. Our client had a field day with the desserts. She has a glowing personality and is very personable and professional. She is organized and timely which is a must in this industry. She is neat, clean and works hard to please her clients. I’ve seen her in action and been a client of hers. When selecting a caterer, I think about what event I’m doing and if that caterer can meet the theme of the event and prepare & present good tasting food for the guests. Char’s catering can do this, she meets the clients requests. She is my go to caterer. She comes highly recommended.

    Marshell's Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    James B.
    Verified review

    Sheldon was great. Everyone in the office loved the food. We will definitely use you in the future.

    American Hero Roxboro
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Emily M.
      Verified review

      I love this place! I've been eating here for years and recently ordered catering for my workplace and everyone love it! Awesome, good-priced, phenomenal quality food, a great place to take your family!

      Amara Catering
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 6 years in business
      • 6 hires on Thumbtack
      Kariem S.
      Verified review

      We had a dinner party for 50 people.The food was great, the service was outstanding and my guess were extremely happy and pleased with the party.

      Heaven's Best by Gretta

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        I offer catering services, which include setting up, decorating, serving, greeting, and cleaning up. I can also help with planning, customer service, making phone calls, and doing shopping. I do most anything that a client needs, ones that deal with catering and preparation of food. I do all trays.

        Unforgettable Party

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          About

          I make southern homemade delicious food delivered to you for your party. Breakfast, lunch or dinner is available.

          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.
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