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

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An Affair to Remember
4.8
from 126 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 199 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jayme K.
Verified review

Working with Carmen was incredible! She provided catering and linens for my wedding in October 2018 and the entire experience was phenomenal. She was so personable and creative with our food options by coming up with the idea for a loaded potato soup bar for our fall wedding. When I wanted linens in a particular shade, she ordered new linens from the same website where I ordered chair sashes to make sure everything would match perfectly. She always worked with my schedule, answered my questions, and eased my mind when I was worried about the details. Oh, and the food was fantastic, of course! The price for our event was very reasonable, especially when you consider the outstanding service and fantastic food. I received so many compliments at the wedding about how fantastic the food and catering staff were. If I ever am in need of a caterer again, I'll DEFINITELY come back to Carmen!

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Personal Chef to the Stars
5.0
from 109 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bruce G.
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We engaged Chef Tyler for a combination Birthday and Graduation celebration for friends and family. Too many guests for sit down, so multiple small bites, enough to make it a Saturday night dinner, but all finger foods. More than fifteen different dishes but each one a special treat. Many totally new to our guests: Scallop Crudo, Lobster ravioli with Vodka Sauce, Strawberry -Tomato Bruschetta with Burrata, Grilled Okra; and many classics: Jalapeno Sausage Bites in an Apricot Glaze, Waldorf Salad in a Chinese Spoon, Beef Tenderloin roll-ups with Horseradish Sauce. We wanted it to go on all night but were simply stuffed by the end. Terrific staff – everything on time – operated like clockwork. Highly recommended

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Chef Segreto
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanna M.
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I used Julian for a 40th Birthday party. Julian did an outstanding job with taking the time to help me design the menu. He came to my house that day to prepare the food. The food was presented beautifully and all of the people raved at all how good it was. I would highly recommend him for your next event. The best part was I had no clean up! My kitchen looked amazing when he was done.

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Carolina Gourmet Catering
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terrie N.
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Michelle and her team at Carolina Gourmet Catering were phenomenal! They catered our Thanksgiving Luncheon at Campbell Law School this year and everyone was pleasantly surprised to have a different caterer. The food was superb, their service was excellent, and we would not hesitate to use them again in the future. Highly recommended!

Roosterdoodles Cafe and Cake
4.4
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
David Z.
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Susan was helpful and pleasant in providing all we needed to serve the food. The food was delicious and delivered on time.

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Edible Palette
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian W.
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If Thumbtack would allow 6 star ratings that is what I would give him. Devonte is very professional. His communication skills were excellent. Devonte was on time for his appointment that I scheduled him for. Devonte came to my place ready and prepared. Now lets get to the good part. Devonte meals were absolutely delicious. The appetizer was fresh. The entree (filet mignon) and sides were perfectly cooked and prepared. The dessert which is always my favorite was the best. The deconstructed apple pie was the perfect ending. Devonte plated presentation was on point. Devonte even educated me with some fine dining tips. Devonte was knowledgeable and will versed with his meal plans. Devonte will accommodate you by allowing you to customize your meal. I can't say enough about besides the consummate chef that he is he's also a pretty cool guy to chat with. He cooked for my guest and I, served our meals, supplied a complimentary bottle of wine and also had to go containers for our leftovers. Trust me you won't be able to eat all of the food Devonte makes in one sitting. I definitely without a doubt would hire Devonte for my next personal chef experience again.

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Senvette Catering
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kemet M.
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Senvette catered food for my wedding and it was amazing!! Days after my wedding people are still telling me how good the food was. We had the lemon herb chicken, green beans, mac n cheese, salad and warm dinner rolls. Yolanda absolutely ROCKED with her services at my wedding. My husband and I highly recommend her to anyone for any size event.

Divine Cultural Cuisine
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal C.
Verified review

DCC did an awesome job catering my family reunion brunch for approximately 60 people. The food was great and the service was exceptional! I highly recommend them for any catering opportunity!

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Cooking With Joya LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leah M.
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Very professional! She made food for my bridal shower and all my girls there loved it! Food taste fresh, very tasty but not too heavy on your stomach and just amazingly delicious!

Catering by Cordrè
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Ernest M.
    Verified review

    Cordrè catered a lunch affair at Continental Tire and it was fabulous!!! Food was fabulous. Pasta salad was excellent!!! Delivery was on time and set up was 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.

    Street Spice
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Lori S.
    Verified review

    The food is the best I have ever had out of a food truck and most restaurants. Friendly service and the food was very fresh and delicious! The owner and his fiancé were very friendly and eager to help with be menu and serve as quickly as possible. I recommend them to everyone!!

    Boxcar Grille
    4.8
    from 5 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    Angelina D.
    Verified review

    Jessica was great and her staff were great! They gave us quality food for a great price and better than other caterers we looked at. The food was hot and our wedding crowd liked the options we chose. We are very pleased with the results.

    A Taste For... LLC
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Justin P.
    Verified review

    I used to this company for a dinner party. Not only was the food outstanding, original, fresh, and fulfilling, the service and set up and professionalism was beyond my expectations! I am very particular and passionate about putting on parties. This company is definitely be go to if you are looking for top-notch catering!

    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Eileen M.
    Verified review

    Food is DELICIOUS and so convenient.

    SMOKE PIT CATERING
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Marit A.
    Verified review

    We had Chef Graham cater a celebratory event for a close friend and the food was amazing! I had eaten his food at another event recently and had to have his culinary expertise at our own party! He's phenomenal and I highly recommend him! His business partner Marcus handled translating our needs perfectly We couldn't have been more pleased.

    A Taste of Adeline
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Anthony L.
    Verified review

    They catered as well as decorated my mother in laws 63rd birthday party. The food, everything looked and tasted amazing!

    • 1 year in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Jamir W.
    Verified review

    Jamir is a greaaaat Chef!!! He cooked for me and my husband for our anniversary and the food was on point!!!! Definitely recommend!!!

    Deb's Soul Food Kitchen
    5.0
    from 1 review
      John D.
      Verified review

      NO ONE cooks like Deborah! She has catered holiday lunches for 50 or more of my employees for years and everyone loves the food! They may be stuffed afterwards but they sure look happy!

      Arnez W.
      Verified review

      We had previously chose another cater for our rehearsal dinner. Due to their tardiness and food we had to quickly get a hold of someone different for the wedding. Gail, Her husband and friend was able to get our dinner to us within a 24 hour notice. The food was amazing actually best collard greens and macaroni and cheese I have eaten. They honestly went way and beyond and gave top notch food and service. Have recommended their catering business to several couples getting married in the fall.

      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Luisa C.
      Verified review

      The food was delicious! Everyone loved it! The communication between me and Noel was ongoing and that made me feel good. I was very happy overall.

      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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