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Charlotte Wedding Caterers

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

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An Affair to Remember
4.8
from 120 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex K.
Verified review

Carmen and her team from An Affair to Remember did a spectacular job catering our wedding!! She listened and applied every single request from my husband and me and all of the food turned our perfectly. We had numerous guests and family members tell us how delicious everything was, and the displays were wonderful! I would highly recommend Carmen and her team to anyone needing an event catered - she was fantastic and the food was delicious!

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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.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charlotte B.
Verified review

OMG I love this woman so much! The food at my wedding was awesome this woman knows how to cook some mean BBQ! I would really recommend her to anyone. And i will be using her again in the future!

A Taste of Soul Catering
4.7
from 35 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
Gail K.
Verified review

Our 50th Wedding Anniversary cake was awesome. It was not only beautiful but it tasted fantastic. Everyone at the party loved it. The owner of Pegasus is going to refer her clients to Roosterdoodles Cafe and Cake. Thank you so much Susan.

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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 Hat Event Planning
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Mitch L.
Verified review

Liane and her team were beyond amazing. Bartenders were prompt, friendly, dressed neat and tidy, and went above and beyond our expectations. Liane was very helpful and you could tell she knew her stuff after our first conversation. We met to go over the logistics and she asked every question you would hope an event coordinator would ask, she even asked about some things we hadn't thought about - which is incredibly helpful when you're planning a wedding on your own - it was a huge sigh of relief to have something taken off of your plate and know it would be handled exactly as you wanted. I had tons of things on my mind on my wedding day that I was worried about, Liane and her team were not one of those things. You'll be hard-pressed to find an event planner with the superb level of service that Liane offers. 10/10, would highly recommend.

  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Gail C.
Verified review

Graduation party for about 40 people. Spoke with Yvonne! She came and gave me an estimate which was very reasonable! Yvonne & her Yesm came out & set the tables, chairs & linens up as promised. I received 35 chairs, 9 tables & a bonus of chair coverings!! My backyard was transformed into what looked like a wedding reception. I am most pleased! I highly recommend this company!!

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

Homestyle Gourmet prepared dinner for our wedding anniversary. My husband and I were very impressed. The food was just amazing. The portions were huge and the presentation was out of this world. Will definitely select them again.

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The Cook Nook
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine D.
Verified review

I had Catherine cater a birthday brunch for me and a couple girlfriends and it was amazing! Not only is she very personable, she made sweet potato biscuits that I could have eaten 100 of! I am hiring her again to help with a bridal shower and would recommend her without hesitation for any small event you may have. The Cook Nook has delicious food and is delightful to work with!

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

Epps Bistro did my wedding rehearsal dinner and everything was great

Divine Cultural Cuisine
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 22 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 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 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!

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

Reuben and a Taste of Heaven did a great job. I, as the wedding coordinator, have no complaints. There was plenty of food, appetizers, drinks for everyone. I was super pleased that he brings utensils, cups/glasses, plates, linen, etc for his services. He, and his staff was very polite, and professional. I really enjoyed working with them.

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

They provided the cheesecake for my wedding cake and it was amazingly tasty and beautiful!!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Blair C.
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The ladies are family oriented and made my first catering experience super easy! I would use them for future events!

Chef Margo Page
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Scheili D.
Verified review

Chef Margo Page was a pleasure to work with. She catered the Passover Seder for our temple. The food was fabulous and I look forward to working with her again in the future!

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erica T.
Verified review

Total Events made our wedding everything we dreamed it would be. Trisha is thorough and has an amazing attention to detail. She thinks of everything, which made my job as the bride a breeze! She really listened to what we wanted and made our day exactly how we had envisioned it. More than that, she cared about us as a couple and made us feel so special. Would recommend Total Events to anyone for their big day!

Events To Be Remembered
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Savannah J.
Verified review

Amber Is amazing! She planned every aspect of our event so that all we had to do is meet with the vendors if needed. I also had her design our invitations, setup our website, handle RSVPs, and guest accommodations coming from out of town. This saved us so much time since we are both so busy with work. She also kept the pricing low so we didn't start off our new life together with losing a huge chunk of money. The month out she was even more incredible with coordinating all the vendors and making sure they were all on a timeline to walking the venue with us to ensure everything was setup how we envisioned. The day of I felt ZERO stress knowing she was handling vendor setup and guiding the wedding party. Everyone had a great time and I thank Amber for that and her amazing vendors. I am referring everyone to her and have already booked her to setup both my husband's Holiday Party and my birthday party. Cannot say enough great things about her and so happy I found her. Trust me you want to work with her!

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.

Heavenly Catering

New To Thumbtack

  • 14 years in business
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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.

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 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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