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Charlotte Wedding Reception Caterers

Browse these wedding reception 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
Keri W.
Verified review

Carmen catered my wedding reception, and made extremely delicious food for a very reasonable price. The presentation was very pretty, and everyone had plenty to eat. When we got to the reception hall the hors d'oeuvres were ready to go (and very nicely laid out). The service was very professional. Communication prior to the event could have been a little better, but she definitely got the job done. Overall, no complaints.

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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
Amanda M.
Verified review

Simple but Elegant was the challenge given to Chef Tyler for my Lake Side Wedding Reception. Fifteen delicious small plates ranging from Mini Lobster Rolls, to Gnocchi in Sage Brown Butter sauce, to Shrimp and Pineapple Wrapped in Bacon. All spectacular, as was the service and colorful presentation featuring edible flowers and herb blossoms. (A special note: several guests had gluten issues and Chef Tyler provided gluten free versions covering 13 of the 15 different small plates – no one went hungry) The challenge was way exceeded due to Chef Tyler’s cooking skills and extreme emphasis on customer focus, detail, and personalization. He will be our Go-to-Guy hereafter. Make him yours as well.

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jewel W.
Verified review

Michelle is amazing. She went above and beyond to make our day special even through a hurricane. Our wedding was at her venue. The dupree house is a beautifully restored 1900s 2 store house. Everything you need in one place. Excellent, Amazing, Outstanding

A Taste of Soul Catering
4.7
from 35 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Latoya T.
Verified review

Service and food was impeccable for our wedding reception. Latonya was very professional and went above and beyond for us. Would recommend her services to everyone! Thank you so much Latonya!

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

Right from the start Sue was very easy to work with. She responded quickly to my questions as I was deciding on who to cater my daughter's wedding. Her confidence and accommodating manner won me over and I decided to go with Roosterdoodles for the big day. The selections to choose from for my menu were incredible. There was so much to choose from. I was able to choose just the perfect mix of food for the guests we were having. She made a trip to Clifton Park to meet me, see the venue,and offereed suggestions as to the table set up, etc. AS we neared the day, she responded with confirmations and asked if there was anything else she could help me with, like the cake and favors. I described the cake I was looking for and she said she could do anything. I decided to go with her for it, so she did everything. IShe offered some suggestions I did not want and I was very specific about what I wanted and she gave me exactly what I wanted. On the wedding day, she arrived with a small crew and delivered. She called to let me know exactly when she would be arriving and was on time. She and her crew worked the whole event, tending to the buffet and preparing the dessert table and clearing the buffet food. The presentation was gorgeous for everything, very classy. The mediterranean platter was unbelievable. The beef brisket was so tender, not tough like you often get with large quantities. The chicken was also incredibly tender and juicy, just perfect. The flavors of her sauces were mouth watering and obviously home made. The food was delicious. Everyone at my table all ask who catered. THey said it was the best wedding food they ever had. One guest said he rarely saw the quality of food that we had and he is global traveler by trade. Later that day and even the next two days, as I ran into friends and family, everyone commented on how amazing the food was. Some attended a wedding at a very popular country club in the area and they all agreed that my wedding was superior, both in the event itself and in the food. Susan's price was very reasonable, the service was excellent, and the food was out of this world. The cake was something like I had seen on pinterest. It was exactly what I wanted, even better! I will definately use Susan again. I can't wait to taste her other dishes. I may even make a trip to Cairo to visit her cafe. I know it would be worth the trip. I highly recommend Roosterdoodles for your event. You won't regret it!

The Catering Place, Inc
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Lori G.
Verified review

We recently hired The Catering Place to cater our wedding reception. Sabina was absolutely wonderful to work with. She is a true professional and her service exceeded our expectations. The food was awesome and the presentation was perfect. Many of our guests requested her contact information that night. I highly recommend her without one ounce of reservation.

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

Wedding has not been held yet. Very impressed with her suggestions and tasting. She is doing everything for me.

  • 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!!

Elegance Simplified LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Shermece H.
Verified review

Elegance Simplified provided services for our wedding dinner. It was more than we could have ever imagined. Very professional and worked with our vision.

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.

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

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.
Verified review

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

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina F.
Verified review

The professionalism was on point. This is one of the best businesses around. LOVE Treasures did all the work. They provided affordable, quality and all my guests were amazed. We wanted a simple backyard wedding and what LOVE Treasures created was a magical experience. We are so grateful and honored to have experienced such beautiful, peaceful, experience. Thank you for making our Wedding day special. Thank you for wowing our guests. You are amazing and I will have more events down the road with you. You create art. Thank you so much! Seriously amazing!

Catering by Cordrè
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Jane S.
    Verified review

    Catering by Cordre catered my wedding and they were outstanding. There were very professional, on time, and delivered amazing food. They executed my menu perfectly, and my guests raved about how great the food was. I highly recommend them for any event!

    Milagro's Latin Cuisine
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Natalia M.
    Verified review

    My wedding was catered by Milagro's Latin Cuisine. I am Puerto Rican and my husband is Caucasian. We wanted to incorporate the culture and it was important to us to have authentic Puerto Rican food served during our reception. Not only was the food tasteful but I was really impressed with the way the chef surprised my husband and I with a small delicacy on each of our plates. We weren't expecting it! Everyone at our wedding raved about how delicious the food was. Glady's was very responsive, realiable, professional and creative. I highly recommend.

    • 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!

    Twizted Possibilitiez
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Simone T.
    Verified review

    I was responsible for coordinating a welcome reception for my bestie who was getting married- I was happy to hear that the venue would allow for us to use an outside caterer because the menu and price of the venue was not what we were looking for or could afford. I am a foodie and so is my bestie so I had to make sure that the food would still be delicious. I was very pleased at the unique and mouthwatering choices they had. From appetizers to desserts they had everything covered. I even used them for the week of planning because things were getting too overwhelming for me. Im really glad that I did. Things that I didnt think of but needed were coordinated and executed without me having to lift a finger. They made the welcome reception truly spectacular. I would definitely recommend their catering and event planning services!

    • 6 years in business
    Danielle R.
    Verified review

    Omg, the food was a HUGE hit at our party. They helped with more than we paid them for, so grateful to them for pitching in when our event planner didn't show up. We have already decided to book them at all our events. My mom even wants to book them for her wedding in Aug!! :) Awesome family!

    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.

    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.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.