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Concord Bar Caterers

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An Affair to Remember
4.8
from 125 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 198 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 109 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 154 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.

Top Pro
An Event To Remember
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah C.
Verified review

This was our first experience with this catering company and we could not be happier with their service and amazing food. We will being using An Event To Remember again soon.

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Chef Segreto
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pete F.
Verified review

100% satisfied. We used Julian (Chef Segreto) and his wife Lilly for a catering event at our house in Dec 2017. We had approx 30 people over. The food Julian made was incredible. The service that Julian & Lilly provided was top-notch. We will definitely be using them again next year. We recommend Chef Segreto & Lilly without reservation! Pete & Kate Ford

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Carolina Gourmet Catering
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suzanne A.
Verified review

Thank you Thank you Thank you a million more times!!! We had the best time of our lives and I will never forget that day! You were an angel from heaven and I am soooo thankful that you were part of our wedding! Everyone loved her food and her set-up. The service was phenomenal. Everybody that worked there wanted to give 150%. I felt like we were all one big family. Thank you Michelle and the Carolina gourmet catering staff for making that day even more special. I love you guys so much!!!!

Roosterdoodles Cafe and Cake
4.4
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 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.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 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.

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 35 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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Pour by Kelly
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 33 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.

David Mallard - Private Chef
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Beth O.
Verified review

I hosted brunch for a few of my girlfriends and needed someone to cater the meal. Dave was willing to take on the event with less than 48 hours’ notice and did a wonderful job. He made 2 varieties of waffles, an egg soufflé, and sausage and bacon. The food was delicious and we had a great time. The highlight of the event was the mimosa bar with assorted fruits! We had a great time and I will be using him again soon

Divine Cultural Cuisine
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 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.

Epps Bistro
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
Verified review

I have used the services of Epp Bistro on more than three occasions and the food is OUTSTANDING. I would recommend for any type of catered event and or family outing where catering services are needed.

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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
Michael S.
Verified review

The food was fantastic. Service was great and punctual.

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.

Food Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lucia S.
Verified review

Harold Walker is the bartender you'll want for your event! He tended bar for our daughter's wedding and we found him to be courteous, attentive, and engaging. And that mohawk - what style! Our guests enjoyed interacting with him as well and are so happy he was a part of our special celebration. Many thanks, again, Mr. Harold!

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 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!!!!!

  • 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!

  • 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.

A Taste For...
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 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!

Twizted Possibilitiez
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 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!

  • 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!!!

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Bartender

Harrisburg, NC

  • Event Type
    Fundraiser
  • Venue details
    Public venue - please describe (corporate building)
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Wine
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    125-150
  • Bar needed?
    Yes
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Details
    This is a fundraiser for a non profit dog rescue located in Harrisburg. The event will be 3/21/2015 from 6 pm until 9:30 pm
  • $108.33
    Average price

Need catering (full service)

Concord, NC

  • Event type
    Other (Wedding)
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    75-100
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    n/a
  • $2150
    Average price

Need bartending

Concord, NC

  • Event Type
    Wedding reception
  • Venue details
    Private residence
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Wine, Non-alcoholic
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    150-200
  • Bar needed?
    Other (Possibly)
  • Tip jars allowed?
    No - host will cover gratuity
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: No, Clean up: No, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: No, Other: TBD. Our venue staff and caterer will be able to help with most of this
  • Details
    Our estimated guest count is 150-200, but this includes a significant portion of people who will not be drinking (kids, pregnant women, etc). We will have a cocktail hour starting around 4pm and our reception will go until 9:30pm.
  • $150
    Average price
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