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Concord Caterers

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An Affair to Remember
4.8
from 121 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather T.
Verified review

I just want to say, Carmen goes above and beyond catering. She was so helpful and full of advise! Not to mention you get more than your money's worth when you go with An Affair to Remember. She's sweet as can be and her food (what my new hubby and I had time to eat of it haha) was delicious! The mac and cheese is worth the extra money too. My maid of honor leaned over to inform me that the mac and cheese was banging and she doesn't really care for cheesy foods! She came early to help with setup and her and her crew worked diligently during the entire reception. As someone wary of the Internet and people, I just want to try to put anyone's mind who is in doubt at ease. Go with Carmen. Thank you so much Carmen and your crew for everything! My night was perfect and I will definitely never forget it (or you)! -Your Zombie Killer haha P.S. I wish I had pictures available of the food but I didn't have my phone with me and even if I had, the food was gone quick!

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Personal Chef to the Stars
5.0
from 108 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris C.
Verified review

What a great St. Patrick's dinner party thanks to Chef Tyler. From the moment we connected through Thumbtack I knew it was going to be a great party. His suggestions were spot on. I never once had a problem getting in touch with him. Both he and his staff were punctual the evening of the party and the food and presentation were outstanding. He was quite a hit with some of his unusual dishes. Very talented and creative! All I had to do was sit back and enjoy the party. I have been looking for someone new for some time to do catering for us and I feel very fortunate to have found Chef Tyler so quickly. I can leave the planning to him! Now I am thinking of when we can have that next party! Chris Chavoustie - March 22, 2016

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An Event To Remember
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda B.
Verified review

It was the most wonderful day only made better by having An Event to Remember Catering it for us. Thanks for making memories!!!!

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

Julian catered a holiday dinner club event for 5 couples and it launched a very jolly holiday for us all. I give Chef Segreto high marks on how easily they came into our home and delivered super service and a delicious meal.

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Carolina Gourmet Catering
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Don A.
Verified review

This was my first experience with Carolina Gourmet Catering and using Thumbtack services. The original follow up was prompt however, the phone contact with Michelle is what sealed the deal to use the company. She was friendly, caring and very understanding while providing guidance during the planning stages. Follow up with her during the process and closer to the event was just as relaxed and enjoyable as the original contact. She arrived at the scheduled time and promptly arranged the food platters. The food was out standing and everyone at the event gave praise for the selection prepared by her. The entire experience was enjoyable and very professional. I would highly recommend this catering service. Michelle was very personable and really connected with wanting to serve her customers and make sure that their experience was first class !!!!!

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

I can't say enough about Roosterdoodle. Susan catered a baby shower for my daughter last Sunday. Everything was perfect. Susan is very professional and a pleasure to work with. All the food was delicious and generous quantities and delivered right on time. All of my guests were raving about how delicious everything was. She also made a beautiful cake it was not only beautifully decorated on the outside but moist and delicious on the inside. Susan was also very quick to respond to emails if i had a question or concern. I would and will recommend Roosterdoodle to anyone interested in a wonderful experience and delicious food.

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

Dave catered an anniversary dinner for my boyfriend and we loved it! The theme was, “all of our favorite things”, and Dave made small plates featuring our favorite foods. Not only was the food amazing, Dave was fun to work with and ensured we had everything we needed for a wonderful evening.

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Edible Palette
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Harold S.
Verified review

It was an absolute pleasure working with Chef Devonte! His professionalism coupled with his culinary skills were exceptional! My wife and I were extremely pleased and 100% satisfied. I highly recommend Chef Devonte to cater to your needs!

Top Hat Event Planning
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Luke B.
Verified review

Great overall experience, had a neighborhood get together with about 20 people, Top Hat provided bartending and catering services. Food was excellent, they provided all mixers, fruit, plates cups etc so took a lot off of our plate to prepare for the event. very reasonable prices. They went out of their way to make our guests feel comfortable and well cared for.

Epps Bistro
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Julia B.
Verified review

Terique went above and beyond our expectations in every way. Guests couldn't stop raving about the dishes even days after the event. Thanks!

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Cooking With Joya LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beth L.
Verified review

We used Cooking with Joya for a corporate breakfast event celebrating our admins. It was delicious! Everyone commented on how amazing the food was and asked if we could use her again in the future. The answer was definitely yes! She was on time, easy to work with and very professional. Would highly recommend Cooking with Joya for their next catered event.

Divine Cultural Cuisine
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 23 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.

  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer F.
Verified review

Marci was absolutely fabulous with correspondence and working with our budget. She was super flexible and willing to create a menu specifically with our needs in mind. We'll definitely be using her in the future!

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!

Michaela's Nana Catering
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
W. R.
Verified review

I had a good experience working with you, and my guests enjoyed the meal and interacting with you. You were very responsive in working with me to develop the menu, and were very punctual. I would use you again and can recommend you to others. On the constructive criticism front, I would suggest providing a little more detail about the menu items, and providing early confirmation on the event date that things are on track, etc. I don't use catering services often, so I don't know what the typical practices are. However, in my business life, I am accustomed to receiving (and giving) such specifics and confirmations so that my clients don't have to make assumptions or otherwise wonder where things stand. That said, I want to reiterate that I had a good experience, and I thank you for your service.

  • 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!!!

  • 18 years in business
About

Because my menu options are endless to my customers. What ever they want I can prepare!

About

We offer great and inexpensive full-service catering for all events including off-site catering. We are a very service-oriented business.

  • 22 years in business
About

We have a lot of repeat business. We are affordable. My experience says the two examples: repeat and affordable customer service!

About

We are offering high-end dining options to those with affluent pallets. There is no event that is too large, and our services are guaranteed to impress.

About

I offer personal chef and catering services. I will also teach cooking methods and provide catering for private parties. I have catered over 450 weddings and corporate parties.

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.

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 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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for caterers in Concord

Need Catering Services on May 23, 2015

Lexington, NC

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Italian, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic)

Need Catering Services

Charlotte, NC

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Other (Some vegetarian choices, vegetable crudites desired)
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), No additional service, Other (hors d'oeuvres)
  • Details
    Wedding reception starting at ~5:30 with food served for about 2.5 hours. Hotel allows own food and liquor brought in. I have the liquor handled, but may need to hire a bartender. Would like some residual snack food beyond that timeframe. Budget is ~$1,500.

Need a Caterer on 22nd December 2012

Charlotte, NC

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Formal American, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    I would like them to bring displaying table with table cloth and all serving utensils.
  • $1000
    Average price
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