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Fayetteville Soul Food Caterers

Browse these soul food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Fayetteville.

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CookWhere
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leslie S.
Verified review

My family hired Chef Nico to prepare our Easter Sunday lunch. From prep to clean-up, Chef Nico took care of everything. His food was delicious. We are a family of experienced eaters and we loved every dish. He is creative in his preparations and executes his meals very well. Chef Nico also made a few cocktails for us and they were delicious! I will hire Chef Nico again and I recommend him without hesitation to anyone wanting a delicious meal!

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Em’s Catering
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan S.
Verified review

We’ve used Em’s catering for both large events and small meals (like a delivery meal to a new mama). She is consistently professional and her food is great. While some chef’s excel in one particular area, all of Em’s food (from appetizers to main dishes, sides, and desserts) are wonderful. Our personal favorites are: Beef Wellington, mushroom risotto, grilled romaine Caesar, warm pumpkin cake, and her yearly Christmas cookies. (I have Em bake cookies for all of my kids teachers) She’s sweet and easy to work with-highly recommend!

Food Art
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Mariana G.
Verified review

The food was really flavorful, cooked to perfection and the best of all vegetarian!

Two Brothers Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn W.
Verified review

We had to change the date (several times) and the number of people attending, so the actual service is next week, however, Brad and all of his employees have been awesome with all the changes! I can't wait to taste the great food for our company meeting. the count went from 94 to 227 and Brad never blinked! I would recommend for any company function and I bet we will be using them often!

Womack Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew G.
Verified review

Lewis was fantastic for our wedding! The food was delicious, the service was wonderful, and He and his wife were both a joy to work with. They were friendly, prompt, and personable. They surpassed my expectations and helped make our special day a wonderful experience for us and our guests. We will certainly be keeping them in mind for any events we might host in the future!

My Chef Catering
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
Susan B.
Verified review

I have been to several events catered by My Chef Catering and found both their food and presentation to be superb. I have since hired Steven to prepare food for an event and it garnered rave reviews from guests. Steve is easy to work with and I would highly recommend his services. (The fruit salsa with home made cinnamon chips is wonderful!!!)

  • 8 years in business
Rebecca E.
Verified review

Joe catered my husband's 50th birthday party. The food was amazing, and my friends are still talking about the beef tenderloin and duck wontons. From set up to clean up, the service was unbelievable.

Redplate Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Robert E.
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These guys are amazing. Food is incredible from local farms. They know how to put together a meal!!!

Branch's BBQ & Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Pat N.
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David & Terry catered our 65/person family reunion in 2014 and did an outstanding job! The food was tasty and well presented with more than enough for everyone, and all at a reasonable price! Thanks for a job well done!

San Luis Mexican Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Monica R.
Verified review

Mike is awesome!!! His food was great.. He did catering for my sweet 15 and 7 years later, I absolutely HAD to get him to do catering for my wedding!!! All our guests had nothing but positive coments about the food.. He has been catering for all my families big events in the past and will continue to do our catering in the future!!!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny D.
Verified review

As an event planner, I tend to work with a lot of caterers. Chef Mei is one of my favorites because her attitude is always positive and she's full of energy. I also doesn't help that her food is delicious and that she's very flexible when designing a custom menu. Just Jenny Designs & Events enjoys working with Mei and her staff at events!

Jammie's Catering Service
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
Jon D.
Verified review

I hired Jammie to cater the food for a small family gathering I had back in August, and I was blown away by her southern cooking ability. The fried chicken and baked mac and cheese were my absolute favorite. The meats and sides were definitely a hit with my family as well! I would recommend Jammie for any gathering where the menu has a home-styled focus. 5 stars all the way! -Jon

Steven G.
Verified review

Simply scrumptious are the absolute best caterers I have ever used hands down! The food is amazing. They cook any type of food you can imagine. The shrimp and grits and the roast chicken were to die for. I have used them for cookouts, graduation parties, work events, and birthday parties. They are always prompt and professional.

  • 2 years in business
Kizzy J.
Verified review

I hired Chrystal to cater a luncheon for 25 people. She came and setup buffet along with utensils. We ordered wings sandwiches and salads. Food presentation was excellent. Will recommend.

  • 17 years in business
About

Customer service is key and great customer service is what I give because everyone is important to me! And once you try Caught in the Cookie Jar Baking and Catering services you’ll know that “You’ve Been Caught”!

Catering for All Occasion
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
Nancie B.
Verified review

I had wonderful experiences with Mrs Gillespie as she has catered 2 baby showers, our wedding shower and will be catering our daughter and twin boys up coming birthday party in October. Our fruit tray for the baby shower was a cute baby buggy and it was a whole decadent table for the wedding shower. The fruit tables and trays get the most compliments. The food was easily accessible for our showers and I had plenty of food for all the guest to choose from. The my friends, family and coworkers not only enjoyed the food but ask about next events because of the food. The appetizers are always a hit but we also enjoy the home cooked country food. She can make anything from modern food trays to good home cooking. She has been great for our family and really took a lot of stress off without worrying about the food. She even supplied table cloths and decorations for us when they were needed. I appreciate her and her dedication to making happy customers!

Dos Hugos Catering
4.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
Linda H.
Verified review

Very good food and good for you. Just the right amount of spices and slow cooking to their food. A lot of heart and soul in these dishes. Wish I had some today!! love the beans !!!!

About

I cook and bake foods for a living. I have a passion for the work that I do in cooking food because I watched my dad cook for a living, and he brought a lot of smiles to people. What makes my business great is the love I have for my clients and their special events. I like to know that they are happy and satisfied.

  • 7 years in business
About

I think my work stands out from the rest because I take my time on the quality of my food is most important. I aim to please

About

Best food in town. I can put anything together to taste good at

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

This is my profession,and I take high pride in creating amazing food,that will leave a positive memory.

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.
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