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Garner Caterers

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Zacki's Culinary Creations
4.8
from 88 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David B.
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50th Birthday party for significant other

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CookWhere
5.0
from 69 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean D.
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One of the best experiences I ever had! I hired Nico to cook for my wife's baby shower. He was very professional and the menu that he prepared was excellent and catered to my wife's specific cravings. Everyone at the party was extremely impressed with the food, presentation and professionalism. We have already began scheduling another private party with Nico!

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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.
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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!

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Tom R.
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I had a casual office work party at my house. I wanted to do burgers and brats, but didn't want to spend my time at the grill. Lamar came and brought everything needed for the party and manned the grill, so that I could entertain my guests. The food was great and the service was perfect. I will use Lamar again for my catering needs.

A taste of Harlem
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christine M.
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just wanted to thank you and everyone at A Taste Of Harlem Catering services for making my birthday such a special and memorable event. Shamyra have made this whole process so effortless and I appreciate how you worked with me on the cost and keeping it a beautiful event. From the very beginning, I felt very comfortable working with you and knew you had everything in control. In addition, I'm a perfectionist myself so it was great to be able to rely on you and your team and not have to worry about anything. It was more beautiful than I could have possibly imagined and I just wanted to thank you so much. We received so many complements on the food and I told everyone about A Taste of Harlem Catering and how amazing you and your team are. Thank you so much. If I ever have another event I will definitely rehire Shamyra !!!!!! 😊

Comfort Cuisine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Holly H.
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I recommend highly Maggie and Comfort Cuisine. She has helped me with dinners for business associates and all kinds of family gatherings including milestone birthdays, engagement parties, and most recently a welcome party before my daughter's wedding. It is cheaper and better than going to a restaurant. All I have to do is get the house clean and decide on a menu, and Maggie takes over. No worries. The food is delicious and her flower arrangements are incredible. Her helpers are efficient and so very nice to work with. For easy, wonderful, at home catered dinners and parties, there is no one better than Maggie and Comfort Cuisine!!

  • 8 years in business
Ernie K.
Verified review

Joe and his cohort Leo catered my wife's birthday for 60 guests. The menu was appropriately extravagant and well executed. Couldn't have asked for better.

Candyland buffets
5.0
from 1 review
    Mckenzie M.
    Verified review

    Wow, is all my guest could say! I thought the kids would be all over it but the adults were the ones filling two bags! It was a pure hit! I will definitely use them in the future for any event or party!!!!!! And the servers at the table were very helpful! They were very sweet! And the set up/take down was organized! I love candy buffets!

    Marshell's Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    James B.
    Verified review

    Sheldon was great. Everyone in the office loved the food. We will definitely use you in the future.

    A Sweet Life
    1.0
    from 1 review
      About

      We specialize in helping you have a sweet life. Our specialties include cakes for all occasions as well as cookies, cupcakes, brownies, pies, and more. Some recipes can be modified for special diets and/or food allergies. In-home catering is also available for lean, clean, and green meals or just everyday dining. Whatever your palate, we want to make it sweeter by taking the work out of it for you and leaving just the goodness of the food!

      About

      We are a business that's just getting off the ground, but we will guarantee to make you smile! We cater all parties, weddings, etc.

      About

      Covington's Catering is pleased to provide your food service needs, whether it is a family reunion, wedding, banquet, office or private party, etc. We aim to please all our customers and to make your special event successful.

      About

      We are certified chef instructors with over 30 years of experience. We offer cooking and baking lessons. We cater events, wedding and specialty cakes, wine parties and intimate dinners. All food is prepared in a commercial kitchen. We are ServSafe certified.

      About

      Hey, we will cater your event or take care of all your concessions needs. I have been in the food industry for over 20 years. We take all the stress out of your event or special day.

      • 6 years in business
      About

      My work stands out from others because I cook and bake with love. My food not only looks good it taste good as well. My cakes are not only beautiful the are moist and delicious. I offer complete Event services for a great price. Because there is no middle-man I can offer my services at very cost efficient prices.

      About

      I offer catering services, which include setting up, decorating, serving, greeting, and cleaning up. I can also help with planning, customer service, making phone calls, and doing shopping. I do most anything that a client needs, ones that deal with catering and preparation of food. I do all trays.

      About

      We are an authentic Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican restaurant. We also cater any type of events, big or small, such as weddings, birthday parties, street fairs, corporate events, fund-raisers and lots more. We can deliver and serve the food, or you can pick it up. Call us now.

      About

      The SmokeHouse Bandits is a professional BBQ team on the KCBS circuit. Our goal is to give the general public a chance to enjoy AWARD WINNING competition quality BBQ!!! We offer drop off as well as full catering services!! Our menu offers the traditional BBQ meats (award winning chicken, pulled pork, ribs,and brisket) as well as specialty items such as prime rib roast and smoked turkey breast! We also offer a wide range of homemade "made from scratch" side dishes to complement our Award winning Q'!!!!!

      About

      I love what I do. I have worked in the culinary arts industry for over 20 years, and it never gets old. Using fresh ingredients along with the latest cooking methods, I will create dishes that will have great flavor that will keep you coming back for more like a stuffed chicken breast with a cream chicken sauce served with stuffed, baked potato and steamed seasoned broccoli.

      • 8 years in business
      About

      We cater to your needs. There is no party that is too small or too large. We specialize in Italian, Greek, American and soul food.

      • 6 years in business
      About

      We provide delicious business buffet style catering for office meetings, both breakfast and lunches. Our professional set up is done with real tablecloths and chaffers. Our staff both set up and return to clean up, and pack up your food.

      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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      Need a Caterer

      Kernersville, NC

      • Type of catering needed
        Buffet - with servers
      • Interested in following cuisine(s)
        BBQ
      • Number of guests
        40-60
      • Details
        It's a high school graduation party for our son.

      Need Catering Service for a Buffet Catered Event

      Camp Lejeune, NC

      • Type of catering needed
        Buffet - with servers
      • Interested in following cuisine(s)
        American - formal, BBQ, Italian
      • Number of guests
      • Additional Service(s)
        Appetizers
      • Details
        1st Birthday Party

      Need a Catering Service

      Jacksonville, NC

      • Type of catering needed
        I'm not sure yet
      • Interested in following cuisine(s)
        I'm not sure yet
      • Number of guests
        60-80
      • Additional Service(s)
        Beverages (non-alcoholic)
      • Details
        I'm thinking finger foods, but nice--fruit, tea sandwiches, bacon-wrapped scallops, etc. maybe with Lemonade and tea?
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