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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
Josephina L.
Verified review

Carmen and her staff were outstanding! Everyone at the wedding complemented the food and the appearance of the food! She offered us rentals for tablecloths and her crystal trees to! Unlike most caterers, she was able to offer this to me! She helped so much with everything anything she could!

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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
Suzanne B.
Verified review

This was a Celebration of Life reception in honor of my Dad. The event was held at a community center with a full kitchen and my Mom and I decided that a Personal Chef would be more Special than a normal caterer. And more special it was, as Chef Tyler and his team presented an amazing spread that everyone loved. A dozen tidbits and finger foods that took care of teenagers, younger kids, adults of all ages and every food need from Gluten Free to Nut Free. Simple items like Mini Tortilla Pizzas and Baked Chicken Nuggets combined with more sophisticated dishes like Tuna Tartare and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus received raves from all. The staff handled the initial surge really well and kept plenty of food refreshed for the full three hours. Only an hour to set up and prepare and only an hour to clean-up was no problem for the well- organized crew. Chef Tyler took the time to clearly understand our needs and wishes, and was extremely accommodating and flexible along the way. All in all a superb performance and I would highly recommend Chef Tyler for any similar event.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bud M.
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We needed catering of lunch and dinner for at least 30 days to possibly 1 year, 7 days every week for approximately 100 people with emphasis on vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and special diets. Many caterers with great reviews were easy to dismiss once they were interviewed. Carolina catering delivered what they promised: delicious food at a reasonable price with excellent personal service and a huge selection - even for those special dietary needs. I have used caterers throughout the country to take on this monumental task and no one has delivered the quality, variety, and scrumptious food Carolina Gourmet Catering has. I cannot thank them enough. And, by the way, we are 3 weeks into our project and continue to be very happy with the results. The only problem we have had was running out of food because people have been going back for second and third helpings because the food is so good! Make sure you prepare for this if it's buffet style.

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

We were pleasantly surprised at the level of service we received on such last minute notice. I would highly recommend A Taste of Soul for any group looking for inexpensive but delicious options. Thank you so much for supplying the food for our corporate meeting!

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

Roosterdoodles catered my parents 50th wedding Anniversary and I can't even find good enough words to describe how great the entire experience was to have worked with them. They were kind and professional from the moment I met with them all the way up until they finished my event. The food they prepared was over the moon delicious and presented with so much care and personal touches. My guests kept asking who the caterer was. After this whole experience they feel like family to me and I will use them for every special event I have!!!! A huge THANK YOU and a round of applause to the lovely Donato's!!!!!!!��

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Saucy Spoon Cooking
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica H.
Verified review

Jessica provides top quality meals with outstanding service! First class business all the way! Her food is to die for and her company is even better!

Top Hat Event Planning
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 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.

Homestyle Gourmet
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Starr W.
Verified review

Love, Love Homestylegourmet and HG Dessert Bar. I have had the opportunity to use their services on several occasions for work and personal events, each time used my expectations were exceeded. Their desserts are always moist and the food items are always fresh and tasty with outstanding quality. I love that I can easily place my order online and get excatly what I ordered, when I did have to place a call I received a call back quickly. If your looking for one stop catering this is your go to place.Great chefs, food and service!!!

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The Cook Nook
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tamra R.
Verified review

I had The Cook Nook cater a private dinner for two. The food was delicious, and the service was impeccable. Catherine prepared a steak dinner and honestly it was the best steak I’ve ever eaten and I’m a regular at Morton’s and Capital Grill. The appetizers, sides, and main dish were all delicious. It was a beautiful meal and a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Catherine for a fantastic experience that your guests will thoroughly enjoy! Tamra R.

Circle B BBQ
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Shannon H.
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I hired Circle B to cater a Fourth of July party a couple of years ago and they were prompt and reasonably priced and the food and service was excellent. I have made it a point to eat Circle B BBQ anytime I can.

Epps Bistro
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Antoine S.
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We used Epps Bistro to cater a business event. They were extremely professional, and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend Epps Bistro.

Divine Cultural Cuisine
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 22 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.

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Cooking With Joya LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leah M.
Verified review

Very professional! She made food for my bridal shower and all my girls there loved it! Food taste fresh, very tasty but not too heavy on your stomach and just amazingly delicious!

Taste of Heaven Cafe
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie L.
Verified review

What more can I say. Reuben and his staff were spot on with their food quality, service and professionalism. Our son from Colorado was getting married in our backyard and we had never used a caterer in Charlotte before so we went into the job totally blind. You never know what to expect but we were so pleasantly surprised. The mac and cheese was great and the jalapeño cornbread was over the top. We even gambled by having them do breakfast the next morning and it was delicious!! They were so professional and courteous and we had so many compliments. Looking forward to using them for our next event!!

Endless Creations, LLC.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary C.
Verified review

Great food, wonderful cheesecakes and excellent customer service. I have several friends and coworkers order and enjoyed their cheesecakes. I will continue ordering from Endless Creation.

  • 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!

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!

  • 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.

Dutch Broad Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Jay D.
    Verified review

    I catered my Christmas party and the food and service was outstanding.

    Chef Terry personal chef
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Regina H.
    Verified review

    We had a catered breakfast and the food was absolutely delicious! The guys were professional and very friendly. We will definitely have them again.

    Heavenly Catering

    New To Thumbtack

    • 14 years in business
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    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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