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Kannapolis Holiday Party Caterers

Browse these holiday party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Kannapolis.

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An Affair to Remember
4.8
from 122 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patti L.
Verified review

I had a Holiday Party at my home for my employees. Carmen was Outstanding and she not only did what I needed her to, but she helped relieve all the small details that we never think of! Very Professional, Friendly, and pays attention to detail!

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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
Susan E.
Verified review

We had my husband's company holiday party at our house. Great food, great chef and team, great time! We would hire Tyler again. Process was so very easy from planning through food service. They left our kitchen clean too.

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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
Joslin D.
Verified review

Terri Mello and her company An Event to Remember did an outstanding job for two events, one for our firm Christmas Party and another for a Christmas Eve party. Terri is very responsive. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. The price was very reasonable. Thank you Terri.

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

It was a real pleasure to have Julian and his sous chef, Lillianna, prepare dinner for our Christmas party. He took care of all the details, the food was delicious and everyone had a great time.

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

Michelle was WONDERFUL!!! Worked with me to create a menu on the budget that I had to work with for my husband's surprise 40th birthday party!!! FOOD WAS AMAZING!!! Kabobs and BBQ were out of this world good. Would use her again and again for other events that I might have! Will be calling her next year for son's graduation celebration!

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

My event isn't until May, but I booked Susan and her team for my husbands 30th Birthday Party. Susan had some great ideas and was very open to any ideas that I had as well. I have nothing but trust that the food at his birthday party will be amazing.

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

The service was wonderful they were on time everything was exactly like we discussed when we had a meeting on what would be served at the surprise 75th birthday party. I have already decided to use them again as a gift.

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

Top Hat Event Planning is outsatnding. Liane and her staff were amazing.They not only made sure my guest were well catered to , her staff made everthing so perfectly elegant for my 50th birthday party.. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to hire for their next event. I will be using Top Hat again for my next event. Over extended herself and staff for my event. Thank you so much Liane....

  • 10 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Gail C.
Verified review

Graduation party for about 40 people. Spoke with Yvonne! She came and gave me an estimate which was very reasonable! Yvonne & her Yesm came out & set the tables, chairs & linens up as promised. I received 35 chairs, 9 tables & a bonus of chair coverings!! My backyard was transformed into what looked like a wedding reception. I am most pleased! I highly recommend this company!!

Elegance Simplified LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Shermece H.
Verified review

Elegance Simplified provided services for our wedding dinner. It was more than we could have ever imagined. Very professional and worked with our vision.

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

Epps Bistro did an excellent job with catering my daughter's 16th birthday party. The food was excellent and fulfilling. The owner was very professional. I would recommend Epps Bistro for any event.

Divine Cultural Cuisine
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Benion H.
Verified review

Chef Reeves provided a four course in-home meal for a birthday party of 10. Communication beforehand was great, with easy selection of the courses to be served. Food prep and presentation was excellent. Would recommend and use again in the future.

Events To Be Remembered
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Savannah J.
Verified review

Amber Is amazing! She planned every aspect of our event so that all we had to do is meet with the vendors if needed. I also had her design our invitations, setup our website, handle RSVPs, and guest accommodations coming from out of town. This saved us so much time since we are both so busy with work. She also kept the pricing low so we didn't start off our new life together with losing a huge chunk of money. The month out she was even more incredible with coordinating all the vendors and making sure they were all on a timeline to walking the venue with us to ensure everything was setup how we envisioned. The day of I felt ZERO stress knowing she was handling vendor setup and guiding the wedding party. Everyone had a great time and I thank Amber for that and her amazing vendors. I am referring everyone to her and have already booked her to setup both my husband's Holiday Party and my birthday party. Cannot say enough great things about her and so happy I found her. Trust me you want to work with her!

Catering by Cordrè
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Nikki B.
    Verified review

    Catering by Cordrè has been a wonderful experience more than once. We have hired the chef to cook for a couple of dinner parties and no one has walked away unimpressed and ready to plan their own dinner party with Cordrè. They make it Unforgettable! 5 Stars are not enough. Nikki and Al

    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Christine S.
    Verified review

    Artee was very professional and timely in all correspondences. The menu turned out great for the event I had (kids party) and she was on time. The food was very good and I had many compliments on it.

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

    I appreciate how she was able to come up with an affordable menu that I needed for a party where I needed a menu with dietary restrictions

    SMOKE PIT CATERING
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Trish M.
    Verified review

    Chef Graham and his staff provided us with a fantastic array of food for our backyard luau. From the very beginning to the very end, Chef Graham was wonderful to work with. He helped us design a menu that fit our theme, listened to our needs, worked within our budget and then went above and beyond by making an amazing display of fabulous food. In addition, he generously added a few extra dishes to our menu that he thought our guests would enjoy. The party was a huge success and our guests all raved about how wonderful the food was! In addition, we had Marcus as our bartender and all our guests loved him too! In fact, my husband was thrilled that every time he headed back to the bar, Marcus was ready for him with his choice of beverage...big kudos!!! Thank you Chef Graham and your wonderful staff for making our backyard luau such a memorable event!

    Pellegrin's Trattoria
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 11 years in business
    Jenny P.
    Verified review

    What a fantastic time we had with Pellegrino's Trattoria pizza oven at Wes' party! Everyone has raved about it being the best party they have attended all summer! Thank you John and Vinnie for a great evening. The pizza was awesome!!

    • 6 years in business
    Danielle R.
    Verified review

    Omg, the food was a HUGE hit at our party. They helped with more than we paid them for, so grateful to them for pitching in when our event planner didn't show up. We have already decided to book them at all our events. My mom even wants to book them for her wedding in Aug!! :) Awesome family!

    CRAB KING
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Crystal D.
      Verified review

      I hired Shawn to do an in-home catering job. The food was such a hit with my guests! I will definitely use him again. It's been months later and I still get requests for another seafood dinner party!

      Wrap It Up NC
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 5 years in business
      Audra H.
      Verified review

      Wrap it up is sure to be the best hit food at a party or gathering. Starting with the spicy deep fried eggs, onto the buffalo chicken wrap finishing up with a mudslide little horn. I would choose WRAP IT UP at your next event; whether it be a family picnic to sporting event. The food is delicious. The staff is friendly and overall great hospitality.

      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.
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