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Lake Park Bar Caterers

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Zacki's Culinary Creations
from 91 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terry B.
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Zacki''s culinary genius is simply amazing. Her famous seasonings has broaden my palate and introduced me to dishes I thought I would never eat. Her hometown southern cooking is her absolute best in my opinion! Her professionalism, her presentation, and the individual touch she put on her client tailoring each experience can not be matched. I would HIGHLY recommend her services for any private catering.

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Em’s Catering
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 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!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alicia T.
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Mixerz Bar performed a great job at my dirty "30 " birthday party !! My bar was set up so pretty and stylish!! I ordered to specialty drinks and they were a hit !! My bartender April and Jill was so phenomenal and can make the best drinks !! I didn't have to worry about a thing they took care of everything . I will definitely use Mixerz Bar service again for my special events!!

from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Marie B.
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Ms. Stevens and her staff did an excellent job at my event. She created the best drinks I have ever had. Guests were impressed with her drinks and professionalism! I enjoyed her and her staff's pleasant personalities. She also made sure the bar and surrounding area was neat and clean throughout the event. Ms. Stevens went the extra mile! I recommend using her bartending service and I will continue to use her services in the future.

Johnny's Bartending Service
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Exceptional bartending service. Went above and beyond to make sure everything went perfect at the wedding. Very professional and friendly. I would recommend this bartending service to anyone looking for quality service. Thanks Johnny and Carla. You were amazing!!!!

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

The Perfect Pour
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Katie L.
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I called the Perfect Pour last minute, I was in a pinch. My Finance forgot to hire a Bartender for our wedding. I was so stressed. Marvin was able to pick up wine , beer ice and a bar table 4 days before the wedding!!!! I would hire them again for sure!!!

  • 4 years in business
Ashleigh G.
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My experience with Lorrielle's Catering & Event Planning was excellent!! They handled all of my needs with perfection!! The food was delicious and fresh!! If your looking for that one of a kind quality this is the company to consider!!

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Melody H.
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Our company had customers visiting and we needed lunch for them and the whole shop. I found Hargett Music, Sound & Catering on Thumbtack and made the call. I needed food for about 40 people. The food was delicious and tasted like grandma's home cooking! I will definitely call on them again. Everyone gave it a big thumbs up!!

Paradise Catering
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jonathan M.
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This experience was the greatest.i would recommend him to any for promptness, professionalism, decor just everything.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carena L.
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For the Moment Event Services has done a great job in catering for the It's Your Life television show. As a sponsor of the show, For the Moment Event Services is establishing itself as a premier catering company in the area.

Horizon Catering
from 1 review
  • 20 years in business
Sarah B.
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Everything was delicious! They were on time for delivery and the food was reasonably priced. We will be ordering from Horizon Catering for future events!


My services include the following: * catering delivery * setup * cleanup * serve I am also available for clerical, administrative and business services.


We do weddings, parties, meetings, church events, barbecues. We have and can cook for more than 250 at a time. We have reference and would be glad to serve you.


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.


We make everything from scratch, including our fish and chicken batter. We make homemade chili. We make burgers with 100% ground beef, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and lots more. We do all types of Southern style cooking. Oh, taste and see that it is good!


I am a culinary institute graduate and have been working professionally for 20 years as a personal, corporate, and executive chef. I specialize in all cuisines. I am available as a freelance chef with at least a 3-day notice. I travel to you and will do all of the shopping and menu planning for your; - Holiday parties - Dinner parties - Family gatherings - Cooking lessons Catering services are also available. I can provide a service staff and bartender, if requested for an additional cost. Please contact me for any additional questions. I am certified in food service sanitation and safety.

  • 8 years in business

I am an African-American with Dominican black/Bahamian blood. I have a Caribbean/African/American soul for food catering business. I specialize in jerk, curry, oxtails, fried chicken, rice, and beans. I have been catering for a few years now. I have a culinary arts degree.


We provide service,because we are in catering company that is for all people for all times for all the cases of all places nothing is too small or too big we cater to you Food is always been the key to people's soul and I love making people smile and feel good


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.


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.

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.

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.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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