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Lake Wheeler Holiday Caterers

Browse these holiday caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lake Wheeler.

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Zacki's Culinary Creations
4.8
from 89 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristen K.
Verified review

Zacki and team delivered an amazing experience for our guests during our holiday party. This was my first time hiring a caterer and was so thrilled! The food looked amazing and tasted even better! Zacki was very helpful and patient in trying to help us balance variety, quantity and expenses. Great experience!

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Em’s Catering
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacey B.
Verified review

Em catered our wedding this past weekend and she did a fantastic job. All the food she made was delicious and fresh and everyone loved it. She was extremely easy to work with and we felt she did an outstanding job for us. We highly recommend her and would definitely use her again.

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
Betsy F.
Verified review

My Chef Catering has catered small meetings and large events for our agency. The food and service are outstanding. Steve goes out of his way to create delicious and different canapes and desserts and uses the freshest ingredients. His truffles, in so many different flavors, are to die for!

Branch's BBQ & Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Lois M.
Verified review

Thanks for being such a pleasure to work with. The food was simply amazing!!! Whenever we are in need of a Caterer again you will be our first choice and thanks!!!

  • 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.

  • 19 years in business
Elle B.
Verified review

Karen helped us cater our son's graduation party. She was on budget, professional and very creative. I was really impressed with how she was able to work with the budget we had and come up with a delicious menu! We highly recommend her services!

  • 8 years in business
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I stand above others with food that is not only appealing to the eye but delicious and nutritious

  • 5 years in business
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I am a chef that sees food as an art. I love to create masterpieces that will last in the memories of my clients for a lifetime. I want to tantalize your taste buds with flavors and your eyes with a picture perfect meal.

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We provide catering and party planning for the following: * Small dinners * Baby showers * Engagement parties * Office lunches * Business meetings

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We are passionate and committed to getting your special event right! We learned a long time ago..we don't get a do over! Are we over top "YES" but we want event and vision to be more than you imagined!

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We provide catering and bartending services for our clients. We will also provide food services such as serving and cleaning for the clients. I am a graduate of Nash Community College in 2009 for catering and management services.

  • 6 years in business
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We specialize in providing quality food for all of your catering needs. We provide services for parties, weddings, luncheons, and all special occasions. KJ's takes pride in serving quality food with attention to detail. Our top priority is insuring that you will be happy with the food presented by our company. To insure satisfaction, we tailor our catering talents to fit individual clients' needs for any event. Quick business luncheons, impressive spread for visiting VIP or elegant wedding receptions, we can provide a menu to suit any event. We want you to be proud of the event we cater. We always remember that we are catering your affair and understand what it means to work within a budget.

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We decorate cakes as well as cater parties, weddings, events, etc. We offer high quality products with attention to detail.

  • 5 years in business
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We offer personal chef/catering services for personal, corporate, and family events. The chef/owner is also a certified personal trainer and exercise physiologist who specializes in preparing meals that cater to your dietary specifications as needed. We have a fun and friendly staff who truly love what they do!

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We offer home cooking and catering specializing in Italian cooking, basic American cuisine, BBQ, healthy dishes and little Mexican fare as well.

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Dub-Plate introduces foodies to the great taste of Caribbean cuisine with hands-on lessons and techniques.

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I enjoy doing parties. I make people happy and feel welcome while they are having the time of their life. I will cater to them if needed and serve as well. Please contact me if needed.

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I have been a chef in NY for over 20 years. I have run 3 restaurants, one being my own. I love ethnic food and have cooked every kind of food. I enjoy catering very much because of the variance of food, creativity, and working at different sites.

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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.

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Catering excellence from Aramark through Methodist University. On- or off-campus is available, from 8 to 800 guests. Custom menus to fit your budget are just a few clicks away.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for holiday caterers in Lake Wheeler

Need catering (full service)

Raleigh, NC

  • Event type
    Other (Wedding)
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    75-100
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    We may be a little flexible but are trying to stay low budget.
  • $30
    Average price

Need Caterer

Raleigh, NC

  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    10-25
  • Budget per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    Located at the Cupcake Shoppe in downtown Raleigh
  • $233.75
    Average price

Need a Caterer

Garner, NC

  • Event type
  • Which meal
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Mediterranean
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Prefer organics
  • $30
    Average price
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