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Lake Wheeler Party Caterers

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

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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
Harley M.
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Zacki is very easy to work with and accommodating. The food is quite good and the attention to detail and service superb. This was an open house party for my 101 year old Mother-in-Law. I would definitely use her again.

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CookWhere
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy T.
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For my mom's 70th birthday, we decided to have a surprise dinner party. (For the record, I'm a professional event planner based in DC and work with a number of hotels, chefs and caterers.) After talking to Chef Nico for less than a minute, I knew he was the one for this special occasion. He came up with a super creative menu, was attentive to every detail, and enchanted all of the dinner guests. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!

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Em’s Catering
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Molly F.
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I had a huge party to throw short notice and I was panicking! So I called Em’s Catering and she was so kind and calming for me! Her food was amazing and she was able to get everything done short notice for me! I would highly recommended Em’s Catering.

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke C.
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Chef Lemar has done two events for me this month--he did a great southern bbq for my family and then a classy dinner party for my husband and I and eight friends! His food is delicious and presentation beautiful. He was very helpful in preparing the menu and overall a joy to have in our home.

Chef Matthew Hoyes
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki S.
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Chef Matthew prepared a 50th Anniversary tour of my in-laws lives together. He came to my home, prepared all the food, had incredible servers that came and helped with everything else. From setting up, passing food, making sure the punch and wine were refilled and cutting the cake. The food was absolutely amazing and everyone at the party was raving about it. When the party was over, they cleaned up everything. I swear, my oven is cleaner than when he got here!!! They even started a load of kitchen towels in the laundry room. This was an amazing experience with a very talented chef!!! It makes me want to have more parties so that I can hire him again. The cost was a lot less than we had expected also, but we had no idea what something like this would cost. I highly recommend Chef Matthew!!!!!

Womack Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Karmen M.
Verified review

Lewis has been the best caterer! He is willing to do any and everything to help with our wedding. He goes above and beyond what he needs to. Such a very personable and professional guy! The small details he puts into his work really defines him and his work. It really puts us at ease knowing we don't have to worry about anything. Lewis is good at what he does and treats you like family. He is someone who loves what he does, and his work shows that!

A taste of Harlem
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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Mimi catered a party in my home in which she made salmon with a pineapple salsa, twice baked sweet potatoes, cornbread, Mac and cheese, stuffing and collard greens! It was amazing!! I will definitely rehire, thank you so much.

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!!

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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.

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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

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We do all catering events like box lunches, buffet style, sit down, plated, fine dining, and family style service. We meet all catering needs.

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We make sure our guests are happy and satisfied. Everything is up to par and readied the way they would want it. We aim to please!

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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.

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

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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.

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We do basic to full-service catering. We can tend to every detail while providing you and your guests with the best BBQ and fabulous sides in Alamance County. We can help make any event a success!

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We are a local caterer that specializes in American cuisines. We customize every event to the customers' needs. We only use top-quality food, and every item is cooked and prepared to the highest standards.

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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.

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

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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'!!!!!

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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.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for party caterers in Lake Wheeler

Need Catering Services

Holly Springs, NC

  • Event type
    Other (Bar Mitzvah)
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin, 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
    Our budget is not $30-40 per person - there was not another option. Trying to keep this whole event under $700.
  • $600
    Average price

Need catering

Garner, NC

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Want to be a picnic with burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, potato salad, salad, etc.
  • $2250
    Average price

Need catering (full service)

Raleigh, NC

  • Event type
    Other (Wedding)
  • Which meal
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (African/Carribbean)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    More than 200 (please estimate) (250-275)
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    Ethnic themes required in menu. Date may flex based on finalized details with venue.
  • $26.5
    Average price
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