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An Affair to Remember
4.8
from 125 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 198 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth N.
Verified review

We reached out to Carmen to cater our welcome dinner the night before our wedding, for about 100 people, and from the very first conversation, Carmen made the whole planning process easy. She was responsive and engaged, and asked a lot of questions to clarify what we were interested in and what would work for us. She was especially willing to help us choose food options that were different from our wedding reception food (catered by another company). Carmen worked to make sure we had aspects of our colors and our wedding "mood" (rustic, low-key, but still with some sophistication) mixed into the decor at the dinner, which she provided suggestions based on the arrangement of the venue and what we wanted the feel of our evening to be. We had a lot of restricted eaters (vegetarians, gluten-free, soy-free, diary-free, paleo, etc) and she was able to create a buffet style meal that met all our guests needs. The guests (and us) absolutely loved the food - it was delicious, fresh, consistent, and flavorful. Often times when cooking in bulk, it's easy to get dried out food items- particularly with chicken and salmon, two items we had. This was absolutely not the case here - the chicken and fish were moist and yummy. The mac and cheese was the talk of the night, with many people wanting a whole pan for themselves. Carmen also had a dessert bar, which was tasty and had a great selection. We really appreciated everything Carmen and her team put together that evening, and all of our guests had a fantastic time, which made us happy! Thank you Carmen and team for such a wonderful kick-off to our wedding weekend!

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Personal Chef to the Stars
5.0
from 109 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marie B.
Verified review

I hired Chef Tyler and his team to do a special celebration dinner at my home and to test him out for other upcoming events. We worked out a menu and he made a visit to our home to check out the kitchen and layout for this first dinner. On the day of the dinner he and his colleagues arrive on time and went right to work to create what turned out to an absolutely lovely meal. The tables were beautifully set with fresh flowers, the hors d’oeuvres were out of this world and had everyone raving and the main course was delicious, to say the least. A scrumptious dessert of fresh strawberries over toasted pound cake was the perfect finale. He and the team passed my test with flying colors and we will definitely have him back for additional performances. His cooking is superb, his organization excellent, his staff charming and he’ll make any event special. Try him – you’ll become a fan as well.

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

Chef Segreto was excellent. He arrived on time and prepared a most delicious meal. We all enjoyed the menu he prepared and will definitely have him again. We have all raved about the airline chicken and the Cannoli dessert. The Kitchen was cleaned by chef and left spotless. What a wonderful treat.

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Carolina Gourmet Catering
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kari M.
Verified review

Michelle's service and response time has been outstanding!! She has worked with me and my budget and has been able to offer excellent suggestions as well as been willing to facilitate my needs with a limited budget and time constraints!! I will write another review after the actual event but as of right now, hands down, she is amazing. After talking to several other caterers, I knew she was the one... encompassing excellent customer service, flexibility, creativity and willingness to help in a way that the other caterers were not. Thank you Michelle!!

Roosterdoodles Cafe and Cake
4.4
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Susan K.
Verified review

Awesome presentation of foods from appetizers, to desserts always beautiful.

David Mallard - Private Chef
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Naomi E D.
Verified review

Chef Dave prepared Christmas Dinner for my family of six. He prepared 2 meats, 3 sides, an additional entree served with white rice, an appetizer and a dessert. Everything was delicious! The meats were well seasoned, juicy and tender. The sides were flavorful. The dessert was a perfect to wonderful meal. There was so much food that I was able to send my brother home with leftovers, freeze enough food for dinner on New Years Day and have leftovers to eat after Christmas. Chef Dave was prompt, friendly and professional. My family and I will be hiring him again in the future.

Divine Cultural Cuisine
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Derrick R.
Verified review

I used Divine Cultural Cuisine for a private dinner party for 4. The Chef showed up on time with all the equipment. He was very careful and precise in cleaning his work area before and AFTER dinner. The party started at 7 pm and he showed up around 615pm to start prep work. Our menu was amazing and I am still full while typing this review. It consisted of Savannah calamari and crab stuffed shrimp as an appetizer. The portions were huge. We literally had to tell him to take the plate from us or we wouldn't have been able to eat the entree or dessert. I have to add, he applied some "orange sauce" to the shrimp that I literally would drink a bucket of. Chef Reeves is a saucier by trade so he knows what he is doing. Next, we were served a mixed green salad with a warm raspberry hazelnut dressing which was divine. Our main course was a surf and turf menu of orange soy glazed salmon and NY strip with mixed veggies and potato cakes. I don't know where to start. The steak was cooked perfectly. Salmon was cooked so well that I am troubled that I may never be able to cook salmon in my household again. And this orange soy glaze. He wouldn't tell us the ingredients but we tried to bribe him an undisclosed amount of money which he politely refused. I personally like grits so he made a side dish of his grits. They were the best grits I have ever tasted in my life and I am born and raised in the South. Just a wonderful meal from this point that was about to blow our minds. For dessert, might I add I don't even remember when he prepared it as we were stuffing our faces, creme brulee cheesecake with a white chocolate sauce and red velvet cake shooters with fresh fruit. The entire meal was better than I ever expected. My only regret is that we didn't know Chef Reeves and Divine Cultural Cuisine when we were getting married as we surely would have had him cater for us. We will be reaching out to him. We will be using him in the future and I truly believe if you have read all of this review up to this point, you will use him too.

Epps Bistro
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lynetta C.
Verified review

We have had the pleasure of enjoying three wonderfully prepared dinners by Chef Terique. He is an excellent chef and prepares delicious, creative meals with excellent presentation. He is also a delightful person. We will definitely use his services again. We highly recommend him. You will be delighted!

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Cooking With Joya LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Taylor M.
Verified review

I am SO glad I chose to hire Joya to be the private chef at my event. She cooked 5 meals for us + snacks all vegan. Not everyone at the event was vegan but everyone found ALL the meals delicious which was amazing. She was one time and on schedule for everything, so sweet, put a lot of love into her food/work and I truly hope to work with her again in the future. If you are thinking about hiring Joya definitely do it! You will not regret it.

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

Reuben and a Taste of Heaven did a great job. I, as the wedding coordinator, have no complaints. There was plenty of food, appetizers, drinks for everyone. I was super pleased that he brings utensils, cups/glasses, plates, linen, etc for his services. He, and his staff was very polite, and professional. I really enjoyed working with them.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ruby H.
Verified review

I was very fortuate to attend an Engagement Announcement Party planned and executed by the DIN events, llc company; in Charlotte, North Carolina. The entire experience was extremely extravagant and very very professionally done. The Event Location was beautifully decorated and enviting. There was a feeling of warmth and love in the air. The Caterer selected was outstanding!!!! The desserts that were prepared by the Dessert Chef were absolutely scrumptious. Ms. Smith's entire staff were pleasant and each guest were made to feel special. I always arrive at events early and upon my arrival the staff was in place. Ms. Smith has a natural warmth and a beautiful inviting smile; as you can tell she loves the profession she's chosen.

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry B.
Verified review

Mishca Lynn provided expert, quality, efficient service. I will be using her services again. If you are looking for an excellent catering/bartending/hostess/server/wait staff/party or event oraganizer and/or planner Mischa Lynn is your go to professional!!!!!

  • 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!

  • 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.

A Taste For...
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Pierre W.
Verified review

Chef Kingsley is absolutely awesome. She cooks meals for my daughter and I weekly and the food is amazing. She also is really good at getting the most out of your money. This was my first experience using a personal chef and I can’t believe I went so long without one. I’ll be using her for a long time to come!

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jamir W.
Verified review

Jamir is a greaaaat Chef!!! He cooked for me and my husband for our anniversary and the food was on point!!!! Definitely recommend!!!

Deb's Soul Food Kitchen
5.0
from 1 review
    John D.
    Verified review

    NO ONE cooks like Deborah! She has catered holiday lunches for 50 or more of my employees for years and everyone loves the food! They may be stuffed afterwards but they sure look happy!

    Yevad's Event & Decor
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 9 years in business
    Vernan B.
    Verified review

    Yevads events did my 40th birthday party. They provided my invitations, catering and decorate. I had an all white theme and they decorated my outdoor party with white pipping drapes with white linens and white chair covers. They accented the white decore with rhinestone Center pieces. The food was amazing! The staff was punctual and had the food set up and warm in time for my guest. My event was an evening of elegance.

    • 6 years in business
    Isaac A.
    Verified review

    Marketa is a culinary professional and goes above amd beyond to get the job done. I hired her to cater an event for my family and she did tremendous well.

    About

    We love planning parties catering events and so on, we have been doing it for over 20 years.

    • 19 years in business
    About

    We use local, fresh ingredients whenever possible. We strive to be dependable and to deliver what we promise, even going above and beyond to impress our clients. Very few others pay attention to the appearance as well as the taste of their offerings. We are people-focused; we want to improve our community and the lives of our employees in the process of delivering great catering.

    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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