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Morganton Caterers

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An Affair to Remember
4.8
from 121 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anthony C.
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First and foremost. I would like to take this time to say Carmen, and the wonderful ladies of "A Event to Remember" catering went beyond my expectations....Carmen was able to work with my budget, and still have an effective lunch for my company. Not only was the food delicious, but the atmosphere she , and her staff created for us. was remarkable. I felt like one of the family with Carmen, and staff...I would definitely be using "An Affair to Remember" for our future events.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debbie D.
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Yesterday we hosted a community pool luau with approximately 200-250 guest in 90 degree weather. Carolina Gourmet Catering did such an AMAZING job!! Everyone was raving about their food and service. Michelle Cook and her team were top notch. They were a pleasure to work with and were able to create a unique menu to suit our needs. I had several guests telling me that they wanted to book Carolina Gourmet Catering for their work parties. Aside from the great service and food, they also were extremely friendly and out going with our hungry guests and all the kids. We DEFINITELY want to book them for future events. Thanks so much Carolina Gourmet Catering ! - Debbie

A Taste of Soul Catering
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda B.
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The experience was very wonderful and and all the food was outstanding highly recommend if you have any catering needs

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Fresh As Can Bee Catering
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane H.
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By far the most Beautiful cake I've ever seen that Fresh As Can Bee Catering made for my Granddaughter's Sixteen Birthday . It was good all the Guest loved it and wanted to know who made it ! I highly recommend this business !

Circle B BBQ
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Shannon H.
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I hired Circle B to cater a Fourth of July party a couple of years ago and they were prompt and reasonably priced and the food and service was excellent. I have made it a point to eat Circle B BBQ anytime I can.

Divine Cultural Cuisine
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Tawni T.
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Chef Reeves is very nice and professional. The food had great presentation, and it was delicious and served at the appropriate temperature. Chef Reeves will definitely be my personal chef for all future catering needs.

  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Blair C.
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The ladies are family oriented and made my first catering experience super easy! I would use them for future events!

  • 18 years in business
Barbra L.
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Chef Michael has provided beautifully prepared and presented food for me for almost 20 years. He has developed menus and catered events for gatherings of 2 to 125 people for me. Quality is always superb, yum factor two thumbs up, Chef and his staff couldn't be nicer to work with. I enthusiastically recommend Chef Michael's Catering!

Boxcar Grille
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Evelyn S.
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April was truly a blessing and such a very sweet person to work with. I look forward to seeing how well her and her team cater our wedding m

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

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

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We offer fresh, wood-smoked pork, beef, poultry and fish. We provide full-service catering and full buffet services also. We cater to special orders.

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We cater all events. Our objective is to fit the need of any party, may it be weddings or any other events that need catering.

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We are a full catering service with extensive and flexible menu. We are professional, service oriented, and experienced and can accommodate themes and festivities.

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We're a catering company that caters to our clients' needs. We specialize in making your catering experience wonderful.

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We offer hot dog cart services. I sell hot dogs, sides and beverages. I can do customer appreciation days and events.

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I will do backyard BBQ for 50-500 people. I can do as little as needed or can do it all. I have tables, tents and music. I can be your one-stop party.

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Upscale Southern Comfort Food - personal service - attention to detail. We pride ourselves on making and keeping our customers happy!

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We produce custom menus for your event from A to Z. Our pros have a working knowledge of all cuisines. Let us pay attention to details so all you have to do is sign a check and enjoy yourself.

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We cater to weddings and any kind of parties or birthdays. We also do wedding and birthday or any occasion cakes. We cook what you want for your party, buffet style. Our cakes are fresh, not frozen. We also do a taste test, so you can get a taste of what our food is like.

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We offer bed and breakfast. I am also a personal chef and professional educator. Our services provide the professional upscale food that is made with fresh ingredients and quality products. I also am a professional educator and teach culinary arts. I break down how to make food delicious with professional cooking techniques.

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 caterers in Morganton

Need Catering Services on May 30, 2013

Charlotte, NC

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Formal American
  • Number of people
    100-150
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    This is a retirement party for our Principal from CMS. We want to have an nice party but funds are limited.
  • $1200
    Average price

Need a Caterer of a Casual American Cuisine for a Wedding on May 04, 2013

Saint Paul, VA

  • Event type
    Plated dinner party
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    Wedding

Need a Caterer for a Wedding Anniversary Reception

Kingsport, TN

  • Event type
    Cocktail party
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    100-150
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    I am looking for a caterer that will provide appetizers/finger foods for a 50th wedding anniversary reception. Would like to stick to around $15 +/- per person. Would also like the caterer to offer setup prior to reception and cleanup of food items following reception.
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