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  • 10 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Ayden Teacher Assistants S.
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Smith's Catering prepared a luncheon for Teacher Assistants that included barbeque chicken, lasagna, collards, potato salad, dinner rolls, and chocolate cake. The meal and dessert were both delicious and portions were perfect for a group of 20. The food was deliveredand ready on time and hot foods were still hot. We highly recommend Smith's Catering for your luncheons and dinner needs!

LookAtDatDer BBQ & Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
JahKerria S.
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Ivan is awesome cook. He takes pride in his work. He doesn't believe in sending out anything less than the average. Also his wife is great with customers. They both value their customers. Hard work is what they both do! The quickness of a reply is almost instant. Professionalism is off the charts. #OMyWord

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren W.
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Bruce was an absolute delight. His price was fair and he was professional and all around awesome to deal with. He made my guests feel welcome and cared for. I couldn't have asked for a better bartender for my big day.

Flowers of Distinction
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Alma F.
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Truly an amazing experience..I would recommend this shop..

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I prepare food for up to 100 people. I can cook any type of American food. I can do finger food and meals.

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A Latin cuisine with the most fresh ingridients from our backyard.

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Mamaws Crab Cakes is a husband-and-wife business. We offer a select variety of foods, such as delicious crab cakes and seafood kabobs, with sides such as corn-on-the-cob and red new potatoes, just to name a few. All seafood is locally harvested from and in North Carolina. We will also adjust our menu to suit your palate when possible. We are available for private, anniversary, graduation, birthday parties, etc. We also do festivals and events all over NC. We can take care of your food needs for any event, which in turn will afford you the opportunity to enjoy.

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I am a single mother, and I have been in the restaurant business for 25 years. Ten for ten 100s from Secret Shoppers. Tell me what you need, and I will accommodate it. Just relax and enjoy yourself. I bring the restaurant experience to you. Tell me what you want, and I will do it; you will not be disappointed.

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Friendly ,On time, and explain in detail the process from start to finish with the customer.

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Truly Blessed Catering Services, Inc. is owned and operated by Terrance and Edwina Williams. We have over 15 years of professional experience. We have experience in preparing menus of your choice, from our famous fried chicken and baked chicken to rack of lamb, very fresh vegetables, creative, tasty, and nutritional salads, and deserts. We cater parties, weddings, church events, and office events. Truly Blessed Catering Services, Inc. is a business that has knowledge of preparing healthy and nutritional food to the community. Truly Blessed Catering Services, Inc. has been a success because of our talents and experience. Terrance has extend his education with International Correspondence School of Culinary, which gives him much experience in culinary and carvings. He has worked close with top chefs, such as Chef White, a mentor, which was a Greenville Country Club chef for many years. He can hand carve vegetables and fruits into elegant pieces, and design fruit stands and fruit baskets for all occasions. He has over 25 years of experience in catering at five-star hotels, country clubs, and dining halls. He is an awesome chef, because of his integrity, expertise, and performances during many functions that we have presented to the public and the community. Terrance is no stranger to the kitchen and can operate every type of commercial kitchen equipment. Edwina has a special gift and many years of experience in planning, coordinating, arranging services for clients, and decorating for your special event. She decorates with class and elegance. Edwina offers professional assistance in choosing the appropriate colors and decorations for your table and chairs, and coordinating your table setting in etiquette style. As a result, our main focus at Truly Blessed Catering Services, Inc. is to be very professional, by making you, the client, feel happy and satisfied. Most of all, we want to make sure that your food is well prepared, very tasty, and nutritional, and that the presentation of your food is awesome. At your next event, we want to be a blessing to you and fulfill your desires to be satisfied.

  • 4 years in business
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We specialize in the traditional Jamaican custom of "jerking" our food. Most people add some type of "Spicey BBQ" sauce to their meat and put it in the oven and call it Jerk. NO! WRONG! That's not how you jerk things.

  • 15 years in business
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I have been cooking southern dishes for over 40 years as my culture as well as professional

  • 3 years in business
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We are catering for any occasion. We are specializing in contemporary American cuisine. We provide plated or family-style dishes that is modern, innovative, fun and friendly. We are very clean and professional.

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We provide full wedding services including floral design and drop-off buffet style catering. We'll make your day beautiful. We'll work with you on pricing.

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We do all types of services and we design each menu to the likes of our client. What really stands out about us is that we give back with every event. We are a Christian based catering service that give to Arthur Christian Church in Bell Arthur, NC. The Chef/owner is the Youth Minister at the church and he believes in giving back to the God who have him the skills to do this profession. Please check the website out and do a request form.

  • 6 years in business
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Seeing you smile from ear to ear as your guests enjoy every aspect of your event. Set-up, Clean-up, servers, buffet etc.

  • 4 years in business
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All of our work is created with determination to please the customers.

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I have multiple years of experience in bartending. I worked in an oyster bar on the beach in Florida and as a bar manager at a fine dining jazz club.

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We're available for party planning, weddings and anniversaries. We cater to all. We started our business together because we enjoy cooking and people were looking for good food. It's hard to find good restaurants where we live, and people don't cook anymore like the good olden days. We cooked Thanksgiving dinner one year and the food was fabulous; we've been catering together every since. We've catered for all special occasions.

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Rebecca's Catering is a small home-based catering service. I take all of your food-related concerns and create a joyful delicious experience. If you need help in what to serve with your event planning, I can completely handle that too.

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I accommodate to my customers' needs with a wide range of hot and cold foods. Whether it's an outdoor grilling event or an indoor fine dining event, your needs will be meet by me and my professional team.

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.
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