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New Hope Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in New Hope.

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Zacki's Culinary Creations
4.8
from 92 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jackie R.
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Zacki is an excellent chef, very professional and personable. My family enjoyed our evening with her celebrating Valentine's Day, and the food was fantastic. As a foodie and a cook, I am difficult to impress but I was very pleased with her flavor combinations and her techniques. Zacki also left me a jar of her signature seasoning which has now become a go-to in my spice rack. I look forward to having Zacki cook for my family again.

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Em’s Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Quilla J.
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OMG! Where do I begin. Emma was AMAZING. We were celebrating a late Valentine's Day and she was perfect. We needed Emma as a personal, intimate evening chef for 2. She arrived on time and instantly got to work. She allowed us privacy while also engaging in conversation. Emma was AMAZING. The aroma coming from the kitchen was something I later laid in bed wishing I could smell over and over. And let's not talk about the FOOD!! OMG. On our evening menu was TENDER, JUICY, AND SUCCULENT Chicken Breast, along with Green beans, and garlic mashed potatoes. AND OMG! It was nothing like we had never tasted before. Emma is truly a Gem and is great at what she does. She has an amazing story to share and would definitely recommend her to ANYONE. We will be using her for all of our future catering and personal chef needs.

Chef Matthew Hoyes
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
James M.
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I hired Chef Matthew for my wife’s birthday. He catered to several food allergies without blinking an eye. The portions were perfect and all the courses complemented each other providing a truly gourmet experience. I wanted my wife’s birthday to be a relaxing and memorable experience. Matthew knocked it out of the park. We communicated regularly and he came by to check out our kitchen, formal dining area and the flow of the house. He brought in staff and provided everything. There were 12 people in our dinner party. No glass was ever empty and the food was as beautiful as it was delicious. I can not recommend him enough. I will definitely have Matthew at our next party.

Womack Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew G.
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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!

  • 8 years in business
Ernie K.
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Joe and his cohort Leo catered my wife's birthday for 60 guests. The menu was appropriately extravagant and well executed. Couldn't have asked for better.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Melody H.
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Our company had customers visiting and we needed lunch for them and the whole shop. I found Hargett Music, Sound & Catering on Thumbtack and made the call. I needed food for about 40 people. The food was delicious and tasted like grandma's home cooking! I will definitely call on them again. Everyone gave it a big thumbs up!!

Paradise Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Monica S.
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The food was delicious! Everyone loved the BBQ pork. It was probably the best I'd ever had. We ate the little bit that was left over as soon as we got home.

Event Planning & Catering
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Anne W.
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Mr. Dawes catered a dinner party.

Horizon Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 20 years in business
Sarah B.
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Everything was delicious! They were on time for delivery and the food was reasonably priced. We will be ordering from Horizon Catering for future events!

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This is where freshness in the normal, not the acceptation. We cater everything from handcrafted sandwiches and charcuterie. We take it to a whole new level. “We strive to do a job that allows you to be a guest at your party!!” Justin, Sarah & Jim

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I offer restaurant consulting services for private engagements. I am also a private chef catering special events and pop-up venues.

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We do country cooking. We put love in everything we do. Customer service is our business. We love what we do.

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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 Food is always been the key to people's soul and I love making people smile and feel good

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Personalized Experienced catering service that is unique and creative. Creative and outstanding in everything from soup to nuts.

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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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We are a company that enjoys cooking and catering for our local church. We are friendly and believe that the customers are always right. We do community feeding through our local church. We enjoy people from all walks of life. We decorate according to our stock and colors. We are willing to see the vision the client has and do our best to provide elegance at affordable prices. We do this not just for the money but because we enjoy people. We will adapt and learn new recipes for all types of clients. All we ask is for a chance. We are cooking with love.

  • 13 years in business
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La Tropicale Catering, LLC provides the best in authentic Caribbean fares. We are a full-service caterer, specializing in Caribbean cuisine.

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

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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!

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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