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Raleigh Soul Food Caterers

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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
Paul W.
Verified review

It was a wonderful evening. She is truly delightful and a professional. All of the food was delicious and I would highly recommend her for any special event.

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CookWhere
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leslie S.
Verified review

My family hired Chef Nico to prepare our Easter Sunday lunch. From prep to clean-up, Chef Nico took care of everything. His food was delicious. We are a family of experienced eaters and we loved every dish. He is creative in his preparations and executes his meals very well. Chef Nico also made a few cocktails for us and they were delicious! I will hire Chef Nico again and I recommend him without hesitation to anyone wanting a delicious meal!

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Em’s Catering
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan S.
Verified review

We’ve used Em’s catering for both large events and small meals (like a delivery meal to a new mama). She is consistently professional and her food is great. While some chef’s excel in one particular area, all of Em’s food (from appetizers to main dishes, sides, and desserts) are wonderful. Our personal favorites are: Beef Wellington, mushroom risotto, grilled romaine Caesar, warm pumpkin cake, and her yearly Christmas cookies. (I have Em bake cookies for all of my kids teachers) She’s sweet and easy to work with-highly recommend!

  • 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.

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!

My Chef Catering
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
Susan B.
Verified review

I have been to several events catered by My Chef Catering and found both their food and presentation to be superb. I have since hired Steven to prepare food for an event and it garnered rave reviews from guests. Steve is easy to work with and I would highly recommend his services. (The fruit salsa with home made cinnamon chips is wonderful!!!)

Comfort Cuisine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Holly H.
Verified review

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!!

A taste of Harlem
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John B.
Verified review

Shamyra and her wonderful staff made my wedding a complete success !! With over 160 people in attendance, her expert staff kept everyone happy. They set up there equipment and served the delectable food selections in a most professional manner. HIGHLY RECCOMEND !! John B.

T.J. Ruffin's
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Shelia M.
Verified review

They arrived on time and was very professional. The service and food was excellent. The food was more than enough for my guest! I will definitely be contacting them for my next event

  • 8 years in business
Rebecca E.
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Joe catered my husband's 50th birthday party. The food was amazing, and my friends are still talking about the beef tenderloin and duck wontons. From set up to clean up, the service was unbelievable.

Paradise Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Monica S.
Verified review

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.

Crumbstruction Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Glenda S.
Verified review

I have had so many wonderful dishes of food I don't know where to begin. The egg rolls are like no others. They are fresh, taste wonderful and don't last long in our house. The wings are good also and their brisket is to die for. The food is always fresh and their service is good.

Branch's BBQ & Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Pat N.
Verified review

David & Terry catered our 65/person family reunion in 2014 and did an outstanding job! The food was tasty and well presented with more than enough for everyone, and all at a reasonable price! Thanks for a job well done!

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jo C.
Verified review

Sunday afternoon party. Warm welcoming atmosphere and great food. Maxecine is the best!

American Hero Roxboro
5.0
from 1 review
    Emily M.
    Verified review

    I love this place! I've been eating here for years and recently ordered catering for my workplace and everyone love it! Awesome, good-priced, phenomenal quality food, a great place to take your family!

    Sucre&Sel
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Maura S.
    Verified review

    On time, lovely food, "best grad party food ever". Florence also does smaller events for me - tasteful, tasty and memorable.

    Marshell's Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    James B.
    Verified review

    Sheldon was great. Everyone in the office loved the food. We will definitely use you in the future.

    Amara Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Kariem S.
    Verified review

    We had a dinner party for 50 people.The food was great, the service was outstanding and my guess were extremely happy and pleased with the party.

    Catering by Kev
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Debra C.
      Verified review

      Mr. Bryant's food is phenomenal! He has great customer service and is effective and efficient.

      Heaven's Best by Gretta

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        About

        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.

        Food for Thought

        New To Thumbtack

          About

          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.

          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.
          Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.