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Roanoke Rapids Caterers

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Southern Smokin' BBQ
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Amy W.
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We used Southern Smokin' BBQ for our wedding catering. The food was absolutely amazing! We received so many complements from friends and family! The best part was how affordable it was and how accommodating Mary was! Highly recommend!

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

After being recommended by a friend, I decided to use T.J. Ruffins to cater for my graduation party. They did a great job! Very reliable and great communication, which was great because my guest list kept growing. Everyone loved the food and kept asking where it was from. Definitely will use them again in the future!

Farm to Fork
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Tonia W.
Verified review

The International Events team arrived on time and systematically unpacked and setup a beautiful buffet. The food was fresh and delicious. The team was courteous and fast. They truly gave us service with a smile. We will be using International Events again.

A Sweet Life
from 1 review

    We specialize in helping you have a sweet life. Our specialties include cakes for all occasions as well as cookies, cupcakes, brownies, pies, and more. Some recipes can be modified for special diets and/or food allergies. In-home catering is also available for lean, clean, and green meals or just everyday dining. Whatever your palate, we want to make it sweeter by taking the work out of it for you and leaving just the goodness of the food!


    I, Jannay, am a personal chef/caterer/baker who believes in the quality of food and elegance. I will make any event a night to remember. My business offers customers to live in luxury even if it's just for one night, giving you all the joys of life through food.

    • 19 years in business

    Catering for your special events! Sit back and relax, and we will do all the work! Our goal is to help you create a personalized menu which reflects your own style and individuality. Let us help you plan your menu selections to make your event original.


    Catering is what we do when planning an event like weddings, anniversaries, class reunions or special events. We can come to you.


    We are a restaurant and catering service. You tell me what you want, and I cater to you! We cook a variety of American and Caribbean foods. We cater from small private events to big events. It doesn't matter how many people, we will Kater 2 U.


    Our mission is to bridge the gap between farmers and the public by providing fresh local food Southern Style that is prepared on demand. We provide Full Service Catering and drop off for Corporate breakfast, lunch and special functions; wedding receptions, bridal showers, holiday events, and family reunions

    • 13 years in business

    I'm a certified wedding and event planner and chef. I do catering. I'm here for the people to make people happy and satisfied.


    I provide my culinary skills to every meal I prepare. If you, a person, names it, I will do my best to prepare it the way they would like it.

    • 35 years in business

    JMI's work ethic towards the quality of taste, in each and every morsel of food that we create, and produce solidifies our position as the best in the business.


    I am willing to do some catering wherever you choose for me. I used to do banquet servicing in Lexington, Kentucky.


    I will prepare whatever you want for parties, weddings, family reunions, church functions, birthday parties and old-fashion barbecue parties.

    • 6 years in business

    My work stands out from others because I cook and bake with love. My food not only looks good it taste good as well. My cakes are not only beautiful the are moist and delicious. I offer complete Event services for a great price. Because there is no middle-man I can offer my services at very cost efficient prices.


    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.


    Catering meals are done just the way you like it. I can provide country cooking or more classic meals. My main goal is to please you and your guest.

    • 7 years in business

    We dont know of anyone else that will come to you and cook on site. If you want a pig pickin and want to eat at lunch time, we may be at your place at four in the morning to start cooking, You get the full experience of the smoke rolling off the grill and the smells in the air.


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


    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.

    • 10 years in business

    Cost effectiveness, quality, personal touch

    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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