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An Affair to Remember
4.8
from 122 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex K.
Verified review

Carmen and her team from An Affair to Remember did a spectacular job catering our wedding!! She listened and applied every single request from my husband and me and all of the food turned our perfectly. We had numerous guests and family members tell us how delicious everything was, and the displays were wonderful! I would highly recommend Carmen and her team to anyone needing an event catered - she was fantastic and the food was delicious!

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Personal Chef to the Stars
5.0
from 108 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris C.
Verified review

What a great St. Patrick's dinner party thanks to Chef Tyler. From the moment we connected through Thumbtack I knew it was going to be a great party. His suggestions were spot on. I never once had a problem getting in touch with him. Both he and his staff were punctual the evening of the party and the food and presentation were outstanding. He was quite a hit with some of his unusual dishes. Very talented and creative! All I had to do was sit back and enjoy the party. I have been looking for someone new for some time to do catering for us and I feel very fortunate to have found Chef Tyler so quickly. I can leave the planning to him! Now I am thinking of when we can have that next party! Chris Chavoustie - March 22, 2016

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An Event To Remember
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah C.
Verified review

This was our first experience with this catering company and we could not be happier with their service and amazing food. We will being using An Event To Remember again soon.

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Chef Segreto
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie G.
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Chef Segreto was phenomenal! He catered a work Christmas party for us at our home. He was very professional and easy to work with. His food was amazing. He prepared the best hors d'oeuvres I've ever had from a caterer. The crabcakes, lamb chops, beef Wellington and tuna with mango salsa were absolutely delicious. We also loved the cheese platter and grilled vegetable platter. Their server was excellent and they left the kitchen spotless. I would highly highly recommend hiring chef Segreto.

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Carolina Gourmet Catering
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bud M.
Verified review

We needed catering of lunch and dinner for at least 30 days to possibly 1 year, 7 days every week for approximately 100 people with emphasis on vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and special diets. Many caterers with great reviews were easy to dismiss once they were interviewed. Carolina catering delivered what they promised: delicious food at a reasonable price with excellent personal service and a huge selection - even for those special dietary needs. I have used caterers throughout the country to take on this monumental task and no one has delivered the quality, variety, and scrumptious food Carolina Gourmet Catering has. I cannot thank them enough. And, by the way, we are 3 weeks into our project and continue to be very happy with the results. The only problem we have had was running out of food because people have been going back for second and third helpings because the food is so good! Make sure you prepare for this if it's buffet style.

  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Hillary A.
Verified review

Sylvia catered a small cocktail party in my home. The food was fabulous. Everyone went on about it. She was very easy to chat with when selecting the menu. She is very efficient from setting up and cleaning up too. I will definitely ask Sylvia to cater my next party as well as special dinners for friends and families. I would highly recommend Sylvia to folks who want to enjoy your gathering rather than trying to be host and caterer.

David Mallard - Private Chef
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffanie T.
Verified review

Dave catered a family BBQ this summer and provided an impressive spread of grilled meats and vegetables. Not only did he incorporate our special requests, he catered to a variety of dietary needs. Everyone is still talking about the beef ribs! They were amazing. I would absolutely recommend Dave for your next event!

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Edible Palette
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Harold S.
Verified review

It was an absolute pleasure working with Chef Devonte! His professionalism coupled with his culinary skills were exceptional! My wife and I were extremely pleased and 100% satisfied. I highly recommend Chef Devonte to cater to your needs!

Top Hat Event Planning
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Luke B.
Verified review

Great overall experience, had a neighborhood get together with about 20 people, Top Hat provided bartending and catering services. Food was excellent, they provided all mixers, fruit, plates cups etc so took a lot off of our plate to prepare for the event. very reasonable prices. They went out of their way to make our guests feel comfortable and well cared for.

Epps Bistro
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Shaunta S.
Verified review

We’ve called upon Epps Bistro for several events we’ve hosted. The food is always impeccable with excellent service. There’s a variety of menu items to choose from as well. I have and will continue to recommend Epps Bistro for your private chef or catering needs.

Divine Cultural Cuisine
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Tawni T.
Verified review

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.

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Cooking With Joya LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beth L.
Verified review

We used Cooking with Joya for a corporate breakfast event celebrating our admins. It was delicious! Everyone commented on how amazing the food was and asked if we could use her again in the future. The answer was definitely yes! She was on time, easy to work with and very professional. Would highly recommend Cooking with Joya for their next catered event.

  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer F.
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Marci was absolutely fabulous with correspondence and working with our budget. She was super flexible and willing to create a menu specifically with our needs in mind. We'll definitely be using her in the future!

Chef Margo Page
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Scheili D.
Verified review

Chef Margo Page was a pleasure to work with. She catered the Passover Seder for our temple. The food was fabulous and I look forward to working with her again in the future!

Michaela's Nana Catering
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
W. R.
Verified review

I had a good experience working with you, and my guests enjoyed the meal and interacting with you. You were very responsive in working with me to develop the menu, and were very punctual. I would use you again and can recommend you to others. On the constructive criticism front, I would suggest providing a little more detail about the menu items, and providing early confirmation on the event date that things are on track, etc. I don't use catering services often, so I don't know what the typical practices are. However, in my business life, I am accustomed to receiving (and giving) such specifics and confirmations so that my clients don't have to make assumptions or otherwise wonder where things stand. That said, I want to reiterate that I had a good experience, and I thank you for your service.

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jamir W.
Verified review

Jamir is a greaaaat Chef!!! He cooked for me and my husband for our anniversary and the food was on point!!!! Definitely recommend!!!

About

We are a full-service catering company that offers a wide variety of tasty options at a reasonable price.

About

We are catering for all types of events, indoors and outdoors, for $350 that can feed 100 people -- one meat, two sides and a drink with desert. Other packages are available. The menu includes fish, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, coleslaw, beef chili, baked beans, french fries, and chips.

About

S&D Catering has over 20 years of experience in Food Service, Catering, and Party Planning. We offer quick drop off to Full Service Catering with only the freshest ingredients possible.

About

My service stands out from any other food and drink host/chef because cooking has all I have done my whole life; making everything from scratch and homemade. I never use a recipe and everything comes from the heart as well as based on what the customer needs and desires. Eating and drinking is about being happy and tasting deliciousness; the palette needs to be properly tended too or people believe that fast food and sugar is a way of life. I have never had anyone disappointed with anything I do or make; I am opening my own five star restaurant within the next year and a half and would be beyond honored to help you with whatever it is that you may need when it comes to food and drinks. Just ask me a question and I am here for you.

About

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.

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.

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 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

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Need a Caterer for a Wedding Reception

High Point, NC

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    Other (Wedding )
  • Number of people
    150-200
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (alcoholic)

Need BBQ Catering Services on May 25, 2013

Sanford, NC

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Formal American, BBQ
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Other (not sure yet)
  • Details
    Out door wedding
  • $15
    Average price

Need a BBQ Caterer on September 21,2013

Haw River, NC

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    BBQ
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
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