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Thomasville Caterers

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Personal Chef to the Stars
5.0
from 109 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris C.
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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 59 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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Jamaica Coast Catering
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hope D.
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My experience with Jamaica Coast catering was excellent. She catered a party of mine. The chef, Marcia, makes your experience personal, she makes sure that you get exactly what you want and caters everything to you. The food was phenomenal, and the professionalism was outstanding. Every dish she made for me had an unique taste, but was exquisite. The staff was very polite and professional as well. I would definitely be calling her for my future events!

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nick B.
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We have used Total Events for two separate occasions, and been so pleased! We’ve never had catered food that was as delicious! They are extremely professional, have an abundance of knowledge of their craft, and are very easy to work with.

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

SMOKE PIT CATERING
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marit A.
Verified review

We had Chef Graham cater a celebratory event for a close friend and the food was amazing! I had eaten his food at another event recently and had to have his culinary expertise at our own party! He's phenomenal and I highly recommend him! His business partner Marcus handled translating our needs perfectly We couldn't have been more pleased.

Taste Catering NC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
William S.
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I used Taste Catering NC for a surprise birthday for my wife. The food was delicious, and the presentation was phenomenal. I have already recommended Taste Catering to friends and will continue to recommend.

Pellegrin's Trattoria
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
Jenny P.
Verified review

What a fantastic time we had with Pellegrino's Trattoria pizza oven at Wes' party! Everyone has raved about it being the best party they have attended all summer! Thank you John and Vinnie for a great evening. The pizza was awesome!!

Chef Charley Smith
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Betz M.
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I hired Charley to cater my husband's 60th birthday party, an informal and small party. But Charley was just as professional and his food just as delicious as if it was a high-end fine dining affair. We settled on chili with all the fixins and corn bread. Even though he brought more than enough food, he ran out - almost everybody had a second serving. And the feedback I received from our guests was outstanding! Oh, and my husband's birthday caramel cake was to-die-for!v I can't recommend Charley highly enough!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jasmine W.
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So far my experience is awesome. Me my mother and my fiance' met with her to discuss our cartering plans and she did everything in her power to make us happy and I'm so thankful that we found her!!!!!

Troutman's Barbecue
5.0
from 1 review
  • 50 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Becky G.
Verified review

all things went well

Arnez W.
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We had previously chose another cater for our rehearsal dinner. Due to their tardiness and food we had to quickly get a hold of someone different for the wedding. Gail, Her husband and friend was able to get our dinner to us within a 24 hour notice. The food was amazing actually best collard greens and macaroni and cheese I have eaten. They honestly went way and beyond and gave top notch food and service. Have recommended their catering business to several couples getting married in the fall.

Buffy's Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
Raymond R.
Verified review

Down home southern food with a twist, the pound cake desert bar was to die for. The service and servers were the best, give them a try, the prices are great.

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We provide in-home cooking lessons, private meal preparation, and catering for a variety of special functions. We are always professional.

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We provide private cooking lessons and catering. We specialize in international and Americana cuisine. We also have separate classes for children.

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I like to work. I am a people person. I enjoy work and get along with people. I don't mind traveling. I have my own car and a driving license.

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We provide turnover services for vacation rental homes. We also provide catering and prepared meals for home delivery. We do preparation of meals delivered on Lake Norman to any dock.

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When it comes to great food, New Orleans is the city that dishes the best. Born and raised there, Cajun cooking is my passion. From red beans and rice with andouille to smothered chops or shrimp ettouffe and crawfish jambalaya, you'll love the Rajun Cajun style that'll make your belly flip. Of course, you'll leave room for Beignets. Call or e-mail for a full menu today!

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We are new to the field of catering. At present, we have servants for your next event that can be a wedding, birthday or whatever.

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I only use the best of ingredients- I put so much love into everything I prepare. I treat everything I make as if I were making and serving it to my own family and friends..my name and my reputation is on everything that I serve.

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I am a wedding planner and a caterer. I am a complete package. I will plan your wedding and do the catering too. That what makes my wedding business so great. Wedding and catering all in one!

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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