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Wilmington Holiday Caterers

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Anna Masteller Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Aime K.
Verified review

Chef Anna is an amazing Chef and culinary artist! She single handedly shopped, prepped, cooked and catered all of the meals for the ENTIRE WEEKEND of my 40th birthday celebration in the beautiful mountains of Celo, North Carolina! Together we collaborated to create the perfect menu including seasonal and locally sourced menu items for 3 days’ worth of appetizers, cocktails and meals for all 20 of us. I was thoroughly impressed with her professionalism and timely communications as well as her thoughtful consideration in her preparations. We were also thrilled with her incredibly friendly and open personality as well as her attention to every last detail! Each meal was amazingly delicious, served on time and piping hot (or cold!) which allowed us to focus on spending time together as family and friends rather than cooking and cleaning! The 3 – 5 course meals were served both individually plated or individually ordered and buffet style!!!! Some in our party have serious allergies and special orders or alternatives were readily available upon request and she didn’t even forget about a couple of finicky kiddos by preparing fresh homemade chicken strips and sides, special for them! I sincerely look forward to my next opportunity to hire Chef Anna. Feel free to use me as a reference, Anna - You get 6+ PLATINUM SPOONS in my book! Sincerely, Aime K. – Winter Park, FL

Backstreet Cafe
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Lee S.
    Verified review

    Not only do I eat at backstreet Cafe' on a regular basis for breakfast and lunch, I also use them at my hotel for all my catering. Backstreet has catered all our events for over four years. In my experiance I have never hired a caterer that was so consistant with thier quality. I know our partnership will last for many more years.

    • 12 years in business
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    Chef Now provides personal chefs, catering, bartending, event planning and party setup for private and corporate events. We also do weekly meal planning and cooking for families or individuals in need of our expert service. We have an excellent reputation, and I love to keep pleasing existing and new clients with our personal touch.

    • 7 years in business
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    Hiring a personal chef might seem like an expensive luxury, but in this time of dual-income families, long commutes, transporting children to and from school and extracurricular activities, many people just simply don't have time to cook healthy meals for their families. Maybe cooking is not your forte, you don't like to cook or you just don't have the time for planning and shopping. Let our chef do the hard work while you relax with your family. Rather than spending time and money on eating out, take out or out-of-the-box cooking, let our chef prepare healthy meals in your home with farm-fresh ingredients for your family. We use the freshest and finest ingredients. Our farm-to-table approach, working within the seasons, ensures that your family will be getting the freshest ingredients. Organic ingredients are used as much as possible. We have access to a local butcher with the finest meat, poultry and seafood. They even know where the animal was raised and what it ate, so you know what's on your family's table. We practice budget-friendly meal planning. We can cater to dietary restrictions. All meal plans are created individually with each family and catered to your unique likes and dislikes. We can even make your own special family recipes if you would like, and best of all, you will come home to a clean kitchen with wonderful smells that invite everyone to the table to share the meal. We offer cooking classes and so much more. Call us today.

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    We offer BBQ and anything in between. We will come to you. We have a pig cooker that can hold two 100-pound hogs, 50 pounds of chicken and still have room for more. Also, we have a three-burner on the back. Our sauce is a family recipe that has been around for over 100 years.

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    We do full-service catering. We have all cuisines and cake service available. We have many menus. We also allow you to build your own.

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    I have a catering business that adheres to small to large gatherings, including wedding receptions, tastings, parties, corporate meetings, etc. We travel to your setting and have a portable kitchen for meetings in outplaying areas. We handle groups of 50 to 250.

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    Any party or event , we can do. From weddings to game day. No job is turned down. We r here for you.

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    We are a casual dine-in restaurant, and we also do catering. You just tell us what you would like to see, and we do it all for you. We even have great waitresses to help assist you and your party. Call us for more information, and we would love to help you.

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    I cook and cater to any type of party, wedding or function. I have 24 years of experience in this business and I enjoy it. Send me an email for more information.

    • 19 years in business
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    I take pride in everything we cook. The meat is clean and not fatty, home made sides from the heart. Professional people that work for me that are proud to make others happy with our food and service.

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    Thank you for considering Pine Valley Market for your catered affair. Whether you are planning a small dinner party at your home or a wedding reception for five hundred, Pine Valley Market can help. Our custom approach to menu and event planning offers you the ability to literally make your dreams come true. Our one-on-one consultation process allows us better understand your vision and to custom create a menu and service style that will make your dreams a reality. We have been voted Wilmington's Best Caterer by Encore Magazine for the past seven years running, and we are pleased to be on the preferred caterers' list at a variety of venues throughout town. We attribute our success and stellar reputation not only to the superior quality of the food that we prepare but also to our personal level of exceptional service.

    • 11 years in business
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    • 13 years in business
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    • 29 years in business
    About

    Culinary Instituteof America grad, 1967. Formal and informal catering of all types

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    Welcome to Kabob and Grill, a fine Indian cuisine, located in the heart of historic downtown Riverfront. From the owners of Wilmington's very first Indian restaurant comes a unique concept of upscale fine Indian dining with a full-service bar. Kabob and Grill brings to you the most delicate and authentic flavors of Indian kabobs and curries. Our kabobs are baked to perfection in the clay oven, famously known as tandoori. We take pride in offering a great selection of vegetarian entrees made with healthy Indian spices and herbs. We also offer a wide selection of vegan and gluten-free entrees. We invite you to experience the aroma, the ambiance, and the breathtaking views of the Cape Fear River right from our patio.

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    With over 20 years of experience, our team is prepared to make your event a memorable one. We can create a custom menu to fit your style and needs. If you can dream it, Culinary Circles Event Catering can create it!

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    I have been catering for ten years, and I am willing to travel. By Faith has a team of ten. My menu varies. My largest event was for 452 people. I am a small service. I offer good food.

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    We are a small local business. We love to cater and have great references. We have done several local parties and weddings; party size is not a problem. We have great food and prices. We use only quality items and have many menu options.

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    With over 30 years of combined restaurant, catering and event planning experience. ACC can accommodate any occasion size, from a small private party to a large corporate event. Let our team of experts make your affair a memorable one!

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    We are family operated, and we do anything such as follows: reunions, weddings, private dinners, pig pickings, fish fry and all the way down to a backyard BBQ.

    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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