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Wilson Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Wilson.

  • 10 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Delmon A.
Verified review

My office had a staff and family gathering this summer and decided to use Smith's catering. Mr Smith was very professional when he got there to provide his services. The set up was nicely done and the food was delicious it was seasoned to perfection. We had plenty of food for a great rate, we got or money's worth and more. The staff really enjoyed it and we will be using his services again for our next gathering.

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Em’s Catering
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Quilla J.
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OMG! Where do I begin. Emma was AMAZING. We were celebrating a late Valentine's Day and she was perfect. We needed Emma as a personal, intimate evening chef for 2. She arrived on time and instantly got to work. She allowed us privacy while also engaging in conversation. Emma was AMAZING. The aroma coming from the kitchen was something I later laid in bed wishing I could smell over and over. And let's not talk about the FOOD!! OMG. On our evening menu was TENDER, JUICY, AND SUCCULENT Chicken Breast, along with Green beans, and garlic mashed potatoes. AND OMG! It was nothing like we had never tasted before. Emma is truly a Gem and is great at what she does. She has an amazing story to share and would definitely recommend her to ANYONE. We will be using her for all of our future catering and personal chef needs.

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Tom R.
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I had a casual office work party at my house. I wanted to do burgers and brats, but didn't want to spend my time at the grill. Lamar came and brought everything needed for the party and manned the grill, so that I could entertain my guests. The food was great and the service was perfect. I will use Lamar again for my catering needs.

LookAtDatDer BBQ & Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
JahKerria S.
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Ivan is awesome cook. He takes pride in his work. He doesn't believe in sending out anything less than the average. Also his wife is great with customers. They both value their customers. Hard work is what they both do! The quickness of a reply is almost instant. Professionalism is off the charts. #OMyWord

T.J. Ruffin's
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Kimberly T.
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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!

  • 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.

About

We offer home cooking and catering specializing in Italian cooking, basic American cuisine, BBQ, healthy dishes and little Mexican fare as well.

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We're available for party planning, weddings and anniversaries. We cater to all. We started our business together because we enjoy cooking and people were looking for good food. It's hard to find good restaurants where we live, and people don't cook anymore like the good olden days. We cooked Thanksgiving dinner one year and the food was fabulous; we've been catering together every since. We've catered for all special occasions.

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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.

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Hey, we will cater your event or take care of all your concessions needs. I have been in the food industry for over 20 years. We take all the stress out of your event or special day.

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I have multiple years of experience in bartending. I worked in an oyster bar on the beach in Florida and as a bar manager at a fine dining jazz club.

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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
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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.

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I am a culinary institute graduate and have been working professionally for 20 years as a personal, corporate, and executive chef. I specialize in all cuisines. I am available as a freelance chef with at least a 3-day notice. I travel to you and will do all of the shopping and menu planning for your; - Holiday parties - Dinner parties - Family gatherings - Cooking lessons Catering services are also available. I can provide a service staff and bartender, if requested for an additional cost. Please contact me for any additional questions. I am certified in food service sanitation and safety.

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We make sure our guests are happy and satisfied. Everything is up to par and readied the way they would want it. We aim to please!

  • 6 years in business
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Give us your menu, and we'll give you a meal that will leave you and your guests wanting for more. With years of experience in all types of food and deserts, we cook to please. So. let Fox's Country Kitchen give you and your guests a day you won't soon forget. No amount of people is too large for us, so give us a call and leave the cooking to us.

  • 6 years in business
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We provide delicious business buffet style catering for office meetings, both breakfast and lunches. Our professional set up is done with real tablecloths and chaffers. Our staff both set up and return to clean up, and pack up your food.

  • 10 years in business
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I create the best fresh food around along w/ AWESOME customer service. I'm a professional chef with over 22 years of experience creating great entrees and hors d'oeuvre's from scratch, that I guarantee will tempt your taste buds. I specialize in menu design for each client individually, with all dietary needs and wants strictly adhered to without sacrificing the tremendous flavor of each and every morsel. I think that is the quality my clients love most about me and my vittles.

  • 3 years in business
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At S&S Catering I strive to get customers the true feel of southern hospitality and southern cuisine. Along with competitive prices and excellent customer service.

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We are an authentic Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican restaurant. We also cater any type of events, big or small, such as weddings, birthday parties, street fairs, corporate events, fund-raisers and lots more. We can deliver and serve the food, or you can pick it up. Call us now.

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We do country cooking. We put love in everything we do. Customer service is our business. We love what we do.

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.
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