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Winston Salem Bar Caterers

Browse these bar catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Winston Salem.

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Personal Chef to the Stars
5.0
from 107 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janet W.
Verified review

We recently planned a celebration for our 50th wedding anniversary in January 2016. It included an evening buffet meal for over 50 friends and family. Following an internet search on Thumbtack we chose Chef Tyler of Personal Chef to the Stars for our first private chef experience. We have a well equipped kitchen and wanted the enjoyment of watching the food being prepared in our own home versus having the meal catered. The food and service were fantastic - awesome hors d'oeuvres, delicious dinner buffet and a crowd stopping superb dessert. Chef Tyler delivered beyond our expectations - from the advanced planning to the super clean up and all our guests were impressed and delighted. We would recommend the personal chef experience with Chef Tyler to anyone.

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An Event To Remember
4.9
from 56 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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William's Bartending
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mallory M.
Verified review

We met William at a past wedding that he was bar-tending and we were catering for, and then we had the opportunity to hire him for a wedding this past weekend. We very much enjoy working with him and hope to work with him again in the future!

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Jamaica Coast Catering
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine M.
Verified review

I requested a last minute catering service (on Mother's day and all) and this company DELIVERED! They were courteous, prompt and corresponded in a timely manner. They worked with me to make sure my order was delivered on time... but most importantly, the food was GREAT! My guests LOVED the mini curry chicken and beef patty platter and jerk chicken platter!! The best and most authentic Caribbean restaurant/ catering service in town. Don't waste your time with the other incomparible, rude, catering services. Jamaica Coast Catering has them beat!! Great experience! Would definitely recommend and use their services again!

  • 3 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Olakunle O.
Verified review

Creative Impressions provided a bartending service for a wedding event. Shunta was very friendly and flexible. She checked in frequently leading up to the event to see if there were anything she could do to help. The guests also has really good feedback from her services. I would definitely recommend Creative Impressions for their bartending services.

Hey Bartender
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jay N.
Verified review

Jon Bajek is awesome. Usually he has my favorite IPA poured before I even get to the bar to order. And he's a great guy too.

Oh Taste and See Catering
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tia J.
Verified review

This Man is an awesome Chef and His cooking skills are of Good quality. I would recommend Him to cater with the best of the best 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 5 thumbs up for Oh taste and See catering

I Am Catering
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Allie C.
Verified review

Benny (and the whole I Am Catering crew) were so fabulous! When I got engaged, one of the people I was most worried about finding was a good caterer. After going to multiple places, my now husband and I chose Benny to cater our event. EVERYONE who came to our wedding commented on how delicious the food was - they still do, even though our wedding was a month ago. Benny was really accessible the whole time, and everyone who worked with him was amazing! One thing I really appreciated about Benny was the fact that he let us shape our own menu (unlike other places where they moreso dictate what you will have), but made suggestions if my husband and I were stuck on a good pairing for a dish. I am most definitely planning on using Benny again in the future and I have already suggested him to people - in fact people at the wedding were asking me for his contact information. I can assure you that with him as your caterer the food will be delicious, the drinks at the bar will be fabulous, and you won't have to worry about catering issues at all the day of your event!!

  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Iris B.
Verified review

Working with Blue Butterfly Catering was a great experience. Chef and his team did a great job preparing the most delicious food for our event. It was a St. Patrick's Day theme and he prepared authentic Irish cuisine for our guest! I would highly recommend Blue Butterfly Catering for your next event!

Reto's Kitchen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie M.
Verified review

From the time that I contacted Reto's to the actual catering event, everything was great! Our company had an employee outing and we have many different eating types: vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free. So Reto's recommended to us the Fajita Buffet. It was wonderful!!! Not only did it cover all of the different types of eating habits, but there was plenty of food for all with leftovers to take home. I highly recommend them!!! Thank you Reto's for a wonderful job! We will be contacting you again.....

Michaela's Nana Catering
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 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.

Taste Catering NC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Barbara F.
Verified review

Taste catering catered my daughter's 13th birthday party. She was professional, on time and most importantly the food she cooked was amazing. My daughter is a vegetarian and she wanted a movie themed party. Taste catering met her wants from the decorations all the way to the tuxedo dressed gourmet veggie dogs and assortment of chocolate drizzled popcorn. All the teens were satisfied and happy. I will definitely use Taste Catering again and highly recommend it to all my friends.

Wueer Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Sarah R.
    Verified review

    The food was great. I needed last min catering on the same day and they were able to prepare a custom menu and present the food in a unique and trendy way.

    Tiger Bar
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Jennifer S.
    Verified review

    Tiger Paw Bar did an excellent job at our wedding last night for an awesome price! Joey Beasley also did an awesome job as our DJ! Both very respectful and helpful! Id definitely recommend them both!

    Chef Charley Smith
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Betz M.
    Verified review

    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!

    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 provide great customer service to all of our guests. We like to keep our guests smiling and satisfied.

    • 9 years in business
    About

    From elegant weddings to small private elegant hors d' oeuvre parties, theme parties, anniversaries, business meetings, Event/Catering by Euphemia are filled with fresh, contemporary ideas. We deliver the quality food and service necessary to ensure your event is a success. Planning for any special event takes many hours of work and can be very stressful, let Event/Catering by Euphemia manage the stress, and you enjoy your day. We have custom packages to accommodate your budget. Thank you and God bless.

    About

    We provide cakes and catering. We do all-occasion cakes, specialty cakes, cupcakes, catering and much more. Here, you can have your cake and eat it, too. We accept phone orders or by-appointment orders only. Give us a call and we can see if we can make your special occasion an awesome one. Check us out on Facebook under Kim's Kreations.

    About

    We aim to please, and we use homemade ingredients second to none. We promise you will be a repeat customer. There is no job too big or too small for us to handle.

    About

    I'm a great chef, I have a great background of southern style cooking as well as party planning. Food for the soul.

    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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