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Browse these inexpensive caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Winston Salem.

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Personal Chef to the Stars
from 109 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suzanne B.
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This was a Celebration of Life reception in honor of my Dad. The event was held at a community center with a full kitchen and my Mom and I decided that a Personal Chef would be more Special than a normal caterer. And more special it was, as Chef Tyler and his team presented an amazing spread that everyone loved. A dozen tidbits and finger foods that took care of teenagers, younger kids, adults of all ages and every food need from Gluten Free to Nut Free. Simple items like Mini Tortilla Pizzas and Baked Chicken Nuggets combined with more sophisticated dishes like Tuna Tartare and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus received raves from all. The staff handled the initial surge really well and kept plenty of food refreshed for the full three hours. Only an hour to set up and prepare and only an hour to clean-up was no problem for the well- organized crew. Chef Tyler took the time to clearly understand our needs and wishes, and was extremely accommodating and flexible along the way. All in all a superb performance and I would highly recommend Chef Tyler for any similar event.

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An Event To Remember
from 59 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittany M.
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My husband and I absolutely LOVED working with Terri and Bill! They are both wonderful, friendly, welcoming, loving, generous, and extremely talented people! They were an answer to prayer! Terri loves what she does, and she cares deeply for the people for whom she’s doing it. When Terri first told me her prices, I almost didn’t meet with her because it seemed too good to be true! I’m so glad I took the chance! An Event to Remember was our first and last taste testing! She went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, and her food was unbelievably good! We couldn’t stop eating!!! It was SO DELICIOUS! Everyone at our wedding was raving about the delicious food and the amazing caterers! Terri, Bill and their crew made a lasting impression on my guests! Best corn bread pudding I’ve had in my life. And I’ve had it my whole life. Our guests couldn’t stop talking about it. It’s incredible. Get it. Just do it. You won’t regret it. But first, say yes to Terri and Bill at An Event to Remember! Your guests and your wallet with thank you greatly! And you will make lifelong friends in the process. It’s a win all around. We love you Terri and Bill!! Thank you for doing everything you could to make our day so special!

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Jamaica Coast Catering
from 37 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly H.
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Marcia Williams, is an excellent caterer, I was very pleased with her service, and will definitely choose her services again, as well as I would recommend her services to others. Thank you Marcia and God bless you.

2Girls Chef Services
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Michael P.
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She arrived on time and had everything set up before guests arrived. The food was tasty too

di'lishi yogurt bar
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor S.
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Di'lishi offers great catering options. They have lots of different flavors they can bring and many toppings to choose from! The employees are wonderful and always helpful.

Boxcar Grille
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Angelina D.
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Jessica was great and her staff were great! They gave us quality food for a great price and better than other caterers we looked at. The food was hot and our wedding crowd liked the options we chose. We are very pleased with the results.

Michaela's Nana Catering
from 5 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.


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


Lighthouse Bakery offers bakery items and catering events. We're a small and family-friendly business with fresh and homemade items made to order; this is by request only.


I cater small dinners, cocktail parties, and individual platters upon request. Examples are appetizers, cheese fondue, stuffed cucumbers, veggie kabobs, fruit kabobs, Holiday meals, and New Year's Eve cocktail parties.


My work stands out because it is fresh and homemade from scratch. I have NEVER had a customer or client that was not exceptionally pleased. Making people happy

  • 10 years in business

We cater to any budget. We provide our services to festivals, trade shows, fairs, and most any event. We do on-demand cooking as well as creating a budget to match a theme. We have been in business since 2008 and have been approved by the Dept. of Agriculture as well as becoming proud members of "Goodness Grows" by Got to Be NC! We use the freshest foods available and if at all possible, use local manufacturers. We are ServSafe certified and pride ourselves on our ability to keep your schedule.


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.


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.


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. I enjoy everything about the work that I do; I can handle all kinds of pressure and multi tasking like no one else. I have been a sous chef in several food establishments and have more then thirteen different certifications in the food and drink industry. I enjoy putting a smile on people's' faces and making their taste buds go crazy with pleasure and desire. I am always creating new dishes but am the best at original go to meals as well. Being in the kitchen prepping, cooking, plating, serving, and so much more is what makes me happy and what I enjoy the most. Sharing my skills and abilities with you and the ones you love will just make me happier and you happier as well.


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


IsJays Sweets & Celebrations is a one-stop shop for catering and offers the following: * delectable desserts (specializing in cupcakes, cakes, cookies, and other special treats) * candy tables for party * wedding planning and consultant (certified wedding planner) * lady-in-waiting (assist the bride in getting ready for the wedding and the day of the wedding) * event and wedding decor * goody bags and gift basket Vido Gaming Lounge


I make southern homemade delicious food delivered to you for your party. Breakfast, lunch or dinner is available.


I bake birthday cakes, small scale wedding cakes, and cook for small event catering. I am also doing a lot of crochet for special orders. I take a lot of pride in my handiwork. I aim to please.


I have been cooking for close to ten years. I have cooked in many different restaurants as well as graduated from culinary school. I can cook multiple cuisines and look to try new cuisines when available. I also have some experience baking cakes, pastries, and other desserts.


I have been in catering business for 25 years. I enjoy being with people and try my best to please them.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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