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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
Suzanne B.
Verified review

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
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Benny R.
Verified review

An Event to Remember is the best caterer we have ever had. Communication before and during the event was excellent. The Cowboy Action Shooters are big eaters after a tiring day. Terri and her group provided very good quality food, with a good variety. We had 150 attending the Banquet with generous portions and plenty left over for seconds. With so many compliments, we have her on schedule for next year's event.

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Jamaica Coast Catering
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 32 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.

Oh Taste and See Catering
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
APRIL H.
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Excellent food, professional, and he works with your budget. I will be hiring him again for other events.

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
Jason R.
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Chef Services LLC created an affordable delicious meal for the office Christmas party. He was responsive and arrived right on time. We have used caterers before and we will definitely reach out again for future catering events.

di'lishi yogurt bar
5.0
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.

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.

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!!

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.

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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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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.

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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

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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're a catering company that caters to our clients' needs. We specialize in making your catering experience wonderful.

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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.

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

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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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We are professionally delightful! I am a reliable, enthusiastic, and energetic individual that delivers excellent customer service for any event.

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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