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Trenton Soul Food Caterers

Browse these soul food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Trenton.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
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Aleksandr M.
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Chef Tony simply doesn’t cook your food ( food is amazing), he creates an event with great atmosphere ! Wine selection is outstanding and plentiful . I won’t be hesitant to recommend Chief Tony as a personal Chief or to cater for any occasion . Thank you Chef Tony !!!

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
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Gregg M.
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The service was outstanding only to be surpassed by the quality of the food. Everything was delicious and all the guests were raving about everything that was served. The quantity was likewise outstanding as we have leftovers enough for the whole week. I would recommend Chuck and his wife to anyone looking for home catering services. It was truly an incredibly lucky find and I'm so glad I hired him for this special occasion. He really made the day extra special and one to remember.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
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Angela H.
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I can't express enough how amazing the food was! The food was right on time and everything was set up exactly how we wanted it. Our guests kept raving about the food all night long!! I will definitely use Hog Day BBQ again. Thank you so much!!!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
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Carla A.
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Food was delicious and everything was easy for me. exactly what I was looking for!

Feast Caterer
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Taia H.
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Where do I start? I began the process with another caterer, who started nickel-and-diming me, and ended up with a total that was far above the original. One week before the party, I contacted Chef Anton ~ so thankful I did! Easy to pick the menu, describe the event, figure out details. And then the night of the party... Chef Anton and his assistant where there plenty early, prepping food and the set-up. Food was outstanding (pulled pork w/ homemade BBQ sauce, chicken parmesan, shrimp shooters) ~ all delicious. My guests kept asking who the caterer was (that's always a good sign!) And, and the end of the party, they packed up all the leftovers and sent us home with enough food to feed a second party. Chef Anton is lovely to work with, would definitely hire him again. He made throwing a surprise party infinitely easier because I didn't have to worry about the quality and professionalism of the caterer and food.

A Taste of Paradise Catering
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Teddy D.
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Well organized very patient and excellent Butler services deserving of more than five stars. She was on time the arrangement where the food was very professional. And the food was absolutely delicious our guest wanted more. Highly recommended.

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Kulinary Kings
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Toni G.
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We loved the services and food catered by Kulinary Kings. They catered food for our 125 guest consisting of a variety of backyard BBQ foods. Our guest loved the roasted corn, the salmon pasta salad and the macaroni and cheese and chicken and beef skewers to name a few. Even more than the food, the service was great- we also requested servers and a bar tender and I must say all were on point and attentive to our guest. I would recommend This cater and will definitely use him again!

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Harvest Specialty Catering
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Tom M.
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Jason and his team did an excellent job with our wedding. It was a vegan wedding, and although Harvest is not a vegan-specific caterer, the food was excellent. Every guest raved about the food, and many did not realize it was all vegan. Jason was more than willing to work with us to keep the price in budget without sacrificing the things that were important to us or the overall quality. Harvest also handled many of the logistics for us. If I had another big event, I would definitely hire Harvest again.

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Rachelle M.
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My daughter’s wedding day was wonderful, in part because of S&B Event Concepts and Catering. Sodiah was fantastic from the first meeting. She accommodated our schedule for the tasting, helped with appropriate menu choices and executed the “day of” with flair and genuine care. I was amazed at how aptly the staff set up in a difficult venue. Of course, all weddings have some snag or another. You would not know it at this wedding because Sodiah and her staff helped keep us calm, anticipated our needs and made us feel so special. The food was delicious, EVERYTHING from appetizers to dessert! We did not serve any meat and no one missed it. Whatever you serve, make sure to include the mac& cheese. If you want personalized service and exceptional food, S&B is your best option.

Jerry's Kitchen
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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Excellent food and excellent people! From start to finish everything was smooth, professional and easy. And everyone at our party raved about the food. I would hire Jerry's Food Kitchen again in a heartbeat. Thanks Scott!

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F.I.G. Catering
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Rose D.
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Nick and Beau catered my daughters wedding last weekend. My 100+ guests were in awe of the delicious and creative food. They worked with us to insure every detail was addressed to perfection.

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Now That Was A Great Party
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Jan H.
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Doris was great! She is personable, friendly and professional. The food was delicious, setup was smooth, and it was a pleasure working with her-definitely will use again!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shana M.
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Tanya cooked an amazing meal for one of the nights of my friend's bachelorette party weekend. The food was delicious and Tanya was so wonderful to work with leading up to the event and during! I would definitely use her again and recommend her to anyone.

D'Lish
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Katie F.
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I thought Deirdre and her server worked seamlessly through our dinner. We had 23 family members and you couldn't tell that they were outsiders. The food was delicious and the service was warm and attentive.

Ma'idah Catering Co.
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Bahjah M.
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I have been to quite a few events that were catered by Huda. The food was great, plating and creativity superb!

Bee&Jay Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Meisha C.
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Bee&Jay Catering was recommended from a friend. I called them and set up an appointment for tasting for my Networking Event. The were very professional and the food was delicious. They are prompt with answering questions when needed. I was contacted the day before the event to make sure nothing else was needed. The day of the event Bee&Jay Catering was on time and setup a hour before it started. Everyone enjoyed the food and couldn't stop talking about their famous meatballs. I would definitely recommend Bee&Jay Catering to anyone that needs catering for a small or big event.

Julio’s Mexican cuisine
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melia S.
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Food was delicious! He was prompt, polite, worked hard and was great with the customers. We highly recommend Julio’s Mexican Cuisine!!!

Baldi's Barbecue & Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph T.
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Fantastic Service! Excellent set up. The on site grills were a big hit and terrific. Arrived promptly. Very friendly! Delicious food and lots of options to choose from. Highly recommend and can't wait to use again!

  • 10 years in business
Valerie C.
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The food was delicious and very flavorful and the service was great from the whole Sister's soul food team. They showed up on time and set everything up in a timely matter. I highly recommend Sister's for any type of event your having.

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy E.
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Catia caters lots of corporate lunches for us. Employees love her food.

Marita Lynn Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Corrine T.
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Marita's food is delicious and always very well presented. Clients are always complimentary about her food quality, presentation, taste, and service. You will not be disappointed!

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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