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Athens Caterers

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  • 29 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah B.
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I attended a wedding catered by Grillmaster Baker and was beyond thrilled with the food. Everything turned out absolutely perfect and there was plenty to go around! I highly recommend his service.

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tia B.
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Rebecca and her team made a cake for my wedding in August! It was absolutely exactly what I asked for and it tasted amazing! I appreciated Rebecca working with me and trying to ease my stress on my big day! Everything was done in a very professional and timely manner! I'll definitely go back to simply vintage cakes and catering for any cakes I would need made in the future.

Sloopyque's BBQ
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Megs R.
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Sloopyque's has catered tailgating events and parties for my husband and I on several occasions and all our guests rave about Chris' food!

Carrie's Kitchen
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mindy H.
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Carrie and her staff catered my daughters wedding reception. She served an incredible meal to nearly 250 people. The food was delicious and plentiful. The plated dinner was served very quickly. Guests were impressed at how fast all tables were served. Carrie was so easy to work with and accommodated every request my daughter and I had. We recommend Carrie and will use her any time we need anything catered. ~M Helm

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Miriah S.
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Jessy provided excellent food at a great price. Arrived on time, prepared and organized. With so many other party plans to attend to, her service allowed me to focus on the details of decorative creativity and my hosting duties. Thanks again Jessy!! I appreciate all of your hard work and effort.

  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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no job too large or too small, each event gets my personal attention and input, we make all food from scratch the old fashion way. We can cater to all ethnic food groups.We cater personal parties, corporate offices, weddings, receptions, picnics, hog roasts , every type of event. We have bartenders if needed, party planners and decorating service. We have cake sources we use. Staff to serve and clean up.

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We are a full-service catering company that takes pride in preparing homemade food items. We can also service cakes, flowers, and ice/food carvings.

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I provide private catering and have more than 12 years of experience. I will travel to you. I can cater groups of up to 5000. References are available.

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We have a great staff with catering experience. We have great recipes and will do a great job for you. We hope to hear from you. Have a great day.

  • 5 years in business
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I am a professionally trained culinarian, providing local catering and personal chef services with the use of local meat and produce to create flavorful, colorful, healthy meals with balancing flavors and texture. I do a lot of new and fusion cuisine, but I can make your every day mom-and-pop food.

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My work stands out from anyone else because of my heart and passion that goes into my work. I have a vision immediately when I know exactly what my client wants. I make sure before I do anything that it is what YOU want. I want your day to be memorable for the rest of your lives.

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No Idea Sports Dining Covers Any Event. 2011 Readers Choice Award Winner, No Idea Sports Dining is a sports bar style restaurant and catering machine. Choose from several site choices here at the Comfort Inn of Marietta, or let us come to you. We offer a standard banquet menu with affordable pricing for any budget, but we also take it further. We will do anything, any type of food and any recipe. You bring a family recipe, and we will make it for your whole part. We offer a variety of seating options, bar options, and even equipment options. Come see us today to start planning your next event.

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We are a very versatile caterer with the ability to create any menu desired! We will travel to you. We are based in WV but also have a home I Wakeman, Ohio. I will work with you to come up with the perfect menu for your event. I make quality food for a very affordable fee

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I'm a good and outgoing person. I would do what you need done and make it look good and get it done fast.

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We provide the best service & freshest products we can get. Making the customer satisfied is always are first concern.

  • 11 years in business
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Because it is very unique. I do alot of searching and traveling in different areas to find different thigs that stand out. Also, very accomadating!

  • 10 years in business
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Our business is located in the small town of Buffalo, WV. With small amount of businesses surrounding our location, we are the "hot spot" for the locals to gather and join us for food. Although small, we provide our customers with great tasting food, and we have the capability to provide catering options for a small group of 10 to a wedding reception of 200. Our capability is endless!

  • 11 years in business
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We are an award-winning barbecue catering service. We can handle Tex-Mex catering, Pan-Asian and contemporary catering services. We also offer bartending, event planning and concessions.

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I can do catering events for either small or medium groups. I can provide food, as well as help organize the event. References can be provided on request.

  • 5 years in business
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My focus is on visual stimulation, and passion and care when handling every ingredient.

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I cook and clean. I have been cooking for events for about 10 years now. I've done events from as big as 500 guests to as small as 4-5 guests. I have very reasonable prices and always make sure that my events are great.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Caterer for a Buffet Dinner Party

Charleston, WV

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian
  • Serving style
  • Head count
    10-25
  • Details
    I will pick it up & return any items that need to be

Need a Caterer to Prepare a Formal American Cuisine for a Wedding

Grove City, OH

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - formal, Other (for outside wedding in september)
  • Number of guests
    60-80
  • Details
    outside wedding buffet dinner style, 150 people.

Need Catering Services

Ashland, KY

  • Type of catering needed
    I'm not sure yet
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    BBQ
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • Details
    for a suprise 50th birthday for my husband
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