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Centerville Caterers

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  • 6 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
Susan S.
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Chef Dominick and his staff did a thoroughly professional job. Our unusually complicated brunch was beautifully presented and delicious and our guests were delighted. The Chef even prepared from scratch a special request from my husband that was not on the menu. For responsive communication, promptness, reliability, high quality dishes, courtesy, classiness and dedication to providing the best possible catering experience, I give Kitchen On Wheels outstanding marks. And, bonus, they cleaned up the kitchen like champs. I highly recommend and would hire again!

An Event by Greg
4.5
from 113 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Joy S.
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Greg and his staff did a fantastic job catering our Church event. The menu was simply elegant, presentation top notch and the food was incredible. We will use An Event by Greg for our future events (professionally and personally) and will highly recommend that you use them too!

Prestige Catering
4.6
from 93 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Mary M.
Verified review

We used Prestige Catering for the Open House for our business. They were great to work with, communicated well with us, arrived in plenty of time and did a wonderful job serving. We had appetizers and they were delicious. I especially loved the chicken Dijon Puffs. The fruit kabobs were really fresh and the cheesecake bites were wonderful. People loved the crab stuffed mushrooms, too. We would definitely use Rick and Prestige Catering again.

A Catered Affair
4.7
from 82 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Cecelia C.
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I was in a real jam for our daughter's Bridal Shower. Because we had sold our home and I was so busy with packing and moving, and then unpacking, I let the time slip-up on me to get the food ordered and prepared for the Shower ! It was Chuck, at A CATERED AFFAIR, and his wonderful associates, who said they could make this happen for me, even with the short notice as the 2 weeks I gave them ! (My words, NOT his). THIS IS AN AMAZING COMPANY AND GROUP OF WONDERFUL, CARING PROFESSIONALS !! They are Extremely Professional, kind and frankly, my LIFESAVERS ! I tried several other catering companies. One did not answer, 2 were booked, and acted as if I had created a major and profound injury, but Chuck said, "We can help you !" And I know they were, and are, as busy as any other catering business at this time of year: So, my profound thanks for their willingness to help me out of a very tough situation ! From: Cecelia in Mariemont

The Garden Gourmet LLC
4.7
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie R.
Verified review

I hired Jessica to cater an Open House for our Home Care Agency. From the moment I met Jessica I liked her! She is warm and friendly with a "can do" attitude. She presented me with a gourmet lunch menu all made with fresh foods and herbs. Her presentation of the food and arrangements was beautiful. She used fresh flowers and herbs from her own garden. We had @ 50 guests and had plenty of food. The guests couldn't stop talking about how good all the food was! I would use Jessica again and I would definitely recommend her for any catering job. She is a wonderful person!

Nibbles Catering
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa P.
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Chef Maria and her staff went above and beyond my expectations for our Christmas office party at my home. Her menu choices were all so fantastic it was hard to choose!! She is very easy to work with and the day of the event she took over and never let me help sever or clean up, I enjoyed the fact that I only had to host. We even had a mini cooking Q and A before my guests arrived. We absolutely love Maria and her staff, she will be catering all my future events!

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The Happy Chefs LLC
4.7
from 35 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim F.
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The Happy Chefs are a unique Catering company they are very personable and attention oriated, their pricing is very resonable, would recommend them to anyone! They have catered to my benefits for numerous times!

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Big Reds Bbq
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Braden P.
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Big Reds catered our company open house and it was amazing! Everyone was thoroughly impressed. I would highly recommend.

Mike's Smokehouse BBQ
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon H.
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Mike is down to earth. His catering is very professional. Presentation was impressive! Food was Awesome! Sheila was great. I am extremely happy having Mikes Smokehouse at our shin dig. 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍😁

Bar-B-Que King
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Ivan B.
Verified review

Personally I. Think most BBQ isn't what I expect, you want to taste the meat and have just the right amount of smoke and spices, its hard to find, But I found that and more at the BBQ King, everything was way ubove my expectations the price the service the King himself lol, friendly environment,fantastic food, the only place I will eat BBQ for me I have to wait till he's in the area or I find where he's at, other than that its the only place I will buy from , thank you BBQ king, Keep up the assume cooking, A Patriot guard Ridder,

Divine Catering & Events
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Dana B.
Verified review

Divine Catering & Events was nothing short of amazing when coming through for my husband and I on our wedding day. Our original plans for catering changed last minute and even though our guest list was small (approx. 50 guests) I was really concerned about the short turn around and price quote I would receive from prospective caterers. I reached out to Dabriah with Divine Catering, not only did she respond quickly and assuredly with a quote, but the prices were fair and the food was delicious! Our guest raved about how tasty everything was! Everything arrived promptly and her professionalism is second to none. We will definitely use Divine Catering & Events again in the future! Regards, Dana & Samuel Bryant

Chef Otis
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jack M.
Verified review

Chef Otis is VERY knowledgeable. We organized a grilling how to class and date night for 5 couples. He dealt with a food allergy without batting an eye. The theme of the meal was Jamaican Jerk Chicken and it was amazing!!! We are already planning our next event with Chef Otis.

  • 7 years in business
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We provide food in multiple ethnic and genres of food... There is almost nothing we can do!

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We are specializing in parties, weddings, family-style buffets, anniversary parties, baby showers and private dining events. Anderson Imperial Catering cares about it's clients and will go up and beyond to keep you satisfied. We also help book music artists and provide DJs if needed. Catering from the heart, we love, respect and dedicate ourselves to our client's guarantee.

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I am catering for your event. You name what you want, and I will cater it. I have over 30 years of experience and am great for all occasions.

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I am a professional chef of 18 years. I specialize in catering and meal planning. Whether you need, box lunches or a 5-star award winning dining, chef Adam is willing to accommodate a taste of essential magic needed in your life. He has a true passion to make a memorable event for you -- a true desire to help your event run smoothly. Do you have a busy schedule? Please ask about our package meal delivery services.

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I am a Cincinnati based catering company. I can fulfill any catering needs, from small private parties to large corporate events. My passion for food and service is shown in my work.

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I am a perfectionist and have been in food service and catering since I was 12 years old. I have catered events from 10-2000 people.

  • 31 years in business
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We offer off-site catering service for groups of 12 to 2000! From business meetings to wedding receptions, we are your local cater that will help create a unique experience for your guest. We can help you organize it all with one call. From staff and food to rental items, let LMR Catering be the only catering company you will ever need.

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I do catering events, banquets, setup decorates, and bartending. I offer hands-on with customers dealing with food, drinks and how they want a certain amount of this or that for the event.

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I offer creations of fine dining experience! I will travel up to 60 miles I have a strong passion in food, and it shows in my work. I'm doing this for my dad who died of cancer and will donate a portion to cancer research. His passion to cook is what brought me here today.

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 Buffet Caterer

Muncie, IN

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, Italian
  • Number of guests
    80-100
  • Details
    Graduation party, outdoors under a tent. Adults, teens, children invited.

Need Catering Services for a Buffet Dinner Party on May 11, 2013

Westerville, OH

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - self-service
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, BBQ
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    Small, casual picnic type gathering. Thinking basic burgers, chicken breast, etc.
  • $495
    Average price
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