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Columbus Caterers

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The Modern Southern Table
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dave S.
Verified review

Daisy was very responsive and able to put together a great spread on short notice. The food tasted wonderful! Highly recommend Daisy for any of your catering needs.

Chef At The Door
4.7
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Beverly J.
Verified review

I live in DC. My party was in Pickerington, Ohio. I had one month to find a caterer for a surprise 85th birthday party for my aunt. I probably spoke to 6 different caterers. I knew immediately Jauna was my person. She is experienced, professional, and not thrown by my indecisiveness. She created a beautiful buffet out of a pretty restricted menu (my criteria!) I was impressed that she was able to adapt to my requests and lead me when I didn't know what to do. She was late. It took her 3 hours to reach the event location due to traffic. It should have taken 45 minutes. I loved that even tho we were setting up while guests were there I don't think anyone really noticed! So, even with that glitch my experience was outstanding. The party was so nice, Juana is so skilled, and even surprised me with additions to the menu that showed me how committed she was to this project. It was her details that made the catering go from good to great. One of my guests even asked for her card. This person is the community manager for the property! Proof that even the delay was not an issue!! Thank you Jauna.

Chef Z Catering
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley M.
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Fabulous catering. Food was great. Chef z is a very lovely man and great chef. He did a wonderful job for my dinner party.

Dos Hermanos Taco Truck
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Harry W.
Verified review

Amazing! Everything is delicious and ingredients are consistently fresh. I have been delighted to both visit their trucks and enjoy Dos Hermanos catering for a few events now. It really adds something to your gatherings to have fresh homemade food!

  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mike T.
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Maria did an outstanding job and I will use her catering services again in the future

  • 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.

Jager Catering
4.3
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy S.
Verified review

Robert catered my husband's 50th surprise birthday party for 40 guests at our home in Westerville. His service, presentation and food were all exceptional. He made our special event unforgettable and all of our friends and family raved about how great the food was. Robert prepared lobster tail, shrimp and chicken Chardonnay plus sides. He interacted and mingled with family and guests and has a great and warm personality. I would highly recommend him to all our friends and family. Great job Robert!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Regina B.
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Chef Simmone was very timely and professional and had excellent suggestions for our small family dinner. She was prompt in delivery and the food was delicious. Having planned this event from another state the ease of communication was very appealing for me since I do not reside where the party was planned. Excellent and would recommend her to any who are looking for a catering service. The amount of food was more than needed and great for take home.

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jock W.
Verified review

We had an outdoor, summer wedding and chose Road Hog Willy's to do the catering. The food was absolutely outstanding and his catering prices are competitive and fair.....We tried so many different BBQ's from several companies to get the best taste and price. We made the right choice because everyone loved the BBQ and side dishes. Road Hog Willy's will not disappoint no matter what the occasion.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jadea H.
Verified review

She was great. Very professional. She was on time and was really engaged. The food was amazing and she catered to our every need. I will recommend Olivia to anyone who is looking for a personal chef to come to their house. She will definitely be back to mine.

Destiny Treats & Design
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Myrna W.
Verified review

Working with Destiny Treats is a great experience. Very professional. Always willing to give the customer top rated service and products. Great company for your catering and party planning needs. I

CZNZeats
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sagal A.
Verified review

Jennifer and Brad catered to our Administrative Appreciation Day. They brought in vegetarian egg strata as well as ham and cheese strata. Along with that there were fresh fruit, sausage (pork and turkey), roasted potatoes, and monkey bread. Jennifer and Brad were kind, hospitable, and accommodating. Everything was fantastic and they made sure the chafing dishes were replenished. However, there were few issues that were minuscule and didn't parade the morning.

  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney S.
Verified review

We used World Wide Catering for a baby shower and they were fantastic! It was a Cinco De Mayo theme so we had a food truck with Mexican inspired dishes. The food was delicious and the staff was super friendly. The event ended up running later than expected and they were happy to accommodate us by staying. I would recommend them and their food truck services to anyone in need of catering an event. Dishes, silverware and napkins were all provided, the menu selection was just right, and communication and scheduling with them is a breeze! It was nice to not have to clean up for once, and their prices are beyond reasonable. Thanks so much for making the baby shower and awesome event!

Streetside 62 Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
Josh M.
Verified review

Streetside 62 has excellent food for a good value. The restaurant is a terrific place to have a meal in the dining room and a cocktail on the patio. Their catering is top notch (of course it helps dealing with the owner directly). The food does not drop in quality just because it is a catering job. The 2 weddings and a few corporate events catered by Matt where very very good. Would recommend to anyone for sure.

About

Angelic Creations specializes in catering and event planning. My Calendar is filling up fast. Get your appointment today! Do you have a big party or a wedding coming up? Don't want to be bothered with the work? Let me help! Some of the events I have planned are conferences, concerts, dinner theaters, trips, club promotions and carnivals. I have over 20 years of catering and party planning experience. My prices are affordable but you could never tell it in my food or service. I can do anything from small parties to large groups. We could do buffet, sit down or action stations. References available upon request.

  • 7 years in business
About

I have a 1970's retro-fitted horse trailer which I converted into a traveling bistro kitchen. I do street food, festivals, and catering.

About

I have been doing home-cooked meals from scratch for over 25 years. I am catering for up to 150 people. I cook things like lasagna, cold meat sack, and lunches. I also cook pastries for your breakfast meetings or brunch. I do specialty cakes and wedding cakes as well.

  • 18 years in business
About

The full-service catering and culinary tutor services I provide include the following: Scratch baking * Pastries * Breads * Pies * Cakes * Chocolatier * Gluten-free and vegan friendly * Asian * Japanese * Korean * Chinese * Vietnamese * Indian * American traditional * Greek * Middle Eastern * Charcuterie * Sausage * Bacon * Cured, brined, and smoked meats * Tour catering Previous clients include the following: - George Strait - Taylor Swift - Ronnie Milsap - Motley Crue - Def Leppard - Snoop Dogg - Dresden Dolls - Metallica - Ozzy - Kenny Chesney - Justin Timberlake - Jane's Addiction - Marilyn Manson - Nine Inch Nails - Bauhaus

About

We offer mobile food concessions and catering, as well as event and party food service. We are fully licensed and insured. I have worked with upscale food and restaurants my whole life. Seeing someone enjoy my cooking and meeting new people are the reasons I do this. Here is a current list of some clients I've worked for in the last 12 months: - Cheryl Gray - Auctioneer - Lithopolis Honey Festival - Hickory Ridge Apple Festival - The Ohio State University - Wexner Center for the Arts - The Blue Stone - formerly BOMA downtown - Oakland Nursery - Oakland Park

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We provide a 5 star cuisine but budget friendly. We also not only cater ee do event planning and sell baked goods

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I offer fresh breads and pastries. Team building is available. I'm a private chef doing catering and group or individual cooking classes.

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.

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.

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.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.

Actual Requests

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Need Catering Services for a Buffet Catered Event on August 17, 2013

Middletown, OH

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Italian
  • Number of people
    100-150
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • Details
    vegy tray and cheese and crackers and meat. alfredo and pasta with salad and bread
  • $19
    Average price

Need a Caterer for a Bridal Shower on May 5

Galloway, OH

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • Details
    This is for a casual bridal shower. Pasta salad, tortilla roll ups, cheesecake stuffed strawberries and cupcakes laid out to look like a weeding gown is what I had in mind for approximately 30-40 people

Need a Caterer for Coctail Party

Dublin, OH

  • Event type
    Cocktail party
  • Cuisine type
    Other (finger foods, veggie tray and fruit tray)
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • Details
    College graduation party for my daughter
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