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Columbus Dinner Caterers

Browse these dinner catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Columbus.

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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
Pam M.
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We had Southern Table cater our Thanksgiving dinner. She was on time. She had all the fixings ready to be put on the heat. We had turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, deviled eggs, corn and green bean casserole. Everything was great tasting and there was enough for everyone. Our party was a definite success :).

Chef Z Catering
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 29 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.

  • 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

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

Harris
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy P.
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Leah and her staff provided an excellent menu for a party of 35 employees. The food was well prepared and at the right temperature when served. She set the event up for us and made sure that everything discussed was present and on time. Her friendly manner and professionalism made I a pleasure to have engaged her services. I look forward to an opportunity to utilize her catering services again in the future.

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

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

Dorcey's
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa C.
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Kristie is awesome to work with. She goes the extra mile to make wedding dreams come true. If we showed her an example of something we liked she new how to get it, either by making it herself or where to get it.We had a destination wedding and Kristie came to the beach and worked so hard to get us what we wanted.We came home and had a beautiful reception. So many guests replied " it looked like something out of a magazine" it was gorgeous. Kristie spent a lot of time with us working on every detail. She even MADE beautiful hair accessories that looked like antique brooches,found mothers gifts, bridesmaids gifts, she did it all, flowers, food , music, venue, photography. There are so many decisions and details with a wedding that we couldn't have done it with out her. She is so talented and has the best ideas. I would use her services again for parties, dinners, receptions, showers, loved working with her.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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All of my family dishes are passed down from North Carolina. I specialize in Southern Dishes Southern Jerk Chicken, Macaroni Pie. I also cook Southern Brunch. I can cook just about anything.

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Grand Day Cafe Catering offers catering for any occasion from small meetings to large events. We offer breakfast, lunch, desserts, and snacks for any size event. Call or email today to have Grand Day Cafe cater for you!

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We at W. Catering stand firm on providing exceptional service from teaching cooking classes to catering, to private chef services and lunch delivery. We are here to service you and make sure your next event or personal dining experience is served with exceptional food and service at very competitive prices.

  • 19 years in business
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We work for union people over ten years at least three party's a year for over 300 persons each party

  • 6 years in business
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I am currently the youngest self-made caterer in the area. I dedicate myself to the food i create 200% and i make it show. I have a culinary certificate in Multicultural cuisine and i hope to further that education when i have time and money to go back to school. I can do small events (5-20) or large parties (20-300), or larger if needed. If you choose me as your caterer, you will not be disappointed.

  • 21 years in business
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Corporate Caterers offers our guests easy ordering, fresh and tasty which is perfect for an office catering. Please give us a call the next time you are in need of catering for your business.

  • 5 years in business
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Let us cater your event. We cater to venue needs!

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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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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.

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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.

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We provide catering, server, set-up, break-down, cleaning, bartending, pick-up food, display food, and anything else that would be needed for either private or corporate events.

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.
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