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Columbus Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals 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
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimmy H.
Verified review

Everything was great! Daisy was there on time to deliver the food and help set up for our event. Everyone LOVED the food, it was fantastic. My only suggestion would be to have labels for the items, or at least make it known that labels are not provided, so that I could've made some in advance and brought them to the event. Other than that, everything was great!

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

Jauna was amazing to work with and her food and presentation was perfection! I would definitely recommend her.

Chef Z Catering
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley M.
Verified review

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
Esther L.
Verified review

Lisa was wonderful to work with and the food was awesome

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Miggy's Taco Truck
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Everyone loved the food. You can traste the freshness.

Just For The Occasion, LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marcus M.
Verified review

I own a mobile DJ business, and have been at multiple events where Lisa Nelson and Just For the Occasion have catered. I've always been impressed with the overall presentation and professionalism shown. Most recently I experienced JFTO's services at a wedding and reception held at a community shelter house. I had attended other events at this venue and didn't expect much. Lisa and her staff transformed the place into a very elegant setting. Decorations were on point, and the food was delicious Definitely one of the best in the business!

Slamwich Brothers LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Chevy G.
    Verified review

    Slamwich Bros came to a neighborhood party. They had no min sale requirement which wouldn't have mattered in the end because they actually ran out of the wild west sandwich it was that good! Also, they accepted credit cards which I was shocked as a lot of these mobile food vendors are cash only. I definately want to try out other sandwiches and look forward to having them at another get together in the near future.

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Susan M.
    Verified review

    My husband recommended Great Point Kitchen after meeting Lenan at a networking event. My company has used her for some of our corporate events and every time I’ve been impressed. The food is well prepared, attractively presented, and always delicious. When you order from her, please do yourself a favor and order the amazing mouthwatering brownies. You will not be disappointed.

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

    The food was wonderful. Everything was prepared to perfection. The pulled pork and brisket were flavorful and juicy. I have already recommended this caterer and will use them again. Mr. Yeager took care of everything from salad to the entrée to dessert. I usually prepare all the food for special occasions, but this particular event was hectic and left no time for food prep. Mr. Yeager took care of setting everything up and then broke everything down after. I was able to enjoy family and friends without any stress and the cost was very affordable.

    JM Catering
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Chantilla B.
    Verified review

    Jerome did a great job for our event. All the food was delicisous and plentiful. We will definitely contact him first for future events. Extremely pleased. Cornerstone Supported Living

    Wurst Und Bier
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Beth W.
    Verified review

    We decided at the last minute to have a food truck at my daughter's graduation party. AJ was available and made the process very easy. The food truck was a big hit at the party! Food and service were both outstanding!

    • 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.

    Where There's Smoke LLC
    4.8
    from 5 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Marilyn L.
    Verified review

    Best food ever!

    A taste of the world
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    William P.
    Verified review

    Chef Mike was great in the development stages of the event: he talked me through the process and made a menu that fit my event needs. He was prompt, very polite and professional at the event. The food and environment was outstanding. No stone was left unturned. I will definitely use him again and encourage all to do the same.

    Harris
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Vince K.
    Verified review

    I had a very short timeline to cater my New Year's Party (it started as a small gathering and turned into a full blown 40+ party the weekend before New Years Eve) so I posted my needs to Thumbtack. Leah responded to my request in less than 15 minutes after I posted it and worked with me to determine an affordable solution that fit my timeline and budget. She was honest and fair with her quote and even worked with me to find ways to save costs. She delivered the food on time and allowed me to use her chafing dishes and serving equipment as well as fuel to keep everything hot. Our party was Gatsby-themed, so she suggested a 1920's style glazed ham entree/side combo with potatoes and carrots in a delicious sauce as well as another dish of chicken and rice with veggies and asparagus in a rosemary butter sauce. The food was also presented very well, and her attention to detail was great. We also had 2 large servings of Walforf Salad that was a big hit as well. Overall, the food was delicious, it was delivered on time and best of all it was all done with basically a 1 day notice. I highly recommend Leah's services to anyone looking for delicious food at a fair price. I would not hesitate to hire her again for future parties because everyone at my party only had great things to say about all the food.

    • 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.

    • 3 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Donna D.
    Verified review

    They were super easy to work with, friendly, professional, and reliable. I would definitely use again!

    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.

    • 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!

    ester food for your soul

    New To Thumbtack

    • 3 years in business
    About

    I have the and cook the best soulfood in Columbus ohio. I have the most affordable services.

    The All American Grill

    New To Thumbtack

      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

      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 catering

      Columbus, OH

      • Event type
        Other (Holiday Party)
      • Which meal
        Lunch
      • Interested in the following cuisine
        Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort)
      • Serving style
      • Staff needed
        Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
      • Head count
        150-200
      • Details
        Just need food dropped off - no other services
      • $16.08
        Average price

      Need catering (drop-off)

      Columbus, OH

      • Interested in the following cuisine
        Italian, Mediterranean, French
      • Serving style
        Buffet, Individually packaged
      • Head count
        25-50
      • Budget per person
        More than $60 per person (please estimate) (8-10)
      • Details
        37 people
      • $190
        Average price

      Need Full Service Event Caterer

      Columbus, OH

      • Event type
        Other (Church Banquet )
      • Which meal
        Dinner
      • Dishes and beverages
        Full meal, Appetizer(s), Dessert(s), Beverages (non-alcoholic)
      • Interested in the following cuisine
        BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Hors D'oeurves
      • Serving style
        Buffet, Food stations
      • Staff needed
        Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
      • Head count
        125-150
      • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
        No dietary restrictions
      • Details
        We also want linen and table decorations included.
      • $2958.75
        Average price
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