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Columbus Soul Food Caterers

Browse these soul food caterers 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
Ellen D.
Verified review

Daisy and The Modern Southern Table worked with me on the catering for a pre-wedding picnic for 85 guests. I needed to have the caterer set up the food into a buffet and then come back to break it down afterwards. Daisy was very responsive to my specific requests (about gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options), and she put together a menu that was varied, interesting, and colorful. Communication throughout the process was very good. She responded very quickly to questions, and was responsive to things that came up. Daisy was also punctual. She was ready with everything when I came to the tasting. On the day of the picnic, she showed up exactly on schedule both for the set-up and break-down. I also had not thought of a few details, such as serving spoons for the chafing dishes. Daisy came prepared with everything we might need to serve the delicious food. had told her I was purchasing my own plates and eating utensils (I wanted palm leaf plates and bamboo utensils in order to compost them); but Daisy came to the picnic with picnic plates and eating utensils just in case I had forgotten. This was a sign that she knows her clients don't throw catered parties often and she is thinking of what they might need or forget. I appreciate this a lot! The best thing is that this was accomplished long-distance (except for the tasting), as I live 2 hours away from the venue. I would not hesitate to hire Daisy and The Modern Southern Table again. Thanks, Daisy!

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

Jauna is extraordinary! Prompt, reliable service and delicious food. Highly recommend Chef At The Door.

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
Melody S.
Verified review

Dos Hermanos is amazing! Best tacos in town! I know that sounds a little fake but I would really recommend them to anyone. I had them cater my graduation party. Not only was the food delicious, Lisa and her staff are awesome. P.S. I recommend the chicken tacos with the hot salsa.

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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
Beverly T.
Verified review

Everyone was very friendly and professional. They arrived in plenty time to set up and the food was very fresh and delicious! I would definitely use them again! Michelle and her family were awesome.

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

We have done business with JFTO for years and will continue to do so in the future. The food is always delicious and the customer service is second to none.

  • 29 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dei F.
Verified review

Grillmaster Baker is a team player and has excellent costumer service. His service was excellent. The food was delicious and the portion size was huge Everything was clean . It was a pleasure to eat at his place.

Slamwich Brothers LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Renee S.
    Verified review

    Love these guys! The Food is spectacular! You can get your street meat with a twist! One of my favorite things about seeing these guys around downtown (besides the food) is the price! For how amazing their food is you would think it was going to be super expensive, but its anywhere from 6-10 bucks! Another one of the great things about these guys, is they have a vegetarian option! I can't tell you how many times I'm downtown late night wanting a snack and the only thing these vendors have is meat... But have NO FEAR the Slamwich Brothers are here! And they will hook you up with the MiMi burger which is a veggie burger loaded with toppings on an amazing brioche bun!! Last but not least you can't beat the customer service. These guys are just genuine bros, making a living at something they love to do! So don't be scared to spark a conversation with these guys, they're outgoing and always up to get feedback from their customers. So if you're looking for some great funkin food, or looking for someone to cater your grad parties, block parties, work parties, etc., these guys are a phenomenal choice!

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Ryan H.
    Verified review

    Overall, a great experience. Lenan was wonderful, and the food was very good. I'd recommend her catering business to anyone.

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

    I had a last-minute need for finger foods and canapés for an outdoor reception, and Jager was able to provide a very reasonable up-front quote, a quick face to face meeting, and really yummy food for approximately 50 guests. The pulled pork sliders were delicious and the bacon/phyllo pastries were a huge hit. The rest of the selections were very tasty, and I was able to offer my guests some really beautiful and satisfying food. Chef and his assistant were professional and pleasant and I am extremely pleased with my experience. Thank you!

    JM Catering
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Debra S.
    Verified review

    Had JM Catering do a retirement party in which he provided mestballs, vegetable, fruit, and cheese trays. The food was delicious and eye appealing. Jerome was courteous, reasonable and punctual. Everyone loved the food and we definitely will use him again.

    • 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
    Thomas K.
    Verified review

    W.T.S. came to our Church twice over the past 6 month. We have had a super great experience with them. The Smoked Pulled Pork is absolutely delicious.... so is the Smoked Turkey. (Smokey Moist Deliciousness. I am making myself hungry thinking about the food) Bill, the owner was very personable and accomdating. His group did not just meet our needs... they excellelled. Excellent Food, Great Service... if you need someone to Smoke/Barbecue/Catering an event I would recommend Where There's Smoke! Two finger licking thumbs up.

    • 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.

    Carrie's Kitchen
    4.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Mindy H.
    Verified review

    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

    Dorcey's
    3.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Melissa C.
    Verified review

    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.

    • 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!

    • 18 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Sheila S.
    Verified review

    Connie did an excellent job. The food was delicious and plentiful. She served and cleaned up everything. I would definitely recommend her 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.

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    • 3 years in business
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    The All American Grill

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      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.
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