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Columbus Wedding Caterers

Browse these wedding 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
Hayley C.
Verified review

I just wanted to take a moment and say how wonderful Modern Southern Table is. They catered my wedding last year, everything was wonderful. The food was delicious, the services was fantastic, and all my guest it enjoyed it. They turned a very stressful time into a great and memorable time. The food was amazing, and Tyler Florence was so right, The Gumbo is amazing!

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

Jaunna did an excellent job with catering for our birthday party. It was a surprise party so I needed someone that would be on time and responsive to changes. She came exactly when I asked, was quick with the setup, and the food was wonderfull. I will definately use her services again. Great menu and very responsive.

Chef Z Catering
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Yolanda Z.
Verified review

Mark was great to work with. He catered a wedding reception for 50. We had a range of tastes among our crowd, and he served something for everyone. Crab cakes and Brie in crust were my personal favs, and the pastries were a great hit. Lovely presentation, Very attentive, reliable (even though I forgot to check my email), and super reasonable. Thank you, Mark, for making our celebration a success!

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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
Victoria S.
Verified review

Highly recommend for catering! All our guests loved the food! Thanks Miggy's 👍

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!

    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!

    JM Catering
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Ninette H.
    Verified review

    We hired JM catering for my grandmother Marie Winbush 75th birthday party. He was able to stay within our budget and meet our very specific menu request. Everyone raved at how wonderful the food was. I would definitely recommend his services to others and use him again for other functions. JM was prompt, professional, and provided a great service. Thank you

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Ametrious M.
    Verified review

    I recently had RahZae Simmone cater mt wedding reception for 180 guest. It was a plated dinner and i must say the experience was outstanding. There were some hiccups on my end, but the chef was very understanding. I would like to add that i was a bridezilla, but the professionalism still remaind the same, you made my night.

    • 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.

    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.

    • 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.

    • 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

    About

    I am honest, tried and true! I have a solid client base inside Columbus and out of the state of Ohio. I offer several items that can be shipped. I also give lessons in both baking and cooking. Private one on one or in a group setting!

    About

    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.

    About

    My service is so very personal, I take pride in doing an excellent job. I go the extra mile and put the anointing touch that God himself gave me to everything I do so that makes it blessed and personal.

    • 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

    • 3 years in business
    About

    Food is the quickest way to gain love from strangers. Everybody Loves the Cook!

    • 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.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    Let us cater your event. We cater to venue needs!

    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.

    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 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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