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Dayton Thanksgiving Caterers

Browse these thanksgiving caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Dayton.

  • 6 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Carina H.
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Thanks to Dominic and his team our Thanksgiving dinner was delicious. We would defiantly have you help us celebrate again! Turkey-outstanding!

An Event by Greg
4.5
from 118 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 232 hires on Thumbtack
Anne P.
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Dealing with Greg Lutz with a Catered Affair was a pleasure. Greg always responded back to my messages sent and he responded very quickly. The service and food was excellent. All the staff I encountered with A Catered Affair were very nice, perfessional and they made my party a very enjoyable event. I have used caterers before but after dealing with A Catered Affair I will not use anyone else. I would recommend them to anyone because I know they will do an excellent job. Thanks again Catered Affair!!

Prestige Catering
4.6
from 94 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi V.
Verified review

Rick Hutchins and Prestige Catering are A+. They came and catered our work Thanksgiving lunch. He accommodated everything we asked for and the food and service were great. We were so pleased that we hired him again to do our Christmas brunch - can't wait!! I highly recommend Prestige Catering!! Reasonable prices; delicious food; Great service!

A Catered Affair
4.7
from 85 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Emily C.
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Everything about A Catered Affair was easy—and more importantly—delicious. I would absolutely work with them again and recommend them to anyone in the Dayton area who is looking for an amazingly courteous, nice, reasonably priced caterer. Thank you John!

Nibbles Catering
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia L.
Verified review

The Nibbles staff catered my daughter's wedding that I had at my home. They were so professional, arriving on time with everything they needed. They were very attentive all night, keeping track of the flow of the reception and checking in with me on key points. But, at the same time they took it on themselves to make decisions for many things to keep things running smoothly (which I so appreciated since I was busy with other things). Their cleanup was great and they left my kitchen cleaner than they found it! Thanks Nibbles!

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The Happy Chefs LLC
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Sai K.
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I was looking for a traditional thanksgiving dinner on a budget to feed 90 people for a school event. The Happy Chefs LLC gave me a great deal and left an excellent impression. They were professional, arrived ahead of time and communicated very well. The food tasted really good and a lot of students particularly complimented the food. Chef Jay, his wife Mary Jo and Chef Jim were warm and polite and they stayed back to take care of replacements even though they were contracted only for a drop off. I would definitely recommend them and I know I am going to reach out to them for more projects in the future

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Big Reds Bbq
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Krissy B.
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Great food! We ordered Thanksgiving dinner and it was delicious! Will try again!

The Nook Cafe & Catering
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Allison G.
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Sabrina and The Nook did an outstanding job catering breakfast for my customers. Food was wonderful. Her professionalism and punctuality was also on point. Would recommend and will use again!

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Spinning Platters LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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Joe G.
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We were able to completely customize our menu and the caterer worked with our budget. I feel that we got a great bang for our buck. The food arrived hot and on time. I will hire this caterer again.

Cuisine East West Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca L.
Verified review

Charlie is awesome! Having only a day's notice, Charlie was able to work with me on creating a food menu (with certain dietary restrictions) while also providing me with a bar tender/ server, as well as plates & glassware. The day prior to my fundraiser, my caterer called and cancelled and I was stuck trying to find a new caterer that could provide a specialized food menu (no shellfish, pork, or dairy appetizers) for 30 guests as well as both a server to help set up/ close down the event and a bartender to serve drinks. In addition, I also required glassware and plate rentals. I contacted more than 20 caterers in the Cincinnati/ Kentucky area trying to find someone who could fulfill all of my requirements. Charlie responded quickly and worked with me (well past business hours) to create a personalized menu, find servers, and have everything organized. The next day, Charlie personally went to the event and did the set up to make sure that everything would run smoothly before handing off the event to one of his capable servers. Throughout the fundraiser, people came up to me and complimented the food and were pleased with the service. At the end of the night, I spoke with the host (who was unaware of any catering issues) and he thanked me for arranging the food/ service and praised Charlie & his server for the delicious food as well as leaving his kitchen clean and organized before leaving. Not only did Charlie work around a very tight schedule, but he kept me at ease throughout that very stressful day, letting me know what everything was in good hands and updating me whenever I called. Finding a caterer in the Cincinnati area that can help throw an elegant event with tasty food and great service is do-able; finding a caterer who can provide these same great services with only a day's notice is rare. I highly recommend calling Charlie for future catering needs- you will not be sorry.

Smoker EZ BBQ LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Charlotte H.
Verified review

I had smoker ez BBQ supply the food for my wedding in June 2014. It was delicious. It came ready to eat,hot, and with all the supplies I needed to keep it hot, and ready for serving. Craig helped me to determine how much food I would need and portion sizing. Everything was wonderful and every time I get the chance i recommend smoker ez BBQ. I have also ordered from them for the super bowl 2015 &2016 and am always pleased with the food and service. I highly recommend both the food and the company. I order from them every time I can. Thanks for your awesome food and I will be returning for some more shortly.

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We are specializing in parties, weddings, family-style buffets, anniversary parties, baby showers and private dining events. Anderson Imperial Catering cares about it's clients and will go up and beyond to keep you satisfied. We also help book music artists and provide DJs if needed. Catering from the heart, we love, respect and dedicate ourselves to our client's guarantee.

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I have many years of experience in the food service business, and my greatest joy is providing high-quality one-of-a-kind service. I'm a chef who loves nothing more than to make your event a memorable one.

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I offer creations of fine dining experience! I will travel up to 60 miles I have a strong passion in food, and it shows in my work. I'm doing this for my dad who died of cancer and will donate a portion to cancer research. His passion to cook is what brought me here today.

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I am catering for your event. You name what you want, and I will cater it. I have over 30 years of experience and am great for all occasions.

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Chef Chops Catering delivers the finest quality of food, presentation and care for you and your catering needs. We do custom menu choices that fit your specific catering needs. Regardless if you have a party of 15, 30 or even 100, we can meet and exceed your expectations. All meals are made in-house. We do private and corporate feasts.

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We specialize in made-from-scratch southern comfort cuisine. Our specialties range from prime ribs, fresh seafoods, organic chickens and awesome desserts. Using our worldly travels, we boldly season and present with Texas sized love.

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I am a perfectionist and have been in food service and catering since I was 12 years old. I have catered events from 10-2000 people.

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I have a 24 ft. trailer smoker and kitchen. I have been doing fairs and catering for about nine years. I have done weddings and reunions. I compete in BBQ competitions.

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I am a Cincinnati based catering company. I can fulfill any catering needs, from small private parties to large corporate events. My passion for food and service is shown in my work.

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I clean residential homes and apartments. I am allergic to cats. I am also a caterer for all types of food.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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