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Dublin Custom Caterers

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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
Hayley C.
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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 Z Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 30 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
Denise G.
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Catered my wedding reception of a little over 100 people. It was buffet style and was enough for everyone to get seconds. Her prices were very affordable and I plan to use her personal chef services in the near future.

Just For The Occasion, LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Andy W.
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I had the pleasure of working with Just For The Occasion, LLC for my wife’s 50th birthday celebration. They are true professionals. They are detail oriented, punctual, and provide service with a smile. Not only are they great caterers but great decorators as well. The table linens, decorations, and fresh flowers made a huge impact! The food was delicious and the presentation was fantastic! I could not have asked for a better company to help me plan my wife’s special day. Thanks Just For The Occasion, LLC. I could not have done it without you! I look forward to working with you again in the future. A. Wood

Jager Catering
4.3
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy W.
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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
Kelsey S.
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We had an outdoor two part event where we fed a total of 400 people. Jerome worked with us to create a great BBQ menu within our budget. The food was phenomenal and the service was great. The staff was extremely professional showing up early to set up, stayed through the entirety of the event, and cleaned up afterwards. All in all it was a great experience and I'm looking forward to working with JM Catering again.

  • 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.

Where There's Smoke LLC
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thomas K.
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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.
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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.

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.

Streetside 62 Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
Josh M.
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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.

About

We offer great catering for a great cause! Our team of professionals includes our chefs and event and sales staff who will work with you every step of the way to make this a memorable and smooth-sailing event. Whether you are planning a large, extravagant event or a small meeting or celebration, L.A. Catering will make your event a success. L.A. Catering's dedicated team of professionals is known for its attention to detail and takes pride in the high quality of service that is provided, as well as in preparing and displaying our food selections in a creative and visually appealing manner. We specialize in buffet-style meals and plated meals, although we are willing to take on any other style that you have in mind! If you need a location for your event, we can assist you. L.A. Catering has a beautiful event center that is located just outside of downtown Columbus, at 670 Harmon Avenue. We are also a preferred caterer at 18 locations throughout central Ohio. L.A. Catering is a proud division of LifeCare Alliance, which has been serving the local community with outstanding service through its nutrition and health programs since 1898. All profits from L.A. Catering are invested back into LifeCare Alliance to support older adults and chronically ill and disabled individuals whom we serve in central Ohio.

  • 7 years in business
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I have a 1970's retro-fitted horse trailer which I converted into a traveling bistro kitchen. I do street food, festivals, and catering.

  • 18 years in business
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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

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My cakes are baked fresh for your event, never frozen. I use only the highest quality ingredients, which are purchased fresh (or picked fresh from my garden) every week. I make my own madagascar vanilla extract - better than ANY that can be bought. I only book two weddings per weekend, to make sure that your very special cake has the attention to detail that it deserves. There are no "mass produced" cakes here. I am the only person who will work on your cake, I do not delgate the work to employees. When you order your cake from Enticing Icings, you KNOW you are getting the very best quality cake you can find.

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My services include the following: * Meeting and Event Planning * Catering * Event Staffing - Bartenders, Service Staff, Buffet Setup * Party Planning

  • 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.

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I offer personal catering for graduations, weddings, birthdays, and office parties and home deliveries for family dinners.

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My partner cook and I have many years of cooking experience. We can prepare a vast menu for those interested. We are mature individuals and serious cooks.

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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!

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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