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Dublin Custom Caterers

Browse these custom caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Dublin.

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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 Z Catering
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 27 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.

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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 👍

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

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ryan H.
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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
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
Debra S.
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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.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ametrious M.
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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.
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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.

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

Mike and his chef came to my house and were very professional and entertaining. They prepared an amazing custom dinner for my girlfriend and I on Valentine's Day. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to have a personalized custom dining experience...

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
  • 4 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.

Chef Otis
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jack M.
Verified review

Chef Otis is VERY knowledgeable. We organized a grilling how to class and date night for 5 couples. He dealt with a food allergy without batting an eye. The theme of the meal was Jamaican Jerk Chicken and it was amazing!!! We are already planning our next event with Chef Otis.

About

We can turn any room into a coffee house warm and inviting. An open bar guests can try as many drinks as they would like

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We provide catering, server, set-up, break-down, cleaning, bartending, pick-up food, display food, and anything else that would be needed for either private or corporate events.

About

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.

  • 3 years in business
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Food is the quickest way to gain love from strangers. Everybody Loves the Cook!

About

My work stands out from anyone else because of my heart and passion that goes into my work. I have a vision immediately when I know exactly what my client wants. I make sure before I do anything that it is what YOU want. I want your day to be memorable for the rest of your lives.

About

I have been doing home-cooked meals from scratch for over 25 years. I am catering for up to 150 people. I cook things like lasagna, cold meat sack, and lunches. I also cook pastries for your breakfast meetings or brunch. I do specialty cakes and wedding cakes as well.

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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!

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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