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Hilliard 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 At The Door
4.7
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Beverly J.
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I live in DC. My party was in Pickerington, Ohio. I had one month to find a caterer for a surprise 85th birthday party for my aunt. I probably spoke to 6 different caterers. I knew immediately Jauna was my person. She is experienced, professional, and not thrown by my indecisiveness. She created a beautiful buffet out of a pretty restricted menu (my criteria!) I was impressed that she was able to adapt to my requests and lead me when I didn't know what to do. She was late. It took her 3 hours to reach the event location due to traffic. It should have taken 45 minutes. I loved that even tho we were setting up while guests were there I don't think anyone really noticed! So, even with that glitch my experience was outstanding. The party was so nice, Juana is so skilled, and even surprised me with additions to the menu that showed me how committed she was to this project. It was her details that made the catering go from good to great. One of my guests even asked for her card. This person is the community manager for the property! Proof that even the delay was not an issue!! Thank you Jauna.

Chef Z Catering
4.8
from 22 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.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Curtis H.
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What a great decision!! Could not ask for a more responsive company!! Easy to work with and the installer was fabulous!! Reasonable and Attentive! I would use and recommend to family and friends!!

  • 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.

  • 29 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy S.
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Had his mouth watering food at a trade show. He is on the short list as a caterer for our wedding venue. We support local small buinesses

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.

  • 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.

Harris
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy P.
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Leah and her staff provided an excellent menu for a party of 35 employees. The food was well prepared and at the right temperature when served. She set the event up for us and made sure that everything discussed was present and on time. Her friendly manner and professionalism made I a pleasure to have engaged her services. I look forward to an opportunity to utilize her catering services again in the future.

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.

Dorcey's
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alex D.
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This woman made my dreams come true! I could go on and on about everything wonderful she did for me, but I'll say she did everything I had asked her, but made it ten times better. My beach destination wedding was the most beautiful scene I've ever seen, it could have been in a magazine. She made my arch out of branches, in 90 degree weather, in the sand! (Meaning she traveled for our wedding). Then for the reception back home she turned an old barn into an elegant dinner party, full of beautiful lights, flowers, and the best country style decor. All of our guests complimented her work. I would highly recommend her to anybody. And I'd definitely use her again for a party!

Chef Otis
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jack M.
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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 provide full catering and baking needs. This includes wedding cakes, specialty cakes, donuts and BBQ. We are certified chefs and bakers. You dream it, we create it!

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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.

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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.

  • 21 years in business
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Corporate Caterers offers our guests easy ordering, fresh and tasty which is perfect for an office catering. Please give us a call the next time you are in need of catering for your business.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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All of my family dishes are passed down from North Carolina. I specialize in Southern Dishes Southern Jerk Chicken, Macaroni Pie. I also cook Southern Brunch. I can cook just about anything.

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We are local, fresh, and organic. We offer catering events from just a few to thousands of meals over the course of many days.

  • 4 years in business
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Healthy meals are provided weekly. Catering is also available. I am a chef and personal trainer who brings delicious healthy food with flare.

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I offer BBQ catering, smoked meats, pig roasts, full menu or entree only. I have a Southern pride BBQ pit as well as a Traeger pellet BBQ pit. We can cook up to 1000 pounds of meat at one time.

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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.

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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