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Oxford Party Caterers

Browse these party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oxford.

  • 6 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Molly A.
Verified review

Chef Dominick prepared a wonderful four course meal for a bachelorette party of 10 girls! It was delicious and beautifully prepared. He was extremely responsive and professional to work with. It was so much fun and I would highly recommend hiring him!

An Event by Greg
4.5
from 118 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 232 hires on Thumbtack
Anne P.
Verified review

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
Michelle L.
Verified review

Working with Rick was wonderful! Prestige Catering provided the most delicious food for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary party. All my guests raved about the food. I will use them again.

A Catered Affair
4.7
from 85 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Doris C.
Verified review

Chuck and his staff at A Catered Affair are simply the best! Great prices, beautiful presentation. Their menu is vast, and they are able to accommodate dietary restrictions as well. I have used their services over the years for small and large cocktail parties, charity dinners, my family Christmas Eve party, my niece's bat mitzvah, open houses, business lunches, retirement party, and more. I even chose my venue for my wedding because I was able to use A Catered Affair there! I had seen some hors d'oeuvres in a wedding magazine, and they were able to duplicate them perfectly for my wedding reception. And their prices are so reasonable!

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

Chef Maria did a wonderful job catering a party at my home. Her menu options were perfect for adults as well as children. Everyone raved about the food! Her professionalism is second to none, she and her staff took care of all the details and made sure things ran smoothly throughout the party. We look forward to using Maria in the near future.

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The Happy Chefs LLC
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terilyn R.
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Jay catered a party we had for about 30 peeps. Food was GREAT, theme was GREAT, Jay and rest of staff were GREAT! What can I say..... GREAT! Highly recommend Happy Chefs!

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Big Reds Bbq
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jen M.
Verified review

Big Red’s did an outstanding job for our back to school party. Their homemade sauces, mac and cheese, burgers...and the chicken...AMAZING! Everyone at our party raved about how wonderful the food was. The owners are so friendly and kind. We will definitely use Big Red’s for future events!

Mike's Smokehouse BBQ
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Justin P.
Verified review

I have to be honest I never give out 5 stars. Mike's quality of food was excellent and well prepared. The flavor of his Barbeque sends me back to when I was a young lad with sauce all over my face and no napkins. His choice of sides are good like his Mac and Cheese with Jalapenos. At first I was skeptical of Mac n cheese with Jalapenos but really enjoyed it. Overall I would say Mike's Barbeque is a good choice for party's or get togethers...

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Spinning Platters LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melanie B.
Verified review

Marco accommodated all of our food needs and the food was delicious. Although he came from Cincinnati to Dayton the food was hot. Everyone raved over the food and it became a center point of the party. The meat was tender and sides full of flavor. Marco was easy to get a hold of and his response time was quick. We are all stuffed and lots of leftovers for tomorrow.

TasteeTowers
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Irene B.
Verified review

She came and gave us the best meal we've had in years! It was a surprise dinner party for my sisters birthday. I asked for a meal we had once on our first trip to the bahamas that she still talks about to this day. The flavors were amazing. It was actually even better than when we were in the islands! She setup up and broke down quickly leaving us with no mess behind. It was the best idea ive had in years to hire a personal chef. It took alot of pressure off of me as im usually the family cook for past events.

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
Eric D.
Verified review

Smoker EZ BBQ catered my wedding on May 16th 2015. We had about 150 people attending the wedding, and through multiple emails / phone calls with Craig, we got an estimate on how much food we would need. The day of the wedding they showed up on time, prompt, with enough people to serve the food and keep the line moving. The food was delicious as it has always been with Smoker EZ. Our guests commented over and over how they loved the food, and how much better it was than the usual wedding food. I would highly recommend Smoker EZ BBQ for any event / party / situation that required food.

Occam Dining
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda Y.
Verified review

We hired Leland for a surprise birthday party at home and it could not have been better! He was personable and professional and the food was delicious! It was a wonderful night!

About

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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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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We are well known for our fried chicken. We can accommodate small groups or large groups as well, including weddings, company outings, or any special event. We also do ham, turkey and roast beef for catering events. Give us a call, and let us cater to your needs for your special event.

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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 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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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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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.

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.

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 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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