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Browse these soul food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Youngstown.

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  • 31 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jack V.
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Chef Scott catered a 15 person company Christmas Party at our home this past Friday He did an excellent job in preparing and timing the meal in accordance with the informal atmosphere of the party Everyone had a great time and the food was delicious Jack V

  • 12 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel F.
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I hired Lisa to cook a special birthday dinner for my mother and her husband and was very happy with the outcome. She was prompt and professional every step of the way. My mother loved her five-course gourmet meal and said the service was amazing. I would recommend Lisa to anyone looking for beautiful, delicious food and professional service.

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ATWC, Inc
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison S.
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Thank you again Art!!!! You truly made our Family Wedding Celebration Day Fabulous this past Saturday 8-12-18 ...the food was exquisite!!! You assisted in making this day perfect by all you did on a short notice!!! Again it meant a lot to myself and Nate, as well as my parents and family. We will definitely use you again!

Mantua Corners Catering
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Stefanie A.
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Food was delicious and the caterer was fabulous to work with! We will definitely work with them again.

Jeff's awsome food.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Thomas D.
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Jeff's Awesome Food catered a family reunion for us. I couldn't of asked for better food and service. It was served buffet style and everything was kept hot and replenished. Would definitely recommend and have him cater again.

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Twisted Apron
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barb K.
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All of the above and more. Christy and her staff were wonderful and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend Twisted Apron for any event that you want tasty food at a reasonable cost. Will hire Christy in a heartbeat for any of my future events. Give her a call, won't be sorry!

Visual Drama Designs
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Archana B.
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Visual drama designs catered my housewarming party. Khawana and Katrina met with me a couple of times before the event and they really got to get to know me. I wasn't sure what to expect but they went beyond my expectations. The decor was tailored to my personality and taste. The food was delicious. I highly recommend this dynamic duo. I will hire them again in the future. They are extremely pleasant to work with and very friendly!

That Little Italian Kitchen
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leigh N.
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Lots of praise for Therese & her team at That Little Italian Kitchen! My company first started working with Therese at least 6 years ago to help feed our working personnel & on-air talent during an annual HOF television production/event. Her food is always delicious and her staff is incredibly considerate & kind. She goes above and beyond to assure that we, as the customer, are always satisfied. It's been a pleasure to enjoy TLIK's italian cuisine for our catering needs over the years!

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn L.
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My eyes filled with tears as I first read the menu Brian and SOW Foods created. Finally! somebody get us! I felt like Brian had known us for years. He created dishes not only of our favorite foods but also incorporated our personalities, our families, and was even able to work with picky 84 year old grandma. SOW food was so much more than just a caterer they helped Andrew and I make our wedding. And we are forever grateful. And have you tried Maggie's pastries!

Intimate Occasions
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Wendy W.
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    Tracy did a fabulous wedding for us on a very limited budget. She thinks of everything from the smallest detail to the large important details. She puts her heart and soul into the event and thinks of everything. I was excited and amazed at the setup, decorations, delicious food, professional staff and the cleanup. My event was a total success... everyone had a great time and everything was beautiful . I would highly recommend Tracy and wouldn't hesitate to call on her services again!

    Michael's Catering
    4.6
    from 5 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    Annette M.
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    Michael was very professional and very kind to me and my family. I hired him to cater for my Mother's after funeral dinner. His food was delicious and fresh. Everyone commented on the taste of his food. We especially loved his banana split dessert. I myself am very fussy about meatballs and his very awesome. I would definitely hire Michael again in fact my sister-in-law may hire him for my niece's wedding.

    Quan's Catering
    4.4
    from 5 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Keisha P.
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    He was very attentive to my requests. He was efficient in preparing the food and ensuring that it was enough for everyone. The food was delicious!!! All of the guest rant and raved about the quality of food that was served. Once the party was over, he took the initiative to clean up and return all unused items. I will definitely use him again in the future.

    • 22 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    David L.
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    Didn't have a big event, just 16, but the food provided was enough for twice that and excellent. Arrived on time and with a courteous drivrr.

    • 5 years in business
    Robyn M.
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    Flavors to Savor's food is great and setup is wonderful! They were able to put together a surprise birthday dinner for 20 within a couple of days! The prices are very reasonable. I would recommend for anyone.

    The Kitchen Post
    3.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Nancy S.
    Verified review

    I have found Ross Fowler to be Professional and generous with his time and attention to my needs. His French Menu was creative and Flexible. I would highly recommend this Pro!

    Frank's Family Restaurant
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    Sherry C.
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    I had a reservation and my table was ready on time. Service was excellent. The staff was very friendly and courteous. Food was wonderful. I will be back again. It was a delightful experience.

    Nicole's Restaurant
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 17 years in business
    Lee H.
    Verified review

    I have eaten at the restaurant and had Nicole's cater event as well and I highly recommend them. Vickie and her staff are very professional, the service is efficient and always polite.. and of course the food is EXCELLENT!

    Frank F.
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    This is authentic italian food at an amazing value! Book your party with them for great food, service and atmosphere.

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Denise M.
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    Everything was fantastic, food exceptional, service amazing. Couldn't ask for better!

    Marie Z.
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    I have been to many events catered by the owner of Macadoodle's. The food has always been delicious and served timely. I would highly recommend for any gathering.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    We are a full-service caterer for small to large events.we have catered events for as small as 25 people and as large as 1500. We can also provide some entertainment dinner, theater shows, and boutique catering to fit your event.

    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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