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Edmond Cocktail Party Caterers

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

Cielo Catering
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
MaryKay S.
Verified review

Alicia provided a delicious meal for our outdoor evening party of 100 adults and children. She was kind and hardworking. Having her made the night so enjoyable for me. Thank you! A friend booked her that night for another event!

Carmen Marcom
Verified review

I used Pink Lady's for my wedding for Bar tending, Servers, and Cleanup and I am so so happy I did! These girls were so helpful, they got everything set up for us with our appetizers and cocktail hour, the bar was rocking it all night and everyone raved about the drinks and how amazing and nice the servers were! We would have never gotten everything done and cleaned if it had not been for them! Twila was so helpful and was willing to be flexible to make sure I got exactly what I wanted for my special day! AND they got me a wedding present!!! I have not had the chance to use all of it yet... but we will :) Definitely book these ladies if you want some great drinks and fun at your event!

HIVE Staffing
4.4
from 7 reviews
    Jason W.
    Verified review

    I hired Hive Staffing for my Christmas party. I had attended a wonderful event at the OU Embassy Suites earlier in the year where I found that the staff that handled the banquet were all HIVE Staffing employees. Because they did such a great job for the organization event I attended, I reached out to HIVE Staffing and requested to hire them for our own personal company party. I read some of these reviews and I was in shock as what I had prior experience personally was not what I read. I went ahead on faith and hired HIVE Staffing and I must say, they blew us away. The staff that they sent out to us was amazing! Everyone was dressed in all black like we were told they would be, they looked very professional and EVERYONE conducted themselves very professional. They took total control of our event and made it their own. I had a manager helping but they took total control of the event and just made it happen. Their Captains were amazing and all the staff was very well trained. I am very pleased with HIVE Staffing and I would highly recommend them to any company or private party planners. They are by far what OKC has been missing here for Banquet Staff Help!

    • 5 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Cynthia H.
    Verified review

    Chris did an amazing job and the party was very happy with the food and service. I would refer him to anyone for a wedding or party. He was very convenient to get a hold of and made himself available to me at very short notice. I am very happy with his services and will use his for future pastors.

    Chef Prince's Catering
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Ashley white W.
    Verified review

    Catered my birthday party for 150 guest, he was on time , very professional, and the food was great.

    • 8 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Elizabeth R.
    Verified review

    Every meal is always fresh and delicious. They catered a 16th birthday party for us. They were on time, food was prepared as planned. They were extra friendly to our guest and we had the best time eating great food. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for great mexican food!

    Big Delicious Planet
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Amy F.
    Verified review

    Top notch catering! We had them cater my daughters 1st birthday today (breakfast at Tiffanys themed) and they made it SEAMLESS. Food was amazing, staff was friendly, they boxed up all the leftovers and organized them in my fridge, then cleaned up everything. No dishes to do, bellies were full and happy, and it didn't break the bank! All of our guests wanted their info to book their next party- they were THAT impressed. We will definitely be using them again. Oh yea- and when we went to meet them to make the arrangements they served us some amazing food and drinks, on the house. We aren't rich, but they sure made us feel like we were. ❤️💁💁💎💎

    Roma's Italian Restaurant
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Deonis R.
      Verified review

      We had Birthday party catered to us it was amazing lots of food everything tasted so delicious you can tell it Was homemade

      • 12 years in business
      JP W.
      Verified review

      Katie heloped organize my company Christmas party for all of my employees and their families. Let me just say that Falcone's catering knocked it out of the park!!!! It was such a pleasure to deal with them and I would put my name behind it to anyone that asks.

      • 3 years in business
      Rodney H.
      Verified review

      I would like to thank the wonderful ladies at Delectable Bites for the awesome job they did with my child's birthday party. Everything was exactly as I had pictured it and hoped for. They served 60 people on time and budget. The food was incredible and the kids enjoyed the Birthday theme food and fun they created...they brought Harry Potter to life right in our home. Thank you! I will definitely be calling on you again in the future and anyone who reads this give them a call. You will not be sorry!

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      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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