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Allentown Soul Food Caterers

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

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  • 17 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aleksandr M.
Verified review

Chef Tony simply doesn’t cook your food ( food is amazing), he creates an event with great atmosphere ! Wine selection is outstanding and plentiful . I won’t be hesitant to recommend Chief Tony as a personal Chief or to cater for any occasion . Thank you Chef Tony !!!

John's Catering and Cookery
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Liz T.
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So far my experience with johnz has been great. We went to sample food for our wedding on 8/2015. We drove an hour and a half to sample his food. Not only was it great food but also very nice people. I can't wait till our reception so our guests get to eat very good food!! ~Liz~

DuJour Catering
4.4
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan B.
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The food was delicious, and the Catering Staff were very friendly, the only issue that we had was a difference in quoted price verse actual price. They were 300.00 over what we were quoted, but I think that was due to some plates being changed.

Jerry's Kitchen
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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Excellent food and excellent people! From start to finish everything was smooth, professional and easy. And everyone at our party raved about the food. I would hire Jerry's Food Kitchen again in a heartbeat. Thanks Scott!

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Rachelle M.
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My daughter’s wedding day was wonderful, in part because of S&B Event Concepts and Catering. Sodiah was fantastic from the first meeting. She accommodated our schedule for the tasting, helped with appropriate menu choices and executed the “day of” with flair and genuine care. I was amazed at how aptly the staff set up in a difficult venue. Of course, all weddings have some snag or another. You would not know it at this wedding because Sodiah and her staff helped keep us calm, anticipated our needs and made us feel so special. The food was delicious, EVERYTHING from appetizers to dessert! We did not serve any meat and no one missed it. Whatever you serve, make sure to include the mac& cheese. If you want personalized service and exceptional food, S&B is your best option.

  • 9 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Celina D.
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Chef Jay catered my wedding this January. He was very courteous of our budget, professional, and we had A LOT of food. The food was amazing, everyone who tried it raved about it.

Ma'idah Catering Co.
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Bahjah M.
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I have been to quite a few events that were catered by Huda. The food was great, plating and creativity superb!

The Little Sicilian
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Maneck Shroff
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I love their rice balls, and theyre always at the local food truck festivals.

Sullivan Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila H.
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We couldn’t decide whether a food truck or catering would be best for our wedding; I discussed multiple possibilities over the phone and appreciated most his willingness to work with our unique needs and tight space (no kitchen on premises!). Would definitely recommend for local events.

Enjoi Catering
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey B.
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Enjoi catered a party of 30 folks for me and food was amazing! Enjoi is very self contained, left no mess, and is professional but personal. I will definitely use Enjoi's Catering service again!

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Meyers catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Veronica N.
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I ordered a breakfast from Meyers catering. The food was great, it arrived hot and on time. Everything about their service was excellent from beginning to end.

The Dancing Palate
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Audrey M.
    Verified review

    The Dancing Palate cooked for my thanksgiving party which had 20 guests. She did an amazing job. She arrived early to drop off the food and she was very professional. She helped me set up everything and gave me tips on how best to serve the food. The food was delicious and my guests kept talking about how good the food was. The Dancing Palate made a lot of food which I really appreciated. She came with extras. She was kind and polite the whole time.

    The Couch Tomato - Catering
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 15 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Manny Y.
    Verified review

    I have ordered from Couch Tomato Catering for several of my corporate events and the food is always here on time and fresh! I love the variety of sandwiches and salads that are prepared. I have also tried the fajita bar and customers always enjoy. The presentation is always so nice and my guests love the food! Thank you for always providing a great lunch for my guests, and keep up the great customer service.

    Nonna's Cucina
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Juan P.
    Verified review

    Incredible food , great service. Whatever u want the way u want .

    Pocono Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Robert B.
    Verified review

    Could not have made a better choice!!!! The food was amazing and my family wishes they had their own restaurant. The staff was extremely courteous and professional. I could not be happier with the decision I made and will certainly be using Pocono Catering again.

    • 31 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Darlene H.
    Verified review

    This is our 4th event with Christina's Catering. They were wonderful for our parent's funeral luncheon. We found them here and liked them so much we hired them as our office caterer and company BBQ last week. We were impressed from the beginning when they handled our call and concerns with care. This was our first time hiring a caterer for a funeral luncheon and we had no idea when, where or what to do. Dan and Christina were very helpful. We loved them so much they catered 2 business meetings last month in our Philadelphia office and last week a 220 person BBQ at my home. It's obvious that they truly have many years of experience. The staff were wonderful and friendly. The food was wonderful too! Dan and Christina handled all the catering items from food, linens, staff and even the professional bartenders at our latest BBQ. We shopped a few caterers and they could not compare to Christinas. They even helped us find a local banquet room for the funeral. We recommend that you contact them for your next event. Darlene & Bob

    Doug Brown Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Lori O.
    Verified review

    Chef Doug has cooked for me on several occasions. He has a wealth of food knowledge and experience. He is timely, tidy, and professional. Pictured below is a salad with pickled strawberries, grilled chicken, dandelion greens, Gorgonzola, strawberry vinegarette. The other is monkfish on rice with a side of sea beans and accented with lemon zest.

    Flemington Bagel Company
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Donielle L.
    Verified review

    John and Flemington Bagel Catered an event for me with 150 people in attendance. Everyone raved about how delicious the food was. I couldn't have been happier. Everything was excellent. I will definitely go straight go John and Flemington Bagel for my next catered event.

    2 Cousins Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Ashley A.
      Verified review

      Delicious food and great service...there's nothing more fulfilling 😊

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        I prepare the best quality food and provide great service to any and all potential clients. I will serve to all attenders and hope for smiles on a job well done.

        Family Food Catering

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          We are a full-service catering company. We provide corporate lunches and cater weddings, parties, and all other events. Check out our website for pricing.

          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.
          Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.