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Butler Soul Food Caterers

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

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  • 31 years in business
  • 131 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

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ShefShaun | PurplePlate
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annette B.
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ShefShaun did a fantastic job for us. We hosted a brunch for 22 people and every one of the guests commented on the deliciousness of the food. The food was presented buffet style and every dish was beautiful to look at as well as creative and delicious to eat. He was also, very gracious to our guests, as they were asking him questions while he worked. The lamb chops with overnight tomatoes were a huge hit with our guests. Excited for the next party! Thanks ShefShaun!

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ATWC, Inc
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 43 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!

Square Cafe & Food Truck
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Magda C.
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Very easy to work with, my guests were super happy. Food was good, but more similar to a caterer's food than what I'm used to seeing from food trucks - they had everything prepped prior to arriving at my house then assembled it there instead of cooking it to order. Not a bad thing at all, because the food came out quickly and none of my guests had to wait in the rain. They left us the leftovers which were demolished by our guests later in the evening.

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Traveling chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea C.
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Saved our Thanksgiving dinner by accommodating a last minute request. The food was delicious and exactly what we requested. The Chef was professional, friendly and timely. Thank you!! We will be in touch again!

Green Light Meals
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Karen K.
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I used GLM for a recent retirement party for family and friends. Melissa is just great to work with for ordering, pricing and the food preparation. She was professional and pleasant each time we interacted and quick to reply to all my requests. My group thoroughly enjoyed the food we had and I would recommend her to others for group gatherings. I especially liked that the food was prepared in a healthy and appetizing way. Thank you Melissa for all you did to make our day special.

DiMaio's Ristorante
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Megan K.
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This is a first class resturant that is family friendly with amazing food and service. Catering and events available. Always an amazing experience!!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Diane B.
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Chef Dix is very professional and friendly. His presentation is beautiful and the food tatse as good as it looks.

The Chef & I Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sarah M.
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We ordered food for 100 people for my stepson's graduation party. The food, products and service were exceptional! Exceeded our expectations and will definitely use the Chef and I for all of our future catering needs!

TCF Pittsburgh
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda J.
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Had a dinner party for ten last October and had real soul food catered and served. The food was delicious. I will be using the girls again for our Veteran’s Day party.

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.

Elegant Accent Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Karen B.
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The job was a baby shower for our daughter, for 46 people. We would definitely use Elegant Accent Catering again. The food was well received by everyone. Few minor things, getting a price earlier in the interaction, and the coffee was little strong. Jeremy was easy and pleasant to work with during set up. He arrived right on time, was prepared, and everything went along as expected. We will definitely use Elegant Accent Catering for our next catering needs and recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer.

Jackie's Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tiffany C.
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Her food is excellent. I’ve had her cater several of my events and my guests have all wanted her to cater their events they love her food. I highly recommend Jacki’s catering.

  • 12 years in business
Romika H.
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This was my second experience with Delicious Dishes. Not only was the presentation of the food superb, it was absolutely delicious! Delicious Dishes continues to impress my guests and I will definitely use them again for all my catering needs!

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

  • 58 years in business
Candace L.
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I have been using McGinnis Sisters now for over 10 years for my catering needs - both personal and professional and would not go anywhere else. Their food always receives rave reviews and I can always count on them to be on time and assist with any special requests we may have.

Bed Rock BBQ Joint
5.0
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
Jules M.
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I host a picnic for my women's club, and typically the event is held at a country club. I opted for a park setting and had Bedrock cater. All the food was delicious - and devoured. The grilled chicken was out of sight! Those fancy ladies will talk about you if the food isn't right. Thanks to Bedrock, I received praise and requests to hold the event again next year.

  • 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.

About

Offering delicious quality food to meet all your catering needs!

About

I have a variety of fine foods on the go. I can cater to your needs, weddings, graduations, birthday parties and so on. I take my time to get to know my customers and make their needs and wants come true. I go far and beyond to make people smile through my food! I have been cooking as far back as needing a stool to reach the countertop. I have samples that I will bring for our first meeting and you, the customer will decide what your wants are to please your guests. I can do parties as little as 5 and as many as 300. Try my food and not only will you smile on the outside, but your stomach will also fall in love.

About

I'm using recipes from my great-grandmother to grandmother, and mother. I create meals that are good for the soul, tastes fantastic to your palate and fills up your stomach.

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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