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Greensburg Inexpensive Wedding Caterers

Browse these inexpensive wedding caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Greensburg.

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ShefShaun | PurplePlate
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Imran M.
Verified review

Shaun was amazing! We were celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary and Shaun prepared a great a meal. From designing the menu to making the meal, he was such a professional and made the entire process really fun. The food was OUTSTANDING!

  • 8 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney P.
Verified review

He catered my wedding. The food was excellent! Highly recommend. The lemon pepper chicken was my favorite.

  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Nathalie B.
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Chef Jacob was excellent! I would highly recommend him to anyone! He made our wedding AMAZING! All our guests raved about the food!

Top Pro
from 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison S.
Verified review

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!

Caffe Barista
from 21 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Lorraine D.
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I was so pleased that Lisa and her staff catered a brunch the day after my daughter's October wedding. The food was excellent and she arrived at my home 30 minutes before all of the guests arrived. An excellent variety of items were served (the two types of quiche were amazing - one vegetarian offering was especially appreciated by my other daughter)including pastries, muffins, scrambled eggs, delicious hashbrowns, quiche, waffles, pancakes, and fruit. The brunch was the perfect way to end a beautiful weekend for the bride, groom, bridal party and their families. Thanks again, Lisa! I will definitely choose Cafe Barista to cater my future events.

Kimberley Ashlee Catering
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Donna G.
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We had our wedding with 35 guests in our home. Kimberley Ashley provided appetizers, full dinner, and signature drink. They cooked right in our home while the ceremony was going. It was perfect! Nothing could have gone better. True professions! Food was absolutely fantastic. Guest loved food and them! They tended to our every need. Very smooth and worry free. Would use them again and again and again......

Square Cafe & Food Truck
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Karen K.
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My husband and I were very impressed by how they went out of their way to provide us a taste testing, adapt their menu and incorporate specialty food we wanted to have during our cocktail hour. Amanda was great at getting back to me with the several emails I wrote her the weeks before our wedding. We were also very pleased with the quality of the food provided!! I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a caterer who is flexible and reliable!!

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim H.
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Mark and his team did an amazing job catering our wedding reception. I needed a gluten free meal which would have made the planning more complicated with most caterers but it was anything but stressful with Mark. From the beginning, everything was customized. During our first meeting we sat down and talked about our vision and our likes and dislikes. Instead of having a separate meal set aside for me, he worked with us to create a menu that was entirely gluten free. He took our discussions and turned it into a menu options for us. We worked together to tweak the final menu until we had a meal that reflected our tastes and needs. On the day of the wedding, Mark and his staff were great. He had an abundant spread set up on our table so that we would not miss out on our appetizers. His staff made sure that we had everything we needed. We could not recommend Mark more highly, especially to those with dietary restrictions. One would be hard pressed to find a caterer who cares more about his clients and creating a magical event for them. Thank you Mark for a great evening. Kim

Snails and Quails
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Diana S.
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Michael is a great hospitality professional whose talent I had the pleasure of experiencing on two separate occasions. We hired Michael for our wedding on a boat on Hudson River. The party was spectacular from organization, to service staff to food and presentation. Michael handled every aspect of the wedding. He hired all necessary staff and made sure everyone was experienced and qualified to handle their assignments. Everything ran smoothly and the sequence of the event was followed thoroughly. The food was superb and was presented tastefully and with style. My guests, my parents and me and my husband were extremely happy. The second time I met Michael was at a private party where I was a guest. I had no doubt that everything would be excellent again as it was. Michael is an outstanding chef who can easily handle any high end party of small and large scale. I highly recommend him and his company as he will make sure you get the experience of your life.

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Traveling chef
from 10 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
Verified review

The Traveling Chef catered our wedding and rehearsal dinner. His food was to die for! He was very professional and the food was like eating at my favorite restaurant! After my wedding, I called and booked him to take some cooking lessons. Money well spent!

  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly C.
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Clinton and his staff did an excellent job with the catering for our daughter's wedding. The food was fresh and tasted delicious!

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dotti W.
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Chef Dixon catered my daughter's wedding in September! From the setup, presentation and cleanup, we could not have been happier! The food was absolutely delicious and we received many wonderful compliments on how wonderful everything was! I would recommend him in a heartbeat!

  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sue B.
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I recently had an event catered by Staci's Cookies Cakes and Catering...all I can say is outstanding!! The food was delicious. I am Italian and am very picky about my pasta, Staci's rigatoni is superb. Her sauce would pass my little old Italian grandma's test. All of the food I ordered was very good and hot. Staci had it delivered well ahead of time and I opted to have her and her staff serve for the evening. They were extremely professional. I also appreciated Staci's attention to all the little details that I did not even then think about. Oh, and the cake was out of this world!! I would highly recommend Staci's Cookies Cakes and Catering for any event. :)

from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Amy B.
Verified review

Amanda was amazing! Not only did she keep us in our budget and supply amazing food, she also decorated the tables beautifully and left us a wedding gift. I will definitely work with her in the future for al our catering needs!

Elegant Accent Catering
from 3 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Janet H.
Verified review

My step-daughter got married at Clear Story Studio and had their wedding reception there as well. The service, waitstaff, and food was excellent. We couldn't have asked for anything else. Highly recommend for any function....they all went above & beyond. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

Signature Services
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
Jorelei C.
Verified review

Signature Services catered our wedding reception and it was the most wonderful experience especially during this special time in our lives. Everything went smoothly, I had nothing to worry about but to just enjoy everything. The food was delicious and the drinks were fantastic! We would recommend Signature Services to anyone, you won't be disappointed...service is The Best!

Clean Slate Catering
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Pam D.
Verified review

Zach and Clean Slate Catering did a fabulous job of catering for our daughters wedding. Everyone raved about how good the food was. I highly reccomend for any type of catering function you may have!!

Catering Outside The Box
from 1 review
    Eric S.
    Verified review

    We had 6 food stations at our wedding and each one was more beautiful than the other. Our guests loved everything especially. the different varieties of food. They ate all through the night. I would recommend this company to everybody. They made our wedding everything we dreamed that it could be.

    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.

    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 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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