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Harrisburg Soul Food Caterers

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

  • 6 years in business
  • 302 hires on Thumbtack
Shayna D.
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If you want a caterer with great food, amazing prices and incredible customer service Miranda's catering is the company you should hire. They have met all of my expectations and then some.

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Stone Hill Catering
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann S.
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Stone Hill was so accommodating for our small function. Melissa and her "crew" had the sweetest dispositions and were fun to work with. She was professional too. The food was delicious as well. I would definitely hire her again!!!

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.

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Savory Occasions Catering
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jesssica B.
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The owner and staff were so friendly and accommodating to any of our special requests. The food was absolutely delicious. I was impressed with the wide range of meal-type packages and reasonable prices.

  • 33 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Robin G.
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Pierce Catering did a great job with an 80th birthday party buffet for 60 people. Food was good, display/setup was very nice, service was very good. They used our church kitchen to serve out of, and it was immaculate when they left. Had some trouble getting the contract and meeting up with them, but all worked out in the end.

Macri's Homestyle Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Marla B.
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Best Catering ever! Delicious food, very professional was there ahead of time to set up. They made sure everything was to our satisfaction and it was well above the value. Everyone was please for our first Family Company Picnic.

3 Tables Catering
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Talon K.
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I can't say enough about how AMAZING our experience was with 3 Tables Catering 7 Food Truck. The food was fantastic and the price was great. I cannot recommend them enough to do them justice. One bite from their food and you will agree! Thank you for helping us make our day great!!

Breaking Bread
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
David R.
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Sherrill did a wonderful job catering a silent retreat we had in May 2015. She provided 2 dinners, one breakfast and one lunch for around 18 people. The food was delicious, fresh and abundant (even for the vegans in the group!) and it was served with elegance and grace. Thank you so much for helping us make our retreat such a success!

Cakes and Thangs
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Kenneth M.
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I love the cooking and the food is wonderful.. The pineapple up side down cake has a perfect taste to it that I can't seem to get the taste away..The service is excellent and you can tell she puts love into whatever she makes

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley G.
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Delicious food and wonderful customer service!!

  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Angela E.
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Jeff Stumpf was so professional and at the same time felt like a friend. Not only did he know just how to deal with an indecisive bride, but he fed my whole family to the brim with all of the delicious food he had to offer. We enjoyed it so much, and he took extra care to make sure even the littlest needs we had were met during our consultation. If you love barbecue, don't look any further. It's Just Barbecue!

Karen M.
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I have used Kara for two events and our third event is scheduled with her in 6 months. All of the events involved a unique menu that we requested. Kara is an outstanding individual to work with on an event. The quality of service she provides is excellent. Her diligent attention to all the details of the meal sets her apart. The food was delicious and served at the proper temperature. She anticipated our needs and was working to fulfill those needs even before we asked. We look forward to working with her again!

Top Shelf Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Rashell B.
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Top Shelf catering made items that were new to me. I never had goat cheese before and now I am addicted. The flavors overall were mouth watering. We felt like we were eating food from a five star restaurant. Travis uses food as his words and boy does he have a lot of good stuff to say!

  • 3 years in business
Trish K.
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Erica is awesome! She was able to work with us twice before on events and tailored the menu to suit my guests. Food is delicious and the service is superb!

Andrea D.
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I was very impressed with the service I received from Wooden Spoon. I was not expecting the uniqueness they provided to my sisters party. They created a specific theme and really catered to everything I had wanted and much more. I would highly recommend Wooden Spoon Bakery and Catering. The cake she made was amazing. Any thing you can think of she can make. I still haven't heard the end of how good the food was from family and friends that attended.

Catering by Wendy
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Franee T.
    Verified review

    Let me start off by saying, no matter what Wendy puts her hands on its always amazing and so delicious. Her homemade peanut better eggs, and chocolate chip cookies are to die for. I now turn my nose up to store bought cookies or peanut butter eggs. If you haven't been blessed with her yummy food , your are missing out. I do not have any pictures to post because that's how long they last at my house.

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Jen B.
    Verified review

    Shes an amazing talented and fun woman and i recommend her and her staff to anyone having a special event! Food was amazing! Ppl couldnt stop talkin about it! Xoxos amber! Thanks for everything!

    About

    I have a subway, Chester chicken, plus a full menu option. I have the ability to do so much more in the catering line -- meetings, parties and more. I deliver and set up, serve (if needed), tear down and clean up. I come with many great recommendations.

    About

    We have an ice cream and snowball truck, as well as a food trailer. We cater to all ages from young to old. We do all types of events.

    About

    Our mission is to prepare and serve the best-tasting grilled foods with the finest ingredients using custom cut meats, locally grown produce, and the freshest seafood. We will cook what you want to eat. Enjoy the party! We provide services in company picnics, tailgates, private parties, festivals, reunions, and personal party chefs. We offer award-winning grillers of choice beef, pork, seafood, and chicken specializing in grilled meats.

    About

    We are famous for good Pennsylvania style cooking. We serve home-style favorites and plenty of it. We will take care of small or large groups.

    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.

    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 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.

    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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