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Charleston Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Charleston.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bouvia J.
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Our GAS Ladies Weekend was awesome on Friday night. We were able to relax and enjoy our Seafood dinner per WinWin Catering‼️

Chef Jay Amber
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew C.
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I couldn't have had a better experience. Chef Jay catered a church event and traveled all the way to Jacksonville, FL to do so. Everything was delicious. She was professional and a pleasure to work with.

  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Odessa W.
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I ordered a deep fried chicken, rice and roasted vegetable dish for a meeting at work from Lowcountry Creole Culinaire Catering. The delivery was punctual, Chef Frisco went the extra mile to cut up the chicken. Most importantly, the food was fabulous. The meal was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone at the meeting. I WILL be using Lowcountry Creole Culinaire Catering for ALL of my catering needs and would highly recommend them. The food was outstanding and so was the service.

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Heavenly Hands
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna B.
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We hired Joyce to bartend at a local event in Charleston. Not knowing a lot about catering/bartending myself, she brought every thing I needed and was ready to help out in any way! Very friendly and great with our clients as well. Highly recommend!

Citrus Catering Co.
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Mary-Marshall G.
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Britney was fantastic, and went above and beyond our expectations. Everyone raved about her creations, with crab cakes and beef appetizers cooked onsite. Her attention to detail with taste and presentation was awesome. She and her staff were a pleasure, a great addition to our celebration, and left our place immaculate when the party was over. Yes, I would use her catering again in a heartbeat for another function. Thank you, Britney!! Mary-Marshall

Tymes Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christina M.
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I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chef Delray for putting his hard work and forgiving our office staff a nice meal he came and set up everything for us and made us some good down south southern dishes we really enjoyed the fried chicken and okra soup that was the best thank you again will we use you in the near future

Just Stuff It Catering
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal G.
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I love the food at Just Stuff It!! Would love to have her as my personal chef. Any event Just Stuff It is catering I'm there.

Feast Charleston
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas S.
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The food is delicious. Air is very easy to work with, and responds immediately to any questions. Originally hired Feast to provide daily meals to my parents...they loved all of the food. She now is catering our weekly office meetings - and everything has been exceptional.

Lucky 17 Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Leah B.
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Lucky 17 Catering was very easy to work with and the food was excellent!

Restaurant Gale
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Dan B.
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    Brett and Mari catered for my wife Patricia and I’s 25th wedding anniversary party (We has such a ball!). Their food exceeded our expectations as a mom and pop catering company, with such a wide variety of cuisines, all of which were marvelous. The fried eggplant parm was out of this world, I’m surprised they don’t have their own restaurant! The combination of Brett’s expertise in combining complimentary flavors and Mari’s attention to detail and bright personality made for a top notch experience. I just recommended them to my niece for her baby shower!

    Grateful Food
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 15 years in business
    Amanda F.
    Verified review

    Incredible food, incredible service, beautiful presentation...A+++ I highly recommend. My new go-to caterer.

    About

    We offer a full-service customized cuisine. We've been voted best caterer for 13 years and running. Pit Cru is our BBQ division offering on-the-go and corporate box lunches.

    About

    I am great at home cooking and also offer great fresh seafood preparation. I prepare drinks, fruits, basket of cookies, and cakes.

    About

    We are Charleston, South Carolina's premier food truck available for private parties, weddings, business lunches, block parties and your special event! Are you a hunter? Let Korki's Kafe' take your game and roast it up right on site for your party. Korki's Kafe' is a fully equipped mobile kitchen that can come to your location. Whether it's serving your guests off the truck or setting up a custom buffet, we've got you covered! We also provide custom music through speakers built into the truck along with a custom slide show presented on the HD monitor attached to the truck. We have an internal generator built into the truck that is extremely quiet and will not disturb your guests or neighbors. We are fully licensed, insured and inspected! Let us develop a custom menu for you and your guests that will fit the theme of your event!

    • 4 years in business
    About

    Figliocci's chef is trained and experienced in the front and back of house, which makes it easy and quite enjoyable interacting directly with the guests served. I enjoy the direct communication with guest, contrary to the ideal food ventures, where they're waiters and waitresses. Im able to prepare a delicious meal as well as provide superb customer service, giving guest a true fine dining experience, In the comfort of their own homes.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I plan great parties, weddings and anniversaries and also do catering. I also decorate for events. I help plan for other events.

    About

    I am both a pastry and private chef. I do caterings and corporate lunches/meetings. I also make wedding/specialty cakes.

    • 10 years in business
    About

    ResQman BBQ promises the real people and business of Charleston, SC that they can count on us for BBQ passion, skill and knowledge delivered with a fun, family-oriented, commanding unforgettable and a little crazy experience. We specialize in drop-off buffets. We also offer bulk sales and can even help with your fund raisers!

    About

    We are a full-service catering company that's here to provide you with your needs. We are a family-owned business that loves to do what we do.

    About

    While Tobo Sushi is very proud of our packaged and bar services, our sushi specialty is certainly our catering business. Though we have only been in business since 2007, we have catered to small parties, weddings, receptions, luncheons and office meetings. Our chefs have years of experience and insist on the highest quality ingredients, resulting in you getting the best final products possible! Sushi is our passion, and we would be honored to cater to any special event you may have in the greater Charleston area. We offer a wide variety of platter selections, and a discount on larger orders. You'll find that even with our top-quality, high-end products, we can still offer competitive pricing, and all your guests will agree that sushi never tasted so good!

    About

    I cook meals for people who love home cooking, always done from scratch. Get fast, hot, delicious meals in a snap.

    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.

    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 much should catering cost for a wedding?

    The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

    • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
    • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
    • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
    • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

    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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