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Personal Southern Gourmet
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Pam D.
Verified review

My family was in town for my daughters wedding. We needed a meal for the wedding party. Michelle was amazing and so helpful . The food was fantastic . She even baked a small wedding cake for us that was delicious . I would highly recommend this service.

Southern Palate Catering
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Lori P.
Verified review

Southern Palate catered my daughter's wedding on April 2nd, 2016 @ Willow Creek Ranch in Landrum,SC. The entire experience was outstanding from beginning to end. Southern Palate's owners were excellent to work with and always available to answer questions and offer suggestions whenever we needed them. We met with them several times before our event and spoke over the phone several times. The day of our event they arrived early, setting up and handling even the smallest details related to food. We had literally nothing to worry about in this area. The set up for our dinner was elegant, immaculate, and our guests raved about the delicious food the entire evening. The owners of Willow Creek made the comment that Southern Palate had served possibly the best food in over a year at our event. My husband and I carried home boxed dinners and agreed that it was an outstanding meal. I cannot imagine any other vendor catering our event and we recommend them without hesitation to everyone.

Artisan Cafe & Coffee House
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie O.
Verified review

The Artisan Cafe created a wonderful culinary experience for our guests at our wedding rehearsal dinner for my son and his bride. All of the food was delicious and they were very professional. I highly recommend their services.

Guthrie's Gifts From Above
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
William J.
Verified review

Thanks for the wedding the catering was fit for a king and queen 10 stars

  • 18 years in business
Doris L.
Verified review

Chef Michael presented an excellent dinner following our son's wedding in our home. Smooth process from initial planning to execution and clean-up. The guests raved about a grand array of food, both taste and presentation, and we had international foodies in attendance! We were so pleased with everything that we have engaged Chef Michael's to cater an event for a friend's upcoming wedding. Oh...must offer that the servers were warm, welcoming and...everything a host would want.

Events By David
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Angel R.
Verified review

David was the caterer for my wedding reception. He did a fantastic job. It's almost two weeks later I'm still getting compliments! The food and drinks were delicious and the presentation was very attractive. His rate is very reasonable and competitive. Events By David is an excellent choice for your event.

Worry Free Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Leah M.
Verified review

These guys are incredible! They catered my wedding rehearsal dinner 3 years ago, and we were WOWED! The food was delicious! The presentation was gorgeous! The price was very reasonable! We seriously had NO complaints! It was truly a worry-free experience!

Divine Dining
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Samantha H.
Verified review

Omg her service is excellent my wedding food was so good. It's all people were talking about. As the bride I was able to taste all the meat options I can't say enough about the quality of the food.

Converse Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Terry F.
Verified review

Outstanding doesn't begin to cover our experience with Converse College Catering. The food was AMAZING!! Even the northerners LOVED the southern grits!!!! We had a brunch wedding reception and all of our guest raved on how GREAT everything was. I didn't have to worry about anything! Everything was handled with such professionalism and perfection! Converse Catering Staff was 100 % attentive to our needs. Nothing went unnoticed from the smallest of details to the entire experience. Considering an excellent venue for any special occasion---Look No MORE! You have Found IT!!! Converse Catering can handle your needs, wishes, and help to make your dreams come true!!! I would give them 10 stars and double thumbs up! AMAZING!! OUTSTANDING!! PHENOMINAL!!! LOVED IT!! PERFECT!! Thanks to Converse Catering for helping make our daughters wedding such a wonderful magical memory!

  • 25 years in business
Brandi H.
Verified review

Laurenda has done many of my daughters birthday cakes. She and her cakes are amazing!!! Laurenda is the sweetest woman you will ever meet. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for a cake, a caterer or wedding planner/caterer. Her food is amazing, you will not be disappointed.

  • 5 years in business
Mark R.
Verified review

This is a awesome service!!! She provide excellent service in the wedding and catering events.very well organized.and great customer service!!!

Two Wicked Caterers
5.0
from 1 review
    Tee S.
    Verified review

    Malcolm and Lexie catered our wedding. From the beginning they were able to create and mold a menu to fit my specific needs (my husband and I are vegans). They were very creative and the food was delicious!! Every step of the process they were very profeesional and kind. Would recommend to anybody!

    • 2 years in business
    Angela G.
    Verified review

    Would not hesitate to work with these wonderful people again!!! After we met the first time, all I had to do was call or text them with questions and they were quick to answer. They arrived early for set up at the wedding, even bringing an extra tray for my grandmother to put her cheese straws on. The food was absolutely delicious, my guests could not stop raving and complimenting about it!! They stayed after to explain what leftovers were available. The kitchen was left the way they found it: very clean, neat, and organized. We thoroughly enjoyed you being our caterer on our special day!! Hope to see y'all again soon!! :)

    Jasmine K.
    Verified review

    Epic events and catering went out of their way to make sure that my wedding was a success. They worked with my budget and the result was beyond expectation. My guests are still complementing the food that Myra and her team prepared. I would recommend them to anyone who is planning an event large or small.

    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Peggy B.
    Verified review

    Denise tended bar at my sons wedding. With 90 + guests, Denise was a hit and was appreciated by all. She happily stayed an extra two hours when asked. I would highly recommend Neecie' Sweets and Savviest to anyone needing a fun but professional bartender / caterer for their function.

    About

    I offer planning for the entire event at reasonable prices. This is my passion, and I love helping others. I can handle the food, planning, and even wedding direction services. Please give me a chance to help you at your next event with one or all of these things.

    Karolina Kuisine

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      We offer personal catering for home, weddings, birthdays or any special event. We offer great quality food and service.

      About

      Our business caters to the customers, so if you like Carribean food, Chinese food, Jamaican food, Asian food, we will be the persons to call.

      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.

      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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