Mauldin, SC161 Caterers near you

Where do you need the caterer?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Mauldin Caterers

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

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

Michelle was absolutely wonderful and I couldn't have experienced a more thoughtful and professional catering experience if I had made the food myself I highly recommend her for any of your dining experiences.

Your Personal Chef
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua K.
Verified review

Great service! Better food! Professional and courteous. He catered an event for us in the mountains. If you haven't woken up to a breakfast from a professional chef, treat yourself! You won't regret it.

Chef For Hire
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Shakira L.
Verified review

I hired this amazing personal chef to cater my dinner party last night. I highly recommend him for all your catering needs! The food was delicious we had a four course meal with chicken cordon bleu, steamed broccoli, scallion red skin potatoes and strawberry cheese cake for dessert. He even made a special dinner of salmon for my guests that required a different menu. The service was amazing! Dinner started promptly per my request, the food was amazing, he and his wife were professional and accommodating which made each of my guests feel like the queens that they were. Celebrating birthdays are different once you are beyond 30, I have definitely mastered the grown woman status by making sure I bring elegance and class to each of my birthday gatherings. This year I'm so grateful to have met Chef Richard Telley and his wife because they made sure my evening was nothing less than extravagant.

Executive Eats Catering Co.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Rodney G.
Verified review

I used this company to Cater my son and also my niece's graduation party. The food was outstanding. But the most impressive part was how friendly and personal the staff is. 5 stars.

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

Dinners Envision
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel C.
Verified review

Food was delicious, prices reasonable and the team was so flexible and communicative that everyone thought we knew them personally. One of the best experiences I have had with a caterer. Thank you!

Black Sheep Cafe Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl J.
Verified review

Cody & Elizabeth did a phenomenal job! We were so happy - they made the entire process so easy. All of our guests raved about the food, and several are hoping we have the same menu next year. I would highly, HIGHLY recommend them for your needs.

About

We provide pizza takeout, delivery and catering services. We have pizzas pasta subs and hot wings. We cater to churches, hotel meetings, businesses and family events and gatherings.

About

We are your one stop shop for all your catering needs. We have so many options available, not only for our food, but for our service as well! You can pick up your order and handle it all, or we can come in and take care of everything, even clean up! Call us today and let us cater to you!! We love to take care of our guests - both in the restaurant and at their own events. Let us cater to you. We offer many options to fit your every need.

About

I am willing to do small catering jobs, be it a baby shower for 20 or wedding reception for 200. I make salads, quiche, and sandwiches. I am willing to do "family" recipes or holiday family dinner, turkey and dressing or baked chicken or casseroles.

About

My passion for food and people. That I enjoy working with people to make all their events special.

About

I cook for those who need catered events. I have an array of foods that can be prepared to please most people. I can provide references if interested of events over the past 10 years. I have received all referrals by word of mouth. This is the first time I have applied for a job online.

About

We are specializing in gourmet cakes, cupcakes and corporate events. We also do party planning, gift baskets and more.

About

I am a custom cake maker/decorator. I love doing anything from simple cheap simple cakes to custom shapes! Custom cupcakes, cupcake cake pull aparts, chocolate-covered pretzels, and cookies are also available.

About

We offer upscale (caviar) catering on a cornbread budget, specialized in action cooking stations. We can cater your weddings, formal galas, reunions, holiday parties, and your private anniversary dinner for two.

  • 27 years in business
About

Zaxby's is now offering a full-service catering in select markets! We offer delivery, setup, and cleanup. We can even arrange to have staff on-site to serve if your event requires it. You get all the benefits of a Zaxby's dining room brought right to your event or meeting. Our prices are competitive, and our service is incomparable!

About

We offers scratch-made, hand-prepared dishes coupled with service that meets and your exceeds expectations. We work with you on budget and offer tastings and help with designing your menu. We cater to all events, big or small.

About

My wife and I are both certified chefs with degrees in culinary arts from the prestigious Johnson and Wales University. Her specialty is baking and pastry arts, and I have over 25 years of experience as an executive chef. Our specialties are regional, Southern inspired dishes with an emphasis on the Low Country. "You name it, and we'll cook it." We are available as a couple, or it could be just me.

About

We strive to give the best possible customer experience to go along with our delicious food! A big part of our organization is to provide employment opportunities for adults with Down Syndrome and certain spectrums of Autism. With us you can eat great food, enjoy amazing customer service and know you're helping out with a good cause. Our motto is "Always, happy to help!". My wife and I enjoy serving. Be that serving great food or an amazing customer experience. We feel lucky that we get to help with a noble cause while doing what we love. We look forward to every opportunity to work with you!

  • 1 year in business
About

About

Hello! My name is Carlett Davis. I am a chef/owner of Catering Creations. I aim to please my customers in anyway I can, so I can give them the experience they will ever have. I work to cater you.

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.
Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.