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Spartanburg Caterers

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An Affair to Remember
4.8
from 122 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angie D.
Verified review

OMG is all I can say about The Catering!!! Out of all my vendors for my daughter's wedding Carmen with An Affair To Remember was by far my favorite. She helped me with anything and everything at all. I had viewed photos of work she'd done in the past and I liked what I saw, but she completely outdid herself with my daughter's wedding. She created an amazing hot chocolate bar and smores bar that people were afraid to even touch because it looked so good and the food was phenomenal. I've had so many calls and texts wanting recipes to some of the items that were provided. They were so professional that they even had our guests bring their plates to them as they finished eating so as not to have trash cans sitting out in the reception area. Our guests absolutely loved them all and then on top of everything else when I walked in the kitchen to clean up they had already packaged and bagged all our leftover foods and beverages to take home and had it all in the refrigerator. I am so glad we made the choice to go with An Affair To Remember and I will definitely be using them again.

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.

Divine Cultural Cuisine
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Tawni T.
Verified review

Chef Reeves is very nice and professional. The food had great presentation, and it was delicious and served at the appropriate temperature. Chef Reeves will definitely be my personal chef for all future catering needs.

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

EL HR Vendoring
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Mr. H.
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We had a very memorable experience with EL HR. They were very professional when catering our family event. We value good quality and that is absolutely what you get working with this company.

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle M.
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Tyler, AKA Mr. Emerald Plate, catered an event I was a part of. I was actually upset at the price because I thought it was too low for the professionalism abd quality of food and service he offered! Chicken was flavorful and presentation of food was gorgeous!

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!

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maura B.
Verified review

Dinner Belle recently catered a charitable event that we held. Tina was wonderful to work with and did exactly what we asked. Everyone raved about the food and even asked for the catering company name, which I gladly gave them. I will definitely be using their services again in the future. Maura B

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What I think makes my business the best is because in everything I do, I do it as if that were me! I don't brag. My food speaks for itself! I am very reasonable. I am new and a little nervous, but I'm sure I will be a blessing! And, if you don't ever call, just thanks for reading.

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We are the only German restaurant in Greenville. We offer food and beverage catering tailored to your personal needs. Our food is prepared fresh from scratch and served to your guests by our trained individuals. Please contact us. Our event manager will coordinate the food sampling and party preparation with you.

  • 18 years in business
About

Because my menu options are endless to my customers. What ever they want I can prepare!

  • 1 year in business
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With close to two decades' experience in professional kitchens, I specialize in a fusion of Southern Italian and New South cuisine. Allow me to create the perfect menu for a cozy dinner at home or your next special occasion. I love experimenting with new flavors and ingredients, so don't hesitate to make unusual requests or ask me to cater for dietary restrictions. I am also ServSafe certified, so you can rest assured that your food is prepared in a professional manner, with food safety and and quality as the highest priority.

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I am a personal chef for parties and more. I am semiretired and ACF certified and worked for USC; Piedmont Club, Spartenburg, SC; and Thornhill in Arden 2008.

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We offer full-service wine and beer products for any event. We can also cater events and provide bar services. Just Vino is the exclusive wine/beer supplier for The Flat Rock Playhouse.

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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!".

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

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I love to cook food and let others enjoy my creations. I'm an open individual who enjoys seeing others smile.

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I have a full-service casual, American restaurant. The food I use are all fresh and never frozen. I offer catering at your facility or mine.

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We can cater almost any event. There is no job too small or big. We have a wide variety of entrees that we can prepare for your special event.

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Full service catering for North & South Carolina. Anything from Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Business Meetings, Corporate Events, Reunions, Personal, Family & Social Gatherings.

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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.

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.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Catering for a Buffet Dinner Party on May 11, 2013

Rock Hill, SC

  • Event type
    Buffet dinner party
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, BBQ
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • $1375
    Average price

Need a Catering Service

Rock Hill, SC

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of people
    100-150
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    we are on a budget. It is an outside wedding so we are looking for finger foods with some type of meat like chicken or beef on a stick

Need a Caterer on the 10th of May

Charlotte, NC

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    Formal American
  • Number of people
    150-200
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    Prefer steak dinner. Does someone provide real plates or disposable? Silverware?
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