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Spartanburg Soul Food Caterers

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

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An Affair to Remember
from 126 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 199 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jayme K.
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Working with Carmen was incredible! She provided catering and linens for my wedding in October 2018 and the entire experience was phenomenal. She was so personable and creative with our food options by coming up with the idea for a loaded potato soup bar for our fall wedding. When I wanted linens in a particular shade, she ordered new linens from the same website where I ordered chair sashes to make sure everything would match perfectly. She always worked with my schedule, answered my questions, and eased my mind when I was worried about the details. Oh, and the food was fantastic, of course! The price for our event was very reasonable, especially when you consider the outstanding service and fantastic food. I received so many compliments at the wedding about how fantastic the food and catering staff were. If I ever am in need of a caterer again, I'll DEFINITELY come back to Carmen!

Personal Southern Gourmet
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Darren H.
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I'll admit I was skeptical at first and am happy to share my experience with Personal Southern Gourmet. We were holding a family reunion for 20+ people and it meant a lot to us since we all had not been together in 16 years. She handled that pressure like a champ! I discussed with Michelle my concerns and she was quick to meet with me, listen to our needs, provide many menu options, and even offered to cook for us to sample her food. She worked with us very well to groom a menu selection that turned out to be a huge hit at the event. In the time leading up to the event, Michelle stayed in touch with me and the management staff at the place where the event was catered to ensure that she would have everything we needed at the time of the event. She set up a very attractive food display on time and her food was delicious. She was extremely polite to my family and very professional in her dealings with family and facility staff. She made me a believer and I would not hesitate at all to use her services again and/or refer her to anyone! I hope this helps anyone who is deciding on a professional caterer for their event; use Michelle at Personal Southern Gourmet!

Divine Cultural Cuisine
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal C.
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DCC did an awesome job catering my family reunion brunch for approximately 60 people. The food was great and the service was exceptional! I highly recommend them for any catering opportunity!

Your Personal Chef
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jacquie D.
Verified review

I was fortunate enough to have Ricardo make all of the meals at a retreat I attended recently. He is an amazingly kind person, and his food is out of this world delicious. I recommend him very highly!

Executive Eats Catering Co.
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Brandi C.
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This young couple are some of the best cooks I've ever had food from. They are polite, they were on time, and everything tasted amazing. I will for sure place am order with them again. They are amazing!

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

Adom Grace Catering
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Gideon Y.
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Excellent food, great services

Mary Ann M.
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All of the above and especially goes out of the way to make sure the client is satisfied. All positive comments from the attendees. Love the food choices-never boring or the same as other caterers. Great job!

Dutch Broad Catering
from 3 reviews
    Jay D.
    Verified review

    I catered my Christmas party and the food and service was outstanding.

    Dinners Envision
    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!

    • 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.

    Black Sheep Cafe Catering
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Susan P.
    Verified review

    Elizabeth did a great job recommending a menu. The food was awesome and the price was extremely reasonable.

    Deb's Soul Food Kitchen
    from 1 review
      John D.
      Verified review

      NO ONE cooks like Deborah! She has catered holiday lunches for 50 or more of my employees for years and everyone loves the food! They may be stuffed afterwards but they sure look happy!

      • 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!! :)

      Heaton's Catering
      from 1 review
        Ryan A.
        Verified review

        Delicious food, friendly owner, terrific service, what's not to love?


        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.


        I love the whole southern hospitality food theme. What I cook for friends and family is just that. It makes them proud to be from the south.


        We are a go-to company for catering a party, gift ideas (from a gift basket to a re-purpose item) or homemade snacks right at the moment. We do it all. Let us cater to your needs.


        We have been slow smoking BBQ since 1941. We also offer pork, brisket, ribs, chicken, juicy turkey and sausages, fabulous sides, creamy mac-n-cheese, baked potato casserole, BBQ beans, and much more. We cater for events of all sizes. We offer full-service as well as self-service delivery buffet. We can also do boxed lunches for meetings. Let our catering experts come to you. We make sure your event is a hit with the best BBQ in Western North Carolina.


        All our meals are totally customized to the clients needs from simple sandwiches to a full coarse meal from beverages ranging from a soda pop to popping champagne we follow our customers taste buds and their heart desires i love to see the joy one peoples faces when eating foods i prepared when i know i have put my heart and soul into a meal and when it shows on the face i know it is a job well done


        Fresh seasonal food made from scratch. We cater all events and have a mobile food truck for events Making guests happy and seeing the smile on there face when they try our product

        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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