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Sioux Falls Wedding Caterers

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  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erin F.
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Brian and his crew catered our wedding reception and did a great job. They were professional and put on a great meal that everyone is still talking about!

  • 14 years in business
Laurie D.
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Our daughter's wedding was catered by Crazy Bob's... the food was delicious, affordable and they were SO easy to work with. They took care of everything, including the linens! It was so good, they are catering our next daughter's reception!

Nicole Marie Photography
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chelsea C.
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Nicole did an incredible job working with us to help capture the moments of our wedding day! She is so patient and loves what she does, and it truly shows. I can't wait to get photos back! She did a great job at adapting to what we wanted despite the chaos of a crazy day. I really appreciated having her there, and I know that I will enjoy the results!

Chef Lance Catering
4.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a good chef to know. I provide meaningful catering for small and intimate occasions. My catering service is created for you, by you. You may also search my Facebook page (Chef Lance Catering).

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I worked 5 years with Wolfgang Puck. I had the opportunity to work at the Oscars as a pastry chef. I also owned restaurants in Boston from Northern Italian cuisine to seafood. I have also catered for over 100 weddings.

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Fresh made family recipes. Incredibly moist and full of flavor. Eat in one of our locations or have the food deilivered to your event. From the initial Consultation with our Tasting Sessions to the day of the event. We care about making sure everything is exactly how you want it. Our specialties are our "comfort" foods. Thinking about a build your own Fajita Station or a Pasta Bar ? We've done these and more. Our most common request is a 2 meat buffet. We offer a traditional comfort food line, our smokehouse line and our specialty line. Casual to a little more classy - let us know "how" we can help.

  • 22 years in business
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If you want an actual photojournalist and editorial photographer capturing your wedding day - Midwest Wedding Photography is right for you. We capture those amazing decisive moments that tell the story of your day and make you look fabulous!!!

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I provide catering and personal chef services for any type of event. I cater to healthy meals through out the week. With years of professional experience, I'm looking to branch out into a more personal, custom experience for consumers.

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Business catering and office meeting specialist , serving the sioux falls business and medical community fro twenty years

  • 4 years in business
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We are a small cafe located in The Landmark Aviation facility, but don't let the word cafe fool you. We prepare fresh and local ingredients with the help of our award-winning chef to provide you with an upscale experience you won't forget. We provide all kinds of catering needs, from weddings to office parties, picnics, private dinners as well as day-to-day operations. We are always ready for a challenge, so feel free to ask for any special requests. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Catering Pros of Sioux Falls is a leading food caterer in South Eastern South Dakota. Our event catering and party planning is unmatched because our number one goal is to ensure our events are the best in Sioux Falls. With experienced staff, professional chefs, and a track record of successful catering, everything from event planning to food presentation will be professionally completed to match each client's style and vision.

Q & A

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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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