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Browse these cocktail party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Brentwood.

CJ's Catering
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey G.
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We used CJ's catering for a 50th birthday party. The food was phenomenal! The price was great! We really liked the catering staff (Sharon and Thomas). They went out of their way to help us with anything! We will definitely use CJ's again.

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Lettuce Do Lunch & Dinner
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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Bonnie F.
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As one of guests stated "This will be the wedding that all others will compare to". The portions were generous and delicious. The cold items were fresh and crisp, and the hot items hot and delicious! This company was very patient in helping us pick out a menu that the bride and groom wanted, but was still tempting to the taste buds of our guests. From the cocktail hour to the end of the evening, no one went hungry. And the price...was just right! I have used Lettuce Do Lunch before, and they will be the first call I make whenever I need a caterer!

  • 18 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia W.
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MacK and Kates did a wonderful job from beginning to end for our son's rehearsal / welcome dinner party (almost 200 guests) at the Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery Oak Room in Nashville. Jill helped guide me through all the various options and she was most helpful and patient with any changes I made. Jill and her crew went above and beyond helping us out. We received so many complements on the quality of the food and the presentation. The appetizer presentation was beautiful. I would not hesitate to hire them again.

Our Table Catering
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Scott D.
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We have emloyed Our Table Catering several times for different occasions. We have always been extremely please in the professionalism they have operated with and there food is Outstanding! I would highly recommend this company for your small luncheon meeting to a large dinner party, you will not be dispppinted!

Nashville Events & Catering
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Krystal E.
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I was scheduling a dinner from out of town for a friends bachelor party dinner and they couldn’t have made this easier to do. Very quick to respond, super nice, and the food was a hit! Everyone LOVED every bite! Thank you so much for making this a memorable dinner! Would recommend you to anyone and wish you guys were in California haha. :)

Beyond Details Nashville
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Bob G.
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We hired Beyond Details to cater my wife's birthday party. Brandy was supportive and very easy to work with prior to the event. On the night of the party, the food was ready on time and delicious! After the party, leftovers were boxed up and the room was left spotless. I could not have asked for anything more. If you want great food and an easy to work with caterer, go with Beyond Details.

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Ludlow Catering & Events
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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Suzanne O.
Verified review

Used Ludlow & Prime for a last minute catering gig I had booked for a client & they did a FANTASTIC job! Everyone was so friendly & accomodating- definitely my new go to caterer in town!

  • 12 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca P.
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So far it's been great! We have had a taste testing for our wedding and their food is delicious! Very friendly and greatly prices for the service we are receiving. Id highly recommend.

The Go Go Gourmet
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth C.
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Celeste, the owner is very professional, courteous and very helpful in creating a menu to make your party perfect. The food is delicious, using the highest quality and freshest ingredients, the presentation is spectacular. When Celeste arrived with my order, she assisted me with arranging the appetizers and preparing the table to look fabulous. Everything was perfect, the flavored lemonades were so refreshing too. We entertain often and I will always use Celeste for my catering needs in the future. I’m So happy I found Go Go Gourmet.

Chef Casandra Catering
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda M.
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I contacted Chef Casandra with a catering idea for a unique birthday party... an afternoon High Tea! She got right to work researching the traditional menus and history of High Teas. She was quick to respond with suggestions and took my initial concept to a whole new level! Chef Casandra took care of everything from the serving trays to rentals to the food (of course) and even hand-selected the assortment of tea offerings. Her creativity and professionalism are superb... not to mention, the food! Everything was so delicious! My guests left impressed, delighted and -- most importantly -- full! I will absolutely work with Chef Casandra again and will be quick to recommend her to anyone seeking an amazing catering chef. Thank you, Chef Casandra, for making my birthday one to remember!!

Peg Leg Porker
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Anne E.
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I contacted Thumbtack to get a quote for a wedding caterer for my daughter's wedding. Peg Leg Porker were not only the most reasonable for a party of our size but, very accommodating as I had to add to the number of guests within the last 2 weeks. Heather was fantastic to work with and the young lady (I'm so sorry, I forgot her name) that delivered was very sweet and efficient in the delivery and set up process. I received tons of compliments on the food at the wedding! It was a great experience and I will definitely recommend them to anyone in the future!

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Rig J.
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Miss H was awesome!! She went out of the way to make sure our Labor Day Party was a grand success with her great food and southern hospitality. Most of all her pricing was very reasonable. Will definitely be hiring Miss H for future events.

Sultry Soul Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff L.
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Sultry Soul catered our holiday dinner - fantastic food and service. We will definitely use them again - two thumbs up!!

Kelmscott Farm Franklin
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Laura B.
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Gail has catered for me twice in the past year. She made box lunches for a Womens canoe trip, yummy sandwiches, hummus with veggies, a huge cookie all in a darling bag decorated for autumn. Recently she catered box lunches again, this time for 10 bridesmaids, mothers and the bride while the party dressed, took pictures and gathered in the bridesroom before the wedding. The lunch was amazing and Gail's creative flair adds a specialized touch ,which is unique to her business. Gail's catering, really ends up being a "a beautiful wrapped gift" to those she serves.

The Curious Kitchen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Janine M.
Verified review

I have enjoyed lunch at the Curious Kitchen several times and the food was fabulous! In addition to a wonderful restaurant, the Curious Kitchen also offers cooking classes. They have been so much fun. It is a great learning experience. You leave with great everyday tips, delicious recipes, and the confidence to make the dishes you just enjoyed eating. I have participated in a date night and a team building Christmas party. How can you top great food, friends, learning, and laughter!!

Goodness Gracious, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Tammy O.
    Verified review

    Nicole and her team are FABULOUS! They catered a 60 person sit-down meal for a graduation party for me. The food was EXCELLENT and PLENTIFUL. The servers were over-the-top helpful and courteous - picking up my guests empty plates as well as keeping our buffet well-stocked the entire party. Everything I asked for was there on time and and the food was hot - all at a very reasonable price. I WILL BE using Goodness Gracious for my catering needs again. They made a party that could have been a real stressful event for me into a wonderful event where my guests were well-fed and impressed - and I was stress-free! Thanks Nicole and team!

    JP Catering and Events
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Annie G.
    Verified review

    Aundrea was awesome!!! I was working in Texas and wanted to have my daughters’ sweet 16 family dinner in her hometown,Nashville ,with friends and family. I didn’t know how I would pull it off being so far away. I found Aundrea online on thumbtack. She was the first to call and sounded enthusiastic to do the job. I looked at her reviews and they were all excellent. I told her my vision and she delivered 120% . We had the dinner at a restaurant and she handled all the coordinating of the events and the services relating to the restaurant staff. The decorations were exactly what I ask for!! I saw ideas online and in magazines and she put them together perfectly!!! I was nervous because I never met her in person until the day of the dinner!! I was praying it wasn’t gonna be a nightmare as I had paid her a deposit and had never done an event without meeting the person! She delivered!! I asked for a videographer and she arranged for all of that as well. Not to mention the videographer got all the memorable moments when I surprised my daughter with her first vehicle!! Those moments in action ,of her being surprised, and the excitement seen from all the quests will never be forgotten and I will have the video to cherish forever!!! I will definitely use Aundrea for ANY big or small events I plan in the future ( my 50th birthday is coming up next year -wink wink). I planned for 30 guests and they all were impressed with the decor and entire flow of the dinner party. Later I found out she recently bought a travel agency where she can come to anyone , anywhere and plan an event. Now that’s awesome!!! Aundrea, you rock!! And I will definitely recommend you to friends and family!! I’m glad you’re in Nashville as that’s my primary residence. The price was well worth every penny ! I believe in that saying “ you get what you pay for “ I wish you continued success in your business , Aundrea. GOD BLESS YOU! Annie

    Vee-Go Vegan on the Go
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Raeesah B.
    Verified review

    I sought to give my husband a personal and unique catering experience for father’s day in our home and reached out to Vee-Go and asked if they could deliver on my desire. They developed a menu for the occasion, mapped out the evening, and far exceeded my expectations having never requested an in home caterer before! The food was exceptional and the private chef experience was luxurious! I’ve literally recommended to all my friends vegan or not because the food is that good and experience that sexy for a date night in! My husband even shared their information with our job and they are catering the office’s next meatless Monday! We plan to use them for a family dinner party real soon

    Pleasant View Village Diner
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    Amber-Jean S.
    Verified review

    Very prompt response & delivery service. Lee will work with you on arranging a catering meal to ensure my customers' stomachs will be satisfied!

    Rose Gourmet Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Brad R.
    Verified review

    Working with Amber was a delight - She was a pleasure to work with and very attentive to our needs for our corporate party - The food was outstanding - She created a menu that suited vegetarian and non-vegetarian - We will defiantly use her again for our next corporate event - She went the extra mile with setup and service - I would recommend her for all of your catering needs

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    We cater to weddings, birthdays, family reunions and bachelor parties. We have excellent female and male entertainers. We do wedding receptions, banquets and anniversaries.

    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.

    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.
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