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Franklin Holiday Caterers

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CJ's Catering
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Maria O.
Verified review

We highly recommend CJ's Catering for any wedding. They have the best value in Middle Tennessee and their quality is top notch! The food was amazing. Once you try their raspberry vinaigrette, you'll want more. Anything with bourbon glaze from them is amazing! Our guests raved about the food, we couldn't have made a better choice!

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Lettuce Do Lunch & Dinner
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebekah G.
Verified review

Pam did a wonderful job with our holiday lunch. She was professional and worked hard to meet our specific needs. The food was excellent! I would highly recommend her.

  • 18 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda M.
Verified review

Jan was great to work with from beginning to end. After a complete remodel of our home I was not ready to have to prepare food for 20 for my husband's company holiday party. Jan was quick to respond to my inquiry and easy to communicate with through email (my preference). They arrived on time, explained everything to me so I could be a better hostess. All of our guests loved the food and especially the steak biscuits!! Yum! We will definitely use them again in the future and recommend to friends. Thanks!!!!

Our Table Catering
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Ricky M.
Verified review

We are very pleased with Our Table Catering. The food was well prepared and served hot. We look forward to a long-term relationship.

Nashville Events & Catering
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Leah B.
Verified review

Had a great tasting at Jonathan's farm! All of the food was delicious, and my fiance' and I had a great time. Can't wait for the food at our wedding!

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

I hired Ludlow Catering for our firm's early Holiday party and couldn't have been more pleased. They did an impressive job decorating our foyer and open office space, like we'd asked. The food was excellent, our clients loved it. They over-delivered on all platforms and will certainly re-hire for like jobs in the future. Highly recommend.

The Go Go Gourmet
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Cate H.
Verified review

The Go Go Gourmet provides excellent catering services with a variety of delicious items on their menu. My favorites are the old-fashioned chicken salad (which reminds me of the chicken my grandmother used to make) and the chicken casserole (perfect for serving for small...or large...dinner gatherings!). The signature desserts are 'sweet music' to this Southern girl! Go Go Gourmet is the perfect caterer for any event.

Chef Casandra Catering
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda M.
Verified review

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
Bobbi A.
Verified review

Peg Leg Porker responded to our Thumbtack request with a personal note indicating familiarity with our rehearsal picnic location. Heather, their catering manager, was well informed to work with us offering advice when asked. She was available during the four month waiting period to answer additional questions. The set up was on time, the food was FABULOUS (providing a great topic of conversation beyond the engaged couple). Heather and Christopher served us well without intruding on the joy of the evening. They cleaned up quietly but only after waiting until there was a lull in the activities that wouldn't interfere with the anecdotes being shared. GREAT CATERERS and true professionals.

Sandra's Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia M.
Verified review

Sandra is incredible. She is professional, pleasant, and easy to work with. She was helpful with ideas and flexible when I wanted things a certain way. Also very affordable and great value for what you pay for. I felt very at ease knowing Sandra was catering my wedding. She and her staff provided wonderful service and I have no complaints.

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!!

Vee-Go Vegan on the Go
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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

Classic Southern Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Shelby M.
Verified review

Everything was great from start to finish. Marty is a true pleasure to work with! Changing names from Main Event to Classic Southern Catering was a good idea in my opinion. The new name describes this business perfectly!

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

The JP design team was a fantastic team to work with. Aundrea was able to execute my vision perfectly. She and her team took the time to understand my vision and style and worked very closely with me to deliver exactly what I wanted, while still staying within my budget. They were responsive, detail oriented, professional and graceful throughout the whole process and the food was fantastic. I would highly recommend this company to any bride looking for beautiful décor, styling, or food for their wedding.

Goodness Gracious, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Virginia H.
    Verified review

    I use Goodness Gracious regularly for my catering needs at the office. Awesome folks and great food/service. I highly recommend them for your catering needs. If you have the opportunity to go to the restaurant, be sure to make a reservation.

    • 1 year in business
    Tina C.
    Verified review

    Libby is terrific. She's very professional. The food was very delicious and the service was fantastic. I will use her again!

    Uptown Grill
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Dee C.
    Verified review

    Thanks Uptown for not only the awesome food, but also great service. Everything was right on time. Everyone is asking about the food and who catered...! Will definitely recommend!

    About

    We offer personalized catering to fit your every need. We cater to a wide variety of consumers, from businesses, large and small, to individuals for social engagements. We offer an eclectic variety of food and can tailor any menu to fit your exact needs. Our customers rave about our food and level of service. Being a small business, we offer personalized service, from the beginning to the moment when your last guest leaves. We look forward meeting with you to discuss your every need.

    About

    Hi there! We do catering for "mini" events, such as baby showers, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, office get-togethers, birthday parties, and every other reasons to celebrate. As you are getting ready and getting your kids together, while also trying to clean your house and do something to your hair, we come to you and set up. Party hosting has never been easier (or stress free)!

    About

    What makes my business great is I am highly organized, extremely professional, and very passionate about cooking/catering/event planning. My food is delicious, and my presentations are elegant, customized, and cost-effective. I have a great team of individuals to assist with successfully accomplishing any event I have.

    About

    My catering service believes in providing the most irresistible tasting food of all kinds to our customers although my specialty is homemade foods and hot chicken. All food is freshly made by hand.

    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.

    Actual Requests

    See other requests for holiday caterers in Franklin

    Need a Caterer

    Franklin, TN

    • Event type
    • Which meal
      Dinner
    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Serving style
    • Staff needed
      Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
    • Head count
    • Details
      Casual Rehearsal Dinner
    • $321.33
      Average price

    Need Full Service Event Caterer

    Franklin, TN

    • Event type
      Birthday party
    • Which meal
      Dinner
    • Dishes and beverages
      Appetizer(s), Beverages (non-alcoholic)
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Mediterranean, Hors D'oeurves
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Staff needed
      Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
    • Head count
      25-50
    • Catering (Full Service) Budget
      $20-$30 per person
    • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
      No dietary restrictions
    • Details
      Looking for really good food that teenagers will eat...homemade chic tenders, baby grilled cheeses, stuffed new potatoes, homemade guac & chips, grilled pork tenderloin & rolls w a yummy sauce
    • $613.5
      Average price

    Need catering

    Franklin, TN

    • Event type
    • Which meal
      Dinner
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort)
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Staff needed
      Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
    • Head count
      150-200
    • Details
      I am helping my best friend find caterers for her wedding. We are hoping to find a caterer who can provide everything needed for an outdoor tent wedding in order to cut down on working with several vendors. We're hoping to keep the food portion to under $12 a person.
    • $12
      Average price
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