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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
Bob B.
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It's late in life for my first time to even hire a caterer; I usually do all the food preparation myself, because 'I want it right'. This event was out of town, hosting a rehearsal dinner at a location I've never been; a million things could have gone wrong. Pam, did everything perfectly, from planning and recommendations that were just right, to punctuality and delivery. When the food arrived, it was a beautiful site, a fabulous presentation! Then, the taste, unbelievable! As good as the food was, with everyone stuffed, there was plenty left over to enjoy another day. 'Well done' is putting it lightly. Thanks Pam!

  • 18 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa P.
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Jan and Jill were very helpful and professional. At the last minute we had issues with our prior caterer and they did a wonderful job on short notice to feed our large office of close to 400 for the holidays. We will definitely be using them again!! The food was amazing and I have had so many people in the office compliment the service and food.

Our Table Catering
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Scott S.
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The caterer was simply awesome. She was extremely easy to work with and the pricing fit in our budget perfectly. Don't forget how tasty the food was!! We were truly blessed to have Our Table Catering to be apart of our special day. We would hire her again.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Joseph K.
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Weekly delivery to my home of fresh and awesome food. Local produce and meats! Convenient meals. Thanks.

Beyond Details Nashville
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Allie H.
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Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to our wedding meal Brandy. You and your team offered wonderful options for each course and everyone at the wedding loved the food. One of the comments we hear consistently about our wedding is how great the food was and we could not agree more. Brandy was fabulous to work with and she promptly responded to any questions I had as we were finalizing details. Also, Brandy put together a "picnic basket" with our wedding food for my husband and I to enjoy after our wedding and it was wonderful :) Finally, the bartenders and wait staff that were at our wedding were both personable and professional. We absolutely recommend Brandy and Beyond Details!! -Allie and Coby From the Mother of the Bride... I met with Brandy several months before our daughter's wedding for a second tasting, the first one was with our daughter and fiancé only. I was absolutely blown away by the tasty offerings. My husband could not attend the tasting but said his only condition in choosing a caterer was that the food must be of high quality and absolutely outstanding. Brandy offered both. We instantly decided to go with Brandy that evening and never regretted it. She and her team are top notch and they offered everything we expected and more. The food was presented beautifully and the temperature was perfect. Our guests were awe of our menu selection. Everyone was impressed! We loved working with Brandy and we highly recommend her. -Ginny

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Ludlow Catering & Events
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Suzanne O.
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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!

The Go Go Gourmet
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Cate H.
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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.
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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!!

Classic Southern Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Shelby M.
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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.
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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.

Rose Gourmet Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Simon M.
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Amber was very responsive and professional and the food was great. Recommend her highly.

Jay P.
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Lori and The Country Cabin delivered a beautiful basket arrangement of 2 different kinds of Lori's chicken salad, along with several side items to one of my largest clients. Not only did my clients say that it was the best chicken salad they've ever tasted, but they also were amazed at the incredible professionalism and friendliness shown to them by The Country Cabin folks. Lori and her great catering service made my clients, along with myself, very happy people. I highly recommend The Country Cabin for all of your catering needs. Thanks Lori!

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I am a soul food catering service provider with elegance. I cater all functions, such as graduations, weddings, baby showers, etc. No event is too small or too big. I would enjoy making your event one of your proudest events with good soul food for the soul.

  • 30 years in business
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Often clients are given a pre written menu and forced to pick and choose. THAT'S NOT CATERING ...That's Ordering We you me the people who are responsible for the events success it's pleasure point it's service content, it's cost.You make that determination.I help you enjoy your event.

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I Love to cook. My goal is for you and your guest not to forget how the food tasted. The service and quality of the will be to my best ability. I want your event or special day to be wonderful.

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I show the great side of food by giving it my own personal flare while incorporating thing that make it personal for my guest

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perl Catering is a full service catering company working in the Nashville area. We offer restaurant quality food at reasonable prices with customized menus or packages to choose from. We are equipped to handle both large and small events with quality service promised to all of our clients. perl Catering operates with a focus on local farms and organic foods whenever possible, which provides us with a link to our community that we feel is important. We try to donate our time to various causes around Nashville and have a partnership with St. Luke's Community House. Thank you for considering perl Catering and we look forward to working with you in the future!

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I am a full-service caterer who will provide service for weddings, graduations, anniversaries, family reunions, etc.

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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)!

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Papa Turney's does BBQ right, hickory smoked, slow and low! Located in Nashville Shores Marina, we can host any event or come to you anywhere in the greater Nashville area.

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We provide fully stocked cash bar(s) and open bar(s) with a professionally licensed bartender. We set up champagne bar(s) with licensed servers and also contract vendors (ex. food services, DJs, live bands, wedding planners, etc.) as needed. Johnnie, Jim and Jack Catering ,LLC comes to your location and sets up. We only do residential events under very strict conditions. We can also do outside events when weather permits. We need no less than a two-week notice on all events. We do weddings and corporate and private events. There is a two-hour minimum on our services. Contact us for details, and set an appointment.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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