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Catering by Karen C
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crista K.
Verified review

Looking forward to Karen catering our daughter's wedding in September. She has been great to work with. Will gladly post more information after the event.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amy T.
Verified review

Delicious slow smoked goodness! What can be better than 8 delicious meats smoked onsite? Add the homestyle sides and that's all you need! The brisket and the ribs are the unsung heros! Catering on time, exactly how we like it and never any unwanted surprises. Thanks Dickey's!

VEGA Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Manny V.
Verified review

Everyone in the office was really impressed by the food and presentation. I'd recommend Vega Catering anytime and look forward to using them again in the future.

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brian F.
Verified review

My wife had just received a promotion with her company and we had planned a celebration dinner with family and friends. Our original catering company had double booked us, causing us to search else where. We found Carol Scott, and she rose to the occasion in style, elegance, sophistication, and above all class! Our menu had already been chosen, and we were worried due to the short notice that there may be issues in fulfilling our needs. This couldn't be farther from the case. We had Tuna Niçoise salad, an outstanding and perfectly prepared Seared scallop, the most desiccant Rack of lamb seasoned just right, and a Vanilla bourbon creme brûlée that people only read about!!! There were 16 of us there, and everyone was impressed with the arrangement, service, and above all Top Chef quality of her dishes. Where one company failed, she has now gained the business, demand, and above all high respect for her ability, and capability to produce such an experience in such short time! We are now guests for life in any kitchen, establishment our home she is invited into. Thank you for the shear awesomeness you have let us experience on such a grand occasion!

The Knox Local
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mary S.
Verified review

We used Adra's Catering for our wedding and I couldn't have been more pleased. Dominic was easy to work with and had great ideas. Our guests STILL talk about the delicious food and beautiful presentation.

Luxe Catering & Events
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Katie M.
Verified review

Bettina is amazing! She was so helpful creating a menu that fit our venue and tastes. The food for our wedding was delicious and received tons of compliments. It was unlike any other wedding food, in a good way! The service as well was top notch and went above and beyond to help set up and wrap up the food. I highly recommend luxe catering without a doubt!

Catering by Top Flight
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Scarlett W.
Verified review

Top Flight catered my Valentine's Day wedding. They worked with me and my fiancé to bring our vision to life. The food and service was truly exceptional. Every detail we discussed during the planning process (meal selections, napkin colors, special touches we incorporated) were completed above and beyond on our big day! I highly recommend Catering by Top Flight for any celebration!

Barn Event Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Aurore A.
Verified review

Barn Event Catering exceeded expectations, the food was delicious and everyone enjoyed it! Very professional and friendly. Will definitely use again.

Joyful Delight's Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Teres F.
Verified review

I can not say enough!! Amanda took on catering my birthday party at the last minute and did an outstanding job! The food selections were creative (Halloween themed) and delicious! It was all vegetarian and I loved it! Thank you so much Amanda!

Patricks Catering and More
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tara F.
Verified review

I like everything the food was great the service was excellent everything was great

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alanna B.
Verified review

I hired Dawn to do my baby shower cake, and it was the best experience I have had. She made sure the flavors were what we wanted. All I gave her was a picture of the cake I wanted, she took care of everything else. She not only highly impressed me with the cake she surprised my family as well. The cake was perfect and everything was homemade. I hired her again to do my sons 1st birthday cake and choose a mickey mouse shaped cake and yet again exceed my expectations. Best part she did my sons cake with less then 12 hours notice and it still arrived on time. Not only is her work outstanding her attitude, demeanor and buoyancy made me feel like I known her for years. I highly recommend her and her staff. I know I will be using her from here forth.

catering by chef randy
5.0
from 1 review
    Katelyn T.
    Verified review

    Randy was thorough and reliable. He did a great job communicating any ideas or questions. The wedding went smoothly and it was so nice to know the food part was under complete control.

    Moe's Original BBQ
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Hugh B.
      Verified review

      On August 4, 2018, Moe's catered a dinner party for 40 people at my home. They prepared and served pulled pork, beef brisket, potato salad, baked beans and slaw. Every item was outstanding. Josh and his assistant arrived at my home on time, did all the set up and clean up, were flexible on the exact serving time and were courteous and professional throughout the evening. They seemed to enjoy themselves and we certainly enjoyed the quality of our service and food. Moe's BBQ and sides are a distinct cut above any of their competitors. My guests were impressed. The evening could not have gone better. I will look forward to using them for future events.

      • 2 years in business
      About

      As a new catering company in Knoxville and a current student at the local culinary arts school we are constantly coming up and developing new ideas. We work with each customer to provide the best and memorable service for everyone.

      About

      I offer personal and private chef and catering services. I provide quality products at competitive pricing. I am flexible with all dietary needs.

      About

      I can cater for most small events by myself. I can accommodate larger orders with more notice. I also do restaurant kitchen consulting along with private cooking classes. I can do full service catering and have access to dining facilities to seat as many as 125 people and even overnight accommodations if desired Dining facility located in beautiful downtown Gatlinburg

      • 8 years in business
      About

      About

      We constantly hear from our clients comments like: "I've never liked this food before, but this is fantastic!" and "how much would you charge for this recipe?" and "such and such never eats at these events, but that's his/her second plate!". It's very satisfying hearing these types of things and is why we smile so much while we work.

      About

      I am a professional chef with over 20 years of experience in all forms of restaurant and catering. I am knowledgeable in nutrition and many various cuisines and diets, and I am skilled and prepared to cook a meal for you and yours that is as healthy or indulgent as you want it to be! I am available for day-to-day meal preparations, as well as special events. I work mostly alone, but will hire additional help for larger meals/parties/events. As I am new to this Thumbtack system, I have not given a real phone number for contact. Please contact me via email, and I will call you as needed to further discuss your needs.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      We are a husband and wife professional competition barbecue team who provide competition style barbecue catering with a southern flair.

      About

      I work with clients who have a budget, and I can cook what they like. I do what the clients are interested in.

      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.

      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 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 caterers in Knoxville

      Need Catering Services on May 4, 2013

      Rockwood, TN

      • Event type
        Buffet dinner party
      • Cuisine type
        Casual American
      • Number of people
        25-50
      • Additional Service(s)
        No additional service, Other (set up)
      • Details
        set up & have food & punch ready. bring cakes & have coffee

      Need Catering Service on August 2,2013

      Harriman, TN

      • Event type
        Buffet catered event
      • Cuisine type
        BBQ
      • Number of people
        150-200
      • Additional Service(s)
        Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
      • Details
        outside event,held at a park

      Need a Professional to do Personal Meal for a Special Diet

      Maryville, TN

      • Event type
        Personal meal(s)
      • Cuisine type
        Casual American
      • Number of people
        Fewer than 10
      • Additional Service(s)
        No additional service
      • Details
        Special diet
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