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Memphis Caterers

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PerfecTiming Catering
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Nicole C.
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If you're looking for down home cooking with a professional flair then Chef'Renee is what you seek. Guaranteed to please your palette and keep you coming back for more! Contact her for all your catering needs... You can thank me later!

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ruth L.
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I have had Laura Lee's catering service for several family and holiday functions. The service provided is very professional and the food always exceeds my expectations. Support this local business and you will not be disappointed.

J Bernard Events & Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marie K.
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Jason did an outstanding, gorgeous food display at my 50th birthday party. The food was so delicious, especially the shrimp and sausage salad! The fruit kabobs was off the chain and the chicken salad croissant ... Yummy! Jason is so professional and goes beyond to make sure that your event is top of the line. He has an artistic flare with food like no other caterer. You will not be disappointed, but amazed! His prices are unbeatable! He will forever be my caterer! Everyone is still raving about the food and the display. Thank you sooooooo much!

Mae's catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
Dinetta H.
Verified review

From the first meeting she made me feel at ease with her warm personality. I used Ms. Mae for a Christmas party for one hundred and fifty guest. Everyone had plenty to eat and drink throughout the evening. Her set up was amazing and the food was outstanding. She did everything, from the set up to cleaning up afterwards. I truly recommend Mae's Catering to be your next caterer.

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I cater all types of food to clients from soul food to gourmet. I cater large and small events. Also, being a diabetic, I've learned to prepare healthy dishes as well. I work on a short notice as well as on eliminating long waits. I have a team who can address the needs of a client quickly and professionally. I provide cleanliness and tasteful service.

  • 47 years in business
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We offer full-service catering. We provide custom menus to fit the clients' needs. We will design from ground up, if needed. Please view our web page to get a taste of our designs.

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Southern Comfort Catering specializes in catering corporate and special events throughout Memphis and the Mid-South region. With more than a decade of experience, Southern Comfort Catering has come to be known for its impeccable service and on-time delivery with large and small companies, no matter the industry or size of the events. Whether the need is for butler style services, executive luncheons, formal dinners, weddings, reunions, or just simply box lunches, Southern Comfort Catering can do it all. We provide quality food, warm and friendly services, and of course great presentations!

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The Menus I have and the prices and quality of food I enjoy what I do it makes. Me happy I been doing this for 13 or more years

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I cater for small to medium events, parties, anniversaries, receptions, hot buffet, or finger food. I will set up and do the service.

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We clean and help you maintain your home. We also prepare meals. If you need a little time, we can babysit your children. We also cater if you're having a family gathering, party, etc. and need to feed a lot of people.

  • 8 years in business
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I offer catering of home-style cooking. Family meals are prepared and delivered to your house. It's dinner like grandma would make.

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My business is very diverse and flexible. It is tailored to my clients. Whether it is planning an event's every last detail or simply providing certain services such as catering, scheduling, personal shopping, specialty cakes, decorating venues, etc., my clients are treated as royalty, and they only receive the best services.

  • 8 years in business
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We work with a variety of industries: corporate meetings, weddings, speaker conferences, training classes, staff meetings, and many others. We are offering both on-site and off-site catering services in addition to our event services. Our catering services are tailored for each client, and we can service groups as small as 10 in an office or as large as over 1,000. We offer plated dinners, buffet style, box lunches, or platters. Our main focus is to find food choices that you are happy with and stay within your budget limit. Whether you are looking for a holiday party, company training, employee or customer appreciation or other major event such as company milestones, etc., we can help!

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Because makes me feel useful and performed in happiness I propose to my customers. Well, when I'm look around e saw the happiness, de brighting eyes and the smiles.

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I am catering for churches, events, conferences, revivals, weddings, funerals, crusades, sports events, movie productions, etc.

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We cater to the whole experience of our clients. We provide classic cooking plus excellent catering whether it is a wedding reception or just a regular party. Who's Cooking will and can fill all of your catering needs.

  • 10 years in business
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When you see the green and black, you know you’re about to be catered to by the best! We make it our business to outshine the rest! We want to be the best and we want you to have the best! At Janelle Stephen’s Catering, we are very passionate about presenting the best quality service and food you could ask for. We enjoy what we do, and are eager to please. There is no greater joy for us, (other than getting paid) than seeing you smile with joy at what we’ve served! Try us today, and you won’t be sorry!

  • 6 years in business
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We strive to be the best and give 110% in every event we cater cooking for people has always been what I love to do

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I am a small business just starting out. I do small catering gigs, baby showers, football parties, food, desserts and more. I love to see people smile from delicious food. I am ServSafe certified.

  • 6 years in business
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Blessed Creations Catering is a mobile full service catering service focused on exceeding the expectations and needs of our clients. We offer personal professional service at a fair an reasonable price. Let's us be a blessing to your special occasion. Meeting and exceeding the expectations of our clients. All of my previous clients are like family to me.

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Crave Gourmet was created with the belief that our clients deserve the best a gourmet caterer has to offer at a reasonable price. We pride ourselves on offering fresh quality ingredients and outstanding customer service. Each menu is custom designed for your special occasion to make a lasting impression on your friends, family and guests. At Crave Gourmet, our clients are like family and we look forward to catering your wedding, corporate event, holiday party or intimate dinner. With so many catering services to choose from, you deserve a caterer that not only works for you, but also with you to meet and exceed your expectations while staying within your budget. You deserve Crave Gourmet Hand-Crafted Culinary Treats. We are giving away a $25 gift certificate to Muddy's Bake Shop this month. Enter Crave Gourmets " Hand-Crafted Name" Contest for a chance to win. Click the Link in the website area to Enter.

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.

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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