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Nashville Affordable Catering Services

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

Highly recommend this catering service. Jeff stayed and served each meal by hand out of his vehicle to ensure the quality of his meal. He also provided leftovers. His communication was top notch and the meal was delicious!

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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
Patricia K.
Verified review

Pam was awesome! They were on time, courteous and professional. She was able to make many of my mothers favorite recipes... and added her own personal flair that added to the presentation as I would've never imagined. I will not only use them again, but will certainly refer her to friends when they are looking for a caterer who is the perfect mix of gourmet taste, affordable, & professional.

  • 18 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Vikki V.
Verified review

Jill Brothers is a great compliment to Mack and Kates Catering Services. She was professional, friendly and helpful. This was a very special even for my family. Everything was just perfect. She beautifully executed, and the food was delicious. During the planning stages, Jill was patience with the numerous changes we went through. She listened and paid close attention to what we needed to make it a memorable dinner party for our dad.

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

We have used the services of Our Table Catering on several occasions for our church. We have found them to be an outstanding company to work with, the food is delicious and their personal care is what will cause you to want to use them for all of your business or private dinner or lunch affairs!

Nashville Events & Catering
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Donna W.
Verified review

I hired Nashville Events & Catering for a bartending service for a conference event. The owner was very responsive to any questions I had leading up to the event. The bartenders showed up early to set up and were friendly and courteous, they did a great job. Overall it was a great experience and I would recommend Nashville Events & Catering!

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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
Ashlee L.
Verified review

I always had a dream of having a roasted pig at my wedding, so when my fiance and I searched around Nashville for places that would cater and offer a roasted pig, we were so excited when we found Peg Leg Porker, we were EVEN MORE excited when we went to try the food and it was hands down some of the best BBQ these born and bred Southerners had ever had! Working with Heather and Peg was a d r e a m- they were very flexible and accommodating with letting us create the menu and hands down were one of the easiest (and most affordable) wedding vendors that we worked with! Needless to say, the food and presentation at our wedding reception were amazing and ALL that anyone could talk about! I still have conversations 6 months later with friends and family about how good the food at our reception was. Our goal was for it to be a memorable experience - and it definitely was! I can't recount how many weddings I've been to and forgotten within a week what I ate, but the pulled pork, chicken, green beans, mac and cheese, and beans at our reception will forever be remembered. Heather was a wonderful to work with, she was so easygoing, super friendly and an awesome communicator. If you are looking for delicious food from a downright honest and accommodating vendor, look no further! Peg Leg Porker is your best bet!

  • 5 years in business
Sami M.
Verified review

The nicest family with the best hospitality! They know exactly how to make the event stress free from beginning to end. The food and service are exceptional. I am so grateful for Victoria and Darrell Patrick, my event wouldn't of been the same without their hardwork!

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!!

Reediculously Good Chicken
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tina T.
Verified review

The customer service was flawless! Once I explained the importance of my family event; I knew by the responses I received they would be perfect then, and now, for future events. I had an event for up to 25 people with a variety of foods to include ham, miniature BBQ hot dogs, meatballs, honey hot wings, and other dishes. When the food arrived it was still warm and well prepared. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for excellent customer service and a gifted craft in the kitchen; and they support us military veterans! Thank you REEDICULOUSLY GOOD CHICKEN and I'll be looking forward to spreading the word and using your services again!

Talavera Kitchen & Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
    McKensie T.
    Verified review

    I had such an amazing time learning how to make sushi with Talavera Kitchen & Catering. I'm not much of a cook so I wasn't sure I'd know how to do certain things, but they walked me through every step of the process and taught me so many new things that I was able to bring home to my own kitchen. The sushi was delicious and the night was filled with laughter and friendship. I would definitely recommend these services to anyone looking for good food or simply a fun experience!

    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

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

    Classic Southern Catering provides first class service and delicious food, both at a great price. Highly recommend!

    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

    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!

      • 11 years in business
      About

      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.

      • 13 years in business
      About

      Because we are a unique catering company featuring South American Argentine Parillada and handmade empanadas. Only one in the Nashville Tn of its kind

      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.

      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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      See other requests for affordable catering services in Nashville

      Need Catering Services (drop-off)

      Nashville, TN

      • Interested in the following cuisine
        Mexican / Latin
      • Serving style
        Buffet
      • Head count
        150-200
      • Budget per person
      • Details
        I am currently sourcing catering options for Code For Nashville's National Day of Civic Hacking on June 6th at Music City Center. You can find more about us at the code for nashville website. We are looking to serve lunch for 150-200 people (we will be able to give a better estimate 2 weeks from the event). Could you let me know possible packages and prices for breakfast and lunch separately.
      • $12
        Average price

      Need a Caterer

      Nashville, TN

      • Event type
        Other (Art Show)
      • Which meal
        Breakfast
      • Interested in the following cuisine
        Other (Pancakes)
      • Serving style
        Buffet
      • Staff needed
        Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No, Other: 2 people that can make pancakes and have catering license
      • Head count
        More than 200 (please estimate) (300)
      • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
        No dietary restrictions
      • Details
        I'm throwing an event where we serve free pancakes to our patrons. It's a very easy setup and we supply all the materials. We just need two people to cook the pancakes that have a catering license we can provide to the venue.
      • $2.85
        Average price

      Need Drop-Off Caterer

      Nashville, TN

      • Event type
        Corporate event
      • Which meal
        Other (appetizers)
      • Dishes and beverages
        Appetizer(s)
      • Interested in the following cuisine
        Hors D'oeurves
      • Serving style
        Buffet
      • Head count
        25-50
      • Budget per person
        $10-$20 per person
      • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
        No dietary restrictions
      • Details
        Just need the food dropped off, no service or clean up needed
      • $320.75
        Average price
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