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

We used CJ's catering for a summer pool party and it was a huge success!! CJ's catering provided first class service, wonderful presentation and the food was AMAZING!! Will use them again and highly recommend to other for any event.

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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
Kathy L.
Verified review

We had drop off catering for our daughter's wedding a week ago and the food was good, they are extremely easy to work with and I would definitely recommend them!

  • 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
Jeremy G.
Verified review

Worked with Shannon Brown to have drop-off catering for a surprise engagement party. Food was excellent and all my guests were impressed. Service was perfect. Shannon was easy to work with and very fair on pricing. Will absolutely work with Our Table Catering again.

Nashville Events & Catering
4.4
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Amber K.
Verified review

Nashville Events & Catering made sure our wedding was nothing short of spectacular. The amount of care and passion that Jonathan and his team showed my fiancee and I was beyond amazing. Everything from the elegant table displays to the freash sesonal foods. Nashville Events & Catering goes way above and beyond expectations.

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Ludlow Catering & Events
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl C.
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Rachel Kohler, Director of Catering & Private Events, was wonderful to work with! She was quick in her responses, very professional, and detail oriented in the planning of our reception. Ludlow was very accommodating to our request for a completely gluten free buffet and it was outstanding! Guests were delighted by the Artisan cheese and fruit display, and raved about the wood fire grilled chicken breast with the Chimmichuri dipping sauce. The grilled asparagus was so good we were all amazed by it! The servers were professional and kept everything going smoothly. I would definitely use Ludlow's again!

The Go Go Gourmet
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 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.
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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.

Sultry Soul Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica Z.
Verified review

Greg with Sultry Soul catered our son's first birthday party. Everything he did for us was amazing! He made three dishes for us as we requested. My favorite was the broccoli bites! They are like fried broccoli casserole with a little kick! He was there promptly, made everything fresh, and cleaned up quickly. Along with all of these things he is extremely professional and friendly. We will be contacting him again for our wedding and our other catering needs. Thanks for everything!

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
Heather C.
Verified review

We had dinner for 15 catered. It arrived on time and hot! Our guests raved about everything, but the buttery mashed potatoes were the star (in my opinion). Lots of flavor, not your typical flavorless catered fare. Can't say enough good things about the food and the business. The owners were very responsive and a delight to work with. This was the best decision I could have made for our family Christmas dinner. I will definitely use again!

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
    Tammy O.
    Verified review

    Nicole and her team are FABULOUS! They catered a 60 person sit-down meal for a graduation party for me. The food was EXCELLENT and PLENTIFUL. The servers were over-the-top helpful and courteous - picking up my guests empty plates as well as keeping our buffet well-stocked the entire party. Everything I asked for was there on time and and the food was hot - all at a very reasonable price. I WILL BE using Goodness Gracious for my catering needs again. They made a party that could have been a real stressful event for me into a wonderful event where my guests were well-fed and impressed - and I was stress-free! Thanks Nicole and team!

    Susan S.
    Verified review

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    • 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!

    About

    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.

    About

    Tree of Life Vegetarian Kitchen was founded in 2013. We proudly caters to those inclined to a progressive lifestyle, in Greater Nashville and surrounding areas. With a commitment to sustainability, Tree of Life ensures a local, natural and rustic culinary experience. Nonetheless, our kitchen dishes out comfort and a lot of it. Be it showers, parties or any private catered events, Tree of Life will meet your vegetarian catering needs. There are no bones about it!

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need a Caterer for a Buffet Catered Event

    Mount Juliet, TN

    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Head count
    • Details
      This is for a wedding rehearsal dinner in an outdoor setting.

    Need a Catering Service on July 30, 2013

    Clarksville, TN

    • Interested in the following cuisine
      BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort)
    • Serving style
    • Head count
      100-125
    • Details
      Mfg plant. In Clarksville. Total about 400. 3 different serving times. One at 11am, one at 6 pm, one at 1 am.

    Need Catering

    Hendersonville, TN

    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Italian
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Head count
    • Details
      1st Birthday party for little girl.
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