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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
Bonnie F.
Verified review

As one of guests stated "This will be the wedding that all others will compare to". The portions were generous and delicious. The cold items were fresh and crisp, and the hot items hot and delicious! This company was very patient in helping us pick out a menu that the bride and groom wanted, but was still tempting to the taste buds of our guests. From the cocktail hour to the end of the evening, no one went hungry. And the price...was just right! I have used Lettuce Do Lunch before, and they will be the first call I make whenever I need a caterer!

  • 18 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia W.
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MacK and Kates did a wonderful job from beginning to end for our son's rehearsal / welcome dinner party (almost 200 guests) at the Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery Oak Room in Nashville. Jill helped guide me through all the various options and she was most helpful and patient with any changes I made. Jill and her crew went above and beyond helping us out. We received so many complements on the quality of the food and the presentation. The appetizer presentation was beautiful. I would not hesitate to hire them again.

Our Table Catering
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Scott D.
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We have emloyed Our Table Catering several times for different occasions. We have always been extremely please in the professionalism they have operated with and there food is Outstanding! I would highly recommend this company for your small luncheon meeting to a large dinner party, you will not be dispppinted!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brooke K.
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Kristen is fabulous. I rented a home on airbnb while traveling and wanted to hire a private chef for a dinner party one night. Kristen not only cooked us a fantastic meal, she was also very kind to our group and entertained the gazillion questions we were asking. She made the process very easy and was responsive to all my questions. We all loved the pulled pork and biscuits, steak, mac and cheese, and chocolate cream pie!

Nashville Events & Catering
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Krystal E.
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I was scheduling a dinner from out of town for a friends bachelor party dinner and they couldn’t have made this easier to do. Very quick to respond, super nice, and the food was a hit! Everyone LOVED every bite! Thank you so much for making this a memorable dinner! Would recommend you to anyone and wish you guys were in California haha. :)

The Go Go Gourmet
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Krista O.
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Celeste catered to every request and all guests at our dinner party were so impressed with all of her local dishes she made fresh! Thank you Celeste, enjoyed the whole experience and the food was just so delicious!

Beyond Details Nashville
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Bob G.
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We hired Beyond Details to cater my wife's birthday party. Brandy was supportive and very easy to work with prior to the event. On the night of the party, the food was ready on time and delicious! After the party, leftovers were boxed up and the room was left spotless. I could not have asked for anything more. If you want great food and an easy to work with caterer, go with Beyond Details.

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

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!

  • 12 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca P.
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So far it's been great! We have had a taste testing for our wedding and their food is delicious! Very friendly and greatly prices for the service we are receiving. Id highly recommend.

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!!

Two Spoons
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Sunny S.
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I had Two Spoons cater a party in my home 40 people and everything thing from beginning to end was unbelievable. My friends still talk about how great the food was that night!!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Rig J.
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Miss H was awesome!! She went out of the way to make sure our Labor Day Party was a grand success with her great food and southern hospitality. Most of all her pricing was very reasonable. Will definitely be hiring Miss H for future events.

Classic Southern Catering
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy R.
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I needed a surprise birthday party for about my husband and about 30 of our friends. Martin was there right on time with great food and a positive attitude, and he even worked with me to make the "surprise" just that! We were very pleased.

Sultry Soul Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff L.
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Sultry Soul catered our holiday dinner - fantastic food and service. We will definitely use them again - two thumbs up!!

Chef B Creations
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Naeemah R.
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Chef B has created dishes for my family gatherings, birthday parties, and dinners over the last few years. It has been amazing to experience the growth and unique twist she adds to her dishes. I truly enjoy her creative appetizers.

Kelmscott Farm Franklin
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Laura B.
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Gail has catered for me twice in the past year. She made box lunches for a Womens canoe trip, yummy sandwiches, hummus with veggies, a huge cookie all in a darling bag decorated for autumn. Recently she catered box lunches again, this time for 10 bridesmaids, mothers and the bride while the party dressed, took pictures and gathered in the bridesroom before the wedding. The lunch was amazing and Gail's creative flair adds a specialized touch ,which is unique to her business. Gail's catering, really ends up being a "a beautiful wrapped gift" to those she serves.

The Dapper Baker
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Bo B.
    Verified review

    As a community organizer, being able to rely on vendors and providers. The Dapper Baker consistently offers delicious food at reasonable prices with exceptional customer service. The company works extremely hard to satisfy the needs of their customers. The Dapper Baker ought to be at the top of anyone's list for parties, gatherings, meetings, or any other event.

    Vee-Go Vegan on the Go
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    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

    Pleasant View Village Diner
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    Amber-Jean S.
    Verified review

    Very prompt response & delivery service. Lee will work with you on arranging a catering meal to ensure my customers' stomachs will be satisfied!

    Rose Gourmet Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Brad R.
    Verified review

    Working with Amber was a delight - She was a pleasure to work with and very attentive to our needs for our corporate party - The food was outstanding - She created a menu that suited vegetarian and non-vegetarian - We will defiantly use her again for our next corporate event - She went the extra mile with setup and service - I would recommend her for all of your catering needs

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    We cater to weddings, birthdays, family reunions and bachelor parties. We have excellent female and male entertainers. We do wedding receptions, banquets and anniversaries.

    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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