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Nashville Dinner Caterers

Browse these dinner catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Nashville.

  • 18 years in business
  • 82 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 40 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!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen T.
Verified review

Kristen did an excellent job catering a small event that I hosted at my home recently. She offered some creative dishes that pleased a diverse and picky palate. Everyone raved about the food. One guest even wants to use Kristen to cater an upcoming event their hosting. I would definitely hire her again! Thanks Kristen.

Beyond Details Nashville
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Claire C.
Verified review

Brandy and her staff were awesome the whole way through. They were very professional and answered any questions I had very quickly. They were not the cheapest option I looked at but it is worth it for what you get. The food was delicious and the service was on point. Great job!

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

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!

  • 12 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa G.
Verified review

Always professional, always fun, always DELICIOUS FOOD! I have had their delectable home-cooked food for as long as they've been catering, and it is the best. Great price for great food! Thanks, Rebecca

The Go Go Gourmet
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 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!!

Classic Southern Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
John W.
Verified review

"The food was really good!" was a compliment I received. Chef Martin and his team at Classic Southern Catering provided meals for 30 people for three days of a business meeting held at a non-profit near downtown Nashville. Wraps and sandwiches were well received. The pasta salad and monster potato bar got rave reviews. CSC wrote-up the menu, and all deliverables were met on time with friendly service.

Madeline Brown
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tina C.
Verified review

She was excellent with communicating details concerning menu planned, and budget projected. Food she prepared for the event was excellent, and exactly what we wanted. Guests attending that partook of her menu complimented me about the delicious food she had prepared all evening! I will definitely call upon Madeline for further service when hosting another important dinner. Her quality of service with good integrity is priceless.

Moonshine Gypsies
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Carmen C.
Verified review

They were a pleasure to work with. We had a rehearsal dinner party at a house we rented for the weekend. They did a great job with no real idea about the house set up before hand. The table presentation was very nice. The food was delicious, the quantity estimation was spot on, and the service and clean up were good. The banana pudding was a big hit! We would hire this company again! Thanks!

  • 5 years in business
Lynne L.
Verified review

B and G Hospitality catered a dinner for our large group of friends. The food was delicious, plentiful, and beautifully displayed. The risotto they served was the creamiest I have ever had, and the roast beef was cooked to perfection. I would definitely recommend them!

Kelmscott Farm Franklin
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Laura B.
Verified review

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.

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!

The Dapper Baker
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Chelsea M.
    Verified review

    Incredible food and amazing service. Classy without being pretentious. The guests were more than pleased...they still talk about how great the food was. Will absolutely be using The Dapper Baker again whenever we need catering.

    Chef Sean
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
      Kechelle W.
      Verified review

      I had the pleasure of working with Chef Sean for an appreciation dinner I hosted for a few special friends. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Chef Sean was more than prepared with his own cookware, utensils, seasonings, and all the extras that added a special touch. He came early to my home to prep and came back later to complete the meal. Everything was fresh and right on time. I would not change a thing. He is the expert and made all things seem simple. It was a small, intimate event, however Sean gave me the same treatment as if I was a big time client. I would recommend Chef Sean for any style event. He is sure to please!

      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

      Susan S.
      Verified review

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        About

        We are a full-service catering and cake design company. We are specializing in modern and creative food for every style of event.

        About

        I bake and sell pastries, and I also do catering. I will take care of all your catering needs. I do banquets, weddings, receptions, picnics, church, and other venues.

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        Visit the Exquisite Creations Wedding & Catering's Facebook page. I am still working on the website. I decorate and plan events, weddings, baby showers, receptions, birthdays and retirements.

        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.
        Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.