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Browse these festival caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Nashville.

  • 18 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff P.
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They were so quick to contact me, and worked out a menu that was perfect for our event. Food was great and staff were very professional. And everything was ready to go when guest arrived, and facilities were spotless when they finished. Will definitely use them again.

Our Table Catering
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Christine J.
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I can't say enough wonderful things about "Our Table Catering"! Shannon was an absolute joy to work with! She made the whole process so easy, accommodated every request, was responsive, friendly and helpful. Our guests at our wedding reception repeatedly complimented the food. We couldn't have asked for more, highly recommend!!!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Sherri H.
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Kristen is excellent! She took care of everything for me. Wonderful dinner , great food. Would highly recommend Kristen for catering your event.

The Go Go Gourmet
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Cate H.
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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.

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

  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah J.
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I absolutely love Big-A-Doo catering and have recomended them to all of my friends! Chris and his lovely wife Hope catered my wedding in November the food was out of this world delicious best food I've ever had at a wedding. They were so professional and so helpful they set up my reception beautifully I explain to them what I want and I got everything completed they even help with centerpieces and displays they were there for about 12 hour did everything and I mean everything from setting up dishes to tear in everything down cleaning up packing up food for my guest . the only thing that could have been better is if they weren't working so hard they could have come and spend more time with us enjoy the wedding because they were a hoot. I will be hiring big a doo catering for all of my events. and not to mention the best prices in town so thanks again Chris and hope!!

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Creative Culinary Creations
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Cassie J.
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Michael and CCC provided turkey for our Thanksgiving event at Vanderbilt University. He was easy to work with, especially with our short time constraint. Many students and staff were very impressed with the turkey and his punctuality. We definitely want to work with him again!

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!!

Classic Southern Catering
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Karen T.
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Chef Martin was everything we needed and at a great price. Food was delicious and several of our guest wanted his card. No one could believe we found a caterer that knew how to cook southern style green beans. Very pleased with the whole experience.

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

Chef B Creations
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Azusa SHESHE D.
Verified review

I was fortunate enough to have CHEF B CREATIONS cater a surprise party for myself and CHEF BIANCA OUT DID herself! ! Everything was delicious, fresh and mouthwatering. The layout and display of her creations was professional and PHENOMENAL!! She truly represents the ART & SKILLS of the Culinary Arts profession. I can't wait to book her for my corporate event!!

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

Spice Geek Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Kay B.
    Verified review

    Amazing flavorful food! An awesome customer service!

    • 13 years in business
    About

    We are a restaurant and catering full service with liquor, beer and wine available, from office luncheons to weddings and full turnkey operations. Call me for more information to make your event a one to remember.

    About

    My catering service believes in providing the most irresistible tasting food of all kinds to our customers although my specialty is homemade foods and hot chicken. All food is freshly made by hand.

    About

    I am a soul food catering service provider with elegance. I cater all functions, such as graduations, weddings, baby showers, etc. No event is too small or too big. I would enjoy making your event one of your proudest events with good soul food for the soul.

    About

    I Love to cook. My goal is for you and your guest not to forget how the food tasted. The service and quality of the will be to my best ability. I want your event or special day to be wonderful.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We have an awesome, friendly owner and staff. We love to meet people. We give great customer service with a smile. We make sure our goal is to please the client. Our homemade yeast rolls will melt in your mouth. I have 25 years of restaurant experience.

    About

    We are a full-service catering company. We have been in business for 16 years in the Nashville corporate market.

    About

    We cater to your tastes and individual needs. All menus are based on the feel you want for your special occasion and budget. We can do anything from a simple appetizer party to a full-blown elegant affair. Just give us an idea of what you want, and we can make your vision come true.

    About

    Grisham's catering makes any event a memorable one! We take the stress off of our clients and give them a first class experience. It's one-stop shopping. From a DJ to a bar tender, we can take care of your needs.

    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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