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Nashville Food Catering Companies

Browse these food catering companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Nashville.

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

The service was wonderful and all our guests enjoyed the food. It's the best catered food around.

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Lettuce Do Lunch & Dinner
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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Bob B.
Verified review

It's late in life for my first time to even hire a caterer; I usually do all the food preparation myself, because 'I want it right'. This event was out of town, hosting a rehearsal dinner at a location I've never been; a million things could have gone wrong. Pam, did everything perfectly, from planning and recommendations that were just right, to punctuality and delivery. When the food arrived, it was a beautiful site, a fabulous presentation! Then, the taste, unbelievable! As good as the food was, with everyone stuffed, there was plenty left over to enjoy another day. 'Well done' is putting it lightly. Thanks Pam!

  • 18 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler C.
Verified review

I cannot say enough about how great it was to work with Mack and Kates!! Jill Brothers and Jan Strawn were incredibly helpful during the planning process. When they arrived to set up, it wasn't just "where do you want everything." Instead, they offered great suggestions about how to set up based on their knowledge and expertise, and they asked me "what is your vision for this party?" I never thought about a catering company actually helping you achieve your vision for the party! It was so above and beyond my expectations. And I haven't even mentioned the food yet!! I am still dreaming about the grits cubes with pimento cheese and bacon--they were heavenly! My fiancé at an entire plate of the mac & cheese, and all of our guests were asking "who is the caterer?!"

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

We are very pleased with Our Table Catering. The food was well prepared and served hot. We look forward to a long-term relationship.

Nashville Events & Catering
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Amy P.
Verified review

Jonathan did an amazing job at our wedding and really brought our menu to life! I couldn't say enough good things about this catering company, but it was the best decision we made. I highly recommend this catering company.

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Ludlow Catering & Events
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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Kait C.
Verified review

Wow! Ludlow did a FANTASTIC job catering my company's corporate event. From the time I called to book with Rachel, to working out the details together and through to the last bite of their delicious food, I was so impressed! They made my life so easy helping me plan this major fourth-quarter event. Highly recommend using them for any and all catering needs you have!!

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
Dianne W.
Verified review

Our order was a Christmas party for 25 men. They loved it! There was nothing left. Highly recommend the food and the service. Best BBQ in Nashville!!

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Creative Culinary Creations
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
LORI C.
Verified review

The food was amazing!!!!!!! We were so pleased with the quality of the food and the presentation. We would recommend Creative Culinary Creations to everyone!!!!

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!!

Sandra's Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Catrina C.
Verified review

I had the pleasure of hiring Sandra several years ago and was extremely pleased with everything. She made the entire process so simple and stress free, and the food was fabulous! I am hiring her again for a reception at the end of this month in my house for approximately 80 people and she has made the selection process so easy, giving great advice and guidance on the planning, and will make that evening so stress-free for us. Her prices are fabulous and she is completely involved during the whole process. Would highly recommend!

Madeline Brown
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 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.

Vee-Go Vegan on the Go
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire 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

Goodness Gracious, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Geoff R.
    Verified review

    We had our sons wedding rehearsal at Goodness Gracious. Nicole and the staff did an excellent job in everything from helping us plan the menu, to food preparation, to serving the food, to being very graciuos and helpful in every area. Wonderful experience for our family and the family of the bride.

    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!

    Chicken Shack Express
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Jackie H.
    Verified review

    Love their food. Travel to Murfreesboro from Smyrna to get their wings.

    • 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

    We offer personalized catering to fit your every need. We cater to a wide variety of consumers, from businesses, large and small, to individuals for social engagements. We offer an eclectic variety of food and can tailor any menu to fit your exact needs. Our customers rave about our food and level of service. Being a small business, we offer personalized service, from the beginning to the moment when your last guest leaves. We look forward meeting with you to discuss your every need.

    Minnie Catering

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      Hi there! We do catering for "mini" events, such as baby showers, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, office get-togethers, birthday parties, and every other reasons to celebrate. As you are getting ready and getting your kids together, while also trying to clean your house and do something to your hair, we come to you and set up. Party hosting has never been easier (or stress free)!

      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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