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Nashville Full Service Caterers

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

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

They did a phenomenal job! Everyone at our wedding was raving about the food, and how professional the service was. I have been recommending CJ's to all of my engaged friends. They were so great!

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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
Elizabeth L.
Verified review

Pam did an amazing job for my families Thanksgiving Meal! She was very responsive and prompt with questions. The food arrived hot and delicious and we had leftovers that we ate for days following. Very happy with quality of food and service.

  • 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
Tom S.
Verified review

We used Our Table Catering (drop-off service) for a winter party for 20 friends. Shannon Brown stayed in close contact during the planning phase of our event and presented reasonably priced options. She delivered our appetizers, desserts, beverages, condiments, and every item we could possibly need for serving shortly before our party began. The items were arranged appealingly and the food was delicious. We were so pleased that we chose Our Table Catering. We will certainly use them in the future and will recommend O.T.C. To our friends. Kathy S. , Nashville

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

I hired Nashville Events & Catering for a bartending service for a conference event. The owner was very responsive to any questions I had leading up to the event. The bartenders showed up early to set up and were friendly and courteous, they did a great job. Overall it was a great experience and I would recommend Nashville Events & Catering!

The Go Go Gourmet
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin H.
Verified review

Celeste catered our wedding a few weeks ago, and the food was absolutely delicious. The diverse menu options were what initially attracted us to her services, and she definitely delivered on all of them. All of the guests were impressed, and she also went above and beyond in ensuring that everything went smoothly and professionally with the service. Not only was the service amazing, but it was also affordable as well, and she took care of even some of the smaller last-minute details that we had forgotten about or that had been missed in the planning process. We have nothing but great things to say about the food and service she provided for our wedding, and highly recommend her for similar catering events.

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.
Verified review

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
Jeff L.
Verified review

Sultry Soul catered our holiday dinner - fantastic food and service. We will definitely use them again - two thumbs up!!

Reediculously Good Chicken
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tina T.
Verified review

The customer service was flawless! Once I explained the importance of my family event; I knew by the responses I received they would be perfect then, and now, for future events. I had an event for up to 25 people with a variety of foods to include ham, miniature BBQ hot dogs, meatballs, honey hot wings, and other dishes. When the food arrived it was still warm and well prepared. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for excellent customer service and a gifted craft in the kitchen; and they support us military veterans! Thank you REEDICULOUSLY GOOD CHICKEN and I'll be looking forward to spreading the word and using your services again!

The Curious Kitchen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brandy H.
Verified review

Rachel and Helen were an extreme pleasure to work with. Food was great and I would recommend them to anyone.

Goodness Gracious, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Virginia H.
    Verified review

    I use Goodness Gracious regularly for my catering needs at the office. Awesome folks and great food/service. I highly recommend them for your catering needs. If you have the opportunity to go to the restaurant, be sure to make a reservation.

    JP Catering and Events
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Cindy B.
    Verified review

    At first I thought I could get things together myself, but I soon realized getting together an awesome wedding is a full time job! Aundrea took me on as a client and took a HUGE weight off my shoulders! She is so sweet and kind and took over immediately. You name it, she was in line with EVERYTHING, that makes a wedding “storybook” like my friend called it. The venue, the food, the photographer, the drinks, the bartender, the flowers, the decor of the venue in the colors we chose, the invites, the thank you notes, the seating cards, organizing the ceremony itself with the officiate, the timing of the ceremony and the music of the ceremony, the wedding parting gifts to the guests, decorating my house for the after party, OH MY GOSH, have I forgotten anything! JP took care of us and made our event the most awesome day of our life. Thank you JP and Thank you Aundrea.”

    Classic Southern Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Cindy S.
    Verified review

    We hired Classic Southern Carering for my daughter's wedding and could not be more pleased. Excellent service and food was superb. They exceeded all our expectations and had many compliments from our guests! Actually, we've already booked them for our son's wedding in October!!!

    Nancy Y.
    Verified review

    The entire experience with Joyful Provisions was wonderful. Our occasion was a"sisters' reunion". We set a menu that we wanted to learn how to make. They involved us in every step of the meal adding interesting cooking tips. Food was excellent; staff were very personable and the kitchen was clean when they finished. GREAT!

    • 1 year in business
    Jenni C.
    Verified review

    Libby is very good about listening to exactly what you are looking for and offers suggestions depending on your needs. She has dealt with many venues for an array of events and had suggestions available if you're undecided on location as well. Creativity and professional service are two key words to describe Libby' s services. I would recommend her for any upcoming event.

    Uptown Grill
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Dee C.
    Verified review

    Thanks Uptown for not only the awesome food, but also great service. Everything was right on time. Everyone is asking about the food and who catered...! Will definitely recommend!

    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

    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.

    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.

    About

    I offer full-service or drop-off catering. No job is too big or too small. Certified chef owned and operated, I can happily create something special for your event within any budget.

    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.

    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 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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