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Smyrna Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Smyrna.

Chef Rob Repass CPFM, CIN, CHC
4.9
from 101 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa S.
Verified review

Rob's service, food, and energy was fantastic! Our guests adored chatting with him, but most of all, adored his delicious meals! We will definitely be reaching back out soon!!

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

CJ and his crew were awesome! They truly go above and beyond with their services and the food! Everyone loved the food! I am so glad to have found them, we could not have had better catering!

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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
Micah M.
Verified review

We had a last minute catering need and MacK and Kates came through for us in a spectacular way. Jill Brothers was extremely professional and Truly wonderful with customer service. The food was delicious and our guests thoroughly enjoyed it! We are grateful and so happy with MacK and Kates.

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

Shannon, owner of Our Table Catering, provided a "drop-off" catering for our business lunch function. I am very proud to say, that along with my team and executive guests, I was very impressed with the service provided and the food served at the function. The caterer provided all utensils, plates, plastic ware, etc. needed for the event. With regard to the food, the entrees, sides, and variety desserts were all amazing. People couldn't stop raving about the taste and quantity of what was served. From the salad, to the Savory Chicken with Mushrooms, and all the way to the Assorted Dessert Tray, I and the rest of the team were truly impressed with the experience. My company will certainly do business with Our Table Catering again. Whoever is reading this, I encourage you to give them a try and experience the food and service first hand.

  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah R.
Verified review

Excellent service. Meals are delicious. Portion sizes are good. We have tried many food services before. This is the best ! Even my picky kids eat the food. Although I like to cook, it is such a relief to have Will bring meals that make our dinner time more relaxing as a busy family.

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

Our big day was exceptional because of the food and staff of Nashville Events & Catering. All of our guest could not stop raving about the food Jonathan and his team prepared. The seasonally inspired selections are amazing. We had over 200 guest and Nashville Events & Catering provided amazing service to all of them. I am so excited to share about my experience with my wonderful caterer. I highly recommend Nashville Events & Catering to anyone. We will definitely use them again.

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Pro Chef Dining
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janie O.
Verified review

I hired Chef Dave to cook us dinner for my sister's bachelorette party in Nashville, and it could not have gone any better!! He was extremely kind, fun, and professional, and not to mention the food was INCREDIBLE. We had a group of 12 girls in their 20s, and every single one of us raved about his food and the experience for days. On the day of our meal I even informed him that one of the girls was gluten free - and he gladly accommodated last minute. You can tell he really cares not only about how the food tastes, but also the overall experience for each guest. He knew the perfect balance between interacting with us and letting us do our thing as we played bachelorette games while he cooked. I would give everything he prepared 5 starts - some highlights are the cauliflower mac and cheese (absolutely amazing) and the bananas foster bread putting (maybe the best dessert I've had ever). Would HIGHLY recommend Chef Dave - book him now and I promise you won't be disappointed!!!

DEM BONeZ Bar-B-Que
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dave Dalton
Verified review

I've had a LOT of barbecue, including having frequently one of the most famous in Memphis. DEM BONeZ has somehow, someway, dialed it in. The moment I took my first bite I just started shaking my head and smiling and saying... "yes, yes". I'm in the food business, and I'll tell you... that is a rare reaction from me! That's why I give this 5 stars, I don't know how Jacob's did it, but he did.

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Ludlow Catering & Events
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin G.
Verified review

My mother and I thought the food was some of the BEST we had ever eaten! I've never seen such a beautiful presentation of food either. Strongly recommend the frittata! The staff was also very friendly, and willing to cater to our ideas. Would recommend them to anyone and everyone!

The Go Go Gourmet
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 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!!

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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!!!!

Cooking Services
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph C.
Verified review

My experience was great. We plan to use Tammy again. Showed up on time and food was excellent.

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!

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.

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

The JP design team was a fantastic team to work with. Aundrea was able to execute my vision perfectly. She and her team took the time to understand my vision and style and worked very closely with me to deliver exactly what I wanted, while still staying within my budget. They were responsive, detail oriented, professional and graceful throughout the whole process and the food was fantastic. I would highly recommend this company to any bride looking for beautiful décor, styling, or food for their wedding.

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!!!

Vee-Go Vegan on the Go
5.0
from 3 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

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.

Chef Derron Clark
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Levi L.
Verified review

Chef Derron helped me surprise my wife with a “personal chef” experience at our house like no other. He is really great to work with and made our anniversary night one for the books. My wife was so surprised, blown away by the service, and was able to eat her favorite which is lobster tails! I would recommend Chef Derron for any experience you have! He is very passionate and caring for the food he serves, as well as for the guest who is able to enjoy it! Thank you Chef!

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for food service professionals in Smyrna

Need Wedding Caterer

Murfreesboro, TN

  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Venue chosen
    No, I have not chosen the venue yet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Hors D'oeurves
  • Head count
    75-100
  • Budget per person
    $30-$40 per person
  • Details
    More than likely there will be not full size kitchen at the venue.
  • $1366
    Average price

Need catering (drop-off)

Smyrna, TN

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    50-75
  • Budget per person
  • Details
    Ideally looking for a "pasta bar" - noodles and sauce. Just prepared and dropped off. We will have servers/cleanup crew.
  • $7.85
    Average price
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