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Amarillo Wedding Caterers

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  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Diane L.
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Dana and her staff went above and beyond! The food was top notch, & every guest was so pleased. I can't wait to have a reason to call her again!

  • 3 years in business
Cliff E.
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My experience working with Elise was absolutely fabulous. Her engagement chicken really got me hooked. I have proposed to eight women since eating that culinary delight. I would reccomend her service to anyone.

Country Home Weddings
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  • 28 years in business
Sarybel G.
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Beautiful wedding! Since the beginning everything went smooth, Tammy makes things really easy and enjoyable. The best and most relaxing wedding planning !

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We are a cafe and catering and will cater lunches to events and locations in the oil fields. We have several menu items to choose from -- fried chicken, steaks, deli, sandwiches, etc.

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We have the best staff in town to make your event fun and memorable.

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We cater to private parties and personal dinners and offer in-home cooking classes. We provide professional service staff and fun evenings of great food.

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I am based of Amarillo, TX. I offer services like catering from parties and small dinner parties to big weddings. I also offer personal chef services and cooking lessons. I am experienced in all styles of food, from basic to gourmet.

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Let's celebrate at her place. In case you didn't know, "Fiesta" is Ruby's middle name. And, there's nothing she likes better than having parties at her place. Whether you have a meeting, rehearsal dinner or birthday party, Ruby Tequila's Mexican Kitchen is the perfect party venue for any event. Our banquet rooms offer a spacious setting, friendly servers and of course, fresh and delicious Mex-Tex. Plus, there's a banquet room in every "Ruby City" - Amarillo, Houston and Lubbock. From award-winning fajitas to crunchy beef tacos, we have a catering menu that's sure to please. She'll always cater to you. Whether you have a business meeting, fundraising event or just a few hungry people to please, consider Ruby your "go-to-girl" for all things Mex-Tex. Ruby created our catering menu to tantalize the taste buds of each and every guest she serves. From tasty enchiladas to award-winning fajitas, we offer a variety of made-from-scratch, fresh combinations that will leave your party more than satisfied. With our warm, creamy cheese to our cool, sweet-n-sour margarita pie, Ruby's Party Packs have all the bases covered-- even appetizers and desserts for just an additional $2 per person for each. The deliciousness comes complete with soft drinks, tea or water, and chips and salsa. Plus, Ruby can customize a menu just for you. Make it your own and Mex it up at Ruby Tequila's Mexican Kitchen. Call for catering information today.

  • 3 years in business
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We are a bar tending company for special occasions, such as weddings, parties, anything worth gathering people, for we can be there to promise that it's going to be a great celebration. Caison Bar tending is based in Amarillo, TX, but we will travel to anywhere in the panhandle area to make sure you have the party you deserve. Over 15 years of hospitality service combined, we just wanna make sure your special day goes by without a problem. Hiring us is the first step to that. It's not about us, it's about you. Please contact Tyler Caison with any bar tending needs you have for your occasion. All Caison Bar tenders are TABC certified

Q & A

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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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