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Arlington Party Caterers

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Amazing Caterers
4.6
from 143 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 286 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca G.
Verified review

I was thrilled with Amazing Caterers! I had a birthday party for a group of 30 and I used Amazing Caterers, a caterer I had not worked with before. Thus, I was quite nervous. However, there was no need to fret. The food was fabulous and Kelly, the server, was truly exceptional. Since the event was such a success, I will be planning another one soon! Have already picked out the items from Amazing Caterers great menu!

Tatering
4.8
from 111 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Devin S.
Verified review

Tatering catered a party we just had last weekend. Marc made it so easy and the food was delicious. I highly recommend everything we ordered, the brisket and chicken were moist and flavorful, and the potato salad and beans were excellent. Marc delivered everything right on time and told us everything we needed to know to keep the food throughout the party. I highly recommend Tatering and will definitely use them again. Thanks Marc!

LK Culinary
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Vera R.
Verified review

Luke was amazing and he did an incredible job making a dinner party so easy and seamless so I could entertain our guests and enjoy the night. The food was over the top and he curated a perfect menu. He also put up with an 8 week old puppy nipping at his feet while he was cooking and it never bothered him at all!

Buddy's Catering &Restaurant
4.8
from 87 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda W.
Verified review

Great food and great service. Betty and Buddy are the sweetest most caring caterers I've ever met. My employees loved the food and I'll definately use Buddy catering again!!!

Chef Cassy's Creations
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie F.
Verified review

We hired Chef Cassy to cater our Christmas party for approximately 50 people. We live in Coppell, Texas and evaluated several other caterers before we decided on Chef Cassy. The food was outstanding, the service impeccable, and the overall experience as good as it gets. She and her staff were very friendly, yet professional. Everything was hot, and prepared right in our kitchen. Her alligator balls were the hit of the party. She and her staff also did a wonderful job cleaning up afterwards. I would highly recommend Chef Cassy and we plan to use her again. Great job!

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Meat & Greet BBQ Catering
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly C.
Verified review

James I'm very appreciative of all you did for me. You went way above and beyond the call of duty! No kidding! Better brisket than Pecan Lodge! I will be your cheer leader from now on! You are such a pleasant fellow You have such a great attitude! My next party for 500 you are getting the call. Kelly Cook Dallas Design Build

  • 3 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn S.
Verified review

We had a pool party and rather than standing at the grill and taking orders, we decided to have the 4th of July party catered. So, of course we came to Thumbtack and searched for a caterer and we found JaredPierre. We got a quote and then reached out to Chef JaredPierre who walked us through the options. We came to an agreement and yesterday the food was delivered right on schedule. Sadly we didn’t get to meet the chef in person, but the food was amazing. Delicious, hot, and fresh. As usual we over-ordered and had lots of leftovers that all the partygoers were thrilled to take home as care packages (we kept most for ourselves). Next party - Chef JaredPierre is our caterer!

Urban Taste Catering
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Violet V.
Verified review

Urban Taste Catering worked our New Years Eve party They are very professional and willing to work with your budget. Oh and did I mention their food is delicious Would definitely use them again.

  • 4 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan B.
Verified review

Fancy's Personal Chef Service was a total hit for our private party of 75. The food was outstanding and guests commented about it throughout the evening and into the next day. The service was professional, responsive and detailed. I would highly recommend Fancy's Personal Chef Services for your next event!

SPICED LAVENDER CATERING
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Sterling C.
Verified review

Nina was very professional, responsive and made me feel comfortable with my purchase from start to finish. I’ve interacted with other caterers and none compare to Spiced Lavender. Their staff showed up at the agreed time to make sure everything was set up before my guests were to arrive. The food was soooooo delicious we were afraid we would run out. But we never did!!!! Overall, Spiced Lavender was very professional, punctual, and customer service oriented with delicious food that made my event go smooth and kept my guests happy.

Oak Cliff Taco Company
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny P.
Verified review

They truly added so much value to my party. The food was delicious they were early and very easy to communicate with. I highly recommend them and will use them again.

Carolyn's Cuisine
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy T.
Verified review

Everything was delicious, and she was SO easy to work with. I had 20 relatives that I had to host for dinner only 3 weeks after back surgery, and it all went off without a hitch. I highly recommend her services to those looking for a great caterer! Brava!

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Sprig of Thyme Catering & Co
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan J.
Verified review

Connor and his team first catered a party at my home for about 50 people. He came up with a great menu for my "fall" theme, he was extremely responsive and flexible, and very reassuring about all details leading up to the event. The night of the party everything went perfectly and I didn't have to lift a finger- it was the first time in ages that I have enjoyed hosting a party. His team is professional and a pleasure to work with. The guests raved about every detail from the beautiful display to the original fall cocktail. This party was so wonderful that I asked Connor to help me with my daughters Barbie Birthday Brunch the next weekend. He again pulled together a deliciously pink menu that was a big hit. I look forward to my next party with Connor and Ashley!

Chef Courtney L Billen
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Cassie L.
Verified review

She hosted a private party and catered the entire event. She was very professional but also easy to talk to and made me feel like i have known her for years. The food was great and i highley suggest her for any of your hospitality needs. She is there to make you comfortable and she will do anything you ask of her.

Mell's Grill
4.1
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie H.
Verified review

We had a New Year's Eve party, and Mell's food was the star of the show. So delicious!! He was super-responsive throughout the planning process and helped us estimate the food almost to the exact plateful, so there was no waste but nobody left hungry. Mell is my new go-to caterer.

City Kitchen Catering
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah W.
Verified review

Lisa with City Kitchen was wonderful for our wedding reception! The food tasted great, they were very professional and really made the whole experience a breeze! They covered every little detail we needed covered for the catering and our guests are still asking who catered and rave about the meal. I highly recommend them for any of your catering needs!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karli M.
Verified review

We had the BEST experience with Islanders Food Truck! Communication was beyond great previous to the event and then everything went as smoothly as possible the day of. So glad I hired them instead of hassling with getting food bought and prepared for the party! Affordable and unforgettable! Everyone raved about the food. So delicious. Will be using them again in the future!

The Bite
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah K.
Verified review

The Bite Catering is a class act! I couldn't be more pleased with my experience working with them for my annual summer party! From my first contact with them to wrapping up the final details, they were always prompt in responding to my phone calls or email messages with answers to my questions. The Bite Catering offers a wide selection of menu items, and they did a fantastic job of creating a personalized menu consisting of a variety of hors d'oeuvres that I had in mind while keeping the cost in line with my budget. They also were very accommodating when I told them I had dietary restrictions that needed to be met. The day of the party, everything was ready on time. Not only was the food beautifully displayed, but also everything was delicious and very fresh. I was very pleased that the food was left on display for the guests to enjoy, with plenty of time to go back for more, and not removed quickly after the guests went through the serving line the first time. The extra food was nicely packaged and sent home with friends and family after the party. I experienced nothing but professionalism and quality in my dealings with The Bite Catering. I heard from numerous guests about the great service provided by all the serving staff during the party. I would not hesitate to use them again for future special events requiring a caterer.

Cowboy Chicken
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Mary L.
Verified review

Entire thanksgiving meal. All food was hot/cold as appropriate, fresh and tasty! Only thing I would add is gravy. I would give 6 stars if I could. Thank you.

Provisions Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly S.
Verified review

Provisions Catering is absolutely amazing. I attended a party that was catered by Provisions and the food was amazing so I used her the next week for an important gathering. The service, presentation and food was the same consistent awesomeness! Kim is very professional, dependable and prompt. Her food and presentation are superb. I recevied tons of compliments and many folks took her card as well. Great work Provisions and I can't wait to use you again.

Noonie's BBQ Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eileen T.
Verified review

Loved the food trailer! You made our carnival a success!!

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for party caterers in Arlington

Need catering

Arlington, TX

  • Event type
    Other (End of year celebration)
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    We like chicken
  • $550
    Average price

Need Wedding Caterer

Arlington, TX

  • Serving style
    Plated meal, Buffet
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Venue chosen
    Yes, please describe (at a home, backyard wedding)
  • 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
    Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean
  • Head count
    75-100
  • Budget per person
    $20-$30 per person
  • Details
    the budget is actually more like 10-15 max per person
  • $186.75
    Average price

Need Caterer

Arlington, TX

  • Event type
    Other (Retirement Party)
  • Which meal
    Other (2-4 pm appetizers )
  • Dishes and beverages
    Appetizer(s)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Hors D'oeurves
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    125-150
  • Budget per person
    $10-$20 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    Just looking for fruit trays, veggie trays, cheese n cracker trays.
  • $504.5
    Average price
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