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Austin Buffet Caterers

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Tasty Temptations
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Eric H.
Verified review

I host seminars on a regular basis, and the meals ordered from stores and restaurants are getting tasteless overtime. I found Karen on the internet and saw her background that drew my attention immediately. I decided to give her a try and see how it will work for my event. The results turned out fantastic! She showed up right on schedule, professionally dressed with the food I'd ordered. I was able to tell that it was the food I've been looking for just by the smell of them! The unfinished dishes were all boxed up and bottomed up which had never happened before in my seminars. I highly recommend Karen catering your meal if you are sick and tired of the food from stores in the market. Actually, I am hiring her again to cater my next seminar!

Bittersweet Cakes & Catering
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Allison K.
Verified review

Planning our event in 2 weeks, I was afraid I wouldn't have a good choice of caterers. Laura was prompt and helpful in getting everything to me. Her staff was super friendly and kind. People raved about the food, which was delicious and presented beautifully. They left our house clean as it was and we even lucked out with a few leftovers. I would recommend Laura to my friends.

Goodies & Bits LLC
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
David D.
Verified review

I had a birthday party for my wife with 80+ guests. Goodies & Bits provided 3 different Paella dishes, a Spanish salad and 4 different appetizers. The food could not have been better and my guests raved about the fare. Five of their people worked the party. They were well dressed, professional and accommodating. Marvin and Estella are a joy to work with. I look forward to using them again at a future event.

Kitchen Canvas
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Emily B.
Verified review

Katie just catered a meal for 22 girls for a Bachelorette Party at the house we rented over the weekend. From the very beginning, Katie was extremely helpful, responsive and gave us many different menus and options to choose from. She had great communication and not the mention her food is amazing! Everything tasted fantastic and all the girls raved about the food even days later. Katie was extremely professional, dinner was served exactly on time and they cleaned up everything so nicely. If I lived in Austin I would definitely use her as much as I could for any future private catering events. Thanks so much for helping create a wonderful night for us!

Bon Vie Chef Services
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jannette K.
Verified review

Chef Bon Vie prepared a delicious dinner for a small intimate dinner party. With four courses of freshly prepared delectable food, our evening went off without a hitch. Service was cordial and appropriate and guests were entertained and satisfied with yummy and pleasing savors.

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Top Taco
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alani R.
Verified review

I can't speak highly enough about Top Taco! They catered our company holiday party and it was a hit! Tacos were delicious and Jorge and team made sure everything went off without a hitch. I would definitely recommend them for all your catering needs!!

Diva B's Kitchen
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Trek P.
Verified review

The owner of Diva B’s kitchen has always displayed the utmost professionalism when working with clients. She has a very extensive catering menu and will Work with group sizes and budgets. The most important thing is the food is amazing. Her slogan is a “a taste of love in every bite” and you can certainly tell that there is love and passion to make sure her clients are satisfied. She has catered several events I coordinated and I would continue to recommend her to anyone wanting good food at great prices.

V's Catering & Event Styling
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Daytona B.
Verified review

Food was great, price was great! Loved their catering for my wedding!!

Beescuits & Gravy
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shirazeh R.
Verified review

I had a great experience with Beescuits & Gravy! They were professional, friendly, and provided great service! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for easy delicious catering.

Chef Heath Catering
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I found Chef Heath for my small, festive dinner party - 9 people. I chose food drop off, and it was delivered punctually to a home in Barton Hills in spite of gridlocked Trail of Lights traffic. Our appetizer was a delicious hummus with bright, crisp crudités. The rib roast was perfectly cooked and seasoned, succulent and juicy. The tiny roasted potatoes and herbed green beans were al dente and subtle. Dessert was a tart sweet raspberry pie. Everything was gluten and lactose free and was easy to put into our dishes and serve family style at the table. The extremely reasonable price included delivery, and my friends couldn't stop talking about how good everything was!

Urban Cowboy Southern Fusion
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Pam H.
Verified review

These guys have great communication, help you with your menu and are so flexible with the guests. The food was delicious and we will definitely have them again!

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Euro Pizza Texas
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Michele T.
Verified review

Euro Pizza was awesome! We limited the menu to pizza only - won't be doing that again, because the pizza was super tasty, so I can't wait to try their other menu items! Going to have them at next event - the residents gave super high marks for food quality, taste and service! And the prices are reasonable, especially considering taste and quality!

BBQ Caterering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Julie G.
Verified review

Kareem catered an event I threw for about 200 people. He worked with me to get the right price and quantity of food. He was extremely flexible on providing vegan and vegetarian options as well. The food was delicious! I got a lot of compliments :)

L'Amica Catering Austin
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen L.
Verified review

L'Amica provides delicious meals for our Friday lunches on a regular basis. Both the food and service are exceptional.

Buenos Aires Café
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Don S.
Verified review

I have enjoyed working with Paola at the restaurant for the last 8 months. She has created an awesome work environment, and she really cares about her people. I guess that's why she has some many tenured people in the high turn over service industry.

Ochoa's Catering Service
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Elise G.
Verified review

Eric Ochoa is very professional and well mannered young man.He arrived early and set up his station . There was still time to spare so Eric started helping me with my setup for the party ,he even blew up balloons . The food was excellent ,all our guest and myself included enjoyed every bit of it .After everyone ate Eric packed everything up and left his area clean. Ochoa's Catering Service is now our go to service for all our Catering needs.If you need some great food and great service for a Great price give Ochoa's Catering Service a call . Thank you Eric

Bohemian Barbecue
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Linda G.
Verified review

We've used Bohemian Barbecue for business-event catering a few times & always get rave's on food but truly appreciates how he handles it all A-Z from initial order to delivery.

The Green Cart
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
Jenn S.
Verified review

I had an excellent experience with The Green Cart catering. They arrived on time (in fact, 10 minutes earlier) and the food was amazing. I had several questions about logistics and they were super communicative and easy to work with. Will definitely be using them again!!

  • 7 years in business
Norman S.
Verified review

I had a party planned and my caterers canceled last min. I found a flyer for Uncle Knock's and decided to call. They understood what I wanted and what I needed and surpassed my expectations for the party. My guest were blown away by the food and friendly service. You feel as if you have known them for years!

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      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.

      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 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.
      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.