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Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Austin.

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin A.
Verified review

If I could give 6 stars I would. Working with Leslie was so easy! Usually the breakfast/lunch part of our events is the most time consuming and stressful, but for the first time, I wasn't freaking out. She was incredibly prompt with quotes, answered all my questions (no matter how stupid), and thought of everything before I even asked. I'm always nervous about catering since I've had some horror stories with incredibly late caterers. Not them! They arrived an hour early, prepped, and we had an excellent breakfast. My office is notorious for being incredibly picky when it comes to food, and all I heard around the event was how amazing the food was and how friendly and fantastic the chefs were. This was a first for us! I'm afraid they're going to see a lot of us in the future, and I can honestly say that one of the reasons my event went so smoothly is due to Fabulous Affairs.

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

Bittersweet Cakes and Catering were awesome! They catered a business event in Aug 2017. Laura provided food options for the event and it was all amazing! Not only was the food delicious but the presentation was beautiful. All the guest commented on how wonderful the food was! I would highly recommend them for any event - business, wedding, graduations, etc. You will not be disappointed!

Top Pro
Top Taco
5.0
from 26 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!!

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

This was awesome. We love dinner parties, but this year we've just had no time. And even when we did have time, we were wiped after the week, and couldn't face the cleaning, cooking, and cleaning again (dishes -- like a hangover without the fun drunk part beforehand). We decided to splurge and try a catering/chef service. We chose Chef Bonnie and were very pleased. Communication via email and phone was promptly responded to. She handled the somewhat complex dietary issues of some of our guests without batting an eyelash. She noted our requests and confirmed them, also dealing with my questions and minor changes perfectly. The day of the dinner she and her assistant arrived with everything they needed to cook an awesome meal. All we had to do was occasionally point out where some of our serving dishes and kitchen items were. When our guests arrived we were able to relax and enjoy a conversation for hours while Bonnie and her assistant dealt with all the food, served us, and then CLEANED UP ALMOST EVERYTHING. They even labeled and stored the leftovers in our fridge! Have I mentioned the food was delicious? It was! Rounding it all out, I felt we got good value for our money. I would not call it "inexpensive" but two people working hard for 6 hours (skilled labor at that), plus the prep time beforehand, and all supplies except the wine, salt and pepper? AND the ease of mind? Bargain. Oh yeah, almost forgot: She was very patient with our dogs, who spent most of their time under her feet until we finally put them away. Give her a try! I think you'll be pleased!

Diva B's Kitchen
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 17 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.

Tricia's Dishes
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
Verified review

Tricia was quick to respond, insightful in menu planning, punctual, oh and her food was DELICIOUS.

  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Constance H.
Verified review

Helen and her crew did a fantastic job catering my party last weekend. Our barbecue was superb. Every dish was amazing. Her homemade veal and pork sausage was absolutely wonderful. And the potato salad was really good. She's a joy to work with!

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

V and her team are incredible! Catering is one of the most expensive parts of a wedding, but she gave us a great deal for the value of food and quantity of people. I was so worried about not having enough food, V assured me that this would not be one of those weddings! She was right. We had so much food leftover that my family is probably still eating off of, lol. The crab-stuffed mushroom caps (that I unfortunately didn’t get to try) were a hit! As well as the macaroni 😍 Choose V! She won’t disappoint.

Troy's Texas BBQ Catering
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
David F.
Verified review

Troy catered our wedding with brisket, ribs, chicken, and sides. People come up to me a year and a half later asking who did the catering and complimenting the quality. My memory of that day is a blur, but the juiciness and flavor of that meal is clear. We could not have asked for better service, better food, or a better price.

Top Pro
Euro Pizza Texas
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hannah L.
Verified review

I have never meet such sweet amazing people! Not only did they serve amazing food at a great price, they helped with our event set-up!!!! All our guest loved the food and the staff. We will use Euro Pizza for all our event needs!

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

It was awesome. Dealt with last minute changes like an absolute pro. Catered to all diets, everything was delicious. AND delivered with the best attitude. All round thumbs up.

Chef Eric James
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy B.
Verified review

Hired this private chef for company retreat in Austin lakehouse. Served around 24 people. Very personable, food was fantastic. Everything was perfect. Definitely recommend Eric Daniel of Culinary Misfits.

Urban Cowboy Southern Fusion
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn W.
Verified review

Great food, super accommodating, lovely folks!

Buenos Aires Café
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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.

Silver Whisk
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Morgan H.
Verified review

Couldn't have been more impressed with the service and quality of the food!! Our guests raved about it and the Silver Whisk team was beyond accommodating for our last minute catering event! Will definitely recommend and would to use them again!

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.

Foxhole Culinary Tavern
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Jessica G.
Verified review

Absolutely amazing service from the friendly catering staff to the stellar food. You cannot go wrong with hiring Foxhole for your events!!

  • 4 years in business
Nick R.
Verified review

The best custom catered culinary experience you can find in Austin hands down. This is from someone who works weddings every week and has tried almost every caterer in the Central Texas area. A unique and non-traditional experience for Texans looking for great alternate catering options.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer C.
Verified review

Jesus makes some mean BBQ! He caters for us at work frequently, so I knew it was delicious, and we chose his service for our wedding! We could not have been more pleased with the variety of choices for our menu, the cost per person can't be beat, and most importantly everything he makes is so juicy and perfect! You can't go wrong here.

Big Night Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Jennifer M.
    Verified review

    We had big night partner with a pig roaster for our wedding! It was all delicious, colorful, filling and southern! It was a great experience and affordable! I would absolutely recommend them!

    About

    I've trained with a variety of chefs and have worked in Austin's hectic catering community for over a decade now. I really enjoy the consultation process of figuring out along side the host exactly what speaks to the spirit of their individual event. I make delicious, beautiful food; and I make sure it surpasses expectations. What sets me apart from other people you'll work with is my ability and dedication to making things fun. From plating to atmosphere, parties and events should make an emotional impact on the attendees. I want people to feel good. Working my way through the rank and file of the service industry, I've experienced many a party with great potential stopped in its tracks by a lack of attention to details. I believe the mood of an event is as important as the individual components. Amazing food looses its impact if its presented in a dull setting. From personal experience, setting a mood is a confluence of several factors. Lighting, music, presentation/performances, and guest engagement all make the difference between a good time and a party that will be remembered for years to come. When all the planning and organization have come together; smiles abound, the food is delicious, and the vibe is right. I love seeing people's faces light up when they look around and realize their party is a hit.

    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.
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