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Austin Food Catering Companies

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

Karen catered my daughter's very large wedding and it was perfect! The food and service were fabulous and the team was punctual, professional and personable. Karen really worked with me to get what I wanted and still stay within our budget. Thank you, Karen, for making this experience so pleasant, I will definitely use Tasty Temptations again any chance I get!

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

Laura, owner of Bittersweet Cakes and Catering, provided catering services for our wedding in July. We found Laura to be fabulous! She was professional with a friendly touch. She made recommendations that would suit a summer wedding. We felt at ease with all correspondence with her. When we had any questions, they were answered quickly and with great knowledge of what would go well with our reception menu. Her daughter, Jamie, did a wonderful job organizing the reception dinner. Jamie was also very polite to our guests by explaining dishes and greeting them with smiles. It has been a couple of months since our wedding and guests continue to rave about how good the food was. Laura also provided the cakes for our wedding. We loved our cakes! The personalized cake decorations were awesome and the flavors were delicious!

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

Great service all around! Stayed in communication with me and was very helpful with menu items. I loved the variety we had to pick from. Day of the event was smooth and good tasted amazing. Thank you for catering our corporate lunch.

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

Hire her! Bon is amazing and her food is ever more amazing. Our family has used her services for weekly meals as well as catered events. Her food is so delicious. She picks the finest and freshest ingredients. My husband with a salt addict, salting everything before he ever tasted anything. Bon has him loving and eating food without salting first...EVER. She has been a great influence on our family. Not only is she a talented Chef but she is also a wonderful person. We feel like she is an extension of our family. We can't say enough positive things about her,

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Top Taco
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephanie P.
Verified review

Fantastic service, food and people! Everyone was very pleased.

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

Diva B’s Kitchen provided an amazing food and beverage service for my wedding reception. I was able to taste test the items that would be on the menu prior to the event, discuss the time table in which items would be served and see my idea of a successful reception implemented. The food was amazing, the service was impeccable and the price was fair and reasonable. On one of the most important days of my life, I can look back in retrospect with fond memories of my experience. I would recommend Diva B’s Kitchen to anyone I know.

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

Loved the food and customer service that we received. My wife and I really enjoyed the can do attitude of this company. Their willingness to please and achieve great satisfaction was outstanding. I would recommend them to anyone and I have recommended them to my friends and family.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephanie S.
Verified review

Chef Derrick was incredible! I worked with him for a private in-Home chef service in Austin for a bachelorette with 16 women. His food was AWESOME and he was a pleasure to have at the house. 10/10 would work with again. Highly recommend!

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

I’ve eaten at many fine restaurants and the cooking done by Jason Bandela is very fine indeed. When i taste his food its very easy to tell that it was done with care, precision and quality. Everything is flavorful. The cooking is done with professionalism and presented with appeal.

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

Chef Heath provided tea sandwiches and some hors d'oevres for an adult birthday party. He delivered the food on time and helped arrange it for the party. The spinach and goat cheese tartlets weren't successful; the pastry got soggy. Otherwise the food was good, and the service was great.

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

Thierry and his wife did a great job catering for our party. Food was amazing and service outstanding!!

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

Kareem has an exquisite passion for preparing food and serving it with a focus on Texas Barbecue. He is continuously on a quest to innovate and find new ways to always provide a rich food experience

Dolce Bacio Gelato
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shiela G.
Verified review

I recently brought on Dolce Bacio to serve their gelato at my event, and they were amazing! Very responsive to my messages leading up to the event, showed up early to set up, and offered incredible service. 10/10 would work with them again and visit their food truck on E. 6th!

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

Al has always gone above and beyond when it comes to serving his clients. The food is absolutely amazing at a great prices. If you enjoy eating fajitas, this is the place to order from. Great, service, great food, for a good price, can't beat it. Ashley at LG

Buenos Aires Café
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Sofia C.
Verified review

I've loved Buenos Aires Cafe for many years now. The food is incredible, and beautifully prepared, while the ambiance is simply lovely. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Austin.

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.

Sweet & Savory
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle S.
Verified review

I've done roughly $35,000 in business with Heather over the past two years, which only ended because she moved. Heather was hand-selected to be my personal executive chef, and over the course of her tenure she prepared paleo-diet based meals and snacks in large quantities (3,000 calories a day). These meals regularly included a variety of sweet and savory treats. Every week she would receive pointed feedback on what was and wasn't working so that she was able to continually hone her craft. Heather's skills, warmth, and positive attitude combine to make her a world-class professional in the field of food-preparation. I guarantee that your experience with her will be a positive one.

Keme’s BBQ and Soul Food
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Christy A.
Verified review

Willie was wonderful to work with and his food was great! We really enjoyed having him out to our event and would have him out again in a heartbeat!

Ruth J.
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I love her food and her attitude! She takes such joy in her work. She takes great satisfaction in making sure her clients are happy and satisfied. She is creative and thoughtful in her approach to food. She listens closely to her clients to make sure she understands what is needed. She pays attention to every detail. Abby put together a beautiful picnic supper for my daughter and her cheerleading squad. Everything was perfect and everyone enjoyed it. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needs to feed a crowd and wants to do it with style and grace!

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!!

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.
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