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Austin Holiday Caterers

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Tasty Temptations
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 68 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!

Luna's Kitchen
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah O.
Verified review

Our whole team was so very impressed with the quality and quantity of the food provided today. Karen was so very easy to work with and it was an absolute pleasure working with her, especially when compared with other local caterers. We will absolutely be working with Luna's Kitchen again. Thank you!

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.

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Kniseley Catered
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marcie N.
Verified review

If you are looking for the PERFECT caterer for a dinner party in your home, Kniseley Catered is for you. We used this company to serve a buffet style dinner for a professional office party during the Christmas holiday season. From start to finish Robert and his crew were supportive, attentive and a true pleasure. The menu was customized for our guests. The food was excellent. The cost was extremely reasonable. They even did the dishes!

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

We ate Mr Marvin's amazing food for our wedding! It was amazing!! Everything tasted home cooked and so good, the mac and cheese is absolutely the best I have ever had! The brisket and chicken melted in your mouth!

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

Bon is my go-to caterer, period. She has catered an annual party for 60+ people for the last 3 years. She also did a more intimate gathering for a sit-down dinner for 20. I have also sampled her personal chef work through a friend. Regardless of the size of the event, Bon creates delicious, beautiful food, and she and her team are the height of professionalism. To top it all off, they do an amazing clean-up job! Working with Bon is easy and so enjoyable. You will be thrilled with her work!

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Lyndie C Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Colleen R.
Verified review

Lyndie catered our house warming party this last weekend and did an absolutely wonderful job. Every guest complimented all the food from apps, entree' to desert. Lyndie is a joy to work with and I highly recommend her for catering any event.

Chef Natalie Blackburn
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Tanya M.
Verified review

Natalie was very easy to work with. She had great suggestions when helping me plan my daughter's birthday dinner party! We use her again and recommend her to others.

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Top Taco
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 35 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!!

  • 23 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
Verified review

David from Austin BBQ company made and served THE BEST TEXAS BBQ I HAVE EVER EATEN for my wedding. It blew SaltLick and Rudy's away. ALL of my guests agreed that this BBQ couldn't be beat. My dad said, "it was as good if not better than Bryant's in Kansas City"-- which is high praise in the BBQ world. My mom said, "it was unbelievably fantastic, we loved every bit of it, and Dave deserve devery accolade." My sister said, "it was delicious and Dave was a very curteous, wonderful man." Personally, I was INSANE about the ribs, smoked turkey, brisket, vegetarian gumbo and ALL THE SIDES. Dave has a passion for meat, but I was amazed that he could make vegetarian dishes that were every bit as flavorful as the meat. My vegetarian friend said she'd love to have Dave cater her vegetarian wedding! Lots of brides don't eat the food at their own wedding but believe me, I ATE! I requested seconds at dinner, and had a third helping at 3am, and just had a fourth helping of leftovers for lunch! I can't get enough. (FYI, I'm ordinarily not even that big of a meat eater!) The prices were amazingly reasonable for the quality and quantity of food. I wouldn't have done my wedding any other way. My guests and I were happy and full!

Diva B's Kitchen
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Keyandra E.
Verified review

I can't say enough about how great Diva B's Kitchen is!!! I have used Diva B's Kitchen for several events with my sorority and she always delivers high quality food that is delicious and satisfying. Balena is always willing to work within whatever budget I have to offer a variety of items to appease my guests and cater to all diets. She quickly responds to messages/texts/calls and was so patient, especially when dealing with changes to the menu. Diva B's Kitchen is my go-to caterer and she should be yours too!!

V's Catering & Event Styling
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Daytona B.
Verified review

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

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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelli H.
Verified review

Thierry and Valerie were GREAT! Fast service, FANTASTIC pizza! The entire experience was perfect.

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

Al is always quick to answer to my emails and texts, and never fails to deliver. Even with some of my crazy last minute orders, if he can do it, he'll make it work for me. Can't ask for more from a preferred caterer! Love you, Al!

Alicia's Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Larry G.
Verified review

This dinner took weeks to plan and we had to cancel several times. But Alicia never faltered and when we were finally ready, she was there for us. Alicia was sweet and gracious and she served us an excellent meal of apple/cinnamon pork chops, a loaded baked potato and asparagus all for a VERY reasonable price. It was a surprise for my wife and she is still raving about it. We had an excellent experience with Alicia and I'm sure anyone looking for a caterer will as well. Thanks, Alicia!!

Hey Diddle Diddle Catering
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Raven H.
Verified review

I had Hey Diddle Diddle cater my husband's 60th Surprise Party and it was Amazing. I was so worried about handling every little detail but soon realized that Michelle had taken care of every little item. I was able to relax and enjoy the party and our guest all because I choose the right caterer. Excellent service, excellent food. Highly recommended.

Ochoa's Catering Service
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia L.
Verified review

I cannot begin to say how accommodating and patient Eric was throughout the weeks leading up to the wedding. I am not the best responder to text messages or phone calls, but Eric was a champ! Prior to the wedding itself, he was able to help us find a DJ in our price range! The only piece of advice I would give someone was to maybe line up the details of what you expect to the "t". What we got for our tasting was amazing - it was pot roast. It was even delivered all the way out to the boonies where we live, but on my wedding day, it didn't taste the same (still was delicious though), and it wasn't as roast-y as you'd think. It was more soupy and the meat was cubed, not sliced or chunked. Not a big deal as no one complained about it, but I had a certain "vision" for my wedding meal. Despite this inconsistency, I would definitely recommend using Eric for any catering events. The value, responsiveness, and patience that Eric brought to my event was impeccable and top notch.

Midnight Baker & Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Stepfanie P.
Verified review

Complete Experience Was Awesome! Made Our 10 Year Wedding Anniversary Dinner Extra Special With Delicious Chicken Alfredo, Spaghetti And Meatballs, And Sides Dishes! Highly Recommend!!!!

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!!

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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.

    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.

    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.

    Actual Requests

    See other requests for holiday caterers in Austin

    Need catering (drop-off)

    Austin, TX

    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Italian
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Head count
      10-25
    • Budget per person
      $31-$40 per person
    • Details
      We need drop off and pick up along with China
    • $212.67
      Average price

    Need catering

    Austin, TX

    • Event type
    • Which meal
      Dinner
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort)
    • Serving style
    • Staff needed
      Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
    • Head count
      150-200
    • Details
      Looking for hourderves, mainly BBQ themed food for a party that's 3-4 hours long.
    • $1255.49
      Average price

    Need catering (drop-off)

    Austin, TX

    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Italian, Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean, Indian, French, Other (Vegan and Vegetarian options )
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Head count
    • Budget per person
    • Details
      This will be a standing lunch meeting on Fridays. It would be ideal to have the same caterer each week provide a variety of healthy options.
    • $12.6
      Average price
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