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Austin Home Caterers

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

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
Verified review

Leslie was great to work with. She and her staff arrived early, began setting up and before we knew it our home had been transformed into a winter wonderland. Everyone raved about the food. Will definitely use her catering services again.

Luna's Kitchen
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Linda M.
Verified review

Holiday Sit-down dinner for 14. Prime rib, shrimp cocktail, tossed salad, twice baked potatoes, green beans with silvered almonds, rolls and mini strawberry shortcake. Food was delicious, a little slow as to not being accustomed to my kitchen, not knowing where things were and not asking but with this large of dinner party it was hard for caterers to get my attention. Caterers only big problem was not leaving early enough (after we discussed it) to get through the extremely heavy traffic and arrive on time which threw dinner off from scheduled time. Since everyone attending were friends, it just worked out that we had more time to talk but it caused the caterers to cook and reheat dinner items because they had gotten cold waiting in traffic getting here. It ended up working out well, a good time was had by one and all and as I early mentioned, the food was delicious- far above what we had expected. We will highly recommend Lunas catering and also will use them again in any future catering needs.

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!

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

I was completely satisfied with the service provided by Kinsley's catering, he and his staff were outstanding. I as well as our guests or extremely satisfied with not only the food but the customer service provided by Kinsley's catering. If I am ever in need of catering services again Kinsleys will most definitely be my choice.

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!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle F.
Verified review

Excellent service. Food is amazing!!! Nice and friendly guy. Seamless so far!

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

Natalie was so great the first time she catered our office's lunch that she's doing lunch for us again today. If you want delicious food and great service, go with Natalie!

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

I always use Lyndie for all of my catering needs! She is easy to work with, reliable, well priced and DELICIOUS!!

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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
Steve S.
Verified review

David did a wonderful job catering my family get-together the day following our daughter's wedding. Everyone was highly complimentary of the food and it's easy to see the pride in his cooking. Thank you David!!!

Diva B's Kitchen
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
DIONE L.
Verified review

Diva B's provided professional yet individualized service for my daughter's graduation celebration! I was very pleased with the presentation as well as the quality and taste of the food. My guests loved it! I will definitely book again! Thank you Diva B's Catering for exceptional service! D. Lewis

V's Catering & Event Styling
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 13 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.

Brian Cooks, You Eat
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Rowena Y.
Verified review

Chef Brian provided a cooking lesson for my junior girl scout troop. The girls were all excited about the prospect of meeting a Brian and couldn't wait for our monthly meeting. Brian showed them how to prepare 3 easy, healthy snacks. He provided great instructions, involving all the girls in each project. He shared kitchen safety tips as well. The food was great. They girls will be able to make these dishes at home. Brian has a great big personality and was a resounding success with my girls. Rowena Y.

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.

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

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

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

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

Alicia's Catering provides an all around amazing experience. Fabulous food with great service at an affordable price makes for the best catering experience possible. The wide menu selection allows for her to be the best fit for any and all occasions. Whether its breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers or desserts needed the variety to choose from is great.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
Verified review

I've been gluten intolerant for most of my life. I'm also a terrible cook. As a result, maintaining a healthy, wholesome diet is a constant challenge. Samantha not only has me eating well but has taught me so much about how to make healthy food taste amazing. Her menu planning and preparation has also saved me a lot of time and headaches. She really took the time to personalize her service for me. She's opened up a whole new culinary world for me, and I couldn't happier or more thankful!

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
Trent B.
Verified review

Excellent food and great service.

Mamané's Home Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
    April G.
    Verified review

    Renee is an amazing chef! She has creative menu ideas and her food is delicious. She always does a great job cleaning our house too. We highly recommend her.

    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.
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