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Pearl Snap Cuisine
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alyssa H.
Verified review

We couldn't have been happier with Pearl Snap Cuisine as our wedding caterer. I'm starting with the most important thing to me, as the mother of the bride. They were the only vendor that I didn't have to check in with or ask questions. They did exactly what they said they would, when they said they would. They even offered encouragement and extra help on a couple of small things. The chefs and servers seamlessly performed their jobs without flaw, down to packaged up meals to send home after the wedding. Now on to the food! Not only was their food delicious, but they made the dinner experience part of the evening celebration. Their basic, affordable menu was as good, if not better, than that of a high quality restaurant. Then they had options that added so much to the wedding. The bride and groom chose an exotic fruit bar for the cocktail hour and it not only tasted wonderful, but had people gathered around talking about the fruits and taking photos. The infused water and chocolate s'more bar, which were part of the basic package, were delicious and fun. But by far, the best part of the experience was the "hot rocks" offering. Seasoned meat and vegetables cooked on hot rocks that had our guests hanging out at the buffet bar. Truly nothing typical about this wedding food! People are still talking about the food! Thank-you so much Pearl Snap Cuisine.

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Linda W.
Verified review

Leslie and team at Fabulous Affairs did an amazing job with my wedding reception. Everyone at the event commented on how amazing the food was. Their menu recommendations were great1 Even our minister commented that it was the best food he's had at a wedding and he's been to a lot of weddings. A big thank you!

Tasty Temptations
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 68 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
Jacqueline L.
Verified review

Laura and her staff did an amazing job catering my wedding in Smithville, TX on 10.25.14. I'm still getting compliments on her food and cake! Everything was delicious and beautifully displayed. I could not have asked for anything better and I would definitely recommend Bittersweet Cakes & Catering to everyone!

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Kniseley Catered
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tabitha A.
Verified review

We hired Kniseley Catered for our 3/25/17 wedding and were extremely pleased with their service. Robert was always prompt in responding to my emails and worked with us to customize our menu. In February, I realized I needed to also have my rehearsal dinner, which was the night before, catered since we were in Canyon Lake and Robert and his family pulled through with an amazing fajita bar! Our family knows Mexican food and we received so many compliments on how good our food was! We served BBQ at our wedding and again received nothing but positive feedback. Robert and his family went above and beyond for us and were very friendly and personable with our guests. We would highly recommend Kniseley Catered!

Bon Vie Chef Services
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy N.
Verified review

Chef Bon and Amanda prepared and served up the most delicate, flavorful crepes at our bridal shower brunch. They are professional and fun ladies who helped make our event a great party. I will definitely seek out Chef Bon for future parties.

Lyndie C Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Christina I.
Verified review

Absolutely amazing!!!!! She arrived very promptly and set up very quietly! I barely even noticed she was here. The food not only tasted amazing, but it had a very beautiful presentation. She was in contact with me constantly while building the menu and gave me amazing recommendations. We used lyndie for an office party of about 40 people, but I would also use her for a glamorous wedding of a couple hundred. She went above and beyond setting up a beautiful buffet style meal. I have not stopped hearing complements from my colleagues about how amazing the meal was. Definitely priced economically compared to competitors which is always a plus. We had an incredible assortment of cheeses along with her tostada chicken bites, our entree was the aji de gallina(to die for), with some rice and green beans on the side, dessert was chocolate bites and shortcake berry trifle. Could not have asked for a better all around experience

  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Hailey C.
Verified review

Roy was incredibly helpful, professional, flexible, and most importantly: made great food! We had a small wedding on Lake Austin in July and wanted "upscale BBQ." We ordered wood-fired brisket from a vendor, but we worked with Roy to create a fresh menu of sides that would appeal to a wide array of appetites, from kids (mac and cheese with a twist), to Vegans, to gluten free. He provided all servingware and utensils, and was there to set up and serve, and help with clean-up. I would highly recommend Roy for any of your needs!

Troy's Texas BBQ Catering
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Dawnya P.
Verified review

We had Troy cook all the food for our daughters' wedding and he did a fantastic job. Our meal was brisket, potato salad, barbeque beans, and salad. The brisket was exceptional and we got a lot of very good comments that it was the best they had ever had. Because we live out of town he brought his smoker to our house and started the cooking early the morning of the wedding which was extra special because really enjoyed his company along with his helper. I would recommend him and his crew for any occasion. Lynn and Dawnya Pierce

  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne A.
Verified review

Helen catered my daughter and son-in-law's wedding. The food was outstanding, presented beautifully and on budget. Easy to work with and they created a lovely event for the reception!

  • 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!

  • New on Thumbtack
Susan E.
Verified review

I wanted to send a HUGE thank you to Adriana and Joe for the amazing job they did on our daughter's wedding at Villa Antonia... near Austin, TX! We opted for Tex-Mex cuisine, because we wanted our out of town guest to experience the true flavors of Texas. In order to perfect this meal, Adriana worked one on one with us to customize a meal that would suit all of our guests. The menu, consisting of chicken and beef fajitas, along with all of the sides was outstanding, and their service was exceptional! In fact, we have continued to get rave reviews about both! Plus, they can even furnish margarita machines which was an added bonus. We absolutely loved the food; however, I must say, that the best part about working with Adriana is that she makes herself so available to you. Anytime I had questions or needed answers I knew she was only a phone call away! She printed a map, with the floor plan of our venue, so we knew exactly where every table would be located, and worked with us until we both agreed on the best set-up. I'm not really sure that the average person is aware of how invaluable her crew is, and how essential they are to the wedding. Many of our items had to be rented for the wedding... such as all of the linens, chargers, china, glassware, and silverware. Adriana, coordinated everything with the rental facility that we used which allowed her to pick up and return all of those items. That enabled us to just enjoy our day. After picking up everything from the rental company, her crew returns to the venue and then the real work begins. They are responsible for setting up all of the tables and chairs throughout the venue. Then they place all of the tablecloths and napkins on the tables used for dining, along with the chargers, plates, silverware and glassware to prepare for the wedding that evening. I must say the tables looked beautiful, and were set up exactly like we had discussed. After that, they still have to prepare their own tables, serve the meal, clean up, and return everything to the rental company. In other words, please take some time when selecting your caterer, because you need to be sure you hire one that will make your life easier. Isn't that what we all want on our daughter's wedding day? When you hired Red Book Chef Catering, you are getting so much more than just a Great Caterer. I promise you, you can't go wrong with this Dynamic Duo! Sincerely, Susan E.

Ochoa's Catering Service
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 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.

Front to Back Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Donna J.
Verified review

We put together a wedding rehearsal brunch, fairly quickly, and Melissa had some great food selection options that fit with my concept and budget. The taste and execution were very nice. She also provided some modest but pretty decorations and flowers for a small up-charge. For me to be able to just show up at the venue and leave when done was really nice, as she worked everything out with the venue manager and her staff took care of clean-up.

Hey Diddle Diddle Catering
3.3
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Miki K.
Verified review

Hey Diddle Diddle Catering provided the meal for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary celebration in February. Michelle was wonderful to work with during the planning and provided a professional and delicious meal to compliment our celebration. Thank you Michelle for making the day special.

Diva B's Kitchen
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
S. Denise W.
Verified review

We used Diva B's Kitchen to cater our wedding reception and when I say she went above and beyond!! The cuisine was stellar in taste and presentation. She was attentive to our request and timely in responding to them as well. The absolute icing on the cake was her affordability. I will definitely be using Diva B's Kitchen again.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary A.
Verified review

Catered a church luncheon and did a wonderful job. Everyone loved the food and we will use them again!

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erika M.
Verified review

Sapphire Catering & Events did a great job with 3 different events I have been involved with. One was my daughter's wedding with about 175 attendees. They were wonderful to work with, communicated with us, and delivered as promised. The other two events were work related meals. One was a dinner for a group of about 60 leaders, and that went so well we also hired them to provide breakfast for about 150 volunteers. We highly recommend these ladies to anyone looking for a good, reliable catering service!

Big Night Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
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!

Green Island Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Steph H.
Verified review

I can't say enough about the great job that Green Island Catering did in catering my backyard wedding reception. Rebecca was so helpful in the planning stages. We were able to taste the food before deciding to use Green Island. It was amazing! Rebecca also provided recommendations for renting tables and chairs and a margarita machine. The night of the event, Green Island made serving our guests look easy. They set up the tables very elegantly and stayed to serve our guests through the night. Before leaving, Green Island packaged up the remainder of the food for us to keep, but left some out for the remaining guests to munch on. It was perfect! I highly recommend Green Island Catering and will be using them again when the opportunity presents itself. Thanks Green Island!

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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