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Balch Springs Caterers

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Amazing Caterers
4.6
from 140 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
Scott S.
Verified review

Ed and Amazing Caterers were fantastic from start to finish. We had a 25th Wedding Anniversary cocktail party at our home with 60 people. Ed thoroughly explained the catering menu, process and offered a server to help with the event. Our server, Daniel, was on top of his game and exceeded our expectations. We had so many guests talking about how delicious the food was that night. We will definitely be calling Ed for our next event.

Tatering
4.8
from 110 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Niki V.
Verified review

Marc did such an amazing job catering for my company meeting. He displayed all the food so well and it was delicious there wasnt anything left over the portion sizes were perfect. Everyone was happy. We will continue to use tatering for our company events.

LK Culinary
4.9
from 88 reviews
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Joan B.
Verified review

Luke did a great job catering a sit-down dinner for my daughter's bachelorette weekend. He responded to my initial inquiry promptly and was easy to communicate with via e-mail and text as we planned the menu. The girls wanted to float around the pool and enjoy a few adult beverages during the day, but wanted a restaurant-quality meal that evening without having to worry about dressing up or driving. Luke arrived promptly and served a great meal with a choice of lamb chops or filet mignon as the primary proteins. The meal included a sushi appetizer, salads & sides, and a yummy dessert of creme brulee. He cooked, cleaned, and rolled with the punches with this rowdy group of 8 ladies and they all had a great time and enjoyed the meal. We will definitely hire Luke again for other dinner parties at the house.

Buddy's Catering &Restaurant
4.8
from 87 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Carissa O.
Verified review

I was very impressed with Buddy. He worked with me on many changes and was very professional. I would recommend him to everyone. He loves what he does and in the catering business that's important. The food was wonderful and he was very prompt.

Chef Cassy's Creations
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Tom H.
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Our first experience with Chef Cassy was fantastic! Her service, her food and her attention to my client's was above admirable. We especially appreciated her meal preparation. The food was extremely good, with all of the little touches one expect from a chef, not from a catering experience. We have already contracted with Chef Cassy for our next event and are planning on contracting with her deep into the future. It's five stars from Tom and Tammy Holland and THE Group, Inc. Thanks Chef!

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Meat & Greet BBQ Catering
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa D.
Verified review

Great Customer Service and delivered on time with everything we ask for. Turned around our catering in a few days notice. The BBQ was good.

  • 3 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Caleb W.
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Excellent catering.

Urban Taste Catering
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie L.
Verified review

I hired Urban Taste Catering for my wedding at a local ranch. They showed up on time, set up a beautiful presentation of hors d'oeuvres and lunch! The ceviche station was amazing!!! All the staff were really nice and I would highly recommend to anyone. It really made my wedding day awesome!

Chefs Like It Hot Caterers
4.4
from 50 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Mitch B.
Verified review

Tony Teems and his business Chef’s Like It Hot have been first class in every possible way. Tony and staff have been catering meals for the Frisco Roughriders for two seasons now. As a person Tony has been professional and has been up front in his handling of all business matters. If there have been any problems Tony has handled them in a timely matter and has gone above and beyond to adjust his schedule accordingly. Tony’s quality of food has been second to none and is a big reason why we decided to use him for a second consecutive season. He always has a good variety of food and has ample amounts of food for our players and staff. He is more than willing to accept requests and will work within reason to accommodate them. Lastly and more importantly Tony is a straight forward and honest person. He goes above and beyond to set up and tear down anything that would be required for the catering event. Tony comes in and does his business and then leaves. He does not get off task easily. It has been an absolute pleasure

Carolyn's Cuisine
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy T.
Verified review

Everything was delicious, and she was SO easy to work with. I had 20 relatives that I had to host for dinner only 3 weeks after back surgery, and it all went off without a hitch. I highly recommend her services to those looking for a great caterer! Brava!

Oak Cliff Taco Company
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Amber R.
Verified review

Charles was very professional and responsive. He gave me a good deal and customized our menu to accommodate vegetarian options. The food quality was great and several of our guests asked for Charles' contact info. My husband also said their salsas were better than any of the locally made salsas he buys from central market. Great job! Satisfied customer.

SPICED LAVENDER CATERING
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole R.
Verified review

I enjoyed the food. The display was fanatic. I would recommend all my friends to this catering company.

Mell's Grill
4.3
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer P.
Verified review

Dynamic Food, Friendly Service!! Food melts in your mouth!! Perfect for catering events !!

City Kitchen Catering
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Terry V.
Verified review

I use City Kitchen Catering for the important events because I know I can count on Judy and the gang to get it right, and to present an awesome display.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Amanda T.
Verified review

Islanders was a fantastic addition to the wedding my team and I worked on last weekend. Carrie, the owner, worked collaboratively with both our team and the bride and groom to get great food at a great price. The meals were fresh and delicious - the guests really enjoyed them & the customer service they offered was great. If you're planning to have food trucks at your wedding they are a must!

The Divine Dish
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kendra C.
Verified review

Cari catered an open house event that we had. She did an awesome job. Prior to the event, Cari made sure to stay in contact with updates and to confirm the headcount. The food was amazing. Our guests were so pleased and gave many compliments. The Martini Glass Humus Trio was a big hit! I would recommend The Divine Dish to anyone searching for an amazing caterer.

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MK Events
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alyssa B.
Verified review

Very pleasant to work with! They really catered to my needs and made sure we could do something that worked for everyone!

The Bite
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah K.
Verified review

The Bite Catering is a class act! I couldn't be more pleased with my experience working with them for my annual summer party! From my first contact with them to wrapping up the final details, they were always prompt in responding to my phone calls or email messages with answers to my questions. The Bite Catering offers a wide selection of menu items, and they did a fantastic job of creating a personalized menu consisting of a variety of hors d'oeuvres that I had in mind while keeping the cost in line with my budget. They also were very accommodating when I told them I had dietary restrictions that needed to be met. The day of the party, everything was ready on time. Not only was the food beautifully displayed, but also everything was delicious and very fresh. I was very pleased that the food was left on display for the guests to enjoy, with plenty of time to go back for more, and not removed quickly after the guests went through the serving line the first time. The extra food was nicely packaged and sent home with friends and family after the party. I experienced nothing but professionalism and quality in my dealings with The Bite Catering. I heard from numerous guests about the great service provided by all the serving staff during the party. I would not hesitate to use them again for future special events requiring a caterer.

Cowboy Chicken
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila F.
Verified review

The food & set-up was AWESOME! The Accounting Students @ UNT loved the food FRESH, nicely prepared and the set-up was easy Your delivery personnel were courteous and very accommodating. Thank you for taking such GREAT care of us! I definitely have you on my radar for future events. I highly recommend Genghis Grill.

Matt Reddick Personal Chef
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
JW J.
Verified review

We had Chef Matt cater a party that we had at our house. He was proffesional, friendly, and fun. We loved the food, and will definitely use him again

One GReat Vegan
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tameka A.
Verified review

Very professional and Great Food and Service.

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

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Need Catering & Bartending Services

Mckinney, TX

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Details
    I would like a bartender also.
  • $9.75
    Average price

Need Catering Services on June 7, 2013

Lewisville, TX

  • Type of catering needed
    I'm not sure yet
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, BBQ, Mexican/Latin, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of guests
  • Details
    we have three cowrkers due to religious beliefs or dietary needs that do not eat red meat, we would need a small vegetarian or chicken dish.
  • $250
    Average price

Need Buffet Style Catering Services

Gladewater, TX

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    100-150
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    simple finger foods with cheese trays and fruit trays and possibly a bartender.. we will provide the alcohol...
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