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Baytown Appetizer Caterers

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Red Dot Cuisine
4.9
from 180 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 297 hires on Thumbtack
Mariana L.
Verified review

We really enjoy Red Dot Cuisine at our Holiday party. The appetizer with the life fish as decoration is a must! Thanks for making this time so special!

Catered Comforts
4.7
from 130 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
Shaunte M.
Verified review

Thorough review- tasting and actual event. I had the pleasure of hiring Chef Roy for my first personal chef experience for my Wife and I's anniversary. Based on his great reviews and thorough quote response, I decided to request a tasting for his shrimp creole. Chef Roy arrived on time, professional, and seemed to love the art of cooking. I didn't think I would finish the generous sample tasting (free of charge BTW) but by the time we finished chatting, there was no more to take home! Fresh shrimp and vegetables. I hired him right on the spot and we began shaping the menu. I wanted my wife to have a little bit of everything, so I ordered his crab stuffed mushrooms, seafood gumbo, shrimp creole, and three desserts. The day of the event, Chef Roy arrived 1.5hr ahead of scheduled dinner time to prepare. He allowed us to have personal conversation while he prepared our meal which was great. As a complimentary thank you for our business, Chef Roy prepared boudin balls as an appetizer. Sooo good! Sadly, we didn't have room for desserprofessional! comment on that! We plan to eat it tomorrow :) He used gloves and lightly cleaned as he went along. Very personable, yet professional. Great experience!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal R.
Verified review

Terri did an amazing job for our wedding! We discussed options to fit our budget and she did an awesome job working with our tastebuds. We had appetizers set up for cocktail hour and her Cajun chicken pasta and green beans and it was delicious! Everyone at the wedding raved about how much flavor the food had. She also supplied our gold chargers and table runners that went perfect with our color scheme. At the end of the night she packed up the leftovers and made sure we (the bride and groom) had to go plates for after the wedding munchies. She was punctual and was always easy to communicate with. Thank you for being a part of our wedding!

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Dine Catering and Events
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy C.
Verified review

The professionalism and attentiveness of the Dine catering staff was excellent. We received positive feedback from clients on the menu offerings. The price was similar to other caterers but the menu was unique and well-received. We will definitely be hiring Dine Catering for future events.

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Keif's Catering
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carina M.
Verified review

Chef Keif and his help are very nice and eager. We were looking for a sophisticated catered diner party of appetizers and sides (more than $50 pp, with us providing 12 pounds of meats off the grill separately) for 25-30, and largely got what we were looking for. The food was abundant, perhaps twice what was needed but bit hit or miss on quality and taste. Tuna tacos, lamb, and crab cakes were just fabulous. But thin Pizza was too thick and chewy and bacon-wrapped shrimp didn't work at all. A couple other appetizers were just OK. Desserts were completely top notch. Overall, guests gave great reviews. Keif can be a good chef, you just need to work with him on exactly what you want, how you want it, how you want it to be displayed, and if you want the food carried around or stationary. Taste everything beforehand and work out all of the details.

  • 13 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Mary K.
Verified review

We had the BEST engagement party ever, mainly due to the efficient planning and preparation done by Pamela and Vanessa. They set up the pianist, who was awesome, the caterer, who also was awesome, the wait staff,bartenders and florist. Everyone was dressed professionally and did their duties to the fullest. Pamela and Vanessa met all of my requests, and excelled in making everything go smoothly. She also provided all of the glassware and dishes, so no clean up for me! Our guests couldn't stop complimenting the whole arrangement. I will definitely use them again if the need arises, and highly recommend their services for any party. Thanks again Dream Events!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan M.
Verified review

Chef Devown was great! We hired him to prepare a private dinner for 2 for a special anniversary. He was punctual, prepared, and so nice! The communication leading up to dinner was seamless and he helped customize a great menu. The dinner itself was great! We had three courses and each delicious. We were very happy with the end result and will definitely hire chef Devown again.

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M.A. PRIME
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kamali P.
Verified review

I had the pleasure of dining with M.A.M. Divine Dining for my boyfriend's birthday. Mark came to our hotel and served us a delicious and beautifully presented five course meal. The dishes varied in taste and style and were perfectly portioned. Every dish was amazing; my two favorite were the avocado toast and the teriyaki salmon salad. Chef Mark was kind, and professional. He allowed me to submit a list of food that my boyfriend and I enjoy, and created a menu that was perfect for our taste buds. He even brought complimentary wine. We had a blast! I highly recommend M.A.M. Divine Dining for catering, family dinners, date nights, etc. and I look forward to using Chef Mark again and again!

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Silvana's Catering
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

She was very easy to talk with and get my order set up. I would use her again in the future. Very tasty menu!

Knotty Pine Catering
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
D. V.
Verified review

With my wedding, Knotty Pines provided a delicious dinner for well over 200 guest. The attention to details and conistant flavors were a perfect complement to our special day.

Qmamigrill
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Juliane J.
Verified review

I had my Christmas dinner catered. The chef was amazing and the food was fantastic. It was the BEST fried turkey we have ever had!!!! My mom wants to book again for next Christmas. We will defintely use them again!

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El Sabor Venezolano
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsay O.
Verified review

our food truck experiance with sabor venezolano was perfect! They showed up right on time and everything went exactly as expected. Everything from the booking process which was super simple and they were very informative about different types of catering food truck food they could do and then when they showed up everything went perfect. Everyone loved the food they had tons of variety and it was absolutely delicious the food came out fast as expected with a food truck but my friends absolutely love the experience. We booked them for a pool party and would totally do it again.

  • 19 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Marcus J.
Verified review

I have used Three Little Kitchens catering service for over 10 events that I have hosted. I am an event planner and pay special attention to the details. Each event was handled very well. Food was presented hot, fresh, and most importantly on time. I have hosted appetizer only cocktail receptions, white table cloth dinner with fine china and glassware for >50 people, and family reunions indoor and outdoor for >200 people. No matter how large or small the event was, Chef Steve and Three Little Kitchens handled it. Menu items I suggest are grilled chicken, New York strip steaks, crab balls, corn medley, red potato mash, enchiladas, BBQ, egg rolls, fried turkey, and the mini cheesecake.

Munched Out
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Clarissa A.
Verified review

Had the best 30th birthday brunch celebration with a buffet style brunch. The food was amazing. The set up is great and looked extremely professional. Definitely using Munched Out for all future catering needs.

Unique Magic Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Vernee' S.
Verified review

Best catering company around! We have not stopped hearing comments from our guests about how amazing our wedding food was. We couldn't be more thrilled with the quality of the service as well. The staff was very professional and served everyone quickly. Mike provided us with appetizers while we were taking photos outside and even brought some to our table too so we got plenty of food. We highly recommend the shrimp + grits as they were definitely the winner of the evening. Thanks again!!!

Chrispea Catering LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
THANE V.
Verified review

Food is delicious! Really enjoy the cooking and the quality!

Donna
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Richard P.
Verified review

I hired Miss Neese to run a small bar and provide some small appetizers for a cocktail party I put on. She provided fast service an excellent craft cocktails for my guests. The appetizers provided were done with class an grace. Me an my guests had a wonderful time throughout the entire evening. She also made my budget fit. I will be calling Miss Neese again..

  • 6 years in business
Jai H.
Verified review

This food is amazing and awesome all rolled into one. Cakes are moist and delicious....they should be called slap your momma 😛😛😛😛 and the frosting OMG. Now I'm hungry!!!!

  • 16 years in business
About

Foot Prints Images and Catering established in 2002 is a family owned and operated business that specialize in all your event needs. We offer Photography, Videography,Catering, DJ Service and Custom Cakes. Meeting new people and having a chance to be apart of their special day. Whether it's just and anniversary, quinceanera or wedding. We enjoy all our events as well as our clients.

Chef LJ Event Specialist

New To Thumbtack

  • 5 years in business
About

I have over 15 years of kitchen experience, and I cater to private events and personal chef requests. I have done in-home events from four to 100 people. No job is too big, and no job is too small.

BlessingTasteBuds

New To Thumbtack

  • 7 years in business
About

We provide daily cater homestyle food to the working man and woman who can't get away from the desk. We also cater to warehouse and plant employees who can't find a restaurant close enough to run out, eat and make it back to work on time. Just imagine a hot and ready-to-eat food coming to you on your lunch break. We also cater events.

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.

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.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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