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Carrollton Affordable Catering Services

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

Yes, they ARE truly Amazing Caterers! Ed and Ann catered a party I hosted recently for about 70 people and they are absolutely the best! They prepared incredible food for the party and they truly create an event for you! Ed and Ann are very experienced in the catering business and provided many wonderful recommendations for us about the menu and drink selections. They are extremely thorough and one of their managers did an on-site visit to our venue one week prior to the party so that they would be prepared and know how to set up the event. Their team members who worked at our party were remarkable--personable, professional, and an absolute joy to work with! Amazing Caterers does more than prepare exceptional food, they create an event for you so that you can relax and enjoy your time with your guests. In fact, Ed explained to me that one of his goals as a caterer is to run an event so that the host or hostess is stress free and feels like a guest at their own party. Believe me, they succeeded! If you are looking for a phenomenal catering team in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, look no further...Ann, Ed and their team at Amazing Caterers are your solution. We are planning another event in a few months and I wouldn't think of calling anyone else. Thanks for making our party such an incredible success!

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

I true ideal of what a catering company should be. Amazing staff, owner and food is 10 stars

LK Culinary
4.9
from 87 reviews
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Cody K.
Verified review

The services are convenient for my family and our crazy schedules. We are always on the run and never have time to prepare healthy, great tasting food. Now we have delicious, hearty, and nutritious meals everyday!

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

Buddy, catered my son's fraternity Chapter dinner tonite at TCU. What an amazing Thanksgiving feast! The boys are still eating hours later! We will definitely be using his catering services for future events!!!!

Chef Cassy's Creations
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Lulene R.
Verified review

We enlisted the catering services of Chef Cassy for our house blessing that was held today. Our menu consisted of chicken tetrazinni, green breans, and cupcakes. Chef Cassy arrived on time with the food and made preparation for the set up. She made sure that everything was in order before she left our home. Our guests wanted to know who prepared the food because it was awesome! I would highly recommend Chef Cassy ' s services to everyone I know.

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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
Tom H.
Verified review

Meet and greet BBQ was awesome from beginning of the process to the end. They made everything very simple, affordable, and the food was delicious. Highly recommended!!! Tom

SRD Events & Entertainment
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie V.
Verified review

We were looking for a DJ and ended up using their planning and day-of services which included officiating, decorating, lighting, and tear-down services. We're glad we did, because they were extremely helpful. We did need to prompt them a few times, but they came through and were very detailed with the music and wedding timeline. We got multiple compliments about the music selection and Steve's officiating/emceeing. They took the stress from us and even threw in some extras the day of we weren't expecting, like petals down the aisle and a video of our ceremony. We would definitely choose them if we had to do it over again.

  • 3 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Kim S.
Verified review

Chef Jared came through for me BIG TIME! I called him on a Tuesday night at 6:00pm for a catering event on Wednesday at 11:30am for 35 people! Chef Jared came through with BBQ none the less. We had so many compliments from our customers on the food alone. We have his number now and we will definitely will be using Chef Jared for all of our business events along with some personal events.

Urban Taste Catering
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine K.
Verified review

So glad we decided to go with Urban Taste catering services. They did a beautiful job! The service, presentation and food was spectacular!

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

Chef Tony Teems like it Hot Caterers....what a life saver!!! I was in need of catering service and spoke to several companies for service. When I spoke to Chef Tony I immediately knew he was the Chef for my needs. With not enough time on my hands, he came in and made me look important to my company. Not only did he cater food, he with his creativity blew it out the park with the decor. If it weren't for Chef Tony teems, it could have been a disaster.I was serving 100 representative for my travel business and the numbers changed at the last minute ti 135 guests. Chef Tony handled it to a level that amazed me and my senior reps. My luncheon was a success and I'd like to thank you Chef Tony Teems like it Hot Caterers for a job well done. There are not enough stars to rate your services...my experience with your catering service is overwhelming. At this point in my career, I have decided to use your catering service for all our company needs and hopefully you can commute outside of Plano,Texas for our annual benefit. Again THANK YOU for an exceptional job, well done IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT GOING ON IN D/FW or SURROUNDING AREAS ID LIKE TO PRESENT TO YOU CHEF TONY TEEMS. OUTSTANDING HE'S PROFESSIONAL,LOYAL, AND IMPRESSIVE... You will never find a catering service of this capacity. CHEF TONY TEEMS LIKE IT HOT CATERERS IS ABOUT TO BE A HOUSEHOLD NAME.. CHEF TONY SHOWS UP AND SHOWS OUT !!!! THANK YOU TONY, JOB WELL DONE....

Carolyn's Cuisine
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Janice W.
Verified review

Fabulous food. Fantastic service. More than I ever imagined.

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

These guys are awesome!!! I met them selling the best quesadillas in Deep Ellum last month and them randomly found the owner Charles on thumbtack. These guys are awesome!!!! thanks for the awesome service and the great food!!!

SPICED LAVENDER CATERING
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Martize W.
Verified review

Spiced Lavender Catering is a very professional and affordable catering company. I love the quality of their food as well as the exuberant and hard working staff.

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 !!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt M.
Verified review

Not only did Islanders provide my event with quality food and service - they helped me to locate other food trucks that would be free to work our event on relatively short notice. Highly recommended!

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

Excellent food, service. Provided options.

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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
Paloma M.
Verified review

I used The Bite's catering services 2 weekends ago for my father in laws 70s birthday party. We were all so impressed with their food and quality of service. We chose their American Affairs Menu buffet style and it did not disappoint! We loved that Chef Evan through in our menu his mini spinach and cheese tarts. It was a wonderful little detail that made the party even more special. Him and his wife are a young vibrant team. Def will be using them again!

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

Service and food was awesome! Will be using them again in the future!

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

I hired Chef Matt to cater a party that we had for a family birthday. He was excellent. Very professional, on time, and great food (ask for meatballs, wont disappoint). I would highly recommend him for any event!

Gorditas Mexican Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Marisela C.
    Verified review

    Great food! Service and quality exceptional.

    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 affordable catering services in Carrollton

    Need a Catering Service (drop-off)

    Dallas, TX

    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Head count
      10-25
    • Budget per person
      $21-$30 per person
    • Details
      would like to hire a server or two if possible but not necessary
    • $448.33
      Average price

    Need catering

    Carrollton, TX

    • Event type
      Graduation party
    • Which meal
      Dinner
    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Serving style
    • Staff needed
      Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
    • Head count
    • Details
      we will provide the center pieces for the table
    • $292.38
      Average price

    Need Corporate Caterer

    Carrollton, TX

    • Type of corporate catering
      Drop-off (buffet)
    • Which meal
      Lunch, Dinner
    • Dishes and beverages
      Main course(s), Side dish(es), Dessert(s)
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort)
    • Staff needed
      Set up: No, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
    • Catering head count
      50-75
    • Budget per person
      $20-$30 per person
    • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
      Gluten-free
    • Details
      date/time have not been solidified; we would be doing either lunch or dinner, not both
    • $687.81
      Average price
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