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Cedar Park Party Food Caterers

Browse these party food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Cedar Park.

Tasty Temptations
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Willa Z.
Verified review

Karen was great. She was friendly and helpful. Karen called me to review what we wanted for my mom's 80th birthday and she made beautiful and delicious food that was the talk of the party. Karen was friendly and helpful. I look forward to needing her for another event.

Luna's Kitchen
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 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
Diana H.
Verified review

This is a family run business that wants to make customers happy. We hosted a casual backyard party and Laura came to our home to preview the environment and make recommendations. During the planning process, she was extremely responsive, answering endless questions via phone and email. Her servers were charming and hard working -- they arrived on time, they cleaned up and I enjoyed my party! Food was not super fancy (after all, it wasn't a wedding), but beautifully displayed and perfect for a hot summer day -- sliders, puff pastries, shrimp skewers, salad and more. Having a bartender was a nice touch, worth the extra cost and made it special -- with urns of Sangria and Lemonade -- plus wine & beer. Bonus... they stayed within my budget!

Goodies & Bits LLC
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie D.
Verified review

I couldn't ask more from Marvin and Estella; they are both lovely people, professional, and punctual. Not to mention their food is DELICIOUS!! I have had them come out twice now for community events, and they have been fantastic both times. They are highly recommended!

Bon Vie Chef Services
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Miller T.
Verified review

Hire her! Bon is amazing and her food is ever more amazing. Our family has used her services for weekly meals as well as catered events. Her food is so delicious. She picks the finest and freshest ingredients. My husband with a salt addict, salting everything before he ever tasted anything. Bon has him loving and eating food without salting first...EVER. She has been a great influence on our family. Not only is she a talented Chef but she is also a wonderful person. We feel like she is an extension of our family. We can't say enough positive things about her,

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

I have worked with Lyndie on many high end catered events. Her food is always above and beyond expectation and her staff is always very proffesional. I would recommend Lyndie for any event you may have.

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

Natalie came to my house for our office dinner party. She was very professional and nice. The food was outstanding! Will definitely recommend to friends!

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Top Taco
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Liza S.
Verified review

Jorge and his team were such a pleasure to work with. And his food was delicious.

  • 23 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Donna M.
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We attended a neighborhood party that Austin Barbecue catered. The food was great! An added delicious surprise was the salmon. Perfectly cooked. YUM!!

Diva B's Kitchen
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Rene' H.
Verified review

I contacted Balena of Diva B's kitchen for an estimate to cater my dad's 70th birthday party. I was expecting approximately 100 guests, and had rented my neighborhood clubhouse. Here was my experience, and why I rated Diva B's Kitchen 5/5. Responsiveness: I received a quote, along with several menu choices within 24 hours of submitting my request. Value: Diva B's Kitchen was able to work well within my budget, and offered competitive pricing. Punctuality: On the day of the event, the food arrived on time. Work Quality/Professionalism: The food was AMAZING. Our catered menu consisted of Fried Catfish, Pork Chops, dirty rice, Mac and cheese, fruit skewers with dip, and deviled eggs. The food's temperature was good (hot was hot, and cold was cold). My Dad's party was a success. He kept raving about how good the food was, and even his guests were telling me how much they enjoyed the food. I definitely recommend Diva B's kitchen for your next event.

V's Catering & Event Styling
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie J.
Verified review

V’s catering was so great! My parents 50th anniversary party was a hit because of the food and centerpieces they designed for us. The pasta station was awesome and the guest loved all the options. We will be using them for our wedding next year for sure.

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Euro Pizza Texas
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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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
Rachel L.
Verified review

Love the food, perfec amount of food and very professional! Chef is awesome!

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

The food was great and the caterer was very responsive with all my food requests of what I wanted served for my gathering. I will definitely use this service again!

Hey Diddle Diddle Catering
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Frank C.
Verified review

Michelle and Autumn did a wonderful job preparing a 9 course French style meal for my wife and I in our own home. The meal perfectly blended old world and new world French cuisine. We have a party coming up and would happily hire Michelle to cater.

Ochoa's Catering Service
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
James H.
Verified review

Eric and his whole operation is stellar. I hosted a birthday party with 50 guests. From the start through the finish, Eric was the perfect person to work with. Because of the weather, I had to throw some changes at him - the response was always, "No problem, We'll make it happen." On top of that, the food is excellent. Guests all night kept commenting on how great the food was. When you are doing an event, you need someone who can give you top quality food, and be a great person to work with. Eric is that person. He will be first on my list to call for future events, and I would recommend him to anyone I know.

Midnight Baker & Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Trent B.
Verified review

Excellent food and great service.

The Food Monger
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alecia D.
Verified review

The Food Monger was the PERFECT hire for our company party. Shawn was always professional and his food is absolutely delicious. We came up with a custom menu for the party and he even asked for a headcount on the kiddo's so he could marinate and head bread enough freshly cut chicken strips! And the meatballs were to die for. I had nothing but rave reviews from our party attendee's. We will absolutely be hiring them for our next company event.

  • 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!

Elegant Edge Events
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
Stormy W.
Verified review

Keye’s guidance and suggestions made our wedding day truly stress free. She was organized and took care of everything on the big day. She had wonderful vendor recommendations and the food was to die for! Her attention to detail allowed not only my husband and me to enjoy the day, but also our families and wedding party. Keye and her assistant handled all the organization and printing of the seating chart, place cards, and menus, had cocktails and hors d’oeuvres waiting for us post ceremony so we could enjoy a few minutes alone. Elegant Edge Events was wonderful and I would happily recommend their services to anyone planning a wedding.

The Green Cart
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
Jenn S.
Verified review

I had an excellent experience with The Green Cart catering. They arrived on time (in fact, 10 minutes earlier) and the food was amazing. I had several questions about logistics and they were super communicative and easy to work with. Will definitely be using them again!!

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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