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Cleburne Wedding Caterers

Browse these wedding caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Cleburne.

LK Culinary
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Sam W.
Verified review

Chef Luke and company helped make our wedding party a glorious success! He kept tray after tray of wonderful heavy appetizers flowing, prompting many complements from the guests. Thank you, Luke!

Buddy's Catering &Restaurant
4.8
from 88 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
Anna F.
Verified review

Buddy’s catering was Great!!! The food was Great!! He catered our wedding on June 11th. And In less than 2 week's notice because our caterer that I've known for 2yrs backed out due to the venue. So when Buddy step in I was concerned. But he was a real professional we had talked less than a handful of times. But he had the experience of food catering behind him that's for sure!! Which is what we needed. We had the bacon wrapped sirloin and lemon chicken with mashpotatoes, greenbeans, salad and rolls he also provided the tea and all the utensils. Everyone enjoyed the food. Highly recommend Buddy on any catering needed. Definitely will use him again. Thank you Buddy for catering our wedding. Anna & Sean Adams.

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Meat & Greet BBQ Catering
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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Ron C.
Verified review

I reached out to Jim through Thumbtack for a quote for catering our wedding reception. Within hours Jim replied with all the details I needed. Within days Jim had sent us all of his paperwork including his insurance papers, permits, menu and itemized invoice, all while we were still waiting on call-backs from "friend-of-a-friend" "caterer-on-the-side types." People who, no doubt, didn't have any of these permits or insurance or even realized they need them to work in some venues. Planning this thing was filled with indecision, date changes and even a venue change. We actually contacted 2 other cateres and NEVER GOT A REPLY. Through it all Jim was calm, accommodating and flexible. All i ever got from this guy was "no problem" and " I'll take care of it." After all was said and done we decided to cancel the reception. But I was so taken with Jim's level of professionalism and service that I felt compelled to send him something anyway. We both felt such a sense of relief and peace once we had him booked, and that's priceless. I'd like to also share one note with anyone who may have reservations about having bbq at a wedding reception, as my fiance did at first. If you're concerned that there will be bbq sauce everywhere and it will get all over your guests' hands and clothes, please don't be. Jim offers a wide assortment of meats and his food isn't prepared or served swimming with bbq. We were looking forward to serving our guests a real, bonafide, down home, stick-to-your-ribs MEAL, and not some bougie over-priced veggie platter or dry-ass chicken breast-broccoli dinner. In fact not having had the opportunity to have Jim's food was the only disappointing thing about cancelling our reception. But if his food is anywhere near the level of his service and professionalism we were in for quite an amazing experience. I will definitely have him top of mind for any event needing a caterer in the future.

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

Steve and Cindy Deming did our wedding and reception. They are fabulous! They are definitely the best at what they do! They are wonderful people. We enjoyed having them and will most definitely use them again in the future. I wouldn't want anyone else! Thank you Steve and Cindy. You guys are exceptional!! Debbie Goree

  • 4 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret B.
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Claudine was wonderful! She catered a bridal shower for me for 20 people. I had crazy requests (no gluten, no dairy) and she managed it beautifully. She communicated with me as needed during the planning phase (before the shower). On the day of - she arrived on time to the event, was dressed professionally, set up efficiently, and was extremely adaptive to a small space. She served the guests from a buffet-style set up and was very helpful and well received. The best part - the food was fantastic! Salads and stuffed mushrooms and meatballs, etc. Wonderful. Portions were huge - but I appreciated the left overs. Will definitely work with her again.

Spiced Lavender Catering
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Joy M.
Verified review

We needed a brunch for a Sunday wedding day. Spiced Lavender was easy to work with and accommodated the specific menu my daughter wanted. We arranged drop off service but when Nina arrived and saw us trying to split up the food for the workers and bridal party, she took over and got it done for us, preserving a beautiful presentation. The food was highest quality and delicious. Much more than I had expected. Thank you, Spiced Lavender!

A&T Catering, LLC
4.5
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy C.
Verified review

Wedding catering for 80 people. Her staff was friendly and efficient from setup to cleanup. I will use again, for sure!

Oak Cliff Taco Company
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Sam V.
Verified review

This team did a phenomenal job in catering for our church last month. We were very impressed with them and will definitely use them again in the future.

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

Everything was perfect, exactly as promised. My guests told me all night how wonderful the food was. Accommodated my vegetarian dietary needs flawlessly with the omnivore guests! Can't say enough wonderful things. They took care of it all and allowed me to relax on my wedding day, thank you!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 18 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!

Jen's Kitchen and Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Niki W.
Verified review

Jennifer catered my daughter’s cocktail reception, and everything tasted delicious and was presented well! It was obvious that she put a lot of work into the decor, and it matched the wedding colors perfectly!! I will definitely be using her again and recommending her to others!!

Provisions Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy N.
Verified review

I was impressed with Kim’s professional expertise, and have also had several conversations with her about her years of catering experience, from private dinner parties like mine to weddings and conference events for several hundred people. I would recommend Kim and her company “Provisions” to anyone looking for a new resource for personalized and delicious catering.

The Butler Enterprises
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Chantay P.
Verified review

My experience with Cass Butler was excellent. The services The Butler Enterprise provided me was more than I could have asked for. Cass Butler is a professional business woman that will do whatever it takes to make her client happy. I definitely recommend The Butler Enterprise for any service that you need whether it be for a wedding, party, baby shower, clerical purposes and more.

  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Robert H.
Verified review

Ashtian provides weekly meal service for my wife and I as well as catering services for ALL family or business engagements. Not only is Ashtian an exceptionally talented and creative chef,she is an absolute delight to be around. Once Ashtian is in your kitchen you will mot want her to leave!

COWBOY CHICKEN
5.0
from 1 review
  • 37 years in business
Michelle G.
Verified review

NO BETTER CATERING COMPANY AROUND!!!!!! I am a business person who has worked with caterers roughly 4 times per week for the past 10 years and Cowboy Chicken is hands down the BEST of the BEST. Their Catering Manager, Heather Hernandez, offers the best food, for the best price and her customer service is second to none. Best of all, her delivery people are on time and always have a smile on the face! I have received nothing but rave reviews regarding the food every time I have used Cowboy Chicken and they are incredibly easy to work with. I cannot say enough positive things about this group and would recommend them to anyone seeking a positive catering experience.

About

If you are looking for some scrumptious BBQ, then give us a call. However, we do not only provide BBQ, but we also cater to the client's needs.

About

We are a full-service restaurant serving good old country cooking. We cater breakfast, lunch or dinner. Our catering specialties are Chicken Fried Steak, Old Fashioned Fish Fry (on-site cooking of our American catfish with all the trimmings), Burgers, Fajitas and Barbecue. We can do it all, big or small. Just give us a call.

About

Taste Studio hand crafts artisan events that combine award winning cuisine, fine dining services and fashionable design. From intimate gatherings to couture cocktail, we deliver quality in style. In addition, we have a culinary education program for both kids and adults. Kids' cooking classes are available as a week-long camp or as single-day private instruction. Our adult program offers education in a party environment with wine and hors doeuvre's or one-on-one basis.

  • 3 years in business
About

We bring to our customers a modern yet rustic style of cooking. By using an authentic style of cooking with a modern twist. We get to touch people's lives with our cooking. There is nothing more enjoyable than watching people enjoy the food we bring to the table.

About

I am a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Dallas. I love to cook for people. I have been cooking with my mom in the kitchen since I was 13 years old.

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I provide high-quality catering with superior customer service at affordable prices. I cater wedding receptions, cocktail parties, dinners, BBQ and more!

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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