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Corpus Christi Wedding Caterers

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

South Texas Catering & More
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Charles O.
Verified review

South Texas Catering brought my 10 year anniversary idea to life! My wife was blown away! Thank you so much Jeana and team.

Bali's Bar & Grill
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Katie H.
Verified review

Absolutely amazing experience. I work in Atlanta, GA and my company has some men working out in Aransas Pass on restoration from the hurricane. We wanted to put together a catered meal for them to make it festive. Carol went above and beyond. She met every single one of our requests and even decorated our dining area. The guys were raving on about how delicious the food was. I fully recommend this company to cater your event. Should I ever find myself in the area, I will definitely stop by. Thank you again for the amazing service!!!

Csr Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Vickie N.
Verified review

Steven and Cory were a pleasure to work with, and the food was delicious and beautifully presented. It was such a pleasure to have them in my home, and those attending the party really enjoyed the experience, the fabulous flavors, and the presentation. At the end, they packaged everything up for me so that I could enjoy the party. I highly recommend that when planning your party, you not come to Chef Steven with a preconceived idea of the food options, but let this artist in the medium of food make suggestions and create for your event. You won't regret it. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!

  • 15 years in business
Brian H.
Verified review

Erika is fantastic; flowers are obviously a passion for her!

Mac's Catering Co.
5.0
from 1 review
    Amalia A.
    Verified review

    Food was excellent, catering people were courteous,was professionally presented. I highley recommend Mac's Catering Company.

    Face2FaceGourmet
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Christi C.
    Verified review

    He was able to work with our client and their budget. The food was excellent!

    About

    We are a cafe and a caterer. We do kids' birthday parties and down-home cooking. It's not too fancy, where you cannot afford us.

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    I enjoy cooking and feeding people and seeing their faces when they taste my delicious cooked meal.

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    I personalize every event, asking the right questions & envisioning what the client envisions for his or her event.

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    I am a chef/restaurateur trained in multiple cuisines and cooking styles ranging from BBQ to classical French and Italian.

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    I am a graduate from The Cordon Bleu in Austin, Texas. I enjoy cooking and preparing meals for small parties. I offer a wide variety of Mexican and Tex-Mex food and prepare anything from gourmet to family dinners. Cakes and desserts are also an area of my expertise, and I have catered many parties in and around Austin and Corpus Christi, TX.

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    I cater for parties and any event needed. I enjoy immensely what I do. I enjoy bringing unique and familiar items to the client.

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    We have been helping couples create their dream weddings since 1981.Our experienced Wedding Planner will give you the confidence that your wedding and reception will be as beautiful as you imagined .Our Inclusive Package will take the hassle out of planning your wedding and reception in your colors and theme.In your 2 hour planning session we will help you can choose your table linens,flowers,menu and more or we can do it all for you.Relax and enjoy the most memorable day of your life!

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    Johnny D's Restaurant is a gourmet dining at its finest. Catering is also available as well as private chef services. We also provide cooking instruction. We are located on Padre Island.

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    I am able to take orders on short notice anytime day or night, and the menu possibilities are endless from exotic to traditional,including special dietary needs

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    We provide catering services for events. We provide services for 4-200 people. We have a combined food service experience of more that 30 years.

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    I am a nondenominational Christian minister who performs wedding ceremonies and vow renewal ceremonies in the Corpus Christi, Port Aransas and Rockport areas of the South Texas Coastal Bend. I work with my customers to craft their ceremonies to their personal desires. I am always happy to meet with my clients prior to the ceremony. My fees vary depending on the services rendered and distances to travel. I can provide basic premarital counseling at request. I only perform ceremonies recognized as legal marriages by the state of Texas.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    As an accomplished culinary student, Chef and restaurant manager I am extending my great passion in a private chef service and catering service. As a mother I am extending my due diligence and nurturing hands to provide you and yours with the best, healthiest and wholesome experience in dining. Food, Fun, Family and libation!

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    We service weddings, bridals, engagements, and special occasions, capturing your moments to last a lifetime. We would love to be a part of your special day.

    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    What make me excited about my job is able to accommodate and deliver special requests on menus .

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    I have over 25 years of experience in fine dining cuisine. I specialize in Italian and classical French. I am also able to make a wide variety of desserts and pastries. I can also create and execute menus for parties or personal chef services.

    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.

    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.

    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 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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