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Browse these business caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Dallas.

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

I was thrilled with Amazing Caterers! I had a birthday party for a group of 30 and I used Amazing Caterers, a caterer I had not worked with before. Thus, I was quite nervous. However, there was no need to fret. The food was fabulous and Kelly, the server, was truly exceptional. Since the event was such a success, I will be planning another one soon! Have already picked out the items from Amazing Caterers great menu!

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

We absolutely loved this catering company. We hired Marc for our Christmas corporate event last month and we will be having him more often. His smoked ham has to be the best hands down ham I've ever tasted and green bean casserole was out of this world. Way to go Marc We will be seeing you soon!

LK Culinary
4.9
from 88 reviews
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Joan B.
Verified review

Luke did a great job catering a sit-down dinner for my daughter's bachelorette weekend. He responded to my initial inquiry promptly and was easy to communicate with via e-mail and text as we planned the menu. The girls wanted to float around the pool and enjoy a few adult beverages during the day, but wanted a restaurant-quality meal that evening without having to worry about dressing up or driving. Luke arrived promptly and served a great meal with a choice of lamb chops or filet mignon as the primary proteins. The meal included a sushi appetizer, salads & sides, and a yummy dessert of creme brulee. He cooked, cleaned, and rolled with the punches with this rowdy group of 8 ladies and they all had a great time and enjoyed the meal. We will definitely hire Luke again for other dinner parties at the house.

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

I was very impressed with Buddy. He worked with me on many changes and was very professional. I would recommend him to everyone. He loves what he does and in the catering business that's important. The food was wonderful and he was very prompt.

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

We hired Chef Cassy to cater our Christmas party for approximately 50 people. We live in Coppell, Texas and evaluated several other caterers before we decided on Chef Cassy. The food was outstanding, the service impeccable, and the overall experience as good as it gets. She and her staff were very friendly, yet professional. Everything was hot, and prepared right in our kitchen. Her alligator balls were the hit of the party. She and her staff also did a wonderful job cleaning up afterwards. I would highly recommend Chef Cassy and we plan to use her again. Great job!

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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
Jo A.
Verified review

I recently held a retirement party for my husband and myself and hired Meat and Greet for the event. What I wanted was a casual meal and one where I didn't have to do anything but mingle with my guests. Meat and Greet came through for me. All of my guests were quizzing me about the caterers and where I found them. The food was absolutely delicious and even though I didn't get to eat right away, too busy socializing, by the time I got a plate, everything was still hot. The servers were polite and friendly to my guests, it was a wonderful experience. I would recommend this company to anyone.

  • 3 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

The low price (in comparison with other caterers) was what drew us to Jared Pierre Catering. Overall, we were pleased. During the tasting and initial discussion of the menu/event, Jared was very accommodating with our requests and was willing to make suggestions and adjust from the sample menu he sent. Communication from that point on was fairly easy. He replied within a professional time frame, but it often took a couple emails in order to get my question answered. An emergency came up the week before the wedding, resulting in Jared finding a replacement for the event. Because of this, things seemed to have gotten lost in translation and our menu items/quality was not exactly what we ordered. Nonetheless, guests still enjoyed it: One even said "this was the best food I've ever had at a wedding."

Urban Taste Catering
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca M.
Verified review

WOW is the word that pretty much sums up our experience with Urban Taste! I am with Pensacola International Airport and we had the honor of hosting a Deck Night Party at Southwest HQ in Dallas, TX. Not being from Dallas and only having one months notice - I had no clue on catering companies and their performance. I reached out to Urban Taste Catering and Tiffany was so easy and pleasant to work with! She was able to customize the menu to fit our Gulf Coast hometown cuisine and also coordinated all of the amazing decorations and props for us! The success of our event wouldn't have been possible without Tiffany and her wonderful team and I highly recommend Urban Taste Catering to anyone in, or near, the Dallas area!

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

Tony was absolutely amazing from the very beginning, since the first message I received from him he showed him his professionalism, patience and his true passion for his catering business. He always responded to every single question I had with a smile, and I had A LOT. He always reassured me that he was going to make my wedding day a special day, and he did, even with some obstacles due to having a small kitchen at the venue I picked, and having very little time to setup, he made everything worked to perfection, the food was delicious, he made sure me and my husband got something to eat at our wedding! I was full just after eating the appetizers since they were of very generous size. His staff was incredible too. He truly seemed thankful for giving him the opportunity of being part of our wedding, but I'm the one that's thankful for having found Tony. You definitely get your money worth, and compared to what others caterers want to charge and for less food, you will get more than what you are paying for. I foresee and wish much success in the future for Tony's business.

Carolyn's Cuisine
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy T.
Verified review

Everything was delicious, and she was SO easy to work with. I had 20 relatives that I had to host for dinner only 3 weeks after back surgery, and it all went off without a hitch. I highly recommend her services to those looking for a great caterer! Brava!

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

Edylicious Kitchen catered my Casino night event and did an amazing job! The flavorful food had my guests raving! Great service!

SPICED LAVENDER CATERING
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sterling C.
Verified review

Nina was very professional, responsive and made me feel comfortable with my purchase from start to finish. I’ve interacted with other caterers and none compare to Spiced Lavender. Their staff showed up at the agreed time to make sure everything was set up before my guests were to arrive. The food was soooooo delicious we were afraid we would run out. But we never did!!!! Overall, Spiced Lavender was very professional, punctual, and customer service oriented with delicious food that made my event go smooth and kept my guests happy.

Mell's Grill
4.3
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie H.
Verified review

We had a New Year's Eve party, and Mell's food was the star of the show. So delicious!! He was super-responsive throughout the planning process and helped us estimate the food almost to the exact plateful, so there was no waste but nobody left hungry. Mell is my new go-to caterer.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda T.
Verified review

Islanders not only has wonderful food they are very professional in their communication with clients for private events and super customer service oriented. You are in great hands any time you hire them to provide meals for an event!

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

Cari was a wonderful lady to work with. Her dishes that we requested tasted wonderful, and if she had any problems with the recipes, she contacted us right away. Medi Weightloss will definitely use her again if we are in need of another caterer.

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MK Events
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheila E.
Verified review

this is our second time using MK Events. I encourage anyone looking for a caterer to reach out to them and they do it all! Our company highly recommends them. We plan on using them for our next Board Meeting if their schedule permits!

Just Encased Food Truck
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yang W.
Verified review

The folks that own and run the business are very professional and takes pride in their work, customer satisfaction and more importantly quality of their product. They make a lot of their stuff from scratch. Great food, amazing crew and owners!

The Bite
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Marc C.
Verified review

If you are looking for a World Class catering company that delivers high quality food and service then look no further. Evan and The Bite will "eat" the competition when it comes to Service and Quality. The team that did our event were efficient, professional, consistent, and when extra miles to ensure everyone received the same food throughout the night. We highly recommend The Bite and Evan's world class team for your event.

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!

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

I can't say enough good things about Provisions Catering (Kim)! Our guests could not stop talking about the amazing food, as well as the presentation. Kim and Carly arrived a few hours early and set everything up before the guests arrived...it was beautiful. They continued refreshing and cleaning all night. At the end of the night, everything was packed away into containers, dishes were done, and my kitchen was once again spotless. If you want a caterer that delivers everything promised and more, choose Provisions!

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

Chef Matt did a FANTASTIC job for our company dinner. Everyone loved every course and he was very professional! highly recommend him!

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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