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Dallas Creative Caterers

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

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

I am only in the planning stage but Ed at Amazing Caterers has been wonderful and his menu is perfect for our Bridal Shower.

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

This was the ONLY Caterer, out of many we considered who fully listened to what WE wanted and came up with a solution that closely matched our wants/needs with budget and did not try to "upsale" us more than we needed/wanted. Really appreciate it!! Marc is a true professional, who immediately understood what we wanted and instantly had a solution/option. It was almost as if he read our minds. Thank You for easy and hassle free experience with your company

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

We worked collectively on creating a menu with a very narrow timeline. The chef was exactly on time, was well equipped, organized and the food was perfect. I would be delighted to have Luke Keller as a chef and caterer for all our entertaining. Our 50 guests enjoyed every morsel: Luke is personable and a great asset. K. Allison

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

Great food and great service. Betty and Buddy are the sweetest most caring caterers I've ever met. My employees loved the food and I'll definately use Buddy catering again!!!

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."

Paperie & Company
4.7
from 61 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
S. P.
Verified review

It was a good experience came within the time frame of the due date and was creative in approach or creative with suggestions

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

Tiffaney and team were fabulous to work with. They completely outdid themselves with the food and service. Our customers were extremely stasified. This was my first experience with using Thumbtack to I was a bit hesitant but as soon as I talked to Tiffaney I knew her business was LEGIT. Their food not only delicious but plated in a creative way! Thank you again- Tiffaney and team!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! :)

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
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 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
Kendra C.
Verified review

Cari catered an open house event that we had. She did an awesome job. Prior to the event, Cari made sure to stay in contact with updates and to confirm the headcount. The food was amazing. Our guests were so pleased and gave many compliments. The Martini Glass Humus Trio was a big hit! I would recommend The Divine Dish to anyone searching for an amazing caterer.

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MK Events
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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

The Bite catering was very professional and they were all super friendly. My husband and I were very pleased with the food and so were our guests. We appreciated that they worked with us and made specific changes for our vegeterian guests. They were fantastic!

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

Amy was an absolute joy to work with. Food was delicious and she gave us an awesome deal! Sesame Street Live loves Amy and Genghis Grill!

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Megan F.
Verified review

Everything about Y's Kitchen is perfection. We hired them for our anniversary dinner at home and they were on time, professional and the food was excellent. Every course was the perfect portion and beautifully executed. We will definitely use them again!

Gorditas Mexican Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Cody R.
    Verified review

    Gorditas is the best! The food is authentic and reasonably priced. Can't go wrong with this place.

    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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