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Dallas Party Caterers

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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
Devin S.
Verified review

Tatering catered a party we just had last weekend. Marc made it so easy and the food was delicious. I highly recommend everything we ordered, the brisket and chicken were moist and flavorful, and the potato salad and beans were excellent. Marc delivered everything right on time and told us everything we needed to know to keep the food throughout the party. I highly recommend Tatering and will definitely use them again. Thanks Marc!

LK Culinary
4.9
from 88 reviews
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Vera R.
Verified review

Luke was amazing and he did an incredible job making a dinner party so easy and seamless so I could entertain our guests and enjoy the night. The food was over the top and he curated a perfect menu. He also put up with an 8 week old puppy nipping at his feet while he was cooking and it never bothered him at all!

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
Kelly C.
Verified review

James I'm very appreciative of all you did for me. You went way above and beyond the call of duty! No kidding! Better brisket than Pecan Lodge! I will be your cheer leader from now on! You are such a pleasant fellow You have such a great attitude! My next party for 500 you are getting the call. Kelly Cook Dallas Design Build

  • 3 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn S.
Verified review

We had a pool party and rather than standing at the grill and taking orders, we decided to have the 4th of July party catered. So, of course we came to Thumbtack and searched for a caterer and we found JaredPierre. We got a quote and then reached out to Chef JaredPierre who walked us through the options. We came to an agreement and yesterday the food was delivered right on schedule. Sadly we didn’t get to meet the chef in person, but the food was amazing. Delicious, hot, and fresh. As usual we over-ordered and had lots of leftovers that all the partygoers were thrilled to take home as care packages (we kept most for ourselves). Next party - Chef JaredPierre is our caterer!

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

Urban Taste Catering worked our New Years Eve party They are very professional and willing to work with your budget. Oh and did I mention their food is delicious Would definitely use them again.

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
Jenny P.
Verified review

They truly added so much value to my party. The food was delicious they were early and very easy to communicate with. I highly recommend them and will use them again.

SPICED LAVENDER CATERING
4.7
from 18 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.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karli M.
Verified review

We had the BEST experience with Islanders Food Truck! Communication was beyond great previous to the event and then everything went as smoothly as possible the day of. So glad I hired them instead of hassling with getting food bought and prepared for the party! Affordable and unforgettable! Everyone raved about the food. So delicious. Will be using them again in the future!

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

Cari and the food were great. We hosted a special-occasion dinner party for 14. Cari brought 2 helpers, both of whom were professional and fun. We did 3 appetizers, salad, a pasta and meat main course, and cake. Cari was proactive in setting the menu, everything came off on time, guests loved the food and they cleaned up while we ate. I recommend Cari without reservation!

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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!

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

The Bite Catering is a class act! I couldn't be more pleased with my experience working with them for my annual summer party! From my first contact with them to wrapping up the final details, they were always prompt in responding to my phone calls or email messages with answers to my questions. The Bite Catering offers a wide selection of menu items, and they did a fantastic job of creating a personalized menu consisting of a variety of hors d'oeuvres that I had in mind while keeping the cost in line with my budget. They also were very accommodating when I told them I had dietary restrictions that needed to be met. The day of the party, everything was ready on time. Not only was the food beautifully displayed, but also everything was delicious and very fresh. I was very pleased that the food was left on display for the guests to enjoy, with plenty of time to go back for more, and not removed quickly after the guests went through the serving line the first time. The extra food was nicely packaged and sent home with friends and family after the party. I experienced nothing but professionalism and quality in my dealings with The Bite Catering. I heard from numerous guests about the great service provided by all the serving staff during the party. I would not hesitate to use them again for future special events requiring a caterer.

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

Entire thanksgiving meal. All food was hot/cold as appropriate, fresh and tasty! Only thing I would add is gravy. I would give 6 stars if I could. Thank you.

Soiree Chef Group
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
William H.
Verified review

Chef Roger provided one of the best experiences for my wife's birthday dinner party. All of my guest raved about the food. The service was impeccable. Everything was timed out perfect. I highly recommend anyone who is looking to hire a professional chef for a private event to strongly consider Chef Roger. We will be using Chef Roger again.

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

I hired Chef Matt to cook for a small private party for my 40th birthday. My wife and I, along with all of our guest were blown away by how amazing the food was! From start to finish the entire evening was perfect! I can not say enough great things about Chef Matt!

One GReat Vegan
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole A.
Verified review

Gabrielle catered my baby shower and it was absolutely wonderful! The food was delicious! Even the meat eaters were raving about the food (especially her jackfruit 'chicken' and waffles)! Such a professional, and even the layout of the food was beautiful. Would definitely have her cater another event!

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for party caterers in Dallas

Need a Catering Service (Drop-Off)

Dallas, TX

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mediterranean, Indian, French
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
  • Budget per person
    $10-$20 per person
  • Details
    This is my first event of many. I am new to the area, have a new job and will be hosting many breakfast and lunch meetings as well as cocktail meetings. I am looking for a caterer that I can call on and not have to continue to research every time.
  • $179.67
    Average price

Need a Corporate Caterer

Dallas, TX

  • Type of corporate catering
    Full service (buffet)
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Dishes and beverages
    Full meal, Dessert(s), Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Catering head count
    25-50
  • Budget per person
    $20-$30 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    Event will be held outside on the patio.
  • $87.33
    Average price

Need Drop-Off Caterer

Dallas, TX

  • Event type
    Other (Pre-Made Meals (ongoing orders))
  • Which meal
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Dishes and beverages
    Full meal
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - formal (eg: steak and potatoes), Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean, Asian, Indian, French, Caribbean / Cajun, Other (Paleo-inspired (no grains, no gluten, no sugar added, no preservatives, no dairy)
  • Serving style
    Individually packaged
  • Head count
    More than 200 (please estimate) (Starting at 50 per week to upwards of 500+)
  • Budget per person
    More than $60 per person (please estimate) (Let's discuss)
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions, Gluten-free, Lactose-free
  • Details
    Hello! Our company is looking for caterers/restaurants that can work with us on an ongoing basis, preparing ready-eat-meal, to-go meals once or twice a week for 52 weeks per year. You would be following our meal guidelines focused on natural, preservative-free, responsibly sourced food. You handle back-of-the-house, we handle front-of-the-house. We are looking for meal makers that are willing to use local and all-natural (hormone and antibiotic free) ingredients and who are comfortable cooking gluten-free and dairy-free meals. Experience making Paleo meals (no grains, no preservatives, no legumes, no added non-fruit sugar) is a big plus. You should have at least 5 employees and be able to handle large orders of at least 200 - 500 meals per day. You should also have some concepts that comply with our standards that you can share with us. Most of our partners (over 12 already) make anywhere from $30K in $100K+ in profit per year after labor/food/other costs as a supplement to their existing restaurant or catering business. Additional Requirements: - 3+ years of consistent high-volume production experience of at least 200+ platings - Ability to cook within a certified commercial kitchen with health/catering permit and walk-in cold storage space - Availability to prepare meals on Saturdays and/or Tuesdays When you contact us, please share a few of the items off your menu that could comply with our guidelines and tell us a little bit about your passion for cooking. Happy to go into all the details with you as well. Looking forward to finding the right fit!
  • $6.95
    Average price
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