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Red Dot Cuisine
4.9
from 179 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 296 hires on Thumbtack
Linda T.
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AJ was very accommodating. The food was very good and abundance. The servers were very polite and did a great job. I am a wedding planner and have dealt with a lot of caterers and for my own event, I am glad I picked Red Dot. I will definitely use again.

Catered Comforts
4.7
from 130 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
Carol T.
Verified review

Catered a dinner for Elkins high school style show, the food was good, delivered and set up well. He got caught in traffic and was a little late but this did not affect the dinner being served, there was plenty of time for setting out the food.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
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Lithia G.
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Queenies delectable delights did wonderfully! So happy we booked her for our wedding this past Sunday! Everything was perfect ! I loved the poster pictures of the groom and I with the menu items! We had a lovely cocktail hour with the s'mores bar, yummy fruit, shrimp pasta & more and I got so many compliments on this. Then we had buffet style dinner which ran smoothly with a great amount of food on each plate that included her specialty Cajun Chicken Alfredo pasta, green beans and salad. I would highly recommend Queenies delectable delights to anyone getting married or that needs a caterer for any event !

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Dine Catering and Events
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
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Lori V.
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Dine catering did an excellent job catering our retirement Luau. I contacted them less than 2 weeks before our event ( because other caterers I had been dealing with were dragging their feet or not following through!) and luckily Dine had an opening. Mark got back to me immediately with a sample menu, prices, everything we needed.He came to our house, made suggestions, we signed on and were good to go! His wife, Louise, tended the tiki bar, made excellent drinks, and helped with set up, decor, etc. Mark , Louise and Francisco all made sure that the food was hot, ready and plentiful. It was all delicious. We had a roasted whole pig, Hawaiian shrimp cooked outside , side dishes, a delicious lime and coconut desert and lots of tropical cocktails. At the end of the evening they put all the leftovers in our containers, packed up everything , and left the tiki bar till the following morning as we were still partying! A bonus was that we were able to buy all the liquor and drinks , then Louise mixed and served them so we did not have to pay a ridiculous amount per person for liquor. Several of the party goers raved about the “feast” , the great drinks , and we all had a great time. Everything was done professionally and on time, at a reasonable price. I definitely recommend Dine catering - call them first! You won’t be disappointed!We will use them again!

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Keif's Catering
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
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Kandice A.
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Amazing!! Service, quality of food, presentation, professionalism EVERYTHING! Chef Keif and his team did our wedding Sep 1 and we could not be any happier with using his services. The food was delicious and his presentation was on point! Chef puts his heart into his food and you can taste it no boring wedding food was served, everything was fresh and hot like being served in a restaurant. If you need a caterer for any event he comes highly recommended.

  • 13 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Mary K.
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We had the BEST engagement party ever, mainly due to the efficient planning and preparation done by Pamela and Vanessa. They set up the pianist, who was awesome, the caterer, who also was awesome, the wait staff,bartenders and florist. Everyone was dressed professionally and did their duties to the fullest. Pamela and Vanessa met all of my requests, and excelled in making everything go smoothly. She also provided all of the glassware and dishes, so no clean up for me! Our guests couldn't stop complimenting the whole arrangement. I will definitely use them again if the need arises, and highly recommend their services for any party. Thanks again Dream Events!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Eli G.
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Chef Devown was a consummate professional, and the entire process from start to finish was fantastic. Communication between us was prompt and professional. We were able to easily come up with a great menu within our budget . He showed up on time and completely prepared - and the meal prep was done without any thought or effort on my part. The food was amazing! My guests are still talking about it. I would not hesitate again to hire Devown for any dinner party or private catering event.

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M.A. PRIME
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert G.
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Chef Mark supplied food for my Easter dinner for 40 people. I must say that he was the best caterer I have ever used. Totally professional, polite and the food was OFF THE CHAIN. He even stay over just to make sure everything was on point. He is my caterer from now on. Thank you so much Chef Mark

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Silvana's Catering
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Crystal O.
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Silvana was fantastic. She showed up on time. Her presentation was wonderful and the food was delicious. I highly reccommend her.

Knotty Pine Catering
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Adia Harvey
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I truly enjoyed my experience with Knotty Pine Catering. The food was flavorful and appetizing. Chef Lynni was engaging and professional.

Qmamigrill
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Juliane J.
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I had my Christmas dinner catered. The chef was amazing and the food was fantastic. It was the BEST fried turkey we have ever had!!!! My mom wants to book again for next Christmas. We will defintely use them again!

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El Sabor Venezolano
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Lindsay O.
Verified review

our food truck experiance with sabor venezolano was perfect! They showed up right on time and everything went exactly as expected. Everything from the booking process which was super simple and they were very informative about different types of catering food truck food they could do and then when they showed up everything went perfect. Everyone loved the food they had tons of variety and it was absolutely delicious the food came out fast as expected with a food truck but my friends absolutely love the experience. We booked them for a pool party and would totally do it again.

  • 19 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Marcus J.
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I have used Three Little Kitchens catering service for over 10 events that I have hosted. I am an event planner and pay special attention to the details. Each event was handled very well. Food was presented hot, fresh, and most importantly on time. I have hosted appetizer only cocktail receptions, white table cloth dinner with fine china and glassware for >50 people, and family reunions indoor and outdoor for >200 people. No matter how large or small the event was, Chef Steve and Three Little Kitchens handled it. Menu items I suggest are grilled chicken, New York strip steaks, crab balls, corn medley, red potato mash, enchiladas, BBQ, egg rolls, fried turkey, and the mini cheesecake.

Munched Out
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Clarissa A.
Verified review

Had the best 30th birthday brunch celebration with a buffet style brunch. The food was amazing. The set up is great and looked extremely professional. Definitely using Munched Out for all future catering needs.

Unique Magic Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie C.
Verified review

My husband & I enjoy using Unique Magic Catering there food is delicious with an excellent presentation. I would recommend you use them for the next large or small event.

Chrispea Catering LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan S.
Verified review

Chrissy was very responsive when communicating before the event, came up with a fun Luau themed menu to accommodate our theme, and delivered amazing food! I look forward to working with her again for our next event!

  • 6 years in business
Amy U.
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We have had a relationship with the Churrasco food truck for over five years. They are on time, nothing but professional and the food is outstanding. We trust them to cater our large parties--we also had them cater our wedding in Jamaica Beach and it was flawless. I cannot say enough good things about these guys.

  • 14 years in business
About

About

Are you trying to decide what to cook? Let What's For Dinner do the cooking for you. Relax while Chef John prepares the perfect meal. From an intimate dinner for 2 to an elaborate party of 200 or more. Packages are available for all price ranges. Basic Catering Choose this option when you need us to do some of the work but not all of it. We will deliver your food to your location. Provide basic set up and help ensure that you are up and ready to feed your guest. 1 meat ( Chicken,Beef, Pork ) and three sides Home made Potato salad ,Coleslaw , Pasta salad, Garden salad, Green beans, Potatoes.$ 9.00 per person. 2 meat ( Chicken,Beef,Pork ) and three sides Home made Potato salad , Coleslaw, Pasta salad ,Garden salad ,Green beans, Potatoes.$ 11.00 per person. Barbecue ( Chicken,Brisket,Ribs,Sausage ) Drop Off Catering Choose this option when you just need us to get the food to you ready to serve. We will deliver to your location, you take care of the rest . Pricing for this option is per item. 1-3 (lbs 7.99 ) ( one pound feeds 4-6 people) 4-6 (lbs 7.49 ) 7+ (lbs 6.99 ) Brisket or Roast 13.00/lbs ( one pound feeds 4-6 people ) Half Chicken $ 5.29 each Chicken Wings 12 for $ 10.00 Ribs ,Sea food ( Market Price ) Coleslaw - Half Tray $ 10 / Full Tray - $18.50 Beans - Half Tray $ 11 / Full Tray -$ 20.00 Southern Style Green beans Half Tray $ 9 / full $ 18.50 Potatoes Half Tray $ 16 / Full Tray $ 29.50 Mac & Cheese Half Tray $ 16 / Full Tray $ 29.50 Pasta Salad - Half Tray $ 16 / Full Tray $ 29.50 Garden Salad - Half Tray $ 10 / Full Tray $ 18.50 Deserts Banana Pudding - Half Tray $ 15 / Full Tray $ 29.00 Peach Cobbler - Half Tray $ 16 / 29.50 -( Half Tray contains Twelve 1 cup serving ) -( Full Tray contains Twenty Two 1 cup servings ) Included heavy duty plates and Plastic cutlery with any catering option for and additional $ 1.00 per person. Policies Cancellations - Because your food is purchased and prepared fresh for your order. Cancellations must be received a minimum of 5 days prior to the date of your event . Late cancellations will result in a non-refundable charged of 25% of the total order. Payments - Full service catering , we will reserve your date for $ 100.00 deposit . this will effectively take your date off of our calender and guarantee we will be available for your special day. 50% of your balance is due ,1 week prior to the event and the balance is due arrival for the event. Basic & Drop Off Catering - Payments is due at the time of service. Larger events my require a $ 100.00 deposit. ( Cash or Check are accepted ) Basic & Full Service and Formal event catering . A $ 40.00 delivery and set up charges will be applied to all orders $ 100.00 and a $ 20.00 delivery and set up fee applied to all orders less than $100.00. Drop off catering - Free delivery within a 5 mile radius ,delivery charge $ 1.00 / mile for travel greater than 5 miles to your location. Formal Event surcharge $ 100.00 (includes,liners ,decorations and accessories)

About

We are healthy catering specialists in appetizers and pasta bar action station, with gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and raw options.

  • 5 years in business
About

I have over 15 years of kitchen experience, and I cater to private events and personal chef requests. I have done in-home events from four to 100 people. No job is too big, and no job is too small.

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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