Find a Thanksgiving caterer near Deer Park, TX

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9. Dine Catering and Events
Top Pro
from 67 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Deer Park, TX
"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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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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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