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Denton Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Denton.

Amazing Caterers
4.6
from 140 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 284 hires on Thumbtack
Suzan P.
Verified review

The food was completely fantastic! We had 2 receptions (Houston and Dallas) and the food with Amazing was absolutely delicious! And, the food services was excellent. The only reason for holding back the 5th star is the bartender service was subpar. I'm not sure, but I think one of the food servers had to fill in for a bartender that didn't show up. She was nice, but I was expecting someone who had worked a bar. And, I did have to tell her not to pour triple shots for everyone so they could make it to the end of the party! I'd definitely hire them again for the food!!

Tatering
4.8
from 111 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn G.
Verified review

Marc was excellent in meeting our of location pick up needs and constant contact throughout the project. Marc was time efficient, well organized and courteous. The food and service exceeded my expectations in everyway. Thank you Marc and Tatering for making our industry partner event a raving success!! We look forward to working with you again.

LK Culinary
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
Leonor R.
Verified review

Great food and service. You helped make our day perfect.

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

Excellent service, food delicious, attractive varied menu and on time. Great coordination and organized. My guests just loved it as we'll as my groom and myself; everyone just kept approaching me saying wow the food is so delicious! Thank for being part of our special day!

Chef Cassy's Creations
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Onay A.
Verified review

My husband and I hired Chef Cassy for the preparation and service of a 3-hour, buffet-style brunch for 25 people in our home. Strong Points - Food was delicious. People loved the unique fried collard greens. Fried chicken was also delish. - Overall strong presentation and professionalism – Chef Cassy wore her chef's attire, her assistant was dressed all in black; both were very client service oriented (e.g. adapted to a minor last minute request easily); catered to the guests and the room by regularly refilling glasses and cleaning the tables; and had great positive energy. It's important for us to have people in our presence/ home with whom we can vibe, who are pleasant, and positive. - Kitchen spotless at the end of the job - Chef Cassy worked to have the pricing accommodate our budget. We ended up spending a little more than we wanted to, but thought that it was a reasonable total price. Areas for Improvement: - Food service (buffet style) could probably have been streamlined with pre-arrival food preparation. The delays were manageable and not really noticed by our guests (who were chatting, drinking, etc.) but it could have been smoother. - Had I known people were going to love the food so much (especially the chicken) I would have ordered more... most guests went back for seconds. Chef Cassy should have told me how amazing the food would be so I’d known to order extra!

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Meat & Greet BBQ Catering
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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Melanie W.
Verified review

We recently hired Jim to cater for an outdoor company event for approx. 200 people, the food was great and ready on time. He was flexible when rain caused a change in date and kept in constant contact with us regarding the details. Jim and his family were friendly to our guests and everyone enjoyed the service received. Thanks again for the terrific service and food!

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

Our event went great and we had plenty of food for all of our 1800 guests. The only issue was the starting time, our event was delayed by 20 minutes due to everything not being in place in time. Food was good, and everyone seemed to have enjoyed it.

Urban Taste Catering
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Sean C.
Verified review

Great food, service and people. Our guests enjoyed the cuisine and the professional staff at Urban Taste Catering.

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Affordable Elegance Dining
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela C.
Verified review

Brian came over our condo to create a surprise birthday dinner for my husband! Brian EXCEEDED my expectations! He was professional, customized the dinner, he was fun, and the food was AWWWWEEESSSOOOME! I HIGHLY recommend him! I will use his services again!

Kidwell's BBQ & Catering
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Debra M.
Verified review

We had an EXCELLENT experience with Kidwell's BBQ! From start to finish, Darran, Parri, Caleb and Lori (not sure if spelled correctly) were professional and friendly. They arrived on time, thoughtfully set up the serving line, served the delicious food efficiently and cleaned up spotlessly. Our guests raved about the food and the service! Thanks to Kidwell's BBQ, this was the easiest event we've hosted!

Oak Cliff Taco Company
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Amber R.
Verified review

Charles was very professional and responsive. He gave me a good deal and customized our menu to accommodate vegetarian options. The food quality was great and several of our guests asked for Charles' contact info. My husband also said their salsas were better than any of the locally made salsas he buys from central market. Great job! Satisfied customer.

Carolyn's Cuisine
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Portia S.
Verified review

So good! Makes my life a lot easier, quality of food is amazing. So nice to come home to home cooked meals during a busy week! The custom requests are a huge help too

SPICED LAVENDER CATERING
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole L.
Verified review

This company was very prepared and the food was well worth it!

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

Dynamic Food, Friendly Service!! Food melts in your mouth!! Perfect for catering events !!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Matt M.
Verified review

Not only did Islanders provide my event with quality food and service - they helped me to locate other food trucks that would be free to work our event on relatively short notice. Highly recommended!

Soiree Chef Group
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica F.
Verified review

So what rating is better than "outstanding?" Because that is what Roger and his team deserve. Every detail imaginable was thought of and taken care of. He worked nonstop all night, as well as his 2 assistants, to ensure the evening went perfectly. In the days leading up to my husband's birthday party, he was so dependable, so available, and so reassuring to me to help me make this a superior evening. And it was! The food was delicious! At my request, he prepared for us a traditional Brazilian feast of feijoada along with a tantalizing charcuterie board and other hot, freshly grilled hors d'oeuvres to begin the evening. He thought of and brought everything (up 2 flights of stairs- no less)! Beautiful serving dishes, linens, silverware, plates, even glasses for all of the drinks. He made as delicious caipirinhas for drinks and his wife/partner made a to-die-for 20 layer chocolate cake that everyone raved about! I could not have pulled off this event without Roger's monstrous effort and flawless execution. Preparedness, food, service, personality, and the cleaning up afterward all deserve the highest rating. And even with all of that, he worked with me on the price beforehand. Several guests asked for his information. Well done, Roger. You chose the right line of work because I could not imagine anyone being better st what they do than you!

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!

3 M's Catering
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Freedom Equity Group C.
Verified review

I had a corporate event planned and decided to have a meet/greet reception prior to the keynote Trainer. The caterer cancelled at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstance. A colleague recommended Ms Walker. She accepted the last minute request, suggested tasty and affordable options. Arrived early with her professional staff and my event was a huge success. a few of the attendees have since used Ms Walkers catering service and also very pleased with the quality of service and food presentation.

Lennie Blues N BBQ
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Michael S.
Verified review

Lennie’s Blues and BBQ I have EVER eaten. It is truly unique and rare to have the flavors and taste his food provides. Phenomenal good, and phenomenal service. Thanks for coming along!

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Janna R.
Verified review

The food was really good. The brisket was tasty. They did a good job of keeping food coming - we had like 130 people. Thank you for a job well done.

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.

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 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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