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Ennis Food Catering Companies

Browse these food catering companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Ennis.

Tatering
4.8
from 111 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda M.
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Tatering has left an everlasting positive outlook on us of catering food. They may have set the bar a bit higher now than others. His team is very professional and so polite. The venue we used even called me begging for his contact info. Her reason was that they we the most professional and organized company that they've seen in 24 years.

LK Culinary
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
Marci P.
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We hired Luke to cook dinner for my husbands 40th birthday dinner with two other couples. The food and service were wonderful. The best part was when he was finished he left my kitchen spotless and all the dishes were clean. I would highly recommend Luke.

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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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Kelvin N.
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Jim catered for us and the food, service and pricing were outstanding. Highly recommended. The taste of the bbq was outstanding!

Oak Cliff Taco Company
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley B.
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These guys are awesome!!! I met them selling the best quesadillas in Deep Ellum last month and them randomly found the owner Charles on thumbtack. These guys are awesome!!!! thanks for the awesome service and the great food!!!

Carolyn's Cuisine
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Janice W.
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Fabulous food. Fantastic service. More than I ever imagined.

SPICED LAVENDER CATERING
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Roy C.
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Highly recommended! They provided my wife and I with everything I needed for my event for 800 people. They also gave me a really great deal and were very flexible with my budget. On thumbtack I went through many catering companies and all of them were either overpriced or the food quality was below average. In addition I loved how they provided me a beverage bar with Hibiscus based drinks and organic lemonades. I especially loved their Lavender Cheesy Bread and Cherry Lime Hibiscus. Servers and Owners were prompt and the bartending service specialized in specialty cocktails that were smoked or traditional. Either way Spiced Lavender Catering is very professional and very fast to respond on any questions that I had. Also they are great for casual or high end venues that include weddings and corporate events. I cant thank them enough for saving me alot of stress at the last moment and they exceeded my expectation in everything from food to the exceptional service. Again I also cant thank them enough for being flexible with my timing and budget. Thanks Chef Nina.

Mell's Grill
4.3
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Christi G.
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We ended up not using Mell's grill, but received a nice phone call and feel that the experience probably would have been very positive had we decided to have a catered food truck for our party.

City Kitchen Catering
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Mitzi D.
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I have contracted with City Kitchen multiple times and have always found their service to be very professional. The food always delicious and the service people always friendly and well trained. Often times. they have provided an almost turn key event for my needs. Thank you for the opportunity to express my opinion.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Matt M.
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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
Zainab A.
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Great food and service!

Jewel's Wangs N Thangs
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kaelea C.
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Carol was such a pleasure to work with! The food was amazing ! We had Jewels Wangs N Thangs for a resident event with over 100 residents. They had a great variety of food and drinks ! We will be using them again !

  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Pat H.
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I've used other caterers in the past, and John and his staff are the best I've ever had. The service was very professional and the food was delicious. Thank you, John! You made our employee/customer appreciation breakfast a great success!

Can2, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Michael D.
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Affable and professional. Great food recommendations and service.

Texas Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Francesca I.
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Jenni is fantastic, they were so great and so professional. The food was delicious, and we on top of everything. Would 100% work with them again in a heartbeat.

EL REY DEL GRILL
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angela L.
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If you are looking for the best catering in Dallas, you probably need to call El Rey del Grill. I catered many times from them for special events. And not only food was delicious it also came in a timely manner. On top of it, they served the food for me! His staff was very professional, clean, and reliable. Next time you are having an event, your first choice will be El Rey del Grill. -Angela Licona

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

COWBOY CHICKEN
5.0
from 1 review
  • 37 years in business
Michelle G.
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NO BETTER CATERING COMPANY AROUND!!!!!! I am a business person who has worked with caterers roughly 4 times per week for the past 10 years and Cowboy Chicken is hands down the BEST of the BEST. Their Catering Manager, Heather Hernandez, offers the best food, for the best price and her customer service is second to none. Best of all, her delivery people are on time and always have a smile on the face! I have received nothing but rave reviews regarding the food every time I have used Cowboy Chicken and they are incredibly easy to work with. I cannot say enough positive things about this group and would recommend them to anyone seeking a positive catering experience.

About

We cater casual and formal affairs, from brunch to wine tastings, dinner parties, weddings, showers, and graduation parties. Cupcakes are a specialty.

About

Taste Studio hand crafts artisan events that combine award winning cuisine, fine dining services and fashionable design. From intimate gatherings to couture cocktail, we deliver quality in style. In addition, we have a culinary education program for both kids and adults. Kids' cooking classes are available as a week-long camp or as single-day private instruction. Our adult program offers education in a party environment with wine and hors doeuvre's or one-on-one basis.

About

A consuming passion to use the best ingredients and to make people happy

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We cook with love. We cater your small events -- 250 people or less. Our products consist of the top ingredients, and you never have to worry about taste.

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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