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Friendswood Food Catering Companies

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Red Dot Cuisine
4.9
from 172 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 289 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie C.
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AJ did a corporate event for me teaching employees how to cook healthy meals! I could not be more pleased with his work! He prepared a full menu for the clien tto review prior to the event, came on-site and did a walk through of the kitchen where he would be preparing the food. He was extremely engaging with the employees and made it a really fun exercise for people to see that cooking can be done! Each employee got to sample the cooked food as well and it was superb. I am using AJ for all of my cooking needs going forward! I highly suggest his service and food for any corporate or private event you are hosting! -Stephanie

Catered Comforts
4.7
from 127 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey P.
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Great food and people! After our company cook team was unable to cook for an industry event, we went on the hunt for someone to save the day. Roy and his team were polite, prompt, prepared, and a whole lot of fun.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
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Becky K.
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Very pleased with every aspect of this caterer. Food great, staff very professional, couldn't ask for anything else!!

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Dine Catering and Events
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
TC M.
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Mark and his team catered my niece's christening reception @ the Gite Gallery in April 2018. The Gite Gallery has preferred caterers; however, I never heard from either caterer after contacting them. Upon contacting Mark, I explained that a friend of mine had attended an event where his team caterer the food and raved about it so I felt it was kismet that we linked up on Thumbtack. I also explained to Mark that I live in northern Virginia, and that I would need a caterer to facilitate most of the interaction with the Gite Gallery. Mark hosted a tasting the week of the reception for my mother and I listened in over the phone. She RAVED about the food! Every item Mark brought out was better than the next! I received the same rave reviews from the 50 people that enjoyed the passed hor d'oeuvres and heavy appetizers over the 3.5 hour period of the party. His lovely wife served as the TABC bartender. We provided the wine, water, and sodas and she served our guests. The money I spent on the event was well worth it and the Gite Gallery owner is even planning on using Mark and his team for future events. Mark will also be the caterer of my rehearsal dinner and wedding (once the date and man are secured 😀) . It was an absolute pleasure to work with Mark, his lovely wife and his staff. His impeccable attention to detail is evident through the presentation of his food and options for seating at a venue that was extremely tight and didn't necessarily accommodate for seating. If you're looking for a caterer with years of experience and reasonably priced with attention to detail and the most AMAZING food, Dine Catering and Events should be your first and ONLY option!

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Keif's Catering
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Kierra W.
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My wedding food was a hit! Keif's dishes tasted like home-cooked meals rather than normal bland wedding food which is why I loved Keif! We had baked chicken, green beans, rice, and fish. The menu varied so everyone got a little bit of what they wanted. The price was also very cheap compared to most catering companies for 200 guests. Lastly, we paid for two extra servers/waiters and they were also not pricey compared to other catering companies. Please do not look past Keif's Catering when planning your wedding! He is the best caterer with the best attitude and best wedding food. Thank you Keif and great luck with all your future endeavors!!

  • 13 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah R.
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Pam came through for me, getting everything arranged in 10 Days. She had an amazing list of partner suppliers that allowed top quality on flowers, food, cake, photography, music (violinist), and all the extra equipment such as arch, chairs, and tables.

Heirloom
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Eliza D.
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Daniel Millerhouse is a genius with food. His food is a feast for the senses. I have had him cater on numerous occasions and people are in awe of his menus, the quality of the food and the presentation is beautiful. His use of spices and different ingredients is amazing. I highly recommend Daniel for any size function. He is a delight to work with. Eliza Duncan

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  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Delisia H.
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I have had the pleasure of being at several events that Chef Devown has catered? The food always is excellent no matter what he is serving the food is very delicious. My favorite of his many dishes is the shrimp and grits. The Chef is very professional and has a keen eye for creating flavorful foods. So I would recommend him if you want great food, service and professionalism for your next catering, birthday or just for any personal meal plan. You will not be disappointed!!!!

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M.A. PRIME
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tanya E.
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Honestly Chef Mark and his staff were so professional , the food and the creativity of the food was declious. He was professional at every point from the beginning to the end. EVERYONE at my daughter’s grad party was asking where did you find the Chef! All adults and high schoolers were very pleased with the food. I’m going to have Chef Mark over to my home for a girl’s night seafood cooking class in the near future!

  • 6 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda S.
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Pass The Bar Event Services was beyond great! They went above and beyond to make sure my husband and I had everything we needed for our bar and food service. The owner was very pleasant and great to talk with. She answered all of my questions in a timely manner and was very professional. The day of our event went better than expected. Thanks again Pass The Bar!

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Silvana's Catering
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Kaitlyn R.
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She can do all types of food, everything was delicious and she’s very easy to work with also extremely friendly! Highly recommend her!!

Knotty Pine Catering
4.8
from 13 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
Sascha S.
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If you are searching for a reliable caterer with a A+ Food, this will be by far your best choice. Hired Qmami Grill for our event. Jonathan was supporting us for setting up the whole event including tables etc. Thanks a lot. These guy´s, who was working as chefs oversea as well, really know what they are doing and you can taste the devotion for their work. The food was just amazing, our guest were impressed about the food quality and we will offer that high quality of catering on our next event again with Qmami Grill.

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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.
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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.

Munched Out
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Gwentona S.
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Great food and service....

3rd Coast Catering
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mike R.
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3rd coast catering is awesome and such a delight to work with definitely 1st class. They went above and beyond with everything from setting up a menu to the food and servers. We had the flame grilled ribeyes with potatoes, green beans, and salad Which was simply amazing. The appetizers where above and beyond what we could have ever imagined. Loved the chocolate fountain.

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

About

We can cater to all your dietary needs. We are cooking American, Asian soul food and Latin cuisine. We use fresh farm-to-table ingredients. Also ask about our organic menu.

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

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We provide full-service catering from scratch. We will do drop-offs, buffets, setup and cleanup. From our oven to your table, we do it all.

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I'm very hard working very dependable I'm always on time or early always ask questions and make sure the customer is satisfied with everything I do.

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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