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Friendswood Home Caterers

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Red Dot Cuisine
4.9
from 180 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 297 hires on Thumbtack
Grace G.
Verified review

AJ is a first class professional Chef! From the very first time I talked to him until the completion of the Party, he was always responsive and reassuring! The food he prepared were presented very nice! The taste were awesome. Guests were very impressed! He even prepared plates for our little young guests! He also offered his bar tending service when I was not able to get one. My daughter was very impressed at the way he communicates with everyone. His staff were great as well! The catering service and all requests we made were met over and beyond our expectations. AJ and his catering service will be our family caterer for parties from now on! Thank you so much AJ!

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

Roy Martins did an amazing job catering for our small home party to mark my sister's 60th birthday. The menu was well planned, food was good and it was prepared without fuss or disruption to home activities. We will definitely use Roy's services again. Thank you Roy!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Felicia M.
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This was the best catering service we could have ever chosen. Everything was so elegant yet professional. Food was awesome, chef and staff get thumbs up. Will definitely hire again!

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Dine Catering and Events
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Taylor D.
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Mark and his wife are fantastic!! Everything about their work is top notch. We are a home builder and have used their catering services for 3 of our events so far. When we first had them come in for a tasting, their setup was beautiful! Flowers and everything! I knew right away they were the caterers for us. They created menus based on what we were wanting and went above and beyond. Thank you!!!

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F.B. Chefs HTX
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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We had an amazing evening. Lionel and his asst provided excellent professional service for my private dinner party. We look forward to doing it again soon!

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Keif's Catering
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brooke B.
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It was super convenient to order our catering with Keif's Catering! He delivered everything hot and fresh, and on time! The chicken alfredo pasta was delicious and everyone loved the garlic bread. We loved his tasty chocolate chip cookies and coconut oatmeal raisin cookies. Lastly, the salad was crisp and came with four different dressings to choose from. Thanks again, Kifer!

  • 13 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin A.
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Pamela was a complete delight to work with! her services were very affordable and stellar! She is incredibly organized and took so much stress off of us knowing we were in good hands! I HIGHLY recommend her.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
Kamali P.
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I had the pleasure of dining with M.A.M. Divine Dining for my boyfriend's birthday. Mark came to our hotel and served us a delicious and beautifully presented five course meal. The dishes varied in taste and style and were perfectly portioned. Every dish was amazing; my two favorite were the avocado toast and the teriyaki salmon salad. Chef Mark was kind, and professional. He allowed me to submit a list of food that my boyfriend and I enjoy, and created a menu that was perfect for our taste buds. He even brought complimentary wine. We had a blast! I highly recommend M.A.M. Divine Dining for catering, family dinners, date nights, etc. and I look forward to using Chef Mark again and again!

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Silvana's Catering
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maggie S.
Verified review

Silvana and team delivered an incredible catering experience at our home. Amazing food. Incredibly fresh and clearly her true calling. Everything was absolutely perfect. Highly recommend.

Knotty Pine Catering
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Adia H.
Verified review

Knotty Pines catering was great. They were very professional. The food was excellent and all of my guests were thrilled about the food. I would highly recommend using them again.

Qmamigrill
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Sascha S.
Verified review

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.

Good Meal Deals
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Zanda L.
Verified review

Robin was very professional, accommodating and helped me make some last minute decisions regarding my services. The food was excellent, she was on time and there was plenty of food for my guests to eat and take food with them. The presentation and prices were also great. I definitely recommend and will use again.

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El Sabor Venezolano
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

  • 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.

Cake Lady Studios, LLC
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Claudia Smith
Verified review

Super fast and friendly service. I ordered the peach cobbler cupcakes, and they were delicious. They werent too sweet, and tasted just like peach cobbler.

Chef Saga
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ana C.
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I had her cater to a small event I had and she did great. She was always there to answer messages and phone calls with my questions and it made it much relaxed for me to trust in the person serving in my event.

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
Vernee' S.
Verified review

Best catering company around! We have not stopped hearing comments from our guests about how amazing our wedding food was. We couldn't be more thrilled with the quality of the service as well. The staff was very professional and served everyone quickly. Mike provided us with appetizers while we were taking photos outside and even brought some to our table too so we got plenty of food. We highly recommend the shrimp + grits as they were definitely the winner of the evening. Thanks again!!!

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

The overall experience was beyond my expectation. The food was great.The service, and serving of the food was second to none. I would not think twice in recommend Christpea to anyone ln need of catering service. Grade A Service.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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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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