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Galveston Appetizer Caterers

Browse these appetizer caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Galveston.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal R.
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Terri did an amazing job for our wedding! We discussed options to fit our budget and she did an awesome job working with our tastebuds. We had appetizers set up for cocktail hour and her Cajun chicken pasta and green beans and it was delicious! Everyone at the wedding raved about how much flavor the food had. She also supplied our gold chargers and table runners that went perfect with our color scheme. At the end of the night she packed up the leftovers and made sure we (the bride and groom) had to go plates for after the wedding munchies. She was punctual and was always easy to communicate with. Thank you for being a part of our wedding!

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Silvana's Catering
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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She was very easy to talk with and get my order set up. I would use her again in the future. Very tasty menu!

Ultimate Fusion Kitchen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anthony W.
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I think it is some of the finest food in the Houston area. I would advise everyone to try themselves and get him to cater events.

Brian H.
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From the beginning to the end they stayed in contact with me. They delivered and set up food. All 40+ employees were extremely satisfied with the food. Awesome.

  • 5 years in business
Karie S.
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Tammara was hired to cater my sisters wedding. The food was amazing! We got tons of compliments from the guests. She did dessert cupcakes in a jar with the bride and grooms name on the label as a take home gift. Easy to work with and professional!

Ella’s Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
Nikki G.
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The experience with Ella’s Catering was second to none. The food was delicious and the professionalism of the staff was excellent as well. I highly recommend their services and will definitely be using them in the future!

  • 6 years in business
Amy U.
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We have had a relationship with the Churrasco food truck for over five years. They are on time, nothing but professional and the food is outstanding. We trust them to cater our large parties--we also had them cater our wedding in Jamaica Beach and it was flawless. I cannot say enough good things about these guys.

Delectable Delights
5.0
from 1 review
    William T.
    Verified review

    Pershell did an excellent job with my daughter sweet sixteenth. Delectable Delight paid close attention to what we needed for the party and we are forever grateful...

    Houston Local Catering
    4.0
    from 1 review
      Evan E.
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      We were pleased to have great service and our foods for our guest on time...

      About

      I offer small catering services for up to 60 people. Also, I do family meal prepping and in-house cooking lessons. I specialize in Mexican and Italian dishes, but have some Asian dishes I prepare as well!

      • 23 years in business
      About

      Award Winning Texas Barbeque, Grilled Foods and more

      About

      We offer catering services for corporate and special occasions. We do Italian, Mexican and American Food. We provide servers and bartenders.

      About

      Viva la Cake Balls is an all-events catering company and bakery that is specializing in wedding cakes, gourmet cupcakes, cake balls, and specialty desserts. We also provide wedding and day-of coordination services for brides looking to enjoy her wedding day stress free.

      About

      At YNVME Catering , our # 1 goal is to provide an extraordinary experience that will have a lasting impression on our customers, as well as their guest.

      About

      I provide private chef cooking services. I will come to you, cook, prep, and plan menu. I am willing to travel and shop for every meal and event.

      • 7 years in business
      About

      We provide catering and personal chef services for all your needs and events. We will cater to your wants and desires an excellent service at affordable rates.

      About

      We offer all kinds of catering services, and the food is always amazing. We offer traditional Tex-Mex, American meals, and even box lunches. Breakfast and brunch items are available. We have cooked onsite for larger events. We cook, and you decide! Leave everything to us, and your event will be a huge success.

      About

      We offer catering for corporate lunches, weddings, baby showers, anniversaries, dinners, family reunions, and more. Our service is buffet-style and served by staff. Sirloin steaks, roast, oxtails, beef tips and gravy, prime rib, cubed steak, beef liver and onion, fried chicken, fried porkchop, baked chicken, beef brisket, sausage links, whole chicken, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken fried chicken, meat loaf, tilapia (grilled or fried), catfish, and more. Collard greens, mustard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green beans, yellow squash, zucchini squash, potatoes and onion, black eyed peas, red beans and rice, white rice, brown rice, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, fried corn, sweet buttered corn, cabbage, baked potatoes, yams, okra, and fried okra. We also serve sub sandwiches and finger sandwiches. We have fruit and vegetable tray available.

      About

      WPC strives to bring quality cuisine to event guests and clients through pristine attention to detail, safety, and health standards.

      About

      Epicurean Group is a locally owned business, with over 20 years of continuously serving delicious food to discriminating dinners! We are a full-service catering firm, with a healthy take-out meal service through Epicurean Lite. We also offer and manage ongoing contracts for food service to businesses, organizations and private schools who need regular or periodic service.

      About

      I can cater to your needs. I have an associate in culinary arts and I also have experience in bartending as well.

      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.

      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 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 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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