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Galveston Bar Caterers

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  • 2 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Krystal T.
Verified review

Everything was great!!! Nicholas did an amazing job, he brought his own bar and coolers and everything. He delivered outstanding customer service and my guests really enjoyed him. We will be sure to use Just N Joy Service and Bar for all of our Bartending needs!!

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 112 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!

Elite Entertainment
4.8
from 87 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
Tarah C.
Verified review

Michael did a wonderful job catering to the song choices for all the kids. He communicated well with me and was on time for our event. He encouraged the kids to get up there and sing karaoke even though they were being bashful. He did an excellent job!! I would definitely recommend elite entertainment to all my friends and family!!

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Bartending Services
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandy R.
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Amanda was a wonderful bartender. I wasn’t aware that she spoke Spanish so my whole family felt comfortable. She made sure I didn’t have to worry about anything. She made my 21st birthday party awesome! I recommend her over anybody!

  • 6 years in business
  • 55 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!

Events by Momo
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Vanessa K.
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I sought out Events by Momo as a catering resource for our cocktail party for about 60 people, but her role expanded into full-service event planning. Moon proved to be a great resource. She provided not only an event-appropriate menu, she also helped us find an excellent venue and the right entertainment (both an acoustic guitar player and a DJ). She was easy to work with, she stayed within our budget, and her food was incredible. We were impressed with her responsiveness and her professionalism, and I would recommend her highly for your event.

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Silvana's Catering
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maggie S.
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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.

Nadia C.
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I hired this catering service for my baby shower and I was very pleased with the service. The food was excellent and Sandy was very pleasant and has a great smile! My favorite was her fruit salsa and homemade tortilla chips. They were a hit! I will be hiring her for my next event.

Andy Netzel
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Susie K.
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I wish there was a 10/10. I don't normally leave a review, but Andy is too good to be true. And, I certainly don't offer a 5/5 often. An A+ rating should be reserved for those that truly deserve it, and Andy does. The entire process with Andy was top notch. Andy responded quickly with a reasonable quote; he personalized the quote to me also. He contacted me as many times as was needed to settle the details of our event. He came an hour early to set up, and was thoughtful about the attire of the event as well. The guests loved him. He was able to keep up with a heavy time of people wanting shots/and drinks in a quick manner. No one was waiting for a drink. Also, Andy was able to accommodate the change in flow of the party as well; it started off busy, then slowed, then became very busy at the end. The thing I most appreciated about Andy was that he cleaned up his area well. I didn't have to worry about the bar clean up; and that was great since I had taken full advantage of the bar when it was in business. AH! Point is, Andy is the best for service, quality, personality, professionalism, and value. If you are wondering if you should hire Andy, you should. =)

  • 9 years in business
Shnell W.
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I use this services on 10-1-11 for my husband birthday celebration and they were very perfessional and provide awesome services. I will use this services again. Thanks Stepheni

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.

Ella’s Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
Nikki G.
Verified review

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!

About

I believe in the word Catering, not only does it mean provide food but it also means to provide what is needed. I will personally go over what you want and need for your event.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
About

We offer great casual fare to American fine cuisine. It all has to do with respect for the product, our signature ingredients and respect for our guests whom we proudly serve. - Executive Chef Paul Keese Schedule your private dinner party today! Paul Keese (executive chef and catering director - Chef Keese), with more than 30 years in the industry, brings with him a long line of culinary experience from restaurants, hotels and private clubs. He is a culinary graduate with real world training in French, Swiss, American and German cuisines. Chef Keese, additionally, holds expanded venue experiences, not only in private events, but also some of the finest restaurants and private clubs in Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, New York City, and several seaside and metropolitan areas of Florida.

About

We make cakes and cupcakes and do catering for dinners or parties. We also do party planning. We can make your events into happy events. Please look us up on Facebook, Almas Cakes Flowers.

About

I have been cooking for large groups for many years. I specialize in Cajun and Southern cuisine. Specialty orders are available as well.

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

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We cater to your theme and customize to your taste. You pick a theme and we work the menu around that theme. We offer special diet menus for low salt, low sugar, etc. We will soon be offering a gluten-free menu.

  • 10 years in business
About

We are here for all of your catering needs. We provide top-notch services for all different types of events. For weddings, corporate events or parties, we will be there to help you.

  • 14 years in business
About

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.

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.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need bartending

Galveston, TX

  • Event Type
    Wedding reception
  • Venue details
    Public venue - please describe (historical building)
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine, Non-alcoholic
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    125-150
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    No - host will cover gratuity
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: Yes, Disposable cups: Yes, Coolers: No, Garnishes: Yes
  • Details
    Reception starts at 7pm
  • $338.33
    Average price

Need bartending

Galveston, TX

  • Event Type
    Other (Welcome Reception )
  • Venue details
    Public venue - please describe (Galveston Island Palms (or other location... still deciding) )
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine, Non-alcoholic
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    80-100
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: No, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: Yes, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: Yes, Garnishes: Yes
  • Details
    Hoping for an event that has 2-3 "signature" drinks (that appeal to both men and women), plus beer, wine, and champagne
  • $168.75
    Average price

Need Bartender

Galveston, TX

  • Event Type
    Wedding reception
  • Vibe
    Upbeat / lively
  • Venue details
    Public venue - please describe (Galveston wedding venue )
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    100-125
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: No
  • Details
    Wedding date August 13, 2016
  • $166.67
    Average price
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