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Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Otsaye O.
Verified review

Terri was so wonderful. She went above and beyond for my sister's wedding. She is the most helpful caterer ever. Food was oh soooo delicious. Everybody loved it, there wasn't any left over. Presentation was wonderful, bride and groom were more than happy with everything. Very professional team (husband and wife). I cant wait for my next event to use her again. Love you so much Terri. SO sorry this is coming late

Heirloom
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Mariana V.
Verified review

Excellent food! Outstanding service! Daniel and his staff are the best demonstration of professionalism. They were our caterers during our wedding reception and everyone at the celebration was amazed with the food. Daniel was part of the success of our event! Outstanding!

Chef Ricky
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Daisy G.
Verified review

Definitely 5 stars!!! Chef Ricky did a wonderful job catering our wedding reception; from day 1 he was super helpful, always looking for ways to meet all our needs. He definitely went above and beyond of what was agreed, I am so thankful to have chosen him, the day of the event I did not have to worry about a thing, the taste of the food was superb, the taste delicious, and the way him and his staff treated all our gest was wonderful, always with a smile and making sure everyone was taken care of. Thanks Chef Ricky for making our event so special!

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Silvana's Catering
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Whitney M.
Verified review

Silvana was great to work with. I loved that we could make all the arrangements via text. We hired her for a fiesta-themed wedding shower and her decorated set up was perfect. It’s great to know she can also do Italian and other cuisines. I would definitely hire her again. Thanks!

Events by Momo
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Faith F.
Verified review

We initially wanted to hire Moon as a caterer for our wedding, but when we met for our first tasting, it was obvious that she did so much more. She was so organized and seemed to understand our vision for the wedding, so we entrusted her with doing everything from the table settings to the linens to the lighting. And, of course, the food. We held the reception in a 1920s fire station, and Moon created styling that was totally beautiful and matched the prohibition/vintage theme. When I was clueless at our meetings, she was full of ideas and helped me to brainstorm. She was very cognizant of our budget, and she asked for approval any time she considered making a purchase that we hadn't talked about. Our ceremony was fairly traditional in a church, and she honored our wishes to keep it really simple. She had lots of creative ideas, and she helped us to achieve the semi-homemade wedding we had in mind. She even made the bouquets and other floral arrangements all by herself after the florist fell through, and they were gorgeous. Moon was great at coordinating with the other people involved in the wedding (band, baker, venue) and was always professional. I knew that if I asked her to communicate with someone else for me in the planning, she would be an excellent representative. Her staff was equally professional, and guests even commented on the friendliness of her bartenders and waitstaff. And finally, the FOOD. The food was just delicious. Moon does amazing food with south Asian flair (we had chicken tikka wraps), but she also does regular-old-American comfort food (we also had amazing macaroni and cheese "balls" that she invented). Our food was kind of an eclectic mix, and she was very effective at helping us decide what missing pieces we had and making sure we had enough to feed everyone. I would recommend Moon and Momo Catering to anyone. She made the wedding planning process incredibly easy for me, which is more than any bride can hope for. Her knowledge and creativity are extensive, and her pricing is very reasonable. She will plan a beautiful event for you.

chouxchef.net
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Renee D.
    Verified review

    Carolle is a top notch chef. She has experience in all types of food. Carolle is clean and know how to prepare for weddings or any special event. I highly recommend her for your parties.

    Craft Events
    4.2
    from 10 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Syed Abid Husain
    Verified review

    Unfortunately haven't been to the food truck yet but Shannen provided nitrogen ice cream for our wedding reception and it was a huge hit. He is easy to work with and provides a wonderful product. I strongly suggest checking with Chef Tune for any catering needs! Thanks again!

    • 28 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    AJ J.
    Verified review

    Mini-Bites Events did an exceptional job in making my wedding a wonderful day to remember! Mona worked extremely hard in bringing all of my ideas and dreams to life. Thanks Mona! You're the BEST! 😃

    Exquisite Catering
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    London D.
    Verified review

    We hired Ernestine to provide buffet for our wedding reception. The food was unbelievable good and a huge hit with our guest. Service was impeccable and I cannot say enough wonderful things about the whole experience. 5 stars is not enough and I highly recommend Exquisite Catering.

    Ella Mae's Catering
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 26 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Olivia H.
    Verified review

    Mrs. Ella Maes did my wedding and and it was delicious. The staff was on time, and very courteous. Our wedding cake was one of a kind and tasted amazing. My friends and family are still talking about the food. I have since used them for parties and have recommended them to cater our country club events as well as many other events. Thanks Ella Mae's

    Fleur de Licious Catering
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Sharelle O.
    Verified review

    I hired Fleur de Licious for my wedding. From the very first tasting I was hooked! My guests raved about the food all night. Most brides don't have time to eat at their wedding day but I MADE SURE I ate because I knew how good the food was going to be. The set up was just LOVELY and the little details went perfectly with my wedding color scheme. I was very pleased with their services. I would definitely hire again.

    Allendale's Catering
    4.2
    from 5 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Lacey B.
    Verified review

    Allen, catered a wedding I attended and the food was fresh, delirious and well presented. It's been years since the wedding and people are still raving about the food that Allen served.

    Ludwig Catering, Inc.
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
      Bryce S.
      Verified review

      I used Ludwig catering when I got married and everything went great. I was in Louisiana planning my wedding in Texas so it was stressful but through the whole process from when you sit down and talk about what you want to the actual setting up of everything they are super helpful and easy to work with. They felt part of the family through everything.

      Tasty's Catering
      5.0
      from 4 reviews
        Tammy B.
        Verified review

        Tasty's catered my wedding in July and did a fabulous job, the food was fantastic. I would highly recommend.

        Savory Celebration LLC
        5.0
        from 3 reviews
          Tamara G.
          Verified review

          Savory Celebrations is my perfect choice whenever I am planning an event that needs to be impeccable! Robbie and his team have implemented two events for me this past year. The first was a ten-course dinner party in my home for a group of out-of-town friends. I didn’t want the hassle of going to a restaurant and the evening turned out much better than anyplace we could have gone! I consider myself somewhat of a foodie and have eaten in fine restaurants all over the world, but this food was simply the BEST! The service the team provided was professional and fun. We started at the dining table inside and finished the evening with dessert on the terrace outdoors. My friends are still talking about what a lovely evening and wonderful food we had. The second event was a wedding shower in which the bride was involved in cooking lessons while the guests grazed hors d’oeuvres and  fixed a specialty cocktail. The day was unique, fun, and scrumptious. After the bride opened the wedding gifts, the guests then enjoyed the prepared food and took home recipes. It was an unforgettable experience for both the bride and the guests. I highly recommend Savory Celebrations for any event in your home!

          • 5 years in business
          Karie S.
          Verified review

          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!

          • 10 years in business
          • 2 hires on Thumbtack
          Samantha B.
          Verified review

          Connie with the wildflower cafe was absolutely amazing! We did a burger bar for my wedding and everything was perfect. I still have people saying to me how great the burgers were! Thank you to everyone who made the day perfect.

          Emma's Pantry
          5.0
          from 2 reviews
          • 8 years in business
          Adam W.
          Verified review

          Her business may be small but expect big things. Her pastries are top notch and above expectations than average. Plus she give service with a consistent smile. Every time I order thru her my customers always ask who is this baker. From cake pops to cookies, cinnamon rolls to wedding cakes she do fantastic work. Thank you. Adam wesley of J.Michaels Catering

          Titilayo Catering
          5.0
          from 1 review
          • 1 year in business
          Katie E.
          Verified review

          Mack catered my wedding, and the food was hit. He was very flexible and did a very good job staying within our budget. Staff also did great serving and cleaning up. After we met a few times I was able to just let him run with everything. If you have ever planned a wedding the fewer things you have to micromanage the better. I highly recommend Titilayo Catering.

          • 6 years in business
          Amy U.
          Verified review

          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.

          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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