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Amazing Caterers
4.6
from 140 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 284 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca G.
Verified review

I was thrilled with Amazing Caterers! I had a birthday party for a group of 30 and I used Amazing Caterers, a caterer I had not worked with before. Thus, I was quite nervous. However, there was no need to fret. The food was fabulous and Kelly, the server, was truly exceptional. Since the event was such a success, I will be planning another one soon! Have already picked out the items from Amazing Caterers great menu!

Tatering
4.8
from 111 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Garrett G.
Verified review

Marc was incredibly quick to respond to my questions and put together a great quote for us. We went out and had a tasting with both our families (7 people total) and had an exceptional meal. We're incredibly excited to have Tatering as our caterer for our wedding and would highly recommend them if you're looking for someone that brings exceptional quality for a great value.

LK Culinary
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
K.M. A.
Verified review

We worked collectively on creating a menu with a very narrow timeline. The chef was exactly on time, was well equipped, organized and the food was perfect. I would be delighted to have Luke Keller as a chef and caterer for all our entertaining. Our 50 guests enjoyed every morsel: Luke is personable and a great asset. K. Allison

Buddy's Catering &Restaurant
4.8
from 87 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda W.
Verified review

Great food and great service. Betty and Buddy are the sweetest most caring caterers I've ever met. My employees loved the food and I'll definately use Buddy catering again!!!

Chef Cassy's Creations
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie F.
Verified review

We hired Chef Cassy to cater our Christmas party for approximately 50 people. We live in Coppell, Texas and evaluated several other caterers before we decided on Chef Cassy. The food was outstanding, the service impeccable, and the overall experience as good as it gets. She and her staff were very friendly, yet professional. Everything was hot, and prepared right in our kitchen. Her alligator balls were the hit of the party. She and her staff also did a wonderful job cleaning up afterwards. I would highly recommend Chef Cassy and we plan to use her again. Great job!

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Meat & Greet BBQ Catering
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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Jo A.
Verified review

I recently held a retirement party for my husband and myself and hired Meat and Greet for the event. What I wanted was a casual meal and one where I didn't have to do anything but mingle with my guests. Meat and Greet came through for me. All of my guests were quizzing me about the caterers and where I found them. The food was absolutely delicious and even though I didn't get to eat right away, too busy socializing, by the time I got a plate, everything was still hot. The servers were polite and friendly to my guests, it was a wonderful experience. I would recommend this company to anyone.

  • 3 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
Kim S.
Verified review

Chef Jared came through for me BIG TIME! I called him on a Tuesday night at 6:00pm for a catering event on Wednesday at 11:30am for 35 people! Chef Jared came through with BBQ none the less. We had so many compliments from our customers on the food alone. We have his number now and we will definitely will be using Chef Jared for all of our business events along with some personal events.

Urban Taste Catering
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie L.
Verified review

I hired Urban Taste Catering for my wedding at a local ranch. They showed up on time, set up a beautiful presentation of hors d'oeuvres and lunch! The ceviche station was amazing!!! All the staff were really nice and I would highly recommend to anyone. It really made my wedding day awesome!

Kidwell's BBQ & Catering
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Renae C.
Verified review

Great food and hardworking people! They spend hours preparing the high quality meats they serve. The rig draws a crowd. Their speciality is the BBQ but they can also cater other types of food for any event. Hire them today!

Oak Cliff Taco Company
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa R.
Verified review

Edylicious Kitchen catered my Casino night event and did an amazing job! The flavorful food had my guests raving! Great service!

Carolyn's Cuisine
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy T.
Verified review

Everything was delicious, and she was SO easy to work with. I had 20 relatives that I had to host for dinner only 3 weeks after back surgery, and it all went off without a hitch. I highly recommend her services to those looking for a great caterer! Brava!

SPICED LAVENDER CATERING
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sterling C.
Verified review

Nina was very professional, responsive and made me feel comfortable with my purchase from start to finish. I’ve interacted with other caterers and none compare to Spiced Lavender. Their staff showed up at the agreed time to make sure everything was set up before my guests were to arrive. The food was soooooo delicious we were afraid we would run out. But we never did!!!! Overall, Spiced Lavender was very professional, punctual, and customer service oriented with delicious food that made my event go smooth and kept my guests happy.

Mell's Grill
4.3
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
May L.
Verified review

Great food and the event was a success because of the food! Everyone raved about the Mac and cheese, garlic mashed potatoes, and the meat! I will use Mell again for future events.

City Kitchen Catering
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah W.
Verified review

Lisa with City Kitchen was wonderful for our wedding reception! The food tasted great, they were very professional and really made the whole experience a breeze! They covered every little detail we needed covered for the catering and our guests are still asking who catered and rave about the meal. I highly recommend them for any of your catering needs!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda T.
Verified review

Islanders not only has wonderful food they are very professional in their communication with clients for private events and super customer service oriented. You are in great hands any time you hire them to provide meals for an event!

Cowboy Chicken
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
Verified review

Excellent communication, service, and product! Very professionally and perfectly done. We got raves on the food as well. So easy, too. Couldn't beat the price for the quantity and quality of food. We did a Thanksgiving meal for our building. Awesome!

Provisions Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy N.
Verified review

I was impressed with Kim’s professional expertise, and have also had several conversations with her about her years of catering experience, from private dinner parties like mine to weddings and conference events for several hundred people. I would recommend Kim and her company “Provisions” to anyone looking for a new resource for personalized and delicious catering.

EL REY DEL GRILL
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carrie C.
Verified review

My overall experience with this caterer was top notch. The owner was in constant contact with me and followed up with all my questions and requests. The food is very good and was well received by my group. Pricing was very reasonable. I will definitely use them again in the future.

Lennie Blues N BBQ
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Justin B.
Verified review

Best BBQ! Honest man putting out honest quality work. Can’t be beat. Have him cater your meal!

Cheftime
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Giny H.
Verified review

Business lunch. Great sandwich platter, fruit tray, pasta salad, wraps, desserts, iced tea, coffee, and even to go contain ers, wow, great caterer!!!2

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    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.

    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 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.
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