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Garland Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Garland.

Amazing Caterers
4.6
from 143 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 286 hires on Thumbtack
Suzan P.
Verified review

The food was completely fantastic! We had 2 receptions (Houston and Dallas) and the food with Amazing was absolutely delicious! And, the food services was excellent. The only reason for holding back the 5th star is the bartender service was subpar. I'm not sure, but I think one of the food servers had to fill in for a bartender that didn't show up. She was nice, but I was expecting someone who had worked a bar. And, I did have to tell her not to pour triple shots for everyone so they could make it to the end of the party! I'd definitely hire them again for the food!!

Tatering
4.8
from 111 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
Robyn S.
Verified review

Great food and service - all positive feedback from guests

LK Culinary
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Leonor R.
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Great food and service. You helped make our day perfect.

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

My husband and I hired Chef Cassy for the preparation and service of a 3-hour, buffet-style brunch for 25 people in our home. Strong Points - Food was delicious. People loved the unique fried collard greens. Fried chicken was also delish. - Overall strong presentation and professionalism – Chef Cassy wore her chef's attire, her assistant was dressed all in black; both were very client service oriented (e.g. adapted to a minor last minute request easily); catered to the guests and the room by regularly refilling glasses and cleaning the tables; and had great positive energy. It's important for us to have people in our presence/ home with whom we can vibe, who are pleasant, and positive. - Kitchen spotless at the end of the job - Chef Cassy worked to have the pricing accommodate our budget. We ended up spending a little more than we wanted to, but thought that it was a reasonable total price. Areas for Improvement: - Food service (buffet style) could probably have been streamlined with pre-arrival food preparation. The delays were manageable and not really noticed by our guests (who were chatting, drinking, etc.) but it could have been smoother. - Had I known people were going to love the food so much (especially the chicken) I would have ordered more... most guests went back for seconds. Chef Cassy should have told me how amazing the food would be so I’d known to order extra!

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Meat & Greet BBQ Catering
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Melanie W.
Verified review

We recently hired Jim to cater for an outdoor company event for approx. 200 people, the food was great and ready on time. He was flexible when rain caused a change in date and kept in constant contact with us regarding the details. Jim and his family were friendly to our guests and everyone enjoyed the service received. Thanks again for the terrific service and food!

  • 3 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Our event went great and we had plenty of food for all of our 1800 guests. The only issue was the starting time, our event was delayed by 20 minutes due to everything not being in place in time. Food was good, and everyone seemed to have enjoyed it.

Urban Taste Catering
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Kasey M.
Verified review

Tiffaney and team were fabulous to work with. They completely outdid themselves with the food and service. Our customers were extremely stasified. This was my first experience with using Thumbtack to I was a bit hesitant but as soon as I talked to Tiffaney I knew her business was LEGIT. Their food not only delicious but plated in a creative way! Thank you again- Tiffaney and team!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! :)

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Affordable Elegance Dining
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Angela C.
Verified review

Brian came over our condo to create a surprise birthday dinner for my husband! Brian EXCEEDED my expectations! He was professional, customized the dinner, he was fun, and the food was AWWWWEEESSSOOOME! I HIGHLY recommend him! I will use his services again!

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

Thank you Darran & Parri Kidwell & crew for helping make our Halloween at the Y event in Arlington a great success! We had well over 1000 people attend and only heard great reviews of your food and service. We are definitely using you next year and for future events. We'll see you soon.

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

Charles was very professional and responsive. He gave me a good deal and customized our menu to accommodate vegetarian options. The food quality was great and several of our guests asked for Charles' contact info. My husband also said their salsas were better than any of the locally made salsas he buys from central market. Great job! Satisfied customer.

Carolyn's Cuisine
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Portia S.
Verified review

So good! Makes my life a lot easier, quality of food is amazing. So nice to come home to home cooked meals during a busy week! The custom requests are a huge help too

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Sprig of Thyme Catering & Co
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Tracy S.
Verified review

Service and Food was outstanding!

Mell's Grill
4.3
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer P.
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Dynamic Food, Friendly Service!! Food melts in your mouth!! Perfect for catering events !!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Matt M.
Verified review

Not only did Islanders provide my event with quality food and service - they helped me to locate other food trucks that would be free to work our event on relatively short notice. Highly recommended!

Soiree Chef Group
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Zainab A.
Verified review

Great food and service!

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

Service and food was awesome! Will be using them again in the future!

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

I can't say enough good things about Provisions Catering (Kim)! Our guests could not stop talking about the amazing food, as well as the presentation. Kim and Carly arrived a few hours early and set everything up before the guests arrived...it was beautiful. They continued refreshing and cleaning all night. At the end of the night, everything was packed away into containers, dishes were done, and my kitchen was once again spotless. If you want a caterer that delivers everything promised and more, choose Provisions!

3 M's Catering
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Freedom Equity Group C.
Verified review

I had a corporate event planned and decided to have a meet/greet reception prior to the keynote Trainer. The caterer cancelled at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstance. A colleague recommended Ms Walker. She accepted the last minute request, suggested tasty and affordable options. Arrived early with her professional staff and my event was a huge success. a few of the attendees have since used Ms Walkers catering service and also very pleased with the quality of service and food presentation.

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Janna R.
Verified review

The food was really good. The brisket was tasty. They did a good job of keeping food coming - we had like 130 people. Thank you for a job well done.

Noonie's BBQ Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eileen T.
Verified review

Loved the food trailer! You made our carnival a success!!

Grubb Machine
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Megan S.
Verified review

Ryan was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. I would have also selected work quality and value on ratings but I could only pick 3. He was readily available to communicate with leading up to our school carnival. His Grubb Machine was a hit and food variety and quality was perfect. I definitely recommend him and his food truck at any event. Thanks for supporting our school and community!

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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