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Garland Hog Roast Caterers

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Meat & Greet BBQ Catering
from 69 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin K.
Verified review

Jim and his wife Gemma did a fantastic job at our wedding. the brisket and sausage were very tasty, the beans were out of this world. My wife and I highly recommend Meet & Greet to cater any of your occasions. Thanks Jim. Kevin Kinzie

The Taste of East Texas
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina J.
Verified review

The Taste of East Texas provide the catered (two entrée) buffet for our cities’ annual volunteer appreciation dinner event, held at a local church on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 6 p.m., for 65 people for an average price. I found Christopher Johnson to be very easy to communicate with, I was impressed that he was easy to reach via phone, generally answering calls immediately. (no phone tag) He also responded to email communication promptly. After a taste test of the beef roast and the Mediterranean chicken, the final menu decision was Chicken Alfredo pasta and the Mediterranean Chicken with garlic rosemary potatoes, roasted vegetables, spring green salad, & yeast rolls. We also choose the Banana Bread Pudding and Strawberry Chocolate Cake. Many compliments were received on the food, the homemade rolls were excellent. The banana bread pudding was not popular but the chocolate covered strawberries atop the moist chocolate cake was delicious. Mr. Johnson and his assistant arrived 1 ½ hours prior to serving time, as promised. They worked efficiently to set up, plate desserts and did not appear to be rushed or stressed. The food was served hot from professional chaffing dishes. Some other pros were having the entrees served so that portion size was maintained as opposed to self-serve. Also appreciated were tea refills and plates being bussed which would have been more efficient with 3 total servers instead of 2, he did apologize as one worker called in last minute. I am happy to say there were no problems at all, my only suggestion might be to offer an additional dessert choice. I would defiantly choose The Taste of East Texas for future catering events.

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Sprig of Thyme Catering & Co
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Branden W.
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What a FANTASTIC meal. I hired Connor to prepare a lovely meal for my wife and family and boy did he deliver. Connor showed up promptly at the agreed upon time, and our food was plating and in front of us within an hour. We worked prior to the day to plan options, discussed costs, and finalized the menu. As you can see below, the food was quite visually appealing. The taste was DELICIOUS. Our menu was as follows: First: Berry salad with goat cheese and balsamic reduction Second: Seared scallops, roasted corn creole salsa Third: Halibut, but pan seared with butter We are looking forward to many future meals with Connor in our house!

Tastee Plates Catering
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Shanique J.
Verified review

There food is awesome it's like being in your grandmother kitchen waiting to get a little taste of what she cooking before dinner. The desserts are so supreme

Cam' Good Food
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Reta G.
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Christmas 2015, Cam made the Best Prime Rib Roast we have ever tasted.

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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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