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Amazing Caterers
4.6
from 140 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
Mark B.
Verified review

Yes, they ARE truly Amazing Caterers! Ed and Ann catered a party I hosted recently for about 70 people and they are absolutely the best! They prepared incredible food for the party and they truly create an event for you! Ed and Ann are very experienced in the catering business and provided many wonderful recommendations for us about the menu and drink selections. They are extremely thorough and one of their managers did an on-site visit to our venue one week prior to the party so that they would be prepared and know how to set up the event. Their team members who worked at our party were remarkable--personable, professional, and an absolute joy to work with! Amazing Caterers does more than prepare exceptional food, they create an event for you so that you can relax and enjoy your time with your guests. In fact, Ed explained to me that one of his goals as a caterer is to run an event so that the host or hostess is stress free and feels like a guest at their own party. Believe me, they succeeded! If you are looking for a phenomenal catering team in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, look no further...Ann, Ed and their team at Amazing Caterers are your solution. We are planning another event in a few months and I wouldn't think of calling anyone else. Thanks for making our party such an incredible success!

Tatering
4.8
from 110 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie N.
Verified review

It has been almost a year and my family and friends still are bragging about the best brisket they had ever eaten. My dad I think stalks the sweet guy they call Tater (LOL - love the name!). We must have had 20 plus catering tastings and were exhausted over bad food or sub-par standard chicken at $35 a plate. We had a huge wedding and needed good food but not costing the price of my Nissan. So finally we tried Wedding Wire one more time and found Tatering. Marc was sooooo responsive and seriously answered all my 2000 questions I had over the phone. I must have called him like 4 times. He was patient and answered them all and even offered some great ideas on my timeline. So the big surprise was the quote, my finance and I were skeptical of this because he was more like $24 a plate but it included the dishware, linens, staff and food (meal and apps). Now this all changed with finally meeting him and his chef in Carrollton ( I believe they have moved though). They were so both very nice and Marc talked with us for 2 hours again which was so reassuring. He showed us everything right there during our free tasting (yes free!!). Now the best part... the brisket!! His brisket was so incredibly juicy and not dry. Has some fat on it and comes with his signature sweet barbecue sauce with I think some kind of soda flavor in it. Ok the stuff is to DIE for!! Hubby took a bottle home with him and covered up all my cooking with it, because its so damn good. Now we had his mac n cheese and garlic mashed potatoes which are both very good. We knew this was the right place, signed the contract and paid them right there. So the day of my day was stressful until I heard Tatering arrived, I kept thinking of the barbecue until dinner time. People is was so damn good the second time we ate it and yes his staff had to go boxes made for us which we ate on the plane later. Love you guys!

LK Culinary
4.9
from 88 reviews
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Joan B.
Verified review

Luke did a great job catering a sit-down dinner for my daughter's bachelorette weekend. He responded to my initial inquiry promptly and was easy to communicate with via e-mail and text as we planned the menu. The girls wanted to float around the pool and enjoy a few adult beverages during the day, but wanted a restaurant-quality meal that evening without having to worry about dressing up or driving. Luke arrived promptly and served a great meal with a choice of lamb chops or filet mignon as the primary proteins. The meal included a sushi appetizer, salads & sides, and a yummy dessert of creme brulee. He cooked, cleaned, and rolled with the punches with this rowdy group of 8 ladies and they all had a great time and enjoyed the meal. We will definitely hire Luke again for other dinner parties at the house.

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

Buddy, catered my son's fraternity Chapter dinner tonite at TCU. What an amazing Thanksgiving feast! The boys are still eating hours later! We will definitely be using his catering services for future events!!!!

Chef Cassy's Creations
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Lulene R.
Verified review

We enlisted the catering services of Chef Cassy for our house blessing that was held today. Our menu consisted of chicken tetrazinni, green breans, and cupcakes. Chef Cassy arrived on time with the food and made preparation for the set up. She made sure that everything was in order before she left our home. Our guests wanted to know who prepared the food because it was awesome! I would highly recommend Chef Cassy ' s services to everyone I know.

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Meat & Greet BBQ Catering
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 74 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
  • 123 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 58 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine K.
Verified review

So glad we decided to go with Urban Taste catering services. They did a beautiful job! The service, presentation and food was spectacular!

Chefs Like It Hot Caterers
4.4
from 50 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Mae C.
Verified review

Chef Tony Teems like it Hot Caterers....what a life saver!!! I was in need of catering service and spoke to several companies for service. When I spoke to Chef Tony I immediately knew he was the Chef for my needs. With not enough time on my hands, he came in and made me look important to my company. Not only did he cater food, he with his creativity blew it out the park with the decor. If it weren't for Chef Tony teems, it could have been a disaster.I was serving 100 representative for my travel business and the numbers changed at the last minute ti 135 guests. Chef Tony handled it to a level that amazed me and my senior reps. My luncheon was a success and I'd like to thank you Chef Tony Teems like it Hot Caterers for a job well done. There are not enough stars to rate your services...my experience with your catering service is overwhelming. At this point in my career, I have decided to use your catering service for all our company needs and hopefully you can commute outside of Plano,Texas for our annual benefit. Again THANK YOU for an exceptional job, well done IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT GOING ON IN D/FW or SURROUNDING AREAS ID LIKE TO PRESENT TO YOU CHEF TONY TEEMS. OUTSTANDING HE'S PROFESSIONAL,LOYAL, AND IMPRESSIVE... You will never find a catering service of this capacity. CHEF TONY TEEMS LIKE IT HOT CATERERS IS ABOUT TO BE A HOUSEHOLD NAME.. CHEF TONY SHOWS UP AND SHOWS OUT !!!! THANK YOU TONY, JOB WELL DONE....

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

Kidwell's BBQ and Catering were such a joy to work with from beginning to end! They arrived on time and were very accommodating to the different needs for our event which included breakfast and lunch. Their pulled pork was the most tender I have ever tasted and everyone also raved about their burgers. they even brought out the funnel cakes which is always a crowd pleaser! I would highly recommend them for any event.

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

Fabulous food. Fantastic service. More than I ever imagined.

Oak Cliff Taco Company
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 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!

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

Dynamic Food, Friendly Service!! Food melts in your mouth!! Perfect for catering events !!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 17 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!

The Divine Dish
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Dan F.
Verified review

Excellent food, service. Provided options.

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MK Events
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Alyssa B.
Verified review

Very pleasant to work with! They really catered to my needs and made sure we could do something that worked for everyone!

The Bite
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Paloma M.
Verified review

I used The Bite's catering services 2 weekends ago for my father in laws 70s birthday party. We were all so impressed with their food and quality of service. We chose their American Affairs Menu buffet style and it did not disappoint! We loved that Chef Evan through in our menu his mini spinach and cheese tarts. It was a wonderful little detail that made the party even more special. Him and his wife are a young vibrant team. Def will be using them again!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Colleen D.
Verified review

We used Goombas for an evening school event. Nicole was great to work with. Created a menu that worked wonderfully for our event. Very professional, offered a great value including kids' meals for just $5, and was responsive to all of our questions and needs. Highly recommend!

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!

Matt Reddick Personal Chef
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan M.
Verified review

I hired Chef Matt to cater a party that we had for a family birthday. He was excellent. Very professional, on time, and great food (ask for meatballs, wont disappoint). I would highly recommend him for any event!

Gorditas Mexican Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Marisela C.
    Verified review

    Great food! Service and quality exceptional.

    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.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.