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Grand Prairie Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Grand Prairie.

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

Decided to not have the event catered due to income concerns. But customer service was awesome and the price was a "deal"!!! When I have an event in the near future, this catering company will be top choice.

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

Marc Caplette with Taterings was amazing! His food is absolutely wonderful. With me living in Houston and trying to plan a wedding in Dallas area was a little difficult so i didn’t go to the tasting, but he worked with my moms scheduled and she went to it instead. We had the lemon garlic chicken breast, pork chops with 2 different sauces, garlic mashed potatoes, bacon green beans and salad. We also had jalapeño poppers, assorted cheese and fruit plates for cocktail hour. With our wedding being the first time to actually have what we were serving our guest, i was not disappointed! I cleaned my plate it was so good! I would highly recommended his catering

LK Culinary
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 136 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
Sandra S.
Verified review

His attention to customer satisfaction is impeccable. He and his team were very kind. Buddy's Catering will be on our radar for our next event. His price point make it very affordable and he wants to make sure you are getting your money's worth.

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

My then fiancé and I were looking for different vendors for catering and we knew we wanted something different. We wanted our guests to have more of an experience at the reception since our theme was quite unique. When we met with Cassy, she had A LOT of options and her food was beyond delicious! She was very nice, helpful and tended to our guests with superior customer service. She went above and beyond to make our reception extra special - as I mentioned earlier, our theme was unique so we asked if she could make "Butterbeer" from our favorite film, Harry Potter. Without any hesitation, she said "Absolutely! My kids LOVE Harry Potter!" All of our guests LOVED her food, sweet peach tea and of course the Butterbeer was amazing!! I would recommend her services to everyone and anyone. If you're looking for a caterer who will exceed your expectations and is professional in every aspect, Chef Cassy is your caterer! Thank you Cassy for making our reception an unforgettable experience!!

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

I sent out a request for catering proposals on the Sunday night before my Saturday event which is very short notice to say the least. Meat & Greet BBQ Catering was one of three proposals received within 30 minutes and we had everything finalized by 1pm the next day. I was extremely pleased with Jim Carroll's response time and professionalism with the catering agreement and invoicing. I had drop-off catering but he went above & beyond on the delivery end as well. He cut the brisket upon arrival to insure it was the juiciest when served. The food and service were absolutely outstanding!! Jim is at the top of my list for future events.

  • 3 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Caleb W.
Verified review

Excellent catering.

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

Tiffaney and her team contributed a great deal to the overall success of our program. The food was fabulous and we're still hearing compliments 4 days later!

  • 4 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley H.
Verified review

Brunch catering, punctual and very creative with her dishes including eggs-fantastic!

SPICED LAVENDER CATERING
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Tiera A.
Verified review

Omg!! One of the best catering experiences I have ever had! They were punctual, professional and totally personable. The food was so tasteful, salt/sauce etc was completely optional and was not needed to eat their food! I have never had better lasagna! Definitely not frozen or bagged ingredients everything was fresh and hot! Thank you for making my event memorable!

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

This team did a phenomenal job in catering for our church last month. We were very impressed with them and will definitely use them again in the future.

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!

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Sprig of Thyme Catering & Co
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sonya W.
Verified review

This was a perfect Thanksgiving dinner. It was on time and cooked perfectly. Complete order was to perfection. We will definitely be using Sprig of Thyme Catering again for our family events. I live out of state and Connor was so accommodating to make the dinner perfect for our family. Thank You!

Chef Courtney L Billen
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Caley C.
Verified review

Everything about her and her service was amazing! Courtney catered a bridal shower for me and the food was so delicious and fresh. I will definitely be reusing her for other events!!

Mell's Grill
4.1
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 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
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tito R.
Verified review

Islanders Food Truck catered our company's 130th Anniversary. The food was excellent. Joe and his team did a great job. Joe was very great to work with and helped make our event run smoothly. We will use them again. American Excelsior Company- Arlington, TX

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

If you are looking for a World Class catering company that delivers high quality food and service then look no further. Evan and The Bite will "eat" the competition when it comes to Service and Quality. The team that did our event were efficient, professional, consistent, and when extra miles to ensure everyone received the same food throughout the night. We highly recommend The Bite and Evan's world class team for your event.

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

The food & set-up was AWESOME! The Accounting Students @ UNT loved the food FRESH, nicely prepared and the set-up was easy Your delivery personnel were courteous and very accommodating. Thank you for taking such GREAT care of us! I definitely have you on my radar for future events. I highly recommend Genghis Grill.

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

Kim and her staff surpassed our expectations for our son's rehearsal dinner! Our family and friends are still talking about the delicious food and their presentation and service! From the set up to the appetizers to the main course to the dessert buffet, every detail was perfect! Thank you Provisions Catering for making this event our dream come true! Jana I.

  • 6 years in business
Larry D.
Verified review

Service was excellent and the food was even better.

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!!

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Caterer

Waco, TX

  • Type of catering needed
    Plated meal
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - formal
  • Number of guests
    100-125
  • Details
    this is a church anneversity
  • $6.5
    Average price

Need a Catering Service for a Graduation Party on May 18, 2013

Princeton, TX

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
    10-25
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (alcoholic)
  • Details
    Graduation party for about 25 guests maximum. Looking for something nice and affordable so that we can all have a nice time with the family.
  • $257.88
    Average price

Need Caterer

Richardson, TX

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Italian
  • Number of guests
    25-40
  • Additional Service(s)
    Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    Id like servers if i can afford it if not it can be buffet still...
  • $174.58
    Average price
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