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Grand Prairie Wedding Caterers

Browse these wedding caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Grand Prairie.

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

Amazing Caterers did a great job catering my wedding last weekend! I was very impressed with the food and drink presentation, quality and temperature. They have such a sweet group of people that helped with my wedding!

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

Marc recently catered my wedding. He was perfect. So friendly and inviting and very involved in the whole process start to finish. Weeks later, the guests are still telling me how much they loved the food. I will absolutely use his services again and I will recommend him to friends and family!

LK Culinary
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Sam W.
Verified review

Chef Luke and company helped make our wedding party a glorious success! He kept tray after tray of wonderful heavy appetizers flowing, prompting many complements from the guests. Thank you, Luke!

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

Buddy’s catering was Great!!! The food was Great!! He catered our wedding on June 11th. And In less than 2 week's notice because our caterer that I've known for 2yrs backed out due to the venue. So when Buddy step in I was concerned. But he was a real professional we had talked less than a handful of times. But he had the experience of food catering behind him that's for sure!! Which is what we needed. We had the bacon wrapped sirloin and lemon chicken with mashpotatoes, greenbeans, salad and rolls he also provided the tea and all the utensils. Everyone enjoyed the food. Highly recommend Buddy on any catering needed. Definitely will use him again. Thank you Buddy for catering our wedding. Anna & Sean Adams.

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

I cannot say enough about Chef Cassy and her staff! Cassy communicated promptly and spent alot of time with us planning our menu for my daughters wedding! The food was great and Cassy and her team went above and beyond with their service during the reception! Cassy even helped cut the wedding cake which I was not expecting and I was truly impressed! Great experience! :)

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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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Ron C.
Verified review

I reached out to Jim through Thumbtack for a quote for catering our wedding reception. Within hours Jim replied with all the details I needed. Within days Jim had sent us all of his paperwork including his insurance papers, permits, menu and itemized invoice, all while we were still waiting on call-backs from "friend-of-a-friend" "caterer-on-the-side types." People who, no doubt, didn't have any of these permits or insurance or even realized they need them to work in some venues. Planning this thing was filled with indecision, date changes and even a venue change. We actually contacted 2 other cateres and NEVER GOT A REPLY. Through it all Jim was calm, accommodating and flexible. All i ever got from this guy was "no problem" and " I'll take care of it." After all was said and done we decided to cancel the reception. But I was so taken with Jim's level of professionalism and service that I felt compelled to send him something anyway. We both felt such a sense of relief and peace once we had him booked, and that's priceless. I'd like to also share one note with anyone who may have reservations about having bbq at a wedding reception, as my fiance did at first. If you're concerned that there will be bbq sauce everywhere and it will get all over your guests' hands and clothes, please don't be. Jim offers a wide assortment of meats and his food isn't prepared or served swimming with bbq. We were looking forward to serving our guests a real, bonafide, down home, stick-to-your-ribs MEAL, and not some bougie over-priced veggie platter or dry-ass chicken breast-broccoli dinner. In fact not having had the opportunity to have Jim's food was the only disappointing thing about cancelling our reception. But if his food is anywhere near the level of his service and professionalism we were in for quite an amazing experience. I will definitely have him top of mind for any event needing a caterer in the future.

  • 3 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Brian R.
Verified review

Jared was professional and courteous. He catered our wedding rehearsal dinner held at my home in Plano, TX. Many of the 70 guests in attendance continually told me that the food was fantastic. His presentation of the meal was also amazing. Jared went above and beyond in so many ways. Thank you.

Urban Taste Catering
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 111 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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret B.
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Claudine was wonderful! She catered a bridal shower for me for 20 people. I had crazy requests (no gluten, no dairy) and she managed it beautifully. She communicated with me as needed during the planning phase (before the shower). On the day of - she arrived on time to the event, was dressed professionally, set up efficiently, and was extremely adaptive to a small space. She served the guests from a buffet-style set up and was very helpful and well received. The best part - the food was fantastic! Salads and stuffed mushrooms and meatballs, etc. Wonderful. Portions were huge - but I appreciated the left overs. Will definitely work with her again.

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

We needed a brunch for a Sunday wedding day. Spiced Lavender was easy to work with and accommodated the specific menu my daughter wanted. We arranged drop off service but when Nina arrived and saw us trying to split up the food for the workers and bridal party, she took over and got it done for us, preserving a beautiful presentation. The food was highest quality and delicious. Much more than I had expected. Thank you, Spiced Lavender!

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
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Kirsten M.
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Connor & his team did a great job catering my bridal shower. His buffet presentation and food quality was superb! I would highly recommend them!

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

Our experience with Courtney was great. She went above and beyond for our wedding. She met with us on more than one occasion to let us try different sample drinks for his and hers drinks and to go over all the details and logistics. Courtney was incredibly nice, personable and easy to work with. On top of that she found us transportation services (parking and shuttling) for the wedding night. In addition to that she provided us with great suggestions for the overall reception. All of our wedding guests loved the his and hers drinks that she came up as well as the great service. Several guests said the drinks were delicuous. Excellent night!

Mell's Grill
4.3
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 19 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
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Amanda T.
Verified review

Islanders was a fantastic addition to the wedding my team and I worked on last weekend. Carrie, the owner, worked collaboratively with both our team and the bride and groom to get great food at a great price. The meals were fresh and delicious - the guests really enjoyed them & the customer service they offered was great. If you're planning to have food trucks at your wedding they are a must!

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!

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

Entire thanksgiving meal. All food was hot/cold as appropriate, fresh and tasty! Only thing I would add is gravy. I would give 6 stars if I could. Thank you.

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.

  • 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.
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