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Grapevine Soul Food Caterers

Browse these soul food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Grapevine.

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

Very happy with our Thanksgiving meal from Amazing Caterers! Food was great and they even delivered on Thanksgiving day. Ed was very accommodating as we had a small order (party of 6). We had a ton of food!

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

Tatering has left an everlasting positive outlook on us of catering food. They may have set the bar a bit higher now than others. His team is very professional and so polite. The venue we used even called me begging for his contact info. Her reason was that they we the most professional and organized company that they've seen in 24 years.

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

My guests and my husband had a great time, food was delicious, Chef Luke was kind and even served and cleaned. Chef Luke was very accommodating and easy to work with, even through my multiple emails and changes.

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

Best food and best catering service for any event!

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

Cassy was a pleasure to work with. Her food was delicious! She catered a 16th Birthday party for us, and even the teenagers were commenting on how wonderful the food tasted. She was friendly, professional, and energetically interacted with the guests. I definitely recommend Chef Cassy.

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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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Jo A.
Verified review

I recently held a retirement party for my husband and myself and hired Meat and Greet for the event. What I wanted was a casual meal and one where I didn't have to do anything but mingle with my guests. Meat and Greet came through for me. All of my guests were quizzing me about the caterers and where I found them. The food was absolutely delicious and even though I didn't get to eat right away, too busy socializing, by the time I got a plate, everything was still hot. The servers were polite and friendly to my guests, it was a wonderful experience. I would recommend this company to anyone.

  • 3 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Angelina H.
Verified review

Jared is very professional. His food is delicious. All of my guests were very impressed. We were very happy with his service.

Urban Taste Catering
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Elle K.
Verified review

I hired Urban Taste for a reception following my dad's memorial service. They gave me an outstanding bid, showed up on time, & the guests all raved about the food. Tiffaney & Derrek could not have been nicer. I will definitely use them again if I have another event in the area.

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

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Chef Tony Teems when I threw a close family member a baby shower in February 28th, 2015. This new baby is the first addition to our very large family in many years, and so I was beyond excited to throw a very special shower and deliver an exceptional experience for the guest-of-honor and her closest friends & our family. My event planner and I both worked extensively for a few months to find the perfect catering partner to deliver just the right culinary experience for the event. The planner and I spoke with so many different caterers and had so many tastings, my head was spinning! At this time, I had not yet discovered Chef Tony, so as time was getting short, I elected to proceed with a different caterer. As I continued to ponder the other caterer's menu and reviewed the total price, was just not satisfied- then, I came across Chef Tony Teems' website, ChefsLikeItHot.com. The first thing that drew me in is the variety of his catering menu. Chef Tony's skill set covers a wide range of cuisines from Traditional French to down-home country soul food! He understands the delicate culinary intricacies of so many styles of food and can offer whatever tastes your palette desires. The second thing that captured my attention was his competitive prices. After reviewing so many proposals and prospective contracts from other caterers, Chef Tony's prices are more attractive, particularly for the high quality and complex nature of the cuisines he offers. Chef Tony can work within your established budget and deliver the best value for your money. What drew me in even further was Chef Tony Teems, himself. After reviewing his menu and his prices, I called Chefs Like It Hot Caterers. Chef Tony was very charming, funny and friendly, but what struck me the most was his heightened level of professionalism and can-do attitude. Chef Tony asked all the right questions, answered all of my questions, and even anticipated questions that I did not even think to ask. Even without much time left on the calendar before the shower, Chef Tony confidently reassured me that he would deliver the type of food and service that I sought. -and he exceeded my expectations. Finally, and most importantly, the food tastes amazing! Chef Tony and his assistant chef Lacarnist Hiriams they provided us a delicious, beautifully presented spread of food that had the entire party raving! The baby shower's program started 45 minutes late because I couldn't get the guests to stop eating the food, to stop talking about the food, to stop asking questions about the food, and to stop trying to hire Chef Tony for their own special events! In summary, if you're seeking: *A range of menu options that look and taste absolutely divine * To capture the greatest value for your budget * To deal with a trusted professional whose primary goal is wowing his clients * Then book Chefs Like It Hot Caterers and Chef Tony for your event right away. Bon Apetit! P. Berry

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

The food she prepared was delicious and she was very pleasant to work with.

Oak Cliff Taco Company
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny P.
Verified review

They truly added so much value to my party. The food was delicious they were early and very easy to communicate with. I highly recommend them and will use them again.

SPICED LAVENDER CATERING
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Leah J.
Verified review

Always prompt and kind. Food is delicious!

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

They were an absolutely joy to work with!! The food was delicious and we had several people speak highly of the food, and fun service that was given. We will definitely have them out to our next benefit softball tourney! Did I mention how good the pulled pork tacos were? NOM NOM 😋

City Kitchen Catering
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Mitzi D.
Verified review

I have contracted with City Kitchen multiple times and have always found their service to be very professional. The food always delicious and the service people always friendly and well trained. Often times. they have provided an almost turn key event for my needs. Thank you for the opportunity to express my opinion.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Amanda T.
Verified review

Islanders not only has wonderful food they are very professional in their communication with clients for private events and super customer service oriented. You are in great hands any time you hire them to provide meals for an event!

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

This is actually the second time that I have been fortunate to use Cari's service. Cari's delicious quality food & presentation is the reason why I keep coming back! Some of the best deserts that I have enjoy are the cheesecake bites & the dream bars. As snack food (for I had a baby shower)..,I highly recommend the cucumbers sandwiches, they are out of this world! Cari came to my party two hours before in order to prep & have everything ready as the guest arrive. Cari's down earth personality makes a real treat for wanting to get to know her more & her artistic & delicious food makes you want more! Darla

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MK Events
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura S.
Verified review

MK was very proactive on responding and working with us on our needs. They offered food and drink suggestions based on our theme event. Extremely friendly and polite. Can’t wait for the final product next month.

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

Love Evan and his crew. Hired for my sons baptism, everything was perfect from the chips to the 3 leches cake. All night people were raving about how delicious this food. Also loves the communication any questions I had were always answered right away, will definitely be catering soon again with "The Bite" won't be using anyone else.

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

Amy was an absolute joy to work with. Food was delicious and she gave us an awesome deal! Sesame Street Live loves Amy and Genghis Grill!

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!

  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Dee V.
Verified review

Chef Ashtian provides fresh and healthy meals for me and my family every week. She is friendly, professional, and her food is delicious!

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.
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