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Red Dot Cuisine
4.9
from 180 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 297 hires on Thumbtack
Linda T.
Verified review

AJ was very accommodating. The food was very good and abundance. The servers were very polite and did a great job. I am a wedding planner and have dealt with a lot of caterers and for my own event, I am glad I picked Red Dot. I will definitely use again.

Catered Comforts
4.7
from 130 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
Carol T.
Verified review

Catered a dinner for Elkins high school style show, the food was good, delivered and set up well. He got caught in traffic and was a little late but this did not affect the dinner being served, there was plenty of time for setting out the food.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessalyn M.
Verified review

Queenie and her food were AMAZING! She provided food for both our rehearsal dinner and our reception and it was on point each night. Queenies food was so good that guests were talking about the Cajun chicken alfredo, BBQ, tiramisu, and Nutella filling Wedding cake for days! It was great to see her and the bartender breaking it down to Cupid shuffle at the end of dinner. Not to mention, she drove from Houston to Austin for our initial tasting!!! Highly, highly recommend Queenie!

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Dine Catering and Events
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
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Lori V.
Verified review

Dine catering did an excellent job catering our retirement Luau. I contacted them less than 2 weeks before our event ( because other caterers I had been dealing with were dragging their feet or not following through!) and luckily Dine had an opening. Mark got back to me immediately with a sample menu, prices, everything we needed.He came to our house, made suggestions, we signed on and were good to go! His wife, Louise, tended the tiki bar, made excellent drinks, and helped with set up, decor, etc. Mark , Louise and Francisco all made sure that the food was hot, ready and plentiful. It was all delicious. We had a roasted whole pig, Hawaiian shrimp cooked outside , side dishes, a delicious lime and coconut desert and lots of tropical cocktails. At the end of the evening they put all the leftovers in our containers, packed up everything , and left the tiki bar till the following morning as we were still partying! A bonus was that we were able to buy all the liquor and drinks , then Louise mixed and served them so we did not have to pay a ridiculous amount per person for liquor. Several of the party goers raved about the “feast” , the great drinks , and we all had a great time. Everything was done professionally and on time, at a reasonable price. I definitely recommend Dine catering - call them first! You won’t be disappointed!We will use them again!

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Keif's Catering
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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Kandice A.
Verified review

Amazing!! Service, quality of food, presentation, professionalism EVERYTHING! Chef Keif and his team did our wedding Sep 1 and we could not be any happier with using his services. The food was delicious and his presentation was on point! Chef puts his heart into his food and you can taste it no boring wedding food was served, everything was fresh and hot like being served in a restaurant. If you need a caterer for any event he comes highly recommended.

  • 13 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Livina C.
Verified review

Wow, I dont even know where to begin, Pam and her team did a great job decorating our hall, and coordinating the day of event. I dont think our event would had went smoothly with Pam and her Team. Thank you so much, i will see you guys next year for our second annual banquet.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Eli G.
Verified review

Chef Devown was a consummate professional, and the entire process from start to finish was fantastic. Communication between us was prompt and professional. We were able to easily come up with a great menu within our budget . He showed up on time and completely prepared - and the meal prep was done without any thought or effort on my part. The food was amazing! My guests are still talking about it. I would not hesitate again to hire Devown for any dinner party or private catering event.

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M.A. PRIME
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert G.
Verified review

Chef Mark supplied food for my Easter dinner for 40 people. I must say that he was the best caterer I have ever used. Totally professional, polite and the food was OFF THE CHAIN. He even stay over just to make sure everything was on point. He is my caterer from now on. Thank you so much Chef Mark

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Silvana's Catering
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Vivian M.
Verified review

Having Silvana’s Kitchen cater our party was a good decision. The food was exactly as requested and was delivered on time. Everyone was overwhelmed by the beautiful fruit and vegetable trays. The sauces were appreciated extras. Silvana was very accommodating. I plan on using her catering the next time I need one. Thank you, Silvana for making everything easy.

Angie's Choice Catering
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
De'Anne H.
Verified review

Angie and her staff/family catered my daughter's wedding at The Outrigger in Willis, TX. There are not enough words to say how wonderful it is to work with Angie!! She is kind, gracious, so sweet and will go above and beyond to make your event perfect! She took care of cutting the cake for us, cleaned the dishes (that stayed at the venue) and just generally took care of so many extra things to help make the event flow beautifully. Her staff/family are just as sweet and helpful as Angie! They took care of things so I could just enjoy the wedding! The food: Angie is an amazing cook! Her food is phenomenal! Everyone was talking about how wonderful it was, and the next day I was still loving some of the leftovers for lunch AND dinner....and I wanted more! AND, she made my favorite cookies!! If I EVER need catering for an event Angie's Choice will be my first and ONLY call!!

Knotty Pine Catering
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
D. V.
Verified review

With my wedding, Knotty Pines provided a delicious dinner for well over 200 guest. The attention to details and conistant flavors were a perfect complement to our special day.

Qmamigrill
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Juliane J.
Verified review

I had my Christmas dinner catered. The chef was amazing and the food was fantastic. It was the BEST fried turkey we have ever had!!!! My mom wants to book again for next Christmas. We will defintely use them again!

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El Sabor Venezolano
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Esteban S.
Verified review

We hired El Sabor Venezolano for my daughter's graduation party. They arrived on time, and got immediately to work! Our guests absolutely loved all the food, which was fresh, had great taste and was professionally presented. Everybody spent the next three hours savoring their delicious plates, and we got rave reviews from our guests about the food. We would certainly recommend them for any party; we had over 50 guests that were coming and going the whole afternoon, and everybody enjoyed the food very much! Fully recommended!

  • 19 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Rex T.
Verified review

We've worked with Chef Steve & his staff on several of our corporate events at Exxon Mobile. Most recently was our Executive luncheon. Everyone had nothing but great things to say about the food, the presentation of the setup, & the friendly staff. Will continue to utilize in the future.

Munched Out
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Clarissa A.
Verified review

Had the best 30th birthday brunch celebration with a buffet style brunch. The food was amazing. The set up is great and looked extremely professional. Definitely using Munched Out for all future catering needs.

Unique Magic Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie C.
Verified review

My husband & I enjoy using Unique Magic Catering there food is delicious with an excellent presentation. I would recommend you use them for the next large or small event.

Chrispea Catering LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Larry L.
Verified review

The overall experience was beyond my expectation. The food was great.The service, and serving of the food was second to none. I would not think twice in recommend Christpea to anyone ln need of catering service. Grade A Service.

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We offer great food from around the world! We are specializing in fresh food. Cooked with a special purpose of fulfilling your taste buds with love and flavor!

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I am good with people. I know how to get along with others even if I do not feel good. I'm just a good-hearted country girl.

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City View Catering services a wide range of clients, bringing our signature cuisine and service to stylish cocktail receptions, distinctive corporate socials, elegant weddings, important product launches, festive seasonal parties and vibrant galas. Whatever the event or location is, you can rest assured that all the details will be managed with our special flair and attention to detail that guarantee a successful celebration. As a full-service caterer, we provide extensive menu selections, experienced event planning, coordination of rentals, entertainment, service staff, and venue selection. Our unique approach is to partner with our clients to create events that accomplish their overall objectives. Our knowledgeable event experts, innovative chefs, and professional staff work with you to make your celebration an outstanding success that is worthy of bragging guests.

  • 4 years in business
About

My creativity and in depth flavors pushes my cooking far above others, My studies in France working with a michelin star chef taught me many interesting techniques and skills. The smiles my food puts on peoples faces and the way food brings people together

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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