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Red Dot Cuisine
4.9
from 163 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
Maria L.
Verified review

Can't say enough great things about AJ and Red Dot Cuisine! I hired AJ to cater my wedding on 11/19/16. We had around 175 guest at a venue located close to Downtown Houston. All my communication from the start has been pleasant, thorough, and best of all easy. Planning a wedding can be very stressful but I was fortune to have a stress free catering experience. AJ prepared a tasting for me so we could finalize the menu. This was a huge plus as he accommodated the timing around my hectic work schedule. The wedding day itself went smoothly. AJ was able to provide all our needs including linens and all china/glassware. We received MULTIPLE compliments on the food. Our guest were very impressed with the variety offered and the quality. My husband's favorite part was the dessert option. Since we were having cake we did not want a dessert buffet. AJ offered to make small favor chocolates with our picture printed on them. They were so cute and a huge hit with our guest! Not only were they cute but it also saved us money since we didn't have to purchase a favor separately. Overall I would recommend Red Dot to anyone who is looking for a professional, service oriented company. Thanks AJ!

Catered Comforts
4.7
from 123 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 180 hires on Thumbtack
Claire M.
Verified review

Our group was in town for an event and Chef Roy was very accommodating, personable and prepared a delicious meal. I would definitely recommend him and will call him again next time I am in Houston.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
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Becky K.
Verified review

Very pleased with every aspect of this caterer. Food great, staff very professional, couldn't ask for anything else!!

Mason's Creative Catering
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Erika P.
Verified review

We loved Kevin's creative Sother/Creole inspired dishes. Most catering companies do recipes that are easy and boiler plate. You spend a lot of money for something you can be put together at home. Mason Catering has restaurant quality appetizers and desserts. Would definitely hire again.

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Dine Catering and Events
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
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Wendy C.
Verified review

The professionalism and attentiveness of the Dine catering staff was excellent. We received positive feedback from clients on the menu offerings. The price was similar to other caterers but the menu was unique and well-received. We will definitely be hiring Dine Catering for future events.

Arcodoro & GourmetSardinia
4.7
from 55 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberlie M.
Verified review

We hired Kelli with Arcodoro after meeting several other caterers. She was well organized, personable and we felt that our wedding reception was her top priority, no matter how many other clients she may have had. She met us at our reception venue and asked us questions about what we wanted our day to be like and came up with so many ideas that we would have never thought of. From our first meeting we liked Kelli and felt very comfortable with her. She only had two months to put our reception together and never made us feel like that was an issue. She helped us come us with a menu that was varied and delicious and was beautifully presented! The chef made a fantastic pumpkin ravioli with a cream sauce that was the hit of our reception! Kelli and her staff went above and beyond in setting up our venue and making it look even more beautiful that we had imagined. They set up all of the tables from tablecloths to decor to the lighting of so many candles. Our cake table and guest book table were simply amazing and Kelli even took charge of setting up and arranging our cupcake cake because the cake vendor arrived too soon and the cake table was not ready yet. Our cake looked EXACTLY the way we wanted it, even though Kelli had only seen a picture of it one time. She was the go to person for all of our other vendors and she made us feel like we had nothing to worry about. The staff was awesome as well, and everyone with Arcodoro made sure that my bride and I were taken care of all evening! We truly felt like everything was under control and we were able to be the guests of honor at our reception. Kelli is not just a wedding caterer, she does it all...and makes it look effortless. That's the kind of service that I will recommend to everyone we know. Kelli, Thank you for everything you and your staff did to make our wedding day the best day ever for both of us! The venue looked fabulous, the food was great and all of our guests just raved about what a great time they had! We heard over and over that it was the best wedding reception they had ever been to. YOU ROCK and we can't thank you enough for going above and beyond for us and allowing us to enjoy our reception and guests without worrying about a thing! You provided us with personal service from start to finish and we won't hesitate to contact you again next time we need the level of service you offer. Mollie and Kimberlie Hines

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Keif's Catering
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

The food was very good and the desserts looked amazing. He catered for our event on very short notice. We would use him again.

  • 13 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah R.
Verified review

Pam came through for me, getting everything arranged in 10 Days. She had an amazing list of partner suppliers that allowed top quality on flowers, food, cake, photography, music (violinist), and all the extra equipment such as arch, chairs, and tables.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Denise W.
Verified review

We can't praise Chef Devown enough! He catered my niece's bridal shower and all the guests raved about the food. We had crab cakes, Thai meatballs and mini chicken wellington which were all phenomenal. Additionally, he made a beautiful salad with mixed berries, candied walnuts and a vinaigrette dressing that our guests were trying figure out his secrets. On his suggestion we ended with the delicious turtle dessert, YUM, I had two! He is a great chef, easy to work with, very helpful, worth every penny and a nice guy. We and several of our guests plan to use Chef Devown's service again. I recommend him highly.

Mimi's Catering Services
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Kris R.
Verified review

This was the 1st time I've ever had catering done for any of my events and I would like to say that I am not disappointed. Keiry was a professional from the moment that I started talking to her to the moment that she arrived to my house. The food was very delicious from the entrée to the side dishes and even the garlic bread. Everyone ate everything and before the night was over they were asking for more. All in all I am glad I chose Keiry and Mimi's catering to cater my event. Thank you Keiry and I will be using you again.

Laniers Catering
4.5
from 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Nina N.
Verified review

We were very impressed with the quality, presentation and taste of all the scrumptious food! They were professional and very attentive to our needs. We felt so fortunate to have hired a company that cares about the customer. They did a dynamite job with a warm and friendly smile. Thanks for catering our wedding!

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M.A. PRIME
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Leti M.
Verified review

Chef Mark truly was open to creating my proposed meal for a bridal shower I hosted. Am thankful he was fond of taking direction and bringing to life the recipes proposed. He communicated and answered inquires promptly. I highly recommend his party catering skills. Thank you Chef Mark.

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

our food truck experiance with sabor venezolano was perfect! They showed up right on time and everything went exactly as expected. Everything from the booking process which was super simple and they were very informative about different types of catering food truck food they could do and then when they showed up everything went perfect. Everyone loved the food they had tons of variety and it was absolutely delicious the food came out fast as expected with a food truck but my friends absolutely love the experience. We booked them for a pool party and would totally do it again.

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Silvana's Catering
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal O.
Verified review

Silvana was fantastic. She showed up on time. Her presentation was wonderful and the food was delicious. I highly reccommend her.

Qmamigrill
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sascha S.
Verified review

If you are searching for a reliable caterer with a A+ Food, this will be by far your best choice. Hired Qmami Grill for our event. Jonathan was supporting us for setting up the whole event including tables etc. Thanks a lot. These guy´s, who was working as chefs oversea as well, really know what they are doing and you can taste the devotion for their work. The food was just amazing, our guest were impressed about the food quality and we will offer that high quality of catering on our next event again with Qmami Grill.

Knotty Pine Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 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.

Vernele's Bayou Bakery
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
Verified review

Favorite bakery every! She did a little mermaid cake for a friend of mine and it was absolutely perfect! The whole family fell in love with the cake! I would recommend her to anyone who asked where to get a cake or dessert from!

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

Food is delicious! Really enjoy the cooking and the quality!

3rd Coast Catering
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mike R.
Verified review

3rd coast catering is awesome and such a delight to work with definitely 1st class. They went above and beyond with everything from setting up a menu to the food and servers. We had the flame grilled ribeyes with potatoes, green beans, and salad Which was simply amazing. The appetizers where above and beyond what we could have ever imagined. Loved the chocolate fountain.

Ultimate Fusion Kitchen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anthony W.
Verified review

I think it is some of the finest food in the Houston area. I would advise everyone to try themselves and get him to cater events.

Ella’s Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
Nikki G.
Verified review

The experience with Ella’s Catering was second to none. The food was delicious and the professionalism of the staff was excellent as well. I highly recommend their services and will definitely be using them in the future!

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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