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Amazing Caterers
4.6
from 140 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 284 hires on Thumbtack
Halie S.
Verified review

We loved Ed! Not only was the food DELICIOUS, but the service was outstanding. Ed is a real people person, and every visit we had felt comfortable. Ed and Amazing Caterers catered for my wedding on Oct. 7th 2016. All my guests loved the food and variety Amazing Caterers offer, and I even had the chefs checking on myself; always asking if I needed anything throughout the night. Ed also went above and beyond for us, and got us a quote and set up for flatware 3 days before the wedding when a crisis had hit! Thank you Ed, and thank you Amazing Caterers!!

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

Marc was incredibly quick to respond to my questions and put together a great quote for us. We went out and had a tasting with both our families (7 people total) and had an exceptional meal. We're incredibly excited to have Tatering as our caterer for our wedding and would highly recommend them if you're looking for someone that brings exceptional quality for a great value.

LK Culinary
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 135 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
Travis V.
Verified review

Great job! Really good food for my wedding reception. Had fajitas and they were delicious.

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 69 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel K.
Verified review

The food was SO good, Jim and Gemma are so great to work with, and everything arrived on time and freshly prepared! These people are so wonderful to work with- always pleasant and courteous and never hard to reach. They worked with me on a custom menu for our wedding and the food was so good, my guests were trying to persuade them to sell their food commercially! Delicious food and five star professionals. What a wonderful addition to our wedding reception!

SRD Events & Entertainment
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Angela G.
Verified review

Cindy & Steve were amazing! They are personable, FUN professionals! Our wedding day went so smoothly! Steve's clear voice was perfect for the ceremony and announcements throughout the day. Our guests loved the songs they played. Cindy made a timeline for our special day and helped ensure that our vendors and myself were informed about any plans or changes if they came up. Our wedding day was so special and enjoyed by all our guests and the wedding party because we could just relax and enjoy the beautiful day!

  • 3 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
Najeeba S.
Verified review

Food for my wedding was excellent! Guests loved every dish equally. Shrimp & grits station Shrimp & oyster poboys Chipotle beef sliders Jambalaya Greens with Smoked turkey Mac n cheese Sweet potatoes Thanks for helping me incorporate cajun & Southern favs for my special day! P.S. Thanks for the packed meal for later too.

Urban Taste Catering
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 110 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!

SPICED LAVENDER CATERING
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Martize W.
Verified review

Spiced Lavender Catering is a very professional and affordable catering company. I love the quality of their food as well as the exuberant and hard working staff.

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

Lisa with City Kitchen was wonderful for our wedding reception! The food tasted great, they were very professional and really made the whole experience a breeze! They covered every little detail we needed covered for the catering and our guests are still asking who catered and rave about the meal. I highly recommend them for any of your catering needs!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 17 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!

  • 9 years in business
Mecca S.
Verified review

Salena has catered delicious foods for a few events, most recently she provided the main dessert for my brothers pre-wedding dinner. I have the worst sweet tooth on the planet and her peach cobbler was the best I've eaten. It is one of my favorite desserts if not number 1. Just to give an idea of how rich and decadent this cobbler was, everyone pretty much stuffed themselves with chicken, bread, and pasta, so, towards the end of night, everyone said they would get a little of the desserts, (brownies, cookies, and cake etc). Once everyone tasted the cobbler, it was a wrap. Half of it was gone within 30 minutes, and that dwindled 40 min later. By the the end of the night approximately 6-9 servings remained. And the next morning it was gone. The other desserts still remained. Keep in mind this was a very large cobbler that probably could have fed around 40-50, and there were only 17 of us! The best way to describe the crust, texture, and flavor, would be a sweet utopia. This Definitely should be sold to the public.

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.

Ryan Hobbs, CPC, CSSP
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Gayle O.
Verified review

Ryan catered my wedding a few years ago and I couldn't have been more pleased. The theme was Celtic/Renaissance and we wanted some hints of traditional dishes without going overboard. We opted for hors d'oeuvres rather than a seated dinner since it was New Year's Eve and we were going to be feeding people for quite a few hours. Ryan concocted some delicious mini-shepherd's pies to complement his luscious spread, which included some wonderful squash "shooters" (with Gruyère cheese, if memory serves). The food was plentiful, with a perfect blend of meat and cheese dishes, crudités, fruits, and breads. The presentation was flawless and I wish I'd gotten a picture. Ryan takes pride in delivering a superior product with fresh ingredients. His skill as a chef is matched by his creativity. Additionally, he is able to manage and motivate his kitchen and wait staff impeccably. In short: Ryan listens to your requirements and surpasses anything you might have imagined.

Chae Portee Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
    WILL A.
    Verified review

    It's was a wedding event of about 120 and the Portees were on time very professional very organized...The food and set up was amazing I would definitely use this cater again In the future.

    Heavenly Catering
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Tony B.
    Verified review

    This amazing company provides all solutions to all your catering needs. They are among the top rated caterers who handle anything from corporate luncheons to weddings, and more.

    Griff's Catering
    4.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Nina W.
    Verified review

    EXCELLENT CATERING SERVICE!! They provided food for my wedding last month and everybody raced about the food! The chicken fajita wraps are to die for! Highly recommend! 5++ stars!!

    DeeVine Catering
    4.3
    from 3 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Judy W.
    Verified review

    Wonderful sums it up !! We used Dee for our daughter's Wedding and we couldn't have been more pleased, I would recommend to all my friends to use DeeVine Catering for their next event Judy Woodruff Decatur, Tx

    Sanscreations
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Akeshia G.
      Verified review

      San is an awesome and very patient event planner,caterer my wedding was beautiful a nd very affordable..

      Catering by Chef Richard
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 13 years in business
      Brittany L.
      Verified review

      Did a great job with our menu for our wedding. When we told me what we envisioned he ran with it and had some great ideas. His food is amazing, we got Scottish eggs and they were the best we've ever had. The Chicken and waffles were amazing as well.

      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.

      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.

      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 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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