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Amazing Caterers
4.6
from 145 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 290 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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Amazing Caterers was quick, professional and incredibly flexible with all of my requirements.

Tatering
4.8
from 112 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
James R.
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This was the ONLY Caterer, out of many we considered who fully listened to what WE wanted and came up with a solution that closely matched our wants/needs with budget and did not try to "upsale" us more than we needed/wanted. Really appreciate it!! Marc is a true professional, who immediately understood what we wanted and instantly had a solution/option. It was almost as if he read our minds. Thank You for easy and hassle free experience with your company

LK Culinary
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
K.M. A.
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We worked collectively on creating a menu with a very narrow timeline. The chef was exactly on time, was well equipped, organized and the food was perfect. I would be delighted to have Luke Keller as a chef and caterer for all our entertaining. Our 50 guests enjoyed every morsel: Luke is personable and a great asset. K. Allison

Buddy's Catering &Restaurant
4.8
from 89 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda W.
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Great food and great service. Betty and Buddy are the sweetest most caring caterers I've ever met. My employees loved the food and I'll definately use Buddy catering again!!!

Chef Cassy's Creations
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie F.
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We hired Chef Cassy to cater our Christmas party for approximately 50 people. We live in Coppell, Texas and evaluated several other caterers before we decided on Chef Cassy. The food was outstanding, the service impeccable, and the overall experience as good as it gets. She and her staff were very friendly, yet professional. Everything was hot, and prepared right in our kitchen. Her alligator balls were the hit of the party. She and her staff also did a wonderful job cleaning up afterwards. I would highly recommend Chef Cassy and we plan to use her again. Great job!

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Meat & Greet BBQ Catering
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jo A.
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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
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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The low price (in comparison with other caterers) was what drew us to Jared Pierre Catering. Overall, we were pleased. During the tasting and initial discussion of the menu/event, Jared was very accommodating with our requests and was willing to make suggestions and adjust from the sample menu he sent. Communication from that point on was fairly easy. He replied within a professional time frame, but it often took a couple emails in order to get my question answered. An emergency came up the week before the wedding, resulting in Jared finding a replacement for the event. Because of this, things seemed to have gotten lost in translation and our menu items/quality was not exactly what we ordered. Nonetheless, guests still enjoyed it: One even said "this was the best food I've ever had at a wedding."

Urban Taste Catering
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca M.
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WOW is the word that pretty much sums up our experience with Urban Taste! I am with Pensacola International Airport and we had the honor of hosting a Deck Night Party at Southwest HQ in Dallas, TX. Not being from Dallas and only having one months notice - I had no clue on catering companies and their performance. I reached out to Urban Taste Catering and Tiffany was so easy and pleasant to work with! She was able to customize the menu to fit our Gulf Coast hometown cuisine and also coordinated all of the amazing decorations and props for us! The success of our event wouldn't have been possible without Tiffany and her wonderful team and I highly recommend Urban Taste Catering to anyone in, or near, the Dallas area!

  • 4 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick R.
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Thank you Claudine! Your meals are delicious. When you combine healthy, delicious, affordable meals, and great service you have my favorite personal chef Claudine Boucher. Claudine Boucher an excellent chef who always treats you as her only client. She takes the time to discuss meal options and will make adjustments to accommodate your meal needs. Many times healthy meals can be bland, however, working with Claudine my meals are never bland, always tasty and flavorful.

Spiced Lavender Catering
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Sterling C.
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Nina was very professional, responsive and made me feel comfortable with my purchase from start to finish. I’ve interacted with other caterers and none compare to Spiced Lavender. Their staff showed up at the agreed time to make sure everything was set up before my guests were to arrive. The food was soooooo delicious we were afraid we would run out. But we never did!!!! Overall, Spiced Lavender was very professional, punctual, and customer service oriented with delicious food that made my event go smooth and kept my guests happy.

A&T Catering, LLC
4.5
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Brandy .
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The food we ordered was great and everyone complimented the flavoring! She not only delivered the food and just dropped it off as we agreed upon. Chef AJ also helped my sister set up and get the pans started warming up. We had looked for other caterers that would just supply what we needed and not want to add on sides and things that we did not need. She responded with a good price quote and a list of only what we needed! I would recommend her to anyone needing no hassle catering at a good price!

Oak Cliff Taco Company
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa R.
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Edylicious Kitchen catered my Casino night event and did an amazing job! The flavorful food had my guests raving! Great service!

Mell's Grill
4.3
from 24 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie H.
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We had a New Year's Eve party, and Mell's food was the star of the show. So delicious!! He was super-responsive throughout the planning process and helped us estimate the food almost to the exact plateful, so there was no waste but nobody left hungry. Mell is my new go-to caterer.

Carolyn's Cuisine
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy T.
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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
  • 16 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!

City Kitchen Catering
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie B.
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Great food, excellent service. Working with City Kitchen Catering was a wonderful experience.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Amanda T.
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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!

Jen's Kitchen and Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Billy T.
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Jen’s food was very affordable and authentic. She would also prepare the food with care and customize to my dietary needs. The taste reminded me of my meals my granny would make. She is a keeper !!!

Cowboy Chicken
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Edward D.
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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!

Provisions Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy N.
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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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha L.
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Ashtian was a vendor at an event I was at and all I can say is YUMMY!! Not only was her food delicious, she was so happy and kind! Very professional, confident and answered all questions I had about catering. I will definitely be using her in the future and would recommend Ashtian Beck to anybody looking for a caterer! 5 stars, A+, two thumbs up :)

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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