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McKinney Buffet Caterers

Browse these buffet caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in McKinney.

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
Lori E.
Verified review

Tatering catered our wedding reception and everything went as smooth as possible. Marc Caplette helped us create a plan with options that fit our budget. He was flexible and gave us additional options that were a compromise between what he lists and what we could afford. On the day of they provided more staff members than we expected which helped the buffet line and clean up go quickly and efficiently. They provided dishes, glassware, and silverware. They even had a serving utensil when we forgot to bring one for cutting our cake. They had staff cut and serve the wedding cake to our guests after we'd taken the traditional photo. The bbq was delicious and our guests were complimenting the food and nobody went hungry! We even brought home trays of leftovers that were good days later. This was the perfect choice. I would definitely recommend them to anyone in the market.

LK Culinary
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
Pam P.
Verified review

We hired Luke for a birthday party, a total of 8 guests. Everything turned out wonderful! Luke walked around making sure everyone's glass remained full AND cooked a fabulous meal. The thing I loved most about the evening was that I could mingle with our guests and enjoy myself rather than playing the hectic hostess. Everything was spotless when he left. I'd highly recommend Luke for your next event! We can't wait to have him back.

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

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
Onay A.
Verified review

My husband and I hired Chef Cassy for the preparation and service of a 3-hour, buffet-style brunch for 25 people in our home. Strong Points - Food was delicious. People loved the unique fried collard greens. Fried chicken was also delish. - Overall strong presentation and professionalism – Chef Cassy wore her chef's attire, her assistant was dressed all in black; both were very client service oriented (e.g. adapted to a minor last minute request easily); catered to the guests and the room by regularly refilling glasses and cleaning the tables; and had great positive energy. It's important for us to have people in our presence/ home with whom we can vibe, who are pleasant, and positive. - Kitchen spotless at the end of the job - Chef Cassy worked to have the pricing accommodate our budget. We ended up spending a little more than we wanted to, but thought that it was a reasonable total price. Areas for Improvement: - Food service (buffet style) could probably have been streamlined with pre-arrival food preparation. The delays were manageable and not really noticed by our guests (who were chatting, drinking, etc.) but it could have been smoother. - Had I known people were going to love the food so much (especially the chicken) I would have ordered more... most guests went back for seconds. Chef Cassy should have told me how amazing the food would be so I’d known to order extra!

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Meat & Greet BBQ Catering
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rich C.
Verified review

Everything from beginning communication to finish was excellent. Drop off at hotel was on time with no issues. Food was excellent and as promised. My guests raved about the quality and quantity of our tailgate buffet. I would highly recommend Meat and Greet BBQ to any and all who ask. I will also be a returning customer on my next trip to Texas.

  • 3 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
Julia D.
Verified review

He catered a brunch for a group of 60 people. It went well! I like how he displayed the food.

Urban Taste Catering
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew C.
Verified review

Catering for 100 person event. Great food and showed up with plenty of time to warm up with plastic ware and everything we needed to serve guests.

Oak Cliff Taco Company
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa R.
Verified review

Edylicious Kitchen catered my Casino night event and did an amazing job! The flavorful food had my guests raving! Great service!

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

What a great experience! I loved working with Carolyn and was very pleased with the delicious meal she prepared. She was very helpful in advising me on menu choices, flexible in meeting the needs of a guest with special dietary needs, and a great communicator. She was timely. The food was beautifully presented. And the apple cake got rave reviews from my guests.

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

We ended up not using Mell's grill, but received a nice phone call and feel that the experience probably would have been very positive had we decided to have a catered food truck for our party.

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

Lunch and breakfast catering service was good.

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

Entire thanksgiving meal. All food was hot/cold as appropriate, fresh and tasty! Only thing I would add is gravy. I would give 6 stars if I could. Thank you.

Provisions Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jana G.
Verified review

Kim and her staff surpassed our expectations for our son's rehearsal dinner! Our family and friends are still talking about the delicious food and their presentation and service! From the set up to the appetizers to the main course to the dessert buffet, every detail was perfect! Thank you Provisions Catering for making this event our dream come true! Jana I.

  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Pat H.
Verified review

I've used other caterers in the past, and John and his staff are the best I've ever had. The service was very professional and the food was delicious. Thank you, John! You made our employee/customer appreciation breakfast a great success!

Can2, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Marie C.
Verified review

Rolando was very easy to work with and provided great service and most importantly, wonderful food. I highly recommend him.

Texas Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline T.
Verified review

Not only did they provide the delicious Tex-Mex food for our Barn reception, but Jenni was especially attentive to our needs during the planning process, the day-of and with her follow up after our event. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food, and my (now) husband and I are extremely grateful for the over-and-above attitude that Jenni and the Texas Catering team brought to our special day. From the moment we scheduled our tasting, everything was so easy and comfortable! Jenni helped us narrow down our choices to a perfect menu, and created a wonderful buffet space the day of our wedding and even helped to serve our wedding cake. At the end of the night, they efficiently and neatly cleaned everything up for us (despite the tornado weather) and even made sure that leftovers were ready to be sent home! I cannot share our thanks enough for everything that Jenni and her team did to make sure that our day was perfect in every way!

EL REY DEL GRILL
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angela L.
Verified review

If you are looking for the best catering in Dallas, you probably need to call El Rey del Grill. I catered many times from them for special events. And not only food was delicious it also came in a timely manner. On top of it, they served the food for me! His staff was very professional, clean, and reliable. Next time you are having an event, your first choice will be El Rey del Grill. -Angela Licona

Cheftime
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Giny H.
Verified review

Business lunch. Great sandwich platter, fruit tray, pasta salad, wraps, desserts, iced tea, coffee, and even to go contain ers, wow, great caterer!!!2

Creative Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Renae C.
    Verified review

    Every event with Creative Catering is a great event! From the beautiful staging to the plentiful menu selections the experience is very creative! Most importantly the professionally prepared food is savory and delicious. Choose them for your next event!

    Lisa Garza Taste Studio

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      Taste Studio hand crafts artisan events that combine award winning cuisine, fine dining services and fashionable design. From intimate gatherings to couture cocktail, we deliver quality in style. In addition, we have a culinary education program for both kids and adults. Kids' cooking classes are available as a week-long camp or as single-day private instruction. Our adult program offers education in a party environment with wine and hors doeuvre's or one-on-one basis.

      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.

      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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