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McKinney Custom Caterers

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Amazing Caterers
from 140 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy J.
Verified review

Ed was great to deal with. I never met with him; I called him and emailed and he took care of everything without having to meet. John delivered the food and even helped set up and arrange things which wasn't in the agreement. He was very nice and said he didn't have anything to do and didn't mind helping. I will definitely use Amazing Caterers again. They were also the most reasonably priced caterer I found. The food was great!

from 110 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie C.
Verified review

Very fast, personalized catering quote for our wedding of 60 people. Very reasonable pricing, I added extra sides and drinks and my total still came out to about $15 per person.

LK Culinary
from 88 reviews
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon D.
Verified review

Chef Luke came up with a perfect meal plan to fit into my dietary needs. I couldn't believe food this tasty could also be healthy. The weekly custom menu's kept everything fresh and seasonal.

Buddy's Catering &Restaurant
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
from 72 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie F.
Verified review

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
from 69 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jo A.
Verified review

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
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Kristopher A.
Verified review

Jared shared in our excitement of our 10 year anniversary party. He arrived early and was completely ready on time. I had multiple guests comment about his professionalism and the quality of his food. My favorite was the custom cupcakes and sorbet softserve he made for desert. Thank you Jared!

Urban Taste Catering
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 108 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!

Chefs Like It Hot Caterers
from 50 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Philana B.
Verified review

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Chef Tony Teems when I threw a close family member a baby shower in February 28th, 2015. This new baby is the first addition to our very large family in many years, and so I was beyond excited to throw a very special shower and deliver an exceptional experience for the guest-of-honor and her closest friends & our family. My event planner and I both worked extensively for a few months to find the perfect catering partner to deliver just the right culinary experience for the event. The planner and I spoke with so many different caterers and had so many tastings, my head was spinning! At this time, I had not yet discovered Chef Tony, so as time was getting short, I elected to proceed with a different caterer. As I continued to ponder the other caterer's menu and reviewed the total price, was just not satisfied- then, I came across Chef Tony Teems' website, The first thing that drew me in is the variety of his catering menu. Chef Tony's skill set covers a wide range of cuisines from Traditional French to down-home country soul food! He understands the delicate culinary intricacies of so many styles of food and can offer whatever tastes your palette desires. The second thing that captured my attention was his competitive prices. After reviewing so many proposals and prospective contracts from other caterers, Chef Tony's prices are more attractive, particularly for the high quality and complex nature of the cuisines he offers. Chef Tony can work within your established budget and deliver the best value for your money. What drew me in even further was Chef Tony Teems, himself. After reviewing his menu and his prices, I called Chefs Like It Hot Caterers. Chef Tony was very charming, funny and friendly, but what struck me the most was his heightened level of professionalism and can-do attitude. Chef Tony asked all the right questions, answered all of my questions, and even anticipated questions that I did not even think to ask. Even without much time left on the calendar before the shower, Chef Tony confidently reassured me that he would deliver the type of food and service that I sought. -and he exceeded my expectations. Finally, and most importantly, the food tastes amazing! Chef Tony and his assistant chef Lacarnist Hiriams they provided us a delicious, beautifully presented spread of food that had the entire party raving! The baby shower's program started 45 minutes late because I couldn't get the guests to stop eating the food, to stop talking about the food, to stop asking questions about the food, and to stop trying to hire Chef Tony for their own special events! In summary, if you're seeking: *A range of menu options that look and taste absolutely divine * To capture the greatest value for your budget * To deal with a trusted professional whose primary goal is wowing his clients * Then book Chefs Like It Hot Caterers and Chef Tony for your event right away. Bon Apetit! P. Berry

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

So good! Makes my life a lot easier, quality of food is amazing. So nice to come home to home cooked meals during a busy week! The custom requests are a huge help too

Oak Cliff Taco Company
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 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!

Mell's Grill
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jana K.
Verified review

Mike was great to work with and the food was really good! On time delivery, easy to custom order, and online invoicing. Would use again!

City Kitchen Catering
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!

The Divine Dish
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kendra C.
Verified review

Cari catered an open house event that we had. She did an awesome job. Prior to the event, Cari made sure to stay in contact with updates and to confirm the headcount. The food was amazing. Our guests were so pleased and gave many compliments. The Martini Glass Humus Trio was a big hit! I would recommend The Divine Dish to anyone searching for an amazing caterer.

Just Encased Food Truck
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda V.
Verified review

I love Just Encased handcrafted sausages and the clever toppings that make it a meal! Hands down my go to food truck.

The Bite
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Margarita A.
Verified review

The Bite catering was very professional and they were all super friendly. My husband and I were very pleased with the food and so were our guests. We appreciated that they worked with us and made specific changes for our vegeterian guests. They were fantastic!

Cowboy Chicken
from 9 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Tina H.
Verified review

Service and food was awesome! Will be using them again in the future!

Matt Reddick Personal Chef
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Verified review

We had Chef Matt cater a party that we had at our house. He was proffesional, friendly, and fun. We loved the food, and will definitely use him again

Edible Cravings Catering
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Wheatley COGIC L.
Verified review

Edible Cravings exceeded my expectations. They were thorough with taking and completing my food request. Their presentation was impeccable. And, the food was delicious. Thanks Edible Craving for the extension of advise and catering service relative to your experience in the catering business. We look forward to you servicing our next event.

One GReat Vegan
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole A.
Verified review

Gabrielle catered my baby shower and it was absolutely wonderful! The food was delicious! Even the meat eaters were raving about the food (especially her jackfruit 'chicken' and waffles)! Such a professional, and even the layout of the food was beautiful. Would definitely have her cater another event!

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    We service small personal events that fit the occasion and would require your desire. We are very great at hors d'oeuvre and setting up buffets.

    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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