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New Braunfels Food Catering Companies

Browse these food catering companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in New Braunfels.

  • 3 years in business
  • 634 hires on Thumbtack
Keith M.
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Ellen was a great help. Always had a quick response and good ole fashion work hospitality. I am already working with them on my 2nd trip...

GoJohnnyGo Catering, Inc.
from 134 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 285 hires on Thumbtack
Evelyn A.
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We had catering from GoJohnnyGo and the food was excellent, set-up was on time, no problems whatsoever. I will use GoJohnnyGo for any catering we need in the future. Thank you! Evelyn

  • 21 years in business
  • 237 hires on Thumbtack
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The best food I’ve ever had from any catering service. And outstanding service. We will use them again next year

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
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Leslie was great to work with. She and her staff arrived early, began setting up and before we knew it our home had been transformed into a winter wonderland. Everyone raved about the food. Will definitely use her catering services again.

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Alvarez Catering
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Margaret M.
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We contacted Alvarez catering on rather short notice to cater a graduation party for my daughter. Everything was fantastic! Teresa quickly responded and gave me several menu choices. Set up was on time and they were so kind and accommodating of our needs. The food was fantastic! We order pulled pork sliders, tilapia and herb roasted chicken breast. Portions of main dish and sides were generous. All of the entrees were just fantastic! we received many positive comments on the food. In addition to the food, the Strawberry Lemonade was great! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company to friends. We were very pleased with their service and especially the great meal!

Bon Vie Chef Services
from 26 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Miller T.
Verified review

Hire her! Bon is amazing and her food is ever more amazing. Our family has used her services for weekly meals as well as catered events. Her food is so delicious. She picks the finest and freshest ingredients. My husband with a salt addict, salting everything before he ever tasted anything. Bon has him loving and eating food without salting first...EVER. She has been a great influence on our family. Not only is she a talented Chef but she is also a wonderful person. We feel like she is an extension of our family. We can't say enough positive things about her,

Cake -N- Que Catering, LLC
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Verniece N.
Verified review

I was a guest at the Mississippi Grand Council Session that was catered by Cake-N-Que. Catering. The food was wonderful and plentiful, The service was great and the staff was very professional. I would love to have their business in Arkansas in my area. Great job Cake-N-Que Catering.

Tricia's Dishes
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay C.
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Tricia did a great job communicating with me to plan a party menu that met our needs. She arrived on time with everything promised and all attendees really enjoyed the quality and variety of hors d'oeuvres. Reliability, affordability and good food - what more can you ask from a caterer? Thanks!

V's Catering & Event Styling
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Loved the food and customer service that we received. My wife and I really enjoyed the can do attitude of this company. Their willingness to please and achieve great satisfaction was outstanding. I would recommend them to anyone and I have recommended them to my friends and family.

Troy's Texas BBQ Catering
from 11 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
David F.
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Troy catered our wedding with brisket, ribs, chicken, and sides. People come up to me a year and a half later asking who did the catering and complimenting the quality. My memory of that day is a blur, but the juiciness and flavor of that meal is clear. We could not have asked for better service, better food, or a better price.

  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jennie S.
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Kris was really easy to work with. She is attentive to what you envision for your catering needs. Her food was awesome. My family can’t stop talking about how great the food was for my father-in-law’s milestone birthday. I do intend to use her again for future family events. I was very pleased with her service and do recommend her to anyone who requires catering for any event.

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Shiela G.
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I recently brought on Dolce Bacio to serve their gelato at my event, and they were amazing! Very responsive to my messages leading up to the event, showed up early to set up, and offered incredible service. 10/10 would work with them again and visit their food truck on E. 6th!

  • 20 years in business
Ronald B.
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Southern Hospitality Catering Company is amazing, the Caterers were on time and set up was excellent, the food was great, just wow awesome!! The staff was very professional and wonderful and I will definitely use this company again for future events

Buenos Aires Café
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sofia C.
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I've loved Buenos Aires Cafe for many years now. The food is incredible, and beautifully prepared, while the ambiance is simply lovely. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Austin.

Silver Whisk
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Morgan H.
Verified review

Couldn't have been more impressed with the service and quality of the food!! Our guests raved about it and the Silver Whisk team was beyond accommodating for our last minute catering event! Will definitely recommend and would to use them again!

Pro38 Lifestyle
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jenn L.
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This is a catering business that I plan to call first before booking any other catering place. Fast, friendly, and food was a hit. I work with Executives that are pretty demanding and they loved every bit of it. Set up was awesome and on time. No issues with Pro38 Lifestyle. You can't go wrong with them.

Kajun Kuisine
from 3 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen C.
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So far she has done an outstanding job. She has kept up on things to Mae sure the event goes well. Our event is Aug 1st.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Candice D.
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Everyone complimented how good the food was! Jesus and his wife were easy to do business with and I will definitely hire them again for my next event!

  • 4 years in business
Nick R.
Verified review

The best custom catered culinary experience you can find in Austin hands down. This is from someone who works weddings every week and has tried almost every caterer in the Central Texas area. A unique and non-traditional experience for Texans looking for great alternate catering options.

Luciano Family Pizzeria
from 3 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie L.
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Excellent food and service!

Karenn Ramos
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Jose M.
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I hired Karenn for one of my business events for 80 people and she ask me what type of food and I said international and she creas some incredible Italian, Mexican, Argentina, French and more Honestly she will be hired for all my business events

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.

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 much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

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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