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New Braunfels Full Service Caterers

Browse these full service caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in New Braunfels.

  • 3 years in business
  • 625 hires on Thumbtack
Tom S.
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Quick and professional service in booking a LAST minute trip to Cal wine country, Sonoma County. Tom S

GoJohnnyGo Catering, Inc.
from 131 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 273 hires on Thumbtack
Sara K.
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Johnny was so responsive, did a large order only 48 hours in advance and the food was super good. By far, the easiest, most professional, and fair priced catering service. The food was the perfect amount for the number which is a nice bonus.

  • 21 years in business
  • 225 hires on Thumbtack
Marguerite O.
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I used JC Cooks catering service for the first time last week and had a wonderful experience!!! Joyce was extremely helpful in helping me narrow down my choices for a birthday lunch, She was very patient and listened to what I was thinking and then helped implement my goal through her professional experience! She showed up exactly on time and helped set up everything perfectly!!! I wiould definitely use this caterer again and highly recommend her to others!!!

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  • 22 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nick A.
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Leslie was a joy to work with. This was the first time I've had to set up an event with a catering service and she was a tremendous help in guiding me through the process. Everything was set up on time, the food was delicious, and my group was very appreciative of the service provided. Thank you, Leslie, for a job well done. I definitely recommend Fabulous Affairs for your event planning/catering needs.

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Alvarez Catering
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David B.
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The caterers were very punctual as well as professional for my wedding. They did a great job with everything. I highly recommend this company.

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Kniseley Catered
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris L.
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Probably the best catering service i have used in my career. Great food and service. Highly recommend

Goodies & Bits LLC
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen H.
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Amazing. Goodies and Bits were simply amazing, awesome. They showed up early and were prepared when our church members were leaving service. Service was quick and the food was awesome. There was something for everyone. I loved that we had options to choose from as to what they served. I even know some people that went back twice. A tremendous thanks for helping to make our event successful.

Bon Vie Chef Services
from 26 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jim R.
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This was awesome. We love dinner parties, but this year we've just had no time. And even when we did have time, we were wiped after the week, and couldn't face the cleaning, cooking, and cleaning again (dishes -- like a hangover without the fun drunk part beforehand). We decided to splurge and try a catering/chef service. We chose Chef Bonnie and were very pleased. Communication via email and phone was promptly responded to. She handled the somewhat complex dietary issues of some of our guests without batting an eyelash. She noted our requests and confirmed them, also dealing with my questions and minor changes perfectly. The day of the dinner she and her assistant arrived with everything they needed to cook an awesome meal. All we had to do was occasionally point out where some of our serving dishes and kitchen items were. When our guests arrived we were able to relax and enjoy a conversation for hours while Bonnie and her assistant dealt with all the food, served us, and then CLEANED UP ALMOST EVERYTHING. They even labeled and stored the leftovers in our fridge! Have I mentioned the food was delicious? It was! Rounding it all out, I felt we got good value for our money. I would not call it "inexpensive" but two people working hard for 6 hours (skilled labor at that), plus the prep time beforehand, and all supplies except the wine, salt and pepper? AND the ease of mind? Bargain. Oh yeah, almost forgot: She was very patient with our dogs, who spent most of their time under her feet until we finally put them away. Give her a try! I think you'll be pleased!

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Lyndie C Catering
from 24 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diana G.
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Amazing! We had a wonderful event and everyone raved about the food and service. Lyndie was a joy to work with.

Manna Catering
from 21 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy G.
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San Antonio Head & Neck Surgical Assoc. had a wonderful experience. Manna Catering full-filled all our needs and special request. They were very thorough. We look forward to using them again.

S.A. Event co
from 18 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Megan V.
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Shalamar took care of just about everything for my wedding, planned it all a month before my wedding date and everything within my budget!!! We had many quotes from other caterers, planners etc.. None of which compared to Elegant Events. We were very pleased with her professionalism while also being personal. Overall a great experience and glad we went with Elegant Events to take care of it all.

Longhorn Catering
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Denise H.
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They were extremely easy to work with. The food was fantastic and the service could not be beat. We will definitely hire them again!

V's Catering & Event Styling
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 13 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.

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Texas Poker Smokers BBQ
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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JoAnne S.
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Corey and his team went above and beyond to make sure our school function went smoothly. The food was amazing! He worked with us to make sure our kids had the food they wanted at a price that fit into our budget. Would highly recommend this company for your catering needs. Best BBQ ever!

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.

from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lee P.
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I would recommend Jewels to anyone looking to have some good ol authentic New Orleans cuisine! The food is great and the service is unmatched.

  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
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Chef Martino catered an unforgettable event for us. We did not have to worry about a single detail. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. I would recommend him over and over again and I know I will be using him with any business or personal events I need.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ludvia J.
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The food and service couldn't have been better! The personal attention and detail to what I wanted was exact and made it feel like I really went to a 4 or 5 star restaurant! I would definitely being using Savor services again!

Midnight Baker & Catering
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Trent B.
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Excellent food and great service.

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.

Prairie City Catering

New To Thumbtack

  • 3 years in business

Prairie City Catering is a culinary and personal chef service offering an array of exquisite cuisine that will certainly satisfy your desires. We are committed to your happiness and expectations. We offer a diverse business, from catering and personal chef services to culinary classes.

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.

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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