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Troy's Backyard BBQ
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Debra W.
Verified review

I have been to several events catered by Troy's Backyard, including a large wedding and family get togethers. He always has amazing food! He provides large portions, great food and reasonably priced! I would use him again and again for any event!

Bella Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Narissa B.
    Verified review

    She was very professional and efficient! The food and service were outstanding! I would use her again and again for any of my catering needs.

    Crazy Catering Care
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Debby B.
      Verified review

      Her great smile and great food

      • 7 years in business
      About

      We offer catering, bakery, casseroles and café. We make all our food and desserts in-house and also design custom menus and cakes for events.

      About

      We provide custom catering for events ranging from simple to black tie. We are serving intimate dinner parties and banquets of up to 400 attendees.

      About

      The Lodge: We are a special events center and wedding facility. Packages and pricing are available, from a complete wedding package to the small and intimate. Ask for info, or to schedule your wedding or event consultation, call Pam Carter or check our web page. Off-premise packages available: We have customizable wedding and event packages available to fit your needs and your venue, to make your wedding a dream come true. Bridal and client testimonials are available on our website! Catering services: Catering options are from weddings, corporate planning, large parties and galas from 50 to 2,500, gourmet services, bakery and wedding cakes. Many references are available upon request. All food cuisines are available, from a casual affair to a gourmet feast. Event planning: We do complete and total event planning, vendor staffing and coordination, from start to finish. Band and DJ packages: We have band and DJ packages to suit your wedding needs. From live musicians versed in musical styles, from ceremony music, trio musicians for dinner music, DJ or 6-piece band with a mix of fun favorites popular for a variety of events, we can tailor it to suit your needs. Call The Lodge and The Catering Company, Pam Carter for booking and pricing.

      • 9 years in business
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      • 5 years in business
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      I'm down to earth a real person, who won't treat you like a dollar sign and will deliver to your request

      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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