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Rockwall Holiday Party Caterers

Browse these holiday party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Rockwall.

Amazing Caterers
from 144 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 290 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca G.
Verified review

I was thrilled with Amazing Caterers! I had a birthday party for a group of 30 and I used Amazing Caterers, a caterer I had not worked with before. Thus, I was quite nervous. However, there was no need to fret. The food was fabulous and Kelly, the server, was truly exceptional. Since the event was such a success, I will be planning another one soon! Have already picked out the items from Amazing Caterers great menu!

from 112 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
Chad M.
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Marc recently catered my wife's 40th birthday party and the food was excellent! Several people asked about him and could not stop talking about how tasty everything was! I would highly recommend Marc for your next event and I know I will use him again!

LK Culinary
from 94 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Sam W.
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Chef Luke and company helped make our wedding party a glorious success! He kept tray after tray of wonderful heavy appetizers flowing, prompting many complements from the guests. Thank you, Luke!

Buddy's Catering &Restaurant
from 88 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Marion S.
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Fantastic and outstanding. This was a last minute holiday catering and he CAME THRU BIG TIME!!! I will be a LOYAL customer and have already told SEVERAL people about him. Can't say enough... THANK YOU!!!

Chef Cassy's Creations
from 74 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey W.
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Chef catered my birthday party in my home. She was really easy to work with. I will be calling on chef for future events. Everyone loved the presentation staff and food!!!! Thank you Chef for am amazing experience. See you soon!!

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Meat & Greet BBQ Catering
from 71 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill B.
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We hired Meat and Greet Bar-b-q for our company of 35 people Christmas Party. Wonderful experience. Fantastic communication and customer service. Jim is personable and reliable. Called when he said would and showed up on the dot of the agreed time. We had the fully catered dinner with briskit, ribs and sausage. It was veru good, hot and tasty. We also had several sides that were fresh and good. The food was plentiful and served well by Jim and his helpers. Overall I will recommend Jim for our party next year. No problems, now sweat, just good food, served on time and exactly as agreed.

  • 3 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Archana B.
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Chef was awesome to work with. He helped me create the menu for my daughters 21st birthday party. The food was delicious and the pricing was extremely fair. I would recommend him highly!!!

Urban Taste Catering
from 60 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Dakota F.
Verified review

Urban Taste has been very willing to work with our company on any requests we have for food options. The staff is quick and attentive to answer any questions. We are excited to work with them for our upcoming Holiday Party, as well as future events :) -- Dakota Fugate Meetings and Events Manager Raising Cane's Restaurant Support Office

  • 4 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan B.
Verified review

Fancy's Personal Chef Service was a total hit for our private party of 75. The food was outstanding and guests commented about it throughout the evening and into the next day. The service was professional, responsive and detailed. I would highly recommend Fancy's Personal Chef Services for your next event!

Oak Cliff Taco Company
from 21 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny P.
Verified review

They truly added so much value to my party. The food was delicious they were early and very easy to communicate with. I highly recommend them and will use them again.

Mell's Grill
from 24 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie H.
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We had a New Year's Eve party, and Mell's food was the star of the show. So delicious!! He was super-responsive throughout the planning process and helped us estimate the food almost to the exact plateful, so there was no waste but nobody left hungry. Mell is my new go-to caterer.

Carolyn's Cuisine
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy T.
Verified review

Everything was delicious, and she was SO easy to work with. I had 20 relatives that I had to host for dinner only 3 weeks after back surgery, and it all went off without a hitch. I highly recommend her services to those looking for a great caterer! Brava!

Tastefully Texas Events LLC
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa P.
Verified review

I had Texas Catering cater my birthday party for about 100 guests. The food was delicious and the service and set up was top notch. I received so many compliments on the event. I will definitely be using them again in the future.

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Sprig of Thyme Catering & Co
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Taylor B.
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Connor & his team once again knocked it out of the park. This is our 3rd time hiring them and can’t wait to have them cater our holiday parties. Personality and professional are top notch. Food was amazing!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda T.
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Islanders was a fantastic addition to the wedding my team and I worked on last weekend. Carrie, the owner, worked collaboratively with both our team and the bride and groom to get great food at a great price. The meals were fresh and delicious - the guests really enjoyed them & the customer service they offered was great. If you're planning to have food trucks at your wedding they are a must!

Tim Sutherland
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Janine F.
Verified review

Chef Tim was a great teacher and host for our team building activity. He listened to my requests, provided ample time for my team to prepare food and socialize, and was in budget. It was a memorable experience. You can feel confident in hiring Chef Tim for your next private party, catering event, or in my case team building event/cooking class.

  • 9 years in business
Mecca S.
Verified review

Salena has catered delicious foods for a few events, most recently she provided the main dessert for my brothers pre-wedding dinner. I have the worst sweet tooth on the planet and her peach cobbler was the best I've eaten. It is one of my favorite desserts if not number 1. Just to give an idea of how rich and decadent this cobbler was, everyone pretty much stuffed themselves with chicken, bread, and pasta, so, towards the end of night, everyone said they would get a little of the desserts, (brownies, cookies, and cake etc). Once everyone tasted the cobbler, it was a wrap. Half of it was gone within 30 minutes, and that dwindled 40 min later. By the the end of the night approximately 6-9 servings remained. And the next morning it was gone. The other desserts still remained. Keep in mind this was a very large cobbler that probably could have fed around 40-50, and there were only 17 of us! The best way to describe the crust, texture, and flavor, would be a sweet utopia. This Definitely should be sold to the public.

Provisions Catering
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly S.
Verified review

Provisions Catering is absolutely amazing. I attended a party that was catered by Provisions and the food was amazing so I used her the next week for an important gathering. The service, presentation and food was the same consistent awesomeness! Kim is very professional, dependable and prompt. Her food and presentation are superb. I recevied tons of compliments and many folks took her card as well. Great work Provisions and I can't wait to use you again.

Griff's Catering
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Darcy C.
Verified review

The food and service Griff's catering presented at my 50th birthday party was unbeatable! You'll love working with Griffs catering planning any event. They are the nicest people.

Chef Josh's Catering
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Robert S.
Verified review

Chef Josh and his hard working wife made my party for my friend and my Team; a great experience. They stayed through the whole party and picked up after my guests. All the trash was taken care of , and the Tacos were a huge hit. I would recommend him to anyone wanting a hard working team, and awesome food. Lastly, he made a watermelon with "MMA" carved out as we are mostly members of Team Checkmat Dallas, and we all had a blast. Thanks Chef. Osss

The Pharaoh's Chef
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Rebecca P.
Verified review

Jeff is a superb chef. He is responsive and flexible to even the most unique dietary requirements. He created delicious and creative food which is thoughtfully high value. He has catered for us everything from small meals to large parties. We can't recommend him more highly!

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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