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San Antonio Appetizer Caterers

Browse these appetizer caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Antonio.

  • 3 years in business
  • 631 hires on Thumbtack
Aleah L.
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Great personalities! They did their absolute best to help us save money on airfare for our wedding guests! Love them, and will definitely work with them again on any future vacations!

GoJohnnyGo Catering, Inc.
from 133 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 279 hires on Thumbtack
Diane B.
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Johnny and his crew were great to work with on our recent daughter's graduation party. I contacted them late (about a week and 1/2 before event) and they were amazingly accommodating,polite and just on top of everything. We had wonderful, really yummy fajitas and Johnny had a great idea for some awesome appetizers (stuffed bacon wrapped jalapenos and corn fritters with cilantro cream sauce). They quickly got all the chafing dishes going in our kitchen for our buffet did appetizer set ups on tables in our garage so our kitchen wasn't messy (really appreciated that). They made everything seamless. Everyone raved about the food and were asking who did the catering (always a good sign). Santini and Martin, who were our servers, were very helpful and provided excellent service. They even helped with things outside of their responsibilities. Thanks, guys! I am so glad I took a chance on them and will definitely use them again in the future.

  • 21 years in business
  • 234 hires on Thumbtack
Alfredo V.
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I hired JC Cooks for a private dinner party for my boyfriends 50th birthday. The food was amazing. She did an appetizer, a salad and a great swordfish main entree. Not only was i happy with her but im waiting for the next party so i can hire her again. Joyce is very affordable on any budget, very professional and a lovely lady. Make sure and hire her for your next catering needs.

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Alvarez Catering
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 58 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!

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Kniseley Catered
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal K.
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The Knicely family was absolutely spectacular! They did SO MUCH more than we were expecting, not only did they set up tables and food they served the salad to the tables, poured wine, cut cake, AND helped clean up the venue!! They were so sweet the whole time and it was an absolute pleasure to have them and our family absolutely loved their food!! From the appetizers to the main course our guests just couldn't get enough!!!

Tricia's Dishes
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Byron C T.
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I am a 72 year old bedridden man. My caregiver needed help with preparing dinner meals. We found Tricia and after some discussion about my diets ("low-carb, and low vitamin K (Coumadin) foods. The first 5 days were deliscious and well planned.

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.

Brimont Fusion Cuisine
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chris A.
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We really enjoyed working with Ashley! We had asked for a buffet style Tex-Mex dinner for 8-10 people. The food was delicious and our guests really enjoyed it. Our guests loved the southwestern salads in decorative mason-style presentation and delicious salads! I think what made Ashley most unique was that she pretty much took care of everything about the dinner - all we had to do was tell her what we were looking for, when the dinner was, and how many guests, and she took care of the rest. Really made everything very easy for us, start to finish. She came out to our house, set up the meal (with flowers and everything) and then came back afterwards and cleaned up. Thanks for a great dinner, Ashley ... we'll definitely holler next time we are in town and want to do an event like this.

from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Betty H.
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This was our first time having our Super Bowl party catered and my husband was skeptical. We had about 30 guests. Chef Vida was the hit of the party. She was very professional. She interacted with the guest as well as preparing the food onsite. I can’t tell you what entree the guests enjoyed most—gumbo, chicken, or fried fish. She is known for her fried fish tower. The fish was so good our guests would eat it before she could complete the tower. My husband and I were impressed with her professionalism, interaction with the guests, and how she cleaned the kitchen after the party. He pressed me to get on her calendar for next year before anyone else took that date. We are on the schedule.

  • 19 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tory R.
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Kris was enjoyable to work with from our first communication. We had a dinner party for 8 and she made the night a success. Her appetizers, salad and main dish elicited oohs and aahs from all of us. It was a delicious, wonderful evening!!

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.

Spotted Cat Catering
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole H.
Verified review

Chef Jessica and Chef Jake far exceeded my expectations when they traveled to Austin to prepare a brunch for a party of 9 ladies. Jessica had great ideas for the menu as some had dietary restrictions. She was punctual in responding to my emails and arriving at the event location. From the quality of the food to the presentation and the taste...nothing short of AMAZING!!! All were extremely impressed and I would definitely recommend using them!


The quality of my work comes from my foundation. I was trained by the late, great, Phil Townsend of New Orleans! A place tending bar professionally, is still alive and well. His influence prompted me to do my own research to be the best barman I could be. I pride myself in reinventing the classics without losing sight of the current zeitgeist or cultural popularity. Brianne Grothues (former proprietor Limestone Grille, at Ye Kendall Inn). Brianne's cross continental cuisine has been highly regarded throughout the Texas Hill Country as "A wrecking-ball of intelligent cuisine" - L.Ott.


The attention to detail and client relationships have been built on trust that ensures we focus on every detail, from professional staff, beautifully presented food, full logistics and exceptional set up and break down.


I plan and cater all events for all ages and other states. I can provide all the services you need for a party!


We will cater to all groups large or small. Food quality will always be perfect and we guarantee all our services and food. Our menu consist of BBQ plates (Smoke Brisket,Smoke Sausage and beans and rice or potato salad and all fixings) Chicken fried steak plate (Steak, mash potatoes and gravy and beans and all fixings) Fried Catfish plate (Fish, potatoes or Cole slaw and beans and hush puppies and all fixing) We can even do a Mexican plate also if requested. Our food is awesome.


I offer fresh BBQs brought to the customer, with homemade, fresh sides. I can bring to your home, business and events. I believe in old-school, real mesquite wood and smoke.


Angel's At Your Service provides a vast selection of catering options for our community in and around the Horseshoe Bay Hill Country and San Antonio areas. We are dedicated to providing a wonderful and unique style of service that is sure to bring you great satisfaction and many compliments. We specialize in personally tailoring your event, special occasion, wedding, business meeting, or just a delicious lunch or dinner for your family and friends. We are TABC certified bartenders, waiters and private butlers are available for any functions that require professional experience in service. Our certified sommelier dissertates for wine seminars, tasting services and cuisine or tapas pairings. We would like you to contact us by phone or email with any questions. Angel, Michael or Jeffrey will contact you promptly. We look forward to helping you create unforgettable memories. Angel's At Your Service Angel Cantu, Michael De La Vega, and Jeffrey Cohen

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

It is a traditional way of cooking food with my added unique blend of spices.


Because we do not adapt Italian cooking to American food, we cook the real thing!

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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