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  • 3 years in business
  • 630 hires on Thumbtack
Timiko C.
Verified review

Great enthusiastic professionals that caters to the need of each person individually.

GoJohnnyGo Catering, Inc.
4.7
from 131 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 273 hires on Thumbtack
Ximena A.
Verified review

Johnny was great. I had never done catering before and he helped me get a nice graduation dinner set up. Spencer was great as well. Would definitely use again and recommend to a friend.

  • 21 years in business
  • 232 hires on Thumbtack
Rheannon L.
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Joyce catered my wedding of around 130+ people. She put my mind at ease the first day we met and was so helpful throughout the whole experience. Her rates were so reasonable compared with big catering companies, she offered so much variety at a great value. She was so accommodating, taking all out suggestions and running with them. Everyone enjoyed dinner, especially the chicken and that mushroom gravy! Even though she only had a few servers, they were sweet, professional and very hard working. We provided our own plates and silver, but she gave us information about a rental place that still came way under budget and worked out great. She even offered to get them for us and add it to the bill, but it was no problem or for us to take care of it. Finally, Joyce is a wonderful, talented, and fun person, and I definitely recommend her for any occasion!

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Alvarez Catering
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shaina B.
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We hired Alvarez Catering for our wedding and they were absolutely wonderful!! Teresa was always there to answer any questions I had and was so accommodating to all of our needs. I never felt worried or stressed about our catering for one second. We chose to have a Thanksgiving feast for our fall wedding, which included turkey, pineapple glazed ham, stuffing, buttermilk mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, and sweet/unsweet tea. Oh my goodness it was absolutely delicious! Everyone complimented us on how great the food was and I absolutely agree. It was set up buffet style with attendants and the lines moved quickly. I cannot thank Teresa and this company enough for making our day so special. They even arrived earlier than we agreed so that they wouldn't distract our ceremony. I would choose them over and over again! THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for completing our day! - Shaina & Alex

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Kniseley Catered
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole K.
Verified review

Kniseley Catered was the perfect choice for my rehearsal dinner. They supplied everything, served my guests, and cleaned up afterward. My friends and family complimented me on selecting them because their lasagna tasted like real Italian lasagna. The church was even impressed with how professional they were and how fast they cleaned up afterward. For any event in the future, I'll choose them and refer my friends and family to them! Thank you for doing such an amazing job and making my dreams come true!

Jewell’s
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire 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.

  • 20 years in business
Amber S.
Verified review

We hired Southern Hospitality Party Catering to cater our Grand Opening event for our new self storage facility. I cannot say enough great things about Chef Charles & his staff. They were the epitome of professional. We experienced great communication throughout the entire process from planning to execution. The bbq was delicious & far exceeded our expectations. Our customers were delighted with the bbq sandwiches that Chef Charles & his staff provided us with. We were so pleased we hired him for another event & are in talks about a couple more! Give them a try - you won't be disappointed.

  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
LeAnn W.
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Kris as a person is one of the most lovely, kind, courteous, flexible, helpful compassionate that my husband & I have ever had the joy of meeting. Kris as a chef is THE most delicious experience to the stomach as well as the eyes! She crafts her meals (of all sorts & variety) with so much care in mind as to ensure every scrumptious bite contains the best & freshest ingredients. She is a joy to work with. She listened to as much direction as I wanted to give & then did what she’s does to perfection...Kris fed our souls as well as our stomachs!!

Kajun Kuisine
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Darla G.
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Sweetest person ever! So glad we trusted our planning to her!

Spotted Cat Catering
5.0
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!

Chub's Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Ana Salazar
Verified review

Great catering service! Delicious food! Brisket was amazing!

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

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I give my best on all my work I do. I have been in the business for over fifteen years. I am currently working for Regis Corporation for the last four years. And I am the top stylist at their Converse , Tx location

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We provide elegant event and Catering Services for parties and gatherings for any occasion

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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

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We use the freshest ingredients, from farm to table. Our chef is professionally trained with over 13 year experience. She has competed on Food Networks #1 Show Cutthroat Kitchen and worked as a personal chef to many high profile clients. Stick a Fork in it Caters to you and your budget to make sure every bite has you satisfied.

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GG's Catering "The Gospel Grub!" Gourmet grilled sandwiches, Soups, Salads, pastries, teas and lemonades! Relaxed option for sandwiches, soups and salads. Also available in combos. Our vegan menu is UNBELIEVABLE!! *Gluten-free options available *Disclaimer: may contain wheat and nuts*

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Hell Fighters Kitchen is the premier food service company, serving the hardworking individuals of the energy industry. Hell Fighters Kitchen is the number one professional, full-service, licensed caterer for all of your company's needs. We offer a custom, diversified menu with the highest-quality product available. Furthermore, with over 125 years of experience, our attention to detail, flexibility, and focus on customer satisfaction are unrivaled. Our proficiency will not only ensure your satisfaction but also prove to exceed your expectations in every aspect. Check out our 24/7/365, premier, professional service options.

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From weddings to birthday parties, we cater all types of events. Whether it's simple or extreme food, we can handle the chaos of preparing, serving and cleaning up for your event.

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I can cook most Mexican food like tamales, menudo, pozole, etc. I have been cooking Mexican food for over 20 years.

  • 4 years in business
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We never compromise quality or professionalism.

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.

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 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.

Actual Requests

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Need Catering Services for Buffet Dinner Party

Canyon Lake, TX

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Mexican / Latin
  • Serving style
  • Head count
  • Details
    I want tamales with rice and beans with a salad

Need a Caterer for a Food Truck Event

Leander, TX

  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
  • Head count
    100-125
  • Details
    For fall festival at whitestone elementary
  • $1
    Average price

Need a Caterer for Event on August 30, 2014

Round Rock, TX

  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
  • Head count
  • Details
    Date: 08/30/2014 Amount: 150 ppl Budget: $4000.00 Type of Food: We are Louisianians, so we are lovers of pastas, cajun food, southern cooking, pretty much spicy foods with great taste and succulent flavor! :) p.s. but we can step out of the box a little.
  • $10
    Average price
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