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San Antonio Outdoor Caterers

Browse these outdoor catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Antonio.

  • 3 years in business
  • 625 hires on Thumbtack
Erica K.
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Once we were able to connect Helen and Ellen at Twin Connection Travel helped us find a wonderful hotel ran by very conscientious nice people in Miami Florida! Our needs where more then met with airfare accommodations, including wheelchair needs for my mother in law. Ellen was so nice and friendly! We would be happy to call on their services again for our travel needs!

GoJohnnyGo Catering, Inc.
4.7
from 131 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 273 hires on Thumbtack
Emily J.
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We were very pleased with Go Johnny Go Catering services. The brisket was excellent, and the chicken and sides were good as well. Server, Don, was so polite and friendly, and did such as wonderful job. All of our guest commented on the good food and friendly service! I would highly recommend this company for catering.

  • 21 years in business
  • 225 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah R.
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Joyce is awesome! The food was delicious and everyone told us they enjoyed their dinner at our wedding:) Joyce and her team took care of everything like she said they would. We definitely recommend her and will use her catering services again!

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Alvarez Catering
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacob E.
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My experience with Alvarez Catering was wonderful. They were exceptionally helpful and obliging and worked within my budget. They also made the best food I have ever eaten in my life. Every bite was sensational! I couldn't have made a better choice.

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Kniseley Catered
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aubrey L.
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I was completely satisfied with the service provided by Kinsley's catering, he and his staff were outstanding. I as well as our guests or extremely satisfied with not only the food but the customer service provided by Kinsley's catering. If I am ever in need of catering services again Kinsleys will most definitely be my choice.

Manna Catering
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
LM G.
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Excellent service. Great food. My family was very happy with their professionalism and courtesy, while providing catering for our very large family reunion.

S.A. Event co
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Zabby D.
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Working with Shalamar was a breeze. She was very understanding and catered to my needs. Will definitely work with her in the future.

Longhorn Catering
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Texas Quality Painting H.
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We used Longhorn Catering for our Thanksgiving Dinner for our company party. They were very quick to reply with the invoice after inquiry. They delivered on time and the food was DELICIOUS. Turkey was not dry and all the sides were very tasty. Very professional business to order for all catering needs. I recommend Longhorn to everyone! You will not be disappointed.

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Texas Poker Smokers BBQ
5.0
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!

Jewell’s
5.0
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
Johny R.
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I hired the Ninjachef (Martino) for a gallery opening and event I was having in my art gallery. I had reconnected with him at another catered event they were catering and I had to meet the chef! I knew then I needed this team for my event. I have been completely pleased at the creative menu's and how custom and inviting everything was displayed. The food was absolutely spot on and many clients still talk about the food catered by Ninjachef and his wonderful team.You can not go wrong with hiring Ninjachef (Martino) for any size event you have! I promise. One truly satisfied client!

  • 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!

Kajun Kuisine
5.0
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.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire 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!!

Chub's Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Ana Salazar
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Great catering service! Delicious food! Brisket was amazing!

Spotted Cat Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Edna G.
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Took the time to explain the little things such as proper knife holding. Interactive but not over baring. Really great to work with.

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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.

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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 will travel to your residence for menu tasting, small meals cooked daily, small parties, or just want hands-on cooking lesson. We can cook anything, We have 18 years cooking experience. I'm a CIA graduate 03.

  • 1 year in business
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Customers First . Great Taste and every item have a Come back for more appeal!

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We serve corporates, weddings, and 15th birthdays. We have a variety of food, including Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Moroccan and Indian.

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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