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Sugar Land Custom Caterers

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Red Dot Cuisine
4.9
from 162 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
Dustie H.
Verified review

AJ and his staff is absolutely top knotch. He made us feel like we were #1 everytep of the way. And the food? AMAZING. if I ever need another even catered, I know exactly where I'll go...Red Dot. Having looked around at other caterers, I know I got the best.

Catered Comforts
4.7
from 123 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Oscar G.
Verified review

We have used Comforts Personal Chef for all of our Catering Services and He is awesome!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
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Sade D.
Verified review

Terri was on time and very hospitable. Her servers were smiling and helpful the entire night. Terri accommodated all of our requests and brought all of the necessary equipment. The chicken was tender and special guests enjoyed the vegetarian option. We enjoyed the food and really loved the custom menus; it was truly a nice touch at our event!

Mason's Creative Catering
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Erika P.
Verified review

We loved Kevin's creative Sother/Creole inspired dishes. Most catering companies do recipes that are easy and boiler plate. You spend a lot of money for something you can be put together at home. Mason Catering has restaurant quality appetizers and desserts. Would definitely hire again.

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Dine Catering and Events
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
TC M.
Verified review

Mark and his team catered my niece's christening reception @ the Gite Gallery in April 2018. The Gite Gallery has preferred caterers; however, I never heard from either caterer after contacting them. Upon contacting Mark, I explained that a friend of mine had attended an event where his team caterer the food and raved about it so I felt it was kismet that we linked up on Thumbtack. I also explained to Mark that I live in northern Virginia, and that I would need a caterer to facilitate most of the interaction with the Gite Gallery. Mark hosted a tasting the week of the reception for my mother and I listened in over the phone. She RAVED about the food! Every item Mark brought out was better than the next! I received the same rave reviews from the 50 people that enjoyed the passed hor d'oeuvres and heavy appetizers over the 3.5 hour period of the party. His lovely wife served as the TABC bartender. We provided the wine, water, and sodas and she served our guests. The money I spent on the event was well worth it and the Gite Gallery owner is even planning on using Mark and his team for future events. Mark will also be the caterer of my rehearsal dinner and wedding (once the date and man are secured 😀) . It was an absolute pleasure to work with Mark, his lovely wife and his staff. His impeccable attention to detail is evident through the presentation of his food and options for seating at a venue that was extremely tight and didn't necessarily accommodate for seating. If you're looking for a caterer with years of experience and reasonably priced with attention to detail and the most AMAZING food, Dine Catering and Events should be your first and ONLY option!

Arcodoro & GourmetSardinia
4.7
from 55 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberlie M.
Verified review

We hired Kelli with Arcodoro after meeting several other caterers. She was well organized, personable and we felt that our wedding reception was her top priority, no matter how many other clients she may have had. She met us at our reception venue and asked us questions about what we wanted our day to be like and came up with so many ideas that we would have never thought of. From our first meeting we liked Kelli and felt very comfortable with her. She only had two months to put our reception together and never made us feel like that was an issue. She helped us come us with a menu that was varied and delicious and was beautifully presented! The chef made a fantastic pumpkin ravioli with a cream sauce that was the hit of our reception! Kelli and her staff went above and beyond in setting up our venue and making it look even more beautiful that we had imagined. They set up all of the tables from tablecloths to decor to the lighting of so many candles. Our cake table and guest book table were simply amazing and Kelli even took charge of setting up and arranging our cupcake cake because the cake vendor arrived too soon and the cake table was not ready yet. Our cake looked EXACTLY the way we wanted it, even though Kelli had only seen a picture of it one time. She was the go to person for all of our other vendors and she made us feel like we had nothing to worry about. The staff was awesome as well, and everyone with Arcodoro made sure that my bride and I were taken care of all evening! We truly felt like everything was under control and we were able to be the guests of honor at our reception. Kelli is not just a wedding caterer, she does it all...and makes it look effortless. That's the kind of service that I will recommend to everyone we know. Kelli, Thank you for everything you and your staff did to make our wedding day the best day ever for both of us! The venue looked fabulous, the food was great and all of our guests just raved about what a great time they had! We heard over and over that it was the best wedding reception they had ever been to. YOU ROCK and we can't thank you enough for going above and beyond for us and allowing us to enjoy our reception and guests without worrying about a thing! You provided us with personal service from start to finish and we won't hesitate to contact you again next time we need the level of service you offer. Mollie and Kimberlie Hines

Stardust Events
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Deidre G.
Verified review

I have rented a lot of photo booths over the years and Stardust has by far been the best to work with. From beginning to end the whole process was amazing - they really listened to what I wanted, gave me ideas and were very willing to have backup plans in case of rain. Our ceremony and reception were in the same location and they worked with us ahead of time to schedule a seamless setup during the changeover. They work great under pressure and all of my guests just loved Corley & Juan! They were so helpful and very fun to interact with. They also have a great assortment of props and were very willing to do just about anything custom that I wanted. I can't wait to use Stardust again!

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Keif's Catering
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Kierra W.
Verified review

My wedding food was a hit! Keif's dishes tasted like home-cooked meals rather than normal bland wedding food which is why I loved Keif! We had baked chicken, green beans, rice, and fish. The menu varied so everyone got a little bit of what they wanted. The price was also very cheap compared to most catering companies for 200 guests. Lastly, we paid for two extra servers/waiters and they were also not pricey compared to other catering companies. Please do not look past Keif's Catering when planning your wedding! He is the best caterer with the best attitude and best wedding food. Thank you Keif and great luck with all your future endeavors!!

  • 13 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Mary K.
Verified review

We had the BEST engagement party ever, mainly due to the efficient planning and preparation done by Pamela and Vanessa. They set up the pianist, who was awesome, the caterer, who also was awesome, the wait staff,bartenders and florist. Everyone was dressed professionally and did their duties to the fullest. Pamela and Vanessa met all of my requests, and excelled in making everything go smoothly. She also provided all of the glassware and dishes, so no clean up for me! Our guests couldn't stop complimenting the whole arrangement. I will definitely use them again if the need arises, and highly recommend their services for any party. Thanks again Dream Events!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eli G.
Verified review

Chef Devown was a consummate professional, and the entire process from start to finish was fantastic. Communication between us was prompt and professional. We were able to easily come up with a great menu within our budget . He showed up on time and completely prepared - and the meal prep was done without any thought or effort on my part. The food was amazing! My guests are still talking about it. I would not hesitate again to hire Devown for any dinner party or private catering event.

Mimi's Catering Services
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Anaid P.
Verified review

I was very impressed with Mimis catering services. Keiry was attentive to all of my needs she delivered great customer service and her food tasted very very good. I would definitely recommend her services.

Laniers Catering
4.5
from 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Christa M.
Verified review

Met with Chef Joy yesterday for a Fajita tasting for our upcoming wedding in a few months! She was very professional, very polite, very kind and above all....had AMAZING food! My (soon to be) husband is a VERY picky eater. Especially when it comes to rice and meat and he had zero complaints on either. We booked that day and look forward to working with Chef Joy at Laniers Catering for our wedding in a few months!

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M.A. PRIME
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erica R.
Verified review

M.A. Prime and Chef Mark far exceeded my expectations. Booking our catering event was very easy. He was eager to show me all of his offerings and I was very impressed with selections. We chose a traditional breakfast and it was executed to perfection. I cannot wait to have M.A. Prime out for a full dinner affair. Thank you very much and we look forward to being your longtime clients Chef Mark.

  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie O.
Verified review

The owner came and served at our event and everything went smoothly, she was also there to help serve the drinks as well. Very professional with our guests and will be using them in the future.

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El Sabor Venezolano
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsay O.
Verified review

our food truck experiance with sabor venezolano was perfect! They showed up right on time and everything went exactly as expected. Everything from the booking process which was super simple and they were very informative about different types of catering food truck food they could do and then when they showed up everything went perfect. Everyone loved the food they had tons of variety and it was absolutely delicious the food came out fast as expected with a food truck but my friends absolutely love the experience. We booked them for a pool party and would totally do it again.

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Silvana's Catering
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vivian M.
Verified review

Having Silvana’s Kitchen cater our party was a good decision. The food was exactly as requested and was delivered on time. Everyone was overwhelmed by the beautiful fruit and vegetable trays. The sauces were appreciated extras. Silvana was very accommodating. I plan on using her catering the next time I need one. Thank you, Silvana for making everything easy.

Qmamigrill
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Danita W.
Verified review

These guys are Rockstars!! They took own my very last minute Staff Holiday Party. Not only did they quickly create a custom menu. They executed impeccably. I'd recommend Qmamigrill to anyone looking for amazing food and professional execution!

Knotty Pine Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tricia D.
Verified review

Hiring Knotty Pine Catering was one of the best decisions I've made. From the beginning, they were attentive to my needs, tastes, and budget. Their creativity in bringing a unique tasting and texture experience to our food preferences was incredible, tasteful and deeply satisfying. I will definitely work with them again for my foodie events. Thank you, KPC!

3rd Coast Catering
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Don D.
Verified review

hoss and the guys were the best! great food and awesome service. I can't thank them enough for making our wedding great. thank you! and if you want catering you need these guys there are great

Ultimate Fusion Kitchen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anthony W.
Verified review

I think it is some of the finest food in the Houston area. I would advise everyone to try themselves and get him to cater events.

Ella’s Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
Nikki G.
Verified review

The experience with Ella’s Catering was second to none. The food was delicious and the professionalism of the staff was excellent as well. I highly recommend their services and will definitely be using them in the future!

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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