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The Colony Caterers

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Amazing Caterers
4.6
from 144 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 290 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn Q.
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Exceptional customer service. Food was good and on time as promised, (delivered by the owner). It was also within the budget that I had for the catering. In fact, it was the best offer I received. Thank you! Marilyn Quinones

Tatering
4.8
from 112 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
Jenn H.
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Marc and his team did an amazing job at our wedding on March 5. Marc went above and beyond to make my day special. He rented a bar from a third party and handled all the transport and fees for it in advance so we wouldn't have to worry. He even met us at the venue prior to the rehearsal dinner and helped our wedding coordinator figure out the table layout. His staff was so friendly and kind to everyone at the wedding and even helped clean up beyond their catering duties. We had the lemon garlic chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus and I'm still hearing compliments about how good it all was, especially how juicy the chicken was. If we ever have another event, we now have a go to guy in Marc from Tatering Catering!

LK Culinary
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Joan B.
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Luke did a great job catering a sit-down dinner for my daughter's bachelorette weekend. He responded to my initial inquiry promptly and was easy to communicate with via e-mail and text as we planned the menu. The girls wanted to float around the pool and enjoy a few adult beverages during the day, but wanted a restaurant-quality meal that evening without having to worry about dressing up or driving. Luke arrived promptly and served a great meal with a choice of lamb chops or filet mignon as the primary proteins. The meal included a sushi appetizer, salads & sides, and a yummy dessert of creme brulee. He cooked, cleaned, and rolled with the punches with this rowdy group of 8 ladies and they all had a great time and enjoyed the meal. We will definitely hire Luke again for other dinner parties at the house.

Buddy's Catering &Restaurant
4.8
from 88 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
Nyto G.
Verified review

Best food and best catering service for any event!

Chef Cassy's Creations
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Sonya H.
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Chef Cassy did a wonderful job catering my 40th birthday celebration. My guests are still commenting on the honey pecan wings! She and her staff were very professional. I had no worries once she arrived. Thank you Cassy!

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Meat & Greet BBQ Catering
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelli M.
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The meal Meat and Greet BBQ provided for our daughter's reception was spot on delicious, the service spectacular. We got so many comments on the meal and how yummy it was. They were professional and helpful all throughout the process. I highly recommend them for your catering needs! THANKS GUYS!!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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The low price (in comparison with other caterers) was what drew us to Jared Pierre Catering. Overall, we were pleased. During the tasting and initial discussion of the menu/event, Jared was very accommodating with our requests and was willing to make suggestions and adjust from the sample menu he sent. Communication from that point on was fairly easy. He replied within a professional time frame, but it often took a couple emails in order to get my question answered. An emergency came up the week before the wedding, resulting in Jared finding a replacement for the event. Because of this, things seemed to have gotten lost in translation and our menu items/quality was not exactly what we ordered. Nonetheless, guests still enjoyed it: One even said "this was the best food I've ever had at a wedding."

SRD Events & Entertainment
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Keith T.
Verified review

We enjoyed working with Steve & Cindy. They were professional, thorough and catered to our needs. They kept the party going and helped make sure guests were aware of activities throughout the evening. We will definitely call on them again!

Urban Taste Catering
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy C.
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Planning our event with Urban Taste was easy, they were responsive, prices were competative, and the both Tiffaney and Derrick were great to work with. Their setup was efficient and elegant. The food was wonderful (we highly suggest the Coconut Shrimp, Buffalos Chicken Eggrolls and Beef Tenderloin!) The service during the setup, cocktail hour, dinner service, bar service and cleanup was phenominal. Everyone on the team was helpful, pleasant and professional. I highly recommend Urban Taste Catering for you next event.

  • 4 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Tara W.
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If I could give Claudine 10 stars I would. Claudine provided catering support and clean up for my party, and she was so attentive, professional, and organized! I received some flowers just before my party and did not have time to put them into a vase, so I sat them in my pantry on the floor. I noticed half way through the evening that she had taken them out and put them in a lovely vase for all to enjoy. She's a real talent. Thank you Claudine!

Spiced Lavender Catering
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Sean P.
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I had an outstanding experience with Spiced Lavender Catering. She was accommodating in every way. She got me food for my event in a time crunch. The food was great. The Cajun Mac and cheese was a hit. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a true professional for your event . Thanks

A&T Catering, LLC
4.5
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Annettia H.
Verified review

Chef AJ and her crew was a wonder to work with. Her sweet personality made her a pleasure to work with. Her and her crew did a wonderful job for our wedding. My guest were very happy and full. Her food was great, you can taste the love of what she does. She also went above and beyond. We needed tablecloths and she offered the ones she had. She is such a great person. I would highly recommend her and would use A&T Catering for any other occasion that I have. Again Thank you Chef! Bless you Annettia H.

Oak Cliff Taco Company
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa R.
Verified review

Edylicious Kitchen catered my Casino night event and did an amazing job! The flavorful food had my guests raving! Great service!

Mell's Grill
4.3
from 24 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Lydie W.
Verified review

Mells came out for a tasting to make sure that is the food we want at our business. all who tasted, thought it was wonderful. We look forward to Mells Grill coming out to our business on a regular basis.

Carolyn's Cuisine
4.7
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!

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Sprig of Thyme Catering & Co
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Sonya W.
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This was a perfect Thanksgiving dinner. It was on time and cooked perfectly. Complete order was to perfection. We will definitely be using Sprig of Thyme Catering again for our family events. I live out of state and Connor was so accommodating to make the dinner perfect for our family. Thank You!

City Kitchen Catering
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie B.
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Great food, excellent service. Working with City Kitchen Catering was a wonderful experience.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Tito R.
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Islanders Food Truck catered our company's 130th Anniversary. The food was excellent. Joe and his team did a great job. Joe was very great to work with and helped make our event run smoothly. We will use them again. American Excelsior Company- Arlington, TX

Jen's Kitchen and Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Tomeka G.
Verified review

The food is amazing. The staff is professional, caring and engaged at each event I have used Jen's catering service.

Cowboy Chicken
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila F.
Verified review

The food & set-up was AWESOME! The Accounting Students @ UNT loved the food FRESH, nicely prepared and the set-up was easy Your delivery personnel were courteous and very accommodating. Thank you for taking such GREAT care of us! I definitely have you on my radar for future events. I highly recommend Genghis Grill.

Provisions Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jana G.
Verified review

Kim and her staff surpassed our expectations for our son's rehearsal dinner! Our family and friends are still talking about the delicious food and their presentation and service! From the set up to the appetizers to the main course to the dessert buffet, every detail was perfect! Thank you Provisions Catering for making this event our dream come true! Jana I.

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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