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Tyler Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Tyler.

  • 3 years in business
Jeremiah Weekley
Verified review

Excellent food and very friendly and attentive service. The ox tail, cabbage and yams were fantastic and the jerk sauce is very good. We also ordered the pineapple boat and it was amazing; however, the jerk and chili sauce do have kick, but that should be expected at a Carribean restaurant. Would highly recommend and will be back.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Hal M.
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Very efficient way to get our catering needs scheduled. I would highly recommend Thumbtack!

  • 43 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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I have been using Catfish King Catering for all of my personal and professional caterings for 11 years now. Steve Lane is the BEST! He works with you to ensure you are getting exactly what you want including the food, the setup and the pricing. The CKC employees are always professional and fun! When I call Steve Lane and the CKC guys, I know without a doubt that my event is taken care of with professionalism, competence and proficiency. I have total peace of mind when I call Steve Lane and I know you will too! Call him and the Catfish King Catering guys for your next event! You will not be sorry!!

Chef Kat Santos
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yvonne S.
Verified review

Kat and her husband were literally a catering godsend. I didn't have a caterer 2 weeks before my wedding, and was in desperate need. She was able to get me through a tasting and give me a full plan of attack ahead of time. The food at the tasting was amazing, and it was even better the day of the wedding. The presentation was phenomenal as well. Everyone raved about how good the food was, and I know several people got seconds. Thanks so much for making our big day great! We appreciate you guys so much.

Catering with a twist
5.0
from 1 review
    Shanika A.
    Verified review

    The food was excellent! The staff was very courteous and prompt with their attention. Definitely would consider procuring her services for another event. Loved it!!

    Leo's Asian Bistro
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    Kyle O.
    Verified review

    I hired Leo’s for a catering event a couple months back and I could not be more pleased with the results! Chef Summer and her staff showed up on time and with smiles on their faces. They were respectful of my space and assisted other guests as well. The food was outstanding! The chicken and waffles were probably some of the best I’ve had. I would highly recommend Leo’s to cater any event.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    Randle's Gourmet is a family-owned business that caters and offers special event planning. We are a packaged deal. Some of our packages includes catering, special event planning, decoration specialist, photography, and makeup artistry, just to name a few. Call for your consultation today!

    About

    I'm a personal chef offering cooking lessons and am a caterer. Who is Jason? My passion for cooking began in the third grade when my mother signed me up for an after-school cooking class. In Santa Fe, New Mexico, I had the opportunity to begin my culinary career as the assistant manager for Cookworks. I ventured out on my own as a personal chef and caterer after moving back to Texas in 2001. After a few short years, this evolved into a restaurant and a to-go food store with wines, cheeses, and pastries. In 2008, I jumped at the opportunity to further my career and move to Houston to become the culinary manager for Sur la Table. I was the head of the cooking class program in River Oaks and enjoyed teaching many classes. Later, I became the food service director for a private school in Houston, where I feed 800 students daily with a concentration of farm to table. I am excited to return to my roots by starting Jason Cooks! I provide a personal chef service. I live in Katy with my wife, Lauren, and our four children. Let me share my love of cooking with you!

    About

    I'm a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, and I really love cooking. I would love the opportunity to make all of your catering needs be the best they can be. I hope to hear from all of you soon.

    About

    Our services include sandwiches, Cajun, southern, creole and Italian. We provide services in restaurant catering and home delivery. We work on all-scratch cooking and homemade bread and cinnamon rolls.

    About

    Not only are we a caterer but also a cafe in Bullard, TX. We serve Tyler, Bullard and Palestine, TX.

    About

    We provide catering for individuals that want something a little different. However, we can be as flexible as necessary. We provide corporate catering for any style and budget with fantastic presentation and unbelievable flavors.

    • 9 years in business
    About

    We provide catering, wedding consulting and decorating services for family reunions, etc. We provide some linens and chair covers, sashes, floral designs, food and drinks or whatever your needs may be. We are good people with great food.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    We provide professional service with a homestyle feel. We take pride in all the services we provide. Our staff will go the extra mile to make sure your event is everything you could ever imagine! I do it from the heart! We provide service that is goes over and beyond.

    About

    My services include cleaning, catering, makeup, and bartending services. I can do anything your heart desires. All you have to do is contact me. Thank you.

    • 11 years in business
    About

    We provide the best BBQ in Texas! Every cater we do has always exceeded the customers' expectation! "You've tried the rest, now try the best!"

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    A Food Affair is a privately ran food and beverage service provider which includes event staffing, catering, menu planning, bartending, event planning, children's classes and birthdays, and in-home cooking. If it has to do with food and drink, A Food Affair may just be the perfect addition to your affair. I have the knowledge and skills to make your event just what you had in mind.

    About

    If you want a themed event of elegance, western, romantic, Hawaii, Paris, etc., you have chosen the right company for decor, floral, and unique entrees created for your occasion. We offer our services for weddings, reunions, showers, parties, carnivals, brunch, and corporate events. We also can provide food service trucks. I have had the pleasure of providing service for private clients, city councilmen, school officials, corporate officials and businesses, as well as family.

    About

    We provide creative catering to fit any budget. We have 30 years of experience. We specialize in Southwestern Cuisine, but can accommodate any taste, we do ice-carving, any size groups, weddings, church functions, business meetings outdoor events. We can even accommodate outdoor wedding on our property. Call us, and see what 30 years experience can do!

    About

    We do home-style cooking -- chicken fried steak, BBQ brisket, ribs, act meat loaves, and any sides you wish. We charge per plate and distance.

    About

    Your food will be prepared to your liking. I will need money up-front to get your order done. Just let me know what you want, how you want it done; and it will be done to a satisfactory quality.

    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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