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Amazing Caterers
4.6
from 140 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
Kaysi S.
Verified review

Amazing Caterers did a great job catering my wedding last weekend! I was very impressed with the food and drink presentation, quality and temperature. They have such a sweet group of people that helped with my wedding!

Tatering
4.8
from 110 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Niki V.
Verified review

Marc did such an amazing job catering for my company meeting. He displayed all the food so well and it was delicious there wasnt anything left over the portion sizes were perfect. Everyone was happy. We will continue to use tatering for our company events.

LK Culinary
4.9
from 88 reviews
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Joan B.
Verified review

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 87 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Louise Y.
Verified review

Will hire Buddy's Catering for my next event. Food was awesome and staff was great. Buddy was on time.

Chef Cassy's Creations
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Sonya H.
Verified review

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 69 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle W.
Verified review

I sent out a request for catering proposals on the Sunday night before my Saturday event which is very short notice to say the least. Meat & Greet BBQ Catering was one of three proposals received within 30 minutes and we had everything finalized by 1pm the next day. I was extremely pleased with Jim Carroll's response time and professionalism with the catering agreement and invoicing. I had drop-off catering but he went above & beyond on the delivery end as well. He cut the brisket upon arrival to insure it was the juiciest when served. The food and service were absolutely outstanding!! Jim is at the top of my list for future events.

  • 3 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Caleb W.
Verified review

Excellent catering.

Urban Taste Catering
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine K.
Verified review

So glad we decided to go with Urban Taste catering services. They did a beautiful job! The service, presentation and food was spectacular!

Chefs Like It Hot Caterers
4.4
from 50 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Monique D.
Verified review

Chef Teems was awesome in every way. He went above and beyond to ensure my family and friends were happy inside and out with a beautiful and tasteful buffet for my sister'site 60th birthday. Two days after our event, guests are still talking not just about the delicious food but are also complimenting the awesome beverages. We really enjoyed everything!!! I highly recommend Chef Teems for all your catering needs.

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!

Oak Cliff Taco Company
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Amber R.
Verified review

Charles was very professional and responsive. He gave me a good deal and customized our menu to accommodate vegetarian options. The food quality was great and several of our guests asked for Charles' contact info. My husband also said their salsas were better than any of the locally made salsas he buys from central market. Great job! Satisfied customer.

SPICED LAVENDER CATERING
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Deric V.
Verified review

Spiced Lavender Catering is simply the very best catering company in town. I recently experienced their services at a friends event and I must say their services are outstanding! The attention to detail and their customer service is unparalleled. Thank you Spiced Lavender Catering for your great work and I look forward to working with you at a future event.

Mell's Grill
4.3
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer P.
Verified review

Dynamic Food, Friendly Service!! Food melts in your mouth!! Perfect for catering events !!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda T.
Verified review

Islanders was a fantastic addition to the wedding my team and I worked on last weekend. Carrie, the owner, worked collaboratively with both our team and the bride and groom to get great food at a great price. The meals were fresh and delicious - the guests really enjoyed them & the customer service they offered was great. If you're planning to have food trucks at your wedding they are a must!

The Divine Dish
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Susan S.
Verified review

We just wrapped up a special VIP event that was catered by Divine Dish by Cari. The food was a major home run for my company. Everyone is still raving about the food. We had Bruschetta with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil; Caesar salad; beef Bolognese sauce with spaghetti; and for dessert we splurged on Italian cream cake...and dream bars with chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, coconut, and walnuts. Everything was unbelievably fresh - pure perfection from beginning to end. Kudos to Divine Dish by Cari - we'll definitely be back for more.

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MK Events
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alyssa B.
Verified review

Very pleasant to work with! They really catered to my needs and made sure we could do something that worked for everyone!

The Bite
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Marc C.
Verified review

If you are looking for a World Class catering company that delivers high quality food and service then look no further. Evan and The Bite will "eat" the competition when it comes to Service and Quality. The team that did our event were efficient, professional, consistent, and when extra miles to ensure everyone received the same food throughout the night. We highly recommend The Bite and Evan's world class team for your event.

Cowboy Chicken
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 18 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.

Matt Reddick Personal Chef
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
JW J.
Verified review

We had Chef Matt cater a party that we had at our house. He was proffesional, friendly, and fun. We loved the food, and will definitely use him again

Gorditas Mexican Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Cody R.
    Verified review

    Gorditas is the best! The food is authentic and reasonably priced. Can't go wrong with this place.

    One GReat Vegan
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tameka A.
    Verified review

    Very professional and Great Food and Service.

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need a BBQ Buffet Catering Service

    Arlington, TX

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - self-service
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      BBQ
    • Number of guests
    • $257.38
      Average price

    Need Catering Service for a Cocktail Party on May 17, 2013

    Richardson, TX

    • Type of catering needed
      Cocktail party
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      American - casual
    • Number of guests
    • $19.75
      Average price

    Need Caterer for a Mexican Dinner Party on June 15, 2013

    North Richland Hills, TX

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - self-service
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      Mexican/Latin
    • Number of guests
      40-60
    • $557.38
      Average price
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