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Wichita Falls Wedding Caterers

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Designs By Lex, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Passion C.
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I mean where do I really start?? I would truly recommend Designs By Lex to every and anyone for any occasion especially for a wedding !! Lex and her team was just AMAZING. She’s faimily oriented, kind and patient and for ME those kind of traits by itself is just a plus. But as a bride you truly need that one on one connection outside of your wedding party to bring you back to reality and she made sure of it! I had no clue about planning a wedding, I just had a vision of Royal romance wedding and lex made it visible. During this inCredible experience I lost my #1FAN my mom, my QUEEN to cancer😔 but lex and my older sister made sure i incorporated my QUEENS on my big day!but to make a long story short THANK you and your TEAM. not only did I come across an amazing wedding planner, but I gained a Friend! Oan S/O to her beautiful mom and sisters! Along with her amazing dad. I truly cherish family and so dose lex!

Hapa&Hapa Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ida P.
Verified review

Hapa&Hapa are the bomb! Donny is the best, she worked with me on the menu and helped me stay within my budget for the event. Everyone that attended the party had nothing but praises. The food was awesome and we would definitely use Hapa&Hapa again. Thank you Thumbtack without you I would not have found such a great caterer.

Tater Made BBQ & Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
Jesse S.
Verified review

Great food best I've had

  • 4 years in business
About

We are the only true NY style pizzeria in Wichita Falls. We also do a lot more than pizza. We can handle any event, either large or small.

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I do wedding and brooch bouquets and floral arrangements. I use silks only. I have no refrigeration. I offer reasonable prices.

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I am interested in the catering assistant position. I would be interested in assisting with weddings or special events. My name is Lisa Andrus.

  • 10 years in business
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Sweet 1020 takes great pleasure in providing top notch customer service by making sure the client is including in menu planning. We go above and beyond to make sure your palate is pleased as well as your guests.

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We offer a full food service and catering. We provide steaks, garden fresh salads, hand-selected vegetables, specialty produce, breads, desserts, and Mexican and Italian dishes. We cater to small groups to large events.

  • 9 years in business
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We are a full-service, upscale catering business. We specialize in small parties from 25- 150 but all-sized parties are welcome! Each event is special and customized to make your event perfect. We also have a full-service food truck to make your event fun and trendy!

  • 8 years in business
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We understand that each party or event is a unique occasion. The catering menus we feature on our web site ought to solely serve as suggestions, since we are able to produce a special catering menu centered on you and your guest needs we've the expertise, catering equipment and staff to create a custom-designed party or special event for you!

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.

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.

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 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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