Find a Thanksgiving caterer near Hopewell, VA

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7. Class Act LLC Full Service planning and designing
4.9
from 27 reviews
4.9
(27)
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Hopewell, VA
"My husband and I hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for 35 people the weekend before Thanksgiving. We wanted a traditional Thanksgiving meal where the food could be dropped off and placed in steamer trays w/ racks and sternos. The event was at a subdivision community center. About 3 weeks before the event, I met Kimby at her office (which happened to be near my home) and reviewed the menu and I sampled one of their cupcakes with cream cheese frosting--absolutely divine! They sent me home with 6 of them--yummy! I wanted to make sure the portions would be substantial for 30 people and I was assured there would be plenty (I had 5 more people show up--making it 35). And there surely was plenty to go around. For the event, there was a turkey roasted with herbs and onions-- moist and tasty. I had a ham that was delicious too. Seasoned green beans country style with ham pieces in it--everyone loved it. The sweet potato casserole was superb with the pecan topping. The stuffing was moist and the mashed potatoes had chives for a topping. We had a very good turkey gravy which I used a small crock pot to keep it warm. The whole berry cranberry sauce was very good and the rolls came in 2 big boxes--plenty to go around. I am now making homemade turkey soup with the carcass and bone meat. So the turkey is going an extra mile for soup. All my guests commented on how good the meal was. Kimby provided styrofoam take home boxes for guests to take home leftovers. They also provided 2 beautiful containers to serve tea and lemonade. The 48 red velvet cupcakes were scrumptious. We were very pleased with the food and service. I needed ice and Class Act ran to the store for me and got the ice after they dropped off the food. A great mother/daughter team. Would I use them again? You bet!"
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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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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