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Salem Caterers

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  • 10 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Debby N.
Verified review

Blackwater Catering were used for our holiday gala. There was a little hiccup the night of the affair due to adjustments made by both parties. However, Blackwater Catering was very responsive and quick to make additional accommodations to which we were very thankful and pleased. I would use this service again.

Bella Events Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany B.
Verified review

I would recommend this company to ANYONE!! Bella Events will now be my go to for any catering needs. Her staff was excellent, the food was wonderful, and she was extremely professional and took excellent pride in her work!!! We were blessed to have her as our caterer and couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you so very much for helping to make my best friends wedding day absolutely perfect!!! :)

2Dye4Que and Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nick S.
Verified review

Chef Dye has gone above and beyond in his professional career. He continues to amaze all who have been lucky enough to enjoy his cuisine, ranging from exotic fare to Americana, and now his personal specialty and passion, slow smoked Barbeque. To date, I have not yet consumed anything prepared by Chef Dye that was not truly excellent. His dishes speak for themselves and will never disappoint. 2Dye4Que and Catering is an exceptional business offering savory slow smoked meats and delicious mouth watering sides that you simply can not go wrong with. Chef Dye goes beyond the Mark adding his custom created sauces that he has labored enthusiastically to create in order to add his own distinct flavors and tastes to his Barbequeing style. This, along with excellent service sets him apart from the rest. For those of you considering having an upcoming event catered, I highly recommend 2Dye4Que. The ones who have had the pleasure already know.

  • 13 years in business
Towana R.
Verified review

Melia was extremely helpful in preparing party favors for my nephew's retirement party. The colors for the celebration were blue and gold. The guest were so amazed at the beautifully decorated apples and pretzel sticks that were covered in white chocolate adorned with an assortment of edible gold and blue sprinkles, nuts, Carmel, and trimmings.

  • 36 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Steve J.
Verified review

It was very easy working with Danny. He was accommodating in coming up with a plan that was just right for our group. The price was reasonable and the food was excellent.

April H.
5.0
from 1 review
    Ikem C.
    Verified review

    I needed catering service on set for my thesis film in school. I was fortunate to know April's son who told me about his amazing Mother. I got amazing service from April. The food was well made, and in abundance. I had the choice to pick from a series of meals, snacks and drinks. The food was brought on set early, and she stayed throughout the shoot to help serve us all (The same great service for 3 days). I would recommend April to anyone in need of great catering service. :)

    Wueer Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Sarah R.
      Verified review

      The food was great. I needed last min catering on the same day and they were able to prepare a custom menu and present the food in a unique and trendy way.

      • 35 years in business
      About

      We are an affordable and premium full-service catering company. Our services include DJs, linen service, event design and setup, buffet and seated dinner catering, lighting, etc. We have been in business for 28 years now. We travel and have base offices located in Roanoke, VA, Atlanta, GA, and Nashville Tennessee. No event is too big or too small. We also have personal chef services and private dinner services available as well as box lunches/dinners.

      About

      Mountain Mama Catering is a full-service caterer. We can provide everything from planning, complete food and drink service to the last bit of clean up. We can help with events from corporate gatherings to weddings to camps and all of your catering needs. We can also help with special needs such as gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, lactose free, among others.

      • 26 years in business
      About

      Family business with 30 years experience in renovations and new construction. Honest, dependable, hard working, friendly customer service.

      About

      An exciting and dynamic catering company with exceptional food and service!

      About

      I have been providing flavorful nutritious meals, various breads, mouthwatering desserts, and delicious decorated cakes for more than 30 years. Many of my cakes went to weddings held at the Homestead Resort. I have always pride myself on my goodies tasting as good as they looked!

      About

      As the previous last head chef of Ukrops and current sous chef downtown, I provide fun, entertaining and delicious menus that satisfy many crowds. There are no menu limitations or limitations to imagination. Crazy Chef provides crazy good food with ideas you might not have thought of. That's what makes it fun.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      We take pride in the freshness and quality of our foods. We take the time to ensure that customers get exactly what they pay for.

      About

      Avenue Foods is an innovative catering company located in Lynchburg, Va offering services for corporate entertaining, galas and fundraisers, social events, wedding receptions and much more. Avenue Foods has an established reputation for exceptional food, creativity, and personalization with outstanding service. Avenue Foods is owned and operated by three sisters; Cissa Willman, Laurie Ward and Carrie McCall. We handle every detail from the custom menu, wait staff and bar service, rental, floral and beverage consultation to complete setup and cleanup for your catering event. Our mission is to provide our clients with beautifully presented cuisine made with only the best ingredients. We work hard to make sure your event progresses smoothly, providing you and your guest with only the most professional and considerate service. We look forward to meeting and working with new people daily. Please consider us for your next catering event.

      About

      We've been serving the special events market for over 18 years. All meals can be prepared on-site or in advance. Licensed bartenders are available on request. House specials include pit-cooked BBQ smoked with hickory and applewood and house beans prepared with ground Angus beef, lean crumbled bacon, green peppers, onions, brown sugar, coleslaw, buns or yeast rolls. Other dishes offered are the following: - Marinated Grilled Chicken Quarters - Prime Rib - Roasted Lamb - Whole Hogs - Baby Back Ribs - Duck, Pheasant, Quail and Cornish Game Hens - Wild Caught Salmon - Steamed Oysters and Shrimp, Clams and Lobster For any items not listed, please ask, and we will be glad to accommodate your request.

      About

      We are a small catering business that is just starting out and trying to put its name out there. Our company consists of me and my father, and between the two of us, we have 48 years of cooking under our belts, and we've decided that we should share our food with the world.

      About

      We are a father and son team that enjoys working with food and people. We have been in and around the culinary industry for several years and are now branching out on our own. We can do almost anything you can think of and enjoy getting creative with some of the simplest of dishes. We love trying new things, so give us a try, and you won't be disappointed.

      About

      We are a premier brunch and breakfast catering company. We use only the freshest, organic and locally grown ingredients in creating exquisite dishes with a stunning presentation. From business meetings to private parties, We will help you make it a memorable event.

      About

      We make the event a lasting memory not just a meal.

      About

      I provide catering and personal chef services for dinner parties, weekly meals, birthday parties, pig pickings, and wine dinners.

      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.

      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.
      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.