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Suffolk Soul Food Caterers

Browse these soul food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Suffolk.

The Bronx Gourmet
4.7
from 107 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 253 hires on Thumbtack
Rahim W.
Verified review

Naomi arrived 20 minutes prior to scheduled time. I asked for a Soul Food southern style meal and what can I say. She pulled it off , it was ever so delicious. Definitely worth everybit spent and I would utilize her service if I'm in the area again. Family enjoyed every bit, stomachs full and ready to sleep it off lol.

Mermaid Catering
4.6
from 107 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 186 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen W.
Verified review

Recently attended a luncheon catered by Mermaid catering. The food was very good and the servers were very personable. Excelent!

Full Metal Chef LLC
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy S.
Verified review

Omg, some of the best food I have ever had. I've been to a few of his catered events and he works so well with themes and is beyond flexible. AMAZING!!!

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Time2Eat LLC
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Char A.
Verified review

Chef Demetrius came to my home to prepare my meals about 2-3 times a week. Meals were prepared and left in refrigerator. Kitchen was cleaned and if I needed any instructions he would text them to me. He always text ahead of time to let me know when he was coming and when he was finished and also to make sure I enjoyed the food. The cuisine was absolutely delicious there was one meal I did not like. He did the grocery shopping for me so it was a very easy process for me. Just come home and enjoy! Excellent work very professional and trustworthy!

THYME Catering
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Christina S.
Verified review

Love this company's food! Not only is the food great and prices reasonable, the girls who run the show are very friendly, professional and dedicated!

Personal Chefs in a Box
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Percilla Z.
Verified review

Chef Troy did an awesome job. I was very pleased with his & chef Mike's ability to NOT be the typical private chefs. They wowed our guests with not just their food, but also their personalities!!! Awesome job you two!!! Can't wait until the next event. The Zenos'

Up In Smoke Catering L.L.C.
4.9
from 7 reviews
    Kiana C.
    Verified review

    Great food. This company catered my back to school event for my company. Will use them again

    • 7 years in business
    • 13 hires on Thumbtack
    Roxane W.
    Verified review

    Yummy Goodness was excellent!!! The food was delicious, the staff was friendly, on time and we plan to use them over and over again!! We loved everything about them and are spreading the word!

    Hot Salad Company
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Yolanda M.
    Verified review

    My experience tasting you food definetly everything I hope it would be by the pictures you shared. Service was prompt in all fresh ingredients . The food was prepared with all healthy and tasty seasonings. I came to order the shrimps and gravy. After talking to another customer as I waited for my order he suggested the Turkey burrito . I couldn't believe what I was witnessing in my mouth. As you can see from the pictured you posted I was in pure delight in happiness. Good food prepared by good people. I would recommend your food . Soul in loved at the hands of a good brother. The salads are to die for as well.

    Kim
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
      Jasmine M.
      Verified review

      Kim is good spirited, pleasant, and professional. I have used her for three occasions in the past year. 1 dinner party and two holidays. She has never disappointed me. Just when I think I've tasted some of the best food ever she outdoes herself again. Her presentation is impeccable and her food is amazing. Thank you Kim for everything and will be using you in the future as always.

      • 2 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Michelle L.
      Verified review

      First off, I want to say that Chef B is a total professional and culinary genius. We hired Chef B to cook for our wedding rehearsal dinner at our home. We had family and friends flying from all over the country and wanted to make sure they got a great meal of local foods that would be memorable and bring every one together, Chef B completely delivered. To add to the complexity, we live in Williamsburg and the power had been knocked out by the storm that hit on October 11th, with only the gas stove working, Chef B pulled off a miracle and delivered and incredible meal that fed over 40 friends and family by candlelight. Every one raved about the food, Chef B is not only talented but also extremely funny and can easily turn a situation like no electricity into a memorable one. I would absolutely recommend him for any event and we look forward to hiring him in the future for any other events we may have. Thank you to Chef B, we couldn’t have done it without you!!

      ross catering
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 3 years in business
      Rhea C.
      Verified review

      We had a family and friends backyard gathering. Ross catering actually did the planning to my specifications. I had an old school R&B band for 3 hrs a DJ, a photographer and a bartender and of course they did the food which was ALL GOOD. Her catering staff was so efficient we were able to really enjoy the gathering without supervising. We were also celebrating our parents anniversary.

      Pat’s Katerin
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Tomanica W.
        Verified review

        Every time I have attended an event where Pat’s Katerin has catered the food, it has been nothing but fabulous. The food is always good and hot. A few of my favorites are the assorted cheeseballs, chicken salad, and macaroni & cheese. Their staff are very friendly, professional and accommodating.

        Nik's Catering
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 7 years in business
        Jane N.
        Verified review

        Nik's catering was awesome everything that i could have ever asked for and more. The staff was professional and passionate about every thing. They treated me like my wedding was their wedding the food was amazing it was flavorful and had variety. From the beginning Nicole and her staff were in constant contact with me. It made me feel like I didn't have to worry Don't change a thing Nicole you did great. I would recommend Nik's catering to anyone planning an event.

        • 5 years in business
        • 5 hires on Thumbtack
        Lori S.
        Verified review

        Joseph catered my daughter's baby shower. He did an amazing job! The food was delicious, we especially loved the macaroni and cheese. All of the guests commented on how good everything tasted, many requested his business card. Joseph was great to work with, assisting with details I had not thought of, and he did above and beyond what I expected. I look forward to hiring Gifted Touch for my next event. Thank You Joseph for helping to make our event even more special.

        The Tasting Spoon
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
          Jason M.
          Verified review

          The tasting Spoon catered my mother's 60th Birthday party and the food was amazing! I really enjoyed the beef brisket the most, it was so juicy and tender. The buffet was put together very well and the attendants had great customer service.

          • 5 years in business
          Susan C.
          Verified review

          Harvey's brought their cart to my husband's 50th birthday surprise party. They came highly recommended by a friend and they did not disappoint. Harvey and Dorothy were very easy to work with and our guests enjoyed the variety of menu choices to pick from. Having the cart was a fun and unique addition to the party! I did not have to worry about preparing the food or cleaning it up...they were very organized, had delicious food and confidently handled our crowd!

          Smithfield Station
          5.0
          from 2 reviews
            Mary-Margaret W.
            Verified review

            The Smithfield Station catered the annual For The Kids gala for our school and did an exceptional job providing great service and the food was delicious! I knew that Randy, Cliff and the rest of the catering staff had the meal portion of the evening under control and that they would help us in making sure this was a top-notch event!

            R&S Catering Company
            4.5
            from 2 reviews
              Lydia C.
              Verified review

              They catered an event. They were courteous, prepared, experienced, the food was delicious and the set up was great. I highly recommend R&S Catering for your next event.

              • 8 years in business
              Christina P.
              Verified review

              Mrs. Brown catered my wedding the food was fanatic. The decorations was on point. When my guest and I walked in I couldn't believe how the placed looked. The price for mrs.brown was in my budget if I had a problem she worked with me. My next engagement that I have I will be calling her again. I already refer her to people. 😀

              Bowe Woods Baked Goods
              5.0
              from 1 review
                Beareather R.
                Verified review

                It's crazy to say, but "Bowe Woods Baked Goods" saved my life October 11, 2015. After being very disappointed with the caterer hired for the "green room guests" at my annual Big Eyed Blues Festival; Bowe Woods Baked Goods saved the day on day 2, with a beautiful dish of chicken and pasta in a decadently seasoned tomato sauce, toppled with fresh mozzarella cheese. Our guests were also presented with a salad that was not only ambrosia for your eyes but for your entire body. Absolutely delicious! Bowe Woods Baked Goods - made with love. Beareather Reddy Big Eyed Enterprises, Inc. - President www.bigeyedblues.org (718) 670-3214 "Keep Blues Alive...Music of the Soul...Let It Live in Brooklyn!"

                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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