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Appleton Soul Food Caterers

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Private Chef Connect
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
Verified review

Chef Sandra is very knowledgeable, and quick from helping chose the menu, to blending in with the guests in a professional and pleasant way. This was a multi family wedding anniversary gift. We had Sandra come as our surprise dinner class party. My parents and siblings, along with my husband. We love to cook in our family and enjoyed watching her techniques and tips. The food was delicious. And they absolutely loved the experience! My husband and I could relax and enjoy it all, Sandra took care of if! Thank you Chef Sandra! We want to repeat the experience some time soon!

Amanda Weber Events
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Janet F.
Verified review

This was a wonderful experience! Amanda did everything expected and some with the food, display, work !!! Just so fun !!!!

Donaldson's Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Donna F.
Verified review

Amazing day with Jane and Peter! Awesome food!! Great service! Thank you for making our daughter's wedding perfect!

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Karen B.
Verified review

This is the first time we've used them, and had a great experience! We received many compliments on how wonderful the food was as well as how fresh. Will definitely keep them in mind for any future catering needs!

Simply Devine Caters LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rosemary K.
Verified review

Brett was easy to work with. He came up with an excellent menu for a baby shower that was unique, fresh and delicious. My guests were not only wowed by the food but the presentation as well. Will plan on Brett for a wedding shower at my home in the future. Highly recommended!!

Local Roots LLC
3.5
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
SC C.
Verified review

Chef Tim has changed the cadence of our weekday evenings. We wanted to come home and soak up family time with our young daughter, but instead found ourselves worrying about making dinner, whether dinner was healthy, and questioning whether we were effectively establishing the family dinner time tradition/expectation. Now that we work with Chef Tim, we don’t worry about these things. We always have healthy meals ready to heat and serve. Family dinner time happens regularly and it’s delicious! We like to explore new flavors and foods. Chef Tim keeps coming up with new and tasty meals. Of course, he also makes particularly wonderful versions of some of our favorites that we request on occasion (e.g., short ribs and polenta). While he is great with meat proteins, I’ve been particularly impressed with the vegetarian options he has brought to the table; it is so nice to have filling meal options that do not have to be based on a meat. Also, we’ve had a number of changes to our family and schedules since we started working with Chef Tim (including another child). He has been wonderful about accommodating requests outside of our normal service (e.g., request for additional meals for visiting family, requests for appetizers for get-togethers, etc.).

The Swinery Catering Co.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Christy Dubey
Verified review

I had an awesome experience with The Swinery Catering. They catered my wedding reception. The owner Anthony sat down with me ,several times , to make sure everything was perfect and to my liking. He came up with several options for me, we did a tropical theme so we ordered pig, I got to choose between different cuts of pig. He also was able to give me affordable options to add another meat for more choices and accommodate a couple family members who needed a vegetarian option. He was very attentive and respectful. The day of the reception he and his crew were on sight smoking the pig. All my guest complimented how mouth watering it was to have the smell of the smoker going when they arrived. Anthony and his crew were a big hit with the guest and very professional. No one went home hungry. The food was as good as it smelled, tender and well seasoned. I don’t have a single regret for hiring them. The prices were very reasonable in comparison to other companies in the area and worth every dime. I plan on using them again for any catering event I have and would highly recommended them for anyone looking for a caterer.

Black & Tan Grille
5.0
from 1 review
  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lynne L.
Verified review

Tia's menus are original and always pay homage to her French & Italian heritage. The quality of the food was remarkable and the ingredients fresh.

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We offer food truck authentic soul food. We do custom catering soul food. We do healthy and whole foods made for the freshest and finest products around. Contact us for a quote.

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I do special occasions, weddings, birthday parties, and anything you can come up with. Hello, my name is Daryl Birkholz, and I have been an executive chef in several different venues for over 27 years. I'm very interested in a position with your hotel/company. I'm a very dependable, hands-on, detail oriented and very creative chef. I work hard to complete the goal/task at hand, and to deliver the best product/service as possible. I am versified in buffet creations, plated meals, desserts and various cuisines.

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Fox Banquets takes care of all the details! We go the extra mile to ensure that every event is one to be remembered by all of your guests. From planning the event details to the presentation of the event space and food, we have got you covered! After 28 years, we have a proven reputation of providing successful events. Find out why we have the choice of the Fox Cities for over 28 years.

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I have over 15 years of cooking and catering experience, from fine dining to casual picnics and everything between.

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We provide homemade baked goods. We also accept large orders. We can cater to all events, from parties as few as 2 to as big as 300 guests. Professional cake decorating is done on cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, truffles or whatever you can imagine! Visit us on Facebook for more information.

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I offer catering for all kinds of occasions. I can cook anything the customer wants. I can do wedding cakes as well. You can contact me by e-mail.

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We offer gourmet foods that are locally sourced, catering and special event foods. We cater to corporate- and personal-sized parties. We provide cakes, pies, pastries, ethnic, tapas, and so much more.

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Jartaa Catering Services believes simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Making things simple for our customer while creating a sophisticated approach is our main goal. We offer a large menu that will cover any catering needs one is looking for. Customers are our number one priority, so if you don't see what you are looking for, just call and we can get it on the menu for you. With a large focus on corporate lunches, house parties, and birthday and graduation parties, we are proud to say that we have handled several accounts for EAA this year and are continuing to add larger venues to our services!

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From corporate catering to weddings, funerals, showers, formal catering or casual, Linstrom's Catering does it all.

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We do banquets and catering. Our facility has great food, service and a very large dance floor in the area. Our new all-inclusive wedding package is great for brides who want to do one-stop shopping! Our catering has a wide variety of food choices, or we can cater a menu to suit your special party. We also do casino parties, balloon decorating, cake decorating and theme parties. Please call us or visit our web page.

  • 20 years in business
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Rent A Chef is a professional fine cuisine catering service that will come to your home to prepare and serve the menu of your choice. We operate on an economical hourly fee and are an alternative to the high cost of restaurants, catered functions and take out foods.

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From shrimp to sandwiches, farm-fresh produce and all your catering needs, we can do it. We're located in the Clintonville area.

  • 2 years in business
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With 15 years experience we can assure you the best quality of smoked meats catered to 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.

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.
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