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Franklin Wedding Caterers

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Dinners with Class, LLC
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah Y.
Verified review

Food was delicious. All staff served with a smile even though it was quite warm for our outdoor wedding! Thanks so much James

  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Alexa M.
Verified review

We had our tasting with Diana today and officially hired her to bake our wedding cake! Diana has been very responsive and allowed us to design our cake with her, which was a lot of fun and helped me envision the final product! I'm planning on following up on this review after the wedding, but so far we are very pleased! Thank you, Diana!

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tanya C.
Verified review

Donna and the Frankie’s team provided an exceptional meal for my parent’s 50th Anniversary party. She even honored a special request entree and provided numerous “extras” without charge. She exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend this company if you are looking for quality food, exceptional service and reasonable prices.

  • 10 years in business
Lindsey P.
Verified review

Tony made our special day that much more amazing. Our wedding cuisine was simple and elegant. My friends and family have stated that it was the best wedding food they have ever ate. He is a fantastic caterer!

Heavenly Helpings llc
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Willey M.
Verified review

Heavenly helpings catered our wedding and it was awesome! They also catered our grandsons pool party with a gorgeous Sesame Street theme! I highly recommend them for all of your catering needs!

  • 37 years in business
Janice W.
Verified review

Jennifer and her staff did an amazing job. Very professional experience hiring them. Every thing about their services exceeded my expectations. I would definately recommend them for your next catering experience.

Sattin's Pastry Kitchen
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ann L.
Verified review

Sattin made the cake for my friend's wedding and it was DELICIOUS! I've had sattin's cakes and desserts before and they are always so good. I recommend her to people all the time, no one is ever disappointed!

Taste of Luv Catering
4.5
from 2 reviews
    Shelita F.
    Verified review

    I reached out to Taste of Luv Catering due to a referral and they came through for my family. The dinner was superb. Everyone enjoyed it. We will definitely keep you in mind t he next time we need this done. Also, we will commend your services to other people. Thanks so much. -Mr. Horton

    Ono Kine Grindz
    4.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Elaine E.
    Verified review

    I can highly recommend David and Guy and Ono Kine Grindz for your wedding reception or any and all catering needs - big or small. David and Guy did a FANTABULOUS JOB catering our wedding. They provided not only excellent food for our guests on August 30th 2014, but they gave the gift of that Hawaiian family love to everyone. From the first meeting to go over the menu and our budget with Guy, to the day of the event -- everything went so smoothly. David and Guy were both so wonderful in how they responded to my numerous phone calls with changes to the menu, special dietary requests, modifications to the final head count and my own wedding jitters, David even made me sit down and relax and have a cup of Kona coffee with him. He reassured me that everything was going to be great and not to worry. And it was! It was! What caterer does that for a client? We served succulent Kalua Pig -- Hawaiian pulled BBQ pork, Char Siu chicken -- delectable tangy grilled boneless thighs, purple rice, kim chee, savory and lightly spiced macaroni salad, and a delicious carrot and pineapple slaw, plus a lovely vegetarian pasta salad for our vegetarian guests. They even made a lovely grilled seitan burger with mango salsa for a vegan friend. It smelled so good and tasted fabulous. Service was buffet style and yet the servers went above and beyond, clearing tables, asking people if they could bring them anything else. People are still talking about how awesome the food was, and the best thing about it is we still eat Ono Kine Grindz food and knowing we can anytime we want is such a gift! And we love stopping in to say hello to David and Guy and the rest of the team at OKG. It's so much more than just the food.

    Black Label Bartenders
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Susanne M.
    Verified review

    Chris and Carla were great. They provided the backup we needed to have a wonderful wedding venue in our backyard. They are very professional and pleasant and would use them again. I highly recommend them.

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    Homecooked taste and atmosphere of the south!!!!!!!!!!

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    We do custom wedding planning and event planning specializing in sermon literature and no religious requirements.

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    I love to cook. I have no set menus and entrees change every week. I will take requests for family favorites or special meals delivered to your home or will prepare in your home. Cakes are my specialty. Homemade Touch, Homemade Taste.

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    Mader's German cuisine restaurant in Milwaukee continues to be the venue of choice to celebrate the good things in life. It is our goal to provide, at the highest level, a meeting place where everyone is welcome and where the experience is never forgotten. And, their next visit to our German restaurant in Wisconsin is eagerly anticipated. Mader's Restaurant provides food and catering services for all your needs! We've been preparing for your visit since 1902!

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    Let Richter's Marketplace give you the wedding of your dreams at a price you can afford. We have so much to offer to you on your special day, from beautifully design floral to wonderfully coordinated decor. We also have catering on site. References and pictures are available.

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    We are offering delectable delights from Italian classics to home-style southern meals and from Mediterranean delights to fiery Spanish cuisine. We have a menu that is dedicated to healthy kids' cravings and vegan and vegetarian meals. Sweet Pea's caters to any palette! Whether you're entertaining for a family reunion, a wedding, honoring a grad student, or looking for our new personalized weekly meals that are healthy meals, pre-cooked, individually packed and come with instructions and all, brought right to your door and ready to re-heat in minutes, Sweet Pea's Catering will meet all of your needs. We take great pride in providing our clients with a prompt response, high-quality food and professional service at a great price. Contact Heidi today for menu and pricing!

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    I offer private and event catering. I am specializing in meal planning, personal event catering and building your special night with friends and family.

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    My service stands out because./ Once you get to eat BAbay's cooking you will continue wanting to eat my cooking.

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    Flexible, fun and fulfilling photography to suit your needs. Visit my website to see a short portfolio.

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    We offer full service on- and off-site catering. We are located inside the VFW. We have two halls for rent. We do decorating for events. We offer very reasonable prices, and are willing to work with all budgets. We have full service daily restaurant open to the public. We have Friday fish fry. We will deliver food to your place of choice. We do bulk orders for pick up only. Call us for more information or to order take out meals.

    About

    We provide delicious food and courteous service at affordable prices. We offer full-service, off-site catering from meetings and parties to businesses and corporation throughout Lake County.

    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.

    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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