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Waukesha Soul Food Caterers

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

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

Wow, what an amazing experience. James is a skilled chef. We have never done this before. He walked us through and helped us every step of the way to make this experience a breeze for my mom's 90th birthday. That smile is truly genuine. He not only cooked but explained anything we asked along the way with the cooking process. The menu was designed to our ingredient list and our likes. I just cleared the space and let his natural talent and passion shine through. We had a group of 11 adults and 4 kids. The food was delectable. He even made personalized omelets and served them. So much fun. The buckwheat pancakes with fruit and tapped maple syrup from his mini farm was beyond words. My family loves to eat and believe me, they ate. The desserts with whipped cream with made with maple syrup were so yummy especially the lemon poppyseed pound cake with fresh fruit and whipped cream. Even the cleanup went smoothly. Mom is not use to being waited on but she loved the surprise and attention. The kitchen was sparkling when he left. Would highly recommend James for any type of event, he's a very versatile man who thoroughly enjoys what he is doing. He even posed for a pic with mom. Thank you, James! .

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wayne R.
Verified review

Food was delicious. Service was perfect. Atmosphere was relaxing.

  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Pam K.
Verified review

I was one of a Chef Matts first clients and have referred him to many people. His food is delicious. He accommodates all tastes and recipes. He leaves your house the way he found it. It is such a time and money savings to have his food to warm up after a day at work or a workout.

Rome's Kitchen
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Dalphina J.
Verified review

Delivery of food was done in a timely manner. Food was hot and delicious! All condiments were there.

Damico's Delicious Dining
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Matthew R.
    Verified review

    Positive attitude and entertaining outlook. Oh, and the food was delicious!

    Chef Patrick
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Sandy V.
    Verified review

    I highly recommend Chef Patrick. The food was very tasty and served on time. Presentation of the banquet and the value of the food was excellent. His ideas for my menu help to make a perfect day.

    Soule Catering
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Samantha F.
    Verified review

    We LOVED the food. It was delivered about 10 minutes early but the food was delicious and I will definitely use them again

    Heavenly Helpings llc
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Beth H.
    Verified review

    Friendly and very hospitable.. Chef Sarah delivered an excellent package full of fun good food and good memories..

    Chef Paul Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 34 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Maureen M.
    Verified review

    Chef Paul Catering was exactly what I was looking for in a full service caterer. They took care of everything and the food was wonderful. They worked so quietly and neatly that I hardly knew they were in our home. I will definitely use them again and recommend them.

    Michelle L.
    Verified review

    Our family only uses Chef Feker for our special events. We used him for our son's graduation dinner (which he catered at our home at our request) a few years back, for my husband's 50th birthday dinner and most recently for my daughter's graduation party this past June (at the Chef's counter in Wauwatosa.) Chef takes the time to know his clients and asks for input/guides you on the menus that make the occasion special. After working together now for a few years, he knows our family so well, that along with the rest of the family members, he too, gave a personal toast to our daughter since he has watched her grow over her jr high/high school years. He is the consummate professional with a highly personal touch. There is no one else to work with when you want something memorable and special - the chef, the food, and the staff - he has got it all.

    Mr. Tony's BBQ
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Sue B.
      Verified review

      nothing is better than a bbq party at home catered by Mr. Tony!!!! He is very accomodating to menu odeas and the food is fantastic. He caters are annual party and everyone loves it.

      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.

      Chef Brothers Creations
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Dion J.
      Verified review

      Very good service and Proffeaional. The food was so good. I highly recommend them to anyone.

      Prime Minister Catering
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Dianne S.
      Verified review

      Lisa, at Prime Minister Catering filled my need for kitchen help for a gathering where I provided the food. The luncheon was following a dedication of a gravestone for my husband. Lisa sent Virginia who was a gift from the heavens. I could not have found a sweeter, kinder, more skilled person to help out in my home. She came to hep a few days before to familiarize herself with my kitchen. The day of, she arrived before I left for the cemetery and really hustled to get everything warmed, onto the table, coffee made and all was done with beautiful presentation. She kept the platters full and at the end, cleared after people started to leave. All the leftovers were neatly put in the frig. My kitchen was left clean and all I had to do was put away platters. I was thrilled to find her and am now trying to think of other happier get-togethers when I can call Virginia to come and help me out. Most sincere thanks Lisa.

      G Mirch Masala
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 7 years in business
      Chrystle D.
      Verified review

      Ive never liked Middle Eastern food, however Chef Marco puts flavor into what I know is spicy food. I was new to the experience and he came out of the kitchen to help me choose what I couldn't describe as anything but a mouthful of impeccable melds of chicken and spice. Translated loosely he helped me choose butter chicken. Whenever I am here I try something new from the buffet and get an order of butter chicken and nann. 5 ***** I love his food.

      About

      We provide personal catering for one to six people. We have versatile menus. We requires a free pre-meal consultation for food selection and budgeting.

      About

      I cook soul food. I really can cook whatever you want: greens, fried chicken, fish cabbage, and homemade cornbread.

      About

      We are a full-service caterer for 2 to 2000. Our head chef is from Louisiana and specializes in Cajun/Creole cuisines and Southern style comfort foods, but no cuisine is too simple or too challenging for us to make a superior meal for our clientele.

      • 23 years in business
      About

      Ghetto Rolls there self get customers interested they like that im doing everything doing everything homemadeI take my time and I'm clean

      About

      We offer made-from-scratch food with only real potatoes, buns, rolls, and desserts freshly baked daily in our own bakery. We also do hand-trimmed meats. We do pickup or delivery, hot or cold, large or small, formal or informal, and any-size gathering. We are serving all of SE Wisconsin and beyond.

      About

      We have mastered decades of Southern soul food's secrets and have applied them to our passion for cooking and making people happy through food.

      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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