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Charleston Caterers

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all soul food i put a twist on everything i do its from my heart I cook from my heart i love food and on top of that i do it all by myself

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We have a full on-site and off-site catering and eight different meeting spaces for your next event. In addition to that, we have an arena for larger events, concerts and more. We offer breakfast, lunch, hors d'oeuvres and dinner. We offer cash or host bars. We can cater not just at the convention center, but in the surrounding areas as well. Our prices are very reasonable, and we have great customer service and follow-through.

  • 4 years in business
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Outstanding service and every client is treated like V.I.P The most enjoyment i get out off my work is the smile and satisfaction of a client. The best feeling every

  • 10 years in business
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Our business is located in the small town of Buffalo, WV. With small amount of businesses surrounding our location, we are the "hot spot" for the locals to gather and join us for food. Although small, we provide our customers with great tasting food, and we have the capability to provide catering options for a small group of 10 to a wedding reception of 200. Our capability is endless! Stephen Owens and Ilyana Kano are both graduates of Johnson and Wales University, Charlotte, with a Culinary Arts and Food Service Management degree. Denise Briscoe is an avid cook and strong in organizational skills. With the skills and experiences between the three, they all work together to provide their customers with the best part of their jobs, quality service. When a customer walks away with a smile on his/her face, after eating Buffalo Diner's food, the three owners are happy.

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We work to make your event something special and one time remember. Pleasing the customers, and creating great food. It's always nice to prepare unique presentations

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My competitive pricing and attention to personalization and detail is beyond compare. I love food and everything about it. I put my heart and soul into my craft and the product is proof.

  • 4 years in business
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We provide logo and photo cakes, baked goods, breads, candies, pies, desserts, and more to restaurants, stores, and businesses for resale or special occasions. Our homemade, jumbo pepperoni rolls and large cinnamon rolls with home glaze are our most popular products. "Drop off" catering service is our most popular catering service and saves the customer money. With this service, all items are delivered to your location with disposable: chafing servers and heating oil, serving utensils, table clothes if needed, dishes, cutlery, etc. Since the customer is responsible for setup, cleanup, and serves themselves this is a very affordable option. We can customize the service you need from drop-off only to full catering and many options in between. Call us to customize your services for your budgeted event. Seasonal items such as homemade jams/jellies and pure maple syrup are available also during season. We can also offer gluten-free products. We use products from our own farm whenever possible and do not use any chemicals, pesticides, in our gardens, using only natural, organic ingredients whenever possible. I enjoy making flavorful products from homemade ingredients.

  • 3 years in business
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I am not a culinary trained chef, I am a home cook. I have a passion for food as well as the skills to create a great meal for my clients. I can create home cooked meals, as well as healthy options, I do appetizers, full meals, holiday meals, and children's menu's. Please contact me with a description of what you are looking for and we can discuss prizing. I charge for food cost and my service fee depends on what your specific needs are. I can do many different types of diety needs.

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We offer private catering for all types of events. We are certified professional chef-owned business. We do on-site catering.

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I specialize in helping customers get the most bang for their buck in catering. I can do simple setups to elaborate including decor. I am flexible on menu choices.

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We strive to make your special occasion a memorable experience. Having said that, we meet with clients in a relaxed atmosphere to understand exactly what they expect and want. Here at Bartram's Catering, our highly trained chefs will exceed your expectations. With our top-of-the-line equipment and transportation vehicle; no job is too big or too small.

  • 77 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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For any event of any size, let Dickey's do the cooking, and you can take the credit. Graduation parties, weddings, and office functions, you name it! Dickey's Barbecue is the perfect catering choice for groups of all sizes, from 10 to 10,000.

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I cook good food! I deliver to you. I take on any requests for different foods. I also offer cooking lessons.

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We have 30 years of experience between both of us. We offer a variety of menu options. Gluten free and vegetarian are available upon request. Delivery is available. Off-menu items are also welcome.

  • 6 years in business
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I work in-home or on location and have a staff to accommodate multiple guests. I pride myself in having all the work completed by the time your last guest leaves; so you can wake up with only great memories of your party!

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I am a trained chef from a strong catering/bartending and service industry background and with the motivation, enthusiasm and commitment to take full responsibility for the day-to-day management of a busy department. I am possessing an ability to create seasonally inspired menus and prepare food to the highest standard of hygiene and presentation which goes beyond the expectations of diners. I have been having a keen commercial eye and proven track record of introducing cost-saving innovation and ideas.

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We specialize in catering, event planning, photography, and all of the little-detail services so that you don't have to.

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I am a home cook who enjoys catering to others. I have been in the catering business for many years, although only in my hometown. I make a variety of different types of foods my specialties are, good home cooked meals, Italian dishes, Bbq and all the fixins, and other great foods. If you have an event that needs catered, I will be happy to send you a quote and we can discuss any special request.

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We can provide casual, upscale Americana "fresh from scratch cooking". We are a full-service restaurant that tries to utilize as much local product as possible to support our community.

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I have been catering for 20+years both in Charleston area and touring with bands. I offer an eclectic but traditional twist both with my food and decr This is just what I do!!! I'm lucky to have been able to have a career in which I get to be creative on multiple levels! Food brings people together...I am a people person! Basically it's humbling and makes me happy to make others happy/pleased!

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We are catering private dinners for couples and dinner parties. We provide a variety of food from Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Middle East and the north coast of Africa. We can provide multiple Tapas or formal courses in your home.

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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