Find a catering service in Athens, GA

Find catering services in Athens, GA

Find catering services in Athens, GA

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Top 10 catering services in Athens, GA

Clients agree: these Athens catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Chef Nae

Chef Nae

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Athens, GA
I’ve been catering/ doing in home cooking as a private chef for 5 years now. I first started locally and now I travel from state to state to prepare a 3-5 corse dinner for small of large party amounts. I have worked with many different celebrities throughout Georgia, and I just want to expand my services out to more clients that want to give me a shot at something long term! Cooking has always been a passion of mine and I want to take it a step further each year I come up with new recipes and learn from different cultures to prepare them for my clients all around the country! ( I also have menus for each season ) ASK FOR THE SUMMER MENUS J
Tweetys Treats

Tweetys Treats

New on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Athens, GA
At Tweety’s Treats private chef and catering we pride ourselves on perfect delivery and execution of a perfect experience. We have been in business for 3 years. From the west coast to the east coast we have delivered a private dinner experience to weddings and banquets. We strive to do what is necessary for our guests to have fun, relax and have fun for the duration of the day.
Miya Holt

Miya Holt

New on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Athens, GA
My popcorn and cooking business stands out because of my commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction. I use only the finest ingredients, ensuring that every batch of popcorn is fresh, flavorful, and free from artificial additives. My unique recipes and gourmet flavors set me apart, offering customers a diverse and delightful snacking experience. What makes me great is my attention to detail and dedication to excellence in every aspect of my business. From sourcing premium kernels to perfecting my cooking techniques, i prioritize quality in every step. I am passionate about creating the best products and continuously experimen
Paulie's Pizza

Paulie's Pizza

1 hire on Fash
Serves Athens, GA
James T. says, "Paul was fantastic. The prep/organization was top notch and I felt like Paul had everything under control from the beginning. Once the day arrived for my Dad's memorial service, Paul and his crew showed up early and had everything set up and ready to go. Food was fantastic and the cleanup was impressive. Great experience and I absolutely highly recommend Paul." Read more

Your Wedding and Event Catering questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much is catering?

Catering costs $10 to $35 per person for basic party food or a drop-off service. On average, caterers charge $500 to $7,500 total for 50 guests, $1,000 to $15,000 for 100 guests, and $1,500 to $23,000 for 150 guests. Alcohol or bartending options often cost extra.

Formal catering or wedding catering costs $30 to $200 per person for plated meals, a buffet, or food stations. A food truck rental costs $10 to $40 per person, depending on the type of event and whether you hire the truck on a weekend or holiday. Popular food truck menu options include tacos, pizza, BBQ, and ice cream.

What is catering?

Catering means supplying food and drink at a party, wedding, or other gathering. Some catering companies provide waitstaff, while others offer self-serve buffet stations or simply drop off prepared food to an event. Different catering companies provide different types of foods and cuisines, including:

  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Barbeque
  • Japanese
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Ice cream
  • Breakfast or brunch

How far in advance do I need to order catering?

Most caterers recommend ordering at least a few weeks to 6 months in advance, depending on the type of event and number of guests. However, catering a small party may not require as much advance time as a wedding, holiday party, or large corporate event.

Large chain restaurants often provide limited, drop-off catering services and require less notice than professional catering companies. Some chain restaurants and grocery stores offer catering services with only one day's notice.

What do caterers provide?

Caterers supply all the food for your event, either cooking it on-site or preparing it in their own kitchen beforehand. Many catering services include serving dishes, plates, glasses, and silverware in their price. Some caterers also offer tables, chairs, linens, or custom place settings for an added fee.

How long do caterers stay at an event?

Caterers typically serve food for 1 to 4 hours, depending on the time of year and number of guests. Setup usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Ask your caterer whether they will include any of the setup or cleanup time in their estimate.

Do you tip caterers?

Some caterers include a gratuity charge of 15% to 20% on your bill that is split between the servers. Before adding a cash tip, ask your caterer or review the contract to make sure a gratuity charge is not already included. If you decide to give cash tips directly, pay each person between $15 to $50.

How do I choose a catering company?

Search our list of caterers, then:

  • Get three or more free estimates to compare.
  • Read their reviews and menus on Fash and Google.
  • Choose a licensed, insured, and experienced company.
  • Try menu tasting before your event if possible.
  • Make sure they're a good fit for your budget and schedule.
  • Get a written estimate or contract.
  • Avoid making a large payment before your event begins.

After reading reviews and asking questions, hire the best company in your area.

What questions should I ask caterers?

When looking for local catering companies, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been catering?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How far in advance do I need to book?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • Do you allow menu changes?
  • Will you bring prepared food, or will you prepare it onsite?
  • How long will you be able to serve food?
  • How long do you need to set up?
  • Do you charge extra for travel fees?
  • Will you give me a written estimate and contract?

Reviews for Athens catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Athens area.
Miguelle M.
Paul, our pizza guru, rocked up with all the ingredients and equipment, and it was like having a pro chef right in my kitchen. We got straight into it, tossing dough, layering on toppings, and cracking jokes like old pals. But the real magic? When those pies hit the oven – talk about a sight to behold! Paul's stories about his escapades had us all feeling like jet-setters, and before we knew it, we were sitting down to devour our creations, feeling like culinary legends. Seriously, whether you're a kitchen wizard or a total newbie like me, having Paul host a pizza night in your own digs is an absolute must. Huge shoutout to Paul for making my home feel like a gourmet pizzeria!
Paulie's Pizza
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