Find a catering service in Columbus, GA

Find catering services in Columbus, GA

Find catering services in Columbus, GA

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Top 10 catering services in Columbus, GA

Clients agree: these Columbus catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Pine Hollow Catering & Concessions

Pine Hollow Catering & Concessions

New on Fash
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Columbus, GA
I have been a professionally cooking for over 15 years, and it has been my hobby and passion of since high school. I love to cook, and bigger the crowd , the better. I would say my specialty is more made from scratch southern food, but my restaurant was Italian, so I’m pretty versed in a variety of cuisines. I take pride in my made from scratch food, and enjoy preparing each catering to my customers individual tastes. I am a small, locally owned and operated business, with a passion for serving others.
Eat Exquisite

Eat Exquisite

5.0(1)
1 hire on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Columbus, GA
Tamisha W. says, "This was a great experience I initially had issues because my chef got into bad car accident and I needed a chef and Shanice reached and accepted my request she was so easy to talk to the communication was great she started sending pictures of her work and knew then I picked the right person the food was so good I would definitely recommend her the food it was delicious everything was good and she made me extra dishes which mean we could replenish what was gone yea she’s the goat" Read more
Nikale's Creative Catering

Nikale's Creative Catering

5.0(1)
11+ years in business
Serves Columbus, GA
Devin B. says, "The great service and personalized approach for my food I chose at to my event. Nikales always comes through when I have events whether at my home or elsewhere." Read more
Exclusive Eats& Tingz

Exclusive Eats& Tingz

New on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Columbus, GA
We're open to our customer's needs and budget we aim to provide a great experience
Party Starters Catering & Events

Party Starters Catering & Events

5.0(1)
20+ years in business
Serves Columbus, GA
Allen P. says, "The overall experience of learning from an experienced teacher and chef. The events held turned out great for the customers and the staff." Read more
Taste Of Jerzey

Taste Of Jerzey

5.0(3)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Columbus, GA
James F. says, "The quality is excellent. Best catering business I have ever done business with. Prices are fair. Employees are very professional. I highly recommend Taste of Jersey. Food is Delicious!!" Read more
The Tasty Tango

The Tasty Tango

New on Fash
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Columbus, GA
At Tasty Tango we provides all types of service you need and is not just ask and we will do our best to make it a 1 stop shop.
To Go Fresh

To Go Fresh

5.0(2)
4+ years in business
Serves Columbus, GA
Arthur W. says, "Very large portions, always fresh! Best salad I've ever had. Can't go back to deli salads." Read more
The Grazer Co.

The Grazer Co.

5.0(1)
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Columbus, GA
Mongaata G. says, "The Grazer Co. is amazing! They hosted and catered a multiple events for Auburn University. They worked with every budget and tailored to our events. We love their charcuterie tables and boards. From brunch to cocktail hour events that were wonderful designed! Nitda and the entire Grazer Co. team were responsive, helpful and flexible every single time. I would definitely recommend The Grazer Co. and will continue to use them for future events!" Read more
BLA Event Decoration

BLA Event Decoration

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Columbus, GA
I’m a dedicated mother and grandmother and woman of God that has bed in the food service for over 25 years I am dedicated to great food and wonderful service at the same time pleasing me customers

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 Columbus catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Columbus area.
Stephanie W.
All of the food is fresh and seasoned to perfection. I like the fact that no matter what you order, You will be pleased with the mouthwatering flavor. The portions are very nice sized and the prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend Taste of Jerzey. I promise you will not be disappointed. Definitely gets a 10 out of 10 for me. The food, drinks and desserts are delicious. Once you try it you will be hooked
Taste Of Jerzey
Light N.
Amazing salads! Always the freshest quality ingredients.
To Go Fresh
Karla
They took care of our photos and delivered in a timely manner I highly recommend.
iRiE ViSiON
Mindy K.
Jamie Keating is very professional and has a keen eye for detail that bring the experience to the next level.
Epic Restaurant/Signature Events by Jamie Keating Culinary
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