Find a catering service in Indianapolis, IN

Find catering services in Indianapolis, IN

Find catering services in Indianapolis, IN

Share a few details and we'll show you the best catering services in your area.
Zip code

Budget per person

Find catering services in Indianapolis, IN

Share a few details and we'll show you the best catering services in your area.
Zip code

Budget per person

Top 10 catering services in Indianapolis, IN

Clients agree: these Indianapolis catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Trinity Meeting And Conference Center

Trinity Meeting And Conference Center

New on Fash
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
Our facility is pristine and functional and offers an array of event planning services, as well as knowledgeable and friendly staff, and very affordable event packages and space rentals. Please contact Shana Marshall of our staff for all your planning needs. Please state whether we are your "preferred venue" in your initial contact. Thank you!
Roosters Get Busy Ribs LLC "Catering The Way It Oughta Be!"

Roosters Get Busy Ribs LLC "Catering The Way It Oughta Be!"

New on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
We've been in the Food Industry since 1991, Restuarant, Catering. We have never had a law suit and as far as I've acknowledge no one has ever been sick from our services. A Great Accomplishment! Rated as in the Top 5 BBQ Business in 1993 by Nuvo Magazine. We pride ourselves to "Cater to Your Needs!" Even today we are consistent with our Quality, Quantity and Customer Service! The Catering that is done by Roosters Get Busy Ribs LLC is an enjoyable passion, trained and raised by My Dad "Chef Roosevelt Owens Sr.", a Retired Military Man. His expertise passed down on a variety of cusine, has made this Company go in the field with understandin
BERTOCCI INFERNO

BERTOCCI INFERNO

New on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
I love to cook. There’s no greater pleasure than making food for the ones we love. This has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Originally from the Boston area, I spent 10 years as a professional chef before starting my own personal chef and catering business -Bertocci Inferno- which I've been thrilled to do for the past 6 years! Throwing a party or an intimate get-together? Want to enjoy it as much as your guests? Let me cater your event and manage all the details from shopping, prep, cooking, serving and cleanup. I’ll take the time to understand your needs. I can modify any recipe for a specific diet. I can also go full ti
Sister Chef

Sister Chef

New on Fash
Serves Indianapolis, IN
I've loved cooking as long as I can remember. Being a Chef has always been something I've wanted to pursue. I cooked in the Air Force for 8yrs. But I have been cooking altogether for 20 plus years. I have a great personality. I prefer small venues and events because it makes it easier to talk with clients about the art. I love everything about being a chef.
Chef Dan's

Chef Dan's

New on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
I do Foodtruck Catering and created Catering I'm from Mississippi went to culinary school in New Orleans. Paul Prudhomme Institute
Chef's Choice Catering

Chef's Choice Catering

New on Fash
2 hires on Fash
18+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
We produce menus around our clients needs Watching the reactions on people's faces when they sit down to eat
3 Girls And A Deli, LLC

3 Girls And A Deli, LLC

New on Fash
55+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
We are in the service business- Our product just happens to be a food! Our product just happens to be food! An event with 15 people is just as important as 1500. Amazing food + great service =happily ever after. Every event is different so it's critical at the get-go that we understand what the user is wanting. Everything. There's no greater satisfaction than sharing the great food that we have with people in Indiana. Our reviews stand on their own. I come from the event planning background as I manage travel for large corporations in Indiana. I left that business and entered the food arena 14 years ago and have never looked back! I come from...
Diamonds Coney Island & Rising Kings Entertainment Llc.

Diamonds Coney Island & Rising Kings Entertainment Llc.

New on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
Diamonds Coney Island has been open for 6 years and we have consistently stayed at 4.9 to 5 star rating. We serve American Style Soulfood and Fast food. We serve Barbecue Ribs, Mac N Cheese, Cornbread or we can do something quick like Coney Dogs, Chili Cheese fries etc. Or you can try our Famous Sassy wings, or you can try our Chicken Curry. On the entertainment side we offer live jazz and entertainment. We serve great quality food at an affordable price. And we offer some dope music on our entertainment side....

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 Indianapolis catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Indianapolis area.
How Fash works
Search

Search, get cost estimates, contact pros, and book—all for free.

Compare

View profiles, read reviews, check qualifications, and see prices before hiring.

Hire

Ask questions, confirm their availability, and hire the right pro when you're ready.

Indianapolis catering services by service