Find a catering service in Covington, KY

Find catering services in Covington, KY

Find catering services in Covington, KY

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Top 10 catering services in Covington, KY

Clients agree: these Covington catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Crown Royal Catering And Event Planning LLC

Crown Royal Catering And Event Planning LLC

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
5 hires on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Covington, KY
Marvin T. says, "food was wonderful and very prompt, will use them again in the future." Read more
Jeannettes Delicacies

Jeannettes Delicacies

5.0(3)
2 hires on Fash
21+ years in business
Serves Covington, KY
Cincinnati A. says, "Jeannette’s Delicacies catered our annual CAPA conference and the service and food was excellent. We are excited to be using their services again this fall for our holiday luncheon. No where in Cincinnati can you find this kind of service. " Read more
Magnolia Lane Catering

Magnolia Lane Catering

5.0(1)
1 hire on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Covington, KY
Veronica A. says, "They are a pleasure to deal with. Service and food are absolutely amazing!" Read more
Tea 'n' Bowl

Tea 'n' Bowl

New on Fash
18+ years in business
Serves Covington, KY
We offer South East Asian Food and also some Cantonese Cuisine. We are specialized in Noodle Dish and also different kind of curries. Cooking and prepping some good delicious food.
Mimi's Savory Creations

Mimi's Savory Creations

5.0(1)
19+ years in business
Serves Covington, KY
Mae T. says, "MSC was very detailed and inclusive when it came to my order! Even with all my sons allergies they came up with a fantastic meal that we could all enjoy. Definitely will be using again!! 😍" Read more
K Slayz Soul Food And Drinkz

K Slayz Soul Food And Drinkz

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Covington, KY
K Slayz Soul Food and Drinkz has been open for two years now. Everything is cooked from scratch. I attended Cincinnati Cook’s to obtain my servsafe and Chef/manager. I’ve been cooking since I was 5yrs old. My family is from the south. My great grandmother taught me how to cook Soul Food, bake. When I make my dishes I make, I make it with a lot of love and soul.
The Tasty Comfort Coach

The Tasty Comfort Coach

5.0(1)
4+ years in business
Serves Covington, KY
Trisha C. says, "She was amazing. The owner herself came to our event and was so awesome with all the guests and it made my daughters formal bridal shower even better having them there!!! Would recommend to many and would definitely use again. " Read more
Chef Damon Catering, Staffing And Consulting

Chef Damon Catering, Staffing And Consulting

New on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Covington, KY
Staffing Catering needs Consultation Special Events, Weddings, Birthdays, Holidays, Graduations Corporate Catering Drops offs, Buffets or Plated Meals
Antoinette

Antoinette

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Covington, KY
I will be sure that my team and will serve you and your guest the best and most excellent experience that you will no regret from setting up and decor to some of the most tasteful good u have ever had you and your guest will will be blown away by Antoinette's catering if you choose us then you have choose wisely
BrewRiver Catering

BrewRiver Catering

New on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Covington, KY
Our executive chef, Chef Michael Shields, has been catering for over 25 years. His background includes 6 years working for Chef Emeril Lagasse in both New Orleans and Atlanta. We are a fully scratch kitchen, and go the extra mile in both food and service. We have catered over 350 events just in the last year alone, since we opened a second location inside Sonder Brewing in Mason. If you want to order from a caterer who goes the extra mile to even make their catsup from scratch, we are the choice for you! We promise your food will not come from a freezer or a can. Every stock, soup, dressing and sauce is made right in our kitchen! We look forw...

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 Covington catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Covington area.
Debra Kay P.
Alswell was amazing. We gave her 3 days notice because it was a catering venue for after a memorial service (70 people). She not only pulled the event off flawlessly but the food and service were exceptional. She was so easy to work with and she is a very lovely lady.
Crown Royal catering and Event Planning LLC
Molly R.
Their food is amazing! They catered my wedding and I was very satisfied! Would highly reccomend to anyone!
Jeannettes Delicacies
Jude E.
The service was fantastic with YES-CHEF, a first class meal served with a passion for food, presentation was on point and high quality ingredients were used and it really shows, Thankyou YES-CHEF for making our evening perfect.
YES-CHEF
James P.
Food was hot fresh and tasty Hired TRIOZS to cater 100 people and TRIOZS did not skip a beat Tapeka was easy to communicate with and eased all my concerns and planning was easy and stress free
Triozs All American Wraps
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