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Top 10 catering services in Charlotte, NC

Clients agree: these Charlotte catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
The Official H4 LLC.

The Official H4 LLC.

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
Serves Charlotte, NC
We are a small, family-owned local business. Our chef can make a variety of cuisines and sweet treats. He has 15+ years industry experience and a 4 year degree from Johnson & Wales University. We do our best to personalize every menu to meet each client's needs! Let us know what your budget is and we will try our best to meet you there!
Exquisite Flavorings

Exquisite Flavorings

New on Fash
Serves Charlotte, NC
I am a young professional chef with years of experience. I studied at Johnson & Wales graduating with a degree in Culinary Arts. Gained most of my experience learning from my highly respected family for their established businesses servicing their community. This sparked my passion for food and the enjoyment it gives people. Passionate for foods of all cuisines. I currently own and operate Exquisite Flavorings, a business dedicated to servicing personal chef needs including private dining, catering, and meal prepping.
Howard & Howard

Howard & Howard

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Fash
21+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Sue M. says, "First time utilizing Howard & Howard - and would HIGHLY recommend!! Howard & Howard catered a customer appreciation event for us with a chocolate fountain surprise to a top business partner of ours - complete with setting up a beautiful display, providing excellent customer service, and receiving fantastic response from our partners at the event!! From the very first connection I had with Pamela, all the way through the event and afterwards (including sending me pics), our experience has been exceptional! Pamela was very responsive, friendly, professional, and went the extra mile!! I'll definitely want to utilize them for future events in the NC area. A very satisfied customer!! ~ Sue M. Jockey International, Inc." Read more
Nicolasa's Catering & Concessions

Nicolasa's Catering & Concessions

5.0(1)
15+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Alex C. says, "Easy to get along with. Got paid on time." Read more
AMaysIn Productions Unlimited LLC

AMaysIn Productions Unlimited LLC

5.0Exceptional(5)
2 hires on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Anne W. says, "Absolute best service I could have asked for. I really appreciated her being kind enough to send over a printed photo of our ceremony." Read more
All In Meals LLC

All In Meals LLC

5.0(1)
6 hires on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Tracy R. says, "Quick response and provided quote quickly. Worked with us on planning menu and stayed within budget we set." Read more
Fresh Feast Cuisine LLC

Fresh Feast Cuisine LLC

New on Fash
Serves Charlotte, NC
FFC is all about farm-to-table, organic, and good-quality food. Our expectation is to provide surreal hospitality for our guests and clients bringing an elevated service right to your business or home.
My Sista’s And I Catering LLC

My Sista’s And I Catering LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
NEICY says, "Awesome Company you will not be disappointed with there services." Read more
Envision Elegance By Lady Jae

Envision Elegance By Lady Jae

5.0(1)
Offers online services
31+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Andrea T. says, "Spectacular designs! Creative, reliable and cost-effective wedding provider. The wedding designer goes beyond expectations. Thank you!" Read more
Cheeks Catering

Cheeks Catering

New on Fash
2 hires on Fash
Serves Charlotte, NC
I enjoy my customers wanting more of the food I prepared.

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 Charlotte catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Charlotte area.
Archer W.
Loved working with them. Super simple process and a low deposit was needed of only like 50 dollars. Professional and only have good things to say
AMaysIn Productions Unlimited LLC
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