Find a catering service in Fayetteville, NC

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Top 10 catering services in Fayetteville, NC

Clients agree: these Fayetteville catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Personal Chef Solutions & Catering

Personal Chef Solutions & Catering

9+ years in business
Serves Fayetteville, NC
Tom F. says, "Chef Gwen and her staff catered my birthday party, and it couldn't have been more scrumptious. She was very easy to work with from the start until after the party was over, cleaning up after herself and leaving plenty of leftovers with containers for the guests to fill and take home. She has her own event planner that matched the party theme with the serving line decorations and the coctail table. She served the following: Cocktail Hour - Summer themed appetizers such as mango, peach & pineapple salsa w/cinnamon chips, spicy watermelon, Ceviche w/tortilla chips, shrimp kabobs w/lemon aioli, fresh fruit w/dip, fresh summer vegetable tray with dressing, bacon jalapeño wraps, barbeque meatballs, tangy almond chicken kabobs. Dinner - Salad bar, Lemon herb chicken, stuffed flounder filets, roast beef slices w/horseradish, beef kabobs served with pesto pasta, roasted potatoes, asparagus roll ups, squash dish, Jalapeño cornbread and yeast rolls, and the list goes on. Gwen is delightful and warm as is her staff, Shema, Trey, Francis, to name a few. We will definitely use her in the future. If you need an event catered, we highly recommend Gwen, 910-992-2001. " Read more
Christine's Plates

Christine's Plates

4 hires on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves Fayetteville, NC
Lauren P. says, "From start to finish these ladies were awesome. They helped stay in our budget, offered great suggestions for the menu and even supplied us with vegetarian food that everyone loved. The food was outstanding. The Mexican salad and pulled pork were phenomenal. We had a ton of food and our college kids will be eating well for a few more days. The best part of working with them is they do what they say. If they are going to call you in an hour, they actually do call! We will definitely be using them again next year for our graduation party and parents weekend. I cannot say enough HOW AWESOME THEY ARE!! Thank you so much ladies!!!" Read more
Shawnie's Photography

Shawnie's Photography

New on Fash
Offers online services
3 hires on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Fayetteville, NC
Hi, I’m Shawnie. When it comes to working with me, clients love my creativity, attention to detail, and dedication to capturing the perfect shot. I always strive to make the photography experience fun and enjoyable, while also delivering stunning and unique images. I believe in collaborating with my clients to bring their vision to life, and I'm committed to going above and beyond to exceed their expectations. With my passion for photography and commitment to excellence, I'm confident that I'll do an excellent job in helping you stand out!

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 Fayetteville catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Fayetteville area.
Amy T.
The evening was a delightful blend of intrigue and indulgence, with the tantalizing mystery unfolding amidst the clinking of crystal and the soft strains of classical music. The culinary delights were provided by none other than Christine's Plates, whose garden-harvest seasonal salad and Tuscany chicken with egg noodles and spinach were the talk of the table. The accompanying broccoli and rolls were a testament to the simple pleasures of good food, while the rum cake dessert was a sweet ending to a thrilling evening. Here let my menu tell the tale.
Christine's Plates
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