Find a catering service in Winston-salem, NC

Find catering services in Winston-salem, NC

Find catering services in Winston-salem, NC

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Top 10 catering services in Winston-salem, NC

Clients agree: these Winston-salem catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Christine's Plates

Christine's Plates

New on Fash
3 hires on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves Winston-salem, NC
With years of culinary expertise, I bring a fusion of flavors to elevate you event. Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey that will make your occasion truly unforgettable.
Victoria's Royal Ceremonies

Victoria's Royal Ceremonies

5.0(1)
Offers online services
10 hires on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Winston-salem, NC
Camellia C. says, "She is very professional and always gives you a personalized experience. She always listens to your vision for your event and always delivers." Read more
Good Eats With Chef J

Good Eats With Chef J

5.0(1)
6+ years in business
Serves Winston-salem, NC
Michael S. says, "His timely manner in responding and getting us the information we needed regarding our event. Not onlt was his communication excellent, but he is a friendly indiviual and always for the customer. He is a self-taught and Culinary School taught Chef, and he told us he doesn't like to limit himself, and if it can be cooked he will do it. Now the food was amazing we ordered a full pan of his Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta we had sampled and lets just say people had to reach out to him for their own pan." Read more
Alinas Kitchen LLC

Alinas Kitchen LLC

New on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Winston-salem, NC
I have been in business 3 years, I’ve worked as a chef 10 years plus. I use to do catering for the dodgers in Los Angeles California,I went to culinary school at the Art institute of phoenix in Arizona. What I love about creating delicious flavors and pretty beautiful things to create art with my cooking. I use fresh local ingredients and give the best care to every ingredient. Alina’s kitchen is not just a kitchen it’s an experience ♥️♥️
GeminiSoul

GeminiSoul

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Winston-salem, NC
My service stands out from most because I cook with my heart and soul. I not only love what I do but I actually enjoy it. I am able to provide great service because I have mastered the art of listening. I listen to the needs of my clients and I bring their vision to life. LOVE is the main ingredient in all of my dishes. I enjoy the look and sound of satisfaction after my clients and their guests have completed their meals. It is a very rewarding feeling.

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?

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