Find a catering service in Columbus, OH

Find catering services in Columbus, OH

Find catering services in Columbus, OH

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Top 10 catering services in Columbus, OH

Clients agree: these Columbus catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Subway Catering

Subway Catering

New on Fash
17+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
My mission is to make your meating or event a success by taking the food off your plate. My team and I pride our selves on ensuring we provide the customer with excatly what they want. I know planning an event or meeting can be stressful on the person in charge my goal is you call and tell me what food you want, and My team and I take care of the rest. We will make the food and deliver it to you so you can focus on your event. Our Subway is the highest volume cater in Columbus. It doesn't matter if you have 20 or 500 we can take great care of you.
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 Columbus, OH
Marvin T. says, "food was wonderful and very prompt, will use them again in the future." Read more
Columbus Chef

Columbus Chef

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
I enjoy providing meals for people on the go. Like great food and enjoy eating in your own home, I'm your guy. I can do drop off meals that you can heat in your own oven. I can make meals in your home for your family and friends. Busy with work, travel or kids. I'm willing to be your personal chef. I will even do other things for you, pick up dry cleaning, walk your dogs, go grocery shopping and take your car in for service ect. Let's chat and see what you might be interested in. I'm 55 yrs old and have been a professional certified executive chef in Columbus Ohio my entire life. I'm a certified executive chef most of my career has been spent...
Country Comfort Cooking

Country Comfort Cooking

New on Fash
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
What makes us so different, is Presentation! Great tasting and Delicious. A little different from others. Great customer service. Willing to educate customer on different menu items.. Such as nutritional facts, menu prices, and find what could be the best section for them. Createing dishes to share with family and friends. Food brings togetherness. Comfort Food comes in so many ways. I want to present food, the way I remembered it while coming up in Cleveland, Ohio.
Curry N Grill

Curry N Grill

New on Fash
12+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
My name syed from curry n grill we Saling Indian and Chinese food I doing business until 21 years oks me know my number is 6148065063
Rocoto Catering

Rocoto Catering

New on Fash
23+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
I love to share my culinary experiences with my clients and share my love and passion for food with them
Delicacies By Design

Delicacies By Design

New on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
I have been in the food industry for over 27 years. In that time I have created all types of menus for my customers. Vegan, Vegetarian, Heart healthy, gluten-free and special allergy menus. I specialize in catering to exactly what my customer wants. I stand out because my food is very flavorful and always properly cooked. I have a passion for cooking all types of cuisine and I am very gifted at it. I will take care of your event with that personal touch and creative presentation that will keep you coming back for more.
Chef Dani Q

Chef Dani Q

New on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Private yacht chef aboard a sailing catamaran in the USVI and BVI. Highfield Level 2 Award in Culinary Skills CTH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Certificate in Culinary Arts from Ashburton Chef Academy 2 time VIPCA award for culinary arts 8 years of experience running a private yacht galley. Responsibilities included: Week long menu design. Provisioning for all meals/drink/snacks aboard ship for minimum 7 days at a time. Preparing upscale breakfast, lunch, appetizer, starter, dinner and dessert for 10 guests and three crew each day. Constant communication with guests prior to arrival regarding preferences and dietary preferenc
Kay’s Soul Food Kitchen

Kay’s Soul Food Kitchen

New on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Me & my team gives the best hospitality to you & your guest & make sure you taste the Soul in every bit of food that was made with Love ...
DAWESOME SAUCES

DAWESOME SAUCES

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
My Dawesome Sauces

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 Columbus catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Columbus 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
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