Find a catering service in Austin, TX

Find catering services in Austin, TX

Find catering services in Austin, TX

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Top 10 catering services in Austin, TX

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Gebby’s BBQ & Catering

Gebby’s BBQ & Catering

5.0Exceptional(5)
Serves Austin, TX
ROT P. says, "We had the pleasure of working with the staff at Gebby’s BBQ during one of the larger events held in Austin, TX each June. Gebby’s joined our event as a food sponsor/vendor and wowed us from the jump. They served our hungry staff of 250 a delicious lunch consisting of Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Cole Slaw that just blew us away. Chris and his staff made things very easy for our busy staff by serving us in a very professional and organized manner…always with a smile and a great sense of humor. Along with serving our staff, Gebby’s served thousands of attendees from their location in our concert area. Trust me, our staff tried all of it and it all is fantastic. From the brisket to the ROT wrap, each offering was served in a professional, courteous manner that was surpassed only by the quality of the food! We love Gebby’s and look forward to working with them again in the future! Smoke on boys! " Read more
Alicia's Catering & Events

Alicia's Catering & Events

New on Fash
Serves Pflugerville, TX
Alicia's Catering & Events gives each Customer our personalized service. We enjoy putting that smile on faces by treating everyone like my family. Removing the added stresses that planning an event may bring.
Kieomi's Irresistible Eatss

Kieomi's Irresistible Eatss

5.0Exceptional(7)
Serves Austin, TX
Yajaira M. says, "She was hired for a meeting lunch at our clinic hands down the best catering food we have ever had . The food the dessert amazing . Definitely will recommend" Read more
Cain's Fine Catering

Cain's Fine Catering

5.0(1)
Serves Austin, TX
Grace B. says, "John is a fantastic chef & genuine person. His food expresses the care he takes in menu planning, or at least it was very clearly shown at our elopement dinner." Read more
Chef Crusco Catering

Chef Crusco Catering

5.0(1)
Serves Austin, TX
Neal S. says, "He is very experienced, knowledgeable, clean, professional, and engaging. Need I say more. You won't find a better overall experience." Read more
DeSano Pizzeria Napoletana

DeSano Pizzeria Napoletana

New on Fash
Serves Austin, TX
Authentic "Wood-Fired" High Quality Pizzas. Along with Calzones, Italian Salads and Desserts. -Most ingredients are imported -Our fresh Bufula Mozzerella is flown in from Italy weekly!
512 Boutique Events

512 Boutique Events

New on Fash
Serves Austin, TX
We cater events of all kinds within the Austin area. We can do drop-off catering, to buffets and family style at weddings, to using our food truck with a unique style to serve your guest. Look at our menu and choose your options, or we can customize the menu to the theme of your event. We can also offer insured bar services, at your event- you furnish the alcohol and we provide the rest. The 512 Boutique Events team consist of very knowledgeable industry leaders to make your event a success- consistency and quality are key, not just the food, but with logistics and service. Becky McMillian is the owner- original Austinite and has been in t...
Big Vinny’s Bbq

Big Vinny’s Bbq

New on Fash
Serves Austin, TX
Good Ol Fashioned Texas Bbq! All homemade sides. Nothing fancy, just salt, pepper, and smoke!
JonBlakes Full Services

JonBlakes Full Services

New on Fash
Serves Austin, TX
There are countless event caterers in Austin, but JonBlakes Catering, Special Events, and Full Services stands apart because we absolutely care about the success of your entire event. What this means for you, is a commitment to excellence in service, cuisine and event planning from the day you contact us until the last dish is washed and packed away. JonBlakes is a full-service catering and special events company, based in Austin, Texas, that serves the entire state of Texas with gourmet fare, gracious and professional staff, and a fantastic overall experience for you and your guests. From weddings and corporate gatherings to the most inti...
Mama Nikki's Kitchen

Mama Nikki's Kitchen

New on Fash
Serves Austin, TX
My food is cooked with love so it's always flavorful and delicious I love to cook and feed peoplei love to see them smile and be enjoy great tasting food

Your Wedding and Event Catering questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Austin catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Austin area.
Melissa T.
Okay, this was a crazy experience. Crazy good! We went to the Rusty Mule Food Trailer park in Dripping and were planning on getting something else but wandered over to the intoxicating smells coming from Gebby’s…..and DAMN! My girl and I both had the chopped brisket sandwich and it was so good we had to stop ourselves from licking the paper! Really, I was a chef for 15 years and am a die hard foodie! I was blown away by how insanely tasty this sandwich was! We are now actually thinking of having them cater our wedding next year! You’re a fool if you don’t try this!
Gebby’s BBQ & Catering
Alyssa S.
Kieomi was awesome! Professional, quick set up and reasonably priced. We had such a good experience that we will be using her for almost all our future events.You certainly wont regret hiring her for your next event, party, wedding etc.
Kieomi's Irresistible Eatss
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