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

Clients agree: these Austin catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Cooking  With Polo

Cooking With Polo

New on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
I am a person who loves culinary art. I am responsible, honest, I like to interact with my clients and work as a team.


1 hire on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Patricia H. says, "Chef Nikki always asked, what do you like, mild, spicy. She kept communication about our upcoming anniversary party. Her display of food is beautiful, and she is very pleasant to speak with. she now caters for my family for any event we are having. She has a variety of meals, from vegan, vegeterian, pescaterian, etc. you name it. Great caribbean food, from jamaica. Her hands are blessed. " Read more
Gebby’s BBQ & Catering

Gebby’s BBQ & Catering

8+ years in business
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

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 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
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