Find a catering service in Houston, TX

Find catering services in Houston, TX

Find catering services in Houston, TX

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Top 10 catering services in Houston, TX

Clients agree: these Houston catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Bailey Rae Events

Bailey Rae Events

5.0(4)
Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Donnell S. says, "The owner has great customer service and professionalism as well as great tasting food and wonderful themed decorations!" Read more
Highly Hungry

Highly Hungry

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
CD says, "Highly Hungry's professionalism and customer service is only topped by the quality and taste of their extensive menu. Their ability to service intimate gatherings and large events with the same attention to detail is simply impressive. I am a repeat customer and highly recommend them for an amazing sober or infused experience." Read more
True Bark Bbq

True Bark Bbq

5.0Exceptional(13)
3+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Ruben says, "On time, great price, great bbq. " Read more
The Gardens Houston

The Gardens Houston

New on Fash
Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
One stop shop... we offer catering and event planning...
Avenue L

Avenue L

5.0(2)
7+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Lessa S. says, "Amazing presentation and delicious food! Avenue L delivered quality service and hands down the food was great!" Read more
Grill Sergeants Cafe

Grill Sergeants Cafe

New on Fash
6 hires on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Meet Chef Kalo, 13 year Army Veteran, Graduate of Culinary Institute Lenotrè, and Winner of the Intercontinental Hotel Group Culinary Clash 2023, uses a fusion of flavors and culinary techniques to captivate his audience. Elevate your taste buds with a culinary fusion of Cajun, Southern and French cuisine. From sizzling food truck delights to extravagant catering, our dishes march to the rhythm of flavor, turning every meal into a gastronomic celebration. Unleash your senses and let Chef Caleb and Grill Sergeant's Cafe transform your events into unforgettable feasts."
Las Brasas Charcoal Chicken

Las Brasas Charcoal Chicken

New on Fash
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
We strive at being able to provide a healthy and tasty meal for all events. Our chickens are all natural never frozen. 14 Spice marinaded for 24 hour cooked over charcoal in our giant ovens. We also offer other dishes such as steak and fish specials
DominiCasa

DominiCasa

New on Fash
Serves Houston, TX
Welcome to DominiCasa, where we bring the vibrant flavors of the Dominican Republic straight to your table!
Sweets By Sandraye

Sweets By Sandraye

New on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
We here at Sweets by Sandraye have been in business for 7 years , we offer a variety of five star dessert’s that elevates your ordinary occasions into extraordinary celebrations, these delicious & sophisticated sweets will make you the talk of the party.
Loves Kitchen

Loves Kitchen

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Hello I am Cheflove I attended the art institute of Houston ,my catering company “Loves kitchen” has been in business for 5 years I have been cooking for 20 years! I specialize in large events , private events ,meals preps , dinner meals , private in home chef that comes to you , my menu expands every 6 months and i also dedicate to vegans, vegetarians, and pescatarians individuals . Want to have a healthy meal plan or a not so healthy meal plan I do it all I’m open to making new dishes as well . I love to make it easy for large working families to have a great delicious meal everyday of the week with no stress !

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 Houston catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Houston area.
Ashley L.
Very professional The food is on point and extremely delicious. I've tried A few caterings in my past but nothing like Bailey Rae🙌🙌🙌 5 stars all the way🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Bailey Rae Events
Kei S.
My food was delivered in a timely fashion. The presentation of the food was exactly as advertised and it was seasoned to perfection! I’ve never seen shrimps that BIGGG !!!!!!!
Highly Hungry
Alfredo G.
Had True Bark BBQ make a brisket and 2 fried turkeys for a party and they were amazing. Emilio precooked the brisket on his grill and fried the turkeys at my place a couple hours before everyone showed up. The brisket was full of flavor and tastes exactly the same when I used the leftovers to make sandwiches. I had never had fried turkey before this weekend. It was delicious. Probably ruined oven cooked turkey to be honest. 10/10 would recommend.
True Bark bbq
Bold H.
Absolutely delighted with Avenue L's catering service! From the moment I contacted them to the last bite of delicious food, the experience was top-notch. Their attention to detail, professionalism, and menu options truly impressed me. The food was not only beautifully presented but also incredibly flavorful, leaving all our guests raving about it. Avenue L's team went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly, allowing me to relax and enjoy the event. I highly recommend Avenue L for any catering needs; they will undoubtedly exceed your expectations!
Avenue L
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