Find a catering service in San Antonio, TX

Find catering services in San Antonio, TX

Find catering services in San Antonio, TX

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Top 10 catering services in San Antonio, TX

Clients agree: these San Antonio catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Chosen One's Bbq Catering

Chosen One's Bbq Catering

5.0(1)
6+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, TX
Jerome says, "Food is always great and cost is great as well." Read more
KatyGee Consultants

KatyGee Consultants

New on Fash
Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, TX
We pride ourselves on making our couples day go amazing! Katy is a fulltime wedding planning team. This is her fulltime job. Your event is top priority!
Elevated Excellence

Elevated Excellence

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, TX
Heather J. says, "They were absolutely awesome and the food was amazing. I’m DEFINITELY going to hire them again. I appreciate them so much and I loved the quality of their work. Thanks y’all 🙏🏾" Read more
        CWP.  Cooking  With Polo

CWP. Cooking With Polo

New on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, 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. NOTE... all my clients can only have 2 types of food and their accompaniments. If the client orders more than those already mentioned, extra charges will be charged.... ATTM..CWP
Sugarbirds Bakery

Sugarbirds Bakery

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, TX
Dani R. says, "I’ve been knowing Jeremiah since we both were in choir and seeing his growth and talent has been amazing! When you choose Sugarbirds Bakery, just know you’re in for a experience. From not only the amazing desserts but also the outstanding decor that is paired with it. Sugarbirds will always be my go to :)" Read more
Elders

Elders

New on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, TX
Elders is a family owned restaurant and personal chef service that provides home cooked meals in the San Antonio area. With Louisiana roots, dishes are prepared well seasoned and with love. Serving others is our mission and we are committed to our local community.
GCL Events

GCL Events

New on Fash
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, TX
At GCL Events, we pride ourselves on being a premier wedding and event planning company based in Austin, Texas. With our impeccable services and extensive expertise, we are committed to delivering exceptional experiences that surpass the expectations of our clients. Covering Central Texas and Beyond Servicing events in the vibrant cities of Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas/Fort Worth, as well as their surrounding areas, we bring our unparalleled event planning skills to a wide range of clientele. Whether you envision a rustic celebration in the Hill Country or a luxurious affair in the heart of the city, we have the knowledge and reso
Good Eaten

Good Eaten

5.0(4)
5+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, TX
DJ says, "Great family " Read more
The Mission Kitchen

The Mission Kitchen

4.9Exceptional(7)
9+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, TX
Mary S. says, " I recently went to a retirement ceremony for my co-worker...The Mission Kitchen did an AMAZING job of catering for 100+ people. The spread of food was absolutely DELICIOUS-- from the turkey with jerk sauce juice to the spinach wraps to the shrimp (with an unbelievable spin on cock-tail sauce)! There was something for everyone! In addition to the food-- the service was impeccable! I loved the caterers and how accommodating and cheerful they were throughout the event.I definitely will be recommending the Mission Kitchen to others =)! Thanks, Mary Samsock" 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 San Antonio catering services

Recent success stories from people in the San Antonio area.
Christy S.
We utilized Chef Julez and her team for our corperate Winter Party. Their team was able to flawlessly execute a customized menu, professional service, and DELICIOUS food. We plan on having this team be our go-to catering professionals moving forward.
Elevated Excellence
Ebony P.
Great customer service and speedy fast good food 10/10 recommend
Good Eaten
Jennie H.
I had the honor of partaking in Johnny's cuisine as he catered a leadership event in Germany. He was gracious enough to also help us meal plan and prep (as a volunteer) for our youth camps for military teens in Belgium. I am thrilled that Chef Johnny is here in Northern Virginia as we fully expect to use his services as much as possible for all our catering needs." Jennie Humann, International Director for Jacob's Generation and Co-Director for Freedom Outreach International, Washington DC Branch
The Mission Kitchen
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