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Best Caterers in
New Orleans

Why These Caterers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored caterers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best caterers in New Orleans, LA.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 85 58 19

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Attiki is a family-owned and operated restaurant serving the New Orleans area. They specialize in authentic Mediterranean food created from their family recipes. In addition to dine-in services, they also offer events and catering services. Their menu includes Baklava, a vegetarian pasta tray, grilled leg of lamb, tabullah, and more. Attiki has a 4.4-star rating on Facebook.

New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 587-3756


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Bayou Barn

Bayou Barn is an event center located in Marrero, Louisiana. Their facility includes an 8,400 square foot barn, dance hall, heating, air conditioning, a covered pavilion, an outdoor deck, and landscaped grounds. In addition to hosting events, they also provide on-site and off-site catering. Their menu focuses on traditional Cajun and Creole cuisine made with fresh ingredients. Customers compliment the charming atmosphere, delicious food, and friendly service.

Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 689-2663


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Cajun Seafood

Cajun Seafood is a family-owned and operated business with three locations serving the metro New Orleans area. They have been in operation since 1995, providing in-house dining, catering, and event planning services. They use fresh, local, and seasonal products for their menu. Some of their menu items include fried rice party platters, party wings, Cajun gumbo, fish, shrimp, and boiled seafood. They have a 4.6-star rating on Facebook.

New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 948-6000


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Deanie's Seafood

Deanie's Seafood is a family-owned New Orleans restaurant that has provided fresh seafood dishes for more than a half-century. In addition to their family-friendly dining, they offer private dining spaces for special events and off-site catering. Their full-service catering includes options for bartenders, servers, and station attendants. The menu includes party trays, salads, roasted meats, entrees, hors d’oeuvres, and more. Deanie’s Seafood sources their seafood from Louisiana waters. They earned their Louisiana wild Seafood Certification in 2014.

Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 581-1316


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Drago's Seafood Restaurant

Drago's Seafood Restaurant is a family-owned business with locations in New Orleans and Metairie, Louisiana, and Jackson, Mississippi. They have been in operation since 1969, providing seafood in a family-friendly atmosphere. They offer in-house dining as well as off-site catering services. They have catering vehicles, including a repurposed fire engine and EMS vehicle. These vehicles are equipped with beer taps, charbroil grills, two large HDTVs, and an ice-cold Jägermeister dispenser.

Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 888-9254


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HK Nola

HK Nola is a New Orleans food business that was established in 2010. Their services include dine-in, full-service catering, groceries, and a juice and coffee bar. They specialize in fresh, organic, kosher foods that are locally sourced. The restaurant is certified kosher. Their menu includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, such as gluten-free quiche, gourmet rice bowls, smoked sweet potatoes, and more.

New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 909-9919


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Killer Poboys

Killer Poboys is a New Orleans-based restaurant that specializes in New Orleans-style sandwiches. Their menu includes a variety of poboys, such as seared gulf shrimp, cheddar omelet, smoked salmon, and more. They also offer catering services for special events, business lunches, and all types of occasions. They have a 4.8-star rating on Facebook.

New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 252-6745


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Laurel Street Bakery

Laurel Street Bakery is a locally-owned business serving the metro New Orleans area. They offer preservative-free, homemade baked goods for dining in or catered events. Their catering menu includes bagel platters, pastry platters, sandwiches, box lunches, brownie trays, pastry trays, and more. Laurel Street Bakery has earned a 4.7-star rating on Facebook. They receive multiple compliments on their tasty food and friendly service.

New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 897-0576


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Liberty Cheesesteaks

Liberty Cheesesteaks is a locally-owned New Orleans business that specializes in Philly Cheesesteaks. They offer a variety of cheesesteaks and other subs. Customers can choose to dine-in or have their event catered by Liberty Cheesesteaks. The restaurant has a four-star rating on Yelp and a 4.8-star rating on Facebook.

New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 875-4447


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Liberty’s Kitchen

Liberty’s Kitchen is a New Orleans business that specializes in healthy and sustainable foods. In addition to their dine-in café, they provide catering services for schools. They supply fresh, nutritious meals for undernourished school children. They also provide jobs and life skills training to young adults, ages 16-24, through their Youth Development Program.

New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 822-4011


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Namese is a New Orleans-based café that specializes in Vietnamese cuisine. They offer in-house dining as well as catering services. Their menu includes fried pot stickers, crab rangoons, crabby rice, fried shrimp, and more. Namese has a 4.7-star rating on Facebook. Customers rave about the excellent food and service.

New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 483-8899


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New Orleans Catering, Inc.

New Orleans Catering, Inc. has provided catering and event services to the metro New Orleans area since 1981. They specialize in traditional New Orleans and Louisiana cuisine. They offer a variety of catering menu options, from seated dinners to cocktail receptions and buffet style dining. They are recipients of WeddingWire’s 2016 Couples’ Choice Award and The Knot’s 2016 Best of Weddings Award. They are also a certified provider of authentic Lousiana wild seafood.

Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 837-1075


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Nirvana Indian Cuisine

Nirvana Indian Cuisine has provided classic Indian cuisine to the metro New Orleans area since 1982. They operate out of three locations in the area. Menu items include samosas, pakoras, tandoori chicken, vegetarian dishes, and a variety of other authentic dishes. In addition to in-house dining, they also offer off-site catering services. They have a 4.2-star rating on Facebook.

New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 894-9797


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Palate New Orleans

Palate New Orleans is a catering and special event business serving the metro New Orleans area. They focus on the use of local traditions and flavors. Their services include complete party planning for corporate and private events of all sizes. Customers compliment the amazing menu, beautiful designs, and the businesses’ ability to bring an event to life.

New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 864-2990


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Ralph Brennan Catering & Events

Ralph Brennan Catering & Events is a full-service catering company located in Metairie, Louisiana. They provide custom catering for events of all sizes. Menu items are made from scratch, using local, sustainable, and seasonal ingredients. They can provide menus for sit-down meals, buffets, cocktail parties, and more. They are a five-star rated business on Facebook.

Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 539-5510


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Rosy's Jazz Hall

Rosy's Jazz Hall has provided catering and event services for the metro New Orleans area since 1999. They operate out of a historic New Orleans venue that once hosted the top names in jazz and popular music. They offer fully catered events in-house. The award-winning menus range from modern-day fare to traditional New Orleans classics. Rosy’s Jazz Hall won the 2013 Bride’s choice award from WeddingWire and the 2015 pick from The Knot. They are also a featured wedding venue for Borrowed & Blue.

New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 896-7679


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Solo Espresso

Solo Espresso is a locally-owned New Orleans specialty coffee shop. They use Miami-based micro roaster, Panther Coffee, with a guest roaster every Friday. Their menu includes a wide selection of specialty coffees, daily pastries, and rotating food pop up every Saturday. They also provide catering services with an all-inclusive espresso bar.

New Orleans, LA 70117 (504) 408-1377


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Southern Hospitality Catering

Southern Hospitality Catering is a full-service catering company serving the New Orleans area since 1984. They offer their catering and event planning services for occasions of all sizes and types. Some of their catering menu specialties include smoked catfish, hoisin Yellow-fin Tuna, blackened sea scallops, turducken roulade, and much more. Southern Hospitality Catering has a 4.7-star Facebook rating.

New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 897-0477


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Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar

Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar is a New Orleans restaurant that specializes in authentic Louisiana seafood and Creole-inspired dishes. Their menu is a mixture of year-round staple items and seasonal items, as well as a full-service oyster bar. They also offer an extensive catering menu for pick up or delivery. Menu items include large trays of Tchoupitoulas chicken, shrimp and grits, pasta Vieux Carre, and a selection of A La Carte items.

New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 293-3474


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