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A Piece of Havana

Charlotte, NC 28273
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A Piece of Havana has been a Charlotte caterer since 2008. The location is known for excellent Cuban food and for the entertainment at its Havana Lounge and features catering services for special events, parties, and meetings. The whole menu can be catered, although one-week notice is required, and the delivery area is limited for orders of more than four entrees. The company has been featured in Charlotte Magazine, was named Business to Visit" by Traveller™ Magazine, and holds an A+ rating with the BBB.

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4.1

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Berry Scrumptious Catering

Harrisburg, NC 28075
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Berry Scrumptious Catering has been catering in Harrisburg since 2003. The family-owned company is licensed and insured and can handle corporate events, weddings, and private parties with options for delivery service throughout the area or pick-up. All menus can be customized and wedding reception coordination is also available. Berry Scrumptious is inspected by the Health Department and enjoys a large number of repeat customers due to its high standards, attention to detail, and customer service.

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4.6
Google
4.4 / 5 (9)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (5)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Best Impressions, Inc.

Charlotte, NC 28203
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Best Impressions, Inc. has been catering in Charlotte since 1989. The group is comprised of Best Impressions Caterers, Byron’s South End venue, and The Grill & Picnic Company. Best Impressions Caterers' Executive Chef is James Fox from The Culinary Institute of America, and the team is renowned for pulling off fine dining experiences at large-scale events. Clients use the group for weddings and grand philanthropic galas to large company picnics, oyster roasts, and barbecues.

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4.8
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5.0 / 5 (18)

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Catering By Tracy

Mooresville, NC 28117
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Catering By Tracy has been catering in Mooresville for 10 years and brings almost 30 years of experience in the field. The group caters for dnner parties, social events, wedding receptions, and tailgating with BBQs, burgers, seafood, and wings. Clients can reserve the mobile cooker with staff, have food delivered, request buffet set-up, serving, and clean-up, request daily meals for a family, or order boat lunch delveries. Servers, chef staffing, event planning, bartender, and rentals are also available.

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4.8

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Chef’s Catering

Matthews, NC 28105
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Chef’s Catering started catering for the Matthews area back in 1980. The company is known for affordable prices, current menus and cuisine, and top-notch customer service with catering for corporate occasions, weddings and rehearsal dinners, custom events for cocktail parties, dinners, and theme parties, and Smokin' Que BBQ. Menus are available online for viewing, and the group can also provide everything from in-house wedding planners, florals, and props to linens, china, entertainment, and parking valets.

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4.0

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Creative Catering

Charlotte, NC 28205
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Creative Catering has been a Charlotte catering company since 1995 and has almost 30 years of experience in the field. The group is known for its articstic flair and fine catering for weddings, rehearsal dinners, social events, bridal showers, church events, and business meetings. Menus cover breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as hors d'oeuvres, side items, soups and salads, and desserts, and sample menus are available online for viewing.

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5.0

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Dressler's Restaurant

Charlotte, NC 28204
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Dressler's Restaurant has been a Charlotte catering company for 15 years. Clients can request both on and off-site services for events large and small including birthdays, retirements, employee appreciation events, reunions, bridal showers, business seminars, luncheons, and charity events. Dressler's itself can accomodate up to 75 guests for a seated dinner with video/audio equipment, large patio, and live music on request as well as complementary valet.

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4.6
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (222)

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Jack's New Yorker Deli

Charlotte, NC 28202
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Jack's New Yorker Deli has been a Charlotte caterer since 2002. Menus range from its signature Reubens and cheesesteaks with chips and pickles to breakfast options and gourmet salads. The team is known for using only top-quality meats and cheeses and for having friendly customer service and a "Southern Charm." Clients can fill out an easy online form to request catering services, and someone will be in touch to confirm.

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4.6
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (91)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (39)
Google
4.0 / 5 (12)

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Occasions Catering Inc.

Charlotte, NC 28208
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Occasions Catering Inc. opened for business as a Charlotte caterer in 1998. The full-service, off-premise catering company has a reputation for top-quality foods, friendly staff, and a team approach to its work. Clients can peruse various services for corporate needs, casual affairs, social gatherings, weddings, and family dinners online. Occasions Catering has beenrecognized by Charlotte Chamber’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, and 50 Most Influential Women.

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4.3
Google
4.4 / 5 (25)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (9)

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Queen City Catering

Charlotte, NC 28208
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Queen City Catering has served the Charlotte community with catering since 2010. Today the company boasts a 10,000 square foot catering facility and 40 full-time employees, and customers can order diretly online from an extensive menu of breakfast items, boxed lunches, trays and sides, hot buffets, snacks, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts. Clients can also use the group for full-service events with a set of planning tools including venues, photographers, and florists right on the website.

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4.5

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Queen City Food Truck Events

Charlotte, NC 28211
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Queen City Food Truck Events is a catering supply business located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company offers a full array of services. Its event managers source the appropriate entertainment and food trucks supplying the type of menus required for the event and coordinate the logistics of the operation to ensure everything goes smoothly. During the event, they provide on-site support and management. The firm caters to everything from a company lunch to weddings and other family celebrations.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (1)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Queen City Q

Charlotte, NC 28202
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Business Description

Queen City Q handles catering in Charlotte. The veteran-owned business provides catering for small in-home gatherings as well as corporate events with 1,000 guests and also rents out its own party room or full facility if desired. Customers are asked to give 24-hours notice, and services include pickup, delivery, small service with set-up and disposable pans, and large service with chrome chafers, tablecloths, set-up, and clean-up. Queen City Q has been named the best BBQ by Charlotte Magazine and supports local charities.

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Savory Moments, LLC

Huntersville, NC 28078
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Business Description

Savory Moments, LLC has been serving Huntersville with catering services since 2009. Customers can order catering for bridal showers, corporate needs, special events, and holidays, and rentals are available as well as Savory Moment's own event space and its Magnolia Woods Event Venue. The company was featured in The Charlotte Observer, was named a Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year, and supports various organizations through its work.

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4.5

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SMS Catering Services, Inc.

Charlotte, NC 28205
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SMS Catering Services, Inc. has been handling catering services for Charlotte residents for over 40 years. SMS boasts a large banquet hall on nine acres for events of every kind with tents, tables, and entertainment available, or clients can request off-site catering with a mobile kitchen. Menus feature countless possibilities from upscale items to BBQs, and the company holds an A+ rating with the BBB.

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4.1
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4.7 / 5 (1)

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Sweet Creations of Charlotte

3236 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216
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Business Description

Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sweet Creations of Charlotte is a catering company that was developed by the Friendship Community Development Corporation in 2007. It provides affordable catering services for social, corporate, and special events that feature healthy, delicious cuisine. The company works with My Sister's House, which is a transitional living center for homeless women, offering workforce opportunities to residents and using the profits to maintain and support the organization's daily operations.

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The Southern Gourmet

Charlotte, NC 28270
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Business Description

The Southern Gourmet is a catering company in Charlotte. The team offers a wide range of services including a full catering menu for everything from box and boardroom lunches to cocktail parties and weddings, big game cookouts, and family meals. Clients can also rent the company's indoor banquet venue featuring a Southern garden feel, water fountains, and space for 25 to 140 guests, and all-inclusive catering and bartending packages are available.

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4.2
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5.0 / 5 (8)

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Waiter’s Choice

Charlotte, NC 28273
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Business Description

Waiter’s Choice brings 25 years of experience to Charlotte catering clients. The team offers 24/7 catering services for corporate events, in-office needs, all-inclusive private parties, tailgating grills, and formal celebrations with no extra fess for after-hours or weekend services. On-site event planners are also available. Waiter’s Choice is a member of the Chamber of Commerce for both Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties.

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5.0

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find catering leads?

Getting leads for any business can be tough, but there's no better asset than word of mouth. The best way to get new customers is to make sure you always offer top-level service to the ones you already have, so they recommend you to friends and family in the future.

How much do caterers make per event?

The amount your catering business makes per event depends entirely on how much you charge for your food minus the cost of expenses, such as staffing and materials. These are all details to be worked out in your business plan, but a good rule of thumb is to walk away with at least enough profit to cover the time you spent earning it. The average salary for a caterer is between $18,000 and $42,000 per year.

What licenses are needed to start a catering business?

There are several licenses required to run a catering business. In addition to a basic business license (BBL), you may also need a county or city license for food handling and a safety certification. A liquor license is not a necessity but common for caterers who plan on serving weddings and other large parties.

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