Laurels

Best Caterers
in Memphis
2020

Why These Caterers?

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

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Automatic Slim’s

An upscale restaurant based in Memphis, Automatic Slim’s serves the surrounding areas with over 20 years of experience specializing in American cuisine that has a Southern flare. The company provides private and party catering services on- and off-site at Café Ole, Ubee’s Dyer’s On Beale, Automatic Slim’s, Alfred’s On Beale, or an offsite location.

Ciao Bella

A full-service bar and lounge with private banquet rooms, Ciao Bella is an Italian grill and bar that serves the Memphis and greater Mid-South areas since 2001. The company provides catering services for private gatherings, corporate events, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, receptions, birthdays, and other special parties. Their catering menu includes salads and dressings, signature sauces, soups, desserts, sides and bread, pasta, and appetizers. They hold the Best Italian Restaurants title in 2013 by Memphis Magazine.

Downtown Dish Catering

Located in the heart of downtown Memphis, Downtown Dish Catering is a full-service in-house catering company for Bon Ton Café, The Cadre Building, Lafayette’s Music Room, Itta Bena, and B.B. King’s Blue Club. The company provides custom catering services with authentic Southern contemporary cuisine for office boxed lunches, board meetings, overtime projects at the office, corporate events, non-profit events, birthday parties, brunches, dinners, rehearsal dinners, receptions, and more.

Draper’s Catering of Memphis

Serving the Memphis area since 1989, Draper’s Catering of Memphis is a family business that originally started out as a deli and has transformed into an off-site catering company. They provide full-service bar and catering services for company parties, corporate events, galas and large events, holiday parties, corporate drop off catering, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, and more. The company holds WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award in 2014, are voted “Favorite” by Memphis Most, is a preferred vendor by the Charity Wedding Gown Sale and Bridal Show, and is a member of the Memphis Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events.

Memphis, TN 38134

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Esplanade

A banquet and conference center, Esplanade caters to in-facility events, homes, offices, or other special venues in the Memphis and surrounding areas. The company’s catering menu includes carving stations, desserts, pasta, plated dinners, buffets, three-course dinners, appetizers with a full bar, boxed lunches, sandwiches and trays, plated lunch, heavy buffet, appetizer buffet, waffle stations, omelet station, hot breakfast buffet, continental breakfasts, and more.

Fuel Cafe

Fuel Café is a café, caterer, and food truck business that serves the Memphis and surrounding areas since 2009. The owner, Erik Proveaux, has over 15 years of experience catering to the movie and film industry and focuses on offering all-local produce, natural and organic products, grass fed meat, and being vegetarian and vegan-friendly. The company provides catering services for music videos, commercials, television shows, backstage catering for touring bands, films, weddings, house parties, office lunches, and other special occasions.

Sanders Catering

Founded in 1988, Sanders Catering specializes in catering for corporate and special events for the Mid-South and Memphis areas. The company provides formal and casual catering services for home dinners, formal dinners, weddings, trade shows, conventions, executive lunches, company picnics, wedding receptions, church banquets, family reunions, class reunions, butler style service, breakfast meetings, corporate luncheons, box lunch events, and more. They are accredited by the Better Business Bureau and named Business of the Year by the Memphis Business Journal.

Memphis, TN 38133

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Simply Delicious Caterings

Founded in 2010 by two women that hold the renowned Corky’s BBQ pedigree, Simply Delicious Caterings is a full-service caterer that specializes in bringing a cosmopolitan style to Memphis and the surrounding areas. The company provides catering services for breakfast or brunch meetings, company picnics, holiday parties, awards banquets, all-day training sessions and seminars, employee appreciated parties, board meetings, multi-day meetings, product launches, client appreciation parties, open houses, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, grand openings, weddings, cocktail receptions, holiday celebrations, graduation parties, housewarming parties, class reunions, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, family reunions, baby showers, anniversary parties, and birthday parties. They provide catering styles for events that include seated meal with entrée choice, small plates, family style service, chef carts, chef-attended performance food stations, traditional buffets, cocktail receptions, and more. The company holds the 2016 Leading Caterers of America Award.

Swanky’s Taco Shop

Serving the Memphis, Franklin, Germantown, Southaven, and surrounding areas with four locations, Swanky’s Taco Shop focuses on upscale and quick service since being founded in 2004. The company’s catering menu includes a taco bar, fajita bar, starters, burritos, chips and dip, and a build-to-taste bar.

Sweet Potato Baby

A premier boutique baked goods and catering business, Sweet Potato Baby serves the Memphis and surrounding areas since 2014. The company provides bar service, catering, and drop-off catering services for a range of events that include weddings, small backyard get-togethers, picnics, corporate events, office lunches, wedding receptions, birthday parties, graduation celebrations, rehearsal dinners, business meetings, company barbeques, employee appreciation parties, and other special events and occasions. They also provide event planning services and professionals to help plan any event. They hold the Best of 2015 and 2016 award by Thumbtack.

The Cupboard Restaurant

Founded in 1943, The Cupboard Restaurant serves the Memphis area with “down-home cooking” and daily specials. The company’s catering menu includes special entrees, daily specials, entrees, sides, desserts, beverages, breakfast platters, a la carte items, breakfast specials, omelets, rib eye steak and eggs breakfast, and other breakfast food. They hold first place for Best Down-Home by Memphis Magazine and first place for Best Don-Home/Soul Food by The Memphis Flyer.

thomas meat and seafood market

Thomas Meat and Seafood Market is a full-service catering company and retail store located in Collierville, Tennessee, that has been serving the greater Memphis area for over 10 years. The food is heavily influenced by New Orleans cuisine and culinary techniques from the Creole cooking tradition, featuring rice, beans, shrimp, and Cajun seasoning. Clients may choose from an assortment of seven different packages, including everything from fresh asparagus to lobster tails.

642 West Poplar Ave
Collierville, TN 38017

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