All too often after throwing a party, you can barely remember talking to any of the guests because you spend all your time worrying about cooking and serving everyone. Well, whether you are planning a once-in-a-lifetime party like a wedding or your company’s annual summer outing, it’s best to hire a caterer and let the professionals handle the details and the worrying while you just mingle and celebrate the day with your guests. There are many companies to choose from in Atlanta, so you may want to call a few before making your final decision. The ones listed below are all solid choices to help you relax and enjoy your own party.
Bold American Events
King Plow Arts Center
887 W. Marietta St. N.W., Studio K102
Atlanta, GA 30318
Bold American has been around Atlanta for some time, as it was established in 1996 by Fifth Group Restaurants, the owners of several popular local restaurants including South City Kitchen, Ecco and La Tavola Trattoria. It is consistently voted one of the city’s best caterers by critics and customers alike. Whether you are planning a small party at your home or you’d like to throw a major event at King Plow Arts Center, the company will work with you to develop the best plan for your occasion. Bold American’s website is a great place to start your search as it has photographs of the range of events it regularly caters.
While a bride might not want barbecue sauce anywhere near her white wedding dress, there are many occasions for which this less formal fare would be perfect, and D.B.A. is one of Atlanta’s preferred barbecue restaurants. If your party is over 20 people, it just asks that you give at least two days’ notice for D.B.A to whip up a tasty feast your guests will rave about for months. Best of all, you can mingle amongst your friends and you don’t have to man the grill. D.B.A.’s reasonable prices are listed on its website. This is a great choice for that summer office party or family reunion.
1430 N. Chase St.
Atlanta, GA 30601
Epting’s specialty is the elegant wedding party, and the photographs on its website will inspire you to contact this company for more information. From floral design to cuisine, it can be a great one-stop shop to help simplify the planning for your big day. There is a $1,000 food minimum for the company’s catered events, so it’s not the place to go for help with your backyard party. But if you truly want an elegant soiree, Epting is a great choice. Sample menus from the website will have your mouth watering.
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Atlanta, GA 30324
Zest Atlanta focuses on authentic Southern cuisine that is perfect for a wedding or an office party. Your guests from out of town will enjoy the indulgence of shrimp and grits or a biscuit bar. Lighter fare such as lettuce wraps is also available to give everyone an option to enjoy. Of course, chess pie and other Southern delicacies are available on the dessert menu. This is a great choice for a real Southern flair to your upscale evening.
30 Woodstock St.
Roswell, GA 30075
Talk of the Town is a solid choice whether you are planning a major event like a wedding or a more intimate gathering at your home. You know it will handle the day professionally and that everything will run smoothly, allowing you to enjoy your own event. It has great “high tea” options perfect for a bridal or baby shower or professional women’s event, and it also has standard bbq fare perfect for a more relaxed gathering. Whatever your needs, it is likely that Talk of the Town can meet your expectations perfectly.
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