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Thw Wow Factor of Atlanta was your pick for best caterer in and around Atlanta. Photo: Bita Honarvar, bhonarvar@ajc.com

Thw Wow Factor of Atlanta was your pick for best caterer in and around Atlanta. Photo: Bita Honarvar, bhonarvar@ajc.com

YOUR PICKS
1. The Wow Factor of Atlanta
You say, “The office building I work for has had multiple events thrown by them, and they are always wonderful. Their staff is friendly and courteous, and the barbecue they served was amazing. And their events are made better by the fact they have live music and games for entertainment” and “What sets them apart is their emphasis on presentation and decoration. When I had them do a Mexican themed event, they brought a full taco bar set-up, ice cream, snow cones, and even a live Mariachi band. John and Joanne run a very professional operation and their attention to detail and wonderful staff will keep me coming back.”

2. Bold American Events
3. A Peach of a Party
4. Dennis Dean Catering
5. Gloriosa (tie)
5. Tucker’s Catering (tie)

The folks at Bold American Events take their name seriously with striking food and fun options. Photo courtesy Fifth Group Restaurants

The folks at Bold American Events take their name seriously with striking food and fun options. Photo courtesy Fifth Group Restaurants

OUR PICKS
1. Bold American Events
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “Fifth Group Restaurant’s catering arm, Bold American Catering, brings the creativity and quality of their restaurants’ menus to the catering experience. In addition to some classics like the fried chicken from South City Kitchen, Bold offers some fun and unique stations like their noodle bar option and their slushie station.”

2. Sun In My Belly
3. Affairs To Remember
4. Dennis Dean Catering
5. A Peach of a Party

68 comments Add your comment

Dave

March 26th, 2012
2:57 pm

The Wow Factor of Atlanta. The office building I work for has had multiple events thrown by them, and they are always wonderful. Their staff is friendly and courteous, and the barbecue they served was amazing. And their events are made better by the fact they have live music and games for entertainment.

Daryl-Atlanta

March 26th, 2012
3:16 pm

Gloriosa, located in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward District which is owned by Keith Robinson is hands down the best.

Party Up

March 26th, 2012
3:33 pm

Custom Creations Atlanta is hands down the best in Atlanta. Events large and small, ultra glamorous or a fantastic house party, Chef Dwayne Hairston is the best!!

SAWB

March 26th, 2012
4:27 pm

Can’t say I’ve used many, but “Proof of the Pudding” did a good job.

Bama Billw

March 26th, 2012
4:47 pm

Doug’s of Emerson – hands down the far and away best price-performer !

Nettie

March 26th, 2012
6:24 pm

By far the best caterer in Atlanta or the Southeast is Adriane’s Delectables..The food is just beyond great..And she is one of the nicest and most wonderful person you will ever meet.

JP Dawg

March 27th, 2012
6:07 am

Oakwood Occasions out of Oakwood….far and away the best bang for your buck. Their food is superb and they leave no details untouched.

elvis parsley

March 27th, 2012
7:14 am

I attended a dinner catered by OAKWOOD OCCASIONS last week. All i can say is WOW ! Each and every detail went way above and beyond expectations, very creative ideas, all special requests were handled without drama. They have a very friendly, professional staff and the food is worthy of michelin stars….i highly recomend

Julie Price

March 27th, 2012
7:22 am

Affairs To Remember Caterers, hands down the absolute best!

Janice

March 27th, 2012
7:51 am

Michael Condon of Badda Bing is great. The food is delicious and creative.

Win Whitmire

March 27th, 2012
8:03 am

Jerry Dilts Catering has been a mainstay in Atlanta for many years. They’ve not disappointed yet!

cynthia

March 27th, 2012
8:05 am

Dennis Dean Caterering, The food was great the presentation fabulous and the waiter were very professional

Victor

March 27th, 2012
8:11 am

Proof Of the Pudding Gets My Business Every Year – Professional, On Time, Quality Beat By None

koko

March 27th, 2012
8:17 am

A Divine Event

Angela Simon

March 27th, 2012
8:17 am

“WHATEVER THE OCCASION’ owner Vanessa Hornbuckle http://www.whatevertheoccasionevents.com/……..Ms Hornbuckle does a great presentation and the catering skills are fantastic also. I have attended several events under her care. Very creative themes.

Decatired

March 27th, 2012
8:19 am

Soiree Events is able to pull off any event with style and professionalism yet still provide wonderful, flavorful food from chefs who understand that while presentation is important, it must make your mouth remember why we love food. Soiree Events does this like no other caterer. Mary Haddaway (started Canoe) and her team always hit all the marks.

Bret Busch

March 27th, 2012
8:43 am

Sun in my Belly on College Avenue will delight you every time. Executive Chef Allison Lueker is as creative a chef as you will find, and Max LeBlanc knows how to set the table for any occasion.

Local Gal

March 27th, 2012
8:43 am

The Master’s Table out of Winder serves up awesome “home food”. Ms. Lynn’s fried chicken is always delish as is her layered salad. Her prices are truly unbeatable. I’ve been to 20+ events she’s catered (my job has lots of catered events) and I’ve never once heard someone complain. You’ll never leave hungry!!

E-Lane

March 27th, 2012
9:05 am

We’ve used multiple caterers in Atlanta and by far the best is Dennis Dean Catering. Yummy food, fabulous presentations and experienced, attentive service staff!

Kris

March 27th, 2012
9:11 am

Culinary Services…Has the best Cuisine and presentation. Their use of local produce and farmers is really cool. They are creative, innovative and pay such close attention to detail. I have had many caterers, but Culinary totally stands out in the crowd.

Matt

March 27th, 2012
9:23 am

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Matt

March 27th, 2012
9:24 am

Endive Catering is fantastic – excellent food, beautiful presentation and super nice staff. They are also affordable and won’t disappoint!!

George

March 27th, 2012
9:30 am

Golden Corral is pretty much on the mark with their catering, no way they can be beat. They catered my wedding last Spring and my grandmother who is Baptist and doesn’t cuss or drink came up to me after eating and whispered in my ear, “Golden Corral can cater the sh** out of a wedding, I just ate 4 rolls and 2 platefuls of Bourbon Street Chicken, I’m so proud of you”. If they can get that kind of reaction out of a sweet old lady, they are clearly the best.

Sonny’s is a close 2nd.

Kit

March 27th, 2012
9:36 am

Second vote for Culinary Services.. I had a strict catering budget for my wedding and they went over and beyond to give me a great experience yet still affordable. Having to plan my ATL wedding from VA was easy due to their professionalism and flexibility. Everything was execellent, staff was wonderful and I’d recommend them to anyone.

Diedre

March 27th, 2012
9:37 am

Event Productions By Andrea
Perfect for all your catering needs. The food, service and staff are great!!!!!!!

Mel

March 27th, 2012
9:43 am

Dennis Dean.

Kristie

March 27th, 2012
9:48 am

For great food without all the frills, my vote goes to Stepy by Step Catering in Decatur. Delicious food.

snb

March 27th, 2012
9:52 am

bev

March 27th, 2012
9:53 am

Shane’s Rib Shack has good bbq, coleslaw, and desserts. The bread comes on the side so it’s never soggy. Moe’s and Jason’s Deli are good also.

J Free

March 27th, 2012
10:03 am

Added Touch Catering – BEST.IN.TOWN.

Kieser Williams

March 27th, 2012
10:04 am

GLORIOSA is ablsolutely WONDERFUL!!!!! Love ya Keith, (Craig, Kieser, and the girls)

VAE

March 27th, 2012
10:11 am

A Divine Event for sure. They are the real pro’s. When it comes to getting it right for the most important events – they will not let you down.

Ramsey

March 27th, 2012
10:12 am

Serendipity…
http://www.atlantacatering.com/
Louie Oliveira makes the most delicious dishes & is always prompt, courteous & competent – large or small your event will be remembered for it’s delicious food, fantastic service & Louie’s attention to detail.

G

March 27th, 2012
10:13 am

Urban Cannibals of East Atlanta. Given that they’re closed today so they can cater an event for Alton Brown, it seems I’m not the only one who thinks so.

Ramairez

March 27th, 2012
10:14 am

Fletchers in Decatur. I use them for every event I have. Great prices and food outstanding.

Melissa

March 27th, 2012
10:17 am

Atlanta’s Finest Catering is the BEST. You never leave hungry and their setup is BEAUTIFUL. PRICE is AMAZING and you will NEVER regret using them.

Hans

March 27th, 2012
10:31 am

For traditional down-home-like-your-mama-made Southern food, no one makes it better than Eva at Our Way Cafe in Avondale Estates. Call her. Now. Do it.

Melinda

March 27th, 2012
10:41 am

We just had our daughter’s wedding last weekend. It was held at Emory Conference Center which did an incredible job. I know they are not a separate caterer, but if you need an event catered, that’s the place to have it!!! They were amazing!!!

Toni

March 27th, 2012
10:46 am

Elegant Events, LLC dba Simply Salad & More…my event was small 50pp, got the personal service for my self and my guest…Great food…she does more than salads…

RHONDA

March 27th, 2012
11:20 am

I HAVE USED PEACH OF A PARTY FOR MANY YEARS. THEY HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR MANY YEARS. GREAT FOOD AND GREAT STAFF. THE BEST.

HAPPY IN THE ATL

March 27th, 2012
11:32 am

WHENEVER I ENTERTAIN I ALSO USE ‘PEACH OF A PARTY’. THEY TAKE ALL THE WORRY OUT OF PLANNING. THEY ALWAYS LIVE UP TO MY HIGH EXPECTATIONS. THANKS, SUSAN, KAT, & LAURA.

Lisa

March 27th, 2012
11:38 am

Legendary Events. No question. Tony Conway and his company have a tremendous commitment to our community. Their events are always perfect, both food and decor.

Burnzy

March 27th, 2012
11:40 am

Bold American Events and Catering…..part of Fifth Group, which also owns Ecco, La Tavola, South City Kitchen, El Taco, and Alma.

Paul Deen

March 27th, 2012
11:47 am

Rack City Chick’s Chitlins. Can’t be beat!
Call ‘em and ask how much they greens cost!
You’ll be so amazed at the taste of they food y’all!
Bestest desserts you ain’t never had!

TT

March 27th, 2012
11:52 am

Annette Marcus of Annette Marcus Catering. Absolutely tops!

CHELLE

March 27th, 2012
11:52 am

Taste of Heaven is the best. Very professional

Another Lisa

March 27th, 2012
12:11 pm

We used 3 Pigs BBQ (Coweta Co.) for a graduation party, the food was delicious! Also Cuppalicious cupcakes for a Christmas family get-together, they are not only beautiful but very tasty too.

OakhurstDude

March 27th, 2012
12:12 pm

Sun in Belly- Are you kidding?
Allison is nice but Max will scam you like a New York subway pickpocket.

ATL Sturgeon

March 27th, 2012
12:19 pm

Don’t forget Epting Events. They’re based in Athens, but they do a lot of great work in Atlanta.

ROBB

March 27th, 2012
12:20 pm

I have always been pleased with PEACH OF A PARTY. They catered our daughters wedding and we received nothing but accolades.Very satisfied.