The 8 Best Caterers in Atlanta
Atlanta’s role as the unofficial business and cultural capital of the South means it’s full of great venues and catering options to make your wedding or corporate event a success. Whether you want to enjoy old favorites or try something completely new, we’ve put together this list of great caterers in Atlanta — plus a few venue ideas to go along with them. For even more event spaces, browse the listings on Peerspace to find venues available to rent from local hosts!
1. Match food and decor with Proof of the Pudding
What’s on your menu is important, but a good caterer knows that the presentation counts, too. That’s why Proof of the Pudding is among the most notable caterers in Atlanta when you want to make an impression with memorable design and decor. In addition to unique menus with passed hors d’oeuvres, table service, and VIP tasting options, they can provide “a touch of floral” in their table settings, as well more complex decor, like stages, tents, and lounge furniture.
Available for corporate events, weddings, and more, Proof of the Pudding offers “Gourmet to Go” options for less formal affairs. With a background in food service management, the staff can handle events for groups as large as 100,000, from boating shows to stadium events.
2. Serve artisanal dishes made by Talk of the Town
Talk of the Town is your go-to caterer for decadent formal affairs. Their menus feature local, organic ingredients, including artisanal breads and cheeses. From smoked trout to sweet potato ravioli, you’ll find passed and plated dishes to suit any occasion. They also offer “action stations” where professional chefs dish up paella, grilled meats, and other specialty items.
Talk of the Town isn’t just for seated dinners, though. They also have specialized menus for a tailgate BBQ, bar or bat mitzvah, production crew lunch, traditional tea party, and more. This is why they’re rated among the top caterers in Atlanta!
3. Line up vendors with the Peerspace Concierge
Sometimes choosing the right caterer comes down to finding the right fit for your venue. For example, a pop-up dinner on a rooftop terrace will call for a different menu and catering style than a corporate lunch in a mixed-use creative space in Woodland Hills.
Fortunately, many Peerspace locations have on-site kitchens, making it easy for your caterer to handle on-site food prep or set up a buffet table. Other venues may have backyards, such as this one-of-a-kind dome house with a firepit that can accommodate a small photo shoot or video production.
Whether you’re planning a wedding, hosting a baby shower, or shooting a movie, choosing a Peerspace venue makes it easy to line up all of the services and equipment you need. From camera rentals to catering services, the Peerspace Concierge is your one-stop shop for any details that you still need to sort out. When you rely on Peerspace’s network of vendors, you can be sure that everyone is on the same page as you coordinate your special event.
4. Plan a wedding with Zest Atlanta
Zest Atlanta offers catering for bar and bat mitzvahs, corporate events, social gatherings, and more, but their speciality is creating memorable wedding celebrations. Along with formal plated dinners, they offer inventive culinary stations, such as an “Asian nacho” bar serving lightly fried wontons, or a chicken ‘n waffles station with freshly made Belgian waffles. In addition to food, their staff can help you organize decor and other arrangements, with a “mitzvah specialist” on hand to coordinate a Shabbat dinner or a Sunday brunch after your bar or bat mitzvah.
5. Enjoy tasty tapas from Sun in My Belly
Sun in My Belly describes itself as “haute cuisine,” with both a brick-and-mortar restaurant and a full-service catering menu to accommodate your guests. Whether you host a meal at your place or theirs, they’ll stay on top of everything from “the type of lighting to the way petals are laid out on the dessert plate” for a tasty and visually appealing display. Their options include boxed and buffet lunches, plated dinners, and specialty tapas stations with a mix of regional flavors.
They’re happy to come to your Peerspace venue anywhere in the Atlanta area — particularly if you have an on-site kitchen for food prep. Another idea: host a regular high tea and supper club at their Kirkwood venue, with vegan options available when requested in advance.
6. Have a backyard BBQ with Freckled & Blue
Freckled & Blue is one of the premier caterers in Atlanta for a classic BBQ menu. They offer full-service catering, as well as pick-up and delivery options, and a specialty “tailgate” menu starting at $8 per person (at the time of this writing), with a 10-person minimum. Your choices include a variety of meats and sides, plus stations such as BBQ fried rice and a smoked taco bar, all with homemade BBQ sauces.
Choose full-service catering for a fancy backyard luncheon at a Peerspace venue. Or, rent their food truck for a more casual occasion, like a company picnic or holiday party.
7. Serve Southern cuisine with Low Country Catering
Make the most of your special event in Atlanta by serving authentic Southern cuisine prepared by Low Country Catering. They offer full-service catering options for weddings, corporate events, and social occasions throughout the Atlanta area, as well as delivery and carry-out menus.
Their “Carolina-style” cooking includes trout, crab cakes, and other seafood, plus less common meats like duck confit, fried alligator bites, and grilled venison. Since caterers in Atlanta aren’t allowed to transport or sell alcohol off-site, you’ll have to supply your own beverages, but Low Country can provide bar staff and glassware to serve it to your guests.
8. Choose a seasonal menu from Figs and Honey
Lastly, check out the options at Figs and Honey, which provides full-service and drop-off catering for corporate events, weddings, and more. Their focus is on holiday and seasonal menus, which vary based on what’s available at the time of year. Their menus cover everything from breakfast to dessert, with sandwich platters, hot and cold sides, and hors d’oeuvres available.
These are just a few of the great culinary options you can choose from when you book a caterer in Atlanta. And remember, you can pair your caterer with a Peerspace venue for a one-of-a-kind feast at a memorable location. Whether you host your event at a Sandy Springs estate with 500 guests, or a Kirkwood mansion that can accommodate 50, the Concierge service can help you line up all of the furniture, A/V gear, and event staff you need to bring your event to life!