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Boca Raton Buffet Caterers

Browse these buffet caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Boca Raton.

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Rebus Services
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephane J.
Verified review

I hired Rebus catering for my wedding this past weekend and they did a PHENOMENAL job!!! Thank you Danielle for such a great and professional staff!

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LucaBella
4.9
from 103 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rodney S.
Verified review

Chef Kelly was the best. Food was excellent. We were on vacation and he made us feel like we were at home!

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Lorri H.
Verified review

As this was our first go-around without our mother who ran the best Christmas kitchen ever, we decided to look into catering which then led us to the "private chef" concept offered by Jeffrey Sternberg who owns and operates Rosemary and Thyme Catering. Jeffrey was one of 3 caterers who offered their services through Thumbtack, and right from his online presence, we knew that Jeffrey would be the one who would come through on the home-cooked feel we were seeking. One phone call led to an invitation to his home where we were regaled with samples of his work ... now that is service for you! Planning out the meals was a collaborative effort where we told Jeffrey about all our traditional fare over the 3-day feast with Jeffrey being most accommodating to our habitual dishes but all the while making recommendations here and there which we gladly accepted ... it was a very easy and enjoyable process. Everything was delicious, truly surpassing our expectations. There were even several batches of shortbread made up for our inspection before choosing the version that best matched the type of shortbread we were accustomed to. The cauliflower and celery casseroles were actually better than we had ever made ourselves and the filet roast of beef for the day after Christmas was without a doubt the best we'd ever tasted. If there was any negative to be found, it was simply in that there was way more food prepared for us than we could ever expect to eat ... we froze the leftovers and are still enjoying the odd Jeffrey meal ... talk about getting excellent value for your money! The only exception to the quantity was the gravy that only lasted the one meal of Christmas dinner. And Jeffrey also surprised us with plenty of extras like a 4th appetizer that we had not ordered, dips that we had not ordered for the appetizers, and mayo and mustard spreads for our sandwiches, and the killer was an extra turkey roasted in the oven in case we did not end up being fond of the grilled turkey that he recommended. The one hitch was that the re-heating instructions did not specify "convection" or take into account that all six dishes were to be reheated in the oven simultaneously, so the food was not ready when we were led to believe it would be, but it was well worth the wait in the end because everything was outstanding. Service, service, service ... that is what Jeffrey is all about ... and he really knows what he's doing ... you can just relax or else spend the time you save in the kitchen fretting over more interesting Christmas activities ... Thanks so very much to you Jeffrey ... you saved the Holidays for us ... the best to you and your family in 2016. Lorri H. Jan 07/16

Exquisite Catering by Robert
4.5
from 56 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda D.
Verified review

I hired Exquisite Catering to cater (drop-off) my friend's baby shower. From beginning to end, I was extremely happy with the service I received. Sara was wonderful in helping us set up a menu to meet our needs and budget and was extremely responsive throughout the process. The gentleman who delivered our food and set up the buffet was super nice, on time, and did a great job. Pick up (of dishes, pans, etc) was also a breeze. The most important part...everyone loved the food!! Highly recommended and will definitely use again!

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The Catering Group
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia W.
Verified review

I was chair person for a Kiwanis fundraiser. I hired The Catering Group to provide the buffet for 210 people. From the time I spoke to Alan, I knew I had made a wise choice. We did a tasting at my home and went from there. The food was delicious, the guests had many choices along with dessert and coffee. The presentation was nice and the personnel was helpful and professional. I highly recommend this caterer.

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Chef Tim
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole L.
Verified review

Hot breakfast buffet and hot bbq lunch buffet for group of 25 in an office. Tight quarters & no kitchen but Chef Tim made it work! Everyone raved about the food! We would definitely hire Chef Tim again.

C & F Catering
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly G.
Verified review

We had the privilege of working with Cynthia and her husband for our September 3, 2016 wedding. We opted for a more relaxed wedding- it was at our church, our 100 guests sat at round tables for the ceremony and reception. It started at 9:30 am. Cynthia and her staff had planned to be there at 7:30. When I arrived at the church at 8:15, a few of her staff were there but Cynthia and her husband were not. Of course I was concerned (mostly for their safety, not for us), but my wedding organizer quickly distracted me and I honestly never found out why she arrived late. It's not fair of me to speculate, but I will say this- everything exceeded our expectations! Cynthia had pastries and beverages (juices, tea, coffee) set up so guests could have something before the ceremony began. Once the ceremony was over, Cynthia and her staff quickly set up the buffet line down the aisle, as we had talked about beforehand. She coordinated our colors (navy and coral) and our beachy theme in her napkins and signs. Although my husband and I did not have time to enjoy the food, we heard amazing things from guests....there were hardly any leftovers, which is always a good sign. We even had her stick to making food for 125, even when we had our final RSVP count of 101. They DEVOURED the food! I made sure I at least took time for a bite of chicken and waffles as that was the most exciting item to me. Cynthia was a joy to work with ahead of time. Detail oriented, very open to listening to my ideas, grasped the feel we were going for. She and her husband came to my then fiancé' house for a tasting. She ordered the kind of coffee we wanted even though it's not what she normally uses. The staff cleaned up after our reception and had the small amount of leftovers packed and ready for us. I would post pictures, but I don't have them on this phone. Hopefully I can come back in and do that soon. All I can say is hire Cynthia! She LOVES what she does, and she loves people! That, plus awesome food, makes her the best of the best in my book!!!

JKL Events
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Tim M.
Verified review

The JKL caterers showed up a little early, which was great. They set everything up quickly, and were very friendly. There was plenty of food, and it was delicious! We were very happy with JKL, and we look forward to having them cater our future events.

LA Catering & Events LLC
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Dana M.
Verified review

I recently hired Chef Laura to do a cocktail party for 100 people in April 2015 . She and her staff were AMAZING! I priced several caterers for my event and her services and prices couldn't be beat. When she works your event you can really tell she has passion for what she does and her food tastes amazing. I would defiantly hire her again because she brings all professionalism without the attitude most caterers have. It was a pleasure working with her.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany M.
Verified review

Lori catered a dinner party for 7 in our home. She was so lovely to work with from day one. She was very professional, tidy and her pricing is fair. She is very flexible with food allergies and all types of dietary restrictions. The food was tasty--especially the bacon candy and the chocolate mousse. Overall she is a delight and I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone. Her assistant Deb was also fabulous and a pleasure to work with.

Conscious Bite Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Hulda M.
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Best choice for my wedding! From the moment a met Chefs Valeria and Alex I knew I had made the right choice. They understood the challenges of my venue and the mix of guests, and helped me tailor the menu for the evening. They even crafted a cocktail menu with unique names just for us! The day of the wedding it was all perfect, I heard nothing but great things from all my guests about the food, presentation and professionalism of the staff. It was an overall amazing experience working with this group, they really go out of their way to accommodate and work with you, plus the food its absolutely delicious!! Thank you again! Hulda and Mike!

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Cafe Delish Catering
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nina G.
Verified review

Cafe Delish and Renee was absolutely Amazing! I would use her again for any event that I have - PLUS recommend her to any of my friends, family and colleagues. Café Delish was very easy to work with, had a spectacular presentation, and "delish-ish" food! I called up with short notice (probably not recommended!), and Renee was easy going, was able to talk to me and know what I wanted and to create exactly what was need to make my Dad's 70th surprise party exactly as I had envisioned - including a 70 in an ice sculpture! How many caterers can do that for you in the last minute?! Her prices were very reasonable. She was right on time, and picked up to make everything very easy for me. Everyone raved about the food and the presentation (and I got the credit!). Referrals for Renee will be coming! I will have to share pictures when I download them from my real camera! Many thanks to a job over what was expected!

Mobile food truck/catering
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca M.
Verified review

Delicious food! Will have back again!

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FIRST BITE*
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
Verified review

We booked Jose for our annual girls trip dinner. He was very professional and his work quality was outstanding. His food was delicious. His famous chocolate brownies are to die for (wish I could have one right now 👌🏼). Jose is very kind and polite and his prices are unbeatable. Not only did Jose catered our dinner, he also took some pics for us. (Jack of all trades! Lol). I will definitely book Jose again if we return to Florida.

Rice Catering, Inc.
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sheri L.
Verified review

Rice Catering has consistently exceeded expectations. From events small to large, Rice Catering and Chef Wally delivers outstanding food and services. I would highly recommend Rice Catering for all your events -- large and small. Always delivering the highest quality.

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Katie G.
Verified review

Massimiliano's did was wonderful job catering my party. He even adjusted his menu to accommodate younger guests. We were truly impressed with the quality and taste of the food and will certainly be using them again in the future! Highly recommend! Cannot beat the value

The Silver Spoon
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Teri M.
Verified review

Chef Moira shared her tips of the trade and enlightened my niece with a wonderful cooking lesson in our home. A true professional I will hire again and again. No fuss, no mess. Most delicious dinner!

Zest Kitchenz
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Adam E.
Verified review

I had an excellent experience with Zest Kitchenz. They catered a business event for me, Michael was fantastic to work with, he listened closely to what I wanted and was very creative with the menu and delivered a great meal everyone enjoyed.

MJ Events and Promotions
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
Verified review

Joe was great to work with. He was on top of everything from start to finish. He was able to put the entire party together from the DJ, caterer, invites, photographer, decor, party favors, furniture, etc... I would highly recommend for any type of party.

Rosalia's Kitchen
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Tom R.
    Verified review

    They are very professional, I have them as my weekly meal planners and I even hired them for my birthday party, they have amazing selection of food to pick and choose from and the food always arrive hot and fresh. Highly recommended!!!

    Culinary Solutions
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Marla M.
    Verified review

    The children at our center love the meals provided. Ingredients are fresh and excellent quality. They are delivered on time and at perfect temperature. Company is always accessible if needed.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How do you find a good caterer?

    Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

    If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

    Do you tip a wedding caterer?

    Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

    How much does wedding catering cost per person?

    Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

    How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

    Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

    Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

    What should you look for in a caterer?

    A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

    • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
    • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
    • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
    • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
    • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
    • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.