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Boca Raton Cocktail Party Caterers

Browse these cocktail party 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
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susie B.
Verified review

We had an awesome dinner party. For the first time I could enjoyed time with my guest! Service was wonderful and good! Everything in the kitchen was put away, clean and leftovers were all packed up and put away for yummy left overs. Thanks, we will use your service again.

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
4.9
from 83 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Fran S.
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Chef Sternberg is a fantastic chef. The quality and the flavor of the food was excellent. He and his staff were extremely professional. They showed up on time and when they left you would have never known they were there. From start to finish my dinner party for 12 was seamless. Everyone including myself enjoy the evening. I would highly recommend them and will be using them for my future parties.

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

I booked this caterer for my wedding on 12/30/17. I'm Jamaican and my husband and I wanted the jerk chicken with rice and pease. We also had the chance to taste the food prior to booking for the wedding. We worked with Kathy and told her what we like and didn't like at the tasting. The food was awesome at the wedding ! I would like for the chef to be recognized. We had so many compliments about the food. To my regret i didn't get the chance to take any pictures of the food. The servers were so kind and punctual. They provided awesome services. Thank you all for the great work.

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The Catering Group
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joseph M.
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I found TCG on Thumbtack. Alan Fromowitz and his staff catered my wife's Birthday cocktail party at our home. To quote Alan, they "came into a clean home and left a clean home". The service and food was excellent. My guests were impressed, so was I. Alan "Promised to deliver and he delivered what he promised." Joe Maltz

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Chef Tim
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dana U.
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Chef Melissa and Shawn catered a cocktail party we hosted at our home. They were fantastic. The food was great and they cleaned everything up afterwards.

C & F Catering
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Diania L.
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Cynthia catered my twin sisters 30th birthday brunch/bbq pool party. They were on time and professional. The table decor was beautiful and the food was simply delicious. Everyone loved it and complimented me on finding them and also took home their business cards. Needless to say we will be using them again. :-) Thank you girls!!!!

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

Paella VIP
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
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Besides the food being excellent, and every single one of my guests at my son's wedding shower agreed on this, the hospitality is unmatched. Jorge is a class A gentleman, he adores his family and he is unbelievably talented not just in culinary skills & presentation of the food but also in customer appreciation. He made me feel so, so "VIP" in my own home that I wish I could have a dinner party every weekend for my loved ones. The Paella Campesina he made was even more beautiful than the one I saw online (Since he knew it was a love themed occasion, he took the time to cut the red peppers in to hearts). My son's wedding shower in my back yard was so beautiful with hanging lanterns everywhere, engagement photos, tiki torches, tulle everywhere, and I have to admit that I thought nothing could top the ambiance. Jorge pulled it off!! The food area was beautifully presented, extraordinarily clean, delicious and the service like I said was amazing. If only the world had more gentlemen like Jorge, we would be so much better off. I keep typing to see if I can find words worthy enough to describe it but I can't! Gracias Jorge por esa noche tan especial, te agradezco con todo mi corazon, fuistes una bendicion!! Que Dios te bendiga y guarde a ti y tu familia siempre. Thank you Jorge, with all my heart, for such a special night, You were truly a blessing. May God bless you and keep you and your family always. Nancy

Conscious Bite Catering
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Hulda M.
Verified review

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!

Bella Personal Chef Catering
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Renee H.
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Awesome!! I hired Bella to cater my 30th birthday brunch. The food was amazing, the staff was friendly and professional. Everything was perfect.

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Cafe Delish Catering
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liza H.
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Renee was easy to work with and responsive to my specific needs for our party. We had about 20 guests and it was a themed party which she accommodated accordingly with the color of linens and floating candles. The servers were excellent and extremely nice. Everything was tidied during the party as well as after. And, the food was excellent. Our guests ate every last crumb. No leftovers for us unfortunately! I would highly recommend.

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Jared W.
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Chef Lavita did a great job for our dinner party. I highly recommend him. We will definitely re-hire him for the next party we have.

Rosalia's Kitchen
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ruddy C.
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I love, love, love their food! I organized a birthday party for my niece and the food they brought was on point. Their creativity shows in the food they make. They worked with me creating a menu that everyone loved. I absolutely recommend them to anyone!

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Cris S.
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Robyn did an outstanding job catering a party at my home. I had dinner for 12 work associates and I wanted to serve food with a South Florida /Cuban flare. The food was exceptional! In addition, she came in and took control without needing a lot of direction and involvement from me so I could entertain my guests and enjoy the evening! Thanks Robyn!

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Mauricio Crespo
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ran G.
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We contacted Mauricio one week before our baby shower when another caterer cancelled. The food was delicious, beautiful and affordable. All the guests liked it. The delivery and set up were spotless. Mauricio is everything you need when considering catering for your party-good food, beautifully presented and reliable!

Naty's Pasteles Y Mas
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kim C.
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This was a holiday party for over 130 guest. Then Food was hot & delicious , they were prompt & very professional. The servers & owner went above and beyond even cutting & plating the cake we had bought. We had More then enough food. Will definitely use for future events.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Larrieux A.
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I had enjoyed the Melba cathering service at my sister wedding anniversary.The food was exquisite, served at the right temperature and right time.The decoration was quite magnificent. They are courteous, very professional with outstanding customer service. Thanks to Melba cathering, this party was a delight.

Squisite Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cristal Y.
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Squisite was the perfect caterer for our birthday party for 50 people. They brought their food truck which they utilized as a kitchen, their servers and chef were incredibly professional and on time. They also decorated our tables with fresh flowers and beautiful props. I will definitely be utilizing their services again!

Grapes & Olives Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Lea R.
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Very professional team. Extremely efficient, organized, creative and caring to every little detailed demanded from the customer. Grapes & Olives catered our wedding this June (2018) which was 100% organic, vegan, soy and gluten free. It cannot get more demanding than that and they pulled off the most delicious and varied buffet. They blew all the guest away. I would recommend them to anyone for any type of event. You will for sure get the best you possibly can get!

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.

Private Chef Amanda
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Alan L.
Verified review

Chef Amanda has catered parties for us and cooks our meals. I can honestly say we have never been disappointed with her awesome cooking. Always pleasant and fun.

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.

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.

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 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.
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