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Boca Raton Dinner Caterers

Browse these dinner catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Boca Raton.

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Rebus Services
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 165 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!

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
4.9
from 83 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Erma B.
Verified review

Our experience with Rosemary and Thyme's catering service was wonderful. Jeffrey Sternberg was very professional and timely. His quote and menu selection was the 2nd response we received. Jeffrey was readily available to answer questions, comments or concerns via email communication and telephone conversations. The food was delicious and our "Going Away/Baby Shower" office lunch reception went off without a hitch. Jeffrey personally delivered the food well in advance of our reception. Thank you Jeffrey!

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

From start to finish via customer support, service, options, pricing, flexibility, courteous, delivery, set-up, pickup, food presentation, excellent tasting food. This caterer/catering service is without question, without doubt, unequivocally the best! Thank you for Exquisite for being everything you advertise, and even more. The milestone event was a big success largely due to your service. At least several guest preserved the napkins with your contact info, and 1 guest will be contacting you service shortly for their own upcoming event. The food was awesome not only in presentation, but in taste as well! Thank you again!

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The Catering Group
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John H.
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The Catering Group has been catering our Employee Luncheons and annual picnic for over a decade. I cannot say enough about the professionalism from the initial quote, the planning and the execution. I receive many compliments from our guests for the quality of the food and the professionalism of the staff. They take care of everything, we decide on the menu and after that they make me look good! From the presentation to the quality of the food, to the polite courteous staff, they do it all. If you need to plan an event I cannot recommend them highly enough. I look forward to seeing Marty and his staff every year.

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Chef Tim
4.9
from 49 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.

JKL Events
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Vickie G.
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Loved this company. Very prompt and completely professional. I catered a breakfast work event for 35 people and everyone commented on how amazing the food was. The food was delivered and setup very nicely. The utensils and plates were also provided. I couldn't ask for better service. Will definitely be using this company again. Still getting compliments on the event. Thanks JKL.

LA Catering & Events LLC
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne B.
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Highly professional, great quality food and superb quantity. Could not have asked for more, 100% satisfied with both product and service. I highly recommend LA Catering for your catering needs. Suzanne

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  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia C.
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I used Lori's catering services for a small get together and birthday party for about 30 people. Since I was a novice at party giving, Lori was very good about checking in with me along the way and making suggestions about both the menu and the setup. We had more than enough food which had been a particular worry of mine since I could not picture amounts. The party was for noon on a Sunday and I elected to do sort of a blend between a brunch and a lunch. In particular, the strata, mango salad and berry fruit salad were the most popular and I found that the dressings, sauces and spreads that accompanied the food were what added to the uniqueness of the ham, rolls and other salads. Everything was tasty and fresh. The delivery person was on time and helpful with food placement as it was a buffet style. The dishes were all set to go on platters and we supplied the serving utensils and beverages. I would certainly recommend Lori for whatever occasion you might need these services.

Bella Personal Chef Catering
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Dr. P.
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Was all around excellent - the food was delicious, their consultations before the event were professional and helpful, and the day-of service was very impressive and outstanding. Also the staff was very professional and helpful. Bella contributed to my special birthday celebration being a very memorable one.

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Cafe Delish Catering
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimberly Y.
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Rene was great to work with and made my corporate dinner event a success!

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
John C.
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Maoz cooked a complete buffet-style dinner for ten, including desserts that included two cakes with the names of two people having birthdays written in frosting. The food was excellent! Maoz showed-up on-time and did all he promised! He helped with all aspects of the event, including dishwasher loading and most of the kitchen cleaning. His lamb chops were breaded and enjoyed by all, as was his airline chicken. His asparagus was also perfect. Easy communication, fair price. no fuss, no muss! Thanks Maoz!

Mobile food truck/catering
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Allison M.
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Awesome food awesome service! Can't wait to see more of this food truck around!! Di Big Jerk has something for everyone!

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Germaine E.
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Delicious! Memorable! I want it right now! Robyn is catering our family's Thanksgiving dinner. Can't wait. Salivating now

Rosalia's Kitchen
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Samuel R.
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I used Rosalia’s Kitchen for a special lunch I was organizing for my company. Their team worked closely with me to make a menu that satisfied everyone and accommodated different food restrictions. These people cook from the heart and we were able to taste that in every bite. Highly recommended!!!

Naty's Pasteles Y Mas
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Diana N.
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This is the fourth time we use this catering company. The food is delicious; the service is outstanding, consistent and reliable. We can and have recommended this catering company. Some of our agents have use this catering service for other Holiday parties, Broker’s Open, and other types of events.

Zest Kitchenz
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Adam E.
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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.

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Mauricio Crespo
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 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!

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

Moira Douglas and her team catered my milestone birthday party and both the food and service were wonderful. The appetizers, entrees and desserts were presented elegantly and the team made sure each of my guests were well cared for throughout the evening. I am happy to recommend The Silver Spoon. Lauri Ward

Payton's Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Jamie V.
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Payton’s catering is the bomb! Very pleasant , punctual and food was amazing! Home cooked like Mama used to make. I would recommend Payton’s catering 100%

Grapes & Olives Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Marty G.
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Orangel came to our home on New Years Eve and provided personal Chef services to myself and my wife. He prepared and cooked a gourmet meal as we watched. He plated and served and as we enjoyed eating, he quietly cleaned all the pots and pans. The meal was excellent.

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