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Bonita Springs Caterers

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E'leep's Catering LLC
4.9
from 85 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Michele S.
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E'leep's catering did an outstanding job caterering a holiday party for my company. They recommended a menu for the event that was within my budget, they were prompt to setup. The food was delicious and the presentation was wonderful. We will continue to use them for future events.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen E.
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Debra prepared an exceptional Thanksgiving meal for my family and myself. Her attention to detail and personal touch was evident. The food was outstanding and was cooked to perfection! I would highly recommend Debra for any catering event .

Chef Tiffanie LLC
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly G.
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Chef Tiffanie was excellent. She communicated well with me and helped set up a menu for my girlfriends 50th birthday dinner. She was very personable and fit right in with us and served us a wonderful dinner. She bought, prepared and cooked the dinner and the best peanut butter cup cake ever! I definitely recommend chef Tiffanie for any catering needs!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Donna M.
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We recommend Kathy's catering/professional chef Service for your celebration!

Creative Catering
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Resa P.
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Couldn't be happier with my choice of Creative Catering. Their food was delicious and original. Many "where'd you find that caterer?" comments from our guests. Wait staff service was very professional and Chef Bob so easy to work with. They really made our party memorable.

Rock Lobster Chefs
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Paula S.
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For the past several years, Kevin catered a dinner for 8 to 10 guests at our home. He met with us before and discussed possible menus. Generally, we allowed him to be creative and surprise us. We were never disappointed! He was easy and fun to work with. We truly miss his presence in our community! I highly recommend him!! I am not a professional photographer, but will include some photos.

Lettuce Do It
4.5
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Tricia B.
Verified review

I have nothing but wonderful superlatives to describe Chef Bendel. He is extremely professional, pays wonderful attention to detail and most importantly his food is delicious. He catered a cocktail party for 50 people, and all of my guests were extremely complimentary of the food. I will definitely be using Lettuce Do It again!

  • 31 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Doug F.
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Had a cocktail party at my pool house in cape coral. It was amazing, very professional. My guests could not get over the food they prepared. I would recommend coastal cuisine and catering to everyone!

Corporate Caterers
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 21 years in business
Steve E.
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Exceptional food, wonderful presentation and super professional catering service. The Pot Roast was to die for!! On top of that they come back after to clean up and leave all leftovers in to go boxes. We will definitely be getting bing them a call back our next meeting.

Crave Culinaire
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Jillian B.
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Brian and the entire team at Crave Culinaire helped make my event one my family will never forget. We hired Crave to cook a private meal for our family at home, followed by a catered party on New Year's Eve. The food quality and presentation greatly exceeded our expectations, as did the professionalism of the staff. My family is difficult to please when it comes to food, and we all agreed, the meal prepared by Crave Culinare was one of the best we have had in Naples, Florida.

Nico's Kitchen
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Lillian M.
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Nico's Kitchen catered an event I attended the food was amazing. The meatballs, pull pork sliders and their Mac n cheese is awesome.

Artichoke & Company
1.0
from 1 review
    About

    Our experience in the catering industry is second to none.With hundreds of thousands of events catered and some of the finest chefs in the industry, our staff has the resources to create a truly memorable event for all the right reasons. The interaction with the customers and the look of satisfaction they receive after we cater their events.

    About

    My business profile? More of a passion than anything! Since I was old enough to stand on a chair by myself, I have been cooking up a storm! My idea of a great get together is having a beautiful table presentation along with great-tasting foods. I myself entertain quite a bit in my own home in South Cape Coral, Florida. I also collect vintage linens, cocktail napkins, silverware, and serving equipment which I am happy to share. I have over 20 years as a co-partner in a Italian restaurant 20 miles north of Chicago and use to cater on the side. My passion is presenting my ideas, if needed, and talents, and making sure all things go perfectly smooth as planned. I love using my own "treasures" since I could never possibly use them all by myself. My business is a "hobby" which gives you undivided detailed attention to whatever you need done for your event. I desire to work home services etc. to "ease" and "free up" time to enjoy your party.

    About

    I'm an event planner, and I have my own catering service. Our businesses are very unique because we do a little of everything to make your event successful.

    About

    I don't have a business, but I have 25 years of experience with restaurants and catering services. I speak English and German.

    About

    I have done anything from a small get-together to a wedding. I have 35 years of experience. You may contact me from 8-6 P.M.

    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We have a passion for food and a love of sincere hospitality that shows in our edible creations. We enjoy what we are gifted with so much that we volunteer our services at our Christian church as hospitality leaders. We are a couple who love to impress and exceed expectations.

    About

    We specialize in top quality service, cuisine, staff, Wedding Cakes and Pastries. Most of all we focus on what our customers needs are for each event. Big or small we want our customers to relax and enjoy your event. Our company has one goal and that is a 100% satisfaction from our customers! ! I enjoy our company because every event is different and unique. I love working with the customers creating their event. My favorite part of my job is at the end of the day when I have everything cleaned up and my customer is 100% satisfied! !

    About

    I own a Southwest Florida based catering business doing custom-tailored banquets and barbecues. I am a mother of two grown girls and a wife of 25 years. I enjoy cooking and serving my clients and family with everything from Italian foods, soups, finger sandwiches, desserts and much more. I am also able to supply venues, flowers, photographers, and DJs available for weddings, funerals, anniversaries, and family parties. I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve you.

    • 17 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I am very creative. Detail oriented with versatility of many types of cuisine, making it my own. I love to cook and make people happy with my cuisine, and teach some of my trade to whoever wants to learn.

    About

    We specialize in cafe catering. We have been doing this for 30 years. We do all kinds of food, including dessert, scheduling entertainment, on-site BBQ and much more. We do weddings, graduations, theme parties and all holidays!

    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.

    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.

    How much should catering cost for a wedding?

    The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

    • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
    • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
    • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
    • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

    How do you serve food at a wedding?

    Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

    • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
    • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
    • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
    • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
    • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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