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Bonita Springs Caterers

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E'leep's Catering LLC
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Donna S.
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We hired E'leep's Catering to do an in home 30th Anniversary dinner party for 13. Cristi and Chef Shaun were very professional. They arrived on time bringing all tableware and food with them. They served hors d' oeuvres outside and dinner poolside. From appetizers to dessert, the presentation was wonderful and everything tasted delicious. I would definitely hire them again!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Justin R.
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Chef Debra was incredible and we really enjoyed her company at our event. Debra provided bar tending service for our event and everyone commented on how professional and sociable she was-went above and beyond! We would highly recommend Chef Debra and will also use her catering services for our next event!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris P.
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Jeff and Kathy did an outstanding job catering our wedding. All the food tasted great and there was more than enough for what we requested. Thank you and will definitely refer or request your service in the future.

Creative Catering
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Alanna H.
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Robert and his staff were fantastic from our first meeting and the planning stages to the day of our event(wedding) and execution of a wonderful seated dinner for 60. The food was delicious and all of the guests raved about everything that was served. Robert and his staff were very professional and attended to all of the guests needs while also making me feel confident that everything was being handled well so I could focus on enjoying my wedding reception. I would definitely recommend Creative Catering for an event.

Rock Lobster Chefs
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Paula S.
Verified review

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.

  • 31 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Doug F.
Verified review

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
5.0
from 2 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.
Verified review

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.

  • 11 years in business
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The job to me personal i want to be remembered

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am very creative. Detail oriented with versatility of many types of cuisine, making it my own.

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I offer good food that is made from the heart! I cook many Italian dishes, along with many others; just ask. Amor

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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!

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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.

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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.

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We are a full-service fine dining establishment located in Cape Coral that offers catering services and private chef services. We cater all events: corporate functions, special occasions, weddings, etc. Put us to the test and let our company make your next event a memorable event.

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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.

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We are a full-service restaurant with an awesome new catering menu. We offer buffet or family style cuisine and American/country style food. You can pick it up, or we will deliver large orders. We have hot and cold food, sandwich and brat trays, chicken, country fried steak, turkey, meat loaf, pot roast, a variety of hot and cold sides, salads, desserts and fresh bakery items. We also offer breakfast catering. Groups small or large, we cater to all!

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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! !

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To see the client guest enjoy the food an ask for my number so I can do for them

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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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We have a passion for food and a love of sincere hospitality that shows in our edible creations.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for caterers in Bonita Springs

Need Catering Services for a Buffet Dinner Party

Miami, FL

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - self-service
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
    25-40
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers

Need a Caterer for a Wedding

Bradenton, FL

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Additional Service(s)
    Other (tbd)
  • Details
    Needing pricing and availability on catering services for my wedding.
  • $10.95
    Average price

Need a Caterer for a Baby Shower at a Park on July 6, 2013

Miami, FL

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
    25-40
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • Details
    Food for a babyshower at a park for no more than 50 people.
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