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Cape Coral Event Caterers

Browse these event caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Cape Coral.

E'leep's Catering LLC
4.9
from 83 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Peter H.
Verified review

Perfect Perfect Perfect. The best Caterers ever. They made my fiance's 60th Birthday party the best ever. They went beyond and above. I would hire them again and again.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 46 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
Carol B.
Verified review

Chef Tiffanie came to our rescue. We were expecting 100 people for a company event and our caterer canceled 4 days before. Fortunately, Chef Tiffanie was available. She was very responsive, nailing down the details that very day. She had great suggestions and thought of every detail. Everyone enjoyed the food. Chef Tiffanie and her sous chef were great! We would definitely use them again.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debi O.
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The food was creative and delicious. The guests at our wedding reception really enjoyed the food. The presentation originality of the menu

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.

Rebecca Findeisen
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kay H.
Verified review

Everything was delicious and well prepared for a bridal shower we put on for our future sister in law. We couldn’t have asked for a better selection of food. I would recommend Rebecca to cater any event you are planning. Rebecca was very easy to work with.

  • 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
Jessica H.
Verified review

They’re excellent. I’ve had their food multiple times and they have such a great variety of foods. Their delivery people set all the food up very nicely and once you finish eating, they come back and pick everything up and clean up, so it is hassle free. They’re always on time, and if there is any issue, they’re quick to fix it. I absolutely reconmend them for any event- office meeting, office party, business, or even personal event . Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, family birthday, you name it. 10/10!

BrewBurgers
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kim C.
Verified review

The event hasn't happened yet, but so far I have been completely satisfied.

Bistro On The Go, Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Londa M.
Verified review

BOTG was hired for our outdoor event with many food restrictions and they nailed it! We received good feedback from many that attended. Great job!

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!

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Bay Fare Catering is dedicated to providing quality food and service with style for all your catering needs. We offer full-service, off-premise catering and party planning. Specializing in weddings, business, corporate events, birthdays, Quinceaneras, Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, intimate dinner parties, and special occasion catering, The Bay Fare Catering Company is a fully licensed and insured catering company serving the Englewood, Boca Grande, and surrounding South West Florida areas. With a reputation known for its quality and excellence, our experts work with you and your budget to create an delicious experience. Book your catering with us with our stress-free catering packages to ensure divine food quality and service.

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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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I like to create events that have a real wow factor to them. I want my client and their guests to enjoy more than just a theme at an event...I want it to be an experience.

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Let me help you create your special moments. Let me help you see your visions and make your event one that you can enjoy while I take care of the details. I have an extensive experience in event planning, design, food and beverage. I can provide all or part of your needs, including catering, decors, linens, floral service, DJ, photography and printing. I would welcome an opportunity to make your vision become a reality.

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I am an all-events party planner and event manager/coordinator. I help plan and execute all details of a party and day-off coordinate.

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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 a personal chef that graduated from the U.S. Career Institute as a wedding and event planner. I have done 4 beautiful weddings, conference meetings, and many more. I am very reasonable and what's important to me is your satisfaction and that you enjoy your party.

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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.

  • 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.

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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