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Cape Coral Party Caterers

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E'leep's Catering LLC
4.9
from 85 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Peter H.
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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
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Blair S.
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Debra did a fabulous job preparing platters and desserts for my son's graduation party. We had about 90 folks for an Open House and everyone loved the food. She was wonderful with all of our guests and assisted us with food rotation and cleanup. Would definitely recommend!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leah M.
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I just wanted to say what an incredible pleasure it was to experience the superb quality of Event Elements catering and party planning. Kathy Paradise from Event Elements catered and coordinated a themed end of year dance for Murdock Middle School. This event is an extravaganza that is months in the making. Kathy was beyond impressive with her ideas, organization and quality of food and service. She was prompt, courteous and professional at all times. Kathy and her crew from Event Elements, helped make our dance a huge success! Our students, parents and staff were extremely pleased with the delicious food and excellent organization and quality of the entire event. We would highly recommend Kathy and Event Elements for any special party planning and catered events! Top Notch!

Creative Catering
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Ric S.
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Hired Robert for a dinner party for my parents and 2 other couples to celebrate my father's 86th birthday.

Rock Lobster Chefs
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle N.
Verified review

Chef Kevin was such a pleasure to work with. He listened to our ideas for our dinner party and was able to create exactly what we had envisioned. His food not only tastes delectable, but is visually beautiful. Plate presentation is amazing. He maintained communication and delivered in a timely manner. We never felt like he wasn't listening to us. We entertain often and he will be our first choir for our next event.

  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Susan K.
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New Years Eve party for 20 friends of all ages with dietary restrictions. Chef Janet prepared everything gluten free. The food was excellent. She was very professional. I will definetly use Cloud 9 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
Jessica H.
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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!

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.

About

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

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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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I provide party planning, event coordinating, catering, and bartending services. I have more than 20 years in the business.

  • 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. I love to cook and make people happy with my cuisine, and teach some of my trade to whoever wants to learn.

  • 11 years in business
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The job to me personal i want to be remembered Seeing the client happy an their quest

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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 are a full-service catering company. We are a social enterprise of St. Matthew's House in Naples, FL 32112. We are a for profit company and all of our profits go to support the mission of St. Matthew's House.

  • 8 years in business
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We provide an alternative to your typical catered affair. We arrive onsite and set up our equipment and actually cook the food right in front of you and your guests. It becomes and interactive experience for everyone involved. You and your guests will have a night to remember. We enjoy the interaction with the guests. We invite them to ask questions or share any of their experiences with paella.

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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 have kids' parties, weddings, showers, baptisms, and any kind of party look at our pictures in Facebook! We have balloon arches, banners, decorations, and specialty goodies.

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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. We strive for excellence in creating, delicious food for our customers followed with excellent customer service and friendliness.

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.

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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