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Cape Coral Party Caterers

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

E'leep's Catering LLC
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 99 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.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Blair S.
Verified review

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!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leah M.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

Hired Robert for a dinner party for my parents and 2 other couples to celebrate my father's 86th birthday.

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

Kevin's selection was amazing tonight. We had 11 people for a dinner party. I decided to have them choose the appetizers and entrée. We could not have been happier with the food quality, preparation, service, and clean up. Kevin and his staff are a true professionals.

Rebecca Findeisen
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Linda Z.
Verified review

I was a guest at a birthday party for a neighbor. Becca was hired as the in-house chef and the meal was absolutely delicious and served professionally. Loved the event!

  • 24 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne M.
Verified review

Southern Accents did a wonderful job with our Open House. Heidi, and the staff were very professional, and went over and above for us.

  • 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!

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

This was a great experience from beginning to end. The people at Brew Burgers made my husband's surprise party so easy on me. They even took special care to avoid leaving messages on my cell phone to make sure he did not find out. We had approximately 50 people and they handled it with ease. We could have had 4 times that amount. Everyone loved their food and I loved the cost. I would recommend them to anyone. Thank you Brew Burger!!!

Gigi Gourmet
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Stephanie S.
    Verified review

    A delicious and fun addition to any party!!

    Nico's Kitchen
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Lillian M.
    Verified review

    Nico's Kitchen catered an event I attended the food was amazing. The meatballs, pull pork sliders and their Mac n cheese is awesome.

    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.

    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.

      About

      I am an executive chef. I have 30 years of experience in private clubs. I owned my own restaurant and catering business. I am looking to freelance for extra money.

      About

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

      • 11 years in business
      About

      The job to me personal i want to be remembered

      About

      I have 48 years of experience in the food and restaurant industry which includes airline catering, concessions, weddings, restaurant food service, bartending, and management in front of a house.

      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!

      About

      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.

      About

      We have over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, from burgers to 5-star catering, birthday parties and weddings.

      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.

      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.
      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.