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Clearwater Soul Food Caterers

Browse these soul food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Clearwater.

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The Island Chef
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathy N.
Verified review

The Island Chef catered my sons wedding this past weekend. I could not have asked for a better experience than what we received from Chef Tamara and her staff. They were on time, professional, the food was delicious and I did not have to worry about a thing and could enjoy my guests. From arrival to clean up our experience with the island chef was top notch! We received so many compliments about the food and staff that we booked them again for another event next month. I would highly recommend this company .

On The Go Gourmet
4.7
from 67 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Liz J.
Verified review

Fabulous food with a resonable cost. On the Go Gourmet (Vivain) was such a joy to work with. She was very professional and very flexible as my numbers, the date and location all changed. She was very friendly and made our evening enjoyable..Thanks again Vivain for the delicious food, so yummy!!!

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Chef Cheryl
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wende K.
Verified review

Very responsive, friendly and professional. Food was delicious and portions very generous. We are very happy to have found Cheryl.

Good Enuf 2 Eat Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Betty W.
Verified review

We are so happy to have Kim prepare 3 dinners per week for us. Her food is delicious, fresh and prepared in our kitchen which is left spotless. I highly recommend her.She does all the shopping too! Betty Wilson

Lisi Crane Catering
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Billie G.
Verified review

I was looking for a chef because I'm super busy and I find cooking to be one more daunting thing I have to do each day. I thought about hiring a chef probably a year ago, but I feared it would be too expensive. I finally decided to go for it and posted my request on Thumbtack. Lisi responded almost immediately. I looked over her website and liked what I read so I gave her a call. I live a little further away than where she normally delivers and I'm a pescatarian (a vegetarian that eats seafood), but Lisi was willing to work with me and my needs. Ok, let's talk food-her food is amazing! Some of my faves are the Sesame Mahi, Vegetable Coconut Curry, Fennel and Carrots, Tuna and Bean Salad and the Zucchini Ratatouille. Lisi is always on time with her menu and deliveries and is super sweet. I highly recommend her! I'm so happy to have healthy, yummy meals delivered to me which cuts down on the amount of time I need to shop and clean up the kitchen. I was also pleasantly surprised how affordable it is!

Satiety
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki C.
Verified review

I had a group of friends over and had Melissa cook an Italian meal for us including a starter of her amazing ceviche! The meal was fantastic and delicious and the way it was presented was very impressive- I felt like I was at a 5 star restaurant. I will be using Melissa again very soon and trying her other types of food she cooks! I highly recommend you try using her as your private chef . My friends raved about how great everything was and how special they felt- it's a great experience

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Pasta Chef Catering
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carrie N.
Verified review

Everything about Pasta Chef Catering was phenomenal! Michael and Irene are the real deal. They both went above and beyond and drove two hours from their home base just to walk through our reception venue with us. They are wedding pros and even helped us with recommendations for our set up! The day of the wedding Michel made a point to come up to me and the groom and tell us if there was anything at all we needed, to come and find him. The food was delicious and they fed 275 people super quickly. And you can't beat the value!

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mandy B.
Verified review

Ann catered my husband's 40th birthday party recently. She did such an amazing job from the food to the halloween themed decorations. Every guest at our party raved about the delicious food. We didn't even have one crumb left. I will definitely hire Ann again. She was very professional and helpful with my menu. Overall a great experience. And highly recomend her for any event.

Lisa Gail’s Catering
4.3
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Amy J.
Verified review

Excellent Service. Great People and Delicious Food. Would Definitely Hire them again. They try to go beyond what they say they will do and try to make it a pleasant and easy as possible.

  • 13 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen H.
Verified review

Chief Terrence and his staff cater my 60th birthday party, The Party was held in Clearwater Fl. Chief Terrence and his staff was there from 5:00 pm until 12:00. I was very impressed with how well manager the staff was and Chief Terrence. Chief Terrence went way above and beyond to make sure I was happy. The quality of his work was super, the food was wonderful ,I don't see how it could have been better. The staff that he had was in there 20's but you would have thought they been in the business 20 years they were so professional. I got so many compliments on the food and staff, 2 weeks after the party I was still hearing nothing but good things about the food and staff, One guy said he wanted to tip the staff because he felt like the job they did deserved to be tip. ( they had no tip jar that is how professional they are) I would love for Chief Terrence and is staff to cater for me on my next party. Thank You Chef Terrence and your staff

Jones Family Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Samantha C.
Verified review

Jones Family Catering is reliable and friendly! He strives to fulfil your needs no matter what. And the food is never less than fantastic!!

Norma`s Table and Vine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa D.
Verified review

Norma has done numerous catered dinners and cocktail parties for me. Each one was unique, the food was new and outstanding, the service top notch and she did her job happily and professionally. I wish she still lived near me.

Lake Harbin Gourmet
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Jalonda A.
Verified review

Lake Harbin Gourmet words can't express how great your food is. My wedding of 200 was impressed with the flavored taste and presentation of the food. The food was hot and plenty was available for all. I will highly recommend your services. Thank you for making my wedding a special occasion!

TNT Catered Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Katelyn D.
Verified review

Thank you so much to TNT Catering for the incredible food at our wedding! Very professional and very personable, we strongly recommend them to anyone looking for event catering! We met for a taste test meal and they made a special menu to fit our budget for 100 people. Excellent communication! The food at your wedding makes a huge impact on your day and we chose barbeque for our rustic barn wedding. Everyone LOVED it! Thank you again TNT!

CityLync
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
JC M.
Verified review

We use CityLync for catered lunches 3 times a week at our office. This takes the responsibility of meal planning off our staff. The meals are always delicious. I just used them to cater a dinner party at my home for 45 people. As usual they made the process simple and did a fantastic job & the food was Great! They even got additional future bookings from several of our guests.

Renowned Hospitality
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Deb H.
Verified review

Everything about this company was fantastic. The food was master chef quality and the prices were too good to be true! They were very professional, responsive and on time. They are willing to fit your budget with a stress free GOURMET meal. All you have to do is invite your guests. I would highly recommend them for any of your catered events. They were awesome...Thank you Antoine, Victoria and rest of team for making our party a success.

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kim S.
Verified review

I would highly recommend this company for all of your catering needs. They are timely, efficient, problem solvers and flexible. Their food products are always top notch and their attention to detail is first-rate.

Queen of Hospitalities
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 21 years in business
Liz A.
Verified review

Yolanda delivers excellent service with joy and passion. Her food is delicious and her presentation is beautiful. Being mindful of her customer's needs, she executes their vision meticulously. I highly recommend This catering service.

CREANDO CATERING LLC.
5.0
from 1 review
    Maria B.
    Verified review

    The food was amazing. The chef (Rosana) was super professional, the menu was far beyond what I expected. I highly recommend her services

    Culinary by Design
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Fabrice A.
      Verified review

      He catered a charity event for 300 guests and all of our guests were impressed by the food. Would totally recommend his services

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        We offer catering and food truck services. We have many years of experience in doing both high-end and casual catering and will customize a menu for your next event!

        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.
        Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.