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Clearwater Vegetarian Caterers

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The Island Chef
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy J.
Verified review

Chef Tamara was so easy to work with and her staff was so helpful and cheerful. Plus, the food was a big hit!! I was asked by several people who provided the food. Really, people raved and she even made both vegetarian and vegan options for my few friends in the group so they didn't feel left out. The desserts were put of this world and the fruit was all the best of the best and perfectly ripe! (Which is rare) Will definitely use again!

On The Go Gourmet
4.7
from 67 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen R.
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We hired Vivian for our 50th anniversary party at the beach. The event lasted from Thursday night until Monday morning and involved 11 children and 16 adults. Vivian cooked three meals every day for us. Each night was a special treat from Spanish night, fish dinner night, and for the anniversary celebration, she fixed filet mignon and salmon. Everything was delicious! She was very thoughtful in catering to special needs, likes and dislikes of the guests and was well liked by the group. Because we were not at a home, she brought all the dishes, tablecloths, glasses and silverware. I would highly recommend Vivian. she is a true Personal Chef and not just a caterer.

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Chef Cheryl
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sherman H.
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Cheryl sets the bar wayyy to high for private chefs. Once you have had a private chef experience with her, you will never invite a different chef into your home or private event. From the moment I hired Cheryl for a surprise couple's dinner over Labor Day Weekend, she made it very clear that she aimed to provide a "blow you away" experience. First she designed the three course menu. I told her what I had in mind (lighter dinner - fish and seafood) and she instantly started providing her ideas with pictures of different dishes, different types of fish, sauces, presentation styles, etc. We agreed on a shrimp polenta cake w romesco sauce topped w sauteed carrots appetizer, an atlantic cod on a bed of smashed potatoes with olive and mushrooms, and a creme brulee. Our friends that we surprised with the meal both said it was one of the best meals they had ever had. We agreed. Leading up to the day of the event, Cheryl covered all the details. Since we were staying at a resort, she asked about everything from the type of dishes available to whether she should bring a tablecloth. She made wine recommendations, and even brought us a bottle for the dinner. The final presentation was perfect. Cheryl connected immediately with our group and was ready to impress - she got right to work when she arrived, but not after exchanging pleasantries and making sure that she knew her audience. All in all, Cheryl provides white glove customer service, has the most genuinely friendly and professional personality and is awesome to work with. She impresses from the moment you say YES, and even before that. Her cooking is delicious. It was a gourmet meal that we would have paid much, much, much more for at a reataurant, but she brought it to the comfort of our home (hotel). The presentation of the food was impressive, and everything was served with so much love. Cheryl takes great pride in what she does. We look forward to making Cheryl's cooking a part of our yearly tradition. I would never consider using anyone else. You will not be disappointed with Cheryl. Dont look any further - you have found your private chef for life. (I NORMALLY AM VERY LAZY ABOUT WRITING REVIEWS, BUT CHERYL PROVIDED SUCH AN IMPRESSIVE EXPERIENCE THAT I WOULD NOT FEEL GOOD NOT WRITING ONE)

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

Really loved Kim and Cam! They were personable and sweet for our bachelorette party's casual setting. We asked questions about how they cooked, so it was a mini-lesson for us! I really appreciate Kim's responsiveness and professionalism as well. She tended to my vegetarian needs which was great. We got a Thai menu and our faves were the coconut soup, egg rolls, and cake for dessert.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Doreen S.
Verified review

Emerald Catering was phenomenal. I had a reception in which 2 days before, the beverage vendor had to cancel. I had a vision of specialty drinks in which Laura and her team brought to life. Everyone loved the food: Prime Beef Sliders, Mimosa Salad, Gourmet Sandwiches, Deviled Eggs (love the garlic flare), along with condiments which were beautifully arranged. I would highly recommend Emerald Catering. They are my go to.

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!

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

  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Roger B.
Verified review

We have had It's Your Day Cafe and Catering prepare meals for our home, prepare a 4 course meal and serve it on our boat, and prepare 20 meals for our boat trip. Simply amazing food, the desserts are to die for.... what a great find!

  • 2 years in business
Cheril M.
Verified review

Had mini desserts and appetizers, all were amazing. Will definitely use again, our guests loved everything.

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.

  • 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.

Gulf Roots Catering Co.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

I have over a decade in the catering and hospitality industry. I have worked for one of the premier catering restaurants and have done everything from high-end million dollar weddings to intimate house parties. I offer the highest quality foodand service at a price that is reasonable.

A.N.M. Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret M.
Verified review

I have had one of the best experiences with Luis from Lou's Catering. His presentation and food are top rate. Every guest was wowed by the amount of food and taste of all then food. Luis is patient and eager to please. I was extremely happy and very pleased with Luis. The experience exceeded by expectations. This was the first time I used Thumbtack and the first time I hired a caterer to cater all the food and also do all the BBQing at the party, it was an awesome experience. I would hire Luis everytime I need a caterer. He's professional, punctual, and an awesome chef. Thank you Luis.

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I take the time to make even the smallest detail important. Listen to my clients wants and deliver even more.

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We are catering any event, including weddings, birthdays, corporate functions, and barbecues. Full-service setup, breakdown and cleanup are provided. We will beat any bid and use only professional chefs.

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We have fresh sushi, smoothies, Mexican, Greek, Italian and American cuisine. We can cater any event, large or small.

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I do preparation of food for luncheon, main meals and banquets. I prepare good tasting food. I can deliver food to you, even for special events.

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I am catering parties and events. I like to work with people who want something different. I cook classic cuisine as well.

  • 5 years in business
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My prices are reasonable, I only use fresh ingredients, I try to support other local businesses when shopping for products. I offer buffet or wait staff. Also indoor and outdoor service.

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We are a mobile food truck, and we do catering. We are a Spanish, American, and Italian mobile food truck that can cater any party large or small.

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I am a personal chef and caterer. I am a self-taught chef who specializes in scratch made meals with emphasis on Italian and Mexican cuisines. Also fusion of the two.

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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