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Coconut Creek Dinner Caterers

Browse these dinner catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Coconut Creek.

Dade County Food Group
from 123 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
Phillip C.
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Their food was awesome while they provided a great service of catering at my venue. I have then on speed dial the next time I need a catering service for the night or at home.

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Rebus Services
from 124 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephane J.
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I hired Rebus catering for my wedding this past weekend and they did a PHENOMENAL job!!! Thank you Danielle for such a great and professional staff!

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
from 85 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Erma B.
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Our experience with Rosemary and Thyme's catering service was wonderful. Jeffrey Sternberg was very professional and timely. His quote and menu selection was the 2nd response we received. Jeffrey was readily available to answer questions, comments or concerns via email communication and telephone conversations. The food was delicious and our "Going Away/Baby Shower" office lunch reception went off without a hitch. Jeffrey personally delivered the food well in advance of our reception. Thank you Jeffrey!

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Tasty Creations Catering
from 66 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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Preston P.
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We started out just looking for someone to offer catering services to our wedding, but we found so much more with Tasty Creations! Chef David and his wonderful wife, Margarita, went above and beyond in every capacity. From the very first sit down, we knew something good was cookin’. The food was absolutely delicious! We had more variety in flavors with our meal choices than we found anywhere else. This dynamic duo not only provided a stellar meal that is fancy, French-cuisine worthy, they also helped us smooth out all the extra details that made our day a tremendous success. Working with Chef and Margarita, we were able to brainstorm some wonderful ideas that really added a lot of value to our wedding. They made planning and preparing for the big day so much fun and when the day came, they made sure that everything was taken care of so all we had left to do was relax, remembers our vows, and enjoy the day. Thank you Chef and Marga! You made our day an absolute wonder! -Jolly Green & String Bean

Good Eating Sobe
from 62 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Richard L.
Verified review

Filming on location. Traci provided catering services for our crew. Food was great, delivered on time, and Traci was able to accommodate changes to our needs.

Exquisite Catering by Robert
from 58 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony G.
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From start to finish via customer support, service, options, pricing, flexibility, courteous, delivery, set-up, pickup, food presentation, excellent tasting food. This caterer/catering service is without question, without doubt, unequivocally the best! Thank you for Exquisite for being everything you advertise, and even more. The milestone event was a big success largely due to your service. At least several guest preserved the napkins with your contact info, and 1 guest will be contacting you service shortly for their own upcoming event. The food was awesome not only in presentation, but in taste as well! Thank you again!

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The Catering Group
from 52 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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John H.
Verified review

The Catering Group has been catering our Employee Luncheons and annual picnic for over a decade. I cannot say enough about the professionalism from the initial quote, the planning and the execution. I receive many compliments from our guests for the quality of the food and the professionalism of the staff. They take care of everything, we decide on the menu and after that they make me look good! From the presentation to the quality of the food, to the polite courteous staff, they do it all. If you need to plan an event I cannot recommend them highly enough. I look forward to seeing Marty and his staff every year.

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Chef Tim
from 49 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole L.
Verified review

Hot breakfast buffet and hot bbq lunch buffet for group of 25 in an office. Tight quarters & no kitchen but Chef Tim made it work! Everyone raved about the food! We would definitely hire Chef Tim again.

JKL Events
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Vickie G.
Verified review

Loved this company. Very prompt and completely professional. I catered a breakfast work event for 35 people and everyone commented on how amazing the food was. The food was delivered and setup very nicely. The utensils and plates were also provided. I couldn't ask for better service. Will definitely be using this company again. Still getting compliments on the event. Thanks JKL.

Conscious Bite Catering
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Naslyn B.
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Everything was to perfection! Our event was a great success thanks to Conscious Bite Catering. The food, service and presentation was exceptional. Highly recommended.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Patricia C.
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I used Lori's catering services for a small get together and birthday party for about 30 people. Since I was a novice at party giving, Lori was very good about checking in with me along the way and making suggestions about both the menu and the setup. We had more than enough food which had been a particular worry of mine since I could not picture amounts. The party was for noon on a Sunday and I elected to do sort of a blend between a brunch and a lunch. In particular, the strata, mango salad and berry fruit salad were the most popular and I found that the dressings, sauces and spreads that accompanied the food were what added to the uniqueness of the ham, rolls and other salads. Everything was tasty and fresh. The delivery person was on time and helpful with food placement as it was a buffet style. The dishes were all set to go on platters and we supplied the serving utensils and beverages. I would certainly recommend Lori for whatever occasion you might need these services.

Paella VIP
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Lyris V.
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Jorge is FABULOUS!! Jorge catered our 20th wedding anniversary in December 2013 and was magnificent. Authentic delicious paella! Not only was the paella delicious, the presentation was incredible. Thank you Jorge!! Amazing;-)

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Cafe Delish Catering
from 24 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimberly Y.
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Rene was great to work with and made my corporate dinner event a success!

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
John C.
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Maoz cooked a complete buffet-style dinner for ten, including desserts that included two cakes with the names of two people having birthdays written in frosting. The food was excellent! Maoz showed-up on-time and did all he promised! He helped with all aspects of the event, including dishwasher loading and most of the kitchen cleaning. His lamb chops were breaded and enjoyed by all, as was his airline chicken. His asparagus was also perfect. Easy communication, fair price. no fuss, no muss! Thanks Maoz!

from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Anne H.
Verified review

Ricardo Baquero provided chef services for 2 dinners held at our vacation rental house in Hillsboro Mile, Florida for my mother's 90th birthday. His meals were delicious and enjoyed by all. He is very professional, flexible and a pleasure to work with.

Mobile food truck/catering
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Allison M.
Verified review

Awesome food awesome service! Can't wait to see more of this food truck around!! Di Big Jerk has something for everyone!

Rosalia's Kitchen
from 17 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nastassia L.
Verified review

The service that Rosalia's kitchen provided was excellent, they were very attentive and tailored made a menu that fit our needs, they arrived on time and set up everything beautifully. The food was a great success! Highly recommended!

Chef Jimmy Dean
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Christina E.
Verified review

Chef Jimmy prepared a 3 course meal for a dinner party I hosted. Included appetizers, main entree and dessert. He was incredibly professional, well prepared, friendly and the food was absolutely amazing! Highly recommend and hope to have Chef back again.

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Germaine E.
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Delicious! Memorable! I want it right now! Robyn is catering our family's Thanksgiving dinner. Can't wait. Salivating now

Zest Kitchenz
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Adam E.
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I had an excellent experience with Zest Kitchenz. They catered a business event for me, Michael was fantastic to work with, he listened closely to what I wanted and was very creative with the menu and delivered a great meal everyone enjoyed.

Pat M.
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Chef Christophe was fantastic! The cassoulet he prepared for our dinner party was delicious. He even helped pick out the wine.

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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