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Coconut Grove Event Caterers

Browse these event caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Coconut Grove.

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Rebus Services
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Phoebe S.
Verified review

Can't recommend enough. Danielle was stellar to work with. On top of all the details, eager to help, and willing to go the extra mile. I was coordinating this event from 3000 miles away and felt completely at ease having her take care of everything. Thank you, Danielle!

Dade County Food Group
5.0
from 113 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
DEVON C.
Verified review

Brian did a great job! He sent me a great list to choose menu items from, arrived on time and prepared, and made my corporate catering event run very smoothly. The food was great and I will definitely use him again when back in Miami! Good luck Brian!

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The Dancing Palate, Inc.
4.9
from 80 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hillary C.
Verified review

I hired Paul and The Dancing Palate for my wedding on November 20, 2015. Paul was wonderful from the start. We had a tasting right away and it went wonderfully. I had contact more than half a dozen caterers but couldn't get them to be as flexible as Paul was especially for the price. The Dancing Palate is a fantastic value. The food was served on time, warm, and I got many compliments after the wedding. We had 135 guests and a 90 minute sit down dinner. I wanted family style with items served in bowls and sharing, yet sit down at the same time. I didn't find many caterers that would do that, but Paul understood me and it was perfect. A real family meal at our rustic classic wedding. I was very happy with the Dancing Palate and if I had to plan my wedding all over again would hire him back.

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Tasty Creations Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nathan N.
Verified review

David created and cooked a custom dinner for us at my home on the occasion of our first anniversary. I cannot emphasize enough how amazing the experience was. David is a talented chef, a true professional, and a good human being. He made numerous dietary accommodations for my wife, who was pregnant. If you are lucky enough to snag him for a catering event or private dinner, he will not disappoint. This is coming from a foodie with very high standard for food quality and service.

Good Eating Sobe
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Mary K.
Verified review

Chef Traci cooked the most delicious dinner for our group when we were vacationing in Ft. Lauderdale for a Bachelorette party. He arrived with all the supplies, and proceeded to cook us an exceptional family style meal. He also cleaned up everything, took such great care of us, and packed up all of the leftovers for us to enjoy on our last day in town. I would highly recommend Chef Traci for any event - he's extremely professional and his food is absolutely delicious!

Exquisite Catering by Robert
4.5
from 57 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea B.
Verified review

I used Exquisite Catering to cater my wedding this weekend. We chose a Cuban theme and the meal was a huge hit with our guests! They were very accommodating through out the process as we had to change the number of guest a few times. I would highly recommend using Exquisite Catering for your event.

JKL Events
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Tim M.
Verified review

The JKL caterers showed up a little early, which was great. They set everything up quickly, and were very friendly. There was plenty of food, and it was delicious! We were very happy with JKL, and we look forward to having them cater our future events.

Paella VIP
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Liz B.
Verified review

Jorge was extremely professional and made my event's food perfect! My guests were entertained and the pallela was delicious, the salad was great too. It was more than enough food and it took all the worry off my plate. Thank you VIP Pallela!!!!

Conscious Bite Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Corinne S.
Verified review

From the beginning of my search to hire someone for my event, The Conscious Bite Team stood out from the rest of the quotes immediately. It was a very personal and genuine experience to work with them and I would definitely choose them again for any catering event. They helped plan an incredible dinner for a bachelorette party in Miami. We rented a place on the beach with a rooftop terrace and they catered a delicious Asian-inspired menu for the Bride with delicious custom made and named cocktails. Every detail was truly beautiful from the table decor with orchid centerpieces to the delicious menu items. They met my expectations and so much more! Kept me informed and were very prompt in making any changes I requested. Professional, but at the same time I felt like Alex and the team were friends or family of mine. We were able to get some tears out of the Bride which was the ultimate sign that they really pulled off an amazing and impressive presentation. We had a seamless event with delicious healthy food and a team that knew what I wanted and how to make it happen.

Bella Personal Chef Catering
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Dr. P.
Verified review

Was all around excellent - the food was delicious, their consultations before the event were professional and helpful, and the day-of service was very impressive and outstanding. Also the staff was very professional and helpful. Bella contributed to my special birthday celebration being a very memorable one.

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
John C.
Verified review

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!

Mobile food truck/catering
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Brittny B.
Verified review

The food was nothing short of amazing, service was great and I loved the design of the truck. I can't wait to find out the next event so I can go again.

Rice Catering, Inc.
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa R.
Verified review

Great Service, very timely. Wally was hands on with helping set up the event. pleasure to have catering our event. Food was amazing!!!

Vicky's Catering
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Connie M.
Verified review

I worked with Maria, Vicky's Catering event coordinator. We customized a dinner and after party for approximately 30 people. I adjusted the meal several times as I reviewed it with my family. Maria was helpful and flexible with any requested changes. The kitchen prep and servers were friendly and professional -- it happened exactly as planned. Everyone was very pleased with the event. I would definitely recommend Maria and Vicy's Catering again. Connie

Rosalia's Kitchen
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tom R.
Verified review

They are very professional, I have them as my weekly meal planners and I even hired them for my birthday party, they have amazing selection of food to pick and choose from and the food always arrive hot and fresh. Highly recommended!!!

Full Spectrum Bartending
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Robert J.
Verified review

Sydney did a great job! Her price was reasonable, she showed up on time, and was very professional. One thing in particular that I appreciated was that she checked in before the event to see if I needed anything. I was a little short on ice and a cooler, so she brought some with her. I definitely recommend her and will use her services again in the future

Naty's Pasteles Y Mas
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Charles R.
Verified review

Experience is an understatement from Elmer's Cooking skills. When ever we have an event his food is first on the list. He cooks this dish called Pastelone (Spelling?) which I can eat everyday for lunch and or dinner and still want more. He will cater/help anyone in need for small or large orders and spur-of-the-moment. He can handle any size party, just have to ask him what you want and it will be done. He is very dependable and very fair with pricing and just people in general. I strongly recommend his cooking skills for any occasion. You can use me as a reference anytime.

Top Pro
Mauricio Crespo
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jerry G.
Verified review

I hired Mauricio for a golf trip dinner with 9 of my friends. We fairly negotiated a price and then chose the menu. Mauricio was professional and very responsive by text. On the evening of the dinner he showed up early and was very accommodating when our timing changed. Of course the best part was the meal! He's an excellent chef and my friends are still raving about the evening. I would highly recommend Mauricio for an evening dinner event. He was fantastic!

Squisite Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia G.
Verified review

Delicious food and impeccable presentation. The staff was very professional. The menu offers a great variety and the price is very reasonable compared to other caterers I’ve had in the past. I really recommend them.

Posh Events, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Luz L.
Verified review

I have excellent experience with them,they made a good job in my event I recommend Posh for any occasion 👍🏼👍🏼

Mary Jane Medlock
Verified review

Outstanding Customer ServiceWill create a menu specifically for you and your needsLoves to pleasePrivate catering or Event cateringIntegrityHIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for event caterers in Coconut Grove

Need a Full Service Event Caterer

Miami, FL

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Dishes and beverages
    Appetizer(s), Main course(s)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Hors D'oeurves, Other (Spanish food)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    10-25
  • Catering (Full Service) Budget
    $30-$40 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    Date will be October 3rd, 2015
  • $25
    Average price

Need Wedding Catering

Miami, FL

  • Serving style
    Plated meal, Buffet, Family style
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Venue chosen
    Yes, please describe (Women's Club of Coconut Grove)
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: Yes
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - formal (eg: steak and potatoes)
  • Head count
    50-75
  • Budget per person
    $20-$30 per person
  • Details
    Chicken, mashed potatoes and veggies are all the bride and groom would like
  • $15
    Average price

Need Buffet Caterer

Miami, FL

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Dishes and beverages
    Appetizer(s), Main course(s), Side dish(es), Dessert(s), Beverages (alcoholic)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - formal (eg: steak and potatoes), Italian, Asian, Caribbean / Cajun
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: Yes
  • Head count
    75-100
  • Budget per person
    $30-$40 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    No
  • $1520
    Average price
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