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Coral Gables Cocktail Party Caterers

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

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Rebus Services
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susie B.
Verified review

We had an awesome dinner party. For the first time I could enjoyed time with my guest! Service was wonderful and good! Everything in the kitchen was put away, clean and leftovers were all packed up and put away for yummy left overs. Thanks, we will use your service again.

Dade County Food Group
5.0
from 112 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea M.
Verified review

Chef Brian and his staff are simply amazing! Very professional, personable, and a lot of fun to work it. His team catered 50 people for our small office cocktail party, and everything on the menu was delicious! I can not say enough about the mini bread puddings :) The event was yesterday, and we've already booked Dade County Food Group for our next event. They come highly recommended. If you are thinking of hiring them, do not hesitate.

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The Dancing Palate, Inc.
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie K.
Verified review

I cannot thank Chef Paul and his team enough for making our engagement party very special. The mocktails were inspired, the hors d'oeurves and dinner were outstanding, the cake was beautiful and the service was amazing. I will definitely use The Dancing Palate at my next catered party.

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Tasty Creations Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria G.
Verified review

We hired Tasty Creations Catering for a plated dinner party for 32 people and we could not have been happier with the result. Despite unforeseen and uncontrollable setbacks, David, his wife and team performed above expectation and delivered an amazing dinner. David's experience, professionalism, patience and flexibility were evident throughout the entire process. He kept us informed and took time to answer all of our questions leading up to the days of the event. The food he prepared was delicious and was exactly what was promised. He was sensitive to allergies and preparation preferences. We will be calling Tasty Creations Catering for all events in the future. Thank you to David and his team for making our event special.

Good Eating Sobe
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Jay S.
Verified review

We hired Chef Traci for a plated dinner party. The food was outstanding. Very creative talent. Traci is very courteous and has great style. We have him on speed dial for future events.

Exquisite Catering by Robert
4.5
from 56 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha D.
Verified review

I booked this caterer for my wedding on 12/30/17. I'm Jamaican and my husband and I wanted the jerk chicken with rice and pease. We also had the chance to taste the food prior to booking for the wedding. We worked with Kathy and told her what we like and didn't like at the tasting. The food was awesome at the wedding ! I would like for the chef to be recognized. We had so many compliments about the food. To my regret i didn't get the chance to take any pictures of the food. The servers were so kind and punctual. They provided awesome services. Thank you all for the great work.

C & F Catering
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Diania L.
Verified review

Cynthia catered my twin sisters 30th birthday brunch/bbq pool party. They were on time and professional. The table decor was beautiful and the food was simply delicious. Everyone loved it and complimented me on finding them and also took home their business cards. Needless to say we will be using them again. :-) Thank you girls!!!!

Catering by Alicja
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Sage K.
Verified review

Chef Alicja is a GEM in every way! She catered my small dinner party of 12 and provided me and my husband with a delicious, nutritious and reasonably priced feast of appetizers and main courses that tantalized our tongues and delighted our guests. She is also a skilled and timely communicator who put me at ease, and made me feel as if I was in great hands from our very first contact. She really is the whole package and her food is fantastic! I highly recommend hiring this incredible chef for your next event.

Paella VIP
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
Verified review

Besides the food being excellent, and every single one of my guests at my son's wedding shower agreed on this, the hospitality is unmatched. Jorge is a class A gentleman, he adores his family and he is unbelievably talented not just in culinary skills & presentation of the food but also in customer appreciation. He made me feel so, so "VIP" in my own home that I wish I could have a dinner party every weekend for my loved ones. The Paella Campesina he made was even more beautiful than the one I saw online (Since he knew it was a love themed occasion, he took the time to cut the red peppers in to hearts). My son's wedding shower in my back yard was so beautiful with hanging lanterns everywhere, engagement photos, tiki torches, tulle everywhere, and I have to admit that I thought nothing could top the ambiance. Jorge pulled it off!! The food area was beautifully presented, extraordinarily clean, delicious and the service like I said was amazing. If only the world had more gentlemen like Jorge, we would be so much better off. I keep typing to see if I can find words worthy enough to describe it but I can't! Gracias Jorge por esa noche tan especial, te agradezco con todo mi corazon, fuistes una bendicion!! Que Dios te bendiga y guarde a ti y tu familia siempre. Thank you Jorge, with all my heart, for such a special night, You were truly a blessing. May God bless you and keep you and your family always. Nancy

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

Awesome!! I hired Bella to cater my 30th birthday brunch. The food was amazing, the staff was friendly and professional. Everything was perfect.

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Jared W.
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Chef Lavita did a great job for our dinner party. I highly recommend him. We will definitely re-hire him for the next party we have.

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FIRST BITE*
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert J.
Verified review

Jose put together a wonderful surprise dinner party for my wife. I gave him minimal input and an ever changing number of guests and start times and he rolled with it seamlessly. Every single guest commented on how delicious the food was. His staff is professional and trustworthy. They entered my home when no one was there, set everything up and left the place immaculate when they left. I made sure he left some business cards for my guests to take with them as they were all impressed. I plan to use him again in the future.

George K-tering
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Martha G.
Verified review

George catered our son's graduation party...food was delicious and the presentation was outstanding. It amazed me the good quality for a very affordable price.All the process was really nice.thank you Chef.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Arabia F.
Verified review

I put together a surprise intimate dinner party to celebrate my best friend's 40th and her cousin's 50th. Chef Davin created a Southern BBQ cuisine with a contemporary twist. It was delicious! My entire party of 13 was raving about how great the food and service was. From the appetizers to the main course, we all wanted more!! Not only was Chef Davin great with the creation of the menu, he was indeed very helpful in helping me plan out the dinner. He was also very accommodating with the date and time as well to make sure the surprise went well. I would recommend him to any and everyone who needs a chef for their event. He is thoughtful in what he cooks and puts his clients needs first. Thanks again Chef Davin!!!

Rosalia's Kitchen
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ruddy C.
Verified review

I love, love, love their food! I organized a birthday party for my niece and the food they brought was on point. Their creativity shows in the food they make. They worked with me creating a menu that everyone loved. I absolutely recommend them to anyone!

GrēnHous Restaurants
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary H.
Verified review

Wow!!! What a great company. All of the guys are very polite and willing to go above and beyond to make you happy. Chef will work within a budget and accommodate requests! The food is outstanding!!! Tomatoe and cheese sandwiches (And yes I know, tomato and cheese sandwich???) To die for!!!! All the ingredients are fresh, local and top quality. Cant say enough about them. Will be using them again in June for a anniversary party... (can't wait!) Hats off to the entire staff!!

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Mauricio Crespo
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ran G.
Verified review

We contacted Mauricio one week before our baby shower when another caterer cancelled. The food was delicious, beautiful and affordable. All the guests liked it. The delivery and set up were spotless. Mauricio is everything you need when considering catering for your party-good food, beautifully presented and reliable!

Squisite Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cristal Y.
Verified review

Squisite was the perfect caterer for our birthday party for 50 people. They brought their food truck which they utilized as a kitchen, their servers and chef were incredibly professional and on time. They also decorated our tables with fresh flowers and beautiful props. I will definitely be utilizing their services again!

Rare Food Service
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
Verified review

I was referred to Chef Shawn for a party of 15 people. We wanted a restaurant quality dinner in the comfort of our own home. He was great to work with. He provided sample menus for us to choose from and also gave us the opportunity to customize. The day of the event, he was prompt and professional. The food was amazing. Our guests requested his card for future events. I would highly recommend him.

FOODxLOVE
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
KM B.
Verified review

My wife and I decided to have a dinner party with two other couples and everything on the menu was fantastic. All dishes were fresh and delicious. I would definitely recommend Brett, he has great talent.

AJ Fazendin
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bette S.
Verified review

When Chef AJ does an event for you, everything goes off without a hitch. The food is great, the chef is creative and your guests are impressed. I will personally use him every time I need something catered, whether its a private chef dinner, a cocktail party or something more extensive. I can enjoy my dinner or party without the stress of having to worry if everything will turn out good and on time.

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.
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