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Dunedin Dinner Caterers

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

I had to have last minute services for a dinner party event this week. Chef Tamara connected with me within 5 minutes and assisted me with all the details of planning a successful dinner party that was within my budget and beautifully presented and all food was delicious! Chef Tamara has an extensive menu to choose from and everything that I ordered got outstanding reviews. I was impressed with her menu choices, quality and presentation was a "WOW" moment. Tamara worked within my budget and helped me with ideas to pull off this quick event (which was the next day) and made this experience seamless. I had guests asking for her contact information and many positive comments were made about the scrumptious dinner, selection of entrees and unique display of desserts that she provided. She had a dessert display that was just incredible! It has been a long time since I have utilized services of a caterer, I highly recommend Chef Tamara as she manages every detail and I can honestly say she made my event one that I was proud of. My guests were happy and I will call her again!

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

Chef Cheryl catered a dinner for us for 16 people. The food was off the charts, presented with flair and the flavours a sublime mouth full of heaven in each bite. Cheryl decorated the tables so beautifully and her professional demeanor and relaxed attitude made our evening one we will never forget. Thanks again Cheryl. Looking forward to having you do another dinner.

Good Enuf 2 Eat Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
DeVan B.
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Chef Kim and Good Enuf 2 Eat Catering prepared a fantastic surprise 50th birthday dinner for 2 for one of my closest friends. The 4 course Thai meal was absolutely wonderful far exceeding my expectations. She arrived at the agreed upon time and dinner was actually served early. Each course was incredibly well presented and Chef Kim explained the fresh ingredients of each. Everything was so aromatic and the flavors from each course happily danced on our tongues. The kitchen was thoroughly cleaned when finished and she departed with a hug leaving us to enjoy the wonderful Petit Fois. I highly recommend Chef Kim and Good Enuf 2 Eat Catering for any catering event. I look forward to her catering my next event. Thank you Chef Kim for a fantastic experience!

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

Melissa delivered an amazing spread for my daughter's bridal shower today. She created mouthwatering appetizers, exceptional service and professional detail to every dish. Thank you Melissa for the presentation and making sure everyone enjoyed the appetizers. I was especially grateful for her service of cleaning up after the party. I highly recommend Melissa's services!

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

The catering service of pasta and different of elements that go with it was provided. This is good for medium to large groups where the hosts do not have a lot of time and need someone who can take care of those needs. Customer service was very good. Presentation was excellent. All the food was cooked where applicable to meet expectations. There are things that can be worked on as a new business. For example, a salad should have all the fixings separate as some people may like some of the items but not all of them. In addition, some people are lactose intolerant to vegan and would not be able to eat cheese on the salad. The customer should be able to pick and choose which items they want for their salad. Another example, would be to have gluten-free pasta as needed due to consumers may have a gluten allergy. Overall, my experience with the food was good and very tasty.

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

Pedro's Services
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriella A.
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Pedro and his partner did a great job at our thanksgiving dinner for 30. They served drinks and picked up plates.

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.
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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.

TREmendous Que
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Sharda G.
Verified review

We contacted them short notice to provide lunch for my staff and the food was delicious! They catered exactly what I requested and everyone enjoyed it, especially the pulled pork. They were very professional, friendly and quick to respond. I would definitely recommend them and use them for future catering needs.

Great chef
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeffrey K.
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We were very happy with Chris (and his Mother) catering and planning our Daughter's wedding reception. The food was excellent, the planning was precise and his enthusiasm was evident to everyone. We certainly recommend Chris' services to anyone.

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I can cater at your residence for private catering parties. I am a professional chef for hire. I am planning to move to the St. Pete, FL area this year. I currently cater for groups of 10 to 400, buffets and plated dinners.

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Its carribbean food

  • 8 years in business
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We make all of our sauces from 100% all natural ingredients. No corn syrups or processed sugars. We select the best local produce and put love into every dish make. We will also work with customers to create custom or personal favorite entrees.

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Been in the business for 40 years. Take pride in my cooking and only do the best no short cuts. You get real homemade food

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Hi, my name is Dina. I have done catering, serving and bartending before. I am currently available. If you'd like, I would love to come and cater your party.

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We pride ourselves in meeting and surpassing your expectations. We use only local fresh produce (farm to table) and we use ordinary ingredients to create extraordinary dishes, all with fresh ingredients all of the time. Our dishes are never pre-made or frozen. It's prepared fresh always. We create a menu for our clients within their budget. We feel flavor and presentation are keys. We treat you like family.

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I have been catering for over 10 yrs. I cater birthday parties to big corporate functions. I am also a DJ from weddings to baby showers. No project is too big or too small!

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We can provide great food for your wedding, corporate or social event. We also offer bar and beverage service and would love to work with you to create an unforgettable event! Our food is focused on fresh ingredients, bold flavors and innovative presentation. We’d be classified as modern American and we take the best regional and international flavors and make them unique. Since a majority of our food is made in house, you won’t find many of the dishes from typical “catering company” menus. Our food is on the high end side, but approachable, so you won’t need a French dictionary to pronounce what you are eating. Some of our signature dishes include our Cabernet Braised Beef Short Ribs, Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits.

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Simply Divine Catering & Baking Service is a licensed and professional catering company that specializes in custom cakes as well as food.

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We offer catering for private parties. We have a private chef for weddings and other events.We have a full houekeeping service on a daily weekly or per event to offer. We offer meal service. Chef Laurie studied at the Culinary Institute of America in NY.We aim to build a strong and enduring household service by delivering to our customers a professional service that is always fair, efficient, helpful, and responsive. We also offer a excellent cleaning staff for your service . We provide party planning and we come to you for all your event planning. We are committed to earning the loyalty of our customers and ensuring that the satisfaction of their needs is central to everything we do. Proudly serving all of Central and Southern Pinellas County and Gulf Beaches. Contact us for a FREE ESTIMATE. Palm Harbor Florida We are a locally owned business for many years. •Location: Tampa/ St. Petersburg

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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