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Dunedin Food Catering Companies

Browse these food catering companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Dunedin.

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

Chef Tamara and her staff are AMAZING! I am a wedding planner with B. Remembered Events and I worked with Tamara and her staff this past weekend. I was truly impressed (which is a lot coming from a planner who works with a number of companies!). The food was outstanding (and custom to the client's taste). The service was excellent and the presentation was one to write home about. If you are debating who to choose when hiring a catering company. Your debate is over. Hire her today!

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

I hosted a party for 15 people for my Dad’s 90th B-Day and was nervous about getting everything together, but one phone call to Cheryl changed all that. She came up with a fabulous menu, great table setting ideas and even brought some of her own props for the table. Everything was absolutely delicious and done to perfection and when Cheryl left we would of never know there had just been a dinner party for 15 in our house. I can’t wait to have another occasion so that she can do her magic for us again.

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

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
Nikki C.
Verified review

I had a group of friends over and had Melissa cook an Italian meal for us including a starter of her amazing ceviche! The meal was fantastic and delicious and the way it was presented was very impressive- I felt like I was at a 5 star restaurant. I will be using Melissa again very soon and trying her other types of food she cooks! I highly recommend you try using her as your private chef . My friends raved about how great everything was and how special they felt- it's a great experience

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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.

Frosted Memories
4.3
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Amy J.
Verified review

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.

The kings Bistro
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yvette M.
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Love this family owned food truck. Excellent comfort food . Always good service.

Carrabba's Italian Grill
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret M.
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I could not have been more pleasantly surprised with the convenience, quality and cost of Carrabba's catering. The manager, Cheyanne bent over backwards, for my office party, which says a lot because I am not the easiest person to please.

Ava's Lowcountry Cuisine
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robert S.
Verified review

Great food clean very professional

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.

  • 3 years in business
David H.
Verified review

NAJOUA's food was wonderful and the service very professional. I recommend Najoua's International Cuisine for any size group.

The Barbecue Chef
5.0
from 1 review
    Clivonya V.
    Verified review

    The food was absolutely amazing. Clive woodside really cares about how he prepares food. Everything was perfectly seasoned and I will definitely come back. His food is one of a kind

    About

    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.

    About

    We have everything from tacos to full-size plates. We have different meats and great taste. Please look us up.

    About

    A full-service restaurant and catering. We are fully licensed and insured. Full-service bar is also available. References are available upon request.

    About

    For personal chef service, we set the menu. I shop, cook, clean, date and label meals, and store them in the refrigerator, ready for the week. I also offer private chef services, where I shop, come in and cook the meal for that day. I do catering for everything -- birthdays, office parties, holiday parties, picnics, and corporate events.

    About

    I will set up for your special events, control food from any caterer, serve, set up, break down and do all cleaning.

    About

    Being chef owned and operated, my goal is to provide quality food and service. Each client gets a personalized menu created for his/her special event. I ask for the clients' menu desires, their favorite foods, etc. and create a menu for them. I will only cater one event per day which allows me to be your personal chef for the day.

    About

    We provide a dedicated service to each client. We enliven the senses and instill well-being in that all the expectations of the clients needs are met to the fullest extent. We offer global cuisines as well as dietary restrictions.

    About

    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

    • 3 years in business
    About

    I am not satisfied until my customer is satisfied! My cuisine is a combination of Caribbean flavors and Florida soul. Because of this culinary merger the cooking style is coined Caribborida. My schooling, experience and southern upbringing allows me to deliver professionalism and sincere hospitality. Whatever you like; within reason. Please give us a try and see for yourself.

    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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