JKL Events

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

We are a family owned and operated restaurant that has been specializing in corporate catering in South Florida for almost 25 years. Our motto is fresh & delicious! We offer a concierge style service and we try to anticipate all of our customer's needs for their event. We don't just send food. We send paper goods, serving pieces, warming trays and our expert delivery drivers set everything up for our customers upon arrival. From small meetings of 10 for breakfast or lunch, to large scale company picnics and holiday parties for 600 we've go the experience to ensure that your event is on time, fresh & delicious.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love building long term relationships with my customers.
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Location

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Years in business

25

Number of employees

22

Times hired on Thumbtack

46

Reviews

35 Reviews
  • Lisette R. Aug 2, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Amazing food! Amazing people!
  • Kanitra G. Jul 20, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    JKL Events is highly recommended. This was my first event planned for my company and even though we didn't have the full service. The drop off and set up was wonderful. Everyone from the center and corporate office was delighted with the food. It was light and plenty for everyone to enjoy. People was able to make plates to have for later or to take home and we still had plenty left over for the next day to snack on. The praises I had received from everyone was wonderful. Thank you JKL Events for making my first event successful.
    Jessica L. Jul 20, 2017

    Hi Kanitra, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure working with you and we look forward to working with you more in the future! Jessica & the JKL Team

  • Laura A. Mar 27, 2017
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Breakfast meeting was a success
    Jessica with JKL was so easy to work with. They showed up on time, set everything up just as we had asked. There was plenty of food and it tasted good. I would use them again in a heartbeat.
  • Mary C. Mar 26, 2017
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Thanks!
    Thanks Jessica for a great experience! The food was great, there was lots more than we expected! Your delivery and set up guy was great and VERY helpful! I hope to work with you again soon!
  • Tim M. Dec 27, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Great food & great service!
    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.
  • Karla A. Dec 26, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Delicious!
    Food was delicious and was delivered on time. The serving sizes were very large. I am very happy with my experience and would definitely use again.
  • Vickie G. Dec 22, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The bell of the Christmas party.
    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.
  • Heather P. Dec 22, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Successful event (:
    We hired JKL for our company's holiday breakfast for three of our buildings (100+ people). The food, decor, and service was exceptional. I definitely recommend JKL. Thank you Jessica and the JKL staff, it was a pleasure working with you!
  • Tara R. Dec 6, 2016
    Corporate Lunch Catering
    Verified Review
    Excellent Service, Food and Delivery!
    Jessica and her team were outstanding. She spent quality time helping me make selections as this was the first time we used their service. Our team loved the food and it was delivered on time, and even a bit early which was great. We will definitely work with them again in the near future!
  • Kathleen T. Dec 1, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Excellent
    We had a great experience with JKL catering and will definitely be keeping them in mind for future events!
  • Stephanie S. Nov 25, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    First time catering exceeds my Expectations!!
    What a sheer delight catering Thanksgiving was with JKL Events. The food was most delicious and loved by everyone. From my very first phone call, to the on time delivery and set up, I could not have been more pleased with the care and professionalism shown to me. Thank you, Jessica and staff for making my Thanksgiving such a huge success. Stephanie S.
  • James G. Nov 25, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Amazing Thanksgiving dinner
    This was the first time I have ever ordered catering and it was for Thanksgiving no less. After the service and quality of food received I highly doubt I will be cooking a Thanksgiving dinner in the years to come. The food was high quality and enjoyed by all my guests. Thank you!!!
  • Krista A. Nov 21, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Exceptional Service....Tasty Dishes
    The service from order to delivery, set up and feasting was wonderful. The food was phenomenal and the presentation was beyond out expectations. Will be using JKL again.
    Jessica L. Nov 21, 2016

    Thank you for the wonderful review!

  • Lizzette G. Oct 10, 2016
    Corporate Lunch Catering
    Verified Review
    Excellent Corporate event
    Great Service, great food!!!!
  • Jenn D. Jul 1, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Jessica was amazing, she followed through with our order from beginning to end. The food was great and all of our associates were very pleased with the quality and quantity. Would recommend to others.
  • Emerson P. Jun 24, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Fantastic job! We had roughly 400 at our event and JKL Events did a great job!
  • Kizzy P. May 25, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    I ordered breakfast for 30. The food was fresh and delicious. It arrived early and really added to the event. I strongly recommend them and will use them again.
  • Michelle T. May 15, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Jessica was the best in helping to plan the luncheon of 200 people. Ron delivered our food and helped set up. He also stayed to help us serve and replenish. Joe Knows Lunch made this event EASY and we will call on them again next year!
  • Mandi M. May 12, 2016
    Corporate Lunch Catering
    Verified Review
  • Scott D. Apr 28, 2016
    Corporate Lunch Catering
    Verified Review
  • Carly P. Mar 27, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
  • Nicholas S. Mar 9, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Very professional and terrific food.
  • Dan S. Feb 16, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Food was great as promised and delivered as scheduled
  • Ed H. Jan 5, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Job was on time, delicious and cost effective. Thank you!
  • Jennifer B. Dec 21, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    JKL catered our holiday luncheon (for 65 people) and did an amazing job. They were right on time and the food was hot and delicious!
  • Frank D. Dec 11, 2015
    Corporate Catering
    Verified Review
    Very responsive and attentive.
  • Justin C. Dec 8, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Jessica was early and ready to get to work. Very professional, attentive to my needs and organized. The food was warm and fresh and very good. I placed an order for 40 to 50 people and we had plenty of food left over. Overall reaction was excellent. I would recommend JKL to anyone looking for great catered food.
  • Cathy U. Nov 30, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    I had a lot of people to feed, all at different time. Jessica was so great to work with. She listened to what I needed and advised me on the best way to make it happen. I'll be using JKL Events again.
  • Patricia W. Nov 30, 2015
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Excellent food and service. Could not have been easier. I will definitely use this service again.
  • Carlos T. Nov 26, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Food was delicious, driver was prompt and courteous. Would hire again.
    Jessica L. Nov 27, 2015

    Hi Carlos, I'm so glad that everyone enjoyed our food! Happy Thanksgiving and we are here for any of your future catering needs! Jessica

  • ZC D. Oct 12, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Jessica is great to work with and is very proactive and helpful. The food is great too. We use JKL for corporate office catering.
  • Amy M. Oct 5, 2015
    Joe Knows Lunch was absolutely PHENOMENAL! They were so easy to work with for our large group and the food was so good! They were beyond accommodating, friendly and very reasonably priced!
  • Adriana M. Sep 11, 2015
    It was easy to order and they accommodated the last minute changes.The service was on time and food was delicious. Thank you. :-)
  • Stacey A. Aug 19, 2015
    Joe Knows Lunch makes catering so easy. They set everything up beautifully and on time and the food is delicious!
  • Sharon M. Jul 23, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    I used JKL for an office lunch. The food was delivered on time and set up very nicely. It was delicious. Everyone in the meeting was very complimentary. We'll definitely be using them again for future events.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
All of our pricing is posted in the catering section of our website and is priced per person. This is how we ensure that you will have the correct amount of food for your event.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
First I will try to get an understanding of the type of event you are hosting what budget I will be working with. That will allow me to better assist my customer in choosing the correct menu for their guests and the amount of food they will need.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We work with Large and Small Corporations, Churches, Schools, Sports Teams, Camps and Destination Management Companies
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would make sure to ask what quantity of food the caterer will be providing per person. Also, we use premium meats, such as Boar's Head Turkey on all of our sandwiches. This is important to note because it is important to also ask about the quality of meats you will be provided.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
It is important to have an idea of your budget before begin talking to caterers. Also, to have an idea of the amount of people you will have attending.