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Fort Lauderdale Catering Delivery Companies

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

OMG where can I start about this company!!! Man I am so happy with the service provided. Everyone enjoyed the drinks and service. I was so busy and barely thought of myself and the staff made sure I was hydrated. Even made me special virgin drink. Since I'm pregnant and can't have alcohol. This company will be my official company for drinks and service. I loved everything from start to finish. They even went an extra mile with cleaning the tables off. Love you guys THANK YOU!!!! <3

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

We used Dade County Food Group for our annual Holiday party. We hosted about 100 people at our home with a theme of Christmas morning. Chef Brian and Chef Jose worked with us to create a super cool menu of 'breakfast' items. We had three types of Lardon, Three types of Quiche, Chicken and Waffles, Corn Fritters, and Morning after sliders (Turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce)! All were served as passed Hors D'oeuvres. The food was incredible, the service was equally as good. There was plenty of food and leftovers. We shopped around a bunch and spoke with different catering companies. We are so happy we partnered with these guys (And I mean that genuinely. These guys were partners throughout the process, giving us ideas, coming to our house for a tasting, etc). If we could give a 6th star we would. We highly recommend them without reservation.

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
4.9
from 84 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Erma B.
Verified review

Our experience with Rosemary and Thyme's catering service was wonderful. Jeffrey Sternberg was very professional and timely. His quote and menu selection was the 2nd response we received. Jeffrey was readily available to answer questions, comments or concerns via email communication and telephone conversations. The food was delicious and our "Going Away/Baby Shower" office lunch reception went off without a hitch. Jeffrey personally delivered the food well in advance of our reception. Thank you Jeffrey!

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The Dancing Palate, Inc.
4.9
from 80 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica P.
Verified review

I am always very skeptical with looking for services online, but I honestly couldn't have chosen a better Catering Company for my wedding :D. From professionalism to great food quality, Paul, the chef, truly knows how to accommodate each request and make your experience a memorable one. Great costumer service! He works with your budget and advise of better options. Paul was always available and able to answer my questions; if he was not able to answer at the moment he would make sure he'd send me a message letting me know and that he'd call me back as soon as he could. My wedding was very challenging, we had rented a venue for an outside ceremony and reception but that day was raining, last minute everything had to be changed to indoors and Paul had absolutely everything under control. The feedback i received from my family was how well organized everything was and how much they like the food. We rented tables, chairs, linens, plates & silverware, food, and the cake through The Dancing Palate, and they took care of all details, set up and clean up. They even made sure both me and my husband ate first (most people can't even taste their own food at their weddings). I am really really grateful and happy with The Dancing Palate. I would definitely hire them again and recommend them 100%.

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Tasty Creations Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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CANDEE D.
Verified review

I am so thrilled that we found Tasty Creations Catering for my daughter's wedding. This is the most professional Catering Company anyone could ever find. The communication between Chef David and his beautiful wife, are outstanding. I had asked question after question and always received responses back immediately or very soon after. They both made me feel special during this whole ordeal with the wedding planning. They were never too busy to communicate. After searching several Catering Companies, Tasty Creations came through with a superb menu for my daughter's wedding. They worked with us according to our budget and never did they make us feel like we were cheap with the dollar amount we were able to afford. Chef David set up a tasting for us and him and his wife came out to our place to do the tasting of appetizers, entrees, side dishes, and even cake tasting. The remarkable thing about Chef David, is that all his food is prepared right in front of you at the tasting and everything is so fresh and delicious. He even cracks jokes while preparing the foods for tasting. He's from North Carolina, which told me right off the bat, that he was going to be good! Chef David is very unique as he comes out to the site of the event and doesn't bring already prepared food to just set on warming trays. He comes out to the event hours about 4 hours in advance and prepares each food item right there! I find that amazing as not many places offer that type of catering service. He is the best in our book and I would never look any further again. He was prompt and his serving staff was very professional looking and super pleasant. The food was so fresh and absolutely the most delicious food we have ever had. It was an honor to hear our guests keep complimenting the meal. As a side note, I was in a bind for our rehearsal dinner, and I contacted Chef David and explained it was short notice but I wanted to see if he could help us out. I told him we had a very limited dollar amount for the rehearsal dinner and explained briefly what we wanted to have that evening. Chef David got back with me a few hours later with a menu plan that was right in our budget and exactly what we were looking for as far as the dinner we had hoped to have. Chef David and Margarita are willing to work with you no matter what your budget may be and you never have to be embarrassed if you are limited in what you can spend. By the way, Chef David is the absolute best lasagna maker! We have ordered numerous trays from him just to have for ourselves for dinner. We have never found any restaurant that can come close to Chef David's lasagna! Hats off to the best Caterer in the world, Chef David from Tasty Creations Catering! (By the way, Chef David, you finally have a hat to wear)! Lol You can't go wrong with Tasty Creations Catering!

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

Filming on location. Traci provided catering services for our crew. Food was great, delivered on time, and Traci was able to accommodate changes to our needs.

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

I was a bit nervous to use a catering company since I've never used one before. Exquisite Catering by Robert made it so easy. Sara answered all my questions ( I had many ) and was so helpful. The food arrived on time and was delicious. We ordered the Cuban combination. Our guests were happy. Thank you guys for an excellent job. I will definitely recommend them and will use them again.

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The Catering Group
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
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Annie O.
Verified review

I had a great experience with TCG, considering it was a last minute event. I live in TX and was in Miami visiting my family when my brother told me he was getting married and was planning a small wedding ceremony. Mind you, this was about 8 days prior to his ceremony date. I searched for local catering companies and chose TCG. Alan, the manager, reached out to me via phone and e-mail. From the beginning he was very, very helpful and I greatly appreciate his professionalism and patience with the last minute event. He greatly helped me out choosing the right menu and the rental equipment at a low cost, fast, and convenient. I definitely recommend TCG and I'd use them again for future events. =) Thank you Alan!

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Chef Tim
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Lori S.
Verified review

Food & service were A plus! I will definitely use him again. I had a cocktail party with heavy horsdouvres for 20 at my house on 4/11/15.

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

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.

LA Catering & Events LLC
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne B.
Verified review

Highly professional, great quality food and superb quantity. Could not have asked for more, 100% satisfied with both product and service. I highly recommend LA Catering for your catering needs. Suzanne

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  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Patricia C.
Verified review

I used Lori's catering services for a small get together and birthday party for about 30 people. Since I was a novice at party giving, Lori was very good about checking in with me along the way and making suggestions about both the menu and the setup. We had more than enough food which had been a particular worry of mine since I could not picture amounts. The party was for noon on a Sunday and I elected to do sort of a blend between a brunch and a lunch. In particular, the strata, mango salad and berry fruit salad were the most popular and I found that the dressings, sauces and spreads that accompanied the food were what added to the uniqueness of the ham, rolls and other salads. Everything was tasty and fresh. The delivery person was on time and helpful with food placement as it was a buffet style. The dishes were all set to go on platters and we supplied the serving utensils and beverages. I would certainly recommend Lori for whatever occasion you might need these services.

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

Paella VIP exceeded the expectations for our wedding. The dinner was great and I received tones of complements from all guests. Jorge was excellent throughtout the whole planning process always replying to every single email answering my million questions in a timely manner. Jorge knows how important is your big day. Paella VIP is the perfect combination between great customer service and the best quality catering. I will contract Paella VIP for my future events and highly recommend their services. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUCH A GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE!!! :)

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

Conscious Bite is one of the tastiest catering companies that I've ever had. Their food is fresh, creative, and healthy. What more could you ask for?

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Cafe Delish Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alisa P.
Verified review

Everything was great, from the delivery to the food, we could not have asked for more!! Thank you so much. We will definitely be using your services in the future!

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie F.
Verified review

Chef Levita did a wonderful job catering my mother's 90th anniversary celebration for 15 people. The food was wonderful and the presentation lovely. He helped me make some very wise choices for my group which I also appreciated. These included summer rolls, sushi, sliced tenderloin, Casear salad, haricots vertes with garlic roasted potatoes and a wonderful, freshly-baked chocolate cake. He and his assistant Carlos made my gathering a great success.

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

Food and service is beyond great! Love the jerk seasoning!

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

The service that Rosalia's kitchen provided was excellent, they were very attentive and tailored made a menu that fit our needs, they arrived on time and set up everything beautifully. The food was a great success! Highly recommended!

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Germaine E.
Verified review

Delicious! Memorable! I want it right now! Robyn is catering our family's Thanksgiving dinner. Can't wait. Salivating now

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

This is the fourth time we use this catering company. The food is delicious; the service is outstanding, consistent and reliable. We can and have recommended this catering company. Some of our agents have use this catering service for other Holiday parties, Broker’s Open, and other types of events.

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Mauricio Crespo
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 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!

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.
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