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Fort Lauderdale Caterers

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Rebus Services
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fabiana N.
Verified review

The food was amazing for our wedding, great taste and quality. The crew is very nice and thoughtful. I highly recommend them for any of your catering needs!

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

Brian came out to the jobsite to meet us prior to the catering job. He was full of good cheer and willing to please. The event went excellent and the food was delicious.

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

I want to thank you all for the excellent catering this past Thursday - everything went beautifully and we were very pleased with both the service and the wonderful food. Our attendees unanimously enjoyed the meals, and commented on the high quality. I also wanted to mention and thank the servers at the catered event who were friendly and professional. Again, thank you for everything. I am very pleased that we chose your services for the event!

Good Eating Sobe
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Carmen C.
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I had a wonderful experience with Chef Traci, he worked extremely hard to accommodate our request as well as several changes we had to make and made wonderful food for our event, and at a very competitive price too! I'm definitely going to hire him again for any of our catering 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
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pam K.
Verified review

Everything about The Catering Group exceeded my expectations. Ordering was easy, the cost was very reasonable, the delivery was exactly on time, the setup was extremely professional and most importantly, the food was delicious. Thanks to everyone at TCG for making my family's Thanksgiving so wonderful.

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Chef Tim
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dana U.
Verified review

Chef Melissa and Shawn catered a cocktail party we hosted at our home. They were fantastic. The food was great and they cleaned everything up afterwards.

JKL Events
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
ZC D.
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.

Conscious Bite Catering
4.9
from 34 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?

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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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

Cafe Delish catered my husbands surprise 30th birthday party.. they were absolutely amazing! Renee helped me keep everything a secret.. made sure she didn’t reach out to me if she thought he would be around..the food was SO delicious!! It was displayed beautifully and tasted absolutely amazing. Everyone is STILL raving about the food. The appetizers were passed around during our little mingeling hour and presented beautifully and the taste was great. I’ve had many people tell me they have never tasted chicken like this. The chicken was so moist and had so much flavor. The bartender was very sweet, professional and made the drinks so fast there was never a line. I will definitely be using them when I need another caterer. You won’t go wrong with this wonderful company!!!Thank you SO MUCH Renee! You made our party unforgettable!

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

The food that is served from Chef O's Di Big Jerk food truck is amazing! The food is fresh, delicious, and with just the right amount of heat for the tastebuds! The service was great as well, and you can really tell that Chef O has a passion for cooking! If you have the chance to try this awesome food, please do yourself a favor and eat, eat, eat!!!!!

Rice Catering, Inc.
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Haydee G.
Verified review

I can’t say enough about Rice catering! Excellent in my book! Exceeded my expectations all the way. Food service value quality in everything!

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

I loved every moment of communicating with Rafael and every little bite he and his parents prepared! My family spoke of the food for days later! They were very accommodating for some vegan family members and didn't rush the meal. I can't wait for more of their food for the holidays! I highly recommend!! Amazing quality and value!

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Cris S.
Verified review

Robyn did an outstanding job catering a party at my home. I had dinner for 12 work associates and I wanted to serve food with a South Florida /Cuban flare. The food was exceptional! In addition, she came in and took control without needing a lot of direction and involvement from me so I could entertain my guests and enjoy the evening! Thanks Robyn!

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

Elmer was my cupid this year. I hired him and his food creating talent to cook, deliver and setup a delicious Valentines Day meal for my boyfriend since I had to work until the wee hours of the morning. Everything went off without a hitch and the meal was absolutely delicious.

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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!

Robin B.
Verified review

As an event planner, there are several characteristics I look for in a caterer: passion, presentation, and professionalism. With Chef Cassandra at the helm, I know that not only will she bring it on all three levels, I can count on her to knock it out of the park, every single time. If you’re looking for an astute and experienced catering company that will deliciously deliver the goods as well as meet and exceed your expectations, then look no further than Heart and Soul Catering & Events!

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Catering Service

Miami, FL

  • Event type
    Plated dinner party
  • Cuisine type
    Formal American
  • Number of people
    Fewer than 10
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    i need dinnerware and stemware for the seated dinner. as well as tablecloths and linens.
  • $2500
    Average price

Need a Catering for a Wedding Party

Hollywood, FL

  • Event type
    Plated dinner party
  • Cuisine type
    Formal American
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), Other (Flowers, decoration etc)
  • $3812.5
    Average price

Need a Catering and Pastry Chef Service for a Wedding Event

Lehigh Acres, FL

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Italian
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic), Other (wedding cake)
  • Details
    decorating brides colors
  • $23
    Average price
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