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Fort Lauderdale Ice Cream Caterers

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Dade County Food Group
from 123 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
Stephonia L.
Verified review

Great company! They are very friendly and most importantly the food was delicious! The caterers created my menu custom to my needs, wants and visions. They forgot a few things and there were a couple hiccups in the road but they fixed them immediately and in the end, it all ran smoothly! I'm glad I chose them as my caterers.

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
from 85 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen L.
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There are not enough stars available to give to Chef Jeff. His food was delicious. the presentation was outstanding and he is quite personable. Everyone at the baby shower (40) wanted his card. Plenty of food to go around and lots of leftovers. Chef Jeff did an omelet station, a waffle station, a mimosa bar, pasta salad, assorted bagels, 2 types of cream cheeses, capers, onion, a regular salad, potatoes O'Brien and a pork loin. It was great. If I win the lottery I will hire him full time!

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The Dancing Palate, Inc.
from 82 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natasha C.
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I hired “The Dancing Palate” for my boyfriend’s birthday. I wanted to make his birthday special and memorable. Instead of going out to a restaurant, the restaurant came to us! In my first meeting with Chef Paul, he took his time to explain to me the current menu, services and clean up, customizing a menu to my liking, pricing, etc. I have to say that Chef Paul delivered better than I expected! He was prompt to my home, dinner was served on time, did a cooking demonstration and every single course was absolutely delicious! My boyfriend was really impressed! We had the jalapeno bites and meatballs with homemade barbecue pineapple sauce, the braised beef short ribs on a bed of cauliflower and stuff chicken sausage with pasta. For dessert, the chocolate cheesecake with sauce and whipped cream on the side with a mint as a garnish. I highly recommend "The Dancing Palate" to everyone! I am so glad that found them via Thumbtack. The “Dancing Palate” was professional, kind, and very entertaining. I will request their services in the near future.

from 53 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Brittanie B.
Verified review

Chef Doug and Donnie were AMAZING! I hosted a small dinner for 5 for my best friend's 30th birthday. Chef Doug helped me to customize the perfect pescatarian meal and it was BEYOND delicious. The plating and garnishes that they added were like icing on the cake. Their service was awesome too! Can't say enough great things about both of them. Would definitely book them again when I am back in Miami!

Chef Elisa's Catering
from 40 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Ken D.
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Chef Elisa catered my 50th birthday party last night and...she and her team were AMAZING! The food (a mix of buffet and passed heavy hors d'oeuvres) was some of the best I've had at a catered event if not THE best. The Food: While everything served was perfect, some highlights included: - Coconut Shrimp with Lime Dipping Sauce: I fought her on these to not have them. I've had other caterers and they were lackluster. Chef Elisa's were the hit of the party. Crispy, tender, tangy. Having some of her delicious shrimp left over this morning proved once again that I was so, so wrong. - Italian Sausage and Peppers in a mini bun topped with ricotta: She designed these especially for me given my Italian/Sicilian heritage. They were so good it was as if Chef Elisa had learned to make them from my grandmother. - American Kobe Beef Sliders , Smoked Gouda and Bacon on a Hawaiian roll: These were served buffet style. Seeing that pile of goodness made me want to eat them all. However, I was too busy to have more than one. However, the next day...with just 30 seconds in the microwave and they came beautifully back to life. My house guests and we happily lived off of these for the next two days. - The Dessert Shots in three varieties: Canoli Shot, Key lime pie and Hazelnut Brownie: I decided not to do the typical birthday cake moment. I've had those since I was a year old. So, this choice of dessert shots each with individual spoons was the perfect solution. Small bursts of sweetness without the 'Cut the cake, birthday boy,' chore. Good thing. Putting a knife in my hand that late in the party would have been dangerous for all involved. The Process: From first consultation, menu creation, arrival, setup, service, staff and clean up it felt like magic. I feel like I twitched my nose and everything appeared as if conjured by Samantha herself. Yes...I was bewitched. I could go on and on. Chef Elisa deserves the raves. However, I'll leave it to you to find out the rest for yourself. I will recommend her wholeheartedly and will look forward to the chance to work together again. Why wouldn't I? When you've found 'the one' you stop searching. I have found 'the one'.

Meals By Chef B
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Megan H.
Verified review

We had the pleasure of Bryan Williams cooking for us at my bachelorette party. I've never seen a presentation more beautiful, and I've never had food more delicious. Everything he prepared was unique and made with the finest ingredients. If I travel back to Florida, I will definitely request his amazing culinary talents. Since I have been home, I've been bragging about this dinner, and it made my bachelorette party so much more special and unique. He is an absolute treat to have as a culinary Chef!!

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Cafe Delish Catering
from 24 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nina G.
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Cafe Delish and Renee was absolutely Amazing! I would use her again for any event that I have - PLUS recommend her to any of my friends, family and colleagues. Café Delish was very easy to work with, had a spectacular presentation, and "delish-ish" food! I called up with short notice (probably not recommended!), and Renee was easy going, was able to talk to me and know what I wanted and to create exactly what was need to make my Dad's 70th surprise party exactly as I had envisioned - including a 70 in an ice sculpture! How many caterers can do that for you in the last minute?! Her prices were very reasonable. She was right on time, and picked up to make everything very easy for me. Everyone raved about the food and the presentation (and I got the credit!). Referrals for Renee will be coming! I will have to share pictures when I download them from my real camera! Many thanks to a job over what was expected!

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from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura T.
Verified review

José was the epitome of a personal chef. I have set up events with chefs before and he blew us away with his professionalism, delicious cooking, and personality as a whole! Jose made the process very easy and he quoted a great price that we were comfortable with. He did not try to rip us off like other chefs try to do. We are all from out of town for a bachelorette party and wanted to do a fun night in to relax and have great food for our last night. He prepared homemade Chinese food with spring rolls, dumplings, fried rice, sticky chili chicken, broccoli, and a delicious chocolate cake cup dessert with vanilla ice cream! His sticky chili chicken had a Peruvian twist and was party favorite! A few of us have a serious peanut and shellfish allergy and he suggested foods to have on the menu and was very responsive to any needs we needed. I would recommend him to anyone and will definitely use if we are back in town! Thank you José!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Patti S.
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Today I was lucky enough to experience a few selections from Chef Robyn's repertoire - in Fort Myers.. and I was NOT disappointed! Her culinary skills are impressive, and she is bold with her creativity - resulting in some awesome, original creations... Icing on the cake is Robyn's delightful personality - she is as real is it gets, and can regale you with stories that give you some insight into her background AND have you laughing between mouthfuls! An experience not to be missed. If you have the opportunity (you should MAKE the opportunity), you will be Happy that you did.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Emily P.
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I can't say enough good things about Chef Davin! We came into town for a bachelorette weekend with 15 girls and he was the perfect addition to our weekend! He was very accommodating to the menu we wanted and came up with ideas better than we could have imagined. The food was AMAZING-one of best meals in Fort Lauderdale!!! Highly recommend the corn with the chipotle cream sauce!! Will certainly use Chef next time we're in town!

D C Cakes Int'l
from 11 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anna C.
Verified review

If you can envision it....Delliquez Custom Cakes & Catering can certainly make it. Well, to be more specific, i was very impressed with the unique creation, skill and talent of my Victoria Secret Gift Bag Cake that was delivered as a surprise on/for my Birthday. My cake was two shades of pink with colorful wrapping paper on top, Vanilla Bean Flavor with butter cream fondant, moist texture and very delicious. While i was happy about my birthday surprise, i was truly blown away by how pretty my cake was, and i was also impressed with the high level of professionalism by the staff. The real satisfaction was when i served the cake. It was without a doubt the best tasting cake we have ever had; taste, texture, moistness...all perfect....Wow!! All of my Guests, Friends and Family absolutely loved it. I highly recommend Delliquez Custom Cakes for your cake the will be worth every penny!

Nicholas E Sayles
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tess J.
Verified review

WOW!!! Everything about the evening was perfect! I am an average cook and Nicolas made me feel so comfortable with all the new skills he taught me. The menu included fillet of snapper with a cream caper sauce with brussell sprouts and pancetta. The food was amazing , better than most restaurants and the evening was fun and informative . Nicolas taught me many tips on how to be a better cook. I now have compound butter and fish stock in my repertoire. Tonight I am trying the exact recipe on some good friends and next Wednesday Nick is teaching me red sauces. Nick is warm, funny, well prepared and a very skilled chef. In addition after enjoying this wonderful creative meal, he cleaned up my kitchen, WOW. I would highly recommend Nicholas and can't wait for my next lesson.


We are in artisan homemade Cuban ice cream company. We provide ice cream catering services for social parties in offices. We'll do anything and anywhere it's possible.

  • 1 year in business

We cater ice cream to parties, events and weddings. Love seeing smiles on customers who enjoy ice cream

  • 2 years in business

What makes my service great is the fact I have a great product. Homemade ice cream. I like making the Ice cream with the liquid Nitrogen in front of the customers.


We take great pride in the entire process of making and serving ice cream. We use only the finest ingredients including hormone free milk and organic cane sugar exclusively. We believe our flavors are the most creative you will find locally and the texture can't be beat. We come from an extensive catering background so we can cater any size party and customize an amazing experience for you and your guests. Sweet Melody Crafted Ice Cream was founded Jan 2016. It is named after my 5 year old daughter, Melody. I love everything about ice cream and how it brings people together. Since we formed, we have featured on the menu of over 20 restaurants and hotels in Miami-Dade County. We have a thriving pint business where we sell permanent and rotational flavors. We regularly pop up all over town as well and are working on a storefront.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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