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Fort Myers Soul Food Caterers

Browse these soul food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Fort Myers.

E'leep's Catering LLC
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Janine A.
Verified review

This is a very thorough and responsible caterer! The food was also excellent! Our party was planned very last minute and they were able to make it happen for us! Thank you!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sophia W.
Verified review

I like how she contacted me prior to the event with questions. The food was delicious, everything was fresh and she prepared the food in a professional manner, and stuck around to see if people enjoyed it as well as asking them if they enjoyed it. She was wonderful and of course, I will network her and use her services again.

Chef Tiffanie LLC
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Agnes R.
Verified review

Tiffanie did an outstanding job. There was plenty of food and everything was delicious. I would highly recommend her.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris P.
Verified review

Jeff and Kathy did an outstanding job catering our wedding. All the food tasted great and there was more than enough for what we requested. Thank you and will definitely refer or request your service in the future.

Creative Catering
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Resa P.
Verified review

Couldn't be happier with my choice of Creative Catering. Their food was delicious and original. Many "where'd you find that caterer?" comments from our guests. Wait staff service was very professional and Chef Bob so easy to work with. They really made our party memorable.

Rock Lobster Chefs
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
Verified review

Great service and the food was fabulous! The chef, Kevin, obviously loves his job.....pleasing to the eye and palette

Lettuce Do It
4.5
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Tricia B.
Verified review

I have nothing but wonderful superlatives to describe Chef Bendel. He is extremely professional, pays wonderful attention to detail and most importantly his food is delicious. He catered a cocktail party for 50 people, and all of my guests were extremely complimentary of the food. I will definitely be using Lettuce Do It again!

Melissa
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Rovel H.
    Verified review

    Melissa was absolutely awesome!! The food was perfect for my wife and I. We selected her because the photos of her food looked so good...and the food tasted even better!! If you are looking for private chef with creativity and delicious tasting food, then Melissa is definetly who you want to hire. I look forward to using her for our upcoming caterings.

    • 4 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Janet G.
    Verified review

    My husband gave me the task of entertaining his fellow board members, while they where in Fort Myers, Florida. It was a casual evening for them, spent at our clubhouse and pool area. Chef Jay prepared a pleasing menu, keeping in mind our previous conversation. Chef Jay arrived on time, after calling me earlier in the day, to confirm our evening plans. He prepared the dishes fresh in my condo kitchen, and had everything set up shortly before my guests arrived. The food was delicious, a nice variety and presented well. His sausage and peppers was the favorite! My kitchen was left neat and clean by Chef Jay. There was no sign of his creative work. We were extremely pleased with Chef Jay, from the initial phone call, to the last bite!

    Rebecca Findeisen
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Linda N.
    Verified review

    Rebecca did a wonderful job for us. She provided the food for a bridal shower we had put on. She had a great selection of foods and everything was a hit. I would recommend her, she was very pleasant to work with.

    • 24 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Mary H.
    Verified review

    Southern Accents is amazing. Their customer service, professionalism, and attention to detail is incredible. They were an absolute joy to work with AND the food was awesome. We had so many comments and everyone agreed that it was the best catered food they had ever had - I agree too. Heidi, Beau and Chef Jessie went above and beyond. I highly recommend this catering company - you won't go wrong hiring them. We had the beef tenderloin, chicken piccata, roasted potatoes, veggies, salad and Strawberry Shortcake - so delicious!

    Dining by Design, LLC
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 14 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Matthew L.
    Verified review

    Fantastic food!! Fantastic service!! Chef Deborah put together a week of amazing and healthy meals for a family of 5 in one day. Again...... OUTSTANDING!! Thank you Chef Deborah!

    • 31 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Doug F.
    Verified review

    Had a cocktail party at my pool house in cape coral. It was amazing, very professional. My guests could not get over the food they prepared. I would recommend coastal cuisine and catering to everyone!

    Kippster Catering & Events
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Valerie R.
    Verified review

    Kipp did the catering for a party at my home. The process from start to finish was fantastic - Kipp was responsive and listened to my preferences, answered my emails promptly, and collaborated with me as I worked through the logistics of party set up. The food was absolutely delicious and his staff were terrific. Would definitely recommend and hire again!

    DJ's Professional Services
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    S J H.
    Verified review

    I hired Debra last minute and she really came through for us. Great food everyone loved it. We will definitely be using her again.

    • 1 year in business
    Joe S.
    Verified review

    Great cook. Such amazing food. And the quality and quantity was perfect. Give them a try for any event.

    Corporate Caterers
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 21 years in business
    Jessica H.
    Verified review

    They’re excellent. I’ve had their food multiple times and they have such a great variety of foods. Their delivery people set all the food up very nicely and once you finish eating, they come back and pick everything up and clean up, so it is hassle free. They’re always on time, and if there is any issue, they’re quick to fix it. I absolutely reconmend them for any event- office meeting, office party, business, or even personal event . Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, family birthday, you name it. 10/10!

    • 8 years in business
    Deborah C.
    Verified review

    Gwendolyn Howard not only provides the best in local, healthy products when she cooks and caters, but she is deeply committed to others in our community. In her business, and in her personal life, Gwen "gets" the important connection between businesses and non-profits. Her support of the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida has helped us immeasurably articulate the message that "Recovery is Possible"

    Crave Culinaire
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    Jillian B.
    Verified review

    Brian and the entire team at Crave Culinaire helped make my event one my family will never forget. We hired Crave to cook a private meal for our family at home, followed by a catered party on New Year's Eve. The food quality and presentation greatly exceeded our expectations, as did the professionalism of the staff. My family is difficult to please when it comes to food, and we all agreed, the meal prepared by Crave Culinare was one of the best we have had in Naples, Florida.

    Nico's Kitchen
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Lillian M.
    Verified review

    Nico's Kitchen catered an event I attended the food was amazing. The meatballs, pull pork sliders and their Mac n cheese is awesome.

    Artichoke & Company
    1.0
    from 1 review
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      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.

      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 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.

      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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