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Fort Walton Beach Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Fort Walton Beach.

Coastal Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Aimee P.
Verified review

We have been using Coastal Catering for over a year now. They're attentive and responsive. They remember our preferences and make our family and guests feel comfortable and cared for. Most importantly, they don't skimp on quality and service. We highly recommend Coastal Catering!

  • 30 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Destiny T.
Verified review

Does a very good job on preparation and decoration of catering items! Adds beautiful touches to food and is a good cook as well. Did a vegetable tray for me in the fall and carved out a pumpkin and put the vegetable dip inside the carved pumpkin and made a beautiful assortment of foods.

  • 12 years in business
Raul G.
Verified review

I really enjoy working with Kimberle for catering and planning events The food she prepares is always delicious! I use her services on a frequent basis and no matter the meal or occasion, I never have to worry because she has so many ideas and menus, that I completely trust her to choose for me. I always hear rave reviews about the food because Kimberle can literally cook anything. You and your guests will ALWAYS remember these meals. Kimberle is my top choice for a professional gourmet caterer. She completely deserves this five star rating.

Macaroni Grill
5.0
from 1 review
  • 29 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ted C.
Verified review

We have utilized the catering services of David Reeves and Custom Catering for many years and have always been pleased. Whether it is a meeting of 10 or a dinner gala for 700-he has always worked within our price requirements--serving hearty, well stocked, delicious meals that receive raves from all attendees. David is always professional, fun, friendly and understands the mission to make the catering guests have a memorable experience. I highly recommend David Reeves and Custom Catering. Ted Corcoran, Fort Walton Beach, FL Chamber of Commerce.

C3 Catering, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan A.
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We were so pleased with the Food, Creativity, Customer Service and Professionalism of the Coastal Cottage Catering (Charlie Puska) team. Our wedding reception dinner was fabulous and just as we had imagined. We would highly recommend them for any special event in the 30A area. Thank you so much!

Five Sisters Blues Cafe
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lauren S.
Verified review

Great staff, great food, and affordable. Will definitely be using for future catering! Thank you, Five Sisters!

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We offer fresh seafood, cooked and prepared on-site. Fishes, shrimps, oysters, crabs and even chickens can be fried, boiled or smoked to suit your preference.

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We are a full-service catering company. Our motto is: "Foods gonna be awesome. It's gonna be pretty. Everybody's gonna be loved."

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I do catering, whether large or small. I'm willing to work with you and your budget. All food is fresh and delicious and prepared by me. I can do in-house parties as well or can use my business location.

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We are a full-service catering company that caters to all types of service menus. We also have food trucks with an awesome lunch menu as well. We are "passionate about perfection." We aim to please in everything we do!

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I cater weddings, birthday parties and anything you want. I work with my clients on everything. I aim to please you and always get it your way, and my food tastes and looks outstanding.

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I'll come into your home or center, set up food and bar, serve and clean up better than a restaurant. My daughter and I have been doing this for years, more than I care to count. I love it.

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Grayton Beach Catering is unique in that we are a full-service event planning company that has its roots firmly planted in the food that brings it all together. That's where all great events start anyway, right? From corporate retreats to wedding planning and receptions, we can make your next event an affair to remember. Conveniently located in Grayton Beach, the heart of Santa Rosa Beach Florida. GBC can plan and cater your next event anywhere along Scenic Highway 30A, South Walton or the surrounding areas.

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We provide a small catering service, and the Stork also delivers! We have a professional chef specializing in all major cuisine types. We have fresh seafood produce. We have local connections. We do on-time delivery and setup. Just call the Stork.

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I'm a very detailed oriented person. I believe communication with the customers is the key, to have an outstanding event. Food is prepared fresh. Using local produce and seafood. Fresh herbs and garnishes Are standard in my recipes.

  • 13 years in business
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I can cook a variety of food in which I put my heart and soul in. Every dish is carefully and properly prepared with love. No event or occasion is too big or too small. I will make every moment memorable. Check out Reginald Wade on Facebook.

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Seville Quarter offers full-service on premise catering for up to 200 people. We have a complete catering menu on our website, or you can have our Chef to design a menu for your budget and needs.

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I can provide fast, friendly, and professional catering service to your place of business or to your family function.

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We provide full-service catering and event planning. We also provide culinary classes and in-home personal chef experience.

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We aim to please with dignity and loyalty to all customers. We also go through all of what you want, so that you will be pleased with the outcome of the food.

  • 18 years in business
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We work close with our clients. Client get to create the menu they want or they can choose from our sample menus

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

See other requests for caterers in Fort Walton Beach

Need Catering Services

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

  • Type of catering needed
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (Local seafood/fish)
  • Head count
  • Details
    Wedding reception

Need Buffet Catering Services for a Wedding

Rosemary Beach, FL

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Mexican/Latin, Other (seafood)
  • Number of guests
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    wedding party of about 25 people will be held at a house in rosemary beach after a beach wedding.

Need a Caterer on May 10,2013

Mobile, AL

  • Type of catering needed
    I'm not sure yet
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of guests
    60-80
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • Details
    We need a quote for finger foods for our Mobile location Graduation for 100-150 held at The Performing Arts Center?
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