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Gainesville Finger Food Caterers

Browse these finger food caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Gainesville.

  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Sierra F.
Verified review

I loved working with Levonda! The food was amazing and hot! My guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had so many compliments. I couldn’t have asked for a better crew to work with and make my wedding day the best day ever. I’m so happy. I’ll always have her cater my events and I’ll recommend her to anyone else!

  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bridget S.
Verified review

I used chef Arielle for my daughters bday party event in April. It was just amazing food, great hospitality, quality service and very professsinal. I will use her going forward for any events I need and would refer her to all my friends and family! Highly would recommend chef Arielle.

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Phyllis M.
Verified review

As an event coordinator, I have worked with Fresh Green Tomato Catering many times. Every experience has been outstanding! Charlie DiLibero is the quintessential professional! His food is delicious and always beautifully presented. He provides impeccable service! Fresh Green Tomato Catering has never disappointed me!

David's BBQ & Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah C.
Verified review

The service here was INCREDIBLE. Of all the aspects of planning our wedding, the catering turned out to be the most enjoyable simply because of the honesty, helpfulness, and flexibility of the staff at David's Catering. First, when I gave them our budget they immediately came up with numerous creative ideas to help us stay within our budget while still having everything we desired from our caterer, and there were never any unexpected upcharges. We ended up with food left over, for a price that was almost half what other caters wanted to charge us for even less options. Their servers were extremely cheerful, professional, and made sure everyone had enough to eat. The food was unique and flavorful and we were given a wide variety of choices to choose from. Finally, as a local business I felt like David's Catering treated us like family. They went above and beyond to give us an amazing deal for their services, prepared all the food with care, and were always very responsive, including a few last minute changes and requests we had. Overall, I could not recommend David's Catering highly enough, I researched, met with, and got quotes from caters all of Alachua County, and I can say with confidence David's Catering is the best you will find!

  • 19 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra Y.
Verified review

What a fabulous job Jean did.. Everyone loved the food. staff was very kind, helpful and pleasant.. Not only would I eat in the Braised Onion for dinner but I would use them again and again for parties...

Koala Blue, Inc
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie W.
Verified review

Had TPC party for 25 hungry men! Shannon and her team did outstanding job with food. Delicious food! Excellent service!! Will have her cater for all my parties!!!

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kaytee D.
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Fantastic all the way around! Food, beverage and service was absolutely wonderful. I would love to have her in my house cooking for me daily! Thanks Ali!

Party Fortune
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Mitchell T.
Verified review

I hired Party Fortune for my princess Birthday on Oct 24, 2015 they Catered Honey BBQ wings,Yellow rice, potatoe salad & Pastries. The food was delicious & I also purchased the Party Bundle:Bounce house, Snow cone, Cotton Candy, Tent,Table, Chairs & Popcorn Machine all the Supplies were included for only $250 the kids had a blast!!

2J's Catering Co., LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Lori C.
Verified review

Always excellent food, clean and great service. Prices are reasonable and staff is accommodating. I recommend them to everyone I work with.

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly A.
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We hired Riccardo's to cater my daughter's wedding reception last year. Their service was great and everything went smoothly. They had various options available per price range and the food was delicious. We would hire them again with no reservations!

Tastebudz BBQ
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Quasia J.
Verified review

My company hired Tastebudz BBQ to cater our Employee Appreciation Fiesta for 200 employees. We requested beef, chicken and tofu for our tacos and not only were we satisfied with the service and would use it again, but we would also recommend them to anyone who needs good food, at a great price and excellent customer service. The beef was seasoned well, as was the chicken and tofu. In fact, the tofu ended up flying off the tables once word got out about how good it was. Vegetarians and meat eaters alike came back for seconds. Delivery was not only on time, but early. Shawn was accommodating through the ordering process as we initiated the order, and then revisited our decisions by adding and taking away elements of the order. Shawn was courteous and professional. Again, I highly recommend Tastebudz BBQ for your catering needs.

Backstreet Blues Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laurie R.
Verified review

Everyone loved the food. Our server was wonderful. She kept everything coming and even helped serve the smaller kids.

Pelican Bros Food Truck
5.0
from 1 review
    Susan C.
    Verified review

    Amazing chicken and waffles!

    Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Laura S.
      Verified review

      Rich was such a professional...we picked Italian dishes for our family party of 18. Everything was delicious, I'm still getting compliments on the food! Will definitely use his service again!

      About

      We are a top-notch, full-service catering and events company serving the Northern Florida area! We are a locally owned Jacksonville catering company, and we specialize in finding each of our clients the perfect fit based on budget, taste and style. We have creative and fun menus. With Executive, there are no limitations, and we are always happy to tailor menus around your personal taste and vision. You will find integrity, creativity and thoughtfulness in each project we take on, and a willingness to go the extra mile with you to create a memorable, delicious memory!

      • 10 years in business
      About

      With locations in Fleming Island and Saint Johns, Taps Bar & Grill offers free delivery on orders of $100.00 or more. Our taps-to-go program offers party platters, box lunches, and family style options for groups, large and small.

      About

      The food we prepare for our clients puts smiles on their faces and their guest. Food makes people happy, and that is a goal. When that tummy is happy, the entire body is happy.

      About

      We have a mobile food business that can set up on your location. We have over 25 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. We can cook anything from fair food to gourmet dishes. We do both small and big events and always treat our clients like family.

      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.
      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.