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Homestead Affordable Catering Services

Browse these affordable catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Homestead.

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Rebus Services
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nadia B.
Verified review

Great and efficient services. Love them.

Dade County Food Group
5.0
from 111 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
Phillip C.
Verified review

Their food was awesome while they provided a great service of catering at my venue. I have then on speed dial the next time I need a catering service for the night or at home.

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LucaBella
4.9
from 103 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter C.
Verified review

AH-MAZING! Chef Dan is top notch! Great quality in food and services! Very friendly and willing to work with you on any accord. His cooking is very versatile and he will be sure to whip up something to tantalize your taste buds! Very respectful of your kitchen and guests. Dan will put on a great and delicious show for you! 5/5 stars!

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The Dancing Palate, Inc.
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lucy S.
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My name is Lucero you can contact me for a direct reference @ lmsaldana@live.com. I am a lawyer by profession and I must admit I am VERY picky. My wedding was on April 19, 2014. I was referred to the Dancing Palate via Thumbtack. The Dancing Palate was AMAZING. Their quality of service and cuisine is unmatched. The guest loved the food. We requested the vegetable crudité, the vegetable quesadillas and the pulled pork a-top of fried plantains as appetizers and the mediterranean chicken and skirt steak as entrees. Everything was delicious and presented in a very classy manner. My wedding turned out perfect. The Chef, Paul Lobeck went out of his way to please me and my husband. His staff was incredibly professional. Their were five members of his staff present. You barely knew they were there. They offered quality service with more than affordable prices. This is a company that you should definitely consider for any occasion. Six of my guest already requested chef Lobeck's business card!!! Before signing on with the company, they offer a tasting. You tell the chef the dishes you want to try and he comes to your house and let's you try each dish. There is no commitment. The company left a great impression on me. I will definitely use their services for other occasions!

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Tasty Creations Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alinna D.
Verified review

Tasty Creations was the perfect vendor I was looking for in order to solidify my decision to choose The Cooper Estate as my wedding venue. The bulk of the wedding expenses came from the food, so I needed a catering company that was affordable, professional, and delicious! When I filled out what I needed for my wedding through Thumbtack, I couldn’t believe the quick response I got from Tasty Creations. Once I saw their services and prices, I actually thought it might have been too good to be true. Upon meeting David during our scheduled food tasting, I was astonished at his amiable personality and professionalism. His presentation of himself, his company, and his food were truly impressive. It was delightful to see that he was well acquainted with the food industry, but had not let the food industry taint his southern charm. During the tasting he took the time to sit down and address all of our concerns. He was clear with what he could provide, patient, and understanding of the vision we had for our wedding. With all of this, we booked him and he continued to prove his proficiency with his attentiveness to emails, calls, and any other additional requests we had. His confidence in his work allowed us to feel at ease, as we got closer to our big day! Once our wedding day came, David, his lovely wife, and servers worked seamlessly with the staff at The Cooper Estate. He personally served us during cocktail hour right before taking photos, and he made sure to serve us during dinner. I’ve heard horror stories about brides and grooms not tasting a sliver of food on their wedding day, but this was no issue for us. Unfortunately, after dinner and dessert I quickly hit the dance floor and stayed there for the rest of the night, so I was unable to thank him and his staff in person for everything they did for us. Tasty Creations was one of the biggest reasons our wedding was unforgettable. All of my guests were truly pleased with his delicious food, and because of that, I will definitely be using his catering service again! Thank you David and servers! Your company is surely grounded on great work ethic, thoughtfulness, and amazing taste!

Good Eating Sobe
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Richard L.
Verified review

Filming on location. Traci provided catering services for our crew. Food was great, delivered on time, and Traci was able to accommodate changes to our needs.

Exquisite Catering by Robert
4.5
from 56 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony G.
Verified review

From start to finish via customer support, service, options, pricing, flexibility, courteous, delivery, set-up, pickup, food presentation, excellent tasting food. This caterer/catering service is without question, without doubt, unequivocally the best! Thank you for Exquisite for being everything you advertise, and even more. The milestone event was a big success largely due to your service. At least several guest preserved the napkins with your contact info, and 1 guest will be contacting you service shortly for their own upcoming event. The food was awesome not only in presentation, but in taste as well! Thank you again!

C & F Catering
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Raquel F.
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Professional catering services with delicious food at it's Best !

Paella VIP
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Yeni R.
Verified review

Paella VIP exceeded the expectations for our wedding. The dinner was great and I received tones of complements from all guests. Jorge was excellent throughtout the whole planning process always replying to every single email answering my million questions in a timely manner. Jorge knows how important is your big day. Paella VIP is the perfect combination between great customer service and the best quality catering. I will contract Paella VIP for my future events and highly recommend their services. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUCH A GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE!!! :)

Bella Personal Chef Catering
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Adela D A.
Verified review

I Really appreciate your business as catering. My anniversary was unforgettable. The H'overs were really nice served and the taste just like 5 stars restaurant.

Conscious Bite Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Naslyn B.
Verified review

Everything was to perfection! Our event was a great success thanks to Conscious Bite Catering. The food, service and presentation was exceptional. Highly recommended.

Mobile food truck/catering
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Susan S.
Verified review

Food and service is beyond great! Love the jerk seasoning!

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FIRST BITE*
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gil M.
Verified review

First Bite was interested in my needs and was very affordable based on the high quality in food and service.

Rice Catering, Inc.
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa R.
Verified review

Great Service, very timely. Wally was hands on with helping set up the event. pleasure to have catering our event. Food was amazing!!!

GrēnHous Restaurants
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Patty C.
Verified review

Hired the guys at Grenhouse for a last minute event that needed catering. They were a pleasure to work with. Communication with them was seamless and they responded promptly to my messages. I especially love that they brought “farm-to-table” in a food truck, which meant we didn’t have to deal with a crazy setup. I didn’t have to sacrifice quality for convenience. They even tried their best to accommodate some of my menu requests at the last minute. Oh, and the food is DELICIOUS. Definitely recommend.

Squisite Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Adriana D.
Verified review

I had an excellent experience. The presentation was amazing. Lots of Tapas to choose from. Great service. Overall, an amazing experience. Very reasonable prices. I highly recommended Squisite for your catering needs.

  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jack B.
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Antoine was awesome!!! He brought his entire staff with him to help cater our party.. The cost was only $1,500 and that fed more than 100 people. Will definetly be hiring again!

Evelyne G.
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I had a formidable experience with Melva Catering: From the quality of services to the professionalism of the staff, timeliness, and their courtesy.

  • 6 years in business
Yolanda P.
Verified review

Black elephant is an amazing catering company, their services are very professional, good quality, GREAT taste, and they always get what we really want.

Meals 4 Days
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Alexis L.
Verified review

Chef Justin is the best! His food always arrives on time and he is always consistent with his service! The food is of the best quality and the flavor is always explosive! Well seasoned and cooked perfectly! Never over or under cooked. His prices are so reasonable and delivery is always included!!!! Plan your next meal with him, your tastebuds will thank you!

About

Luca Bella offers authentic but contemporary New York style comfort Italian food in a soothing setting with attentive and personalized service. We serve fresh-cut fish and seafood, veal chops, our famous chicken cacciatore, homemade ravioli and pastas, crisp salads and tempting desserts. We have three different party rooms to accommodate your event. Owner Michael Maltese personally books each event and can work with you to make it special.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for affordable catering services in Homestead

Need catering

Homestead, FL

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (Cuban)
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Havana nights themed b-day party
  • $1326.8
    Average price

Need catering

Homestead, FL

  • Event type
    Other (prom)
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    some vegan foods
  • $2261
    Average price

Need Catering Services (drop-off)

Homestead, FL

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Mexican / Latin
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    25-50
  • Budget per person
  • Details
    will be in our back yard
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