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Homestead Custom Caterers

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

I hired Rebus catering for my wedding this past weekend and they did a PHENOMENAL job!!! Thank you Danielle for such a great and professional staff!

Dade County Food Group
5.0
from 111 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
Stephonia L.
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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.

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The Dancing Palate, Inc.
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hillary C.
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I hired Paul and The Dancing Palate for my wedding on November 20, 2015. Paul was wonderful from the start. We had a tasting right away and it went wonderfully. I had contact more than half a dozen caterers but couldn't get them to be as flexible as Paul was especially for the price. The Dancing Palate is a fantastic value. The food was served on time, warm, and I got many compliments after the wedding. We had 135 guests and a 90 minute sit down dinner. I wanted family style with items served in bowls and sharing, yet sit down at the same time. I didn't find many caterers that would do that, but Paul understood me and it was perfect. A real family meal at our rustic classic wedding. I was very happy with the Dancing Palate and if I had to plan my wedding all over again would hire him back.

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Tasty Creations Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nathan N.
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David created and cooked a custom dinner for us at my home on the occasion of our first anniversary. I cannot emphasize enough how amazing the experience was. David is a talented chef, a true professional, and a good human being. He made numerous dietary accommodations for my wife, who was pregnant. If you are lucky enough to snag him for a catering event or private dinner, he will not disappoint. This is coming from a foodie with very high standard for food quality and service.

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

OHMYGOD! IT WAS SHORT NOTICE AND I WAS IN A PANIC. MY FIRST CATERING ! TRACI WAS WONDERFUL! HE SET UP EVERYTHING PERFECT. THE FOOD WAS JUST WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR VERY FRESH AND AND ETHENIC. I DID NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A THING. EVERYONE AND I MEAN EVERYONE WAS SO IMPRESSED. THE PRESIDENT OF MY COMPANY(amg) WAS SO IMPRESSED. HE WANTS CARDS TO HAVE TRACI CATER OTHER EVENTS WE HAVE THROUGH OUT THE YEAR! EXCELLENT, PROFESSIONAL. THANK YOU

Exquisite Catering by Robert
4.5
from 56 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony G.
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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
Chris T.
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C & F Catering are professional, kind, reliable and honest. My fiancee and I are grateful they will be catering our wedding 1 month from now! I was not stressed one bit while we discussed and organized my proposal for our special event. Thank you again Cynthia!

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.
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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
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle G.
Verified review

This catering company is on a completely different level than its competitors! The quality of the service and food is absolutely amazing. If you want a unique experience, call Conscious Bite. Caterers will personalize their menu just for you while adding their own unique spin on your needs. If you want to have your guests talking about your event for years, you've found the right company! Hire them!

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

Chef O is the best! and I'm not one to hand out praise very freely. The food was on point and very well executed (we should have ordered even more :) even though we were very well fed), service and attention to detail was top notch, and we felt like we were dealing with an old friend and not just a chef for hire. You won't regret using these guys. Thanks again chef! We will be using you again real soon.

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

I worked with many different catering companies but my experience with First Bite surpassed all of them. Delicious food, at a great price, and delivered on time. Hard to ask for more.

Rice Catering, Inc.
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa R.
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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
Claudia G.
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Delicious food and impeccable presentation. The staff was very professional. The menu offers a great variety and the price is very reasonable compared to other caterers I’ve had in the past. I really recommend them.

Karl F.
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Melva Catering and event rental is truly amazing. I attended a Gala hosted by them and the experience was nothing short of phenomenal. The decorations and ambiance of the event was beautiful and professionally done. They also provided entertainment ,had an amazing dj and a live band! I would definitely book them for an event I plan in the future.

  • 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
Jennie G.
Verified review

We have come to really depend on Justin & appreciate how he always goes above & beyond, no matter what he’s cooking for. He always gets so excited about menus . You can truly tell he loves to cater & cook.

Bleu Flame Catering

New To Thumbtack

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Polenta Italian Gourmet

New To Thumbtack

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We use the finest and freshest ingredients imported from Italy and we are creating unique Northern Italian cuisine that you don't typically find in Miami.

About

Tropical Catering and Cafe has over 20 years of experience in catering and decorating for different types of occasions. We make sure that the customer's needs are always met on time. Whether it's a formal or informal event, the service we provide is always top-notch. We pride ourselves on our personal touch. That's why we make sure to talk to you about everything you desire, so that all your needs are met with style. We take care of every detail, so your special event can be free of worry, ensuring that it's special and that you can mingle with your guests. Consultation with Tropical Catering & Decoration is where the special touch begins! We offer a full catering and decorating service customized to your special theme, making your occasion elegant and memorable for you and your special guests.

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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