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Homestead Italian Food Caterers

Browse these italian caterers 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
Teri S.
Verified review

FABULOUS!!!!! We have tried some of the finest restaurants in Miami for our holiday lunches and they have not worked out so well. I just can't say enough about how good the food was and how happy the staff was. Thank you so much.

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

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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LucaBella
4.9
from 103 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rashad B.
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Dan in my opinion is one of the best Personal Chefs in Miami. He has cooked all sorts of meals for me ranging from Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. He's has also cooked meals for me pertaining to my particular diet at the time. Whether I needed to lose weight, gain weight or just lean up. Dan has the total package when it comes to being a Personal Chef and to top it off all his meals are DELICIOUS.

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The Dancing Palate, Inc.
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 145 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
Preston P.
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We started out just looking for someone to offer catering services to our wedding, but we found so much more with Tasty Creations! Chef David and his wonderful wife, Margarita, went above and beyond in every capacity. From the very first sit down, we knew something good was cookin’. The food was absolutely delicious! We had more variety in flavors with our meal choices than we found anywhere else. This dynamic duo not only provided a stellar meal that is fancy, French-cuisine worthy, they also helped us smooth out all the extra details that made our day a tremendous success. Working with Chef and Margarita, we were able to brainstorm some wonderful ideas that really added a lot of value to our wedding. They made planning and preparing for the big day so much fun and when the day came, they made sure that everything was taken care of so all we had left to do was relax, remembers our vows, and enjoy the day. Thank you Chef and Marga! You made our day an absolute wonder! -Jolly Green & String Bean

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

Chef Traci was incredible to work with. Unfortunately I was not able to enjoy his meal. I had an injured friend in the hospital and his family was visiting him all week. I had ordered through chef Traci for their family. They are a true Italian family, and they were nothing but blown away with his meal that he prepared. I would recommend him to anyone!!

Exquisite Catering by Robert
4.5
from 56 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 145 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
Maria D.
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We had the pleasure of working with C and F catering for our December wedding. Cythnia was amazing!! These ladies are very professional and very accommodating. They did barbecue style food for our event, and it was awesome! Cythnia and Felicia are honest and transparent, and their staff is excellent. Cynthia was willing to work within our budget and helped us make several changes and adjustments as the big day got closer. My husband and I loved these ladies as our vendor and we highly recommend this catering service. We hope to work them again one day!

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

Jorge is FABULOUS!! Jorge catered our 20th wedding anniversary in December 2013 and was magnificent. Authentic delicious paella! Not only was the paella delicious, the presentation was incredible. Thank you Jorge!! Amazing;-)

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

The best personal chefs in Miami! Everything was perfect! Thank you so much, Karen, Raphael & Jessica!

Conscious Bite Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Beth R.
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Love them! I would highly recommend them for anything. Throughout the planning process, the team understood the vision in my head. They worked within the confines of my budget to deliver a memorable and delicious experience for my guests.

Mobile food truck/catering
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Marla B.
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The food that is served from Chef O's Di Big Jerk food truck is amazing! The food is fresh, delicious, and with just the right amount of heat for the tastebuds! The service was great as well, and you can really tell that Chef O has a passion for cooking! If you have the chance to try this awesome food, please do yourself a favor and eat, eat, eat!!!!!

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

José was the epitome of a personal chef. I have set up events with chefs before and he blew us away with his professionalism, delicious cooking, and personality as a whole! Jose made the process very easy and he quoted a great price that we were comfortable with. He did not try to rip us off like other chefs try to do. We are all from out of town for a bachelorette party and wanted to do a fun night in to relax and have great food for our last night. He prepared homemade Chinese food with spring rolls, dumplings, fried rice, sticky chili chicken, broccoli, and a delicious chocolate cake cup dessert with vanilla ice cream! His sticky chili chicken had a Peruvian twist and was party favorite! A few of us have a serious peanut and shellfish allergy and he suggested foods to have on the menu and was very responsive to any needs we needed. I would recommend him to anyone and will definitely use if we are back in town! Thank you José!!!

Rice Catering, Inc.
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Bret G.
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Food was fantastic. My guests loved it. Everything was ontime and Wally is reliable and responds to every call you make and every question you ask. Oh, we had Italian food and it was awesome!!! I highly recommend him and his services.

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

  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Nik D.
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I hired Chef Pato to surprise my husband with an Anniversary dinner. With a newborn, elementary aged kids with homework and my husband's busy work schedule it was too much effort to coordinate going out for dinner and hiring a sitter. Chef Pato was very professional. He communicated well in advance. He was punctual. He even incorporated meals for my young children. The food was delicious and his presentation was wonderful! We are considering him to come monthly for the same experience. You will not regret hiring him at all. I've already referred him to others and am about to contact him again for another service request.

  • 6 years in business
Darling C.
Verified review

They are the absolute best! My wedding guests were talking about how delicious the meal was way after the wedding was over! It was great quality and they were SO friendly! David listened to what I wanted and delivered beyond what I expected. I couldn’t have asked for a better caterer. Best decision ever!

F. Fin Taco Truck
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael D.
Verified review

This company is amazing. They’re very professional, punctual, and willing to work with you. They’re food is ABSOLUTELY delicious as well. Couldn’t have asked for better catering. Definitely recommend.

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!

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tama S.
Verified review

Chef Benjamin catered 2 events in my home. The first was a casino party complete with bartender, chef, waitress and kitchen clean-up crew. The pass around items were delicious, creative and unique. I felt like a guest at my own party as I did not have to lift a finger and ultimatley had a fabulous time. The best part was when the party ended, my kitchen and entire home was cleaned to perfection including vacumming the carpeting, taking out the trash and packing up the leftovers in my refrigerator. The second party was a surprise for my husband. I was on a budget this time and Chef Benjamin worked with me to serve a delicious menu. Again all staff and clean-up were done for me, I was a guest at my own home. I can't wait to use Chef Benjamin again for an engagement party as I know it will be the best.

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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