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Jacksonville Beach Cocktail Party Caterers

Browse these cocktail party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Jacksonville Beach.

A1 Catering
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa A.
Verified review

We just used A1 for a large rehearsal dinner at our house. AJ and his crew were amazing! They delivered tables, chairs, coolers with ice early in the day so we could get a feel for set up and decorating. Not to mention getting the beer iced early. They came back later to start cooking the food (we had the Low Country Boil) and setting up. Everything was ready when the guests arrived and it all went off without a hitch. I was able to enjoy the party instead of worrying about everything. The food was delicious and they packed up any leftovers for me. AJ was so wonderful to work with, he helped me with so many last minute changes. He also made and brought food trays for the wedding party to have the next day while getting ready. We will definitely use them again!

The Belly Chef
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn L.
Verified review

The Bellly Chef bartenders who worked my daughters wedding did an awesome job. They were prepared, professional and even helped with cutting the cake for guests and worked the room to make sure folks were happy.

BB's Culinary Creations
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Awesome New Year's Eve Dinner Party for 25! Thanks Becky!

  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Hillary E.
Verified review

Jeneille is professional and courteous. The cakes she made for my party were beautiful and absolutely scrumptious!

Chef Robert
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Pam H.
Verified review

Last Friday night, I had a dinner party of 12 people at my home in Atlantic Beach, Florida. I wanted it to be special and "out of the ordinary". This was the first time I have had a Chef actually take care of everything and prepare the food for all to see. Chef Roberts met with me at my home before the party and we agreed to a menu and the price. The pricing was reasonable and worth every penny. Chef Roberts provided all of the food and my guests enjoyed watching him prepare their dinner. As each course was served, The Chef explained the ingredients and answered questions. Dinner included an organic lettuce salad with special dressing and green apples, wonderful chilled soup of vichyssoise (leeks, onions, potatoes served cold), fabulous crab cake martini for appetizer, and fresh grilled grouper with lemon burr blanc sauce. The dessert was a homemade banana pudding with chocolate topping and specially prepared wafers. Melinda of Melinda's Confections was here to serve this amazing treat. We all had seconds. We will use Chef Robert's again and highly recommend him. He is professional, funny, witty and passionate about cooking. The evening was a huge success and we were able to relax and enjoy our guests while having a 5 star meal served in our home. I am available to discuss our experience personally with anyone who needs a reference. Thanks, Pam

South in Your Mouth, Inc.
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Sharon S.
    Verified review

    We used South In Your Mouth for catering over the Holidays this past Christmas. Our out of town guests were amazed with the meal! By using them, we were able to enjoy our family and also a DELICIOUS meal! Would use them again for any reason!!!! The Shashy Family....Jacksonville, Fl

    • 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.

    Cafe Coastal
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 33 years in business
    Jessica D.
    Verified review

    I'm a event planner who I hired Chef Floyd and his staff at Café Coastal to cater a dual birthday party for my clients. It was a pleasure working with Chef Floyd and his staff. They are experienced, professional and hardworking. The food was delicious, all the guest raved about every dish and his Asian Tuna Tartar is the best. I will jump at any opportunity to work with them in the future. Thanks again Chef Floyd for providing top-notch service!!!

    Mangroves Catering
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 33 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Patrick C.
    Verified review

    Chef Greg is friendly and the food was delicious! Numerous people wanted his card for their events. And to top it off, the price was very reasonable. I can't wait to host another party!

    Hazelnutgrill Inc.
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
      Candice A.
      Verified review

      I never hired a catering company before Hazelnut Grill. I was very pleased with the spread for my guests: salad, 2 type of chicken wings, lil sandwiches, meatballs, different fruits, deviled eggs, cookies, cupcakes... there were other stuff but it was so delicious! They arrived at my location on time and helped me set it up. I enjoyed it sooo much they will be doing my birthday party in a few months! I totally recommend Hazelnut Grill!

      • 1 year in business
      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      Carl K.
      Verified review

      I used Ali to bartend a party I hosted a few nights ago and was very pleased with the service she provided. She was extremely attentive and professional. I entertain a fair amount and would definitely use her again!

      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!!!

      Quinoa & Cocoa
      5.0
      from 4 reviews
      • 4 years in business
      Sarah R.
      Verified review

      I cannot say enough great things about quinoa and coco. They did an outstanding job from the food to the experience and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for five star food and service. I hired them to cook a four course meal for a small surprise party. They did an excellent job on being on time and having the food hot and ready to go. Since I has four courses there was a lot of clean up involved and plate changes. Everything went so smoothly and when they were finished the kitchen was spotless! I was so impressed by every little detail it really blew me away! I would defiantly hire them again and refer them to everyone seeking great food and service.

      The Big Chef Alex
      5.0
      from 4 reviews
      • 5 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Susan L.
      Verified review

      Whenever I have a cause for celebration, I ask Alvaro. In the past 4 years, He catered all my Birthday events and Holiday parties. All my guests and friends enjoyed his food and services.

      Karen's Catering, LLC
      5.0
      from 4 reviews
      • 22 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Kit S.
      Verified review

      Service was absolutely perfect! Karen really made us feel like family and took care of our every need and question in a timely manner! The food for our wedding reception was superb! All our guests loved it and had nothing bad to say! Even in the wake of a hurricane Karen ensured that everything would go off with only us getting hitched! 100 Percent would recomend and hire again for any catering needs. We had chicken and pork loin, root vegetables, salad, rolls and all the beverages we could want in iced tea, coffee, bottled water and lemonade. Ended up with a lot of extra food and Karen and her staff were making take away boxes for our guests since we had a reduced attendance due to the hurricane. Never had to worry about a thing. You cannot go wrong hiring Karen, she works hard and cares about her customers! Thank you so much for all your help and services, our day would not have been the same without you!

      Cocktail Fusion LLC
      3.7
      from 3 reviews
      • 11 years in business
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Sam R.
      Verified review

      I'm absolutely completely satisfied with Cocktail Fusion service of bartending my wedding. Allegra Jackson is the consummate professional. Her staff were equally professional and my guests were happy with the service. I'll recommend and looking forward to working with Cocktail Fusion in very near future.

      Ready Fresh Foods
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 3 years in business
      Sean K.
      Verified review

      Blake with RFF catered my daughters first birthday party,the guest and I were very satisfied with the food and also the set up. Very professional and very reasonably priced! I would definitely use RFF to cater another event of mine!

      $9.95 One Price Catering
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 38 years in business
      Sky H.
      Verified review

      Tie The Knot Catering did an amazing job at my wedding. I will highly recommend them to family and friends, not only for just up coming weddings but future party's ect. Chef Pepe was there along with his staff working hard to make sure everything was perfect for my special day. The food was delicious my family and friends couldn't stop raving on how good the it was. In a whole I give them 5 stars for excellent.

      K & J Catering
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Felicia B.
      Verified review

      We were in a bind for an Open House party when our plans for catering fell through. We were expecting 40 to 60 professionals and had one week to find another option. I accessed Thumbtack for the first time, and Karin Munnell with K&J Heart Healthy Catering responded. Prompt response, very professional, and the food delicious! Even with the short time frame, she was able to meet with us and bring samples. She worked within our requests - like having no onsite kitchen - and brought us some great ideas too. I recommend her highly. Very pleased with Thumbtack as well!

      • 4 years in business
      About

      You will feel like an invited guest at your own event! Our company will take the hassle out of your drink station. We provide the bartenders, cups, mixers, garnishments and ice with our portable bar.

      Catered Cocktails

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        About

        We are a licensed and insured professional bar and beverage catering service. The company is owned by Melissa who has been in the hospitality industry for over 25 years. We hire all of our bartenders personally, hiring only the absolute best (in appearance, experience and customer service). We are familiar with the law in protecting you in serving alcohol at your events. We can supply everything you need for your bar, except your alcohol. (Mobile bartending companies are not able to acquire liquor licences in the state of Florida. Therefore, it is illegal for a bartending company to buy the alcohol for you.) We do, however, provide you with a detailed, suggested purchase guideline based on your event hours and size. Not all clients have the same needs, so we do not have a flat rate. We will customize a quote specifically for your needs. We strive to meet all budgets, and exceed all expectations!

        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.