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Jacksonville Beach Full Service Caterers

Browse these full service caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Jacksonville Beach.

BB's Culinary Creations
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Kerry l.
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Had Becky for a Ladies Night Event. Told her what I wanted and she sure did deliver. Exceeded my expectations by providing a fun, professional and delicious evening. Definitely recommend!!!

A1 Catering
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Eve B.
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A1 has catered several office functions for me and they were the first ones that came to mind for catering our wedding reception in December. I trust them totally to do a great job providing us & our guests with delicious food & professional service.

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Cultured Foods Catering
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie D.
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Great food and wonderful service!! They catered our work Thanksgiving luncheon and it was really delicious. Great price, excellent customer service, arrived early to setup for the event and the food was amazing.

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah R.
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She was very helpful with our meal, provided us with the groceries for the meal, and an itinerary/recipe for the evening. I recommend her for anyone learning to cook or just wanting to hone some skills.

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

Chef Robert is the bomb! I contacted several Jacksonville caterers through Thumbtack, and his menu was the most interesting. He catered a birthday luncheon for 14 people and was willing to suggest, adjust, add, and subtract to accommodate all my preferences. When he arrived, he was professional and personal. I had asked for buffet service, and his presentation was lovely, including special attention to the birthday guest of honor. Every item on the menu was delicious; I especially recommend his crab cake martinis and jerk chicken fajitas. Yum! He spaced out service so that the meal took a couple of hours, perfect for savoring each course. Unfortunately, I was too busy enjoying the experience to remember to take photos. I live in Indiana, otherwise I'd hire him again next week! Thanks, Chef Robert, for a memorable 50th birthday celebration!

  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bret B.
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I'm an amateur chef. Because of that, and how plugged into the local business scene my wife is, we're friendly with quite a few chefs and restaurant owners in Jacksonville. As a result, I'm pretty picky about the food that I'm willing to spend my meager salary on. Without doubt, Chef Arielle, is my favorite chef in the Jacksonville area. My wife and I were her first paying customers at the Tapa That restaurant, and attended every milestone, party and event while it was open. We've also utilized her catering services on more than one occasion to both our delight and that of those who attended the event. There are several of Chef Arielle's dishes that I would be content to eat once a day, every day, for the rest of my life. She is even capable of making a dedicated carnivore like myself, thoroughly enjoy her Vegan menu items. You cannot go wrong hiring this chef to cater your event. From an epicurean standpoint, to her outstanding front of house skills.

Flavor Palette
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Vince S.
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Excellent service and great food.

Patty's Mexican Catering
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Amy S.
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Patty did a wonderful job. Excellent food and terrific service! What a unique menu to serve to guests! I highly recommend Patty to anyone looking for a caterer who is easy to work with, provides excellent service and prepares a delicious alternative to the normal options! Thanks Patty, everyone loved the tamales!

Hazelnutgrill Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Dejha F.
    Verified review

    Everything was absolutely amazing. The food and service was excellent. Eric is a great chef And I would definitely recommend his services to anyone who needs catering for an event!

    About

    We serve gourmet kettle corn in a variety of flavors, boiled peanuts, cotton candy, funnel cake and snow cones.

    About

    I cook with a passion. I enjoy what I do for a living. In addition I dont take short cuts. Great food takes time and technique. With me you will get a classically and properly developed menu. I enjoy the reaction from the customers. I especially enjoy when I make a recognizable dish such as chicken alfredo and a diner says its the best version of it they have ever had. That is the best sound in the world.

    About

    I will be catering and decorating for any event in Fleming Island Orange Park area, including baby showers, graduation parties, brunches, birthday parties, wedding dinners, bridal showers, etc.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    Our Catering is done for the Love of great tasting Soul satisfying food. We Love what we do Meeting new people and knowing that the customer chose B.R.I.C.K. SOULFOOD and BBQ is an Honor.

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    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.

    About

    We offer a fine dining experience in your home. No party or catering event is too big or too small. A variety of offerings from first course to dessert.

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    We do catering for all types of events. We also offer personal chef services for the busy family and cooking lessons that are practical and easy.

    About

    We have two amazing sushi chefs with over 40 years of experience. We are specializing in banquets, receptions, private parties and gatherings from 20 to 500 people. We specialize in traditional and new-style recipes and preparations. We do lavishly exotic and creative presentations. Skills are not limited to sushi. We also offer a wide variety of cooked, Asian fusion options.

    About

    Personal Chef and Catering services customized for "You!" Private Parties to Events up to 300 guests all services are professional and detailed to each client requests. All proposals are customized to meet your need. Event proposals are reasonable and will accomodate most budgets. We provide custom sweet stations and gourmet cookie boxes too. We cater to you!

    About

    Hi. I am the owner and operator of Immaculately Yours Catering and Events. I have been in business for 10 years. I am a full-service caterer willing to customize my menu to your specific needs. I offer free tasting sessions by appointment. I look forward to meeting you. Thanks, Carmelita

    About

    I prepare home-style cooking at its finest. Look me up on my Facebook page. There, you can see home-style cooking from my kitchen. Those are the dishes and dinner meals that I have prepared, as well as some deserts. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

    • 19 years in business
    About

    I am hands on and ask our guests what they want. I we can't do it well we don't do it. We prepare everything simply with the best ingredients but displayed wonderfully different. The devil is in the details. If you look good to your guests we look good. Meeting new people and the constant daily challenges that arise.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    How much should catering cost for a wedding?

    The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

    • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
    • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
    • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
    • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

    How do you serve food at a wedding?

    Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

    • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
    • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
    • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
    • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
    • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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