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Jacksonville Beach Tapas Caterers

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

BB's Culinary Creations
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley D.
Verified review

This was a fabulous way to take the stress out of a celebration. Becky and sous chef, Jill, created a great menu with presentation and flavors that were spot on with our expectations. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an intimate meal and/or catering. I will utilize her services again in the future. Thank you for everything!

  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan F.
Verified review

Truly the most amazing designer of pastries and dishes that i've ever witnessed. Phenomenal, you can literally taste the passion in every crevice of her cakes. Cake Boss better watch out! ;)

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen R.
Verified review

Cathy prepared a wonderful dim sum dinner for my friends big 70th birthday. The food was great and much prepared ahead. The piece d resistance was Cathy’s chocolate cheesecake. Amazing. This was our second dinner with Chef Cathy and it won’t be the last

  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bret B.
Verified review

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.

Patty's Mexican Catering
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I hired this caterer for a retirement luncheon based on the recommendation of one of her customers. Before the event, we had several conversations and texts, working out the details. Patty was always quick to respond. The menu included beef & chicken fajitas (with all the fixings), white rice and black beans. The food was delivered and set-up timely. She went over each dish with me. Every item was at the correct temperature. There was plenty of food and all of my guests were very complimentary of the taste and quality of the fajita ingredients, especially on the tenderness of the beef. Patty's Mexican Catering delivers a first rate meal.

Simplyy Southern Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Judy B.
Verified review

Delicious food, and she responded in a timely manner for services rendered

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!

    Chef Jaz Moore
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Paula P.
    Verified review

    Chef Moore provided excellent service for me by catering dinner for my family. I appreciate how professional and creative she is. I will continue to contact her for any event I may have.

    • 4 years in business
    Gerrica B.
    Verified review

    The Food Was Amazing And Mr. Tutson Was Very Professional Especially His Presentation I'll Book Him Again On An Event I Have

    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!

    About

    I am a Bahamian based caterer who recently moved back to Florida. My career begin with catering some years ago. I love to give services with a smile. I do functions and weddings.

    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.

    About

    We do a little bit of everything but mainly catering. We have both good experience and very good reference.

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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.

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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.

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    I have had the joy of cooking. I had a catering business for a few years in Nebraska and have cooked for the chancellor of UNK. I also won recipe contests. I have fresh herbs that grow outside my door. Try me. You'll like it.

    About

    I am a professional chef looking to bring Jacksonville, Florida, amazing food, beautiful cakes, and exciting personal cooking classes.

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We take great care to ensure your needs are met. We believe that you engage a professional, to save time and effort. Allow us to take care of all of your event needs.

    About

    The 3 G's Grilled & Soul Food Catering; prepares homemade “Spiritual Food” of traditional BBQ, Soul Food and Desserts. That is freshly prepared in full and half size steamer trays, for any occasions and for all to enjoy. Our “À la carte” menu offers affordable up front pricing for smaller guest parties, versus the regular catering companies that charge higher in price due to your smaller party guest size.

    About

    Beacuse of the high quality foods that we serve to the public and the cleanliness of our staff. We pride outrselves in excellent customer service!

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    Contact K&G Hearts to Catering and Decorating for some great deals. "We are making your next event unforgettable."

    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.

    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 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.