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Jacksonville Bar Caterers

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93rd Entertainment
4.7
from 67 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joshua W.
Verified review

We appreciate DJ John and his services for our wedding on 10/14/17. The DJ can definitely make or break your ceremony/reception and in the case, he made it! He was very responsive and easy to communicate with when it came down to creating a song list and was even open to allowing us to change and update songs after we submitted a list. He followed our instructions precisely on the style and type of music we preferred and his services very affordable when compared to other DJ’s for the same amount of time the services are rendered. Besides his punctuality and responsiveness what really stood out was his ability to adjust the music to the atmosphere of the event. All of our guest we pleased and enjoyed him as well.

On The Rocks Pouring Service
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne S.
Verified review

Anthony was very pleasant and my guests enjoyed his services.

BB's Culinary Creations
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 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
Hillary E.
Verified review

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

J.R. Events
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Glen A.
Verified review

Top notch service! We organized a Quinceañera for our daughter and utilized J.R. Events for our servicing needs. From the beginning, both Jordan and Britain were fantastic! They were punctual, professional, friendly, and worked extremely hard to help our event be the best it could be. They were extremely consistent with portions (which is important when catering your own event), maintaining clean-up during the event, and post clean-up and breakdown duties. Our guests were super impressed with their work ethic and how fun and personable both Jordan and Britain were. I cannot say enough great things about them both! I would highly recommend J.R. Events for any and all event needs. Thanks again for helping make our event a success!

  • 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.

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.

The Flair Bar
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tisha H.
Verified review

I recently hosted a dinner party for my sister and hired Flair Bar to do the bartending. He started off a little nervous but fastly got in his zone and he did an AWESOME JOB! He was funny,very attentive and really knew his stuff!! All the guest loved him and how personable but professional he was!! I will definitely be using Anthony for my next event!

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica O.
Verified review

Greg did a great job of providing exactly what I needed for my wedding! The food was wonderful and was timely! I mentioned during one conversation that my future husband and I loved the Jacksonville Jaguars and he surprised us with adding that element into the food. He was very accommodating and easy to work with!

Bar-o-tender
5.0
from 1 review
    Anthony V.
    Verified review

    Dilara and Cody went out of their way to accommodate for our wedding which had drinks outdoors for cocktail hour, and then indoors for the party. Highly recommend.

    • 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

    About

    Hi, I have owned my catering business for 10 years. I provide full-service catering. We are able to customize your menu to your specific needs. References are available upon request. I provide free taste sessions to help you make your selections. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks. Carmelita

    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

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

    About

    We have a Jacksonville based event and venue that also caters to outsiders. We have had a successful catering restaurant in Jacksonville for the past 25 years.

    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.

    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!

    About

    I offer food preparations, some floral designs, and wedding or intimate settings. I value making customers' events unforgettable. Everything in the party is customized to fit your needs. Servers and bar staff are available.

    About

    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 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.

    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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    Need bartending

    Jacksonville, FL

    • Event Type
      Corporate event
    • Venue details
      Other (Our Shop off Philips Highway)
    • Beverage types
      Beer, Non-alcoholic
    • Alcohol and beverage supply
      Host will supply the drinks
    • Estimated guest count
      More than 200
    • Bar needed?
      No, the venue has a bar
    • Tip jars allowed?
      Yes
    • Additional services or supplies
      (Intentionally left blank)
    • Details
      This is a party for our Grand Opening. We will be serving beer, water, and sodas.
    • $243.75
      Average price

    Need bartending

    Jacksonville, FL

    • Event Type
      Wedding reception
    • Venue details
      Private residence
    • Beverage types
      Beer, Wine, Non-alcoholic
    • Alcohol and beverage supply
      Host will supply the drinks
    • Estimated guest count
      60-80
    • Bar needed?
      Yes
    • Tip jars allowed?
      Yes
    • Additional services or supplies
      Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: Yes, Garnishes: No
    • Details
      Services are needed from 8:00pm to 11:30pm.
    • $200
      Average price

    Need catering

    Jacksonville, FL

    • Event type
      Other (tailgate)
    • Which meal
      Lunch
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin
    • Serving style
    • Staff needed
      Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
    • Head count
    • Details
      this is a tailgate for the GA/FL football
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