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

Last week my daughter was married at Laytns Landing and we had A1 do the catering . The service was outstanding and the food was great . Would highly recommend there service

BB's Culinary Creations
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 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
Amy W.
Verified review

Jenielle went way above and beyond to create a paleo wedding cake for my husband and me. She had never baked paleo prior to my request, but, unlike other bakers, was willing to try...and our cake turned out fantastic!! Highly recommend!!! Fantastic experience!!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anne-Marie C.
Verified review

Arielle is truly an amazing chef. She is experienced and brings an aspect of originality to the table that is unmatched. I would recommend again and again! 10 out of 10!

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.

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!

    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.

    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.

    Horizons
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 24 years in business
    Travis K.
    Verified review

    Catering to the customers special needs in a well ordered restaurant. Were costumers come and foremost.

    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

    What makes Laflare catering stands out from other catering services is that we serve and prepare food to perfection for any & all occasion foods from New Orleans is also a added specialty.

    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.

    About

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

    About

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

    About

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

    About

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

    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!

    • 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.

    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.

    About

    What makes my Service great is excellent customer service; when my customers are happy,satisfied,and appreciated, I am excited and willing to build an on going service for a lifetime experience. You never get a second time to make a first expression.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    We are a full service Catering Business. We can provide dinner for two or party of four hundred.

    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.

    Actual Requests

    See other requests for caterers in Jacksonville

    Need Catering Services for Buffet Dinner Party

    Jacksonville, FL

    • Type of catering needed
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      American
    • Head count
    • Details
      We would like empanadas as an appetizer in honor of the groom's family who is from PR.

    Need a Mobile Caterer

    Jacksonville, FL

    • Vendor type
      Food Truck, Food Cart
    • Mobile cuisine type
      American (e.g. burgers, hot dogs, BBQ)
    • Details
      We are hosting an event and are seeking a vendor to do food for purchase. This event attracts 200 guests anually and we will only host one food and one dessert vendor. I would like to know price points for a hot dog/hamburger, chips and drink meal. We will utilize robotic calls, social media, association website and community partners to advertise the event. I would like to speak to you about future events as well if this event is successful .
    • $1
      Average price

    Need Catering Service for a Christmas Dinner

    Jacksonville, FL

    • Type of catering needed
      Plated meal
    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Head count
    • Details
      looking for a Christmas Dinner to be served at a senior apartment at 5 points.
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