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

Huge thanks to A1 Catering! We recently used you for an information event in the San Marco area. Everyone was so impressed by the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff. Thanks for being so great to work with and for helping find an affordable way for us to host our event.

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

This young lady made for me "Crispy pan seared duck breast with a raspberry honey glaze and garlic roasted potatoes browned in rendered duck fat." I've only had such perfect duck at high-end restaurants on the west coast and in NYC. The meal was exquisite and I will most definitely reach out to her in the future! Thank you!

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Cultured Foods Catering
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew V.
Verified review

The Catering was on time and under budget for our sons graduation party we got rave reviews from all our guests about the bbq

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

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!!!

KaVal Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ed B.
Verified review

KaVal Catering provided a delicious Caribbean Cuisine for my wife surprise birthday party. The setup was wonderful and the service was great! Will definitely use KaVal Catering service again.

1 Foxy Lady Cafe
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Victor C.
Verified review

This is the best catering business I have found in a long time. She's very professional and strives for nothing but excellence! I have never had a bad experience with Foxy Lady Cafe. I have watched her works over the years and I've seen her improve every step of the way.

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

Arielle is a professional and talented chef. She provides excellent customer service. Arielle goes out of her way to make sure you are more than satisfied with her food. The courses she prepares are always exceptional. She was able to accommodate vegan guests as well as those with other food allergies. You will not regret hiring Chef Arielle as your caterer.

Cafe Coastal
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 33 years in business
Denise S.
Verified review

November 28, 2017 To whom it may concern: It is absolutely my pleasure to give Floyd Slyman, Barrs Street Easts, a wonderful review. I’ve known Floyd for over 20 years. I worked mostly with him at Coastal Café. His food is superior from pasta salad to dessert, he knows a good product. You never have to worry whether his company will show up. He’s always on time and his prices are very reasonable. You will not be disappointed with any of his catering. It’s one of the best all-around catering companies in Jacksonville! Denise Sacco Heritage Capital Group Jacksonville, Florida

Flavor Palette
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ginger F.
Verified review

Catering was for a bridal brunch. Tom did an outstanding job. His communication was the best. Yogurt parfaits great! Sandwiches great! Quiche great! Lemon bars OUTSTANDING !!!!

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!

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

    Simply Southern Catering provided services for my wedding reception and the food was wonderful. My family, friends as well as my Husband and I enjoyed every bite. The Owner is very knowledgeable, clean and presentation of the food was beautiful. Simply Southern Catering is definitely the company you want at your event.

    • 1 year in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Kaytee D.
    Verified review

    Fantastic all the way around! Food, beverage and service was absolutely wonderful. I would love to have her in my house cooking for me daily! Thanks Ali!

    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!!!

    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.

    The Black Radish Group
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Bill R.
    Verified review

    We hired BRG because of their past experience and reputation. We needed catering for a holiday work party for approximately 40 people in our home. They made it easy to select a customized menu and their pricing is fair. Brian and Jeff showed up on time, prepared a fabulous meal that our guest throughly enjoyed. They will be catering our future events.

    • 21 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Victoria B.
    Verified review

    Chef Celestia did a wonderful job catering our wedding the Service was excellent and the food was fantastic!! I would highly recommend her and her team for any event.

    • 38 years in business
    Brenda M.
    Verified review

    Working with Chef Pete is both exciting and rewarding. He always acknowledges and appreciates the catering staff Along with respect for each individual. No event is ever to small or large for Chef Pepe. The smiles says it all. Every event has been successfully charming and memorable.

    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!

    Martha's Kitchen
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 28 years in business
    Ellen H.
    Verified review

    The service was amazing. The staff was friendly. In addition the caterer worked well with the venue to ensure that everything went seemlessly. Not to mention the quality of the food was as expected. We received various compliments on our guest peanut brittle thank you bags.

    • 17 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Robbie B.
    Verified review

    Renee and her team catered our 5th Annual rally. We surveyed our attendees and one of the main things the girl's raved about was the food. I was blessed enough to take home leftovers and Thank You Lord, it hit the spot!

    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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    We do catering for all events! We're available for weddings, corporate events and private parties. We serve large and small events. We provide exceptional food at reasonable prices!

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    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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