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BB's Culinary Creations
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 35 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!

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Cultured Foods Catering
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Joshua B.
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With an excellent pairing of quality and exceptional aesthetics, I could not have been happier with my choice in CFC. I will not hesitate to use them as my caterer for my next event. I recommend this company if you want your events to be the talk of everyone invited.

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen K.
Verified review

Very cheerful fun and easy to cook with

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

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 !!!!

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

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
    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!

    • 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

    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

    At Ashley Street Catering, our job is to make your event everything you wanted and more. We believe every event is a special event, and we make sure each event fulfills your ultimate vision with excellent service, creativity and cuisine. Whether your event is for 15 or 750 guests, we will guide you through, from planning to complete implementation.

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    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

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    We specialize in the best Southern soul food, from our southern fried chicken, tasty mac and cheese, tantalizing collard greens, and mouth watering homemade desserts.

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    Our banquet food has been getting such a great response that we are now able to bring the party to you! We offer full-service one-stop catering for private home parties, corporate offices, and event spaces. We offer a selection of new American cuisine dishes all prepared fresh and local when available, fine waiter and bar service and coordinating any rental you may need for your event.

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    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

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    We have an intense desire to please! We can cater anywhere, anything at anytime. We offer 100% money-back guarantee which allows us to show what we can do for you!

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

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

    • 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. To do a job well, you must love what you do! Catering is my calling!

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    I'm a good cook with certification and experience. I'm working with Levy Restaurants and Dave & Busters currently. Let me know what your catering needs are, and we can go from there.

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    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.

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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.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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