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Jacksonville Inexpensive Caterers

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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!

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

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!

The Big Chef Alex
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kay C.
Verified review

I have hired Alex Rave 2 times, once for my college graduation party and second for my brothers graduation event, and both times i recieved an amazing service. He was very profesional and friendly and wanted everything to be perfect. The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful and did not last long. I would highly recommend Alex Rave to anyone who is looking to impress guests.

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

  • 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

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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!

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From personal chef for date nights to wedding extravaganzas, let us cater to you! Food for Soul Catering is a professional, elegant and affordable food and beverage service.

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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.

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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.

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Our catering services are made to answer your every need! Refreshments can often be the star of the show if you are hosting an event. They can, at times, play a large role in making your event successful. Food plays a large role in the event and whether you are choosing to serve only starters or a three-course meal, making sure that the food is good is imperative. Since making good food is rather difficult, looking for a great caterer can be quite a task. With PJ's Catering services, you can look forward to excellence in every crumb of food we serve. Our team at PJ's Catering aims to establish loyal, long-lasting relationships with our clients by offering them services at competitive pricing as compared to the rest of the catering industry. Holding customer satisfaction close to our heart, we are not afraid to pull out all the stops to meet the expectations of quality that our customers get from us. To offer a wide range of party and event hosting services that will enable us to be considered as the perfect resources for event hosting and catering. Our wide range of services is offered with the needs of the customers in mind and we make sure to accommodate anything that the client needs in order to make their day special. Why should you work with us? PJ's Catering provides its consumers with a customer satisfaction-based, unique experience that will make you want to work with us again and again. Our team of specially trained chefs and party planners collaborate and work with the best suppliers of organic, healthy ingredients that make sure that every dish you choose to serve from your menu and every event that you host with us will be a masterpiece. We offer customized catering. Whether you are having a party for five or for 2000, you can have some difficulty finding caterers who will be willing to accommodate you. Many have their own criteria outlined that you must meet in order to avail their services. However, with PJ's Catering, you don't have to worry about a single thing. You can take a look at our pre-set menus and choose from them or get a completely customized menu crafted to suit the event, theme and the dietary needs of the guests.

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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.

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

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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 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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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