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Browse these inexpensive caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lake Worth.

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Rebus Services
4.9
from 124 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Martin B.
Verified review

Our thanksgiving dinner was delivered punctually the directions were simple and the food was prepared to perfection Thank you so much

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
4.9
from 84 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Lorri H.
Verified review

As this was our first go-around without our mother who ran the best Christmas kitchen ever, we decided to look into catering which then led us to the "private chef" concept offered by Jeffrey Sternberg who owns and operates Rosemary and Thyme Catering. Jeffrey was one of 3 caterers who offered their services through Thumbtack, and right from his online presence, we knew that Jeffrey would be the one who would come through on the home-cooked feel we were seeking. One phone call led to an invitation to his home where we were regaled with samples of his work ... now that is service for you! Planning out the meals was a collaborative effort where we told Jeffrey about all our traditional fare over the 3-day feast with Jeffrey being most accommodating to our habitual dishes but all the while making recommendations here and there which we gladly accepted ... it was a very easy and enjoyable process. Everything was delicious, truly surpassing our expectations. There were even several batches of shortbread made up for our inspection before choosing the version that best matched the type of shortbread we were accustomed to. The cauliflower and celery casseroles were actually better than we had ever made ourselves and the filet roast of beef for the day after Christmas was without a doubt the best we'd ever tasted. If there was any negative to be found, it was simply in that there was way more food prepared for us than we could ever expect to eat ... we froze the leftovers and are still enjoying the odd Jeffrey meal ... talk about getting excellent value for your money! The only exception to the quantity was the gravy that only lasted the one meal of Christmas dinner. And Jeffrey also surprised us with plenty of extras like a 4th appetizer that we had not ordered, dips that we had not ordered for the appetizers, and mayo and mustard spreads for our sandwiches, and the killer was an extra turkey roasted in the oven in case we did not end up being fond of the grilled turkey that he recommended. The one hitch was that the re-heating instructions did not specify "convection" or take into account that all six dishes were to be reheated in the oven simultaneously, so the food was not ready when we were led to believe it would be, but it was well worth the wait in the end because everything was outstanding. Service, service, service ... that is what Jeffrey is all about ... and he really knows what he's doing ... you can just relax or else spend the time you save in the kitchen fretting over more interesting Christmas activities ... Thanks so very much to you Jeffrey ... you saved the Holidays for us ... the best to you and your family in 2016. Lorri H. Jan 07/16

Exquisite Catering by Robert
4.6
from 58 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
Verified review

Exquisite Catering by Robert catered my daughter's bridal shower. It was a small event but Exquisite Catering was very easy to work with and a very fair price. I asked for a small change in the standard menu and they were very accomodating. I also changed the number of guests as it got closer to the event with no issues. The set up and delivery was well done and the food was ample and delicious. I would highly recommend Exquisite Catering by Robert to do your next event.

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The Catering Group
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annie O.
Verified review

I had a great experience with TCG, considering it was a last minute event. I live in TX and was in Miami visiting my family when my brother told me he was getting married and was planning a small wedding ceremony. Mind you, this was about 8 days prior to his ceremony date. I searched for local catering companies and chose TCG. Alan, the manager, reached out to me via phone and e-mail. From the beginning he was very, very helpful and I greatly appreciate his professionalism and patience with the last minute event. He greatly helped me out choosing the right menu and the rental equipment at a low cost, fast, and convenient. I definitely recommend TCG and I'd use them again for future events. =) Thank you Alan!

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Chef Tim
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara M.
Verified review

I was just looking for a bartender and found the best caterer in the county!! Chef Tim far exceeded my expectations. He was responsive, professional, and went above and beyond to make our event special. The food was delicious! Tim's staff was exceptional. We were all impressed and would use Chef Tim again. Oh! And to top it off, his homemade pies were amazing!!!

JKL Events
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Tim M.
Verified review

The JKL caterers showed up a little early, which was great. They set everything up quickly, and were very friendly. There was plenty of food, and it was delicious! We were very happy with JKL, and we look forward to having them cater our future events.

  • 3 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Dana M.
Verified review

I recently hired Chef Laura to do a cocktail party for 100 people in April 2015 . She and her staff were AMAZING! I priced several caterers for my event and her services and prices couldn't be beat. When she works your event you can really tell she has passion for what she does and her food tastes amazing. I would defiantly hire her again because she brings all professionalism without the attitude most caterers have. It was a pleasure working with her.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon A.
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Made everything easy for me! The food and service were outstanding. Will use this again!

Mr. G's Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Ken C.
Verified review

Chief John was awesome his team was efficient the food was very tasty and hot when served. We had 92 guests for the wedding it was a sit down dinner everyone had food in less than 5 min. The presentations was awesome many guests commented on how good the food was. I would highly recommend, Mr Gs service to anyone and would definitely use him again.

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Cafe Delish Catering
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nina G.
Verified review

Cafe Delish and Renee was absolutely Amazing! I would use her again for any event that I have - PLUS recommend her to any of my friends, family and colleagues. Café Delish was very easy to work with, had a spectacular presentation, and "delish-ish" food! I called up with short notice (probably not recommended!), and Renee was easy going, was able to talk to me and know what I wanted and to create exactly what was need to make my Dad's 70th surprise party exactly as I had envisioned - including a 70 in an ice sculpture! How many caterers can do that for you in the last minute?! Her prices were very reasonable. She was right on time, and picked up to make everything very easy for me. Everyone raved about the food and the presentation (and I got the credit!). Referrals for Renee will be coming! I will have to share pictures when I download them from my real camera! Many thanks to a job over what was expected!

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy M.
Verified review

Chef Levita is a class act! He recently catered a small (16 people) corporate event for us and we were very pleased! He was professional, organized and had a menu prepared for us that was out of this world. His food was fresh and the presentation was awesome. He was extremely nice and my group enjoyed all of the personal touches that he brought to the table for us. I look forward to using his services on a regular basis now. An all around fantastic job was done by Chef Levita and his assistant Chef Jenny!!! Average price for an above average job!! So nice to see someone that takes pride in their work...it truly showed!!!

Mobile food truck/catering
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca M.
Verified review

Delicious food! Will have back again!

Rosalia's Kitchen
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Tom R.
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They are very professional, I have them as my weekly meal planners and I even hired them for my birthday party, they have amazing selection of food to pick and choose from and the food always arrive hot and fresh. Highly recommended!!!

Chef Jimmy Dean
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Regina S.
Verified review

Chef is great, food is delicious. His portions are good, packaged very well and service is excellent. He is extremely easy to worth with and I would 100% highly recommend him and his service. An absolute winner!

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Julie F.
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Chef Robyn was the caterer at our wedding and handled everything to perfection. She coordinated her own team of professionals and, while dealing with some kitchen equipment malfunctions on site (our rental house oven didn't work!), Chef Robyn somehow executed a delicious meal that was the star of our special day. She was dressed fashionably and professionally when she came out of the kitchen a few times to check on things and to make sure we had a special plate so that the two of us got to taste each of the amazing 'passed apps' while we were busy during the cocktail hour. Everyone raved about the food & the service, even going back to the dinner buffet multiple times. I would recommend Chef Robyn to anyone for an event large or small.

Naty's Pasteles Y Mas
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Elissa K.
Verified review

Chef Mer catered our bachelorette brunch and the food was fantastic! We had French toast, guava & cheese pastry, two kinds of quiche, breakfast potatoes (huge hit!), fruit skewers and bacon. Our guests were raving about the food and ate 2nds and 3rds. He set everything up perfectly and showed up right on time. If you're looking for an organized, well priced and delicious caterer...this is your guy! Thank you so much Chef Mer!

Zest Kitchenz
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leon Meir
Verified review

Mike is a great person who cares about providing quality meals and healthy eating

Payton's Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Nicholas C.
Verified review

Payton's Catering has always gone above and beyond to throw custom events for me and my family. She has always surpassed my expectations while delivering a mouth watering experience every time. I use Payton's Catering every time I plan an event.

Grapes & Olives Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Adam C.
Verified review

Grapes & Olives really listen to what I wanted and created a beautiful menu I really had no idea what I wanted but they guided me through menus and gave me great ideas. They were on time the day of my event and left no mess it was like they were never there. I can’t wait for my next party so I could use them again thank you grapes and olives catering you’re the best

  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Eric K.
Verified review

Fast and efficient, easy to work with. Greg works well alone and at the same time manages his staff well. We always use him for our parties if he's not booked.

  • 18 years in business
Susie L.
Verified review

The only caterer I would call! Delicious and professional

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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