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Melbourne Caterers

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Personal Chef Catering
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Jillian C.
Verified review

Chef Tony catered my small wedding of 50 people. This was a destination wedding, we live in Massachusetts and were married in Micco, FL. Chef Tony was amazing with all the planning and help finding other vendors in addition to catering. He helped me plan my perfect menu and suggested a baker for my cake that he worked closely with. All of his staff were amazing and very professional. They even took time to serve the wedding party and photographers appetizers which was fantastic because we were all ravenous. Everything he made was fabulous and I continued to receive rave reviews about the food the entire night and days after the wedding. The menu was cohesive which was an even bigger plus. I think the guest favorites and ours too were the risotto croquets, mini beef wellington, coconut jasmine rice, and the amazing mole braised chicken. But seriously everything was amazing! I hope we will be able to use him again when we visit Florida. The kitchen was also spotless when he left!

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G&W Home Style Cuisine
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon B.
Verified review

I LOVE G & W Catering. They are hands down the absolute best to work with. Gwen makes everything perfect and is an absolute joy to work with. Best caterer I have ever used in Florida (and I have used many).

ChefServ Catering Service
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
MONIQUE G.
Verified review

Thank you ChefServ for the very professional service offered at my mothers 70th birthday party! The food was exceptional, arrived right on time and catered to our expectations! Thank you for making our event a success! Monique

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Margie D.
Verified review

Breaking Bread with Mira provided dessert catering for a wine tasting event we had. She went above and beyond to pair the right desserts with the different wines we had. She even used the wine as an ingredient! Talk about custom! Plus everything was delicious and looked beautiful. We will definitely use her again!!

Beachinbbq
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry M.
Verified review

Food, catering and services were absolutely great. Wish it was an eat in BBQ Restaurant!

Big Chef G. Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rita W.
Verified review

Victor Gomez, Big Chef, made the evening enjoyable and fun as well as delicious. He takes pride in what he does and there was so much food we stuffed ourselves the next day too. I would highly recommend this caterer. He told me he was happy to be of service to my large family and he was very flexible and accomodating. His assistant, his wife, was an added delight. They left the place spotless.

  • 11 years in business
Jeannie S.
Verified review

Two Chicks has done many caterings for my church. The food is always outstanding! I highly recommend Two Chicks.

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La Florida Food Service provides Hispanic food catering and restaurant. We can do group lunches, corporate events and family events. We serve Melbourne, FL.

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Affordable Elegance is a full service catering company whose sole mission is to make Elegance affordable! Our Commitment At Affordable Elegance Catering, we strive to provide impeccable service and a trend-setting menu for our clients. Our Motto Elegance is a luxury that everyone should be afforded and it starts with great food! There are so many things to stress out about when planning an event that we try to ensure that the cost of food is not one of them. We believe the food and the way it is presented should reflect the beauty of the event.

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Three Courses Customised Catering & Cuisine provides great tasting, healthy, affordable meals in the comfort of your own home and is a convenient answer to the question "What's for dinner tonight?" I will visit your home and interview you to determine your likes, dislikes, special dietary needs, medical conditions and allergies. Shortly after the interview, I will tour your kitchen to evaluate the amount of food your meals require and other pertinent information needed to prepare for the occasion. I will then create a menu specifically designed with your needs in mind. I also will regularly create items, so that the menu design is kept fresh and seasonal. In addition, I'll grocery shop for fresh food on the same day of your meal preparation date. I'll be bringing all of my own equipment (i.e. pots, pants, utensils, pastry items, etc.). As a private catering company, I will prepare and serve the food to you as well as package and store any leftovers with easy-to-understand reheating instructions. Your kitchen will be clean before I, the chef, depart your home. You will be enjoying the luxury of upscale dining at your own dinner table. Private chef catering services include assessments, recipe search, meal planning, grocery shopping, preparation of meals, packaging and labeling and handling instructions. If you don't see a service plan that fits your needs, I will be happy to work with you to meet your requirements for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, as well as pricing available upon request. I offer the following services: * Pantry stocking - For those who love to cook but don't have time to plan a meal and shop for groceries. This service includes menu planning, recipes and a complete shopping list and grocery shopping. You will come home to a stocked pantry and recipes just waiting for you to cook. No more running to the store for the last ingredient to make dinner. * Romantic dinners - The perfect treat for your loved one on Valentine's Day, anniversaries or birthdays and any other special occasions. I offer cooking classes in your own kitchen for adults and kids. I am available by appointments. Sometimes you just want to relax and enjoy a meal custom created just for you. There are times where you don't want to stand in line at the grocery store and sweat over a fiery stove or spend the evening washing dishes. And, I know you would not prefer your dinner to be a frozen lump in a cardboard box or being distributed through the drive-thru window. What you need is chef AlyJay's private services. I'm a passionate chef who loves to plan creative and custom menus according to your wish list. I shop for the freshest ingredients and give you more time to spend with family and friends. Email me today and find an affordable solution! Good Eating! Chef AlyJay

  • 7 years in business
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Blue Collar Chef is a spiritually based company, serving your unique wants and needs. We go the extra mile, and prepare excellently crafted scratch cuisine of the highest quality. You deserve it after all.

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I cater to any event with from 15 to 600 people at your location or ours. We are open for wedding receptions, business luncheons, fund-raisers, banquets, and private parties. We make catering easy, so you can enjoy your function.

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We feature American and Caribbean cuisine. We cater for the following occasions: * Weddings * Bridal showers * Retirements * Graduations * Private or corporate parties and meetings, etc. Also, personal chef service is available. We provide on-site catering and drop-off catering.

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Full service event planner with over 35 years of food service experience. Quaint dinner parties to conventions; no event too small or big.

  • 11 years in business
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Matt's Casbah's catering has recently positioned itself as Brevard County, Florida's premiere catering company through our tireless efforts at bringing only the best food and service available to countless Central Florida residents over the last year and a half. Our success in this highly competitive industry has been achieved through consistently providing quality, value, and complete satisfaction with you, our valued customer, in mind. We strive to make your experience with us a memorable and pleasant one that will bring you and your friends or associates coming back for more. This isn't just a bold statement on our part. It's our promise to you.

  • 29 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I have a great love and passion for what I do. Its my enjoyment and not like work.You can see and taste the difference

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We do really good food tailored to your needs. Servers and bartenders would be provided too at your request. We do international gourmet cuisine with a homemade flavor.

  • 10 years in business
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i am unique in my application, presentation and my overall distribution and display.

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I take pride in providing professional service and take the time to listen to what my customer's heart desires. Cooking is not a business for me it is a God given talent and I believe that customers are always right, therefore each customer is treated as an individual.

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I'm just starting out. I have lots of experience in cooking and catering events. I love to grill, smoke, and make Italian food.

  • 7 years in business
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I strive for perfection using nothing but the finest products with quality talent. Well rehearsed in classic cuisine but integrated with cutting edge flare and tastes!

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

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Need Catering Services

Melbourne, FL

  • Event type
    Cocktail party
  • Cuisine type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of people
    10-25
  • Additional Service(s)
    Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    This is a "drop by" Christmas event

Need a Caterer

Plant City, FL

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    Formal American, Other (Asian )
  • Number of people
    Fewer than 10
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers

Need Catering Service on New Year's Eve

Orlando, FL

  • Event type
    Personal meal(s)
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Formal American, Other
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Other (Carving station and pasta station)
  • Details
    We will be having a party for 25-30 people on New Year's Eve. We would like to have a formal sit down dinner from 7-9pm then have casual appetizers from midnight to 1am. We need all table wears and a few servers and bartender. Also would like to have a pasta station and carving station along with lobsters for dinner. We are a lot of fun and have a killer party house next to WDW. Look forward to hearing from you. Josh
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