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Miami Beach Holiday Caterers

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Rebus Services
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teri S.
Verified review

FABULOUS!!!!! We have tried some of the finest restaurants in Miami for our holiday lunches and they have not worked out so well. I just can't say enough about how good the food was and how happy the staff was. Thank you so much.

Dade County Food Group
5.0
from 111 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
Hazel C.
Verified review

My name is Hazel , I had requested many inquiries for caterers for my upcoming wedding. First wonderful impression Brian gave was that he was the first to response. What I loved about him and his company as well, was that he offered customized food menus to go with my liking. :) I thought that was wonderful. Unfortunately, I was not able to book him due to the budget I have and I had to settle for a banquet hall. I loved how he was attentive, that when I had forgotten to contact him for 2 days he kindly contacted me. I will ALWAYS reserve his information if another occasion comes, and I would DEFINITELY recommend him to my family, friends, and any other people out there. Keep up the good work Brian! :) Very outstanding and attentive customer service.

Top Pro
LucaBella
4.9
from 103 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa H.
Verified review

Dan was a chef for a family vacation and also a wedding. everything that he made was spectacular!!! He went above and beyond and gave us great service not to mention he's a beautiful person. His presentation was beautiful. He made a variety of dishes and every last one of them left your mouth watering for more. Every morning breakfast was served hot and ready and dinner the same. I would recommend Dan for any catering occasion.

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 91 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

Top Pro
The Dancing Palate, Inc.
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hillary C.
Verified review

I hired Paul and The Dancing Palate for my wedding on November 20, 2015. Paul was wonderful from the start. We had a tasting right away and it went wonderfully. I had contact more than half a dozen caterers but couldn't get them to be as flexible as Paul was especially for the price. The Dancing Palate is a fantastic value. The food was served on time, warm, and I got many compliments after the wedding. We had 135 guests and a 90 minute sit down dinner. I wanted family style with items served in bowls and sharing, yet sit down at the same time. I didn't find many caterers that would do that, but Paul understood me and it was perfect. A real family meal at our rustic classic wedding. I was very happy with the Dancing Palate and if I had to plan my wedding all over again would hire him back.

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Tasty Creations Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alinna D.
Verified review

Tasty Creations was the perfect vendor I was looking for in order to solidify my decision to choose The Cooper Estate as my wedding venue. The bulk of the wedding expenses came from the food, so I needed a catering company that was affordable, professional, and delicious! When I filled out what I needed for my wedding through Thumbtack, I couldn’t believe the quick response I got from Tasty Creations. Once I saw their services and prices, I actually thought it might have been too good to be true. Upon meeting David during our scheduled food tasting, I was astonished at his amiable personality and professionalism. His presentation of himself, his company, and his food were truly impressive. It was delightful to see that he was well acquainted with the food industry, but had not let the food industry taint his southern charm. During the tasting he took the time to sit down and address all of our concerns. He was clear with what he could provide, patient, and understanding of the vision we had for our wedding. With all of this, we booked him and he continued to prove his proficiency with his attentiveness to emails, calls, and any other additional requests we had. His confidence in his work allowed us to feel at ease, as we got closer to our big day! Once our wedding day came, David, his lovely wife, and servers worked seamlessly with the staff at The Cooper Estate. He personally served us during cocktail hour right before taking photos, and he made sure to serve us during dinner. I’ve heard horror stories about brides and grooms not tasting a sliver of food on their wedding day, but this was no issue for us. Unfortunately, after dinner and dessert I quickly hit the dance floor and stayed there for the rest of the night, so I was unable to thank him and his staff in person for everything they did for us. Tasty Creations was one of the biggest reasons our wedding was unforgettable. All of my guests were truly pleased with his delicious food, and because of that, I will definitely be using his catering service again! Thank you David and servers! Your company is surely grounded on great work ethic, thoughtfulness, and amazing taste!

Good Eating Sobe
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Julie W.
Verified review

We had a wonderful corporate breakfast prepared by Chef Traci on site this morning to kick off a new project. I was so happy that Good Eating Sobe was able to accommodate my last minute request prior to a holiday weekend, and that the team was so professional. Not only was the food and fresh beverages delicious, but the presentation was lovely and they did the setup and cleanup afterwards. A very good return on investment for us because it was very affordable! Definitely "Good Eating Sobe".

Exquisite Catering by Robert
4.5
from 56 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha D.
Verified review

I booked this caterer for my wedding on 12/30/17. I'm Jamaican and my husband and I wanted the jerk chicken with rice and pease. We also had the chance to taste the food prior to booking for the wedding. We worked with Kathy and told her what we like and didn't like at the tasting. The food was awesome at the wedding ! I would like for the chef to be recognized. We had so many compliments about the food. To my regret i didn't get the chance to take any pictures of the food. The servers were so kind and punctual. They provided awesome services. Thank you all for the great work.

C & F Catering
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Chris T.
Verified review

C & F Catering are professional, kind, reliable and honest. My fiancee and I are grateful they will be catering our wedding 1 month from now! I was not stressed one bit while we discussed and organized my proposal for our special event. Thank you again Cynthia!

JKL Events
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 49 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.

Top Pro
  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew L.
Verified review

We hired Lori for a company holiday party with 30+ people -- it was a great success. Lori was prompt in her communications, accommodating in the details, and very easy to work with. Her staff was professional and made the event easy for me as the organizer.

Paella VIP
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Yeni R.
Verified review

Paella VIP exceeded the expectations for our wedding. The dinner was great and I received tones of complements from all guests. Jorge was excellent throughtout the whole planning process always replying to every single email answering my million questions in a timely manner. Jorge knows how important is your big day. Paella VIP is the perfect combination between great customer service and the best quality catering. I will contract Paella VIP for my future events and highly recommend their services. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUCH A GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE!!! :)

Bella Personal Chef Catering
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Kim G.
Verified review

Overall food was delicious . Dessert was uneventful . Charcuterie was good but they had to go out to buy more meat to replenish . Servers were very professional . Chef was obviously talented but not friendly . The food was good but I don't know how many sophisticated events they have hosted . I requested linen received polyester and no one had any idea why I was upset . It was Christmas dinner and originally they had wanted to use red and blue frying pans to display food in . I liked that idea for a casual brunch or Mexican themed event .

Conscious Bite Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Beth R.
Verified review

Love them! I would highly recommend them for anything. Throughout the planning process, the team understood the vision in my head. They worked within the confines of my budget to deliver a memorable and delicious experience for my guests.

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

Food and service is beyond great! Love the jerk seasoning!

Top Pro
FIRST BITE*
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gabe H.
Verified review

Hired them for a private party for about 4O people and was very impressed. Not only was the food excellent the presentation and service was also. Overall they were reasonably priced. I will definitely use them again for any other catering event and would highly recommend you do the same. Thank you first bite!

Rice Catering, Inc.
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa R.
Verified review

Great Service, very timely. Wally was hands on with helping set up the event. pleasure to have catering our event. Food was amazing!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Julie F.
Verified review

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.

GrēnHous Restaurants
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Patty C.
Verified review

Hired the guys at Grenhouse for a last minute event that needed catering. They were a pleasure to work with. Communication with them was seamless and they responded promptly to my messages. I especially love that they brought “farm-to-table” in a food truck, which meant we didn’t have to deal with a crazy setup. I didn’t have to sacrifice quality for convenience. They even tried their best to accommodate some of my menu requests at the last minute. Oh, and the food is DELICIOUS. Definitely recommend.

Squisite Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Claudia G.
Verified review

Delicious food and impeccable presentation. The staff was very professional. The menu offers a great variety and the price is very reasonable compared to other caterers I’ve had in the past. I really recommend them.

  • 6 years in business
Darling C.
Verified review

They are the absolute best! My wedding guests were talking about how delicious the meal was way after the wedding was over! It was great quality and they were SO friendly! David listened to what I wanted and delivered beyond what I expected. I couldn’t have asked for a better caterer. Best decision ever!

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

See other requests for holiday caterers in Miami Beach

Need a Catering Service

Miami Beach, FL

  • Event type
    Other (Music event)
  • Which meal
    Brunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    100-125
  • Details
    Is a brunch but I want finger food buffet
  • $646.25
    Average price

Need Wedding Caterer

Miami Beach, FL

  • Serving style
    Buffet, Family style
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Venue chosen
    No, I have not chosen the venue yet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Mediterranean
  • Head count
    25-50
  • Budget per person
    $75-$100 per person
  • Details
    We are coming from New Zealand and looking at dinner where we will stay or hire a venue we have not found yet. Morning ceremony but evening meal. Time quoted is meal time
  • $60
    Average price

Need Event Catering (Full Service)

Miami Beach, FL

  • Event type
    Other (Bachelorette Party)
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Dishes and beverages
    Full meal, Beverages (alcoholic)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - formal (eg: steak and potatoes), Italian, Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean, Asian, Caribbean / Cajun
  • Serving style
    Buffet, Family style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    10-25
  • Catering (Full Service) Budget
    $40-$50 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    bachelorette party of 14
  • $1173.33
    Average price
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