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Miami Appetizer Caterers

Browse these appetizer caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Miami.

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Rebus Services
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria A.
Verified review

We had a great experience with Danielle's bartender services. She created all the drinks we asked for and all of them were delicious! All our guests loved her to the point that she became a big part of the party's success. By the way, she has an amazing personality! We were beyond happy having her being part of our event.

Dade County Food Group
5.0
from 112 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
Stephonia L.
Verified review

Great company! They are very friendly and most importantly the food was delicious! The caterers created my menu custom to my needs, wants and visions. They forgot a few things and there were a couple hiccups in the road but they fixed them immediately and in the end, it all ran smoothly! I'm glad I chose them as my caterers.

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The Dancing Palate, Inc.
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Luis M.
Verified review

The whole team from The Dancing Palate were great. I have to commend Claudia, the manager, she looked after myself and my spouse throughout the whole event by bringing us water, or a drink, appetizer when we were having our pictures taken, during dinner etc. Even when I was overwhelmed with emotions she readily came to calm me down and give me reassurances. The served buffett dinner went without a hitch. All the guests were delighted with the appetizers and the dinner served. We had a four hour open bar and it also went smooth. Have to commend the bartender for the night, she was an absolute delight. Last but not least, our Chef, Paul. Thank you for making a special day more special.

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Tasty Creations Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniela G.
Verified review

We hired David and his staff for our wedding on 11/19/16 and we do not have any regrets! We found out about Tasty Creations through Thumbtack, browsed the website and thought he would be a great match, surely enough he was! Our wedding consisted of 150 guests and were served cocktail appetizers, dinner, and celebratory champagne. The food was delicious and David produced unique flavors with each dish that won over our guests. It was an absolute pleasure to work with David and his crew. They were extremely professional, licensed and insured, quick to communicate with, and very friendly!! My husband & I would chose Tasty Creations again if we did it all over again :)

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

His food was so good that everyone wss taking more than we expexged. At the end, we did not have any cood left. It wss not because we did not plan enough serving but because he food was delicious.

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

We had our event last night. The food arrived early. We were wonderfully happy with the additional items: soda, water, utensils, etc. The food was delicious. The salad greens were fresh. The individual portions were large enough and the total amount of food allowed for many people enjoying seconds on everything. The cost per plate was exceptionally affordable for getting three meats. The vegetables were done to perfection. The rice was light and flaky. I have shared your request for feedback with the other members of the caterer committee, so you may be getting more feedback from them.

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

My daughter's birthday celebration was to be an outdoor event (as close to formal as you can get without the BLACK )TIE It rained extremely hard that evening. We had to move the party indoors. And without. BATTING AN EYE!! And Within 45 minutes MissCynthia and her crew transformed my home in the most amazing way. The arrangements, the settings , ambiance was just perfect and not to mention the DELICIOUS meal. Her knowledge of her craft Ability to adapt & adjust to changes while maintaining her clients VISION ,her staffs professionalism & cleanse ness far exceeded our expectation. My daughters day was a huge success in spite if the changes and she was sooooo happy (after a bout of anxiety earlier ). And we give all the praise & gratitude to miss Cynthia. Her services will be recommended to all we know& used by us for all future events large or small.

Catering by Alicja
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Sage K.
Verified review

Chef Alicja is a GEM in every way! She catered my small dinner party of 12 and provided me and my husband with a delicious, nutritious and reasonably priced feast of appetizers and main courses that tantalized our tongues and delighted our guests. She is also a skilled and timely communicator who put me at ease, and made me feel as if I was in great hands from our very first contact. She really is the whole package and her food is fantastic! I highly recommend hiring this incredible chef for your next event.

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 .

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie F.
Verified review

Chef Levita did a wonderful job catering my mother's 90th anniversary celebration for 15 people. The food was wonderful and the presentation lovely. He helped me make some very wise choices for my group which I also appreciated. These included summer rolls, sushi, sliced tenderloin, Casear salad, haricots vertes with garlic roasted potatoes and a wonderful, freshly-baked chocolate cake. He and his assistant Carlos made my gathering a great success.

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

We booked Jose for our annual girls trip dinner. He was very professional and his work quality was outstanding. His food was delicious. His famous chocolate brownies are to die for (wish I could have one right now 👌🏼). Jose is very kind and polite and his prices are unbeatable. Not only did Jose catered our dinner, he also took some pics for us. (Jack of all trades! Lol). I will definitely book Jose again if we return to Florida.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Juno E.
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Chef Davin and his team put together a fantastic event for our daughter’s engagement dinner. From the delectable appetizers during cocktail hour to the Southern inspired menu. Everything was fresh, creative, and oh so delicious! The whole team handled our 70 guests & dinner flawlessly. I would recommend them without hesitation and can't wait to use again!

Rosalia's Kitchen
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tom R.
Verified review

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!!!

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Mauricio Crespo
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
William L.
Verified review

What a great experience we had with the food created by Mr. Crespo, It was just as advertised wonderfully prepared. All our guest enjoyed both the sublime fish dish conjured up by Mauricio and well the Beef tenderloin, the salad, roasted vegetables, Caucus and Mascarpone rounded out a very tasty menu. His attention to detail and flavor really impressed us. He is on our go-to list for our next event.

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

V Cuisine
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Ericka C.
Verified review

Virginia created the most delicious brunch menu for my baby shower. Everything was kept hot or cold just right, and she kept the freshly cooked food consistently coming for the guests. All the food that belongs at a brunch was there. I was very happy and so was everyone else!

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea S.
Verified review

The food is delicious! The menu offers such variety. I enjoy and look forward to each delivery. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

FOODxLOVE
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
KM B.
Verified review

My wife and I decided to have a dinner party with two other couples and everything on the menu was fantastic. All dishes were fresh and delicious. I would definitely recommend Brett, he has great talent.

Photo's By Barbie
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Angela A.
Verified review

Barbie shot the photography for my wedding. I was very hesitant to hire someone off of the internet, without ever meeting them, but I am SO GLAD I did. Barbie showed up on time with her assistant (her mother). They were both so friendly from the very start and made a perfect mother-daughter team. Barbie did the photography, while her mother made sure everyone looked their best. Barbie took amazing photos and catered to our every need. We had a destination wedding (we are from NJ) and forgot bobby pins. Barbie literally took them out of her own hair so that I could have the extra bobby pin I needed for mine. My dog has cancer and I wanted a lot of photos with her in them so that I would always have them to remember her. Barbie got the MOST AMAZING shots of my husband, my dog, and I. Barbie sent me a few great shots via text early the next morning and I had my entire collection of photos the next morning too. I really don't know how to describe how AMAZING Barbie was. For potential clients, you will not regret hiring Barbie as your photographer. THANK YOU Barbie and Mom! You guys were GREAT!!

AJ Fazendin
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bette S.
Verified review

When Chef AJ does an event for you, everything goes off without a hitch. The food is great, the chef is creative and your guests are impressed. I will personally use him every time I need something catered, whether its a private chef dinner, a cocktail party or something more extensive. I can enjoy my dinner or party without the stress of having to worry if everything will turn out good and on time.

Pink Pantry Foods
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Cynthia G.
    Verified review

    Rebekah was amazing! After looking into several other caterers that were more expensive and not really what i was looking for, I came across Pink Pantry on Facebook. She catered my baby shower and being 8 months pregnant the food was important and Rebekah definitely delivered! It was everything and more!!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    How do you serve food at a wedding?

    Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

    • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
    • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
    • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
    • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
    • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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