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Dade County Food Group
from 123 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
Alexa W.
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Most amazing company for catering. Used them for a private thanksgiving event, they came set everything up beautifully and left everything cleaner than before. Booked them immediately after for Christmas dinner.

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Rebus Services
from 124 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
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Fabiana N.
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The food was amazing for our wedding, great taste and quality. The crew is very nice and thoughtful. I highly recommend them for any of your catering needs!

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
from 85 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica E.
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Private kosher catering on a boat for a birthday, 5 adults

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The Dancing Palate, Inc.
from 82 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimberly H.
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Thanks to Chef Paul and his team our wedding reception was absolutely perfect! The service was great from beginning to end. Paul came to our house and did a private tasting for my now husband and I. We were blown away. We decided to go with him for our special day. He always got right back to me with my several questions. And he had an answer for everything. He had his rental company match the lowest quote I could find for tables and chairs and totally worked with our budget. He talked about his menu and food items with so much passion. And you could taste that…. The food was great! All the guests were impressed! He was so flexible with my being a very indecisive bride. When we finally did decide on the menu…they delivered. The meats were tender and juicy. The veggies were not mushy and full of flavor. The cornbread was amazing. The macaroni and cheese was as gourmet as it gets and had bacon!! YUM! The comfort food isn't usually on their menu but they did it for me and they nailed it! ….and it was fancy! We had two buffet lines for 120 people with a server at every dish making it efficient and easy for our guests. There wasn't anyone who left hungry. The bartenders and staff were friendly and accommodating. We needed a dance floor very last minute over some cobblestone and they made that happen! They made everything happen even beyond the food! Not only would I highly recommend their catering…. I will most likely use them again! A huge thanks to The Dancing Palate from a very satisfied bride!

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Tasty Creations Catering
from 66 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura B.
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10 stars is the true rating for the work that Tasty Creations delivers. Chef David and Margarita made our dream wedding come true. From our first phone call, food tasting at our home, throughout the planning process, and finally our wedding day our experience with Tasty Creations has exceeded our expectations every step of the way. They took care of all the food, linens, chairs, centerpieces, other flower decorations, provided the bartender and DJ. All their staff are professional and excellent, they have very high standards. Jessica our bartender was knowledgeable, friendly and all our guests were talking about how wonderful she was. I can't say enough about DJ Mikey, even when he encountered an issue with the venue he found a way around it and made our ceremony sound system work as well as being ready to get the party started for the reception. Our entire guest complimented how great the music was, how entertaining DJ Mikey was and a very fun MC. Chef David also encountered some issues with our venue management and him and Margarita, resolved it without me having to get involved. They are such a professional team that can navigate any situation. Our guests are still talking about how wonderful and delicious the food was, as well as the variety in food options. The key lime shooters were a great hit. For anyone that wants to have a beautiful event, stress free and work with professional people that pride themselves in excellence, then Chef David and his team at Tasty Creations should be your vendor of choice and they can connect you with DJ Mikey to keep your guests on the dance floor having fun. Thank you Chef David, Margarita, DJ Mikey, Jessica and the rest of the Tasty Creations team for working so hard and diligently so that we can have our dream wedding.

Good Eating Sobe
from 62 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Kaysie P.
Verified review

Chef Traci took this catering request a few days before the my 20 person event. He was punctual, reliable, professional and the food was amazing. I will most definitely be using Good Eating Sobe in the future. Thank you!

Exquisite Catering by Robert
from 58 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
Junis C.
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I had Exquisite Catering by Robert provide a brunch for my daughter's baby shower. They delivered on time, set up a beautiful spread, which my guests all commented was delicious. Tristan was our server and did a tremendous job with both set up and clean up. I would highly recommend them.

JKL Events
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica is great to work with and is very proactive and helpful. The food is great too. We use JKL for corporate office catering.

Conscious Bite Catering
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Simone V.
Verified review

We had a Mexican dinner party for my husbands birthday with our closest friends. The food was fresh, delicious, authentic and exactly what we had hoped for. The homemade pineapple salsa and tortilla soup was to die for!! The overall experience was professional, yet friendly and welcoming. The timing of each course was impeccable and seamless. I highly recommend Conscious Bite Catering for a wonderful experience to share and enjoy with your friends and family. Cant find good Mexican like this in Miami!!

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  • 23 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Patricia C.
Verified review

I used Lori's catering services for a small get together and birthday party for about 30 people. Since I was a novice at party giving, Lori was very good about checking in with me along the way and making suggestions about both the menu and the setup. We had more than enough food which had been a particular worry of mine since I could not picture amounts. The party was for noon on a Sunday and I elected to do sort of a blend between a brunch and a lunch. In particular, the strata, mango salad and berry fruit salad were the most popular and I found that the dressings, sauces and spreads that accompanied the food were what added to the uniqueness of the ham, rolls and other salads. Everything was tasty and fresh. The delivery person was on time and helpful with food placement as it was a buffet style. The dishes were all set to go on platters and we supplied the serving utensils and beverages. I would certainly recommend Lori for whatever occasion you might need these services.

Paella VIP
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 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
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Adela D A.
Verified review

I Really appreciate your business as catering. My anniversary was unforgettable. The H'overs were really nice served and the taste just like 5 stars restaurant.

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

Rice Catering, Inc.
from 18 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa P.
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I had a wonderful experience with Rice catering from start to finish. He was super flexible in designing a menu, he was on time, and communicative. The food was delicious!!! We had brunch and mimosas for a bridal shower. It was elegant and satisfying. Not to mention Chef Wally’s personality is very relaxed and helpful. Guests started arriving and he had it all set up so that I could enjoy the party and I wasn’t in the kitchen the whole time. The bride is now considering having him cater her wedding. I will definitely hire him again.

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

Orrett Kentish from Di Big Jerk food truck is awesome to work with. He is professional, courteous, and his food is amazing!! My guest look forward to his arrival. He is by far the best Food Truck we have had the pleasure of working with. It is a pleasure working with him.

Rosalia's Kitchen
from 17 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jill S.
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I loved every moment of communicating with Rafael and every little bite he and his parents prepared! My family spoke of the food for days later! They were very accommodating for some vegan family members and didn't rush the meal. I can't wait for more of their food for the holidays! I highly recommend!! Amazing quality and value!

Chef Jimmy Dean
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Mary C.
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Chef Jimmy is awesome! He has catered many parties for us - the food and the presentation was excellent!

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Carl F.
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Awesome catering for our party. Chef Robyn really helped us out and delivered as promised.

Squisite Catering
from 10 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Adriana D.
Verified review

I had an excellent experience. The presentation was amazing. Lots of Tapas to choose from. Great service. Overall, an amazing experience. Very reasonable prices. I highly recommended Squisite for your catering needs.

Grapes & Olives Catering
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Eliana S.
Verified review

It was a great experience, the food was incredible and everything was neat, I would recommend Grapes & Olives Catering anytime!!’

  • 18 years in business
Susie L.
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The only caterer I would call! Delicious and professional

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.

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 much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

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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