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

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

I hired Rebus catering for my wedding this past weekend and they did a PHENOMENAL job!!! Thank you Danielle for such a great and professional staff!

Dade County Food Group
5.0
from 111 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 187 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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LucaBella
4.9
from 103 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer H.
Verified review

The dinner he prepared for my bachelorette party was absolutely perfect! Everyone loved everything we ate. Not only did it taste good but the presentation was beautiful. He also kindly offered to pick up groceries for us, since we were renting the house we were staying in, which worked out great and was an added bonus! Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a tasty and elegant meal at a reasonable price.

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

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The Dancing Palate, Inc.
4.9
from 75 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
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Danieska S.
Verified review

Our original caterer cancelled on us a week before the wedding - so I came here and found David and he saved our wedding! He kept the menu exactly how we planned and added extra touches to make it even more personalized. David and his staff were attentive, professional, and absolutely awesome.

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

Can't say enough great things about Chef Traci and his assistant, Mary. Courteous, attentive, flexible, and of course, fantastic in all matters regarding food. Their Argentinian parrillada was an absolute hit at our party. The food was delicious and abundant. If you're looking for a worry-free, professional, and skilled caterer, I would highly recommend hiring Good Eating Sobe for your event.

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

I used Exquisite Catering to cater my wedding this weekend. We chose a Cuban theme and the meal was a huge hit with our guests! They were very accommodating through out the process as we had to change the number of guest a few times. I would highly recommend using Exquisite Catering for your event.

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

C&F has done several jobs for our organization and we have always been VERY pleased with their work. From light continental breakfast to full-service elegant dinners, C&F catering provides reliable service and delicious food. Use them! I promise you will not be disappointed.

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.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel W.
Verified review

2 thumbs up for Lori Rizzo Events!!! You were truly amazing in bringing the most scrumptious dinner platters to our daughter's wedding reception!!! Thank you for your quick email responses and fabulous ideas!!! You are the best and will be recommended to my friends & family.

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

Food was delicious! Presentation was beautiful! Guests loved it!!!

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

Karen and her team at Bella Personal Chef Catering were excellent! We and all of our guests were very impressed with the food, service, and presentation. I would use again for future parties on our yacht. Thank you for a great evening! And the lunch trays for the boat cruise were also yummy!

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.

Chef2You
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia M.
Verified review

What I love most about my experience with Chef Ricardo is he is passionate about his trade and it shows In his presentation. He handled a 40 plated five course dinner party with finess. His Salmon dish is just amazing....Everyone of my guest commented on how tasty it was! I will use him again for an elegant plated wine dinner to a BBQ! My guests will be calling him too!

Mobile food truck/catering
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca M.
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Delicious food! Will have back again!

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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.

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

Rice Catering has consistently exceeded expectations. From events small to large, Rice Catering and Chef Wally delivers outstanding food and services. I would highly recommend Rice Catering for all your events -- large and small. Always delivering the highest quality.

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.

Larrieux A.
Verified review

I had enjoyed the Melba cathering service at my sister wedding anniversary.The food was exquisite, served at the right temperature and right time.The decoration was quite magnificent. They are courteous, very professional with outstanding customer service. Thanks to Melba cathering, this party was a delight.

  • 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.
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