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Dade County Food Group
from 123 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
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We used Dade County Food Group for our annual Holiday party. We hosted about 100 people at our home with a theme of Christmas morning. Chef Brian and Chef Jose worked with us to create a super cool menu of 'breakfast' items. We had three types of Lardon, Three types of Quiche, Chicken and Waffles, Corn Fritters, and Morning after sliders (Turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce)! All were served as passed Hors D'oeuvres. The food was incredible, the service was equally as good. There was plenty of food and leftovers. We shopped around a bunch and spoke with different catering companies. We are so happy we partnered with these guys (And I mean that genuinely. These guys were partners throughout the process, giving us ideas, coming to our house for a tasting, etc). If we could give a 6th star we would. We highly recommend them without reservation.

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Rebus Services
from 124 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Clara K.
Verified review

Thank you Danielle & troops!! the quinceanera the mi daughter was beautiful & all our guest commented on the quality of your food and service. We are happy to recommend you to our friends. Happy Holidays!! Kraus Family

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
from 85 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Renee D.
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Had Jeff cater food for a party of 35. We just had Jeff drop off the food at a friends house and we brought it over and reheated/set the food out later in the evening. Straightforward directions on stickers for all the food. Well packaged to transport. The food was great. Jeff always was prompt in returning my calls/messages. One thing to consider if you will not have him there to help you: For large parties, make sure you have 2 refrigerators (one empty one) and preferably two stoves. I was a bit overwhelmed trying to reheat and plate all the food and then store what wasn't ready to be eaten (there was so much). Even with help it was impossible to leave the kitchen for about 3 hours so... have help or hire Jeff to do it for you.

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The Dancing Palate, Inc.
from 82 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Luana A.
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From the first contact to the wedding day The Dancing Palate was fantasist. I was looking for a catering service for my daughter’s wedding and found The Dancing Palate on Thumbtack. Paul came to the house and cooked a sample meal of items that she had selected. After tasting the food, we know that The Dancing Palate was exactly what she was looking for and fit our food budget. We wanted our guest to enjoy the food at the reception. And that’s exactly what happened. At the reception we started with Hors D’oeuvre; Fried Mac & Cheese Balls (a brain storm item), Sweet Corn Fritters, Feta Stuffed Mushrooms and Chicken & Waffles with a Glaze Syrup (a brain storm item). Dinner included; Bread Rolls, Salad, and the guest had a choose of Bleu Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops, Skirt Steak served with Chimichurri Sauce and County Fried Chicken Steak served with a White Gravy Sauce (which was another brain storm item). Roasted Garlic White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds. *** Brain storm item…. Items not on his menu but more than happy to for you make. Dessert was done by their pastry chef, Moni’s Sweets Bakery. We went with cupcakes, Vanilla Rum with Buttercream Frosting, for our guest and a small cake for the bride and groom. Guest after guest had high compliments for all food served and for the catering staff. The catering staff had a high level of professionalism. They were courtesy and polite and made sure that our guests were well taken care of. Paul had said that The Dancing Palate would set up and cleaned up without any disturbance to the reception or our guest and that he would provide a high level of service. He and The Dancing Palate did that and much more. They gave us peace of mine in knowing all was taken care of. I would highly recommend The Dancing Palate Catering Service without a hesitation and when planning a party, The Dancing Palate will be my go to catering service. A BIG THANK YOU to Paul, Moni and the staff from The Dancing Palate. Contact information: Paul Lobeck- Executive Cherf Catering and Private Chef Services (786) 417-3825

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Tasty Creations Catering
from 66 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert S.
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Tasty creations catering, service and food were outstanding. David and his staff treated us like family. Well done!

Good Eating Sobe
from 62 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra B.
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We loved Traci. The food and service was amazing. We will hire him again.

Exquisite Catering by Robert
from 58 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony G.
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From start to finish via customer support, service, options, pricing, flexibility, courteous, delivery, set-up, pickup, food presentation, excellent tasting food. This caterer/catering service is without question, without doubt, unequivocally the best! Thank you for Exquisite for being everything you advertise, and even more. The milestone event was a big success largely due to your service. At least several guest preserved the napkins with your contact info, and 1 guest will be contacting you service shortly for their own upcoming event. The food was awesome not only in presentation, but in taste as well! Thank you again!

JKL Events
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Justin C.
Verified review

Jessica was early and ready to get to work. Very professional, attentive to my needs and organized. The food was warm and fresh and very good. I placed an order for 40 to 50 people and we had plenty of food left over. Overall reaction was excellent. I would recommend JKL to anyone looking for great catered food.

Conscious Bite Catering
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Naslyn B.
Verified review

Everything was to perfection! Our event was a great success thanks to Conscious Bite Catering. The food, service and presentation was exceptional. Highly recommended.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia C.
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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
Paola D.
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We used VIP Paella for a work Luncheon of 125 employees. Food and service were great, very punctual and reasonably priced. We will be calling them back for next years lunch.

Bella Personal Chef Catering
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Clarissa W.
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Professional, friendly and efficient staff. Food was delicious and service attentive. Everyone enjoyed the offerings.

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Beth R.
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Chef Levita delivers what he promises! I highly recommend him. We hosted a holiday party in my home for 40 people. The food was delicious, a perfect variety and all served with style! The presentation was elegant and high end. My guests raved. Chef Levita, Chef Jenny and Ken, the server were all professional, focused and attentive to my guests and my requests. It is without any hesitation that I highly recommend Chef Levita. I will use him again.

from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Lucas R.
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I hired Ricardo for our 6 year anniversary dinner, what an amazing experience. Chef Ricardo was extremely professional and personable and made us feel like we were dining at a 5 star restaurant! The food was incredible and perfectly cooked and the daiquiris were off the charts! He was very affordable and cleaned up and too! Thank you Ricardo for such a awesome night, I would highly recommend him! Will definitely hire him again!

Mobile food truck/catering
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Susan S.
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Food and service is beyond great! Love the jerk seasoning!

Rosalia's Kitchen
from 17 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Hilda P.
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I used Rosalia’s Kitchen for my son rehearsal dinner for his recent wedding. From start to finish the service provided was phenomenal! Rafael was such a pleasure to deal with and the food from appetizers to entree was so delicious and enjoyed by everyone. Thanks to all for making this a special night!

Chef Jimmy Dean
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Holly M.
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5 stars are not enough to rate Jimmy Dean (10,20 30 maybe). Quite honestly one of the best decisions I have made. We hired him to provide some food and prepare a meal at a vacation home. There is always that uncertainty when hiring someone through the internet just based on a hunch and some reviews- well this is an honest, first hand account. Everything about Jimmy Dean is FIRST RATE. He is a magician with food, everything was delicious and as healthy as we wanted it to be and plenty to enjoy for extra meals. He was extremely professional, yet friendly and responsive and very very reliable. The value of his food/services was exceptional. I would plan another trip just to use Jimmy Dean again. Trust me he does not disappoint!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle W.
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Best Food tTruck in Broward yummy

Squisite Catering
from 10 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra G.
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We used Squisite for the celebration of our son’s baptism and we were all delighted with the professionalism, qualitity of the service and the delicious food! I highly recommended!

All Five Senses
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ben A.
Verified review

Patricia did such an incredible job with my event! She was professional, timely, and the food was delicious. She designed a menu specifically tailored to my favorite cuisines (Mexican and Indian) and sourced ingredients locally, many from her own garden! She was super easy to speak with and really cared about making sure the dinner was executed flawlessly. I would love to work with her again and highly recommend her!

David C.
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The food and service was the best we ever had. Thank you for everything!

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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