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Miami Holiday Party Caterers

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

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Rebus Services
from 121 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gelka A.
Verified review

Excellent service. From the beginning we decided to have Danielle's services. We always had an easy communication. Very professional. It was a great complement to use their services for our party. Our guests were super delighted whit the recipes drinks. Was simply spectacular. Our bar was always full. If you want to please your guests Danielle is your bartender. Gelka

Dade County Food Group
from 111 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
Susan L.
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Brian Greb catered a holiday party for us where approximately 30 people attended. There were many prepared appetizers such as stuffed mushrooms-2 ways-, smoked salmon dip, pork tenderloin, skirt steak, fresh berries with a balsamic reduction, and many others. It was all done professionally and with great care. My guests were more than impressed. He and his assistant also did a wonderful job with clean up.

Top Pro
from 103 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jay D.
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We had Danny as a private chef for a bachelor party weekend, cooking us brunch at the house for two days. He was outstanding-- on time both days, personable, and food was great. He prepared a menu in advance and was more than willing to adapt and just a great guy overall to work with. He also cleaned up the kitchen area while were gone, and it was spotless when we returned to the house. I would recommend Danny to anyone looking for a private chef in the South Florida area.

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
from 82 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Fran W.
Verified review

It is often said that the food can make or break a great party. We just had a fabulous Holiday Party catered by Rosemary & Thyme and they did a wonderful job from the first hors d’ourve to the last serving of dessert. The service was excellent and the food plentiful. I highly recommend Chef Sternberg and his staff.

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The Dancing Palate, Inc.
from 74 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hillary C.
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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
from 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria G.
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We hired Tasty Creations Catering for a plated dinner party for 32 people and we could not have been happier with the result. Despite unforeseen and uncontrollable setbacks, David, his wife and team performed above expectation and delivered an amazing dinner. David's experience, professionalism, patience and flexibility were evident throughout the entire process. He kept us informed and took time to answer all of our questions leading up to the days of the event. The food he prepared was delicious and was exactly what was promised. He was sensitive to allergies and preparation preferences. We will be calling Tasty Creations Catering for all events in the future. Thank you to David and his team for making our event special.

Good Eating Sobe
from 59 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Phoebe A.
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Chef Traci was so awesome! We hired him for a girls bachelorette party weekend and he catered the following meals for us: Appetizers upon arrival, Breakfast and Dinner. The food was amazing, they made specialty drinks, fabulous dessert, great breakfast, amazing appetizers and dinner was truly unforgettable. He accommodated our group of 10+ women and made amazing food for us! I am looking to hire him again for another trip to Miami.

Exquisite Catering by Robert
from 56 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 144 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
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
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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JKL catered our holiday luncheon (for 65 people) and did an amazing job. They were right on time and the food was hot and delicious!

Top Pro
  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew L.
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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
from 23 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Rick M.
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Best experience ever with Paella Vip. Owner Jorge Ramos arrived on time, (it was raining) set up a tent in the back yard and went to work. The seafood paella was excellent and he accommodated by excluding scallops (couple of guests were allergic) and adding more shrimp. The shrimp expand appetizers were as good. At the end he neatly packed the leftover. Will call him back for my company Christmas party this time will try the paella valenciana.

Bella Personal Chef Catering
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Renee H.
Verified review

Awesome!! I hired Bella to cater my 30th birthday brunch. The food was amazing, the staff was friendly and professional. Everything was perfect.

Conscious Bite Catering
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Beth R.
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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.

Top Pro
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert J.
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Jose put together a wonderful surprise dinner party for my wife. I gave him minimal input and an ever changing number of guests and start times and he rolled with it seamlessly. Every single guest commented on how delicious the food was. His staff is professional and trustworthy. They entered my home when no one was there, set everything up and left the place immaculate when they left. I made sure he left some business cards for my guests to take with them as they were all impressed. I plan to use him again in the future.

  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Cris S.
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Robyn did an outstanding job catering a party at my home. I had dinner for 12 work associates and I wanted to serve food with a South Florida /Cuban flare. The food was exceptional! In addition, she came in and took control without needing a lot of direction and involvement from me so I could entertain my guests and enjoy the evening! Thanks Robyn!

GrēnHous Restaurants
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary H.
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Wow!!! What a great company. All of the guys are very polite and willing to go above and beyond to make you happy. Chef will work within a budget and accommodate requests! The food is outstanding!!! Tomatoe and cheese sandwiches (And yes I know, tomato and cheese sandwich???) To die for!!!! All the ingredients are fresh, local and top quality. Cant say enough about them. Will be using them again in June for a anniversary party... (can't wait!) Hats off to the entire staff!!

Squisite Catering
from 9 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cristal Y.
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Squisite was the perfect caterer for our birthday party for 50 people. They brought their food truck which they utilized as a kitchen, their servers and chef were incredibly professional and on time. They also decorated our tables with fresh flowers and beautiful props. I will definitely be utilizing their services again!

Larrieux A.
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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.

MJ Events and Promotions
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
Verified review

Joe was great to work with. He was on top of everything from start to finish. He was able to put the entire party together from the DJ, caterer, invites, photographer, decor, party favors, furniture, etc... I would highly recommend for any type of party.

  • 6 years in business
Carolina L.
Verified review

Chef Davolazala is an amazing culinary master! He is the only one I trust to handle all gatherings, whether it’s a bridal shower, a wedding for 200 people, a birthday party, a barbecue, or an intimate private dining experience. Not only does he know his way around the kitchen for whatever type of cuisine is requested, but he takes it a step further when he compliments each perfect bite with an equally amazing mixology pairing. Above and beyond the quality of his food, the Chef is incredibly personable and attentive to all the small details, making him a party planner’s dream partner. Thank you chef!

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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