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Miami Party Food Caterers

Browse these party food 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
Tom R.
Verified review

Danielle and Kelly were outstanding. They arrived when they said they would be here and handled all aspects of the party from food prep, welcoming the guests, drinks, clean up, etc. Service was outstanding. They are professional and personable. I highly recommend them. We will use them every time we have a event or party. They made it so easy for us to relax and enjoy our guests.

Dade County Food Group
5.0
from 111 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
Jorge A.
Verified review

Had a private party and they catered. Food was amazing! Steak was to die for and so was the fish. Great sauces for both. I would strongly recommend them if you are looking for an upscale catering company.

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LucaBella
4.9
from 103 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samir P.
Verified review

Service, quality of food, presentation, and taste was fantastic. I highly recommend Chef Dan to everybody! He's very easy to work with and created an completely vegetarian meal for our party.

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Renee D.
Verified review

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.
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
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Mariana S.
Verified review

I hired the Dancing Palate to cater my 40th birthday party and it turned out perfect! They took care of every detail and resolved any issue that came up! I didn't have to worry about anything and was able to enjoy my party. The food was excellent, the service and staff was excellent.! They truly go above and beyond to give you a great experience!

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Tasty Creations Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Barbara L.
Verified review

I would give them a 10 star if I could. They were absolutely fantastic. They catered my daughters 15's birthday party and they were professional, the food was delicious. Everything was perfect. Josefina & David were very helpful and made the whole process smooth and stress-free for me. I highly recommend them. Barbara

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

We hired Chef Traci for a plated dinner party. The food was outstanding. Very creative talent. Traci is very courteous and has great style. We have him on speed dial for future events.

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

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!

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

This was by far the best experience I ever had with a caterer. Ms. Cynthia was understanding, patient and kind. She did everything she needed to do to make our event a success. Additionally, the food was very tasty. None of our guests complained about the food. The food was well seasoned and was kept at a great temperature. This means that nothing was served cold except the tea and water. The staff were amazing too, because no one wanted for anything. The staff were very professional and friendly. Thank again Ms. Cynthia.

JKL Events
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Vickie G.
Verified review

Loved this company. Very prompt and completely professional. I catered a breakfast work event for 35 people and everyone commented on how amazing the food was. The food was delivered and setup very nicely. The utensils and plates were also provided. I couldn't ask for better service. Will definitely be using this company again. Still getting compliments on the event. Thanks JKL.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Jane K.
Verified review

We had the most marvelous party.The food and presentation were wonderful. I plan to use Lori again

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

This was the first time I had used Paella VIP. And I was very much pleasantly surprised. I did not know what to expect. Jorge, our cook, and the owner, came to our home when promised. He set up all of his cooking gear and food. We did not have to give him anything. He even had his own table (with skirt) and all of the utensils. He even served our guests. Food was delicious! Overall experience was outstanding. I highly recommend this company.

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

Professional, friendly and efficient staff. Food was delicious and service attentive. Everyone enjoyed the offerings.

Conscious Bite Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Carolina A.
Verified review

We booked them for our engagement party, from the first time I spoke to Alex I knew that they were the catering company to go with. She was super helpful with everything even the rentals for my party. The food was delicious EVERYONE loved it. Thank you to Concious and their team for the amazing experience!

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AllTypesOfEvents
4.6
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Jacqueline L.
Verified review

Carolina was an exceptional planner. i needed help planning my daughter's baby shower and decided to hire Carolina. My daughter loves Lion King and so the Shower was Lion King. Caro was able to make my ideas a reality. She really listened and ran with it. She is very professional and extremely creative. Her attention to the details made my shower a success. Thanks Carolina for all your help! The cake and food was amazing. Will be contacting you soon for another event!

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Events by Janeal
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Brianna K.
Verified review

Janeal puts on fantastic events. She will do the research first to find out what exactly her clients want. Then she is very meticulous with what she selects for the theme and always connects all the dots. From the food to drinks, to the table layout, to the labels and decorations you will be very pleased with the outcome. Thank you Janeal for putting together such great parties for our daughters and our friends!

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.
Verified review

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
David M.
Verified review

I was hosting some friends at my house and decided not to cook and order catered food instead. My brother, who does a lot of catering recommended that I check on Tumbtack. I found a company around my area called First Bite lead by chef owner Jose Andrich. After talking for a bit and letting him know how many people and what kind of cuisines did he offer, which is apparently everything from fine dining to casual cooking. Well me being Cuban and from miami, I decided to opt in for the roast pork shoulder, rice and beans, yuca, and mariquitas. (Which I didn’t order he threw them in on the house) Which was great cause everyone enjoyed them. Not only did First Bite meet my expectations, it exceed them by far. Thanks to Chef Jose and crew for making my event a success. Will definitely be ordering again soon.

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

Great Service, very timely. Wally was hands on with helping set up the event. pleasure to have catering our event. Food was amazing!!!

GrēnHous Restaurants
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cassandra S.
Verified review

Their food was amazing. I don't usually eat some ingredients in some of the dishes but I wanted to taste the food the way they made it. I'm glad I did!

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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