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E'leep's Catering LLC
4.9
from 85 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl D.
Verified review

I highly recommend Cristi and Chef Shan and this catering service! I hired them for my mother's 75th birthday party, and the food was spectacular! The best bread pudding I have EVER had the pleasure of eating! They take the time to discuss the menu and customize it to our likes and dislikes. They came early and set up. They helped decorate, serve drinks, made sure everybody was happy, and they cleaned up after...leaving the place spotless! We did not have to do anything except enjoy the party. They took care of everything. They even let us keep the leftover food! I cannot say enough about how pleased we all were. I want to have another party just so I can hire them again! Did I mention how reasonable the price is? These are the people to hire for your next event, believe me!

Chef Tiffanie LLC
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly G.
Verified review

Chef Tiffanie was excellent. She communicated well with me and helped set up a menu for my girlfriends 50th birthday dinner. She was very personable and fit right in with us and served us a wonderful dinner. She bought, prepared and cooked the dinner and the best peanut butter cup cake ever! I definitely recommend chef Tiffanie for any catering needs!

Creative Catering
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Chris S.
Verified review

The food was great, everyone at our wedding really enjoyed it. The linens and table-settings were elegant. The bar setup and champagne welcoming (and toast) went smoothly, exactly as planned. The chairs were transitioned from the ceremony to the dinner promptly and on schedule. The main bartender was awesome- very friendly, our guests really enjoyed him serving us. Thanks to Bob and Creative Catering for your help in making our day special.

Rock Lobster Chefs
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Paula S.
Verified review

For the past several years, Kevin catered a dinner for 8 to 10 guests at our home. He met with us before and discussed possible menus. Generally, we allowed him to be creative and surprise us. We were never disappointed! He was easy and fun to work with. We truly miss his presence in our community! I highly recommend him!! I am not a professional photographer, but will include some photos.

Lettuce Do It
4.5
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Tricia B.
Verified review

I have nothing but wonderful superlatives to describe Chef Bendel. He is extremely professional, pays wonderful attention to detail and most importantly his food is delicious. He catered a cocktail party for 50 people, and all of my guests were extremely complimentary of the food. I will definitely be using Lettuce Do It again!

  • 24 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mary H.
Verified review

Southern Accents is amazing. Their customer service, professionalism, and attention to detail is incredible. They were an absolute joy to work with AND the food was awesome. We had so many comments and everyone agreed that it was the best catered food they had ever had - I agree too. Heidi, Beau and Chef Jessie went above and beyond. I highly recommend this catering company - you won't go wrong hiring them. We had the beef tenderloin, chicken piccata, roasted potatoes, veggies, salad and Strawberry Shortcake - so delicious!

Corporate Caterers
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 21 years in business
Steve E.
Verified review

Exceptional food, wonderful presentation and super professional catering service. The Pot Roast was to die for!! On top of that they come back after to clean up and leave all leftovers in to go boxes. We will definitely be getting bing them a call back our next meeting.

  • 8 years in business
Deborah C.
Verified review

Gwendolyn Howard not only provides the best in local, healthy products when she cooks and caters, but she is deeply committed to others in our community. In her business, and in her personal life, Gwen "gets" the important connection between businesses and non-profits. Her support of the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida has helped us immeasurably articulate the message that "Recovery is Possible"

Crave Culinaire
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Jillian B.
Verified review

Brian and the entire team at Crave Culinaire helped make my event one my family will never forget. We hired Crave to cook a private meal for our family at home, followed by a catered party on New Year's Eve. The food quality and presentation greatly exceeded our expectations, as did the professionalism of the staff. My family is difficult to please when it comes to food, and we all agreed, the meal prepared by Crave Culinare was one of the best we have had in Naples, Florida.

Artichoke & Company
1.0
from 1 review
    About

    Our experience in the catering industry is second to none.With hundreds of thousands of events catered and some of the finest chefs in the industry, our staff has the resources to create a truly memorable event for all the right reasons. The interaction with the customers and the look of satisfaction they receive after we cater their events.

    About

    I don't have a business, but I have 25 years of experience with restaurants and catering services. I speak English and German.

    About

    We offer full-service catering from small events to weddings and galas, from casual, drop-off catering to fully staffed, plated meals. We have menus for corporate and private groups, but we are pleased to customize our proposal to suit your needs. SMH Catering was developed as a separate enterprise to support the efforts of St. Matthew's House in Naples, Florida. St. Matthew's House offers an opportunity for those in need to rebuild their lives in a spiritual and disciplined environment.

    About

    We are a full-service fine dining establishment located in Cape Coral that offers catering services and private chef services. We cater all events: corporate functions, special occasions, weddings, etc. Put us to the test and let our company make your next event a memorable event.

    About

    To see the client guest enjoy the food an ask for my number so I can do for them I take the client personal to me to make their day beautiful an ask what they can have on their food or not that is seasoning

    About

    I'm an event planner, and I have my own catering service. Our businesses are very unique because we do a little of everything to make your event successful.

    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We have a passion for food and a love of sincere hospitality that shows in our edible creations. We enjoy what we are gifted with so much that we volunteer our services at our Christian church as hospitality leaders. We are a couple who love to impress and exceed expectations.

    About

    We specialize in top quality service, cuisine, staff, Wedding Cakes and Pastries. Most of all we focus on what our customers needs are for each event. Big or small we want our customers to relax and enjoy your event. Our company has one goal and that is a 100% satisfaction from our customers! ! I enjoy our company because every event is different and unique. I love working with the customers creating their event. My favorite part of my job is at the end of the day when I have everything cleaned up and my customer is 100% satisfied! !

    • 11 years in business
    About

    The job to me personal i want to be remembered Seeing the client happy an their quest

    • 8 years in business
    About

    We provide an alternative to your typical catered affair. We arrive onsite and set up our equipment and actually cook the food right in front of you and your guests. It becomes and interactive experience for everyone involved. You and your guests will have a night to remember. We enjoy the interaction with the guests. We invite them to ask questions or share any of their experiences with paella.

    About

    My business profile? More of a passion than anything! Since I was old enough to stand on a chair by myself, I have been cooking up a storm! My idea of a great get together is having a beautiful table presentation along with great-tasting foods. I myself entertain quite a bit in my own home in South Cape Coral, Florida. I also collect vintage linens, cocktail napkins, silverware, and serving equipment which I am happy to share. I have over 20 years as a co-partner in a Italian restaurant 20 miles north of Chicago and use to cater on the side. My passion is presenting my ideas, if needed, and talents, and making sure all things go perfectly smooth as planned. I love using my own "treasures" since I could never possibly use them all by myself. My business is a "hobby" which gives you undivided detailed attention to whatever you need done for your event. I desire to work home services etc. to "ease" and "free up" time to enjoy your party.

    About

    I am an executive chef. I have 30 years of experience in private clubs. I owned my own restaurant and catering business. I am looking to freelance for extra money.

    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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