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North Lauderdale Caterers

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Dade County Food Group
from 123 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle M.
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When I was looking for a caterer I was overwhelmed at first. Luckily, I got in touch with Brian who broke everything down to make it a much more enjoyable & stress free ordeal. I have seen first hand the scale of events Brian has been a part of catering for celebrities & presidents so I knew he was more than capable of bringing all my food ideas to fruition. Once we decided on the amount of people, a realistic budget & the types of food I liked & disliked we were quickly able to put together a menu. These offerings would not only cater to the budget, but also to the taste buds while simultaneously complimenting the venue. We did a food tasting where I got to sample the dishes we discussed, tweak anything I liked or disliked so we could guarantee a successful menu for our big event. Brian & his fellow Dade County Food Group team are top notch people whom I recommend for any food related event. You will not be disappointed.

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Rebus Services
from 124 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephane J.
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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!

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
from 85 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Maria C.
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I am very pleased with the choice I made for my event. Jeffrey Sternberg provided very professional service, the food was of very good quality and the preparation to perfection. He provided a very personal approach to the whole process and made sure that every detail was covered with very good taste. I highly recommend him for any catering needs. MC.

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Tasty Creations Catering
from 66 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrea M.
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I would definitely recommend this catering to anyone! For one, David is so professional. We hosted an event for 50 people and contacted David five days before the event. He contacted us right away and made the food go from one of the things we were stressing the most to one of the last things we had to worry about! He took care of everything from the food to the presentation. A menu was provided with a variety of choices to please any type of event. Everything was on a contract and specific to what we would be receiving. The food came on time and ready to serve. David took care of the presentation of it all always taking out vision into consideration. The food was absolutely fantastic. David really made use that we has more than enough food to feed all our guests. Everyone enjoyed the food, especially the dessert! I will diffidently be contacting David again for any event and I highly recommend his catering services!

Good Eating Sobe
from 62 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Kaysie P.
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Chef Traci took this catering request a few days before the my 20 person event. He was punctual, reliable, professional and the food was amazing. I will most definitely be using Good Eating Sobe in the future. Thank you!

Exquisite Catering by Robert
from 58 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
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Exquisite Catering by Robert catered my daughter's bridal shower. It was a small event but Exquisite Catering was very easy to work with and a very fair price. I asked for a small change in the standard menu and they were very accomodating. I also changed the number of guests as it got closer to the event with no issues. The set up and delivery was well done and the food was ample and delicious. I would highly recommend Exquisite Catering by Robert to do your next event.

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The Catering Group
from 52 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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Elise A.
Verified review

Cant say enough good things about The Catering Group. We had a corporate event for Thanksgiving and all I can say is WOW. They were professional, friendly, on time and the food was SO GOOD. The entire office was raving about them so now we plan to hire them for many more events through out the year. Hire them -- you wont be disappointed!!! Thank you guys!!!

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Chef Tim
from 49 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Angela T.
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Chef Tim catered our daughters wedding, we were so pleased with everything, large menu choices food was outstanding, his staff was so efficient & friendly our guests enjoyed a flawless evening. We would highly recommend him for your event. John & Angie

JKL Events
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
James G.
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This was the first time I have ever ordered catering and it was for Thanksgiving no less. After the service and quality of food received I highly doubt I will be cooking a Thanksgiving dinner in the years to come. The food was high quality and enjoyed by all my guests. Thank you!!!

Conscious Bite Catering
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica N.
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Conscious Bite is one of the tastiest catering companies that I've ever had. Their food is fresh, creative, and healthy. What more could you ask for?

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  • 23 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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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
Yeni R.
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Paella VIP exceeded the expectations for our wedding. The dinner was great and I received tones of complements from all guests. Jorge was excellent throughtout the whole planning process always replying to every single email answering my million questions in a timely manner. Jorge knows how important is your big day. Paella VIP is the perfect combination between great customer service and the best quality catering. I will contract Paella VIP for my future events and highly recommend their services. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUCH A GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE!!! :)

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Cafe Delish Catering
from 24 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Nina B.
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Cafe Delish catered my husbands surprise 30th birthday party.. they were absolutely amazing! Renee helped me keep everything a secret.. made sure she didn’t reach out to me if she thought he would be around..the food was SO delicious!! It was displayed beautifully and tasted absolutely amazing. Everyone is STILL raving about the food. The appetizers were passed around during our little mingeling hour and presented beautifully and the taste was great. I’ve had many people tell me they have never tasted chicken like this. The chicken was so moist and had so much flavor. The bartender was very sweet, professional and made the drinks so fast there was never a line. I will definitely be using them when I need another caterer. You won’t go wrong with this wonderful company!!!Thank you SO MUCH Renee! You made our party unforgettable!

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie F.
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Chef Levita did a wonderful job catering my mother's 90th anniversary celebration for 15 people. The food was wonderful and the presentation lovely. He helped me make some very wise choices for my group which I also appreciated. These included summer rolls, sushi, sliced tenderloin, Casear salad, haricots vertes with garlic roasted potatoes and a wonderful, freshly-baked chocolate cake. He and his assistant Carlos made my gathering a great success.

Mobile food truck/catering
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Warren L.
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Chef O is the best! and I'm not one to hand out praise very freely. The food was on point and very well executed (we should have ordered even more :) even though we were very well fed), service and attention to detail was top notch, and we felt like we were dealing with an old friend and not just a chef for hire. You won't regret using these guys. Thanks again chef! We will be using you again real soon.

Rosalia's Kitchen
from 17 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jill S.
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I loved every moment of communicating with Rafael and every little bite he and his parents prepared! My family spoke of the food for days later! They were very accommodating for some vegan family members and didn't rush the meal. I can't wait for more of their food for the holidays! I highly recommend!! Amazing quality and value!

Chef Jimmy Dean
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Mary C.
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Chef Jimmy is awesome! He has catered many parties for us - the food and the presentation was excellent!

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Carl F.
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Awesome catering for our party. Chef Robyn really helped us out and delivered as promised.

Zest Kitchenz
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Adam E.
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I had an excellent experience with Zest Kitchenz. They catered a business event for me, Michael was fantastic to work with, he listened closely to what I wanted and was very creative with the menu and delivered a great meal everyone enjoyed.

Grapes & Olives Catering
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Adam C.
Verified review

Grapes & Olives really listen to what I wanted and created a beautiful menu I really had no idea what I wanted but they guided me through menus and gave me great ideas. They were on time the day of my event and left no mess it was like they were never there. I can’t wait for my next party so I could use them again thank you grapes and olives catering you’re the best

  • 18 years in business
Susie L.
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The only caterer I would call! Delicious and professional

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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