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North Miami Beach Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in North Miami Beach.

Dade County Food Group
5.0
from 112 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah M.
Verified review

The guests and the hosts were beyond satisfied!! The food was delicious, the servers and bartenders were professional, and the chefs were awesome! Will gladly do business with them again! Although we used them for a corporate event on a yacht, we would recommend them for any occasion.

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LucaBella
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diva C.
Verified review

Chef Dan and his staff were nothing short of amazing! I enlisted his services to surprise my fiancé, and her guests, with a catered dinner at her Bachelorette Getaway Weekend. From the planing stages to execution Dan was helpful, professional, and immensely accommodating. He tailored an exquisite menu to my finance's eclectic palate, and followed through with exceptional execution, creating dishes that tasted even better than they sounded. Moreover Chef Dan accompanied his masterful cuisine with lovely keepsakes. He provided each guest with a beautiful take-home menu and custom wine tumblers. I received a barrage of texts raving about how wonderful the catered meal and chefs were, throughout the duration of the event, from all eight guests. When all was said and done, my fiancé expressed that the surprise dinner was her favorite part of the entire weekend. I can't recommend Chef Dan enough. Any event you book him for will be well worth the expense, which was extremely reasonable considering the amazing five star experience Chef Dan provided.

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
4.9
from 83 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Susanne M.
Verified review

From soup to dessert and everything in between, our Thanksgiving dinner was delicious! And I was able to enjoy my family thanks to Chef Jeffrey's detailed yet easy reheating instructions. Plenty of leftovers, too. Reliable, yummy, easy... Thank you, Rosemary & Thyme, for making our holiday so special.

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The Dancing Palate, Inc.
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica P.
Verified review

I am always very skeptical with looking for services online, but I honestly couldn't have chosen a better Catering Company for my wedding :D. From professionalism to great food quality, Paul, the chef, truly knows how to accommodate each request and make your experience a memorable one. Great costumer service! He works with your budget and advise of better options. Paul was always available and able to answer my questions; if he was not able to answer at the moment he would make sure he'd send me a message letting me know and that he'd call me back as soon as he could. My wedding was very challenging, we had rented a venue for an outside ceremony and reception but that day was raining, last minute everything had to be changed to indoors and Paul had absolutely everything under control. The feedback i received from my family was how well organized everything was and how much they like the food. We rented tables, chairs, linens, plates & silverware, food, and the cake through The Dancing Palate, and they took care of all details, set up and clean up. They even made sure both me and my husband ate first (most people can't even taste their own food at their weddings). I am really really grateful and happy with The Dancing Palate. I would definitely hire them again and recommend them 100%.

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Tasty Creations Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Don O.
Verified review

Chef David's food was so tasteful.....everyone at the party was impressed with the creativity of the menu and flavors. He was very professional, on time and came very well prepared. Once my guests arrived the timing sequence of serving the food was flawless. He left my kitchen sparkling clean and everything in order. This is by far one the best get togethers I had at my house. Overall, he and his team provided a memorable atmosphere to my party, family and guests. Highly recommend Chef David.

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

Traci catered my daughter's bridal shower this past weekend (6/4/16). Besides being polite and courteous to all our guests, his food was delicious! He went out of his way to make sure each guest was satisfied and happy. He and his staff definitely contributed to the success of our night. Thanks, Traci! Ellen

Exquisite Catering by Robert
4.5
from 56 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 145 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.

LA Catering & Events LLC
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Lillian E.
Verified review

Chef Laura is absolutely the most amazing person in the business. I'm on a low end budget yet she treated me with the same respect as of a bride with a high end budget. She is incredibly knowledgeable, experienced, professional and all around a caring person. She gave me tons of tips on how not to blow my budget. I'd highly recommend her services.

Cake it to the Limit
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher A.
Verified review

Let us start by saying WOW and AMAZING! We are so late writing this review and apologize for that... My husband and I were married back in January of 2016. As many of us that plan a wedding, this was our first time so we did not know what to expect. We planned everything ourselves, found the venue, found a caterer, photographer, Dj etc. We had a budget and it was quickly approaching the maximum. We heard weddings were expensive blah blah blah, but until you pay for one you may never know... We interviewed several Thumbtack bakers and taste tested their product. We met a lot of great candidates, but non of them "took the cake" like Claudia at "Cake it to the limit" Claudia is an artist and a visionary. Jose and I had an idea to incorporate our centerpiece (a silver metal round globe that was a candle holder and had an unusual design to illuminate light) We sent Claudia a picture of the centerpiece and asked her if she could incorporate it into her design. We did not see her idea until the day of, we were amazed! It was elegant, stunning and delicious! Our caterer, Laura, from Laura Ashley catering (also recommended) told us that they have never had a fondant cake that was so easily able to cut and serve. Needless to say we highly recommend this company and have already had the opportunity to recommend her to others. Claudia is professional and a delight to work with. Thankyou for making our day extra special!

Paella VIP
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Gladys J.
Verified review

Despite the confusion with the dates (my mistake) I will say Paella VIP came thru for my event. The paella, salad and chicken filled tostonrd was loved by all my guests and family. Beautiful presentation, on time service and Chef Jorge was very professional. Thank you again for the wonderful service and great food!

Conscious Bite Catering
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Hulda M.
Verified review

Best choice for my wedding! From the moment a met Chefs Valeria and Alex I knew I had made the right choice. They understood the challenges of my venue and the mix of guests, and helped me tailor the menu for the evening. They even crafted a cocktail menu with unique names just for us! The day of the wedding it was all perfect, I heard nothing but great things from all my guests about the food, presentation and professionalism of the staff. It was an overall amazing experience working with this group, they really go out of their way to accommodate and work with you, plus the food its absolutely delicious!! Thank you again! Hulda and Mike!

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

The best personal chefs in Miami! Everything was perfect! Thank you so much, Karen, Raphael & Jessica!

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Gillian M.
Verified review

Chef Levita cooked for my bachelorette party. He was very professional and cooked us delicious food. Thanks, Chef Levita!

Mobile food truck/catering
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Marla B.
Verified review

The food that is served from Chef O's Di Big Jerk food truck is amazing! The food is fresh, delicious, and with just the right amount of heat for the tastebuds! The service was great as well, and you can really tell that Chef O has a passion for cooking! If you have the chance to try this awesome food, please do yourself a favor and eat, eat, eat!!!!!

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Kerry's Delight
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria G.
Verified review

Kerry is an amazing pastry chef and beautiful person on the inside and out! I sent her the party invite and asked if she can match the design on the cake, add watercolor effect and nautical elements for my sister's baby shower. She matched the cake design perfectly and added her personal touch as well. It was tastefully done and came out elegant and way beyond my expectations! The cake was not only beautiful but also so tasty! Everyone were impressed and now two weeks later we still talk about it. Kerry was also professional and punctual. She kept communicating on the progress, asking questions, keeping me informed and delivered on time. Perfection!

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

Chef Mark designed a menu for our service at our home which was appreciated by all. His crew arrived early and the food flowed from the truck to the table seamlessly as needed. I highly recommend the GrenHous food truck experience Wm

Naty's Pasteles Y Mas
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Elissa K.
Verified review

Chef Mer catered our bachelorette brunch and the food was fantastic! We had French toast, guava & cheese pastry, two kinds of quiche, breakfast potatoes (huge hit!), fruit skewers and bacon. Our guests were raving about the food and ate 2nds and 3rds. He set everything up perfectly and showed up right on time. If you're looking for an organized, well priced and delicious caterer...this is your guy! Thank you so much Chef Mer!

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Mauricio Crespo
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Justinne I.
Verified review

An exceptional class taught by an exceptional Chef! I am working on my culinary certification and had asked Chef Maury's help to polish my skills up. It took a couple of months until I could finally schedule my class (my schedule won't permit) but Chef Maury replied promptly whenever I send him a message. The class itself lasted for about 4 hours, concentrating on knife skills, stock making and basic cooking techniques. He was very keen in making sure I make the right cuts and correcting me right away. His kitchen is a standard home kitchen so you don't have to worry about being intimidated by big equipment. Whether you have a culinary background like I do or just a home cook who wants to learn more, Chef Maury is the right guy to show you the ropes. I am already looking forward to my next class!

Squisite Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Claudia G.
Verified review

Delicious food and impeccable presentation. The staff was very professional. The menu offers a great variety and the price is very reasonable compared to other caterers I’ve had in the past. I really recommend them.

Grapes & Olives Catering
5.0
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

MIRKO CATTANEO
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Nikkie S.
Verified review

Mirko’s Work was impeccable! He was punctual and polite! We look forward to working with him again soon!

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.

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 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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