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North Port Caterers

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E'leep's Catering LLC
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Seema S.
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We had a private dinner party for my dad's 75th and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. Between Cristi's party planning and service and Chef Shan's food-it was perfect! Such a great team to work with-they truly made the evening so special for our immediate family of 13! The kids were included and a menu was prepared specifically for their picky palates! So so happy we chose E'leeps catering!

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Chef Cheryl
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marita K.
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Cheryl is an excellent cook! Her food is tasteful and she presents it beautifully. She always comes up with new ideas. Her food is affordable and a person definitely gets value for money. She uses good quality products. Cheryl is a friendly warm hearted person and that makes it easy and a pleasure to do business with her. She always delivers on time. I can recommend her for all catering purposes.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carolyn K.
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Kathy and Jeff Paradise are a full-package for the busy full-time working bride. They handle the busy details from catering to reception rentals, setup and decor in any style you desire. We opted for a sit down table service wedding reception on Saturday, May 18, 2013 for approximately 100 guests. Kathy and Jeff offer many pleasing menu choices ranging from comfort food to many items for even the most sophisticated palate. We settled on our selections and details that suited our style wedding reception. The venue we selected for our wedding reception provided very little lead time to set-up other than the morning of the wedding. This problem was easily solved by Kathy and her team who set up all the tables, chairs, and decor. This leaves the bride with nothing to worry about and allowed me to focus on getting ready for the wedding. The details were impressive. Guests enjoyed the h'orderves and happy hour while waiting for the bride and groom to arrive. The appetizer table had a beautiful presentation, and when we arrived we had our own appetizer platter ready our head table. Our guests had their choice of Lasagna with Meatballs, or Chicken Picatta. The Caesar salad was made with a delicious homemade dressing. A candy & coffee station was set up for guests to enjoy after dinner. Everything Kathy and Jeff make is from scratch and the layers of flavor in everything you taste is amazing. It is evident that cooking is something they are passionate about. Kathy has high expectations of herself and those she works with, which provides great results. Our wedding was the event everyone was talking about! We received lots of positive feedback from our guests and many inquired about having Kathy and Jeff cater their future wedding receptions. Kathy & Jeff Paradise come highly recommended for catering weddings, anniversary parties, or special events.

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

Lisi Crane Catering
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Luann T.
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Lisi is nurturing us with FRESH and DELICIOUS Food!!!

Rebecca Findeisen
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy B.
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Rebecca prepared and served the most beautiful, catered meals for our film crew on two occasions. She was professional and hard working... she accommodated our many & ever-changing request. Can't wait to work with her again!

  • 13 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Joeanne M.
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Although I did not use Terence's Grammy's Catering because I decided to cater my own event, I was very impressed with the promptness of His quote for catering services and his attention to the customer's needs.

Carrabba's Italian Grill
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret M.
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I could not have been more pleasantly surprised with the convenience, quality and cost of Carrabba's catering. The manager, Cheyanne bent over backwards, for my office party, which says a lot because I am not the easiest person to please.

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Megan D.
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Amazing experience! The entire Team at Milan was great to work with, not only in the planning stages but on the night of our Company Christmas party too. Everyone that I have spoken too since the party has had nothing but wonderful things to say about the food selections. I will definitely book Milan Catering for future events and recommend them too!

  • 8 years in business
Deborah C.
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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"

About

Bay Fare Catering is dedicated to providing quality food and service with style for all your catering needs. We offer full-service, off-premise catering and party planning. Specializing in weddings, business, corporate events, birthdays, Quinceaneras, Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, intimate dinner parties, and special occasion catering, The Bay Fare Catering Company is a fully licensed and insured catering company serving the Englewood, Boca Grande, and surrounding South West Florida areas. With a reputation known for its quality and excellence, our experts work with you and your budget to create an delicious experience. Book your catering with us with our stress-free catering packages to ensure divine food quality and service.

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We provide a dedicated service to each client. We enliven the senses and instill well-being in that all the expectations of the clients needs are met to the fullest extent. We offer global cuisines as well as dietary restrictions.

  • 11 years in business
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The job to me personal i want to be remembered

  • 5 years in business
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We make our food from the best ingredients. We follow the premise if we won't eat it we won't serve it. (We are picky on what we eat). We take great care during all preparations to your food delicious. We are usually not on sight when your guest are there, we drop the food off, we can help you with the buffet set up. Then we leave so that you can all enjoy!

About

A full-service restaurant and catering. We are fully licensed and insured. Full-service bar is also available. References are available upon request.

About

I own a Southwest Florida based catering business doing custom-tailored banquets and barbecues. I am a mother of two grown girls and a wife of 25 years. I enjoy cooking and serving my clients and family with everything from Italian foods, soups, finger sandwiches, desserts and much more. I am also able to supply venues, flowers, photographers, and DJs available for weddings, funerals, anniversaries, and family parties. I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve you.

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We make wedding caterings fun, glamorous, affordable and hassle free. Our chef Dimitri Xinidis is the best creative food designer in the area. Amy Tanaka, our catering manager is highly respected in the industry as innovative on venue or event planning. Owner Clayton and Diane Thompson work on every event to assure a flawless wedding reception or rehearsal dinner.

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We do all sorts of catering: American, Cuban, Latin, BBQs etc. You have an idea; we can make it. We are all about customer service and great food.

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Food is my passion. Using only fresh, organic, made from scratch ingredients, with nothing processed, is what I love best. I've been cooking for people from all over the world for well, over 10 years. Private parties from 2 people to 150 are not unusual for me.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We started this business to help family members afford great food, have lots of fun and not break the bank. I've been in the hospitality business for more than 33 years. I watch for those details that matter, create amazing food dishes and turn any event into everything you've dreamed of on a budget that works for you! I look forward to working with you and making that special day, party, or event as easy and as perfect as you want it to be!

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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.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Catering Service on May 31, 2013

Tampa, FL

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, BBQ, Italian, Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
    100-125
  • Details
    We are a school booster club so our budget is a little tight.
  • $12.5
    Average price

Need Catering Services

Sarasota, FL

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Details
    This is a graduation party for two high school seniors and their families and friends.

Need a Caterer for a Wedding

Saint Petersburg, FL

  • Type of catering needed
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - formal
  • Number of guests
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    Wedding
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