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Ocala Caterers

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  • 9 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tasha J.
Verified review

What an amazing experience I had, Sandy and her staff did a wonderful job at my wedding. I felt like royalty. They took away alot of stress. I couldn't have asked for a better catering company. And I want to thank Cloe for her kindness . She made me and my guest her top priority.

  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Juanita R.
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they decorated my daughters sweet 16 , it was beautiful and they also catered and it was awesome.I will definitely use them again

Ultimate Rentals & Catering
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Damien R.
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My friends and I have contacted Ultimate Rentals & Catering for many events. The latest was the Miami/Jacksonville football game where they drove a group of us to the game on the party bus pulling there ultimate tailgating trailer! They setup a huge tailgate and catered to a 100 of my guests, it was amazing! I have and will continue to recommend them to everyone I know. Check out there catering trailer and party bus at Ultimaterentals.com and see for yourself !

Cafe on the Avenue, Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Elaine B.
    Verified review

    I have had the pleasure of dining at Cafe on the Avenue several times. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. Tracy is a very hands-on owner and shows great attention to detail. Chef Rudy prepares all food at the time of the order and it is always fresh and delicious. Tracy has done the catering for several years and has done quite well. If you are looking for a nice evening out with good food or are in the need of a good caterer you should contact Tracy at the Cafe.

    Veggie Sause
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Sarah M.
      Verified review

      Diana is an excellent chef. She makes healthy food that is cruelty free and that actually tastes delicious! I've never liked kale, but her massaged kale salad made me change my mind. She also makes an excellent raw chocolate dessert that will blow your mind. She is committed to plant-based health and animal rights, and has a strong passion for what she does that is evidenced by her hard work and dedication to her clients. I highly recommend her services! You will not be disappointed.

      John Mason Catering, Inc.
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 28 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Fred S.
      Verified review

      John is truly a professional caterer. He does an exceptional job and I would recommend him to everyone.

      About

      We are a family-owned and operated business. Our lives are based on religion, family, food and honesty. We have over sixty years of combined experience in the hospitality industry. We cook all types of cuisine for all types of events. Our mission statement is, "No event is too small or too large for us to make it a memorable occasion for you to cherish and never forget".

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      I am willing to assist anyone with anything they need done. I come from a very large family, so I know how to make large and variety meals.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      I'm on every catering personally, so i know the service & the food are out standing.

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      We specialize in Office receptions. We have highly trained service staff. With an Amazing Executive Chef that can make anything.

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      We are a full-service event planning and catering company. We specialize in event designing and catering, making your big day our business.

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      I am a caterer and enjoy setting up, serving, tearing down, and cleaning up. I have many years' experience in the catering business and really enjoy what I do.

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      We provide personal meals on wheels. Lunch or dinner will be delivered from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. Call for today's menu. We offer healthy and homemade food.

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      I bring five-star cuisines to your home with a two-star budget. I specialize in special diets. Every occasion, I make it special.

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      I am a dying breed of old fashioned Italian cooking. I have relocated from the New York/New Jersey area. I cater meals to private clients weekly and for private parties. References ARE furnished upon request. I will cook in your home or bring the meals to you. I am better than any restaurant.

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      We provide full service caterings. We also feature different styles of cooking from soul food to french to barbecue.

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      I specialize in American food. I can come and set up a BBQ grill for cookout setup. I can set up buffet for Southern-cooking style. I can set up fryers for deep-frying food affairs. Decide your style, and we can set up and serve.

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      I prepare smoke ribs, pork butt and fish beef brisket that can cater for parts up to 20 people. I can provide catering to a party and cook good, healthy foods.

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      Most do store bought I do from scratch on meals and soups

      • 9 years in business
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      Finding the right things for the right people.Searching out inspirational collectibles that'll bring some joy, happiness and love. One of a kind an unique past mass production. Bringing a inspiration an improvement to the quality of life.

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      We cater to you for you! No job is too big or too small. We do home-style cooking at its finest. Vegan and dietary dishes are available.

      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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      Need Catering Service for a Buffet Dinner Party

      New Smyrna Beach, FL

      • Event type
        Buffet dinner party
      • Cuisine type
        Formal American, Other (EASTER SUNDAY)
      • Number of people
        10-25
      • Additional Service(s)
        Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic), No additional service
      • $400
        Average price

      Need a Caterer for Cub Scout Blue and Gold Ceremony

      Deltona, FL

      • Event type
        Buffet dinner party
      • Cuisine type
        Casual American, Italian, BBQ
      • Number of people
        50-100
      • Additional Service(s)
        Appetizers
      • Details
        This event is a Cub Scout Blue & Gold Ceremony. We have about 30 boys ages 6-12. Their parents and siblings are also invited. The boys will be given awards for their accomlpishments over the past year. We are looking for an easy way to provide a nice meal that will be appealing to the children.
      • $900
        Average price

      Need Catering Service for a Wedding Reception

      Edgewater, FL

      • Event type
        Buffet catered event
      • Cuisine type
        Casual American, BBQ
      • Number of people
        150-200
      • Additional Service(s)
        Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
      • Details
        This is for my wedding, which is beach themed. I am just starting to look at my catering options.
      • $2800
        Average price
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