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Hidalgo Catering Company
4.7
from 111 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Artisha S.
Verified review

Maurice did an excellent job for our event! He delivered premier service throughout our experience; timely communication/correspondence, punctuality the day of our event, cleanup, affordable pricing, of course delicious cuisine! He was able to customize the menu and accommodate all of our event needs. Hats off to the chef! Maurice has my highest recommendation!

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KITCHEN'S PORTAL
4.9
from 100 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
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Olga H.
Verified review

This review is long overdue. We decided to get together for a celebration with 60 of our closes family and friends, we only had 3 days and my cousin suggested that we should contact Thumbtack to get a quote for this event. The only chef that contacted us was Junior ! We got on the phone and discuss the details for the party ,I was so happy to hear that I needed it not to worry because he would take care of it. He presented ideas of menus and drinks choices for our party and I have to say that is was a total hit ! We are still taking about not only the fact that he was so professional and on time with his staff but that his food was delicious ! The latino fried rice with sweet plantains crisp was to die for and we were blown away with the Baileys 3 Leches ! We had nothing left for the next day ! Thank you Junior for catering this last minute family event, we did get lucky by having you being the only one that answer our request !

Spice House Catering
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Adam D.
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Red99 Catering
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica S.
Verified review

Red99 was absolutely perfect. The food was amazing and everyone loved it. Thank you so much!

Italia Cuisine Co.
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Steven H.
Verified review

My name is Christian and I am 10 years old. My mom is Brenda and she is the assistant to Chef Paola. She is Florida’s best Italian chef serving Italian food like creamy pasta to fresh desserts. I really liked her Chicken Piccata, Bourbon Sausage, Limoncello cheesecake, and Red Velvet Cake. You will love everything she whips up in the kitchen. I hope you choose Chef Paola because she is the greatest Italian chef in Florida.

  • 2 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Shantel M.
Verified review

Chef Mark is friendly, engaging, and professional. Not only was he early, the food was great, and the décor gorgeous! We look forward to working with him again when we visit Orlando.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Naquan B.
Verified review

I was throwing a Bowties & Cardigans 30th Birthday party for my husband and Bless My Soul Food Catering & More truly made the experience a night to remember. It was a grown folk house party with music/games/etc. so we didn't want anything too formal like a sit down dinner party. I told Chef Nae some of my husbands favorites & the theme and she blew our minds. He loves lasagna but that's not a dish for this type of party. She made a Lasagna Bake with bowtie noodles and several other elegant appetizer-style foods. She also made his favorite, her famous, Red Velvet Cheesecake. The layout was elegant with the 2-tier Red Velvet Cheesecake in the middle. I highly recommend Bless My Soul Food Catering & More for ALL of your dining and catering needs. I also use her personal chef services as I'm a super busy entrpreneur, wife, mom, etc. My family loves EVERY meal. YOU SHOULD BOOK BLESS MY SOUL FOOD CATERING & MORE TODAY!

  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
B. J.
Verified review

Chef Jean and team ensured that our corporate event menu was perfect and the food was so delicious! Several event attendees inquired about and complimented the catering.

Savyor Events
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
Verified review

Our guests raved about how amazing everything was. The Chef personally walked around to each table to make sure the food was great for our guests. Savyor Events are the most professional caterers. On time, helpful with creating a menu in our budget, and then delivering food that is fresh, hot, and delicious. For appetizers, I would highly recommend the bacon wrapped jumbo shrimp and the prosciutto wrapped mozzarella. Main course: My choice = sautéed mushrooms/steak and chicken/pineapple shish-ka-bobs was my favorite. The mushrooms were exquisite! Savyor's serving staff was a pleasure to work with; friendly, prompt, clean, and courteous. Definitely using Savyor Events for the holiday party!

ChefServ Catering Service
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Helle J.
Verified review

Dinner for 10 I private vacation villa. Despite the late booking( the day before) we got a fantastic dinner prepared by chef Eric foster at a very reasonable price, he was professional and the food was great. We give our highest recommendation!

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  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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Cindy F.
Verified review

Chef Al catered my sister's 60th birthday party and all of his food was absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend him for any event. Besides delicious food, his prices are reasonable.

  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
Verified review

Libby's a wonderful chef. Very personable. She really listens to what you like and dislike and prepares yummy healthy portioned meals. You discuss the menu then she shops cones to your home cooks everything packages it up puts meals in frig and or freezer and cleans up everything like she was never there 👍

  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
John P.
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Excellence is the only way to discribe both the Service and the Food Quality/Taste of Pebbles Cuisine, Ms Keisha (Pebbles) knows her craft and this comes from fellow Chef/Restauranteur.. Some Serious Food indeed! John P.

  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Dean K.
Verified review

This was my first time using Chef Ron's catering service and it was fantastic. I am so glad I found them and will definitely use them again in the near future!

Edible tastings catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Lanesheial E.
Verified review

I’m very pleased with the professionalism of the company. I had no worries about anything. The food was flavorful. The chef delivered superbly to my health concerns. I will seek services again in the near feature from Edible Tastings. Edible Tastings is my go to catering company from this moment on. Thank you Edible Tastings from my family and I , we really appreciate all that you do.

Chef Gilchrist
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sybil S.
Verified review

Chef Clay Gilchrist delivers yummy, organic, nutritious meals for all my special occasions. He listens to my needs and creates tasty dishes that leave everyone asking for more. Paleo, gluten-free, vegan, special/therapeutic diets? He's your man. I won't throw a party without him!

Chef Friedrich
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Sallie P.
Verified review

Chef friedrich is personable and professional . He is been our personal chef for six months and the menus have been varied and delicious . Her price are competitive

Freshco.
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Esther P.
Verified review

Since I contacted chef Luis Joel Negron, he was very nice, available, and helpful giving ideas and options for my daughter's wedding menu. The wedding was on October 6, 2018. All the team who worked with Freshco. were very professional, and punctual. They were also willing to help on everything that was needed from them. The food was very good and they brought plenty of everything. They also provided for vegan, and allergies options. I really recommend them.

In-Home Chefs, Orlando

New To Thumbtack

  • 13 years in business
About

We are serious professional chefs with a high degree of knowledge and proficiency. Unlike many who offer services beyond the scope of their expertise, we confidently deliver as promised.

Personal Chef Jason

New To Thumbtack

  • 3 years in business
About

I only serve the freshest and best ingredients. Everything is from scratch which in turn makes me slightly more expensive

About

I am executive and personal chef and a general manager of restaurants. I have over 15 years of experience in running high-volume establishments and catering.

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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