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Browse these cocktail party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Orlando.

Hidalgo Catering Company
4.7
from 105 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
Brian Y.
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Maurice was amazing. I oversee events for a Fortune 500 company and have high standards. I hired Maurice to do a dinner party for six at the new home of friends I'm visiting. I challenged him to create a menu that celebrated the food of the places where my guests grew up. He not only met the challenge but brought it all together with a creative interpretation of each cuisine. It was an amazing evening.

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KITCHEN'S PORTAL
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
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Aj S.
Verified review

I don't even know where to start. Junior was more than accommodating with providing me with a grocery list beforehand based on what we liked and the flavors we were going for. He even helped us to create a signature cocktail for our guests. He was so sweet, warm, and inviting, and so much fun. Our guests were blown away by his creativity of the drinks he made from scratch, his bubbly personality, and his professionalism. He was a true gentleman and we can't thank him enough for his services in making our engagement party one of the most memorable moments of our lives. Thank you Junior!

Spice House Catering
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin K.
Verified review

Dameon prepared a four course dinner party for 8 at our rental home and was a pleasure to work with throughout the process. He was extremely responsive while we planned, showed up promptly the evening of the dinner and wowed our guests with his beautiful presentation. We were so pleased with his service and would highly recommend him.

Personal Chef Catering
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Karla R.
Verified review

Everything was perfect! Tony was great to work with. He was patient and informative as we put together the menu. I had a party with appetizers. The food was amazing. All my guests were Taste and presentation. Tony's staff were very professional and courteous. I will definitely recommend him to everyone and have him cater my next event.

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Red99 Catering
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelly L.
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I used Red99 Catering for a holiday party for my staff - a small party of 12. The menu that Pam proposed was really nice - I didn't change a thing. The price was very reasonable, they arrived right on time and set things up nicely. My guests loved the food - it was a hit. I would definitely recommend them and use them again. And Pam is really nice.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Naquan B.
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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!

ChefServ Catering Service
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
MONIQUE G.
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Thank you ChefServ for the very professional service offered at my mothers 70th birthday party! The food was exceptional, arrived right on time and catered to our expectations! Thank you for making our event a success! Monique

Chef Neil Rowan
4.4
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie N.
Verified review

Neil catered a 3 hour Birthday cocktail party for me. He was professional in every phone interaction, he listened carefully and provided solutions. The food was OUTSTANDING in quality, presentation and taste. During the event, he made sure he had everything he needed to minimize mess and to maximize the experience for me and my guests. Thank you...Leslie

  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Marie B.
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My experience with Gourmet Crepes Cafe and Catering was delicious! I was having a party with some of my friends and Jean came to help me out making the best crepes I haven't had in a long time... Coming from Bretagne in France (where crepes are originally from), I really fell like home while tasting them. Perfumed perfectly with orange blossom, my guests were delighted and I was really happy I asked Jean to come. His smile and professionalism enchanted me and he really helped to the success of my party.

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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
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Margie D.
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Breaking Bread with Mira provided dessert catering for a wine tasting event we had. She went above and beyond to pair the right desserts with the different wines we had. She even used the wine as an ingredient! Talk about custom! Plus everything was delicious and looked beautiful. We will definitely use her again!!

The Catering Company
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Meggie H.
Verified review

Yummy food that held up for hours of fun! Great feedback from guests for my 30th bday party. Food was priced right and we had plenty! THANKS!!!

Savyor Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl B.
Verified review

Savyor Events catered my daughter's wedding reception and I have to say they were so easy to work and helpful in planning this event. From the amazing food to the floral arrangements and personalized cocktail napkins and leave behinds. The were true pros!

Happy Celery
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Ormary S.
Verified review

You did me a great service. Thanks for the ideas for my party. I hope to be together Thanksgiven my party!

Ultimate Rentals & Catering
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
Verified review

Highly Recommend!! I would highly recommend Ultimate Rentals and Catering to anyone needing a caterer or tailgating fun. The food was delicious -I had a ton of compliments on the food. From a party planner perspective, Shawn, his wife and staff were fantastic. They were set up and we were not quite ready so they pitched in where needed. They were awesome! The tailgating trailer, corn hole and adult trikes were big hits at the party. Not to mention the adult trikes are hilarious to watch race. Our party would not have been the same with out them and that is the true sign of a great caterer. Again, I would highly recommend Ultimate Rentals and Catering to anyone in need of catering or tailgating games. They were on time, had great communication and highly professional. I will definitely use them again.

Market To Table Cuisine
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Amanda W.
Verified review

I hired Market to Table Cuisine for a recent birthday party for 50 guests at my home. Market to Table provided all of the food, plates and utensils,serving dishes, and servers. Chef Ryan and his team did a fantastic job. It was great to have the chef there the entire time. Some caterers just send the support staff. My guests are still talking about the unique food and creative presentation. I would highly recommend Market to Table to anyone who is looking for not just great food but personal service and a memorable event. I know I will book them again!

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Norma R.
Verified review

Awesome food it was delicious. Everyone was very very happy there still talking about it! Work Quality was great, professionalism was awesome, the value of the food was great, everything was perfect. Can't wait for next party! Don't have pictures of all the food but have a picture of the fruit basket and decor was phenomenal. Thank you so much Tres catering for your hard work. God bless you always.

Cocktail Baby
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Susie A.
Verified review

We loved Morgan!! She was on time, organized and extremely friendly with all of our guests. We would definitely rehire her to work any party or event we may have. I highly recommened her , you will not be disappointed.

Condron Culinary Group LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jodi K.
Verified review

K & M Catering have done several private events for us. They have come and shucked oysters for us at our Super Bowl Parties and entertained the guests, showing them a good time. Very Professional and clean. Also they have done private cocktail parties for us and everything was always fresh and made from scratch. I will be using them again!!!

Oprah K. Davidson
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Lamar S.
Verified review

Oprah is truly talented. She is a phenomenal chef and impressed me with the first bite of a three-course meal. We would use her again in a heartbeat. She helped me pull off a surprise Birthday/Valentine's dinner for my fiancé. She had all the tools and ingredients for a meal at a 5-star restaurant but it was at our home. She served us, cooked for us, and cleaned up the entire kitchen for us. The kitchen was cleaner after the meal then it was when she started cooking! She was sweet, and kind hearted. I cannot wait to have her over for a dinner party and share her talents with others!

Party Creations
5.0
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
Jacqueline C.
Verified review

I recently purchased my first home and wanted to have a nice spread for my guests at my housewarming party. This caterer exceeded my expectations; from their punctuality (they were early for set up and prep) to the quality of the food provided. While it wasn't a huge venue or large crowd, their quality of work and professionalism made my guests feel welcome, and as though they were attending a larger event. I definitely plan on using them again in the future, and recommending them to my friends / family. Thank you, Party Creations!

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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