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The Flavored Fork Catering
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie S.
Verified review

The flavored fork is awesome. We had a great experience with them as our catering for our wedding. We were blessed to have them as Kenneth Kohler and I United as one. Thank you Matt. You guys did awesome.

  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra V.
Verified review

The best catering service and crew. They were all so professional and not to mention the best food I have ever had from a catering service. They are outstanding!!

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

Chef Tony catered my small wedding of 50 people. This was a destination wedding, we live in Massachusetts and were married in Micco, FL. Chef Tony was amazing with all the planning and help finding other vendors in addition to catering. He helped me plan my perfect menu and suggested a baker for my cake that he worked closely with. All of his staff were amazing and very professional. They even took time to serve the wedding party and photographers appetizers which was fantastic because we were all ravenous. Everything he made was fabulous and I continued to receive rave reviews about the food the entire night and days after the wedding. The menu was cohesive which was an even bigger plus. I think the guest favorites and ours too were the risotto croquets, mini beef wellington, coconut jasmine rice, and the amazing mole braised chicken. But seriously everything was amazing! I hope we will be able to use him again when we visit Florida. The kitchen was also spotless when he left!

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G&W Home Style Cuisine
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy W.
Verified review

Excellent food and customer service. I highly recommend G&W for your catering needs.

  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca W.
Verified review

Tio Zac's was the best choice we made for our wedding! The food was absolutely incredible, everyone loved it. We heard so many compliments, quite a few people told us that it was the best food they've ever had at wedding, and I totally agree! The guys were great, prompt and quick with set up and take down. They were so nice and very easy to work with. Zac was really good with communicating back and forth by email and was patient with our menu changes and questions. The price was super reasonable as well, which was a huge bonus. Overall, I couldn't be happier with our experience and would definitely go with Tio Zac's for any future catering needs.

  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel F.
Verified review

From the very beginning of our planning, we decided that we wanted a morning wedding and a brunch reception. I love breakfast and definitely wanted my wedding to showcase my favorite foods. We looked at several caterers but never found anyone that really offered everything we were looking for until we discovered Sean and Party Elegance. I utilized the website Thumbtack to locate Sean and he was very responsive and helpful right off the bat. We looked over his website and liked the pictures and menu options. We contacted Sean by email and he was so friendly and professional. We setup an in-person meeting and considering the major significance of choosing a caterer for our wedding, Sean was knowledgeable and really put us at ease immediately. He put together a sample menu for us and everything sounded so amazing. Sean was also extremely flexible and willing to work with us on any changes we wanted. We had a tasting at Sean’s kitchen and it was delicious and so much food. Sean made enough food to feed a family and we even had some to take home. For the wedding, we asked for a beer and wine reception (with mimosas), and we specifically wanted to feature beer from our favorite local brewery Funky Buddha, which Sean was more than willing to provide. For our cocktail hour, Sean provided a meat and cheese platter, fruit, and passed hors d'oeuvres, including roasted mushroom flatbread and crazy amazing mini bacon donuts, which were a crowd favorite. For the reception, we had a really great watermelon and tomato salad, assorted baked goods and smoked salmon, potatoes, bacon, sausage and scrambled eggs. We also had the best baked banana French toast as well as waffle and omelet stations. Sean is the best, and all of his staff were friendly and exceedingly helpful on the day. Overall, the party was a huge success and we would definitely recommend Sean and Party Elegance as a premier catering company.

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Downtown Catering
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aaron S.
Verified review

Mo and Jessica did a FANTASTIC job catering our wedding and the food was as delicious as it was for both of our tastings. They went above and beyond with recreating a side dish that my wife and I make at home and fulfilled our request for a brownie sundae bar. Can't say enough positive things about how well it went and how much our guests enjoyed the food!

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor B.
Verified review

Gatherings Event Planning and Catering has catered and planned my wedding, and also has provided planning for my studio open house as well as planning for my mini sessions. She is always amazing to work with and she has an eye for the smallest of details that I would never think of. I highly recommend her!

  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Beth W.
Verified review

Dear Pebbles Enterprise Inc. It has been seven months since my daughter's birthday party and I just wanted to tell you that the catering of the meal was superb! The food was delicious, the table decorations and arrangements were beautiful, and the staff was a delight to work with. Not only was everything that was promised delivered, there were extras thrown in as well that made the event even more special. I feel for everything you did for us, making sure that a thousand and one details were perfectly executed, made the value of the service you provided more than worth the expense it cost me. Your knowledge of event planning and your professional, friendly approach made the major part of the birthday celebration delightful. The best part of all, was when my daughter told me that the event was even better than she had hoped it would be! Thank you for everything,

DIYM Catering LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Patricia S.
Verified review

I hired DIYM to cater my husbands retirement party. The entire experience was great from selecting the menu to delivery and setup to eating the delicious food. Mathew is professional, punctual ( actually early!), and an amazing chef. Everyone at the event raved about the BBQ and the homemade sauce. Everything needed was included, every detail considered. I highly recommend Mathew and DIYM catering for your next event.

Creative Cooking Concepts
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Tyler M.
Verified review

This year during thanksgiving weekend I decided to hire a personal chef for the celebration of my mother and girlfriends' birthday. It was during this weekend when I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Bartlett. Two weeks prior to meeting him I had no idea that I; being a full time college student, could afford the luxury of a personal chef for the two most important women in my life but upon further research and a few phone calls with several different chefs I came to the conclusion that this luxury was an absolute possibility. Over the phone, Mr. Bartlett politefully answered my wide variety of questions about the affordability and the inclusiveness that comes with hiring a personal chef. While answering my questions he was polite, sincere, patient, and most importantly charismatic. Over the phone I was enjoying his good sense of humor, and after the informative phone call was finished his professionalism continued. He wrote up a itinerary for the special evening and once again reiterated the inclusiveness of my specific package including the statement of price, date, and time. The convenience of him being able to work with all my requests including price range and especially date along with times with it being a holiday weekend was remarkable to say the least. Upon his arrival, his charismatic nature and professionalism which I encountered over the phone and email most certainly preceded him. Moreover; if that wasn't enough, he punctually followed the itinerary teaching my request of a brief lesson on knife skill allowing all of us to participate. The product of our labor was beautifully crafted into a impressive bruschetta that was to be our appetizer which we enjoyed from the comfort and warmth of my own living room while Mr.Bartlett catered to our requests for seconds, thirds, and even fourths... Needless to say the bruschetta was the bomb! He finished the dinner while we were conversing among ourselves and enjoying the appetizer. The plate was impressively displayed and served to us by none other than Mr. Bartlett, my mother girlfriend took over a terrabyte of pictures to make all their girlfriends jealous, it worked. By the time we had finished the memorable dinner Mr. Bartlett had finished the dishes and my family and I thanked him endlessly for the more than enjoyable evening. He went on his own way and we are still stuck with the incredible experience in our memory. Now with almost a month of time passed after the event the birthday girls still cannot stop raving over how great the experience was. If you are looking for a personal chef who is professional, charismatic, and has a solid background of experience, certifications, as qualifications that back the individual up, then Mr. Bartlett is the personal chef for you. Being a satisfied customer, I can assure you a excellent experience from his services.

Beachinbbq
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry M.
Verified review

Food, catering and services were absolutely great. Wish it was an eat in BBQ Restaurant!

Wild Thyme Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Nicki M.
    Verified review

    Everything about the experience at Chive Catering is amazing! From the professional staff, competitive pricing and most importantly the creative, fresh and tasty food! I have used and recommended them for work events such as meetings or cocktail parties, lunches for staff or presentations, charity events for large or small Galas, and personally for myself and family gatherings. I know they are always going to deliver on every aspect that I expect!

    Tastebudz - Eats and Treats
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Natalia H.
    Verified review

    Valencia was very responsive and her food was excellent!

    Southern Bites Catering
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Brett P.
    Verified review

    I'm not usually someone who leaves reviews but I could not have been happier with my experience with Southern Bites Catering. I was hosting an event at my business like I have done many times in the past. Typically the companies I hire all do a good job but its generally the same style of presentation; chaffing dishes with some type of chicken, a pasta, a veggie, potato etc. I was looking for something a bit more inventive and exciting. And boy did I get it! The fruit table was the coolest thing I have ever seen! And the other food stations were unlike any self serve food stations that I have been exposed to in the past. AWESOME JOB! Will definitely be using Southern Bites again!

    Matt's Casbah
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    John R.
    Verified review

    We had a great experience at Matt's. They were very flexible with our needs and it was easy to set up our event. The staff was wonderful to work with. They were very attentive and made sure everyone was taken care of. The catering order that we did was executed perfectly and everyone really enjoyed the food. We were very pleased with the results.

    Ruggiero's Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Rene` M.
    Verified review

    Chef Mateo is awesome! He has done several events for us and we have been totally satisfied every time.

    Cuisine Machine
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Ryan R.
      Verified review

      Cuisine machine catered the hordevoures at our wedding and we couldn't have had a more amazing setup. Incredibly delicious, amazingly accommodating, and extremely professional. Everyone loved what they brought to the table.

      A Joyful Kitchen
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Rochelle C.
        Verified review

        Anna catered our daughter's wedding in 2015. She was so helpful, the appetizers and food were delicious, and she went out of her way to accommodate our requests including special foods for vegetarians and gluten-free guests. We highly recommend Anna for your event or party!

        Big Chef G. Catering
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 2 years in business
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        Rita W.
        Verified review

        Victor Gomez, Big Chef, made the evening enjoyable and fun as well as delicious. He takes pride in what he does and there was so much food we stuffed ourselves the next day too. I would highly recommend this caterer. He told me he was happy to be of service to my large family and he was very flexible and accomodating. His assistant, his wife, was an added delight. They left the place spotless.

        • 15 years in business
        Jill L.
        Verified review

        Dave has been the absolute best to work with. He has been so patient and understanding with all the changes and thousands of emails back and forth. I feel like we are practically family from this experience . My sons wedding is on the 10 th of May and with the short notice he has done this as if we had months to prepare. I will post another review after the wedding but I am certain it will be done beautifully as he has promised. I have all intentions of hiring him for any affair I need a caterer for he is. My lifelong go to caterer....the best there is bar none..........

        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.

        Actual Requests

        See other requests for caterers in Palm Bay

        Need a Caterer on 24th of November

        Kissimmee, FL

        • Event type
          Buffet dinner party
        • Cuisine type
          Mexican/Latin
        • Number of people
          50-100
        • Additional Service(s)
          Appetizers

        Need a Caterer for a Cocktail Party

        Maitland, FL

        • Event type
          Cocktail party
        • Cuisine type
          Casual American
        • Number of people
          25-50
        • Additional Service(s)
          Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
        • Details
          need bartender and 2 waiters
        • $175
          Average price

        Need a Buffet Catering and Chef Service for an American Christmas Menu

        Orlando, FL

        • Event type
          Buffet catered event
        • Cuisine type
          Other (American Christmas Menu)
        • Number of people
          25-50
        • Additional Service(s)
          Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic)
        • Details
          We estimate a party of between 40 and 45. A tradional menu of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and a vegitable.
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