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

We hired Chef Mathew for my daughter's wedding. He was very professional. The food was amazing!!! Everyone had wonderful things to say. Thanks again for your help in making my daughter's wedding everything she wanted!!!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly L.
Verified review

Corey Williams catered my outdoor wedding reception at Lake Monroe Park in Debary. The food was wonderful. Several guests asked for his information so they could use his services in the future.

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
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Stephanie I.
Verified review

Gwen is such a kind lovely lady and her food is incredible. The attention to detail, presentation and flavor was so wonderful, people had nothing but wonderful things to say about the delicious appetizers that she made for my small backyard wedding. The best touch was the deviled eggs that she dyed to match my wedding colors!!

  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Felicia P.
Verified review

I had personally met with Zachary two weeks prior to the wedding. He wanted to make sure he could clarify everything on the menu and we could prepare better for our wedding day. On the day of the wedding, he arrived two hours early, on time, and began to prepare and set up in the most professional manner. The appetizers were outstanding, the BBQ dinner with juicy meats and side dishes was superb! They were the highlight and, I believe, the best part of my wedding. All of the quests raved about the food and were so impressed by them. There was also enough food for everyone and plenty of leftovers which lasted over a week. I would highly recommend them to anyone; especially for a backyard wedding. The food is unique and tasty!

  • 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
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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
Lori H.
Verified review

Janey catered my wedding. It was beautiful. We had many compliments from the guests regarding food and decorations.

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

DIYM catered for my wedding. The food was fantastic! They were willing to make changes to accommodate this bridezilla. The set up, clean up, and everything in between was flawless. The owners are friendly and personable.

Di'Michelli's Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Caroline H.
Verified review

I had the pleasure of using DiMichelli's Catering for 4 ( could be 5 or more)...I may have lost count, since Juliann and DiMichelli's is the only catering service I use! The food and service are fantastic! For my daughter's wedding, Juliann was more than just the caterer. She did so many things for us, as we did not have a wedding planner. I say...why would you go anywhere else, when you know the food and service will be great, and Juliann's expertise in so many areas makes entertaining sooo easy!! Thanks Juliann and DiMichelli's!!!

Encore Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon C.
Verified review

Maria did an exceptional job catering my wedding. I would recommend her for any big event like this or small. I also witnessed her in charge of the spirit of Ethan Allen moonlight lady cruise ship for all meals. Questions call802-881-4863

Mo's catering Co.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Desiree W.
Verified review

Mo’s catering catered my wedding reception on Saturday 11/4/17. The food was amazing! Not one complaint about the food and believe me my family is hard to please! I will definitely be using Mo’s catering for several events in the NewYear! If your looking for great food at a reasonable price contact Mo’s Catering!!

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!

    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.

      All Starz Catering
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 4 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Colleen N.
      Verified review

      Catered my daughters Wedding Reheasal dinner, awesome food, very professional, very easy to work with Ashley did an awesome job. Recommend her highly

      • 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.

      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.

      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 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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