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Pembroke Pines Food Catering Companies

Browse these food catering companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Pembroke Pines.

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Rebus Services
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Clara K.
Verified review

Thank you Danielle & troops!! the quinceanera the mi daughter was beautiful & all our guest commented on the quality of your food and service. We are happy to recommend you to our friends. Happy Holidays!! Kraus Family

Dade County Food Group
5.0
from 112 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
DJ M.
Verified review

We used Dade County Food Group for our annual Holiday party. We hosted about 100 people at our home with a theme of Christmas morning. Chef Brian and Chef Jose worked with us to create a super cool menu of 'breakfast' items. We had three types of Lardon, Three types of Quiche, Chicken and Waffles, Corn Fritters, and Morning after sliders (Turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce)! All were served as passed Hors D'oeuvres. The food was incredible, the service was equally as good. There was plenty of food and leftovers. We shopped around a bunch and spoke with different catering companies. We are so happy we partnered with these guys (And I mean that genuinely. These guys were partners throughout the process, giving us ideas, coming to our house for a tasting, etc). If we could give a 6th star we would. We highly recommend them without reservation.

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
4.9
from 83 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Renee D.
Verified review

Had Jeff cater food for a party of 35. We just had Jeff drop off the food at a friends house and we brought it over and reheated/set the food out later in the evening. Straightforward directions on stickers for all the food. Well packaged to transport. The food was great. Jeff always was prompt in returning my calls/messages. One thing to consider if you will not have him there to help you: For large parties, make sure you have 2 refrigerators (one empty one) and preferably two stoves. I was a bit overwhelmed trying to reheat and plate all the food and then store what wasn't ready to be eaten (there was so much). Even with help it was impossible to leave the kitchen for about 3 hours so... have help or hire Jeff to do it for you.

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The Dancing Palate, Inc.
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Luana A.
Verified review

From the first contact to the wedding day The Dancing Palate was fantasist. I was looking for a catering service for my daughter’s wedding and found The Dancing Palate on Thumbtack. Paul came to the house and cooked a sample meal of items that she had selected. After tasting the food, we know that The Dancing Palate was exactly what she was looking for and fit our food budget. We wanted our guest to enjoy the food at the reception. And that’s exactly what happened. At the reception we started with Hors D’oeuvre; Fried Mac & Cheese Balls (a brain storm item), Sweet Corn Fritters, Feta Stuffed Mushrooms and Chicken & Waffles with a Glaze Syrup (a brain storm item). Dinner included; Bread Rolls, Salad, and the guest had a choose of Bleu Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops, Skirt Steak served with Chimichurri Sauce and County Fried Chicken Steak served with a White Gravy Sauce (which was another brain storm item). Roasted Garlic White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds. *** Brain storm item…. Items not on his menu but more than happy to for you make. Dessert was done by their pastry chef, Moni’s Sweets Bakery. We went with cupcakes, Vanilla Rum with Buttercream Frosting, for our guest and a small cake for the bride and groom. Guest after guest had high compliments for all food served and for the catering staff. The catering staff had a high level of professionalism. They were courtesy and polite and made sure that our guests were well taken care of. Paul had said that The Dancing Palate would set up and cleaned up without any disturbance to the reception or our guest and that he would provide a high level of service. He and The Dancing Palate did that and much more. They gave us peace of mine in knowing all was taken care of. I would highly recommend The Dancing Palate Catering Service without a hesitation and when planning a party, The Dancing Palate will be my go to catering service. A BIG THANK YOU to Paul, Moni and the staff from The Dancing Palate. Contact information: Paul Lobeck- Executive Cherf Catering and Private Chef Services (786) 417-3825 www.thedancingpalate.com moni@monissweets.com

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Tasty Creations Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert S.
Verified review

Tasty creations catering, service and food were outstanding. David and his staff treated us like family. Well done!

Good Eating Sobe
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra B.
Verified review

We loved Traci. The food and service was amazing. We will hire him again.

Exquisite Catering by Robert
4.5
from 56 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony G.
Verified review

From start to finish via customer support, service, options, pricing, flexibility, courteous, delivery, set-up, pickup, food presentation, excellent tasting food. This caterer/catering service is without question, without doubt, unequivocally the best! Thank you for Exquisite for being everything you advertise, and even more. The milestone event was a big success largely due to your service. At least several guest preserved the napkins with your contact info, and 1 guest will be contacting you service shortly for their own upcoming event. The food was awesome not only in presentation, but in taste as well! Thank you again!

C & F Catering
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan F.
Verified review

Cynthia did an amazing job for my mother's memorial. Everything was very affordable for what we wanted. She arrived promptly and helped set up the layout for the food. And most importantly, the food tasted amazing and looked wonderful! We received nothing but compliments with the catering food. I highly recommend her cheesecake cups and barbecue meatballs! I would highly recommend C&F Catering.

JKL Events
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Justin C.
Verified review

Jessica was early and ready to get to work. Very professional, attentive to my needs and organized. The food was warm and fresh and very good. I placed an order for 40 to 50 people and we had plenty of food left over. Overall reaction was excellent. I would recommend JKL to anyone looking for great catered food.

Top Pro
  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia C.
Verified review

I used Lori's catering services for a small get together and birthday party for about 30 people. Since I was a novice at party giving, Lori was very good about checking in with me along the way and making suggestions about both the menu and the setup. We had more than enough food which had been a particular worry of mine since I could not picture amounts. The party was for noon on a Sunday and I elected to do sort of a blend between a brunch and a lunch. In particular, the strata, mango salad and berry fruit salad were the most popular and I found that the dressings, sauces and spreads that accompanied the food were what added to the uniqueness of the ham, rolls and other salads. Everything was tasty and fresh. The delivery person was on time and helpful with food placement as it was a buffet style. The dishes were all set to go on platters and we supplied the serving utensils and beverages. I would certainly recommend Lori for whatever occasion you might need these services.

Paella VIP
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Paola D.
Verified review

We used VIP Paella for a work Luncheon of 125 employees. Food and service were great, very punctual and reasonably priced. We will be calling them back for next years lunch.

Conscious Bite Catering
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Naslyn B.
Verified review

Everything was to perfection! Our event was a great success thanks to Conscious Bite Catering. The food, service and presentation was exceptional. Highly recommended.

Bella Personal Chef Catering
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Acdy S.
Verified review

Outstanding service food it's delicious

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie F.
Verified review

Chef Levita did a wonderful job catering my mother's 90th anniversary celebration for 15 people. The food was wonderful and the presentation lovely. He helped me make some very wise choices for my group which I also appreciated. These included summer rolls, sushi, sliced tenderloin, Casear salad, haricots vertes with garlic roasted potatoes and a wonderful, freshly-baked chocolate cake. He and his assistant Carlos made my gathering a great success.

Mobile food truck/catering
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Susan S.
Verified review

Food and service is beyond great! Love the jerk seasoning!

Rosalia's Kitchen
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica V.
Verified review

Their food is really delicious! If you want great flavors and homemade confort food this is your best choice.

Naty's Pasteles Y Mas
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Diana N.
Verified review

This is the fourth time we use this catering company. The food is delicious; the service is outstanding, consistent and reliable. We can and have recommended this catering company. Some of our agents have use this catering service for other Holiday parties, Broker’s Open, and other types of events.

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Mauricio Crespo
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ran G.
Verified review

We contacted Mauricio one week before our baby shower when another caterer cancelled. The food was delicious, beautiful and affordable. All the guests liked it. The delivery and set up were spotless. Mauricio is everything you need when considering catering for your party-good food, beautifully presented and reliable!

Squisite Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alexandra G.
Verified review

We used Squisite for the celebration of our son’s baptism and we were all delighted with the professionalism, qualitity of the service and the delicious food! I highly recommended!

The Silver Spoon
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lauri W.
Verified review

Moira Douglas and her team catered my milestone birthday party and both the food and service were wonderful. The appetizers, entrees and desserts were presented elegantly and the team made sure each of my guests were well cared for throughout the evening. I am happy to recommend The Silver Spoon. Lauri Ward

Grapes & Olives Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Tere A.
Verified review

Great service and quality of food. Tony was very professional from the time I first talked to him up until the end of the event. He was always willing to do anything he was asked for. I am very happy I used his services.

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.
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