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Pembroke Pines Holiday Party Caterers

Browse these holiday party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Pembroke Pines.

Dade County Food Group
from 123 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
Susan L.
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Brian Greb catered a holiday party for us where approximately 30 people attended. There were many prepared appetizers such as stuffed mushrooms-2 ways-, smoked salmon dip, pork tenderloin, skirt steak, fresh berries with a balsamic reduction, and many others. It was all done professionally and with great care. My guests were more than impressed. He and his assistant also did a wonderful job with clean up.

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Rebus Services
from 124 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
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Gelka A.
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Excellent service. From the beginning we decided to have Danielle's services. We always had an easy communication. Very professional. It was a great complement to use their services for our party. Our guests were super delighted whit the recipes drinks. Was simply spectacular. Our bar was always full. If you want to please your guests Danielle is your bartender. Gelka

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
from 84 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Fran W.
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It is often said that the food can make or break a great party. We just had a fabulous Holiday Party catered by Rosemary & Thyme and they did a wonderful job from the first hors d’ourve to the last serving of dessert. The service was excellent and the food plentiful. I highly recommend Chef Sternberg and his staff.

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The Dancing Palate, Inc.
from 82 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
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Hillary C.
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I hired Paul and The Dancing Palate for my wedding on November 20, 2015. Paul was wonderful from the start. We had a tasting right away and it went wonderfully. I had contact more than half a dozen caterers but couldn't get them to be as flexible as Paul was especially for the price. The Dancing Palate is a fantastic value. The food was served on time, warm, and I got many compliments after the wedding. We had 135 guests and a 90 minute sit down dinner. I wanted family style with items served in bowls and sharing, yet sit down at the same time. I didn't find many caterers that would do that, but Paul understood me and it was perfect. A real family meal at our rustic classic wedding. I was very happy with the Dancing Palate and if I had to plan my wedding all over again would hire him back.

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Tasty Creations Catering
from 65 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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Maria G.
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We hired Tasty Creations Catering for a plated dinner party for 32 people and we could not have been happier with the result. Despite unforeseen and uncontrollable setbacks, David, his wife and team performed above expectation and delivered an amazing dinner. David's experience, professionalism, patience and flexibility were evident throughout the entire process. He kept us informed and took time to answer all of our questions leading up to the days of the event. The food he prepared was delicious and was exactly what was promised. He was sensitive to allergies and preparation preferences. We will be calling Tasty Creations Catering for all events in the future. Thank you to David and his team for making our event special.

Good Eating Sobe
from 62 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Phoebe A.
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Chef Traci was so awesome! We hired him for a girls bachelorette party weekend and he catered the following meals for us: Appetizers upon arrival, Breakfast and Dinner. The food was amazing, they made specialty drinks, fabulous dessert, great breakfast, amazing appetizers and dinner was truly unforgettable. He accommodated our group of 10+ women and made amazing food for us! I am looking to hire him again for another trip to Miami.

Exquisite Catering by Robert
from 58 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha D.
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I booked this caterer for my wedding on 12/30/17. I'm Jamaican and my husband and I wanted the jerk chicken with rice and pease. We also had the chance to taste the food prior to booking for the wedding. We worked with Kathy and told her what we like and didn't like at the tasting. The food was awesome at the wedding ! I would like for the chef to be recognized. We had so many compliments about the food. To my regret i didn't get the chance to take any pictures of the food. The servers were so kind and punctual. They provided awesome services. Thank you all for the great work.

JKL Events
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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JKL catered our holiday luncheon (for 65 people) and did an amazing job. They were right on time and the food was hot and delicious!

Conscious Bite Catering
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Sonia R.
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Alex and her team catered my Halloween themed engagement party at the W Hotel in Brickell. They were an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. When I first contacted her, Alex was very quick to revise my quote with any modifications I requested and she was very thorough in her explanations of all my questions. The day of the party they were very friendly, punctual and highly professional. The food was delicious and the presentation was done beautifully. I I highly recommend this company and I feel very lucky to have found them.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrew L.
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We hired Lori for a company holiday party with 30+ people -- it was a great success. Lori was prompt in her communications, accommodating in the details, and very easy to work with. Her staff was professional and made the event easy for me as the organizer.

Paella VIP
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Rick M.
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Best experience ever with Paella Vip. Owner Jorge Ramos arrived on time, (it was raining) set up a tent in the back yard and went to work. The seafood paella was excellent and he accommodated by excluding scallops (couple of guests were allergic) and adding more shrimp. The shrimp expand appetizers were as good. At the end he neatly packed the leftover. Will call him back for my company Christmas party this time will try the paella valenciana.

Bella Personal Chef Catering
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Renee H.
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Awesome!! I hired Bella to cater my 30th birthday brunch. The food was amazing, the staff was friendly and professional. Everything was perfect.

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Beth R.
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Chef Levita delivers what he promises! I highly recommend him. We hosted a holiday party in my home for 40 people. The food was delicious, a perfect variety and all served with style! The presentation was elegant and high end. My guests raved. Chef Levita, Chef Jenny and Ken, the server were all professional, focused and attentive to my guests and my requests. It is without any hesitation that I highly recommend Chef Levita. I will use him again.

Rice Catering, Inc.
from 18 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa P.
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I had a wonderful experience with Rice catering from start to finish. He was super flexible in designing a menu, he was on time, and communicative. The food was delicious!!! We had brunch and mimosas for a bridal shower. It was elegant and satisfying. Not to mention Chef Wally’s personality is very relaxed and helpful. Guests started arriving and he had it all set up so that I could enjoy the party and I wasn’t in the kitchen the whole time. The bride is now considering having him cater her wedding. I will definitely hire him again.

Rosalia's Kitchen
from 17 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ruddy C.
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I love, love, love their food! I organized a birthday party for my niece and the food they brought was on point. Their creativity shows in the food they make. They worked with me creating a menu that everyone loved. I absolutely recommend them to anyone!

Vicky's Catering
from 16 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Oswaldo H.
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We had an excelent experience in our party with Viky's Catering, great food and service for our guests.

Chef Jimmy Dean
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Kam T.
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Chef Jimmy was outstanding last night. I hire him for BBQ cocktail party for 20 people. He was able to accommodate all of our needs with food selection and even bought his own trays and table. He came in a day before to discuss what we would like the theme of the party and food to be. At the day of, he came in early to prep the food and stay a little bit after to clean up. The food and the service was phenomenal. He took his assistant with him. She is great as well. I receive a lot of compliment on the food. His price is reasonable.Overall, it was a pleasant experience will definitely keep going back to him. I highly recommend him.

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Cris S.
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Robyn did an outstanding job catering a party at my home. I had dinner for 12 work associates and I wanted to serve food with a South Florida /Cuban flare. The food was exceptional! In addition, she came in and took control without needing a lot of direction and involvement from me so I could entertain my guests and enjoy the evening! Thanks Robyn!

Naty's Pasteles Y Mas
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kim C.
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This was a holiday party for over 130 guest. Then Food was hot & delicious , they were prompt & very professional. The servers & owner went above and beyond even cutting & plating the cake we had bought. We had More then enough food. Will definitely use for future events.

Squisite Catering
from 10 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cristal Y.
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Squisite was the perfect caterer for our birthday party for 50 people. They brought their food truck which they utilized as a kitchen, their servers and chef were incredibly professional and on time. They also decorated our tables with fresh flowers and beautiful props. I will definitely be utilizing their services again!

Grapes & Olives Catering
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Lea R.
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Very professional team. Extremely efficient, organized, creative and caring to every little detailed demanded from the customer. Grapes & Olives catered our wedding this June (2018) which was 100% organic, vegan, soy and gluten free. It cannot get more demanding than that and they pulled off the most delicious and varied buffet. They blew all the guest away. I would recommend them to anyone for any type of event. You will for sure get the best you possibly can get!

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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