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Pinellas Park Buffet Caterers

Browse these buffet caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Pinellas Park.

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The Island Chef
from 70 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Chef Tamara and her assistant Debbie were amazing! The appetizers, dinner and desserts were delicious, she even made sure there were plenty of options for our vegan/vegetarian guests. Every item and platter was artfully presented. They took care of every detail of set-up, serving and clean-up so I was free to enjoy the evening. They also brought containers and placed leftovers in the frig which we enjoyed the next day! I would highly recommend The Island Chef for any event you are planning and will absolutely call her the next time I am planning an event.

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Chef Cheryl
from 41 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark M.
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Chef Cheryl catered a dinner for us for 16 people. The food was off the charts, presented with flair and the flavours a sublime mouth full of heaven in each bite. Cheryl decorated the tables so beautifully and her professional demeanor and relaxed attitude made our evening one we will never forget. Thanks again Cheryl. Looking forward to having you do another dinner.

Good Enuf 2 Eat Catering
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Josh C.
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Chef Kim provided catering to my staff for a full week - lunch and dinner. The food was outstanding and the service was just as good. She stayed in touch constantly and provided everything that was needed and wanted. It was a pleasure to work with her.

Lisi Crane Catering
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Allan S.
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Lisi has been preparing Gluten free and dairy free meals for me for several weeks now , and I has to say they have all been fantastic. She is very conscientious of my dietary restrictions and has catered to my specific needs perfectly. I would recommend to anyone looking for healthy gourmet meals ...

from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen P.
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Melissa did a fantastic job and her assistant, Vanessa was very good as well. She had limited space in our small house but that did not effect her ability to execute a very professional evening of fine dinning. The menu was of our choosing and she quickly adapted to our culinary desires providing us with exquisite food, from the simple but elegantly prepared stuffed mushrooms, Salmon with Avocado & Cream cheese snacks to the Crab cakes, Grilled shrimp and the Delmonico steaks served with especially prepared sliced potatoes and asparagus wrapped with prosciutto. She was very accommodating and obviously eager to make our evening wonderful and memorable. Kudos to Satiety ! Book her, You can not go wrong!!!

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Pasta Chef Catering
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deborah H.
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Pasta Chef catered my Son and Daughter in Laws wedding on the 25th of March. From planning in the beginning to the actual day they went above and beyond in all aspects. The food was delicious and the options and choices for extras if you chose to were endless. We had the pasta stations, coffee bar and bar tending services. Their decor was exceptional! Our guests honestly couldn't say enough wonderful things about them! They made the wedding a truly lovely day! Thanks Mike and Irene!

Orlando's Gourmet Catering
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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We wanted to do something special to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. We tossed around a few ideas, but the thought of going to a loud and crowded restaurant was not appealing to my folks. We finally decided to bring the restaurant to them. On WEDNESDAY, we put out a request for a caterer for SATURDAY! Carolyn to the rescue! I was a little apprehensive at first, because she was coming from Sarasota and we were in Riverview, but she didn't seem to have any problem with it. She sent me a suggested menu on Friday that was spot on, and we finalized the details. What an elegant evening! We set the tables, and Carolyn took it from there. We were able to enjoy our time with family, without someone having to be in the kitchen. It was nice for everyone to be able to sit down and be served a delicious meal. The best part is, when dinner was over, the dishes were done and everything was put away. We never leave my mom's kitchen looking like that after a family dinner! Everyone raved about the food, it was absolutely fabulous! It cost a pretty penny, but because Carolyn was coming to my rescue in the 11th hour, it was worth the extra cost. If you actually had time to plan and prepare, the cost would be reasonable, I'm sure. I highly recommend Carolyn Orlando and her catering. Fantastic food, served by a pleasant, professional team that obviously puts a lot of love and care into their product.

Norma`s Table and Vine
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa D.
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Norma has done numerous catered dinners and cocktail parties for me. Each one was unique, the food was new and outstanding, the service top notch and she did her job happily and professionally. I wish she still lived near me.

Renowned Hospitality
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Donna L.
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Cannot say enough wonderful things about our Back To School Breakfast Buffet!! Blew everything we've ever done out of the water! The quality of the food and the value can't compete with anyone else. We're hooked!


Fabulous Latin Gourmet Catering Cuisine to your next party or event.


We cater to you the customer, we can create a menu specifically for your event and dietary needs

  • 11 years in business

My foods and my personally stand out the most. I love people and catering to them make a different in my life


Pier 22 Catering brings a blend of innovative regional and international cuisine, outstanding presentations, and highly professional service to wedding receptions, banquets, holiday parties, galas, and fundraisers. From formal dinners to light refreshments, large events or small groups, Pier 22 Catering and its professional and experienced special events team offer a presentation surpassed by no other. Rest assured, your food will taste as fabulous as it looks. From preparation to presentation, we take pride in providing unique hors d'oeuvres, buffets and complete formal sit-down meals that are not only delicious to the mouth, but also to the eye. Because we are an established 35-year veteran of the restaurant industry, our resources and capabilities are endless. If we are simply providing food for an office event, or producing a wedding or fundraiser for 500 guests, you can count on amazing quality food. If you need an event location, Pier 22 is the perfect venue, featuring a waterfront terrace, patio and elegant ballroom. With six unique indoor private rooms and five outdoor waterfront settings, Pier 22 has the perfect scenery for all occasions. In addition to a breathtaking selection of venues that overlook the Manatee River, we are ready to bring your vision to life. Pier 22 plays host to a multitude of social gatherings and events. We can accommodate groups from 10 to 300 in our private event spaces, which come complete with spectacular water views. In addition to all of the specialty venues, our executive chef can personally create a custom event menu, featuring regional and seasonally organic ingredients. Pier 22 Restaurant, Patio, Ballroom and Catering is centrally located in historical Downtown Bradenton, at 1200 1st Avenue West, Bradenton, FL, 34205.


I am a classically trained chef who is proficient in a great number of cooking styles but is most passionate about using healthy, local and sustainable ingredients. I can cater many different types of events but prefer smaller and more intimate settings where the food can really shine.


I am a caterer/server/bartender who has been in the food industry for 19 years. I have very flexible hours, and I can travel to your venue.


We have a full line of catering events -- from staff to food, cleanup, music, and great spirit. We have awesome staff and great food. We are committed in all aspects of events and provide great service. I'm a culinary graduate who is very passionate about what I do. I'm a professional, and it shows in our work.


I take the time to make even the smallest detail important. Listen to my clients wants and deliver even more.


I am a fully licensed bartender, prep chef and catering event planner. I gained my experience working in the New York City lounges and concert clubs and here in Florida, at weddings and varied events. I have managed retail and private catering companies and have been involved with all facets of kitchen prep work. I have extensive customer service ability and problem-solving skills. Since I understand the nuances of preparation, I have an affinity for matching great things together. I have a degree in marketing and fine arts and a strong work ethic.


I will set up for your special events, control food from any caterer, serve, set up, break down and do all cleaning.


For personal chef service, we set the menu. I shop, cook, clean, date and label meals, and store them in the refrigerator, ready for the week. I also offer private chef services, where I shop, come in and cook the meal for that day. I do catering for everything -- birthdays, office parties, holiday parties, picnics, and corporate events.


Personal Zone provides meals, lunch and dinner services and personalized meal preparations. We will deliver for $5 and have from one to five meal plans.

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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