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Plant City Buffet Caterers

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Spice House Catering
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa W.
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Dameon was an excellent chef and very personable. He catered a breakfast buffet for 15 family members. Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and his awesome personality. I highly recommend using Spice House Catering. Thank you Dameon for a wonderful experience.

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The Island Chef
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

On The Go Gourmet
4.7
from 67 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy K.
Verified review

We hired On The Go Gourmet for my Mom's 80th birthday party. Vivian reached out to a request we sent out seeking a chef. She then came and brought us a sample of her cooking and helped us chose a menu. On the day she & her helper prepared, set up and arranged our appetizers, dinner and cake, flawlessly. The food was beyond our expectations. Thank you Vivian & Christina.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Lori S.
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Our wedding was absolutely perfect, due in LARGE part to Once Upon an Event catering. From initial contact to our wedding day - my experience with Sandy and her staff was absolutely WONDERFUL! The food was delicious - our guests are STILL talking about it! I loved that Sandy understood our needs and allowed us to customize our entire menu. which included appetizers, dinner buffet and cake. Another amazing part was the fact that she DID NOT nickel and dime us for every little thing, and was more concerned about how she could make our day perfect. Her staff on the wedding day was extremely professional, friendly, knowledgeable, efficient and so helpful. My mil had made our "display" cake - and there was a problem with the transport of the cake (the top layer slid off!).....one of Sandy's employees saved the day and fixed the cake! They left the kitchen at the venue ABSOLUTELY SPOTLESS, and were thoughtful to take the time to serve 3 of our vegan guests so that they would not have to be in contact with any animal products (we had not even mentioned the fact that we would have 3 vegan guests in our initial meetings). Another plus is Once Upon an Event is a one stop shop. Sandy is available to provide anything you need to ensure your wedding day is the best it can possibly be. I had piece of mind knowing that I could rely on her to find a last minute dj, florist, etc. We truly enjoyed our wedding and had nothing to worry about. I would definitely hire them again!

Intimate Catering
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Arlene C.
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I used Linda for a intimate dinner for my husband and I. She was very punctual,professional,a doll to have! She delivered what she and I decided to have for our 4 course meal with expertise and delisiousness! We had her for the day my children and grand-children arrived. They ALL were thrilled from the breakfast buffet for 10 to snack, lunch, snack, surf and turf dinner! All delivered as delicious as was expected! She is amazing! Her personality is amazing! A joy to have around, she jumped in with the kids nerf gun wars that they brought to the kitchen! Can't tell you how much fun and wonderful food we had with her! Try her!

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Red99 Catering
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Tomika E.
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Pam was great! She catered a breakfast for our family during our Spring Break vacation. The food/menu was great and the price was great as well. Pam was extremely professional yet kind. Red 99 catering was excellent, and we will surely be using their services during our next stay in the Orlando area.

Good Enuf 2 Eat Catering
4.9
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.

Savyor Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
Verified review

Our guests raved about how amazing everything was. The Chef personally walked around to each table to make sure the food was great for our guests. Savyor Events are the most professional caterers. On time, helpful with creating a menu in our budget, and then delivering food that is fresh, hot, and delicious. For appetizers, I would highly recommend the bacon wrapped jumbo shrimp and the prosciutto wrapped mozzarella. Main course: My choice = sautéed mushrooms/steak and chicken/pineapple shish-ka-bobs was my favorite. The mushrooms were exquisite! Savyor's serving staff was a pleasure to work with; friendly, prompt, clean, and courteous. Definitely using Savyor Events for the holiday party!

CYM Productions
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Diana B.
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CYM did coffe and pastries for our Easter service! They were delicious. We will use them again for future events!

Carrabba's Italian Grill
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret M.
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I could not have been more pleasantly surprised with the convenience, quality and cost of Carrabba's catering. The manager, Cheyanne bent over backwards, for my office party, which says a lot because I am not the easiest person to please.

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bridget Y.
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I hired the Fishin Chicken ( Debbie Guy ) for a cast and crew dinner. I had special circumstances in that the dinner needed to be served to all cast members in time for them to begin rehearsal. we discussed menu options that would work and the event went very smoothly. Debbie and her crew went above and beyond, there were no unpleasant surprises ( prices was as agreed. they showed up on time) Everyone enjoyed the food they prepared and I would hire her again in a heartbeat

Renowned Hospitality
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Donna L.
Verified review

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!

CityLync
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Bev B.
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I used CityLync for catering an annual party. My husband's budget was cut at his office and we offered to host a party at home and get a catered meal. The meal planning process was extremely easy and they were nothing short of amazing to work with. The food showed up on time and tasted delicious! What a great service and I'll be definitely using them again.

About

Dine in the comfort of your own home with organic and natural menus that are designed to excite and entice your senses. These menus have been designed over a period of twenty years. I will come to your home or any venue such as boats, planes, etc., prepare your meal, clean up and leave. We are available for all events.

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I make soul food ribs, chicken, pork, yellow rice, beans, mac n' cheese, collard greens, etc. I include all the right fixings and also sweet potato pies and cakes.

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We provide catering for picnics, barbecues, pig roasts, private and corporate events or fundraisers for any sized group, for any Florida City. As off-premise caterers, our indoor and outdoor catering crews would love to cater any of our menus for your next event

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I can cater at your residence for private catering parties. I am a professional chef for hire. I am planning to move to the St. Pete, FL area this year. I currently cater for groups of 10 to 400, buffets and plated dinners.

  • 16 years in business
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I have been in the food service and catering profession for over 25 years and started Lynn's Catering in 2002 out of my passion for cooking. I pride my business on delivering the highest-quality food and customer service. We'd love to cater to an event that you won't forget.

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

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We can provide great food for your wedding, corporate or social event. We also offer bar and beverage service and would love to work with you to create an unforgettable event! Our food is focused on fresh ingredients, bold flavors and innovative presentation. We’d be classified as modern American and we take the best regional and international flavors and make them unique. Since a majority of our food is made in house, you won’t find many of the dishes from typical “catering company” menus. Our food is on the high end side, but approachable, so you won’t need a French dictionary to pronounce what you are eating. Some of our signature dishes include our Cabernet Braised Beef Short Ribs, Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits.

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Simply Divine Catering & Baking Service is a licensed and professional catering company that specializes in custom cakes as well as food.

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.

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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