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Plant City Wedding Food Caterers

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Spice House Catering
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Leon G.
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Chef Brown catered one of the most elegant meals that I have had. It was for my wedding anniversary and my wife was just blown away. I highly recommend and will use him in the future!

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The Island Chef
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura T.
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Everything from the planning and communication to the meal preparation and delivery was excellent. The food variety, quality and presentation was outstanding. The staff was amazing, they went out of their way to make sure our wedding dinner rehearsal party was going well.

On The Go Gourmet
4.7
from 67 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Brandy S.
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Vivian catered our wedding and her food was amazing! We loved that she sat down with us and let us customize our own menu. And she was able to work with our budget to provide us with a beautifully catered event. We highly recommend her for your next event!

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Red99 Catering
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Jack A.
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Pamela and Red99 Catering catered our wedding late last year. The food and presentation was immaculate and she always made us feel comfortable and confident that everything would be taken care of for us. The food tasted great and everyone was really friendly! Thanks Pamela!

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.

Happenings by Heather
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Kymberli A.
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Heather was a pleasure to work with. Our wedding was on a short and tight budget and her fees fit perfectly within. Great value and great service!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Cheryl T.
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I live in Pittsburgh, PA and hosted a morning after wedding brunch for 50-60 people in Tarpon Springs, FL. Laura from Emerald catering was very easy to work with. She was prompt in her correspondence with me and offered helpful suggestions. She was also willing to work with me to make sure I had what I needed. Food was delivered on time and was delicious.

Savyor Events
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl B.
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Savyor Events catered my daughter's wedding reception and I have to say they were so easy to work and helpful in planning this event. From the amazing food to the floral arrangements and personalized cocktail napkins and leave behinds. The were true pros!

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Pasta Chef Catering
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeff K.
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Over and beyond our wildest expectations!!! The courteousness of the staff was exemplary!!!! The food even better!!! Best pasta we've ever had!!! Pasta chef catering made our wedding day perfect!!!

Anna's Creations
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
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Anna created the perfect environment for my wedding! She made our aisle runner, bouquets, centerpieces, and the entire wedding decor! She came highly recommend from one of my friends!!! I was so impressed with everything and her pricing was very very reasonable. I am so pleased that she played such a big part of making my wedding looking so magical! (Also she was so energetic and her positive attitude help de-stress me during wedding planning)

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jonda B.
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Ann Lotterhos catered our 40th Wedding Anniversary celebration. The food was incredible! All the guests were talking about it and trying to decide which selection they liked the best. Ann was great to work with in planning and executing the event. She provided me an amazing list of food selections to choose from and was very accomodating in providing something for everyone including vegan, vegetarian and a selection for the kids. After the event the kitchen was clean and spotless! I have never been to an event where all the guests applauded the caterers!

The Catering Company
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Meggie H.
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Yummy food that held up for hours of fun! Great feedback from guests for my 30th bday party. Food was priced right and we had plenty! THANKS!!!

BTB Catering
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mercedes K.
Verified review

I definitely will give Zachary 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟stars for his services my wedding guests loved his food and his services we all could not stop complimenting his barbecue meatballs appetizer. Him and his team kept everything neat and organized and even cleaned off the tables after mu guests and i were done eating. I would definitely recommend his services and if i had to do it all over again i would use his services again! Thumbs up to zack and his crew 👍. Thanks again Zack.

Jones Family Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
John W.
Verified review

It was a pleasure to work with the Jones family Catering. They really care about what they do and it shows. The food and service were excellent. I would absolutely use them again.

Lake Harbin Gourmet
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Jalonda A.
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Lake Harbin Gourmet words can't express how great your food is. My wedding of 200 was impressed with the flavored taste and presentation of the food. The food was hot and plenty was available for all. I will highly recommend your services. Thank you for making my wedding a special occasion!

TNT Catered Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Katelyn D.
Verified review

Thank you so much to TNT Catering for the incredible food at our wedding! Very professional and very personable, we strongly recommend them to anyone looking for event catering! We met for a taste test meal and they made a special menu to fit our budget for 100 people. Excellent communication! The food at your wedding makes a huge impact on your day and we chose barbeque for our rustic barn wedding. Everyone LOVED it! Thank you again TNT!

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tina A.
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These food trucks are awesome. Great food and service

Great chef
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeffrey K.
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We were very happy with Chris (and his Mother) catering and planning our Daughter's wedding reception. The food was excellent, the planning was precise and his enthusiasm was evident to everyone. We certainly recommend Chris' services to anyone.

Elegant Ediblez
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Kimberly B.
Verified review

Mary did a fantastic job with my beach wedding cupcakes. Provided updates so I wouldn't freak out on my wedding day. Was in contact with my venue for delivery and set up so there were no issues. And the cake was beautiful and very yummy.

TREmendous Que
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Sharda G.
Verified review

We contacted them short notice to provide lunch for my staff and the food was delicious! They catered exactly what I requested and everyone enjoyed it, especially the pulled pork. They were very professional, friendly and quick to respond. I would definitely recommend them and use them for future catering needs.

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    We offer catering and food truck services. We have many years of experience in doing both high-end and casual catering and will customize a menu for your next event!

    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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