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Pompano Beach Cocktail Party Caterers

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Dade County Food Group
5.0
from 123 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea M.
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Chef Brian and his staff are simply amazing! Very professional, personable, and a lot of fun to work it. His team catered 50 people for our small office cocktail party, and everything on the menu was delicious! I can not say enough about the mini bread puddings :) The event was yesterday, and we've already booked Dade County Food Group for our next event. They come highly recommended. If you are thinking of hiring them, do not hesitate.

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Rebus Services
4.9
from 124 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
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Susie B.
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We had an awesome dinner party. For the first time I could enjoyed time with my guest! Service was wonderful and good! Everything in the kitchen was put away, clean and leftovers were all packed up and put away for yummy left overs. Thanks, we will use your service again.

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
4.9
from 84 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Fran S.
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Chef Sternberg is a fantastic chef. The quality and the flavor of the food was excellent. He and his staff were extremely professional. They showed up on time and when they left you would have never known they were there. From start to finish my dinner party for 12 was seamless. Everyone including myself enjoy the evening. I would highly recommend them and will be using them for my future parties.

Good Eating Sobe
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Jay S.
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We hired Chef Traci for a plated dinner party. The food was outstanding. Very creative talent. Traci is very courteous and has great style. We have him on speed dial for future events.

Exquisite Catering by Robert
4.6
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.

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The Catering Group
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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Joseph M.
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I found TCG on Thumbtack. Alan Fromowitz and his staff catered my wife's Birthday cocktail party at our home. To quote Alan, they "came into a clean home and left a clean home". The service and food was excellent. My guests were impressed, so was I. Alan "Promised to deliver and he delivered what he promised." Joe Maltz

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Chef Tim
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Dana U.
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Chef Melissa and Shawn catered a cocktail party we hosted at our home. They were fantastic. The food was great and they cleaned everything up afterwards.

Conscious Bite Catering
4.9
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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Dana M.
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I recently hired Chef Laura to do a cocktail party for 100 people in April 2015 . She and her staff were AMAZING! I priced several caterers for my event and her services and prices couldn't be beat. When she works your event you can really tell she has passion for what she does and her food tastes amazing. I would defiantly hire her again because she brings all professionalism without the attitude most caterers have. It was a pleasure working with her.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Tiffany M.
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Lori catered a dinner party for 7 in our home. She was so lovely to work with from day one. She was very professional, tidy and her pricing is fair. She is very flexible with food allergies and all types of dietary restrictions. The food was tasty--especially the bacon candy and the chocolate mousse. Overall she is a delight and I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone. Her assistant Deb was also fabulous and a pleasure to work with.

Paella VIP
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
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Besides the food being excellent, and every single one of my guests at my son's wedding shower agreed on this, the hospitality is unmatched. Jorge is a class A gentleman, he adores his family and he is unbelievably talented not just in culinary skills & presentation of the food but also in customer appreciation. He made me feel so, so "VIP" in my own home that I wish I could have a dinner party every weekend for my loved ones. The Paella Campesina he made was even more beautiful than the one I saw online (Since he knew it was a love themed occasion, he took the time to cut the red peppers in to hearts). My son's wedding shower in my back yard was so beautiful with hanging lanterns everywhere, engagement photos, tiki torches, tulle everywhere, and I have to admit that I thought nothing could top the ambiance. Jorge pulled it off!! The food area was beautifully presented, extraordinarily clean, delicious and the service like I said was amazing. If only the world had more gentlemen like Jorge, we would be so much better off. I keep typing to see if I can find words worthy enough to describe it but I can't! Gracias Jorge por esa noche tan especial, te agradezco con todo mi corazon, fuistes una bendicion!! Que Dios te bendiga y guarde a ti y tu familia siempre. Thank you Jorge, with all my heart, for such a special night, You were truly a blessing. May God bless you and keep you and your family always. Nancy

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Cafe Delish Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Liza H.
Verified review

Renee was easy to work with and responsive to my specific needs for our party. We had about 20 guests and it was a themed party which she accommodated accordingly with the color of linens and floating candles. The servers were excellent and extremely nice. Everything was tidied during the party as well as after. And, the food was excellent. Our guests ate every last crumb. No leftovers for us unfortunately! I would highly recommend.

Mr. G's Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Lou A.
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Mr. G's Catering services were outstanding. John and his wife came early to set up the event. They surprised and exceeded our expectations with their decorations for my partner's 50th birthday party. His food was what you would expect from a Chef. It was of high quality and quantity for the price. We had more than enough food to feed our guest. His Lasagna was out of this world. Overall, myself, my partner, and all of my guess were extremely pleased from beginning to end.

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Jared W.
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Chef Lavita did a great job for our dinner party. I highly recommend him. We will definitely re-hire him for the next party we have.

Rice Catering, Inc.
5.0
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
4.9
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!

Chef Jimmy Dean
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Kam T.
Verified review

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
Carl F.
Verified review

Awesome catering for our party. Chef Robyn really helped us out and delivered as promised.

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

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
5.0
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
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Lea R.
Verified review

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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