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Browse these inexpensive wedding caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Pompano Beach.

Dade County Food Group
5.0
from 123 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
Hazel C.
Verified review

My name is Hazel , I had requested many inquiries for caterers for my upcoming wedding. First wonderful impression Brian gave was that he was the first to response. What I loved about him and his company as well, was that he offered customized food menus to go with my liking. :) I thought that was wonderful. Unfortunately, I was not able to book him due to the budget I have and I had to settle for a banquet hall. I loved how he was attentive, that when I had forgotten to contact him for 2 days he kindly contacted me. I will ALWAYS reserve his information if another occasion comes, and I would DEFINITELY recommend him to my family, friends, and any other people out there. Keep up the good work Brian! :) Very outstanding and attentive customer service.

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Rebus Services
4.9
from 124 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephane J.
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I hired Rebus catering for my wedding this past weekend and they did a PHENOMENAL job!!! Thank you Danielle for such a great and professional staff!

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
4.9
from 85 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Lori M.
Verified review

Chef Jeff catered our wedding with made-to-order omelets and all the sides. It was great! From having us in his home for an omelet lunch tasting to bringing us flowers on our special day, he met all of our expectations and then some. Our guests all loved him and commented to us on his professionalism as well as his friendly personality. We can't thank him enough for all that he did to make our wedding brunch a success. We highly recommend him and are sure to hire him again for our next big party (or maybe even a private dinner for two)!

Good Eating Sobe
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren A.
Verified review

Traci and his staff are AWESOME! Not only was the food at our wedding fantastic, but our families and guests could not stop raving about Traci and his staff as people! They were attentive, accommodating, personable, laid back! I highly recommend Good Eating Sobe! I can't say enough about Traci and his food! Thank you for making my wedding such a beautiful experience! We are so grateful! -Lauren & Chance

Exquisite Catering by Robert
4.6
from 58 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha D.
Verified review

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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Annie O.
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I had a great experience with TCG, considering it was a last minute event. I live in TX and was in Miami visiting my family when my brother told me he was getting married and was planning a small wedding ceremony. Mind you, this was about 8 days prior to his ceremony date. I searched for local catering companies and chose TCG. Alan, the manager, reached out to me via phone and e-mail. From the beginning he was very, very helpful and I greatly appreciate his professionalism and patience with the last minute event. He greatly helped me out choosing the right menu and the rental equipment at a low cost, fast, and convenient. I definitely recommend TCG and I'd use them again for future events. =) Thank you Alan!

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Chef Tim
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Elisabeth A.
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I can't say enough good things about Chef Tim and his crew. He worked with my fiance and I (and on a tight budget at that!) to create this wonderful customized menu that celebrated our Mexican and Brazilian roots. Then he invited us over to sample the foods that would be on our menu and was responsive to the feedback we gave him. He even was open to adding a speciality Mexican drink (horchata) to his usual menu of drinks. And all my Mexican cousins said it came out tasting exactly like what you'd find in Mexico. He was communicative and helpful throughout the planning process, arrived on time with his crew, and served the most delicious food. I had several wedding guests come up to me to rave about the quality and diversity of the food. And more than that, Chef Tim is just a legitimately nice person and his crew helped keep everything running smoothly all night. I would highly recommend him to other brides in Palm Beach County. Thanks Chef Tim for helping to make our wedding extra special!

Conscious Bite Catering
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Sonia R.
Verified review

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
Veronica S.
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We had a small wedding for 20 and we are so glad we found Laura. She was extremely professional and detailed, always emailed me back on time and made sure all my concerns where taken care of. We live in New York and had the wedding in Deerfierld Beach, i never meet Laura until the day before the wedding but her professionalism made me very confortable. Everything was beyond perfect, the service was impeccable and always made sure all my guest where well taken care of. The food was incredible, everything was delicious and very well served and prepared. I would recommend Laura to anyone that has a small or big event. Simply perfect!!! Thank you so much for making our day extra special.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel W.
Verified review

2 thumbs up for Lori Rizzo Events!!! You were truly amazing in bringing the most scrumptious dinner platters to our daughter's wedding reception!!! Thank you for your quick email responses and fabulous ideas!!! You are the best and will be recommended to my friends & family.

Paella VIP
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Lyris V.
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Jorge is FABULOUS!! Jorge catered our 20th wedding anniversary in December 2013 and was magnificent. Authentic delicious paella! Not only was the paella delicious, the presentation was incredible. Thank you Jorge!! Amazing;-)

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Cafe Delish Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark H.
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I met Renee by referral, as I was planning a wedding for two dear friends. Her energy, and expertise were the perfect fit! As is the case with any formal affair, there were daily changes, and I'm sure I was making her crazy! However, she never waivered, and kept her focus and energy. The food was exceptional! We chose to have three themed 'food stations'... Asian, Latin, and Mediterranean. and it was an elegant white on white affair! The location was at the Brides' home, on the water, under a clear topped tent, with amazing lighting, and under a full moon! She also handled the creation of huge and stunning Ice Vases as centerpieces. Her attention to detail, and her follow up were critical, and she and her crew received a rousing applause from the wedding guests! I even managed to get her out of the kitchen and onto the dance floor, for "Because I'm Happy!" One additional note... I was not only the wedding planner, but I was also in the wedding party, so my nerves were on edge, being at the church, while things unfolded at the reception. We arrived in our limos to find everything moving right along as planned! Hope to work with her team again in the future. Everything was Absolutely Delish! Thank you, Renee!!

Mr. G's Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Ken C.
Verified review

Chief John was awesome his team was efficient the food was very tasty and hot when served. We had 92 guests for the wedding it was a sit down dinner everyone had food in less than 5 min. The presentations was awesome many guests commented on how good the food was. I would highly recommend, Mr Gs service to anyone and would definitely use him again.

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Simone R.
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The wedding is still going to Happen but very excited about it

Rosalia's Kitchen
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Hilda P.
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I used Rosalia’s Kitchen for my son rehearsal dinner for his recent wedding. From start to finish the service provided was phenomenal! Rafael was such a pleasure to deal with and the food from appetizers to entree was so delicious and enjoyed by everyone. Thanks to all for making this a special night!

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

Chef jimmy came and cooked at my wedding reception and it was the best experience I ever had. If I could I would give him a 6 star instead of 5. He did over and above and should be everyone first CHOICE. Thx chef from odell

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Julie F.
Verified review

Chef Robyn was the caterer at our wedding and handled everything to perfection. She coordinated her own team of professionals and, while dealing with some kitchen equipment malfunctions on site (our rental house oven didn't work!), Chef Robyn somehow executed a delicious meal that was the star of our special day. She was dressed fashionably and professionally when she came out of the kitchen a few times to check on things and to make sure we had a special plate so that the two of us got to taste each of the amazing 'passed apps' while we were busy during the cocktail hour. Everyone raved about the food & the service, even going back to the dinner buffet multiple times. I would recommend Chef Robyn to anyone for an event large or small.

Payton's Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Jada C.
Verified review

Payton’s Catering provided food for My wedding. The chef was very create our taco themed dinner. They menu was simply yet elegant. The presentation and quality of the food was perfect and met our highest expectations.

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!

Rad's Catering LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Kelvis B.
Verified review

I have had Rad’s Catering quite a few times and I’m never disappointed. Great quality and always fresh. He offers different varieties of food to fit everyone’s needs. Rad’s Catering will be catering my wedding at the end of the year.

  • 5 years in business
Nina R.
Verified review

I was provided catering, dj, flowerist, decorations, photo booth, photographer and a day-of coordinator. I loved how my wedding turned out, it was an unforgettable experience.

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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