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Safety Harbor Buffet Caterers

Browse these buffet caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Safety Harbor.

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The Island Chef
4.9
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
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark M.
Verified review

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
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Josh C.
Verified review

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
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Allan S.
Verified review

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 ...

Satiety
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen P.
Verified review

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
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna C.
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Pasta Chef catered my graduation party in June. I dealt with Michael, the owner and he was very helpful. Definitely recommend.

Lisa Gail’s Catering
4.3
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Amy J.
Verified review

Excellent Service. Great People and Delicious Food. Would Definitely Hire them again. They try to go beyond what they say they will do and try to make it a pleasant and easy as possible.

Lake Harbin Gourmet
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Bee F.
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Very good customer service and food was delicious I would recommend to friends for repeat business Ms Herbert assisted in making our event a huge success thanks again Mr Foster

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!

Gulf Roots Catering Co.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I have over a decade in the catering and hospitality industry. I have worked for one of the premier catering restaurants and have done everything from high-end million dollar weddings to intimate house parties. I offer the highest quality foodand service at a price that is reasonable.

  • 8 years in business
About

Carmel Kitchen brings you modern and innovative interpretations of Mediterranean cuisine. With fresh local ingredients, and an adventurous and inviting take on classics, we make your event deliciously memorable.

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I am a certified chef currently looking to do private entertainment, cooking, catering and event planning.

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  • 8 years in business
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We make all of our sauces from 100% all natural ingredients. No corn syrups or processed sugars. We select the best local produce and put love into every dish make. We will also work with customers to create custom or personal favorite entrees.

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We are a full-service, off-site catering company that helps you create memorable wedding receptions, impressive corporate events and elegant dinner parties with a touch of class.

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My services will meet your needs as you request. We will talk via Internet or telephone about your needs, and I can design a menu for you personally. If it is acceptable to you, we will meet in person. I will drive to your event. I have over 30 years of experience in the food service field, which includes restaurants, banquets and also concessions.

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We have fresh sushi, smoothies, Mexican, Greek, Italian and American cuisine. We can cater any event, large or small.

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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!

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I was born and raised in a restaurant business. My food is delicious and gourmet. It's also different in a good way that you're gonna like.

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We are catering any event, including weddings, birthdays, corporate functions, and barbecues. Full-service setup, breakdown and cleanup are provided. We will beat any bid and use only professional chefs.

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Art is my passion; so I look at my services as creating artwork. I will give 110% and great customer service into turning your canvas into a work of art.

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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