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Saint Petersburg Dessert Caterers

Browse these dessert caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Saint Petersburg.

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

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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Chef Cheryl
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria Y.
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My husband and I got my in-laws a Christmas gift certificate for a dinner prepared by Cheryl in their home. They are both well traveled and accustomed to fine dining, so we read her reviews closely, and then corresponded with Cheryl several times before we made the purchase. I knew my in-laws would especially appreciate someone who could prepare Indian and South African cuisine. Cheryl worked with them to choose just the right menu, including an appetizer of tandoori shrimp with roasted garlic raita dipping sauce and papadoms with mint, spicy tomato and tamarind chutneys; a main course of lamb madras with bombay potatoes, spiced rice, carrot sambal, cucumber raita and peach chutney and roti, both original and spicy, and a garlic naan bread with various sauces; and an orange and cardamon creme brulee for dessert. There were three couples for the dinner and they enjoyed it SO much that they messaged us before they went bed that night, RAVING about how wonderful it was. They could not say enough good things... we HIGHLY recommend Cheryl. Her price point was EXTREMELY competitive, she was pleasant, professional, absolutely everything we hoped for.

Intimate Catering
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Gina P.
Verified review

Linda catered a Christmas Dinner for us 12/12/15. It was amazing! She is so pleasant. Good was delicious and the guests raved about it as well. We were able to enjoy our guests and she took care of it all from the appetizers to the dessert. Can not wait to have her cater our next event.

Good Enuf 2 Eat Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay A.
Verified review

Really loved Kim and Cam! They were personable and sweet for our bachelorette party's casual setting. We asked questions about how they cooked, so it was a mini-lesson for us! I really appreciate Kim's responsiveness and professionalism as well. She tended to my vegetarian needs which was great. We got a Thai menu and our faves were the coconut soup, egg rolls, and cake for dessert.

Lisi Crane Catering
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Leigh R.
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Lisi is great! We hired her for a bachelorette party and she prepared 2 appetizers, a salad, entree and dessert for a group of 6. The whole group agreed that her demeanor and cooking were fantastic and certainly the highlight of our weekend! Her personality and customer service were wonderful and the meal she prepared was fresh, healthy and delicious. We would happily hire Lisi again and highly recommend her to future clients!

Always Special Events
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Carol C.
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Doug and I were very impressed with the attention to detail that Audra showed. Our Wedding Reception was by far one of the most beautiful experiences we've had. She coordinated the entire evening with the caterer and band. She turned an ordinary looking room into a jaw dropping site! Everyone raved on what a great job Audra did with decorating and planning our entire reception. There is no way we could have done this without her. We would highly recommend Audra to anyone planning a wedding or event. She is very high energy and worked long hours to give us the look we wanted for our reception. Audra, we thank you so very very much for making our Special Day an amazing success!!

Sweet Lips Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kandice S.
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We worked with Brittania for our wedding. She took extra care to pay attention to the little details and delivered a beautiful, yummy cake. Everyone raved about how delicious it was. Her chocolate cake is divine!

Carrabba's Italian Grill
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Traci L.
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Excellent service-communication-food was fabulous!!!

Renowned Hospitality
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Deb H.
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Everything about this company was fantastic. The food was master chef quality and the prices were too good to be true! They were very professional, responsive and on time. They are willing to fit your budget with a stress free GOURMET meal. All you have to do is invite your guests. I would highly recommend them for any of your catered events. They were awesome...Thank you Antoine, Victoria and rest of team for making our party a success.

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley J.
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Catered our wedding. Food was delicious, staff was on-point and very courteous, WOW was the response from all of our guests. The best vendor of the evening

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.

Fiestas Catering Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Rob A.
Verified review

We hired Chef Luis and his staff to provide catering, linen rentals and DJ services for our parents 50th anniversary party on June 30th. The food and cake were exceptional and the professional servers were very courtesy, friendly and DJ William was awesome!

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carol E.
Verified review

Breakpoint Pizza is the best pizza in town! IF you are planning a pizza party, you want Breakpoint pizza! You will never order pizza anywhere ever again after you have tasted this pizza! Always hot, always good! Pizza dough is fresh, hand tossed, toppings are fantastic! Sauce is the best,, seems like I cant say enough? Because it is the best!!!

About

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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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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I am a catering company that caters Puerto Rican flavor food. I also do Italian pasta dishes as well.

About

A full-service restaurant and catering. We are fully licensed and insured. Full-service bar is also available. References are available upon request.

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I take the time to make even the smallest detail important. Listen to my clients wants and deliver even more.

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We cater to you the customer, we can create a menu specifically for your event and dietary needs

About

I am a fully licensed bartender, prep chef and catering event planner. I gained my experience working in the New York City lounges and concert clubs and here in Florida, at weddings and varied events. I have managed retail and private catering companies and have been involved with all facets of kitchen prep work. I have extensive customer service ability and problem-solving skills. Since I understand the nuances of preparation, I have an affinity for matching great things together. I have a degree in marketing and fine arts and a strong work ethic.

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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