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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 71 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 116 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 42 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 36 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.

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

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  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Doreen S.
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Emerald Catering was phenomenal. I had a reception in which 2 days before, the beverage vendor had to cancel. I had a vision of specialty drinks in which Laura and her team brought to life. Everyone loved the food: Prime Beef Sliders, Mimosa Salad, Gourmet Sandwiches, Deviled Eggs (love the garlic flare), along with condiments which were beautifully arranged. I would highly recommend Emerald Catering. They are my go to.

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!

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Pasta Chef Catering
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deborah H.
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Pasta Chef catered my Son and Daughter in Laws wedding on the 25th of March. From planning in the beginning to the actual day they went above and beyond in all aspects. The food was delicious and the options and choices for extras if you chose to were endless. We had the pasta stations, coffee bar and bar tending services. Their decor was exceptional! Our guests honestly couldn't say enough wonderful things about them! They made the wedding a truly lovely day! Thanks Mike and Irene!

  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Roger B.
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We have had It's Your Day Cafe and Catering prepare meals for our home, prepare a 4 course meal and serve it on our boat, and prepare 20 meals for our boat trip. Simply amazing food, the desserts are to die for.... what a great find!

BTB Catering
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany H.
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Zach & his team did an outstanding job! The food was delicious & we received so many compliments! His famous grandmas potatoes are fabulous & BBQ sauce!

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bridget Y.
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I hired the Fishin Chicken ( Debbie Guy ) for a cast and crew dinner. I had special circumstances in that the dinner needed to be served to all cast members in time for them to begin rehearsal. we discussed menu options that would work and the event went very smoothly. Debbie and her crew went above and beyond, there were no unpleasant surprises ( prices was as agreed. they showed up on time) Everyone enjoyed the food they prepared and I would hire her again in a heartbeat

Gulf Roots Catering Co.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

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.

A.N.M. Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret M.
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I have had one of the best experiences with Luis from Lou's Catering. His presentation and food are top rate. Every guest was wowed by the amount of food and taste of all then food. Luis is patient and eager to please. I was extremely happy and very pleased with Luis. The experience exceeded by expectations. This was the first time I used Thumbtack and the first time I hired a caterer to cater all the food and also do all the BBQing at the party, it was an awesome experience. I would hire Luis everytime I need a caterer. He's professional, punctual, and an awesome chef. Thank you Luis.

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I do culinary, pastry, hall decoration for event and more. I'm an event planner. I offer international catering and table centerpieces for all occasions and am a Wilton instructor.

  • 8 years in business
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We offer full service catering for corporate and social engagements for any size.

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I offer catering services to parties, wedding receptions, romantic dinner dates, lunches breakfast, etc. Anytime you need good food for any occasion, feel free to contact me. I guarantee that you will be satisfied.

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Hello, we are Angel and Maria. We have a small catering service that is slowly, but surely growing and growing. We cook homemade foods with great visual presentation and exquisite taste, while never losing the "homey" atmosphere. We cook weekly for clients that don't feel like cooking anymore, or simply don't have the time. We have also done several wedding and other venues such as baptisms, conventions, etc. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We would love to help you out and make your day even more special.

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I am a classically trained chef who is proficient in a great number of cooking styles but is most passionate about using healthy, local and sustainable ingredients. I can cater many different types of events but prefer smaller and more intimate settings where the food can really shine.

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Classic Catering Company is located in Hillsborough County, Florida. We provide quality catering services in the Tampa/Hillsborough County areas. We can cater an event for your own special event, or for small businesses and large corporations. Classic Catering Company provides quality catering services for the following events: *Holiday Parties *Company Picnics *Retirement Parties *Receptions *Birthdays *Anniversary *Business Meetings *Parties *Corporate Recognition or Achievements *Bridal/Wedding Showers Call or email us today and let's put together the menu for your special event!

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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 are surpassing your expectations with handcrafted food and outstanding, personalized service.

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We offer catering for private parties. We have a private chef for weddings and other events.We have a full houekeeping service on a daily weekly or per event to offer. We offer meal service. Chef Laurie studied at the Culinary Institute of America in NY.We aim to build a strong and enduring household service by delivering to our customers a professional service that is always fair, efficient, helpful, and responsive. We also offer a excellent cleaning staff for your service . We provide party planning and we come to you for all your event planning. We are committed to earning the loyalty of our customers and ensuring that the satisfaction of their needs is central to everything we do. Proudly serving all of Central and Southern Pinellas County and Gulf Beaches. Contact us for a FREE ESTIMATE. Palm Harbor Florida We are a locally owned business for many years. •Location: Tampa/ St. Petersburg

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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