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Saint Petersburg Party Food Caterers

Browse these party food 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
Jennifer K.
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We enjoyed a private dinner party with Tamara and the food was AMAZING!!! She worked with us to plan the perfect menu. Our guests loved the entire meal and Tamara was extremely sweet and professional. I will certainly be using her again in the future.

On The Go Gourmet
4.7
from 67 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Diane S.
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I hired Vivian to cater my fiances' 50th birthday party. The food was fantastic and everyone raved about it! I would highly recommend Vivian for any occasion. She has a great personality and was easy to work with.

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Chef Cheryl
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David C.
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Cheryl prepared and served a fantastic meal for a family birthday party. Her food and service were spectacular. However, we enjoyed her enthusiasm about the meal and passion for delivering a great experience the most.

Intimate Catering
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Sam C.
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We used Intimate Catering for our company holiday party. We had our food scheduled to be catered prior to booking, so we used their bartending services. Good experience, pleasant demeanor, and served well. Will recommend and try the catering in the future!

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

Happenings by Heather
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Geovanny C.
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Heather was so friendly, accommodating, really helpful.... she was on top of the game I was able to enjoy my party she had my drinks already ready before I ask . Keeping the party going . We really appreciate all your help thank you for a great job. I the signs and the ideas of the drinks were so fun.. people love them all

Lisi Crane Catering
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Billie G.
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I was looking for a chef because I'm super busy and I find cooking to be one more daunting thing I have to do each day. I thought about hiring a chef probably a year ago, but I feared it would be too expensive. I finally decided to go for it and posted my request on Thumbtack. Lisi responded almost immediately. I looked over her website and liked what I read so I gave her a call. I live a little further away than where she normally delivers and I'm a pescatarian (a vegetarian that eats seafood), but Lisi was willing to work with me and my needs. Ok, let's talk food-her food is amazing! Some of my faves are the Sesame Mahi, Vegetable Coconut Curry, Fennel and Carrots, Tuna and Bean Salad and the Zucchini Ratatouille. Lisi is always on time with her menu and deliveries and is super sweet. I highly recommend her! I'm so happy to have healthy, yummy meals delivered to me which cuts down on the amount of time I need to shop and clean up the kitchen. I was also pleasantly surprised how affordable it is!

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Paul B.
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Everything from the initial consultation to the day of our reception was perfect. We had a small wedding reception for about 40 guests and we chose Stone House Pies & Fine Foods to cater it. Ann listened to what we wanted and knew we had a budget and sent a well thought out and thorough proposal. More importantly, she customized her services to fit our budget. The food was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! The appetizers were OUT OF THIS WORLD! Ann went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed on our special day. Our guests are still talking about how delicious the food was. We would recommend Stone House Pies & Fine Foods to anyone catering a party.

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!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Velma B.
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I give you all 5 stars, you couldn't done a better job putting together that sweet sixteen birthday party, everything was well organization and on point, food was great and decoration was fantastic great job, I would recommend Ronnie&liz making dreams come true to anyone that having a special romantic surprise.

Orlando's Gourmet Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mark D.
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We had an AWESOME experience with Carolyn and her catering. We had a party of nearly 50 people for the holidays and she provided and outstanding experience.

Norma`s Table and Vine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa D.
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Norma has done numerous catered dinners and cocktail parties for me. Each one was unique, the food was new and outstanding, the service top notch and she did her job happily and professionally. I wish she still lived near me.

  • 2 years in business
Stephanie D.
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Annalia did a trolls cupcake tree for my daughter’s birthday party. Absolutely amazing! Everyone loved them and it couldn’t of turned out any better! Definitely wouldn’t recommend having anyone else do any of my future bakery needs!

Lake Harbin Gourmet
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Sara H.
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Food was prepared by Lake Harbin Gourmet for my 71st birthday party! Food was superb and made with love. It just happens to be in my opinion one of Tampa's Best Kept Secrets. Try it! I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

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.
Verified review

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

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kim S.
Verified review

I would highly recommend this company for all of your catering needs. They are timely, efficient, problem solvers and flexible. Their food products are always top notch and their attention to detail is first-rate.

BrewBurgers
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kim C.
Verified review

This was a great experience from beginning to end. The people at Brew Burgers made my husband's surprise party so easy on me. They even took special care to avoid leaving messages on my cell phone to make sure he did not find out. We had approximately 50 people and they handled it with ease. We could have had 4 times that amount. Everyone loved their food and I loved the cost. I would recommend them to anyone. Thank you Brew Burger!!!

Queen of Hospitalities
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 21 years in business
Liz A.
Verified review

Yolanda delivers excellent service with joy and passion. Her food is delicious and her presentation is beautiful. Being mindful of her customer's needs, she executes their vision meticulously. I highly recommend This catering service.

Gifted Palate Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Jazmin K.
    Verified review

    Great food, great chef!! Very personable!!

    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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