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Hidalgo Catering Company
4.7
from 109 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
Chip C.
Verified review

Maurice is a true food artist and professional. He helped to make my wife's surprise birthday a fantastic success. I highly reommend using Hidalgo Catering Company for any event!

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KITCHEN'S PORTAL
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kyle C.
Verified review

All around fantastic job by Junior and his team. So many people at the party were impressed with the catering and bartending enough that I had 6 people tell me they were going to hire Kitchen's Portal for their next event. All of the food was amazing, the signature cocktail was fantastic, the presentation of the whole thing tied together was just fantastic. Not only was the whole team extremely polite and professional, they were all good people. We enjoyed hanging out with the Portal crew as much as anyone else at the party. I would highly recommend hiring Junior if you need a bartender, a caterer, or both. These guys saved me so much time from having to rent the actual bar, the tub, the coolers, etc which not only saved money, but more importantly saved time. When you're trying to get stuff done for a 40 person party the day ofm, it's nice to have someone else deal with a smuch as possible. I will definitely try to get these guys back for the next event we have

Spice House Catering
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Prisha P.
Verified review

Having Chef Dameon was absolutely amazing. He made the whole process very easy and accommodated to our parties needs. We had a party of 8 celebrating my Mum's 60th and had 1 vegetarian, 1 chicken only and remainder were open to everything. He made us a 5 course meal and every item was very flavorful and not bland at all. Pricing was very good as well. If you are looking for amazing flavor of food, professionalism, beautiful food presentation i highly recommend Spice House Catering. Thank you Chef and I look forward seeing you again next year!

  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie R.
Verified review

Corwin’s team catered our customer appreciation dinner for 100 people and everyone raved over the food. Corwin and staff were very professional and great to work. They accommodated our changing needs and schedule. All the tables set within minutes of their arrival with crisp spotless linens and set up our center pieces. Our guests were very impressed. I will be using him for future events.

Italia Cuisine Co.
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin B.
Verified review

Paola provided the most delicious Limoncello cake for my daughters baptism. Her professionalism and delivery is top notch and the guests could not stop raving and asking me where we go the cake from. Truly the best!

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Red99 Catering
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly L.
Verified review

I used Red99 Catering for a holiday party for my staff - a small party of 12. The menu that Pam proposed was really nice - I didn't change a thing. The price was very reasonable, they arrived right on time and set things up nicely. My guests loved the food - it was a hit. I would definitely recommend them and use them again. And Pam is really nice.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristyna V.
Verified review

My husband and I hired Antoinae for an intimate New Years Eve dinner and she did a fantastic job! We worked with her to customize the exact menu that we wanted. The food and service was great! Her attention to detail from setting everything up, serving and cleaning everything was impeccable! I definitely recommend BMS and we will be using her catering again.

  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda A.
Verified review

Working with this company was a dream. They thought of everything needed for my wedding of 100+, and then some. Chef Jean and his team are incredibly professional and beyond kind! I will hire him for future events in a heartbeat. If you are looking for quality and expertise, this is your catering company!

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  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marjorie Y.
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I had Abundance Catering cater an event at my facility, the food was amazing!! The service was wonderful. I would most definantly use them again.

Savyor Events
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
Verified review

Our guests raved about how amazing everything was. The Chef personally walked around to each table to make sure the food was great for our guests. Savyor Events are the most professional caterers. On time, helpful with creating a menu in our budget, and then delivering food that is fresh, hot, and delicious. For appetizers, I would highly recommend the bacon wrapped jumbo shrimp and the prosciutto wrapped mozzarella. Main course: My choice = sautéed mushrooms/steak and chicken/pineapple shish-ka-bobs was my favorite. The mushrooms were exquisite! Savyor's serving staff was a pleasure to work with; friendly, prompt, clean, and courteous. Definitely using Savyor Events for the holiday party!

  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Juanita R.
Verified review

they decorated my daughters sweet 16 , it was beautiful and they also catered and it was awesome.I will definitely use them again

Char-Don Catering, Inc.
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
Verified review

The food was outstanding! All of the guests at our wedding were very pleased and we heard no complaints. The staff was very professional. We were a little disappointed at how quickly they packed up and left. We were also a little disappointed that they didn't leave any food for us to have a plate after everyone was gone as we, the bride and groom, were to busy with our guests to really get a chance to eat. I would definitely recommend Char-Don Catering to anyone and would definitely use them again for any other event!!!

Edible tastings catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Janene S.
Verified review

Great food & great service I would recommend everyone to try this catering service I guarantee you will love it they are the best around

Marquise Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Malissa S.
Verified review

We used Marquise Catering for 2 of our events recently and both the food and the service was top notch!!! We had everything we needed during the events and they even made sure we didn't run out of food. I would highly recommend them for any event you are having. Thank you Marquise Catering for everything!!!

Market To Table Cuisine
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Amanda W.
Verified review

I hired Market to Table Cuisine for a recent birthday party for 50 guests at my home. Market to Table provided all of the food, plates and utensils,serving dishes, and servers. Chef Ryan and his team did a fantastic job. It was great to have the chef there the entire time. Some caterers just send the support staff. My guests are still talking about the unique food and creative presentation. I would highly recommend Market to Table to anyone who is looking for not just great food but personal service and a memorable event. I know I will book them again!

Just-In Thyme
4.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Meghan H.
Verified review

We hired Just-In Thyme to cater a plated dinner for our wedding reception. They were very easy to communicate with and plan our event with. They suggested some amazing food combinations. We ended up deciding to go a little safe with our choices to accommodate all our guests tastes. I was pleasantly surprised with how elegant, professional, and upscale our choices turned out. I also feel we got a lot for our money per plate. It included 2 appetizers, salad, meat, vegetable, starch, dessert, and some beverages. We did have some last minute trouble regarding having a stove/oven available at our venue. It caused some stress, but Just-In Thyme came through beautifully and adapted well. Everything turned out wonderfully. And most importantly, the food was delicious!

About

We provide catering for picnics, barbecues, pig roasts, private and corporate events or fundraisers for any sized group, for any Florida City. As off-premise caterers, our indoor and outdoor catering crews would love to cater any of our menus for your next event

  • 9 years in business
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  • 5 years in business
About

We offer Caribbean American cuisines with a few in between. We come to your event, no matter how big or small it is. Whether you are looking for the traditional Caribbean meals, American, Italian, or a litlle of the in-between, I aim to please.

About

For the past 2 years, I have been catering for movies and a soon-to-be, new TV series. I have also been catering for family friends and little events, including weddings, birthday parties, and even dinners for families who don't want to cook for the night. My business is a unique catering experience. I do not have set menus. I first talk to my client and ask tons of food questions. Examples are as follows: * Are there any persons allergic to gluten, sugar, dairy, nuts, etc? * Is it buffet style? * What kind of theme or food would you like to have? I make the event people-friendly and easy to handle. Catering is easy if you know the right way and if you have the creative eye to handle any event.

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WPC strives to bring quality cuisine to event guests and clients through pristine attention to detail, safety, and health standards.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Catering Services

Crystal River, FL

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Formal American
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic), Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    looking for someone who can supply linens,plates and glasses, and a bartender... at a decent AFFORDABLE price.

Need a Catering Services for a Plated Dinner Party

Gainesville, FL

  • Event type
    Plated dinner party
  • Cuisine type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of people
    More than 200
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    We want to pay no more than $25/plate, including water, soft drinks, all of the plates, tableware, pitchers and glasses. I'm also interested in renting table linens if someone could provide that service. The banquet will be held in a church that has a kitchen. We will provide all of the servers.

Need Catering Service for a Breakfast Meeting on January 29

Tampa, FL

  • Event type
    Cocktail party
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Mexican/Latin, Other (Breakfast items)
  • Number of people
    10-25
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    We would like to have coffee served as well. It is for a brekfast meeting. Nothing too fancy.
  • $9
    Average price
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