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The Island Chef
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura N.
Verified review

Tamara was incredibly creative and helpful in making my business networking event become a hit! My event was an out-of-the-box idea at a local gun range and Tamara came up with a palette of cuisine to compliment the setting, which brought raving reviews from my guests and partners. With the event being held in Tarpon Springs, my vision was to bring the primary culture of Greek/Mediterranean foods to the table and Tamara did just that, with an added flare :) The lamb sliders and desserts were phenomenal!! I will definitely be using Tamara and the Island Chef catering again soon. Thank you for making my event so special Tamara!

On The Go Gourmet
4.7
from 67 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen R.
Verified review

We hired Vivian for our 50th anniversary party at the beach. The event lasted from Thursday night until Monday morning and involved 11 children and 16 adults. Vivian cooked three meals every day for us. Each night was a special treat from Spanish night, fish dinner night, and for the anniversary celebration, she fixed filet mignon and salmon. Everything was delicious! She was very thoughtful in catering to special needs, likes and dislikes of the guests and was well liked by the group. Because we were not at a home, she brought all the dishes, tablecloths, glasses and silverware. I would highly recommend Vivian. she is a true Personal Chef and not just a caterer.

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Chef Cheryl
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marita K.
Verified review

Cheryl is an excellent cook! Her food is tasteful and she presents it beautifully. She always comes up with new ideas. Her food is affordable and a person definitely gets value for money. She uses good quality products. Cheryl is a friendly warm hearted person and that makes it easy and a pleasure to do business with her. She always delivers on time. I can recommend her for all catering purposes.

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

Linda catered my dinner party. What a pleasure to have her handle preparing and serving all the food, from appetizers to desserts so I could simply enjoy my guests. The food was excellent. Best of all, she cleaned it all up and left my kitchen cleaner than when she got here. I would definitely use Intimate Catering again.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna M.
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We recommend Kathy's catering/professional chef Service for your celebration!

Lisi Crane Catering
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne H.
Verified review

We have used Lisi's home chef service for several weeks and are delighted with it. The meals have been exciting and delicious and we (3 in my family) have enjoyed them immensely. We have been introduced to some new foods and new ways of preparing some dishes. The delivery has always been on time and I like that she delivers the meals in microwavable containers. I recommend Chef Lisi highly!

Rebecca Findeisen
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy B.
Verified review

Rebecca prepared and served the most beautiful, catered meals for our film crew on two occasions. She was professional and hard working... she accommodated our many & ever-changing request. Can't wait to work with her again!

Carrabba's Italian Grill
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret M.
Verified review

I could not have been more pleasantly surprised with the convenience, quality and cost of Carrabba's catering. The manager, Cheyanne bent over backwards, for my office party, which says a lot because I am not the easiest person to please.

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

Renowned Hospitality
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Deb H.
Verified review

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
Megan D.
Verified review

Amazing experience! The entire Team at Milan was great to work with, not only in the planning stages but on the night of our Company Christmas party too. Everyone that I have spoken too since the party has had nothing but wonderful things to say about the food selections. I will definitely book Milan Catering for future events and recommend them too!

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

    Great food, great chef!! Very personable!!

    • 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 have over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, from burgers to 5-star catering, birthday parties and weddings.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    All way's fresh and high quality my Clients loved the sepcial care we put in our service .The clients are very happy .

    About

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

    About

    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.

    About

    Personal Zone provides meals, lunch and dinner services and personalized meal preparations. We will deliver for $5 and have from one to five meal plans.

    About

    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.

    About

    I offer general cleaning of all aspects. I don't offer heavy furniture moving. I also do light cooking of different cuisines: variety of Spanish, BBQ, Italian. Catering is available with setup and serving. There is no equipment provided. You must rent.

    About

    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.

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need a Caterer on May 5, 2013

    Wesley Chapel, FL

    • Event type
      I'm not sure yet
    • Cuisine type
      I'm not sure yet
    • Number of people
      25-50
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers, Other (Mini desserts)
    • Details
      Finger foods, and mini desserts for an open house.

    Need Catering Service for a Buffet Dinner Party

    Lakeland, FL

    • Event type
      Buffet dinner party
    • Cuisine type
      Casual American, Mexican/Latin, BBQ
    • Number of people
      50-100
    • Additional Service(s)
      No additional service
    • Details
      Latin food 100 people
    • $1400
      Average price

    Need a Catering and Chef Service with Non Alcoholic Drinks, Staffs and Servers for a Cocktail Party

    Saint Petersburg, FL

    • Event type
      Cocktail party
    • Cuisine type
      Casual American
    • Number of people
      25-50
    • Additional Service(s)
      Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
    • Details
      this is a christmas open house
    • $12
      Average price
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