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Sarasota Thanksgiving Caterers

Browse these thanksgiving caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Sarasota.

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The Island Chef
from 69 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura T.
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Everything from the planning and communication to the meal preparation and delivery was excellent. The food variety, quality and presentation was outstanding. The staff was amazing, they went out of their way to make sure our wedding dinner rehearsal party was going well.

On The Go Gourmet
from 67 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Robb D.
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Planning a family trip to Disney World for 11 family members over Thanksgiving can be described as nothing short of crazy. The last thing we wanted to do is worry about feeding the family on a daily basis. We were lucky to find Vivian, and she is nothing short of fantastic. She helped us not only develop a set of menus, but also provided us with delicious options that pleased everyone, including the kids. In addition she is extremely personable and professional. Would definitely hire again for our next family vacation.

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Chef Cheryl
from 38 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brent K.
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Cheryl did a wonderful job with preparing a private dinner for six in celebration of my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. She was responsive and attentive during the planning phase, including working to accommodate different dietary preferences among the guests, and both the food (delicious) / presentation (beautiful) turned out wonderfully. Thanks to Cheryl for helping make this a memorable evening for all and among the highlights of our family’s trip.

Intimate Catering
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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First Class Catering! As an Event Planner I regularly use Caterers and after using Linda I can say we found a winner! Linda was patient with our initial requests and ensured us of the quality of her food and she definitely delivered! the food was fresh and the presentation was impeccable. Linda followed up the day prior to our event to confirm she was coming early to assist with the set up. If we could give 10 stars we would. Thanks again Linda, and we will be calling you for our next local event for sure! Patrick

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  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debi O.
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The food was creative and delicious. The guests at our wedding reception really enjoyed the food. The presentation originality of the menu

Lisi Crane Catering
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Allan S.
Verified review

Lisi has been preparing Gluten free and dairy free meals for me for several weeks now , and I has to say they have all been fantastic. She is very conscientious of my dietary restrictions and has catered to my specific needs perfectly. I would recommend to anyone looking for healthy gourmet meals ...

Rebecca Findeisen
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Linda N.
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Rebecca did a wonderful job for us. She provided the food for a bridal shower we had put on. She had a great selection of foods and everything was a hit. I would recommend her, she was very pleasant to work with.

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

Renowned Hospitality
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

Gifted Palate Catering
from 1 review
    Jazmin K.
    Verified review

    Great food, great chef!! Very personable!!


    We make wedding caterings fun, glamorous, affordable and hassle free. Our chef Dimitri Xinidis is the best creative food designer in the area. Amy Tanaka, our catering manager is highly respected in the industry as innovative on venue or event planning. Owner Clayton and Diane Thompson work on every event to assure a flawless wedding reception or rehearsal dinner.

    • 6 years in business

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


    I am a personal chef and caterer. I am a self-taught chef who specializes in scratch made meals with emphasis on Italian and Mexican cuisines. Also fusion of the two.


    I am a certified chef currently looking to do private entertainment, cooking, catering and event planning.


    We provide a dedicated service to each client. We enliven the senses and instill well-being in that all the expectations of the clients needs are met to the fullest extent. We offer global cuisines as well as dietary restrictions.


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


    I do preparation of food for luncheon, main meals and banquets. I prepare good tasting food. I can deliver food to you, even for special events.


    I have 38 years' experience in all scratch cooking. I am now running a kitchen. I have been catering parties for over 25 years.

    • 16 years in business

    I have been in the food service and catering profession for over 25 years and started Lynn's Catering in 2002 out of my passion for cooking. I pride my business on delivering the highest-quality food and customer service. We'd love to cater to an event that you won't forget.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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