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Tallahassee Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Tallahassee.

J's Creations
from 6 reviews
    Sabrina W.
    Verified review

    My experience was wonderful. I really appreciate her being very professional. The food was excellent and the presentation. I highly recommend for any kind of catering event.

    Real Paella Catering
    from 4 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    Teri G.
    Verified review

    If you want to have a party where you can enjoy your guests and not worry about cooking or cleaning up, Real Paella catering should be at the top of your list. We have used Real Paella catering for many years and have always been extremely satisfied. They set up, clean up, are prompt, professional and the food is outstanding.

    • 5 years in business
    Jerilyn A.
    Verified review

    Jeriesha does an outstanding job making sure that her clients are totally pleased with their service!

    Shelby's Bistro
    from 3 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Deondra Y.
    Verified review

    Food is excellent,service is excellent...Experience the Bistro..you won't be disappointed...


    I teach cooking concepts from basics and beginners to catering for the masses! I specialize in teaching others how to cook, create and conceptualize amazing meals for their friends and families. My hands-on approach is more like having a friend in the kitchen to help you prepare your meal! I take the "hands-off approach," and I'll come to you to prepare for your dinner party/event. Let me know what you have in mind, and let's get cooking!


    The part of the job that makes our service stand out is when your customers rate you on a scale 1 to 5 with 5 being the greatest and you have nothing but all 5's and they all refer us out to other people! Check our business page on Facebook "Gilliam Sisters Kitchen"


    Being able to exhibit food. Offering a wide option of variety. Even select or specialty dishes.


    We cater upon request and can prepare almost any type of food for any personal or business event, and we deliver it to you.

    • 10 years in business

    I feel I stand out mainly because of the broad-spectrum of food styles I am proficient with.


    Our pledge is integrity, courtesy, and customer satisfaction. We strive to deliver top-quality service and creativity on every level with consistent professionalism. From high-quality food to unique concepts, our goal is to complement and exceed the vision of our clients.

    • 16 years in business

    I am catering to the needs of people. Your wish is my command. You tell me what you want, and I will deliver.


    I am a professional business and residential cleaner. I am best known for cleaning churches and medical office buildings. Also, I am an experienced food service supervisor. I can bring out the beauty in any building or house, and I help or create dishes that give your guess something to talk about at the reception or party and add touch of uniqueness and elegance.


    We are a Florida based catering service, and we began our career 5 years ago. We first fed the homeless then at churches. Since then, we dedicated our time to cook for others.


    We provide full catering services: food, staff, decoration, serving and cleanup from birthdays to events. All of our staffs are trained and professionally dressed.

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I pride myself in my ability to present even the simplest foods in an artistic way.


    I've worked as a bartender, event planner and caterer for the last 20 years. I have worked for bars, restaurants, hotels, golf courses and for myself in many different scales and differentials. I worked in many different cities including New York, Boston, San Francisco and Tallahassee.


    MVP Catering offers a wide variety of food choices to meet your needs. We have many different menus to fit any budget.


    We provide diverse menus and services to suit most catering needs.


    What makes my services stand out amongst other personal chef's would be my personality, knowledge, professionalism and willing to please my clients needs.


    We do full catering for 5 to 500 people. We have a full-mobile kitchen, and we can cook on-site or drop off. Whatever your needs may be, we can accommodate them easily. We have full restaurant and bar, so last-minute arrangements can be made. We can custom fit any menu to your needs and wants. Bottom line is, we can make it happen!


    There is no catering too small! I can build your theme menu with you or I can run with it. I have done dinner party's for 2 up to 20 people.

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    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.
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