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Venice Caterers

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Chef Antwan Coleman
4.8
from 106 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
Carisa T.
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Chef Antwan Coleman did a fabulous job catering my company's Christmas Luncheon. There were nothing but positive compliments, and all of our employees left with a full belly. The food was delicious, and the Chef made sure there was plenty to go around. I would definitely recommend Chef Antwan for your catering needs, and we will definitely be using him for our future events. Thank you!

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Chef Cheryl
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Marita K.
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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.

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

Rock Lobster Chefs
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Paula S.
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For the past several years, Kevin catered a dinner for 8 to 10 guests at our home. He met with us before and discussed possible menus. Generally, we allowed him to be creative and surprise us. We were never disappointed! He was easy and fun to work with. We truly miss his presence in our community! I highly recommend him!! I am not a professional photographer, but will include some photos.

Lisi Crane Catering
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne J.
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Very responsive and helpful. And the meals were enjoyed immensely!

  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Beverly K.
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Chef Janet surpassed my hopes and expectations. Grilling an entire surf and turf meal for 12 including appetizers and dessert for a special family dinner at the beach Chef Janet was incredible. No refrigerator, no sink, and no easy access to running water - she was amazing. Dinner was superb! Steaks were grilled to perfection. Shrimp and scallop skewers with fresh vegetables and new potatoes with a fresh herb sauce were simply amazing!! Not only was the food delicious, Chef Janet was absolutely delightful to work with throughout our planning .... providing excellent suggestions and promptly responding to emails. Thanks to Chef Janet our evening was nothing short of FANTASTIC!! I highly recommend Cloud 9 Catering and Personal Chef Services.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tom O.
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Jay was a regular at my house when I needed catering. Big or small parties or simple or fancy, he did each one with flare and style. He prepared great food and everyone loved him. This was done by him at a very reasonable charge. I am very sad he moved away and is not available in Wellsboro.

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.

  • 2 years in business
Cheril M.
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Had mini desserts and appetizers, all were amazing. Will definitely use again, our guests loved everything.

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.

The Catering Market
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Kaitlin Z.
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My experience with The Catering Market was exceptional. Kala is amazing. I recommend them to everyone!

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Simply Divine Catering & Baking Service is a licensed and professional catering company that specializes in custom cakes as well as food.

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For personal chef service, we set the menu. I shop, cook, clean, date and label meals, and store them in the refrigerator, ready for the week. I also offer private chef services, where I shop, come in and cook the meal for that day. I do catering for everything -- birthdays, office parties, holiday parties, picnics, and corporate events.

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We provide the exceptional culinary experience. We have been providing service for over 25 years. We customize every meal to bring the true essence of the cuisine to life. Our goal is deliver not only a delicious meal but also promote a healthy alternative to the usual restaurant experience.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We are a mexican cuisine and full catering bar. We do full caterings and parcial caterings. You can call us for your next mexican fiesta.

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We do all sorts of catering: American, Cuban, Latin, BBQs etc. You have an idea; we can make it. We are all about customer service and great food.

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

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We have a full line of catering events -- from staff to food, cleanup, music, and great spirit. We have awesome staff and great food. We are committed in all aspects of events and provide great service. I'm a culinary graduate who is very passionate about what I do. I'm a professional, and it shows in our work.

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We are a full-service fine dining establishment located in Cape Coral that offers catering services and private chef services. We cater all events: corporate functions, special occasions, weddings, etc. Put us to the test and let our company make your next event a memorable event.

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I'm an event planner, and I have my own catering service. Our businesses are very unique because we do a little of everything to make your event successful.

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My business profile? More of a passion than anything! Since I was old enough to stand on a chair by myself, I have been cooking up a storm! My idea of a great get together is having a beautiful table presentation along with great-tasting foods. I myself entertain quite a bit in my own home in South Cape Coral, Florida. I also collect vintage linens, cocktail napkins, silverware, and serving equipment which I am happy to share. I have over 20 years as a co-partner in a Italian restaurant 20 miles north of Chicago and use to cater on the side. My passion is presenting my ideas, if needed, and talents, and making sure all things go perfectly smooth as planned. I love using my own "treasures" since I could never possibly use them all by myself. My business is a "hobby" which gives you undivided detailed attention to whatever you need done for your event. I desire to work home services etc. to "ease" and "free up" time to enjoy your party.

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.

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.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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