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West Palm Beach Food Catering Companies

Browse these food catering companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in West Palm Beach.

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Rebus Services
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Clara K.
Verified review

Thank you Danielle & troops!! the quinceanera the mi daughter was beautiful & all our guest commented on the quality of your food and service. We are happy to recommend you to our friends. Happy Holidays!! Kraus Family

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Renee D.
Verified review

Had Jeff cater food for a party of 35. We just had Jeff drop off the food at a friends house and we brought it over and reheated/set the food out later in the evening. Straightforward directions on stickers for all the food. Well packaged to transport. The food was great. Jeff always was prompt in returning my calls/messages. One thing to consider if you will not have him there to help you: For large parties, make sure you have 2 refrigerators (one empty one) and preferably two stoves. I was a bit overwhelmed trying to reheat and plate all the food and then store what wasn't ready to be eaten (there was so much). Even with help it was impossible to leave the kitchen for about 3 hours so... have help or hire Jeff to do it for you.

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The Catering Group
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annie O.
Verified review

I had a great experience with TCG, considering it was a last minute event. I live in TX and was in Miami visiting my family when my brother told me he was getting married and was planning a small wedding ceremony. Mind you, this was about 8 days prior to his ceremony date. I searched for local catering companies and chose TCG. Alan, the manager, reached out to me via phone and e-mail. From the beginning he was very, very helpful and I greatly appreciate his professionalism and patience with the last minute event. He greatly helped me out choosing the right menu and the rental equipment at a low cost, fast, and convenient. I definitely recommend TCG and I'd use them again for future events. =) Thank you Alan!

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Chef Tim
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori S.
Verified review

Food & service were A plus! I will definitely use him again. I had a cocktail party with heavy horsdouvres for 20 at my house on 4/11/15.

C & F Catering
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan F.
Verified review

Cynthia did an amazing job for my mother's memorial. Everything was very affordable for what we wanted. She arrived promptly and helped set up the layout for the food. And most importantly, the food tasted amazing and looked wonderful! We received nothing but compliments with the catering food. I highly recommend her cheesecake cups and barbecue meatballs! I would highly recommend C&F Catering.

JKL Events
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Justin C.
Verified review

Jessica was early and ready to get to work. Very professional, attentive to my needs and organized. The food was warm and fresh and very good. I placed an order for 40 to 50 people and we had plenty of food left over. Overall reaction was excellent. I would recommend JKL to anyone looking for great catered food.

LA Catering & Events LLC
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
CINDY M.
Verified review

We hired Laura Ashley for a 60th birthday party for 45 people at our home and it was truly a 10 for the food and a 12 for the professional and friendly service. Our friends raved about the appetizers,dinner and desserts and mentioned how happy and nice all the staff was. Everything was taken care of from adding flowers and decor and the cleanup immaculate. Thank you so much Laura for making our special occasion perfec! We would recommend hiring Laura Ashley caterers as we did without even trying her food just based on the reviews and now we know why she has such rave reviews! the

Top Pro
  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia C.
Verified review

I used Lori's catering services for a small get together and birthday party for about 30 people. Since I was a novice at party giving, Lori was very good about checking in with me along the way and making suggestions about both the menu and the setup. We had more than enough food which had been a particular worry of mine since I could not picture amounts. The party was for noon on a Sunday and I elected to do sort of a blend between a brunch and a lunch. In particular, the strata, mango salad and berry fruit salad were the most popular and I found that the dressings, sauces and spreads that accompanied the food were what added to the uniqueness of the ham, rolls and other salads. Everything was tasty and fresh. The delivery person was on time and helpful with food placement as it was a buffet style. The dishes were all set to go on platters and we supplied the serving utensils and beverages. I would certainly recommend Lori for whatever occasion you might need these services.

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Cafe Delish Catering
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Regina C.
Verified review

We had a great experience with Cafe Delish. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a caterer.

Chef2You
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Lucas R.
Verified review

I hired Ricardo for our 6 year anniversary dinner, what an amazing experience. Chef Ricardo was extremely professional and personable and made us feel like we were dining at a 5 star restaurant! The food was incredible and perfectly cooked and the daiquiris were off the charts! He was very affordable and cleaned up and too! Thank you Ricardo for such a awesome night, I would highly recommend him! Will definitely hire him again!

  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle W.
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Best Food tTruck in Broward yummy

  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Constance N.
Verified review

Let me start by saying I arranged for The Happy Hour Private Chef to cook a meal for my parents in their home. I personally have not had his food, nor know him, other than reviews from this site. Chef Antoine is very professional. He is a great communicator, responsive, and fair. My parents enjoyed his company and appreciated his thoughtful gestures. I would say his speciality is not necessarily gourmet meals, more simple food done well... Of note, my parents are older and very private people and they were very comfortable having him in their home, and I know when you are hiring an unknown person, this can be helpful information. Send him an email and see what you think. Never hurts to ask, run an idea and see if there is a connection. Afterall, most of life is based on connections and chemistry. You don't know until you try...

The Silver Spoon
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lauri W.
Verified review

Moira Douglas and her team catered my milestone birthday party and both the food and service were wonderful. The appetizers, entrees and desserts were presented elegantly and the team made sure each of my guests were well cared for throughout the evening. I am happy to recommend The Silver Spoon. Lauri Ward

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dylan R.
Verified review

Massimiliano’s was a great food truck! The owners were very nice and easy to communicate with. And the food was incredible. Thanks Massimiliano’s!

Zest Kitchenz
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Adam E.
Verified review

I had an excellent experience with Zest Kitchenz. They catered a business event for me, Michael was fantastic to work with, he listened closely to what I wanted and was very creative with the menu and delivered a great meal everyone enjoyed.

Grapes & Olives Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Tere A.
Verified review

Great service and quality of food. Tony was very professional from the time I first talked to him up until the end of the event. He was always willing to do anything he was asked for. I am very happy I used his services.

MJ Events and Promotions
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
Verified review

Joe was great to work with. He was on top of everything from start to finish. He was able to put the entire party together from the DJ, caterer, invites, photographer, decor, party favors, furniture, etc... I would highly recommend for any type of party.

Chef Jess Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Churchill's Cigars L.
Verified review

Chef Jess Catering recently catered an event for my business, this was a food, whiskey & cigar pairing dinner. Jessica provided several excellent small plates to begin the evening, as well as a main course which paired well with the cigars & whiskey. I received multiple compliments throughout the evening on the quality and originality of the menu. I plan on hosting similar events in the future, and am counting on using the services of Chef Jess Catering!!

Culinary Solutions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Marla M.
Verified review

The children at our center love the meals provided. Ingredients are fresh and excellent quality. They are delivered on time and at perfect temperature. Company is always accessible if needed.

Gil Catering Service
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Sandra G.
Verified review

the best, he make very easy for me, the food is the best all my guests loved, very reasonable price

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We are a full service off-premises catering & event planning company servicing Palm Beach & Broward clients with delicious food & personalized service from start to finish to provide you with a memorable event!

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.
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