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Winter Garden Creative Caterers

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Hidalgo Catering Company
4.7
from 109 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
Brian Y.
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Maurice was amazing. I oversee events for a Fortune 500 company and have high standards. I hired Maurice to do a dinner party for six at the new home of friends I'm visiting. I challenged him to create a menu that celebrated the food of the places where my guests grew up. He not only met the challenge but brought it all together with a creative interpretation of each cuisine. It was an amazing evening.

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KITCHEN'S PORTAL
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
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Elisa P.
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How do I begin to explain what a great experience we had with Junior & Kitchen's Portal as our bartender? From the very beginning, Junior was responsive and thorough in explaining his prices and services. He was so easy to get in touch with for any questions (which were quite a few lol) that I had, and went above and beyond to make sure my fiance and I were happy with all arrangements made. When I asked about a creative signature drink, Junior emailed us 3 different ones to choose from that were unique. We decided on a cocktail that was a twist on a moscow mule with a brown sugar rim that was refreshing and delicious. Junior made sure even during formal pictures my hubby and I had a drink in our hand (which he remembered that my hubby's drink was an old-fashioned). From the moment he arrived at the venue, he went straight to work to make sure everything was set up on time. Not only did he attend to all our guests with respect, friendliness, and courtesy Junior also addressed other vendors to ensure our wedding continued to flow perfectly. My family members & friends all raved about how attentive and professional Junior, his bartenders, and his waitstaff were throughout the whole wedding. I had the pleasure of speaking with all of them towards the end of the evening, and thanking them for helping make my wedding day as special as it was. I would 100% recommend Kitchen's Portal to anyone & would definitely use them again for an event.

Spice House Catering
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Ella G.
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Such yummy food and creative presentation. Your guests will be impressed when you have Spice House Catering providing the food for your next event.

  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney S.
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I've have several taste test with different caterers and it was not what I wanted. I went with Chef Corwin solely off reviews and I must say it was the BEST decision I've made. Everything was amazing from the appetizers to the salad all the way to the main course. Everyone is still talking about how amazing the food was. This is the best catering out there. Great job and again thank you chef Corwin and the team !!!!

Italia Cuisine Co.
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Georgia L.
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I can't say enough about Chef Paola ! She is truly amazing!!! She made the best and most beautiful food for my annual holiday party this year. I have had other caterers in the past, but she is the only one that my guests commented on how great the food was! She really is wonderful!

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Red99 Catering
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sabrina M.
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The overall experience was fantastic! The food was AMAZING and the service was very professional. They made our meeting a success and the best catering we have ever had.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Julie M.
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We arranged an early breakfast catering for a work event from Bless my soul. Delivery was right on time and the food was Fantastic! Highly recommend!

  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Marie B.
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My experience with Gourmet Crepes Cafe and Catering was delicious! I was having a party with some of my friends and Jean came to help me out making the best crepes I haven't had in a long time... Coming from Bretagne in France (where crepes are originally from), I really fell like home while tasting them. Perfumed perfectly with orange blossom, my guests were delighted and I was really happy I asked Jean to come. His smile and professionalism enchanted me and he really helped to the success of my party.

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  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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Alex V.
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I'm Alex V. and I wanted to say that Big Al is the best caterer around. He catered my wedding and the food was GREAT! at a very good price. The layout display of food was very nice and professional. We had two kinds of meat and all the trimmings to go with it. The food was kept warm for seconds and plenty of cold drinks with ice provided by Al. After the wedding he cleaned up everything and the place we rented was left clean. I recommend Abundance Catering to everyone. Money well spent.

Savyor Events
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
Verified review

Our guests raved about how amazing everything was. The Chef personally walked around to each table to make sure the food was great for our guests. Savyor Events are the most professional caterers. On time, helpful with creating a menu in our budget, and then delivering food that is fresh, hot, and delicious. For appetizers, I would highly recommend the bacon wrapped jumbo shrimp and the prosciutto wrapped mozzarella. Main course: My choice = sautéed mushrooms/steak and chicken/pineapple shish-ka-bobs was my favorite. The mushrooms were exquisite! Savyor's serving staff was a pleasure to work with; friendly, prompt, clean, and courteous. Definitely using Savyor Events for the holiday party!

Frosted Memories
4.3
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Barbra B.
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Great taste! Cakes are not dry, very moist. Absolutely beautiful work! Easy to work with. Very creative!

  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine O.
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A Family Affair Event decorating did an amazing job decorating the ceremony and reception for my wedding on 12/16/2017. I was blown away at how they transformed the ceremony space. It was absolutely beautiful and they were great to work with. I highly recommend them!

Char-Don Catering, Inc.
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
Verified review

The food was outstanding! All of the guests at our wedding were very pleased and we heard no complaints. The staff was very professional. We were a little disappointed at how quickly they packed up and left. We were also a little disappointed that they didn't leave any food for us to have a plate after everyone was gone as we, the bride and groom, were to busy with our guests to really get a chance to eat. I would definitely recommend Char-Don Catering to anyone and would definitely use them again for any other event!!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriela H.
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The multiple times I’ve used the services of Elite Catering have been very positive experiences. From my 60th birthday celebration to my husband’s company Christmas party. The service, professionalism and attention to detail have been outstanding. I would recommend Elite Catering for all your catering needs full heartedly.

Edible tastings catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Janene S.
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Great food & great service I would recommend everyone to try this catering service I guarantee you will love it they are the best around

Simply Sweet
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne L.
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Simply Sweet mastered the art for my daughter's 18th Birthday Bash. It was the Best Celebration ever, a night to remember! The creativity and decorations of the candy station, alone with the revolving album birthday cake was absolutely delicious, beautiful and amazing!!! The presentation was 1st class, sophisticated and designed to fit the 90's Thowback party theme! My daughter was given her own personal package with all of the treats from her candy station to enjoy after the party! I highly recommend Simply Sweet for any special occasion!

Marquise Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Malissa S.
Verified review

We used Marquise Catering for 2 of our events recently and both the food and the service was top notch!!! We had everything we needed during the events and they even made sure we didn't run out of food. I would highly recommend them for any event you are having. Thank you Marquise Catering for everything!!!

About

From my kitchen to yours, I am specializing in Italian cuisine, using only the freshest herbs and Italian ingredients! My specialties include the following: * antipasto * stromboli * pasta dishes * old-world Italian dishes, such as: - risotto alla milanese - gnocchi - polenta - ricotta pie and many more I specialize in soups and salads with homemade dressings and paninis, too!

About

Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine & Events is Central Florida's premiere social, corporate, and wedding caterer. Our highly trained team of professionals create events all over Central Florida. Our president and director of culinary development, Jamie McFadden, has prepared meals all over the United States, including The James Beard House in New York City. Jamie McFadden's uniquely prepared twists on farm to table dishes create a very unique, delicious and memorable event! Our diligent service training means your guests will receive gracious service and personal attention. Whether you are looking for appetizers for parties and catering for a business or dinner party, Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine and Events is the right choice for you. We strive to thrill you so that we will be the catering company that is your first choice for each and every event. Cuisiniers can customize every detail to exceed your highest expectations. Our achievements include the following: * Winner- Best Caterer - Winter Park Chamber of Commerce * Winner- Best of Weddings Central Florida - The Knot * Inducted into Central Florida Culinary Hall of Fame - Orlando Sentinel * Awarded "Forty under Forty" Recognition - Orlando Business Journal * Central Florida's Top 20 Chefs - Restaurant Forum * Participant "Chefs Move Schools Program" - Morning Star Academy

Chef Cravings

New To Thumbtack

  • 5 years in business
About

I come from a large family of 12, So i grew up cooking for large groups. I am inspired by the love that surrounds good food. Sharing a meal with friends, family, or someone special, or even by yourself is a special occasion that turns into a memory. I receive complete satisfaction and joy in being able to help make it a good memory by providing delicious food.

About

I am a dying breed of old fashioned Italian cooking. I have relocated from the New York/New Jersey area. I cater meals to private clients weekly and for private parties. References ARE furnished upon request. I will cook in your home or bring the meals to you. I am better than any restaurant.

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.

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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