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Winter Garden Dinner Caterers

Browse these dinner catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Winter Garden.

Hidalgo Catering Company
4.7
from 109 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
Krista D.
Verified review

Maurice did a great job catering a formal dinner for 25 in my home. The food was wonderful and he and Judy did a great job with the service, and they did a beautiful job cleaning up and washing all my china, stemware, and silverware. Thank you!

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KITCHEN'S PORTAL
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kyle C.
Verified review

All around fantastic job by Junior and his team. So many people at the party were impressed with the catering and bartending enough that I had 6 people tell me they were going to hire Kitchen's Portal for their next event. All of the food was amazing, the signature cocktail was fantastic, the presentation of the whole thing tied together was just fantastic. Not only was the whole team extremely polite and professional, they were all good people. We enjoyed hanging out with the Portal crew as much as anyone else at the party. I would highly recommend hiring Junior if you need a bartender, a caterer, or both. These guys saved me so much time from having to rent the actual bar, the tub, the coolers, etc which not only saved money, but more importantly saved time. When you're trying to get stuff done for a 40 person party the day ofm, it's nice to have someone else deal with a smuch as possible. I will definitely try to get these guys back for the next event we have

Spice House Catering
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Russell E.
Verified review

We hired Spice House Catering for a dinner for 12 golfers celebrating the end of a 5 day golf trip. I exchanged a few emails with Dameon leading up to the trip where we selected the menu and I informed him of the dining restrictions of a couple of the guys. Dameon and his team were very prompt, prepared a spectacular meal and even ran out and picked a few items (ice, beer, etc.) that we had run out of before the meal. We couldn't have been happier with the entire evening and would definitely use him again!

  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Jacquelyn M.
Verified review

Let me first start off by saying Corwin and his staff are the best people you would ever meet!! He has a wonderful staff that went above and beyond helping me with my son's reception. If something isn't right Corwin will make sure to fix it for you. That is very hard to come by nowadays. Absolutely loved working with this company. Our original catering company had an emergency and I found Corwin 6 days until my son's wedding. He was great, even stayed up late to have us over his house for the tasting, and the food was great! Everyone talked about how good the meatballs were and unfortunately they ate them all before I was able to taste them lol. So I would definitely recommend them just by the feedback from everyone at my son's wedding. I would definitely recommend Corwin's Personal Chef Catering Services to anyone looking for great catering services and great people to work with!!!

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cherrieann R.
Verified review

Service was top notch. Food tasted amazing and working with Sandy Baez, the Catering & Event Planning Coordinator, was phenomenal. My husband and I are extremely happy with their service.

Prostyle Entertainment
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Christina A.
Verified review

Richard offers both karaoke and DJ services to meet any group's entertainment needs. He was very responsive when coordinating his services for our event. He worked hard to accommodate all of the requests he received and stayed later than he was scheduled to provide our attendees with a great experience! It was truly a pleasure to work with him!

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Red99 Catering
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Phyllis C.
Verified review

Chef Pam delivered a spectacular meal to our event for 14 people! I had never used Red99 Catering before this event, but I will surely use her catering services again! Our guests raved about the delicious entrees and side dishes, and were crazy about the desserts! I give Chef Pam a 5/5!!!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie M.
Verified review

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!

The White Table
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Claire C.
Verified review

My parents are both retired and my father just had his shoulder reconstructed after a nasty run in with a golf cart. Mom is responsible for his passive physical therapy 3x a day. Since I could not travel to help out I wanted to send a few dinner meals so mom could focus on care taking and not on making dinner. Using Thumbtack I found Chef Niki. After reading her reviews and a few messages back and forth, we decided on 3 dinner meals for 2 adults consisting of a main dish, vegetables, side dish, and dessert. My father said "You hit a homerun with Chef Niki!" They were both so very pleased with the meals Chef Niki delivered. Nothing too fancy or crazy or unrecognizable (I was trying to send comfort not a new cuisine)- just really good food! Specific comments included: the spices and flavoring of the turkey meatloaf was fantastic, the chicken in the Chicken Schwarma was the most tender and moist they have been served in a meal, and the baked fish with a light sauce was flaky and just right. Chef Niki was very easy and fun to work with. I found her to be very responsive to my needs and messages. Once I indicated food preferences she was able to come up with many options for me to consider. She uses technology to make the entire process as simple and painless as possible - even though I was out of state. Even the payment and contract signing were just a few clicks. I was a little worried, having never used Thumbtack and hiring over the computer, but this was a beautiful experience, I highly recommend Chef Niki!

Orlando GSCakes & Events
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sydney W.
Verified review

GSCakes & Events was great! They are very professional, kind, and they will go out of their way to make sure you have what you need. My company had a catering luncheon event held just before the holidays with about 200 employees. The food was fantastic, the setup was beautiful, and the staff was amazing. Mind you, we held this luncheon outside under a tent in cold/windy conditions. GSCakes & Events worked hard to make sure our luncheon was perfect! GSCakes& Events will also donate any leftovers that you don't want to the local homeless shelter. We were very happy with our choice in catering. Thank you GSCakes & Events!

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

Savyor Events catered my daughter's wedding reception and I have to say they were so easy to work and helpful in planning this event. From the amazing food to the floral arrangements and personalized cocktail napkins and leave behinds. The were true pros!

Boricua Magic
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joseph K.
Verified review

The food is amazing. Lily caters my Christmas Eve party every year. She makes everything from scratch. My friends and family keep showing up earlier and earlier just to make sure they get to try everything. Her food has doubled the size of my party as people keep ending their traditional family meals and just bringing the whole family here. We bought 150 mini empanadas last year and they were gone in minutes. Her chicken and pork are out of this world. Then she breaks out the pastales. I am not a fan of them but I have to serve them or my friends would riot. Its all just that good. Everything she makes tastes amazing. If you have Lily cook for your party be prepared. Your friends and family are going to come to expect her food. It will become a tradition you can't get out of.

Bobby A's BBQUE& Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Derek W.
Verified review

In a word... WOW! I can't begin to tell you how delighted we are that Bob provided the catering for our wedding day! Right from the beginning I had a great feeling about Bob. He was always super efficient with his email replies, answered all our queries, and gave plenty of information as to what he could provide for us. We were meant to be getting married on 6th October, 2016, however due to Hurricane Matthew we had to bring the date forward by one day. This caused a little bit of panic on our part as we had to reschedule our catering and a few other bits and bobs. I sent Bob an email regarding our situation and he immediately made me, and my soon to be wife, feel at ease, saying that it would be no problem and that he can organise the catering for a day earlier. What's even more impressive is that I sent him this message on the 4th October and we wanted his services for the next day! When Bob arrived you couldn't have met a more polite and happy man. He arrived himself and took 20 minutes or so to set all the food out in our villa and during this time recommended a few different meals we could try with the available food. As you can see from the pictures I have uploaded, the quality of the food Bob produced was second to none. Bob also provided us with cutlery, serving plates and cups. Food was cooked perfectly, tasted fantastic and easily catered for 28 people. All our guests were speaking so highly of Bob for his quality of service and food. By the end of the night we still had enough left overs to do us for a few days afterwards too, which in all honesty everyone was delighted with! We genuinely had the best day of our lives and Bob played a significant part in that. I cannot recommend Bob highly enough as he done an incredible job. If you are to wish for any sort of catering services then he is your man- 100%! Derek & Nikki Paterson, Scotland

Edible tastings catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Janene S.
Verified review

Great food & great service I would recommend everyone to try this catering service I guarantee you will love it they are the best around

  • 7 years in business
Emily D.
Verified review

We had our wedding catered by Louie's Bistro and everything turned out amazingly! The food was exquisite, and the service was excellent. The chef went over everything before the wedding so we knew exactly what to expect. Our guests had a real treat and everyone one was amazed at the quality of the food and the variety of the menu. Totally recommend his services.

  • 3 years in business
Paula R. R.
Verified review

Chef Ricarya catered my wedding this past year. Her and her staff did an exceptional job from providing bartending, which all of our guests absolutely loved Kevi! To the passed hors d'oeuvres her staff kept floating around the reception hall to keep our hungry guests at bay while we wrapped up photos. The dinner buffet, OMG! To die for! Her staff was clean and professional and wore matching bowties & formal wear to compliment our wedding colors. Ricarya took care of us from our initial tasting with our family, all the way to our wedding day and even sent us a gift after to thank us for choosing her on our special day. Thank you again Ricarya, we will continue to refer you to everyone we come across!! ~Paula & Eric

Fresh-N-Healthy Meals
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Autumn T.
Verified review

This company FNH came to do a corporate lunch catering at our office two weeks ago. They did a Taco buffet, very professional with cooks, professional set up, fun margarita maker, and the food was phenomenal. Come to find out now they are coming every month to cater our office on the last Tuesday of the month for our monthly Taco Tuesday get together for all the co-workers. I might try their meal delivery service as the reviews here are awesome. I will be sure to update my review once I try their meal delivery service.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Conti S.
Verified review

Very professional and the food was delicious. Our dinner party was perfect thanks to Chef Jermaine.

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

IT was amazing, I am going to hire Joe-Marquise Catering for my personal chef. I can't began to brag enough, look at the pictures.

Black Market Ribs
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Duane D.
Verified review

Food is awesome. Catering even better!

Personal Chef 23
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mariam W.
Verified review

Food was excellent!! Very respectful and clean. He is by far the best private cook I have hired and I've had many I will be hiring every week due to the fact that he brings a 5 star restaurant to your house.

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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