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Hidalgo Catering Company
4.7
from 105 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi K.
Verified review

I am very glad I found Hidalgo Catering for my daughters Baby Shower! Maurice was very accommodating and personable and easy to work with. Everything was on time, as promised and delicious! I will definitely use them again!!!!!

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KITCHEN'S PORTAL
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 130 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 75 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 77 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!

On The Go Gourmet
4.7
from 67 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen R.
Verified review

We hired Vivian for our 50th anniversary party at the beach. The event lasted from Thursday night until Monday morning and involved 11 children and 16 adults. Vivian cooked three meals every day for us. Each night was a special treat from Spanish night, fish dinner night, and for the anniversary celebration, she fixed filet mignon and salmon. Everything was delicious! She was very thoughtful in catering to special needs, likes and dislikes of the guests and was well liked by the group. Because we were not at a home, she brought all the dishes, tablecloths, glasses and silverware. I would highly recommend Vivian. she is a true Personal Chef and not just a caterer.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zulma M.
Verified review

On the 19th of June, 2015, my youngest son Alexander got married to Shelly, and we had the fortune to have Once Upon An Even of Tampa Bay, as our caterers. Wow, there are no words to describe the service they provided. Every thing was done very professionally,with taste and class. The servers were very friendly and went out of their way to make sure that everybody was satisfied. Then the food came and it was out of this world ! We feel very fortunate to have found Sandy, and Once Upon An Event of Tampa Bay ! They are going to be our caterers for any and every activity that comes along. THEY ARE THE BEST ! Zulma M. Meneses Orlando, Florida

Intimate Catering
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Julie G.
Verified review

So glad I found Linda! She provided a beautiful and tasteful brunch for my family re-union. Everyone raved about how good it was. She arrived on time and kept in good communication while planning the menu. I highly recommend Linda for any catering event.

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Red99 Catering
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jack A.
Verified review

Pamela and Red99 Catering catered our wedding late last year. The food and presentation was immaculate and she always made us feel comfortable and confident that everything would be taken care of for us. The food tasted great and everyone was really friendly! Thanks Pamela!

Good Enuf 2 Eat Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Josh C.
Verified review

Chef Kim provided catering to my staff for a full week - lunch and dinner. The food was outstanding and the service was just as good. She stayed in touch constantly and provided everything that was needed and wanted. It was a pleasure to work with her.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
Verified review

Everything about my experience was amazing. I used bless by soul food catering & more for my best friend's bridal shower and I swear Antoine single handedly made the day even more special. Not only was she continuously quick to response, she was incredibly flexible, made last minute changes for me the day before and even personalized the table for no extra charge! I am so thankful for her!!!

ChefServ Catering Service
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
MONIQUE G.
Verified review

Thank you ChefServ for the very professional service offered at my mothers 70th birthday party! The food was exceptional, arrived right on time and catered to our expectations! Thank you for making our event a success! Monique

  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Marie P.
Verified review

I had a event that I needed catering and met Chef Jean at the Taste of Oviedo and he had just what I needed and wanted. His Crepes were sweet, savory, light and fluffy. He is very professional and gets the crepes out in a timely fashion. I will recommend him and use him in the near future.

Savyor Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 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!

CYM Productions
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Susy D.
Verified review

Loved working with CYM! They were very flexible, responsive and worked to cater to all of our requests. Looking forward to working with them again.

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!!!

C &T Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Tracey L.
    Verified review

    C&T Catering are such wonderful people and the food they make for you are spot on and delicious. Would totally use their service for all my special occasions😍😍😍😊😊😊

    Edible tastings catering
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    Lanesheial E.
    Verified review

    I’m very pleased with the professionalism of the company. I had no worries about anything. The food was flavorful. The chef delivered superbly to my health concerns. I will seek services again in the near feature from Edible Tastings. Edible Tastings is my go to catering company from this moment on. Thank you Edible Tastings from my family and I , we really appreciate all that you do.

    Renowned Hospitality
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 20 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Deb H.
    Verified review

    Everything about this company was fantastic. The food was master chef quality and the prices were too good to be true! They were very professional, responsive and on time. They are willing to fit your budget with a stress free GOURMET meal. All you have to do is invite your guests. I would highly recommend them for any of your catered events. They were awesome...Thank you Antoine, Victoria and rest of team for making our party a success.

    E & A Catering
    4.3
    from 3 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Wayne P.
    Verified review

    The service was good, they service the Trinidad and Tobago U19'S Rugby Team [31 persons]. for a period of eight days with breakfast,lunch and dinner.The meal were on time and well favored.I would recommend this company to any group .

    Marquise Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    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!!!

    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Penny S.
    Verified review

    Chef Ron was very easy to work with. The food was amazing. He catered our July 4th wedding for 40 people but we could have easily fed more. Everyone is still raving about the food

    Delicioso's Kitchen

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      About

      I have been working with events and parties for 19 years. I had my business in Brazil for 3 years. I just started here in Orlando, FL. I really want to do what I most like to do -- 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.

      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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      Need Catering Service

      Tampa, FL

      • Event type
        I'm not sure yet
      • Cuisine type
        BBQ
      • Number of people
        10-25
      • Additional Service(s)
        Other (dilivery)
      • Details
        bbq picnic
      • $300
        Average price

      Need a Caterer for a Family Gathering on March 28, 2013

      Wesley Chapel, FL

      • Event type
        Buffet dinner party
      • Cuisine type
        Casual American
      • Number of people
        10-25
      • Additional Service(s)
        No additional service
      • Details
        family gathering

      Need a Caterer for a Buffet Dinner Party

      Fort Myers, FL

      • Event type
        Buffet dinner party
      • Cuisine type
        Casual American, Italian
      • Number of people
        More than 200
      • Additional Service(s)
        No additional service
      • $20
        Average price
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