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Florence Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Florence.

  • 6 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
Timmiera L.
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I hosted a wedding shower for my son and his fiance. I planned for 30 guests to have lunch (sandwiches, roll-ups, fruit, veggies, and dessert. Dominick was wonderful! He had everything we needed, including vegan and gluten free options. The food was delicious and we had more than enough. I am very pleased and will definitely use his yummy catering again!

An Event by Greg
4.5
from 113 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Geoff T.
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Greg catered the food for our wedding reception. Even though we were an hour away the food was still hot and everything was delicious. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for catering.

Prestige Catering
4.6
from 93 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Gina W.
Verified review

From booking to the event - Prestige Catering was excellent! Food presentation was great! Plenty of food, perfectly portioned! Meal was perfecto! Thank you!

A Catered Affair
4.7
from 84 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle R.
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The food was excellent, we had many compliments about how good everything tasted. The staff was friendly, efficient, and helpful. We highly recommend this catering service!

The Garden Gourmet LLC
4.7
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie R.
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I hired Jessica to cater an Open House for our Home Care Agency. From the moment I met Jessica I liked her! She is warm and friendly with a "can do" attitude. She presented me with a gourmet lunch menu all made with fresh foods and herbs. Her presentation of the food and arrangements was beautiful. She used fresh flowers and herbs from her own garden. We had @ 50 guests and had plenty of food. The guests couldn't stop talking about how good all the food was! I would use Jessica again and I would definitely recommend her for any catering job. She is a wonderful person!

Nibbles Catering
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia L.
Verified review

The Nibbles staff catered my daughter's wedding that I had at my home. They were so professional, arriving on time with everything they needed. They were very attentive all night, keeping track of the flow of the reception and checking in with me on key points. But, at the same time they took it on themselves to make decisions for many things to keep things running smoothly (which I so appreciated since I was busy with other things). Their cleanup was great and they left my kitchen cleaner than they found it! Thanks Nibbles!

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The Happy Chefs LLC
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Tim F.
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The Happy Chefs are a unique Catering company they are very personable and attention oriated, their pricing is very resonable, would recommend them to anyone! They have catered to my benefits for numerous times!

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Big Reds Bbq
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andy L.
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LOVED the food today that was catered by Big Red’s. Everything was spot on. They arrived on time, served on time and everyone really loved the food. Very satisfied and will definitely use them again in the future. Appreciate a job well done!!!

Mike's Smokehouse BBQ
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
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Mike was concise in description and completion of his service. The presentation and display of products was clean, inviting, and eye appealing. The food was cooked to perfection, meat falling off the bones, and sides fresh and flavorful, complementing the main dish. I will keep him at the top of my list for future catering needs.

Horchata LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laura L.
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We used Horchata LLC to cater for a group of people that we were presenting to. There were about 15 people in attendance. Every single person was highly impressed with the quality of food as well as the taste. There was plenty of food left over. The team at Horchata set up everything for us. I would recommend them to cater for any of your catering needs. I'm looking forward to using them in the future.

Four Seasons Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Sarah K.
Verified review

We contracted Four Seasons to do our wedding. It was the best decision ever. We got a wedding with the best food we ever had. Not just at a wedding, but ever. They kept every promise and we were thrilled! I would reccomend them to anyone.

About

Thank you very much for your interest in Michael's Catering services. We are proud of our reputation for quality food and service since 1989, and our prices make us indisputably the area's finest catering value! Our very talented chefs have a wide range of creativity and skills. The food we prepare represents many years of recipe testing. We are quite conscious of the current need for lower cholesterol, fats, less sugar, and salt. In catering you get what you pay for. At Michael's Catering, our prices ensure many things, such as a fresh, high-quality foods, sanitary preparation, on-time delivery, generous portions, and many small extras. We are aware of the current recession worries, and if your catering budget is not what you would like to have, we can suggest more economical ways without cutting corners in quality. We will do everything we can to make sure you are absolutely satisfied with our services.

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I am very creative I can take a few ingredients and create a fantastic meal,entree,appetizer or whatever you need

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We are a full service caterer! No job is too big or small! We pride ourselves on our home made food, from simple to gourmet. Our special service, includes the best dressed and best manned workers in the Tri-State area!

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I cook all requests. Look at our website to see what kind of food and service you need. We come prepared with whatever you need. It is best to call the main number to speak with Dave, the owner. Nothing is too large for us. We have the staff to serve plated dinners if requested.

  • 3 years in business
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We provide low cost catering for special events and family gatherings. We have classically-trained chef capable of hot dogs to coq a vin.

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My name is Jim Utley. Food is my passion. If you're looking for cooking lessons or you need someone to cater a special event, or you need someone to just be the grillmaster at your annual cookout -- that's what we do.

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I have over 15 years of experience in cooking professionally. I have catered meals for groups ranging from 2-5000 people. I do box lunches to black tie galas. I am a local chef who loves to create memorable moments through food experiences.

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We are a catering service company that is just getting started and looking for some business. We have wonderful entrees and desserts for every occasion. We also have the best turkey ribs around and the best prices in town.

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We are a full-service catering facility with on- and off-site availability. We offer a wide variety of menus and will customize any menu.

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We are a small business trying to grow in our field of barbecue. We cater ribs, chicken brisket and pulled pork. If interested, give us a call. You've never tasted anything like Nubian Barbecue. Thank you.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Catering for a Cocktail Party on Aug. 17, 2013

Lexington, KY

  • Type of catering needed
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Head count
  • Details
    Even t will be at Harvey's Bar Patio on main street.

Need a Catering Service

Indianapolis, IN

  • Type of catering needed
    Cocktail party
  • Cuisine type
    American - casual
  • Number of guests
    60-80
  • Additional Service(s)
    Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    Wedding stand up finger food and drinks lunch

Need a Caterer to Prepare Italian and Casual American Cuisines for a Buffet Catered Event

Shelbyville, KY

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Cuisine type
    American - casual, Italian
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    Not certain
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