Find a catering service in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Find catering services in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Find catering services in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Top 10 catering services in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Clients agree: these vendors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
House Of Flavors LLC

House Of Flavors LLC

5.0(1)
Serves Wilton Manors, FL
Edward R. says, "The best experience we’ve ever had, food was delicious with vast variety. We hired Chef Gute for a wedding catering, very formal, friendly easy to work with, profesional and impecable food. Recommend him and his staff at every level. Thank you Chef 😊." Read more
Chef Irie Spice, Inc. Personal Chef Catering

Chef Irie Spice, Inc. Personal Chef Catering

5.0(2)
Serves HALNDLE BCH, FL
Deanna says, "He is professional yet fun and funny. Extremely talented and I love the mix of flavors and textures of his creations " Read more
Home Cooking Catering

Home Cooking Catering

New on Fash
Serves Pompano Beach, FL
I am a self taught chef who learned from my grandmother and her sisters cooking delicious food for over 100 people at a very young age. I have years of experience catering dinner parties, special occasions and holidays in the comfort of clients homes or venues. It is what I love most and what I am meant to do. I also have years of experience doing weekly shopping and meal prep for couples and families. Here is a link if you would like to take a look at my menus. https://chefpost.com/chef/chef-lisa-1045
Tightwork Soul And Seafood Grill

Tightwork Soul And Seafood Grill

New on Fash
Serves Miami, FL
Hello my name is Dwayne and this is tight work catering we provide good quality food and services and we also offer wholesale seafood products
Liboneats Llc

Liboneats Llc

New on Fash
Serves Biscayne Park, FL
Our service is all about great quality and make sure that our clients needs and desires are met. Our versatile and unique quality of food are created for our clients to have a long lasting memorable experience. We adapt our menus to satisfy our clients. Cooking is my passion that I fell in love with since 2006. I enjoy the process, the perfect cut, the preparation and intangibles that lead to a client satisfaction. My goal is to satisfy my client with their eyes and in their stomach as well on the first bite or sip....
Paella VIP -  Catering Service

Paella VIP - Catering Service

5.0(1)
Serves Miami, FL
A family owned business with the experience that brought our ancestors from the motherland, give us decades of love for Spanish cuisine as well as their secrets to give you a menu to match the occasion. A group of specialist’s chef prepares delicious paella. Incorporating the latest trends with their suggestions and keeping daily flavors always guarantee that when testing the first bite, your guests will know that you made an excellent choice. Dedication to the kitchen, the quality of our products, the seasoning and flavor are the protagonists transform your precious and irreplaceable family gatherings and memorable events with friends. If yo...
Exceptional Caterers

Exceptional Caterers

New on Fash
Serves Biscayne Park, FL
Our years of experience combined with the ability to meet and exceed the needs of our customer. We view our customers as family and look to build lasting relationships.
J.aston Private Chef And Catering Llc

J.aston Private Chef And Catering Llc

New on Fash
Serves HALNDLE BCH, FL
Hi I'm Sarah Green I've been a paid working chef for 10 years I love to cook this is my passion. I'm a fine dining casual chef with a homestyle touch!
Miracle Touch Catering

Miracle Touch Catering

New on Fash
Serves Oakland Park, FL
When my customer is satisfied then I'm satisfied. I love people and making them happy with what they want for there event. I enjoy how when people eat my food the happiness that I see on they face it make me want to keep pushing to better my best! I really enjoy cooking it's my first love.
Chung’s Catering LLC

Chung’s Catering LLC

5.0Exceptional(12)
Offers online services
Serves Sea Ranch Lakes, FL
Lashaun R. says, "The food is always well seasoned and delicious...they never disappoint! Customer service is excellent and the food delivery is always on time. I definitely recommend Chung’s Catering for your next event!" Read more

Your Wedding and Event Catering questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

Catering costs $10 to $35 per person for basic party food or a drop-off service. On average, caterers charge $500 to $7,500 total for 50 guests, $1,000 to $15,000 for 100 guests, and $1,500 to $23,000 for 150 guests. Alcohol or bartending options often cost extra.

Formal catering or wedding catering costs $30 to $200 per person for plated meals, a buffet, or food stations. A food truck rental costs $10 to $40 per person, depending on the type of event and whether you hire the truck on a weekend or holiday. Popular food truck menu options include tacos, pizza, BBQ, and ice cream.

Catering means supplying food and drink at a party, wedding, or other gathering. Some catering companies provide waitstaff, while others offer self-serve buffet stations or simply drop off prepared food to an event. Different catering companies provide different types of foods and cuisines, including:

  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Barbeque
  • Japanese
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Ice cream
  • Breakfast or brunch

Most caterers recommend ordering at least a few weeks to 6 months in advance, depending on the type of event and number of guests. However, catering a small party may not require as much advance time as a wedding, holiday party, or large corporate event.

Large chain restaurants often provide limited, drop-off catering services and require less notice than professional catering companies. Some chain restaurants and grocery stores offer catering services with only one day's notice.

Caterers supply all the food for your event, either cooking it on-site or preparing it in their own kitchen beforehand. Many catering services include serving dishes, plates, glasses, and silverware in their price. Some caterers also offer tables, chairs, linens, or custom place settings for an added fee.

Caterers typically serve food for 1 to 4 hours, depending on the time of year and number of guests. Setup usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Ask your caterer whether they will include any of the setup or cleanup time in their estimate.

Some caterers include a gratuity charge of 15% to 20% on your bill that is split between the servers. Before adding a cash tip, ask your caterer or review the contract to make sure a gratuity charge is not already included. If you decide to give cash tips directly, pay each person between $15 to $50.

Search our list of caterers, then:

  • Get three or more free estimates to compare.
  • Read their reviews and menus on Fash and Google.
  • Choose a licensed, insured, and experienced company.
  • Try menu tasting before your event if possible.
  • Make sure they're a good fit for your budget and schedule.
  • Get a written estimate or contract.
  • Avoid making a large payment before your event begins.

After reading reviews and asking questions, hire the best company in your area.

When looking for local catering companies, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been catering?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How far in advance do I need to book?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • Do you allow menu changes?
  • Will you bring prepared food, or will you prepare it onsite?
  • How long will you be able to serve food?
  • How long do you need to set up?
  • Do you charge extra for travel fees?
  • Will you give me a written estimate and contract?

Reviews for Fort Lauderdale catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Fort Lauderdale area.
W H.
Chef Irie is the complete professional - timely, responsive, prepared - but most importantly his food is fabulous. Delicious, creative with a Caribbean twist - just love whatever he does
Chef Irie Spice, inc. Personal chef catering
Travis
My experience with Chung’s catering was absolutely delightful, very clean and professional company my food was hot and ready in timely manner and the service of their team was definitely top tier and not to mention the food! It tasted just as delicious as it looked! 10/10 across the board in my book I urge everyone to give them a try you won’t be disappointed at all
Chung’s Catering LLC
Youry T.
Paella VIP is always a pleasure to work with. Their food smells irresistible and tastes even better, but what really sets them apart is not their mouth-watering fare but the strong connection between the chef and the customer. This catering service brings a sense of familiarity that makes it a truly exceptional choice for any event.
Paella VIP
Robnesha
Have really good customer service , the food is perfect season very well you can taste the season in ever bite trust me you will not go wrong with choosing this one and you will not regret it at all
Grandma's catering
Rachael O.
They were attentive to what I was asking for and the food and event was amazing!!! Will definitely use Exquisite again!
EXQUISITE CATERING
Karen S.
Excellent Food, Great Service, and definitely my favorite chef.
Alex Catering
Shantay
They are very affordable great customer service and the food is top notch
Gns seafood express
JOSEPH U.
The food was marvelous, delicious, lip smacking good…
Chef The Rose
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