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

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Chef Daniel Catering

Chef Daniel Catering

New on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
A personal service is just like our ingredients always starting with the freshest ingredients. Just seeing the smiles on my customers face after the event saying thank you thank you
Exceptional Caterers

Exceptional Caterers

New on Fash
52+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, 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.
Outside The Box Food Truck

Outside The Box Food Truck

New on Fash
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Outside The Box Food Truck and Catering has been in business for over 10 years. We deliver outstanding food at great prices, with unrivaled customer service. We believe if you eat better, you feel better. That is what sets us apart from other food trucks and caterers while catering to our clients’ every need, no matter the cuisine. We offer full-service catering with passsed hors d’oeuvres, sit-down dinners, buffets, food stations and live cooking (with or without the food truck services). Whether you are planning a wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, birthday party, retirement party or graduation, we have you covered with options to meet
Flowers Soul Food & BBQ

Flowers Soul Food & BBQ

New on Fash
16+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
My name is Lashawn. I have excellent customer service experience. I am a hardworker, loyal and dedicated on making my customers happy. I definitely aim to please. I also do an awesome job on catering
Reinaldo Cabrera

Reinaldo Cabrera

New on Fash
23+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
We love what we do….. our crew it’s more than a crew, we are brothers & sisters working together from 2001, just to see our customers enjoying our service
Paella VIP -  Catering Service

Paella VIP - Catering Service

13+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, 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...

Your Wedding and Event Catering questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much is catering?

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.

What is catering?

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

How far in advance do I need to order catering?

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.

What do caterers provide?

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.

How long do caterers stay at an event?

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.

Do you tip caterers?

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.

How do I choose a catering company?

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.

What questions should I ask caterers?

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?

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