Find a catering service in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Top 10 catering services in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Clients agree: these Fort Lauderdale catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Creative Chef Wynne Llc

Creative Chef Wynne Llc

5.0(4)
Offers online services
6 hires on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Minke D. says, "Chef Wynne is outstanding. I am more than pleased. The food was wonderful. I had many people at the function inquiring about her. I would highly recommend her for any and all future events." Read more
Chef Tim

Chef Tim

5.0(3)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
43+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Britt S. says, "We were very lucky to have Chef Tim! His professionalism is outstanding; he replied when he said he would, answered our calls on time, and made it a point to understand my graduation party event, our tastes, my allergy, and even the tastes of our guests. I wanted a refined and elegant menu that didn't include anything having to do with pizza, pasta, salad, or bbq. He produced a menu that was also printable (great for framing and putting on the table for your guests to admire) that was delectable yet not too filling; (med-rare lamb lollipops, boursin-stuffed prosciutto wrapped dates) but also not stuffy- we also recommend the beer-cheese fondue! My favorite is the curry-chicken spoons. He arrived at our event in appropriate Chef attire with helpful written instructions and felt like a talented member of the family. Our only regret is we wish we had hired one of his staff to further execute, plate and pass the delcious-ness! It's hard to do it all. If this is available- DO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT. Additionally, the VALUE of hiring Chef Tim is very good- there was an abundance of extras and in all the parties I have had, (there have been many) I was surprised to see that my guests never ceased to be enjoying the food. Well done Chef Tim, you are sure to have repeat business from the Sanford-Basiaga household." Read more
Flowers Soul Food & BBQ

Flowers Soul Food & BBQ

5.0(1)
1 hire on Fash
17+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Maria N. says, "They were super experienced and took to the time let me go do a food tasting before dedicating to them. The set up service was amazing, they took the time to make sure everything was ready to eat. I will eat here again" Read more
Val's Kitchen & Catering, LLC

Val's Kitchen & Catering, LLC

New on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
My name is Chef Val, CEO of Val's Kitchen & Catering LLC, established since 2015. I am an award winning Chef and Best selling Published Author. I am a caterer specializing in international cuisine. I cater to weddings, birthdays, communion, Sweet 16, Quincenera, graduations, Special events, private events, romantic dinner set ups. I am at your service. Believe The Hype!
Outside The Box Food Truck

Outside The Box Food Truck

New on Fash
1 hire 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
Chef Nancy Antwi

Chef Nancy Antwi

New on Fash
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hello Family! I’m Chef Nancy. I’ve been cooking since I was 10 years old, but have been professionally cooking and catering for the last 10 years. My cooking skills are very diverse with the ability to prepare a variety of foods from different cultures but mostly concentrating on American and Afro-Caribbean cuisine. Also, I make a variety of baked goods very well. My motivation with cooking is the concept of bringing family and friends together. It’s always a pleasure to interact with others. Most times, I have a little game for participating or something interactive for all to keep it fun while cooking with and for others. I hope I get t
EXQUISITE CATERING

EXQUISITE CATERING

5.0(2)
17+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Kat C. says, "Working with exquisite catering for my event was so wonderful. Every step of the way they answered whatever question I had. The customer service I received was so welcoming. Thank you all for what you do. I can honestly say from the first call to the day of the wedding everything went great. Our guest raved so much about the food. " Read more
Fat Boyz BBQ

Fat Boyz BBQ

New on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Welcome to our barbecue catering services, where we bring the sizzle and flavor right to your event! over 12 years in business at Fat Boyz, we pride ourselves on providing top-quality barbecue cuisine and exceptional service for all occasions. Whether you are planning a corporate event, wedding, family gathering, or any other special celebration, our team of experienced pitmasters is here to create a memorable dining experience for you and your guests. We specialize in traditional slow-smoked barbecue, using only the finest cuts of meat and a secret blend of spices to achieve mouthwatering flavors and tender, juicy results. Our menu feature
Paella VIP -  Catering Service

Paella VIP - Catering Service

5.0(1)
14+ 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?

Reviews for Fort Lauderdale catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Fort Lauderdale area.
Nicole L.
Everything and more I could’ve asked for!! Wynne and her girls were absolutely lovely! The food and experience was amazing!! I will definitely be booking again!!
Creative Chef Wynne Llc
Mellisa M.
Let me begin by stating that "five stars" isn't high enough a rating to post for Chef Tim and company. From first introduction to the last bite, his team and professionalism completely astounded both myself and party guests. His first meeting to discuss both menu options and floor plan layouts was refreshing and further emphasized his sincere commitment to bring the best to all of his bookings. Every step of the process was stress-free from course choices to clean up times. My guests raved over his quality of fresh ingredients which were aesthetically beautiful in the way they were dressed on the plates. Our sushi presentation was incomparable as was the sushi chef's personal creations. His staff was both insightful and knowledgeable of the ingredients being served, which was of great importance as many of my guests had severe food allergies and strict dietary needs. Our bartender was sophisticated and quite the experienced mixologist which ultimately won over several of my family members (which I may add can be even more finicky than our guests). The best part, when the party had ended there was only a spotless kitchen and a fridge full of perfectly store leftovers. His staff even took out the garbage and recyclables. TIM should stand for Tantalizingly Impressive Menus. I will definitely use Chef Tim again for my future parties and many of my guests have already asked for his information.
Chef Tim
Rachael O.
They were attentive to what I was asking for and the food and event was amazing!!! Will definitely use Exquisite again!
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