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Top 10 catering services in Jacksonville, FL

Clients agree: these Jacksonville catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Executive Chef John Cartel LLC

Executive Chef John Cartel LLC

New on Fash
7+ years in business
Serves Jacksonville, FL
Hi, I'm Chef John Cartel. I've Been In The Culinary Field For Over 15yrs, Working My Way Up. I'm The Owner Of The Catering & Private Chef Company Executive Chef John Cartel LLC & Cartels Kitchen Seafood And More Food Trucks. Through My Catering & Private Chef Company I Provide An Upscale In Home Dining Experience, The Experience Can Also Be Outside At Locations Such As The Beach, Along The River & In Hotel Suites. My Services Have Been Trusted By Many Such As NFL Players Myles Jack, Leonard Fournette, Jalen Ramsey & Premier Doctors. I Am A AFC Member. My Food Trucks Have Been Named Jax Best In Previous Years. I've Always Won Chef Of The Year....
Josmonica Catering Services

Josmonica Catering Services

New on Fash
13+ years in business
Serves Jacksonville, FL
I'm a professional chef whit 32 years in the culinary industry, more that 10 years in catering business in P.R and E.U all complete staff for all ocasión.
Soulfood On The Go By Tifa

Soulfood On The Go By Tifa

New on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Jacksonville, FL
Hello I'm Chef Tifa the owner of Soulfood on the go by Tifa!!! Im very passionate about cooking it's my Love language. We specialize in a variety of different food. Every meal I cook is made with love. Me and my team look forward to catering your event!!!
Taste Of Heaven

Taste Of Heaven

5.0(2)
3+ years in business
Serves Jacksonville, FL
Sonja L. says, "Food was excellent. " Read more
Dee Catering Service

Dee Catering Service

New on Fash
22+ years in business
Serves Jacksonville, FL
We are a Catering business that meets the needs of out client giving them an unforgettable experience
Simply South Catering

Simply South Catering

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Jacksonville, FL
We offer budget targeted packages with Southern style foods. We believe that our customers are why we do what we do. We listen and offer a great service at a reasonable price. Seeing the finished product and our client enjoying their event.!
Shug's Good Eats

Shug's Good Eats

New on Fash
13+ years in business
Serves Jacksonville, FL
On time and full of flavor
Mimi's Sunday Kitchen

Mimi's Sunday Kitchen

New on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Jacksonville, FL
Thank you for selecting Mimi's Sunday Kitchen as your private chef service. Our goal is providing you high quality, delicious food. Before any services are provided we have completed a consultation for the purpose of discussing your needs. I conduct our business in an organized, professional manner. Best, ChefShawnJ
Patty P’s Catering And Confections

Patty P’s Catering And Confections

5.0(1)
8+ years in business
Serves Jacksonville, FL
Lisa says, "The cake was so moist an the icing was delicious... The cake presentation was beautiful " Read more
Pinksaltrestaurant.com

Pinksaltrestaurant.com

New on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Jacksonville, FL
Pink salt restaurant, we are a far to table restaurant . All menu items are customized to each guest needs .

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 Jacksonville catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Jacksonville area.
Ruth
On time service very professional.. I booked them for a small family gathering... great tasty food... The Mac & cheese ❣️ roast pork. ❣️ Yellow rice collard greens listen TASTEFULL❣️
Taste of Heaven
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