Find a catering service in St Petersburg, FL

Find catering services in St Petersburg, FL

Find catering services in St Petersburg, FL

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Top 10 catering services in St Petersburg, FL

Clients agree: these St Petersburg catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Curated Catering & Events Co

Curated Catering & Events Co

New on Fash
1 hire on Fash
16+ years in business
Serves St Petersburg, FL
Curated Catering is a professional full service catering & event company. We are dedicated to innovative, environmentally-friendly, fresh, healthy and most of all, delicious flavors of the culinary world! We have over 15 years of combined kitchen and catering experience among our staff. Curated Catering is renowned for our talented chefs, impeccable service, and for producing thousands of unforgettable corporate events, weddings, galas, mitzvahs, and every kind of social occasion.
Largo Bistro LLC

Largo Bistro LLC

5.0(1)
1 hire on Fash
42+ years in business
Serves St Petersburg, FL
Sam G. says, "This catering service really listened to what I wanted for my party and came through with delicious Cuban sandwiches. They were really a hit! I was also impressed with their courteousness and cleanliness. Highly recommend!" Read more
Biophoton [Personal Chef]

Biophoton [Personal Chef]

New on Fash
Serves St Petersburg, FL
Personal chef with around 4 years in the food industry with 20 years of experience cooking. Able to do farm to table, made-from-scratch, and anything that you’d prefer. Prefer to source our own ingredients, using only the best ingredients from local farms and from ethically treated animals but can use your own ingredients as well.
Black Hibachi

Black Hibachi

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves St Petersburg, FL
We are 100% Black owned and operated . Japanese food trailer experience . The first in Tampa bay . We also cater for and to the soul , upon special request .
One Millian

One Millian

5.0(1)
1 hire on Fash
Serves St Petersburg, FL
Michelle M. says, "She get the work done. I will definitely recommend her for her cooking skills. She listens to what you want and don't want in your meals. You can sit back and relax and she will do everything for you." Read more
Chef Trae "A. E" Hockman

Chef Trae "A. E" Hockman

5.0(2)
1 hire on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves St Petersburg, FL
Janice W. says, "From the preparation to the plating, this experience is very unique and the food quality to taste, makes it unmatched." Read more
Mercenary Chef

Mercenary Chef

New on Fash
Offers online services
33+ years in business
Serves St Petersburg, FL
Hello and good day to you, My name is Christian Bringer, I am a Professional Mercenary Freelance Chef with over 35 years of experience in the industry. Being reared into my grandmother's catering business I learned to earn and developed a sense of urgency at a very young age - single-digit. I moved through the ranks in Tampa Bay, FL. where I first charged my own kitchens and eventually opened three independent eateries as creator/partner before I was thirty-one. With each of these establishments we were very involved with city and local events, as well as having my own instructional culinary classes on local cable(pre-internet) accumulating
Champagne Chef

Champagne Chef

New on Fash
16+ years in business
Serves St Petersburg, FL
Enjoy the experience of a private chef that does it all for you. I’ve been doing private events and cooking for people for over 15 years. I specialize in American cuisine, sushi, tacos, and grilling. I have a large spectrum of dishes ranging from American, Asian, Italian, and Hispanic, to premium steaks, seafood, and chicken. I also do all the kitchen cleanup afterwards. Let’s chat and see what it is you’d like me to prepare for you.
Jessicakesusa

Jessicakesusa

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves St Petersburg, FL
Gil says, "I recommend jessicakeusa ... she is very professional in her job and makes the best desserts and catering" Read more
The Liioness Den

The Liioness Den

5.0(1)
5+ years in business
Serves St Petersburg, FL
Timothy B. says, "Great food LOVED the smiling face. Made sure everything was great and satisfying. Very Nice and clean. Very fast and polite" Read more

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 St Petersburg catering services

Recent success stories from people in the St Petersburg area.
Absolute E.
Chef Trae Hockman, brought the elevated experience for sure. Glad we hired him for all of our events!
Chef Trae "A. E" Hockman
Nohelys
Excellent presentation, service and quality !!!
Jessicakesusa
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