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The Best Caterers in Miami-Dade County FL Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Caterers in Miami-Dade County FL bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are those catering companies that have exceeded the minimum Florida state regulatory standard.  They are the ones proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for value and reliability, carry liability insurance as protection for you the client, and for whom our staff has called previous clients to verify high satisfaction with them for catering in Miami-Dade County FL, including event caterers, buffet caterers, wedding caterers, and corporate caterers.

 

Updated December 23, 2016

 The TOP 10 Catering Companies in Miami-Dade County FL

Corporate Caterers
(305) 223-1230
13335 SW 124th St # 209
Miami, FL 33186

Areas Served: Miami Florida,Sunny Isles Beach FL,Golden Glades FL,Kendale Lakes,Miami-Dade County
Services: caterers for on-premise catering, off-premise catering, corporate caterers

Creative Tastes Catering
(305) 256-8399
12229 SW 131st Ave
Miami, FL 33186

Areas Served: Miami-Dade County,Hialeah Gardens FL,Miami FL,West Little River FL,North Miami FL
Services: corporate catering, wedding catering, banquet catering, buffet catering

Greater Miami Caterers Inc
(305) 635-0653
3055 NW 40th St
Miami, FL 33142

Areas Served: Miami-Dade County,Norland FL,Miami FL,South Beach FL,Kendall FL,Hialeah FL,Kendall FL
Services: corporate caterers, event caterers, buffet caterers, wedding caterers, banquets

Catering By Lovables
(305) 640-1921
860 NE 79th St # B
Miami, FL 33138

Areas Served: Leisure City FL,Aventura FL,Homestead FL,Miami FL,Miami-Dade County FL,Miami Gardens
Services: catering company for event catering,wedding catering,corporate catering,event caterer

A Joy Wallace Catering
(305) 252-0020
8501 SW 129th Ter
Miami, FL 33156

Areas Served: Miami FL,Crossings FL,Kendall West FL,Carol City FL,Miami Gardens,Miami-Dade County
Services: buffet caterers, sit-down caterers, banquet caterers, wedding caterers

Mason Catering Inc
(305) 887-2487
496 E 9th St
Hialeah, FL 33010

Areas Served: Miami-Dade County,Richmond West,Miami FL,Tamiami FL,Miami Beach FL,Hialeah FL
Services: event caterer, corporate caterer, wedding caterer, industrial caterer, buffet caterer

Shape Lovers Catering Service
(305) 264-4423
5485 NW 79th Ave
Doral, FL 33166

Areas Served: Palmetto Bay FL,Miami-Dade County,Cutler Bay FL,Miami Beach FL,Miami FL,Hialeah FL
Services: event caterers,wedding caterers,industrial caterers,buffet catering, banquet catering

Sara Sharpe Catering
(305) 443-4399
3328 SW 23rd Ter
Miami, FL 33145

Areas Served: Miami FL,Hialeah FL,Princeton Florida,South Miami Heights FL,Fountainbleau FL
Services: wedding caterers, corporate caterers, sit-down catering, banquet catering

Executive Caterers of Miami
(305) 532-1192
1701 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Areas Served: Miami Florida,Westchester Florida,Hammocks FL,Miami-Dade County FL,Kendall FL,Tamiami
Services: caters for industrial catering, corporate catering, wedding caterers, buffet caterers

The Best Caterers in Miami-Dade County FL Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 


The state of Florida requires catering companies in Miami-Dade County FL to be licensed by the Florida DBPR Division of Hotels and Restaurants if they are preparing food at one location and serving it another. The preparation by catering companies must be done in a commercial kitchen or food service establishment and cannot legally be done in their private residence.

But the state license for caterers is no guarantee that any particular catering company in [:couny] FL is competent, is doing business honestly, delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all caterers bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been evaluated by our research staff, and have had to pass all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous clients to verify high satisfaction with their catering services, clean complaint record, verified state license, verified worker's comp and liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more. 



Good Caterers in Miami-Dade County FL Perform Numerous Services
The right caterers in Miami-Dade County FL can tailor their services to improve your party or event. Some of the caterers in Miami-Dade County provide fine catering for a full spectrum of events, from black tie galas, to luaus, to Western hoedowns. Most caterers also serve the standards, such as pasta feeds, breakfasts, luncheons, family-style gatherings, harvest parties, Texas BBQs, meetings, picnics, parties, or romantic dinners for two. Larger catering companies in Miami-Dade County FL might even host location shoots, weddings, corporate events, banquets, openings, reunions, fundraisers, and might even perform as full fledged event planners in Miami-Dade County FL.

Often prepared by personal chefs, the food served by local caterers in Miami-Dade County FL can be delivered, boxed and ready-to-heat or cooked on-site. If you'd like more involved catering services than the usual buffet, some local caterers coordinate and host elegant sit down meals, complete with hors d'oeuvres, entrees, dessert, servers, five star rated chefs on site, and custom designed menus. Many of these upscale caterers even have liquor licenses, so they can provide full bars and bartenders.

 

The Best Caterers of Miami-Dade County FL Can Create a Personalized Menu
The caterers in Miami-Dade County FL run the gamut in terms of tasty spreads they can prepare. As a buffet or individual platters, some of the different foods served by caterers include chicken, ribs, hand-made sausage, pulled pork, salads, steaks, turkey dinners, baked goods, tri-tip, salmon, and lamb. The catering companies may also provide oysters, vegetables, hot dogs and hamburgers, brisket, ravioli, prime rib, and pork cushions.

Some caterers can accommodate different culinary specialties at your request, such as Italian-Mediterranean cuisine, Chinese cuisine, Indian cuisine, BBQ, deli platters, or even special diets. Food can generally be served in hot or cold buffet style, or as pre-arranged party trays. In addition to the array of foods, full service caterers might furnish tables, chairs, umbrellas, or canopies if needed.

Some Caterers in Miami-Dade County FL Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these catering services in Miami-Dade County FL: Mason Catering Inc, Catering By Lovables, Executive Caterers of Miami, Greater Miami Caterers Inc, Sara Sharpe Catering, A Joy Wallace Catering, Shape Lovers Catering Service, Corporate Caterers, Creative Tastes Catering. Other catering companies in Miami-Dade County FL that might still be in business include: .
 

 

 

Questions To ask Caterers in Miami-Dade County FL 


Ask these questions of caterers in Miami-Dade County FL about their expertise, specialities, and procedures:

Step 1: Describe The Catering Services Desired
Explain the basic elements you need from the caterers. This includes a guest count, choice of food and any other goodies you've already thought of. The caterers can help you brainstorm.

Step 2: Answer Questions of the Caterers & Take Notes

After your brief description of the desired catering serivces, the caterers should give you input on feasibility, suggested enhancements and a rough estimate for the catering services. Pay attention to the manner in which the catering companies do this. If they just hand you a flyer and move on, the presence of the caterers at your event might be just as detached. So try and draw the potential caterers out with some questions about qualifications and experience in providing catering services. It might help to use the list below as a basis for your inquiries to local catering companies in Miami-Dade County FL.

How long have the caterers been providing catering services in Miami-Dade County FL?

How many catering jobs like yours have they done, i.e. wedding catering vs event catering vs corporate catering, etc.?

Do the caterers specialize in the theme or cuisine you have in mind? Will the caterers give you names and numbers of previous clients as references you can check? (All caterers in Miami-Dade County FL bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had client references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

Do the caterers have a liquor license?

Are any city or county permits required for your event? If so, who is responsible for getting them, you or the catering company? If the catering company, is that cost included in their quoted price?

Do the caterers provide any furniture or themed props?Do the caterers have liability insurance as protection for you? (All caterers in Miami-Dade County FL bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

Do the caterers set up and/or clean-up?

What is the cancellation policy of the catering companies?

What is the required deposit for the catering services?

Will the caterers provide a detailed written estimate? This is important because cheap caterers in Miami-Dade County may not actually be less expensive but rather using cheaper food or less staff than another one. A detailed estimate will allow you to make exact comparisons.

Will the caterers provide a written contract?

How do the caterers determine costs?Once the catering company has a detailed explanation of your event, ask the caterer what potential issues might arise that could change the cost they've quoted, and if any, by how much?

How well do the caterers know the staff that will be working your event? Are they well-known employees or do they hire temporary laborers? Can the caterer prove that all the workers sent to your property are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All caterers in Miami-Dade County FL bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to hire only documented workers.)



Once you've chosen the best caterers in Miami-Dade County FL for your particular needs, make sure they have a state license from the the Florida DBPR Division of Hotels and Restaurants since that's required by law if they are preparing food at one location and serving it at another.  (All caterers in Miami-Dade County FL bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their state license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)


 
Now that you're completely familiar with your caterers business practices and qualifications, you can comfortably set a date and sign a contract for the catering services in Miami-Dade County. Solidify your preferences and ask the caterers to provide a written and signed pricing, quality, and warranty agreement for all desired catering services. The best catering companies in Miami-Dade County FL should be happy to do this.  But don't let price be the only consideration. Cheap caterers in Miami-Dade County FL usually aren't the best ones. And if the estimate from one catering company is so much less than others, there may be reason for concern.

 

 

Resources About Caterers in Miami-Dade County FL 


Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations Relevant to Caterers in Miami-Dade County FL


ACEP Association of Catering and Event Professionals www.acep.com
American Culinary Federation www.acfchefs.org
American Culinary Federation - Florida Chapter www.acfcfc.com
BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
CCFMA Convenience Caterers & Food Manufacturers Association www.mobilecaterers.com
Florida DBPR Division of Hotels and Restaurants www.myfloridalicense.com/Dbpr/hr/index.html
FRLA Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association www.frla.org
ICA International Caterers Association www.icacater.org
ICCA International Corporate Chefs Association www.iccachefs.com
NACE National Association of Catering Executives www.nace.net
USPCA United States Personal Chef Association /www.uspca.com



Media Related to Caterering in Miami-Dade County FL

Catering Magazine
Catering Update
Cater Source Journal
Chef
Event Solutions
Special Events Magazine

 
The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Caterers in Miami-Dade County FL within the following zip codes:

33179, 33186, 33166, 33149, 33193, 33165, 33125, 33130, 33056, 33152, 33131, 33145, 33167, 33147, 33010, 33138, 33238, 33092, 33256, 33126, 33101, 33280, 33132, 33189, 33197, 33169, 33112, 33194, 33233, 33018, 33035, 33283, 33090, 33156, 33032, 33234, 33296, 33181, 33140, 33128, 33177, 33183, 33143, 33163, 33016, 33114, 33255, 33155, 33170, 33015, 33031, 33180, 33139, 33039, 33030, 33161, 33265, 33136, 33158, 33054, 33137, 33182, 33160, 33187, 33014, 33109, 33247, 33127, 33116, 33196, 33190, 33150, 33055, 33144, 33261, 33164, 33175, 33134, 33245, 33146, 33122, 33178, 33173, 33033, 33154, 33141, 33243, 33133, 33012, 33172, 33129, 33266, 33036, 33157, 33034, 33162, 33242, 33013, 33185, 33168, 33184, 33257, 33135, 33142, 33176, 33239 and 33174



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Catering in Miami-Dade County FL within the following cities.

Westwood Lakes, Kendall, Three Lakes, Pinewood, Sweetwater, Hialeah Gardens, Ojus, Sunny Isles Beach, Coral Gables, Olympia Heights, Miami Beach, South Miami Heights, Tamiami, Kendall West, Hammocks, North Miami, Ives Estates, Key Biscayne, Florida City, Brownsville, Goulds, West Little River, Country Club, Pinecrest, Leisure City, Cutler Bay, Palmetto Estates, Miami Shores, Miami Lakes, Doral, Kendale Lakes, Princeton, Hialeah, Miami Springs, Opa-locka, Golden Glades, Miami, Carol City, Norland, Homestead, Crossings, Palmetto Bay, South Miami, Gladeview, Cutler, Coral Terrace, Country Walk, Fountainbleau, Westchester, Glenvar Heights, Richmond West, Sunset, Aventura, Scott Lake, Miami Gardens, South Beach, North Miami Beach and University Park

 

 

 

 

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Consumers use the Prime Buyer's Report to avoid the scam, fraud, and businesses with low customer satisfaction.

Independent research conducted by Prime Buyer's Report editors includes phone call surveys with customers of local businesses, checks with state agencies on license and complaint history, verification that each business has insurance coverage to protect you as a customer, phone interviews of business owners, signed agreements that they use only legal workers, and more to determine the businesses that are safe to spend with.

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Catering Companies in Miami-Dade County serving Westwood Lakes, Kendall, Three Lakes, Pinewood, Sweetwater, Hialeah Gardens, Ojus, Sunny Isles Beach, Coral Gables, Olympia Heights, Miami Beach, South Miami Heights, Tamiami, Kendall West, Hammocks, North Miami, Ives Estates, Key Biscayne, Florida City, Brownsville, Goulds, West Little River, Country Club, Pinecrest, Leisure City, Cutler Bay, Palmetto Estates, Miami Shores, Miami Lakes, Doral, Kendale Lakes, Princeton, Hialeah, Miami Springs, Opa-locka, Golden Glades, Miami, Carol City, Norland, Homestead, Crossings, Palmetto Bay, South Miami, Gladeview, Cutler, Coral Terrace, Country Walk, Fountainbleau, Westchester, Glenvar Heights, Richmond West, Sunset, Aventura, Scott Lake, Miami Gardens, South Beach, North Miami Beach and University Park

 

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