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Welcome to the Miami catering scene

Eater asked food writers to describe the Miami food scene in a single word. They replied with a variety of words like: thriving, expanding, healthier, and abundant. This couldn’t be closer to the truth. In fact, the best catering in Miami keeps pushing limits and raising the bar. Keeping with that trend, the following Miami caterers take streamlined service, better ingredients, and fuller flavors to the next level. And then have fun afterwards deciding what to eat.

Miami's Corporate Caterers Rosemary Merlot Flanked Steak

Corporate Caterers (13335 Southwest 124th St.)

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What’s in a name? With Corporate Caterers, it’s everything This Miami catering pro packs a menu full spreads ready for events great and small. Welcome visitors at a breakfast meeting with a Latin touch of Pasteles and Café. You’re all set with assorted meat, guava, and cheese pastelitos with fruit salad, cafe con leche, and orange juice. Or add a yogurt bar and French toast onto a classic scrambled egg breakfast spread. Boxed lunches are a breeze. And for easy dinners, hot chicken entrees and pasta dishes come already paired with salad, bread, and dessert platters. Corporate Caterers does the heavy lifting so you don’t have to.

Macaronia Grill Catering

Macaroni Grill (12100 SW 88th St.)

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Macaroni Grill knows that the best catering in Miami means cheesy, spicy, sweetness all need to come on one menu. They’ve got you covered, no matter what you’re craving. Crispy four-cheese Mac & Cheese bites are comfort food at it’s best. And beloved Pepperoni Calzone boxed lunch and a healthy Pollo Caprese chicken dish with imported buffalo mozzarella in tomato sauce are all comfort for a crowd. With a Create-Your-Own-Pasta Bar, you can customize spaghetti, penne, and rigatoni with Bolognese, pesto, and Pomodoro to your carb-craving heart’s content.

Miami Corner Bakery Cafe

Corner Bakery Cafe (8405 Mills Drive Mills Dr.)

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It can be hard to know where to start with Corner Bakery Cafe’s selection of breakfast pastries, fruit, cheese trays, specialty sandwiches, pastas, salad bars, and sweets baskets. And that’s especially true when the list then doubles with miniature versions, too. Fortunately, every order is a winner when it comes to big flavor and fresh, whole ingredients. Start the day with Breakfast Power Flats of eggs, cheddar, and Parmesan with Applewood smoked bacon or chicken apple sausage on grilled multigrain bread. Then maybe dig into a Spinach Sweet Crisp Salad with sliced strawberries, goat cheese, dried cranberries, and so much more. Just remember to top it off with cookies, brownies, and mini-cakes. They all make for super-sweet endings to any start.

Miami Cilantro 27

Cilantro 27 Gastro Truck (1898 SW 27th Ave.)

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Chef Nilton Castillo worked in fine dining under some of New York’s most haute chefs before returning to Miami to combine the cuisine of his Peruvian roots with the Miami catering scene’s Latin flavor. To taste the best of both worlds, try hot entrees like Puerto Rican mofongo. You will not forget the mashed plantains with grilled meat. And it comes with Peruvian Lomo Saltado, or beef stir-fried with tomatoes and onions served with french fries and jasmine rice. For crowd-pleasing starters, sample the savory empanadas, traditional corvina ceviche, and shrimp tacos. And for dessert, be sure to try Castillo’s exquisite passion fruit mousse or traditional dulce de leche-filled alfajores cookies. It’s an extensive menu representative of the best catering in Miami, sure to inspire many returns.

Executive One Miami Catering

Executive One Catering (20505 S Dixie Hwy.)

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When you need presentation that impresses, you need Executive One Catering. Monthly specials cater to the seasons. So try a roasted turkey dinner through the winter and lighter options when spring comes. Or, stick with year-round favorites, like abundant breakfast spreads, a hefty list of sandwiches, and hot entrees hailing from Italy, Greece, Mexico and around the U.S. With options for vegetarians and anyone with dietary restrictions, Executive One makes every colleague feel like an executive.

Mario The Baker (43 W Flagler St.)

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The family team at Mario the Baker has been making the same friendly food with family recipes since 1969. They pride themselves on keeping the menu simple so that more happy customers enjoy it. They pack tons of flavor into crowd pleasers like chicken tenders, wings, and mozzarella sticks. Trays of baked ziti are perfect for a crowd. Add additional broccoli, ham, chicken, mushrooms, bacon, or shrimp to jazz up any pasta dish. And for a more recent addition to the menu, try the Veal Francese. It’s made from thin pieces of veal sautéed in a white wine and butter sauce. It is sure to make any midweek meeting feel like a weekend family meal.

Giardino Gourmet Salads

Giardino Gourmet Salads (6653 S Dixie Hwy.)

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Look, you need extremely healthy food. You need a lot of it. You need it organized efficiently. And you need it delivered on time. That means you need Giardino Gourmet Salads. This Miami catering salad genius specializes in packages. That means that you can easily order wraps, sandwiches, or entree salads that come paired with snacks and desserts. But as the best catering in Miami, they go above and beyond in their creative fresh, raw filling combinations. In the Ody’s Toss, romaine, pears, walnuts, cucumbers, blue cheese, ginger dressing, and pumpernickel croutons all commingle nicely. Or try red cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, bean sprouts, cashews, peanut dressing, and garlic croutons in a spicy Thai Thai combo. Then add proteins like roasted chicken, shrimp, ham, or tofu to your wrap, sandwich, or salad bowl. It’s plentiful, tasty fuel for hardworking bodies.

La Esquina del Lechon (8601 NW 58th St.)

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Locals know the best catering in Miami goes above and beyond when it comes to Latin cuisine. La Esquina del Lechon never fails to impress. They only use high-quality cuts of meat in their roasted pork sandwiches. The Vaca Frita is made of shredded beef, while th Masas de Puerco en Salsa BBQ is fried pork in barbecue sauce. And they make breads and sauces daily in-house, too. The huge menu of catering packages and a la carte platters allow for customizable feasting. And you’re encouraged to try as many as possible. When you order snacks like the chicharrones and plantain chip, sides of rice and bean, and desserts like the flan and dulce de leche, there’s more than plenty of something for everyone.

Chevys Fresh Mex (8191 NW 12th St.)

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Chevys Fresh Mex brings the fiesta to the workplace. Trays of Baja fish tacos, chicken tender quesadillas, mango chicken, and carne asada are buffet favorites. But to kick the party up a notch, go for customizable build-your-own taco or fajita bars. They come with everything you need. There’s mouth-watering picadillo beef, salsa chicken, or pork, rice, beans, homemade tortillas, Fresh Mex guacamole, and more. With generous portions and chafing dishes available, Chevys Fresh Mex is the best catering in Miami for when you need to keep the party hot.

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Jacqueline Raposo

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Jacqueline Raposo

Jacqueline Raposo is an expert interviewer. Her over 400 articles, essays, and podcast episodes feature Missy Robbins, Daniel Boulud, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcus Samuelsson, and other such award-winning chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, managers, and hospitality personnel. Find her at www.jacquelineraposo.com or as @wordsfoodart.

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