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Birthday or anniversary party,
Bridal or baby shower,
American - casual,
American - formal,
Mexican or Latin American,
American - Southern,
Mediterranean or Middle Eastern,
Wedding and Event Catering
I chose Chef Cathy to provide the food for my daughter’s bridal shower. We had a Couple’s Shower, so I knew I needed much more food than if I just had a ladies only shower. I had never hired a personal chef (or caterer) before, so I really had no idea what to expect in terms of cost, choices, quality/quantity of food, reliability etc. I can honestly say I felt like I hit the jackpot when I found Chef Cathy! From start to finish, everything was perfect! We talked about the event I was planning, she asked about my daughter and her fiancé to get to know a little about them and then Cathy immediately started rattling off ideas for dishes that sounded incredible...and they were...phenomenal!! This, to me was the difference between hiring a personal chef like Cathy and a caterer! Cathy’s dishes were all unique which I loved...not your typical large group fare that you expect to see. But, never having hired a personal chef before, I was really nervous about what it was going to cost. Cathy was so reasonable in what she charged for the delicious food and service she provided! Cathy showed up right when she said she would with all of this fabulous food in beautiful serving dishes! We were given clear instructions for everything we needed to do before serving (which was almost nothing...pour dressing on a salad, take something out of the oven) Our guests raved about the food and wanted to know where on earth I found her! I knew then I’d made the perfect choice in hiring Chef Cathy! I obviously cannot say enough good things about Chef Cathy (sorry this is so long)!! I took a leap of faith I guess hiring a personal chef when I’d never tasted her food before, but I couldn’t have been happier that I did!! I will definitely have Chef Cathy for any and all events I have in the future!!Oct 14, 2018Verified
Our experience with Chef Cathy was an absolute delight from start to finish. I’ve hosted many catered parties both large and small and I can honestly say Chef Cathy’s dependability and culinary talent were top notch. I found her on a Google search as we wanted to host a catered dinner following our son’s graduation in Ann Arbor. Cathy contacted me immediately upon filling out a form on Thumbtack. I was drawn to her personable profile and previous menus. She was always responsive throughout our two months of planning and easily accommodated our various requests. It was so much fun planning the menu with her! We knew that we would be out all day at multiple ceremonies, so Cathy and her team needed to come to our rental house, set up and cook before we arrived back to the house. The evening proceeded without a hitch! Chef Cathy provided delicious and unique appetizers to start followed by a lovely plated dinner for 9 people. Her timing of each course was perfect! We enjoyed unique Lemon-Basil Marinated Shrimp in Parmesan Cups as one of the three appetizers. In perfect coordination, we sat down to a plated meal that included delicious and moist Chicken with Lemon & Artichokes, Asparagus Bundles, and Wild Rice Salad with Artichokes. Several overflowing plates of petite homemade bars and cakes followed for dessert. Cathy even presented our son with a special gift of a framed photo of his final college art project! Throughout dinner, Cathy and her assistant, John, made sure we had plenty of wine and second helpings. To top off a perfect evening, all dishes were cleared, cleaned and put away. This is top notch service and professionalism. Our entire group agreed that having Chef Cathy far exceeded any experience we would have had at a restaurant. I’m only sad that she doesn’t live closer to our home in Los Angeles! We loved Chef Cathy!!May 10, 2017Verified
I highly recommend Cathy - Supper Made Simple Event and Personal Chef Service. They provided friendly and professional catering services for my daughters graduation of 300 people. The food was delicious and many people at my party asked for Cathy's information so they could have her assist at their event. An Outstanding experience!Aug 5, 2016
Cathy catered our daughters graduation party and everything was perfect! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. There is only an option to give a rating of 5 stars but we would give her 10 stars if we could. Her professionalism, attention to detail and culinary skills are exceptional. She made our day a stress free and memorable one. We would highly recommend her to anyone planning an event.Oct 5, 2015
Graduation Party August 2016 No matter what your next event is, Chef Cathy is the right personal Chef for the job! If you want delicious, memorable, and fun – Chef Cathy is who you want to call. I haven’t known Chef Cathy very long, but I have watched and enjoyed the many samples she has brought into our Networking group. I have heard directly from people that used her for smaller events and were so very pleased they did. From the moment we started talking about using her for my daughters’ graduation party, I was confident she was a good choice. Then, she brought samples to our house one evening, which mind you was like having samples from a fancy restaurant right in your home! The samples were outstanding and made the menu decisions even easier. She fed this family of 4 very well that night, and from that point on I knew Cathy Ferrara and Supper Made Simple was the perfect selection for our event. The best part of hiring a caterer is not having to prepare the food. The even better part of hiring Chef Cathy and her team is, not having to do anything at all, except to relax and talk with all the guests at the party. And that’s exactly what we got to do! The big day came, Chef Cathy and her team showed up and we, not only enjoyed great food, but really got to spend time with all of our guests! That would have been impossible if we were serving the food, especially since there was over 100 guests at the party. You know something is successful when virtually every guest tells you that the “food is great” without you even bringing up the topic. That really did happen; we honestly heard it the whole evening. Our daughters’ special day was made even more special by Chef Cathy and her team. If you are looking for anything from a romantic dinner for two for a special occasion, dinner for a family gathering or right on up to a large party – call Chef Cathy! Call her Today! Chef Cathy Ferrara – Supper Made Simple – 810-923-6588Oct 10, 2016
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Menu's are custom creations based on specific client needs/wishes. Lunch prices begin at $16 per person. Weekly meal service is reserved for current clients. There is a $50 menu creation and consultation fee. There is a distance fee for travel beyond 25 miles.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?It is important that a conversation about what the customer is looking for in detail occurs. Often the customer isn't really sure what they want or of the details involved in an event, a cooking class or custom meals. Sometimes a person has never done any of the services I offer before. That is where my fourteen years of experience comes in. I also have the customer fill out a detailed questionnaire for meals or an event. I then review the questionnaire and we talk about the information provided so I am clear on their likes/dislikes and wishes. Communication is key in any relationship.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a graduate of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA).