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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
Sathishkumar T.
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We hired Mike to cater for our wedding reception on 4/21/17. We picked him mainly based on reviews here. We thought how can we do wrong with someone who has received so many excellent reviews....and we found out that we were absolutely right and that the reviews were very accurate. The planning and service provided was very professional and with an obvious personal touch that puts you at ease immediately. Mike will work with you based on your budget and give you suggestions on what to prioritize spending money on and where to skimp out and that nobody will notice or care.... He was absolutely right on his suggestions. He has immense experience that he can give you great suggestions and execute what you wanted out of the evening in a flawless professional manner... above and beyond your expectations. The food received great reviews from our guests. To be honest, for the money we spent you can't get such diverse fare he put together for us from anyone else here in Michigan....at least that is what we found out from the couple of months of shopping around we did.... His staff were excellent and managed the bar and the buffet extremely well. The chef himself will come out, serve and talk to your guests in his chef outfit and in general help liven up the buffet experience and the party in general. I highly recommend Mike and his team.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
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Darlene was amazing for my wedding brunch! The food was great, service was excellent! If I have any catering needs in the future, she'll be the first one I call!

  • 5 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Cassi N.
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Sooo Good Catering just catered our wedding reception! Angelique was incredibly friendly and very professional! All of the food was amazing, i had many guests complimenting the food and asking for her card! The service and experience was all perfect i did not have to do anything! The prices and deals she offers are extremely reasonable! I would highly recommend Sooo Good Catering for any event you need catered, big or small. Anything else i need catered i will definitely be back!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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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!

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Golde Standard Catering
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher T.
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Nancy did an excellent job at my parents' 50th wedding anniversary dinner for 50 people. Her attention to detail and assembly of a splendid menu was outstanding!

It's JUST Food LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mark D.
Verified review

I hired Chef Nicole to host a dinner party for some of my valued clients. From the very start she was extremely helpful in guiding us to the perfect menu for the evening. On the day of the event she show up on time, prepared and was very organized. As she prepared our meal, the interaction she had with my guests was top notch; everyone really enjoyed her company. In addition to that the food was amazing and there wasn't a single piece of food left on any of the plates. I couldn't have imagined the evening going any better and we're already in the process of scheduling another event with Chef Nicole and It's JUST Food, LLC. Thank You!!

  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
Verified review

I couldn't have been more pleased. Very professional and amazing cuisine! Our family will definitely be utilizing Great Lakes Catering again in the near future.

Personal Chef GiGi to Go
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal S.
Verified review

Chef GiGi went above and beyond for my wedding! From the beginning she was so involved, provided menu options, and listened to my husband and I’s wants for the wedding as well. On top of it all I am still hearing from guests 2 weeks later how amazing the food was! She helped us with our not so traditional wedding and created a theme that fit us best. Could not have asked for a better caterer for our wedding!

Jay Birds Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kenyetta D.
Verified review

Jaybirds catering was very professional. The food was very good, they used fresh ingredients and the presentation was wonderful. The pricing was reasonable. I would certainly recommend them to anyone.

Buscemi's Catering
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 29 years in business
Amy G.
Verified review

Buscemi’s catering offers a variety of options for any social gathering or celebration. It’s a family run business with local ties in the community. The panzerotti concept is innovational and adds flare to street food trucks. Definitely my choice for anytime delivery just won’t do👍

  • 9 years in business
Kenya R.
Verified review

Chef Andra food is simply Amazing. In additional to his wonderful personality and attention to detail. Chef is always my first thought when it comes to delicious food.

Clara's Place
5.0
from 1 review
    Adrianna A.
    Verified review

    I had a event catered from Clara's Place and the food was excellent, professional service and the philly subs from the food truck were delicious!!

    About

    We are a family-owned catering business. We do private events, weddings, birthday parties, graduation parties, office parties, and outdoor events and party planning. We also have a private chef service and meal planning.

    About

    We offer banquet services for up to 450 guests. On- or off premise catering and rental items are available for less. We offer excellent food prepared by Chef Craig. We have 60% repeat business due to food, and we are most willing to work with people on their special needs. We make memories at Memories Banquet Hall.

    About

    I am a professional chef looking to do some small party catering. I am very passionate about food and hospitality.

    About

    we special in variety of foods and offer photo booth for all occasions

    About

    I am a chef. I have been cooking since I was 9 years old. I also love baking. I am a culinary student. I love hosting and catering parties. I have three years of cooking experience in a kitchen and two years in a bakery.

    • 37 years in business
    About

    Kosch Catering is a locally recognized catering, event planning, and foodservice management company. Created in 1981 by brothers Gordie and Gary, Kosch Catering has established a reputation as one of the top catering companies in Michigan by offering clients the highest level of customer satisfaction. Kosch Catering handles all types of events including weddings, corporate events, graduation parties and more.

    About

    I'm the head cook, and I have six staff working with me at every event. I cater. I also like to arrive two hours earlier, so that I can set up for the venue and make sure everything is set up right. My staff and I prepare good food.

    About

    Hey, it's Sammy here. I plan, cater and entertain. I wouldn't say it's a business, but it's more of a side gig. So, if you're okay with that, that's great for the both of us.

    About

    WPC strives to bring quality cuisine to event guests and clients through pristine attention to detail, safety, and health standards.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How do you find a good caterer?

    Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

    If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

    How much does wedding catering cost per person?

    Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

    What should you look for in a caterer?

    A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

    • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
    • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
    • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
    • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
    • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
    • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.

    How much should catering cost for a wedding?

    The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

    • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
    • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
    • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
    • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

    How do you serve food at a wedding?

    Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

    • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
    • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
    • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
    • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
    • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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