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Auburn Hills Party Caterers

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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley D.
Verified review

We booked Michael Jay for our October 1st wedding earlier this year (March-ish) and he was amazing every step of the way. He was easily reachable by all communications and made the planning process stress free. Not only did he cook for us but he also helped supply us with party insurance, tables, linens, chairs, etc. His staff also helped my parents set up for the wedding. We had a venue that did not have a kitchen and most other caterers were going to cook off site and bring our food in hot boxes. Michael brought everything he needed to cook on site for us (stoves, grills, etc) so everything was fresh! Everyone loved our taco bar, slider bar, and Asian noodle bar. I would recommend Michael to anyone :)

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  • 3 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Doreen N.
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There isn't enough time/space to express how wonderful an experience I had with Darlene & Aja @ Oceanique Catering. My original caterer cancelled on me 2 days prior to my annual Christmas Party & even though Darlene wasn't planning on catering Christmas Day, she did it for me! I ordered a traditional Polish menu for 40 guests & wanted extra for everyone to take plates home & Darlene made a feast! Absolutely EVERYONE loved her cooking...her set-up was breathtaking (she even brought decorations) & she cleared/cleaned everything up as promised. Oceanique will truly be the ONLY caterer I use & not just because the food was loved by all but because Darlene is a beautiful person with a heart of gold. She could've charged me extra for only having 2 days notice (like other caterers have) but she didn't...in fact, her prices were very reasonable. Her & Aja were down-to-earth & easy to deal with. They made me extremely comfortable & wouldn't let me lift a finger. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to impress their guests. Doreen N. Farmington Hills

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  • 16 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew L.
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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 – 810-923-6588

It's JUST Food LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 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!!

Detroit family entertainment
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tyreen J.
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Detroit Family Entertainment is the best! DFE traveled from MI to NC to DJ our rehearsal dinner, wedding reception and after party. He’s professional, attentive to your crowd, well-spoken and overall great to work with. We’ll use him every time!

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Universal Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Manal K.
Verified review

Everybody was ranting and raving about how good the food was! Universal was extremely helpful from the beginning until the end! Thank you for making our party exactly what I imagined.

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 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.

D7 Unlimited
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
L. M.
Verified review

I hired D7 to help with my Mothers 50th birthday party and also with invitation design for a couple events I have had. They are a pleasure to work with and pay attention to details. Everytime I needed to touch base they responded in a timely manner. I enjoyed working with Sharonda and her team and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for quality work at a great price.

  • 17 years in business
Chris S.
Verified review

We rented a kids bouncy for our son's 5th birthday party. We had a race car theme and you have a race car bouncy. We were very satisfied with the bouncy and the delivery/pick up person. My only part of the review that wasn't outstanding was that the owner wouldn't negotiate on the rental price of the bouncy because it was off season. Other than that, everything was excellent and we would use/recommend again.

The Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program (.
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Chef Bee catered a breakfast and lunch for our conference at Focus:Hope. She was easy to work with and very helpful in crafting the menu to fit the range of options and dietary needs we needed to accommodate. She was very timely with her delivery and set up and made both meals extra special by adding an extra little touch. She went around and put a small gift-wrapped bag of mints and candy around on everyone's seat for breakfast and for lunch, gave everyone little samples of her homemade mustard to take home. It was a great experience!

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We provide all that you need for events like weddings, corporate events, birthday parties for all ages (including theme), anniversary celebrations, graduations, baby showers, indoor/outdoor (small and large) events.

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Netters Catering provides the best quality of service as well as the food and even offer mixology service for adult events. All at a reasonable price.

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We offer independent and creative catering services to enhance your event. I specialize in cocreating customer-inspired menus filled with progressive flavors and presentation. Our small company excels in personal settings such as cocktail parties, in-house chef services and menu planning on a weekly to monthly basis. We are friendly, professional and sincere.

  • 8 years in business
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We prepare an array of entrees, including, American, Italian, Soul food, Mexican, Mediterranean, Chinese, and a variety seafood. We are a catering service that provides service for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate luncheons or parties. We also can provide a custom menu of the client's choice. The executive chef has over 10 years of fine restaurant dining service.

  • 16 years in business
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We are able to be a little more personable than other businesses. We love what we do and it shows.

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Angels Catering is a leading full-service event planner and caterer. It has the versatility to realize all your catering and event planning needs. We are the guardians of great taste! Angels Catering has established itself as among the top-notch catering specialists, and have been regarded by many as among the most dependable catering firms. From a small and intimate dinner social gathering, to a black tie occasion, our team of professional chefs and event planners will collaborate with you to guarantee a successful occasion, and guarantee your total satisfaction with our catering services. We will cater your next wedding, commitment ceremony, quinceanera, family outing, retirement dinner, graduation, bridal shower, wedding anniversary, banquet, holiday party, large-scale or small event, business meeting, and any occasion which you request. The ability of our chefs to customize a menu which suits your budget and fits your needs is what sets us apart from the others. We may be a local catering business, yet our team of international chefs has created a comprehensive multi-cultural menu, offering a variety of flavors, cuisines, and ethnic selections from all across the world. We're recognized for specializing in casual or corporate breakfasts, dinners, luncheons, boxed lunches, snacks, BBQs, picnics, black tie events, and cocktail parties. The Angels Catering chefs are distinguished across the culinary realm as true experts of their craft. When you want an excellent cuisine and quality presentation, you need not look any further than the catering expert at Angels Catering. We're sought after for our originality and creativity in special food concepts, together with our attention to detail and presentation. For these reasons, we are known for our eye for details. Angels Catering has been successfully servicing Arizona, Michigan and Washington DC events. Please contact Angels Catering, and you’ll be glad that you did!

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We have been a catering and creating special events for over 15 years. We enjoy planning and managing the details of your special day. We work closely with the people setting up the event and strive to always have what the event needs or want. We work with you to establish limits, budgets and what you can want and makes sure it balances out so your event is perfect. We take the worry and stress out of the day at an affordable price without giving up quality or detail.

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We are the best sports bar and grill in Sterling Heights, and our chef is also the chef for the Detroit Tigers! We offer in-house and off-site catering.

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We offer catering for wedding parties, display cooking, BBQs, buffets, seafood, appetizers, and healthy options.

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I do catering for any type of event, with reasonable prices. I bring great service and excellent timing with wonderful taste.

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We are an on-site and off-site catering company specializing in menu planning, always creating the perfect menu for every occasion. From Backyard barbecues to formal affairs, our highly experienced staff will make your event one to remember. Our customers love the fact that we can send them food for training listing up to a month and never repeat a menu! We work closely with you to be sure we do not go over your budget as well! We care, and it shows. Our culinary team is led by a true professional certified chef with over 30 years of experience. We also have graduates from local culinary schools but do not let this scare; we are worth more but cost less! Our Park Diamond banquet facility can host up to 600 people for corporate events and social events. Our services turn any meeting planner into a huge success, and our brides become the true princess!

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.

Do you tip a wedding caterer?

Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

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.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for party caterers in Auburn Hills

Need catering (full service)

Clarkston, MI

  • Event type
    Other (Wedding)
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    150-200
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    Gluten-free
  • Details
    Looking for a pig roast/ BBQ type reception
  • $12.95
    Average price

Need catering

Auburn Hills, MI

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    we are shopping around to see what it would cost to have a small business Christmas luncheon catered in house
  • $9.5
    Average price

Need Caterer

Auburn Hills, MI

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Dishes and beverages
    Appetizer(s)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - casual (eg: burgers and fries), Asian, Hors D'oeurves, Other (Korean)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    100-125
  • Budget per person
    $21-$30 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    Strolling lunch
  • $3000
    Average price
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