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Battle Creek Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Battle Creek.

Du Jour Fine Catering
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Diane L.
Verified review

Chef Evon exceeded our expectations. Her food was fresh, delicious, and beautiful. Our guests all wanted to know who catered. We can't wait for our next event, so we can enjoy her cooking again.

Firehouse BBQ & Catering
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Brittanie D.
Verified review

Rob has catered for many of our company events and always does a fantastic job! Food and service is always top of the line!

Island Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi C.
Verified review

Patrick with Island Catering impressed everyone with the quality of his food. He was eager to pkease and easy to work with. Prices were a great value for what he offered. He made my wedding reception a pleasurable one!

Cook'n Carey Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 28 years in business
Angelina T.
Verified review

Carey is a wonderful caterer. No matter what it is her menu is always appropriate for the occasion and always delicious. Highly recommended.

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I am able to cater parties and events. I specialize in specialty bakery items and homemade breads as well as American/Italian cuisines.

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We are simple and reasonable.

  • 12 years in business
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The taste and quality of my presentation says it all.

  • 20 years in business
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We provide an officiant, a professional full-line catering, and a live bands for your event. Call us for info.

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Our business strategy will revolve around giving the community a unique, fun experience through good food, the most attentive staff who will pay close attention to the details that matter to you the most and will create lasting memories of your special occasion. We will position ourselves as a business that strives to provide enjoyment, reliability, and a good image. Our purpose is to help bring business and employment to the local community. In other words, we will strive to support the local community in any way we can.

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We are a Full-service company that offers off-site and all-occasion catering service. Our business is family-owned and operated for 25 years. We specialize in homemade foods. If you are looking for quantity and quality, call us!

  • 7 years in business
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Slo's Catering specializes in many events, such as weddings, graduation parties, cocktail parties, in-home catering, private chef services, culinary competitions, and consulting. We use only the freshest ingredients possible, and make everything from scratch! Our attention to detail makes our events one-of-a-kind. We literally cater to your every need, no matter how big or small.

  • 12 years in business
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I can cater any occasion, big or small. We do set up on site break down. We also offer buffet style and plating, serving, clean up and break down. We provide your taste buds with many explosions from my homemade recipes.

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I offer personal chef services and instruction. I do at home instruction and/or private catering for small events.

  • 8 years in business
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Get your food prepared the way mom would cook it, only Daddy is doing that, too. It smells like heaven. It tastes like mom's but it's made by dad. I serve only the best using only the best ingredients. If you are looking to entertain 10 to 30 people and want to sit back and relax while someone else does the work, then call Daddy, and let the man of the house take over for you. You will be the talk of the town.

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Experienced Chef of 30 years in the culinary field of Catering and with this experience there are no mistakes, making you Wedding or special occasion memories as wonderful one's for years to come!

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I cater to private parties and events, and I cook the most delicious culinary creations. I am available to chef for two people up to a hundred people. I can cater you and your guest a five-course meal or a simple BBQ.

  • 12 years in business
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The business I do most is small private events. I provide custom menus and farm-to-table attitude in food preparation.

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Since 1992, BD's Mongolian Grill has been delivering unique, interactive dining experiences that set them apart from the competition and is the world's number one create-your-own stir-fry restaurant concept. Focusing on fun, choice and control, we have created a growing band of loyal customers who believe passionately about their ability to take charge of their own dining experience. Our "you rule the experience" philosophy gives guests ownership in choosing their own ingredients, from a great variety of choice meats and seafood to fresh vegetables, crisp salads and flavor-packed sauces and spices. The food is then prepared by expert grillers on a 600° 7-foot grill.

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I provide makeup services and also help with catering. I work with customers to help with their needs. I am able to get makeup for the bride and wedding party and have done help with hair. I'm also available to help with catering, doing set up, and help in serving the food.

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We are a full-service sports bar and grill. Our full-time chef and general manager have a combined 40 years of experience with culinary background.

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I am bringing elegance and beauty together. I am adding my flair for Mexican and soul together with a great understanding of catering delights.

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

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Need a Catering Service on June 1, 2013

Grand Rapids, MI

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Details
    This is for a high school graduation part-time house

Need a Caterer on April 18, 2013

Milford, IN

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Cuisine type
    American - casual, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of guests
    25-40
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    food, drinks, plates, utinsels, napkins dropped off at location
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