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Birmingham Bar Caterers

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Cocktails N' Dreams
4.7
from 138 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 347 hires on Thumbtack
Juli J.
Verified review

Wow! Greatest service ever! Patsy helped us soooo much with wedding planning and offered much information on other vendors like catering, dj service, bartenders and more! Can't thank her enough for her support! Photo booth was a huge success and used by everyone who attended...more than once! Thank you so much Patsy and Kelly! We highly recommend your company!

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

We are so pleased with the party chef and catering services provided for our Halloween Party. We gave him a budget and a couple of ideas, he created the whole menu; which the guests raved about! His staff was eager to help, responsive to requests, quick to help in any way. They provided bat service, food service and brought their kitchen on wheels to give us and our guests an amazing evening of food, drink and added niceties. Thank you for a great party evening! We look forward to working with you again!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy P.
Verified review

Darlene and Oceanique Catering have been incredible over the last year as we have been planning our wedding. She's so quick to respond and more than accommodating with everything you need. Part of the reason I selected Oceanique Catering was based off of the reviews I read. I can see now why Oceanique Catering came so highly recommended and I haven’t regretted my decision one bit. Darlene has come out to my house multiple times, first for the initial food tasting (which was incredible). The 2nd time we focused more on table linens and this last time was all about the bar. I think that was my favorite and it wasn't easy selecting our signature drink (everything tasted so good). My wedding will be at a Community Center and we are responsible for taking care of every little wedding detail. Darlene has really helped alleviate my stress by including the table set up and breakdown in with her services. She even helped with some of my rentals too. It's been so nice having Darlene take care of these details and I know that my wedding will go smoothly with her there.

  • 5 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Lydia B.
Verified review

Angelique was incredible to work with! She and her staff catered our 200-person outdoor wedding reception excellently. The food was DELICIOUS and the service was more than we hoped for. Prior to the wedding, every time we met with Angelique to work out the details, she was fun, pleasant, and effective to work with. I did not have to stress about the food at all because I knew it would be more than taken care of in her capable hands. I will be recommending Sooo Good Catered Creations to any of my friends and family who are getting married or need catering because the food, service, and price is more than a deal. I would hire her again, hands down!

  • 17 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Sid A.
Verified review

The service. Was phenomenal and robin did and awesome job catering the guests and 100% Proffesionalism with awesome bar setup

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Mixing Memories 4 U
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kurt A.
Verified review

Lauren did more than just handle bar service. She assisted with table clean up, kitchen help, and end of party clean up. Lauren was very social and many of my guests enjoyed her company. Great hire.

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MotorCityMixology
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul H.
Verified review

We celebrated our daughter's Baptism. It is an important day and we are so very grateful to have Bill and Kendall take care of our guests. They arrived early(big plus+), were dressed professionally (+), communicated perfectly(+), and elevated the day with their proactive nature(+) and warm personalities(+). They are comfortable with everything from set-up, serving the guests, buffet food management, tending bar, clean-up, and tear-down. Thank you guys, we will be seeing you again, I'm certain of it!

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

Nicole cooks meals for my family weekly. Aside from the amazing flavors and variety of foods she cooks, her service is excellent in that she is very attentive to our nutrition requirements, on follow up and feedback. Nicole will cook whatever it is you desire with passion and love. She is a joy to have around, and her professionalism is top notch. My family looks forward to our meals each week!

  • 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
Jean C.
Verified review

Chef GiGi is a perfectionist about her catering business. When she prepares food for an event it will be done with perfection, done professionally and the event will be successful and done as expected. Her intensity to provide customers a memorable event is her priority. The food is seasoned with perfection and the taste is like no other.

Bartender
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lydia R.
Verified review

Ruthie bartended our daughters graduation party last weekend and exceeded my expectations! She not only rocked the bar out she not only arrived early but did not hesitate to run to the store when we needed extra bottles (clearly I under estimated the amount of booze my family and friends like to drink) simply put I would NOT hesitate to hire Ruthie she is the best!!

Redy2Cater
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Tranette S.
Verified review

Always a great experience. The cook is very professional and punctual. She also had a very pleasant personality. The food is always great. Im a picky eater and I don't care too much for vegetables, but some vegetarian dishes she introduced me to were phenomenal. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a cook or catering service.

Baileys Bartending
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marcia M.
Verified review

Chris did an outstanding!! job at my recent Halloween party. He was dressed appropriately, arrived early, efficiently organized my bar area, and people commented on how professional and nice he was to talk to. ....and the drinks were great!!!

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👍

Laura Z.
Verified review

Jesse catered my rehearsal dinner and did an AMAZING job. The menu was original and everything tasted delicious. He even made dishes to accommodate my food allergies and made an awesome gluten free dessert. He was professional, efficient, clean, and made sure every single dish was perfect. I couldn't be happier with how the dinner turned out--and we received so many compliments from our guests. We are so happy we chose him to cater our rehearsal dinner!

About

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.

About

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.

  • 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

Great passion and attention to details.

About

I am based out of West Bloomfield, MI. I am a culinary arts traded Chef. My career started when I was a young kid helping my mother cook larger family style meals for 20 to 100 people completely from scratch.

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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Need bartending

Rochester, MI

  • Event Type
    Graduation
  • Venue details
    Private residence
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    100-125
  • Bar needed?
    Yes
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: No
  • Details
    The open house is from 2-7pm
  • $228
    Average price

Need a Bartender

Rochester, MI

  • Event Type
    Other (House warming)
  • Venue details
    Private residence
  • Beverage types
    Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    10-25
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    No - host will cover gratuity
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: Yes, Glassware: Yes, Disposable cups: Yes, Coolers: Yes, Garnishes: Yes
  • Details
    Uniform is a must. Host will need input from bartender to setup what he need for his services.
  • $139
    Average price

Need a Bartender

Birmingham, MI

  • Event Type
    Corporate event
  • Vibe
    Low key / casual
  • Venue details
    Private residence
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Wine, Non-alcoholic
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    More than 200
  • Bar needed?
    Yes
  • Tip jars allowed?
    No - host will cover gratuity
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: Yes, Coolers: Yes, Garnishes: Yes
  • Details
    outdoor event
  • $219.5
    Average price
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