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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa R.
Verified review

Chef Michael and his staff did an awesome job at our company breakfast. Not only was the food great, but they worked very hard and were very professional the whole time. Chef Michael is also a great communicator and was very easy to work with.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa E.
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I LOVE Oceanique Catering -- Having had the fantastic opportunity to work with the staff on some absolutely stelalr events. I must say there are few catering companies as amazing as this. Darlene is THE most innovative, creative, and contemporary genius who will present a culinary feast second to none. If you want something unique -- call Oceanique. Food is out of this World ~ and Darlene is a very fun person to work with. I always enjoy working with her and her staff. ~Melissa Embry-Thomas

  • 5 years in business
  • 67 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!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janice G.
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We have had several meals prepared by Chef Cathy and all were outstanding. The portions are very large and we end up with extras for lunch or the next day for dinner. I have to say she made the best risotto I have ever eaten. Her delivery service makes it very accommodating for her clients. Once the food is delivered everything is neatly organized and in their own containers and I love the easy simple to read instructions for reheating. If she had a restaurant it would be difficult not to eat there everyday.

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

Nicole is as passionate about cooking good food as anyone could be about anything! Add that to her extensive training, and her outgoing personality, and it is the perfect recipe for a great experience! Everything from "Old-Country" Italian dishes to mouth-watering salmon plates. Appetizers, side dishes and decadent desserts; she does them all masterfully. Although I could go on for hours about how delicious the food is, It's JUST Food LLC has given me an education on cooking! I now have the confidence to try new things and try to "create" things. I no longer just stick to my comfort zone. I am free to explore! Sometimes it's a hit and other times, not so much! But as Nicole has taught me... It's JUST Food!!

  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Liz N.
Verified review

I have Chef Tamara done all my personal chef events by surprising my friends with freshly made organic food by Great Lakes Chef Catering Services. Phenomenal and delivered fresh and beautiful

Stockyard
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Canethia H.
Verified review

We hired Stockyard for our Detroit wedding 9/24/2016. We thought a food truck would be the perfect option, as we had a non- traditional wedding. We made an excellent choice by hiring Stockyard. The service was great and the food was excellent! From the time we inquired about their service to the day of our wedding, they were extremely professional and friendly. The Thai beef is my favorite! I highly recommend Stockyard for any occasion.

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.

Tha Sandwich Guy Etc...
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Terra W.
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Very nice team and good food! Our group really enjoyed their lunch. We had extra (I was worried about not ordering enough) and the leftovers were donated to a homeless shelter.

Hardy Hospitality Group
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Pi H.
Verified review

Chef Max cares about what he feeds his customers and really puts so much love into every dish. I’ve worked with his team for catering events and I’ve visited his restaurant several times. Each time i visit i am always greeted with a smile and the food is crazy good!

Pitmaster Barbeque
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Jeff U.
Verified review

Pitmaster BBQ catered the SunSeekers Boating Club's 2015 Luau this past weekend. The food was outstanding, the service was second to none and the value was excellent. I highly recommend Pitmaster BBQ for any event. You will not be disappointed. Vice Commodore Jeff U.

Big Will's Smoke House
5.0
from 1 review
    Hazel H.
    Verified review

    I am from Texas, and visited Detroit and someone recommended me to try this and it was the best I have had in a while the meat was tender, barbecue sauce was yummy and the deserts....let just say I had to run an extra mile...but it was worth it!!!!! UmUmmGood!

    Two Fit, LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 year in business
    Jillian F.
    Verified review

    I have been working with Two Fit for over six months now and I'm so glad I found them! Along with fitness coaching, Claire's meal planning and prep has made my life so much easier. Her food is incredible - everything is homemade, her combinations are creative and delicious. She follows all of my dietary requirements and put together a program that is tasty, filling and completely satisfying. If you're looking for a little assistance in this department, whether it be a meal plan or preparation to make your meals easier - Claire's your girl!

    About

    we make simple clean food. to make your party easier and so that you can enjoy yourself I love cooking something that I enjoy X specially when I see peoples faces and they enjoy the food and party

    About

    We are a small restaurant and caterer with a dynamic menu ranging from vegetarian and vegan options to a variety of Mediterranean dishes.

    About

    We, here at Edgy Eats, fulfill all of your culinary dreams. We are creating meals from the edge of your imagination with fresh and local produce to provide you with the best product food in any occasion.

    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    i provide tasty, locally sourced food, as available, and can accommodate all dietary restrictions and lifestyles. Catering allows for more variety and more creativity than a restaurant setting...for both me and the customer.

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    I provide gourmet meal planning and preparation at non-gourmet cost. I can plan and cook for 1-500 people. No event is too big. No event is too small.

    About

    Under the direction of Dining Services, our catering/wait staff provide a superior food and beverage customer experience to faculty, staff, students and guests of the college during all events and activities supported by Vicks Catering. Responsibilities are shaped largely by the requirements of each unique event. Wait staff assist with room setup, preparation, cleaning and breakdown. General Responsibilities 1. Set up facilities for events including tables, dishware, glassware, silverware, linens and other amenities according to the event order requirements and manager's direction. Establish pre-function side work to be performed. Ensure all equipment is accounted for and in good condition. Assist in breaking down after events and returning all event items to proper location. 2. Know the menu for each function and be able to explain the major ingredients and preparation methods for each item to be served. 3. Serve in a timely manner. Promote and maintain the highest level of customer service to all guests of Vicks Catering Dining Services. Resolve guest complaints within scope of authority. 4. Maintain clean tables and banquet areas and an organized linen storage area. 5.Determine when a guest should not be served additional alcoholic beverages in accordance with Michigan State Law and College policies. Maintain records of liquor consumption for specified functions, as directed. 6.Perform other job-related duties as assigned. Qualifications 1. Prior wait staff experience preferred. 2. Must possess a valid driver's license. 3. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. 4. Must be friendly and outgoing with excellent hospitality skills and able to maintain a positive and professional manner through duration of shift. 5. Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and a keen attention to detail. 6. Ability to hear and follow verbal instructions and work effectively in a noisy environment. 7. Ability to work well around a large number of people. 8. Ability to work well with people in a team environment. 9. Ability to function in a fast-paced environment under short time constraints, and within established deadlines.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    I'm personal, every customer is special,not one customer is the same. Making people smile, and seeing the look on their faces when they taste our food

    About

    We specialize in fresh smoked BBQ and authentic Southern and Louisiana cuisine. All of our products are made from scratch and based on your preferences. We are also fully capable to accommodate various other types of cuisines, such as standard American and authentic Hawaiian.

    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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