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

Delicious,Wonderful, Professional !!!!!!!!! Where do I begin? I found Chef Michael through a google search and after talking to multiple Chefs, Chef Michael by far was the most personable. He was extremely professional, and helpful in helping me plan a surprise birthday dinner for my husband. The party was for eight people and some very picky eaters. He helped pick foods that were advance but not to advance for my picky eaters. We started with 3 appetizers, all were amazing but definitely have him make his fresh tomato soup.....(It's heavenly), then it was a salad with candied walnuts , watermelon, fresh mixed greens and homemade dressing, for dinner we had Angus Prime Rib, real deal homemade horseradish sauce which my husband said just the right amount of kick, and cooked to perfection! with a wine reduction, spinach, roasted garlic potatoes, Brussels sprouts with bacon, and fresh homemade rolls and for dessert (my 2nd favorite of the of the night) was a flourless chocolate cake with a fresh fruit glaze and fresh berries (everyone stopped talking and all you heard was mmm, yumm, omg until the plates were emptied), Chef Michael paired the perfect wine selection for each course. He was fun, friendly, and professional, all my guest loved him. Chef Michael showed me the labels so I was assured everything was organic and as he promised. He was up front on everything. He even let me taste test while he was cooking. His assistant / waiter for the night was Justin who was equally professional, friendly, and fast on his feet to serve us dinner and kept the drinks flowing. The presentation was equally beautiful, and very carefully done. After dinner was over Chef Michael, and Justin packed all the food up in left over containers, did all dishes, cleaned the stove and all counter tops. He will be my go to Chef from now on. I cannot recommend him enough. If you want delicious food, and a friendly, fun Chef who knows what he is doing hire Chef Michael. Thank you so much Chef Michael for a stress free night. Michele G.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa E.
Verified review

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

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Noreen G.
Verified review

We first used Chef Cathy when my husband had surgery and was out of commission. With caring for the family and working full time I needed help. Chef Cathy came to my rescue. She worked with my family to come up with a menu of healthy meals that we received each week. I was so pleased with the fresh selection of healthy choices delivered and how easy it was to get dinner on the table. The best part was my family absolutely loved every dinner she prepared. Quite a feat with finicky kids! Since that time we have called on Chef Cathy for family meals and my daughters graduation party. I still receive compliments from friends and family on the tasty selection of foods served. I can't wait to see what she prepares for our next graduation party. If you are looking for an experienced chef who is passionate about serving fresh, healthy, delicious food tailored to your tastes we highly recommend you give her a call.

It's JUST Food LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher P.
Verified review

I attended an in-home cooking demonstration hosted by It's JUST Food LLC and had a spectacular time! Nicole makes cooking accessible and fun! The meal was delicious, the process was informative, and I left with a great recipe and new kitchen skills. If you're looking for an in-home chef, I highly recommend Nicole Bunting with It's JUST Food!

Detroit family entertainment
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda W.
Verified review

DJ Richie Rich exceeded our expectations for our wedding night! Not only did he make it special for us, he went above & beyond what was asked. We had him scheduled to stay until 10:00 PM or 10:30 & he stayed until AT LEAST 1:30 AM or later (idk because I left early) without ya asking. He even had a 2.5 hour drive home! All-in-all, DJ Richie Rich was more than amazing, and that is an understatement. He talked me like a friend and ran his business professionally. I would recommend him to everyone knowing that he will not disappoint.

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Melinda K.
Verified review

Tammy is an amazing chef. All of her food is excellent and always fresh.

AIME de DIEU Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 28 years in business
Heather M.
Verified review

Shawn and I have attended the same church and I have assisted her cater a wedding, make home visits for ill people and celebrate holidays together. She is a strong woman of God and takes great pride in everything she prepares whether it be a paid catering event, serving others or cooking for family and loved ones. It is this exact quality that exudes in her food prep and presentation. When you taste her creations...you know that you are loved!

  • 5 years in business
Elisabeth M.
Verified review

LaKisha was very easy to work with. She was prompt and timely in her correspondence. She delivered the treats on time. Most importantly, her ice cream sandwiches were delicious. My guests still ask about them!

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!

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We expect to always go above and beyond your expectations. Providing top quality cuisine for parties of all sizes.

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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.

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We offer a catering group, on-site or delivery. We also do cooking lessons for children and adults. We specialize in home-based affairs -- from small to large.

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We are providing in-home personal chef services to individuals and families based on dietary and nutritional needs.

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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.

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Well, I specialize in serving the client what makes them happen. I want to help the elderly maintain a healthy lifestyle, est good and still be healthy.

  • 17 years in business
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Do you want to learn to cook (like a chef)? Do you need a chef in your home, business, on your aircraft or boat? Private aircraft chef, host of "Food Circus" on JTV and former Food Network CHOPPED contestant; offering home/corporate catering, cooking classes and on-site private chef services. Bartending services are available, when time permits. My aircraft clients are high profile billionaires and celebrity types. Everyone deserves amazing five star service, trending food items and a service provider who will make you feel like a star. I have a never-say-no business motto. This is your time to shine in front of your friends and colleagues.

  • 5 years in business
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We are a "Luxury Niche" Bakery provide edible art and custom dessert displays. Check out our work

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Provides tips and insight for all culinary services.

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I have helped with private chef requests. I will come to your home and prepare a wonderful meal. Also, I have done some dog walking and home sitting.

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I offer custom treats for every occasion. I am culinary trained and can provide an array of different options, such as dinner parties, dinners for the family, birthday parties, etc.

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I'm currently home based, but I do full-service catering. My food not only looks delicious, but it's also cooked with love. I enjoy seeing others happy. I cook food for the soul.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do private cooking lessons cost?

You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.

Actual Requests

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Need a Catering Service for Graduation

West Bloomfield, MI

  • Event type
    Graduation party
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort)
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    BBQ, mosticolli, salads
  • $21.48
    Average price

Need catering (full service)

Birmingham, MI

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Breakfast
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    100-125
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    Offering a nice full breakfast.
  • $22.5
    Average price
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