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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
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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!

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charmaine B.
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I had a 5-Star experience with Oceanique Catering and Events! Everything was wonderful... the Food Presentation and Display, the Taste and Quality of the Food, the Professionalism and Courteousness of Staff and The exceptional Customer Service! My words on Thumbtack can't express how pleased I am at their services, you would have to actually take a look at the pictures from my event! I can't wait to have them cater my next event! Thanks again!!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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I highly recommend Cathy - Supper Made Simple Event and Personal Chef Service. They provided friendly and professional catering services for my daughters graduation of 300 people. The food was delicious and many people at my party asked for Cathy's information so they could have her assist at their event. An Outstanding experience!

It's JUST Food LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff E.
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Wow, from the moment I talked with Nichole, things just felt right. When she arrived to cater our Mothers day brunch, she was so warm welcoming and make for such a great and relaxing environment. She also worked with 5 children to help them take part and teach and help them make the food. Again amazing, the food was all fresh and all very good. I highly recommend Nichole and "Its just food" we will definitely have her back.

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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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.

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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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I do small-scale catering, in-home dinner parties, wine events, and beer and/or wine dinners. I am also willing to teach in-home culinary classes as this is my primary profession (culinary education and wine education).

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I'm the head cook, and I have six staff working with me at every event. I cater. I also like to arrive two hours earlier, so that I can set up for the venue and make sure everything is set up right. My staff and I prepare good food.

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We provide economy-oriented wedding and event services, with 25 years of experience in Michigan and Arizona. Our services include, but are not limited to: - Catering - Event planning - Decorations/floral arrangements - Vows Each client receives free skincare products.

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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!

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My work stands out from others because it is created by my customers and brought to life by me.

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I am a chef. I have been cooking since I was 9 years old. I also love baking. I am a culinary student. I love hosting and catering parties. I have three years of cooking experience in a kitchen and two years in a bakery.

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We are catering professionals who promise to make your special event one to remember. We specialize in room decor, table presentation, professional staff and great food.

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We cater for public and private events and larger special occasions. We also do event planning and bartending!

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I cater events that will indulge your taste buds! I cater to all including soul, international, diet, or restricted plan. I am a personal chef. I cater for weddings, meetings, and special events. Anywhere you need, you need to indulge with Cheftastic Catering.

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I provide full-service catering, all occasions event planning, and wedding planning (leave all the details to me).

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We will provide catering menu upon request. We can handle all your catering needs. We also handle BBQ.

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We cater to small and large events. Foods we serve are: baked, fried, barbecue and grill foods. We have very reasonable prices. Bring quote will beat prices.

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I cook and cater for all event I provide chocolate strawberries, baskets, and arrangements. Just give me two weeks' notice in advance.

  • 3 years in business
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I'm personal, every customer is special,not one customer is the same.

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we special in variety of foods and offer photo booth for all occasions

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 Caterer for an Anniversary Party

Valley City, OH

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
  • Details
    This is for an Anniversary Party that will be outdoors. The details are not yet confirmed. Date is either 8/31/13 or 9/7/13.

Need Buffet Catering Services for a Dinner Party

Oxford, MI

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - self-service
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
    40-60
  • Details
    I am looking for someone who provides chaffing dishes. May I know other types of latin food being provided. Thanks

Need a Mexican Caterer

Berea, OH

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - self-service
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Mexican/Latin
  • Number of guests
    25-40
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    Looking for a mexican-themed buffet for a baptism reception
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