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Detroit Chefs

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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
Michele S.
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The food and service were excellent! The food, including appetizers were all homemade, fresh, beautifully presented by a well trained staff. Chefs homemade Mac&Cheese is over the top amazing! This is a a very professional well run company. I would definitely use their services again!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anne L.
Verified review

We have used Cathy for many different occasions. First I hired her to be my Father's personal chef. He needed to be on a special low salt diet. He loved her food because it was full of flavor without all the salt and home made. She made menu choices fun and with a lot to pick from. We also have used her for Jewish Holidays which also had special menu choices. She really is a diversified chef! If you are in need of just yummy baked goods, she is it! I like her food so much that I once asked if she could teach me to cook! Lol. Then to my surprise she started teaching classes. My daughter and I especially liked the crock pot course! One of my favorite things to make from another class is Kale Chips! I work so much that I have used her to make meals for me to give to family's in need. The event that was our favorite was our son's Bar Mitzvah, which was 200 people. The service was so professional and flawlessly executed. The menu was loved by all.

It's JUST Food LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 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!

  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa E.
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Chef Tammy, from Great Lakes catering, was amazing! I contacted her on very short notice, to cater a rehearsal dinner. And was on a tight budget. She did not hesitate to take on my event, and come up with a menu for my budget. Her service was above and beyond my expectations. And the food was all fresh, organic, and delicious!! I will use only Great Lakes Catering for my future events. And highly recommend them to friends and family!!

Private Chef Julia
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joe P.
Verified review

Chef Julia did a wonderful job at a small dinner party for 8 at my home. She was punctual, professional, efficient, and dedicated to her craft. She spent a great deal of time helping create the perfect menu consisting of 3 gourmet appetizers, soup, and entree options of filet mignon Oscar-style and Gnocchi. Chef Julia was respectful of my home and was sure to clean up prior to leaving. She helped create a wonderful experience for my wife and friends and I would hire her again.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole J.
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My event was a graduation dinner and they came and host the event the food was southern style and it was excellent the chef used her own sauce on the bbq and it was delicious also this white macaroni and cheese was amazing I was looking for the regular yellow mac and cheese but the chef introduced me to the white one and its some I would try again and the services was on time everyone was very polite and good server I will use them in my future events and I also have family member that use there services

Breaking the Mold
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachael T.
Verified review

Lauren awesome!! She makes cooking fun and I feels like you are getting the inside information that normal chefs won’t share even with their family. I recommend taking a class with Lauren to everyone!

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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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For the busy single or family lady who's on the go and need a home-cooked meal for breakfast, dinner or lunch, I can help. I can also help someone do the small things around the house that you might just don't have time to get to.

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I am a personal chef with a degree of applied science. My food is great, because I'm very creative, hardworking and flexible. Given the opportunity, I can satisfy anyone's taste buds.

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After 30 years as a chef and an owner of top-rated restaurants in Oakland County, I'm ready to serve you.

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Your personal chef is now catering on site for you. I cater for events, business, or personal. I will prepare an appetizing meal that you, and your guests will be talking about for days.

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KraveDetroit Catering has more than a decade of experience in providing exceptional catering. We believe in customizing your catering desires into beautiful and delectable art. We offer excellent customer service and affordable competitive prices. Call us Today! We take great pride in attention to detail, food safety and in providing fast and prompt service.

  • 4 years in business
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MY MEALS ARE MADE WITH TENDER LOVING CARE. MAKING PEOPLE SMILE.

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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 new, looking for a chance to be the best baker I can be! I also do flower arrangements. I do weddings, birthdays and anniversaries.

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I'm totally committed to the customers needs The creativity my profession allows me to perform

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The Rock Chef is here to rock your taste buds! We are offering personal chef services and culinary classes that are brought to you by a seasoned and personable professional chef. Never settle for less than the best!

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We offer catering for wedding parties, display cooking, BBQs, buffets, seafood, appetizers, and healthy options.

  • 2 years in business
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I cater to you and your family's needs. We can design your personal chef experience together, whether it is preparing meals for you/family or catering a special event. I will do shopping and prepping in your home, the hours you desire me to. I am passionate about food, proficient in all styles of cooking, it is rewarding to cook for others!!

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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.

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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