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Detroit Full Service Caterers

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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Temika J.
Verified review

Michael Jay helped me pull together a great food menu for our employee appreciation meeting held our job site in Redford, MI. I presented this need for him to cater the meeting on a last minute basis and he delivered over and beyond what I expected of him. He provided me with a full catering menu and he also provided excellent advice as to how to set up for this occasion. When he came to the company to deliver the food he was very prepared and well organized. Michael did what I expected him to do and that was make me look good in front of our CEO and employees. Thanks Michael Jay an Thumbtack

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  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeni M.
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We hired Oceanique Catering for my daughter's high school graduation party. From the start, Darlene was very responsive. We wanted a buffet of Mexican dishes, and Darlene was first to respond with a custom menu. The price was reasonable and included full service, which we really needed for the size of this party. Darlene offered to come out in advance for a tasting, which helped us to narrow down the menu a bit. Our graduate is gluten intolerant, and Darlene had a lot of suggestions for gluten free options. All of our guests thought the food was outstanding! We had 2 staff people who stood behind the buffet tables, served the food, and kept the food hot and stocked. It was a nice touch! We also paid extra for the bartender, which was great as we didn't have to worry about underage drinking. Would definitely recommend Oceanique for any event.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
Verified review

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
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!

Personal Chef GiGi to Go
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cedric S.
Verified review

Chef GiGi and her team did a wonderful job catering our daughters wedding! Our guest truly enjoyed her delicious food and professional service. I highly recommend her to anyone planning a special event. Thank you Chef GiGi!

Tall Glass Inc
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael G.
Verified review

Amy was the ultimate professional. She provided excellent service for all 30 of my guests. Everyone had a great time thanks in large part to her friendly and professional presence.

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 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.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashlee W.
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Great food good customer service good prices

Heaven on a Roll
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I provide customized service for a wide variety of event and functions. I use fresh quality product, smoked, Barbecued and prepared with great care and years of experience in creating exquisite food. We can serve groups of as few as 10 to hundreds. I can customize and create any menu needed and accommodate specialized dietary needs. I can also be found on Facebook at "Heaven on a Roll"

Clara's Place
5.0
from 1 review
    Adrianna A.
    Verified review

    I had a event catered from Clara's Place and the food was excellent, professional service and the philly subs from the food truck were delicious!!

    About

    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.

    • 13 years in business
    About

    i am a very good cook you will love it. also decorating is my specialty i make sure i get to know the client so we can make it a little more personal.

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    I will cater to all and any event! Your budget can be worked out. Nothing is too big or too small; I am the person.

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    I am a jack of all trades master of a number. My services include catering healthy cuisine, landscaping, floral, event planning, home improvements, and cosmetology.

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    We offer full-service catering. We do everything from small dinner parties to plated wedding receptions up to 500 guests with professionalism and quality. Always delivering more than you expect is our business!

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    We do catering needs for all events, from 1 to 1000. We have fruit displays, ice sculptures, and more! You name it, we can do it.

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    A Movable Feast offers off-premise catering services in Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne Counties. Our dedicated staff is committed to on-time deliveries with efficient friendly service. A Movable Feast is best known for its homemade food, cooked to order from the freshest available ingredients. Bakery fresh bread and rolls are delivered daily while our delicious desserts are baked in house. We offer a large menu selection for breakfast, lunch, dinner and appetizers. We also offer many specialty items. Please take this opportunity to give us a call to quote your next party. Let us impress your guests with our high quality food, artistic presentation and smiling servers! We are open 7 days a week to serve you!

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    I offer full service catering and event planning. I'm a one-stop shop for all events and fundraisers. I cater from ice cubes to entertainment. We do it all and we do it well.

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    We are a northern Italian restaurant. We are an aviation caterer for Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers. We are not just limited to Italian.

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    We are the best sports bar and grill in Sterling Heights, and our chef is also the chef for the Detroit Tigers! We offer in-house and off-site catering.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    It is Personally tailored to the customers specific needs.

    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.

    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.

    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 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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