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

We booked Michael Jay for our October 1st wedding earlier this year (March-ish) and he was amazing every step of the way. He was easily reachable by all communications and made the planning process stress free. Not only did he cook for us but he also helped supply us with party insurance, tables, linens, chairs, etc. His staff also helped my parents set up for the wedding. We had a venue that did not have a kitchen and most other caterers were going to cook off site and bring our food in hot boxes. Michael brought everything he needed to cook on site for us (stoves, grills, etc) so everything was fresh! Everyone loved our taco bar, slider bar, and Asian noodle bar. I would recommend Michael to anyone :)

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Doreen N.
Verified review

There isn't enough time/space to express how wonderful an experience I had with Darlene & Aja @ Oceanique Catering. My original caterer cancelled on me 2 days prior to my annual Christmas Party & even though Darlene wasn't planning on catering Christmas Day, she did it for me! I ordered a traditional Polish menu for 40 guests & wanted extra for everyone to take plates home & Darlene made a feast! Absolutely EVERYONE loved her cooking...her set-up was breathtaking (she even brought decorations) & she cleared/cleaned everything up as promised. Oceanique will truly be the ONLY caterer I use & not just because the food was loved by all but because Darlene is a beautiful person with a heart of gold. She could've charged me extra for only having 2 days notice (like other caterers have) but she didn't...in fact, her prices were very reasonable. Her & Aja were down-to-earth & easy to deal with. They made me extremely comfortable & wouldn't let me lift a finger. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to impress their guests. Doreen N. Farmington Hills

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew L.
Verified review

Graduation Party August 2016 No matter what your next event is, Chef Cathy is the right personal Chef for the job! If you want delicious, memorable, and fun – Chef Cathy is who you want to call. I haven’t known Chef Cathy very long, but I have watched and enjoyed the many samples she has brought into our Networking group. I have heard directly from people that used her for smaller events and were so very pleased they did. From the moment we started talking about using her for my daughters’ graduation party, I was confident she was a good choice. Then, she brought samples to our house one evening, which mind you was like having samples from a fancy restaurant right in your home! The samples were outstanding and made the menu decisions even easier. She fed this family of 4 very well that night, and from that point on I knew Cathy Ferrara and Supper Made Simple was the perfect selection for our event. The best part of hiring a caterer is not having to prepare the food. The even better part of hiring Chef Cathy and her team is, not having to do anything at all, except to relax and talk with all the guests at the party. And that’s exactly what we got to do! The big day came, Chef Cathy and her team showed up and we, not only enjoyed great food, but really got to spend time with all of our guests! That would have been impossible if we were serving the food, especially since there was over 100 guests at the party. You know something is successful when virtually every guest tells you that the “food is great” without you even bringing up the topic. That really did happen; we honestly heard it the whole evening. Our daughters’ special day was made even more special by Chef Cathy and her team. If you are looking for anything from a romantic dinner for two for a special occasion, dinner for a family gathering or right on up to a large party – call Chef Cathy! Call her Today! Chef Cathy Ferrara – Supper Made Simple – 810-923-6588

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

I hired Chef Nicole to host a dinner party for some of my valued clients. From the very start she was extremely helpful in guiding us to the perfect menu for the evening. On the day of the event she show up on time, prepared and was very organized. As she prepared our meal, the interaction she had with my guests was top notch; everyone really enjoyed her company. In addition to that the food was amazing and there wasn't a single piece of food left on any of the plates. I couldn't have imagined the evening going any better and we're already in the process of scheduling another event with Chef Nicole and It's JUST Food, LLC. Thank You!!

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

We gave my daughter a surprise 40th birthday celebration on August 20th and Chef Gigi was recommended by a friend who had went to an affair that she catered. I instantly connected with her and was very impressed with her beautiful spirit and professionalism. My event turned out wonderfully and her visual presentation of the food was awesome. It not only looked beautiful but tasted amazing. I would recommend Chef Gigi to anyone who is looking to take their event to a much higher level. She is hands down one of the best caterers that I have ever worked with and I have worked with many.

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley G.
Verified review

We had a dinner party for fifteen in our home out in the country. Everyone complimented us on the meal that Chef Tammy prepared for us (including the appetizers)! I was amazed at how well prepared and efficient she was. Everyone's meat was served to their liking and at the same time. The risotto and lava cake were big hits and almost every plate that returned to the kitchen was empty. She cleaned everything and left the kitchen spotless. I would highly recommend her.

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!

Redy2Cater
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Taj W.
Verified review

Redy2Cater provided amazing food and service for my 36th Birthday Party, I will be using them again in the future!!!!

Petite Sweets Detroit
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Cierra T.
Verified review

Petite sweets did an amazing job for my party my desert table was beyond amazing and all the deserts where fresh and really good I will be using them again in the future for all events I have

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John D.
Verified review

Used them for a thanksgiving party, everyone loved the cranberry sauce and also the mashed potatoes. Very professional and definitely will go to this company again for my next event

Buscemi's Catering
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 29 years in business
Amy G.
Verified review

Buscemi’s catering offers a variety of options for any social gathering or celebration. It’s a family run business with local ties in the community. The panzerotti concept is innovational and adds flare to street food trucks. Definitely my choice for anytime delivery just won’t do👍

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"

About

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

  • 27 years in business
About

We carter to all , no event is to big or small , our company is the one stop shop that does it all! From Dj's, honeymoons, photographer's, and bartender's you name it we have it !

  • 28 years in business
About

We cater for you. I create food that you will love and enjoy. Every bite is wonderful. I've been catering for over 20 years and above. I've never had a displeased customer. Why? Because we're here to serve you. -Joanne Anointed Hands

About

Hey, it's Sammy here. I plan, cater and entertain. I wouldn't say it's a business, but it's more of a side gig. So, if you're okay with that, that's great for the both of us.

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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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I would like to get a job because it's summer and my birthday is coming up, and I like to help with food and stuff like that, so I hope that I get the job!

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we make simple clean food. to make your party easier and so that you can enjoy yourself

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We are cooking with care and filled with the love of pleasing the consumer. That is Carolyn's Country Citchen & Cooking.Whether It's A Meal Or A Snack 4C's Got Your Back

  • 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.

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.

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.

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Need catering (full service)

Detroit, MI

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • 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
    150-200
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    Tigers Opening Day event
  • $1811
    Average price
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