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Ferndale Bar Caterers

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Cocktails N' Dreams
4.8
from 135 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 343 hires on Thumbtack
Juli J.
Verified review

Wow! Greatest service ever! Patsy helped us soooo much with wedding planning and offered much information on other vendors like catering, dj service, bartenders and more! Can't thank her enough for her support! Photo booth was a huge success and used by everyone who attended...more than once! Thank you so much Patsy and Kelly! We highly recommend your company!

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

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!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy P.
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Darlene and Oceanique Catering have been incredible over the last year as we have been planning our wedding. She's so quick to respond and more than accommodating with everything you need. Part of the reason I selected Oceanique Catering was based off of the reviews I read. I can see now why Oceanique Catering came so highly recommended and I haven’t regretted my decision one bit. Darlene has come out to my house multiple times, first for the initial food tasting (which was incredible). The 2nd time we focused more on table linens and this last time was all about the bar. I think that was my favorite and it wasn't easy selecting our signature drink (everything tasted so good). My wedding will be at a Community Center and we are responsible for taking care of every little wedding detail. Darlene has really helped alleviate my stress by including the table set up and breakdown in with her services. She even helped with some of my rentals too. It's been so nice having Darlene take care of these details and I know that my wedding will go smoothly with her there.

  • 17 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Sid A.
Verified review

The service. Was phenomenal and robin did and awesome job catering the guests and 100% Proffesionalism with awesome bar setup

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MotorCityMixology
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul H.
Verified review

We celebrated our daughter's Baptism. It is an important day and we are so very grateful to have Bill and Kendall take care of our guests. They arrived early(big plus+), were dressed professionally (+), communicated perfectly(+), and elevated the day with their proactive nature(+) and warm personalities(+). They are comfortable with everything from set-up, serving the guests, buffet food management, tending bar, clean-up, and tear-down. Thank you guys, we will be seeing you again, I'm certain of it!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 23 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!

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Mixing Memories
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kurt A.
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Lauren did more than just handle bar service. She assisted with table clean up, kitchen help, and end of party clean up. Lauren was very social and many of my guests enjoyed her company. Great hire.

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!

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

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.

Bartender
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lydia R.
Verified review

Ruthie bartended our daughters graduation party last weekend and exceeded my expectations! She not only rocked the bar out she not only arrived early but did not hesitate to run to the store when we needed extra bottles (clearly I under estimated the amount of booze my family and friends like to drink) simply put I would NOT hesitate to hire Ruthie she is the best!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Darius A.
Verified review

J.C.W Fancy Hospitality customer service and professionalism was excellent. I would definitely recommend this bar-tending service to anyone that's having an event weather it's a large or smaller event.

Mood Cocktails Detroit
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley B.
Verified review

Cherokee has been hired multiple times by my mothers catering company and every time she gives 5 star service.

Baileys Bartending
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Marcia M.
Verified review

Chris did an outstanding!! job at my recent Halloween party. He was dressed appropriately, arrived early, efficiently organized my bar area, and people commented on how professional and nice he was to talk to. ....and the drinks were great!!!

Vera Green
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Robert B.
Verified review

Mrs. Green catered a large company annual event and it was amazing! Hope to get her next year. She was timely and professional...everyone loved the food...highly recommended! Worth every penny!

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

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

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

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.

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Need Bartending Services

Detroit, MI

  • Event Type
    Other (NYE party)
  • Venue details
    Public venue - please describe (held at the Detroit Historical Museum)
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine, Non-alcoholic
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    60-80
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Details
    this is a private party held at the Museum. the hosts will provide all that is needed but may need help with a supply list of needs.
  • $84.67
    Average price

Need bartending

Detroit, MI

  • Event Type
    Wedding reception
  • Venue details
    Public venue - please describe (Belle Isle Casino)
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine, Non-alcoholic
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    125-150
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Other (depending on budget host would like to cover tips)
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: Yes, Disposable cups: Yes, Coolers: Yes, Garnishes: Yes
  • Details
    Belle Isle Casino Wedding.
  • $546.33
    Average price
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