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Ferndale Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Ferndale.

The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
Michele S.
Verified review

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!

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lena W.
Verified review

Darlene from Oceanique, worked with me diligently to provide a variety of meal options for a small family event. The food was excellent and the every guess had a variety that fit all dietary preferences. Wonderful job!

  • 5 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Janice M.
Verified review

Our family was so impressed with Sooo Good Catered Creations. Angelique and her staff provided the catering for our mother's 90th birthday party. From day one we had no doubt that we had chosen the right person, especially when we changed our choice from drop off to full service. Angelique was so very helpful and no detail was to large or to small to handle. The staff was very professional and friendly and the food and service was OUTSTANDING! So many of our guests commented on how great everything was. We would, and have recommended her catering service to several people. We can't thank her enough for all she did to help make our mother's birthday such a special event. Thank you so much!!!

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emilie R.
Verified review

Chef Cathy was wonderful to work with! She made the evening a very personable and enjoyable experience.

  • 7 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie C.
Verified review

Michael did freshly grilled tacos for my daughter's graduation party. I found him on Thumbtack when he responded to my request for vendors and I'm very glad I chose him to work with. Everything from the first communications to closing out at the end of the night went easily. He was exactly on schedule the evening of the party, showing up when he said he would and beginning the food service on time. Serving the tacos was fast so the line moved quickly. The tacos were very tasty and there were plenty of topping choices to go with the freshly grilled chicken or steak. I highly recommend Interactive Fare Concessions for any party where you want to serve freshly prepared food instead of the pre-prepared foods that sit for hours in chaffing dishes. In addition to the food tasting better coming right off the grill, we didn't have to order trays of food in advance so there wasn't mountains of leftovers like is often the case at graduation parties.

It's JUST Food LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff E.
Verified review

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.

Olivo Catering, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Marie S.
Verified review

Overall I was very simplified with the service Olivo preformed. The food was delivered on time by a very effect crew. The food was very good only too much. The price could have been cut if the menu was simplified. I was also disappointed when the $50 delivery charge was mentioned just a few days before delivery. That should have been mentioned from the beginning.

  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Richard D.
Verified review

Quality of the food is outstanding.The menu changes weekly and always contains a variety of dishes which are very appealing. Great value at a reasonable price.

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!

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!!!!

Jay Birds Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kevin E.
Verified review

Food was excellent, I received a lot of compliments from those that attended my event saying they loved the food and also inquiring on who catered the event.

Fortunecooking Food Trucks
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Richard L.
Verified review

My experience with FortuneCooking Food trucks has always been excellent. The food is delicious and always a wide variety of choices. FCFT never disappoints!!

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👍

Pitmaster Barbeque
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Jeff U.
Verified review

Pitmaster BBQ catered the SunSeekers Boating Club's 2015 Luau this past weekend. The food was outstanding, the service was second to none and the value was excellent. I highly recommend Pitmaster BBQ for any event. You will not be disappointed. Vice Commodore Jeff U.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole J.
Verified review

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

Serenity Cuisine
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gary N.
Verified review

Ms. Woody is excellent! Her meals are nutritious and delicious, and she is more than accommodating in her services and contact. Just a wonderful experience!

Two Fit, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Jillian F.
Verified review

I have been working with Two Fit for over six months now and I'm so glad I found them! Along with fitness coaching, Claire's meal planning and prep has made my life so much easier. Her food is incredible - everything is homemade, her combinations are creative and delicious. She follows all of my dietary requirements and put together a program that is tasty, filling and completely satisfying. If you're looking for a little assistance in this department, whether it be a meal plan or preparation to make your meals easier - Claire's your girl!

Divine Thyme Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
Joy G.
Verified review

Divine Thyme has provided excellent service at several venues I've attended and the food has always been amazing. Looking forward to the next event.

Frankly Food

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I am a great cook and love to cater small to medium events. I have been doing receptions parties and school events for 15 years.

    Soul Food Express

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      Soul Food Express offers flavorful, home-cooked meals. We offer from nutritious meals to comfort meals. We offer great taste at a reasonable price.

      Food and Services

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        Starting a restaurant is just like starting any other type of business; you need a thorough plan. In the restaurant world, this plan is your concept. It lays out every aspect of the business, from the target demographic to the food you plan to serve, and it all has to mesh before you can start implementing your plans. Otherwise, you could run into trouble with your budget, your staff or your future clientele. Know what you're getting into by developing your concept, and then when you're prepared, you can actually get the ball rolling and be on the way to opening your doors for the very first time.

        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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        Need a Personal Chef (Ongoing)

        Ferndale, MI

        • Meal preparation frequency
          A few times a week
        • Meals needed
          Dinner
        • Head count
          4
        • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
          No dietary restrictions
        • Day(s) needed
          Monday, Wednesday
        • Time(s) needed
          Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
        • Details
          No pork or wine for us! Young family looking for healthy meals over take-out!
        • $97.5
          Average price

        Need Personal Chef

        Birmingham, MI

        • Meal preparation frequency
          Once a day
        • Meals needed
          Dinner
        • Head count
          4
        • Serving style
          Family style
        • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
          No dietary restrictions
        • Day(s) needed
          Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
        • Time(s) needed
          Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
        • Details
          Locally raised, seasonal food. Non gmo, healthy eaters
        • $350
          Average price

        Need Personal Chef (Ongoing)

        Royal Oak, MI

        • Meal preparation frequency
          A few times a week
        • Meals needed
          Dinner, Snacks
        • Head count
          2
        • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
          Nut / Allergen-free
        • Day(s) needed
          Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
        • Time(s) needed
          Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
        • Details
          My girlfriend and I live together in Royal Oak. She starts a new job next Monday. I thought it might be nice to try having meals cooked a few nights a week. Need enough food for 2, obviously. Thinking 2-3 days per week. Not sure what days. We'll have to discuss. Might be interested in having healthy snacks or even lunches prepared to take to work as well.
        • $111
          Average price
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