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Garden City Caterers

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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Adam U.
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Michael catered my mother's 80th b-day party. We had 15 folks coming in from all over for the occasion. I was responsible for the meal planning and thankfully stumbled across Michael's profile. He did an EXCELLENT job. After I explained the situation, he asked what my mother's favorite dishes were to help me plan the meal. He delivered an outstanding meal, helped prepare the settings and (per our choice) left us to devour. Everyone was so happy with the result. I highly recommend The Freelance Chef for any catering job. He will customize the menu to suit whatever your needs, and ensure your desires are met.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
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We loved working with Oceanique Catering and Events LLC!! Darlene made our Holiday Luncheon a great success!! She was so great to work with, there was no way we could have done this without her and her wonderful team!! Thank you so much!! Can't wait to work with you again on our next event!!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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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
Jeff E.
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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.

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Golde Standard Catering
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynn C.
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Excellent catering! Extremely prompt and professional, top notch. All dishes were delicious and super healthy. We worked with the owner of Golde Standard Catering. She is detail oriented and knows how to cater an event. Beyond expectations!!!

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 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.

AIME de DIEU Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 28 years in business
Heather M.
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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!

Jeffs Over The Top Catering
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
Verified review

Jeff was a pleasure to work with. He showed up on time, with everything I had asked for, and the food was delicious. The best items were the ones he had specifically recommended, so I would advise you to be guided by his advice. I thought the pricing was extremely reasonable for the quantity and quality of the food. Thanks, Jeff!

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!

About

I am based out of West Bloomfield, MI. I am a culinary arts traded Chef. My career started when I was a young kid helping my mother cook larger family style meals for 20 to 100 people completely from scratch.

  • 30 years in business
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I provide music for weddings, parties, birthdays, and any event. I also offer catering services. I believe our business is great because we work for the customers.

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I work with an outstanding team of talented suppliers. We go above and beyond our clients wishes to create an event that will not be forgotten. We listen to your dream and make it happen.

  • 37 years in business
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Kosch Catering is a locally recognized catering, event planning, and foodservice management company. Created in 1981 by brothers Gordie and Gary, Kosch Catering has established a reputation as one of the top catering companies in Michigan by offering clients the highest level of customer satisfaction. Kosch Catering handles all types of events including weddings, corporate events, graduation parties and more.

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We are a family-owned catering business. We do private events, weddings, birthday parties, graduation parties, office parties, and outdoor events and party planning. We also have a private chef service and meal planning.

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We are a small restaurant and caterer with a dynamic menu ranging from vegetarian and vegan options to a variety of Mediterranean dishes.

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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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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.

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We, here at Edgy Eats, fulfill all of your culinary dreams. We are creating meals from the edge of your imagination with fresh and local produce to provide you with the best product food in any occasion.

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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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Great passion and attention to details.

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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.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Caterer on June 29

Munger, MI

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    BBQ
  • Number of people
    More than 200
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    Country hoedown for a graduation party

Need Buffet Catering

Warren, MI

  • Event type
    Buffet dinner party
  • Cuisine type
    Italian
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Beverages (alcoholic)
  • $12.95
    Average price
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