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Grand Rapids Caterers

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Du Jour Fine Catering
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Diane L.
Verified review

Chef Evon exceeded our expectations. Her food was fresh, delicious, and beautiful. Our guests all wanted to know who catered. We can't wait for our next event, so we can enjoy her cooking again.

  • 18 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Melisa R.
Verified review

So far as my fiancé and I get ready for our wedding we have a TON of other things going on and Natalie has been so patient with us! White linen catering is also the least expensive caterer that we could find find that is really reasonable.

Design to Dine
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Dan S.
Verified review

Kolleen is a great cook, awesome deserts and will do a great job for you. Her and her staff will make you event, one to remember! Dan Surface - Surface DJ Entertainment

Melody Soul Dining
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Gail H.
Verified review

We hired Chef Kee based on her diverse menu selection and pricing for a catering drop-off for 25 people. Chef Kee's patience and positive vibe made the ordering process easy. It was my first time having a home party catered and all her menu items sounded so delish, I just couldn't decide at first. She helped me through all that! A week before the event, we hired her as a personal chef for one evening for my son's birthday to "test the waters". Great experience overall! Chef Kee was on-time. The chicken and "green hulk" waffles were amazing! There were no leftovers for a party of 6 adults and 4 kids (7-12yr olds)! The stove and work area were clean. For the catering drop-off, the execution was a little off (based on my zero experience with caterers) where some time was spent assembling the appetizers at the house and the salad and garlic bread were forgotten. I expected "drop-off" to mean the food is already assembled, cooked, prepared and all the set-up needed is transferring them in the appropriate serving dishes/warmers. I overlooked these details as the food overall was delish!!! No doubt, Chef Kee can cater to even the pickiest of eaters!

Island Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi C.
Verified review

Patrick with Island Catering impressed everyone with the quality of his food. He was eager to pkease and easy to work with. Prices were a great value for what he offered. He made my wedding reception a pleasurable one!

About

We offer full-service catering, wedding cakes and specialty sweets and treats. If you are searching for home-made cuisine, all of our menu items are made from scratch, at a fair price. We are your number one choice! We strive to give you more than you expect in quality and customer service. No occasion is too formal or casual, too big or too small!

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I am a mom and grandma. I have done many catering jobs for weddings, graduations and open houses. I do great home-cooked meals and make everything myself.

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We're an independent caterer who can do small functions for as little as 10 people or as large as 500 people. We specialize in weddings, graduation, open houses, corporate affairs, etc.

  • 39 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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We care about the taste and presentation of our food. Our reputation is what drives our word of mouth advertising campaign.

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We offer Mexican food, buffet and taco bar. Our Mexican buffet includes enchiladas, chiles rellenos, tacos, refried beans, rice and tamales. Our taco bar includes three different types of tacos and your choice of flour or corn tortilla. For any of these, you will also get pico de gallo, fresh salsas, guacamole and sour cream.

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I offer personal chef services and instruction. I do at home instruction and/or private catering for small events.

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I'm willing to cook anything and anywhere. I have worked at many catering events and would like to get more catering events under my belt.

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Experienced Chef of 30 years in the culinary field of Catering and with this experience there are no mistakes, making you Wedding or special occasion memories as wonderful one's for years to come!

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I am bringing elegance and beauty together. I am adding my flair for Mexican and soul together with a great understanding of catering delights.

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The appearance the taste and i cook with love and passion.

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We are simple and reasonable.

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We will cater to your every need. We are specializing in Mediterranean and far-eastern cuisines. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

  • 8 years in business
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We offer bartending and catering services. We provide full service which includes the setup, we are just servicing you if you prefer to do food. We have our own pizza place, and tent and chair rental. We give deals on pizza for large orders.

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Ever think that your employee deserve a reward for working so hard that you would like to surprise your co-workers with something special? Have the best treat at a meeting or a event you are hosting (even events like scapping parties, or party demonstrations. We at A Cup of Cakes make gourmet cupcakes for such occasions. We use only the finest ingredients, rich creamery butter, quality chocolate, pure extracts and flavorings, and hand-made fruit purees. These are not your "run of the mill" cupcakes; most of them have decadent cream fillings, fruit fillings, and luscious frostings. We deliver too! With a minimum purchase of 1 dozen, we will deliver your cupcakes to you for a small transportation fee -- any time of the day, from 4 a.m. to 12 midnight. We also take orders of cupcakes to your specifications, including themed cupcakes, fun children's party cupcakes, elegant wedding cupcakes, holiday themed cupcakes, and our special signature cupcakes. Check out Facebook, under A Cup of Cakes, to see a list and description of our most fantastic cupcakes. So please call us, and have a very special treat!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I do small caterings, personal meals for the week and in-home cooking party lessons, similar to hosting a purse party.

  • 51 years in business
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The Russo Family has been part of dining in West Michigan since 1967, but our recipes come strait from Sicily. So whether it is authentic Italian or classic American cuisine, you've come to the right place. Russo's is the perfect establishment for relaxing and enjoying great food. We also cater our full menu.

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 Italian Catering Services on April 13th

Grandville, MI

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Cuisine type
    Italian
  • Number of guests
    10-25
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    I was thinking of chicken Alfredo, penne pasta with meat sauce, salad, and breadsticks for 26 people which includes 14 hungry 17 year old boys.
  • $195.45
    Average price

Need a Catering Service with Vegan Options

Clare, MI

  • Event type
    Plated dinner party
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of people
    More than 200
  • Additional Service(s)
    Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    Dinner for 200 For a wedding outside

Need a Catering Service Provider

Wyoming, MI

  • Event type
    Cocktail party
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers
  • Details
    I need fruit bowl, meat and cheese tray, veggie tray
  • $350
    Average price
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