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Grand Rapids Kids Party Caterers

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Du Jour Fine Catering
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah L.
Verified review

I had Evon cater my husband's 40th birthday party in our home. The food was phenomenal. The presentation was flawless. The service was stellar. Very happy I chose Evon/Du Jour Fine Catering to do our event. I would get them again in a heartbeat!

  • 18 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa S.
Verified review

Natalie was fantastic to work with. My husband and I hired her to cater our ~150 person wedding. She was very personable and friendly during our meetings beforehand. She was also very quick to respond to my emails and didn't belittle me for not knowing anything about hiring a caterer. The food was great, and they were so professional that I never even saw any of the caterers on the day of, yet everything was handled/set up beautifully. Of the many things we had to worry about on our wedding day, the food was not one. I don't think any catering service can beat White Linen Catering based on price and professionalism. Just a fantastic service.

The Corner Catering Co, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
Verified review

Fantastic food! We used Corner Catering for a baptism party. Everything was fresh and delicious.

Design to Dine
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Kay J.
Verified review

I hired Design to Dine for my sons graduation party. We had approximately 60 people for the party. Kolleen gave us some great suggestions and was very helpful. The food was Excellent and the Service was outstanding.

West Michigan Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Kate R.
    Verified review

    first of all...i am so glad i went with west michigan photography! the dvd slideshow was a great addition to my photographs. we showed the dvd at my kids birthday party's and it was a hit! it was something i would of never thought of doing, but i now will get one everytime! love it! thanks again west michigan photography...great job!

    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!

    Pig Out On The Fly Bbq
    4.7
    from 10 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Sheila M.
    Verified review

    Catered our son's graduation party. I was pleased with the number of food options available. Everyone raved about the food and wonderful service.

    First in Class Catering
    4.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 20 years in business
    Debbie C.
    Verified review

    We use the services of First Class Catering for ALL our events! They are always polite, pleasant to deal with and do their best to keep our costs down. As the Area Director for Special Olympics; we really appreciate how they go out of their way to make sure our athletes have a great meal! They offer quality, freshness and outstanding attention to making our athletes full with yummy choices! Thank you Mary and Roger for all you do! Big hugs from me and Area 28!

    Island Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Steve K.
    Verified review

    Pat catered my mom's 80th birthday party. He was very detailed and organized in setting up the menu. We knew exactly what to expect. He provided everything he promised and more. Easy to work with and the food was very good. He was on time, there was plenty of food, and he cleaned up afterwards. We will call him again when we need a caterer.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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