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Inkster Affordable Catering Services

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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
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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
Jessica C.
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Darlene was amazing for my wedding brunch! The food was great, service was excellent! If I have any catering needs in the future, she'll be the first one I call!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 24 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
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!

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Golde Standard Catering
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Jane T.
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My event was canceled so I didn't use the catering service. However, my e-mails with Nancy leading up to the cancellation were timely in her responses and very professional.

  • 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.

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

Jaybirds catering was very professional. The food was very good, they used fresh ingredients and the presentation was wonderful. The pricing was reasonable. I would certainly recommend them to anyone.

Clara's Place
5.0
from 1 review
    Adrianna A.
    Verified review

    I had a event catered from Clara's Place and the food was excellent, professional service and the philly subs from the food truck were delicious!!

    Love At First Bite
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Cynthia H.
      Verified review

      Love At First Bite made my wedding reception even more special than it already was! The food was outstanding, all of the guests were raving about it. The staff was courteous and friendly. From start to finish my experience was wonderful. She helped me plan the perfect meal and even made me samples for us to try to see what we would prefer. I will definitely be using them again in the future and I would highly recommend them for any of your catering needs. I can't thank them enough!

      • 8 years in business
      About

      We prepare an array of entrees, including, American, Italian, Soul food, Mexican, Mediterranean, Chinese, and a variety seafood. We are a catering service that provides service for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate luncheons or parties. We also can provide a custom menu of the client's choice. The executive chef has over 10 years of fine restaurant dining service.

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      We are a versatile catering company. We are catering to your instinctive taste. We offer a variety of different menus that you can choose to your liking.

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      Chucks Creation's offers catering, personal chef, cooking lesson, and information regarding nutrition for all of your needs. We take pride in our services from the moment we meet for a estimate quote till the event is done. Chucks Creations Catering Company Ordering Information Menu Prices: Our menu prices are per person. Serving staff, sales tax, &rental equipment is an additional charge. Depending on the requirements of your event, will determine these charges. Deposit& payments: Depending on what type of event you are planning will determine your deposit& payment options. Deposits start at $150 or 25% of your total bill whichever is the greater amount. Example: If you book us for an event that's 6 months from now, a deposit is required to hold your date, 3 months from your event half of total cost is due, a week before your event total final cost is due. As stated before each event booked has is own requirement, that would be discuss during our interview with one another. Payments accepted are Cash, cashiers check, money order. Personal checks payments must be made 10 days prior to your event. Please understand "Deposits" are non refundable. Guest Count: A minimum guest count is required with your deposit when booking Chucks Creations. Final count is due at least 10 days before our event. That is the number we will order our food for& the final bill will be based upon. Cancellations: Please understand deposits are non refundable if you cancel your event, but it can be used towards a" Rebook" if we're available for that date.

      • 2 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      i provide tasty, locally sourced food, as available, and can accommodate all dietary restrictions and lifestyles.

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      We are a full service off-premise catering company that specializes in corporate catering.

      • 28 years in business
      About

      Pride,neatness,love for it.

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      We expect to always go above and beyond your expectations. Providing top quality cuisine for parties of all sizes.

      • 7 years in business
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      Savory Selections specializes in venues of 30-100 people. From appetizers to a 5-course feast. We prepare dishes such as; chicken picatta, marsala, fillet mignon with gorgonzola cheese sauce, and butterfly shrimp in a sweet and sour sauce, etc. If you can pronounce it, we can prepare and serve it. We also have bartenders available. We'll shop for the libations or we'll serve yours.

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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.

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      I offer a lunch truck service with that down-home cooking and slow-smoked ribs that you will not stop praising.

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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.

      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 a Caterer

      Livonia, MI

      • Event type
        Summer party
      • Which meal
        Dinner
      • Dishes and beverages
        Full meal
      • Interested in the following cuisine
        American - casual, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mediterranean
      • Serving style
        Buffet
      • Head count
        25-50
      • Budget per person
      • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
        No dietary restrictions
      • Details
        House Party
      • $305
        Average price

      Need Candy Buffet

      Redford, MI

      • Event type
        Birthday
      • Number of guests
        51 - 100
      • Details
        I have brought some of the candy and some container
      • $191.67
        Average price
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