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Kentwood Wedding Caterers

Browse these wedding caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Kentwood.

Du Jour Fine Catering
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Lizbeth T.
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Wedding for 50. We had lobster steak and chicken that was perfect. All my guests raved of the taste, quality and the ease of the service overAll. I would absolutely recommend Evon. Easy to work with, personable and extremely accommodating. Thank you!

Design to Dine
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Frits H.
Verified review

We hired Design to dine to cater our wedding. They were an excellent company to work with. At first look menu's can be overwhelming but once we sat down with Kolleen she helped us make decision to suit our taste buds. The food was amazing.

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

All I can say is "MEATBALLS"!!!! They are amazing, and hand rolled to perfection! Also try her Caribbean-jerk chicken wings. They are just the right amount of spicy and full of flavor. We had an awesome bridal shower for my bestie thanks to you!!! Can't wait to plan my next event with you!

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

KTR2U (Cater To You)
5.0
from 1 review
    Leroy B.
    Verified review

    I have booked this company for several events, and they amaze me more each time. The staff is friendly, the food is excellent, and their prices are affordable. They offer customized menu options to satisfy every taste buds.

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

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    We are simple and reasonable.

    • 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.

    • 7 years in business
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    Slo's Catering specializes in many events, such as weddings, graduation parties, cocktail parties, in-home catering, private chef services, culinary competitions, and consulting. We use only the freshest ingredients possible, and make everything from scratch! Our attention to detail makes our events one-of-a-kind. We literally cater to your every need, no matter how big or small.

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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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    Our business strategy will revolve around giving the community a unique, fun experience through good food, the most attentive staff who will pay close attention to the details that matter to you the most and will create lasting memories of your special occasion. We will position ourselves as a business that strives to provide enjoyment, reliability, and a good image. Our purpose is to help bring business and employment to the local community. In other words, we will strive to support the local community in any way we can.

    • 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 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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    When photographing weddings, Devin gives equal attention to both candids and portraits for their unique ways of capturing the genuine connections between people. Clients appreciate his warm and natural portrayals of the bride and groom as well as families and friends. His pleasant demeanor makes for a relaxed wedding day.

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

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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 cater to private parties and events, and I cook the most delicious culinary creations. I am available to chef for two people up to a hundred people. I can cater you and your guest a five-course meal or a simple BBQ.

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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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    We offer 10% discount to all military couples. Why choose us? We are professionals. We are not a run-of-the-mill, one-size-fits-all wedding service. Every wedding that we do is as unique as every couple who we work with. We personalize every single ceremony that we do! No bait and switch, pricing is listed right on our website and no requesting a nonsense quote. Pricing is important and so is your time and ours. We guarantee a wedding minister on your wedding day! With four ministers on staff, we work together to coordinate to make sure that we have coverage of all of our weddings. No overbooking and no "no call, no shows" from us. We are available at a moment's notice or a year in advance. We have excellent testimonials! For more information, including pricing, contracts, and other things of interest, please visit our website. Congratulations, and we look forward to working with you!

    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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