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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
  • 51 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!

  • 18 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Heather M.
Verified review

My cousin used White Linen Catering for her wedding and the food was fantastic! I was really impressed with all of the beautiful decorative touches as well. The price was very reasonable,too. So, when I threw a graduation party, I called Natalie. She whipped up a phenomenal taco bar that my family still raves about!

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!

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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    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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    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.

    About

    Since 1992, BD's Mongolian Grill has been delivering unique, interactive dining experiences that set them apart from the competition and is the world's number one create-your-own stir-fry restaurant concept. Focusing on fun, choice and control, we have created a growing band of loyal customers who believe passionately about their ability to take charge of their own dining experience. Our "you rule the experience" philosophy gives guests ownership in choosing their own ingredients, from a great variety of choice meats and seafood to fresh vegetables, crisp salads and flavor-packed sauces and spices. The food is then prepared by expert grillers on a 600° 7-foot grill.

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    We are simple and reasonable.

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

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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.

    • 7 years in business
    About

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

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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.

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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!

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

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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!

    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.

    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 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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