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Lansing Caterers

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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 166 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!

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
Verified review

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!

Firehouse BBQ & Catering
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Ulrika Z.
Verified review

Firehouse BBQ catered our recent Summer Social event for the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) in Grand Ledge, Michigan. All aspects of working with Robby to secure the date, select the menu, and confirm the rsvps was professionally done. He ensured that there was more than enough food for everyone and it was delicious! Thank you!

  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa E.
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Chef Tammy, from Great Lakes catering, was amazing! I contacted her on very short notice, to cater a rehearsal dinner. And was on a tight budget. She did not hesitate to take on my event, and come up with a menu for my budget. Her service was above and beyond my expectations. And the food was all fresh, organic, and delicious!! I will use only Great Lakes Catering for my future events. And highly recommend them to friends and family!!

Tommie's Family Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tori S.
Verified review

Overall a great catering experience. Provides thorough initial consultation and follow up before preparing menu in case of any changes. -Always readily available if you are in need -Friendly staff -Compliments to the chef!

Heaven on a Roll
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I provide customized service for a wide variety of event and functions. I use fresh quality product, smoked, Barbecued and prepared with great care and years of experience in creating exquisite food. We can serve groups of as few as 10 to hundreds. I can customize and create any menu needed and accommodate specialized dietary needs. I can also be found on Facebook at "Heaven on a Roll" I enjoy bringing great food at a great value too the customer. Be it a bride and groom, corporate office, party or attendees of public events. We specialize in Carilina BBQ, authentic delicious cheese steaks and other fare ranging from southern to Cajun. There is always a taste of heaven in every bite.

Vera Green
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Robert B.
Verified review

Mrs. Green catered a large company annual event and it was amazing! Hope to get her next year. She was timely and professional...everyone loved the food...highly recommended! Worth every penny!

KJ F.
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If you like healthy, homemade food this is your caterer. If you have dietary needs don't be shy or feel awkward, these people seamlessly accommodate. Thinking outside the box is their specialty when it comes to flavor. Nothing mediocre about this food. Presentation is fabulous, eye-opening to say the least, almost too appealing to dive into but go for it! Great variety offered even for a week-long event. Definitely not their first rodeo. Excellent customer service. Articulate and professional. Chances are there will be a speed bump along the way but how a business rebounds is crucial to me and keeps my business.

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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.

  • 12 years in business
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I can cater any occasion, big or small. We do set up on site break down. We also offer buffet style and plating, serving, clean up and break down. We provide your taste buds with many explosions from my homemade recipes.

  • 3 years in business
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I'm personal, every customer is special,not one customer is the same. Making people smile, and seeing the look on their faces when they taste our food

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My catering services are aimed to please my clients. I love to serve food that looks good and taste good. I cook and serve with love. I enjoy the networking with different people. I also learn what foods that are common that people like and also things that people rarely like. Exploring Culinary Arts is such a love and a passion that I treasure. Bottom line...Culinary is Beautiful!!!

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All dishes are made with soul ,love and quality service and ingredients That satisfaction on their faces when eat my cooking

  • 12 years in business
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The business I do most is small private events. I provide custom menus and farm-to-table attitude in food preparation.

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We are a full-service sports bar and grill. Our full-time chef and general manager have a combined 40 years of experience with culinary background.

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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.

  • 12 years in business
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The taste and quality of my presentation says it all. Just pleasing my clients....

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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. We must recognize the efforts of Wayne Roelof and the Roelof family for recreating a wonderful golf course, clubhouse, and restaurant, after they purchased the property in 2003. We will, of course, put our own unique spin on the food and beverage options to create our own story, but we are eternally grateful for what he had created. We owe it to him to still be the place to meet, eat, and have fun. Come join us and see. We hope he would be proud.

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I provide makeup services and also help with catering. I work with customers to help with their needs. I am able to get makeup for the bride and wedding party and have done help with hair. I'm also available to help with catering, doing set up, and help in serving the food.

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We are a Full-service company that offers off-site and all-occasion catering service. Our business is family-owned and operated for 25 years. We specialize in homemade foods. If you are looking for quantity and quality, call us!

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We are a retail floral shop within a bistro/coffee bar and cafe. We do all events -- catering, decor and planning. You can turn your event over to us, and we will do all of the work. From the perfect wedding to a family reunion, we will make your event fun, different and memorable.

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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