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Lansing Holiday Caterers

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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley D.
Verified review

We booked Michael Jay for our October 1st wedding earlier this year (March-ish) and he was amazing every step of the way. He was easily reachable by all communications and made the planning process stress free. Not only did he cook for us but he also helped supply us with party insurance, tables, linens, chairs, etc. His staff also helped my parents set up for the wedding. We had a venue that did not have a kitchen and most other caterers were going to cook off site and bring our food in hot boxes. Michael brought everything he needed to cook on site for us (stoves, grills, etc) so everything was fresh! Everyone loved our taco bar, slider bar, and Asian noodle bar. I would recommend Michael to anyone :)

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anne L.
Verified review

We have used Cathy for many different occasions. First I hired her to be my Father's personal chef. He needed to be on a special low salt diet. He loved her food because it was full of flavor without all the salt and home made. She made menu choices fun and with a lot to pick from. We also have used her for Jewish Holidays which also had special menu choices. She really is a diversified chef! If you are in need of just yummy baked goods, she is it! I like her food so much that I once asked if she could teach me to cook! Lol. Then to my surprise she started teaching classes. My daughter and I especially liked the crock pot course! One of my favorite things to make from another class is Kale Chips! I work so much that I have used her to make meals for me to give to family's in need. The event that was our favorite was our son's Bar Mitzvah, which was 200 people. The service was so professional and flawlessly executed. The menu was loved by all.

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

Our family has been fortunate enough to have attended parties as well as holiday meals prepared by Robby. The food is always great, a real quality act focusing on his customers and there guest! As a matter of fact I'm thinking about some of his briscut for an upcoming party right now. Great job!!!!

  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Liz N.
Verified review

I have Chef Tamara done all my personal chef events by surprising my friends with freshly made organic food by Great Lakes Chef Catering Services. Phenomenal and delivered fresh and beautiful

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

All homemade food! Great service and great food! Cheap prices and very flexable. Used Tommie's catering for my wedding and highly recommend!

Cook'n Carey Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 28 years in business
Angelina T.
Verified review

Carey is a wonderful caterer. No matter what it is her menu is always appropriate for the occasion and always delicious. Highly recommended.

KJ F.
Verified review

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.

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.

  • 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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I am able to cater parties and events. I specialize in specialty bakery items and homemade breads as well as American/Italian cuisines.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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i provide tasty, locally sourced food, as available, and can accommodate all dietary restrictions and lifestyles. Catering allows for more variety and more creativity than a restaurant setting...for both me and the customer.

  • 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

  • 8 years in business
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We offer bartending and catering services. We provide full service which includes the setup, we are just servicing you if you prefer to do food. We have our own pizza place, and tent and chair rental. We give deals on pizza for large orders.

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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 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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 20 years in business
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We provide an officiant, a professional full-line catering, and a live bands for your event. Call us for info.

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Steve and Jessica bring unique skills to Pure & Simple to assure that guests receive the highest-quality food and service with an emphasis on fresh ingredients, a well-trained staff providing consistent service and a commitment that our clients experience the "wow" factor. With a combination of professional training and genuine family passion, Pure & Simple Catering strives to provide the best catering services in Michigan. To do this, we offer exceptional service to our guests and offer the freshest of ingredients prepared and served by a highly qualified staff. We are fully licensed to serve alcohol on-site and off-site. Executive Chef Steve Case brings over twenty years of experience in the kitchen and overseeing the food preparation and quality. Our exceptional service and attention to detail will help to ensure that all of your specifications are met, from our quality food to complete table service and beautiful amenities. Our staff is there to ensure that your special day goes off without a hitch.

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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