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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 159 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
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
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We loved working with Oceanique Catering and Events LLC!! Darlene made our Holiday Luncheon a great success!! She was so great to work with, there was no way we could have done this without her and her wonderful team!! Thank you so much!! Can't wait to work with you again on our next event!!

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 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!

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Golde Standard Catering
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

It's JUST Food LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff E.
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Wow, from the moment I talked with Nichole, things just felt right. When she arrived to cater our Mothers day brunch, she was so warm welcoming and make for such a great and relaxing environment. She also worked with 5 children to help them take part and teach and help them make the food. Again amazing, the food was all fresh and all very good. I highly recommend Nichole and "Its just food" we will definitely have her back.

Personal Chef GiGi to Go
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kel A.
Verified review

Wow, it was an amazing evening and Chef GiGi made everything come together like magic. I was really stressed out about this event that I'd planned and Chef Gigi made it very painless and memorable. If you need a professional and affordable chef with impeccable taste Chef Gigi is your goto Chef for every catering occasion. Thanks Chef Gigi!

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 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.

Jennifer R.
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When planning our wedding at The Redford Theatre, we were looking for a local catering company to help us out. Joe's Produce is within walking distance of us. We scheduled an appointment and spoke to Laura who reviewed all of our options. We liked the variety of options that they had for food as well as being able to choose our options for beer, cider, and wine. I will say that Laura probably needs an assistant because she is a very busy person, but the day of the event she handled everything very well. Our guests very much enjoyed the event. Additionally, she saved us some appetizers, to make sure we had some food to eat as we were very busy at our strolling reception. I would recommend Joe's for any occasion as they also helped with some high top tables that we used at the receptions too.

Jeffs Over The Top Catering
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
Verified review

Jeff was a pleasure to work with. He showed up on time, with everything I had asked for, and the food was delicious. The best items were the ones he had specifically recommended, so I would advise you to be guided by his advice. I thought the pricing was extremely reasonable for the quantity and quality of the food. Thanks, Jeff!

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
5.0
from 1 review
  • 77 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leslie H.
Verified review

Craig is super nice, and very accommodating. His response was very fast. He invited me to taste his food if I want, before I book with him. We decided we are going to hire him, as his terms are very workable. We are excited to have him cater our affair.

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We provide all that you need for events like weddings, corporate events, birthday parties for all ages (including theme), anniversary celebrations, graduations, baby showers, indoor/outdoor (small and large) events.

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I provide catering and personal chef services. This company provides great food. Our prices are reasonable. Every customer is treated with high dignity and very flexible with food.

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We offer catering for wedding parties, display cooking, BBQs, buffets, seafood, appetizers, and healthy options.

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We offer independent and creative catering services to enhance your event. I specialize in cocreating customer-inspired menus filled with progressive flavors and presentation. Our small company excels in personal settings such as cocktail parties, in-house chef services and menu planning on a weekly to monthly basis. We are friendly, professional and sincere.

  • 3 years in business
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I'm personal, every customer is special,not one customer is the same.

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I do small-scale catering, in-home dinner parties, wine events, and beer and/or wine dinners. I am also willing to teach in-home culinary classes as this is my primary profession (culinary education and wine education).

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My favorite thing to do is cook for people! It's gratifying to see them enjoy my meals.

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I do catering for any type of event, with reasonable prices. I bring great service and excellent timing with wonderful taste.

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We offer banquet services for up to 450 guests. On- or off premise catering and rental items are available for less. We offer excellent food prepared by Chef Craig. We have 60% repeat business due to food, and we are most willing to work with people on their special needs. We make memories at Memories Banquet Hall.

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We are a full restaurant and bar that provides catering, event planning, and cooking classes. We also have a health coach on staff.

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Under the direction of Dining Services, our catering/wait staff provide a superior food and beverage customer experience to faculty, staff, students and guests of the college during all events and activities supported by Vicks Catering. Responsibilities are shaped largely by the requirements of each unique event. Wait staff assist with room setup, preparation, cleaning and breakdown. General Responsibilities 1. Set up facilities for events including tables, dishware, glassware, silverware, linens and other amenities according to the event order requirements and manager's direction. Establish pre-function side work to be performed. Ensure all equipment is accounted for and in good condition. Assist in breaking down after events and returning all event items to proper location. 2. Know the menu for each function and be able to explain the major ingredients and preparation methods for each item to be served. 3. Serve in a timely manner. Promote and maintain the highest level of customer service to all guests of Vicks Catering Dining Services. Resolve guest complaints within scope of authority. 4. Maintain clean tables and banquet areas and an organized linen storage area. 5.Determine when a guest should not be served additional alcoholic beverages in accordance with Michigan State Law and College policies. Maintain records of liquor consumption for specified functions, as directed. 6.Perform other job-related duties as assigned. Qualifications 1. Prior wait staff experience preferred. 2. Must possess a valid driver's license. 3. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. 4. Must be friendly and outgoing with excellent hospitality skills and able to maintain a positive and professional manner through duration of shift. 5. Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and a keen attention to detail. 6. Ability to hear and follow verbal instructions and work effectively in a noisy environment. 7. Ability to work well around a large number of people. 8. Ability to work well with people in a team environment. 9. Ability to function in a fast-paced environment under short time constraints, and within established deadlines.

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.

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 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 Catering Services

Cleveland, OH

  • Event type
    Food truck
  • Cuisine type
    Other (sandwiches)
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
  • Details
    for teenage boys

Need Catering Services for a Cocktail Party

Cleveland, OH

  • Event type
    Cocktail party
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s), Other (I am looking for just an hor d'ouevres receprion)
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