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Muskegon Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Muskegon.

Du Jour Fine Catering
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly A.
Verified review

Outstanding meal. Chef Evon is a great chef

FOODesign by Chef Brech
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Tim P.
Verified review

We ordered a 20-person continental breakfast buffet. The assortment of food was perfect. Chef Brech was easy to work with and we would use him again and would recommend his service to others. Would have been a perfect rating except delivery was a bit late. Tim P

Chef Elizabeth Schuler
5.0
from 7 reviews
    JOANN L.
    Verified review

    We're a household with two working parents and when my hubby travels, I just don't have time to cook. Chef Elizabeth has prepared some yummy meals that my kids & I enjoy and we freeze the left-overs for later (if there are any - haha!). Ordering is quick and easy, especially for working parents and her food is truly amazing. Also, I love how accommodating she is to special food requests. Thank you Elizabeth!!!

    DominicanEatsbyLola
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
      Dionni P.
      Verified review

      Haber contratado a Chef Lola a mi residencia en New York para una cena de Thanksgiving fue la mejor idea que he tenido en mucho tiempo. Chef Lola llegò a tiempo con su atuendo blanco muy profesional. Sus utensilios y cuchillos de cocina pulcros, brillantes y alfilados. Chef Lola nos ofreció un menú variado y sabroso. Como plato principal un pavo cocinado a bajo fuego y largo tiempo, acompañado de un rico y graneado arroz con güandules frescos al gusto, ensalada mix greens de vistosos colores y sabores nuevos al paladar, también nos ofreció una clásica ensalada de papas con nueva textura y sabor. Chef Lola nos entretuvo con su destreza en la cocina y su personalidad de fácil sonrisa, mucho amor y dedicación a lo que hace. Agradecemos el festín donde fue notable el uso y control de la sal, aceite y fuego. We'll meet again. Thanks much 😋🍷

      La Chika Organika
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 4 years in business
      Amy E.
      Verified review

      La Chika Organika vegan meals were fresh, delicious and kept me on track with my health and weight loss journey. There was so little stress for me knowing my lunch and dinner were prepared and completely heathy. The personal attention to my food preferences was appreciated. Felt like a celebrity with my own chef☺️ and I got results I wanted. Down 7 lbs.

      Chef Tikvah Finn
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 8 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Steve B.
      Verified review

      Chef Tikvah was very pleasant to work with. She takes the extra time to consider your diet /health plan and helps map out the right cuisine to fit your needs. She explains everything ahead of time and makes sure all of your questions and concerns are answered. As for the food, it is absolutely delicious. Very comparable to what you would order at a nice restaurant downtown. Everything is made fresh and she delivers it all straight to you. Perfect for a busy lifestyle such as mine. Highly recommended.

      K&K Catering
      5.0
      from 1 review
        David V.
        Verified review

        Great food Great personality Great price. Great service! Give him a call!

        • 5 years in business
        Catherine D.
        Verified review

        Rachel makes gluten and dairy-free meals for my husband and I. We appreciate the variety in flavor and being exposed to many new tasty dishes (that are also healthful)!! We like the service so much we have asked Rachel to do some special dishes and appetizers for specific events. Working with Rachel is hassle-free and the food will WOW you!

        Teresa D.
        Verified review

        Alyssa is an excellent chef and is also adept at cooking for people with dietary restrictions. She is especially talented at using spices to make her meals delicious I have enjoyed every dish she's made for our family!

        • 2 years in business
        Ramona M.
        Verified review

        I used this catering company for my baby shower after a lot of research and phone calls. I asked for a menu with a Mexican theme with whatever variation he wanted to use. My main request was fresh and different and that is exactly what I got. He made a tequila lime chicken and mildly spicy shredded beef that everyone raved about. I even had a chance to meet with him prior to the big day to sample the items and make my final selection. Guacamole was fresh and better than most restaurants that I have eaten at. I really loved the jasmine rice with fresh cilantro. The only thing I would have suggested different was that he had more queso dip as everyone loved it and it went fast. I really liked the setup he did with staff available to make to the plates to order so that the guests could pick what toppings they wanted. The owner suggested that and I thought it was a good idea too. The shower was co-ed and the men of course loved that the food was so good and hearty but the women seemed to really like the freshness of it and that they could chose how their plates were made to accommodate dietary preferences. The owner and his staff were on time and set everything up so that I didn't have to do anything and it was a stress free experience for me. I will definitely be using this company again for future events. If you want flavorful and fresh food, with a unique twist, at a great price this is your guy. You won't be disappointed, at least I wasn't, and neither were my guests.

        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Laura M.
        Verified review

        Made the evening extraspecial- very professional. Would hire again!

        About

        I am a professional chef with 30 years of experience in food service, including institutional, restaurant, hotel, banquet and private chef settings.

        • 5 years in business
        About

        I make everything fresh from scratch, nothing from processed foods. I have catered for corporate lunches, dinners. Baby and wedding showers, small and large. Wedding receptions for up to 250 people. Graduation parties, first Communions. I can cater to special diets, Gluten free etc... I enjoy

        • 10 years in business
        About

        In a world that is constantly pressing us to rush, take a moment with your family to stop and enjoy the purity and freshness of a healthy meal in the comfort of your own home. With 7 years of experience working with regular and special diets, my personal, in-home chef services offers you and your family that moment to slow down and enjoy a meal that is carefully and artfully prepared. Whether it's a whole week of pre-prepared, fresh meals or just a few evenings' worth, they are all available to eat at your convenience. My services give you the time to spend with your family.

        About

        I have over 40 years experience working in the food service industry with the last 13 years as a cook on a cruise ship. I am excited to put all this knowledge to work for you!!

        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        About

        I do small caterings, personal meals for the week and in-home cooking party lessons, similar to hosting a purse party.

        About

        I provide chef services from scratch cooking. I specialize in neo American creole fusion. Online info is available. I have 20 years of high-volume cooking.

        About

        Food is my life, my passion, and my art, and has been since I was six years old. I have dedicated a large portion of my life obtaining recipes, techniques, skills, and I love imparting my knowledge onto others, thus helping to create a more delicious world!

        • 2 years in business
        About

        A husband and wife team creating fully developed experiences, from dinner, to cocktails, to dessert. Two culinary professionals, trained in some of the most renowned restaurants in the country, with over 30 years collective experience. It’s our pleasure to serve you.

        • 9 years in business
        About

        We can serve pretty much anywhere and any time. Backyard, Boat, Beach, Corporate HQ, Reception Hall, Block Party, Wedding, Family Reunion, we just keep adding to the list. And then there is the love. People tell us they see that we love what we do. We serve you like we were serving our own family for a special event.

        About

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

        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.

        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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