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Norton Shores Caterers

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Du Jour Fine Catering
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Diane L.
Verified review

Chef Evon exceeded our expectations. Her food was fresh, delicious, and beautiful. Our guests all wanted to know who catered. We can't wait for our next event, so we can enjoy her cooking again.

  • 18 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Theodore C.
Verified review

This catering service was extremely affordable and still eligant. It is family owned and had gray food. Everything you eat is like eating home made food. I am extremely satisfied and will keep this catering business in mind for future events.

Design to Dine
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Sarah H.
Verified review

Design to Dine catering is the most professional and creative catering team that I have ever worked with. From small parties to large occasions Kolleen, Gina and their team have made every single one of my parties a huge success! Great Food! Great Atmospheres!

  • 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.

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

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

    Carole's Catering Co.
    from 1 review
      Honey P.
      Verified review

      excellent service


      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.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

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


      We will cater to your every need. We are specializing in Mediterranean and far-eastern cuisines. Satisfaction is guaranteed.


      I am a mom and grandma. I have done many catering jobs for weddings, graduations and open houses. I do great home-cooked meals and make everything myself.


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


      We are simple and reasonable.


      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!

      • 39 years in business
      • 9 hires on Thumbtack

      We care about the taste and presentation of our food. Our reputation is what drives our word of mouth advertising campaign.


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


      I am bringing elegance and beauty together. I am adding my flair for Mexican and soul together with a great understanding of catering delights.


      For over 30 years, we have been serving our famous fried or oven-roasted chicken, same with boneless chicken and the best coleslaw in town. We offer buffet setups. We do weddings, open houses, and any office party or event, and we deliver.


      We provide catering services for weddings, graduation parties, luncheons (funeral), and dinner parties. We do drop-off or full-service/fine dining.


      We offer the following services: * Current The Catering Company is where people in the know go when they want the most trend setting of menu selections and event services for their guests. No event is too big or too small. They’re all special to us. Whether an informal business meeting, a small gathering of family and friends, your wedding day, or a gala event for community members and associates, The Catering Company is there providing an exceptional level of service and superb menu selections, bringing you current and innovative catering services. * Contemporary You might select an item from our vast menu, or allow our highly trained event planners to design a custom menu featuring an eclectic variety of selections for your special event. In either case, know that The Catering Company will attend to every detail, making your event bold, anxiety free and unforgettable. Under the masterful direction of executive chef Charles Golczynski, our culinary staff creates all of our menu selections using fresh, local, and whenever possible, sustainable ingredients. No matter the selections, all are created with an emphasis on stunning presentation, culinary creativity and incredible taste. * Original Need we say more? An outstanding menu, offering a distinctive variety of selections, combined with unique personalized service and fantastic attention to detail, combine to make The Catering Company Grand Rapids a premier catering service.

      • 10 years in business

      We are family owned cost effective and offer a practical way of obtaining catering without braking your budget.


      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.

      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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      Need a Caterer for Buffet Catered Event

      Harrison, MI

      • Type of catering needed
      • Interested in the following cuisine
      • Head count
      • Details
        Pig roast wedding reception in central Michigan. Exact location unknown at this point.

      Need Catering Services on August 3, 2013

      Leroy, MI

      • Type of catering needed
        Buffet - with servers
      • Cuisine type
        American - casual, Other (buffet style)
      • Number of guests
      • Additional Service(s)
        Beverages (non-alcoholic)
      • Details
        cheap catering for food
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