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Norton Shores Chefs

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Du Jour Fine Catering
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Rosemarie R.
Verified review

Evon was very professional, both when helping me to decide what I wanted to serve at the baby shower I was giving, and when at the venue where the shower was taking place. She arrived right on time to set up. We had planned on a pasta bar - spaghetti, lasagna and Alfredo. Everything was delicious. I received a lot of compliments on the food from the guests. At the time we had decided on, she arrived at the venue, and quietly, and efficiently picked up her dishes, and equipment. I would definitely use her again for an event I was holding, and would highly recommend her to anyone else.

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

For one of the most important days of our lives, we wanted it to be God-centered and filled with friends, family, fellowship and great food. Chef Brech and his team provided us with exceptional service and outstanding food for our wedding reception! The quality was excellent and the timing was perfect. Our family and friends complimented us on the food numerous times. Chef Brech was awesome to work with - very laid back, paid attention to detail, and master of his trade. His staff was professional and very attentive. At the last minute, the groom changed his mind about the menu, and Chef Brech accommodated us with the requests. Working with Chef Brech was stress-free and cost effective. We highly recommend Chef Brech and his team. We found him from a Google search and saw that he had great reviews. We connected with him, and went for a food tasting. Once we met Chef Brech and tasted his artistry, we knew we found a fit!

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!!!

    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.

    The Vacation Chef
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Amy M.
    Verified review

    Chef Joy was exceptional in all areas of the experience! Her friendly demeanor, her delicious food, and her going the extra mile to make sure our surprise dinner was perfect, is so appreciated! She came very prepared, didn't mind chatting or working quietly, and left the kitchen in perfect shape when she was done. I honestly felt like she was just there hanging out with us, while performing her incredible gift of cooking. I look forward to future meals created by her and I would recommend her to anyone in the area that shes available in. Thank you, so much, Joy!

    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.

    • 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!

    • 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!

    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!

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

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

      About

      • 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 I enjoy having the tablet to be able to prepare a home cooked meal for people. I get joy out of people being pleased and enjoying a good meal. I've never had an unsatisfied customer. In fact I always get guests coming up to me and telling me, the meal was the best catered meal they've ever had.

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

      • 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. I like hearing that people love the food and the ambiance that we bring to a special event. I also appreciate that we have done so many events that we know what to expect and have always been able to please guests.

      • 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.

      • 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! I love teaching people how to cook, and just how easy it can be. When someone creates something amazing after learning a new skill or dish from me, I fell incredible fulfillment. Food is a necessity in life, but great food is a choice, one I feel everyone should be able to make. I love showing people just how easy and affordable it can be to eat like a four star restaurant any day or night of the week. And of course, I love the food!

      About

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

      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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