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Novi Appetizer Caterers

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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara H.
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Michael Jay was very responsive and he answered all questions. His team arrived on time and did a very nice job of preparing our meal and serving it. The appetizer and dessert were excellent but the main course was just average. Overall, however, it was a good experience.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
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Doreen N.
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There isn't enough time/space to express how wonderful an experience I had with Darlene & Aja @ Oceanique Catering. My original caterer cancelled on me 2 days prior to my annual Christmas Party & even though Darlene wasn't planning on catering Christmas Day, she did it for me! I ordered a traditional Polish menu for 40 guests & wanted extra for everyone to take plates home & Darlene made a feast! Absolutely EVERYONE loved her cooking...her set-up was breathtaking (she even brought decorations) & she cleared/cleaned everything up as promised. Oceanique will truly be the ONLY caterer I use & not just because the food was loved by all but because Darlene is a beautiful person with a heart of gold. She could've charged me extra for only having 2 days notice (like other caterers have) but she didn't...in fact, her prices were very reasonable. Her & Aja were down-to-earth & easy to deal with. They made me extremely comfortable & wouldn't let me lift a finger. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to impress their guests. Doreen N. Farmington Hills

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  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristine K.
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I hired Cathy to cook for my mother's 60th birthday dinner party. Beforehand we spoke several times about the menu and plan for the evening. Everything was better than expected! We had a plated dinner service for 13 women; her food was delicious and her service was excellent. She went above and beyond any expectations I had for the evening. She made an additional appetizer that was not expected which worked out perfectly because I had one individual who was not able to eat the seafood appetizer I chose. Cathy also had a server with her to help execute the night, both of whom were professional and efficient; filling the ice bucket, refilling waters, clearing plates, washing dishes etc., all things that I expected to have to do myself. Cathy was even thoughtful enough to purchase my mother a birthday gift! Our night was lovely thanks to her and all of her hard work and expertise. I would absolutely recommend and use her again for future events!

It's JUST Food LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher P.
Verified review

I attended an in-home cooking demonstration hosted by It's JUST Food LLC and had a spectacular time! Nicole makes cooking accessible and fun! The meal was delicious, the process was informative, and I left with a great recipe and new kitchen skills. If you're looking for an in-home chef, I highly recommend Nicole Bunting with It's JUST Food!

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Debra N.
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We had Chef Tammy made a meal at our home and it was wonderful. She made chicken empanadas with mole sauce, salads and with chocolate lava cakes for desert. Best meal ever!

AIME de DIEU Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 28 years in business
Christine W.
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Absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I have had the pleasure of working multiple times with this caterer and everytime the dishes are delicious and are top notch in flavor..I highly recommend!! You will not be disappointed!! Thank you.

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

Vera Green
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Robert B.
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Mrs. Green catered a large company annual event and it was amazing! Hope to get her next year. She was timely and professional...everyone loved the food...highly recommended! Worth every penny!

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I am a classically trained chef with an degree in culinary arts. I have worked in catering and as a personal chef for more than 10 years. I can make almost any budget work, and will make your event memorable and exciting!

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We are a northern Italian restaurant. We are an aviation caterer for Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers. We are not just limited to Italian.

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I work with an outstanding team of talented suppliers. We go above and beyond our clients wishes to create an event that will not be forgotten. We listen to your dream and make it happen.

  • 37 years in business
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Kosch Catering is a locally recognized catering, event planning, and foodservice management company. Created in 1981 by brothers Gordie and Gary, Kosch Catering has established a reputation as one of the top catering companies in Michigan by offering clients the highest level of customer satisfaction. Kosch Catering handles all types of events including weddings, corporate events, graduation parties and more.

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I am based out of West Bloomfield, MI. I am a culinary arts traded Chef. My career started when I was a young kid helping my mother cook larger family style meals for 20 to 100 people completely from scratch.

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We, here at Edgy Eats, fulfill all of your culinary dreams. We are creating meals from the edge of your imagination with fresh and local produce to provide you with the best product food in any occasion.

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We are a small restaurant and caterer with a dynamic menu ranging from vegetarian and vegan options to a variety of Mediterranean dishes.

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We expect to always go above and beyond your expectations. Providing top quality cuisine for parties of all sizes.

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We are the best sports bar and grill in Sterling Heights, and our chef is also the chef for the Detroit Tigers! We offer in-house and off-site catering.

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We are a family-owned catering business. We do private events, weddings, birthday parties, graduation parties, office parties, and outdoor events and party planning. We also have a private chef service and meal planning.

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I provide gourmet meal planning and preparation at non-gourmet cost. I can plan and cook for 1-500 people. No event is too big. No event is too small.

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Great passion and attention to details.

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We actually take pride in what we do and enjoy our job. We treat all of our customers like royalty.

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.

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 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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