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Oak Park Appetizer Caterers

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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 166 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
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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

  • 5 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Bridget B.
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Angelique is awwewesome! She and her crew handled my event in a very professional manner from the beginning to the end. The food was tasty, delicious and all that😃 everyone was asking about Angelique's services once they bit into the food. I could not have asked for anything more. Soooo Good Catered Creations took care of all of our catered needs. I was at peace and could relax to enjoy my event. Thank you Angelique and Team. We will definitely consider you for future events!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 26 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
  • 6 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
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Bryanna I.
Verified review

Lovely rehearsal dinner experience for my sister in law! I have a background in catering, and this business exceeded all expectations! From the homemade dressings, to delicious entree, she brought everything herself to set up and take down and also filled the entire buffet line as well as things ran out! She came very equipped and ready to make the dinner delicious and worry free for Kati and Jordan and also family members! Would highly recommend Great Lakes Catering!! You will NOT be disappointed!

Stockyard
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Gail O.
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We have had the Stockyard Food Truck come to Food Truck Rallies, as well as come individually to our Corporate Park. The sandwiches he has served have been excellent. You can expect the freshest ingredients and always a tasty sandwich, no matter what it is. I have never been disappointed with anything I have had. I always look forward to Stockyard coming to our Park.

Jay Birds Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kevin E.
Verified review

Food was excellent, I received a lot of compliments from those that attended my event saying they loved the food and also inquiring on who catered the event.

Tha Sandwich Guy Etc...
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy B.
Verified review

They provided us with our traditional Thanksgiving dinner. It was delicious!! Would use them again in a heartbeat!!

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 special in variety of foods and offer photo booth for all occasions really making people feel special on there important day

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We offer full-service restaurant and off-premise catering. Come and see us! We have a full menu with down-home dinner cooking.

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Great passion and attention to details. Exceeding the expectations of my clients!

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Hey, it's Sammy here. I plan, cater and entertain. I wouldn't say it's a business, but it's more of a side gig. So, if you're okay with that, that's great for the both of us.

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I am a professional chef looking to do some small party catering. I am very passionate about food and hospitality.

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We provide whatever our customers need, from bartending to catering and cooking Lessons We specialize in world cuisine.

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Angels Catering is a leading full-service event planner and caterer. It has the versatility to realize all your catering and event planning needs. We are the guardians of great taste! Angels Catering has established itself as among the top-notch catering specialists, and have been regarded by many as among the most dependable catering firms. From a small and intimate dinner social gathering, to a black tie occasion, our team of professional chefs and event planners will collaborate with you to guarantee a successful occasion, and guarantee your total satisfaction with our catering services. We will cater your next wedding, commitment ceremony, quinceanera, family outing, retirement dinner, graduation, bridal shower, wedding anniversary, banquet, holiday party, large-scale or small event, business meeting, and any occasion which you request. The ability of our chefs to customize a menu which suits your budget and fits your needs is what sets us apart from the others. We may be a local catering business, yet our team of international chefs has created a comprehensive multi-cultural menu, offering a variety of flavors, cuisines, and ethnic selections from all across the world. We're recognized for specializing in casual or corporate breakfasts, dinners, luncheons, boxed lunches, snacks, BBQs, picnics, black tie events, and cocktail parties. The Angels Catering chefs are distinguished across the culinary realm as true experts of their craft. When you want an excellent cuisine and quality presentation, you need not look any further than the catering expert at Angels Catering. We're sought after for our originality and creativity in special food concepts, together with our attention to detail and presentation. For these reasons, we are known for our eye for details. Angels Catering has been successfully servicing Arizona, Michigan and Washington DC events. Please contact Angels Catering, and you’ll be glad that you did!

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

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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.

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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