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Oak Park Holiday Caterers

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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley D.
Verified review

We booked Michael Jay for our October 1st wedding earlier this year (March-ish) and he was amazing every step of the way. He was easily reachable by all communications and made the planning process stress free. Not only did he cook for us but he also helped supply us with party insurance, tables, linens, chairs, etc. His staff also helped my parents set up for the wedding. We had a venue that did not have a kitchen and most other caterers were going to cook off site and bring our food in hot boxes. Michael brought everything he needed to cook on site for us (stoves, grills, etc) so everything was fresh! Everyone loved our taco bar, slider bar, and Asian noodle bar. I would recommend Michael to anyone :)

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  • 3 years in business
  • 71 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

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  • 16 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anne L.
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We have used Cathy for many different occasions. First I hired her to be my Father's personal chef. He needed to be on a special low salt diet. He loved her food because it was full of flavor without all the salt and home made. She made menu choices fun and with a lot to pick from. We also have used her for Jewish Holidays which also had special menu choices. She really is a diversified chef! If you are in need of just yummy baked goods, she is it! I like her food so much that I once asked if she could teach me to cook! Lol. Then to my surprise she started teaching classes. My daughter and I especially liked the crock pot course! One of my favorite things to make from another class is Kale Chips! I work so much that I have used her to make meals for me to give to family's in need. The event that was our favorite was our son's Bar Mitzvah, which was 200 people. The service was so professional and flawlessly executed. The menu was loved by all.

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

Nicole cooks meals for my family weekly. Aside from the amazing flavors and variety of foods she cooks, her service is excellent in that she is very attentive to our nutrition requirements, on follow up and feedback. Nicole will cook whatever it is you desire with passion and love. She is a joy to have around, and her professionalism is top notch. My family looks forward to our meals each week!

Kaleidoscope Catering
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Patrina C.
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I work at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. We do many public progdFirst, I only use and recommend Kaleidoscope Catering. The company has great tasting food, wonderful service, reasonable prices, and they are clean! Guests ask for take-home plates whenever there is anything left. The people to whom I him to praise, his food and service. Moreover, he provides unbelievable specialty baked goods, such as his chocolate chip cookies and the extraordinary slot machine birthday cake that he created for my mother . She said she would never forget it. Whenever I need a caterer, which is often, I choose Kaleidoscope.

  • 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!

  • 17 years in business
Alison O.
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My experience with southern hospitality was phenomenal! I hired for a private event featuring cuisine of cocktails and taste-complimenting hour d'eurves.The food was delicious- everyone liked it and it truly made my holiday event extra special. I would recommend Jerome and Southern Hospitality to anyone looking to make their event a one of a kind culinary experience.

Hardy Hospitality Group
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Pi H.
Verified review

Chef Max cares about what he feeds his customers and really puts so much love into every dish. I’ve worked with his team for catering events and I’ve visited his restaurant several times. Each time i visit i am always greeted with a smile and the food is crazy good!

About

We offer banquet services for up to 450 guests. On- or off premise catering and rental items are available for less. We offer excellent food prepared by Chef Craig. We have 60% repeat business due to food, and we are most willing to work with people on their special needs. We make memories at Memories Banquet Hall.

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WPC strives to bring quality cuisine to event guests and clients through pristine attention to detail, safety, and health standards.

  • 27 years in business
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We carter to all , no event is to big or small , our company is the one stop shop that does it all! From Dj's, honeymoons, photographer's, and bartender's you name it we have it !

  • 37 years in business
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We have been family owned and operated since 1981. We're a family of food service professionals and culinary artists.

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We are a full-service catering company with a completely remodeled banquet facility with seating up to 500 people. We do lots of corporate catering along with backyard barbecue parties and elegant weddings. We can handle events from 25-25,000 people.

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I provide catering and personal chef services. This company provides great food. Our prices are reasonable. Every customer is treated with high dignity and very flexible with food.

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We are a full service off-premise catering company that specializes in corporate catering.

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I cook and cater for all event I provide chocolate strawberries, baskets, and arrangements. Just give me two weeks' notice in advance.

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We cater excellent and tasty foods for any events. We provide 100% customer satisfaction. Call us and we're there.

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I cater smaller lunches and dinners. I can do cafeteria style meals up to 100 people, or more, depending on what you are ordering.

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We offer full-service catering. We do everything from small dinner parties to plated wedding receptions up to 500 guests with professionalism and quality. Always delivering more than you expect is our business!

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

  • 28 years in business
About

Pride,neatness,love for it.

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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Need Caterer

Southfield, MI

  • Event type
    Baby shower
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Dishes and beverages
    Appetizer(s), Main course(s), Side dish(es), Dessert(s)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - casual (eg: burgers and fries), American - formal (eg: steak and potatoes)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    125-150
  • Budget per person
    $10-$20 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    Looking for reasonable pricing for a baby shower., about 100-130 people.
  • $1868.75
    Average price
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