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Owosso Caterers

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

Michael Jay helped me pull together a great food menu for our employee appreciation meeting held our job site in Redford, MI. I presented this need for him to cater the meeting on a last minute basis and he delivered over and beyond what I expected of him. He provided me with a full catering menu and he also provided excellent advice as to how to set up for this occasion. When he came to the company to deliver the food he was very prepared and well organized. Michael did what I expected him to do and that was make me look good in front of our CEO and employees. Thanks Michael Jay an Thumbtack

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  • 16 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
Verified review

I highly recommend Cathy - Supper Made Simple Event and Personal Chef Service. They provided friendly and professional catering services for my daughters graduation of 300 people. The food was delicious and many people at my party asked for Cathy's information so they could have her assist at their event. An Outstanding experience!

Firehouse BBQ & Catering
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy F.
Verified review

Robby returned my calls in a timely manner. He was very flexible in menu choices, was timely in delivering the food for my party and the quantity of food was generous. Of course, the food was very good too! Pulled pork was very tender and chicken was not too dry. I would choose him again for my catering needs.

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
Verified review

I couldn't have been more pleased. Very professional and amazing cuisine! Our family will definitely be utilizing Great Lakes Catering again in the near future.

Heaven on a Roll
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I provide customized service for a wide variety of event and functions. I use fresh quality product, smoked, Barbecued and prepared with great care and years of experience in creating exquisite food. We can serve groups of as few as 10 to hundreds. I can customize and create any menu needed and accommodate specialized dietary needs. I can also be found on Facebook at "Heaven on a Roll"

KJ F.
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If you like healthy, homemade food this is your caterer. If you have dietary needs don't be shy or feel awkward, these people seamlessly accommodate. Thinking outside the box is their specialty when it comes to flavor. Nothing mediocre about this food. Presentation is fabulous, eye-opening to say the least, almost too appealing to dive into but go for it! Great variety offered even for a week-long event. Definitely not their first rodeo. Excellent customer service. Articulate and professional. Chances are there will be a speed bump along the way but how a business rebounds is crucial to me and keeps my business.

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We are a Full-service company that offers off-site and all-occasion catering service. Our business is family-owned and operated for 25 years. We specialize in homemade foods. If you are looking for quantity and quality, call us!

  • 12 years in business
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The business I do most is small private events. I provide custom menus and farm-to-table attitude in food preparation.

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I am a jack of all trades master of a number. My services include catering healthy cuisine, landscaping, floral, event planning, home improvements, and cosmetology.

  • 12 years in business
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I can cater any occasion, big or small. We do set up on site break down. We also offer buffet style and plating, serving, clean up and break down. We provide your taste buds with many explosions from my homemade recipes.

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We will provide catering menu upon request. We can handle all your catering needs. We also handle BBQ.

  • 8 years in business
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Get your food prepared the way mom would cook it, only Daddy is doing that, too. It smells like heaven. It tastes like mom's but it's made by dad. I serve only the best using only the best ingredients. If you are looking to entertain 10 to 30 people and want to sit back and relax while someone else does the work, then call Daddy, and let the man of the house take over for you. You will be the talk of the town.

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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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I use fresh ingredients in our food, never frozen or canned.

  • 20 years in business
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We provide an officiant, a professional full-line catering, and a live bands for your event. Call us for info.

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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.

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Hello everyone, we are a catering business new to the area. We specialize in healthy and vegetarian dishes for the consumer who loves great food with a healthy organic twist. We offer any type of event catering, yet we specialize in your last minute office party, that party that you are too busy to cook and maintain. I hope to hear from you.

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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 full-service sports bar and grill. Our full-time chef and general manager have a combined 40 years of experience with culinary background.

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We provide cakes and baked goods for your event as well as catering, personalized party favors and balloons!

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

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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