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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
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We are so pleased with the party chef and catering services provided for our Halloween Party. We gave him a budget and a couple of ideas, he created the whole menu; which the guests raved about! His staff was eager to help, responsive to requests, quick to help in any way. They provided bat service, food service and brought their kitchen on wheels to give us and our guests an amazing evening of food, drink and added niceties. Thank you for a great party evening! We look forward to working with you again!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thana T.
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Darlene was wonderful and did a great job accommodating us! She made us a custom meal based on our occasion and the food was fantastic! Will use her in the future and recommend her to friends and family!

  • 5 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Anita K.
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Angelique Betts and her team were very prompt, professional and the food was great! The BBQ sliders had lots of meat in them and were very tasty, the chicken skewers were yummy as well and the desserts were to die for! I loved the presentation of everything and we received numerous compliments on the catering job. Thanks again Angelique, we were very happy with the outcome and I would recommend you in a heartbeat!

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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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!

It's JUST Food LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff E.
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Wow, from the moment I talked with Nichole, things just felt right. When she arrived to cater our Mothers day brunch, she was so warm welcoming and make for such a great and relaxing environment. She also worked with 5 children to help them take part and teach and help them make the food. Again amazing, the food was all fresh and all very good. I highly recommend Nichole and "Its just food" we will definitely have her back.

  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Bryanna I.
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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!

Tall Glass Inc
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole B.
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During a meeting, I had the pleasure of indulging in alcohol beverages from a great Mixologist! Every beverage was refreshing, tasty and had me wanting another one. I would definitely use her services and refer her to others.

Stockyard
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Mary B.
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The Stockyard team did a fantastic job catering our post-wedding brunch! The food was fresh and very good & they made is super easy for us as well. We look forward to working with them again!

Jay Birds Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kenyetta D.
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Jaybirds catering was very professional. The food was very good, they used fresh ingredients and the presentation was wonderful. The pricing was reasonable. I would certainly recommend them to anyone.

Tha Sandwich Guy Etc...
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Terra W.
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Very nice team and good food! Our group really enjoyed their lunch. We had extra (I was worried about not ordering enough) and the leftovers were donated to a homeless shelter.

Clara's Place
5.0
from 1 review
    Adrianna A.
    Verified review

    I had a event catered from Clara's Place and the food was excellent, professional service and the philly subs from the food truck were delicious!!

    About

    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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    I will cater to all and any event! Your budget can be worked out. Nothing is too big or too small; I am the person.

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    Temas Catering has more than 5 years providing high quality food made from scratch. From traditional American food, Mexican, Mexican-American and italian. We take great pride in our attention to detail. From the creation of every single dish to the presentation of the food to all guests.

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    We offer pizza, appetizers, calzones, hot oven grinder, deli sandwiches, pasta, burger, salads, and more. We also offer takeout, delivery, dine in, and catering.

    About

    We are a full-service catering. We do on-site barbecues, graduation parties, corporate events, weddings, bridal showers and baby showers.

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    Under the direction of Dining Services, our catering/wait staff provide a superior food and beverage customer experience to faculty, staff, students and guests of the college during all events and activities supported by Vicks Catering. Responsibilities are shaped largely by the requirements of each unique event. Wait staff assist with room setup, preparation, cleaning and breakdown. General Responsibilities 1. Set up facilities for events including tables, dishware, glassware, silverware, linens and other amenities according to the event order requirements and manager's direction. Establish pre-function side work to be performed. Ensure all equipment is accounted for and in good condition. Assist in breaking down after events and returning all event items to proper location. 2. Know the menu for each function and be able to explain the major ingredients and preparation methods for each item to be served. 3. Serve in a timely manner. Promote and maintain the highest level of customer service to all guests of Vicks Catering Dining Services. Resolve guest complaints within scope of authority. 4. Maintain clean tables and banquet areas and an organized linen storage area. 5.Determine when a guest should not be served additional alcoholic beverages in accordance with Michigan State Law and College policies. Maintain records of liquor consumption for specified functions, as directed. 6.Perform other job-related duties as assigned. Qualifications 1. Prior wait staff experience preferred. 2. Must possess a valid driver's license. 3. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. 4. Must be friendly and outgoing with excellent hospitality skills and able to maintain a positive and professional manner through duration of shift. 5. Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and a keen attention to detail. 6. Ability to hear and follow verbal instructions and work effectively in a noisy environment. 7. Ability to work well around a large number of people. 8. Ability to work well with people in a team environment. 9. Ability to function in a fast-paced environment under short time constraints, and within established deadlines.

    About

    We are cooking with care and filled with the love of pleasing the consumer. That is Carolyn's Country Citchen & Cooking.Whether It's A Meal Or A Snack 4C's Got Your Back

    • 8 years in business
    About

    We prepare an array of entrees, including, American, Italian, Soul food, Mexican, Mediterranean, Chinese, and a variety seafood. We are a catering service that provides service for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate luncheons or parties. We also can provide a custom menu of the client's choice. The executive chef has over 10 years of fine restaurant dining service.

    About

    We cater for public and private events and larger special occasions. We also do event planning and bartending!

    About

    We are a full service off-premise catering company that specializes in corporate catering. We love helping and planning for events and assisting sales and training teams so that they can work on the important part of their day, so they do not have to think about the food. We are available almost 24 - 7 for our corporate clients, which helps them to worry less and assist them with their catering needs

    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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