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Royal Oak Food Service Professionals

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

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!

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim L.
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Oceanique provided excellent food service. The presentation was fabulous, the decorations on the tables were arranged so nicely and the food was delicious. Must check them out!

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Timothy R.
Verified review

Chef Cathy provided a perfect evening for us. She talked to me on the phone before the event and made sure that she understood everything that I wanted and she delivered. Her service was warm and attentive and all of the food was seasoned and presented perfectly. I also felt like I met a wonderful person. She came in prepared and set up with out any help from me and when she left the kitchen looked like she was never here. You will love her food and service. Thank you Cathy, you are the Best!!!!

  • 7 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie C.
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Michael did freshly grilled tacos for my daughter's graduation party. I found him on Thumbtack when he responded to my request for vendors and I'm very glad I chose him to work with. Everything from the first communications to closing out at the end of the night went easily. He was exactly on schedule the evening of the party, showing up when he said he would and beginning the food service on time. Serving the tacos was fast so the line moved quickly. The tacos were very tasty and there were plenty of topping choices to go with the freshly grilled chicken or steak. I highly recommend Interactive Fare Concessions for any party where you want to serve freshly prepared food instead of the pre-prepared foods that sit for hours in chaffing dishes. In addition to the food tasting better coming right off the grill, we didn't have to order trays of food in advance so there wasn't mountains of leftovers like is often the case at graduation parties.

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

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.

Kaleidoscope Catering
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Beverly S.
Verified review

Excellent food and service! On time and professional! Affordable prices as well.

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Universal Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Manal K.
Verified review

Everybody was ranting and raving about how good the food was! Universal was extremely helpful from the beginning until the end! Thank you for making our party exactly what I imagined.

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Richard D.
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Quality of the food is outstanding.The menu changes weekly and always contains a variety of dishes which are very appealing. Great value at a reasonable price.

Redy2Cater
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Taj W.
Verified review

Redy2Cater provided amazing food and service for my 36th Birthday Party, I will be using them again in the future!!!!

Fortunecooking Food Trucks
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Richard L.
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My experience with FortuneCooking Food trucks has always been excellent. The food is delicious and always a wide variety of choices. FCFT never disappoints!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
MICHAEL R.
Verified review

Aaron is great, almost as good as his food. Used to cater a few parties. Always a hit with guests and great value.

Comfort Cafe Food Truck
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
David W.
Verified review

Excellent food and communication!!

Pitmaster Barbeque
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Jeff U.
Verified review

Pitmaster BBQ catered the SunSeekers Boating Club's 2015 Luau this past weekend. The food was outstanding, the service was second to none and the value was excellent. I highly recommend Pitmaster BBQ for any event. You will not be disappointed. Vice Commodore Jeff U.

  • 17 years in business
Alison O.
Verified review

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!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole J.
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My event was a graduation dinner and they came and host the event the food was southern style and it was excellent the chef used her own sauce on the bbq and it was delicious also this white macaroni and cheese was amazing I was looking for the regular yellow mac and cheese but the chef introduced me to the white one and its some I would try again and the services was on time everyone was very polite and good server I will use them in my future events and I also have family member that use there services

Serenity Cuisine
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gary N.
Verified review

Ms. Woody is excellent! Her meals are nutritious and delicious, and she is more than accommodating in her services and contact. Just a wonderful experience!

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.

Laura Z.
Verified review

Jesse catered my rehearsal dinner and did an AMAZING job. The menu was original and everything tasted delicious. He even made dishes to accommodate my food allergies and made an awesome gluten free dessert. He was professional, efficient, clean, and made sure every single dish was perfect. I couldn't be happier with how the dinner turned out--and we received so many compliments from our guests. We are so happy we chose him to cater our rehearsal dinner!

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    Preparing foods for graduations, parties, open houses, etc.

    Belladour Fine Foods

    New To Thumbtack

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I love nothing more than a great party! I have hosted and cooked for hundreds and each one warms my heart. My job is to make sure the Host is relaxed and thrilled with the food and service. I only serve fresh, wonderful items. It must meet my high expectations before it arrives on your table.

    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 personal chef services

    Bloomfield Hills, MI

    • Meals needed
      Dinner
    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Will the chef provide alcohol?
      No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
    • Budget per head
    • Details
      weight loss

    Need Personal Chef Services

    Bloomfield Hills, MI

    • Meals needed
      Lunch, Dessert, Appetizers, Snacks
    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Will the chef provide alcohol?
      No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
    • Budget per head
      $50-$60
    • Details
      Its a Work Christmas Party
    • $250
      Average price

    Need personal chef services

    Royal Oak, MI

    • Meals needed
      Lunch, Dinner, Snacks
    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Will the chef provide alcohol?
      No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
    • Budget per head
    • Details
      Healthy meals trying to lose weight
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