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Saginaw Caterers

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Cruisin' Chef Catering
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie B.
Verified review

We cannot say enough about Cruisin’ Chef Catering! Easy to work with and flexible in allowing us to create a menu that embodied our vision for our wedding. Food was absolutely amazing and the service exceeded expectations! Very friendly and willing to accommodate requests! Highly recommend and would definitely use again for future events!

Vera Green
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Robert B.
Verified review

Mrs. Green catered a large company annual event and it was amazing! Hope to get her next year. She was timely and professional...everyone loved the food...highly recommended! Worth every penny!

Feel Good Food
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Joel W.
Verified review

Stephen, did a great job for my folks 50th Anniversary Party. The food and service was perfect. Stephen is very passionate what he does and it shows. I would recommend him to cater a party anytime.

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

  • 28 years in business
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presentation /service/ professional/ 30 years in food service

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I create a menu surrounded by the theme of your event. I do not have a set menu. I work with people on a budget also. My food stands out because I carefully cook all my dishes with love and energy. We cater to you.

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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 are a 24 /7...365 ALL Ocassion Caterer with mobile license and licensed restaurant. With more than 15 years in the Foodservice industry we provide top-of-the-line service for all of your catering needs we are centrally located in mid Michigan and serve the entire state

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We are a family-ran business. We are husband and wife, family and friends. Mr. Barnes has been to a school for restaurant management. Mrs. Barnes is going to college for wedding planning. We have done over twenty weddings and other parties including birthdays, baby showers, wedding showers, anniversary parties and banquets too. We help with everything! We do as much or as little as you want us to. We work with your budget. We love what we do. We love seeing people happy and helping them put their ideas altogether to make it extraordinary!

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My catering services are aimed to please my clients. I love to serve food that looks good and taste good. I cook and serve with love.

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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!

  • 8 years in business
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We offer bartending and catering services. We provide full service which includes the setup, we are just servicing you if you prefer to do food. We have our own pizza place, and tent and chair rental. We give deals on pizza for large orders.

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We have been a catering and creating special events for over 15 years. We enjoy planning and managing the details of your special day. We work closely with the people setting up the event and strive to always have what the event needs or want. We work with you to establish limits, budgets and what you can want and makes sure it balances out so your event is perfect. We take the worry and stress out of the day at an affordable price without giving up quality or detail.

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I serve sweets and savory foods. If you can dream up a cake, I can make it. If you want something extravagant like lobster or something more simple like salmon, I can do it all.

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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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All dishes are made with soul ,love and quality service and ingredients

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I am dedicated to perfection and will go above and beyond with quality. I believe in using the freshest possible produce locally grown to support our own communities and farmers I believe in doing what you love and you will never work a day in your life.

  • 16 years in business
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I provide private cooking lesson, consultation work, and catering services. I can cater to small or large events. I've been a chef for over 40 years. I am also a culinary instructor at the CIM.

  • 4 years in business
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Quality and Efficiency. Knowledge of what exactly a customer wants is key to providing professional service! Attitude of Servitude!

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We are a retail floral shop within a bistro/coffee bar and cafe. We do all events -- catering, decor and planning. You can turn your event over to us, and we will do all of the work. From the perfect wedding to a family reunion, we will make your event fun, different and memorable.

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We offer the following: - Personal chef services - Wedding officiant - Food service and hospitality services - Bartending services

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.

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 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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for caterers in Saginaw

Need a Caterer for a High School Graduation on June 30, 2013

Ada, MI

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Italian
  • Number of guests
    80-100
  • Details
    High School Graduation
  • $6
    Average price

Need a Caterer for a Funeral Reception on June 7, 2013

Mount Pleasant, MI

  • Type of catering needed
    Cocktail party
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, American - formal
  • Number of guests
  • Details
    Funeral reception at a park shelter, no electricity. Heavy finger foods.
  • $1200
    Average price

Need Catering Services

Grand Rapids, MI

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Other (Caribbean)
  • Number of guests
    100-125
  • Additional Service(s)
    Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    2 meat kabobs, 1veggie kabob, 2 salads, antipasto skewers, veggie tray with 2 dips, fruit with 2 dips, 4 other dips for 300
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