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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Adam U.
Verified review

Michael catered my mother's 80th b-day party. We had 15 folks coming in from all over for the occasion. I was responsible for the meal planning and thankfully stumbled across Michael's profile. He did an EXCELLENT job. After I explained the situation, he asked what my mother's favorite dishes were to help me plan the meal. He delivered an outstanding meal, helped prepare the settings and (per our choice) left us to devour. Everyone was so happy with the result. I highly recommend The Freelance Chef for any catering job. He will customize the menu to suit whatever your needs, and ensure your desires are met.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
Verified review

We loved working with Oceanique Catering and Events LLC!! Darlene made our Holiday Luncheon a great success!! She was so great to work with, there was no way we could have done this without her and her wonderful team!! Thank you so much!! Can't wait to work with you again on our next event!!

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 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!

  • 10 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth N.
Verified review

WOW! Kathy is incredibly nice, and made us feel totally at ease during our tasting. With the first bite of one of the salads, my (now) husband said "This is really good." That did it for me, since he's not a vegetarian (unlike me). Everything at the tasting was delicious. We gave our deposit right then, and Kathy was SO helpful while we talked through the food items and quantities. We had drop-off catering. The kids who delivered our "spread" were so professional, pleasant, and super nice. The food? Outstanding! All of our guests commented on how delicious everything was. Up until the food part, our wedding planning was a breeze. That is, until we found Katherine. Once we got the menu set, I knew everything was in good hands and I could focus on other parts of the planning. Anytime we need a caterer, or hear of someone looking for a caterer, Quinns Catering is the answer! Thank you so much, Katherine, for helping to make our wedding day a fabulous success!

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.

Personal Chef GiGi to Go
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kel A.
Verified review

Wow, it was an amazing evening and Chef GiGi made everything come together like magic. I was really stressed out about this event that I'd planned and Chef Gigi made it very painless and memorable. If you need a professional and affordable chef with impeccable taste Chef Gigi is your goto Chef for every catering occasion. Thanks Chef Gigi!

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 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.

Redy2Cater
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Tranette S.
Verified review

Always a great experience. The cook is very professional and punctual. She also had a very pleasant personality. The food is always great. Im a picky eater and I don't care too much for vegetables, but some vegetarian dishes she introduced me to were phenomenal. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a cook or catering service.

Tha Sandwich Guy Etc...
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Mr. C.
Verified review

We were pleased with the food, delivery and payment methods. Will hire again.

Jeffs Over The Top Catering
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
Verified review

Jeff was a pleasure to work with. He showed up on time, with everything I had asked for, and the food was delicious. The best items were the ones he had specifically recommended, so I would advise you to be guided by his advice. I thought the pricing was extremely reasonable for the quantity and quality of the food. Thanks, Jeff!

KJ F.
Verified review

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.

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!

About

I am based out of West Bloomfield, MI. I am a culinary arts traded Chef. My career started when I was a young kid helping my mother cook larger family style meals for 20 to 100 people completely from scratch.

  • 13 years in business
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We provide a food service. What you needed, we have it or have the will to get it! I enjoy making your event be remembered as the best ever.

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We offer a full service catering with over 30 years of experience. We have a wide selection of menu items. We have been servicing 100 people for weddings, picnics, corporate events, etc., and as well as for an intimate meal for two. We also have different levels of service to help meet your budgetary needs.

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We provide whatever our customers need, from bartending to catering and cooking Lessons We specialize in world cuisine.

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We are a northern Italian restaurant. We are an aviation caterer for Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers. We are not just limited to Italian.

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My favorite thing to do is cook for people! It's gratifying to see them enjoy my meals.

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Great passion and attention to details.

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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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Knox's Catering - American Cuisine with a Southern Flair We're serving prompt, fresh dishes on time. We do cruise-style set-up for your food, and we have a multitude of experience in serving and catering events for many purposes of various sizes. Based on your theme, we'll cater to your needs and will provide the food and table decor you desire for your special occasion. We've catered weddings, family reunions, breakfasts, brunches, graduations, church socials, funerals, and business meetings, to name a few. Let us cater to you!

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.

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Need a Caterer for a Wedding

Lansing, MI

  • Event type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of people
    150-200
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (alcoholic), Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)
  • Details
    im looking for a caterer that will provide family style serving for a fall wedding

Need a Caterer for a Bridal Shower

Southfield, MI

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, BBQ
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Additional Service(s)
    Appetizers, Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Details
    This for a bridal shower.
  • $894.61
    Average price
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