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Southfield Restaurant Caterers

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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 160 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!

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy P.
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Darlene and Oceanique Catering have been incredible over the last year as we have been planning our wedding. She's so quick to respond and more than accommodating with everything you need. Part of the reason I selected Oceanique Catering was based off of the reviews I read. I can see now why Oceanique Catering came so highly recommended and I haven’t regretted my decision one bit. Darlene has come out to my house multiple times, first for the initial food tasting (which was incredible). The 2nd time we focused more on table linens and this last time was all about the bar. I think that was my favorite and it wasn't easy selecting our signature drink (everything tasted so good). My wedding will be at a Community Center and we are responsible for taking care of every little wedding detail. Darlene has really helped alleviate my stress by including the table set up and breakdown in with her services. She even helped with some of my rentals too. It's been so nice having Darlene take care of these details and I know that my wedding will go smoothly with her there.

  • 5 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Lydia B.
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Angelique was incredible to work with! She and her staff catered our 200-person outdoor wedding reception excellently. The food was DELICIOUS and the service was more than we hoped for. Prior to the wedding, every time we met with Angelique to work out the details, she was fun, pleasant, and effective to work with. I did not have to stress about the food at all because I knew it would be more than taken care of in her capable hands. I will be recommending Sooo Good Catered Creations to any of my friends and family who are getting married or need catering because the food, service, and price is more than a deal. I would hire her again, hands down!

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!

It's JUST Food LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jenn M.
Verified review

Nicole cooks meals for my family weekly. Aside from the amazing flavors and variety of foods she cooks, her service is excellent in that she is very attentive to our nutrition requirements, on follow up and feedback. Nicole will cook whatever it is you desire with passion and love. She is a joy to have around, and her professionalism is top notch. My family looks forward to our meals each week!

Olivo Catering, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Scott K.
Verified review

I ordered a Mediterranean menu for a business lunch and my client LOVED it :) I would highly recommend Olivo Catering for your business lunch needs!

  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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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.

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!

AIME de DIEU Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 28 years in business
Heather M.
Verified review

Shawn and I have attended the same church and I have assisted her cater a wedding, make home visits for ill people and celebrate holidays together. She is a strong woman of God and takes great pride in everything she prepares whether it be a paid catering event, serving others or cooking for family and loved ones. It is this exact quality that exudes in her food prep and presentation. When you taste her creations...you know that you are loved!

Jay Birds Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kenyetta D.
Verified review

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.

Buscemi's Catering
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 29 years in business
Amy G.
Verified review

Buscemi’s catering offers a variety of options for any social gathering or celebration. It’s a family run business with local ties in the community. The panzerotti concept is innovational and adds flare to street food trucks. Definitely my choice for anytime delivery just won’t do👍

About

We are a company owned and ran by trained chefs. We have over 2 decades of food service experience. This allows us the ability to provide services others can't such as a variety of cuisines.

  • 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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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!

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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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I am a professional chef looking to do some small party catering. I am very passionate about food and hospitality.

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We cater excellent and tasty foods for any events. We provide 100% customer satisfaction. Call us and we're there.

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I like to add fun and nostalgia to my desserts which brings up memories of being a kid.

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Chucks Creation's offers catering, personal chef, cooking lesson, and information regarding nutrition for all of your needs. We take pride in our services from the moment we meet for a estimate quote till the event is done. Chucks Creations Catering Company Ordering Information Menu Prices: Our menu prices are per person. Serving staff, sales tax, &rental equipment is an additional charge. Depending on the requirements of your event, will determine these charges. Deposit& payments: Depending on what type of event you are planning will determine your deposit& payment options. Deposits start at $150 or 25% of your total bill whichever is the greater amount. Example: If you book us for an event that's 6 months from now, a deposit is required to hold your date, 3 months from your event half of total cost is due, a week before your event total final cost is due. As stated before each event booked has is own requirement, that would be discuss during our interview with one another. Payments accepted are Cash, cashiers check, money order. Personal checks payments must be made 10 days prior to your event. Please understand "Deposits" are non refundable. Guest Count: A minimum guest count is required with your deposit when booking Chucks Creations. Final count is due at least 10 days before our event. That is the number we will order our food for& the final bill will be based upon. Cancellations: Please understand deposits are non refundable if you cancel your event, but it can be used towards a" Rebook" if we're available for that date.

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A Movable Feast offers off-premise catering services in Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne Counties. Our dedicated staff is committed to on-time deliveries with efficient friendly service. A Movable Feast is best known for its homemade food, cooked to order from the freshest available ingredients. Bakery fresh bread and rolls are delivered daily while our delicious desserts are baked in house. We offer a large menu selection for breakfast, lunch, dinner and appetizers. We also offer many specialty items. Please take this opportunity to give us a call to quote your next party. Let us impress your guests with our high quality food, artistic presentation and smiling servers! We are open 7 days a week to serve you!

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I do small-scale catering, in-home dinner parties, wine events, and beer and/or wine dinners. I am also willing to teach in-home culinary classes as this is my primary profession (culinary education and wine education).

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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