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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Michele G.
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Delicious,Wonderful, Professional !!!!!!!!! Where do I begin? I found Chef Michael through a google search and after talking to multiple Chefs, Chef Michael by far was the most personable. He was extremely professional, and helpful in helping me plan a surprise birthday dinner for my husband. The party was for eight people and some very picky eaters. He helped pick foods that were advance but not to advance for my picky eaters. We started with 3 appetizers, all were amazing but definitely have him make his fresh tomato soup.....(It's heavenly), then it was a salad with candied walnuts , watermelon, fresh mixed greens and homemade dressing, for dinner we had Angus Prime Rib, real deal homemade horseradish sauce which my husband said just the right amount of kick, and cooked to perfection! with a wine reduction, spinach, roasted garlic potatoes, Brussels sprouts with bacon, and fresh homemade rolls and for dessert (my 2nd favorite of the of the night) was a flourless chocolate cake with a fresh fruit glaze and fresh berries (everyone stopped talking and all you heard was mmm, yumm, omg until the plates were emptied), Chef Michael paired the perfect wine selection for each course. He was fun, friendly, and professional, all my guest loved him. Chef Michael showed me the labels so I was assured everything was organic and as he promised. He was up front on everything. He even let me taste test while he was cooking. His assistant / waiter for the night was Justin who was equally professional, friendly, and fast on his feet to serve us dinner and kept the drinks flowing. The presentation was equally beautiful, and very carefully done. After dinner was over Chef Michael, and Justin packed all the food up in left over containers, did all dishes, cleaned the stove and all counter tops. He will be my go to Chef from now on. I cannot recommend him enough. If you want delicious food, and a friendly, fun Chef who knows what he is doing hire Chef Michael. Thank you so much Chef Michael for a stress free night. Michele G.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa E.
Verified review

I LOVE Oceanique Catering -- Having had the fantastic opportunity to work with the staff on some absolutely stelalr events. I must say there are few catering companies as amazing as this. Darlene is THE most innovative, creative, and contemporary genius who will present a culinary feast second to none. If you want something unique -- call Oceanique. Food is out of this World ~ and Darlene is a very fun person to work with. I always enjoy working with her and her staff. ~Melissa Embry-Thomas

  • 5 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Raymond L.
Verified review

We had the pleasure of working with Angelique Betts at Sooo Good Catered Creations for our son’s graduation event. We spent months trying to find a quality, affordable caterer, and Angelique was the first caterer to really listen to us and make our budget work. The tasting was delicious, Angelique was professional, and worked to give us discounts and suggested a creative work around to make it work. We had a few tricky details due to space limitations at the venue as well, but Angelique and her team made everything run smoothly. I was impressed with her staff and servers as well. They were all extremely professional, but also friendly. One heard that my wife and I were trying to find a specific appetizer, and she grabbed a platter of appetizers and tracked us down to make sure we got some! Angelique communicated well with us during the reception so that we knew she was in control and that we didn't have to worry about anything. As well, the food was just outstanding. She should have called it “So Delicious Catered Creations”; home cooking like my mother use to make. You can taste the ingredients. I'd recommend Sooo Good Catered Creations for their professionalism, great food, experience, friendliness and budget-conscious attitude.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Noreen G.
Verified review

We first used Chef Cathy when my husband had surgery and was out of commission. With caring for the family and working full time I needed help. Chef Cathy came to my rescue. She worked with my family to come up with a menu of healthy meals that we received each week. I was so pleased with the fresh selection of healthy choices delivered and how easy it was to get dinner on the table. The best part was my family absolutely loved every dinner she prepared. Quite a feat with finicky kids! Since that time we have called on Chef Cathy for family meals and my daughters graduation party. I still receive compliments from friends and family on the tasty selection of foods served. I can't wait to see what she prepares for our next graduation party. If you are looking for an experienced chef who is passionate about serving fresh, healthy, delicious food tailored to your tastes we highly recommend you give her a call.

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Golde Standard Catering
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa G.
Verified review

Nancy made a BEAUTIFUL meal for a family of 11 for Thanksgiving! She graciously listened to all of our tastes and preferences and helped us plan the meal, and she brought it to our house in beautiful dishes. Some caterers force their own vision, and she worked hard to create the meal that was the best fit for us. It was a wonderful experience, and we are so grateful for her help!

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

I attended an in-home cooking demonstration hosted by It's JUST Food LLC and had a spectacular time! Nicole makes cooking accessible and fun! The meal was delicious, the process was informative, and I left with a great recipe and new kitchen skills. If you're looking for an in-home chef, I highly recommend Nicole Bunting with It's JUST Food!

  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Melinda K.
Verified review

Tammy is an amazing chef. All of her food is excellent and always fresh.

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

We gave my daughter a surprise 40th birthday celebration on August 20th and Chef Gigi was recommended by a friend who had went to an affair that she catered. I instantly connected with her and was very impressed with her beautiful spirit and professionalism. My event turned out wonderfully and her visual presentation of the food was awesome. It not only looked beautiful but tasted amazing. I would recommend Chef Gigi to anyone who is looking to take their event to a much higher level. She is hands down one of the best caterers that I have ever worked with and I have worked with many.

  • 9 years in business
Kenya R.
Verified review

Chef Andra food is simply Amazing. In additional to his wonderful personality and attention to detail. Chef is always my first thought when it comes to delicious food.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole J.
Verified review

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

Breaking the Mold
5.0
from 1 review
    Rachael T.
    Verified review

    Lauren awesome!! She makes cooking fun and I feels like you are getting the inside information that normal chefs won’t share even with their family. I recommend taking a class with Lauren to everyone!

    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 provide menu planning, light catering, and management assistance. I am a food consultant, chef and a great cook. I read and convert recipes.

    About

    I am classically French trained in Paris and Los Angeles. I do French cuisine and French pastries. Also, I do world cuisine (Asian, Indian and Middle Eastern).

    About

    After 30 years as a chef and an owner of top-rated restaurants in Oakland County, I'm ready to serve you.

    About

    I have been working in the culinary field for many years, including in the five-star Opus One. I have worked with many top chefs in this area. I can cook from scratch and clean after.

    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    i provide tasty, locally sourced food, as available, and can accommodate all dietary restrictions and lifestyles.

    About

    I am a classically trained chef with a passion to create beautiful and tasty food. I love to customize menus for my customers. I have a broad knowledge of international cuisines, garde manger, and pastry. Bella's Good Eats can create menus from comfort food to multiple course progressive dinners making your event unique and memorable.

    • 3 years in business
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    I'm personal, every customer is special,not one customer is the same.

    About

    I cook for busy families of any size. I prepare healthy, good food. All you have to do is heat it up and enjoy the experience.

    About

    I am a personal chef with a degree of applied science. My food is great, because I'm very creative, hardworking and flexible. Given the opportunity, I can satisfy anyone's taste buds.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How much do private cooking lessons cost?

    You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space 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.

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    Detroit, MI

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    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Head count
      25-50
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    • $478.25
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