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Sterling Heights Caterers

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

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  • 3 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charmaine B.
Verified review

I had a 5-Star experience with Oceanique Catering and Events! Everything was wonderful... the Food Presentation and Display, the Taste and Quality of the Food, the Professionalism and Courteousness of Staff and The exceptional Customer Service! My words on Thumbtack can't express how pleased I am at their services, you would have to actually take a look at the pictures from my event! I can't wait to have them cater my next event! Thanks again!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Ja'quita M.
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First the food is absolutely wonderful! She's very professional & her prices are reasonable. I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for so no matter what the price her food speaks for itself! I'm SOLD on Sooo Good Catered Creations! I will definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a catering service. They are absolutely great!!

It's JUST Food LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 7 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.

Personal Chef GiGi
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!

Kaleidoscope Catering
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michael-Doc H.
Verified review

I was very satisfied with the service and the food was very good. Brandon went the extra mile to make sure his team provide all that we needed. I would recommend Kaleidoscope Catering for any event. Michael Doc Holbrook

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
Jeff M.
Verified review

Hands down worth every penny. Very cool to have a food trailer cater my event, and the panzerattis were rediculously delicious.

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!

Big Will's Smoke House
5.0
from 1 review
    Hazel H.
    Verified review

    I am from Texas, and visited Detroit and someone recommended me to try this and it was the best I have had in a while the meat was tender, barbecue sauce was yummy and the deserts....let just say I had to run an extra mile...but it was worth it!!!!! UmUmmGood!

    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.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    We prepare an array of entrees, including, American, Italian, Soul food, Mexican, Mediterranean, Chinese, and a variety seafood. We are a catering service that provides service for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate luncheons or parties. We also can provide a custom menu of the client's choice. The executive chef has over 10 years of fine restaurant dining service.

    About

    I offer catering and event planning, floral arrangement, and cooking classes for groups. Large or small events, there is no problem even if it's anniversary dinners for two.

    About

    I would like to get a job because it's summer and my birthday is coming up, and I like to help with food and stuff like that, so I hope that I get the job!

    About

    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!

    About

    We are the best sports bar and grill in Sterling Heights, and our chef is also the chef for the Detroit Tigers! We offer in-house and off-site catering.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    I'm personal, every customer is special,not one customer is the same.

    About

    I am a personal, private and catering chef who also specializes in cooking classes and specialty diets. I am very comfortable in new situations.

    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.

    About

    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.

    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.

    Actual Requests

    See other requests for caterers in Sterling Heights

    Need a Food Truck Caterer

    Livonia, MI

    • Type of catering needed
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      BBQ, Mexican/Latin
    • Number of guests
      40-60
    • $1200
      Average price

    Need a Caterer

    Sterling Heights, MI

    • Type of catering needed
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      BBQ
    • Number of guests
      40-60
    • Details
      We will provide the meat Jun

    Need a Caterer

    Sterling Heights, MI

    • Type of catering needed
      Buffet - with servers
    • Interested in following cuisine(s)
      American - formal
    • Number of guests
      60-80
    • Additional Service(s)
      Other (utensils and plates)
    • $11.95
      Average price
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