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Sterling Heights Chefs

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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Michele G.
Verified review

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.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ami M.
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What a fantastic experience!! I look forward to hiring Chef Cathy again in the future :).

It's JUST Food LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 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
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Melinda K.
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Tammy is an amazing chef. All of her food is excellent and always fresh.

The Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program (.
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Chef Bee catered a breakfast and lunch for our conference at Focus:Hope. She was easy to work with and very helpful in crafting the menu to fit the range of options and dietary needs we needed to accommodate. She was very timely with her delivery and set up and made both meals extra special by adding an extra little touch. She went around and put a small gift-wrapped bag of mints and candy around on everyone's seat for breakfast and for lunch, gave everyone little samples of her homemade mustard to take home. It was a great experience!

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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.

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I'm totally committed to the customers needs

  • 5 years in business
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We are a small team with personal service

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

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I provide gourmet meal planning and preparation at non-gourmet cost. I can plan and cook for 1-500 people. No event is too big. No event is too small.

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I provide catering and personal chef services. This company provides great food. Our prices are reasonable. Every customer is treated with high dignity and very flexible with food.

  • 17 years in business
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Do you want to learn to cook (like a chef)? Do you need a chef in your home, business, on your aircraft or boat? Private aircraft chef, host of "Food Circus" on JTV and former Food Network CHOPPED contestant; offering home/corporate catering, cooking classes and on-site private chef services. Bartending services are available, when time permits. My aircraft clients are high profile billionaires and celebrity types. Everyone deserves amazing five star service, trending food items and a service provider who will make you feel like a star. I have a never-say-no business motto. This is your time to shine in front of your friends and colleagues.

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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.

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I work with customers to help find great menus that fit their budget. There are never any surprises, just great food in your budget!

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I offer custom treats for every occasion. I am culinary trained and can provide an array of different options, such as dinner parties, dinners for the family, birthday parties, etc.

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We are a family-owned catering business. We do private events, weddings, birthday parties, graduation parties, office parties, and outdoor events and party planning. We also have a private chef service and meal planning.

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I'm currently home based, but I do full-service catering. My food not only looks delicious, but it's also cooked with love. I enjoy seeing others happy. I cook food for the soul.

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I specialize in gourmet healthy foods such as Mediterranean. I have knowledge of gluten-free, paleo, raw, vegetarian, and vegan cooking.

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Fresh and bursting with flavor is what Krave Detroit has to offer. We provide great tasting food that's prepared fresh with the highest quality of ingredients. Treat yourself today with a nutritious meal from our delicious menu. At Krave Detroit you are sure to enjoy the great atmosphere, friendly service, and affordable prices. Take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey at Krave Detroit. We specialize in dinner for two, catering and private events.

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I believe that I am one of the only personal chefs in Southeast Michigan who offers a completely vegan service.

  • 5 years in business
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We are a "Luxury Niche" Bakery provide edible art and custom dessert displays. Check out our work

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.

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 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.

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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