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Troy Appetizer Caterers

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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara H.
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Michael Jay was very responsive and he answered all questions. His team arrived on time and did a very nice job of preparing our meal and serving it. The appetizer and dessert were excellent but the main course was just average. Overall, however, it was a good experience.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Doreen N.
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There isn't enough time/space to express how wonderful an experience I had with Darlene & Aja @ Oceanique Catering. My original caterer cancelled on me 2 days prior to my annual Christmas Party & even though Darlene wasn't planning on catering Christmas Day, she did it for me! I ordered a traditional Polish menu for 40 guests & wanted extra for everyone to take plates home & Darlene made a feast! Absolutely EVERYONE loved her cooking...her set-up was breathtaking (she even brought decorations) & she cleared/cleaned everything up as promised. Oceanique will truly be the ONLY caterer I use & not just because the food was loved by all but because Darlene is a beautiful person with a heart of gold. She could've charged me extra for only having 2 days notice (like other caterers have) but she didn't...in fact, her prices were very reasonable. Her & Aja were down-to-earth & easy to deal with. They made me extremely comfortable & wouldn't let me lift a finger. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to impress their guests. Doreen N. Farmington Hills

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  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristine K.
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I hired Cathy to cook for my mother's 60th birthday dinner party. Beforehand we spoke several times about the menu and plan for the evening. Everything was better than expected! We had a plated dinner service for 13 women; her food was delicious and her service was excellent. She went above and beyond any expectations I had for the evening. She made an additional appetizer that was not expected which worked out perfectly because I had one individual who was not able to eat the seafood appetizer I chose. Cathy also had a server with her to help execute the night, both of whom were professional and efficient; filling the ice bucket, refilling waters, clearing plates, washing dishes etc., all things that I expected to have to do myself. Cathy was even thoughtful enough to purchase my mother a birthday gift! Our night was lovely thanks to her and all of her hard work and expertise. I would absolutely recommend and use her again for future events!

  • 10 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Paige A.
Verified review

We used Quinns Catering for my mom's 50th birthday party (about 70 people). Kathy made delicious appetizers and was great to work with. Everyone loved the food.

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

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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley G.
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We had a dinner party for fifteen in our home out in the country. Everyone complimented us on the meal that Chef Tammy prepared for us (including the appetizers)! I was amazed at how well prepared and efficient she was. Everyone's meat was served to their liking and at the same time. The risotto and lava cake were big hits and almost every plate that returned to the kitchen was empty. She cleaned everything and left the kitchen spotless. I would highly recommend her.

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

Absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I have had the pleasure of working multiple times with this caterer and everytime the dishes are delicious and are top notch in flavor..I highly recommend!! You will not be disappointed!! Thank you.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

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Under the direction of Dining Services, our catering/wait staff provide a superior food and beverage customer experience to faculty, staff, students and guests of the college during all events and activities supported by Vicks Catering. Responsibilities are shaped largely by the requirements of each unique event. Wait staff assist with room setup, preparation, cleaning and breakdown. General Responsibilities 1. Set up facilities for events including tables, dishware, glassware, silverware, linens and other amenities according to the event order requirements and manager's direction. Establish pre-function side work to be performed. Ensure all equipment is accounted for and in good condition. Assist in breaking down after events and returning all event items to proper location. 2. Know the menu for each function and be able to explain the major ingredients and preparation methods for each item to be served. 3. Serve in a timely manner. Promote and maintain the highest level of customer service to all guests of Vicks Catering Dining Services. Resolve guest complaints within scope of authority. 4. Maintain clean tables and banquet areas and an organized linen storage area. 5.Determine when a guest should not be served additional alcoholic beverages in accordance with Michigan State Law and College policies. Maintain records of liquor consumption for specified functions, as directed. 6.Perform other job-related duties as assigned. Qualifications 1. Prior wait staff experience preferred. 2. Must possess a valid driver's license. 3. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. 4. Must be friendly and outgoing with excellent hospitality skills and able to maintain a positive and professional manner through duration of shift. 5. Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and a keen attention to detail. 6. Ability to hear and follow verbal instructions and work effectively in a noisy environment. 7. Ability to work well around a large number of people. 8. Ability to work well with people in a team environment. 9. Ability to function in a fast-paced environment under short time constraints, and within established deadlines.

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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!

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We are cooking with care and filled with the love of pleasing the consumer. That is Carolyn's Country Citchen & Cooking.Whether It's A Meal Or A Snack 4C's Got Your Back

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We offer full-service restaurant and off-premise catering. Come and see us! We have a full menu with down-home dinner cooking.

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We offer catering for wedding parties, display cooking, BBQs, buffets, seafood, appetizers, and healthy options.

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We provide economy-oriented wedding and event services, with 25 years of experience in Michigan and Arizona. Our services include, but are not limited to: - Catering - Event planning - Decorations/floral arrangements - Vows Each client receives free skincare products.

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We are a full-service catering. We do on-site barbecues, graduation parties, corporate events, weddings, bridal showers and baby showers.

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I am a great cook and love to cater small to medium events. I have been doing receptions parties and school events for 15 years.

  • 7 years in business
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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!

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.

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 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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