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Westland Home 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!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa L.
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Darlene and her team were a joy to work with. The event was a backyard family wedding reception in the Beverly Hills area. She and her staff were timely, professional and extremely accommodating. Darlene was very responsive as we were planning for the event. She was also very generous with her staff on the day of the reception. They ensured that the area the food was served as well as the areas in the kitchen they worked on were clean and orderly. And to top it off, the food was delicious, hot and never ran low! The honey glazed chicken was a big hit. I would highly recommend Darlene and Oceanique Catering for your next event!

  • 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!!

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Golde Standard Catering
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane T.
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My event was canceled so I didn't use the catering service. However, my e-mails with Nancy leading up to the cancellation were timely in her responses and very professional.

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

  • 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
Jean C.
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Chef GiGi is a perfectionist about her catering business. When she prepares food for an event it will be done with perfection, done professionally and the event will be successful and done as expected. Her intensity to provide customers a memorable event is her priority. The food is seasoned with perfection and the taste is like no other.

Tall Glass Inc
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Darlene I.
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Oceanique Catering and Events recently hired Amy, owner of Tall Glass. Amy was prompt and professional from the initial quote. She truly is an expert at her craft and manifests joy at delivering the best service to her clients. Our clients enjoyed her they asked to stay an extra few hours! She was on time, prepared and most importantly had a very positive attitude. I would definitely recommend Tall Glass to any company and Oceanique will definitely use her services again!!

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

Familia Rodriguez Catering
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Waylon B.
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Chef Martin he catered a dinner for an out of state Family Reunion 20 people, the food was amazing! He was very professional and friendly at the same time, almost thought he was a lost Brother. I've befriended him even though I live in Georgia next Reunion he will be who we use again.

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

Jennifer R.
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When planning our wedding at The Redford Theatre, we were looking for a local catering company to help us out. Joe's Produce is within walking distance of us. We scheduled an appointment and spoke to Laura who reviewed all of our options. We liked the variety of options that they had for food as well as being able to choose our options for beer, cider, and wine. I will say that Laura probably needs an assistant because she is a very busy person, but the day of the event she handled everything very well. Our guests very much enjoyed the event. Additionally, she saved us some appetizers, to make sure we had some food to eat as we were very busy at our strolling reception. I would recommend Joe's for any occasion as they also helped with some high top tables that we used at the receptions too.

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I have a wide range of cooking experiences and backgrounds that enables me to relate to anyone's palette.

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I am a jack of all trades master of a number. My services include catering healthy cuisine, landscaping, floral, event planning, home improvements, and cosmetology.

  • 7 years in business
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  • 6 years in business
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We are event planners. We do parties, open houses, home parties, baby showers or anything else that you want. We also offer catering services. When elegance is a must, leave the planning to us.

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We are an on-site and off-site catering company specializing in menu planning, always creating the perfect menu for every occasion. From Backyard barbecues to formal affairs, our highly experienced staff will make your event one to remember. Our customers love the fact that we can send them food for training listing up to a month and never repeat a menu! We work closely with you to be sure we do not go over your budget as well! We care, and it shows. Our culinary team is led by a true professional certified chef with over 30 years of experience. We also have graduates from local culinary schools but do not let this scare; we are worth more but cost less! Our Park Diamond banquet facility can host up to 600 people for corporate events and social events. Our services turn any meeting planner into a huge success, and our brides become the true princess!

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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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I am a chef. I have been cooking since I was 9 years old. I also love baking. I am a culinary student. I love hosting and catering parties. I have three years of cooking experience in a kitchen and two years in a bakery.

  • 28 years in business
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We cater for you. I create food that you will love and enjoy. Every bite is wonderful. I've been catering for over 20 years and above. I've never had a displeased customer. Why? Because we're here to serve you. -Joanne Anointed Hands

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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