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Ypsilanti 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
Doreen N.
Verified review

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

  • 5 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Alan H.
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Angelique and Sooo Good Catered Creations are an outstanding team. We enlisted their services for our 2015 Company Holiday Party (200-person, evening event). Angelique provided an all-inclusive service (wait staff, food, bar service, décor, flatware, and linens), making it a very low maintenance on the client's end. Meeting with Angelique prior to the event, I was confident that our Agency Party was in good hands. She has contacts in the service industry and is very familiar with venues. She was able to adapt a very creative, Detroit-themed event. Even more, Angelique helped event planners coordinate the event agenda. Food: excellent selection of food. "Strolling stations" included soul food, Coney dogs, Mexican, and Greek food. Elsewhere, there were hors d'oeuvres tables and passed deserts. All were timed perfectly for the party's pace. Décor: Very creative and beautiful. Centerpieces on each table, chairs adorned with sashes, gorgeous food table setup. Service: Staff was great. Professional, but fun still. Hard workers. General: You're in great hands if you choose Angelique and Sooo Good Catered Creations. I will use them in the future for anything from small luncheons to large scale events. Cheers!

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Golde Standard Catering
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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John K.
Verified review

Nancy of Golde Standard Catering did an outstanding job catering our office holiday party at my house. The food was amazing as was the presentation. I give Golde Standard Catering my highest recommendation.

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.
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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
Cedric S.
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Chef GiGi and her team did a wonderful job catering our daughters wedding! Our guest truly enjoyed her delicious food and professional service. I highly recommend her to anyone planning a special event. Thank you Chef GiGi!

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

Shawn and I have attended the same church and I have assisted her cater a wedding, make home visits for ill people and celebrate holidays together. She is a strong woman of God and takes great pride in everything she prepares whether it be a paid catering event, serving others or cooking for family and loved ones. It is this exact quality that exudes in her food prep and presentation. When you taste her creations...you know that you are loved!

Redy2Cater
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Taj W.
Verified review

Redy2Cater provided amazing food and service for my 36th Birthday Party, I will be using them again in the future!!!!

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
Amy G.
Verified review

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👍

  • 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

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

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

About

We offer a full service catering with over 30 years of experience. We have a wide selection of menu items. We have been servicing 100 people for weddings, picnics, corporate events, etc., and as well as for an intimate meal for two. We also have different levels of service to help meet your budgetary needs.

About

We provide all that you need for events like weddings, corporate events, birthday parties for all ages (including theme), anniversary celebrations, graduations, baby showers, indoor/outdoor (small and large) events.

About

I am based out of West Bloomfield, MI. I am a culinary arts traded Chef. My career started when I was a young kid helping my mother cook larger family style meals for 20 to 100 people completely from scratch.

About

Great passion and attention to details.

  • 37 years in business
About

Kosch Catering is a locally recognized catering, event planning, and foodservice management company. Created in 1981 by brothers Gordie and Gary, Kosch Catering has established a reputation as one of the top catering companies in Michigan by offering clients the highest level of customer satisfaction. Kosch Catering handles all types of events including weddings, corporate events, graduation parties and more.

About

We offer independent and creative catering services to enhance your event. I specialize in cocreating customer-inspired menus filled with progressive flavors and presentation. Our small company excels in personal settings such as cocktail parties, in-house chef services and menu planning on a weekly to monthly basis. We are friendly, professional and sincere.

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We are a versatile catering company. We are catering to your instinctive taste. We offer a variety of different menus that you can choose to your liking.

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

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Need a Caterer for a Cocktail Party on September 20, 2014

Sturgis, MI

  • Event type
    Cocktail party
  • Cuisine type
    Formal American
  • Number of people
    150-200
  • Additional Service(s)
    Staff / Server(s) / Bartender(s)

Need a Casual American Cuisine Caterer for a Buffet Catered Event with At Least 200 Guests

Centreville, MI

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    More than 200
  • Additional Service(s)
    No additional service
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