Find a catering service in Detroit, MI

Find catering services in Detroit, MI

Find catering services in Detroit, MI

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Top 10 catering services in Detroit, MI

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Executive Cuisine Catering

Executive Cuisine Catering

New on Fash
3 hires on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
My goal is to meet all guests needs and more. I have ways to stand out above competition.
Empacho Argentinian Food

Empacho Argentinian Food

3+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Juan Ignacio C. says, "Really amazing food, perfect for big partys. The chorizo was definitive my favorite, also the Ebco with the honey moustard sauce, it tooks you to another planet." Read more


New on Fash
14+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Hello my Name is Chef Folonda.L I Have been cooking special meals for family and friends for over 15 years. I decided to go to culinary school to advance my skills and fell in love with it. I do private dinners for couples as well as cater events. As your Private Chef , I will come to your home and serve you and your special someone to a night of delicious memories. Comes with a decorative table setup. You can pick 1 first course item to share. Second course you and your guest pick an entree. Then lastly we end the night with dessert for two.
Classic KREATIVE Gormetering

Classic KREATIVE Gormetering

New on Fash
13+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Classic Kreative Gourmet'ering is a small but impactful catering team that has been servicing all occasions for 10years. From intimate dinners for two or a corporate lunch/dinner event with a twist on classic cuisine. Owner Sherrie Ayers followed her passion of service in food and beverage while providing superb customer satisfaction to the catering world. The motto "The 3 Gems" is the pillar of what to expect from CKG: QUALITY! PRECISION! SATISFACTION! Accomodations with any budget big or small has CKG booked and busy all year around. We hope to be apart of your Special Moments for any occasion.

Your Wedding and Event Catering questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much is catering?

Catering costs $10 to $35 per person for basic party food or a drop-off service. On average, caterers charge $500 to $7,500 total for 50 guests, $1,000 to $15,000 for 100 guests, and $1,500 to $23,000 for 150 guests. Alcohol or bartending options often cost extra.

Formal catering or wedding catering costs $30 to $200 per person for plated meals, a buffet, or food stations. A food truck rental costs $10 to $40 per person, depending on the type of event and whether you hire the truck on a weekend or holiday. Popular food truck menu options include tacos, pizza, BBQ, and ice cream.

What is catering?

Catering means supplying food and drink at a party, wedding, or other gathering. Some catering companies provide waitstaff, while others offer self-serve buffet stations or simply drop off prepared food to an event. Different catering companies provide different types of foods and cuisines, including:

  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Barbeque
  • Japanese
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Ice cream
  • Breakfast or brunch

How far in advance do I need to order catering?

Most caterers recommend ordering at least a few weeks to 6 months in advance, depending on the type of event and number of guests. However, catering a small party may not require as much advance time as a wedding, holiday party, or large corporate event.

Large chain restaurants often provide limited, drop-off catering services and require less notice than professional catering companies. Some chain restaurants and grocery stores offer catering services with only one day's notice.

What do caterers provide?

Caterers supply all the food for your event, either cooking it on-site or preparing it in their own kitchen beforehand. Many catering services include serving dishes, plates, glasses, and silverware in their price. Some caterers also offer tables, chairs, linens, or custom place settings for an added fee.

How long do caterers stay at an event?

Caterers typically serve food for 1 to 4 hours, depending on the time of year and number of guests. Setup usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Ask your caterer whether they will include any of the setup or cleanup time in their estimate.

Do you tip caterers?

Some caterers include a gratuity charge of 15% to 20% on your bill that is split between the servers. Before adding a cash tip, ask your caterer or review the contract to make sure a gratuity charge is not already included. If you decide to give cash tips directly, pay each person between $15 to $50.

How do I choose a catering company?

Search our list of caterers, then:

  • Get three or more free estimates to compare.
  • Read their reviews and menus on Fash and Google.
  • Choose a licensed, insured, and experienced company.
  • Try menu tasting before your event if possible.
  • Make sure they're a good fit for your budget and schedule.
  • Get a written estimate or contract.
  • Avoid making a large payment before your event begins.

After reading reviews and asking questions, hire the best company in your area.

What questions should I ask caterers?

When looking for local catering companies, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been catering?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How far in advance do I need to book?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • Do you allow menu changes?
  • Will you bring prepared food, or will you prepare it onsite?
  • How long will you be able to serve food?
  • How long do you need to set up?
  • Do you charge extra for travel fees?
  • Will you give me a written estimate and contract?

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