Our Story - Family Matters

At Deets Catering, It's more than food. We love what we do & it shows!

Michael Deets: Owner of Deets Catering & More. He comes from a LONG line of relatives who worked long hours and many days at a family owned vegetable and fruit market and Seafood Restaurant in North Troy. Now he gets to work alongside his family. The Deets family was and still is, well known for their fairness and kindness to their customers and vendors. Providing great food, for a good price. They would frequently offer food specials that couldn’t be beat. They always had REGULAR customers. They were active in the community and could be seen selling pumpkins at Halloween or Christmas trees and wreaths complete with a greeting from Santa (a Fish Fry customer and friend of the family). If you mention the name “Deets” in that area, people know exactly who you are talking about. EVERYONE knows Mike Deets! He was a proud member of the Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce for many years. 

Michael learned the “work ethic” from his elders and worked alongside his father, mother, aunts and uncles sometimes 7 days a week to make their business successful. One uncle was heard saying “if you’re going to eat 7 days a week you have to work 7 days a week”! Michael worked at the Fish Fry after school or a soccer game and learned how to make a great coleslaw, macaroni or potato salad like his mother taught him and was a “hit” with their customers. He developed a “specialty” sauce that complimented his fish fry. Michael took over the Fish Fry in North Troy from his father Steve Deets, and ran it successfully for years. He was eventually joined by his 4 baby girls at his feet. They have been working with him at different times over the years. His parents instilled a very important rule, family matters. His interest expanded into providing a variety of food vendor services and catering that allowed a lot more time with his girls.

mike and melanie deets

Our Staff: Dedication 

Michael’s beautiful daughters have always been apart of his crew. They spent their early days helping test and sell the product at the Fish Fry and have continued with him through his journey. They were eventually joined by their significant others. You will usually find at least one family member working at each event. The other core staff members have been working with Mike for years, one as long as 35+ years. Others 25, 20, 15 and so on. The 7 core crew members have all been working consistently together for 15 years now. Each of which can take a crew and run their own event. However, together are a well oiled machine working a wedding, or any other event of that caliber. The rest of the staff all have have been working with us for a varied amount of time and all have restaurant and catering experience. Together, we bring years of dedication doing what we love!

Our Specialties: Seeing is Believing 

Deets’ specialty is a fully catered event, with a variety of foods cooked on site for all to see, smell and taste. We bring the Kitchen to you!

Buffet style meals have become the most popular event option. Its one of the most efficient way to serve groups and provide the variety of food the customer wants and expects. we are extremely conscientious to every detail and provides delicious meals that are properly displayed and served.

Below is a list of Deets’ usual events:

  • Weddings
  • Anniversaries
  • Reunions
  • Graduations
  • Birthdays
  • Corporate Events
  • Chicken BBQ’s
  • Pig Roast’s
  • Fundraisers
  • Community dinners
  • & More

Mike loves serving food in a very uncommon, open tent (“I want my customers to see what we are making and enjoy that experience as well as the joy of eating it!”). He has been a regular food vendor at the Clifton Park 4th of July Family Day and Fireworks for the last 30+ years selling primarily fried dough, as well as hamburgers, hotdogs, Sausage with Peppers and Onions. He is invited back each year by the Clifton Park town staff. He keeps the prices fair, it’s about the community. 

We are proud members of the Southern Saratoga Chamber of Commerce.

Deets Catering | 518-527-4456 | [email protected]
Caterers serving the Glens Falls, Lake George, Saratoga Springs, Malta, Clifton Park, Troy, Albany NY areas and beyond!

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