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Alabaster Home Chefs

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ChefChefCatering
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia R.
Verified review

We were extremely pleased with the meal, decor, service etc provided by Chef Chef Catering. Every aspect of the event was taken care of by the owner and his very competent staff.

Not Just Catering, LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony M.
Verified review

Not Just Catering provides professional service. This company is a must to cater your event whether it be party engagement, etc. The chef is one of the best in the nation with a great personality and interest in making your event great. I strongly recommend this company!!!! A. McNeal

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kim L.
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You catered a lunch for our office. The entire experience leading up to the event was great. I had lots of menu questions and trying to make my budget work and Carmen was very helpful and patient! I never felt like I was bothering her! Then it was so nice to walk out of our meeting and have everything set up and waiting for us! We had the taco bar - which was excellent. The only suggestion I have is to have some sort of guide of which toppings you suggest for which meats. We have all eaten at Babalu and know how great your tacos are, but we felt like we could not quite recreate what we experienced in the restaurant (taste-wise) on our own. That being said, if we had a need for catering again we would choose Babalu and I would highly recommend Babalu to others. Thank you for your excellent service and commitment to keep that excellence up!

  • 14 years in business
Ron F.
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Sweet Bonz cooks for our race crew every year. The food is easily the best part of the race. I have NEVER had better ribs.

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Nyna W.
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Chef Christy is amazing!!!! I truly love everything I have had from her! You will not go wrong choosing this business!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Blair R.
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Outstanding support of our private party event at our home. 100 guests and every guest was a happy one! Highly recommend them!

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sam B.
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DeAntaye came to my home and cooked an exquisite lunch that only the best of chef cooks can do. I highly recommend him for any catering and/or personal chef engagements.

  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda T.
Verified review

I have known Chef Detrick or "(DJ) for a long time. When he first cooked for me I knew he was destined for greatness. His food is awesome and his staff is friendly and professional. Everything I wanted they created and did so to our liking. I would most definitely hire him again! Thank you!

  • 8 years in business
Nikita W.
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The food was presented beautifully and the owner/chef was so professional and welcoming. I would recommend their service to everyone. Big or small events are handled with the up most respect.

2 Eyes & A Crockpot
5.0
from 2 reviews
    LaQuita P.
    Verified review

    Chef Tre' is not only my Family of 5's favorite Chef, she is a visionary like none other. She is very innovative as well. We began our memeories with her a little over a year ago, as she helped surprise our 12 year old with a cooking class that ended up becoming an Experience that we will never forget. She was very informative as well aa fun! The girls learned to cook a delicous meal as well as techniques that will last a lifetime! She and my daughter later on cooked my husband and I a beautiful full course dinner with a decorated table. As you can see, we have many reasons to call her our "Favorite Chef"! Book her today, You will not be disappointed! Worth every dollar! LaQuita Perry, Real Estate Specialist

    Chef Ro
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Rhonda L.
    Verified review

    The food was excellent and service was as well.

    Ernies Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 28 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Aaryn L.
    Verified review

    I worked with Jaye and Ernie's catering for a work event. The food was excellent. Things I had not considered, they did. They were arrived on time and the everyone could not stop talking about how great the food was! To top it off, they followed up with a call after the event ensure everything was as great as they'd hoped! Wonderful experience with this catering team!!!

    Chef Monroe
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Cathy G.
    Verified review

    Brianne turned out be be a culinary masterpiece. Thank you!

    Gourmade At Home
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jordan W.
    Verified review

    This was the best experience and the dinner was amazing! My husband and I like different foods and Chase worked with me to customize two different entrees. He was extremely flexible and very easy to work with! Would 100% recommend!

    • 11 years in business
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    My love for cooking for people with my favore dishes.

    About

    I'm a fine dining chef here in Hoover Hyatt Regency Hotel. I am a graduate from the Art Institute. I do prepare food with a pop. I have a very elegant style of cooking.

    About

    I am a culinary artist. I cook, clean and everything in between. I have been in the industry for 12+ years. I am working high-end for The Cheesecake Factory to catering events for Regions Bank.

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    I provide southern food at it's finest. I am a chef who prepares southern dishes made with all local ingredients. I can cater from 10-2000 persons.

    • 4 years in business
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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How much do private cooking lessons cost?

    You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

    How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

    Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

    Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.

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    Need a Caterer (Full Service)

    Calera, AL

    • Event type
    • Which meal
      Dinner
    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Staff needed
      Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
    • Head count
      More than 200 (please estimate) (225)
    • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
      No dietary restrictions
    • Details
      It is a Church anniversary on Sunday March 8 2015
    • $3015
      Average price
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