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Athens Chefs

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Fyooshen Cuisine
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Missa P.
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I've enjoyed this talented chef's food over the years and she leaves you wanting more. Her food is appealing to the palate and eyes. I would highly recommend anyone to check her out!

Jenee Le Cusinie
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Niki N.
Verified review

Jenee and her mom did an excellent job on the food and service exceeded expectations. The food and service was flawless and it was the best Mother Days ever for my mom, sister, friends, and family!! Can't wait to use her services again!! Jenee is a top notch chef and very knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the industry!!

Chef Ketha
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Sandra R.
Verified review

I have witnessed Chef Ketha operate a kitchen all on her own and not once did it hinder her ability to promptly prepare great food.

KJM Events
from 2 reviews
    Ashley B.
    Verified review

    I've been to several events where KJM Events has prepared the food as well as had Jeremy as a personal chef to me and my family and everything has been nothing short of AMAZING!!!! The presentation as well as the actual tasting of the food is a blessing to my taste buds!!!! KJM Events transforms the most simple dishes into something spectacular!

    Chupper Time Catering
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Justin S.
    Verified review

    Fantastic food. Hands down the best catering I've ever had!!


    Food is my passion! I began cooking as a child and as a teen prepared our family meals every night (from scratch). I have studied herbs, grown vegetable gardens, and canned and created my own recipes. I graduated with honors from The Art Institute Of Tennessee-Nashville in 2010. I have done 5-course brunches and dinners and casual parties of 25 guests. I will do the menu (if desired), shopping and meal preparation in your home. I will provide references.


    I am a Madison based chef. I like to cook flavorful and beautiful healthy meals. I'm not opposed to making down home cooked, soul food either. I've been cooking most of my life, and I love all types of food.


    French Chef Sebastien Maris and his culinary team creates gourmet dishes to tantalize your taste buds that won't drain your pocketbook. Beast Mode brings culinary excellence to the food truck industry.


    I do all cuisines. Private event is my specialty. I can cater to 2-20 people. I do parties with minimal assistance. I'm available at your location. I can prepare your meals and clean up. I'll even do the dishes and take out the trash.


    My food are all natural and made fresh the day of the event. Cake are elegant and just way the way the customer wants it to be as much as possible and the price is cheaper than all other catering businesses.


    My culinary experience which started in my the military where I was present the highest honor for preparing fine-dining cuisine. I am safe-serv certified.


    We are an innovative company with over 39 years of experience in the food industry, from catering as well as personal and private chef services.

    • 4 years in business

    Attention to detail, wide variety of etiquette and services. Knowledge of of cuisines and dietary restrictions.

    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.

    Do you tip a wedding caterer?

    Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

    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.

    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.

    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.
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