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Hoover Home Chefs

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

  • 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.

Birmingham Sushi Classes
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Bonnie S.
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Kelly is awesome! Very talented & an excellent chef. 😊

Chef TrèJ
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Shametria J.
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What I like about Chef TreJ is that I've never seen anyone with such a diverse catering style. She can do small lunches for just a few people or cater for a couple of hundred people. Chef TreJ works with your budget to provide the best menu as well as addressing any special dietary needs. She has a "can do" attitude and is always professional. Everything she cooks is absolutely delicious and I will continue to use her for any upcoming events!

  • 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.

Underground Cooking Academy
from 3 reviews
    Krao B.
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    Vegan green power with the chef of the hour!

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

    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Donna R.
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    I had an incredible experience with Chef Bryon and his staff at my wedding this past weekend. Not once did I have to look over my shoulder to make sure everything was being taken care of. The food was even better than at the tasting. I found the menu to be creative, attractive and very delicious. My guests were impressed and many asked for cards. The shooter desserts were incredibly clever. My husband loved having them on his very own table. I’ll use him again and again.


    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


    I offer casual and gourmet menus for events ranging from dinner for two to parties of hundreds. I specialize in classic French and modern fusion. I have worked for some of the best kitchens in the state, and have over 20 years of experience in the food service and catering industry.



    I provide custom menu and recipes executed with precision and care, and displayed with passion for presentation. I also provide hand-crafted meals made from scratch with freshest available ingredients. I have over 20 years of food-service experience, and I still get excited about each and every event. I genuinely appreciate being included in your dining experience.


    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.

    • 33 years in business

    We are a family owned and operated business for over 25 years. Our passion is baking and cooking for events.


    I work for precook and clean up and wash dishes have lot experience since love to help each other who have no experience to make up as needed to willing to work together


    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.

    • 11 years in business

    My love for cooking for people with my favore dishes.


    I am a personal chef in the Greater Birmingham area providing culinary experiences for family meals, dates, important meetings, and special dietary needs.


    I will cook for your dinner parties, special events, cocktail parties, and brunches. I serve up to 50 people (I will consider larger parties with enough notice).

    Q & A

    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 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.

    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.

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