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  • 31 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Dave H.
Verified review

Hello Chef Shaun, I just wanted to send you my compliments and those of some of my leadership team who attended our retreat and were spoiled by your fantastic culinary skills. First my comments: We have been doing these leadership retreats for about 6 years now and each year I try and do something extra special for my team to make the experience memorable. Along with a 4000 sq. ft. house overlooking the Ocean in San Diego, last year we hired a “personal chef” and had a fairly good experience. Nothing to write home about but it was nice to have that touch. However this year you knocked the cover off the ball! What an amazing dining experience for everyone! From the Filets and asparagus with béarnaise sauce to the Ribs with several different styles of bar-b-que sauce (loved the Jalapeño kick) to the beer can chicken and Chile Lime Fritters (WOW!) and the Lemon Tarts were out of this world. My team was over the moon with the service and the food. Flying you out to Lake Tahoe to feed us was the best “upgrade decision” I made for this year’s retreat. Of course now you have set the bar so high, I’ll have to fly you out to our next annual event. Fabulous job! Here are a couple more feedback comments from some of my leadership team: From my executive Assistant Kara: I was really impressed with every single meal Shaun produced, every dish was a step beyond awesome and clearly something special (BEST ribs EVER). And he catered to our large group with such an easy and relaxed manner! So both his presence and his meals were an utter delight. From my programming Specialist Tiffany: " Oh where do I start? Chef Shaun's food was incredible. Every single meal prepared by him from appetizers to dessert was not only delicious but plated beautifully. He was as cool as a cucumber in the kitchen but engaging and willing to answer all of my food questions. 'How come my ribs never turn out like that?!' Can Shaun come to every company retreat? Seriously." -Tiffany Troutman, Program Specialist. And from Barbara Thomsen our Director of Client Services: What a delight to have our own personal chef for our ShowSeeker retreat! What I liked most about Chef Shaun was his calm demeanor while preparing fabulous meals! He was so quiet you wouldn’t have even known he was there, yet all of a sudden we would have these fully prepared courses delivered to the table. Standouts for me: the chimichurri sauce Wednesday night; the filet mignon, so tender with crisp asparagus and a heavenly béarnaise sauce and the chocolate lava cake; fall-off-the-bone ribs with a delicious spicy yet sweet sauce. I hope to have Chef Shaun back to prepare more meals for us! Barbara Thanks again Shaun for a truly “Top Shelf” experience. Warm Regards, Dave Hardy Founder and CEO

Chef Cassie
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jenna F.
Verified review

I just spent a week with 19 members of my family in Gulf Shores. It just would not have been the same without the amazing food Chef Cassie provided for us. You would think with that many people it would be hard to please everyone, but we were all salivating just thinking about the next meal to come each night. We requested so many different styles of food and she pulled them all off with finesse. It was like eating out every night without all the hassle of going to a restaurant with a huge group. I definitely recommend Chef Cassie to anyone who loves great food and friendly people.

Kim's Creations
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shanika W.
Verified review

Kim's Creations did a excellent job with my event. They were very professional, on time, and the taste of the food was extraordinary. I will be most definitely working with this company on my next event.

  • 32 years in business
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From being a chef, saucier gardemangne, ordinary seaman lifeboatman (2 to 1,500) and sutler to reenactor of living history -- I can do it all. I was taught to be a butler of personal services like butler man's man firefighting; I worked on ships, boats and vessels. I do ice carving parties and grand buffets. I do as I'm told to do. I have a crew with security clearance. I have 63 awards. I have been a member of the American Culinary Federation since 1986. I have traveled extensively to 12 different countries. I'm on two pulblcations. I'm in a book. My listing of accolades exceeds expectations. If I was to list my possibles, it would bore you because now you have to read them. If I must, I will klls to just read. I would have to peck and scroll. I've always been professional. It's necessary to tell what I can. I have three interviews. If you would like to see my videos, please let know. Well, here it goes: Go to Fort Mims Restoration, go to Mutimedia and then go to Vic Campbell's 2011. Scroll to the bottom. It's there at the bottom.

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I am a personal chef catering cooking classes and interactive dinner parties. Have your unique experience with personal touch. Please refer to my website for additional information.

  • 7 years in business
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I trained at NBA ( National Baking Institute) . Trained under a French Pastry Chef for years to develops my skills. My Cakes look like the flowers where picked from your garden.My filled cupcakes can't be beat ! Some of the other decorations I make out of chocolate. All with fresh ingredients. I also grow my own fruit an herbs that makes all my pastries an cheesecakes over the top!!!

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I'm a professional chef with over 20 years of experience. I've run my own business for 15 years and now spending more time with family. Let me cook for your family!

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I cook meals for up to 50 people. I grill, fry, bake or do a combination of all. You pick the food I'll prepare it for you. Outside, inside or both you will be satisfied or I won't take your payment.

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I specialize in clean eating, Paleo and the Mediterranean diet. These are recommended to combat disease and heart disease. I also can prepare athlete meals, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and any other dish of your choice.

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I am a Daphne based personal chef and caterer. I have worked in the food service industry for 15 years. I have worked as an executive chef in Cape Cod, New Orleans and owned my own catering and personal chef service business. I have also worked as a culinary instructor. I pride myself in organization, punctuality, professionalism and exceeding the customers’ expectations. I offer full-service catering, personal chef services and cooking classes.

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Classically French trained private chef, Jordan Scott, is available for private dinners and catering. Multiple courses and desserts wil be provided. We can cater to your needs!

  • 2 years in business
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Customer Service is a dying concept...i find out the customers expectations and try and succeed them to the fullest of my capabilities. i believe in customer satisfaction. if the customer isnt satisfy then i feel i haven't succeeded. My cooking style is universal coming from a interracial family i excell in all types of stlyes specializing in asian fusion, cajun-southern, and crawfish/seafood boils. i compete in crawfish boils with bringing home 2015 Ms Coast Champion

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I am a graduate of C.I.A.in New York. Living in the south for 15 years gives me a good knowledge of cooking in the south. I do cooking at homes and catering at any level, plus a bonus of doing some teaching.

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Services: * personal chef * media personality * hospitality consulting * trade show representation * certified executive chef * certified chef de cuisine * cookbook author * chef voice over personality * product development * private chef * country club chef

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How "FROM SCRATCH CATERING" stands out from the rest, is simple quality from start to finish. If I am not 100% satisfied with the finished product I will not serve it. I only use the best products available.

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I am a cordon bleu trained chef with over 25 years of culinary experience. I have very personable and knowledgeable about different food kinds and methods.

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I offer cooking for your parties and small functions up to 50 people. I do in-home cooking demos. I am cooking from the French classical to southern recipes.

  • 43 years in business
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My price is fair also we do not cut corner

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I provide private in-home catering services from 2 to 200 guests, with Southern, Mediterranean and Italian cuisines. I can also prepare any baking or pastry needs.

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We provide elite services at a reasonable price. We are able to make your vision a reality by preparing a menu that you have created.

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I am a chef with 25 years of experience. I cater to all your needs. I am professional and courteous. No job is too small or too big.

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.

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.

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 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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