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Bella Vista Chefs

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Chef for You
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jay S.
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Douglas is an accomplished chef, grill master and baker. He has years of experience in catering of all types. He is personable, professional, honest and more than capable of making any food event, dinner, lunch, breakfast, picnic, BBQ a meal to remember. He is easy to work with, knows all the ins and outs of making an event special and can completely customize to match any theme or desire. You need look no further, Douglas is the Chef you want!

Le Bouvier Chef Services
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joe P.
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Absolutely fantastic chef! I don't need to be specific because everything he cooks is golden!

Big Sexy Food
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Renee M.
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We had a fabulous Christmas Party for about 10 of our friends and it was absolutely wonderful! Big Sexy Food came in to our home, brought everything they needed to prepare the food and we didn't do a thing but eat a delicious meal. Seriously, we didn't even clean up the dishes! My favorite part was sitting at the bar, watching the chef do his magic while I relaxed and visited with the guests. I would definitely recommend Big Sexy Food to anyone wanting a fun evening of food and friends!

Simply Divine
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Keisha W.
Verified review

5 Stars! The Simply Devine team took the time to really listen to our dietary requests, they researched recipes within those constraints,and will provide them already prepared at an incredibly reasonable price. Now, after receiving our first week of food, eating the recipes, enjoying the different seasonings, and large serving portions, we wish we would have started our weekly meal plans many months ago. We are highly recommending this Chef and her business for cost effectiveness, willingness to research into our diet restrictions, and simplicity of doing business with them. Thank you.

Cafe Rue Orleans
from 1 review
    Carolyn L.
    Verified review

    We LOVE Cafe Rue Orleans! The food is excellent and it is such a treat to get New Orleans style food in the heart of Fayetteville. Maudie is an great chef, and her food never disappoints. You won't regret making Cafe Rue Orleans your destination for lunch or dinner. Plus we have used her for catering, and it is always a big hit.

    • 17 years in business


    • 3 years in business

    I am a personal chef who can provide any of your catering or meal needs. Whether it be a small group or vast that enjoys cuisine, you are needing someone to prepare meals during a busy work week, or if you're trying to impress someone special, I can provide those needs.

    • 29 years in business

    I offer the following: * Full-service catering * In-home chef services * Drop-off services I have over 30 years of culinary experience in special events, food styling, product demos, sales calls, and food preparation. Please let me know how I can help. Thank you. Chef Paul


    I have worked in the culinary world for 7 years now. I havent gone to culinary school though I have apprenticed under an executive chef for a year. My heart has always pulled me to this business and I love the challenge. I am currently a kitchen manager at a local bar and grill so I'm not always available but if I'm free I'd love to cook anything your heart desires!


    I am Chef Jessie Schumann. Services: Whether you desire weekly meals for your family or you need a four-course meal, I can cater exactly to your needs. As your ghost chef, I will prepare an entire meal in your home, but leave the final steps to you. I will teach you as I go, giving you the guidance and goods that you need before stepping out of your way so that you can take all the credit for a delicious meal. Cooking lessons with me are not solely about learning specific recipes, but rather are aimed at providing confidence in navigating the kitchen and familiarization with various produce and seasonings through practice with cooking and thinking on your toes. I will instill in you with common sense when cooking, which will give you confidence in the kitchen, encouraging you to create your own dishes.


    I am a CIA trained chef and married to a fellow CIA chef/food scientist. I am a local farmer who grows cucumbers and ferments pickles in barrels. I am extensively trained and specialize in fermented foods.


    We offer a unique service in NWA. Service's provided include catering but also personal chef services. We can provide services as small as delivering a dozen fresh from the oven baked cookies to catering a big event!


    I have 30+ years of culinary experience and my knowledge of what spice and herbs goes with what and when makes the cuisine I create not only appealing to the eye but delicious to the pallet.


    Hi Neighbors! My name Is Oliver I am a NWA Based At Home/ Private Chef who specializes in Fresh, Healthy and Modern Cuisine. I Have experience cooking for individuals, couples and families. I Also have experience in cooking to suit many different dietary restrictions and needs (i.e Vegetarian/Vegan,Dairy Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free etc.) I would love to share my passion for the culinary arts and delicious Cuisine with you! Looking to have a dinner party but didn't want to spend all your time in the kitchen, away from your guests? Maybe it's time you considered having a private chef. I can offer you Affordable professional culinary services. Once a month, a few times a week, or even a one time only event. You decide when, I take care of the rest. I have all of the State Mandated and Required Food Safety and Handling Certifications. About my Services: I can cook for: -Working Professionals -Busy Families -People with Special Dietary Needs -People with Weight Goals -Active Seniors -People Recovering from Illness or surgery. I look forward to speaking with you soon!


    I am a personal chef, caterer, and cooking coach. From small one-on-one sessions to catering for the masses, I'm your chef!


    I am a personal caregiver and only one of my many skills include cooking. The cost per person is determined by type of food, number of courses, number of persons, I need to assist me in preparation and delivery.


    I'm a personal/private chef that caters as well. I have more than 20 years of experience.

    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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