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Chandler Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chandler.

  • 10 years in business
  • 471 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah W.
Verified review

Man these guys were awesome! Every aspect of their customer service was without flaw. From the email correspondence to the personal chefs at the event who interacted with my guests. I had an outdoor event that required serving and cooking the food outside for 100 people. I had very nice food options, steak with bearnaise, BBQ chicken, ribs and several sides. I wish I would have gone more casual, as the the gourmet menu really needs and indoor kitchen to reach its full potential. This was my flaw, just a tip for those considering their own menu. I would recommend them to anyone. Wonderful!

  • 7 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Susie W.
Verified review

My parents told me it was a wonderful experience, they enjoyed the food Doreeda made and served! And because it was a surprise, my dad had been guessing all day as to what it was, made it super fun! Thank you Chef Doreeda for a job well done!

Artistic Touch Catering LLC
4.8
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy S.
Verified review

Everything went well. Great experience. Everyone loved it. The chefs were great and intermingled with the staff and attorneys. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Plus the food was outstanding.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann C.
Verified review

Chef Ezra was great!

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The Perfect SAIZ Taco
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Violet L.
Verified review

This was my first time using Thumbtack for catering services. Chef Juan-Pablo and The Perfect SAIZ Taco have an excellent food service rating. With authentic ingredients menu and decent pricing for our event. Thank you for your service.

Chic Personal Chef LLC
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie M.
Verified review

I can't thank Chef Sasha enough for putting together a wonderful dinner for a retreat we had in AZ. Before the day of the dinner, she was responsive and patient with all of my 100 questions that I had for her. Even when I messed up the date of the dinner, she was able to accommodate and still work the new date I gave her. If we are ever in the Phoenix area in the future, we will be sure to use her for a private dinner again.

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Stacey Klaff
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meghan A.
Verified review

Creative. Passionate. Ambitious. Stacey pours her heart and soul into her food! From large catered events to small family meals, Stacey understands what her clients want as well as put her own personal spin on it. She is quick to help the novice at home chef as well as collaborate with seasoned peers to create delicious dishes.

Az Caterer
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Steve H.
Verified review

Chef Vic and his staff are outstanding! Every single detail was perfect from start to finish. My guests and staff are still talking about the luncheon and how everything was so fresh and delicious. I plan to hire Az Caterer for all of our corporate lunches. Great job Chef !

The Great Plate
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Astrid A.
Verified review

We used Anna as a Personal Chef for a Girls weekend. We had a vegetarian, an auto immune diet, and the rest of us ate everything. She researched and adapted comfort food recipes to suit us all. Wonderful experience. Wonderful weekend!

What's Fresh? LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Phil S.
Verified review

We worked with Warren to provide a live auction experience for Matthews Crossing Food Bank. Warren not only helped elevate the live auction to help fundraise for the food bank but feedback on his chef services was great. I would work with him again in the future.

Chef Tess Bakeresse
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa V.
Verified review

Stephanie, aka Chef Tess has become a very popular repeat instructor for my clients. I have hosted 4 events with Stephanie as our instructor to teach clients cost saving kitchen skills and home production. She is on time, well organized, creative, and a problem solver! Have a strange space? She'll figure out how to use it. She is very willing and able to work with the needs of the group to ensure successful classes each time. The first class Stephanie taught, I had 5 sign ups, the most recent one had 23. (that was only the 3rd class. Word spreads that the Chef Tess classes are a great event!)

Miller Marcus Catering
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Georgianna M.
Verified review

Amanda led a cooking demonstration for my friends and I, in celebration of a friend's birthday. The event lasted about 2 hours and included us watching, helping to make and eating salad, ravioli and dessert (panna cotta).

  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Robert D.
Verified review

I hired her to cater a birthday party. The food was so delicious that I ended up hiring her for my personal chef. I've been happily eating her dishes for over a year now. She is amazing

Nutrition Intuition
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Michael L.
Verified review

OMG!!! Amber was awesome she was on time and very responsive throughout the whole process. The food was amazing and I couldn't have asked for anything better. I wouldn't say don't miss out on the Amber Chef expierence it is something you have to do. Thanks again Amber for making my wife and I anniversary dinner so special.

The Good Food Table
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Keiona E.
Verified review

Extremely impressed witht the food quality and service of the Good Food Table! Chef Devan truly takes care in his craft and every meal is full of flavor! Especially impressed with their vegan dishes (and Im a heavy carnivore) would recommend to everyone. PS the BEST mac n cheese, hands down!

Chef Alex Health and Wealth
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Brian M.
Verified review

I have worked with Chef Alex, he is one of the best Chefs that I have ever worked with. Always professional, and his food speaks for itself. The sky is the limit for this man. I would recommend him for any of your needs.

Giancarlo Stefanutto
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary Lou L.
Verified review

The process from start to end was seamless. Chef met with us and listened to our ideas and designed a totally custom menu just for our event. His food was tasty and the presentation was amazing. The staff was professional and friendly. I would highly recommend Chef Giancarlo's services to anyone looking for a caterer. You won't be disappointed.

The Breakfast Joynt
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Anoalo A.
Verified review

My experience with Chef David Phelps was amazing. He was able to help us out by figuring out the menu, the prices and everything and how he was able to help out with the surprise planning. I would highly recommend his service and everything. I had 100 guests and at the end of the party, every guests was able to take 2 or 3 take outs from the leftover and we still had enough food left for our family to eat for a week. The service was amazing, the good was tasty, and everything was perfect. Thank you David for treating us like family and I will make sure to spread the word so they can experience your excellent service. God Bless.

Earth's Kitchen
5.0
from 1 review
    Clare Alden A.
    Verified review

    Chris Ramey has alwasy given us any special request or special desires exceptional attention. We were very happy with the seasonings he used made our meals real special. Meals always looked beautiful and tasted above aversge. We preferred his food to the whole food store prepared stuff. We cryied when Chris left--it was the best food we ever ate.

    Informal Events

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I am a chef, DJ, and ordained minister, all in one. I do casual settings, informal weddings, Christian/non-religious, etc. You name it.

      Micheale

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        I am a good worker. I also want to help poor people. I live in Phoenix, AZ, and I want to work hard with you guys.

        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.
        Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.