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Gilbert Private Chefs

Browse these private chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Gilbert.

  • 10 years in business
  • 471 hires on Thumbtack
Maryanne M.
Verified review

Jon orchestrated a fantastic evening for some close friends on a recent trip to Arizona. He quickly responded to my ( late) request for a private chef for our trip to Scottsdale. He presented a comprehensive proposal with fair pricing. He arrived promptly and began setup. That's where the wonderful experience blossomed. We had delightful, tasty appetizers, served with beautifully chosen wine pairing. The meal did not disappoint. We were further treated to a delightful salad with locally sourced ingredients, followed by perfectly cooked filet mignon. The molten chocolate cake was phenomenal. Again, all courses were paired expertly with wine and served by Jon with impeccable timing. This dinner became the highlight of our trip. I can't wait to use them again for a cocktail party. Recommend without reservation. Of note, Jon brought additional serving dishes that complemented our some what meagre selection at the house, elevating the meal. Kudos and many thanks!

  • 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.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rose E.
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We had a lovely Christmas Party catered by Unique Luxury Catering. Chef Steve helped me pick out the perfect menu for our venue. Carol Ann coordinated everything: chairs, tables, linens, food, ice. Everything was included which made my job easier. Chef Alice prepared items which satisfied us all, including those that were vegetarians. The service was incredible. They were friendly and took care of all of our needs. Great job! Rose

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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
Stacie T.
Verified review

Wow! Wow! Wow! Sasha went above and beyond. She was very easy to work with, accommodating, and just the right price too. She helped me to plan a surprise cake decorating birthday party for my Mom. I'm up in Wyoming and she was able to even bring some extra supplies (wrapped cute too) as a gift. It made the day very very special. I know I will hearing about this day for years!! And seriously, what a fun treat to have a personal chef in your home?!

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

Chef Stacey catered an ASU graduation party for 15 people at a private home, and did an excellent job. We are from out of state and it was nerve-wracking to hire a caterer sight unseen, but Stacey put me at ease, coordinated beforehand, arrived on time, and presented a beautiful spread of delicious food. She is excellent at details - the skewers had little curled ends; the cucumbers in the veggie tray were scalloped; the artichoke dip was homemade. I paid for a higher-end appetizer buffet and she did not scrimp on quality in her food choices. As one of many examples, the fruit plate didn't have just "the usuals," but included some higher end fruits such as blackberries and raspberries. The meat and cheese tray was similarly high-end. Desserts were beautifully displayed and delicious. The quantity was very generous and we were able to offer some extra food to my daughter's college-student friends on their way out. Highly Recommend!

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

I contacted AZ Caterer about our Employee Appreciation Luncheon for our department in a large City. Being a gov't agency, our budget is limited, however Chef Vic worked with me to make our catering wishes come true. We have done bbq food for the past 8 yrs or so through a restaurant, but decided to go with Thanksgiving style meal this year. I was a little nervous, as we were expecting over 160 employees, but Chef Vic did NOT disappoint. Not only have I had employees just rave about the food, but the service and the attentiveness of Vic and his staff as well. The food and setup was beautiful and delicious! Everything appeared and tasted to be completely from scratch and we could have not been happier. The City will definitely be using AZ Caterer in the future, and I am sure many of my staff will reach out for personal events as well!

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
Wendy B.
Verified review

For Christmas one time I paid for a private cooking lesson for my mom. Chef Tess cane to my home and spent at least the hours teaching my mom and I all the little details that go into making croissants. It was amazing, and definitely an experience we will never forget. She taught us techniques and recipes and made sure we could do it on our own before she left. Best Christmas present ever!!

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

If you want wholesome healthy great tasting food with some exceptional service on the top. Catered my birthday party it was a hit. Thank you

  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jazz M.
Verified review

My first experience with a chef for my husband and myself anniversary and it was great! The food was moist,juicy and seasoned well. Those are picky issues I have with trying others food and she delivered. She also did a nice consultation to make sure we were getting a meal that we would enjoy! Can't wait until the next session chef Jacquelyn!

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

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      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 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.

        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.
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