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Glendale Chefs

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

  • 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
Michael J.
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Very professional, great food at a treasonable price. I would definitely use Chef D again!

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
Alfie Y.
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I have been a restaurant owner, caterer & food critic prior to retiring. I think I know a little bit about food & the business. So read my review. This company did a fabulous job! It was a last minute party & I wanted what I wanted when I wanted it how I wanted it! I am a my way type A person. They sent chef Ezra & server Roberta they were wonderful. The food was exactly what I wanted & how I wanted it. Delicious, served hot and plenty of it. We were late serving- people were held up getting to our location. No problem at all they took it in stride. You will pay up front don't worry they are honest. Very reasonable price, excellent quality food and as long as I can talk to Chef Steve because HE LISTENS I will have these guys again & again! great job guys thank you thumbtack

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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
Shana K.
Verified review

Chef Sasha was amazing!!! She was great to work with and she helped make the perfect menu for our group. Her food was delicious!!!

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

Chef Vic was very helpful in catering for our wedding. The food was delicious! Excellent service as well, we definitely suggest him for any event!

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.

  • 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.

Flare For Flavor, Inc
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jason B.
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Highly recommend the chefs!!!!

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

Giancarlo did an excellent and professional job. We met prior to pick ad plant the menu. Everything from the appetizers to the main course to dessert was beautifully presented and delicious. We ae looking forward to working with Giancarlo again soon! Brenda & Arthur T

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I have been a chef for the past 4 decades. I have managed and owned restaurants. I have also been Head Chef in 5-star hotels and resorts. I was also the Secretary of Chef Association for the state of New York. I focus on the science behind food preparation. This includes the best techniques to prevent cross-contamination and bacteria forming in the foods and on the preparation surfaces. I also focus on knife usage, saute techniques, recipe development, and how to use what is on hand to prepare a great meal. I have been labelled as a tri-continental chef...I can prepare dishes from different cultures and ethnic regions.

About

We are a personal chef service that specializes in creating custom dinner solutions for busy families and individuals that find it difficult to eat healthy and delicious meals on a regular basis.

  • 18 years in business
About

I am a personal chef providing planning, preparing, cooking, and serving parties up to 50 guests. I have experience in all cuisines.

About

I am extremely knowledgeable about cooking for both flavor and nutrition. Whether it is preparing dishes for others, or teaching them how to do it themselves, I have their preferences and goals in mind when cooking.

About

I am a personal chef with references for in-home parties and catering, hall's food, handler's card with local references available.

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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