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Phoenix Chefs

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

  • 10 years in business
  • 474 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
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Julia L.
Verified review

Dorrenda was wonderful! We had a great experience. Would highly recommend working with Dynamic Cuisine!

Artistic Touch Catering LLC
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 85 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
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ted C.
Verified review

Great evening and great chef. Knew when to engage and when to stand back. Does it all from creating, serving, plating and cleaning. Not too much but plenty of food for all. We did a very small party and it came out great! Highly recommend. Thanks Chef

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The Perfect SAIZ Taco
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Carol S.
Verified review

I hired Michael for a birthday dinner for my husband. We had a six course meal paired with the appropriate wine. From planning to execution Michael was a breeze to work with and his food was fantastic! Michael will be a chef that we will continue to do business with for many years to come.

Cuisine Du Chef
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
James N.
Verified review

Chef Jim came in to cook for us during a weekend away in Scottsdale. He was on-time, highly professional, and cooked us a wonderful meal. I would certainly recommend him to my friends or others traveling to the area.

Sandra, Your Private Chef
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Drea S.
Verified review

Thank you for helping us host an amazing Open House for our new business. The food was a big hit, everyone raved about the taste and the way you balanced the timing so everyone got to sample hot fresh appetizers was impressive. We highly recommend Chef Sandra!

Chic Personal Chef LLC
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 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 24 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather J.
Verified review

Stacey is an excellent chef!! She brings her fun and vibrant personality to every dish that she creates. She is the best!

Az Caterer
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Sue V.
Verified review

Chef Vic catered my husbands surprise birthday party, we had 50 prople. He arrived on time and immediately got to work.he and his staff were professional and very helpful. His food was delicious as well as the table that he set to display his dishes. All my guests complimented him. I would definitely hire him again.

The Great Plate
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Linda D.
Verified review

We had a great 87th birthday party for my mother-in-law in out rental home in Scottsdale with Anna as our personal chef. She was very easy to communicate with, arrived exactly on time, her dinner was fabulous and she didn't stress out when the ovens were not working properly. Anna stayed extra time since the dinner took longer to cook and she was a great sport. I highly recommend her.

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  • 15 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie M.
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Chef Christine made our Mother's 90th birthday celebration amazing!! She made a special Spanish Tapas menu in keeping with our Spanish theme. We began with a spectacular Summer Artisan Cheese Board; then Spanish Potato Bombas; Shrimp Tapas w/Mango Shooters; Chimichurri Pork and Chicken Skewers; Marinated Flank Steak Crostini and ending with Bananas Foster Vanilla Bean Tempura Ice Cream with Caramel Sauce. Are you hungry yet? Best of all Chef Christine set up; cooked; served and cleaned up. Hiring a personal chef was genius. Christine was prompt, professional and personable. We were extremely impressed and will be using her again in the future. The Kriz Family

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 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

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

Devan did a great job with our company picnic for 200pp, they were courteous, on time and the food was fantastic!

  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Raida A.
Verified review

We had our annual St. Patrick's Day Luncheon, I have to say I was a bit nervous. But instead it turned out to be the greatest experience, everything was here on time, everyone raved about the food that was served especially the corned-beef, the Shepard's pie and Lasagna was also a great hit. THANK YOU Gracie Parker Fine American Cuisine for a great experience, I would recommend you to everyone who asks about catering services.

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.

Conscious Dining
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Holly M.
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I hired Holly as a private chef for a dinner in Scottsdale, AZ that I was hosting for 15 ladies. The event was a bachelorette party, and as I was planning ahead, I figured it would be difficult (and expensive) to figure out reservations for 15 people. I am from OH so I got on thumbtack to look at prices for chefs to come to the home we were renting and prepare a meal. Shortly after inquiring about her services, Holly got back to me and was very accommodating to what I was looking for. She was so sweet and prompt in her response and just gave me good vibes. After discussing our budget, she came up two potential dinner options (Italian option or Mexican option). A week or two prior, we decided on Italian and she prepared a delicious dinner. For appetizers: Guacamole Bowl of Love with pomegranate, cilantro + heirloom cherry tomatoes White Bean Hummus + Veggie Crudite Artisan Meat + Cheese Board Dinner: Spinach + Asiago Cheese Ravioli Pesto Noodles, Spicy Sausage + Arugula Lasagna with buffalo mozzarella French bagguette garlic + rosemary bread Kale + Romaine Caesar Salad with heirloom tomatoes Food was amazing!!! And for $40/person, her services included shop, set up, prep, and clean up. Totally affordable and well worth it. Holly was such a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend =)

Hale & Savory
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia F.
Verified review

Working with Stacy is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. After years of raising my family and always putting others first, I contacted Stacy to help me eat a more healthy diet. Not only are all her meals nutritious they're delicious and satisfying. Stacy loves feedback and really incorporates that into your menus. She has introduced me to some food items that I never tried before and now love. I think her pricing is very reasonable and I find that it's kind of a wash since I no longer spend as much at the grocery store. Stacy is a great, knowledgeable chef who genuinely enjoys her work and truly cares about the well-being of her clients. I recommend Stacy without hesitation!

2 Chefs Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Mike A.
Verified review

Awesome job on time, answered all questions I had! Food was just delightful!

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

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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