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  • 21 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sidney A.
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This was our first cooking class where we participated, and left the method of instruction to the Chef. Chef Drew did a wonderful job in instruction and execution of his cooking class. The class members were just my wife and I in our kitchen. Chef provided a shopping list of ingredients well in advance of the class, and we went through an array of techniques and practicum that utilized the grocery list. The best part, it was just plain fun to spend hours in the kitchen learning practical cooking methodology with a chef that loves to do it and with a love one to share the experience. We would strongly recommend Chef Drew for those that want to experience a great cooking class.

  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Gina V.
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I enlisted Perry originally to prepare a lovely bachelorette brunch for 14 ladies on a Saturday morning. After we spoke, Perry came down to my house to discuss all arrangements, menu, ideas - anything and everything to make our weekend perfect. Perry went so far above and beyond to make our weekend phenomenal, I cannot even describe - from the Friday antipasto platters with fresh home made hummus and pita chips, meat and cheese platters, and saturday's brunch to include home made quiches, mimosa bar, waffle station, compote and so much more to Sunday's muffins, coffee and good bye's. Perry went so far above and beyond to make this weekend relaxing for the ladies, the words THANK YOU do not even come close to the amount of amazing work that you did for us. I truly believe that I not only have a wonderful new friend, but any time I am in need of a personal chef, Perry will definitely be the one that I call. Thank you again Perry, your personality, charm, and delicious food are all out of this world!!! Until our next adventure - cheers!

Jus Da Zertz
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca S.
Verified review

Amanda made all of our desserts for our wedding including a "tea for two" cake (we had an Alice in wonderland themed wedding.) little petite fours that said eat me on them, swan cream puffs (my very favorite) and a number of other wonderful themed desserts. I highly recommend Amanda for any occasion and would love to have her make another spread for a party soon!

Chef Wayne's Creations
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carol M.
Verified review

I booked Chef Wayne as a private chef for my clients who were staying at a Sedona area guest house. Wayne was extremely courteous, professional, and prompt in all his responses to my inquires and Wayne cheerfully complied with my endless requests to send me confirming documentation regarding his qualifications and certifications as a chef. Once booked, Wayne was thorough in his preparations for the evening, working closely with my clients to create a menu per their request. My clients have returned from their trip and report that Chef Wayne produced a very enjoyable meal for them. Thank you, Wayne

Chef Jerry's
5.0
from 1 review
    Tony C.
    Verified review

    Chef Jerry is a calm, pleasant, helpful and hardworking individual who has a passion for great food. He manages his relationships with his co-workers and managers in a very professional manner and contributes to the success of the team on a regular basis. As an experienced chef, Jerry has a proven track record of making great food using only the freshest ingredients. He prides himself on creativity in the kitchen and developing one of a kind menus for all to enjoy.

    About

    Chef Matthew Kaufman is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY, in 1998. Matthew has both an associate's degree in culinary arts as well as a certificate in baking and pastry arts. With his vast culinary background, it brings him great joy to share his talents with the world. Matthew will be offering full-service catering, private chef services, home-delivered meals, and gourmet specialties for all occasions. If interested, please visit my website and fill out the contact form.

    About

    What makes me stand out is that I treat food as art for the body. All five senses experiencing the presentation of planned creative plates.

    About

    I am very versatile and am willing to study and learn anything I haven't done yet, I can cook for large groups or small families. Vegan to meat lovers, pastries and parties. I aim to please and will work with any family to make it work for them Making amazing food and knowing my client /clients enjoyed it.

    • 25 years in business
    About

    I have been a chef for 20 years and the entire campus including the staff and students love my food and attitude. Having fun with the food and people I work with !

    About

    Exceptional Service standards...customers are treated like there supposed to be treated, like royalty without question. The satisfaction of knowing my clients have experienced exceptional service, exceptional cuisine and a journey they can't wait to tell their friends about.

    About

    Prescott only personal chef! In-home catering or delivered to your door!

    About

    I have been a chef for 28 years and take pride in creating what the client is looking for visually and palette-wise.

    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.

    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.

    How much should catering cost for a wedding?

    The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

    • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
    • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
    • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
    • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

    How do you serve food at a wedding?

    Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

    • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
    • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
    • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
    • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
    • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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