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Scottsdale Chefs

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

  • 10 years in business
  • 476 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah W.
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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
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Susie W.
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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 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy S.
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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
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eddie R.
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I used Unique Luxury Catering for a surprise birthday party for my wife. Chef Steve and his staff are great! They arrived on time, were very courteous and easy to work with. The menu was creative and the food was delicious. I highly recommend Chef Steve and would use them again.

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The Perfect SAIZ Taco
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Violet L.
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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 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Shana K.
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Chef Sasha was amazing!!! She was great to work with and she helped make the perfect menu for our group. Her food was delicious!!!

Az Caterer
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Sue V.
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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
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Astrid A.
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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!

Plant 2 Plate
4.0
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Scott C.
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If Jami cooks it, it is going to be a delight for your pallet. I have never had a bad meal and don't anticipate ever getting one...

  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Shayna G.
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Tiffani was very professional and friendly. She was on time and prepared delicious food. It was so nice enjoying a fabulous dinner and having a clean kitchen afterwards! Would definitely use her again.

Ni De Aqui Ni De Alla
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Adrian Villalpando
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Hands down best street taco in the valley! Chef Lorenzo and crew will not disappoint. His food makes me miss home.

Scents of Taste Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie N.
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Jacquelynn was great! Food was delicious and beautiful! She made great suggestions to go along with the luau theme. So very pleased to have found her! Thank you!

The Good Food Table
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ms G.
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Devan did a great job with our company picnic for 200pp, they were courteous, on time and the food was fantastic!

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

Flame & Fish
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mylea T.
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Sarah has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to preparing and delivering a nutritious meal that will leave you fueled for whatever comes next in your day. During the 2 years that Sarah was a chef for me, one thing always caught my attention, everyday she was constantly learning in one way or another. Ted talks, E Books, YouTube and sometimes I even saw her use real books, hard to believe in the current society/generation we live in !!!! Whatever you needs she will create a fantastic dish that is completely custom for you and your guests right down to the correct China and cutlery to use while eating it !! Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions. Keep up the good work Sarah!! Myles@fitnessandlifestyleguru.co.uk

Sierra V.
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Chef Emily cares about who she's serving and what exactly she's serving them. She's professional, motivated, and makes great food! 10/10 would recommend!

Chef Chat now
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ruby C.
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I contacted Chef Chat Now because I needed help with a dish concerning Scallops and Kale. Chef Barry gave me directions over the phone in regards to the items I would need to make a dish and arranged for a time to come to my home to help me prepare the meal. I learned information concerning food safety, how to chop Kale and how to saute the Scallops that I would not have been able to learn without direction. If you have any fine dining concerns or need help to finalize a meal, or if you just want general information, I highly recommend contacting Chef Barry at Chef Chat Now.

About

I specialize in small to medium private events that focuses on detailed food presentations with excellent flavors. Providing casual to upscale catering. Events including birthday's , baby showers, retirements, wedding showers, BBQ's, graduations, as well as specialty cakes. I am also an excellent teacher in culinary arts. I have a great passion for entertaining and seeing the joy in a satisfied guest.

  • 7 years in business
About

We are chefs taking a love of food and sports, combined with insight from various sports professionals, nutritionists, and dietitians to educate youths, parents, collegiate and pro-sports athletes, and health-conscious people on the importance of healthy nutrition in sports while promoting lifelong wellness.

About

I shop and cook at the clients home. I love to create new things and constantly trying new recipes I also love to bake and decorate cakes I am available to cater, serve parties The ability to create daily , try new recipes, make people happy, do something new everyday.

About

I offer in-home private chef and small-event catering services as well as one-on-one cooking instruction. Sustenance is my passion, and I only use organic, locally sourced, non-GMO ingredients whenever and wherever possible. My cooking is a romantic food adventure celebrating the simple, sensual pleasures of life while embracing harmony with nature and one another. Pulling from the limitless ingredients our world has to offer, my goal is to provide fun and ethically responsible tips to spice up your life and libido while nourishing your body, mind and spirit. Namaste!

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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