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Tempe Chefs

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

  • 10 years in business
  • 474 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
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Michael J.
Verified review

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

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.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eddie R.
Verified review

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
  • 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.

Chic Personal Chef LLC
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie M.
Verified review

I can't thank Chef Sasha enough for putting together a wonderful dinner for a retreat we had in AZ. Before the day of the dinner, she was responsive and patient with all of my 100 questions that I had for her. Even when I messed up the date of the dinner, she was able to accommodate and still work the new date I gave her. If we are ever in the Phoenix area in the future, we will be sure to use her for a private dinner again.

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

Chef Vic was amazing! Especially for asking last minute. As the young generation would say, "he came in on a clutch". Found him on Thursday and he was available for us early Saturday morning on time with everything. Thanks again and we will always keep in touch!

The Great Plate
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 26 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.

Witnessing Nature, LLC
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney D.
Verified review

My husband and I had the most amazing night thx to Chef Jennifer. The food, presentation and service was superb! It was a perfect way to ring in our anniversary.

Top Pro
  • 15 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth D.
Verified review

I hired Christine for my wife’s birthday and she did an amazing job! Everyone who was there are big time foodies who love to cook. Everyone was so impressed with the menu (I’ll talk more about this in a moment) that we’ve already decided to hire her again for a couple future get-togethers. As to the menu, she has several suggestions to choose from though what you decide on follows what can be as in-depth a discussion as you like. We have some very real life-threatening food allergies in the family and Christine came up with very creative (and very delicious) ways to adjust the menu. So let’s talk value. For the time Christine spent on us and with us, coupled with the appetizers, salad (salad is not an adequate description for what she made) main course and sides, plus dessert!! Could’ve paid the same for a high end restaurant with far less food, much less time and not had the ability to relax with friends and family at a very leisurely pace... Yeah, I said plenty of food... Everyone went home with a to-go container (supplied by Christine). She’s such a great personal chef with amazing personality who doesn’t mind half the guests asking 20 questions while looking over her shoulder. Plain and simple, want an amazing dinner of your choosing away from the stuffiness of a high end restaurant?? Hire Christine, you definitely will not be disappointed...

Ni De Aqui Ni De Alla
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Adrian Villalpando
Verified review

Hands down best street taco in the valley! Chef Lorenzo and crew will not disappoint. His food makes me miss home.

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 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!

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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rachael H.
Verified review

I work for Home Depot, and my store was hosting an event which required a caterer. We hired Jamburritos to cater our event from their food truck--something very new and different for our store. Gregg and Chef Michael were excellent to work with and made it so very easy to hand the job over to them and let them do their thing. The food was delicious and served quick and hot. I was please as can be with Jamburritos, and look forward to working with them in the future!

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.

Sierra V.
Verified review

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!

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!

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.

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        • 2 years in business
        About

        Chef Anthony participated in the World Food Championship where he won 1st place in November 2016 adding to his 50 cooking competition wins. In 2017 Chef Anthony filmed an episode of Ginormous Food for the Food Network entitled “Phoenix’s Finest Imports” in addition to filming an episode of the Cooking Channel’s Beach Bites with Katie Lee entitled “Stuffed”. His most recent appearance on the Food Network was a special Chopped Tournament that aired in January of 2018.

        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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