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Chico Home Chefs

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The Casual Chef
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Janice W.
Verified review

I attended the Reception that The Yuba Sutter Art Council had for the Artist Leslie Greenetz and The Casual Chef provided the food-The presentation was great , there was a wonderful variety and of coarse the food was great . I would recommend the Casual Chef .

Yess B's Curbside Diner
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Jonathan P.
Verified review

As a chef myself I'm honoured to dine at her table. Mouth watering scratch bread, deep fried rabbit and pizza quiche (!) are some of my favorites. Just ask her to surprise you and you'll be sold on Chef Yess. Her production ingenuity is truly a pleasure to the tastebuds. Chef Yess will steward to your evolutionary dining experience.

Pro Chef Service
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Alicia H.
Verified review

Absolutely delicious .the Chef explained the fundamentals of .Italian cuisine ...fresh fish the huge filet of Salmon was baked with feta and Parmesan. The Bass was stuffed with puisceutta wrapped provolone after being rubbed with olive oil..infused with garlic and some herbs.. And my Inlaws lived the chicken Marsala. Personable and professional service.

Sam Watroba
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Jack W.
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Sam is an amazing chef, both professional and very fun.


I am a professional private chef, technically French trained. I am fluent in all major cuisines from scratch and can help with special dietary needs.


I am an excellent cook of American cuisine and can easily cater/prepare meals for up to 50 people. My regional specialties are Tex-Mex, Louisiana and Southern style cooking.


I have 12 years of experience in trade school and some teaching in the culinary trade. I can also cook\bake vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free types foods.

  • 4 years in business

The great thing about the service is the quality of work and Food is from generations of passed down+ Recipes.


I’m a self-trained chef who worked for 16 years in a military mess hall. I also worked in the catering service industry and four-diamond restaurants. I am a great cook, and I love to cook for all my family and friends.


Organic, healthy and delicious dishes will be prepared depending on your special needs and taste. I also give children's cooking classes. Gift certificates are available. A good and healthy home-cooked meal is always a great gift.


Food is my passion in life because it is indulgence as well as necessity. If you have a busy lifestyle and cannot find the time to dedicate to home-cooked meals, please contact me for assistance. I am a classically trained French chef, with experience in many other cuisines as well, and I look forward to helping you spend more time around the table, enjoying your family meals than preparing them.

  • 3 years in business

I do wedding planning, design and cakes and wedding directing on the wedding day. I do celebration cakes and pastries of all kinds.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do private cooking lessons cost?

You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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