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Selma Chefs

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Chef B Fresno
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Andrietta pointer B.
Verified review

Lunch was fantastic and her character was amazing!!!she sole to all the guests and smile. The food tasted delish!!!creole potato salad and more

  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dave D.
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I had Sean cook a dinner for my parents 60th anniv. He was great. Took care of menu, planning, and everything. Parents raved - said it was one of the most memorable anniv they had ever had. Thanks Sean!

Galvez Catering
from 3 reviews
    Lisa F.
    Verified review

    Best Tri Tip in town hands down! The chef smoked bbq the TriTip in his homemade bbq drums. Me and my husband ate his food at one of the wineries at Nonini and lord let me tell you how delicious our sandwiches were, very juicy and not dry at all, good smoky flavor as well. We had the Tri Tip and Chicken breast sandwiches.

    Carolyn B.
    Verified review

    Chef Albert provided my family with an unforgettable evening in a beautiful home that we rented in Paso Robles. He prepared an absolutely impressive and delicious variety of small plates to compliment our wine pairing event. We are all still dreaming about the jalapeno cream cheese blinis and carnitas tacos. An absolutely incredible experience. Chef Albert is an extremely talented chef. Thanks again Chef Albert!

    Chef Als Catering
    from 1 review
      Christopher A.
      Verified review

      Had a gathering of friends and family. Chef Al's food was amazing. Every dish was a compliment to the next. Every one was full and Raving about how great the food was. Every thing was cooked to perfection and ready for service on time. Definitely can taste the passion in chef Al's food.


      We will travel to your home and prepare means to your specifications. Alternately, I'm able to prepare meals in advance for delivery. We are able to cater private parties and intimate gatherings. I can make top-of-the-line food and plate presentations. Ethnic, vegetarian, gluten-free and Paleo are available. We have over 20 years of experience preparing fine meals for distinguishing clients.


      We are a travel chef, for events, shows, parties, etc. We try and offer quick delicious food for you, without breaking the bank.


      I create mouthwatering, flavorful meals. Cuisines include Mexican, American, BBQ, some Italian, and Chinese. I also can create dishes with little food and leftovers. I offer comfort foods and salads. I have worked as a cook for about 15 years, and five of those years are professional with my culinary arts degree. I work full-time as a chef in Visalia. In my time off, I'm always in the kitchen preparing meals for my family. I need at least 2 weeks of notice to set up a day off with my job. I'm off every Monday from my job because we are closed.


      I service parties, special events, BBQs, desserts, and all types of food. I can offer all types of cuisines catered to my customer's likes.


      I have been in business for four years with 30 years experience s we also cater for A M Vets post 116 its a women group for veterens we have fundraiser to help with clothing furniture information with college


      I am an award-winning private chef from the Greater Central Valley, CA. I travel frequently to Los Angeles, San Francisco and all over the state of CA. I cook all sorts of amazing cuisine, all from scratch and all in the comfort of your home. Please contact me if you are a real foodie and looking to eat amazing, pure food with a comfort approach. I specialize in all sorts or cuisine, but French nouvelle fusion is my main specialty and vegan/healthy cuisine. I offer personal and special dinners, custom menu design, specialty diet, and restricted menus. I provide private in-home dining at its best, utilizing modernist techniques with a comfort approach. I have been cooking for over 60 clients and receiving amazing reviews all over the valley. I have been earning an amazing reputation which has put me in over 4 newspaper articles and the #1 Valley magazine for the past 5 years. I started competing in 2012, beating out hundreds of restaurants and chefs. I was also: - Winner of the 2012 Central Valley Iron Chef - Winner of the 2012 Fresno Fig Fest Peoples Choice - Winner of the 2012 Fresno Fig Fest VIP Judges Choice - Winner of the 2013 Home Show BBQ Peoples Choice - Winner of the 2013 Home Show BBQ Judges Choice

      • 4 years in business

      I am a culinary graduate and current line cook in a busy restaurant. My dream is to feed you and your family and friends. I have catered to intimate parties and cooked large dinners for holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. I absolutely love what I do! I am here for you. Whatever you like, whatever you want, I can cook it! If I don't know how, I will research the items and recipes and learn about it. What I know for sure is this -- everything I make tastes fantastic! If you're not sure just email me and we can talk about your concerns. I am indeed quite new to this, but again, this is my dream. This is what I love to do, and I would love to feed you!


      I provide personal chef services. My services include catering, private and group cooking lessons and shopping services.


      I specialize in homemade Mexican foods but can customize to most of your needs, from family lunch or dinner to 2-500 special-occasion meals.


      I am a personal chef with IOT culinary certificate and willing to travel to your location. I am experienced in Asian cuisine (sushi, sashimi, rolls, and hot side as well), traditional French, Italian, and American. I am skilled in baking and fine desserts.


      I'm a Fresno native chef who is willing to bring into your home or place of business a fine dinning experience. My many years of experience in fine dining, kitchen and culinary art makes me a clear choice for your dinning experience at home for two or in your company board room. I enjoy cooking all types and styles of food. Please allow me to enhance your dinner at home or in your company board dinner. Thank you.


      I offer life coaching and personal chef service. I do made-to-order, fresh meals prepared and delivered to your home.


      I am a pastry chef. I make cakes and pastries for any special event. You can call me with any question and for quotes.


      I cater small private parties. I can be a personal chef for the day or evening. I also give private cooking lessons.


      I am a chef with 15 years' experience who is looking for small gigs. I am looking to do small dinners, lunches, wine tastings, etc.


      We are open. No client is too small. We believe in designing around our customers' budget and palate. I am a very resourceful and creative chef. I have a 99% call-back rate. I enjoy what I do, and it reflects in the flavors and presentation of my food.

      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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