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Colorado Springs Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Colorado Springs.

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Your Own Kitchen
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jan D.
Verified review

I am Jan Dunbar (Janice Romney Dunbar: Mrs. C.W. Dunbar) I've known Tom Letts in various capacities, particularly that of a friend as he has had an interesting career, crossing paths with our lives and with our interests. Tom is a Chef-At-Heart. Tom never heard the term, "Fast Food." without coming up with an alternative that was twice as nutritious, twice as interesting, and twice as much fun. Not many amateur chefs I know would pack up his favorite pot, favorite knives, and detour into organic food stores where his lively imagination could innovate a recipe to fit something fresh and exciting, promising to make it through his kitchen to come out surprising and delicious. At the same time, Tom is a patient innovator who can take something like a mushroom of unknown flavor, doing small maneuvers between sink and stove, coming up with something simmered and slow-savored to just the "different" kind of sauce. Tom is a fearless shopper, buying things that are unusual, sometimes exotic, sometimes experimental and handsome on the plate. and nothing is too much trouble. I've lived next door to Tom from time to time. The sounds and scents of Tom-in-the-kitchen are an experience of joy and excitement. You should try it!

Plum Creek Catering
4.6
from 55 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen K.
Verified review

Everybody loved the food and the two chefs, it was a great choice!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Greg S.
Verified review

Tri-Stone Catering did a great job for us, and the owner Matthew was fantastic! He was easy to work with, professional, offered great suggestions, always prompt, and of course is an amazing chef! We hosted a Christmas dinner for 17 friends. Matthew made a multi-course meal that was prepared in our home. Everything came off without a hitch. Not only did he prepare the meal, he served it, and cleaned everything up along the way. While Matthew did the heavy lifting, we could focus on our guests and really relax and enjoy their company...amazing! We highly recommend Tri-Stone Catering & Matthew for your event and we look forward to hiring him again. Thanks Matthew!

  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Emily B.
Verified review

Alex is a very talented, creative chef who makes delicious food! He is also is very personable and treats his customers/clients very well.

Chef Scarlett
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi W.
Verified review

Chef Scarlett, made celebrating my 4th Anniversary so special from the details, to the great communication, to the menu. The good was amazing and I loved creating a menu with her that was suitable for the event. I will always have have the memories from this amazing evening and I owe it all to her. Thanks again and I look forward to working with you in the future.

Rogue Foodworks LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Karen M.
Verified review

I met with my "No stress chef" and found him to be personable, knowledgeable, and highly qualified. He delivers two meals a week to my front door in containers under refrigeration and I just have to heat up dinner. Well prepared and delicious. Looking forward to sampling more of his delights!.

TASTE OF MY KITCHEN LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jake W.
Verified review

Excellent product for an affordable price! Chef T makes everything fresh and you can tell how much time and effort he puts into the food. I had him do shrimp tacos, tortillas, rice and the regular taco ingredients for some of the best shrimp tacos I have had in years! I highly recommend the guy! Thanks Chef T!

Create Foods LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Graciela C.
Verified review

In the past year, Chef Diego has done two catering for 100+ people for us. He always listened to our ideas and used them as a base to create an exceptional menu. Both times Chef Diego kept our budget in mind (which was very important for us) and gave us an amazing meal that blew everyones taste buds. Will definitely call him again!

Well Seasoned Personal Chef
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dewey B.
Verified review

Dana is on of the most competent, talented and fun chefs I have ever worked with. She has catered a number of events I have been involved with and has received rave reviews from all attendees.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gwen E.
Verified review

Lea stepped in smoothly and began work so we could concentrate on our family time without stress! She worked with us in advance to accommodate a vegetarian and other food preferences. The meal was delicious and relaxed and all had a wonderful time. The stress taken off the primary cook - mom- of the family was especially appreciated!

VeVe
5.0
from 1 review
    Fernando D.
    Verified review

    VeVe has been providing us chef services for 4 months now and my wife and I can both say that we've thoroughly enjoyed every meal he's made. From fresh and inspired salads to made to order pizzas to great soups and entrees, he's done an incredible job. There literally hasn't been anything he's made for us that we have not enjoyed. Neither the wife nor I cook much anymore and having VeVe's services to provide healthy and delicious options every week, with leftovers and other staged meals ready to cook, has greatly improved our dietary intake. Partially due to the healthier food, the wife and I have lost a combined total of about 25 pounds since VeVe has started cooking for us. We totally love it!

    Fertile Crescent Cooking
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    Brandon S.
    Verified review

    Awesome chef!

    • 8 years in business
    About

    I provide a personal one on one experience. My passion for the culinary industry shows through my food. I have had experience in the Prostart program teaching high school students basic skills and teaching how to execute final products for competitions. I am a personal chef for families in which I prepare exquisite meals on a daily basis. I was a caterer with my mother from the age of 12. My culinary background consists of two separate colleges in the culinary arts, and was a Nutrition assistant at a Hospital. I handled patients diets and had one on one contact with patient needs. I have great experience in all cuisines which include American Regional, gourmet Asian, Latin, and Classical European.

    About

    I am new business, so I will go the extra mile to win your bid and my work will keep you as a recurring client. I also have a surety bond with my mom for both residential and business clients. I currently have both residential and business client references.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I put passion into everything I cook, no matter if it's as simple as making an over easy egg or baking a cake or cooking a filet mignon.

    • 24 years in business
    About

    I want to be the easiest part of the day for you. I believe in fresh, local, seasonal food. I believe that what you eat helps you make who you are. I believe in quality of life. I am familiar with a variety of cuisines, from Asian to Western. My style would be best summarized as seasonal comfort food with a light hand. Food allergy cooking is a specialty. I look forward to meeting with you!

    About

    I cook the finest and most tasteful dishes in Colorado Springs. I’d be happy to cook for you. You'll be amazed!

    About

    I am baking delicious cakes/desserts and decorating for your special occasion so you will have a lasting joyful memory!

    About

    I travel to provide personal training and teach Pilates. I'm also a personal chef who provides delicious cuisines of any kind.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I have a strong desire to make people happy with my food. And I'm fairly successful at that.

    About

    I take the personal approach, listening to what they want and needs. Give feedback as needed to make every aspect of the event memorable.

    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.

    Do you tip a wedding caterer?

    Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

    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.

    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.

    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.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.