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Fort Collins Home Chefs

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Underground Fine Dining
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janine E.
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What a night! A very special 70th birthday surprise for my husband, who had hoped to stay close to home, have a low key evening with little fanfare. What could be more perfect than celebrating in the comfort of your own home with Chef Dustin Brandt at the helm! Joined by our best friends, Dustin prepared a 5 course meal of all my husband's favorites including a chicken liver mousse w/ shallots and capers appetizer, scrumptious escargot in herb garlic butter sauce, crab stuffed mushrooms, mushroom soup with creme fraiche, spinach arugula salad with raspberries and roasted pistachios, Beef Wellington with toast potatoes and asparagus, and roasted apple creeps for dessert! The four of us friends are trying to come up with occasions to hire him again. Bravo! Superb! Extraordinaire! Find a celebration to hire Dustin as your personal chef...it was truly one if the best gifts I have ever given my husband and so well received. Thank you Dustin!

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Xim catering
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrice B.
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I hit the jackpot when I found Lenny with Xim catering. He went way above and beyond to accommodate our somewhat complex needs for my Mother's 80th birthday. He was so incredibly gracious, kind, and professional. Xim had some challenges with the venue we had chosen but they really make it work so well despite the none kitchen, tiny space and complex menu. All our guests raved about the food and the extremely friendly service. I give Lenny and Xim 10 stars for service and execution. Thank you very much

  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Paul I.
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Modern Edge provided everything we needed and much more! Karen was extremely helpful on the business and planning end of things, and working tirelessly with us through some unexpected snags in approval and payment. You couldn't ask for a more friendly or helpful contact. Michael is an amazing chef - the food was TOP notch - and he spent time helping and serving our guests and thoroughly cleaned and organized everything the event. Best catering experience I have ever had. Thank you!

  • 16 years in business
Christophe G.
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Fantastic gourmet gastronomic experience at Chateau de Montsymond in France with Chef Guillaume.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffaney J.
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Our family really enjoys having Angie cook for us. We love the variety of meal options that she offers.

Eye of the Kat
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Michael B.
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Kat was my personal yoga instructor and chef for almost a year before her departure from Milwaukee to Colorado. Let me say first, there is not a day that goes by without me missing her services. Kat is kind, compassionate and incredibly talented. Her yoga services allowed me as a true beginner to enjoy and feel the benefits of yoga. She was patient with me and a great teacher of positions that allowed my body to stretch and release. I am a stage two diabetic and the yoga had a profound effect upon my condition for the good. After learning that Kat had head chef talents, I asked her to come twice a week to my home and prepare meals for myself and my son. The meal plans were excellent and the food, well, there are few fine restaurants that could compete. Kat was very fair with the economics of the work as well. It made for pleasant meals when coming home from work. My son continues to ask where is she and can she come back to Milwaukee for a time to come and prepare food. It is critical in any review that one have trust, confidence and successful communication. Kat gets an A+ from me in all regards. You will be lucky and fortunate to have here skills. My suggestion is do not hesitate. We enjoyed her immensely and miss her yoga and cooking talents. Thanks for listening.

Chef Colleen Cuisine
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jam B.
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Outstanding very nice excellent food and will call back!!! People are still talking about the food the next day.

Deidre S.
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Everything about our dining experience was perfection...the presentation was exquisite..most importantly the food was delicious..every bite!highly reccomend Chef Zach!!

Elite fusion inc
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Ryan P.
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Not only is Jerry punctual and friendly, he is a master of his craft. Creative dishes with unique takes on modern cuisine. If you’re looking for a genuine dining experience and more, I highly recommend Chef Marano.

Spencer's Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Melissa S.
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Spencer catered four private parties for me and each one was a stellar success. He is a creative and thoughtful chef, very reasonably priced and a delight to work with. i cannot recommend him highly enough !

Family Thyme
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Melody P.
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Dustin was fantastic to work with, and the recipients gave rave reviews on his food. I would definitely use him again for personal chef needs and recommend him to others.

The Roasted Beet
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Brad D.
Verified review

Chef Shannon is an AMAZING cook! We had a wonderful experience with The Roasted Beet. I highly recommend her for your catering events.

  • 5 years in business
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My name is Celeste Sutton and I was born and raised in Broomfield, Colorado. I have always loved being in the kitchen, watching my grandmothers and my mom create amazing meals. My love for homemade comfort food came from them. As I grew I always enjoyed cooking colorful and flavorful food but never thought of doing it for a living. I use the freshest ingredients that I can find and pride myself on educating people so they feel confident and comfortable in the kitchen!

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I am a professional chef from northern Italy and have been cooking for over 20 years. My specialty is Mediterranean cuisine. I love to use fresh, organic produce and meats and sustainable seafood when available.

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We specialize in creating gourmet desserts for all kinds of events. We specialize in cakes, cake pops, truffles, dessert tables and allergy-free desserts.

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The goal of The Pure Gourmet is to bring healthful, delicious food into the lives of our customers. We strive to help you discover a sense of wholeness and well-being by eating locally grown, sustainable organic food prepared with love. The Pure Gourmet offers catering, personal chef services, food education, and private cooking classes in Denver and Boulder, Colorado and the surrounding areas. We believe that a carefully prepared meal is one of the greatest acts of love, and that every bite tastes better with knowing that it supports our bodies, spirit, and community. Sincerely, Lauren Gennett

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The service of Humble Chef stands out because of the ability to unite with many different lifestyles through the connection of food.

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food is my passion and pleasing my customers every time is the best feeling I can have in the work place.

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During my travels, I cooked for Pope John II, Queen Elizabeth, former President Reagan, and numerous world leaders. Now, let me cook for you! Award-winning Chef Neuhold can help you if you are planning any of the following: * Wedding * Birthday * Baby shower * Office party * Bar Mitzvah * Anniversary * German food

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I am a Colorado based personal/private chef whose training started at Florida Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach, FL. I have three years of experience in cooking both high-end and home-style cuisine on private yachts. I am now land based and would love to bring the enthusiasm and energy I had working on boats to your home. I can provide locally sourced food prepared and ready for you when you get home from a long day at work (it only needs to be heated), plated meals, and service for dinner parties, or hors d'oeuvres for your cocktail parties. My specialties include Mediterranean, middle eastern, and Asian cuisine, but I have experience with most cuisines, including dietary restrictions, such as vegan/vegetarian, gluten free, etc.

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Ryan "KO" Cunningham and Lindsey Mandel are the owners of RollinGreens mobile food truck. They also offer personal chef services, catering and delivery service. Ryan specializes in world cuisine, and was trained at the School of Natural Cookery in Boulder, Colorado. He has been a personal chef for over ten years, and has owned RollinGreens for the past six months. We can accommodate any dietary restrictions you might have. Please, just let us know. We look forward to hearing back from you!

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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