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Longmont Chefs

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Mezcla Maggie's Catering
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Staci H.
Verified review

Maggie is a talented chef, and a delightful person. I used her for a graduation party, and she was very easy to work with. She truly listened to my needs and created a perfect buffet for my party. And the food was delicious!

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The Crazy Caterer
4.8
from 67 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill J.
Verified review

Kim and her staff were fabulous. The food was delicious and the presentation beautiful. She was happy to include a few family recipes that turned out just as expected. Okay, the back story. Two hours before my nephews wedding that was at our house, I found out Kim had the date down for the next day. I looked at the original invoice and she was right, it was all my fault. Kim would have been within her rights to not take action. But, she was here within an hour with Chef Jesse and staff. Dinner was served a little later than planned but everyone agreed that the food was perfect and worth the wait. Kim works late most Saturday nights and then is up early on Sunday morning doing volunteer work for Aurora Warms the Night. This is the type of person I love doing business with! Thanks Kim, Chef Jesse, and crew!!

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Underground Fine Dining
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheree M.
Verified review

Dustin provided exquisite dining for a group of 10 for 2 weeks aboard a luxury houseboat on Lake Powell, Arizona. The cuisine was nothing short of divine...matching the impact of the stunning desert landscape. From the uniqueness of the menu to the savory blend of flavors to the artistic presentation, each meal was professionally crafted by an extremely talented chef. The cleanliness and organization was impeccable. Having hired excellent chefs for our Lake Powell trip for over ten years, Dustin was awarded the TOP CHEF award by our guests who travel the globe. He is exemplary in all facets of his profession.

  • 20 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Tom H.
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We have devoured the last of Chef Barb's delicious dinners. What a treat that was!! We tried not to eat them all up at once but savour them and only use them when needed but it was hard. They were all wonderful but our favorites were the beef medallions and the shrimp dish. Mmmmmmmmmmmm. I can't thank you enough for the thoughtful, generous, and kind gift of the meals. I didn't even know that personal chefs existed--and here we have one right in Fort Collins--what a brilliant get well gift. And we so appreciated the break from fixing a meal and the clean up!

Clark's Custom Catering
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah R.
Verified review

From our first contact, I knew we had found the right fit! Sara was exceptionally helpful developing a cost effective approach and Chef Sean prepared exceptionally tasty food which he served with a friendly smile. He arrived early and even helped with last minute decorations! Clark's Custom Catering provides that personal touch and level of service that you don't find with larger commercial institutions. And their culinary creations are wonderful. I would hire them again in a heartbeat.

Integrity Custom Catering
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin B.
Verified review

Chef Rick was terrific! He was the perfect mix of asking me what I'd like and making suggestions based on his experience and specialties. He kept in touch with me before the event so I was comfortable that we were on the same page. He was attentive during the event, yet very much in the background. My friends were really impressed with the taco bar! I'd recommend Chef Rick to anyone!

Chef Pam
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
DeeAnn W.
Verified review

Every dish was delicious! We have a vegetarian, a gluten-free/dairy-free, and a carbo-junkie all hoping for great food made just for them every night... Chef Pam made meals that took everyone into account and made me a happy working mom. Thank you, Chef Pam!

True Taste
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jaime W.
Verified review

Chef Kerry is awesome. His food is yummy and he's super reliable. He cooks for us on Thursdays and we enjoy it throughout the week. Highly recommend!

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  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly W.
Verified review

Had a wonderful cooking lesson for our entire family with Chef Stevenson, including my kids (aged 11, 13 & 16). Would highly recommend Connor to anyone!

Farmer's Kitchen
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Susie B.
Verified review

Michael is SO creative, and FRESH !! catered an Open House for me for 50+ people, and everything was not only perfect, but the HOT, was HOT, the COld was COLD, and the presentation was lovely! Chef Neff also cooked/served a personal dinner for 8 at my home, which was fantastic !! No one does it better, and with a smile and awesome personality! Highly Recommend Farmer's Kitchen !! you won't be disappointed !!

Callan Krystofiak
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mira D.
Verified review

I can't tell you what a wonderful experience we had with Callan. I hired her to come cook dinner for 9 girls (bachelorette party) this past Saturday night. We had many dietary restrictions and Callan provided many different options that all sounds yummy. I've attached pictures of her heirloom tomato salad, sweet potato gnocchi, roasted butternut squash and salted caramel brownies. Great presentation and even better flavor! Callan is kind, professional and provides incredible quality in her work. I would highly recommend her for any type of party up to 100 people!

A la Heart Creations
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan S.
Verified review

She came in and catered for a work event we were having, and let me tell you, her food is out of this world. Even now, the Gods are preparing her a place in Valhalla, not as a guest, but as a chef. Because this food is worthy of the heroes therein to feast upon until the end of time.

Chef Bella B
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly M.
Verified review

I called Chef Bella last minute and the service is excellent. she was personable and really met my needs. If you are looking for chef - look no more - Chef Bella is great. I will use her again

Family Thyme
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Melody P.
Verified review

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.

  • 5 years in business
About

Chef Gwen will prepare menus specifically designed to fit your dietary needs. Extensive background of gluten free and health conscious menus give you the piece of mind to know that you are eating well and being taken care of. No GMOs, grass fed / free range meats, and organic produce will be used in all preparations.

  • 5 years in business
About

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!

  • 4 years in business
About

I work the most efficiently and creatively to prepare the most flavorful, properly executed food.

About

I provide personal chef services as well as provide culinary instruction in a relaxed and fun-loving manner to those interested in acquiring more in-depth knowledge of food and its preparation, wine pairing, menu planning, shopping seasonally, buying and supporting local farms, advise on entertaining at home and educating on how to dine out and proper etiquette.

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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

  • 3 years in business
About

I provide personal chef and catering services for parties of 2 to 100. If you are looking for an intimate dinner with friends or for your next celebration, I can provide your guests with everything they need from start to finish.

  • 4 years in business
About

Because the other Chefs that do what I do believe that people can't do what they do themselves. I believe in building a personable relation with my client that in the end they have equity in regards to when my service is done, they have not just had a nice meal and have leftovers but rather have had an enticing dinner and of course leftovers as well as learning how to prepare what they just feasted upon. My ideal is to not only provide the service but as well as interest the client into trying it themselves, encouraging them to take heed of their own diet. As a Chef what I have come to understand is a lot of people want to cook, they just keep listening to people say its to hard rather than trying on their own. So what makes me different from other personal chefs; Simply, I provide not only the service you are asking for but I encourage you to ask me for the recipe as well as I encourage you to cook with me!! Id love to rub elbows with client who's enthused. This is just the beginning.

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.

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 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.
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