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Parker Private Chefs

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

We have hired Maggie to be our personal chef. She has been very courteous and patient with us the entire time. We just had our first meal and it was DELICIOUS! (as well as unique!) Thank you Maggie! We are already thrilled to have chosen you as our chef!

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The Crazy Caterer
4.8
from 65 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Veronica S.
Verified review

We hired The Crazy Caterer for a one time private chef experience for a 70th birthday party and they were amazing!! Tentative, responsive, and reliable. Everyone at the party was impressed and loved the personal touch and food. Great time with such short notice and the food was tasty. We are looking forward to working with Kim and Stephen again!!!

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Your Own Kitchen
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 90 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!

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Underground Fine Dining
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 62 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.

Sparrow Kitchen
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Kelli D.
Verified review

We hired Nancy for a private chef service. We wanted a formal dinner for an intimate group of 6. We contacted her on short notice and on top of the busy holiday season but she didn't flinch. Her response time was impeccable, and her confidence and professionalism put us at ease. And the best part, it's affordable! We had a 5-star meal in the comforts of home that if we went out for we probably would've spent more. Don't hesitate hiring Nancy, she follows through on everything she promises and we had the luxury of being served while enjoying time with family. It was worth every penny. We highly recommend Nancy and would definitely hire her again. Thank you for making our evening so special!

Clark's Custom Catering
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Greg T.
Verified review

The food Chef Clark prepared and the service he delivered for my recent events exceeded my expectations. My customers loved the food and commented on how pleasant and professional Chef Clark is. I look forward to continuing to have Chef Clark and Clark's Custom Catering "wow" my clients!

Events by Bob
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Mary G.
Verified review

Our team has been doing monthly luncheons at Luke's for almost 7 months and it has been great. The food, the service and the venue has been top notch. Bob and his staff are very professional and easy to work with. Luke's is a wonderful place for dinner or for a very private luncheon. M.E.G.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy C.
Verified review

We had the best time with Chef Matthew! He was amazing, funny and a great chef. The food was amazing and he fit right in with the group. Our next trip to CO he is our first call! Every single person loved his food and his personality. He went out of his way to make sure everyone enjoy their food and even accommodated one of our crazy guest lol. Hire Matthew! You will NOT be disappointed. Thank you again Matthew.

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

Great food - Rick is an excellent chef and the next time we need to cater an event Rick will unquestionably be our first choice.

J Street
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Don F.
Verified review

We're a pretty laid back firm. J Street took their time and laid out the food, which was perfect, as the party progressed. No hurry, so everyone ate what they wanted, when they wanted. It was perfect. And everyone enjoyed ordering their personal dinner from the food truck. It was the perfect way to do a private catering event, with food that we couldn't get anywhere else.

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

Chef Kerry came and did a private cooking lesson for 2 of us. He was happy to help with knife skills, which I specifically requested, and came prepared with handouts and meal ideas that would allow us to practice. The food we cooked was great and lasted us a whole week!

Magnifique Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Allison C.
Verified review

Awesome food and amazing service! May book the private cooking lessons next time!

Magnifique Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Lila M.
    Verified review

    Magnifique Catering was truly that... Magnifique! the food (all four courses) and desserts were all amazing! Their chef, Durosola, was unbelievably professional from the start, and even put leftovers in our fridge. We froze the containers and had them that next weekend. Yum!

    • 4 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Brijett W.
    Verified review

    Alex Sutterfield is truly amazing at what he does! He was our private chef and we miss him dearly! He cooked anything and everything we wanted and even came up with some amazing dishes we never would have thought of that have become favorites of ours. Besides being a great chef he is such a kind person who not only cares about what he does, but who he does it for. As much as I’d love to have him back with us, I hope that others get to know and love him AND his delicious food as much as we do!

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    • 12 hires on Thumbtack
    • Top Pro on Thumbtack
    Matthew J.
    Verified review

    Honestly, Connor was much better then expected or anticipated! Not only was he consistent and timely in responding to my emails but was on top of any and all questions I had! Very thorough and specific in terms of trying to figure out exactly what you're looking to gain from the time together. Feels very relaxed and easy going. Never a feeling of being rushed or forced and does a great job at taking the lead while still allowing you to feel like your in control. I wanted to make sure he knew what I wanted as far as, Meal Prep, Food Combination & Planning for the week ahead... What I got was all that and more; an introduction to Seasonings, Proper cooking times, Techniques, and Tools for eliminating waste and increasing efficiency ! He was very straight forward, easy to understand and relatable. Connor makes it unbelievably easy to take simple ingredients combined with a few simple spices and seasonings to bring to life a really delicious, healthy and hearty meal! I would definitely recommend anyone looking for an inexpensive High Quality chef to come share his experience and knowledge! 11/10 on rating of satisfaction!

    Magnifique Catering
    4.9
    from 7 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Randy S.
    Verified review

    Chef Durosola was Awesome! He revised the menu four times and really took an interest in the food we wanted for our birthday dinner. Everything was perfect and we can't thank him enough for taking us on such short notice.

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

    Callan's ability to create delicious food is really unparalleled. Gluten free and vegetarian dishes significantly more delicious than any I've had before. All around excellent chef and wonderful human being!

    Chef Bella B
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      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

      Chef James
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 21 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Hudson M.
      Verified review

      Chef James was incredible. My boyfriend surprised me for our anniversary and it was MUCH better than going out to a loud brunch, plus I got to put my pajamas back on which is always a plus. The food was incredible; he was so kind and accommodating. He brought everything (as a recent grad my kitchen is lacking in the cooking utensils department) and found everything himself while we just relaxed. He also managed to work even with a drooling dog at his feet. I could have eaten his hollandaise sauce right from the bowl it was so good. The only downside was the horror I felt at someone so talented seeing the state of my kitchen, but he persevered even in those conditions. I would highly recommend Chef James to anyone. If my boyfriend lived in Colorado we would be asking him for lessons without a doubt.

      • 1 year in business
      Anthony A.
      Verified review

      Very attentive and responsive to my needs.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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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