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Personal Chef Services
from 70 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Yasmine S.
Verified review

We hired Chef Thomas for our wedding & baby shower combination celebration, and we could not be happier!!! First of all, we decided to hire a caterer with only one month to spare before the big day, and thought we'd have no chance to get someone, but thankfully Thomas was available for our day and responded quickly to our inquiry, and he worked closely with us to make sure we got exactly what we needed. The kitchen at our venue was very small, shabby, had one faulty oven, and wasn't air conditioned, and despite all that the food and service was absolutely perfect. Our guests sang their praises and especially loved the roast beef, which was so tender you hardly even needed a knife to cut it. The desserts we had were also so very tasty, even a seemingly simple buttermilk cake was perfectly moist and flavorful, and they were able to make a custom requested cinnamon cream cheese frosting, so heavenly!! We were thrilled to have some leftovers to bring home, and enjoyed devouring them the next day and a half. I don't often write reviews online but Chef Thomas and Ann truly deserve the recognition. They were so wonderful to work with and put my pregnant-bridezilla nerves at ease, they were truly professionals. I recommend them without reservation and hope they will be available to cook for us and friends again on our anniversary!!! :D

Top Pro
Festive Food Caterers
from 53 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary A.
Verified review

Whether you are having a small get together for a few or a large gathering, be rest assured that your event will be amazing! Chef Michel is extremely professional, respectful, and friendly! He catered 2 events for our family and we were very pleased with both. The first was a party of nearly 100 people celebrating our son’s college graduation and daughter’s high school graduation. Our second event was a last minute post Thanksgiving weekend family get together for 12-15 people. Everything from the planning, to taste testing, and delivery was on point. Aside from the food being beyond mouth watering delicious, he coordinated with outside vendors to provide everything we needed to make the graduation event beautiful. He also provided on site chefs and wait staff, all of which were professional and attentive to details. They were flexible in their assigned roles and remained past the scheduled time to attend to our guests and clean up. Our home was left as clean as it was when they arrived! Chef Michel prides himself on delivering the best quality and freshest foods possible. Other than a few items that required pre-prep (like marinating / slow cooking...definitely try the roast pork and roast chicken) everything was prepared (cut, fried, cooked, assembled etc) on site. This truly makes a difference when you’re serving items like empanadas or tostones with avocado and shrimp (both highly recommended). Chef Michel is very creative. Whether you choose something from his printed menus, have other items in mind, or even have a special recipe that you want him to prepare...HE CAN DO IT! An important point to make about his catering style is that he is so proud of his creations that he wants everyone to be able to taste everything that he prepares. If you choose an appetizer and you have 100 people, you are not going to get 1 or 2 pieces per person or be charged by the piece, like most caterers. He will make sure you have more than enough for everyone. The same applies to your main course. We had leftovers for ourselves, even after our guests took food home. With all of this said, I truly feel that his prices are fair and reasonable! I could write more and would be more than happy to speak to anyone who has any questions, but I’ll end with...make sure you try his homemade ice creams (our favorites were coconut and pineapple), flan, and especially the sangria!

Cooking & Catering Services
from 20 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie K.
Verified review

I hired Chef Scott Murray for a private dinner at home for my husbands birthday. My husband was so excited when I told him the morning of and Chef met all of our expectations. It was so much fun to eat a 5 star dinner in the comfort of our own home. Chef was extremely personable and unbelievably talented. We did a 6 course menu starting with an arugula salad, followed by shrimp risotto (our favorite), hoisin glazed pork belly, roasted duck breast, braised beef short ribs and lastly bourbon raisin bread pudding! It was amazing. My husband asked if Chef could come every Saturday!! He loved every minute of it. We will definitely be hiring Chef again. Whether it's for a group party or for another special occasion. He was amazing to work with and the food was outstanding. We can't wait to do it again!

  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Meredith A.
Verified review

Three Men make it a point to be accomodating and attentive to any and all questions and concerns. It doesn't take much to figure out that they're passionate about quality cuisine! The delicious food speaks for itself; after a bite, you'll get it! From slow roasted tomato bruschetta to baked ziti with homemade marinara, the food is so scrumptious! And what's awesome is that Three Men strive to keep their pricing competitive.

Outside Inn Catering
from 10 reviews
  • 42 years in business
John S.
Verified review

The greatest pig roast ever! And that was a few years ago, nothing has compared since. Awesome catering events.

  • 17 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lola N.
Verified review

My name is Ms. Lola Nathan, a recently retired Public School Administrator. It gives me great pleasure to write this review for Gwen Robinson. I've known Gwen for over 30 years and our best times have been spent singing and cooking. She specializes in vegetarian, vegan, cooked, and raw foods. We have spent many hours preparing dishes like vegan potato salad, whole wheat dinner rolls, vegetarian meat loaf, roasted veggies, vegan eggplant parmigiana, raw seasoned kale, baked sweet potatoes, vegan burgers, all types of potatoes, every kind of vegetable, fruit, cake, apple crisp and so much more. Our latest collaboration was vegan lentil loaf in which we added organic shredded carrots, organic chopped celery, organic chopped onions, ground flax seed, nutritional yeast, liquid smoke and some seasonings to our organic lentils. It was so delicious that the guests I invited for dinner wanted to take slices of the lentil loaf home for the next day. Juicing is an integral part of our health practices. One of our most healthful combinations is kale, spinach, celery, carrots, and a touch of ginger, all organic! We know it's best to juice our vegetables and eat our fruit. Juiced veggies go straight to our cells giving strength and vitality to our whole body. Fruit we eat raw because this way cleanse our digestive system. Gwen prepares excellent fruit platters! Gwen is busy but she makes time for people like me who care about their health and want great tasting food. It doesn't take us long to do anything. I get all the ingredients, she does the preparing with me. Sometimes I just have her prepare meals for me for special occasions! She gets rave reviews, is easy to work with and is patient with all whom she is instructing. Gwen has taught many of my associates and friends how to make different tasty entrées and treats. She has no problem sharing recipes and keeps some with her. Young and old alike love whatever she prepares. She makes her own dough, from scratch, for fried dough & pizzas! Wonderful!! She is one of the best vegetarian Chef's I know. Always rave reviews! Always!! We know her as Ms. G, the personal vegan chef. Truly, Ms. Lola Nathan

CT's Take Home Chef
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
Verified review

I heard of Chef Holiday through a local radio station. They were promoting his company and the idea of having a chef come to my home to make a meal sounded amazing so i immediately set a date. This was to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary and the service/food that he gave us was so much better than any restaurant! Normally, it is a waiters job to get you in and out of the door in a very short period of time. I thoroughly enjoy dinners where i can sit back, relax, sip, and eat course by course. I consulted w/ chef via phone a couple of times prior to our dinner date and told him what we like and do not like and I basically gave him freedom to make whatever he wanted. I am glad that i did this because i may have ended up picking the same foods that every restaurant serves. It was nice to put complete trust into his choices! Normally, it is a waiters job to get you in and out of the door in a very short period of time. I thoroughly enjoy dinners where i can sit back, relax, sip, and eat course by course. Everything that chef made us was great! For starters he made us a cocktail similar to a mojito minus that overly sweet taste. It had a spanish twist to it and I want the recipe! For the first course we had a chilled berry soup w/ a rum whipped cream and a flat bread w/ greens, prosciutto, cheese and an apricot jam- all very tasty! Next we had a salad followed by a pasta w/ apples served in a carved out butternut squash bowl! This was great and what a wonderful presentation. For the main course he brought out a plate w/ parma polenta, italian sausage and roasted grapes with a delicious sauce. This was phenomenal! I only wish my stomach was larger so I could have eaten it all. For dessert, we had little German pancakes I believe they were called, with a roasted apple/caramel sauce. The flavors were fresh and amazing. Dessert was accompanied by a hot drink- i forget what was in it but i do know there was gin and strawberries and it was very tasty and nice to have since it was getting cold outside. I will in the future have Chef Holiday over to do a wine or martini and food night! I was wowed and would like to see what else he has up his sleeve. Thanks for making this such a great experience for us!

from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Anestassia S.
Verified review

Kristina catered a large scale event for us and also a few dinners. The creativity and quality were superb. The dishes I most loved were the caesar salad with eggplant bacon, roasted almond butter toast with blackberry compote and molasses drizzle, and the pulled jackfruit tacos. I still dream of that salad!!

Hog Wild BBQ

New To Thumbtack

  • 7 years in business

We provide full on-site catering for all types of events, from 1-5000 people. We come to your location with one of our pit masters and one of our many trailer smokers to provide you with an experience you will never soon forget.

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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