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Deerfield Beach Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Deerfield Beach.

Dade County Food Group
5.0
from 123 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
Emily E.
Verified review

Although our event was technically a corporate function, it is more like a very large group of friends getting together to have a good time and catch up. Chefs Brian and Jose and rest of the staff were wonderful! The evening was seamless. The food was delicious. The staff was attentive and wonderful in every way. They did a great job setting up as well as cleaning up at the end of the evening. Thank you for a job well done!

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LucaBella
4.9
from 112 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna M.
Verified review

One of the very best Chefs. Dan was the chef on duty last week during my stay in south beach. Every thing he prepared was outstanding. I consider myself hard to please when it come to cooking. Being a native of New Orleans, I consider myself a great cook. However, this guy top the xharts. If you are in the Miami area and need a chef I truly recommend Dan. Donna from Atlanta, GA

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
4.9
from 84 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Lori M.
Verified review

Chef Jeff catered our wedding with made-to-order omelets and all the sides. It was great! From having us in his home for an omelet lunch tasting to bringing us flowers on our special day, he met all of our expectations and then some. Our guests all loved him and commented to us on his professionalism as well as his friendly personality. We can't thank him enough for all that he did to make our wedding brunch a success. We highly recommend him and are sure to hire him again for our next big party (or maybe even a private dinner for two)!

Good Eating Sobe
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Yves A.
Verified review

Traci and his assistant are very friendly and so easy to work with and made the entire process from start to finish so easy. a summary for the event: 1) Best food you've ever had. 2) Gorgeous presentation. 3) Amazingly helpful and friendly staff. 4) Guarantee that people will be talking about the food for your special occasion for me was my graduation.

Exquisite Catering by Robert
4.6
from 58 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha D.
Verified review

I booked this caterer for my wedding on 12/30/17. I'm Jamaican and my husband and I wanted the jerk chicken with rice and pease. We also had the chance to taste the food prior to booking for the wedding. We worked with Kathy and told her what we like and didn't like at the tasting. The food was awesome at the wedding ! I would like for the chef to be recognized. We had so many compliments about the food. To my regret i didn't get the chance to take any pictures of the food. The servers were so kind and punctual. They provided awesome services. Thank you all for the great work.

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The Catering Group
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Juli S.
Verified review

The owner was incredibly easy to coordinate with. We had planned our family meal well in advance. It was on time, easy to serve, easy to clean up(the employee who handled the delivery was organized and super nice.) They even sent flowers! The Thanksgiving turkey was moist and flavorable as were all of the sides and desserts. We have tried everything in the past on Thanksgiving and this was hands down the closest experience to homemade without being in the kitchen all day, that we have ever had! Was awesome! At the last minute, they were also nice enough to help me feed an office staff that ended up having to work. Amazing customer service and our employees loved it. The chef even delivered himself and my manager informed me that he was amazing too! My family and employees are already planning an event to try his ribs, that we heard are very tasty. Lots of Thanks to The Catering Group

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Chef Tim
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roilee W.
Verified review

Chef Tim was wonderful to work with, he understood all of our requests and helped to plan the event. His staff were friendly and professional and did a great job with food, bar tending, serving and clean up. I would recommend Chef Tim for everyone planning an event. Roilee Wright Advanced Roofing, Inc.

Conscious Bite Catering
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Hulda M.
Verified review

Best choice for my wedding! From the moment a met Chefs Valeria and Alex I knew I had made the right choice. They understood the challenges of my venue and the mix of guests, and helped me tailor the menu for the evening. They even crafted a cocktail menu with unique names just for us! The day of the wedding it was all perfect, I heard nothing but great things from all my guests about the food, presentation and professionalism of the staff. It was an overall amazing experience working with this group, they really go out of their way to accommodate and work with you, plus the food its absolutely delicious!! Thank you again! Hulda and Mike!

Cake it to the Limit
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher A.
Verified review

Let us start by saying WOW and AMAZING! We are so late writing this review and apologize for that... My husband and I were married back in January of 2016. As many of us that plan a wedding, this was our first time so we did not know what to expect. We planned everything ourselves, found the venue, found a caterer, photographer, Dj etc. We had a budget and it was quickly approaching the maximum. We heard weddings were expensive blah blah blah, but until you pay for one you may never know... We interviewed several Thumbtack bakers and taste tested their product. We met a lot of great candidates, but non of them "took the cake" like Claudia at "Cake it to the limit" Claudia is an artist and a visionary. Jose and I had an idea to incorporate our centerpiece (a silver metal round globe that was a candle holder and had an unusual design to illuminate light) We sent Claudia a picture of the centerpiece and asked her if she could incorporate it into her design. We did not see her idea until the day of, we were amazed! It was elegant, stunning and delicious! Our caterer, Laura, from Laura Ashley catering (also recommended) told us that they have never had a fondant cake that was so easily able to cut and serve. Needless to say we highly recommend this company and have already had the opportunity to recommend her to others. Claudia is professional and a delight to work with. Thankyou for making our day extra special!

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Gillian M.
Verified review

Chef Levita cooked for my bachelorette party. He was very professional and cooked us delicious food. Thanks, Chef Levita!

Chef2You
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Giovanni R.
Verified review

Food was delicious. I've hired a few private chefs in the past, and he is someone I would use again.

Mobile food truck/catering
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Isabela D.
Verified review

I really enjoy everything served from this food truck. I have yet to be disappaointed. Finally some real carribean food served in your local area. The chef is extremely friendly and you can taste the love in his food. I highly recommend his ceviche, fish dip or my all time favorite the oxtail!

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Kerry's Delight
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria G.
Verified review

Kerry is an amazing pastry chef and beautiful person on the inside and out! I sent her the party invite and asked if she can match the design on the cake, add watercolor effect and nautical elements for my sister's baby shower. She matched the cake design perfectly and added her personal touch as well. It was tastefully done and came out elegant and way beyond my expectations! The cake was not only beautiful but also so tasty! Everyone were impressed and now two weeks later we still talk about it. Kerry was also professional and punctual. She kept communicating on the progress, asking questions, keeping me informed and delivered on time. Perfection!

Chef Jimmy Dean
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa P.
Verified review

I hosted my Granddaughter's First Birthday Party, Chef Jimmy was very helpful with the menu, set up on time and the best part was all the fixings. Everything was delicious. I will use him again and again.

Naty's Pasteles Y Mas
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin D.
Verified review

Excellent service and food. We were very pleased and our guests were pleased. Nobody's perfect but they were close to perfect. The price was extremely reasonable. Chef Mer volunteered to come by our house in the days before our wedding to pick up supplies (cups, plates, etc) that we would have otherwise had to bring ourselves - and he did it at no additional cost to us. He also volunteered to go to Restaurant Depo to pick up champagne flutes for us because we couldn't find them on our own. Again, he did this at no cost to us. He cut our cake and served our champagne. He's just a nice guy. You will not be disappointed. Thank you, Chef! :)

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Mauricio Crespo
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jerry G.
Verified review

I hired Mauricio for a golf trip dinner with 9 of my friends. We fairly negotiated a price and then chose the menu. Mauricio was professional and very responsive by text. On the evening of the dinner he showed up early and was very accommodating when our timing changed. Of course the best part was the meal! He's an excellent chef and my friends are still raving about the evening. I would highly recommend Mauricio for an evening dinner event. He was fantastic!

Zest Kitchenz
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alina Z.
Verified review

Chef Michael is reliable, trust worthy and creative. I love his food and the energy that he brings to the kitchen. I always know I can rely on him to deliver the quality and the taste.

Chef Denise Cake Designer
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Luanda S.
Verified review

Chef Denise's cakes are not only gorgeous but moist and delicious. I would Highly recommend her for any occasion cake.

  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lara M.
Verified review

Wonderful menus and excellent food! I especially like the fresh herbs and cooking wines/liquors with which Chef Alain cooks. It's true European cooking with pure, whole foods from an authentic French Chef! We like using Chef Alain for dinner parties with friends as well as quite dinners at home.

ALAN HAIME
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Yona S.
Verified review

Alan is an amazing Chef! I have known him for years and he has always had immense passion and talent for cooking. His food is not only great, but innovative, tasty and the presentation is amazing. I highly recommend him for any food service you may need!

Pat M.
Verified review

Chef Christophe was fantastic! The cassoulet he prepared for our dinner party was delicious. He even helped pick out the wine.

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.

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.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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