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  • 4 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Ulrica L.
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Busy Bee, was able to reschedule me last minute. They came and did a great job cleaning out my old place. They cleaned everything, even behind the refrigerator. It is now move in ready for new tenants. I was really impressed as she has all cleaning supplies color coded, depending what room needs to be cleaned, you never have to be worried that a wash cloth from the bathroom will be used in the kitchen or vice versa. We are already in talk about cleaning my new place on a regular basis. You will not be disappointed hiring Busy Bee.

E'leep's Catering LLC
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay C.
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Chef and Christi provided the most elegant and perfect Christmas Eve dinner for my family! We were so pleased with the service, food quality and presentation, table set up and decor, and overall experience they provided. Everything was provided from dishes to utensils to drink ware and all was cleaned up afterwards. It was so amazing to not have to do a thing!!!!! :) This will hopefully be the first of many dinners at our home with chef Shaun and cristi!!!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maureen V.
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We are so happy we found Chef Debra! She was delightful & talented! We started with shrimp appetizers on the lanai. We dined for almost 4 hrs. It was so sweet to celebrate our dear friends' birthday in her beautiful home with delicious food, wine & laughter. We can't wait to hire her again when we come back to visit!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rhonda B.
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I will sing the praises of Kathy and Jeffrey forever! They are not just a caterer serving the most delicious food but fantastic people! The food for our wedding day was absolutely incredible, all of our guest were surprised how delicious wedding food could be. The best Shrimp and Grits I have ever had and the watermelon gazpacho was to die for! Kathy and Jeffrey go all out for you, they will even tweak their recipes to your liking. There was not one thing that went to waste, when the wedding was over Kathy packed up everything that was left over for our after party and everything was devoured! As a chef myself I believe that food is an experience and Kathy and Jeff made our experience spectacular!!!!!! Thank you both so so much, you are worth every penny we paid! Not to mention your pricing is so reasonable! I can't wait to have you as my private chefs!!!! Hire Event Elements, you will not regret it!!!!

Creative Catering
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Becky J.
Verified review

Thanks to all the Chefs that took the time to send me quotes and answer questions. I am keeping all information for future references as well.

Rock Lobster Chefs
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Diane B.
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Chef Kevin cooked for a private dinner party of 6 in our home. His wife helped him and they were in our home for about 5 - 5 1/2 hours. We were very happy with the quality of the food and service they provided! I would definitely recommend Rock Lobster Chefs to anyone!

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Janet G.
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My husband gave me the task of entertaining his fellow board members, while they where in Fort Myers, Florida. It was a casual evening for them, spent at our clubhouse and pool area. Chef Jay prepared a pleasing menu, keeping in mind our previous conversation. Chef Jay arrived on time, after calling me earlier in the day, to confirm our evening plans. He prepared the dishes fresh in my condo kitchen, and had everything set up shortly before my guests arrived. The food was delicious, a nice variety and presented well. His sausage and peppers was the favorite! My kitchen was left neat and clean by Chef Jay. There was no sign of his creative work. We were extremely pleased with Chef Jay, from the initial phone call, to the last bite!

Rebecca Findeisen
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lori V.
Verified review

Rebecca was our in-home chef for 8 meals (over 3wks). Those meals were planned and prepared nutritionally based on our dietary concerns (diabetic and cardiac). She is a talented chef who takes pride in her cooking and strives to educate while creating a balanced menu. We enjoyed working with Rebecca and look forward to future meals!!!

Kippster Catering & Events
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Susan D.
Verified review

Kippster Catering did a great job for my event. Not only did he show up on time and go out of his way to make sure all of my guests were happy, he left a clean space and even gave me a few recipes for the food he created so I can try to make them again later! I will definitely be using his services again.

Bret the Chef
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Nico M.
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I recently tried a dressing made by Bret the Chef and it tasted phenomenal! Light, yet packed with flavor! I used it on a chicken arugula salad and with some pumpkin seeds and lime. The dressing did the rest!

  • 31 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bob P.
Verified review

Catered my rehearsal dinner for me and the wife to be...we were blown away by Chef Bill and his team

Crave Culinaire
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Jillian B.
Verified review

Brian and the entire team at Crave Culinaire helped make my event one my family will never forget. We hired Crave to cook a private meal for our family at home, followed by a catered party on New Year's Eve. The food quality and presentation greatly exceeded our expectations, as did the professionalism of the staff. My family is difficult to please when it comes to food, and we all agreed, the meal prepared by Crave Culinare was one of the best we have had in Naples, Florida.

Chef Rogers Powell
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
MARIE M.
Verified review

To make an omelette, scrambled eggs, poached eggs or eggs mimosas seem to be the abc of someone in a kitchen. But if you want to make it “tasty” and fluffy for the omelette, Chef Rogers will show you how simple it can be and how to make it to everyone’s private taste. In no time I knew which ingredients to mix for a healthy breakfast or a rich dinner once you only have eggs left in your refrigerator. Chef Rogers also came to organise a business dinner for six person I had only mingled with at the office. They all are still talking about it. He took care of everything, had excellent ideas for a “first time” invitation. The portions were perfect, the vegetables accompanying the roast were so tasty that no one left them in their plate and at the end of the dinner, he left a spotless kitchen. Definitely a delightful evening when I did not have to get up to go back and forth to the kitchen for a very successful meal. Thank you Chef Rogers.

About

We are an off-site catering and private chef business for parties of 2 to 2,000. For parties, weddings, mitzvahs or intimate dinners with 1 to 10 courses, no party is too small or too large.

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We are a full-service fine dining establishment located in Cape Coral that offers catering services and private chef services. We cater all events: corporate functions, special occasions, weddings, etc. Put us to the test and let our company make your next event a memorable event.

  • 15 years in business
About

I believe in good honest food made with fresh and local ingredients farm to fork. My style is rustic and unpretentious food. I can prepare all styles of cuisine. I also can partner with a wine consultant for memorable dinners with wine and food pairing.

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I am located in Naples, Florida with an international cooking back ground experience. I'm a certified graduate chef from Cordon Blue School in Pasadena, California. I have experience in a la cart and large volume parties. I have worked in hotels, resorts, restaurants and country clubs and have cooked for many celebrities throughout Los Angeles, California. I would love to host and cook for you at private home for you and your personal guests up to 10 People.

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I will go to your home and prepare a gourmet meal. Be a guest in your own home. I also do housecleaning and organizing.

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I can grocery shop, prep and cook several days' worth of meals that are good for the elderly, busy professionals and bachelors! I also plan and decorate for home parties, special occasions or even a dinner for two. I also enjoy teaching kids kitchen safety and basic cooking skills.

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If you crave for a spicy and tasty food and willing to take your taste buds on an adventure in Trinidad home-style cooking with an international flare, then let me be your personal chef.

  • 4 years in business
About

i am young and ambitious. full of spark and ever learning. enthusiastic and will take just about every challenge thrown at me. no job is to small, too corky, or too ambitious or too upscale. i will do my best to make your dream night a reality at whatever cost, professional parties or family and friends, I have you covered.

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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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