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Kissimmee Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Kissimmee.

Hidalgo Catering Company
4.7
from 105 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
Jack B.
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Oh my gosh!!! Not enough words for this crazy, excellent result. We were expecting good food but the level delivered was way above our expectations. Maurice looks like Bruce Willis, has a voice like a thunderstorm and cooks like 5 star chef. He and his staff were so accommodating. They served everything and left the kitchen spotless. Plus, we had to move the event up and they still delivered our meal with no complaint and served a meal I have dreamed of for years. He even added an additional course which was sautéed dates stuffed with some miracle goat cheese he's developed. Try the dessert. Best chocolate cake I have ever eaten!!! Do yourself a favor and hire Hidalgo. You will be glad you did and if you aren't, I'll double your money back. Word.

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KITCHEN'S PORTAL
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Olga H.
Verified review

This review is long overdue. We decided to get together for a celebration with 60 of our closes family and friends, we only had 3 days and my cousin suggested that we should contact Thumbtack to get a quote for this event. The only chef that contacted us was Junior ! We got on the phone and discuss the details for the party ,I was so happy to hear that I needed it not to worry because he would take care of it. He presented ideas of menus and drinks choices for our party and I have to say that is was a total hit ! We are still taking about not only the fact that he was so professional and on time with his staff but that his food was delicious ! The latino fried rice with sweet plantains crisp was to die for and we were blown away with the Baileys 3 Leches ! We had nothing left for the next day ! Thank you Junior for catering this last minute family event, we did get lucky by having you being the only one that answer our request !

Spice House Catering
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
nadia k.
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Nothing short of spectacular! What an amazing chef. We had rhe opportunity to work with Spice House for a private party. Chef was a referral from a friend of mine and i'm so grateful. Not only was the food delicious but the presentation was as amazing. Coupled with the killer smile and professionalism, we couldn't have chosen a better caterer. Highly recommended!

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Red99 Catering
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew W.
Verified review

Red99 really came through. Communication was top notch. I was new to catering, and Red99 took all the guess work out of the equation and made our event wonderful.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Matthew B.
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I called to set up a surprise dinner for my wife last minute and Chef Antoinae made it happen! Very professional and the food was amazing. We couldn't have been happier and will definitely be using her services again.

ChefServ Catering Service
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Miranda M.
Verified review

Chef Eric was a pleasure to work with. He and his staff were friendly, reliable, attentive, and accommodating. Every meal was made to perfection and fit the needs of each and every one of us. We had a group of 16 people and more than enough food at the end of every meal. We would highly recommend ChefServ to any and everyone looking for a personal chef!

  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Duline L.
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I had a birthday party that needed catering, so I contacted Chef Jean and he was very professional and punctual. I told him my vision and he brought it to life. The food was fantastic; the presentation was even better. I would gladly recommend him to ANYONE!

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  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy F.
Verified review

Chef Al catered my sister's 60th birthday party and all of his food was absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend him for any event. Besides delicious food, his prices are reasonable.

  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
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Libby's a wonderful chef. Very personable. She really listens to what you like and dislike and prepares yummy healthy portioned meals. You discuss the menu then she shops cones to your home cooks everything packages it up puts meals in frig and or freezer and cleans up everything like she was never there 👍

  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
John P.
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Excellence is the only way to discribe both the Service and the Food Quality/Taste of Pebbles Cuisine, Ms Keisha (Pebbles) knows her craft and this comes from fellow Chef/Restauranteur.. Some Serious Food indeed! John P.

Savyor Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl B.
Verified review

Savyor Events catered my daughter's wedding reception and I have to say they were so easy to work and helpful in planning this event. From the amazing food to the floral arrangements and personalized cocktail napkins and leave behinds. The were true pros!

Custom Cake Studio
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Claire B.
Verified review

I needed a wedding cake but it needed to be small as I was having a very small destination wedding. I did everything online and via telephone with Chef Cathy. Our cake was perfect, delicious and though small was beautiful. Cathy's service was excellent from start to finish and I am happy to recommend her.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jill H.
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Meals from Welli have made family dinner nights sacred again! My entire family loves Kristine’s recipes - healthy, convenient and soul-satisfying!

Garyns Gourmet
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Candice M.
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I sincerely wish I could give him 10 stars! I started working with Chef Garyn about 6 months prior to my event. I live in Maryland and came to Florida with 12 other people to celebrate my son 5th birthday! I hired Chef Garyn to cook us dinner for his party and as a farewell and thank you to our guest! From the moment I contacted him he was prompt in his replies and so very understanding of my many changes due to the difficulty of planning a party from many states away. He took all stress off of me and came up with the menu which he allowed me to change if I wanted and ensured he stayed in close contact. The day of the party he showed up to our vacation home on time and was by far the nicest person ever and so professional. Literally my entire family loved him!! They are still talking about him and how we all wish we could have taken him home with us! The food was cooked to absolute perfection as well as the dessert! None of us eat carrots on a regular basis but we all went back for seconds, even my nephew who is an extremely picky eater. He shopped, cooked, served, and cleaned up which by far exceeded my expectations! The shopping was major to me because after traveling 15 hours, going grocery shopping was the last thing I wanted to do but he took care of EVERYTHING! All of my family are still talking about him and how we can't wait to return next year to have him again! In 5 hours he became like apart of our family! I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for a delicious meal with a personable, professional, and all around awesome chef!!!!

Edible tastings catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Lanesheial E.
Verified review

I’m very pleased with the professionalism of the company. I had no worries about anything. The food was flavorful. The chef delivered superbly to my health concerns. I will seek services again in the near feature from Edible Tastings. Edible Tastings is my go to catering company from this moment on. Thank you Edible Tastings from my family and I , we really appreciate all that you do.

Chef Friedrich
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Wilber A.
Verified review

Honestly I’m very happy with his performance professionalism talent awesome job great guy I would love to recommend him to any one looking for great evening top of the line chef 👨‍🍳

Ms. Comfort Gourmet
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
David W.
Verified review

Working with Susan was wonderful. I gave my mother two meals a week for the month of January. Susan handled the menu, my mother loved the food, and I had peace of mind knowing she was getting great food.

Eat-in’ for Health
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gina W.
Verified review

Vivian is a superb chef and absolutely delightful!

Raiz Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Steve H.
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Food was amazing. Timing was perfect for such a large meal and food temperature. I have Chef Mara instructions about my dietary needs and she delivered.

Me Gusta
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan R.
Verified review

Me Gusta Gustavo showed on time, was very professional, very accommodating even for my somewhat picky guests. His food was so delicious even the pickiest tried it all and loved it all. He even did the dishes. So much food great value more reasonable than most might think for a personal chef to come to your home and cook for you. He even does meal planning even for the strictest diet regimes. I would hire him again without question!!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Penny S.
Verified review

Chef Ron was very easy to work with. The food was amazing. He catered our July 4th wedding for 40 people but we could have easily fed more. Everyone is still raving about the food

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.

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 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.

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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