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Lauderhill Private Chefs

Browse these private chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lauderhill.

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LucaBella
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tymeka R.
Verified review

Chef Dan is amazing. I spoke to him at length about how I wanted to plan the bachelorette festivities for my friend months in advance. Not only was he very quick to respond, he was friendly and super knowledgeable. He put together a menu based on my specifications and showed on on the first day with a bright smile and a fantastic personality. Even though the kitchen in our rental unit was less than fantastic, he still stuck to the menu and made sure we had a wonderful experience. He was super prepared! And on top of all of that? The food was amazing. Everything was phenomenal. In addition to preparing great food, Chef Dan fully interacted with our group and fit right in! He played music while he cooked and went a step above his duties by making cute menus for our bachelorette dinner. Chef Dan did a wonderful job and I'd be happy to recommend him to anyone looking for a great private chef. Thanks Chef Dan!

Rosemary and Thyme Catering
4.9
from 83 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Lorri H.
Verified review

As this was our first go-around without our mother who ran the best Christmas kitchen ever, we decided to look into catering which then led us to the "private chef" concept offered by Jeffrey Sternberg who owns and operates Rosemary and Thyme Catering. Jeffrey was one of 3 caterers who offered their services through Thumbtack, and right from his online presence, we knew that Jeffrey would be the one who would come through on the home-cooked feel we were seeking. One phone call led to an invitation to his home where we were regaled with samples of his work ... now that is service for you! Planning out the meals was a collaborative effort where we told Jeffrey about all our traditional fare over the 3-day feast with Jeffrey being most accommodating to our habitual dishes but all the while making recommendations here and there which we gladly accepted ... it was a very easy and enjoyable process. Everything was delicious, truly surpassing our expectations. There were even several batches of shortbread made up for our inspection before choosing the version that best matched the type of shortbread we were accustomed to. The cauliflower and celery casseroles were actually better than we had ever made ourselves and the filet roast of beef for the day after Christmas was without a doubt the best we'd ever tasted. If there was any negative to be found, it was simply in that there was way more food prepared for us than we could ever expect to eat ... we froze the leftovers and are still enjoying the odd Jeffrey meal ... talk about getting excellent value for your money! The only exception to the quantity was the gravy that only lasted the one meal of Christmas dinner. And Jeffrey also surprised us with plenty of extras like a 4th appetizer that we had not ordered, dips that we had not ordered for the appetizers, and mayo and mustard spreads for our sandwiches, and the killer was an extra turkey roasted in the oven in case we did not end up being fond of the grilled turkey that he recommended. The one hitch was that the re-heating instructions did not specify "convection" or take into account that all six dishes were to be reheated in the oven simultaneously, so the food was not ready when we were led to believe it would be, but it was well worth the wait in the end because everything was outstanding. Service, service, service ... that is what Jeffrey is all about ... and he really knows what he's doing ... you can just relax or else spend the time you save in the kitchen fretting over more interesting Christmas activities ... Thanks so very much to you Jeffrey ... you saved the Holidays for us ... the best to you and your family in 2016. Lorri H. Jan 07/16

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Tasty Creations Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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Lynn C.
Verified review

I hired Chef David at Tasty Creations Catering to be a private chef for my boss and his family of 16 while in the Keys on Vacation. It is extremely hard to pick a chef from hundreds of miles away over the phone, but David put me at ease and was amazing to work with from the start. My boss came back from vacation with lots of compliments on the amazing food, the fact that the Chef was so flexible on preparation and timing as well. It was a major relief that Chef David fit right into the family and was able to make this such a positive experience for all. Definitely made my life easier! We will be using him again on our next trip to the area.

Chef Elisa's Catering
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Rick E.
Verified review

Chef Elisa did an amazing job. We hosted an Italian-themed cooking party at home for our 11 year old daughter's birthday. Elisa crafted an excellent menu for the kids to prepare. Although we thought that having so many kids participate would be analogous to trying to herd cats, Elisa expertly kept them engaged and interested throughout. Add to that the little chefs learned quite a bit and made some delicious appetizers, main course and desserts. Great time had by all and everyone is still raving about the event. Highly recommend Chef Elisa and her team.

TLC Chef 4 U Corp.
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Carolina R.
Verified review

I could Never say enough about Tesia, and neither could my 6 bridesmaids! Ive been day dreaming about her incredible meals every day since we met! She was very organized and assertive and accommodating (which I've had trouble finding with other chefs), as incredible in her skill as promised, and not to mention she was fun loving and easy going - the perfect fit for our group of ladies. THANK YOU TESIA!! Until next time!!

Mr. G's Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Lou A.
Verified review

Mr. G's Catering services were outstanding. John and his wife came early to set up the event. They surprised and exceeded our expectations with their decorations for my partner's 50th birthday party. His food was what you would expect from a Chef. It was of high quality and quantity for the price. We had more than enough food to feed our guest. His Lasagna was out of this world. Overall, myself, my partner, and all of my guess were extremely pleased from beginning to end.

Catering by Alicja
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Concepcion G.
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What a wonderful experience. Extremely professional and accommodating. We ordered brunch. Great taste and presentation. I must say it is one of the most professional private chef experience I ever had. Thank you for your wonderful service.

Bella Personal Chef Catering
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine D.
Verified review

The best personal chefs in Miami! Everything was perfect! Thank you so much, Karen, Raphael & Jessica!

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Jared W.
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Chef Lavita did a great job for our dinner party. I highly recommend him. We will definitely re-hire him for the next party we have.

Chef2You
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 18 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.

Gourmade For You
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Coleen H.
Verified review

We hosted a very small dinner party in a small space with limited cooking utensils and equipment- Chef Lou came to the rescue and provided a beautifully presented and delicious meal, unobtrusively and professionally. We feel very fortunate to have found him on short notice. Chef was also extremely considerate about all of our food idiosyncrasies. We were so impressed!!

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FIRST BITE*
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura T.
Verified review

José was the epitome of a personal chef. I have set up events with chefs before and he blew us away with his professionalism, delicious cooking, and personality as a whole! Jose made the process very easy and he quoted a great price that we were comfortable with. He did not try to rip us off like other chefs try to do. We are all from out of town for a bachelorette party and wanted to do a fun night in to relax and have great food for our last night. He prepared homemade Chinese food with spring rolls, dumplings, fried rice, sticky chili chicken, broccoli, and a delicious chocolate cake cup dessert with vanilla ice cream! His sticky chili chicken had a Peruvian twist and was party favorite! A few of us have a serious peanut and shellfish allergy and he suggested foods to have on the menu and was very responsive to any needs we needed. I would recommend him to anyone and will definitely use if we are back in town! Thank you José!!!

Private Chef For Hire
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Dana C.
Verified review

This was our 2nd time booking Chef Dominic, he is simply amazing! Food is exquisite, the display is flawless ... he is my go to chef for all of my catering needs.

George K-tering
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Frank B.
Verified review

Chef George catered our daughter's 15th. birthday party. The menu was well planned and executed to perfection. The food was delicious and a hit with the guests. The staff arrived well in advance to set everything up, they took care of the service throughout the night and then picked up everything at the end. I will definitely have Chef George cater my next event.

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Kerry's Delight
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea P.
Verified review

Chef Davin created a delicious Mexican menu for my son's Rehearsal Dinner. He was professional, easy to work with, very personable and the food was excellent! I highly recommend him! Thanks Chef Davin!!

Chef-aLa-Carte
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Salma M.
Verified review

Jenny was outstanding. She worked with the budget I had in mind and she was able to create a phenomenal menu based on what I was requesting. I sampled the desserts (created by her daughter who is new and exceptional to the food industry) and one of the appetizers one week before. That tasting opened up my tastebuds and was excited to taste the other menu items on the day requested. Jenny and her daughter set up everything in my kitchen in advance and while waiting for the guests to arrive, conversing with her and her daughter brought interesting topics about culture and diversity. The food was amazing, from the appetizer to the salad, the entree and the dessert. The quality was of very high standard. From the four guests, three belong to the hospitality and food industry, and we were all impressed with the quality of food, style, presentation and the service. I have absolutely nothing that could have been better as all the guests and I believe the service and quality were up to par. This was the first time I have ever hired a private chef, but I know if I do it again, I would definitely go with Jenny Brown, Chef-aLa-Carte.

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Sub Carib LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sony J.
Verified review

Food was of the highest quality. Impeccable service delivered in a timely and efficient manner. Chef Joseph demonstrated professionalism and flexibility. I will definitely use Sub Carib for future events and would recommend them highly. Thank you Chef Joseph for making my daughter's graduation party memorable!

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Mauricio Crespo
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Justinne I.
Verified review

An exceptional class taught by an exceptional Chef! I am working on my culinary certification and had asked Chef Maury's help to polish my skills up. It took a couple of months until I could finally schedule my class (my schedule won't permit) but Chef Maury replied promptly whenever I send him a message. The class itself lasted for about 4 hours, concentrating on knife skills, stock making and basic cooking techniques. He was very keen in making sure I make the right cuts and correcting me right away. His kitchen is a standard home kitchen so you don't have to worry about being intimidated by big equipment. Whether you have a culinary background like I do or just a home cook who wants to learn more, Chef Maury is the right guy to show you the ropes. I am already looking forward to my next class!

Chef Mark Fiori
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Dana S.
Verified review

I absolutely love Chef Mark. He is fun and entertaining for guests, and his food is super delicious! I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone in need of a private chef!

Delicious Creations
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marnie M.
Verified review

Joshua was hired to be a private chef in our home. His cuisine was farm to table, he shopped three markets, and was excellent at pairing flavors and providing a fresh, healthy, delicious family meal. He will stay on with our family weekly. Excellent palate and professional manner.

Q & A

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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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