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Leesburg Home Chefs

Browse these home chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Leesburg.

Hidalgo Catering Company
4.7
from 105 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
Alan B.
Verified review

What a wonderful evening provided us. Chef Maurice cooked a spectacular meal and was so personable and friendly to everyone attending. The food was phenomenally good, better than we thought it world be and huge portions. He left our kitchen cleaner than it has ever been and really made our dinner a smashing success. Count on this company for your next party cuz we will be using them forever.

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KITCHEN'S PORTAL
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
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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
Sasha W.
Verified review

Dameon was early, prepared and impressive when it came to customer service for my backyard dinner party. All that did not compare to the presentation and taste of the food. We had party of 14 and he handled the night like the top class chef he is. My home was transformed into a five star restaurant. Thanks Chef Dameon!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Jenny V.
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This is a wonderful catering company! No food is delicious. Not your typical catering food. Sandy and the chef work with you to develop the best menu for your event. They took care of everything during our wedding. I recommend them without any hesitation.

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

The food was excellent!! We hired Red99 for our baseball team for 4 days (6 meals total). They provided great food and great service. The Chef even took time to talk to the guys and get to know them. While talking to the players, she found out one of our guys has Celiac Disease and brought him a special meal the following day. She went above and beyond and provided great food. We will definitely be using Red99 when we're in town again.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Matthew B.
Verified review

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
Dana F.
Verified review

Well mannered ...... Excellent chef ....... I would hire him I've and over again

  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Karifer S.
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I hired Gourmet crepes cafe and catering for an event that I have in my house, the Chef give me a variable option for the menu, what I love is that I can choice between sweet and salad crepes, the food was delicious, I heightly recommend

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Taste of Sunshine
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
Verified review

The most amazing desert bar ever and the bride is gluten free and she made special just for her (not just cake we ordered but of each desert). We tried many bakers for gluten free products and she was by far the best! She also did the bridal shower deserts and they were likewise remarkable! You MUST hire Maria !!! Photos will follow when we get from photographer !!!

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

I am a consumer of the food that this individual prepairs on a regular basis because he cooks for our church for several events and invites groups at a time to his home to simply cook for us and share his hospitality along with great food. I have attended a wedding that he catered and it was displayed beautifully and was absolutly scrumptious. I would defenantly reccomend his service.

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

Our guests raved about how amazing everything was. The Chef personally walked around to each table to make sure the food was great for our guests. Savyor Events are the most professional caterers. On time, helpful with creating a menu in our budget, and then delivering food that is fresh, hot, and delicious. For appetizers, I would highly recommend the bacon wrapped jumbo shrimp and the prosciutto wrapped mozzarella. Main course: My choice = sautéed mushrooms/steak and chicken/pineapple shish-ka-bobs was my favorite. The mushrooms were exquisite! Savyor's serving staff was a pleasure to work with; friendly, prompt, clean, and courteous. Definitely using Savyor Events for the holiday party!

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
Tracy W.
Verified review

Kristine's food is amazing for the body, mind and spirit! Her meals are delicious and made with love and care. We are not 100% vegan in all of our eating, but love healthy food. I highly recommend Kristine for your personal chef and professional catering needs.

Garyns Gourmet
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Candice M.
Verified review

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
Zoila S.
Verified review

The paella to my birthday was delicias and amazing . tHanks chef Friedrich .

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.

Raiz Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Steve H.
Verified review

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.

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

Vivian is a phenomenal chef! I am 12 months postpartum and have been really struggling to diet both from a time and energy perspective. I was looking for a very specialized diet and Chef Vivian came to the rescue. I have all my food for the day (3 meals, 2 snacks, & 1 dessert) provided for Monday-Friday, and have just started week 2. The food is beyond tasty, fresh, healthy, and more than anything I certainly do not feel like I'm dieting. There's so much variation and choice, and did I mention the taste?! I cannot recommend this chef enough and I strongly advise you to try her, you will not be disappointment! Super quick to respond, very accommodating, wonderful creative menus, and a really lovely person to boot. Not sure how I will ever go back to eating my own food :)

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 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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Need catering

Leesburg, FL

  • Event type
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (Southern)
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    150-200
  • Details
    color theme is black whit and yellow, we are going for a subtle comic/
  • $9350
    Average price

Need catering (full service)

The Villages, FL

  • Event type
    Other (social)
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Plated meal
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    50-75
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    we would like to price ham and beef
  • $831.25
    Average price
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