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New Port Richey Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in New Port Richey.

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The Island Chef
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon H.
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The Island Chef provided a fresh, delicious lunch for our staff. Tamara was thoughtful about quantity - we had plenty without having an unnecessary amount of excess. Many people enjoyed seconds which tells me they enjoyed it. She was on time and the presentation was beautiful. Many people asked me who our caterer was; they said they would definitely recommend her to someone else.

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Epic Events by Booth, Inc.
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Culver C.
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Dawn is so very professional and knowledgeable. I am giving my 2 kids the gift of cooking lessons with her for Christmas. She is prepared, conscientious, and thorough in explanation and goals. I know my kids are going to learn how to cook basics and work their way up to being chefs one day! I would recommend Dawn to anyone, either for a private chef, one time lesson or multiple lessons.

Good Enuf 2 Eat Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Lee P.
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It was a pleasure dealing with Chef Kim and her assistant. They were very pleasant and professional, but the kicker was the food. She obviously takes pride in her food. My family's Thanks giving Dinner was great. We had two kinds of Turkey, Ham, Prime Rib, and Lamb Chops. Plenty of great sides and deserts. The deep fried turkey, and pumpkin bread pudding were many peoples favorites.

Satiety
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki C.
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I had a group of friends over and had Melissa cook an Italian meal for us including a starter of her amazing ceviche! The meal was fantastic and delicious and the way it was presented was very impressive- I felt like I was at a 5 star restaurant. I will be using Melissa again very soon and trying her other types of food she cooks! I highly recommend you try using her as your private chef . My friends raved about how great everything was and how special they felt- it's a great experience

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Pasta Chef Catering
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shi-Mei E.
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Pasta Chef was excellent! We used them for our daughter’s rehearsal dinner. They were on time and very accommodating. The food was great!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
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The chef was immediate and very congenial, unfortunately the class did not work out on my end

Renowned Hospitality
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Deb H.
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Everything about this company was fantastic. The food was master chef quality and the prices were too good to be true! They were very professional, responsive and on time. They are willing to fit your budget with a stress free GOURMET meal. All you have to do is invite your guests. I would highly recommend them for any of your catered events. They were awesome...Thank you Antoine, Victoria and rest of team for making our party a success.

Chef du Jour
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Jess G.
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Julie is a joy! She is a great listener and really strives to create dishes just right for her customers needs. She also has a great talent for balancing the different flavors and textures in her creations, making every morsel delectable. Hire Julie for your repeat person chef needs—she will spoil you and continue to delight you time after time.

The Barbecue Chef
5.0
from 1 review
    Clivonya V.
    Verified review

    The food was absolutely amazing. Clive woodside really cares about how he prepares food. Everything was perfectly seasoned and I will definitely come back. His food is one of a kind

    Pretty Baked Patisserie
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Chrisy G.
      Verified review

      I have been ordering my cakes from Chef Ana for the past 4 years and I have been so happy! Every cake she has made for us has been absolutely beautiful and delicious! Her prices are very good too! I will never order another cake from anyone else! Thank you Chef Ana for always making my kids so happy with your amazing work!

      About

      I offer personal chef services that caters all your culinary needs. I am customizing menus and meals to meet any budget from a variety of ethic food groups for as little as 1 person to 500 people.

      About

      I am a personal chef and caterer. I am a self-taught chef who specializes in scratch made meals with emphasis on Italian and Mexican cuisines. Also fusion of the two.

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      My service stands out because for me it's all about the customer first and ensure their day is as perfect as possible and also the food must be outstanding or it doesn't go out to the table. I also do all the clean up and set up.

      About

      We offer catering for private parties. We have a private chef for weddings and other events.We have a full houekeeping service on a daily weekly or per event to offer. We offer meal service. Chef Laurie studied at the Culinary Institute of America in NY.We aim to build a strong and enduring household service by delivering to our customers a professional service that is always fair, efficient, helpful, and responsive. We also offer a excellent cleaning staff for your service . We provide party planning and we come to you for all your event planning. We are committed to earning the loyalty of our customers and ensuring that the satisfaction of their needs is central to everything we do. Proudly serving all of Central and Southern Pinellas County and Gulf Beaches. Contact us for a FREE ESTIMATE. Palm Harbor Florida We are a locally owned business for many years. •Location: Tampa/ St. Petersburg

      About

      I prepare hot and cold hors d'ouvres for private parties. I prepare complete and balanced weekly meals that are pre-packaged and can be warmed up as needed for daily consumption. As a private chef, I can prepare a special meal for you at your home with my personal menu or your own. Specialty items can be ordered in bulk and delivered frozen (i.e., sauces, casseroles, braised meats, meatballs, etc.) Orders can be placed online and can be delivered or picked up.

      About

      For personal chef service, we set the menu. I shop, cook, clean, date and label meals, and store them in the refrigerator, ready for the week. I also offer private chef services, where I shop, come in and cook the meal for that day. I do catering for everything -- birthdays, office parties, holiday parties, picnics, and corporate events.

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      I am a chef for rent or if you have a struggling restaurant, I can help you out. I have 30 years in the industry, but I'm between jobs. I can work with any budget, I just want to keep busy.

      • 3 years in business
      About

      I am not satisfied until my customer is satisfied! My cuisine is a combination of Caribbean flavors and Florida soul. Because of this culinary merger the cooking style is coined Caribborida. My schooling, experience and southern upbringing allows me to deliver professionalism and sincere hospitality. Whatever you like; within reason. Please give us a try and see for yourself.

      • 40 years in business
      About

      Thomas Wild is a chef instructor at Southern Crescent Technical College. He is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. His special training and education includes the following: * Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York; student chef * Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois; rounds man (internship) His certifications are as follows: * Certified executive chef * Certified dietary supervisor * Certified sanitarian by the New Jersey Department of Health His special accomplishments and awards are as follows: * First annual Chaine Des Rotisseurs dinner, Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey * Annual UNICEF dinner, Fairmont Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania * Banquet in honor of first lady Roslyn Carter, Fairmont Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania * National Restaurant Association culinary arts salon member, grand prize team, and 14 first prizes; Chicago, Illinois * Elected as president of Tri-county Chapter of American Culinary Federation * Elected as vice president of the Birmingham Chapter of American Culinary Federation He has taught the following classes: fundamental food production skills, intermediate food production skills, bake shop and patisserie, garde manger and charcuterie, advanced food production skills, and dining room service. He is a manager and adviser of the student hot food team, which won one gold medal and four silver medals.

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      My service stands out through my passion and efforts to treat each customer as a friend. It is my goal to exceed expectations of my clients and provide memorable dining events for their friends and family.

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      I have a culinary education. I have 20 years of experience in food service as a chef, f&b director, and civilian contractor for the USAF at MacDill AFB for six years. I have great recent references. I refuse to do ugly 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.

      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.

      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 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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