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Hidalgo Catering Company
4.7
from 109 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 172 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 94 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 144 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 78 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Nicola B.
Verified review

Small family dinner catered, service was as regal as any top notch restaurant but better because of the intimacy at home...chef very professional and his suggestions were delectable to put it mildly...we'll definitely be using him again and again...

  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Cortney S.
Verified review

Chef Corwin, is outstanding. Not only because of his delicous food, but because of his professionalism. He will work with you in any capacity you may have going on and will work within your budget. There defintely isn't a whole lot of chefs that are willing to do that for you. I highly, highly recommend him for any parties, company meetings, banquets, weddings, you may have going on. You can't go wrong with him! P.S. I highly recommend all the food he makes from scratch, especially his Mac n' cheese and strawberry salad!! :) Cortney

Italia Cuisine Co.
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Frances O.
Verified review

I found Italian cuisine co. To be exactly what the doctor ordered. I was looking to send a friend in Orlando a few meals while she was recovering from surgery at home but seeing as I live in ct. I had to surf the net to find a local chef. When I came across the thumbtack website and . Italia cuisine fit the bill. Chef Paola was a complete professional and extremely responsive to helping me out quickly. She suggested some of her specialties and they were all a hit with my friend and her family. Stuffed pork chops, chicken piccata and baked pasta al forno. She suggested great vegeatbles side dishes . Her dessert were a hit with my friends husband . He said they were some of the best he's ever had. Bread pudding, limoncello cheesecake and homemade truffles. Thank you chef Paola for making it so easy and delicious for me to help a friend in need!

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Red99 Catering
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Karifer S.
Verified review

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 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Andre M.
Verified review

Chef Esco is a phenomenal chef. He pays great attention to detail in his meal preparation, presentation and flavor. Every meal he makes will have you stuffing yourself because you love the flavor so much! Make sure you order whatever Chef’s Special that he prepares; he is the best Chef around!

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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
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 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!

  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Khristine R.
Verified review

Awesome service and Chef Susan is delightful! After only 1 class I already feel more confidant. The food is delicious and Chef Susan will show you how to present it beautifully. A must to experience for beginner cooks like me. Can't wait for my next class!

Chef Gilchrist
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ms. G.
Verified review

Chef Gilchrist is AWESOME. My son has allergies to wheat, egg, soy, peanuts, dairy and shellfish. Chef Gilchrist provided me with the knowledge and alternatives. I really enjoyed the time I spent with him and plan on having him back again for more lessons. Thanks again 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
  • 10 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.

Marquise Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dr A.
Verified review

IT was amazing, I am going to hire Joe-Marquise Catering for my personal chef. I can't began to brag enough, look at the pictures.

Freshco.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 21 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Curtis S.
Verified review

I just spent an excellent day learning foundational techniques that will bring my cooking to a new level. Chef Negron is an excellent chef and instructor and I highly recommend him! This was a fantastic experience!

About

We offer personal chef and catering services. Call for details. We have reasonable pricing. We can prepare just for two or plan a party or reception, with discounted rates for weddings.

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 Full Service Event Caterer

Orlando, FL

  • Event type
    Other (Back to school smit)
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Dishes and beverages
    Full meal, Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - casual (eg: burgers and fries), Italian, Mediterranean
  • Serving style
    Food stations
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: Yes
  • Head count
    125-150
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    We have a very budget
  • $1321.25
    Average price

Need a Cooking Skills Instructor

Orlando, FL

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Health reasons, Team building
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine interest
    I'm not sure yet
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (No)
  • Number of students
    Over 10
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18)
  • Experience
    Intermediate
  • Frequency
    One-time event
  • Willing to join an existing group?
  • Details
    This would be a one-time class team building activity for a non-profit organization, City Year Orlando. We would like for this to be an interactive activity, where every staff member can create a meal while they learn about healthy eating.
  • $440.67
    Average price

Need catering

Orlando, FL

  • Event type
    Other (Holiday party)
  • Which meal
    Other (Holiday party)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Other (Open)
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No, Other: Catered food
  • Head count
  • Details
    This is for a holiday party
  • $9
    Average price
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