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Orlando Private Chefs

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Hidalgo Catering Company
4.7
from 108 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Jack B.
Verified review

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 93 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 140 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
Alicia W.
Verified review

Excellent experience! My guests and I were very impressed with the meal, presentation and overall experience. The servers were on point and the meal was amazing! Looking forward to working with Spice House 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
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jason S.
Verified review

AMAZING!!! AUTHENTIC! MEMORABLE! Chef Paola catered to our taste and budget. Taking all the stress out of picking a restaurant to take 14 family members out to dinner, we opted for an intimate private Chef experience in our home. The food was amazing, we were able to catch up and talk (without reviewing menus and shouting over other people), and I didn't have a crazy alcohol tab at the end of the night. It's beautiful when you can have an award winning chef standing next to your dining room table explaining her "mama's recipes" after your guests take that first bite and say, "Wow, what's in this and how can I make this at home?" Knowing you and they will only be able to recreate this experience with Chef Paola. Thank you, Chef. Grazie Mille!

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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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley M.
Verified review

This was the first time I ever used a private chef . Excellent services, very professional 5 stars hands down. Thank you chef Mark

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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
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda A.
Verified review

Working with this company was a dream. They thought of everything needed for my wedding of 100+, and then some. Chef Jean and his team are incredibly professional and beyond kind! I will hire him for future events in a heartbeat. If you are looking for quality and expertise, this is your catering company!

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  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Savyor Events
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy E.
Verified review

Chef Libby cooked for the 60th wedding anniversary of my parents. Her staff was pleasant, the food was outstanding, and she did everything from setup to cleanup. Chef Libby took care to make sure she was meeting our family's every need during her planning process. And she rolled with the flow when we through a last minute allergy surprise at her, not letting it fluster her whatsoever. We thoroughly enjoyed the special family evening celebrating Mom & Dad.

  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy S.
Verified review

We purchased Golden Personal Plum Chef Services as a gift for our daughter and her family. The gift for us was Susan! Susan is the real deal. She is talented, creative, and sweetly accommodating to food likes and needs. She is very professional and her high standards are obvious. The care she takes to shop and cook, and to be prepared for her client time, is a wonderful thing. Susan's personality makes the experience even better. She's personable and fun and you know you are in good hands with her. A great experience:)

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Howie G.
Verified review

I’ve had the pleasure of having chef Ron cater a few VIP Rooftop events and the value, professionalism and service that he provided was Outstanding!! I recommend him to ALL of my friends and Clients as the chef of Central Florida!

The Naked Cupcake
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sweta P.
Verified review

Where do I begin..? Oh yes! The day I took a bite into the most moist and flavorful cupcake! Things just fell into place once my husband and I tried Sandra's cupcakes at a friend's gender reveal party. Yes, I said cupcakes. My husband and I couldn't do with just one so we shared another...if not more in private. Our friend Danielle, who was hosting the party, was recommending another friend to have her boyfriend's birthday cake made by Sandra. That's when I turned to my husband and said we have to meet Sandra and have her make our wedding cake! Not long after, Sandra met me after work one day with samples of cakes and frostings. I was able to mix and match the flavors on my own time. This made the cake picking process less stressful. Once, my husband and I picked the flavors Sandra and I had setup a meeting to design the cake. Sandra was wonderful. She sketched the cake out on paper to show me what my dream wedding cake could look like. From selecting the designs of henna to the colors of my reception outfit and jewelry Sandra made my wedding cake into a reality. I admire her communication and staying in contact with me when shopping for the cake supplies. The wedding cake (in my mind) was the centerpiece of the reception and as you can see from the pictures it made quite statement. We can't wait to have Sandra make our future cakes and cupcakes!

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.

Chef Luis J. Negron
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!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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