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Oviedo Private Chefs

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Hidalgo Catering Company
4.7
from 105 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 169 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 89 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
nadia k.
Verified review

Nothing short of spectacular! What an amazing chef. We had rhe opportunity to work with Spice House for a private party. Chef was a referral from a friend of mine and i'm so grateful. Not only was the food delicious but the presentation was as amazing. Coupled with the killer smile and professionalism, we couldn't have chosen a better caterer. Highly recommended!

Italia Cuisine Co.
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 37 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 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 59 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.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Premier Event Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Irma P.
Verified review

I don't even know where to start?! We were so blessed to have the pleasure to have found Premier Event Services! Especially in short notice. I spoke to Jeremy from day one and he was quick to comfort me and let me know that it was going to be fine and that their job was to make sure we would have our dream wedding day become a reality and be amazing! And that it really was!! I felt comfortable knowing that any questions or concerns we had he responded right away wether it was over the phone or emails. We also had the pleasure of meeting his beautiful and wonderful wife Natalia who handled the unbelievable Beautiful flowers and linens. When we went for the food tasting it was very hard to decide on what we were going to having. Their food was amazing and everyone at our wedding still talks about how delicious everything was from the hors d'oeuvres to the entrée. We chose the fillet mignon and a sherry wine chicken that was to die for! We chose buffet style and fit our wedding and it was amazing! Their establishment has a big hall room with unlimited setups of tables that has tons of different kinds of linens from colors to fabrics and all kind of different centerpieces to fit any dream wedding! Their prices was very reasonable and we were extremely content with their staff as well!! They felt like family at our wedding that we even pulled their staff to the dance floor and had them join our celebration!!! They were friendly and courteous!!!! My newly wed husband and I could have not ask for more! They truly made our wedding a fairly tale come true and I am forever grateful and it melts my heart when I think back on that special day and how we couldn't have done it without them!!! The fact that we did not have to worry about one single thing was definitely a stress relief. I would definitely recommend Premier Events Services to everyone!!! They are responsible, friendly and definitely get the job done!!! Thank you guys for everything!! Mr & Mrs Wille

ChefServ Catering Service
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Todd G.
Verified review

We were a vacationing group of 14 inclusive of five children. Eric and his team was able to Taylor the menu to accommodate all. He was professional and easy going and had great communication. Would recommend him for your private chef needs

  • 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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Marianne F.
Verified review

Chef Libby made three delicious entrees for us. They were for my mom and she has a selective taste now. She is looking forward to dinner every night. They are perfect to take out and use. She came in -cooked and cleaned up and packaged the dinners in freezable containers with instructions. Can't get any easier than this!

Savyor Events
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 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.

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.

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!

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 .

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 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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