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Pinellas Park Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Pinellas Park.

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The Island Chef
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annette C.
Verified review

Wonderful Chef.....so pleasant

On The Go Gourmet
4.7
from 67 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel O.
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Chef Vivian just catered our wedding down in Clearwater at out beach house. There were only 30 people, but we wanted everything very upscale. Coming from out-of-state, we were obviously nervous hiring anyone sight unseen to handle the occasion. We met up with her a few days before the wedding. She was extremely nice and reassuring, and went over everything. She came a few hours early to prepare and when we returned from the ceremony, everything was set up and went perfectly. Every part of the meal was beyond expectation. Her staff was extremely friendly, courteous, and professional. We receive compliments on the meal all that night and throughout the next day. We were extremely happy with her and would highly recommend her for your event! It was a true pleasure to have her service.

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Chef Cheryl
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sherman H.
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Cheryl sets the bar wayyy to high for private chefs. Once you have had a private chef experience with her, you will never invite a different chef into your home or private event. From the moment I hired Cheryl for a surprise couple's dinner over Labor Day Weekend, she made it very clear that she aimed to provide a "blow you away" experience. First she designed the three course menu. I told her what I had in mind (lighter dinner - fish and seafood) and she instantly started providing her ideas with pictures of different dishes, different types of fish, sauces, presentation styles, etc. We agreed on a shrimp polenta cake w romesco sauce topped w sauteed carrots appetizer, an atlantic cod on a bed of smashed potatoes with olive and mushrooms, and a creme brulee. Our friends that we surprised with the meal both said it was one of the best meals they had ever had. We agreed. Leading up to the day of the event, Cheryl covered all the details. Since we were staying at a resort, she asked about everything from the type of dishes available to whether she should bring a tablecloth. She made wine recommendations, and even brought us a bottle for the dinner. The final presentation was perfect. Cheryl connected immediately with our group and was ready to impress - she got right to work when she arrived, but not after exchanging pleasantries and making sure that she knew her audience. All in all, Cheryl provides white glove customer service, has the most genuinely friendly and professional personality and is awesome to work with. She impresses from the moment you say YES, and even before that. Her cooking is delicious. It was a gourmet meal that we would have paid much, much, much more for at a reataurant, but she brought it to the comfort of our home (hotel). The presentation of the food was impressive, and everything was served with so much love. Cheryl takes great pride in what she does. We look forward to making Cheryl's cooking a part of our yearly tradition. I would never consider using anyone else. You will not be disappointed with Cheryl. Dont look any further - you have found your private chef for life. (I NORMALLY AM VERY LAZY ABOUT WRITING REVIEWS, BUT CHERYL PROVIDED SUCH AN IMPRESSIVE EXPERIENCE THAT I WOULD NOT FEEL GOOD NOT WRITING ONE)

Intimate Catering
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey K.
Verified review

Linda agreed to provide a gourmet dinner for nine on very short (24 hours) notice after the chef I originally hired took ill. She was able to replicate the menu I had originally agreed upon with the other chef, with a few touches of her own that were definitely enhancements. Every course of the five-course meal she prepared was delicious and my guests and I were delighted. Linda was professional, neat and unobtrusive.

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Epic Events by Booth, Inc.
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Culver C.
Verified review

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
Farren N.
Verified review

Kimberly by far is the best chef I have ever had. Her passion for cooking is displayed throughout her meal preparation and her delivery of the final product. I am so pleased with Kimberly's work and I would recommend her to any of my colleagues .

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shelly R.
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Lovely, tasty, professional . Perfectly self contained chef. Plus a very nice demeanor and attention to tidiness . Allergies were addressed , and leftovers were an added treat. A pleasing evening!

Your Personal Chef Service
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
Verified review

He was great! We had him come to our home to cook an NYE dinner. It made the evening that much more special and fun. It was so nice to not have to worry about cooking the meal, and be able to spend that time with family and friends. It was also very interesting talking to the chef, watching him prepare the dishes ( and even help!) and learn about what he was creating. Would recommend for a special occasion!

Lisi Crane Catering
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Allan S.
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Lisi has been preparing Gluten free and dairy free meals for me for several weeks now , and I has to say they have all been fantastic. She is very conscientious of my dietary restrictions and has catered to my specific needs perfectly. I would recommend to anyone looking for healthy gourmet meals ...

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Pasta Chef Catering
4.9
from 13 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!

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary E.
Verified review

I was very impressed with the sophistication of the meals. They were prepared well and the entrees were very tasty and well accompanied with gourmet side dishes. The selection of recipes is extremely broad and Ann is will to cook requests as well. I would highly recommend Ann as a personal chef.

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David K.
Verified review

Chef Gordon was charming and his meal was sumptuous and delicious.

Norma`s Table and Vine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sandee B.
Verified review

I was lucky enough to be a guest at the home of a friend that hired Norma to be our private chef for the evening. I already knew Norma but had not yet experienced her amazing culinary talents! She served a party of 10, a delectable six course dinner, that was to die for!! Everyone raved over her selections, that paired well with the wine that was chosen for that evening. She is a total professional and was a great contribution to a lovely evening.

Renowned Hospitality
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Deb H.
Verified review

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.

Fiestas Catering Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Sandra P.
Verified review

We had a family reunion that we hired Fiesta Catering and they provides us with fresh, quality food and plentiful amounts where family were able to have seconds and take some home too. All the staff and Chef Luis we so accommodating and professional. We would definitely hire Fiesta Catering again for any future events.

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!

    Jessica Black
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Eliseo S.
      Verified review

      Chef Jessica Black prepared to finger food for my election return party. The finger food was "finger licking" good. Everyone was impressed by the presentation, freshness and great taste

      About

      I am catering parties and events. I like to work with people who want something different. I cook classic cuisine as well.

      About

      I am a personal chef, and I specialize in healthy cooking for daily, weekly, or special event. I can be found on Facebook.

      About

      I provide personal chef service for small and large events -- private homes, large halls, full-service events, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

      About

      I am a French chef. I can cook lunch and a simple or upscale dinner. I have 35 years of experience. I can do French and American cooking. I can make food and individually package it for you.

      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.

      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 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.

      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.
      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.