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Port Saint Lucie Chefs

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The Flavored Fork Catering
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Shirley A.
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The food was so amazing, the service superb, and the overall experience was the most positive I have had in a very long time! Chef Matt is the best thing that has happened to Port St Lucie in years!! He has received rave reviews from many who attended our event, and they are all looking forward to hiring the Chef for future events. The Very Best Catered Food I have ever had! Great job to the entire Flavored Fork family and the best Chef on the Treasure Coast. Can't wait for our next event.

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The Catering Group
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jane T.
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This was the most elegant service that this church has ever had. The menu was creative and the Chef was magnificent.

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Chef Tim
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Trevor K.
Verified review

Chef Tim handled a dinner party for us at our house. Great food, great communication during the process, 100% professional, left our house spotless. Would highly recommend and will definitely use Chef Tim again.

Cindy's Table
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Diana H.
Verified review

Cindy is the most thoughtful of chefs which is what I think makes her so special. She focuses on all of the details- the visual, the culinary and the fun!! She is a special person who is so passionate about her entertaining that I jump at any opportunity to dine with her.

Delicious Nutritious
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Natasha J.
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We have been lucky enough to have Sue cook for us in the last few weeks! She is very good at catering to your needs and allergies, and she's an absolute pleasure to have in the house! I highly recommend her as a private chef! -Natasha J

  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Connor Q.
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Sweet monae provides a personal chef service which is outstanding. Her ability to cook it's wonderful, the food is perfect and her personality and kindness is just as amazing

A Culinary Caper
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen L.
Verified review

Carla is an outstanding chef. Organized, inventive, reliable, thrifty, sensible, professional, personable. Her food is delicious She was a delight to have in our family for about 2 years. A big stick of dynamite in a small package!! (she is petite, but that never slowed her down - I saw her pick up an entire BBQ unit and move it) Recommend Carla highly. She can cook with the best of them.

Chef Jess Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Debra M.
Verified review

Chef Jess is very easy to work with. She add lots of helpful hints depending on your skill level. I was amazed how simple it can be to make sauces and dressings from scratch rather than buying them in a jar at the store.

Home Town Catering
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Judy D.
Verified review

I spoke to Chef on phone. Have explained what I am looking for. He seemed well qualified and is willing to meet and talk some more and look over our facility. Sounds good to me. Thanks, Judy

The Hybrid Chef
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Stephanie M.
Verified review

I've used The Hybrid Chef now several times and couldn't be happier. I love having nutritious and home made meals on hand for those nights when my family and I are going in a million directions! I also love it for trying meals that I don't have the skill to prepare! I consider myself to be a regular customer now and my family is supportive of this too!

Markus F.
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I had a small gathering of about 20 people at my place, I had the pleasure of having Mr. Cesar't prepare a nice dinner. Everything was perfect, We all enjoyed dinner. I would definitely recommend Him to Anyone who's looking for a great Chef with passion.

The Mosaic Chef
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alan G.
Verified review

Robert is a talented and creative chef. He is accommodating and always sensitive to client's likes and dislikes. Food is delicious. Robert is knowledgable and practical. He is an interesting person with a well grounded background.

Nora's Private Chef Service
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeffrey I.
Verified review

Nora was very efficient and all her food tasted very good! She cooked enough portions for us for three days as we're both not big eaters.

Hampton Forks
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Scott F.
Verified review

We can't speak highly enough of chef Chris! He was able to understand the vibe we were going for in about 5 minutes on the phone. Course after course, each better than the last! Chef perfectly balanced out casual nature and sophisticated palates! We can't wait to come up wit any excuse to have another dinner party with him!

New York Spice
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ale R.
Verified review

Found Amanda on thumbtack. At first I was a bit skeptical but I’m glad we went with her. We were looking for a more “traditional” dinner with turkey and all the trimmings. Amanda had no trouble giving me a menu with choices. I was very happy with her service and the food was great. She really helped us out; being that is was a short notice. Price is reasonable and everyone loved the food. I will surely be using her again.

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I am professional chef experienced with catering, corporate/private/personal events and education. I am passionate about using and supporting local growers and sustainable farmers in my cooking.

  • 3 years in business
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I do catering, meal service plan, workout meals, lunches, etc. Bartending, R&D, menu development, contract management.

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I have almost a decade in the culinary field and an Associate of Science degree from Florida Culinary Institute. I also have experience and knowledge in both savory and sweet cooking. Comfort food is near and dear to my heart, but can execute a menu of your choosing.

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If you need a personal chef service, Rent a Personal Chef is here for your special occasion for two or more. Even in the privacy of your own home.

  • 7 years in business
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I strive for perfection using nothing but the finest products with quality talent. Well rehearsed in classic cuisine but integrated with cutting edge flare and tastes!

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Professionally trained, insured, and certified in food safety. If you wouldn't put junky gas in your car, why would you put junky food in your body?

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.

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.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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