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Saint Petersburg Private Chefs

Browse these private chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Saint Petersburg.

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

What a great experience for my parents 50th anniversary dinner. So great they want a private chef more often. You have to try it even if its just once. Such a treat!

On The Go Gourmet
4.7
from 67 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony A.
Verified review

my wife and I hired Chef Vivian for our wedding receptionthe service she provides is outstandingshe travel to our home for the first meeting and after sampling her food we did not need to look no further during the reception her staff was extremely professional and the food was excellent I wish I could give more than 5 star rating I would recommend Chef Vivian and her staff to anybody who needs a gourmet Chef for their event and will gladly use her services at any future event that I need a chef for

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Chef Cheryl
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 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
Roger B.
Verified review

We hired Linda for her chef services, to provide a 9 course meal for my wife's birthday. This meal was on our 55 foot boat, for 2 people, and it lasted approximatly 3 hours. Linda did a fantastic job, was invisibility present, the prepared dishes were amazing, and cleaned up everything. The table setup was amazing as well. I would highly recommend her!

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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
Gayle D.
Verified review

Our family has been using the chef services of Kimberly Gordon for two months now and have been very satisfied with her. I'm a seafood lover, my husband, not so much. We are able to get our preferred protein with the same sides . . . quite the blessing! The menus are chocked full of healthy dishes. Best of all, I don't have to shop OR cook three days a week! We also use her to provide meals for my elderly mother on the weekend. And I had her cater our 4th of July family meal. We look forward to a long relationship with Good Enuf 2 Eat Catering!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean B.
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Chef Jenner is absolutely amazing! I contacted her less than a week away to cook a special dinner for ten people while my family was vacationing in Holmes Beach. She was punctual, professional, kind and fun. From the appetizers to desserts everything was delicious! We were so impressed with everything she made! I would highly recommend her! We can’t wait to work with her again the next time we are in the area!

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

Chef Bob was awesome! I called Bob to set up a private cooking lesson for my wife's birthday. He came to our home with everything needed for the lessons. He's very personable, funny, and great at what he does. I don't consider myself a chef, but he 'dumbed' everything down for us to understand and comprehend. Not only did he show us how to turn 1 dish into many, but he also gave us a bunch of neat time-saving tricks to use during the week, since we are both busy full-time workers. We'll definitely be hiring Chef Bob for our next party - his food is outstanding!

Lisi Crane Catering
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne H.
Verified review

We have used Lisi's home chef service for several weeks and are delighted with it. The meals have been exciting and delicious and we (3 in my family) have enjoyed them immensely. We have been introduced to some new foods and new ways of preparing some dishes. The delivery has always been on time and I like that she delivers the meals in microwavable containers. I recommend Chef Lisi highly!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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Chef Gordon is an amazing chef! He prepared an outstanding meal for our group of 6 adults. It was such a pleasures have him cook for us! Made our trip extra special!

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.

Chef Andrew M. Blass
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Sean D.
    Verified review

    I have had his food at several different locations over the years including outdoor events with what looked like very limited resources and the food was still what I would expect to come out of a 5 star gourmet restaurant.

    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!

      About

      I'm an Italian chef. I was born in Italy and cooked for many years there. I was also a chef in London. I have a lot of experience from my years of cooking.

      About

      I’ve been a long-time cook for celebrities. I will accommodate food-restrictive diets and international cuisines. I’m passionate and professional.

      About

      Culinary degree from Johnson and Wales University, 11 years as executive chef with tons of private dinners and lunch experience. Professional, clean, and delicious.

      About

      I have an extreme passion for food and love pleasing the customers who become friends with culinary arts. I have 25 years of professional chef experience.

      About

      I am a personal chef and caterer. I am a self-taught chef who specializes in scratch made meals with emphasis on Italian and Mexican cuisines. Also fusion of the two.

      About

      I started when I was 14 or so, cooking for my family just for fun. I try my best to make everything from scratch. I use little to no salt and my meals are pleasing to most open eaters. I love to cook, it brings joy to my world.

      • 14 years in business
      About

      I'm a chef who attended and graduated from the Pennsylvania Culinary Arts with an associate degree in the culinary field. My career started when I joined the US Navy back in 1998.

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      I have 38 years' experience in all scratch cooking. I am now running a kitchen. I have been catering parties for over 25 years.

      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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