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Sanford Home Chefs

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Hidalgo Catering Company
4.7
from 109 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
Alan B.
Verified review

What a wonderful evening provided us. Chef Maurice cooked a spectacular meal and was so personable and friendly to everyone attending. The food was phenomenally good, better than we thought it world be and huge portions. He left our kitchen cleaner than it has ever been and really made our dinner a smashing success. Count on this company for your next party cuz we will be using them forever.

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KITCHEN'S PORTAL
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 143 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 78 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Maria L.
Verified review

My husband and I had a fantastic dinner in the comfort of our own home with Chef Dameon. Every course was amazing quality with a beautiful presentation! And the best part was my kitchen was spotless when he left. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a special meal.

  • 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
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Frances O.
Verified review

I found Italian cuisine co. To be exactly what the doctor ordered. I was looking to send a friend in Orlando a few meals while she was recovering from surgery at home but seeing as I live in ct. I had to surf the net to find a local chef. When I came across the thumbtack website and . Italia cuisine fit the bill. Chef Paola was a complete professional and extremely responsive to helping me out quickly. She suggested some of her specialties and they were all a hit with my friend and her family. Stuffed pork chops, chicken piccata and baked pasta al forno. She suggested great vegeatbles side dishes . Her dessert were a hit with my friends husband . He said they were some of the best he's ever had. Bread pudding, limoncello cheesecake and homemade truffles. Thank you chef Paola for making it so easy and delicious for me to help a friend in need!

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Red99 Catering
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 60 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.

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  • 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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Karifer S.
Verified review

I hired Gourmet crepes cafe and catering for an event that I have in my house, the Chef give me a variable option for the menu, what I love is that I can choice between sweet and salad crepes, the food was delicious, I heightly recommend

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Taste of Sunshine
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle B.
Verified review

The most amazing desert bar ever and the bride is gluten free and she made special just for her (not just cake we ordered but of each desert). We tried many bakers for gluten free products and she was by far the best! She also did the bridal shower deserts and they were likewise remarkable! You MUST hire Maria !!! Photos will follow when we get from photographer !!!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Luz O.
Verified review

I wish I had more stars!! Chef Esco catered our family reunion dinner and a few "date night" dinners. He was always on time, showed enthusiasm, had a positive attitude and his food was outstanding! He paid close attention to detail and showed concern about mine and my guests dietary needs. I would recommend his services to anyone.

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  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bonnie F.
Verified review

I am a consumer of the food that this individual prepairs on a regular basis because he cooks for our church for several events and invites groups at a time to his home to simply cook for us and share his hospitality along with great food. I have attended a wedding that he catered and it was displayed beautifully and was absolutly scrumptious. I would defenantly reccomend his service.

Savyor Events
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 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!

  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Khristine R.
Verified review

Awesome service and Chef Susan is delightful! After only 1 class I already feel more confidant. The food is delicious and Chef Susan will show you how to present it beautifully. A must to experience for beginner cooks like me. Can't wait for my next class!

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 Gilchrist
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mayra H.
Verified review

Chef Gilchrist is very professional and easy to work with. He listened and knew exactly what was needed. His dishes are beautifully presented and taste delicious. Everything was right on point. I will call on Chef Gilchrist for all future catering needs and gladly refer him to family and friends. Thank you!

Chef Friedrich
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Sallie P.
Verified review

Chef friedrich is personable and professional . He is been our personal chef for six months and the menus have been varied and delicious . Her price are competitive

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.

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.

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.

Freshco.
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!

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    About

    We provide off premises catering and personal chef services serving Central Florida. We have over 30 years of experience. We do cocktail parties, barbecues, ala carte service and much more.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How much do private cooking lessons cost?

    You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need Cooking Lessons

    Sanford, FL

    • Reason for cooking lessons
      Personal enrichment, Other (cook for wife and kids)
    • Interested in the following cooking skills
      Basic cooking skills, Knife skills, Soups and sauces, Roasting and braising, Grilling, Baking - bread, Baking - desserts and pastries, Other (spices, pairings etc)
    • Cuisine interest
      American, Asian, BBQ, Healthy, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican/Latin
    • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
      Please describe here (none)
    • Number of students
      2
    • Student age(s)
      Adult (over 18)
    • Experience
      Beginner
    • Frequency
      Ongoing classes
    • Willing to join an existing group?
    • Details
      something I would love to do alongside my wife, however if there are group classes, we would love to be a part of that as well.
    • $160
      Average price

    Need Pastry Chef

    Sanford, FL

    • Pastry type
      Other (shower cake)
    • Event type
      Other (lingerie bridal shower)
    • Number of guests
      Fewer than 30
    • Serving type
      Individual servings
    • Pastry theme, design or presentation details
      bustier
    • Delivery Location
      I will pick up the pastries
    • Details
      I have a picture of what I have in mind that I will be very happy to send to you
    • $122.5
      Average price

    Need Pastry Chef Services

    Sanford, FL

    • Pastry type
      Cakes
    • Event type
      Birthday
    • Number of guests
      Fewer than 30
    • Serving type
      Individual servings
    • Pastry theme, design or presentation details
      My company logo as cake and my name on top of cake
    • Delivery Location
      I will pick up the pastries
    • Details
      my company logo as cake design with happy birthday at the bottom and my name on top
    • $125
      Average price
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