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Alpharetta Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Alpharetta.

Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 152 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa B.
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Firstly, they are very quick to respond. The tasting was scheduled immediately and it was done so professionally. Food for the tasting was very good and any suggestions I made were possible. My fiancé is from New Orleans, so creole food was a must and Gotta Have It Catering definitely delivered. Within hours Chef Vincent had put together an amazing southern creole menu for me. Not to mention Chef Vincent and team's suggestions made me very comfortable with their experience in catering.

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 143 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Menya C.
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Chef Nikki hosted "Cooking and Cocktails" for my girlfriend's birthday at the Twelve Hotel, Centennial Park. The class was better than I'd hoped! The class was SO much fun! And the food was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!! (We had the meal for breakfast the next day...LOL!) She is very professional and personable. She is knowledgeable and gave great cooking tips! I would definitely recommend this class and Chef Nikki's services!

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  • 26 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha Q.
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Our office hired John to make dinners for us and our families during busy tax season. It has been great! The meals have all been delicious and varied while still being kid friendly. We never get bored with his food. He brings the meals twice a week, and he and his assistant are always on time and very helpful. John is super attentive to our different diet needs/allergies and welcomes suggestions. The food looks and tastes fresh and is very health conscious. Exactly what we asked for. We have worked with other chefs in the past and none have been as wonderful as John. Our whole office highly recommends him.

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 112 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl W.
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We were very pleased. Chef Troy was prompt, prepared and the food was delicious.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Erica W.
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Sabrina was the "Ultimate Professional" in all aspects! The omelet station and customized options she created for our guests truly elevated our event to the next level. Not only was the food DELICIOUS but her winning personality made it a complete joy to work with her. I appreciate Sabrina's promptness, attention to detail, creativity, pre-event visit and suggestions, efficiency, and her positive interaction with all our guests! I have no doubt that we will leverage her services again when we have an event and I would wholeheartedly recommend the Good Fork Catering Company to anyone looking to make their event extra special!

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa B.
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Kendra is an awesome person with great personality and talented chef. She worked with us when it came to a job holiday function, considerate and informational when it comes to making certain decisions in relation to alcohol. I strongly recommend for anyone looking for catering, look her up. I will definitely use her again

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Crisp By Kelsey
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia U.
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Kelsey does a great job developing and providing a menu of family meals for us each week. The dinners are delicious to me and my husband as well as our 21 month old son. In addition, she is always consistent in her delivery time and quality of product. She has really simplified our life while enhancing the quality of our life. We highly recommend her as a fantastic chef who can please a wide range of palates.

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dana E.
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Marcus and Devon did a fantastic job. We had a post game hot meal. The game was delayed due to weather so the meal was served 90 minutes later than expected. It was all still fresh and delicious. I highly recommend Pas de Deux. Talented chefs and service with a smile.

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Ali's Personal Chef Service
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy W.
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Our meal was fantastic! The entire party raved how wonderful the meal looked, smelled and tasted. So you're aware delicious is an understatement! Service was outstanding and Allison was more delightful than the meal. Menu items were fresh, warm and presented beautifully! Give Ali's Personal Chef service a chance, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Hullskitchen
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Kim J.
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Chef David did a phenomenal job! He's extremely professional, well organized and most importantly the food was delicious! Five star all the way. I highly recommend is culinary talents. Kim

  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff F.
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Looking forward to a great relationship with Chef Trey. The chicken and fettuccini dish was very delicious. He takes pride in his craft and it shows. Ready for our next meal. Let’s go!!!

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Aroma Culinary Events, LLC
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Tia D.
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I (and my guests) was very pleased with Iyea’s personal chef services. She helped me determine a menu and provided all of the personal chef services with professionalism to my party of 10. I could not recommend her higher and I will definitely hire her again in the future.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
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I have two words to say.. "Impeccable Service!" In-Joy catering not only have the best service, but they also serve amazing food!! The Chef is one to admire due to her personality & beautiful smile..she works with her clients and will do everything she can to make sure she's giving 110%. I would definitely hire for any event I host. 😊

Diva's Touch Catering, Inc.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Angus M.
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Chef Latana is a very good cook. She cooked for me for a while and cooked everything to my satisfaction. Just tell her what you want and she can cook it. I highly recommend her.

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Bohemian Bakery
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Ayah M.
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Everything that was requested was delivered. Chef Pavla was super responsive and patient throughout the entire process. And more importantly, the cake was delicious :) Thanks so much!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maggie C.
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Chef Jarvis was outstanding! Great service, on time, professional, and made us the most delicious 3-course meal for our Girls Night Out weekend in the mountains. He is personable, charismatic, with the tools, skills, and presentation of a truly great Chef! He added to an overall beautiful experience and I so highly recommend him!

ChefAquaEATS
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Dequan S.
    Verified review

    My personal experience dining with chef Aqua was superb. The cuisine was extremely immaculate. The best portion of the evening was her professional demeanor. Chef Aqua is Highly advised.

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    • 4 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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    Philip R.
    Verified review

    I hired Chef Dee to teach me how to cook like the pros. She is punctual and professional. She came with her own kitchen tools and spices for me to try and even gave me some to keep. She also gave me an Apron to keep as well. A class act with much skills in the kitchen. I highly recommend her for all of your events and instructional needs. Good luck trying to book her on the weekends because I just did for the next 8 weeks.

    Chef Jan Hill
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Lauren O.
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    Amazing chef, amazing person! Her work/creations speak tons of passion.

    Chef Bs
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Ladeidre C.
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    Very professional!!! Food was on time and delicious!! I will be using Chef B in the future!!

    localGreenEats
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Mariann M.
    Verified review

    Krishna is an amazing chef, and we always look forward to her meals when she cooks for my husband and I. We can request any dish or cuisine for a dinner, and know that it will be flavorful and delicious. In addition, she uses fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. I highly recommend her as a personal chef or caterer.

    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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