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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 152 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle Y.
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We had a wonderful dinner. The servers and chef were all very professional and we enjoyed crafting a menu that fit our specific needs. The brisket sliders were a BIG hit with our family. (As was the chocolate/peanutbutter cake... outstanding!). THANK YOU!

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 143 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rich M.
Verified review

Chef Nikki was detailed and organized with her services. The selected hors d'oeuvres were delicious from top to bottom. She makes a yummy and tasty chocolate trifle cake. I would definitely use her services for a similar or bigger function again.

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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
Brandon Y.
Verified review

Chef Troy provided delicious hot food, cold drinks, excellent service, and fun music that got everyone on the dance floor! Most importantly my pastor had a mike to marry us! Did I say affordable and layaway! Our wedding day couldn't be complete without Troy! We are truly grateful! We wish him nothing, but blessings! With Love, Brandon & Hannah Young

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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Russell P.
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Clearly the absolute best level of professionalism I’ve EVER experienced with any caterer or personal Chef. She’s the person I’d trust everyday in my home and with my stomach! So glad real chefs with real passion like this still exist!

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roberta H.
Verified review

Chef Kendra is a very kind hearted woman. She loves what she does and is accommodating when needed, if she is able to do so. She is very easy to talk to and is great with communicating up front. Her food and services are Amazing! She catered exactly what I wanted for my menu and it was all so very TASTEFUL!

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Crisp By Kelsey
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Minty N.
Verified review

We hired Kelsey for my mom's birthday and she was awesome! She was flexible and customized a menu for us. Kelsey was very professional:showed up on time, was quick with responses to any questions we had before we hired her and is an all around great person to work with. The food was delicious! We had clams in Thai curry sauce for apps, red wine braised beef short ribs that melted in your mouth with sesame green beans and a salted caramel creme brûlée to finish! I highly recommend her for your personal chef experience.

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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.
Verified review

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
Vedonna R.
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The event catered by Ali's Personal Chef Service could not have been any better. We continue to receive comments from guests telling how delicious the food was and what a beautiful selection and presentation. We could not have been more please. You can be confident in a successful event Ali.

Hullskitchen
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Amber P.
Verified review

We have had the honor of using David Hulls culinary expertise several times throughout the year. He has prepared delicious meals for many dinners that we have held ranging from small intimate dinners to birthday celebrations. His food presentation is top notch and a taste to die for! His menu selection is huge varying from traditional type dishes to unique spins on some of my favorites. Chef David is extremely professional and entertaining. He gives his guests an experience to remember!

  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Noelle S.
Verified review

Hired Chef Trey to come to my home and cook some dinners for the week that would be healthy enough for me and appealing for my 3 kids and husband. His meals were fantastic, and when I arrived from work you would have never known anyone was in the kitchen! He was like a dinner angel :) We will be sure to hire him again. Saved us time and money as we didn’t need to do the last minute dinner drive-thru run once this week!

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Aroma Culinary Events, LLC
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie H.
Verified review

My company had their annual health fair and we hired Chef Iyea to do the cooking demonstrations. She was so helpful through out the menu planning process and very delightful to work with. Our staff loved her energy and recipes. I would highly recommend her!

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
Verified review

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
Lee H.
Verified review

Chef Latanya was very nice and professional. The selections were great. I have a picky 13 year old that is extremely hard to please but she hit a home run on the first meal with him. We cant wait for the next dining experience and will recommend her services to our friends.

Wimbo's Your Personal Chef
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nacoyia T.
Verified review

He hosted for a group of 10 or more breakfast & dinner..The taste was very rich & pleasurable. We enjoyed every bite. He cooked a full course meal &served each individual. I couldn't ask for a better chef..He's very professional & charming as well. If I could ask for something more. It would be more time to taste another scrumptious meal of his.

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Bohemian Bakery
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ayah M.
Verified review

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
Kimberly C.
Verified review

Chef Jarvis catered my husband and I wedding and it was absolutely immaculate! He catered my best friends wedding last year and we just had to have him. We had a little over 250 people and everyone enjoyed the food. We had a couple of family members who had special dietary restrictions and he even accommodated them. His prices were exactly what we budgeted for and our guest were served food that we’d only seen on TV and in magazines. His professionalism and his vision helped me to have one less thing to worry about on my special day. There was an abundance of food which made for more than enough for my guest to get seconds. I will definitely hire Chef Jarvis to cater all my events in the future, hopefully my future baby shower. 😉 Chef Jarvis helped make our most memorable day that much more memorable. Thank You!

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
    Sara G.
    Verified review

    Jan and I have been working together for years. Her culinary background is extensive, is educated in an array of cuisine's, and is an official certified Sous Chef through the American Culinary Federation. Her professionalism is outstanding and her creativity is beyond belief. Jan always goes above and beyond, satisfaction guaranteed!

    Chef Bs
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Ladeidre C.
    Verified review

    Very professional!!! Food was on time and delicious!! I will be using Chef B in the future!!

    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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