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Atlanta Private Chefs

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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 147 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 262 hires on Thumbtack
Zaida C.
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My experience with Gotta Have It was exceptional from beginning to end. Chef Marra gave me exactly what I asked for, which was Panamanian cuisine. The food was great and my guests were impressed. The staff provided for service were professional and on point. Chef Marra worked with me on every level during this process. I would definitely work with this catering company again and I also recommend them to anyone.

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 141 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric F.
Verified review

Nikki prepared an amazing meal for 13 of our closest friends for my birthday. Every course was to die for! It was truly a meal than none of us will forget. I highly recommend Nikki Can Cook for any private party or gathering.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 119 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 109 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
Eboni G.
Verified review

Chef Troy and his staff presented nothing but EXCELLENT service. From the moment he responded to our request for service to the end of our wedding Chef and his staff provided exceptional communication, service and the food was superb. He honored every request I had and talked me through any questions and concerns we had and offered suggestions. My husband and I along with the guests LOVED the food!!! I would definitely use his services again and continue to recommend him:) Thank you Chef Troy & Staff:) Continued to be Blesst Mr. & Mrs. Alston

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
Verified review

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

  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Tamika B.
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We really appreciate C-Bo's BBQ and Southern Cuisine for coming out to our event. The services was excellent and the food was marvelous. Chef C-Bo and Tonya you all did wonderful. We'll definitely be contacting you again!

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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 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy W.
Verified review

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.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie H.
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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!

PCF Creations
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Michael G.
Verified review

I hired PCF Creations for two 1-month periods to prepare Whole30 compliant meals for my wife and me. Chef Josue came like clockwork every Monday to prepare meals for the entire week. He was very clean, friendly, and gentle. His cooking is precise; flavors are gently pronounced and create harmony with subtones and nuances. I am pretty good in the kitchen myself so I needed this execution to be impressive, despite the somewhat limited ingredients allowed (again, whole30 program, which we also narrowed down a lot based on our likings). Chef Josue was very clean and fast. He also made the grocery shopping for us in a very effective way. I would recommend his services to anyone looking to improve diet or simply for a celebration meal. Very happy.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 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. 😊

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Bohemian Bakery
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirstin B.
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Chef Pavla is fantastic. My wedding cake was magical and delicious. She was even able to print a photo on sugar.

The East-West Chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Delaitre H.
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I thoroughly enjoyed working with The East-West Chef! The food was superb, and is of the highest quality and caliber. Delicious! In my extensive experience with catering companies as a nonprofit executive, I experienced nothing but professionalism, tact, expedience and timeliness. I would highly recommend!

Designated Chef Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
Verified review

Designated Chef really helped to make my daughter's bridal shower absolutely perfect! The guests walked away talking about the delicious food, and I was more than pleased with the presentation! You will not be disappointed with Designated Chef Catering!

Chef Kerby Morgan Jr.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kera M.
Verified review

Chef Kerby was referred to me by a friend for his exquisite catering services. He catered an event for me and I was more than pleased with his service! He went above and beyond to cater to my event. The food was so delicious and the guest raved about it! He was very professional and fast with his service. I will definitely reach out to him again to cater my next event!

La Cremè
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Tessa H.
Verified review

I had the best experience with LaCreme!! Chef Shawnna prepared a tasteful meal for my birthday event. She was clean, organized & professional. I received excellent customer service & I would recommend LaCreme any day! 🤗

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy E.
Verified review

Malcolm catered a dinner for me. He was fairly priced, professional, clean and the food was great!

Chef Curt live
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 28 years in business
Craig T.
Verified review

I’ve had Chef Curt cater for me on a number of occasions and one thing is certain -the food will be delicious. He has a gift for making special events even more memorable.

Savoring Flavours
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Melanie M.
    Verified review

    Chef Sha’keis prepared a 4 course meal for my line sisters and I a few weeks ago. Can I just say we wish we could go back and do it all over. Lol. Her food was AMAZING, her punctuality and professionalism, astounding. We will definitely be hiring Chef the next time we visit Atlanta! Thank you Chef Keis!

    Chef Cho
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    Essy N.
    Verified review

    Great Chef! Wonderful and well cooked food! I’m so happy that I was able to be a part of this catering event and I hope to have her at many more!

    Chef Toni Ann
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Alexa S.
    Verified review

    I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Chef Toni. I recently travelled to Georgia (by way of the West Coast) to visit some girlfriends. As a special treat to ourselves, we decided to have Chef Toni come and cook us dinner. We were referred to her by a friend who she had just taught a cooking class to the week before, and boy are we glad we were! Let me just say that Toni’s warmth and talent are truly unmatched. We had asked for a chicken dish as a main course, and were open to her suggestion. Upon further discussion, Toni created a wonderful three course menu for us. The main course being Chicken Francese! Toni proposed a fresh Caprese salad to start, which was followed by our main dish, the Chicken Francese! This lemony dish was served over a bed of quinoa and brown rice, and let’s just say ... I licked my plate clean. To finish, was a Georgia staple .. Peach Pie!! I love that she tied in a southern element to the menu (as I’m not as lucky to have such delicious peaches over in California)! I wish I had gotten a photo of the pie, but admittedly, we started digging right in the second the pie was cooled 😳. From start to finish, we were not only salivating over the sensational smells that we’re coming from the kitchen, but smiling from ear to ear at Toni’s humor, heart, and most of all her undeniable talent. My only regret is that I don’t live closer so I could have the treat that is Chef Toni all the time!! However, I can now look forward to our new tradition, dinner by Chef Toni. I’m already planning my next trip back!!

    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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