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Atlanta Private Chefs

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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 150 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 268 hires on Thumbtack
Zaida C.
Verified review

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 143 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 212 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
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha Q.
Verified review

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 110 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 214 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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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gregory B.
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My Name is Greg Brown, I was looking for a private chef to celebrate my 11yr Anniversary, Chef Sabrina Gallon made our night special an food was absolutely amazing.. The service, punctuality, the warm spirit was just a wonderful experience.. Chef want to Thank You again for an amazing experience.. The Browns..

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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erick B.
Verified review

I surprised my wife on her 40th B-Day with a private chef to cook dinner for the family. Kelsey was GREAT, she was warm, kind and professional every step of the way. The food was fantastic too. We started with a cheese and charcuterie plate, and then a duck salad with organic greens, both were delicious.The main course was halibut with a citrus sauce and asparagus, it was perfectly cooked. The dessert was her signature creme brulee and it was outstanding. I'd highly recommend Kelsey to anyone needing a private chef for a special occasion.

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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
Joy B.
Verified review

I highly recommend Ali's Personal Chef Service. She catered an event this past weekend for me with 70 people in attendance. The food was FABULOUS. Everything from scratch. She is highly professional and I will absolutely use her again.

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

We have had two wonderful dinners with Chef David! One was a birthday dinner for four...and one was a family dinner for eight adults. David is entertaining, informative, interactive...and he makes and serves delicious meals! We highly recommend Chef David Hull for your next event.

Chef Jay Amber
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie C.
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Jay was such a one of kind chef! Her personality is amazing. The fact that she was able to multitask and get to it and serve us in a timely manner was such a God send. I look forward to working with her in the future.

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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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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 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 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. 😊

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Katiera W.
Verified review

Trey is an awesome chef! He's been my personal chef my whole life! :-) If you want it, he can make it! It's amazing how he can take a simple down-home dish, keep it delicious, down-home and fancy at the same time. If you need a chef, he's your guy!

Personal Chef Heather
4.5
from 16 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Sarita P.
Verified review

Three words--- hire Chef Heather! I went online to find a chef to come to our home and cater a baby shower for my daughter. After reading reviews and looking at the websites of the candidates I found, I decided to contact Chef Heather. She was quick to respond and asked all the right questions about the event and what I was picturing the day to be like. An enjoyable experience from the first interaction I had with her. After several wonderful emails and phone conversations, and an exchange of information and menus, we met at our house and I knew immediately I had found the right person. Chef Heather listened to all of my requests, and then the ideas, menu options, and creativity just started flowing from her! She is a true professional at her craft, incredibly accommodating, and made it possible for us to really enjoy the day. All 16 guests raved about the food and the cooking demo. My only regret is that Chef Heather was in the kitchen instead of sitting down with us to eat! Everyone loved getting to know her and learning from her. I will definitely call her again for any chef/catering need I have, and I would highly recommend you do to!

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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!

The East-West Chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Delaitre H.
Verified review

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!

Mychef.bz, L.P.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jonetta M.
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Chef Valeri has been making delicious meals for me and my family for the last five years. I first hired her to cater a business event and then immediately hired her to provide personal chef services. Her food is delicious and her customer service is outstanding. Her attention to detail and her knowledge of food preparation and specialized diets is amazing. Whenever I ask her what makes a particular dish taste so good she says, "there is love in there" and there truly is. Hire her! You won't regret it!

Chef Jan Hill
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Denise H.
Verified review

I have known and worked with Jan for years. She is an amazing chef. She is innovative and creative with her dishes. She is always looking for new ways to improve her skills. I love her food.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Naika D.
Verified review

My experience with Chef Dee was far beyond Amazing. She is very passionate about her work and she is kind and very thoughtful. I had a blast in my cooking lesson will definitely book her again. Don't miss out of Chef Deee, she is the Best!

JoXaMa Cookies and Gifts
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rudy R.
Verified review

Professional and detailed oriented. I shared a picture of what I was wanting(theme,design) & with no hesitation Lesley welcomed the challenge & I couldn't be happier. She's truly is the best Chef/Baker I'll be using her for all my events from now on👍

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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