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Columbus Home Chefs

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  • 20 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly D.
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Had an awesome dinner and night with Chef Jeff and his staff!! Thank you! Kelly

Catering Services
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy P.
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I used Schiftys for a family occasion. The chefs make a real effort to create menus to help you stay within your budget. The food was delicious and exactly what I was looking for. Working wiith Sam and Martez was an all around excellent experience. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for your any catering need.

Chef Izzo, LLC
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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I've been a client of Chef Izzo for nearly two years now. I'm superexcited about his growth in this arena. He's able to accommodate all cuisines and cultures. He's been my personal meal prep chef; but he's also catered personal events for me. His very witty, personable and professional all at the same time. Chef Izzo is knowledgeable of his profession and makes sure that his clients are educated on their choices. He allows options to put your tastebuds on a whole other level. Chef Izzo has a collection of spices and dressings that he's created and the flavors are eccentric. Not only are his plates beautiful and elegant, but the taste complements it. If you're looking for a chef to accommodate your needs, whether its 2 or 200(+), consider this chef for your event.

Yum Yums Catering
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Don E.
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After working all day and going to the gym the convenience of picking up my dinner cold or hot is a huge time saver. It is very tasty home cooked meals that is marked at an incredible price. In fact I put in an order for Tacos I will pick up after work today on way to bowling night. Great food, incredible fair price, huge portions and Healthy. Give it a try for you or the family- you won't be disappointed.

Tara Ogletree
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Latasha P.
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I enjoy the food, but I also enjoy the personality of the Chef. Feels like im in my Mom's kitchen.

Laura K.
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Chanelle was my best assistant for every event since day 1 of starting my personal chef business in the DC area and was so heart broken when she moved. I'm so happy she is starting her own business. She will save your family so much time so you can enjoy your evenings together!

  • 13 years in business

I am constantly striving to be the very best at what I do.


For people that wants good work and food all for a reasonable Price and also have someone they can connect with both Professionally and Personally, I’m that Guy or Caterer. I don’t want to break pockets, I just want to make friends thru clientele and then let’s all enjoy over a good plate!


I have been in the food and beverage business for over 20 years. I'm extremely passionate about food and it's reflected in every meal I prepare. "Food is art."


Chef Martez offers a wide range of catering services for weddings, corporate events, parties & more. If you are in need of an experienced & talented culinary master who is skilled at preparing delicious meals at rates that are both reasonable & affordable, please contact us for booking & availability. Thank you & we look forward to serving you!


I do everything, from hotdogs and sandwiches to fine dining of all tastes! Name it, and I can prepare and serve it up at your convenience! I specialize in my own original and wonderfully traditional Korean and American barbecue recipes and am now doing drop-off services!


We provide catering for small gatherings and office lunches and dinners. Private and group cooking lessons and personal chef services are available as well.

  • 8 years in business

I am an executive chef for catering, and I offer personal chef services. I offer Italian, Mexican, American, and gourmet cuisine.


I provide my clients with five-star restaurant quality meals. Whatever my client would like on their menu, I make it happen.


Any Occasion is a professional chef service for businesses, organizations, and individuals who desire delicious customized meals for a special event or everyday. Services for a private dinner for two or pre-made meals for a busy week are available, so let me cook for you in your kitchen or mine (25 people or less). I have a degree in culinary arts and can provide menu planning and meal preparations according to any cuisine theme, dietary need and time constraint.


Chef Martez offers a wide range of catering services for weddings, corporate events, parties & more. If you are in need of an experienced & talented culinary master who is skilled at preparing delicious meals at rates that are both reasonable & affordable, please contact us for booking & availability. Thank you & we look forward to serving you!


Private chef service or meals delivered. Personal shopping....meal planning.

  • 34 years in business

I provide a written work order with specific job itemization and prices that do not change without your approval,eliminating confusion for everyone over my labor or your costs. this is done prior to every job to ensure complete undersdtanding.


We are a team of culinary specialists eager to accommodate clients' needs on a professional and personal level.


It' all original. Everything is prepared with the freshest of ingredients in a timely manor. With exceptional care given to details and presentation.

  • 6 years in business

I am a chef who has worked in the restaurant business and private catering for 16 years. I am passionate about food and making my customers completely satisfied. I provide catering services, event planning, parties, consultations, in-home cooking lessons, grocery shopping, and meal planning.

Q & A

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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.
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