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Duluth Home Chefs

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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 151 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 270 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 143 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Betty A.
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Nikki is an excellent chef - food was delicious. She was on time and was very personable! The young men she brought with her were so nice! I had asked for her to prepare extra homemade croutons for me to have the next day and though she said of course I suspect in the haste to leave she forgot them. ( By the way they were great!) The only comment I would make in using a chef versus my regular caterers is that Nikki and her team planned to leave while we were eating dessert. In doing so I would have been left to clean all those dishes ( 10 seated guests) and wine glasses myself. She said that was the way she always did things. None of my caterers have ever done that -- that is part of what you are paying for ($700+) to enjoy your evening and have no work to do ! Just being hostess is enough getting the house and flowers and table set! Nikki knew we had 50 people arriving post dinner for an after party and needed the dinner dishes all pulled and cleaned - was very disappointed that we had to discuss that at the last minute! I had hired a separate bartender for the glasses to be taken care at the post party. I expected her to not do any of those dishes. I did ask her to place trays of desserts I had prepared on the "cleaned off" dining table when they finished. ( I paid them a handsome tip for doing this) Also - I have never had a caterer use the dishwasher for my dishes - I have always found them hand washed and stacked in kitchen. Nikki's team loaded my dishwashers (2) with the hand painted china and sterling flatware. I should have explained that is not done - my mistake, I just haven't had to before. She is an EXCELLENT CHEF! Services are not as "easy" on the host and her familiarity with things like the china and silver should be discussed before hand. Be very specific about every detail on how you see the evening going - write it up so you both know. We had Sea Bass and It Was Amazing!

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  • 26 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lara P.
Verified review

Mike was very helpful and easy to work with. The food was very good and I received many compliments. Mike came to my home with the food, helped set up and gave me detailed instructions on what to do when my guests arrived. I will definitely use him again!!

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 110 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 214 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa W.
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Troy is amazing. He is an awesome chef also. We will be using him again for our holiday party.

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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 55 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.
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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
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.

Giulia Balicchia
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley G.
Verified review

I meet Giulia through a tutoring website. And for about 6 months I learn basic Italian grammar. The then offered cooking classes where I signed up for. Taking my mother and my self to Giulia's home cooking sea food risotto. It took about 30-45 minutes to cook the meal and the pricing was great :). I 100% enjoy Giulia as my teacher for many skills.

Tad's Tasty Treats Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah D.
Verified review

We called Tad about 4 weeks before my wedding. Right away he promised he was there for us. We were doing a reception in my in-laws house in Atlanta and we needed a caterer. I, having never planned a wedding and having a mother-in-law and a mother outside the country, had no idea how I was going to do it. What impressed me most about Tad was his dedication to go above and beyond and his talent! You won't get a better mix of the two from anyone else. He let us know from the get go that he was there to help us with whatever he could and let us know what he could not help out with. He was dedicated to making my weekend the best it could be and he sure did with his amazing food! He even helped me find a rental store and choose all the linens, goblets, tent, etc. for my reception. He called every few days to make sure everything was going as planned and I knew if I needed anything, he would help. Now, the food. OH MY GOODNESS! We had him make us chicken and fish and we decided to do pies instead of the traditional wedding cake, so he was able to make all our food. People in my religion are big "foodies" since we don't drink alcohol and everyone raved about how amazing the food tasted and how beautiful the pies were. I wish I had a picture, they were incredible! He sent me and my husband home that night with a beautiful basket so we were able to enjoy the amazing food. We both LOVED the salmon and scalloped potatoes. And the CHEESECAKE! Best I've ever had and I've been to NYC a few times to have "The World's Best Cheesecake". I highly recommend him for ANY occasion. He learned my style and knew right a way what type of food I would be needing-- he's a great listener. Honestly, I could go on for days but just know: YOU WON'T FIND ANYONE BETTER!

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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.
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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!

  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret T.
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I decided to skip the restaurants with my family and try a personal Chef. Probably one of the best decisions I ever have done. He fits my budget. The food was so scrumptious, and mouth watering. Indulged and couldn't have enough. His fresh ingredients stand out the most, with the medley of flavors. My taste buds were dancing. Makes me relieved I'm giving my family the best choices in dining. And this dish was truly amazing. I can say Better than granny.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 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
  • 15 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.
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.
Verified review

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!

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

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.

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👍

Atlanta Veggie Spot
4.8
from 5 reviews
    William R.
    Verified review

    Chef Will was awesome co worker. He has always been professional and calm through every situation that has came his way. Chef Will is very knowledgable of his craft along with other categories. He is a cool and down to earth. I am honored to call him my friend and chef.....

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need catering (drop-off)

    Duluth, GA

    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Italian, Mexican / Latin, French
    • Serving style
      Buffet
    • Head count
      150-200
    • Budget per person
    • Details
      We are a church looking for an ongoing catering option for Wednesday night
    • $880
      Average price

    Need Cooking Instructor

    Duluth, GA

    • Reason for cooking lessons
      Personal enrichment
    • Interested in the following cooking skills
      Basic cooking skills, Knife skills, Soups and sauces, Roasting and braising, Baking - bread, Baking - desserts and pastries
    • Cuisine interest
      American, Asian, BBQ, Healthy, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican/Latin, Vegetarian/Vegan
    • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
      Please describe here (n/a)
    • Number of students
      1
    • Student age(s)
      Adult (over 18)
    • Experience
      Beginner
    • Frequency
      Ongoing classes
    • Lesson length
      As recommended by professional
    • Willing to join an existing group?
      Maybe. Can consider joining an existing group if recommended by the instructor
    • Day preference(s)
      Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
    • Time preference(s)
      Morning (9am-noon), Evening (after 6pm)
    • Details
      i really enjoy making deserts and trying new things but i have no clue where to start
    • $61.67
      Average price

    Need Cooking Lessons

    Duluth, GA

    • Reason for cooking lessons
      Other (college student just learning)
    • Interested in the following cooking skills
      Basic cooking skills, Knife skills, Soups and sauces, Roasting and braising, Grilling, Baking - desserts and pastries, Other (Seafood)
    • Cuisine interest
      American, Asian, Healthy, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican/Latin, Vegetarian/Vegan
    • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
      Please describe here (Seafood or vegetarian)
    • Number of students
      3-5
    • Student age(s)
      Adult (over 18)
    • Experience
      Beginner
    • Frequency
      Other (Several sessions over a month's time)
    • Lesson length
      60 minutes
    • Willing to join an existing group?
    • Day preference(s)
      Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    • Time preference(s)
      Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
    • Details
      In home classes are fine. We have Viking appliances
    • $136.67
      Average price
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