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LaGrange Chefs

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Dillon's Catering
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kendra S.
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Chef Aaron Dillon is an excellent cook/caterer! He's food is flavorful and when he caters his staff is so nice! They great you with smiles and professionalism! I'll absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a outstanding cook and service!

  • 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
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Arielle L.
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Schifty's catered my mother's wedding rehearsal dinner and did an excellent job! All of the food served was delicious, however the sweet potato soup that was served was my favorite! My family and I will definitely use Schifty's to cater any future events.

Sugar And Spice
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shirley F.
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DELICIOUS food with EVERY detail covered... SIMPLE ELEGANCE

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!

Lyndsay's Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Latonya B.
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Absolutely amazing Chef!!! The food was Great. She was professional and thorough. My family gave such high compliments. I wouldn't have any reserves about hiring her again and I would recommend her services!!!

  • 12 years in business
Fredrick E.
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I used Feast Your Eyes Catering for my dinner party. Days after my party and I am still getting calls from guests talking about the amazing quality of food. Best Impressions is an amazing company, I was so impressed with their presentation of the food. I am thoroughly impressed with this company and would HIGHLY recommend them.

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My career started in 2010. I have made and created a multitude of different dishes for celebs, doctors and normal households. I love to see the expression on people's faces after they have enjoyed a great meal.

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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!

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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!

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

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

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

  • 4 years in business
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The taste is what my customers love the most,presentation is very professional.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Cajun Creole Louisiana cuisine is my specialty; however, I'm an culinary adventurous chef. I create beautiful and delicious food with lots of love and passion.

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We are a team of chefs who work at some of the top country clubs and restaurants in Atlanta with a passion to cook. We can handle all your catering needs. We also offer personal/private chef services.

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

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I love to interact with my customers and to teach and entertain them during my events.

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I provide private chef and catering services to my customers offering exclusive experience, flavors, and unique dishes.

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I am a private chef who caters to the delight of everyone's specific palate. I take delight in creating an exotic delicious experience.

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.

Do you tip a wedding caterer?

Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

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.

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.

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.
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