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Lawrenceville Home Chefs

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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 150 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 265 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 142 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 211 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
  • 213 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.

Hootie's Catering
4.7
from 77 reviews
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqui A.
Verified review

We hired John to cater our very small wedding reception at our home and his food was huge hit ! The best BBQ ever ! John came to our home fully prepared and we didn't have to worry about anything. We will most definitely hire John again for other parties and we highly recommend Hootie's !

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  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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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 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 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 62 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.

  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Darrell H.
Verified review

The BBQ was great and the sauce was amazing!! Chef C-Bo & staff were very friendly, and worked hard to serve everyone... I definitely would hire them again!

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Catering by Marcus
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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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
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Wendy W.
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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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Aroma Culinary Events, LLC
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 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
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret T.
Verified review

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.

Dillon's Catering
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Elle A.
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Chef Dillon catered my baby shower and did an AMAZING job. The food was amazing. Southern style! Service was very friendly and efficient. Having my second baby shower soon & He will be catering again!

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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.
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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.
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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!

Might Be Vegan, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alla A.
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I love this new approach to the food. I’m not even vegan or vegetarian but I’m always curious about new things in food. MbV recipes are very easy to cook, all ingredients are easy to get and it’s delicious. I can’t wait to see what else Kimberly will come up with next!

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

Baby Boy Catering, LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rob R.
Verified review

The folks at Baby Boy Catering (Richard and Vicky) were fantastic !! From our very first conversation, Richard put at ease and made us feel very confident that they would take care of the whole catered meal experience -- and they did !! The food was wonderful. We had grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and onion rings with some of Richard's special sides- of special note were the mac and cheese, baked beans and home made chili. They arrived on time, were great to work with and cleaned everything up when they left. We highly recommend Baby Boy Catering !!!

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.

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Need Catering Services

Lawrenceville, GA

  • Event type
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    I am interested in getting some catering done for my reception. I would like to do baked or grilled chicken breast with a salad bar, pasta bar (one noodle type with 2 sauce types) or mashed potatoe bar (with different toppings) options. With a bread garlic bread or rolls. Is this something you can do?
  • $1300
    Average price

Need cooking lessons

Lawrenceville, GA

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Personal enrichment
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    Soups and sauces, Other (entrees)
  • Cuisine interest
    American, Healthy, Italian
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (no)
  • 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?
  • Day preference(s)
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference(s)
    Evening (after 6pm), Other (1 lesson per week)
  • Details
    I'm interested in learning to make chicken noodle soup...casserole dishes. Meat loaf shephards pie etc to feed family of three
  • $71.25
    Average price

Need On-Going Meal Delivery Service

Lawrenceville, GA

  • Meal preparation frequency
    2-3 times a day
  • Meals needed
    Dinner
  • Head count
    3
  • Serving style
    Individually packaged
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    Nut / Allergen-free
  • Day preference
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Time preference
    Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    nothing prepared with apples or nuts of any kind.
  • $275
    Average price
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