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Macon Chefs

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The Sweet Spot Bakery
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Jerrod T.
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She is excellent!!! I haven't ate a bad dish yet. I love all her food and deserts. She needs her own restaurant

Quinn's Catering LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon H.
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I had Quinn cook for a dinner party. It was absolutely delicious and extremely professional. I would highly recommend him and his staff. He will definitely be my "go to" chef for other parties or events I host.

Monica Cochran
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Diana S.
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Monica catered a large birthday party for my husband. The food was amazing. All evening long the guest raved about the food and indicated a desire for her to caterer their next event. She came up with a menu that was impressive and full of flavor. Delicious and memorable! I will definitely use her again!

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I provide cooking classes in your home. I also do birthdays, girls night outs, intimate dinners prepared on-site, and divorce parties.

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Latin Caribbean food is our specialty. International menu is a possibility. Happy customers is our goal, and unforgettable flavor is what we do.

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Provide Elegant Food for enjoyment in the comfort of your home

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My name is Scott Long. I am a 30-year experienced culinary specialist who would love to fill your in home culinary needs. I have either cooked it or studied it (you determine the IT). I created menus and recipes for many midstate restaurants. I am a chef for 40 years, guitar player, singer/songwriter and a husband for 22 years with two children attending college. I would love the opportunity to create good home-cooked meals for you and your busy family or for your parties and other social events.

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I cater a wide variety of Caribbean and American cuisine. We provide services for weddings, birthdays and personal meal service. When you are looking to cater your next event, we would be more than happy to serve you.

  • 6 years in business
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I provide a Personal Chef expierences and or Catering service that is personalized to the guest. I pride myself on quality and perfection. From appetizers to desserts including salad dressings, and sauces. I do it all and everything is made by me.

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We are a company that has two chefs who cater to all level clients and dietary needs. We do on-site cooking, catering and food delivery.

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It's all about the customers. I practice everyday on my culinary skills like 5 mothers sauces, soups, knife techniques, etc. What makes this business special is that I put the clients first no hassle and there will always be satisfaction guaranteed or no charge.

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I'm a personal chef who is professional and dependable. I prepare delicious as well as healthy food from scratch. I serve banquet rooms as well as couples on dates. I'm a mobile chef who loves to cook and bake. I have customized and prepared three-course meals for weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, baby showers, book signings as well prepared dinners for small families. I give cooking classes on demand. I'm available for all occasions and events.

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I can help you plan any function and meal from 1-200 people. I've worked as a chef in Las Vegas, and now I bring the flair and great tasting food to your home.

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I am a private chef who went to Le Cordon Bleu and can cook mostly anything with very good improvisation. Get crazy food from the tattooed chef!

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I have a deep passion for food. I love to cook. Great food is fuel for the soul

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I do home cooking for special-couple and family occasions and small events, from BBQ to gourmet. I over 40 years of cooking experience.

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I do personal chef services on special occasions and small or large parties. I also offer in-home cooking lessons to teach things that everyone will enjoy.

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.

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.

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 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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