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Marietta Chefs

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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 150 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 265 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
Verified review

Vince was great to work with setting up the menu for our event and the food was wonderful. They came early, had everything ready to go and the Chef he sent even had no problem staying late so we could invite the fireman from the fire house up the street to come down and finish off the rest of the GREAT food. Everyone raved about the food although I don’t think very much work got done after lunch, people were full. I highly recommend Gotta Have it catering. Thanks to Vince and his team we had a wonderful event. Do not hesitate to hire this Company.

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Nikki Can Cook
4.8
from 141 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shawn C.
Verified review

Nikki is a fabulous personal chef & caterer. We hired her and and her team to cater our wedding reception of 60 guests. The buffet was setup nice and the food was even better! We truly enjoyed the entire spread from Coconut-Curry Chicken Skewers to some kind of macaroni pie she made. It was all delicious! I recommend her for next event!

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 110 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
Eboni G.
Verified review

Chef Troy and his staff presented nothing but EXCELLENT service. From the moment he responded to our request for service to the end of our wedding Chef and his staff provided exceptional communication, service and the food was superb. He honored every request I had and talked me through any questions and concerns we had and offered suggestions. My husband and I along with the guests LOVED the food!!! I would definitely use his services again and continue to recommend him:) Thank you Chef Troy & Staff:) Continued to be Blesst Mr. & Mrs. Alston

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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 53 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roberta H.
Verified review

Chef Kendra is a very kind hearted woman. She loves what she does and is accommodating when needed, if she is able to do so. She is very easy to talk to and is great with communicating up front. Her food and services are Amazing! She catered exactly what I wanted for my menu and it was all so very TASTEFUL!

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Crisp By Kelsey
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sherie G.
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Kelsey, as it turned out, did not only drop-off the meal for our dinner party, but she served as personal chef, doing much of the preparation in my home. She prepared a fantastic New Year's Eve meal for 11 of us, working with us to arrive at a wonderful menu that satisfied everyone's very individualized culinary needs and requirements. Communication with her in advance was smooth and prompt. She arrived at exactly the time she said she would, made herself comfortable in my kitchen, presented fantastic appetizers, and then served a meal that was well-prepared, beautifully presented, and absolutely delicious. In addition to her culinary skills, she has a delightful and friendly personality. She clearly enjoys what she does, and she truly exceeded our expectations.

  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Tamika B.
Verified review

We really appreciate C-Bo's BBQ and Southern Cuisine for coming out to our event. The services was excellent and the food was marvelous. Chef C-Bo and Tonya you all did wonderful. We'll definitely be contacting you again!

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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.
Verified review

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.

Hullskitchen
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Lawrence P.
Verified review

The meal David created was absolutely amazing! Loved each and every course. Surprised my mom for Mother’s Day with a personal chef and all she could do was tell all of her friends about it throughout the day. I would highly recommend

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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
Tia D.
Verified review

I (and my guests) was very pleased with Iyea’s personal chef services. She helped me determine a menu and provided all of the personal chef services with professionalism to my party of 10. I could not recommend her higher and I will definitely hire her again in the future.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 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. 😊

Personal Chef Heather
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Allyson L.
Verified review

Chef Heather prepared an excellent Christmas dinner for our family of 14. The meal was full of fresh ingredients, delicious flavors and spice. Chef Heather walked us through the simple re-heating instructions and the flavors were still bold and vibrant! We had enough food for lunch the next day too (generous portions). And she made selecting our menu so easy -- she gave me a list of choices and it was easy to pick and choose. I only wish I lived in Atlanta and could have Chef Heather prepare food for our family regularly!

Dillon's Catering
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kendra S.
Verified review

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!

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Yesenia A.
Verified review

My husband and I loved our stay at home cooked meal. The pot roast and veggies were delicious and acommodated both of our taste buds which is a hassle sometimes. We highly recommend using Chef Trey!

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Bohemian Bakery
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirstin B.
Verified review

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!

  • 31 years in business
Tanya D.
Verified review

This excellent chef is very committed to making sure all is perfect! She was in charge of a school reunion that I attended and all went according to plan.

La Cremè
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Tessa H.
Verified review

I had the best experience with LaCreme!! Chef Shawnna prepared a tasteful meal for my birthday event. She was clean, organized & professional. I received excellent customer service & I would recommend LaCreme any day! 🤗

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  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim J.
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Chef D got back to me quickly and worked with me on menu! Very satisfied so far!

Chef Jan Hill
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren O.
Verified review

Amazing chef, amazing person! Her work/creations speak tons of passion.

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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