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Sandy Springs Home Chefs

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Gotta Have It Catering
4.8
from 147 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 262 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 141 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 209 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
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
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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 109 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 211 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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Cooking with a Star
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 140 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

  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Darrell H.
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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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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

PCF Creations
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kashim B.
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Josue and PCF creations did a great job for my event!!!! Josue was very professional, on time, and is a great chef. He created a menu that everyone raved about and I will recommend him to anyone looking to create a long lasting memory at their event.

In-Joy Atlanta Catering LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 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. 😊

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Bohemian Bakery
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Designated Chef Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie A.
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The Designated Chef and his team were great to work with. They made it so easy to customize a menu for a bridal shower that I hosted for a friend. The food was fantastic and very creative. It was all very fresh and nothing like I have ever tasted before! Carrie A, Bridal Shower

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!

La Cremè
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Ashley W.
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Amazing experience! Chef Shawnna’s punctuality and service was impeccable!

Chef Kerby Morgan Jr.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James D.
Verified review

Man thos dudes pallet is outstanding! He did the catering for an event i had. He was on time with everything. The food tasted great. His concept on food was what my event needed. Thanks to him I've been able to keep my current clients as well as gain a few more. He has also done a few small meals for me when I had a date. I'll be using him for all of my events both big and small. I don't think that there is an event he can't pull off. Very professional and kind. Thanks Chef Kerby Morgan see you at the next event!

Chef Curt live
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 28 years in business
Craig T.
Verified review

I’ve had Chef Curt cater for me on a number of occasions and one thing is certain -the food will be delicious. He has a gift for making special events even more memorable.

Savoring Flavours
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Melanie M.
    Verified review

    Chef Sha’keis prepared a 4 course meal for my line sisters and I a few weeks ago. Can I just say we wish we could go back and do it all over. Lol. Her food was AMAZING, her punctuality and professionalism, astounding. We will definitely be hiring Chef the next time we visit Atlanta! Thank you Chef Keis!

    Fitlandfood
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Damita J.
    Verified review

    I have an annual Luau at my home that approximately 80 - 100 people attend. This year at the last minute I decided to get servers and Fitlandfood responded quickly and committed to my request. No hassle, I was asked what I needed and they complied. The servers were cordial and professional. I will definitely use them in the future.

    Chef Toni Ann
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Alexa S.
    Verified review

    I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Chef Toni. I recently travelled to Georgia (by way of the West Coast) to visit some girlfriends. As a special treat to ourselves, we decided to have Chef Toni come and cook us dinner. We were referred to her by a friend who she had just taught a cooking class to the week before, and boy are we glad we were! Let me just say that Toni’s warmth and talent are truly unmatched. We had asked for a chicken dish as a main course, and were open to her suggestion. Upon further discussion, Toni created a wonderful three course menu for us. The main course being Chicken Francese! Toni proposed a fresh Caprese salad to start, which was followed by our main dish, the Chicken Francese! This lemony dish was served over a bed of quinoa and brown rice, and let’s just say ... I licked my plate clean. To finish, was a Georgia staple .. Peach Pie!! I love that she tied in a southern element to the menu (as I’m not as lucky to have such delicious peaches over in California)! I wish I had gotten a photo of the pie, but admittedly, we started digging right in the second the pie was cooled 😳. From start to finish, we were not only salivating over the sensational smells that we’re coming from the kitchen, but smiling from ear to ear at Toni’s humor, heart, and most of all her undeniable talent. My only regret is that I don’t live closer so I could have the treat that is Chef Toni all the time!! However, I can now look forward to our new tradition, dinner by Chef Toni. I’m already planning my next trip back!!

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    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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