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  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen L.
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We are a group of 8 sisters who were celebrating our 20th anniversary of our annual "sister trip"! Having a personal chef is something we have talked about for years. Our dear Mother is 95 and had recently fallen seriously ill. We were not even sure if we would make the trip, right up to the last minute. Renee assured me that either way, she would be right on it. Renee was so easy to work with and helped me to customize a fabulous menu! She even adjusted the time, earlier than originally planned, to accommodate us. The food was FANTASTIC, plentiful, flavorful and fresh! Her homemade peach cobbler put Paula Dean's to shame! Renee and her assistant, Matt, joined right in with us; sharing stories and enjoying the banter that only a family can understand! She and Matt were just delightful AND they cleaned the kitchen and packed up all the leftovers for us to munch on later! This was definitely a highlight of our trip and we would ALL recommend Renee to anyone looking for an affordable GREAT meal! Since returning from our trip, we have suffered the sudden loss of a dear brother-in-law and are still caring for our Mother. Renee and Matt have reached out in sympathy, caring and support! We couldn't ask for more. I will try to post a picture or two but I am not the "techy" in the family. Thanks Renee for such a wonderful meal and great memories! Ellen Lawrence Longo, Myrtle Beach, SC (Lawrence Sister Trip XX - Tybee Island, GA)

Anuschka's Kitchen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle P.
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Our family has had the most absolute-gastronomically delightful experience... down right perfect, relaxing, wonderful!!! Anuschka and John never disappoint! We have had the pleasure and privilege to experience several years of their culinary skills, menus , plus crafted our own... Anushka is phenomenal! From the simplest to the most decadent of menus... and it’s all local, organic and fabulous!!! She is an artist and truly a gift to be savored! Danielle Passon~Houston, Tx.

Rent-a-Chef by Sherri
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Miriam G.
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Chef Sherri made an outstanding dinner for my family & friends during our Hilton Head vacation. She shopped for all the necessary ingredients & prepared everything in the convenience of our kitchen. Chef Sherri's daughter assisted her by arranging flowers & place settings on the tables. She was gracious & professional & made the overall dining experience complete. The appetizers, entres, & dessert we're expertly prepared in a timely manner & delivered on taste & presentation. Our overall experience was very positive & we would definitely "rent" Chef Sherri again.

Cynthia Martin
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tom D.
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Sensational chef and baker!

Michael B.
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I have been to Chef Joe Randall's Cooking School a couple of times. The atmosphere was fun, and the food was excellent. I have known Chef Joe Randall for many years, it's always a pleasure to go spend an evening in his classes! Where else can you go to school and get an excellent meal?

Oh So Div9ne Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Nikki D.
    Verified review

    Chef Dee has helped instill old family traditions into our household again. She has a strong family background and she values time spent with loved ones. The few nights that she was preparing meals for my family- it was wholesome, pleasant and absolutely delicious! She introduced us to many different types of foods and herbs. I don't remember anyone ever going to bed hungry. She's amazing.

    1619 Affairs & Services
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Janet G.
    Verified review

    Amie provided sausage,egg and cheese/bread casseroles, mini ham biscuits, chicken (BLT) waffle sliders, sausage balls and a mixed fruit display for our Sunday brunch. Each and every item was delicious. Needless to say there were no left overs! Amie went above and beyond my expectations. I will definitely be using her services again. Awesome Amie Linton! Thank you for your service! Jan and Ken Gray Rincon GA

    • 5 years in business
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    Passion and perseverence.

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    Because the vision that I have is enticed by my passion for the work that I do. I set high standards for my business as well as my food and instill empowerment in my employees to feel the same and in doing so they apply it within themselves.

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    Let's make a menu together and make your party great! We have 25 years' experience, and we make the best crab cakes in Savannah. That's guaranteed.

    • 9 years in business
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    I can be a personal chef to a family suggesting meal plans, buying food and preparing family meals. I studied B.S. in Food and Nutrition and Community Nutrition from Iowa State University. Children love the meals I create. I also bake ahead and freeze to help families have nutritious foods available when they need meals. I specialize in fruit salads and warm-roasted one-pan dishes and clean my workspace after cooking.

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    I am a working chef who cooks for a family in my town of four people. I make them dinner and lunches from monday to thursday every week. I am also an executive chef at a country club and I also work doing personal parties and dinners at clients homes. I make buffets and also plated meals, heavy hors deorves , as well as barbecues .

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    I've been in the personal chef business since 1999. I have a culinary degree and have been cooking since 1994. I have excellent international cuisine knowledge specializing in fresh seafood and low country delights.

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    I want to be your personal chef. I'll handle everything. I shop, prepare and clean up, leaving fresh, healthy meals to be warmed and enjoyed at your convenience. As a culinary school graduate, I am well versed in many different kinds of cuisines and will gladly cook around any food allergies or dietary needs.

    • 16 years in business
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    I became a chef to show my passion for food to everyone. It is difficult for some to find the time to cook for there families or an event they have planned. Some people do not like to cook; If so, I am the chef for you because cooking is my passion not my job.

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    I'm a personal chef for several families. I travel to and with families on vacations, so that they can enjoy their vacation. I have been cooking for over 20 years. I am able to pair foods and wines, and I will also keep your family in a budget. I do breakfasts, lunches, dinners and private parties.

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    We can do anything from fine dining to simple menus. From start to finish, it's going to be an excellent experience for any occasion. We have experience in cooking Southern food, seafood, and French cuisine. We also do weddings, private parties, and casual social events. Chefs on call, we do it all!

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    I am a chef consultant. I have worked in major tourist/resort areas for most of my career: East Hampton, NY; Telluride, CO; and South Beach Miami, FL. I have been a chef for nearly 15 years and worked under James Beard Award winning Chef Jose Andres. I am skilled in all international cuisine. I can accommodate any allergies or other dietary restrictions.

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    I cook Caribbean food. Farm to table. I grow my own vegetable.

    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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