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Chef Sarah LLC
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara G.
Verified review

From our initial contact through final clean-up, I cannot say enough about the services provided by Chef Sarah. Our Family is from New York (Yes....we feel we have some of the BEST restaurants right at our fingertips.) We take a "Family Vacation" together each year. Our last evening of vacation is always very special and we celebrate our time together with a special dinner. How blessed were we to have been referred to Chef Sarah and her assistant, Betty!! Sarah created a menu to allow us a true "taste" of Southern cooking. Each creation was more sumptuous than the course we had just experienced ending in a dessert of baked peach, vanilla ice cream, candied pecans and caramel drizzle. Our taste buds will NEVER be the same!!! We did tell Sarah if she were to ever plan a trip to New York, she MUST reach out to us. Not only was the food a treat for the palate, but the presentation was PERFECTION!!! We had 3 children with us that Sarah and Betty spoiled with creations that they ravenously devoured. I have no doubt that Sarah will one day be noted among the Finest Southern Chefs!! Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen L.
Verified review

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)

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kimberly C.
Verified review

Autumn is an amazing chef and was able to prepare delicious meals that fit within our very strict dietary guidelines!

Rent-a-Chef by Sherri
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Miriam G.
Verified review

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.

Anuschka's Kitchen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle P.
Verified review

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.

Cynthia Martin
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tom D.
Verified review

Sensational chef and baker!

Michael B.
Verified review

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?

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

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.

    About

    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.

    About

    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!

    • 16 years in business
    About

    About

    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.

    About

    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 .

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    Passion and perseverence. I like to make people happy and satisfied.

    • 9 years in business
    About

    The best part is getting to know the clients and becoming a valued part of their life. We have helped several clients achieve major weght loss goals and it was exciting to watch.

    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.

    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.

    How much should catering cost for a wedding?

    The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

    • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
    • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
    • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
    • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

    How do you serve food at a wedding?

    Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

    • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
    • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
    • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
    • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
    • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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