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Smyrna Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Smyrna.

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
Rich M.
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Chef Nikki was detailed and organized with her services. The selected hors d'oeuvres were delicious from top to bottom. She makes a yummy and tasty chocolate trifle cake. I would definitely use her services for a similar or bigger function again.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha Q.
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Our office hired John to make dinners for us and our families during busy tax season. It has been great! The meals have all been delicious and varied while still being kid friendly. We never get bored with his food. He brings the meals twice a week, and he and his assistant are always on time and very helpful. John is super attentive to our different diet needs/allergies and welcomes suggestions. The food looks and tastes fresh and is very health conscious. Exactly what we asked for. We have worked with other chefs in the past and none have been as wonderful as John. Our whole office highly recommends him.

"BLESST" Event Services
4.5
from 109 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
Eri J.
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Chef Troy is the MVP, he stayed in constant contact with me regarding my project. He worked with me closely to as cost effective as possible. I truly enjoyed working with him. My coworkers loved the food and I will hire him again for future events.

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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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
Joy B.
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I highly recommend Ali's Personal Chef Service. She catered an event this past weekend for me with 70 people in attendance. The food was FABULOUS. Everything from scratch. She is highly professional and I will absolutely use her again.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tia D.
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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.

PCF Creations
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Michael G.
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I hired PCF Creations for two 1-month periods to prepare Whole30 compliant meals for my wife and me. Chef Josue came like clockwork every Monday to prepare meals for the entire week. He was very clean, friendly, and gentle. His cooking is precise; flavors are gently pronounced and create harmony with subtones and nuances. I am pretty good in the kitchen myself so I needed this execution to be impressive, despite the somewhat limited ingredients allowed (again, whole30 program, which we also narrowed down a lot based on our likings). Chef Josue was very clean and fast. He also made the grocery shopping for us in a very effective way. I would recommend his services to anyone looking to improve diet or simply for a celebration meal. Very happy.

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

Chef Dillon catered my baby shower and did an AMAZING job. The food was amazing. Southern style! Service was very friendly and efficient. Having my second baby shower soon & He will be catering again!

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

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

Everything that was requested was delivered. Chef Pavla was super responsive and patient throughout the entire process. And more importantly, the cake was delicious :) Thanks so much!

Designated Chef Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Linda G.
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We used Designated Chef Catering for our sons' rehearsal dinner in April of this year . They have a wide selection to choose from and and we opted for the taco bar . We were very pleased with the quality and presentation, as were all of our guests. I would call on them again and highly recommend Rich and his staff . Leftovers were nicely packed in plastic containers and aluminum trays for us to easily take home . Food fantastic including deserts. Go for the banana pudding . Linda and Pat Gilligan , Powder Springs .

The East-West Chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
Verified review

Chef Elliott's food was great. You can see his passion come through in his dishes. His professionalism was appreciated during the entire process. I highly recommend The East West Chef to make any occasion memorable.

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

AMAZING!! EVERYONE LOVED CHEF KERRY'S FOOD AND WE BARELY HAVE LEFTOVERS.

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! 🤗

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.

Atlanta Veggie Spot
4.8
from 5 reviews
    Junice R.
    Verified review

    Chef Will always demonstrated excellent professionalism and reliability. He truly has a passion for food and his knowledge base is remarkable. He pours love into every dish that he prepares.

    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!

      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 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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