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  • 4 years in business
  • 314 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Yvonne (.
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Chef Most Wanted catered our day after wedding brunch! They were easy to work with and gave us the idea to have an omelet station which was a huge hit. The food was amazing and the staff was very nice. I would hire them again!

North Island Catering
4.8
from 140 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 250 hires on Thumbtack
Mallori G.
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We worked with Allen for everything, we recently moved to Texas but our wedding of 150 was in the Chicagoland area. He was great to work with, extremely responsive and had great ideas for menu and serving options for us. We had a buffet appetizer and a BBQ buffet dinner, Allen even worked out a brisket carving station for us. We had rave reviews on all the food! His staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We worked out having 4 people who would man the buffets and our dessert table, clean off the tables, set up a coffee station and package all the food up for us at the end. It went so smoothly we couldn't be happier with the service and hospitality! Would definitely recommend them for any event!!

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Chic Chef Catering
4.8
from 118 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Becca E.
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Ravi has been very helpful throughout the ENTIRE [lengthy] process of catering for our wedding. Easy to communicate with and you can tell he really wants to make your event the best it can possibly be. Everyone raved about the food we had at our wedding (meatball sliders, quesadillas, mac and cheese. We went more casual on the food). One of our friends is even going to use him for their wedding after seeing what an amazing job him and his team did. They we are all rockstars and if I ever have another event I will DEFINITELY be using them. You will not be disappointed in them at all.

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Inglenook Catering
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Faith N.
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Inglenook has been our go to caterer for our large church functions for some time now. We continue to use them due to their warmth, professionalism, great food and great presentation. On this occasion I used Inglenook to cater my baby shower that was about 80 guests. Joe is so easy to work with and very knowledgeable, communication with him about the party was so easy and we he was able to tailor fit the menu for our needs. I've also had Inglenook cater my wedding which was about 350 people. At both events and our large church events Inglenook never disappoints. Our family always raves about the good food and great service. Highly recommended!! We love Inglenook.

  • 29 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Devin S.
Verified review

Chef David, I want to thank you for doing such an amazing job for our sons back lawn wedding reception. The food was fabulous, as was the service. All our guests raved how wonderful the food was. Your staff, Mike, Jasmine, Michelle and you CHEF were so hardworking and accommodating and ready to make everything perfect. We will never forget this special day in their lives and you helped make it that way. Everyone should have a Chef David 24-7 in my book. We highly recommend Lakeshore Private Chef & Catering to anyone planning a large or intimate event. Honestly it could not have been better.

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Just a Bite
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Leaha F.
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Loretta catered my wedding and I've been hearing for the last week and a half how good the food was!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alicia J.
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Green Eyed Girl in the Kitchen and her team should be your one and only choice for catering your special event! Her attention to detail and professionalism made my son and daughters wedding spectacular! Oh... did I not mention how amazing the food taste... from the chicken and waffle bites, to the crab stuffed mushrooms everything was a hit! She is my new caterer!

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Mange La Vie
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Denise D.
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Chef Kirk responded to my emergency plea after another chef cancelled 4 hrs before my wedding and dinner party. Chef Kirk was in my home , fresh groceries in hand and serving an assortment of appetizers 2 hours later. During our wedding ceremony, Chef Kirk was in the kitchen preparing the menu that I had previously chosen. The food and presentation was outstanding!! My guests raved about the food. And, I simply sat back, relaxed and enjoyed every moment. Chef Kirk could not have pulled this off without his experience, professionalism, talent, and generosity! I am truly grateful and have a wonderful memory of my wedding day instead of a catastrophe.

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Food with Flair
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren K.
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We had an amazing holiday party with all of our friends and family over this December. Carol brought the "wow!" with her artful presentation and delicious appetizers, entrees AND desserts! Our guests still talk about how much they loved all of the food. Carol and her team had such professionalism and took care of everything from prep, setup and cleanup. Thanks Carol! We hope to use you again soon for our daughter's wedding shower this Spring!

Taste The World Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Stuart E.
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They did the wedding for my son. Everything was great. Very nice people to deal with as well! Would use them again for special occasions.

  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Alexa M.
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We had our tasting with Diana today and officially hired her to bake our wedding cake! Diana has been very responsive and allowed us to design our cake with her, which was a lot of fun and helped me envision the final product! I'm planning on following up on this review after the wedding, but so far we are very pleased! Thank you, Diana!

Kitchfix
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen M.
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Josh was the head chef for our wedding of about 215 people and he absolutely killed it! He took care of everything, a real full service experience, so we could focus on more important things, like getting married! The food he made was absolutely incredible. Marinated chicken breast, avocado salad, chipotle roasted potatoes, you name it! Many wedding guests personally told us that it was the best wedding meal they had ever had. Some even said it was one of their favorite meals ever, and wanted the recipe. I give a complete recommendation for Josh. His professionalism, his talent, and his personality really make him one of a kind.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Willis J.
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We have used Mike Bitoy and Grapevine Catering for family reunions, a retirement party and several weddings, the service was excellent and the food even better. Over the years we still receive rave reviews and compliments from our friends and guest about the food and great service. Our family reunion is being hosted again in Chicago for 2016 and guess who is providing the food and service? Wow you're right, Mike Bitoy and Grapevine Catering! Mike comes highly recommended and the food is top notch.

Deborah Lee & Me
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jenna C.
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Deborah is an excellent wedding planner and designer. She is thoughtful, creative and very professional. She designed the flowers at my wedding and decorated each table exactly the way I envisioned my wedding. I highly recommend Deb. She knows what she is doing! And she cares deeply about people, she helped make my wedding day elegant!

Big Guys Sausage Stand
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Robert Z.
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Brendan O'Connor and Big Guys Sausage catered my wedding. It was everything I could have asked for. The food was great, their were no hiccups in terms of delivery, and the price was really affordable. People still talk about the food to this day. Highly recommended.

Baking & Catering Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie P.
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You catered my daughters wedding. Small intimate affair in our home. It felt like the RITZ CARLTON!!! The food and desserts were amazing. The look of the party was more than what my daughter ever hoped for. Thank you for the amazing experience

Mark Avila
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Meche V.
Verified review

I’m a lawyer finishing my MBA, planning my wedding and trying to kickstart my weight loss. I wasn’t sure where to start, but Mark gave me the step by step support I needed. In two weeks, I lost 7 pounds with a combination of his coaching, nutrition, and meal prep services. I'm so glad I found him - Thanks Mark!

BellaRu Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
John D.
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The overall experience was exceptional and working with Maya was truly an amazing experience! The staff was professional and the food was delicious! Everything about the service provided was memorable and would recommend them to anyone needing a quality caterer. They took the stress off and allowed us to focus on the wedding. I can’t express how much I appreciate their service and how we were able to enjoy the wedding. Again, a big thank you to BellaRu Catering!

Pam D.
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The food is fantastic. That Chick Can Cook catered my daughter in laws wedding shower. Her ordevor was out of this world along with all the food she prepared. That Chick Can Cook also catered a luncheon for our school district. You must try her chicken sald.

Amour de Cuisine
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Samantha A.
Verified review

I cannot recommend Jennifer and Amour de Cuisine highly enough! My bridesmaids, Aunt and Mom hired Jennifer to cater my bridal shower. The shower had a tea party theme for which Jennifer created the most beautiful tea sandwiches and petite hor'derves. She also made dips and dessert options that my guests raved about. As much as every bite was pure bliss, the meticulous attention to the detail of presentation was a feast for the eyes! I still hear more about the food at my bridal shower more than I do about the food at my wedding! I have worked with other caterers and chefs, but in comparison Jennifer is an artist at her craft. Not only is she a professional and punctual chef, but her party planning skills are an added bonus. When I walked into the dining room where the food was set up for my shower, I felt like I had traveled to a vintage French tea party, and Jennifer set it all up to look that way. She truly set the mood for a perfect pre-wedding celebration. I can't wait to use her again for the next celebration that I host! Thank you, Jennifer, for putting so much elegance, heart, and love into the your work and for making my bridal shower so memorable and special!

LaBelleVie
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tachelle M.
Verified review

LaBelleVie catered our wedding reception in June. I could not have picked a better place. The food was delicious (we had an upscale style taco bar.) The bar they set up was fantastic! They brought a beer garden indoors, with an amazing assortment of cocktails.(we married in an old farm building so it really helped classy up the place)Chris Sutton and her staff worked with me on every thought or concern I may have had. They all really went above and beyond to make sure I had the most perfect wedding reception. I even used their beautifully decorated bar in Aledo IL. to take some of my wedding photos in.

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