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Deerfield Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Deerfield.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 319 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robin M.
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Richie's staff were wonderful. The food, the service...just the whole experience was fabulous. The idea of having someone else frett over the food, service and clean-up has prepped me to definately use Chef Most Wanted again and again...and to recommend them to my friends. Thanks for helping make the event a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

North Island Catering
4.8
from 145 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie K.
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North Island Catering exceeded our expectations as to the food and service they provided. Christina gave us excellent options for the brunch we planned to serve for our event and went out of her way meet our needs. The day of the event, Al and his staff were very efficient and helpful. We will definitely keep them in mind for future catering events.

Chic Chef Catering
4.8
from 128 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
Tavin B.
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Words can not express how professional Chic Chef Catering was. They found me on Thumbtack for my firms Las Vegas Holiday party and lived up to everything they promised. Will gladly use them again for any event. You need great service and food HIRE THEM!! 4 Thumbs up!

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Cater~2~U Catering LLC
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica A.
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Great Job catering our Annual Auction Event with 150 guests! Thank you to you and your staff for your great food and services!

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Just a Bite
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan J.
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Loretta was very easy to work with, provided excellent food, and made the bridal shower a great success!

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Food with Flair
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike K.
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Excellent food and service.

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Gracious
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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Gracious and her crew came in and took over. They really allowed me to enjoy my party and looked for ways to help out, above and beyond what was expected!

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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We hired Tracy to help out with our dad's Disco themed 70th bday party & we were very pleased with her service as bartender, food management and clean-up. She was punctual, timely with our communications, flexible and demonstrated great work ethic. The Best was I asked if she could come dressed in 70s attire and she came in dressed as Cher, with disco ball earrings. All of our guests loved her, she totally was the coolest bartender and even went about and beyond bringling life to the party when she brought out delicious shots to pass around and cheers! We would definitely re-hire her again for our future large celebrations! Thanks for the Awesome memories Tracy!

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DiMaria Culinary
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ernest C.
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Frank was great. He was easy to schedule and coordinate menus with. Incredibly prompt, personable, great food, and an amazing value. We will definitely use Frank again.

  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jean L.
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Diana's service was extraordinary! The food she prepared was well thought out, freshly prepared, wide in variety, and absolutely delicious! Our guests commented on how they really enjoyed the dishes served. Just wonderful! In addition to the wonderful appetizers and main entrees, Diana's talent shined through her creation of an exquisite cake. Her creation was both beautiful and scrumptious! ...almost too pretty to cut and serve! We truly enjoyed it! I will gladly turn to Couture Cake again when planning a large family event. Diana helped me provide for over sixty people with a gracious and caring demeanor. Her personal service is not often found today and I considered it a real gift! I highly recommend Couture Cake because of the wonderful food and service offered by Diana. Very special, indeed!

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Showthyme Catering
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joy W.
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I just love this company because of the food and the owner's talent, service and energy. Dave's company was "born" out of a family interest in great food and authenticity. I see that in the catering done by Showthyme in every way. Not only is the food great but the presentation is wonderful as well. Will use with any opportunity I have. Recently we used for an event bringing together new prospects for our board and company- went flawlessly.

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BellaRu Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel C.
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Maya truly went above and beyond for our wedding day! She was the manager for our event before starting her own company and she KILLED IT! She provided incredible and helpful expertise throughout the planning process and especially on the day - Maya and the rest of the staff did more than we even expected them to (like folding napkins and lighting candles, for example). Plus, the food was amazing. We knew early on that we wanted fried chicken and Maya was able to serve it hot and crispy to 140 people; we got tons of compliments on the food and the service. Overall, she made our reception so easy and wonderful - we couldn't be happier!

Madre Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Matthew C.
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Jessica and her team recently catered a to-day event for our team and knocked it out of the park! From the timeliness of the delivery to the quality of the food, everything was fantastic! The taco-bar on day 1 was a huge hit! They made sure we had nice utensils and nameplates for all of the ingredients so everyone knew what they were having and if allergens would be an issue. Thank you for your thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and delicious catering!

PhylClay's Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maria B.
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PhylClay's Catering catered my wedding and made my day extra special. Everyone, including myself, loved the food. The service was excellent and the experience was breathtaking.

WoodisCookin Catering Co.
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Tamara P.
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The food and service is excellent, great experience! Tamara

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Frato's Culinary Kitchen
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter R.
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I found Fratos thru Thumbtack. It was easy to work with them, the food was timely, very good, and plentiful, and they followed up after delivery to ensure our satisfaction.

Girl and the Kitchen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Yelena S.
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Mila is absolutely amazing! She is very creative and will make unbelievably delicious food to fit your dietary needs or a life style. She prepares healthy yummy meals for me and my family tailored to our tastes and within our budget. She cares and loves what she does and you can see and taste it in the quality of the food she creates. Cannot speak more highly of Chef Mila and her team! This Girl rocks in The Kitchen.

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SJ Private Cooking
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah F.
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What a fantastic way to bring in the New Year! Awesome food and great service from the comfort of my own table! We will do this again for sure!

J's Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa G.
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The food and service were amazing. Will definitely be using J’s Catering again.

  • 6 years in business
Colleen C.
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They give 110% for each event. The food is delicious and their presentation is excellent! I highly recommend them.

Fyusion Dining
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine L.
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I really never write reviews, but Alvin Yu and his team were amazing! Our guests really raved about all the food. (I need to get his recipe for the Asiago Crusted Chicken Breast - so tender!). And his servers and sous chefs really made the event. Their attention to detail and lovely personalities really made the atmosphere. They were so helpful beyond what I could have even asked for. We had 2 passed appetizers, then salad, 4 entrees and 3 sides served family style for 44 guests and everything was delicious and well timed. Alvin totally understood what I wanted and was able to seamlessly accommodate special dietary needs. He was very responsive to all my questions throughout the planning process and seriously made the event really so easy on me! And they really made our guests of honor feel very special, too. They really go above and beyond. A huge thank you to Fyusion Dining for making our event such a success!

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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Need Personal Chef (Ongoing)

Deerfield, IL

  • Meal preparation frequency
    A few times a week
  • Meals needed
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Head count
    4
  • Serving style
    Family style, Other (Maybe sometime plate we are picky)
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Day(s) needed
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
  • Time(s) needed
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    We are a family of four who all want to lose weight and eat healthy. I don't know if getting the kids lunch is possible but who knows. I have 2 kids 15-13 and my wife and I.
  • $132.5
    Average price

Need Personal Chef Services (Ongoing)

Highwood, IL

  • Meal preparation frequency
    Once a day
  • Meals needed
    Lunch, Dinner, Snacks
  • Head count
    1
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    Vegetarian
  • Day(s) needed
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Time(s) needed
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
  • Details
    Vegan
  • $350
    Average price
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