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Glen Ellyn Home Chefs

Browse these home chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Glen Ellyn.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 320 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexis C.
Verified review

Chefs were on time, very relaxed, kind, and professional. They did not rush us and make everyone feel comfortable. The food was amazing and they made more than enough. It was a fantastic experience!

Chic Chef Catering
4.8
from 130 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 200 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen T.
Verified review

Dynamite team of chefs for our outdoor event hosted at our home. The chefs prepared a seafood boil and bbq for 40 guests, all the food cooked to perfection. Looking forward to working with Chic Chef Catering again in the future.

Inglenook Catering
4.9
from 103 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Martha Z.
Verified review

I want to thank Joe and his staff and chef's that took the time to prepare such great food everyone complemented on how great the setup was and how delicious the food was me and my husband are truly thankful for everything and would recommend him 100%

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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
Kevin B.
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We have had many private chefs and caterers. We have found our “go to” chef service. Food was amazing. Mike and Matt were fun. They entertained the kids at the bar as they cooked, served.. and cleaned up. If you have never had a personal chef, try them. If you have before, uplevel to them. And by the way.. the cost was a bargain. Dinner for 8 with wine and beer pairing Less than $100 per person Insanely goid!

  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Krista K.
Verified review

Chef Damien was a pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend his services. We hosted a group of 18 for a formal four course birthday dinner at our home, and Chef Damien delivered in every aspect. Actually, he didn't just deliver- he surpassed our expectations. I should mention that I work in the hospitality industry, and that half of our dinner guests also work in the industry. Needless to say people had high expectations. Everyone was thoroughly impressed with Damien's friendly nature, cool demeanor and his warm hospitality. Not to mention the food was amazing! He really went above and beyond for us. We all felt like he was an old friend by the end of the night. Chef was totally flexible with changes and ran with everything we threw at him. It felt like he was having as much fun planning and delivering the meal as I was. Sometimes chefs can be a little touchy, or protective of their vision- in the way an artist might be. While I definitely qualify Damien as an artist in the kitchen, he was never touchy or negative. He was always super humble, kind and willing to go the extra mile. His passion for food and people is evident in his service. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!

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Food with Flair
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynn O.
Verified review

This was my first time hiring a caterer, and I was not disappointed. This was also my first time using Thumbtack. Had never even heard of it before googling “caterers near me”. Carol of Food with Flair did a wonderful job catering a family outdoor BBQ at my home for my dad’s 90th birthday. We had 25 people in attendance, and many commented on how good the food was. She was very responsive from the moment she and I were matched through Thumbtack, all the way through my event. She helped plan the meal, making suggestions on food items that were popular at other BBQs she had catered; arrived promptly the day of the event with much of the food prep completed and the remainder completed once she arrived; provided the warming trays, serving dishes, and serving utensils; grilled the meat (hamburgers and chicken) on my Weber grill; set up the serving table; had the meal ready in a timely fashion; put away leftovers for me; and left my kitchen clean. She also was able to work with dietary restrictions. She offered to provide paper goods and make arrangements for other supplies (e.g. canopy), which I declined. She brought two pineapple upside down cakes (my Dad’s favorite), and because we had neglected to discuss which of us would provide the candles, she decided to play it safe and brought a “9” & a “0” candle for one of the cakes. For the other cake she had a friend create a diecut that read “Happy 90th Birthday” in colors that coordinated with the cake. It was a nice, thoughtful surprise. While I had thought about asking whether she offered tastings, I didn’t due to the small size of my party; the short time frame between booking the party and the event itself; and her experience as an executive chef. I trusted that the food would be good, and it was. But I can’t share whether she offers tastings or not. My husband and I were very pleased with the service Carol provided and would definitely use her again.

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Gracious
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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DELICIOUS food, wonderful chef, works with person ordering. We ordered last minute and it was GREAT.

  • 13 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Val A.
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These ladies are awesome! This is our second year having Cheryl and her crew do the sous chef and cooking portion of our event - which is a Crawfish Boil! They do a marvelous job, add some special touches that everyone loves (like hot beignets like you get in New Orleans) and our team gets to just enjoy the festivities instead of being stuck cooking. We love N'awlins Catering!

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Berteau Catering
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Mike was an awesome Chef! I have already recommended him to my friends for their dinner parties. Mike was very professional and communicated very well. He was accommodating and the food was delicious. If you want quality food and to impress your guest, I would definitely book Mike! Thank you again. You made my birthday unforgettable!

Baileys Catering
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Germika C.
Verified review

Bailey's Catering is on point with being on time, food set up and decor. Chef Bailey cares about the quality of food and most importantly the client.

Puffs of Doom
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Dan A.
Verified review

Rebecca is a master chef. Simple as that. I booked Puffs of Doom for an anniversary dinner (with two small kids, it's hard to get out on a week night). We collaborated on a menu that met my price point and that was just the start. She came in, cooked in our kitchen and set down a meal that was as good if not better than what you would get at an upscale restaurant. It was flavorful and unique while still fitting our requests. She and her partner were immaculate in cleaning and keeping the kitchen orderly throughout the preparation and serving process. They even went so far as to box up our leftovers in our tupperware. For a private dining or catering experience, I would highly recommend Puffs of Doom. Simply an amazing experience.

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BellaRu Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lucy T.
Verified review

BellaRu offered incredible service and delicious food! Everyone at our wedding was raving about the food. Chef Nick is a genius and I would highly recommend them!

Chef Sy's Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Antoinette P.
Verified review

The service was excellent. Chef Sy is an amazing cook and a wonderful sweet person. She puts a lot of soul into her food which makes it so delicious.

WoodisCookin Catering Co.
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Courtney W.
Verified review

Chef Wood prepared a generous spread of heavy appetizers for my birthday party. Food was absolutely delicious and creative. Beautiful presentation, ample portions. Professional service and friendly deameanor with all guests. Everyone raved about the catering and he left with several referrals.

Chef Beau's Klean Kitchen
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Shane G.
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We had Chef Jen for an in-home private chef experience. Delicious food and presentation, and enjoyed having Jen part of our party. Would highly recommend Chef Beau's Klein Kitchrn for your next dinner party!

Culinary Creations
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Fr. Andrew L.
Verified review

We have learned that Nick's passion is delivering good food which starts with high quality products. He is a knowledgeable, professional chef who is easy to work with. His experience with different foods from many cultures helps to ensure that your menu is perfect for the occasion. He has catered a several occasions from small luncheons to mid-sized events. I would recommend Culinary Creations to anyone interested in good, high quality food.

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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
Sandra B.
Verified review

The quality of the food was outstanding and way more than enough servings. The delivery was right on time and the set up / delivers were professional and friendly and made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our lunches. I highly recommend Frato's and Chef Ed. thank you

Guerrilla Market Chef
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Julie K.
    Verified review

    Incredibe chef! Very creative and a nice guy

    Bailey's Catering
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Karla T.
    Verified review

    Bailey's Catering provided catering services for a retirement event that I planned for my mother. The service was excellent. The chef was hands on with assisting with the menu. And the staff was exemplary with their professionalism and customer service. I would use Bailey's Catering again as well as refer their services.

    Chef Gretch
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Ashley A.
    Verified review

    We love Chef Gretch! She was incredibly friendly and approachable. She really listened to each member of my family and their different tastes in food. She has impeccable attention to detail and you can tell she really loves what she does. Consider us very happy (and full) customers!

    Garland Cooking
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Nicholas B.
      Verified review

      Chef Garland is a true professional. Prompt, organized and on time- he has a lot of talent and knowledge he easily conveys to his guests. We enjoyed a wonderful meal and took away a better understanding of food and cooking.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How much do private cooking lessons cost?

      You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

      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.

      How much should catering cost per person?

      Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

      • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
      • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
      • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
      • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
      • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.

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      Need On-Going Meal Delivery Services

      Wheaton, IL

      • Meal preparation frequency
        2-3 times a day
      • Meals needed
        Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Snacks
      • Head count
        1
      • Serving style
        Individually packaged
      • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
        No dietary restrictions
      • Day preference
        Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
      • Time preference
        Early morning (before 9am), Late afternoon (3-6pm)
      • Details
        Love foods with lots of flavor and diversity
      • $450
        Average price
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