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Joliet Food Service Professionals

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

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 315 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Teri S.
Verified review

My 4 star rating is only based on the food which was wonderful. From there it gets disappointing. Chef indicated he would arrive at 5:30. Food service was to begin at 6:45. Sous Chef James, arrived around 6:00 and indicated Chef Mancini was on his way. At approximately 7:00 Chef Mancini and a server arrived, still no appetizers on the table. In all fairness we did say we weren't in a hurry. Unfortunately that led to the courses being somewhat crammed together and we had to ask them to slow down. The soup came out while we were still eating the amuse bouche and I went to ask them to slow down again and found out that Chef Mancini was gone. I was told he had forgotten the potatoes and went to the store. The salad came out and somehow when the entrée came out with the forgotten potatoes, they were perfect as was the rest of the entrée. I went to ask them to hold dessert and found that Chef Mancini had left for another job in Chicago. He didn't stop to say goodbye, ask how the food or the service was and not once did he ask if we were happy with everything or apologize for anything. Very disappointed... Sous Chef James was very nice and personable and so was Chef Mancini for the little bit of time he was in our home. The server was very nice but very undertrained for a sit down dinner. When she first severed our wine had we not stopped her she would have filled my husbands glass, as it was the glass was more than half full and there were 6 other people waiting for wine. Overall the experience was not what I expected, it was disorganized, server was not prepared for the job she was expected to do, the Chef we paid for was almost non-existent, but the food was very good. .

North Island Catering
4.8
from 142 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 257 hires on Thumbtack
Vicki N.
Verified review

Christina and her husband were professional, prompt, flexible, and so easy to work with. The food was outstanding. Christina did beautiful centerpieces for our event of 100 people and was very, very easy to work with. We were 100% satisfied with the food and service alike! Highly recommend North Island Catering.

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Chic Chef Catering
4.8
from 123 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 191 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Viktorija J.
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"Chic chef catered my husbands birthday party and we could not have been happier. Loved the sandwich wraps and lamb chop lollipops. Great food and service. Would recommend to anyone."

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Inglenook Catering
4.9
from 100 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen C.
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Absolutely amazing!! Everyone raved about the food and service. We had 100 people at our home for an engagement party and Joe and his team did an amazing job. Would definitely use them and recommend them for any catering needs. Thank you for everything!

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Just a Bite
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jan H.
Verified review

The catering service Just a Bite is owned & operated by a family who has decades of experience in the Chicagoland food industry and top restaurants. They know every recipe from any restaurant and probably make it better! They've catered small birthday parties and larger surprise events for us during the last 10 years. Everything is always delicious, affordable and easy to eat while guests are milling around. They bring everything and are dressed appropriately for an event even during set up. Super friendly owner who is easy to deal with if you have guests with finicky dietary requirements or substitutions. My advice is to get a price. Just a Bite has the price we need while still wowing our guests who always ask for the name of the caterer.

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Cater~2~U Catering LLC
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jessica A.
Verified review

Great Job catering our Annual Auction Event with 150 guests! Thank you to you and your staff for your great food and services!

  • 29 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Ben F.
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Excellent service and food. They went beyond terms of stated agreement in services and helped create a warm and memorable occasion for all 23 guests.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Louanne S.
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My husband and I decided to try a chef service to reduce the amount that we eat out and give me a break from 7 night a week cooking. Lindsey's dinners have been delicious! They are very healthy and we leave our dinners satisfied but not overstuffed. Meals are flavorful. Lindsey is also very organized and provides lots of options for food variety. Her instructions are easy to follow. She is very collaborative and has worked with us to make sure that we are pleased. I highly recommend The Green Eyed Girl in the Kitchen!

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Chef Aram Reed
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Maggie S.
Verified review

I have used Chef Aram Reed for 3 dinner parties in the last year and have alway been extremely impressed by the food and the service. The food is extremely delicious and elegantly displayed. By the end of the night, it seems like all my guests want to know the name of my caterer. Aram also brings well trained helpers who seem to be able to read my mind on what needs to be done before, during and after the party. I highly recommend Chef Aram and his team!

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Food with Flair
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mike K.
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Excellent food and service.

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 22 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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Gracious
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jodi W.
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Clarissa and her team were professional, flexible, and anticipated our needs as clients. AND, the food was amazing.

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DiMaria Culinary
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 25 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.

Kitchfix
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jan G.
Verified review

I was very pleased with the catering process from Kitchfix. Ashley was very responsive and helpful throughout the ordering process and the food was very to most of our staff's liking. We ordered the Rosemary Beef, Falafel, Maple Shallot Chicken Breast, Caramelized Apple and Walnut Salad, and had sides including green beans, cauliflower and broccoli, and a cauliflower rice. All prepared and executed well.

Ari's Amazing Creations
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha S.
Verified review

Very easy to work with, very accommodating. Delivery was timely and the food was good. Only small concern was that we ordered food for 13 people, ended up only having 10 people eat and had hardly any food left over. Had we had the full13 people we originally planned for I do not know if we would have had enough. Fortunately things all worked out so it was not a real issue. Again, easy to work with, timely, good service.

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Chez Mikey
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Reagan C.
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Chef Mikey was great to work with. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. I already have a date set for our next event!

Baileys Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Mary C.
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I am so thankful and pleased with Baileys Catering. I had the pleasure of obtaining their service for a graduation brunch at my home. I must say the quality of the food and service was excellent. They set the tone and ambiance for my family upon their arrival to my home.

Good Ol' Dogs
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
April F.
Verified review

Good Ol' Dogs catered my baby shower and my son's first birthday party. Everyone loved the food, and the service was friendly and efficient. Jim was a pleasure to work with. We would definitely use them again!

Heaven Can Wait Catering.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nez T.
Verified review

This was a wonderful experience. Great food,very professional and worth the price. Will consider again!

Baking & Catering Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy F.
Verified review

For starters the food was excellent. Jean worked with me to plan the menu, was open to special requests, and there was good communication between us. I was also pleased with the amount of food provided and the price. I will definitely use Branya's Bakery again.

Dynamic Cuisine (Chicago)
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley J.
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Great food and service!!!!

Actual Requests

See other requests for food service professionals in Joliet

Need personal chef (one time)

Lockport, IL

  • Event type
    Birthday / Anniversary
  • Meals needed
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian, Mexican / Latin
  • Courses / Dishes
    Salad: Yes, Single entree: Yes, Multiple entrees: No, Side dishes: Yes
  • Will the chef provide alcohol?
    No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Head count
    6-10
  • Budget per head
    $70-$80
  • Details
    I would like someone who is outgoing and interact with guests. Possibly teach a few things or letting someone help prep. I am celebrating my sister's 40th birthday and want to make this as memorable as possible
  • $601.67
    Average price
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