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Kendall's Kreative Events
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Penny S.
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Chef V was awesome. Did a great job with the presentation and answering the questions and giving the women some great tips!


We provide catering for small- to medium-sized events specializing in amazing flavors and gourmet style. We never compromise on taste or integrity.


I have worked with the top Chefs in the USA. The love of food is my passion for you to see and taste


I love to cook. I believe in pushing the limits and thinking outside the box. Any recipe or finished product can be better; it just takes imagination.

  • 4 years in business

I prepare healthy and flavorful meals for one to 1000 clients; no event is too big or too small. I provide all supplies and keep inventory of supplies ordering when necessary. I have both an Illinois sanitation certificate and ServSafe sanitation certification from the American Restaurant Association. I have over 20 years of cooking experience in commercial kitchens as well as raising eight children of my own. I have experience in multiple styles of cooking and can adapt menu and recipes to accommodate health and taste preferences. I have studied under Chef Paul Stroup who is a member of the Central Illinois Chef Association. I have completed a culinary arts program and continue my education to increase my skill level. I have multiple references upon request.


I became a chef at the age of 21. I entered competitions, culinary olympics and private clubs. I have done banquets up to 500 people in upscale restaurants. I was in the chef's association since 1989 to 1998. I have prepared cold trays, hot trays, sushi, main meals and desserts.


I love to cook, and I love to bake. Cooking and baking are a passion of mine, and I am good at it.


My services include home meal replacement, catering, entertainment cooking, and cooking lessons. Every menu is customized to each client.


For catering, in-home dinner parties, private cooking lessons, or any other culinary service, contact Chef Tim. Professional, dependable, and knowledgable, with a vast array of culinary skill and prowess, Chef Tim is perfect for any and all of your culinary needs.


I am a hard worker. I am determined to provide a service that will benefit the client. I love to cook. I am a people person with and electric personality. Give me the chance and you will not be sorry. I can and will provide the best services.

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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 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.

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.

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