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  • 4 years in business
  • 295 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 51 min

Ling W.

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The catering party on Saturday 4/29 was fantastic! The crew, Julie, Silvia and Teresa are superb! They did wonderful job together. Food was great, service was so professional, the clean up is the cherry on the top! We all had great time. The ladies are so friendly and nice and professional!

Ann H.

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Chef Most Wanted prepared a delicious meal for our graduation party. I would highly recommend this catering company. Thank you!

Kerri G.

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Chef Rich and his great job catering our upscale BBQ! The food was amazing and Rich was great to work with!

  • 32 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Marta G.

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Al was great from the day I first connected with him. He had fantastic recommendations for our son's graduation party. I haven't hosted a a party that large (80 guests), but Al really gave me a great peace of mind leading up to the event. And North Island delivered on their commitment of excellence! I think everyone asked me where I got the food and raved about how fantastic it was... I agree! Al obviously loves what he does and thrives on making events great for his customers. Thank you North Island catering!! If there were more stars, I would have given them!!

Chloe S.

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North Island Catering is awesome! We worked with Allen for our daughter's one year birthday party. From the start he was great! He really made it a great experience which was part of why we chose them! The food was delicious! I stuffed my face! It was all so good! It was just as good as I remembered!! We had so many compliments on it and that it was hot!! Not cold like most party's! Working with Allen was great! They were super easy going and accommodating. We really appreciate it and would recommend them to anyone!

Sarah C.

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My family and I were so pleased with North Island Catering. Allen was a pleasure to work with. He went well above our expectations. He treated our event as if it were his own families. Our guest loved the food and even asked for his contact information for future parties. We will definitely have North Island cater for us again.

TOP PRO
  • 3 years in business
  • 182 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 hours

Lorene S.

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I've never catered a party before and my first experience was a very positive one with Chic Chef Catering. Ravi made my late summer outdoor wedding reception a delicious, memorable affair. Fantastic attention to detail from responsive customer service to food preparation is top notch and exceeded my expectations. The menu selection is extensive with a variety of options for casual parties to elegant extravaganzas. I loved the multi-cultural culinary offerings. My event was a picnic BBQ with grill rental and foods that fit the theme including beef brisket, chicken kebobs, green salads, falafel, grilled veggies and freshly made cheesecake squares and lemon bars. Everyone loved the quinoa and spinach stuffed portabella mushroom caps and chicken! Ravi graciously prepared an entirely separate meal of grilled salmon atop sautéed spinach to accommodate my dad's reduced sodium diet - an unexpected wonderful surprise and added proof that Chic Chef Catering truly wants caters to their clients needs! I did not schedule a taste test beforehand, but I was confident that Ravi was the right choice for my reception. Ravi and his team were punctual and professional. But above all, his friendly personality and ability to deliver excellent service and quality cuisine at great value are outstanding. I HIGHLY recommend Chic Chef Catering and would use them again in a heartbeat!

Thumbtack Customer

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Ravi and his team did an amazing job of servicing our New Years Eve party with 120 guests! The service was outstanding and the food was delicious! I will definitely recommend Chic Chef Catering to my friends and family in the future. Above and beyond expectations!

Jessica E.

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Chic chef did a fantastic job catering my wedding. They were responsive to every email and worked with me on every detail. The cost was so reasonable and Ravi was able to work with me on everything. Our guests raved about the service and food. Highly recommend.

TOP PRO
  • 50 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Shawn J.

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Joseph was a true delight to work with! We had a baby shower with 50 guest expected, The food offering was substantial so Joseph was very insightful to helping us select the menu. We opted for the herbed chicken, stuffed pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, roasted vegetables, and Michigan salad. I have nothing bad to say about any of it because it was all so delicious!! He communicated well on several occasions to confirm arrangements. The food was absolutely amazing! Several guests stated that it was the best food they have ever had at a shower. I am so impressed with the outcome, I will definitely be using Inglenook Catering again they are fantastic!

Chrissy W.

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I just hosted a baby shower at my home for my sister. Thanks to Joe at Inglenook Catering I nailed it! The party was a huge success! Everyone loved the food and kept returning for more! Many asked where the food came from and was sure to write the Inglenook name down so they wouldn't forget. From start to finish, it was a pleasure to work with Joe. I will be definitely using Joe again!! Thank you Joe!! Chrissy

Selena K.

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Joseph was wonderful every step of the way. From prompt messages on the website to hand delivering and setting up a hot meal. Everyone loved the food, especially the stuffed pork tenderloin! I would definitely recommend Inglenook catering to anyone!

  • 29 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Deirdre D.

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I requested a drop off catering job for a small gathering I was holding in my home for friends. Chef David and I conversed on the menu options. Chef was very flexible and accommodating with a suggested menu change. He arrived on time, prepared the items as agreed in my kitchen and assisted with the layout of the serving area. He was fast and efficient. Many of the items were pre-prepared to expedite the drop off. The charcuterie and crudite were lovely, and the dips were well received by my guests. My only suggestion would be perhaps that Chef would consider purchasing a few disposable trays for the job and add it to the price of the assignment. I had to run to Party City on my own and try to guesstimate what he was going to need. It all worked out, but it would be easier if had just charged me for the platters and brought them himself.

Robin L.

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I hired Lakeshore Private Chef & Catering to cater a joint 40th and 85th birthday celebration. I couldn't have been happier with the results. The food was delicious and Chef David was a delight to work with. If I ever needed to do this again, I would definitely hire this company again.

Lidia D.

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David catered a baptism party for 15 guests. He did BBQ dinner. Everything was tasty. Prep, serving and clean-up were terrific. I recommend Lakeshore Private Chef & Catering and David Leigh.

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Just a Bite

4.8

(38)

  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • Naperville, IL

Jan H.

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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.

Steve P.

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We used Just A Bite for our son's wedding in Wheaton held at a local church with 125 guests. We coordinated everything long distance as we live in Minnesota. Loretta was super responsive and a delight to work with on all details and questions. Everyone raved about the appetizers and there was plenty for all. Her prices are very reasonable for the quality and quantity provided. Great selections to choose from. I would highly recommend her catering services.

Lori K.

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Loretta was fantastic! She guided me with her expertise to create the perfect menu for my guests! It was a surprise party for my spouse so she was very understanding and willing to work to me on the the side! The food was delicious and all my guests raved about it. It was also the perfect amount to serve! I would highly recommend Just a Bite!

TOP PRO
  • 10 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Edward H.

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My experience with Cater-2-U catering was great. Mike was easy to work with and allowed me to enjoy my party and not worry about a thing when it came to all the delicious food he provided. My party of 25 people all had positive things to say, and all left full and happy. I plan to work with Mike and his team in the future. My menu was a good variety of proteins and flavors (Mike came up with all of it) making my job very easy... to eat. Veggie enchilada egg rolls Chicken and waffles Ceviche Cups Chili Pepper Lime Shrimp Salad Braised Beef, Mushroom, and Spinach Crostini

Mary-Lisa S.

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We hired Cater-2-U Catering LLC for our Thanksgiving dinner and it was great. We had twenty-five guests and everyone raved about the food, especially the turkey and ceviche. Chef Mike and his assistant arrived right on time, set everything up, and the rest was a breeze. We have already referred him to a friend who needs a caterer for Thanksgiving. We will definitely hire Chef Mike again!!

Mariusz Z.

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Mike and Matt did birthday party for us at our home, catering for 30 people. Service was very professional and I would recommend them for any next party. Thanks you Mike and Matt!

TOP PRO
  • 8 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Ruth K.

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Chef Aram made this dinner a pleasure from start to finish! We were hosting 5 out-of-town guests with 2 young children, and he graciously worked with us so we could put the kids to bed before serving a family style dinner to celebrate our anniversary. He worked with our food preferences, but otherwise we gave him full control of the menu, and he delivered in a big way! I would say his homemade gnocchi was the crowd favorite, but each dish was delicious! The short ribs were my personal favorite, and the salmon was so delicate and flavorful. Everyone groaned that they were full, but I noticed that we all found room for his beautifully plated chocolate lava dessert! When we finally emerged from the dining room, the kitchen was completely clean and the leftovers were packed away in the fridge. Hire Chef Aram for your next event - he is talented, personable and friendly - you won't be disappointed!

Maggie S.

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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!

Susan D.

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Chef Aram Reed is wonderful. Accommodating, flexible, and a true professional. His food is beyond delicious and if you can get him...I highly recommend him.

TOP PRO
  • 4 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Lisa S.

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We hired Kirk for a black tie 40th birthday celebration in June 2017 in Downtown Chicago (Gold Coast), after surveying a variety of reputable best in class catering companies. We primarily sought faire and service that matched the upscale event we hoped to host for 70 - 85 attendees. We selected Kirk initially based on his responsiveness, accuracy, flexibility and professionalism. He offered full catering services and vendor support, making him the sole point of contact for the event. Due to holding the event at an art gallery, everything from tables, linens, flatware, glasses, cooking appliances, staffing and bartending needed to be supplied. Kirk confidently arranged all needs within an extremely reasonable quote and remained flexible to altering demands throughout the prep period. He customized a menu and cooked a tasting for us, in our home, to meet our expectations. He walked the event space with us and partnered directly with the gallery owner to ensure day of processes ran smoothly. But the wow factor was during the prep and execution of the event! Kirk brought a team of staff to swiftly setup the location in beautiful fashion. Each station was well oriented with artistic design matching the space and event caliber. With little direction, he ensured these settings were eye catching and photogenic. His staffing was AMAZINGLY friendly and outgoing, going above and beyond to bring cheer and personality to ensure all guest needs were met. The presentation and food quality were commendable and guests enjoyed the pace and quantity of the passed and stationed edibles. Even the gallery owner was blown away with Kirk’s talents and partnership and vowed to recommend and utilize Kirk and his team for future events. 5 Star Service and highly recommended!

Nancy C.

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KIRK CHEF IS AMAZING! For Christmas our son and daughter-in-law gave us a gift certificate for a private home chef experience. Chef Kirk called us 4 days before our scheduled evening to ask us our food preferences and/or food allergies. The evening of, Chef arrived on time with everything he needed to prepare a 6 course gourmet meal. The only things we needed to provide were flatware and plates. He gave us the option of sitting at our kitchen peninsula or in our dining room. We chose the interactive experience without a second thought. We watched Chef prepare a starter of crab cakes with capers, roasted garlic, lemon and fresh herbs served with cranberry walnut bread. The next course was a salad with roasted pear and pomegranate. Then we had seared sea scallops. Keep in mind that we have not gotten to the entree yet. The main course was blackened salmon with plantains and crispy kale. Dessert was a chocolate mousse with vanilla panna cotta and mango gelato. The transitions between courses were seamless. THIS WAS A 5 STAR MEAL!

Nancy P.

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I don't have enough words to describe our planning and dinner experience with Kirk Swaby.  Outstanding, delicious, beautifully presented, a treat for all senses, seamless, perfect portions, a creative blend of course selections. Just a few thoughts that come to mind. My son-in-law said he could have had a dozen arancini and found the evening a success.  My son said he would have been happy with the children's meal Kirk so deftly added last minute. My husband had dreams of the incredible desserts--plural no less. My daughter said we should shout his name from the rooftops. It was a special birthday celebration full of love and laughter made more special by Kirk’s attention to every culinary detail. Loved working with Kirk and his team.  The atmosphere in the kitchen was relaxed yet professional. Just delightful. We can't wait to have him back.

  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 39 min

Lauren W.

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Kristen has catered a few parties for me, including a baby shower and two corporate events. Her food is spectacular as well as beautifully presented. She also has excellent cocktails recipes and ideas. After every event, my guests always request her contact information because they are so blown away by her cooking skills and her presentation. Her staff is responsive and very hard-working. I will definitely use her for all of my events going forward and would highly recommend her to others.

Ellen J.

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Kristin has catered many events for me...from intimate family holiday dinners to a buffet for over 100 people. She is very professional and fun to work with. But most importantly her food is delicious and the presentation is outstanding. I've known Kristin for at least 10 years. I highly recommend her!

Julia W.

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Kristen catered a small, intimate dinner for myself and some friends. She was on time, professional, and all the food was amazingly prepared and presented. Can't wait to have another event so she can cater for us again.

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Gracious

5

(12)

  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Baiba L.

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Everything was perfect. All guests commented on how delicious the food was. The staff left the premises as clean as they found them . I would definitely have them cater a future event.

Suzanne B.

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I would hire Gracious again to cater future parties. All my guest loved the food and the presentation was great. I found Clarissa to be very accomadating.

Jodi W.

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Clarissa and her team were professional, flexible, and anticipated our needs as clients. AND, the food was amazing.

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 29 min

Devin F.

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I hired Binas Belly for a large anniversary party for me and my husband. We had a lot of needs to attend to(gluten free and vegetarian) she catered to all are needs in a timely manner and extremely delicious. She never gave us any grief very nice respectable and professional. I would hire her for any occasion. The food is amazing and the quality is outstanding.

Christina A.

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Good food and catering was amazing! I hired Bina's Belly to cater for my birthday and I did not regret my decision. Numerous people had complimented me on the food. The star of the show was Bina's Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich. 10/10 would recommend to anyone.

Gabriela B.

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Great stress free catering. Will definetly use binas belly for future events.

  • Response time: 2 min
  • South Holland, IL

Beate R.

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I use Whipped for all of my catering needs! They catered my gender reveal party, my baby shower, and even baked goodies for my husband for Valentine’s Day! The set up for parties is impeccable as you can see from the photos. Very punctual, flexible, and creative!

Nicole P.

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The owner is just amazing and so is her food.

Youmika B.

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Excellent food

Kitchfix

4.4

(13)

  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL

Jodi J.

Verified review

It's been two years since my breast cancer diagnosis, and I'm strong and healthy again. Josh's food has been an important part of my healing. As a full-time employee as well as a wife and mom to three little ones, I needed an easy and cost-effective way to stay on track with my health goals. I now have healthy, gourmet-tasting meals available any time of day. It's one less thing to worry about, and my husband even lost 10 pounds by eating the food, and walking a mile to work each day!"

Jan G.

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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.

Anne B.

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Kerry has been amazing and so prompt and professional with the planning of our large and spaced out event. Kitchfix is very accommodating and has really helped to make it easier to manage our event. Thank you! Highly recommended.

TOP PRO
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 min

Paula T.

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When planning a party it's very difficult to find the perfect combination of professionalism and culinary expertise. I found both in hiring Chez Mikey. My guests and I were so impressed with Chef Mike's preparation of our appetizers and main entré. We began our dinner with a one bite amuse bouchée, marinated carrots and cucumber caviar tray. Beautiful and very delicious. For the entré we had the "Hunters' Trophy" (lamb chop on top of polenta and a slowly cooked chicken thigh). This combination was presented artfully; and more importantly this dish was so tasty that even the guests with whom lamb chops are not thier favorite protein, found the lamb chop tender and cooked to perfection and loved it. Chef Mike ended the meal with a special chocolate ganache celebration cake which left all my guests happily ending on a sweet note. When I have another event, I'm speed dialing Chez Mikey because he will soon be booked up. Chef Mike and Sous Chef Diana are top notch in making a party scrumptious and elegant without the worry.

Debra M.

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Chez Mikey catered a 4-course Holiday luncheon for our Corporate Headquarters, and our Team couldn't have been more pleased! From the excellent customer service we received, to the delicious, beautifully prepared cuisine - Chez Mikey is a top-notch 5-Star caterer. We will most definitely contact Mike and Diana for our next catered event!

Bonnie K.

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Mikey has been a great addition! He's very creative, responsive, professional and is very flexible! We've enjoyed having him in our home and his meals are delicious!

  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

KIMBERLY T.

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I had a "Small bites" reception at my house for my son's wedding day. Everything was delicious, nicely presented and sufficient quantities. Jean came in and set up, instructed my serving woman and then came back to take down and help pack up extra food. I did not have to worry about a thing !! Highly recommend and would hire again.

Kathy F.

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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.

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

  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

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!

Lisa O.

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Chef Yu and his sous chef were amazing. They were prompt, reliable, organized, helpful, polite, and made sure that my guests were happy. The food was delicious and the presentation was gorgeous. I was so grateful for their helpfulness during prep time, so I could get myself and my kids ready. While I was helping my kids finish their homework before our party, Chef Yu was arranging flowers and setting the table without me even asking. It was kind of like having my mom in the kitchen with me, because like her, Chef Yu just looked around to see what needed to be done and he did it. Effortless! I highly recommend Fyusion dining for their professionalism, as well as their unique and interesting menu options!

Margot H.

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Alvin did an incredible job creating the most wonderful dinner party for me and my girlfriends! The food was delicious, the presentation was phenomenal and the service was exceptional! I highly recommend him for his innovative fusion style cooking and ability to craft a magical experience!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Chicago, IL

Jacqeline H.

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Cheffield Events & Catering has to be one of the best caterers we have hired for the office. The food smelled and tasted amazing. Everyone was going back for seconds and thirds!!! We are a picky bunch, but we will be using Cheffield's in the future. They were prompt, professional and the presentations was great. We loved that they printed up a menu for our small gathering. We would recommend Cheffield Events & Catering for catering, and we hope to do many events with them.

Shannon S.

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I run a nonprofit and our bottom dollar is always something to take into consideration. Not only was the food absolutely exceptional, the amazing people at ChefField were able to put something together that honored our budget. We even had enough left over food to share Thanksgiving goodie bags with the local homeless population in our neighborhood. Thank you ChefField!

  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Kara S.

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I had the pleasure of working with Chef Taryn on two different occasions. The first occasion was for a dinner party and I enjoyed that experience so much I hired her to cater an event for me as well. She is incredibly skillful in culinary arts and it was a delight to work with her throughout each event. Her ability to talk me through each course and deliver a meal that far exceeded all of my expectations was truly incredible. I highly suggestion hiring this talented professional Chef, I will again and again!!

Anne M.

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Taryn did an amazing dinner party for my husband's 40th birthday. The food was outstanding, service was perfect, and she interacted with all of our guests- great personality. We have recommended her to our friends and will definitely use her again.

Ellen G.

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The culinary creativity of Chef Taryn will amaze anyone. She’s not afraid to explore different flavor profiles. Once you think you’ve tried it all she surprises you with something new. Chef Taryn has been our favorite chef through the years.

  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 hours

Jeremy V.

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We can't say enough good things about Maya and her team at BellaRu. We first contacted her in April 2017 for a tasting. We probably should have been more prepared when we arrived but Maya was completely professional and helped us go through our event and what we may have overlooked or not thought to include. She helped us with family and friends who were vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free. During our walk through she went above and beyond catering by helping us with logistics, floor plans, timeline, signage, cake cutting and everything else we could have potentially forgotten. Her team was courteous and professional, they set up on time and had our four courses out exactly on schedule, the food was delicious and the take down at the end of the night was quick and unobtrusive. She even offered us a ride after the wedding when we realized we had no way to get to the hotel with some large items. Thank you so much Maya for all your hard work. Our wedding weekend is still being talked about and was considered a huge hit thanks in no small part to Maya and BellaRu.

Angelina L.

Verified review

My husband and I worked with Mya through Chic Chef Catering and loved her immediately! She was really amazing to work with and helped a lot with our budget. She was very responsive with communication and very professional through everything. We would definitely recommend working with Mya with any event. She makes you feel like her family and is always willing to cater to anything you need. Great personality and great communication!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Dar G.

Verified review

Excellent! Very professional, great attitude that is tough to find these days.

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“Need Catering Service on September 7, 2013”

Plymouth, IN

Event type
Plated dinner party
Cuisine type
I'm not sure yet
Number of people
50-100
Additional Service(s)
No additional service
Details
We need some foods that are gluten free
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