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Indianapolis Home Chefs

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Artisan Foodworks
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lila P.
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Chef Alexa is one of the most creative chefs I have experienced. The dishes she prepares are absolutely delicious and can be a fusion of several styles of cooking. The presentation is beautiful and artistically pleasing. I only wish I had more occasions to call upon Artisan Foodworks for their catering.

The Salty Fork
4.7
from 44 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey W.
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The private lessons I received from chef Lindsey from The Salty Fork were exactly what I was hoping for. 5 stars, hire them immediately!

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Candi D.
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Absolutely amazing baking skills. I love her cupcakes and she is a great person. If you want the best, she is the person.

Roamin' Hogs LLC.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mathew W.
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Very polite and professional. Couldn't have asked for a better experience, especially for such a good price.

Fork and Function
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Ann V.
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Working with Sarah & Nakia to throw a New Year's Eve party at our home was an awesome experience! All we had to do is give them a general idea of what we wanted, and they took it from there. They sent us a really nice proposal with menu and style ideas, adjusted it with our feedback, and then executed the event very professionally. All of our guests raved about the food and decor!

Hogg Wild BBQ Co.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Sarah B.
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The owner/chef is very professional and friendly. Food is excellent. Definitely call for parties and event catering.

Your Secret Chefs, Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
Stephanie S.
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Your Secret Chefs ensured that every aspect of its service was perfect. From the first communication to the minute Your Secret Chefs left our facility, it ran smoothly. Jeff and Amy were very friendly, knowledgeable of their profession and well-organized. Our guests were very satisfied and the food was marvelous. Smith House LLC

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I come to you, making special occasions extra special. From making a simple dessert to creating a multicourse masterpiece, I can take care of all of your catered dinner needs.

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I cook and cater, and I'm dependable and on time. I work in a very clean area. I am a people person. I love to cook, and I take pride in what I do. I do it right or I don't do it at all.

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Two local chefs crossed paths one day and found themselves pondering how to take over the catering world. Not able to take over the world just yet, they decided to dedicate their powers to expressing their culinary expertise to the great city of Indianapolis and surrounding suburbs. From their mind meld, we have Ville de Lune Catering & Chef Services. Ville de Lune specializes in Super Bowl parties, private parties, weddings, corporate events, pharma lunches, graduations, holiday events, social gatherings, celebrations, dinner parties, intimate cooking lessons, and any other event where good food is required. Our two classically-trained chefs will tailor a menu to your wishes and budget. From basic buffet style to elegant server presented dishes, we offer the full range of culinary needs and styles. Call us for your free consultation.

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I offer professional chef services and consultation services for party and private event planning. Long-term or single events are welcome!

  • 3 years in business
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Hello Im Chef Taubah, I love food and love sharing my passion with others to bring full flavor to your event. I graduated from The Chefs Academy in 2012 with my Associates of Science in Culinary Arts. I specalize in French Classical Cusine but am skilled in American fine dining, American casual, and more. I have 5 years of experience working in the culinary feild and currently work in the heart of downtown Indy at the amazing restaurant Spoke and Steele. I have decided to step out with my dream of catering and am beginning my buisiness now. I am flexable with my prices and in most cases will adjust to your needs. I am honest and open and am very creative. I love to build flavors, and am also open to your ideas because this is your special event. So if you want to change it up or have an idea in mind I'm the woman for you. I cater to banquet or plated events and will also do vending. Along with catering special events, large or small, I have meal-planning options for your convenience and satisfaction. I am available for classes, private events and anything else you may need. So give me a call or email so we can work together to get the best results possible!

  • 4 years in business
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We have an extensive background in all aspects of hospitality, from plated meals to buffets, from 5 people to 5000. We have the knowledge and the experience to exceed our client's expectation.

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I am a chef who loves to cook for others. If I see a smile on a client's face when everything is done, then I have done my job.

  • 3 years in business
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We offer Great tasting food and we can be very Creative to our customers needs.

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Inspired by my grandmother to become a chef, I have cooked for royalty and have trained many young chefs. When asked about what my favorite meal is, my response was, "The one that makes you happiest!" Like all chefs, I enjoy fresh ingredients and good, clean techniques and presentation.

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My teaching and classes are custom fit to your needs. Whether you want to be a home chef, cater a party to your friends, or professional needs.

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I cater to the healthy clients who love good and very tasty food. I put my heart into what I cook because I love to cook.

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I provide personal chef, catering, and pastry chef services . I specialize in wedding cakes and 3D cakes.

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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.

Actual Requests

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Need Catering (Full Service)

Indianapolis, IN

  • Event type
    Graduation party
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    25-50
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    The party will be in my house
  • $10
    Average price

Need catering (drop-off)

Indianapolis, IN

  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    50-75
  • Budget per person
  • Details
    I am a 55 year old graduate I want this to be a very happy time for me.
  • $12.95
    Average price

Need cooking lessons

Indianapolis, IN

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Personal enrichment, Health reasons, Private party, Gift for someone else
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    Basic cooking skills, Knife skills, Soups and sauces, Roasting and braising, Grilling, Baking - bread, Baking - desserts and pastries
  • Cuisine interest
    American, Asian, BBQ, Healthy, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican/Latin
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (no)
  • Number of students
    1
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18)
  • Experience
    Intermediate
  • Frequency
    Ongoing classes
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Willing to join an existing group?
  • Day preference(s)
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference(s)
    Early morning (before 9am), Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    I love to cook...I thought it would be fun.
  • $55.33
    Average price
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