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South Bend Chefs

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G. Mottl Catering
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Tara W.
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Gwen is fantastic! I hired her to cater a holiday party with appetizers and full dinner for 70 people at my home. She is responsive, creative and hard-working in addition to being a wonderful chef.

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Savors & Secrets, LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca H.
Verified review

Narlo was on time, professional, and cooked 14 of us the most PHENOMENAL meal. I would HIGHLY recommend her services to anyone looking for a fabulous at-home-chef experience. Thanks Narlo!

Nosh and Swig
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Julia W.
Verified review

Chef PJ is the most amazing person I have been able to work with in the past year. Confidence, ability, and a good sense of humor makes working with her was my pleasure. She has helped me grow and learning along the way. Good Luck Chef PJ you will do well.. Sincerely Chef Julia

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jamie B.
Verified review

I had cake made by Phyllis at a birthday party and it was awesome! Very cute and very tasty! She's also very reasonably priced. Thumbs up from us!

Urban Gourmet
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Brittany N.
Verified review

I had Greg Wisinski make a cupcake cake for my bridal shower. It was absolutely delicious and so beautiful! The cupcakes were homemade rumchata flavor with an amazing frosting which was also homemade and rumchata flavored! He iced them perfectly and shaped them all into a beautiful wedding dress with bling! It was a huge hit at my shower. Everyone raved about how delicious and beautiful it was!! Working with him was so easy and hassle free. His imagination is awesome and so creative, my cake was more than I could have asked for! I would suggest him for any event or party!

Chef Josh
5.0
from 2 reviews
    PJ C.
    Verified review

    Specializing in super-creative vegan cuisine, Josh has recently introduced me to many new taste sensations (and I've been eating and cooking vegan for 20 years). He's skilled at making meat analogs, plant-based cheeses, desserts and even interesting fruit-based drinks and syrups. Highly-recommended!

    Boca Bites Culinary
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 18 years in business
    Barrett F.
    Verified review

    This past weekend Chef Chris prepared and outstanding 6 course meal for my 5 guests. It was an amazing time. He came to our home, and cooked and cleaned. Wish we could do this more often.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    We can do menu plans or help create one for your event. Feeding people makes everybody happier, and that makes me happy

    About

    I am a private chef who caters to all different types of cuisines and to what the customer likes with a friendly and pleasant service atmosphere.

    About

    We offer multiple ways to meet your dietary needs, with full meal customization and scheduling. We specialize in Paleo, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, and low-calorie diets.

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    I am a full catering business and private chef. I have 43 years of full-service experience. I do everything when it comes to food. I am not only an executive Savoy chef, but I am also a pastry chef.

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    I prepare meals at your request, whether it be a family dinner or a small dinner party. I love to cook, and I will take requests.

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    I'm a proffessional chef from France that makes a difference sometimes Beeing with my customers and watching them enjoying my dishes

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    I am a soon-to-be official pastry chef. I began my interest in past arts when I was 10. It has been my dream ever since. I've been taking classes all through high school. I'm currently going through college. I wanted to start my own business and thought this way would be the best start.

    About

    I provide a home meal replacement service. I fill my clients' freezer with prepackaged meals that have been customized to their specifications. The cost of my service includes my time, all of the food, and the packaging. It is perfect for seniors, busy professionals (with or without kids), single people and people with medical conditions.

    About

    I am a DJ, producer, remixer, chef and caterer. Whether it's as a DJ for parties, weddings, and quinceaneras or as a culinary chef or pastry chef for events, I'm the guy who has it all under one roof for your convenience.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    As a Chef, i use the best high quality ingredients, wether is making my batter or dought from scracth or going to get Stuff that is seasonal. I make sure my flavors stand out by themselves. I love that sometimes, my work can be challenging and Im constantly improving in learning something new and exiting.

    About

    Café Barista and Healthy Choice Catering has more than a decade of providing high quality choice of meats, pin wheels, tortilla wraps, fresh vegetables, fruits, gourmet cheese, the state of the arts sweets and the best service you deserve. We deliver and set up; you enjoy and love our services. At the Café Barista and Healthy Choice Catering we take great pride in our attention to the healthy services we are providing always innovating new recipes to satisfy your needs. We believe in healthy food for healthy mind and healthy soul and love to create your next catering the best one yet.

    About

    Passionate, Fun, Themed Food. Let your dreams be my theme. Customized Themed Catering to Fit all of your Dreams.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    Due to a limited number of Certified people being Personal Chefs in the area it is hard to single out any one thing that is better. My prices are low enough so that a family of four who eats out 2 times a week can afford me to cook for them instead of them going out. This will be beneficial for them because they know where the food will be bought and will have control over the quality of the food. The people and the opportunities I get from working for them.

    About

    We offer culinary instructions for the public, private cooking classes and private chef services. We provide retail for homemade quiches, tarts and chocolate truffles.

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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How do you find a good caterer?

    Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

    If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

    How much does wedding catering cost per person?

    Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

    What should you look for in a caterer?

    A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

    • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
    • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
    • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
    • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
    • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
    • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.

    How much should catering cost for a wedding?

    The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

    • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
    • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
    • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
    • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

    How do you serve food at a wedding?

    Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

    • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
    • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
    • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
    • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
    • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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