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Lawrence Home Chefs

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Two Pieces of Bread
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Maya J.
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I have had the opportunity to eat some of the wonderful and delightful dishes that the chef prepared and I have to admit I enjoyed every bite. See, I am from the south and we are particular in our food being flavorful, and the food, I must say was on point. I highly recommend 2 Pieces of Bread.

Batter Up Cake Pops
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie S.
Verified review

I can not begin to express my gratitude for Lori. I hired her a year ago to do a gluten free wedding cake and cupcakes for our guests. She invited us to her home for a wonderful cake tasting and it just got better from there. She kept in touch and was helpful with ideas and suggestions whenever I needed her. The day of the wedding she showed up early with a cake and cupcakes that were way more than what I had expected. I was just floored by how amazing everything looked. She even baked us a one year anniversary cake to freeze. In summary: --my husband got a gluten free cake that 1) didn't make him sick, 2) was beautiful, and 3)tasted like regular cake --PLUS we had amazing cupcakes and a BONUS cake --Best of al, everything was cheaper than what I was looking to pay for JUST the wedding cake with 4 other bakers I spoke with -- Icing on the cake ~ Lori was absolutely wonderful to work with. I am very blessed that she was one of the vendors involved in my wedding. THANK YOU!

Personal Chef KC
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Danyel G.
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I found Chef Leto under a bit of a time crunch, and I needed him to cater breakfast and lunch, on set, for a film crew of 40...which is no small task. He was quick to respond, work with my budget, and everyone was over the moon with both breakfast and lunch. He will absolutely be my first phone call for our next shoot. Thank you, Chef!

from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy S.
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Joan cooks 4 meals a week for 3 of us. She is very personable and flexible and is a great cook! Love the homecooked meals for our busy house. Overall, this is worth it financially because it costs less than when we were buying groceries and eating out more.

Kansas City Dietitian
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Krystal L.
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Bethany was very knowledge and extremely helpful in her recommendations, even beyond what she had planned for the IBS and Chronic Inflammation Workshop. She provided great resources at the workshop and well as resources and samples to take home. I love learning from Bethany and her wealth and variety of nutrition knowledge!

Chefs on the Go
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
Sophie G.
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I had to plan a sorority brunch two weeks before the event was planned to occur and Jerry was super easy to work with. He not only worked with my schedule on short notice, but he was willing to help make our budget work and gave us a great meal! I would definitely consider him for future events, and will recommend him to other people for their events big or small.


I provide cooking lessons, from simple to more fine dining. I offer cooking of meals to fit your dietary needs or wants. I also include a few pastry chef services, although nothing major.


I am a chef. I went to a culinary school and graduated top of my class. Cooking is my number one passion. I have been cooking my whole life and have been cooking in professional kitchens for 6 years. If you ask me, I am more than likely able to make it for you and for your special occasion.


We are a personal chef service that specializes in creating custom dinner solutions for busy families and individuals who find it difficult to eat healthy and delicious meals on a regular basis.

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I'm a excellent chef I'm very fond of my work my skills are very good I have my culinary degree with my first aid license my presentation is better than words


I work with clients to find appropriate solutions for their everyday needs, including cooking, home management, and time control.



I am a professional chef and baker, and I am based in Greater Kansas City, Missouri. My career began in 1989 where I worked at the Westin Crown Center in the bakery department. Since then, I've worked at the Nelson Art Gallery as a baker/cook and had the opportunity to head a bakery on 18th Vine Street. I have years of knowledge and the capacity to provide excellent customer service.

  • 5 years in business

I believe in details! I appreciate the fine tuning it takes to create a quality product, even if it means a little more time


I am an experienced hotel executive chef specializing in all realm, such as specialty and catering, buffet, light and heavy hors d'oeuvres, corporate, personal and intimate gourmet gatherings.


Hi, my name is Jason. I'm a chef and personal trainer. I'll come to you and help you with your weight loss and fitness needs. I also will teach you about how to prepare meals that are nutritious and fun to make! It will be my pleasure to workout with you.


I use tried and true recipes. Very few of my ingredients are from a can or processed with the major exception being tomatoes since quality tomatoes are sometimes non-existent.


I am a graduate of a prestigious culinary program in the greater Kansas City area. My background ranges from personal chef (in-home and catered) to large banquets for up to 2,000 people to fine dining executive chef for nearly a decade and multiple accomplishments and award-winning credentials. If you want it, I can cook it.


I am the venue that seeks cloud standards with the leader in mind. I can make a little into much. Let's do it together.


I am a Kansas City-based chef. My specialties include catering, personal in-home services, and cooking classes.


I love to cook for busy clients so they can eat healthy to support their quality lifestyle. My signature cuisines are Southeast Asia and Mediterranean.

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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 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.
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