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New Bedford Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in New Bedford.

Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca C.
Verified review

Wow- not sure where to begin ~ but if there is one thing to take away from this review I would say Within 10 minutes of submitting my request and needs on Thumbtack, I had a response from Daniel with a full recommended menu and pricing. Within 3 days (without any commitment to hire) Daniel came to my house to walk through the menu and view the space. He was never pushy, just kind and professional > and I immediately felt like I was in good hands. We ended up with about 60 ppl, and throughout the night the comments were the same....ppl couldn't believe how amazing the food was, and the service was just impeccable ~ A++. There was no skimping on the amount of food. My guests left full and my husband, friends and I ate for 2 more days on left overs. Daniels staff cleaned my kitchen, packaged all left overs before leaving. The biggest compliment I can give is that some of my guests requested Daniels card for their own future use. The quality of the food and service was just that good. Thank you to Daniel and his beautiful team for making my event the success that it was.......

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J&L Catering
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gail G.
Verified review

I wish I could give more than 5 stars. John was incredibly easy and fun to work with. His staff, food and overall experience went far beyond my expectations. My guests could not stop raving about the food and service. Thank you J&L catering for everything

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Chef Michael Haigh
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsay A.
Verified review

I worked with Michael to cook a dinner for a group of friends on a bachelorette. He was friendly, easy to work with, and the food was absolutely delicious!

Defined Palate
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Elden I.
Verified review

I asked to be surprised and words cannot describe the quality of food and service. Will be using Stephen Coe again for sure.

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The Aipyn Catering
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stefanie G.
Verified review

Food was amazing! She was amazing! I really didn't know what I wanted and she help me through figuring out what would work for my dinner party of 10. I also have some complicated food restrictions and she very willingly work around them. We ended up with an awesome three course meal. Most important she was able to go with the flow, if I didn't have something she needed she worked around it, when guests hadn't pretold me what they don't eat she worked around it. Everyone had a great time and it was because of the food and the service. Highly recommended!!

Chef Kev D Productions
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Christina C.
Verified review

My family and I contacted Chef Kev to help with a special dinner celebration and he was phenomenal! Everything from our initial communication to menu selection to our gourmet 4-course meal was seamless. His interactions were friendly and professional and his food was to die for! We even recreated some of his specialty cocktails from his cookbook. Such a memorable night—we will definitely be doing this again soon! Thanks Chef Kev!

My Chef Lara
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany J.
Verified review

The team from My Chef Lara provided a wonderful Cinco de Mayo dinner for my friend’s bachelorette. Everyone was pleased and delighted with the service and food. Would 100% recommend for anyone looking for a private chef in Rhode Island.

Event Pros OnThe Go
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Brendan H.
Verified review

Kendra was great! She was very easy to work with and the food was a hit with my guests. Kendra would not settle for a mediocre experience and worked around all the limitations of my event. I definitely know who to call the next time I have a catered event.

SommeChef
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Desmond P.
    Verified review

    SommerChef was amazing. The recipes were easy enough to do, but were amazingly delicious. I liked how the printed recipes we used during the class were in large enough print that they were easy to read. And the printed copies we were given at the end of the night are well organized. I plan to make five of the recipes tonight – a weeknight, no less – for guests. Great value. Great food.

    Chef Matthew Stogryn
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    M.A. G.
    Verified review

    I highly recommend Matt Stogryn as private Chef for parties large and small. I have worked with Matt on a Holiday Party for 100, and a dinner party for 12. Both times, Matt consulted with me with plenty of advance notice regarding menu, food restrictions, and drink pairings. Matt was on time, very organized with his prep. Matt was charming and knowledgeable when presenting each course to my guests, and the food was fantastic! Matt was clear on pricing in advance, took care of every detail. Wit Matt in the kitchen, I was able to enjoy my guests, and we all loved the food.

    Fenway Sausage Works
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jessica W.
    Verified review

    Fenway Sausage Works catered our customer appreciation day in July. His food and service were a huge hit among the guests! He was incredibly easy to work with as we were planning the event. He served over 500 guests that day, and only positive comments all day! He worked with me in planning our event, and arranged his menu to work with our budget. We gave hot dogs and a bag of chips to each guest, he had plenty of food, and no lapses in service. He was also prepared to sell the rest of his menu if someone wanted something other than the freebie. Would certainly work with him again in the future!

    Ana N.
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
      Nina M.
      Verified review

      I really like this chef! My husband and I had the pleasure of eating a delicious and spectacular flavorful Mexican meal from this outstanding food connoisseur. "Farm-to-table" preparations, authentic and truly wonderful.

      BGL Catering and Cooking
      5.0
      from 6 reviews
      • 3 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      CarolAnn S.
      Verified review

      Brian offered a personized service for my 9 year old birthday experience. A meal he choice and prepared for immediate family the two of them shopped at the farmers market and createda 5 corse meal. It was a big winner we all won great food love and a big memory maker. Thank you, Brian the food was a 10 and I am critical. Keep me posted on your where abouts. Sincerely, CarolAnn

      zaaki llc
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 1 year in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Basel F.
      Verified review

      Zaaki team is very responsive and quality oriented. I love quality of the food and team.

      Kathy Cooks
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 20 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Luke L.
      Verified review

      Wonderful food. I love it!

      Wow Barbecue BROOKLINE
      5.0
      from 4 reviews
      • 5 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Carina C.
      Verified review

      Excellent food and services

      Catering To You
      5.0
      from 4 reviews
      • 27 years in business
      • 8 hires on Thumbtack
      Elizabeth C.
      Verified review

      Cindy Laney was so easy to work with and she had wonderful suggestions. Our guests raved about the food and the servers were well trained.

      • 4 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Wayne T.
      Verified review

      Pangea Cuisines had catered a number of functions/events of the Medway Business Council. Andrea Crow is always extremely professional and works hard to make sure that you are happy with the food. Andrea has been great working with us on a tight budget, and her food is always well received by our members whether it's a breakfast event or hors d'oeuvres/picky foods. Would certainly recommend Pangea.

      Professional Private Chef
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 17 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Emily K.
      Verified review

      I hired Sean to cook weekly meals for my elderly grandparents in Worcester and I am extremely satisfied with his professionalism, promptness and attitude. He was responsive to my initial inquiries on thumbtack and was clear about what he could provide. His food is outstanding and he is very accommodating to my grandparents who can be a handful oftentimes. I highly recommend his service to anyone who is looking for great, fresh food and quality service. Thanks Sean!

      Soulful Persuasion
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Charlene G.
        Verified review

        Soulful Persuasion went above and beyond with service. The food was served hot and was exceptionally delicious. Several of my guest requested their information for future events and I would definitely use them again.

        Carline G.
        Verified review

        Great food!! The place is very welcoming and the prices wont break your wallet.

        Q & A

        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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        Need a Personal Chef (One Time)

        Acushnet, MA

        • Event type
          Other (barbeque)
        • Meals needed
          Other (grilling)
        • Interested in the following cuisine
        • Courses / Dishes
          Salad: No, Single entree: No, Multiple entrees: Yes, Side dishes: No
        • Will the chef provide alcohol?
          No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
        • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
          No dietary restrictions
        • Head count
          3-5
        • Budget per head
          $70-$80
        • Details
          This is a simple barbequed event
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