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Lewiston Chefs

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Ballroom Catering
4.8
from 62 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kaitlin R.
Verified review

I booked Leslie for an event in August. She was incredibly responsive and was able to answer all my questions. I have booked her as our chef for a bachelorette weekend... can’t wait!

TMT Private Chef Services
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha N.
Verified review

We hired TMT Private Chef Services to help with our weddings cocktail hour. TMT was a delight to work with! She was easily reachable via phone or email, prompt with replies and professional. Our cocktail hour was supposed to be on the deck after the ceremony but due to a cold rainy day we had to move everything in side and TMT was a huge help in moving everything - setting up the app area (for 100 people) and providing us with a few wonderful apps she made herself. She left our kitchen spotless and neatly put the leftover food in storage bags for later. We would certainly use TMT again and would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for private chef services.

The Frog and Turtle
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mark D.
Verified review

James catered both of my daughters's weddings. The feedback from my guests, after each event, was that they had never experienced such exceptional food or creative menu at any wedding or corporate function...when people call me just to comment on the meal... that says it all! Kudos to Chef Tranchemontagne and his crew!!

Theresa Hyatt
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Alan S.
Verified review

Theresa catered our daughter's wedding. She was the ultimate professional! The food was excellent and presented artistically. Theresa, along with her staff/bartender (Glenn) were very personable, on-time and very courteous. They maintained their professionalism throughout the event and ensured that everything was clean when finished. We would highly recommend Theresa and her staff. Did I mentioned she's an excellent Chef? Well, she is! Thanks Theresa, we'll definitely use your service for future events.

MK - Personal/Private Chef
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Eileen L.
    Verified review

    Marc is a fantastic chef. Whether you are planning a holiday dinner or a small intimate gathering, Marc will go out of his way to make it an amazing experience. Chef Marc is very professional and dedicated to his craft. I was in awe watching him prepare our Thanksgiving dinner. This guy truly loves his art! He takes a great deal of time planning and listening to his client’s needs. Chef Marc caters to any type of special diet needs flawlessly.Whether gluten free, vegetarian, vegetarian chili is to die for! Or the good old meat lover, Marc does it to perfection. All in all, Chef Marc is top notch. You will not find anyone better!

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jacki A.
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    I found Marco Gomez on Thumbtack while I was looking for and considering having a "personal chef" to prepare a few meals for my family during the week. I didn't want to have a chef in the house, but wanted food that was easy for me to heat up when the kids and I got home from work. I also wanted someone who could assist in portion-size control and prepare food in a healthful but tasty way. Also, I wanted to experience veggies cooked in a more interesting method than I seem to know. I told my sister my plan, and she joined me and my son when Marco came to our home to do a "taste test" and we had the opportunity to taste several main meal dishes, plus some snacks/desserts. Even my son, who is NOT a vegetable eater enjoyed the food. So now Marco comes to our home once a week, with already prepared entrees for three meals a week for my family and my sister. It is great that the kids or I can come home and heat something up quick and enjoy a delicious meal, but without having to spend the entire evening cooking and cleaning up the kitchen. More time for other activities or interests. Also, the portions are large enough that I'm usually able to take half for lunch the next day, saving me the cost of buying lunch during the week. I highly recommend Marco Gomez for your family's personal needs, or catering for a larger event. Marco is very courteous, enthusiastic and loves making his clients happy!"

    Chef Steph Tamaki
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Chef Lindsey P.
      Verified review

      I hired Steph to cook a private dinner for a few friends and family. The food was outstanding and the service matched! She definitely went above and beyond my expectations. I will absolutely be hiring her again!

      About

      Chef Dirk will come to your home and teach you how to make delicious meals all from your own pantry and fridge. From home cooking with a twist and bbq to fine dining, Chef Dirk will empathy his decades of world class culinary experience to you. Elegance through simplicity. Chef Dirk will show you how to let the ingredients be the star with confidence and ease. Once you learn the basics, there is no limit to your future culinary creations. Discuss your goals in the kitchen and Chef Dirk will work with you to meet and exceed them. Cooking is much more than food or art. It's an honest expression of our love for others. How many of us can say we did something for others that effected their lives in a positive, real and emotional way? Cooking gives us the gift to do just that. "I love people. So I cook for them."

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      I am versed in all cuisines to make your event perfect. I am willing to travel for meet and greet and sit down to discuss options.

      About

      Catering weddings, Corporate Events, Family Reunions at one of Maine's premier summer camps for up to 300 people. Full weekend packages with accommodations available. Bon Appetite!!! Love to help my clients create the most memorable event in their lives!!

      About

      I provide private catering for 2 to 100 people at your venue/house. I also can provide cooking classes or even help for an existing restaurant or party already booked. I have cooked in some of the top restaurants and chefs in the state. I have access to wonderful ingredients and work with my client to provide a low-stress, comfortable service.

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      I do private party, special event catering, as well as weekly personal chef services in the convenience and safety of your own home or facility.

      About

      Three well-versed chefs are looking to enhance your memories with food, catering to the palate and the eye for detail. We are located in Portland with a combined 60 years of experience.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      I have over 10 years of experience in restaurant style cooking as well as multiple types of catered events with amountd ranging from 20 to 200 guests. I enjoy the unique challenges of preparing different styles of food for each customer. providing an experience that leaves them excited and satisfied.

      About

      Towanda's Kitchen is located in the Greater Portland (Maine) area. I hold a degree in culinary arts and have been working within the industry in various capacities for several years. I specialize in custom menus to suit the events/needs of my clients. I am available as a personal chef for catering and for culinary education. I look forward to creating a special menu for you!

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      I am an experienced pastry and personal chef. I make the best product with the best ingredients to the best of my abilities.

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      As a professionally gourmet private chef/household assistant, I will work full-time and spoil one family with delicious home-cooked meals every day. I also accomplish your daily household chores and yard work. I will take care of all your culinary needs and customize a meal plan that meets and ultimately exceeds your expectations. With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and a degree from The Culinary Institute of America, you definitely won't ever have to worry about what's for dinner. My food is absolutely delicious, and my presentations are like artworks. In between meals, I will accomplish most tasks that you may otherwise pay someone else to do, such as housecleaning, pet care, yard work, gardening, and many other things that require basic routine maintenance. I enjoy cleaning, and I have an eye for details. I will keep your home spic-and-span, organized, and aesthetically pleasing at all times. I like to decorate, and I have experience caring for antiques. I will make sure your walkways are shoveled during the winter and leaves are blown during the fall. I enjoy tending a garden and staying busy at all times. Not only will you have a great chef but you are also going to have someone who will just make your life a whole lot easier on a daily basis. I enjoy this type of work because it is a personalized service, and it also offers me creativity in the culinary department which is my true passion. I can show off my skills and have fun with food. I can also step out of the kitchen and do other things that I enjoy such as house chores and yard work.

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      I have been making cakes and cupcakes for 20 years. I have gone to Wilton Cake Classes and have done a lot of other classes. My work abilities are backed up with experiences and knowledge. I have performed my assignments with a high degree of skill and professionalism.

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      From cocktail parties and wedding cakes to cooking lessons and private chef services, I can help. If you can dream it, I can cook it.

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      I can cook all of your personal or catering food needs including American, vegan, vegetarian and so much more.

      • 6 years in business
      About

      I have over 36 years in 5 star resorts in New York, Walt Disney World, Las Vegas and LA. I use only the freshest ingredients on the market and everything is from scratch. I am also a very accomplished Food Stylist thus the quality of my images. Remember "The Eye Eats First" But the belly is just as important! The creativity and the smile after my guests take their first taste. I have a passion for quality, fresh, and healthy choices. To me I take my craft like I would attack a painting.

      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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