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Holland Chefs

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Du Jour Fine Catering
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
April D.
Verified review

Evon and her staff were great to work with. The food was excellent. I would highly recommend Du Jour Catering

FOODesign by Chef Brech
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jim B.
Verified review

Steve catered a dinner for 22 at a condo club room. Arrangements with Steve were easy and he was responsive to emails and phone calls. The 3 staff who managed the event did a great job and were pleasant to work with - very unobtrusive during dinner. Overall, the food was excellent and we had more than enough of everything. The only negative was that the salmon we selected as one of our entrees was a bit dry, but I'm sure it's not easy to keep salmon moist when it has to be cooked 2-3 hours before the event. I would certainly use FOODesign again and recommend Chef Brech to others.

Melody Soul Dining
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Herman J.
Verified review

Best Valentine's Day brunch Ever! The food was delicious! Chef Kee Melody did a great job, great personality, professional presentation and presence in kitchen and in home. Definitely will use her again!

The Food Circle
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy P.
Verified review

I wanted to say hello and let you know that both my brother-in-law and I have read your book now. I loved it all: the writing style and the recipes and the information. He was impressed with the information (which says a lot since he's a chef who has been working in the health food field for some time now, and experimenting himself with cultured foods). And I wanted to tell you again how much I enjoyed the food you prepared for us at Mark's B&B this summer. What a feast, at every meal. Truly inspirational. I've been doing more cooking myself as a result, but I'm not approaching the complexity and deep flavors of your meals quite yet. It was great getting to know you and sampling your cooking! Regards, Wendy

Chef Elizabeth Schuler
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Lauren H.
    Verified review

    I have had the privilege of having Chef Elizabeth cook for me on several occasions. She has a vast knowledge of food, preparation, different cuisines and food allergies. Always outstanding.

    Nosh and Swig
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Alison R.
    Verified review

    I never got the pleasure to taste any of Pj's amazing food. Why do I call it amazing then? Well if you've ever seen it, it's got to be some of the most beautifully displayed food that I've ever seen. I try to cook my own food but I tend to wrap myself more around the looks and diplay. Presentation also plays a huge role when it comes to being a chef. I want to be so moved by the presentation of food that I can practically taste it. And Pj does just that! Her work is beautifully created with her one-of-a-kind charm. She has a down to earth, old, artful soul that draws you in. Keep it up Love!

    La Chika Organika
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Amy E.
    Verified review

    La Chika Organika vegan meals were fresh, delicious and kept me on track with my health and weight loss journey. There was so little stress for me knowing my lunch and dinner were prepared and completely heathy. The personal attention to my food preferences was appreciated. Felt like a celebrity with my own chef☺️ and I got results I wanted. Down 7 lbs.

    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!

      • 2 years in business
      Ramona M.
      Verified review

      I used this catering company for my baby shower after a lot of research and phone calls. I asked for a menu with a Mexican theme with whatever variation he wanted to use. My main request was fresh and different and that is exactly what I got. He made a tequila lime chicken and mildly spicy shredded beef that everyone raved about. I even had a chance to meet with him prior to the big day to sample the items and make my final selection. Guacamole was fresh and better than most restaurants that I have eaten at. I really loved the jasmine rice with fresh cilantro. The only thing I would have suggested different was that he had more queso dip as everyone loved it and it went fast. I really liked the setup he did with staff available to make to the plates to order so that the guests could pick what toppings they wanted. The owner suggested that and I thought it was a good idea too. The shower was co-ed and the men of course loved that the food was so good and hearty but the women seemed to really like the freshness of it and that they could chose how their plates were made to accommodate dietary preferences. The owner and his staff were on time and set everything up so that I didn't have to do anything and it was a stress free experience for me. I will definitely be using this company again for future events. If you want flavorful and fresh food, with a unique twist, at a great price this is your guy. You won't be disappointed, at least I wasn't, and neither were my guests.

      K&K Catering
      5.0
      from 1 review
        David V.
        Verified review

        Great food Great personality Great price. Great service! Give him a call!

        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Laura M.
        Verified review

        Made the evening extraspecial- very professional. Would hire again!

        Teresa D.
        Verified review

        Alyssa is an excellent chef and is also adept at cooking for people with dietary restrictions. She is especially talented at using spices to make her meals delicious I have enjoyed every dish she's made for our family!

        • 5 years in business
        Catherine D.
        Verified review

        Rachel makes gluten and dairy-free meals for my husband and I. We appreciate the variety in flavor and being exposed to many new tasty dishes (that are also healthful)!! We like the service so much we have asked Rachel to do some special dishes and appetizers for specific events. Working with Rachel is hassle-free and the food will WOW you!

        About

        i put my heart into every dish and everything is from scratch..no semi homemade foods.

        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        About

        I do small caterings, personal meals for the week and in-home cooking party lessons, similar to hosting a purse party.

        About

        Food is my life, my passion, and my art, and has been since I was six years old. I have dedicated a large portion of my life obtaining recipes, techniques, skills, and I love imparting my knowledge onto others, thus helping to create a more delicious world!

        • 9 years in business
        About

        We can serve pretty much anywhere and any time. Backyard, Boat, Beach, Corporate HQ, Reception Hall, Block Party, Wedding, Family Reunion, we just keep adding to the list. And then there is the love. People tell us they see that we love what we do. We serve you like we were serving our own family for a special event.

        About

        I offer personal chef services and instruction. I do at home instruction and/or private catering for small events.

        • 2 years in business
        About

        A husband and wife team creating fully developed experiences, from dinner, to cocktails, to dessert. Two culinary professionals, trained in some of the most renowned restaurants in the country, with over 30 years collective experience. It’s our pleasure to serve you.

        About

        I'm a personal chef. I will shop, cook and cleanup after. I also do dinner parties and catering. I've been an executive chef for 20 years and have a passion for cooking great food. If you need someone who cares about what he serves and will listen to what your food needs are, I'm the person for you.

        About

        I provide chef services from scratch cooking. I specialize in neo American creole fusion. Online info is available. I have 20 years of high-volume cooking.

        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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