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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey A.
Verified review

We really enjoyed Chef! He prepared food for our wedding at our home and it was wonderful. We received rave reviews from all of our guests regarding how great the food/selection was. We served heavy appetizers as the wedding was more of a cocktail party. He is very talented and personable and a joy to work with. We will definitely choose him again

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
Verified review

Darlene was amazing for my wedding brunch! The food was great, service was excellent! If I have any catering needs in the future, she'll be the first one I call!

  • 5 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Jill B.
Verified review

We had Sooo Good Catered Creations cater our daughter's graduation party. We could not have been more pleased. Angelique the owner of the complany is extremely sweet and yet so professional. Her food is amazing too. Everyone at the party raved about the service and the meal. Angelique and an assistant were extremely helpful and attentive through out the main hours of the party which allowed me time to be visit with the guests and enjoy the meal too. I highly recommend her company for any event that caterers are needed. We will for sure be using her company again for our youngest daughter's grad party in the near future. J. Baker from Garden City

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristine K.
Verified review

I hired Cathy to cook for my mother's 60th birthday dinner party. Beforehand we spoke several times about the menu and plan for the evening. Everything was better than expected! We had a plated dinner service for 13 women; her food was delicious and her service was excellent. She went above and beyond any expectations I had for the evening. She made an additional appetizer that was not expected which worked out perfectly because I had one individual who was not able to eat the seafood appetizer I chose. Cathy also had a server with her to help execute the night, both of whom were professional and efficient; filling the ice bucket, refilling waters, clearing plates, washing dishes etc., all things that I expected to have to do myself. Cathy was even thoughtful enough to purchase my mother a birthday gift! Our night was lovely thanks to her and all of her hard work and expertise. I would absolutely recommend and use her again for future events!

It's JUST Food LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mark D.
Verified review

I hired Chef Nicole to host a dinner party for some of my valued clients. From the very start she was extremely helpful in guiding us to the perfect menu for the evening. On the day of the event she show up on time, prepared and was very organized. As she prepared our meal, the interaction she had with my guests was top notch; everyone really enjoyed her company. In addition to that the food was amazing and there wasn't a single piece of food left on any of the plates. I couldn't have imagined the evening going any better and we're already in the process of scheduling another event with Chef Nicole and It's JUST Food, LLC. Thank You!!

Olivo Catering, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle B.
Verified review

Olivo Catering catered my son's fifth birthday and Sherri (one of the owners) acted as a server at the party. She was fabulous! The food was amazing! The process of finalizing the menu and arranging the details was flawless. We will definitely use Olivo again!

  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley G.
Verified review

We had a dinner party for fifteen in our home out in the country. Everyone complimented us on the meal that Chef Tammy prepared for us (including the appetizers)! I was amazed at how well prepared and efficient she was. Everyone's meat was served to their liking and at the same time. The risotto and lava cake were big hits and almost every plate that returned to the kitchen was empty. She cleaned everything and left the kitchen spotless. I would highly recommend her.

Personal Chef GiGi to Go
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dr. Ruth B.
Verified review

Chef GiGi has prepared an intimate dinner for two, and also a barbecue and pool party for fifty persons. I heard nothing but rave reviews of, not just the delicious food, but the presentation as well.

Tall Glass Inc
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Quael C.
Verified review

Shout out too, strong drinks and a SUPER SEXY MIXOLOGIST. Keep the party going.

Kaleidoscope Catering
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Scott H.
Verified review

I used kaleidoscope to cater my wife's 40th birthday party. They were all fantastic! Brandon was a pleasure to work with and extremely accommodating. Even surprising me with a couple items that I had cut for budget purposes. The food was excellent and the presentation left nothing to be desired. They were prompt and prepared in setting up, and did a great job of cleaning up throughout the party. There was a staff member there (Art) that tended to the food and assisted Brandon, and we also had a wonderful bartender. (Sonia) I will definitely use them again and would recommend their spot on, friendly, and accommodating service. Thanks Brandon for making Jane's party memorable!

Redy2Cater
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Taj W.
Verified review

Redy2Cater provided amazing food and service for my 36th Birthday Party, I will be using them again in the future!!!!

Creme Fraiche Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shannon W.
Verified review

I want to start by saying they are absolutely wonderful! I couldn't have been happier at the outcome of my wedding cake and catering of my Bachelorette party. Everything was prepared with perfection and creativity, and so yummy! Very professional, they really cared about making me me happy and making my wedding experience unforgettable. I was very lucky to find them. They are my go to for all my party planning forever and ever!!!

SOCIAL BUTTERFLY CATERING
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Ioana P.
    Verified review

    Maria catered part of our Xmas holiday party in Birmingham. Her jerk chicken dish and pastellios were out of this world. I had so many co-workers call and text me for her number it was shocking. At one point during the party, there was silence. Everyone was eating. I also order from her on a regular basis the chicken wings, can't explain to you how fabulous they are. Highly recommend her for all your ocasions.

    Tha Sandwich Guy Etc...
    4.8
    from 5 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Love R.
    Verified review

    I had a 50th birthday party this pass weekend. The catering service that was provided by The Sandwich Guy was magnificent!!! I love the decorations, the food is health and delicious. The staff are very friendly and professional. I will recommend the Sandwich to all my family and friends. Thank you sooo much

    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    John D.
    Verified review

    Used them for a thanksgiving party, everyone loved the cranberry sauce and also the mashed potatoes. Very professional and definitely will go to this company again for my next event

    • 17 years in business
    Alison O.
    Verified review

    My experience with southern hospitality was phenomenal! I hired for a private event featuring cuisine of cocktails and taste-complimenting hour d'eurves.The food was delicious- everyone liked it and it truly made my holiday event extra special. I would recommend Jerome and Southern Hospitality to anyone looking to make their event a one of a kind culinary experience.

    Vincent M.
    Verified review

    just an outstanding job with my birthday party

    Executive Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 12 years in business
    Dorn Z.
    Verified review

    Darryl did many events for us, the latest was a baby shower in May, everyone loved the artichoke chicken and the nacho bar. Food was on time and delicious can't wait for our Christmas party to try his prime rib.

    By Nicholas

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I do small-scale catering, in-home dinner parties, wine events, and beer and/or wine dinners. I am also willing to teach in-home culinary classes as this is my primary profession (culinary education and wine education).

      Coachman's Catering

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        We are a family-owned catering business. We do private events, weddings, birthday parties, graduation parties, office parties, and outdoor events and party planning. We also have a private chef service and meal planning.

        • 5 years in business
        About

        My work stands out from others because it is created by my customers and brought to life by me.

        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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