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The Freelance Chef LLC.
4.7
from 94 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
Michele G.
Verified review

Delicious,Wonderful, Professional !!!!!!!!! Where do I begin? I found Chef Michael through a google search and after talking to multiple Chefs, Chef Michael by far was the most personable. He was extremely professional, and helpful in helping me plan a surprise birthday dinner for my husband. The party was for eight people and some very picky eaters. He helped pick foods that were advance but not to advance for my picky eaters. We started with 3 appetizers, all were amazing but definitely have him make his fresh tomato soup.....(It's heavenly), then it was a salad with candied walnuts , watermelon, fresh mixed greens and homemade dressing, for dinner we had Angus Prime Rib, real deal homemade horseradish sauce which my husband said just the right amount of kick, and cooked to perfection! with a wine reduction, spinach, roasted garlic potatoes, Brussels sprouts with bacon, and fresh homemade rolls and for dessert (my 2nd favorite of the of the night) was a flourless chocolate cake with a fresh fruit glaze and fresh berries (everyone stopped talking and all you heard was mmm, yumm, omg until the plates were emptied), Chef Michael paired the perfect wine selection for each course. He was fun, friendly, and professional, all my guest loved him. Chef Michael showed me the labels so I was assured everything was organic and as he promised. He was up front on everything. He even let me taste test while he was cooking. His assistant / waiter for the night was Justin who was equally professional, friendly, and fast on his feet to serve us dinner and kept the drinks flowing. The presentation was equally beautiful, and very carefully done. After dinner was over Chef Michael, and Justin packed all the food up in left over containers, did all dishes, cleaned the stove and all counter tops. He will be my go to Chef from now on. I cannot recommend him enough. If you want delicious food, and a friendly, fun Chef who knows what he is doing hire Chef Michael. Thank you so much Chef Michael for a stress free night. Michele G.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Krista F.
Verified review

Chef Cathy made our surprise party for my mother-in-law an evening to remember with delicious food and her own personal touches. Being able to enjoy each other's company without the worry of the food preparation and clean up was so relaxing.

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

I attended an in-home cooking demonstration hosted by It's JUST Food LLC and had a spectacular time! Nicole makes cooking accessible and fun! The meal was delicious, the process was informative, and I left with a great recipe and new kitchen skills. If you're looking for an in-home chef, I highly recommend Nicole Bunting with It's JUST Food!

  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Melinda K.
Verified review

Tammy is an amazing chef. All of her food is excellent and always fresh.

Personal Chef GiGi
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ovetus S.
Verified review

Chef Gigi out did herself! From the beginning of the process of planning my daughter's wedding and reception to the day of the wedding. She has a very creative mind, so when my daughter and I described what she wanted for her reception, Chef Gigi went over and above what we asked for. You can tell she has a passion for what she does. All the way to the finest details she brings the magic as if she was doing it for her own daughter. The professionalism that she and her team brought was amazing and appreciated. Chef Gigi words can not express how much I, as the mother of the bride, appreciate your love and passion for what you do and for you expressing it in my daughter's reception. You took a ton of bricks off my shoulders and allowed me to enjoy a beautiful wedding and delicious food at the reception. Thanks for making the MAGIC happen!!! Much Love, Ovetus

Private Chef Julia
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole Z.
Verified review

Chef Julia is very professional, has a great attitude and was so much fun to work with! Her food was amazing and she taught me a few useful tips for cooking my own dishes. I can't wait to work with her again!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole J.
Verified review

My event was a graduation dinner and they came and host the event the food was southern style and it was excellent the chef used her own sauce on the bbq and it was delicious also this white macaroni and cheese was amazing I was looking for the regular yellow mac and cheese but the chef introduced me to the white one and its some I would try again and the services was on time everyone was very polite and good server I will use them in my future events and I also have family member that use there services

Breaking the Mold
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachael T.
Verified review

Lauren awesome!! She makes cooking fun and I feels like you are getting the inside information that normal chefs won’t share even with their family. I recommend taking a class with Lauren to everyone!

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Catering to the needs of my customers, I travel and am kid friendly. I work well with families and am a clean and hard worker.

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I believe that I am one of the only personal chefs in Southeast Michigan who offers a completely vegan service. I get to meet wonderful, interesting people who truly appreciate my work and the knowledge I have to offer. I love to share what I've learned about the vegan lifestyle and how it benefits the body, mind and soul.

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KraveDetroit Catering has more than a decade of experience in providing exceptional catering. We believe in customizing your catering desires into beautiful and delectable art. We offer excellent customer service and affordable competitive prices. Call us Today! We take great pride in attention to detail, food safety and in providing fast and prompt service.

  • 17 years in business
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Do you want to learn to cook (like a chef)? Do you need a chef in your home, business, on your aircraft or boat? Private aircraft chef, host of "Food Circus" on JTV and former Food Network CHOPPED contestant; offering home/corporate catering, cooking classes and on-site private chef services. Bartending services are available, when time permits. My aircraft clients are high profile billionaires and celebrity types. Everyone deserves amazing five star service, trending food items and a service provider who will make you feel like a star. I have a never-say-no business motto. This is your time to shine in front of your friends and colleagues.

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I'm new, looking for a chance to be the best baker I can be! I also do flower arrangements. I do weddings, birthdays and anniversaries.

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The Rock Chef is here to rock your taste buds! We are offering personal chef services and culinary classes that are brought to you by a seasoned and personable professional chef. Never settle for less than the best!

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I know how to cook pretty well. I specialize in pasta dishes. I don't have a professional cooking experience, but cooking has been around since before there were formal schools for it. I have had fast food experience, and I am very neat and sanitary. I know the importance of cooking things thoroughly.

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Fresh and bursting with flavor is what Krave Detroit has to offer. We provide great tasting food that's prepared fresh with the highest quality of ingredients. Treat yourself today with a nutritious meal from our delicious menu. At Krave Detroit you are sure to enjoy the great atmosphere, friendly service, and affordable prices. Take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey at Krave Detroit. We specialize in dinner for two, catering and private events.

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I am a personal chef with a degree of applied science. My food is great, because I'm very creative, hardworking and flexible. Given the opportunity, I can satisfy anyone's taste buds.

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We offer catering for wedding parties, display cooking, BBQs, buffets, seafood, appetizers, and healthy options.

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I have helped with private chef requests. I will come to your home and prepare a wonderful meal. Also, I have done some dog walking and home sitting.

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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.

  • 28 years in business
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Pride,neatness,love for it. preparing the dishes and seeing the faces of joy

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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