Coon Rapids, MN113 Chefs near you

Where do you need the chef?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Coon Rapids Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Coon Rapids.

Top Pro
Pangea Full Service Catering
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terri C.
Verified review

We had a fantastic dinner experience with Christine as our Chef! She provided an evening family meal for 8 adults and 3 children to celebrate retirement. Appetizers, dinner and dessert were provided. Not only was dinner delicious, but Christine was kind, competent, efficient, and she left our kitchen sparkling. We would most definitely hire her again for a future event.

Catering by Dani
4.7
from 70 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Susanne D.
Verified review

Dani provided our wedding luncheon with the MOST important elements: fantastic food and service. She is wonderful to work with and very detail oriented. She is a great chef and her crew were professional, kind and expedient! We will be using Catering by Dani again and again. I will recommend her services to everyone I know! Thanks for a great meal! Everyone enjoyed your food and service. We look forward to working with you again.

Top Pro
Diem Culinary
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimara F.
Verified review

Chef Josh was amazing, he fed my family well!!! It was a pleasure meeting and hiring him.

Top Pro
Chef Jeff Catering
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darcie L.
Verified review

Everything about this catering company rocks!! They are the best. Had a wonderful relationship with Amber. She displayed such a genuine, caring attitude and excitement for our wedding! They are very flexible with everything and really made us feel important. Thanks for being a part of our special day. I will always use Chef Jeff Catering for future catering needs :)

Top Pro
Digest The Passion
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandy P.
Verified review

Chris is a very positive person and is a wonderful chef. His meal was one of the best I have had. He was very responsive to his clients and it was a delight to have this great experience. I would love to do this again!!

Luzettecatering l.l.c
4.3
from 16 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Erica W.
Verified review

We hired Daniel for my mom's 60th birthday dinner at her home. He cooked an amazing 4 course meal. Things that were good about working with Daniel: easy to communicate with leading up to the event, flexible (we had a last minute location change), detail oriented and well prepared, the menu he prepared was diverse (made both meat eaters and vegetarians happy) and the food was delicious - we especially recommend his artichoke dip, smoked salmon and cauliflower au gratin! We would definitely recommend working with Chef Daniel!

Top Pro
Debbie's Good to Go Catering
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin H.
Verified review

Chef Debbie had our 2.5 hour baking lesson for my 12-year old daughter and me meticulously planned and prepped, down to aprons and hand towels! We made 4 sperarate baked goods, all delicious! She took the time to not only explain what to do, but WHY it’s important to use specific techniques. The entire lesson was not only a great learning experience for us but also thoroughly enjoyable! We will definitely return for additional lessons!

Rissa’s Kitchen
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Judy. K.
Verified review

Only chatted on the phone and had to postpone the experience. I would like to talk to some other chefs as well who might live closer

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Becky C.
Verified review

We had Chef Stiles come on-site at our corporate headquarters for a one-hour cooking demonstration sponsored by our Wellness Committee. Here is some of the feedback from employees: "I am very happy that I attended because it gave me some new ideas on how to increase the healthfulness of my family's meals." "Thanks for putting this together, very worthwhile and delicious." "Chef Stiles did a good job of presenting the fact that you can have delicious food and eat healthy at the same time. I vote for other classes just like this one."

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kabakas C.
Verified review

Chef Bershok gave me and girlfriend amazing service through out the night. The menu me and Chef Bershok came up with was spectacular. The lamb chops were nice and tender the rissoto was great. The chocolate lava cake was superb. I highly recommend her to anyone looking at have a special date night. She made our night really special

personal chef Julia Dahl
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sue M.
Verified review

Chef Julia was excellent. Professional, energetic and positive. The food was excellent and it was easy to have her in the house. Great service!

Luv2Cook4You
4.0
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa D.
Verified review

Sue is an excellent chef and cook. When she caters an event she is professional and friendly. The pizza's we order for our garlic harvest crew are always excellent and careful attention is paid to ingredients (which I am pretty picky about). Sue is also adaptable. I know when I first knew her she sometimes used ingredients I was not very interested in but she has gleaned so much experience cooking at co-ops and local and organic food restaurants, that she knows how to cook with everything our local foodshed has to offer.

About

I am a private chef and caterer who creates customized and health-conscious menus that can be tailored to meet most budgets and dietary restrictions.

About

I have been a professional chef for over 10 years. I love to cook for people. I am new to Thumbtack; we shall see how this works!

About

Life can be busy. So imagine coming home from a hard day to a fridge full of delicious, handmade food, ready to enjoy with your family. A Simple Kitchen Personal Chef Service does just that, so you can enjoy more time spent together. Chef Sarah will come to your home and prepare delicious meals for you to enjoy throughout the week. The Personal Chef Service includes the grocery shopping, cooking, packaging, reheating instructions and clean up.

About

I am a French trained chef with a background in African (West), Italian and American cuisine. I have worked all over the world. I do catering as a side business. I am a chef for a high-profile organization.

About

Hello and welcome to The Majestic Chef. It is nice to see that you have made your way here to The Majestic Chef. Not many people today do know what a personal chef is and in turn would never consider hiring one. By definition a personal chef is a person who works with you directly to create meals you can either have made in bulk and stored for later eating, or comes in to your home, once twice or how ever many times in a week to make your meals there for you when you get home or before you leave for work in the morning. Nowadays, a personal chef is more than just a chef who makes your day-to-day meals or provides one to two meals a week. They have evolved in to a more broader group to provide for the many nitches of chefs and provide for the different groups whether it is a need to learn how to cook or to provide a wide range of catering and culinary services for their customers. What we do here at The Majestic Chef PCS is that we actually offer a wide variety of services, specializing in Halal home cooking and catering with an artistic flare as well athletic-based food planning. Ranging from in-home day to day meals, full-service catering, to health-related dietary needs such as allergies, sensitivities and religious requirements.

  • 7 years in business
About

We are not your average people- if it's average food your looking for, along with average service and an average dining experience we are not the right fit for you. The opportunity to be part of something special.

About

Looking for top quality food? Look here! I'm a licensed personal chef from the Culinary Business Academy in AZ. I am also a veteran of the US Army. I have skill sets in just about every ethnic background. I specialize on fresh local products when avail with low sodium and health consciousness mindset on every meal. I like to maximize flavor the natural way with key ingredients prepared to my meticulous standard. I need to interview you and whoever will be eating my food to determine your flavor profile as well as the things you like and want to see with frequency and things you dislike and never want to see. I tailor this information into a menu you get to approve prior to the day of cooking. I guarantee your sanctification and will replace any item you feel is not to your standard. In return, I need information about what didn't work with that particular dish, and why you didn't like it. I use this information on future meals so as not to make the same error for you again. This is such an easy venture for you or your loved ones. Think of getting a gift certificate that gives top-quality meals guaranteed they will like it. Santa approves when he eats my chocolate/white chocolate chip cookie as big as your hand. Here are a few thoughts to intrigue you pallet: * lemon and herb butter pan sauteed fresh halibut * garlic grilled chicken kabobs * any type of sushi made within a few hours of eating it on your plate soon * rib eye Oscar (fresh rib eye cooked to your preferred temperature topped with Alaskan king crab and garlic grilled asparagus drizzled with fresh home made Bearnaise sauce) * football game apps of all sorts, made fresh and delivered at the time of your specification Company parties of any size, I am fully capable of handling. I use a commercial kitchen in Mendota Heights close to the MSP airport to cook and prepare all of my food and has a spotless record with the FDA. I will never serve you or your loved ones something I wouldn't eat myself, and I am a food snob. What are you waiting for? Get in contact with me ASAP! Smiles.

About

I am a pastry chef who has transformed my business into an event and catering company. I do from venues to prepost pictures and everything in between!

About

I do either in-house or events in a location of your choice. I can provide catering and home-cooked meals at home for up to 50 people!

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.
Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.