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Minneapolis Private Chefs

Browse these private chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Minneapolis.

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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.

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Chef Jeff Catering
5.0
from 25 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 :)

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

Loved working with Chef Chris and his assistant Rachel. Food was delicious and nicely prepared and presented. This was a special occasion-- my parents' 80th birthdays, and it was just perfect. They made everything just as we planned, and when they left my kitchen was completely cleaned up (even trash taken out!). Highly recommend.

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!

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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

Roberts BBQ & Grill
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Bob J.
Verified review

We've used Roberts BBQ for several years both as a vendor at our annual Expo and also as the caterer for our private sponsor-only area. We couldn't be more pleased with both the product and the service.

  • 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!

Chef's Production
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian G.
Verified review

Kat was very responsive and accommodating. We look forward to the upcoming event!

Chef Dillard
5.0
from 1 review
    Melissa H.
    Verified review

    Chef Dillard created pasta salads and baked beans as well as grilled various meats for an annual picnic he has participated with other past 10 years.

    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

    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 provide scratch cooked, local, seasonal, and healthy cuisine. I am available to cater to individual's ongoing needs or one-time special events for a few or many. I love to work with people and hold a great service and customer satisfaction as my highest priority.

    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 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

    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.

    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!

    About

    I offer in-home personal chef service for small events, small plates and grand openings. I customized menus to fit your style and taste.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

    Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

    Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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