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Owatonna Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Owatonna.

Mercury 212
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mark E.
Verified review

Chef Patrick provided an amazing, participative, multi-course culinary experience. Our evening of dining was delightful! Chef Patrick is a true foodie, his attention to detail and quality ingredients combine to create spectacular and unique dishes. Patrick also brings patience and good humor, warmly welcoming us into the kitchen as the courses were prepared. I'd highly recommend Mercury212 and Chef Patrick for a memorable and delectable dining experience!

S. Rochelle Artisan
from 8 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ea P.
Verified review

Susan is an outstanding chef! Her meals range from comfort to the exotic. She creates entire menus that leave one well-satisfied, a gastric delight that pleases all of the senses from palate to presentation.

Hand Crafted Cuisine
from 4 reviews
    Lynda S.
    Verified review

    Brandi and I had a monthly contract for her food services. It took her approximately 3 hours. Food was excellent. Easy to take to work or fix at home. She went above and beyond to make sure food was appealing and tasty. I would recommend her services very highly.

    • 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

    Catering For All It's Worth
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Francis B.
    Verified review

    So recently I hired Catering For All It's Worth to help me plan a Dinner Party for my husband and 4 other couples. I didn't want a formal meal, but Chef Bryan helped me plan a great Dinner Party so that everyone enjoyed it. Chef Bryan arrived that day with all the groceries, and all the pots and pans. He even brought the dish soap and sponges. He got right to work preparing the food, and the kitchen started to smell amazing! When my guests arrived, I was able to meet and greet them, without having to run into the kitchen to check on the food, this was just perfect having a Personal Chef here. The food was out of this world! Course after course kept getting better. Dessert was the best, Triple Chocolate Molten Devil's Cake! And the best part of the night, Chef Bryan finished by cleaning the kitchen and doing all the dishes. I would definitely hire him for another dinner party. This was a great success!

    The Half Assed Chef
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Mark M.
    Verified review

    Great food. Outstanding service. The kitchen was spic and span when dinner was over.

    Chef Jametta Raspberry
    from 2 reviews
      Jessica H.
      Verified review

      Every time I've had Chef Raspberry, do one of my events the food has been fantastic!

      Chef Troy
      from 1 review
        Melissa M.
        Verified review

        Simply great!!


        We provide a full-course menu and home cooked made from scratch desserts. We are able to plan, cook, and execute a dinner so you can ask me and be at ease when entertaining.


        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.


        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.


        Attention to detail and requests from the client. Small private parties, entertaining guests, presentation, array of flavor combinations.


        I am a personal chef. I do family-style cooking and delivery, multiple meal preparation services and delivery, appetizers and desserts and cooking/canning instruction.


        The overall focus is to be the Chef for you. I want my customers to be able to enjoy the time with friends and family and also be apart of the guest experience in their own house. I also provide cooking lessons for those interested in growing their culinary knowledge and experience to impress friends and family. I also will aid in any shopping required and can cost and design the menu that you want to make not the one you are forced to choose from.


        I do everything about dessert! I make wedding cakes, cupcakes, pies, and more! I will cater to your needs. I am a Le Cordon Bleu Pastry Arts Graduate. I've designed and created delicious pastry and wedding cakes for my clients.


        I am a personal chef. I do any food and pastries as well as Southern style cooking. I can do a special cake made just the way you want. I also know foods from different culture.

        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.

        Do you tip a wedding caterer?

        Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

        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.

        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.
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