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Saint Cloud Home Chefs

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Pangea Full Service Catering
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terri C.
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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.

CH Professional Catering
4.5
from 37 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi K.
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Jason and Liz made my job as Anniversary Party planner nearly stress free. Many of the 75 guests commented on how wonderful the food tasted! Many spent time talking with Jason who is a fantastic chef and all around great person! They provided everything we needed (napkins, utensils, plates, linen tablecloths) - were very punctual and helpful. Would definitely recommend!!!!

Flavor Fare, LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Bob S.
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Chef Louden did a wonderful job preparing all the food for our Birthday festival. She helped come up with the food thyme for the party as we did not have a clue what we were wanting. We diecided to go with chicken and steak fajitas, all the fixings for them, homemade re-fried beans and Spanish rice, pulled BBQ pork sandwiches. She made her own BBQ sauce and a delicious salsa. All the food was done on time and set out just before the party started. Her bubble personality and wonderful smile fit right in with the crowd of people. I could not have got a better deal anywhere else for catered food. She also used the food we already had to make it just to help keep the cost down. If you have any doubts on food quality or the cost feel free to call me and I will let you know what your going to miss out on if you do not hire her (763)477-2566 My name is Bob.

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

Jill Cater Smith
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mary A.
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Jill taught me that cooking from scratch was very easy and so much more rewarding than pre-packaged food. I was very interested in homemade sauces and dressings. She taught me the basics and showed me how to elaborate. I made Eggs Benedict with a hollandaise sauce that was out of this world. We also made from scratch an enchilada sauce. I highly recommend Jill. She is very passionate about her work and a very skilled chef.

It's Only Food
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Alexa A.
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Chef John Politte is a wonderful partner of Community Emergency Assistance Programs (CEAP). Chef John catered our Spring Delight fundraiser and comes to our lobby once a month to do a cooking demonstration and hand out delicious food samples to families we serve. He is kind-spirited, hard working, and has a great sense of humor! Our families and staff always ask when he will return for his next cooking demonstration. You can count on Chef John to be prompt and professional for any event and provide wonderful food that everyone will enjoy.

  • 2 years in business
Sharon G.
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I used this caterer for 2 of our children's grad parties. The first was a taco bar with Spanish rice for 100-150 people. My thoughts were that it was organized and very delicious. Chef Ben was professional and timely. The second party was a burger, brat, and dogs, with potato salad and coleslaw. It was the best potato salad I have ever had. Again I was not disappointed with Bens professionallism and the food was amazing! I also used him for a super bowl party. He made BBQ pulled pork, brisket, and Spare Ribs. I can't even describe how good they were. I can never have anyone else's pulled pork after Chef Bens. It was sooo delicious. At all 3 events I had many of my guests tell how delicious the food was and asked for his contact information. I would defiantly recommend him and I personally would use him again and again in the future.

  • 14 years in business
Kay J.
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I attended a cooking class where Chris Schlueter showed us how to create a variety of dishes using kale. She made it interesting and demonstrated how to use kale in making pesto, pasta dishes and more. The best part? We got to taste everything!!! This was a practical class, and yes, I can make these recipes at home.

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I do home cooking that will leave you wanting more. Bar-B-Que is the specialty! I also excel in baked goods and signature cocktails.

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We offer hospitality services, including personal chef and bartender. We will come to you for your private event and prepare breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner. We serve from 2 to 20 people. We also can do private bartending for any size group.

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I am from Mexico, where I have opened 2 Spanish tapas and seafood restaurants, the first in 2005, called Diagonal, and the second, Co.Lateral in 2010. I have been a co-host on the Fox Ultisima home cooking show, Sabores de Familia, since 2008. I also just filmed scenes on the third season of Su Vida Mas Simple that just aired this summer. I moved to Minnesota in January, and am looking for clients who would like a personal chef! I like to prepare healthy, fresh meals and snacks to suit any dietary needs. My specialty, of course, is Latin American food and seafood. I also clean kitchens and houses, providing my clients with the in-home service they need.

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I have a passion for creative and healthy food preparation. I want to show that tasteful and healthy meal that doesn't have to take hours to prepare. I would like to bring this convenience to your home, so that you and your family can spend quality time together, enjoying home-cooked meals without the hassle. I am also experienced in catering for parties and all types of special events.

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I have a personalized photography business in Big Lake, MN. I am specializing in outdoor photography. Lifestyle is main photography style as it captures the 'little things', but I am experienced with a more staged setting as well. I also specialize in personalized home decor items with framing and canvases.

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We offer training and food prep services, from large companies to the individual person. We love working with people who have passions for food.

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I'm a personal chef for a family in the Twin Cities area. I have over 20 years in the hospitality area. I'm able to prepare all different regional cuisines.

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I'm a nationally certified executive chef looking for some fill-in work. I'm also a class B driver with all credentials.

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My cooking ethos is European Elegance with Farmhouse charm.

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

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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.

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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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Hire me to do the cooking for your get together party, or any other function at home or for your office, so that you can enjoy your event. I can make everything from four course meals of steak to stir fry meals. I can also do outdoor BBQ brisket and pig roasts. I have won many awards with my food. I love to cook and make people smile.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do private cooking lessons cost?

You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

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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