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Lees Summit Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lees Summit.

Two Pieces of Bread
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Sara H.
Verified review

I wanted to have a relaxing dinner party with friends (8) and got just that. Brandon was awesome to work with, very professional and an amazing chef. I have an extreme dairy allergy and he had no issue making an entire dairy free meal. During the planning process I wasnt sure about the salad dressing because in the past I always hated this particular vinegarette. I decided to trust the chef. He came with the discussed dressing (which was really good) and 2 other options just to make sure I was happy. Everyone LOVED the food. So flavorful and great combinations. There wasn't a single menu item that was disliked by anyone. He came fully prepared, delivered an amazing dinner and left my kitchen as clean as it was before he got there. I would definitely recommend and hire again!

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Ty Wood's Kitchen LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
Verified review

An amazing in-home experience for our daughter’s birthday party with friends!!

Thyme4Dinner
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy S.
Verified review

Joan cooks 4 meals a week for 3 of us. She is very personable and flexible and is a great cook! Love the homecooked meals for our busy house. Overall, this is worth it financially because it costs less than when we were buying groceries and eating out more.

Catering On Locke
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cory W.
Verified review

I attended a wedding that Chef Locke catered, and it was by far the best catering I ever tasted. From presentation to quantity to quality everything first rate! His services would be highly recommended.

Personal Chef KC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley H.
Verified review

Some of the best salmon I have ever eaten. The plate presentation was second to none. The meal was ready at the time promised, and Chef Leto arrived promptly to prep. Couldn't be more pleased with my experience!

Chefs on the Go
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
Sophie G.
Verified review

I had to plan a sorority brunch two weeks before the event was planned to occur and Jerry was super easy to work with. He not only worked with my schedule on short notice, but he was willing to help make our budget work and gave us a great meal! I would definitely consider him for future events, and will recommend him to other people for their events big or small.

Chef Dunseith
5.0
from 1 review
    Seth H.
    Verified review

    He catered a late night event in Springfield, Mo a few months back. I was sceptical at first because I have a simple staple of what I eat (I'm kinda picky...), but the Osceola cheeses and homemade blackening spice he used on the chicken was spot on! He also had summer sausage that he made that went really well with the pineapple Dijon while we we where waiting for the blackened thighs and legs. Great night for all!

    About

    I am the venue that seeks cloud standards with the leader in mind. I can make a little into much. Let's do it together.

    • 18 years in business
    About

    I will design a party to your specifications and make the magic happen. Relax and let the chef take care of it for you.

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    I am a graduate of a prestigious culinary program in the greater Kansas City area. My background ranges from personal chef (in-home and catered) to large banquets for up to 2,000 people to fine dining executive chef for nearly a decade and multiple accomplishments and award-winning credentials. If you want it, I can cook it.

    About

    I am a chef. I went to a culinary school and graduated top of my class. Cooking is my number one passion. I have been cooking my whole life and have been cooking in professional kitchens for 6 years. If you ask me, I am more than likely able to make it for you and for your special occasion.

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    I am a professional chef and baker, and I am based in Greater Kansas City, Missouri. My career began in 1989 where I worked at the Westin Crown Center in the bakery department. Since then, I've worked at the Nelson Art Gallery as a baker/cook and had the opportunity to head a bakery on 18th Vine Street. I have years of knowledge and the capacity to provide excellent customer service.

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    Blurring the lines between chef, artist and entrepreneur, Elena received her initial culinary training on board the NEY awarded USS Simon Lake in the Navy. While completing an art degree with a minor in military science, Chef Elena spent twenty years working through casinos, restaurants and bars learning all aspects of restaurant operations until opening her first restaurant in 2011 and then another in 2013. Chef Elena’s passion is to artistically plate creative flavor profiles using all attributes of local, seasonal and organic ingredients. "Creating memorable dishes showcasing whole ingredients for people's wellness is my passion". Chef Elena writes a food column for the Leavenworth Times and is an instructor for the culinary program at a local community college.

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    I do professional chef services for in-home dining. Weekly or daily rates, shopping and clean up is provided. I offer tailored menus to suit your needs. Chef has received multiple four-star reviews and owned restaurants specializing in French and regional cuisine. I have over 25 years of experience.

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    I provide cooking lessons, from simple to more fine dining. I offer cooking of meals to fit your dietary needs or wants. I also include a few pastry chef services, although nothing major.

    About

    I am a Kansas City-based chef. My specialties include catering, personal in-home services, and cooking classes.

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    Hi, my name is Jason. I'm a chef and personal trainer. I'll come to you and help you with your weight loss and fitness needs. I also will teach you about how to prepare meals that are nutritious and fun to make! It will be my pleasure to workout with you.

    • 14 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I'm a excellent chef I'm very fond of my work my skills are very good I have my culinary degree with my first aid license my presentation is better than words

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    I love to cook for busy clients so they can eat healthy to support their quality lifestyle. My signature cuisines are Southeast Asia and Mediterranean.

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    I am an experienced hotel executive chef specializing in all realm, such as specialty and catering, buffet, light and heavy hors d'oeuvres, corporate, personal and intimate gourmet gatherings.

    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.

    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 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.

    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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