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O Fallon Chefs

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Lily Pad Catering LLC
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark M.
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Chef Dana was very professional and organized. The food was good and so was the service. Our guests loved the experience and we will use his services again. We highly recommend him!

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Catering, by Chef Cox & Co.
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeanne D.
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Everyone raved about the food!! Everything was delicious and Chef Sara was wonderful to work with.

  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Sharven T.
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Sasha is outstanding. Professional and makes great food. Totally open to feedback so she can make things as you like them. She cooks for us regularly and has helped us eat more healthy and cut back drastically on take out.

Delistro Catering LLC
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Tony H.
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One of the most professional Chefs that I have had the pleasure of working along side of. Knowledgable...current...clearly a passion for making people happy through food!

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Private Chefs of St. Louis offers all Organic Private Chef/Catering/Meal Prep-Plan Delivery Services. As the Private Chefs continue to push a Live Love and Eat Well agenda, we’re out here uplifting, edifying and healing communities one meal at a time. Encouraging entrepreneurship through education and hands on training in every aspect of culinary while our Nutrition Certified Chefs maintain that our food is as equally delicious as it is nutritious! I am Chef Marca Nicole Executive Chef/Owner of Private Chefs of St. Louis & Catering and creator of Private Chefs Fit4U & Fit2Go Organic, Customized, Chef Fresh Prepared Meal Prep Heat n Eat Meals no additives or preservatives.

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Years of practical experience catering to the needs of Augusta's high end golf fans. Brining happiness with food and a stress free environment so clientele can enjoy their event worry free.

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We will Serve from 2 to too many I enjoy what I do it is my God given talent to be in a Kitchen

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l am certified in culinary arts, as well as versed in front of the house edict. I am able to build menus or take requests.

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I am well organized, clean and pay attention to detail. I have a great success rate with any task I've set out to conquer. Aside from the day to day routine, I have the opportunity to do something different on a daily basis.

  • 10 years in business
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Unlike catering companies we prepare everything fresh on site; our food is never pre-cooked and kept warm for hours. Our Five Star service covers ambiance, food, presentation, quality and service. We do all the shopping, all the cooking, all the serving and all the clean up while our clients enjoy our dining delicacies! Dining Delicacies trades all the restaurant variables for an unparalleled dining experience that is competitively priced, and all in the comfort of your own home so that you only have to sit down and relax while enjoying your company and the great food and service we provide. We enjoy bringing delicious food to the table. Our chefs are invited into the privacy of our clients' homes and we enjoy the ability to bring a smile to their face and delicious food to the table. We have the opportunity to be part of many special events, from a husband or wife returning from deployment to a special anniversary. We also get to enjoy wonderful special events like weddings, reunions, birthdays and more. Bringing people together for a special occasion is all the more special by being able to create wonderful and delicious food for people to enjoy and share with each other, leaving us to do all the work.

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I am a culinary student at Lecole Culinaire in St. Louis. I do all kinds of catering work and personal cooking. I am the man for the job, and you won't be disappointed!

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I am a trained chef with five years of experience and a new food sanitation management. I make all my food from scratch, and I love to work with fresh products. I can do anything that I am asked to do, but my favorites are a mixture of Indian and Mediterranean cooking. I also love to bake.

  • 7 years in business
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We don't try to sell preset menus , we cater to what you want. Cooking and new recipe development.

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I am a classically-trained chef with knowledge in modern techniques and molecular gastronomy. I make food a fun and hands-on experience

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Clients love the artistic flair and attention to details that sets a tone of elegant, yet contemporary events worthy of each unique occasion. Clean designs with extraordinary recipes and presentation. All sensory elements tied together for a dramatic finished effect. The positive challenge and tension of ever-changing food trends coupled with my passion for art and design. Developing flavor profiles that imbed great food memories into each guest. Take classics and making them excite today's palates. Leaving clients wanting more....

  • 4 years in business
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As a personal chef, I’m available in the evenings to help bring together your family meals and special occasions. My services include menu planning, purchasing the necessary ingredients, meal preparation, and cleanup. I also do meal preparation for meals during the week that are easily re-heatable. I can recreate some of your family favorites or plan a menu for you while getting your input and approval along the way. I’m able to make any accommodations for food allergies or dietary restrictions that are present with any guests or family members. Each session can be custom tailored to meet your needs for any occasion. As a private cooking instructor, I come to your home or apartment and give you hands-on instruction in menu planning, meal preparation, and proper cooking techniques. I have a variety of different menu items to choose from for each of the three different meal times: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a special menu for the holiday season(s). I also give my clients the option of picking some of their own recipes that they need help perfecting or tweaking. I mainly do one-on-one classes, but I'm available to do group classes by request. I purchase the ingredients prior to class, arrive early to get everything set up, and stay until things are cleaned up. Do you have a dinner party or special gathering coming up? Sit back, relax, and let me wow your guests with a specially prepared menu. As a private caterer, I sit down with my clients and establish a food budget and get their full approval on all aspects of the menu. I prepare, deliver, setup and display the food items before the start of the event. Are you looking for a more intimate setting? I also offer passed hors d'oeuvres and/or plated food items. I prepare all food items, serve, and then clean up at the end of the event. You can book me in advance today for your upcoming event.

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I provide services in the culinary field. I have extensive experience in many styles of cooking and preparing foods from all corners of the world. I can provide from buffet to plate-up services.

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I try to cater to what the client likes but also introducing them to new flavors and ingredients. The creative part. Cooking is a blank canvas. A mistake isn't a mistake in cooking, it's being creative. There is no wrong answer.

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I have been a country club chef for 20 years. I am expert in all forms of cooking. I am a culinary instructor, and I have a great passion for hospitality and flair. My flavor and presentation exceed in all! I have been a pastry chef in Zurich for many years. I love to see the children eat and foster a nurturing soul. I always get the wow factor after every event.

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I own my own restaurant and personal chef service and create and design cakes. I am a former chef at Four Seasons Hotel and other fine dining outlets.

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I haven't started my business yet, but I'm a chef for 26 years at hotels and country clubs! My goal is to start my business.

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.
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