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O Fallon Chefs

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Lily Pad Catering LLC
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bridget M.
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Lily Pad Catering provided a catered meal for our anniversary lunch at work. Dana arrived early with all the supplies, set everything up, and explained in detail what everything was. Everyone was raving about how delicious the food was! The cheesy corn with jalapenos and bacon was a bit hit, many of us going back for seconds. Dana is beyond professional and a phenomenal chef. I would highly recommend Lily Pad Catering for any of your catering needs.

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Catering, by Chef Cox & Co.
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zana S.
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From start to finish, Chef Cox was AMAZING! She responded almost immediately on Thumbtack, she was responsive to all of my questions and provided tasty menu options for my event. The food was simply awesome! She's very friendly and accommodating, it was the best! I WILL hire her again and again and again! Thanks Sara!

  • 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
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!

Elevated Chef Services
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Diane V.
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Kevin was attentive and professional from the time we first reached out to him. He was friendly and accommodating and our entire group enjoyed the evening. His meal was delicious and beautifully presented. He was comfortable letting us watch and ask questions and even engaged our four year old granddaughter who wanted to help make the homemade pasta.

Christopher W.
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Natina was prompt, well planned as well as full of ideas that we had not even thought of during our initial consultation. When it came to our ideas, Natina was very patient and she listened to all of our requests and executed them all to our liking. The food was amazing! It was far beyond our expectations. Noirblanc is my #1 choice for any future events. Thanks Again!


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.


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


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.

  • 7 years in business

We don't try to sell preset menus , we cater to what you want.

  • 10 years in business

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

All things that the private chefs prepare are fresh from scratch and local and made with so much love


We will Serve from 2 to too many


Years of practical experience catering to the needs of Augusta's high end golf fans.


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.

  • 4 years in business

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


I try to cater to what the client likes but also introducing them to new flavors and ingredients.

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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