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Saint Louis Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Saint Louis.

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Lily Pad Catering LLC
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew B.
Verified review

Dana prepared dinner for my party of 16. The meal was amazing! Everyone complimented the food and service provided. Will definitely be using him in the future.

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Heavy Smoke BBQ
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maritza T.
Verified review

Working with Heavy Smoke made my life so much easier, and not to mention the food was amazing! I didn't have to pay an arm for amazing service and food that my whole team and I are still talking about today. We had a few requests ( Vegetarians, etcs), and they were very accommodating. Thank you Chris and team, we will be calling again!

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Catering, by Chef Cox & Co.
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan O.
Verified review

Chef Sara was a pleasure to work with and the food was delicious. I will be using her services again. I highly recommend her.

  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Neha S.
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Sacha accommodated my needs very well. The food was delicious with good presentation.

Delistro Catering LLC
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Carl T.
Verified review

Chef Terri Jayne is a consummate professional. The food could not have been better. She has an outstanding staff who were prompt, courteous and most pleasant. We will definitely use Delistro Catering for our future events.

Empowered Nourishment
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Deivan D.
Verified review

Well I've had the first experience of working up close and personal and I'm lucky. The food served is nothing but top notch! It's fresh, it's healthy BUT delicious, and completely deceiving because it doesn't seem healthy. There's always variety and even themes which makes it more fun in my opinion. Did I mention you even get your own custom lunch cooler bag. There's alot of passion and hard work put into this and it shows.

  • 6 years in business
Elise S.
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Russ catered my wedding rehersal dinner. The quality of the food and service was beyond compare! Highly recommended. Thank you again for all you've done!

Twisted Tacos Food Truck
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Marie M.
Verified review

They have catered for a family gathering recently, after trying the food truck at my work. Needless to say, they thought of ALL the little things that I didn't, and even came in clutch when I ran out of drinks at no added cost! Very responsive to emails, explained everything well, were more than willing to work with my budget! I will absolutely have them out again!

Culture Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Robert M.
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Food was absolutely beautifully prepared and delicious by Chef Jack!!!

  • 33 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa C.
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Steven Becker Fine Dining is an incredible Catering experience. From their delicious food, to their attention to every detail. Would highly recommend this wonderful cater!

Mellow Mushroom Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Marybeth K.
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I was fortunate enough to have found Mellow Mushroom Catering when I had to arrange a dinner in St. Louis (I was in NYC!) for a group of 25 picky people with varied dietary preferences including vegetarian and vegan. Kelly Nielson, Catering Coordinator, was able to talk me off a cliff through her sage advice and proficiency, and with her help and calm demeanor, I was able to order plenty of food, including salad and pizzas and all the fixings, that covered all dietary bases. The food was not only delicious, but was delivered on time, and was packed and presented beautifully - not a detail was overlooked! I highly recommend Mellow Mushroom for your catering needs - you will not be disappointed with the proficient service or the variety, quality and presentation of the food! Thank you, Mellow Mushroom, for an outstanding job - I wish we had them in NYC!

Christopher W.
Verified review

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!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kamila T.
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Levi was very attentive to details and great with communicating and realizing my goals of the evening. He was on time delivering the food and it was great! I would highly recommend his services!

Michael P.
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I have utilized Francesco's for Catering now going on two years and might be the best caterer I've ever used. The food is outstanding, service is top notch always on time always & attention to details. In fact I like the catering enough I try to go there and eat in the restaurant on my free time when I can. Definitely recommend this hidden gem!

About

I started catering when I owned a coffee shop, where I had homemade pizzas, sub sandwiches, paninis, pasta, homemade soups, salads and all kinds of baked goods. I would cater BBQ pulled pork, beef or chicken with homemade potato salad, baked beans, broccoli slaw or regular slaw and homemade brownies. I also do baked pastas, lasagna and salads with bread. I also do appetizers.

About

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.

  • 4 years in business
About

I take comfort food and make them healthy. People enjoy the taste of hamburgers, mashed potatoes, and sweets but hate the added pounds they leave behind. So I take that food and make them healthier without the added pounds and great flavor. Healthy food can be comfort food.

About

The fact is that I turn ordinary foods into extraordinary foods! In return, the customer feels at home. My customers are everything to me!

About

We are an Italian restaurant and pizzeria with a full catering menu. Catering is available for any sized party. We cater all of our homemade menu items.

About

I am a banquet server who sets up and breaks down equipment. I am also a bartender, a fine dining server, and a professional working on wine pairings. References are upon request.

About

I am a very seasoned, well-traveled chef who likes the challenge of different catering needs. I can accomadate any food cuisine.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Personal Chef (Ongoing)

Saint Louis, MO

  • Meal preparation frequency
    Once a week
  • Meals needed
    Dinner
  • Head count
    More than 5 (please indicate) (15)
  • Serving style
    Buffet, Family style
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Day(s) needed
    Saturday
  • Time(s) needed
    Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    Would also love to hire someone for Thanksgiving weekend
  • $500
    Average price

Need Personal Chef

Saint Louis, MO

  • Event type
    Other (Family get together)
  • Meals needed
    Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Appetizers
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American - formal (eg: steak and potatoes), Italian, Mediterranean, Asian, French, Caribbean / Cajun, Hors D'oeurves
  • Courses / Dishes
    Salad: Yes, Single entree: Yes, Multiple entrees: No, Side dishes: Yes
  • Will the chef provide alcohol?
    I would like the chef to provide beer/wine
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions, Vegetarian
  • Head count
    11-20
  • Budget per head
    $70-$80
  • Details
    Open for an experience
  • $1337.5
    Average price
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