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Saint Louis Private Chefs

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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
Zandra D.
Verified review

Excellent service and creative menus are two ways that we would describe Chef Dana and his skills. We have experienced his elegant holiday meals as well as casual, individual offerings such as raspberry, chocolate-dipped cookies, an array of appetizers, sandwiches, and cheese and wine parings. Coffee encrusted lamb chops, Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms, and truffle deviled eggs are just a few of his dishes which we have enjoyed. Having catering by Chef Dana is a true pleasure.

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

We used Chef Cox and her team for the first time last evening, catering our subdivision annual holiday dinner. Sara and her team did a fantastic job and the meal was wonderful. All the team members were courteous and professional, We were all very happy!!!

  • 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.
Verified review

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!

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!

Bistro 517
4.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anne V.
Verified review

By choice we assembled the salads for the luncheon, but Bistro 517 did all the prep work. There were plenty of ingredients to assemble the salads. We could have used more dressing and ice tea. The wrapped asparagus was delicious, but it would have been nice to have 2 pp instead of one. The lemon mousse cake was outstanding and beautiful. Many of the guests took business cards.

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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.

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

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We provide private catering for elderly, singles or just busy people. I will give you a selection of choices to choose from, from snacks, breakfast, main courses and side dishes to desserts. I will go get the groceries. You are welcome to go with me if you choose. You will pay for the groceries, then I will come to your home the next day and spend the entire day cooking and putting everything in portions that you can grab from the fridge or freezer, warm it up and down the hatch. I get paid $100.00 for the day of cooking, so you are only out 100 dollars plus the cost of the food. I will clean up the kitchen, and hopefully, you call me again and tell all your friends how awesome it is.

  • 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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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All things that the private chefs prepare are fresh from scratch and local and made with so much love

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We will Serve from 2 to too many

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

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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.

  • 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'm a certified culinary graduate. I am not your everyday cook. I have invested in my culinary education to be called your personal chef in your home or for a catered event.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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