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Jackson Chefs

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  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Miranda P.
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My husband and I had the pleasure of experiencing an appreciation dinner where Chef Felica Ratliff owner of Savory Soul served as our Personal Chef. We received 5 Star service! I loved the attention to detail, the exceptionally positive service, and the food was delicious 😊. Hands down the Best Lemon Pound Cake I've ever experienced! Moist, robust lemon flavor balanced to perfection with sweetness, and definitely Savory to MY Soul! 🤗

  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Amy E.
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Kristin has been cooking for my family for about 6 months and it has been wonderful. Great great food and she has truly turned into a friend. It has been a very big blessing for us!!!

Cheffun
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeff D.
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Cheffun catered church revival we had in Canton, MS last year and I must say the food was awesome and the service exceptional. He more than delivered on my expectations and those in attendance simply loved the quality and variety of the food prepared by Cheffun.

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I can provide healthier soul food -- soul vegan and vegetarian cuisine. We love soul food, just trim back the fat and carbs.

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I can provide any and all your food service needs for parties (big and small), weddings, and events. I am specializing in mostly every type of food you may need!

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I am a personal chef, but I also provide catering services for any event like weddings, birthdays and anniversaries. I also assist in event planning/coordinating as well as bartending. I provide menu planning, projected budget cost and host tastings, if so desired. Diva Fairies is a company that derived from my passion and enthusiasm for culinary arts. We provide these services in a professional in friendly manner, where our motto is "Service with a smile is our style!"

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I have been a private chef for over 30 years. I have worked for the royal family in UK, Jordan, and Qatar. I like to do and use my own initiative, as well as to use what is fresh at the markets and food places in the local area.

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I do all occasions, from weddings to private parties and private dining. I cater things, from birthdays to businesses and private dining. I also bake and decorate cakes. I can bake and decorate cakes, cook, and also plan events.

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Event catering,Corporate catering,parties,weddings, Buffets etc...

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I have over 8 years of experience as a personal chef and worked with various caterers. I do from small to large casual to upscale events and anything in between.

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We provide chef prepared, nutritionist planned meals to busy health minded consumers, delivered to their door. Helping our clients achieve their health or fitness goals, whether it's losing a few unwanted pounds or lowering there cholesterol.

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Chef Nate Caters is an exclusive private chef and catering service specializing in intimate meals, small to medium dinner parties, and media events. We can do fine dining to rustic down home and everything in between. We take great pride in using the freshest ingredients that we source from local providers. What I enjoy most about my job is the interaction I have with my clients.

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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