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An Affair to Remember
4.8
from 109 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Debbie B.
Verified review

Fantastic! We had a small, casual wedding for about 45 guests and Carmen and her team did an excellent job. We were a bit untraditional having a cocktail hour prior to the ceremony and then a buffet dinner reception, however with this itinerary, my husband and I were able to enjoy the tasty appetizers with our guests and everyone could relax before the vows. The buffalo chicken pastry puffs were amazing! Carmen had a great team who she managed very well to ensure everything was ready exactly when it should be. The ladies on her team were so friendly and outgoing who kept things moving and food flowing constantly. If you are looking for good food, great service, value, and a relaxed (not uptight) team that will have fun with your guests then Carmen is your person.

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Personal Chef to the Stars
4.9
from 99 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jordan H.
Verified review

I highly recommend Chef Tyler! We were hosting a work dinner and I decided at the last minute that I wanted more than just a caterer- I wanted to make it a special experience for everyone!! Special it was- it was a fabulous experience!! We called Chef Tyler on Saturday afternoon for a Monday evening event and he came through like a champ. Delicious appetizer tidbits including: grilled figs wrapped in prosciutto, several bruschettae (That’s plural for Bruschetta), charred okra, and grilled shrimp – all with local seasonal ingredients. These were both passed and serve on the buffet table. Then an amazing dinner buffet with Barbecued Chicken, cooked Sous Vide then seared on the grill; mango corn salsa (Yum!), summer veggie pasta salad, heirloom tomatoes and other scrumptious sides. Followed by fresh peach shortcake that was to die for. We raved, the guests raved, and you would have too if you’d been here. Now, we are looking for a new excuse to have him and his team back again. I highly recommend him!

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Chef Segreto
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
George S.
Verified review

My wife and I decided to host a cocktail / dinner party for 8 very influential people April 16,2016. We decided to enlist Chef Segreto to help us, We had previously attended a dinner party hosted by a friend that used Chef Segreto. We were very impressed with the quality of food served and the professionalism in which Chef Segreto personnel handled the dinner party. On March 1, 22016 I email Julian Grajales and asked him if Chef Segreto would be interested in providing services for an hour of light snacks, wine and mixed drinks starting at 6:00 PM and followed with a sit down dinner starting at 7:00 PM and ending at 9:00 PM. On March 3, 2016 Julian Grajales emailed a list of 5 proposed appetizers, with prices and a list of 9 Plated dinners, with prices, a list of 5 soups, a list of 3 salads, and a list of 6 desserts from which to choose from. By the way, the soup, salad, and dessert were included in the plated dinner price. On March 8, 2016 Julian meet with us at our residence to view where the event would take place and to see what kitchen facilities would be available. In addition he brought a list of 11 hot Hors D'Oeuvres, 4 Americano, 4 Feancese, 4 Mediterranean, 4 Italiano, 4 Floribbean, and 4 Asiatico Hors D'Oeuvres for us to choose. At 4:00 PM on April 16, 2016 Julian and his wife rang our door bell. They came and went over the schedule of events we wanted to occur throughout the three hour event. My wife and I literally sat down and watched television until the first guest arrived at 6:00 PM.Julian's wife greeted people, tended bar, and did not let anyone's drink glass go dry. At 7:00PM we sat down to a truly magnificent dinner. Julian prepared the food while his wife waited on the table. The dinner started with mixed greens, Bermuda onions, plum tomatoes,roasted walnuts and dried cranberries with assiago cheese and raspberry vinaigrette dressing. The salad was followed with blood orange sherbet. After the sherbet a 12 oz. grilled NY strip with roasted zucchini risotto and grilled asparagus with port wine-peppercorn sauce was served. Dessert consisted of roasted peach cobbler with Madagascar vanilla pudding. Coffee was then served followed by Baileys Irish cream. This dinner was by far the most grandiose dinner my wife and I have ever hosted. All thanks and praise goes to Chef Segreto's people Julian Grajales and his wife. They are truly professionals. The party attendees are still talking about that evening and we still get compliments for having the party.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kari M.
Verified review

Michelle's service and response time has been outstanding!! She has worked with me and my budget and has been able to offer excellent suggestions as well as been willing to facilitate my needs with a limited budget and time constraints!! I will write another review after the actual event but as of right now, hands down, she is amazing. After talking to several other caterers, I knew she was the one... encompassing excellent customer service, flexibility, creativity and willingness to help in a way that the other caterers were not. Thank you Michelle!!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Annie L.
Verified review

The food was delicious, it need to be warm to serve.

Roosterdoodles Cafe and Cake
4.2
from 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Susan K.
Verified review

Awesome presentation of foods from appetizers, to desserts always beautiful.

Senvette Catering
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn S.
Verified review

Yolanda was the truly professional caterer we had hoped to find when we began our search. We had some unusual requests and Yolando didn't blink. She said, "sure, no problem." When she arrived, she set up a lovely buffet! The food was wonderful and beautifully presented. I hope I get the opportunity to recommend Yolanda to others.

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Saucy Spoon Cooking
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rich E.
Verified review

Jessica whipped up a dinner for 10 at our place. The appetizers and dinner were fantastic. Jessica was a bundle of energy and on the go from the time she arrived until the time she left. Not only was she our chef, but server and cleaned up as well. We did 3 appetizers; shrimp cocktail, stuffed mushrooms and caprese salads. It was probably too much for 10 people but each one of them was terrific. Caesar salad proceeded our dinner of filet mignon with mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach. Your guests will love the food.

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Top Hat Event Planning
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Eric C.
Verified review

We had a phenomenal experience working with Top Hat and Liane. Liane and her staff showed up early to prepare giving us a lot of comfort. The food was phenomenal, as everyone loved the meal. We were able to customize the menu to our liking. The service with the bartender/server and chef were incredible. All in all, the event experience with Top Hat exceeded our expectations and we will most certainly use Liane and team again in the future. She took all the stress out of planning our first party.

David Mallard - Private Chef
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Naomi E D.
Verified review

Chef Dave prepared Christmas Dinner for my family of six. He prepared 2 meats, 3 sides, an additional entree served with white rice, an appetizer and a dessert. Everything was delicious! The meats were well seasoned, juicy and tender. The sides were flavorful. The dessert was a perfect to wonderful meal. There was so much food that I was able to send my brother home with leftovers, freeze enough food for dinner on New Years Day and have leftovers to eat after Christmas. Chef Dave was prompt, friendly and professional. My family and I will be hiring him again in the future.

Divine Cultural Cuisine
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Derrick R.
Verified review

I used Divine Cultural Cuisine for a private dinner party for 4. The Chef showed up on time with all the equipment. He was very careful and precise in cleaning his work area before and AFTER dinner. The party started at 7 pm and he showed up around 615pm to start prep work. Our menu was amazing and I am still full while typing this review. It consisted of Savannah calamari and crab stuffed shrimp as an appetizer. The portions were huge. We literally had to tell him to take the plate from us or we wouldn't have been able to eat the entree or dessert. I have to add, he applied some "orange sauce" to the shrimp that I literally would drink a bucket of. Chef Reeves is a saucier by trade so he knows what he is doing. Next, we were served a mixed green salad with a warm raspberry hazelnut dressing which was divine. Our main course was a surf and turf menu of orange soy glazed salmon and NY strip with mixed veggies and potato cakes. I don't know where to start. The steak was cooked perfectly. Salmon was cooked so well that I am troubled that I may never be able to cook salmon in my household again. And this orange soy glaze. He wouldn't tell us the ingredients but we tried to bribe him an undisclosed amount of money which he politely refused. I personally like grits so he made a side dish of his grits. They were the best grits I have ever tasted in my life and I am born and raised in the South. Just a wonderful meal from this point that was about to blow our minds. For dessert, might I add I don't even remember when he prepared it as we were stuffing our faces, creme brulee cheesecake with a white chocolate sauce and red velvet cake shooters with fresh fruit. The entire meal was better than I ever expected. My only regret is that we didn't know Chef Reeves and Divine Cultural Cuisine when we were getting married as we surely would have had him cater for us. We will be reaching out to him. We will be using him in the future and I truly believe if you have read all of this review up to this point, you will use him too.

  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Blair C.
Verified review

The ladies are family oriented and made my first catering experience super easy! I would use them for future events!

Boxcar Grille
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Angelina D.
Verified review

Jessica was great and her staff were great! They gave us quality food for a great price and better than other caterers we looked at. The food was hot and our wedding crowd liked the options we chose. We are very pleased with the results.

The Cook Nook
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
David G.
Verified review

Catherine came and cooked an anniversary meal for us at our home. She worked with us to plan the perfect menu and cooked a delicious meal. She was timely and stayed on budget but more importantly she was a pleasure to work with. We would definitely hire her. David Peterson

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Chrissy W.
Verified review

This was my first experience with hiring a caterer through Thumbtack. We were very happy with the communication, punctionality, the set up and personable treatment we received. The delivery of the product was great as well as the set up for my daughters graduation. The food looked and tasted amazing. Nothing but great feedback from the guests. I would definitely recommend and use Divine Dinner Parties in the future. Thank you so much for all you do.

Homestyle Gourmet
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Starr W.
Verified review

Love, Love Homestylegourmet and HG Dessert Bar. I have had the opportunity to use their services on several occasions for work and personal events, each time used my expectations were exceeded. Their desserts are always moist and the food items are always fresh and tasty with outstanding quality. I love that I can easily place my order online and get excatly what I ordered, when I did have to place a call I received a call back quickly. If your looking for one stop catering this is your go to place.Great chefs, food and service!!!

Pig-N-Vittles
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lynette W.
Verified review

I have been looking for a Caterer for my daughter's wedding. I knew she wanted a Down-Home Southern BBQ. I began emailing different caterers. Matthew was so prompt in responding to me. He was extremely patient, as this is my first time planning a wedding. Matthew took the time to answer every single question I had. And Logan was a joy to deal with on the phone. I did find other Caterers that may have cost a little less, but I believe in providing excellent customer service and these two gentlemen have done just that!!! Thank you Matthew and Logan for making this an easy choice!! I so look forward to meeting you in the Spring!!!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jamir W.
Verified review

Jamir is a greaaaat Chef!!! He cooked for me and my husband for our anniversary and the food was on point!!!! Definitely recommend!!!

Troutman's Barbecue
5.0
from 1 review
  • 50 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Becky G.
Verified review

all things went well

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am a caterer, baker, and events coordinator for private and corporate events who provides specialty cakes and personal catering services. I create and deliver customized meals for busy families. I will deliver meals or dessert items to people coming home from hospital or bereaving families with a card. I service corporate lunches and parties.

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We provide turnover services for vacation rental homes. We also provide catering and prepared meals for home delivery. We do preparation of meals delivered on Lake Norman to any dock.

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