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Greensboro Chefs

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Zacki's Culinary Creations
4.8
from 89 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amber B.
Verified review

I recently used Zacki’s Creations to come into our home and prepare a Mother’s Day brunch for a group of 10 adults and 3 little ones. Zacki was extremely responsive to my initial request for a quote, and very helpful in offering suggestions when creating a menu. The food was delicious with blueberry pancakes made fresh and hot off the griddle, egg and sausage casserole straight from the oven, a fresh fruit platter, and fresh mandarin orange mimosas. In addition to giving me the chance to be a guest at our family get together, she invited my 5 year old son and 4 year old niece to help as her “sous chefs” in the kitchen and they had a blast being her little helpers. I would definitely recommend Zacki to anyone who is looking to host an event in their home without having the added pressure and stress of preparing/cooking the meal so that you may enjoy your visit with friends and loved ones.

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Jamaica Coast Catering
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hope D.
Verified review

My experience with Jamaica Coast catering was excellent. She catered a party of mine. The chef, Marcia, makes your experience personal, she makes sure that you get exactly what you want and caters everything to you. The food was phenomenal, and the professionalism was outstanding. Every dish she made for me had an unique taste, but was exquisite. The staff was very polite and professional as well. I would definitely be calling her for my future events!

2Girls Chef Services
4.1
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Janella H.
Verified review

They aim to please!! Camille went out of her way to please us she even drove out of her way to make sure that everything was in perfect order for my special day. Our guest loved every bite of the food and many asked for the Chefs information. I recommend 2 Girls Chef services to anyone looking for both quality food and excellent customer service.

Joe Marzullo
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly M.
Verified review

Joe was our personal chef for our backyard wedding. The food was exceptional, seasonally perfect, and budget friendly. Every single guest raved about the food served at our dinner. His service was perfect. He was prompt, accommodating, friendly and created the perfect meal we had envisioned it to be.

Your Dinner Awaits!
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Nick F.
Verified review

We hired Angelica to prepare our anniversary dinner at the house because we have an infant. Angelica provided professional service across the board. She was very flexible on the menu as her and I developed a personalized 3 course meal and she provided excellent recommendations to complement my “non- chef” request. The meal was elegantly prepared with Angelica’s personal touch and the food tasted great. Finally, Angelica left the kitchen in even better condition than when she arrived, and most importantly my wife enjoyed the whole experience. I would definitely recommend Angelica.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Phyllis B.
Verified review

Absolutely the best Chef...,,,Professional...,,,Excellent food. Superior in every aspect of catering!!!

Red Ice Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Veronique M.
Verified review

As the Executive director of a non-profit collective for 10+ years, my experience with Red Ice Catering ranks among the highest. The professionalism, poise and execution demonstrated by the Chef and Staff far surpassed my expectations. From the planning to execution of a set of multiple dinner theatre fundraisers, the team worked with our organization to ensure our most successful events to date. The food was impeccable; not only in taste/flavor, but in presentation as well. Also, the ability to secure a catering service that provides cuisines as well as desserts was a huge plus. To the Red Ice Catering team - THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO! We can't wait to work with you again!

Oh Taste and See Catering
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tia J.
Verified review

This Man is an awesome Chef and His cooking skills are of Good quality. I would recommend Him to cater with the best of the best 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 5 thumbs up for Oh taste and See catering

  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn J.
Verified review

Sandra is truly a master of gourmet and comfort-food cooking! She delivered several meals to me while I was recovering from surgery and they were delicious. The eggplant parm and chicken piccata were exceptional. I would recommend Sandra for catering and her personal chef services to everyone!

Moses T's Catering
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie G.
Verified review

We are opening a bed and breakfast located in Shelby NC and we selected Chef Q as our consultant to assist with space planning, kitchen layout, workflow, guest services, menu selection and all things food service. As we prepare for the health department inspection, we plan to implement his strategy. If you are ever in Shelby NC stop by Morgan and Wells B&B and we will gladly tell you all about how he helped us. All the Best to You........

Reto's Kitchen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dariel F.
Verified review

Reto is extremely helpful with menu recommendations and provides outstanding service and quality of food. It is obvious how much he loves pleasing his clients and providing them with only the best ingredients.

  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Anne C.
Verified review

We had a fabulous night celebrating my husbands 58th bday. Zane was on time, polite and cooked a fabulous meal for us. The food was delicious (appetizers and a main meal is what we had him prepare - I took care of the birthday cake for dessert). The experience was so good we are now considering starting a "Chef's Night Club!"

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Papy F.
Verified review

Caroline, Chef of Nostalgia, is an amazing cook, planner, and presenter of fine foods. Unlike your average Chef, Caroline can make the best out of every situation. She has a personality unlike most creative chef-folk in that she laughs and smiles and is hardly ever ruffled by changing circumstances (and has never inappropriately shown it when she was ruffled). I have never experienced a chef without "attitude" ... until Caroline. If you want amazing food and are going to need your Chef to be out among your guests, then hands-down - CAROLINE!

Catering Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tiffanie S.
Verified review

He's grown to be one of the best and most creative chefs I know!! Uniquely cultivated dishes, culturally and health consciously inspired!! Signature, pallet pleasing flavors, that I've found are impossible to duplicate!

123 Cuisine
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Frances O.
Verified review

Dianne is wonderful! Her personality is great and I love the meals she has prepared for me. She remembers all the little details which makes her all the better. I love that she has many choices for me to choose from. The food choices are important to me because it makes my meals exciting and interesting. I look forward to seeing her and what she brings each time.

SoVA Local Taste
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Linda Z.
Verified review

Our experience with Sue Graves, personal chef, is: she is dependable, punctual, flexible and entertaining. We enjoy working with Chef Sue at Breezy Oaks Farmhouse B&B for brunches, baby showers, bridal luncheons, funeral buffets for immediate family and close friends, ladies' club luncheons and teas. Cooking classes by Chef Sue are informative, hands-on and enjoyable. Taste and ingredients are wonderful. We highly recommend Sue and her talents for your next occasion. MaMa Gray and Linda, Owners Breezy Oaks Farm House Bed and Breakfast Destination VIR and its associates Alton, VA

  • 4 years in business
Kathy H.
Verified review

Chris is an excellent chef. Theris

Back2myroots
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Vonetta S.
Verified review

I hired Ms. Peggy 1-11-17 as my reoccurring chef. I was leery of her at first because she had No reviews but upon meeting her, me, my son, and nephew,knew she would be our chef!!! She has cooked for us twice already!!! I must say we Love her cooking!!! She is reasonable with her price!!! She is very professional, arrives on time, clean and very funny!!! What more can you ask for!!!

A Chefs Palate
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
Sara M.
Verified review

We used A Chefs Palate on two occasions and both times were spectacular. During our corporate luncheon the food was simply amazing and chef Chris was able to adjust to our budget and deliver a really memorable experience to my business. The second time was a a drop of boxed lunch and the food again was so fresh and delicious far exceeding our expectations. I highly recommend A Chefs Palate, they are one of the best in the Triad. Sara S.

Blue Collar Chef
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
Dana G.
Verified review

Blue-collar café Catered an event for my company for about 200 people and it was absolutely excellent everyone should use them. They were own time food was excellent Everywoman very nice could not have asked for more .

Chef Charley Smith
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Betz M.
Verified review

I hired Charley to cater my husband's 60th birthday party, an informal and small party. But Charley was just as professional and his food just as delicious as if it was a high-end fine dining affair. We settled on chili with all the fixins and corn bread. Even though he brought more than enough food, he ran out - almost everybody had a second serving. And the feedback I received from our guests was outstanding! Oh, and my husband's birthday caramel cake was to-die-for!v I can't recommend Charley highly enough!

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.

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 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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