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Mint Hill Chefs

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Personal Chef to the Stars
5.0
from 109 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary P.
Verified review

Chef Tyler catered a small dinner party I attended recently. It was an amazing mix of classy yet met the casual feel of our group. We enjoyed meeting the chefs and their professionalism was top notch! The food was to die for and I tried foods that I have never eaten in my life and tried a spin on foods that I love! I would recommend Chef Tyler for any event you are looking to cater.

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Chef Segreto
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria L.
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Chef Segreto is charismatic and an excellent cook!

David Mallard - Private Chef
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda M.
Verified review

Chef Dave was wonderful! He was very quick to respond to emails and punctual at both the consultation and dinner. His food was incredible and his personality was friendly but unobtrusive. We loved having him in our home, recommend him to everyone and will certainly be using his services again!

Epps Bistro
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sidney M.
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Terique Epps is an amazing chef. I have had many of his dishes, including desserts, and each has been outstanding. I highly recommend retaining his services.

Divine Cultural Cuisine
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Amber B.
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I’d like to thank the chef Reeves for preparing a delicious birthday meal for my boyfriend and I! We enjoyed appetizers, salad, entree, and dessert. His wife Devon (who’s definitely the enforcer lol) ensured I didn’t have to lift a finger. Everything was cleaned up like a dinner never occurred. They were professional, detailed, and overall great people. I’d not only utilize Divine Cultural Cuisines services again, but will recommend this company to everyone I know. Signed, Happy customer

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Cooking With Joya LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Taylor M.
Verified review

I am SO glad I chose to hire Joya to be the private chef at my event. She cooked 5 meals for us + snacks all vegan. Not everyone at the event was vegan but everyone found ALL the meals delicious which was amazing. She was one time and on schedule for everything, so sweet, put a lot of love into her food/work and I truly hope to work with her again in the future. If you are thinking about hiring Joya definitely do it! You will not regret it.

CharlottesPrivateChef
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie R.
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Chef Jamarr is awesome! We worked together long distance and everything came together perfectly...even in a venue that neither one of us had seen until the day of the event! Very professional, reasonable and personable. Great clean up, too. The food was delicious! All of the guests commented on how nice it was. A fabulous turnkey vendor!

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Beth S.
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My daughter has many allergies and intolerances, and Monique was extremely dedicated to creating exactly what we wanted to be able to have a beautiful and delicious cake for her! She was professional, responsive, and completely dependable!

Chef Margo Page
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kip M.
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Every year we ask Chef Margo to bake my sons birthday cake. He has severe food allergies and Margo is above and beyond attentive to ensuring his cake is safe for him to eat and delicious!!! I would recommend Chef Margo anytime!

Chef Bou & You!
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jessie R.
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Chef Bou was might high school culinary arts teacher. He help teach us necessary skills needed to be safe in the kitchen as well prepare us for culinary competitions. Chef Bou is an amazing teacher and I enjoyed every minute in his classes.

A Taste For...
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Pierre W.
Verified review

Chef Kingsley is absolutely awesome. She cooks meals for my daughter and I weekly and the food is amazing. She also is really good at getting the most out of your money. This was my first experience using a personal chef and I can’t believe I went so long without one. I’ll be using her for a long time to come!

Chef Escoffery
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rashad D.
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Tonya is the greatest! She is a team player, versatile, and very thoughtful. I would recommend her for anything she seeks to accomplish.

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jamir W.
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Jamir is a greaaaat Chef!!! He cooked for me and my husband for our anniversary and the food was on point!!!! Definitely recommend!!!

Pasta la Vista
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lauren O.
Verified review

I was looking for an option for my best friend's birthday. We had some guest coming in from out of town and we knew they would be going out at least one night of the weekend so we were looking for another option! I basically went on Google and searched "Personal Chefs in Charlotte" and it lead me to Thumbtack. I was like what the hell, I'll give it a shot! So, I did and I received back several quotes almost immediately. I messaged each back and also checked out their profiles and searched them to see what I could find. I like to see pictures and I'm definitely a review reader. Another thing I'm big on is a personal connection. I can tell within a few minutes of talking with someone if I'm going to like that person or not. From the very first messages with Chris, I knew he was our guy. He was crazy quick at responding, which myself and our Type A birthday girl loved and I could tell was just a laid back guy. We are completely open to any food as long as it's good so I pretty much let him take the lead. He introduced the idea of a an Italian tasting menu to me and gave me some options and with the approval of the BG, we made our selections. He got to our party spot right on time, brought everything he needed and was very professional. He got to work right away getting everything started and we knew right off the bat he was going to work with us. He entertained all of our crazy questions while still working and just went with the flow. His food was AMAZING. Everything was so good. A few of us tried things we had never had and were pleasantly surprised. I believe in supporting small businesses and this guy was definitely worth every penny we spent. I will most definitely reach out to Chris in the future for my entertaining needs! Thank you Chef Chris for being awesome and putting up with us!!!

Moore4Less Chef
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
Nancy W.
Verified review

Chef Robyn has a personality to match her excellent culinary creations! If you want a positive, happy person creating outstanding healthy food, then you should contact her now. Want to save your valuable time, not going to the store, not shopping, not putting groceries away, not cooking, not cleaning up? Special diet requirements, no problem, special celebrations, no problem. Save time, money, your health and lower stress, allow Moore4Less Chef serve you. Nancy White, The Healthy Cells Chick

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

I can cook a wide range of cuisines from Asian to Mediterranean. I provide excellent service with class and taste. My most important job is to make sure every client has an experience that lives on far beyond the event.

About

I am a chef in Charlotte, North Carolina that is dedicated to giving my customers wonderful food and a great experience.

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I specialize in all types of cooking for catering. I offer specialized menus. I have a high-end culinary background. I can teach you the basics of knife skills through cooking gourmet high-end dinners.

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Feed the Queen is a chef service company that aims to educate and nourish Charlotte and the surrounding areas through a whole food and in particular, a plant-based philosophy. "Let us eat well" is our motto. We look to share this philosophy through our chef services, which include personal and private, small events catering, cooking classes, and information sessions. At Feed the Queen, we love food: food that tastes good but is also good for you, and we love to spread that love to all.

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I am a professional chef and pastry chef. I have worked and studied in Ireland, specializing in Mediterranean and European cuisine. I love making fresh, delicious dishes that have sensational flavor. Cooking is my passion, and it shows through every dish I create.

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I cook whatever the client needs for special occasions or family meals. I am trained in bartending as well. I am an all-around chef with no specialties -- whatever you want. I am more then happy to be there for the culinary experience you want.

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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