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Mint Hill Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Mint Hill.

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Personal Chef to the Stars
5.0
from 106 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 151 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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Saucy Spoon Cooking
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heid P.
Verified review

Jessica is a phenomenal chef who clearly has a passion to please others through her savory treats. I attended two of her classes, and each time came home with a new repertoire of recipes. She is entertaining and keeps it real. I replicated her butternut squash recipe for a tough crowd last Thanksgiving, and the compliments kept coming in! Next up: I am looking forward to taking her class on how to cook with a salt block... with good friends and wine, of course. Thanks for building my culinary confidence, Jessica!

Top Hat Event Planning
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires 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.

Homestyle Gourmet
4.9
from 13 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!!!

Epps Bistro
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
GG C.
Verified review

Our diverse set of friends bring a host of experiences when we gather at our monthly investment club meetings. My husband and I hosted our most recent meeting and were fortunate enough to engage with Chef TE! He wowed our group with Duck (just the way we like it) and Sea Bass (that was to 'die' for!) The veggies were yet another work of art. And my husband who is an aficionado of pig's feet and chitlins...wanted to know: 'what WAS that dressing on the salad?'...need I say more. This dinner was indeed a work of ART! Thanks again Chef TE

  • 5 years in business
Millions M.
Verified review

Chef Brian with Notarized Catering is one of the most upscale professional chefs. His menu is diversified by offering items that can captures the gluten free community. It was defiantly a pleasure meeting Chef Brian. Good luck on future endeavors.

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Cooking With Joya LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 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.

Divine Cultural Cuisine
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 22 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.

CharlottesPrivateChef
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joe F.
Verified review

Chef Jamarr created a fantastic meal for my wife’s 40th birthday. We had 13 guests, some were vegetarians & some were gluten sensitive, but Chef Jamarr came into our home and made a delicious meal that everyone raved about. The salmon dish was on point and the eggplant parmigiana was the best I’ve ever had. Chef was on time and professional. I would highly recommend his services. Joe F. - Wilmington

Chef Roy Creations
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ayana M.
Verified review

Chef Roy did an outstanding job at my Baby shower i had in february 2015. I wanted smoked chicken quaters served with choices of mac'n cheese, sauted greens and rice. Chef Roy blew me away with everything the green beans were delcious, along with the mac and cheese and last but not least the Chicken, the chicken was Just amazing! There was plenty enough of food for everybody. You cant have a seccesful party without delicious food For peoople to eat after all the fun and games and activities. I want to thank chef personally for everything and i would recommend him to all my friends and family and everybody else.

Chef Margo Page
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gen C.
Verified review

Chef Margo has been instrumental in helping us manage multiple food allergies as well as gluten free cooking. You want a nut/gluten/soy/dairy/egg free great tasting muffin? No problem! She has been so patient and our kids often tell her she needs to enter cooking contests. She has a lovely personality and we so look forward to the days she is at our home. We highly recommend her, especially if you want to eat healthfully!!

Chef Bou & You!
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Lisa P.
Verified review

I have had the privilege to know Chef Bou and (even better) to have been able to dine in his creations. His food is prepared with so much passion and you truly experience that in the taste. His expertise and knowledge comes through when watching him (or helping) him prepare a meal, as he is always ready to teach some little tips and tricks. You will NOT be disappointed with his services!

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kamaria B.
Verified review

The job was decorating and setting up for the baby shower. Everything came out great! The decorations were amazing and she helped with every detail, deserts, games etc. Definitely worth my money and I'd definitely recommend her to do your planning. This was my first baby shower, not only was I very satisfied but I was very happy with the outcome of everything.

Sara F.
Verified review

I've attended several beer dinners that Meredith was the head chef for and I can't speak highly enough of her! The flavors of each course were clearly thought out and went perfectly with each beer. The events were organized, the presentation was excellent and Meredith always took the time to speak to her menu and why she chose it as well as answer any questions. She is very knowledgeable and has a passion for what she does and that is evident when attending one of her events.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires 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!!!

Chef Terry personal chef
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Regina H.
Verified review

We had a catered breakfast and the food was absolutely delicious! The guys were professional and very friendly. We will definitely have them again.

Chef Chris
5.0
from 1 review
    Ronda L.
    Verified review

    Chris is an amazing chef, creative, an awesome friend, trustworthy and probably the kindest man my family has ever met ! He has taught me so much about cooking as well ! My family adores him ! Ronda Lusch

    About

    I have exceptional skill in several areas and styles of cuisine. I am able to produce tasteful appetizers, exquisite entrees, and decadent desserts. I enjoy using locally source of foods in my quest for culinary excellence and providing a memorable experience for my guests. I am available for small gatherings and parties up to 50 guests.

    • 15 years in business
    About

    I am a personal chef and caterer. I offer custom menus and fantastic venues! If you love it, I'll prepare it! I will prepare and cook at your home or the venue of your choice!

    About

    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.

    • 16 years in business
    About

    Reliable, perfectionist, passionate

    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.

    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 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.

    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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