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Mooresville Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Mooresville.

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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
Laura P.
Verified review

Chef Tyler and his team catered my mother's 70th birthday luncheon at my home for 40 guests. It was a wonderful event and the food was the highlight by far. The guests raved over the variety of the menu and how wonderful everything tasted. This was the first time I used Thumbtack and I was pleased that it all went so smoothly. Chef Tyler spoke with me about my initial thoughts on the event and about my mother and then created a menu that was spot on to what I was hoping to create. His team arrived promptly on the appointed day and got to work in my kitchen to prepare all the food fresh (and then his sous chefs helped serve as well). Not only was the food fantastic, but my kitchen was spotless when they left. There was a bit of a mix-up over my leftovers and when I reached out to Tyler he ameliorated the situation within the hour. I really enjoyed this experience of working with Tyler and I am hoping to hire him again for another milestone celebration later this year.

Top Pro
Chef Segreto
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
William M.
Verified review

It was a real pleasure to have Julian and his sous chef, Lillianna, prepare dinner for our Christmas party. He took care of all the details, the food was delicious and everyone had a great time.

  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan M.
Verified review

We were celebrating a birthday and hired Sylvia to come into our kitchen and transform it into an interactive "chef's table" experience where six of us would roll up our sleeves and help her prepare a meal. Not only was Sylvia very pleasant to interact with but we were thrilled with the results of our/her efforts in the kitchen. We prepared a variety of sides, paella and dessert over the course of a couple of hours and thouroughly enjoyed the experience... I would recommend Sylvia to anyone looking to replicate this type of unique dinner party experieince.

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

Great experience with Chef Dave. Lots of communication. He was on time, the food was delicious and because of him, our event was a success and much easier for us to prepare everything and attend to our guests.

Your Dinner Awaits!
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth C.
Verified review

We hired Angelica for a cooking lesson that doubled as the creation of our Christmas dinner. Our family members are vegetarian and vegan, and Angelica prepared a vegan Greek feast. I can not convey in words just how delicious it was. Angelica is a truly gifted chef. I had high expectations, and she surpassed them. She's professional, and her prices are fair. Angelica is also a delightful person. She's top-notch in every way. I recommend her highly!

Divine Cultural Cuisine
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Amber B.
Verified review

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

Epps Bistro
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick C.
Verified review

The food is absolutely amazing!! Chef Epps always goes above and beyond to provide an excellent overall experience!! He came highly recommended and truly exceeds expectations eveytime!!

CharlottesPrivateChef
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bethany J.
Verified review

We love Chef Jamarr! I highly recommend him. He cares about his product and can adjust on a dime if you have problems getting ingredients or anything like that!

  • 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 Bou & You!
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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!

Milagro's Latin Cuisine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Natalia M.
Verified review

My wedding was catered by Milagro's Latin Cuisine. I am Puerto Rican and my husband is Caucasian. We wanted to incorporate the culture and it was important to us to have authentic Puerto Rican food served during our reception. Not only was the food tasteful but I was really impressed with the way the chef surprised my husband and I with a small delicacy on each of our plates. We weren't expecting it! Everyone at our wedding raved about how delicious the food was. Glady's was very responsive, realiable, professional and creative. I highly recommend.

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!

123 Cuisine
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia W.
Verified review

Very thorough, worked hard to understand my tastes and preferences. Reliable, kept her word on everything she promised. Food is packaged so I can easily reheat. Menu options are great and to my liking.

Chef Escoffery
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rashad D.
Verified review

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.
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!!!

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 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.

About

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.

  • 31 years in business
About

I am an award-winning pastry chef, specializing in gourmet desserts. I provide a delectable selection of baked goods, including muffins, scones, coffee cakes, cookies, tarts, specialty cakes and cupcakes. All of my items are made to order with only whole, fresh, pure ingredients. Whatever your needs, be it a business breakfast meeting, tea party, birthday, a romantic dinner at home, dinner parties, or major events and weddings, you and your guests will be thrilled with what you have ordered from pastry chef/owner Kirsten Goldhagen, at La Dolce Vita Fine Baked Goods! Are you looking for a gourmet level wedding cake? Not only will you and your guests say that the cake was beautiful, but that it's the most delicious cake they have ever tasted! I look forward to having the opportunity to enhance your occasion and raise it to a gourmet experience!

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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