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Statesville Chefs

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

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Personal Chef to the Stars
5.0
from 107 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
Greg B.
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Jessica was fantastic. She was personable, organized and a great chef (of course!) The price was very reasonable for the service provided. She left our kitchen counters clean, our dishwasher full of clean dishes and our tummies full of good food! Highly recommend her for your next party!

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.

Your Dinner Awaits!
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 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!

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
Evelyn E.
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Terique Epps/Epps Bistro hosted a Mother's Day Dinner last year (2014) for myself and other family members. Everything he prepared was simply delicious and mouthwatering . I have been to several other events where he was the Chef and have never been disappointed. I would recommend him highly!!!!

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Cooking With Joya LLC
5.0
from 10 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
Christina B.
Verified review

Chef Reeves was so friendly, accommodating and patient with us as we changed the date of our event, not once, not twice, but THREE times. We had a custom omelet station and everyone at the office was super happy with the food and service. Thank you, Chef!!

I Am Catering
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Benjamin S.
Verified review

We had the best time with Chef Benny. The food was great. everything about the experience was great. When we have another event we will be going back to him!!!!!!

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

Chef Jmarr was amazing. He prepared a 3 course meal for my very special friend and myself for Father's Day. He was ontime had everything he needed and got right to work. The Strawberry cake was everything my special friend is still talking about that cake. Job well done! Will hire again and refer to all my family and friend! Thank you Chef for making this Father's Day a hit! You were fantabulous!

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina F.
Verified review

The professionalism was on point. This is one of the best businesses around. LOVE Treasures did all the work. They provided affordable, quality and all my guests were amazed. We wanted a simple backyard wedding and what LOVE Treasures created was a magical experience. We are so grateful and honored to have experienced such beautiful, peaceful, experience. Thank you for making our Wedding day special. Thank you for wowing our guests. You are amazing and I will have more events down the road with you. You create art. Thank you so much! Seriously amazing!

  • 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!!!

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.

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.

  • 5 years in business
About

Email us at katharine.laxton (@) baml.com together with full contact details. We create fresh fusion dishes and deliver your meals direct to your apartment or home. We can cater for one person or for parties and events. Contact us to discuss your requirements and budget or chose our choose from our $50.00 meals menu. K langans is differnet to other personal chef companies as a percentage of the profits that we make are put back into local youth regeneration projcts for the homeless and young adults that are below the poverty and need our help.

  • 6 years in business
About

I am an accomplished executive chef with a strong combination of culinary experience and diverse menu preparation background. My management experience is in both front and back of the house as well as multi-unit restaurants. I have extensive experience in food inventory systems, procurement, management, training and culinary development. As a personal chef I acquired knowledge of varied cuisine styles, nutrition and special dietary needs as required by my clients.

About

Wren Culinaire is a specialty catering company that I have co-owned and operated for 15 years with my wife, Eva (also a chef). We started in Southern California and then moved to Charleston, SC. After 10 years in the Palmetto state, we have moved to Charlotte! We are a small events catering company specializing in private parties and personal chef services. From setup to cleanup, we take care of everything.

About

I'm a personal chef in the Charlotte area. I offer an elegant, yet simple twist on classic and my own dishes. Simple foods are elevated. I'm the one for you!

About

I specialize in total food preparation of global cuisines/therapeutic cookery. I cook what a client chooses to eat, and ensure quality and integrity is met. I have a passion for all levels of food service and enjoy serving others. My goal is to grant all patrons with a great service experience.

About

I have twenty years experience in fine dining restaurants I have worked from NY to NC please see recent reviews from the Glendale Springs Inn and restaurant , on trip adviser I have had the pleasure to cook for two presidents, and as pastry chef for the much celebrated nick and tonis

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I am a personal chef, and I do catering. I provide lunches or dinners to meet your family's personal needs. I can also provide private party and catering services.

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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