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Keene Chefs

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William Morin
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann F.
Verified review

We just had our daughter's woodland themed baby shower. Chef William was amazing to work with. I told him what was needed, the budget I had in mind, and he was able to create a menu that my guests raved about. The buffet table looked amazing with the white birch accents and greenery that I had hoped for. The food was plentiful and delicious, all with the woodland theme incorporated. Chef William was unobtrusive as he replenished everything as needed. I was actually able to enjoy the event and mingle with guests. I highly recommend him for any event!

Haven Foods
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan M.
Verified review

Nate and his sous chef cooked a delicious 4 course meal for me and five of my friends for a bachelorette party. A salad of fresh, organic greens with pickled shallots, tomatoes and a homemade vinaigrette, a stuffed chicken appetizer, a delicious salmon with quinoa, wilted greens and an avocado cream aioli. I highly recommend Haven foods!

Amanda Pomer, Private Chef
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Erin M.
    Verified review

    Some of the best food I have ever eaten! She is an amazing chef who always goes above and beyond to make everyone happy

    • 8 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Kerry N.
    Verified review

    Jan is an amazing chef!

    Eric's Chef Services
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Heidi M.
      Verified review

      Eric and I have worked together for over three years. We have worked in a restaurant situation and he has worked for me at my catering company. He is a great chef with creative ideas and an amazing attention to detail. Eric will go above and beyond for those who choose to hire him! Chef Heidi,Wilder Cuisine,Concord Ma.

      Everything Awesome
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Vicky D.
      Verified review

      Brendan came to the house to give my 9 year grandson a cooking lesson. H chose Italian from a list sent by Brendan and Chicken Rollatini as the main course. H had the time of his life!! Brendan explained and demonstrated but allowed H to do the work. Brendan chose not to wear his Chef's whites because he didn't want to intimidate H. It was an incredible experience (with delicious results) and I would happily recommend him to anyone who asks!!!

      Chef Bill, Inc.
      1.0
      from 1 review
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      I provide cooking lesson parties, small dinner parties, romantic dinners for two, etc. This is in addition to team building and customer appreciation events for businesses.

      About

      I prepare meals of any ethnicity ready when you want. I am a chef of more than 20 years in the hotel and country club. If you like references, I can provide you.

      About

      I am a personal chef looking to do private parties from 1-100. I do barbecue parties, NE clam bakes, kids birthdays, graduations, and bridal showers.

      About

      I am a registered instructor and proctor with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation to teach and train members in the food industry on how to prepare, serve, store and handle food properly as well as instruct the safety and responsibilities of serving alcohol. If you are looking for creative, tasty meals, I'm also a qualified chef who can assist members in the community with personal services such as "home-cooked meals", meal planning and assistance with shopping. I have 30 years' experience in the food industry.

      About

      I have a deep passion for food. I cook fresh, local ingredients and I cook from the heart with a little Southwest flair.

      About

      Everyone can benefit from Ultimate Chefs Personal and Private chef services. From food coaching and consulting, to healthy meal planning and flavorful options. We cater to all lifestyles and budgets.

      About

      The attention to detail that I pride myself on is a very good reason that my work will provide you as you enjoy delicious healthy meals that are restaurant quality.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      I am able to prepare any variety of food to meet your specific taste and needs including ethnic and healthy.

      About

      We do party and personal catering for events up to 100 people. Our menus are developed with the client, employing a variety of cuisines, and consultation is free. Chef Jeff is a 25-year veteran of restaurants and catering kitchens and a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute.

      About

      I am providing restaurant-quality meals in the comfort of you own home. Freshly-prepared food are at your location.

      About

      We do small wedding receptions, anniversaries, cocktail parties, and graduations. We serve roasted pig. We offer personal chef services and "shop-then-cook" classes.

      About

      I'm a local, seasonal, and organic personal chef/caterer/ cooking teacher/ kitchen coach with whole foods; 25 years experience. Vegetarian and vegan are my specialties, with expertise in gluten-free and alergy-free cooking. I offer kitchen and wellness coaching, culinary nutrition and private and group hands-on cooking classes for health, vitality, and pleasure.

      About

      Love to cook! Love for the kitchen too! I think those are the aspects that make my preparations a delicious meal. Being from the Caribbean, I grew up in a kitchen full of sasones and species. come and try it!

      About

      The Valley Bowl is a locally-owned personal chef service offering delicious meals made from local and organic ingredients. We all know the importance of gathering around a table for a nourishing, home-cooked meal. We’ve all come to understand that the best food is local, organic food cultivated in ways that are good for our bodies and the earth. And we all know how a delicious meal can erase a hectic day at work or a rocky day at school. But the truth is that many of us simply do not have the time, energy, or resources to scour farmers markets for fresh, organic produce or find a local farm that raises all-natural meats and poultry. Most of us do not have the time to cure our own meats, craft delicious cheeses, or make batches of fresh baked breads and cookies. Most of us do not have the desire – or the skill – to create dishes that are wholesome and unforgettably delicious! Fortunately, the Valley Bowl will do it for you. Without having to drive from the farm to the co-op to the specialty store, you and your family will enjoy amazing meals that are created especially for you. The Valley Bowl uses almost exclusively organic, always fresh produce, naturally raised meats and dairy products from local vendors, including Simple Gifts Farm of Amherst and the River Valley Market in Northampton. We will use these fresh, local ingredients to prepare thoughtful and scrumptious dishes in your kitchen and then pop them in your fridge or freezer so that they’re ready when you are. No pots and pans to scrub, no messy kitchen to clean, no more fast food or bad take-out and best of all, no more spending every night slaving in the kitchen when you could be relaxing around the table with family and friends. All you have to do is set the table, turn on the music, and uncork a bottle of wine.

      • 7 years in business
      About

      I am a personal chef who will teach you how to cook, shop and cater to all your friends. I enjoy teaching new clients the simple ways to make a complicated meal seem easy.

      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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