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Atlantic City Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Atlantic City.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin A.
Verified review

I'm completing this survey based on our delings so far. Up to this point dealing with Shannon has proven to be a true professional. She is punctual and very easy to deal with. I gather certain dishes are better done by her husband, whom I take it is a very qualified chef. I love it when a family works together. I have faith that they will deliver the party I expect.

Feast Caterer
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley C.
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Our experience with Anton and his assistant was beyond amazing. Everyone has an expectatIon of how they want their event to be presented. From a sit down dinner wIth cocktail hour for 25 people in our home for thanksgiving. The PRESENTATION was phenomenal. it looked like a Norman Rockwell painting, the turkey, the ham, the gluten free dishes, all the family favorites that we requested. Done to perfection. This was the first holiday meal that I was able to enjoy my guests and not worry about cleaning up afterwards. Everyone raved about the food. Plenty of leftovers that didn't go to waste. We had take home containers for everyone. That was such a hit. That about 10 later we had our company holiday feast in our home catered by Anton. He was able to cater to all dietary needs. From vegan, to paleo, to very upscale palate pleasing dishes. So we challenged Anton one more time, for Christmas eve with our loved ones of 27 give or take. We asked him to do the Italian feast of the seven fishes. Omg is all I can say. What a presentation, from the cocktail hour before dinner, then our sit down dinner with mussels,scallops,clams, and crab. Then we had wrapped filet mignon cooked to order for each person along with grilled vegetables and an assortment of gluten free and vegan dishes to please everything. Even the homemade ice cream that Anton makes himself is yummy. He does not rush you to finish and I appreciated sooo Much. We had lil ones to tend to, so we didn't get a chance to all sit at once sometimes. Anton made us feel like a royalty in our castle, and he was our personal chef. If we could rate him at ten stars, that still wouldn't be enough. He is very versatile in his cooking and preparation and presentation of the meals he prepares. I recently switched sd cards in my phone, or I would have posted some pictures. When I locate,I will post. Price wise, he is reasonable and will work within your Budget and still give you the most enjoyable experience. Champagne dreams and cavier wishes should be one of Anton tag lines. I will say, in the future, the sooner you can plan your event, the better your chances of having Anton fulfill your desire to WOW your guests. Thank You Anton and family, for making our holiday gatherings something to remember .

Chef Kim's Kitchen
4.7
from 55 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Kylie M.
Verified review

Chef Kim was absolutely amazing! The food was delicious!! It was awesome to be able to enjoy our company while having a delicious meal cooked for us! We have already recommended Chef Kim to several friends! We will definitely be using Kim again!

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Geri Y.
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Tanya went out of her way during the busy holiday season to provide me with a gift certificate. She was professional and courteous throughout the entire process.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
ETHEL K.
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service was good, I think the cheeseburger sliders could have been cook a little more. all the salads were great, desserts was excellent of course. will hire again for sure! hats off to the chef!!!

Heavenly Eats Catering
4.9
from 10 reviews
    Todd S.
    Verified review

    Heavenly Eats provided an extensive menu; friendly, courteous, service; and all service supplies for our son's Eagle Scout ceremony. There are plenty of trendy caterers willing to charge high fees for their services; we prefer the delicious fare prepared by Chef Brian, served by his smiling staff, for a fair price.

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    I take the time to make sure that you get exactly what you want. I am extremely detail oriented and take the time to make things perfect. I am quiet and respectful of others and all of my surroundings. My flavors are fresh, crisp, clean and well balanced.

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    I am a personal or party chef. I have 22 years of experience in high-end and comfort food. Continental cuisine is my niche, but I do consider myself to be well-versed considering my country club experience.

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    I'm a professional chef and caterer. I can do parties, from casual to formal. A beach theme and casual parties are my specialty.

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    I am a personal, nutrition-oriented chef. I will work with dietary needs, and create menus to suit any personality. The astrogourmet part is associated with astrology and food relationships... every sign has special and essential dietary needs.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I am creative and enjoy the art of cooking!

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    I have been cooking professionally for about 10 years in various styles of fine dining cuisine. I've made it up to sous-chef in a corporate restaurant, but rather concentrated on catering to families instead of corporate.

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    I make any baked goods you need, such as cakes, cookies, pies, etc. I offer cakes of any kind, and I will use fondant or buttercream icing with any flavor you want.

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    I prepare meals for up to four people according to their preferences. I have a very creative flair while focusing on healthy eating.

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    We offer the world's cuisine. If you looking to have fun with food and wine with friends and family, my cooking lessons are right for you, I do groups of 12-20 in your own home, and for your Catering needs we specialize in Peruvian, Mexican, and Italian with live kitchens, bartending, and arrangements with the type of food desired. We also do any type of American, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gluten Free cooking.

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    We offer fresh, local and sustainable food. It's really simple. You can deal with who you want or you can have the best!

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    I make wedding cakes, and my specialty cakes are cupcakes, cookies, and all types of desserts for all occasions. I am a professional pastry chef for a casino in Atlantic City who branches out on her own to supply delicious desserts for my clients.

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    I make Egyptian food and Egyptian desserts which is kind of different and delicious food for parties and events or even for daily dinner.

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    I am a highly trained and experienced professional chef who has worked for some of the top food and beverage companies in the country. I am now taking my talent to you so you can enjoy star quality cuisine with your guests in the comforts of your own home. Everyone who enjoys my food is not sure if they should eat or keep taking pictures. I am trained in many cuisines and also specific dietary and nutrition needs. Let me make your dinner party one to remember!

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    I am offering only the freshest seasonal ingredients available. No job is too big. I am a classically trained French chef that thrives on making his customers happy. Book your party, cooking classes or any function that you would like me to cook for. It will be my pleasure.

    • 8 years in business
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    I am flexible and creative while staying within my clients budget

    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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