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Aunty Helen's Kitchen
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Priscilla D.
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Helen is an amazing chef! She made such yummy foods for us! She has a wonderful personality and she's so much fun to be around!

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LjP's & Flutterbyes
4.7
from 32 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sally R.
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Chef LauraJean had short notice from us, but understood what we needed from the beginning. She delivered what she promised ..both artistry and taste. Our company would be very happy to have the opportunity to work with LjP's Flutterbyes again.

Taco Blvd LLC.
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Briana F.
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I had a 30th birthday party for my boyfriend and had Chris come over for the food! The food was phenomenal. The best tacos I have ever had and I everyone at the party would say the same thing. Chris & his helper were so nice and friendly as well. All my friends and family kept asking for Chris' information so they could us him also. I will definitely be using them again for further parties!

Envie Catering
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Lorraine A.
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Great personal chef who cares about the client and their nutritional requirement.

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Marckende
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hanar H.
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Marckende has a true passion for food. The food was tasteful and full of flavor. In fact, it as so delicious I had to take a plate to go! Thank you for a lovely meal!

Elite Catering
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lynda F.
Verified review

Chef Robert catered our holiday parties last December for our Family MHP & our Senior MHP. He & his staff were fabulous. They were punctual, professional & very pleasant. The food was fantastic and all our residents commented on how good it was. They decorated the tables beautifully. We hope to have him back again this year.

Culinary 1 on 1, A-Z
4.2
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Sandie Z.
Verified review

This event has not happened yet, however the booking process was wonderful. Chef Howard was so.patient with my endless questions. I'm super excited about this experience.

Real Meal Las Vegas
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sean K.
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A+ experience! I was very hesitant to work with him as I have had bad experiences before.. He has helped me regain confidence in needing a personal chef!

  • 76 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Charles L.
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Chef Vance and his cadre of chefs were respectful, fun and created an atmosphere of friendship and love at our event. It was truly a great pleasure to have the Whitmore crew host our small event. Well done 👍🏻

Chef Tony De Sergio
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Deborah J.
Verified review

Tony did an excellent job. His menu was great, food prepared to perfection,polite ,courteous and was extremely professional in every way. He made a great appearance and all at our dinner party thought everything was fantastic. His chef fee was very reasonable. But most important,the food was DELICIOUS.

Jennifer Hutchinson
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
Verified review

We love Chef Jenn! The food she prepares is delicious. She custom makes the menu for our family to please everyone's preferences. She is professional and efficient! She saves me time and money.

Chef Jeffrey Mauro
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jay H.
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It was magical - Chef Jeff Mauro showed up at our front door with two massive coolers and an arsenal of specialty chef supplies. Our kitchen became his playground as he turned every burner on high and let the four course festivities begin. Our daughter, who'd worked as a server in Jeff's Jam Restaurant for the summer, convinced Chef to cook dinner with her in our home before she went away to school. All I can say is WOW - we were in for an unexpected off-the-charts treat! We have been lucky enough to spend time seeking out exceptional dining experiences in Chicago, NYC & Paris from finding the perfect pancake to seeking out Michelin Star chefs going out on their own...and nothing compared to this evening. Chef Mauro is one of those people who's born to be a chef. His innate passion for food and commitment to detail shined with every course he crafted. Truly I didn't know food could taste so phenomenal. For the first course, Chef used ingredients from our garden to create an unbelievable heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad. For the second course, he prepared poached sea bass atop a bed of crispy green apple slaw. For the third course, Chef sliced and plated duck a l'orange besides a pillow of quinoa, topped with a poached quail egg and peppercorn garnish. And for course four, Chef seared the most tender venison medallions, accompanied by a house-made sauce and a sweet corn salad. Despite my course by course description, no words can do a night with Chef Mauro justice. It was so much fun. Chef engaged us every step of the way. He enlisted us in building the works of art that became our plates for each course. He paired wine with each course and described the "do's and don'ts" of cooking techniques and flavor pairings. And he created a truly unforgettable experience. 10/10 would recommend highly!

RickyIsBusy
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie C.
Verified review

This was a gift for my daughter's graduation from college! She loves to eat good food, so why not! He was professional, punctual, and polite. The food was excellent. Even her 11 month old baby devoured the food. He offered 4 courses - appetizer, pasta, main course, and a sweet treat/dessert that was simply made but "out of this world" delicious!" And his price was quite reasonable. Will definitely call upon this che again! Thanks Chef Ricky for helping me give my daughter a unique gift. From her words, "iit was the best gift I ever received!"

A Pinch of Salt catering.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mackenna O.
Verified review

I had the pleasure of hiring Chef Salt for my Bridal Shower. Chef Salt made my bridal shower such a wonferful experience. The food was amazing every bite was so flavorful and delicious. My guest went back for seconds and couldn't of been more pleased. As if the food wasnt enough his personality wranglered all of my guest and made them laugh while giving tips on how to cook. I will defiantly hire him again and will recommend him to anyone who needs catering services or a private chef.

Gloria A.
Verified review

Military retirement, the food was delicious, and Chef Loren, was so willing to work with us for a one of a kind menu, all the guests seemed happy and pleased with the ceremony, and lunch type reception

Chef Direct
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Marnie W.
Verified review

I'm a known writer who had a professional dinner party for acting and directing colleagues. In the past when I've catered, I was disappointed in the amount and quality of food. And then I found Chef Michael Stork's service!! Amazing is not a strong enough description. His food, is not only delectable, but different. Elite, yet his rates are great! Don't even bother going to anyone else! 10 stars! -- Marnie Macauley

About

I am a Las Vegas based chef that specializes in culinary, baking and pastry. I am a personal chef and caterer, and I do confections and cake decorating. Specialty items are available. I do custom chocolate and sugar sculptures for special occasions. Menu planning and event costing are also available.

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With bold flavors and that can be frlt in every bite

About

I've been cooking for 25 years, and it's my true passion. I would love to cook for you and show you my talents. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.

  • 5 years in business
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I take pride in my work and I am a perfectionist. I won't give it to you until I think it is my best work.

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I love to teach the Art of Asian cuisine. It separates me from other Chef . I also teach cooking lessons, anywhere from Sushi to Stir-fries .

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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