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Saratoga Springs Chefs

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Synfull Sweets
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Wendy L.
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Best cupcakes ever!!! 😍 Especially if u love oreos!! Great chef, will definitely order cupcakes from him!

Traveling Chef 518
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Joe L.
    Verified review

    He was very helpful, customized the dishes, made extra and cleaned up after himself. He was very professional and the meal was amazing.

    • 9 years in business
    Patrice M.
    Verified review

    Natalia taught a gluten free baking class at my cooking studio. She was well prepared, had great recipes and amazing knowledge! She was engaging, organized and professional. Students loved her!

    PDT Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Belinda D.
    Verified review

    My experience was above and beyond what the normal caterer does for an event. I had a 40th Birthday party catered by Adam,,we started with apps such as lobster rolls, speciality cheeses , tuna tartar , caprese salad , white bean bruschetta , artichoke fritters. Then for the main course there was sliced beef tenderloin with a brandy peppercorn sauce which was to die for, pea and red pepper risotto, stuffed shrimp scampi and broccoli rabe. My guests loved the food and are still talking about how amazing everything was.Not only was the food amazing but the the presentation of everything was gorgeous. What I loved about working with Adam is that he took the time to sit down with me on several occasions to make sure my menu was just right. I would defiantly recommend Adam for any events ranging from small gathering to large wedding or galas he can handle it. Hands down the best around!!

    En Vogue
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Trudi J.
    Verified review

    I was looking for a chef to make a special anniversary dinner for my parents (it was their 63rd anniversary!) and Pierre responded. He was exceedingly responsive to my parents' needs, and was fabulous communicating with me. He let me know that he wanted to make their anniversary special, and he did! I recommend him highly.

    About

    This service will travel to make your dining experience easy and delicious. The cuisine that I am most familiar with is Italian, American,and Asian. This is what most of my experience is in but not limited to in the food world.

    About

    I am a personal chef offering catering service, on premise and off. I also provide home-cooked meals and delivery service. I am professionally trained.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Ever wanna just come home so tired you could not cook....or had no idea what to cook?don't wanna spend the money on restaurant quality food but have the craving for some? Not really much of a chef and having visitors u wanna impress?! Wanna lose weight but don't make health conscious meals...well that's why I'm here...Hi I'm Chef Belle ....I'm offering personal chef services and catering services to the 518...who says u have to be rich to have a personal chef...I offer catering n more...I'm safe serve education...I bake..and specialize in dietary aid.. hire me today book me don't cheat yourself out of an experience of a lifetime...eat like a star today!!!!

    • 2 years in business
    About

    I am classically trained through a federally accredited school.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I am a Chef with a love for food and hospitality. The difference between a good meal and a great meal are the little things done well...no shortcuts.

    • 3 years in business
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    I have education from Culinary school, where I was taught from very passionate professors/ teachers, experience working for a well known hospitality/ food business, as well as certifications from the American Culinary Federation.

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    With years of food service experience, and a degree from the Culinary Institute of America I am the perfect candidate for any dining event. Always focusing on farm to table cooking and a commitment to quality!! I have experience in many areas including teaching and outdoor cooking!

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I treat my work as a reflection of myself and I am very conscious of the impression I set forth. I am very detail oriented and I wholeheartedly understand the value of service and always want to deliver on my promises to all of my clients.

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

    About

    The main focus is shopping, preparing and cooking for clients in their homes. I cook approximately 5 entrees x4 plus some side dishes all based on the clients' preferences. Special diets are not a problem. There is the chef "n" magic service for kids' parties, romantic dinners for two, hands-on cooking classes and small parties on premises.

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    I will come to your home for special events or on a regular basis and provide five-star dining to you and your family. I also specialize in cooking lessons at your home for you or for you and a group of friends for a fun-filled night.

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    A small staff of pros who bring years of experience to the table. I am capable of bringing an army to please you.

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    I have a good experience in a five-star hotel (Hilton Hotel). I finished 12 years of oriental chef plus I have experience in a catering company. I am a chef for a United Arab Emirates football team outside UAE. I have gone with so many teams: China, Uzsbekistan, Australia, and Hong Kong.

    About

    We are BOH Solutions. We regulate all financial aspects, labor and food costs, menu improvement and functionality. We have a personal chef for family or small events.

    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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