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Syracuse Home Chefs

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Guzzo's Goodiez
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elisa M.
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When I told Kristen that I was gluten free, pregnant and in desperate need of home baked goods, not only did she make me the best soft chocolate chocolate yummy chip cookies I've ever had, but she delivered them to me! She's very much into new ideas and I could tell right away that she loves what she does. I will go to no other baker!

Taste of Honey
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer A.
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Stacey is a great cook. She also is friendly and provides excellent customer service, even under pressure.. I would recommend Stacey as a caterer for any event!

H & J Hospitality
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Katelyn H.
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H & J did everything we wanted and more! the food was incredible, and the service was amazing. Rene went above and beyond just catering and helped with small emergencies the day of the wedding like providing table numbers when we forgot them and providing boxes to the wedding party to help bring decorations home. Everything exceeded our expectations and overall quality was outstanding!

  • 7 years in business
Jennifer H.
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jena did an amazing job on my family pics. I would recommend her to any one. great work

The Pantry Chef
from 2 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Runa H.
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I love working with her she helped me understand how to cook, cut right way and encouraging me to love cook. She is very friendly and enjoyable person and my daughter love her and is involved with cooking. I have blast talking with her about food and I recommend anyone to have her she help you with steps and over come your fears that you can cook wonderful food for your family. I will continue working with her.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Molly D.
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Amazing food!!!! I'm a huge foodie and Soup to Nuts took it to another level. Chef Stephan met all my requests and helped make my day a breeze and my guests are still raving about the food! Thanks Soup to Nuts! Will definitely be using again in the future.

  • 21 years in business

I make all my recipes with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. I put my heart into everything I cook.


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In this branch of my culinary business, I am, most simply put, creating an alternative to going out to a "downtown" moderately priced restaurant with all and more of the wonderful experiences we all expect, minus any and all of the negatives. An explanation of my services is that I am paid only for my hospitality and culinary work. Although, typically, I do physically go and purchase most, if not all, of the food and beverage, which is desired and requested by the host, the groceries belong to them and are not upcharged on. My clients pay for their food and beverages, and I am simply paid for the culinary experience that I create with them. So instead of a "doggy bag," my host keeps whatever groceries may be left from that meal. Although I do serve to many different scenarios, they all fall under the same idea of a personal chef experience. While my most frequently hired experience is that of culinary entertainment incorporated within a dinner party (if you could imagine sitting at the front seat of a cooking show but in your own kitchen), even after my over 10 years of working exclusively in the personal chef realm, there are many ideas and scenarios that are still being created every year with each new client I meet.


Just when you need an extra pair of hands to keep that tough jobs on target and done on a timely fashion, you can count on me.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

My food is designed around the client, and each recipe is geared toward taste, not style. Good food, made the way you want it done.


We offer a wide range of Catering and Special Event services. We have a Banquet hall that will accommodate up to 200 people, grounds and pavilion for outdoor events, Meeting rooms, a Lounge for smaller events and Off Premise Catering services. I'm the owner and Chef. I work with our customers to tailor the menus to their specifications, including any special dietary requests that their guests may have.


We make all types of fresh and down-to-earth home cooking for all ages. We cook baked ziti, mac 'n' cheese, fried chicken, etc.

  • 8 years in business

I am a personal chef (parties, banquets, etc.) I have a team of pro chefs and pastry chefs for catering. We are all ServSafe certified. Also, we/I look forward to growing in the culinary field.


I menu plan, grocery shop and create delicious meals in the comfort of your home. Recently I have been focusing on the Paleo way of cooking and using food as medicine to help heal the body from chronic diseases.


I am a chef for hire, and I do cooking lessons, private party catering, personal chef services, etc. I am a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America.


I am a CIA graduate. I specialize in the following: * Wedding cakes * Specialty pastries and desserts I offer the following: * Cooking classes * Private chef * Catering * Event planning


I teach basic knife skills and beginning/intermediate/advanced cooking, and I train people to cook easy and healthy meals. My goal is free them and their families from costly and unhealthy eating. I will "ghost" cook your important dinners, cater small groups with two to eight people and assist you in gaining confidence in your culinary skills. Classes are available for individuals or small groups.


I cook food for the soul and stomach. I have the best family meals that you could ever imagine. I aim to please that with loving hands comes loving food of your choice.


I prepare everything from scratch, and use only fresh ingredients. I do not use fillers, trans fats, preservatives or high-fructose corn syrup. I am happy to accommodate special requests such as gluten-free and vegan.

  • 10 years in business

I'm available for private lessons, group lessons, daily menu lessons for home, and consultations on restaurant menus. I can prepare a specific menu for whatever the situation is (i.e., diabetic, low-sodium, high carb, vegetarian, etc.). I can also prepare desserts, appetizers and catering services.

Q & A

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How much do private cooking lessons cost?

You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

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.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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