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Fairfield Home Chefs

Browse these home chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Fairfield.

  • 6 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
Rob H.
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Chef Dominick exceeded my expectations! He took my menu ideas to the next level and provided several thoughtful add-ons that made dinner for our guests delicious and memorable. He was well-prepared, prompt, thorough, and professional. I would hire him again for any event and recommend him wholeheartedly!

An Event by Greg
from 113 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Kathyrn B.
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Greg was very easy to work with throughout the process. He had a very tough crowd to please. I wanted to do something special for everyone at NorthPointe and I wanted to make sure that our Culinary team did not need to do anything and Greg made sure of that. The turkey was very good, very moist and well seasoned. I heard that the cranberry sauce was very good as well. Overall we were pleased with our experience and Greg and his team did very well.

Prestige Catering
from 93 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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In addition to providing great service and food, the chef solved an unrelated issue with my event. I'm very grateful.

A Catered Affair
from 84 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
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A Catered Affair did a wonderful job catering my pharmaceutical event in Indianapolis. They had no access to a kitchen and the food was perfect......even after the 2.5hour drive from Cincinnati. They set everything up for me and I did not have to do a thing. Everything was supplied (plates, plastic ware, drinks, ice, cups, warming dishes, etc). Made my life so easy!!!

The Garden Gourmet LLC
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Katie B.
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I hired Chef Jessica for a co-worker a few weeks ago. She was very, very easy to work with and I'm still hearing about how delicious her meals are. When I need a chef again, she's the one I'm calling!

Nibbles Catering
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Deb S.
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My daughter will be getting married in a winery outside of Chicago in Sept. We have been going with the"wine theme" through out her wedding planning. I found "thumbtack" on the internet. I am so thankful Maria responded. She listened to our plans and what we wanted,and created the most delicious, perfect selection of 6 dishes for our bridal shower. She was very open to changing one of the dishes, also being very considerate of an allergy we have in our family. The food presented beautifully, but also tasted absolutely delicious! I will certainly call Maria the next time I want to use a very "talented chef" for a food gathering of any kind. Thank you Maria for making our bridal shower perfect for my daughter!

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The Happy Chefs LLC
from 36 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gene S.
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Very satisfied Customer. We hired The Happy Chefs with only 24 hour notice. They showed up on time, and exceeded the food expectation. I would highly recommend the enchilada's and the corn salsa.

from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Irene B.
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She came and gave us the best meal we've had in years! It was a surprise dinner party for my sisters birthday. I asked for a meal we had once on our first trip to the bahamas that she still talks about to this day. The flavors were amazing. It was actually even better than when we were in the islands! She setup up and broke down quickly leaving us with no mess behind. It was the best idea ive had in years to hire a personal chef. It took alot of pressure off of me as im usually the family cook for past events.

Simply Sweet
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Allison S.
Verified review

My first time using this site and was a lill iffy of putting the outcome of my sons graduation party in someone else's hands; BUT was blown away by Simply Sweets level of expertise! Rachels acute attention to detail, creative prowess in the kitchen, and warm and bubbly energy really put me at ease with my event. She worked with me prior to the big day to piece together a fun relaxed menu that even had some challenges(my sons vegan friends) but really hit a home run with ALL the dishes. Everyone, and i mean EVERYONE absolutely loved the scrumptious assortment of food that we served, from appetizers, main dishes, and even desert! It was one less thing i had to worry about while celebrating my sons High School Graduation. Highly recommend! and will certainly use for my husbands 50th coming up ;)

Stir Crazy Cuisine
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dave H.
Verified review

Christina prepared a wonderful birthday celebration dinner for my wife and I along with our two daughters and their husbands. She was very responsive to my initial inquiry, professional in her delivery and a super chef.


I take pride in my job and I love what I do. I believe with these qualities I can't help but standout in a crowd.


I am a professional chef of 18 years. I specialize in catering and meal planning. Whether you need, box lunches or a 5-star award winning dining, chef Adam is willing to accommodate a taste of essential magic needed in your life. He has a true passion to make a memorable event for you -- a true desire to help your event run smoothly. Do you have a busy schedule? Please ask about our package meal delivery services.


I have catering options for private parties and events. I'm a personal chef for individuals, families or groups. I focus on healthy options -- from scratch cooking that is quick and delicious.


I am the executive chef of Seasons 52 Fresh Grill and Wine Bar. I am available for private lessons or private dinner parties.


Being in the business for 16yrs and traveling around the country, I've picked up a lot of techniques for lots of different cuisines. I love what I do and take a lot of pride in my work, I'm also servsafe level 2 certified.


I have many years of experience in the food service business, and my greatest joy is providing high-quality one-of-a-kind service. I'm a chef who loves nothing more than to make your event a memorable one.


Chef Chops Catering delivers the finest quality of food, presentation and care for you and your catering needs. We do custom menu choices that fit your specific catering needs. Regardless if you have a party of 15, 30 or even 100, we can meet and exceed your expectations. All meals are made in-house. We do private and corporate feasts.


I enjoy cooking good food with good ingredients proper culinary techniques and making things simple and easy to understand

  • 4 years in business

I am a previous student of the Midwest Culinary Institute and once owner of the Eastside Cafe, winner of Best of the East by Cincinnati Magazine. I can customize meals to your requirements, whether Southern homestyle, cajun, Creole, American, casual or upscale, burgers or smoked ribs, healthy and highly nutritious, or not so much. I can prepare whatever you prefer. I have also had experience at cooker restaurants - these were primarily made from scratch entrees. Exceptional customer service is my number one goal. I want you to be delighted with my meals.


Something I enjoy doing in my spare time is to teach others how to cook and enjoy foods you love in a healthy way. I am also a bronze medal winner in my first American culinary federation competition. I currently work at a long-term care facility but cater on the side for enjoyment.

  • 5 years in business

I feel that my food is what makes my business stand out..

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Caterer

Cincinnati, OH

  • Event type
  • Which meal
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
  • Details
    It is a Church Anniversay. Elderly people some with special diabetic needs
  • $20
    Average price

Need Meal Delivery Services

Hamilton, OH

  • Meal preparation frequency
    A few times a week
  • Meals needed
    Dinner, Dessert
  • Head count
  • Serving style
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Day preference
    Tuesday, Friday
  • Time preference
    Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    Inquiring for elderly parents with gourmet palates. Can be more specific once contact is made.
  • $20
    Average price
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