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Findlay Chefs

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Golde Standard Catering
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin F.
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Chef Nancy has been a pleasure to work with over the past several months. She is professional, dependable and extremely talented in the kitchen!

Tree City Catering
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Janet A.
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Couldn't have asked for better customer service and professionalism....and the food was out of this world!!!! Chef Scott fulfilled our requests and then brought us some wonderful dishes that were his own! Use this company, you will be beyond happy with your experience!

A La Minute
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shelley W.
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Steven Auxter catered a luncheon for 24 ladies in my home. His professionalism, attentiveness, and service were flawless. In addition, the menu was thoughtfully created. It was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The individual portions were ample, but not excessive. While he worked in the kitchen, he was efficient, organized, and quick. I was able to enjoy the luncheon with my friends, knowing the Steven had the food preparation and service utterly under control. When he left, the kitchen and dining room were spotless. Aside from all that, Steven is polished and personable. He was a joy to work with and exceeded my expectations. In short, he is the finest personal chef I've ever used. I highly recommend Steven Auxter and A La Minute!

Capital City Catering
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jo L.
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The most elegant & delicious meal I have ever had! Chef Sam's skill, professionalism, and attitude were impressive. Would recommend him whole heartedly!!! He made our night truly one we will remember for years to come!

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
June E.
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Charine was excellent! She was professional and fun! The lessons were interactive which worked well so we could get the feel and experience of preparing the meals on our own. Love her; will hire her again!

Kristina Kruse
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mackenzie K.
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An amazing chef with great talent. Her food is always delicious and she's flexible with dietary concerns.


Everything is homemade and all prices are negotiable. We offer everything from southern down home cooking to just plain outside barbecue cooking.


Delicious & Elegant meals with outstanding service at a competitive price!!!! I enjoy what I do because there is nothing that brings a family closer than a delicious meal!


I am a baker and chef who loves working in pastries and cakes. I'm a culinary school graduate and an American Culinary Federation member. I'm dedicated to my craft and to your satisfaction. Let's make you something unique for your everyday life or for your special event.


You call, and we cook. We do romantic dinners for two or a dinner party to impress the boss or your mother-in-law. Whatever your needs are, we can help.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I love to bake. I have known since I was in 3rd grade that I was going to feed people for a living. I love being part of someone's special occasion and I love knowing that everything I make will put a smile on my customer's face.


I have over 27 years of food service expertise, and I provide a great service with a smile. I have a great passion for food. I care about the product and great customer satisfaction.


Soul food cooking is my specialty. I will do other foods. I also specialize in custom cakes and desserts.


I'm a personal chef, a party planner, an organizer, an errand runner, a caterer, a personal shopper, a landscape designer, and a home interior designer.


I have 18 years of cooking experience. I am well-versed in many types of cuisine. I custom menus to fit your needs.


I have over 30 years of experience. I've completed Pennsylvania Culinary in 1999. External site was Hilton Sunset Key Island in Key West, FL. I'm certified NRA ServSafe sanitation, ACFEI in nutrition and culinary supervision, training for intervention procedures (TIPS), and person in charge LCHD.


I am a professional chef. I do catering jobs for private events. I've cooked for a selected few politicians. I create edible artwork.


I am here to bring all your culinary fantasies to fruition. From grills to graters and freezers to flambes, I can do it all, and in the comfort of your own home or backyard, or even in your office. You name it and I will nail it.


I am a school-taught chef who loves to cook and willing to work with any one and with any budget. I am a very open-minded person and very respectful.

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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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