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Stow Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Stow.

  • 23 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey W.
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Chef Damon and his crew did an absolutely wonderful job catering my son’s Bar Mitzvah. Chef Damon catered a luncheon and evening event. The food was delicious, presented beautifully, and his staff was courteous and responsive. Chef Damon was able to meet numerous dietary needs: gluten free, casein free, and was able to label all dishes appropriately. I would recommend Chef Damon for any event that you need catered. Everything went as promised, and it was all stress free. I truly recommend Custom Catering for your special event.

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Kitchen Academic, LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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It was a pleasure to work with kitchen Academic and Chef Markus Adams, he was excellent and it was nice to work with him, I would love to work with him again soon

Jeff's awsome food.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Jason H.
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This man is excellent excellent chef he needs to open up his own restaurant

Chef Alex & Co.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi D.
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Chef Alex helped me provide a HUGE surprise dinner for my college students birthday. He gave her a birthday to remember, thanks Alrx! I will absoletely be calling you again!!!

Gertz Culinary
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Boyd I.
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The chef had an amazing knowledge and love of his career. You could see he truly was passionate about the foods quality and appearance. The taste was absolutely amazing. Would defiantly recommend to anyone.

Tres Belle Events
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela Ross R.
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I hired Tres Belle Events to host a private dinner for my family and I and it was EXCEPTIONAL! My family was so impressed, and they had no idea that we could actually hire someone to cater a special lovely dinner for us. Vanessa and her team communicated with us throughout the entire process. The chef was great! The food was yummy and the presentation was all well put together! I've never seen such service offered in Ohio before. We look forward to hiring Tres Belle Events for many more events. You can't go wrong with with them.

NDULGENCE CATERING CO.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Sabrina W.
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An amazing personal chef experience. Chef Nova came to my home and prepared an amazing dinner for my husband and I on our anniversary. She was very professional, and ensured to make a meal we would enjoy. Chef prepared for us a fresh green salad tossed in a homemade Caesar dressing, roasted asparagus, creamy shrimp Alfredo alongside a thick juicy flavorful rib eye steak. My husband and I toasted our anniversary with a white wine sangria chef prepared also. Needless to say it was an amazing evening that we will never forget.

  • 4 years in business
Rachel S.
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She is sooo amazing!! What a nice relief to be able to enjoy my company and not have to worry about food and cooking. But the best part- no clean up.

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I am an Italian who moved to the USA 20 years ago. I am a private chef specialized in authentic Italian cuisine and offer four courses, sitting-down dinners or buffet-style parties in the Akron-Cleveland area.

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Because I cook straight from my heart!!! I don't do catering because I need the money(which I do!) , I do it because I love to see the looks of satisfaction! The creativity, and smiling faces of delight.

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I am a private chef. I offer in-home catering, events and all area of fine foods. Please see my resume profile. I love what I do and have the expertise.

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I bring a delightful and delicious experience of the culinary arts to your home. I use only traditional cuisine recipes to show the guests that there are many regions of cooking from around the world. I try to connect the family to the experience and thrill that cooking provides.

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I have my pastry degree. I can cater desserts or make you a beautiful cake for any occasion, for a cheap price and it is always homemade! Also, please just directly call me so that we can discuss your wants, needs and price. Thank you.

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Because I care about my customers and there satisfaction. I want to put a smile on there face so they can live a happier and fuller life. I can create great food the will stimulate there Pilates that will make them come back for more.

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Doing gourmet vegetarian options for those that want something unique and different. I gave up meat 3 months ago and have taken replacing it to a whole new level! working with clients directly, giving them the tastes and ingredients they've always wanted to try and enjoy.

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I will cook for you and your family whenever needed, grocery shop, plan menus, and provide setup services for private dinner parties. I have culinary experience in hotels, restaurants, and country clubs. I am comfortable around children and pets. I can provide the home cooking experience like mom did.

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I will be cooking special meals for people who are unable to cook for themselves. I will be prepping, shopping and preparing personal meals for people who are on the go. I am able to prepare good old-fashioned meals to upscale Artisan foods.

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We are a personal chef business that infuses the dynamic flavors of the world into culinary delights to home. Thank you for your interest. Contact us now to know more about our services.

  • 5 years in business
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I am a perfectionist. I try and make flavorful food that is also healthy. It's been my lifelong passion.

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Using fresh authentic ingredients, to create meals that you will 💘

  • 5 years in business
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Personal attention and customer service. I love to focus on each project and my personal touch to things and make my clients happy and well fed.

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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