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Toledo Chefs

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Golde Standard Catering
4.9
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!

Familia Rodriguez Catering
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Waylon B.
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Chef Martin he catered a dinner for an out of state Family Reunion 20 people, the food was amazing! He was very professional and friendly at the same time, almost thought he was a lost Brother. I've befriended him even though I live in Georgia next Reunion he will be who we use again.

  • 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!

Tastefulblessingscatering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Deborah W.
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Chef Shelia gives you and your guests a culinary trip across the globe, with a variety of food stations. I have attended many events where, Chef Shelia served exceptional cuisine. I thank her for outstanding service,tasteful menu to help my family celebrate my mothers birthday. I recommend Chef Shelia for any event, casual or formal. Sincerely Deborah White Of NV This Event LLC

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole J.
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My event was a graduation dinner and they came and host the event the food was southern style and it was excellent the chef used her own sauce on the bbq and it was delicious also this white macaroni and cheese was amazing I was looking for the regular yellow mac and cheese but the chef introduced me to the white one and its some I would try again and the services was on time everyone was very polite and good server I will use them in my future events and I also have family member that use there services

Chef Trevoy Woods
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elisha M.
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We went to chef woods for a private date night cooking class. It was a great time for me and my date. We learned so much and the meal he taught us how to prepare was light and healthy. He's a vey knowledgeable and professional guy. I'd recommend him for any kind of cooking needs that you may have. Worth the investment.

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I am a private chef for catering, events and special diets. I have 22 years experience in the food industry. I am French chef, and I am trained.

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We provide personal chef/small catering services. Let us bring a five-star experience to you! We do modified catering to fulfill all of our clients' need. Our executive chef has attended the culinary school of Las Vegas, LeCordon Bleu, and has a very high passion to perfect every menu that's selected. Our team is very professional and dedicated to provide the best services to ensure that every client's needs and wants are met.

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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.

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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.

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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!

  • 14 years in business
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I am a Johnson and Wales Culinary Graduate. I have impeccable references. I just relocated here from Florida, where I was a private chef for a family on Palm Beach for many years. Have knowledge of many cuisines and diets.

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I am a personal chef who loves to put love back into cooking! I love the one-on-one experience when cooking. I also love to teach people the right way of cooking and even cooking yummy, healthy options.

  • 17 years in business
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Do you want to learn to cook (like a chef)? Do you need a chef in your home, business, on your aircraft or boat? Private aircraft chef, host of "Food Circus" on JTV and former Food Network CHOPPED contestant; offering home/corporate catering, cooking classes and on-site private chef services. Bartending services are available, when time permits. My aircraft clients are high profile billionaires and celebrity types. Everyone deserves amazing five star service, trending food items and a service provider who will make you feel like a star. I have a never-say-no business motto. This is your time to shine in front of your friends and colleagues.

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We offer a catering group, on-site or delivery. We also do cooking lessons for children and adults. We specialize in home-based affairs -- from small to large.

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For the busy single or family lady who's on the go and need a home-cooked meal for breakfast, dinner or lunch, I can help. I can also help someone do the small things around the house that you might just don't have time to get to.

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I am a very much a people person specializing in American cuisine, Italian, Mexican, and vegetarian. I will also help with weight loss. I love what I do .

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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.

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We are a family-owned catering business. We do private events, weddings, birthday parties, graduation parties, office parties, and outdoor events and party planning. We also have a private chef service and meal planning.

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I work with customers to help find great menus that fit their budget. There are never any surprises, just great food in your budget! I love cooking. I met Emeril Lagasse when I was 10 years old. Cooking has always been a passion, and I enjoy sharing my passion with others.

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I am a personal chef. I come to your home or business and prepare breakfast, lunch and/or dinner for up to 20 guests.

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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