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Trotwood Chefs

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

  • 6 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie F.
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Dominick did a fantastic job at my recent "Life Celebration" . We had a small gathering at an Assisted Living Facility (ALS). Dominick provided exactly what I wanted; which was a simple menu of hotdogs, lemonade, applesauce, chips and ice cream. He also, without my asking, provided a color coordinated table skirt for the table. Dominick was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to anyone!

Prestige Catering
4.6
from 94 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
Jake M.
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Great to work with, very quick to get back to us, and worked with us on price and options. The chef's had great ideas, and everything turned out great. We went with an Asian cuisine, and everything turned out great. Delivery was on time, they set it all up for us. Great service, will definitely use again in future catering needs!

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The Happy Chefs LLC
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gayle M.
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I couldn't be more pleased with The Happy Chefs! Under the direction of Jay Woosley, the Assistant Chefs were friendly, professional and hard working. They served great food with a smile. This group was courteous and the presentation of the food was gorgeous, it tasted as good as it looked. The menu we discussed was maintained and created to perfection. The clean up they provided also after their services was beyond my expectations. Jay's prices were reasonable and worked within the budget for my event. I would recommend this personal chef and his staff without hesitation. Thank you Happy Chefs!

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Spinning Platters LLC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erica R.
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I don't even know where to begin. From the first email all the way through to the cleanup, Chef Marco and his team were AMAZING. We had him create a New Orleans dinner for 20+ people. It was 4 courses of pure indulgence. Everything was timed perfectly and people RAVED about the food. It was the best dinner Ive ever had! Dr. E. Smith-Roby

TasteeTowers
4.7
from 13 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.

Horchata LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kishore K.
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I catered with Horchata for my WIfe's 40th surprise party. Food was amazing and we even had left for couple of days. The chef was punctual and even made Margaritas for the party with no extra charge. Strongly recommend Horchata. Every one loved the food/setup. If you are looking for a hassle free experience with awesome food, Horchata is the way to go...

The Screaming Goat
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eric S.
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Chef Brandon and team are AMAZING! After much research, we finally found a chef that was willing to work with us on our menu without charging a fortune. We decided to have a taco bar for our wedding. Brandon worked with us on all our requests which included vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. The food was delicious and presentation was superb. My wife and I couldn’t be happier with how everything came together thanks to them. Our guests were raving about the menu all night! Brandon and team were on time and very professional. A piece of advice for anyone reading this is a chef like Brandon does not usually come reasonably priced or available. Book quickly before the rest of the city finds him too because it won’t be long.

Chef Otis
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jack M.
Verified review

Chef Otis is VERY knowledgeable. We organized a grilling how to class and date night for 5 couples. He dealt with a food allergy without batting an eye. The theme of the meal was Jamaican Jerk Chicken and it was amazing!!! We are already planning our next event with Chef Otis.

About

The services we offer are as follows: * Contract food service management * Catering * Personal chef We have over 20 years of experience and cater to the following: * Colleges * Universities * Adult daycare units * Schools * Businesses Our specialties are as follows: * Breakfasts * Luncheons * Dinners * Snacks * Concessions * Buffets * Sit-down meals * Receptions * Funeral repasts * Theme meals * Monotony breakers * Reunions, etc. If food service is needed, we can help.

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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.

  • 12 years in business
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I go out of the way to look my work over again. I am a people person I work well with dealing with the public.

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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.

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

  • 5 years in business
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I feel that my food is what makes my business stand out..

  • 18 years in business
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I provide that personal touch this seems to have been lost these days...

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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.

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I have a love for cooking and I express that in my food. Cooking is an art. I cook to the needs of my clients and as healthy and professional as possible. Diamond in the Rough Cooking is a business of expandable cooking and a jewel in the making.

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Wether you want a stress free meal, want to learn how to cook or how to watch your diet we're here to help!

  • 8 years in business
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We are a 100% vegan food business that offer menus with special diets

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As a graduate of the Culinary Business Academy and 25+ years of culinary experience, I can tailor foods to your very specific tastes and dietary needs. From comfort foods to gourmet fare, there will never be a lack of variety in your menus. I never use processed foods...only the freshest of ingredients are utilized to create your delicious, healthy meals.

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I provide special chef-cooked meals for private or corporate events. I am a trained chef, and I enjoy cooking using the best quality organic ingredients.

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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