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That Food Guy Catering
4.6
from 106 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Tom W.
Verified review

I have contracted That Food Guy for several events. Mostly catering but have contracted him for event consulting as well. Jerry is a pleasant person to deal with and is really funny ("Never trust a skinny chef" still cracks me up)! His service is timely and always first class. Will do business with again.

Main Course
4.9
from 86 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 185 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa G.
Verified review

Better late than never ~ This review is long, long overdue and because of that I’ll start off by apologizing to one of the Chef Tye and his Sou Chef Denise. I had the extreme pleasure of doing business with Chef Tye back in October 2014 by taking a chance and booking him thru the Thumbtack app and I’m so thankful that I did. I was planning a girls weekend trip for three to the Temecula wine country and was in desperate need of a chef to prepare a special birthday celebration dinner. I’m in Northern CA, and just didn’t have access to a chef in the Temecula area. After conducting several internet searches and coming up empty handed I decided to try Thumbtack. After keying in the service type, meal preference and budget I hit the submit button and patiently awaited feedback from participating chefs. Voila’. I received several replies within the 1st hour. After a few back and forth emails via Thumbtack , several great menu selections and a price that just couldn’t be beat, I decided right then and there to hire Chef Tye. I’ve got to tell you, he was the perfect Man for the job. Did I mention he’s great eye candy. (Ladies tip) After hashing out all of the details; exchanging contact information, final menu selections, contract and financial obligations etc… it was on. I was so excited to surprise my girlfriends with Chef Tye. I knew that after speaking with him several times, he was going to ensure the meal was going to be absolutely perfect. During the entire process Chef Tye was extremely professional and through. He kept me in the loop at all times, made excellent suggestions when it came to dishes ZI wanted to have served , or thought I wanted to have served. When he arrived at the rental home, Chef had everything prepped and ready to go for our gourmet birthday dinner. He even travel with his own Sou Chef, who also does double duty as his beautiful mother, Denise. These two are down to earth caring people. I don’t typically do well with strangers, I’m usually stand-offish, but these two were awesome. We all felt as if they were part of our extended family. The dinner surpassed our expectations and I would highly recommend Chef Tye for your next event. You won’t be disappointed. My ,mouth actually started having flashbacks as I started to recall that nights menu. 1st Course Cream of Artichoke Soup ,Served With Roasted Corn, and Butter Poached Lobster Garnished With Chives 2nd Course Pan Seared Sea Scallops Layered on Sun Dried Tomato Risotto Topped With a Cashew Compound Butter 3rd Course Grilled 6oz Petite Filet Served With Cauliflower Gratin, Crunchy Pancetta Green Bean, Finished With a Lobster Tail Scampi 4th Course Chef Tye Bell’s Crème Brule’ Served With Fresh Whipped Cream and Berries Chef Tye came in and did his thing. We had dinner outside on the porch that over looked the vineyards. The weather and company “perfect” . We were we served each course and Chef Tye let us know what we were about to devour and how it was prepared. By the nights end the kitchen was spotless, there was absolutely no signs of it even being used. My girlfriends and I were happy, a lil tipsy off the wine and satisfyingly full from our delicious meal. I’d definitely recommend Chef Tye and will certainly hire him again. Lisa Gomes Visiting Scientist and Academic Cooperation Office (VSAC)& New Employee Orientation Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory P.O. Box 808, L-646,Bldg. 543 Room 1015 Livermore, CA 94550 Phone (925) 422-2005 Fax (925) 422-7995 email_gomes7@llnl.gov Web Site: Https://employeeservices.llnl.gov/vsac.html This information, including all attachments, is sensitive, may contain PII, and is intended only for the use of the requester. If you are not the intended recipient, or responsible for delivery to such recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, or distribution of this information is strictly prohibited. Protection of this information is to be managed in accordance with LLNS,LLC's Personnel Policy and Procedures ( https://pppm-int.llnl.gov/f_records.htm#f_top) and with applicable Federal laws: Federal Freedom of Information Act, Federal Privacy Act of 1974, Security of Personnel Information Civil Code 1798.80-84, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. and with applicable Federal laws: Federal Freedom of Information Act, Federal Privacy Act of 1974, Security of Personnel Information Civil Code 1798.80-84, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

Whisler Sisters
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
Verified review

Fantastic service! Amber is unbelievable! She does the work of 3 chefs. Food was fantastic! I am going to recommend her to so many of our clients!

Biscuit & Pickles Catering
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Laura T.
Verified review

Dustin catered a dinner at my home that far exceeded my expectations. From the start, after reviewing his menus I knew his style of cooking was perfect for my event. Dustin was very flexible and versatile as I changed the date, had special dietary preferences to work around and sprung a surprise wedding meal on him. Dustin's meal was a perfect addition to our intimate backyard wedding. Each dish was innovative using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. The starters were perfectly balanced and a nice way to start the meal. The first and second course included local ingredients like heirloom beets and cedar plank salmon with a delicious side of parsnip purée and peach conserva. Dustin did a great job pairing savory and sweet and taking advantage of all of the freshest ingredients. Dessert was a dark chocolate pot de creme that melted in your mouth. Above all Dustin fit into the occasion flawlessly. He truly is an inspired chef that I would recommend with highest marks and will use for future catered events!

Karista's Kitchen
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sheri O.
Verified review

Karista has a great passion for food and delights in sharing her knowledge with others. She has a wonderful blog with a variety of recipes and a lovely story to accompany each entry. Karista is a fantastic photographer and has a knack for making her dishes look so scrumptious you're just dying to try to recreate them in your own kitchen. She is a dynamite chef and teacher and the sweetest gal you'd ever meet! Karista is a personal friend who has graciously shared many delicious meals and recipes with me and my family. If I had an event I needed catering, I would not hesitate at all to contact her.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Patty L.
Verified review

The most wonderful and pleasant experience to have Chef Ruby come into our home and serve an exquisite Mother's Day brunch for us mom's and family. She is dedicated to her profession and food is an art she excels at. I have asked her to assist on other occasions since then and whether large or small requests, she is delighted to jump in. I highly recommend Chef Ruby !

Capricorn Catering
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jeana T.
Verified review

Capricorn Catering with Steve was a dream come true. This was my wedding day and it had to be perfect, and it was. Steve helped relieve my stress by taking care of everything with the wedding food and setup. I highly recommend Steve because of his service style and most important phenomenal customer service/food. I will definitely use Steve and Capricorn Catering again, job well done!

iCaterOregon
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Sibylle B.
    Verified review

    Ian cooked Sunday brunch for 10 people at our house. He is very respectful and clean up everything before he left. If I need a chef for a dinner I will contact iCater for sure.

    About

    We offer authentic Italian home-style cuisine, prepared and served in the comfort of your home. Whether you are planning a small dinner party or a reunion with family and friends; always dreamed of having your personal chef for your family's daily meals to enjoy at your convenience; would like to be a part of a small cooking class, where we show you some secrets of Italian cuisine; you are planning to go to Italy, but you are not sure how to get around and how to order a meal at the restaurant once you arrived; Italian Personal Chef Services would be happy to help you! Italy and its food are unique as will be your event if you choose Italian Personal Chef Services.

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I draw inspiration from many European, African and Asian cuisines, as well as American cooking, and bring that together with my enthusiasm for fresh, clean, green, locally-sourced produce and meats. I'm much more willing than most restaurant chefs I've known to accommodate special diets and I'm delighted to prepare meals that will work for your family, whether you're vegan, vegetarian or omnivorous.

    About

    I have a real passion for what I do and I strive to work hard to please my customers. I put love into everything I do and I get the job done right!

    About

    I have been catering for small parties, church events, weddings and outdoor events. I can beat the price of any competitor.

    About

    I am currently living and working in the Willamette Valley wine industry. I am a classically-trained chef and sommelier looking for private, event chef or food and beverage consulting opportunities. If you are interested in receiving weekly meals, being taught how to cook, or are a business looking for new and inventive food pairings to offer customers -- then we should talk!

    • 16 years in business
    About

    I am friendly and very patient, I can help you cook like a pro

    • 4 years in business
    About

    We are a chef team looking to cook fresh, local, and healthy meals for your luncheons, groups big or small, dinner parties, corporate gatherings, backyard roasts, and cocktail parties.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    A true touch of class for every meal!

    About

    I make real, pit cooked, low and slow barbecue. I have a limited menu but I can cook just about anything. I will cook here for pickup or at your event location.

    About

    Your Private Chefs of Choice for Catering. Serving the Beautiful McKenzie River Valley and Surrounding Areas. Our goal at Simply Savoury is simple. To provide unparalleled service to our customers and community with high standards for our quality food. We pay diligent attention to every detail. Simply Savoury cuisine has been admired for freshness, flavor, and presentation. Excellent Food, Excellent Service, Excellent Value! Simply Savoury strives to bring you a quality presentation of tantalizing food at affordable prices.

    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.

    Do you tip a wedding caterer?

    Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

    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.

    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.

    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.
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