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Keizer Chefs

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

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Sandra's Goodies
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth R.
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Sandra is an extraordinary chef and baker. Her food shows her love and passion for her craft. It is delicious and beautifully presented. What I appreciate most about Sandra is if you tell her how you want your food cooked, that's exactly how she will prepare it. Exquisite!!!

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Indigo Rose Personal Chef
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Grace P.
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Rachel has been on point since the moment I emailed her. I contacted several chefs to create an dining experience on a vacation with my family. She was the first one to contact me, and since I was shopping around, I had not gotten back to her until she took the initiative to contact me again to see what questions she could answer. As a business owner myself, I immediately recognized her desire to please and deliver I hired Rachel, and after many emails regarding menu, she was extremely accommodating... and described her final menu to a T. She was early, professional and her food as amazing as she described it. She had a sous chef, name Cody, and he was so great. They made an amazing team. My family didn't have to do one thing.. she described every meal... she asked if we were ready before serving the next course.. she cleared and plated everything. We did NOTHING!!! That is a special treat to 4 mothers in the group. We love the experience and would do it again without a second thought. Rachel was the dessert at the end of our trip. Many thanks!!

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A Wonderland Of Food
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathy L.
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I was a guest at a recent Mexican-themed dinner party catered by Alison, where everything - from tortilla chips and salsa to tortillas to a buttercream-iced cake - was made from scratch and excellent. Anyone considering her catering services would be well served to look at her blog (www.awonderlandofwords.com), wherein she clearly demonstrates great pride and love for her work. Alison is an excellent, warm and conscientious chef.

Oh Honey Cookery
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Fabian S.
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Bonnie has very enthusiastically embraced cooking for my limited and weird diet. I have serious health problems and the diet is a must. She is a delightful woman, kind and compassionate as well as being an excellent chef. I'm so glad I found her!

Love & Plants
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie O.
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Emily is passionate about her work, professional,determined, and she has a strong work ethic, Emily is honest,reliable and has integrity that is rare in this day and age! Emily is an amazing chef who integrates health into every tasty dish, however, she never compromises on flavor. She values the health of her clients above all else, and if you follow her advice, recipes, laughter, joy and passion, you will rediscover the health that eludes so many. It is a delicious,fun, fascinating journey and it is priceless. I cannot give enough praise to this amazing woman and her work, which is really her mission in life! Emily will change your health destiny,

Greg Sweeting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqualine H.
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The dinner was cooked to perfection, best Turkey and gravy ever. We had a greek chef at the table who can be very critical and he to was pleased. Looking forward to more of Gregs cooking.

Elan Vital Chef Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Tim G.
    Verified review

    Cooking and owner care. Cade prepared gourmet meals while I was the guest of a friend for whom he cooked and did household chores in California and the Jersey shore. He became a friend as well as a chef. I recommend him for an experience you will find delightful. Tim Gilbert

    Cracker Job
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Peter B.
    Verified review

    I worked closely with Garcia for over ten years, he handled many aspects of the operations at several restaurants I own, and his competency and taste set our food and service apart. I would most certainly work with him again.

    Spark Private Chef Services
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Steve H.
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      My wife and several friends who are interested in cooking watched chef Marc of Spark Private Chef Services skillfully prepare a 3 course gourmet meal which we then sat down and ate. The meal chef Marc prepared was every bit as good as ANY high end restaurant I've ever visited. Marc is an excellent communicator and took time to address questions, often in great detail. Marc also participated in a lively and wide ranging conversation around the dinner table. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

      ARTFULLBELLY
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 9 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Kenna S.
      Verified review

      We have not yet worked together (we will in a couple of weeks), but Chance's phone call was outstanding and he has a real feel for what I want. Can't wait to work with him!

      Mehris Bakery and Cafe
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 17 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Raquel O.
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      We are a university in Portland, OR that hires breakfast and lunch catering for new student orientation events 3 times per year. We have been using a larger commercial catering firm for several years but really wanted a fresh menu and to work with a local smaller café. We stopped by the café/bakery one day to purchase some bakery items and some lunch items to sample prior to choosing our new caterer. Our team loved all of the items and decided to hire Mehri. Mehri was very responsive from initial contact, to planning and through the day of the event. She is a creative and talented chef and everything was delicious. The food was delivered on time and the presentation was perfect. All of the feedback we received was positive. Other departments at the university that need occasional catering asked for Mehri's business card. We will be hiring her for our next event in March.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      Doe is an independently owned and operated bakery in Portland, Oregon. We are dedicated to providing your ideal pastries for any occasion. Our mantra is to support quality farms, mills, and dairies in the Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington areas.

      About

      Are you too busy to cook? I can make your life a little easier. I do event catering. I also do personal chef services for in-home meals, dinner parties, meals prepared in advance, and cooking class parties. I am trained at Le Cordon Bleu (Scottsdale Culinary Institute).

      About

      Do you get to eat regularly? If you do, is it what you want to eat or healthy? Have you ever wished you could have gourmet, healthy home-cooked meals when it was convenient for you? If you have considered these things, then you probably thought you couldn't afford it, or if you could afford it, wouldn't you utilize a personal chef? Now you can, and it's worked for many. Our customers come from all different walks of life such as the following: * Single parents who can't find the time * Corporate offices that would rather have a home-cooked meal than catering * Late for a party and need a home-cooked cuisine * Somebody with dietary constraints such as gluten intolerant, lactose intolerant, or training regiment * Somebody who wants a personal chef to save time or cook for the family * College students on a budget We cater to your needs and your goals. With over 20 years of experience in many kitchens, cooking and groceries come to you. Everyone wanted to learn how to develop taste. We can teach you in your kitchen, with our kitchen items or yours. Meals can be brought to you or prepared at your home with a home Portland foodie vibe. Buy local and support local groceries at the same time, as we only select our ingredients at farmers' markets or locally owned grocers, if that is important to you. If you're interested in our service, we will custom-make a menu and meal plan. Decide your goal and arrange a price that works for you. We offer extra points if you want to have food cooked with spice. Call for a consultation, and ask about our blog site for Portland personal foodie chefs. Happy eating! Portland Metro Personal Chef Company

      About

      MF Tasty started as an underground supper club but has expanded to private parties, catered events, and personal chef solutions, catering to our clients' needs.

      About

      I cater to private parties for two to 40 people in your home. I can do meal preparation for your family with emphasis on local, sustainable, and seasonal ingredients.

      About

      We provide the following services: * Bartending * Catering * Food Truck or Cart Services * Pastry Chef Services * Wedding Cakes * Cooking Lessons * Other Food and Beverage

      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 a highly experienced and well rounded chef. Having taken the time to learn several types of ethnic cuisine, I can cook just about anything your heart desires. I am very creative and have had experience in many fine dining environments. I also have experience working with dietary requirements and can adapt recipes for your enjoyment, no matter what the cuisine.

      • 3 years in business
      About

      We provide memorable experiences, healthy options for professionals on the go and fun and interactive education for the masses at your location or ours. We focus our business on flexibility to work with your busy life and schedule.

      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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