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Lancaster Home Chefs

Browse these home chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lancaster.

  • 6 years in business
  • 302 hires on Thumbtack
Sebastian P.
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I would like to thank Miranda catering for catering our son's graduation party. Mike and Trish were the only one who responded with interest in doing my event and worked with me all the way. We had a buffet style dinner. The food was delivered to the event on time and it was delicious. The menu was just right and enough to go around . I had excellent feedback from all our guests. We were a bit short on drinks ( because kids love to drink) but we made through it. Miranda Caterers work hard to make my event successful. They are awesome people and I would work with them again.

  • 16 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Patty B.
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We hired Chef Myles and his Chefs 2Go for our company picnic; and it was a great success. He was available for my last minutes questions and requests, and he showed up on time and was ready to cook. Every one enjoyed the flavor of the food and the courteous service. I'd recommend Chef Myles and his Chefs 2 Go to anyone, and I will keep him in mind for our next catering events. Thank you Chef Myles!

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Stone Hill Catering
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John C.
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Excellent service all around. Locally grown, and sourced in Lancaster county. Everything was either home cooked or prepared right in our kitchen. The chefs were professional and friendly. It was nice having them at our house. After diner they cleaned up the whole kitchen. Melissa said she enjoys researching any cuisine, so don't be afraid to ask for something exotic. Our dinner was for my wife's birthday, and included our immediate family. Everyone was very impressed. Our only wish was that we had more spacious stomachs. I highly recommend Stone Hill Catering and hope to have them over to prepare another special dinner.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jen C.
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It's a dinner time is fantastic! Great idea and awesome chef! Very professional and suburb presentation as well as taste. Absolutely the best way to fit any needs for a party or to brush up on cooking skills.

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
LK C.
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We hired Sodiah Thomas and her crew to cater our wedding this past summer, and they truly surpassed our expectations with respect to food quality, duties performed, and overall value. From the start, Sodiah was easy to work with. She responded to my Thumbtack request promptly with a generous offering that was within our budget. Over the following weeks, Sodiah was always in contact as we finalized our tasting menu and as soon we tasted the appetizers, we were sold. We wanted our wedding dinner to reflect not only our personalities but also the joining of our cultures (Asian-American and American), and Sodiah and the talented Chef Tristan made this happen with their eagerness and food creativity. On our wedding day, the dishes tasted just as good or even better than during our tasting, which is always a concern with scale-up. Our guests thought the food was delicious! And the best part… when the evening was over, I turned around, and Sodiah and her crew had already cleaned everything (without me having to ask), packed everything, and left us with little to do but to enjoy the rest of the evening! I’m a big fan of people who are passionate about what they do, who work hard and exceed expectations. S&B Catering did just that, and hiring them was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Thank you, Sodiah, Tristan, and the rest of the S&B family!

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Bon Appetina Catering
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe A.
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I love to cook and I love to entertain so, never thought anyone could do a job as well as I could. Tina Alvarado and her staff have changed my mind. The quality, quantity and service was exceptional. We will certainly be using them again in the future. Even the fussiest of foodies will be delighted with Bon Appetina catering !!

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Savory Occasions Catering
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca G.
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I was hesitant about hiring someone from this app but I am so glad I took s chance . My home had never looked better , smelled great and I was able to relax for the first time in a while ! Thank you !!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tim W.
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Soleia's catered a graduation party for us recently for about 50 people. They did a wonderful job from nuts to bolts, visiting our home beforehand to see where and how they would lay things out, bringing staff to assist in setup both with their food and equipment and our decorations. That was a welcome surprise. The food was delicious and we received a lot of compliments about the catering. The cake that she baked was wonderful and again many compliments. They went out of their way to make everyone happy and worked very hard while they were there. We ate leftovers for a week! They also arranged for a tent, tables and chairs because I wasn't sure about the weather and I had many people tell me it was a perfect event. Overall, they did a wonderful job and I would highly recommend them.

Tasty Table Catering
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Janet R.
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We had a surprize 60th birthday party at my home. Tasty Table handled everythign from the rentals to the spectacular menu. It was seemless and the food was simply outstanding!

Macri's Homestyle Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Linda J.
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Mary helped us put together a family celebration that made us feel like we were having a dinner at home again. She listened to our needs and make great suggestions. Everyone loved her food and we plan to have this type of get together again. Thanks Mary!

Del Fresco Events
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Dinamarie V.
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We purchased this as a gift for our boss and he could not say enough good things about the experience with Chef Cindi. From the food to the service to the interaction being just right, it was an evening our boss thoroughly enjoyed! In fact, He liked it so much so that he's hired him back for another night. I will definitely recommend Chef Cini to others.

Rahea's Kakery
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie H.
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From start to finish, the experience with Rahea's Kakery for a baby shower at work was excellent. Placing the order was simple, payment online was quick and delivery was on time! The final product- cute vanilla cupcakes with onesies, bottles and rubber duckies on top- were created by hand and to perfection! And they were sooo yummy that I will make sure that I will order again for my next event! Thanks for such a wonderful and tasty experience!!

Z'Chef
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elizabeth H.
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We just love everything about Z'Chef! The food he prepares is absolutely delicious! He is very professional and courteous. Thank you Z'Chef!! Elizabeth and Ronald Howell

The Pastry Shop
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Laura M.
Verified review

When we first met to discuss what we wanted in a wedding cake you thought our selection of pumpkin spice with a French Buttercream filling off the wall and so did my Mom. However, instead of trying to talk us out of it, as she did, you accepted the challenge and delivered a fantastic cake. It was extremely moist and the pumpkin spice flavor was not over powering. Everyone raved about the cake and the ruins writing on each layer. Your cake had a place of honor in the alcove off the main hall on our wedding day. It fit in perfectly with the medieval location we selected for our wedding ceremony and reception. I highly recommend your pastries and cakes, without reservation, to anyone planning a wedding, party or other special event. There is nothing like custom pastries and cakes prepared by a chef willing to push the envelope of flavor and design. Wishing you the very best for continued success in your profession.

Chef Samantha Love Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Catherine C.
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Samantha Love is an excellent chef. She is very professional, flexible, and she makes amazing food!

Moonlight Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Nancy S.
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    Moonlight Catering provided exceptional food and personal service for a home wedding held for 100 people. Richard and his staff are amazing! The cuisine was beautifully presented and delicious. The overall care, attention to detail and creative flair left a positive and lasting impression with all guests! I highly recommend Moonlight Catering!

    Chef Krupa
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Marisa M.
    Verified review

    Krupa did a great job catering my graduation party! She gave me a great sample menu and was agreeable towards price negotiating. She was consistently on time.

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    Our commitment is to provide you a high-quality catering services at the best price. We invite you to join us and try our delicious food!

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    I will plan nutritious meals for the month and provide amazing snacks for your health! You will also need a pantry supply for your family which I can provide on a daily basis!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How much do private cooking lessons cost?

    You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

    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.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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