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Monroeville Chefs

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

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  • 31 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin R.
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My wife gave me a Personal Chef Experience for my birthday. Chef Scott spent a lot of time with us working out a dinner plan. We decided to do a number of Tapas dishes. Chef Scott arrived on time, had everything ready when guest arrived and it all looked amazing. As we began to dig in, it was all exceptional. There was more food than could be eaten and Chefs interaction with our guest was a hit. We hope to use Chef Scott again. We have done several of these types of events and Chef Scott is clearly the best we have used. I strongly recommend him to anyone thinking of doing this sort of event. PS: Although everything was beautifully prepared and tasted great, the Asian Ahi Tuna Ceviche with Avocado Mango on Spicy Won Ton was really one of the best things I have ever eaten. I encourage you to work it into your menu somehow.

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ShefShaun | PurplePlate
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexis C.
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It is my pleasure to write a glowing review for Chef Shaun Forsett (Shef Shaun). My family and I have hired Shef Shaun for multiple events, and each event proved better than the previous event. I am always amazed at how Shaun delivers such wonderful and complex flavors with minimal ingredients. He is intentional about using only natural and fresh ingredients of the highest quality. It is a pleasure to work with Shaun. His attention to detail and cleanliness, coupled with his pleasant and calm demeanor ensure smooth events. I highly recommend Shef Shaun. If you hire the Shef, be sure to ask him about his “Slammin Lemonade” and his signature crab cakes! Cheers!

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ATWC, Inc
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly W.
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Chef Art did an awesome job recommending the right menu for my husband's retirement party. Everyone really enjoyed themselves, and the food was a hit! Especially loved the mac and cheese...

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Traveling chef
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen W.
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Chef Bill did a wonderful job for my impromptu party for 25. His menu was delicious, his set-up was exactly what I needed and he was extremely nice and friendly. I could not have asked for a better traveling chef. I would ask for his services again and would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

The Healthy Yinzer LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
David T.
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Searching for a trainer was hard for me, I wanted someone who is educated and could answer any questions that came up. After finding him on the Tumbtack app, I noticed he had multiple degrees and he was also a chef! So I hired him and after the first day I could tell he was truly something special. His knowledge and his workouts are something I look forward to each week. I would have Nick live in my guesthouse if I could! That’s how good he is. He is always coming up with different workouts and is always supplying me with healthy recipes to cook right after our workouts! He is fantastic and I couldn’t recommend him more!

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Diane B.
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Chef Dix is very professional and friendly. His presentation is beautiful and the food tatse as good as it looks.

Personal Chef Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher B.
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Best cakes ever!!!

Anthony's Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Michele B.
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    The food was exactly as I asked . Service was professional and friendly . Chef Ike was extremely accommodating.

    About

    I am a classically trained chef who takes pride in attention to detail. My motto and theme for cooking is "simple done right". It's understood that there is trending food today, but not everyone can afford the exquisite high-end food. I provide skillfully prepared familiar food with a twist that is reminiscent of home, with an introduction to a developed palette, which leaves my guests with a welcoming experience of the past and present on their taste buds.

    About

    We are a full-service caterer. We are creating menus specific to the needs of our customers. From breakfast buffets, graduations, picnics, private parties, and corporate events to the wedding of your dreams, we can create the perfect menu to fit your event. Visit our website for a quick look at what we can do for you.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    Chef Marlon Angelo is a premier private chef service providing culinary services for high profile clients who desire extraordinary cuisine. He specializes in private and corporate catering for small to large scale events, such as weddings, banquets, music and sporting events, and more. Chef is also available for discreet services, such as private in-home catering and daily meal service. Chef Marlon Angelo's menus feature a variety of healthful, mouthwatering dishes using the finest and freshest vegetables and top-quality meats and seafood. Child, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, diabetic, and other special menus are available. Along with private catering and discreet services, Chef Marlon Angelo also offers himself as an independent contractor providing culinary services for businesses and restaurants, including guest chef services, recipe and menu development, professional consultations, and more.

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    Hello, my name is Trevor Weingartner. It is my pleasure to meet you. My wife and I recently moved to the Robinson/Airport area. My wife is a behavior specialist at the Watson Institute for children with disabilities. I am an assistant food service director for Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Highschool in Coraopolis PA. I oversee the food production for the High School (approx 400 kids+ Staff). I also prepare food for special functions and for the sisters and priests living on site. I have dedicated my life to the study of international food preperation and culture. I specialize in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. I am proficient in all areas of food preparation. I am seeking a few clients to fill in my schedule. I know the pittsburgh area well, I source ingredients from local butchers, bakers, grocers and farmers in pursuit of the best ingredients available. I have child abuse/criminal background/fingerprint clearances, all clean, all current. *I have training in childhood development and am fantastic with kids. I am well versed in organic food puree and baby food prep. I prepare gluten free options routinely for the sisters and priests with many dietary restrictions at my convent accounts. I coach adults with high functioning autism at OLSH. My wife works as a Behavior Specialist and i volunteer with her. So while i have no direct care experience with children on the autism spectrum, i do have a lot of time interacting and teaching children and adults with different challenges. I work 7-2 Mon-Fri. When OLSH lets out for the summer i will be looking for clients to fill the gap of employment. If we develop a relationship i could be persuaded to come on full time depending on your situation. Chef Weingärtner I love food. I love traveling and sourcing local ingredients for my customers. My good relationship s with local vendors allows me to bring the freshest ingredients pittsburgh has to offer from the market and farm to your house, the epitome of farm to table.

    About

    I provide an in-home professional chef service for those special occasions when only extraordinary cuisines will do. Using the finest ingredients available, I will produce a five-star restaurant meal in the comfort of your home. I have been an executive chef for 25 years, working in hotels, restaurants, and the airline industry. I trained at the Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, and at La Varenne in Burgundy, France.

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    We use only the freshest hand selected foods and will accommodate any requests that our clients may need to make their special occasion memorable to all of the guests! I love to cook and see the success of each special event booked wit our company executed to the highest quality and standards.

    About

    I can provide chef services for one or up to 25. I can deliver the food to you. I will prepare the type of cuisine that you desire with Lebanese as a specialty. I have 18 years of experience. I aim to please, so give me a chance.

    About

    I am a Pittsburgh based sommelier and chef. I give cooking lessons and beverage education. I am also available for hire for small catering functions to cook and/or bartend.

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    I am an executive chef at a retreat center, but will do private catering out of my commercial kitchen.

    About

    I am a personal chef specializing in vegetarian and vegan cuisine. I prepare soups, salads, stews, sandwiches and other hearty, healthy fare.

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    I will travel to homes and provide meals, including breakfast, luncheons, and dinner parties. I will do the shopping, set up, production and cleaning.

    About

    I absolutely LOVE seeing being smile and enjoy the food I create for them. I feel very comfortable around people I don't even know, and will do anything in my power to please them. Making people smile and laugh all while making great food.

    About

    I travel to your home to prepare breakfast, lunch or dinners for you and your family and/or guest. I prepare for parties, private events or just great home cooked meals for your family!

    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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