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Goose Creek Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Goose Creek.

  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Monica K.
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A beautifully catered event. Chef Frisco, Sadida and his team ensured our reunion dinner was absolutely perfect. The food was exquisitely prepared and presented. From setup to cleanup we could not have been any happier with the service, the food or the warm southern hospitality. Thank you for making our Fab50 event one that will be fondly remembered!!!

Chef Jay Amber
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda E.
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Chef Jay came to our beach house and did a Caribbean cooking class for our group of #16 ages 21-61. She taught us a drink, main course, and dessert to which we all sat down to dinner at the end. We organized the class because some of the 20-somethings asked about doing it during our family vacation week. Chef fully engaged them in the interactive class. They were interested, entertained, and learned some things. And best of all the food was YUM! We hope to do this again on a future trip!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Laima W.
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Chef Win catered two meals for us in Charleston at an air bnb we were staying at. It was for a friend's wedding and there were 15 of us. He prepared the welcome meal on Saturday night and brunch on Sunday. We were all blown away. EVERYTHING was so well done, he is such a professional and a pleasure to work with and made it all so easy. I would highly recommend and endorse him. In the words of my friend "the food was so good even my picky daughter ate everything" Well done Chef Win - I was an honor getting to know you.

Citrus Catering Co.
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Mike T.
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This was the single best catered event I have ever done. Chef Brittany is thorough, thoughtful and a pleasure to be around. Her food? Unbelievable. Everyrhing was made from scratch and so delicious. This will not be the last time we use Chef Brittany.

Magnolia Cooks
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah A.
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I have a lot of experience with personal chefs and caterers. Sarah is by far the best chef I have ever hired. Usually catered food doesn't cut the mustard for my food savy guests, but with her years of experience at Charlestons best restaurants she blew us all away. I keep dreaming about the lettuce wraps! She was great with our guests, a true pleassure to be around. I will literally never hire another personal chef again. Rumor has it that she is also shooting a pilot for her own show with the food network...

Hunter Boyd
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elizabeth W.
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He cooked for a group of us some barbecue chicken and salad with his own recipe salad dressing and it was amazing. I can personally say that he is an outstanding chef who not only is very talent in the field but has the passion and love which is shown in his work.

Sweet Rhi
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal W.
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Sweet Rhi did a cake for my wedding it was beautiful and tasted devine!! I have been to another wedding she catered and she also did the cake and other desserts. Her display of the food was beautiful and the food was equally as tasty! Her cakes are a step above the rest!!! They taste as Good as they look not bland And plastic like others I've tasted. She was so pleasant and easy to work with! Wouldn't choose anyone else for any wedding/catering/personal chef needs!

Tymes Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christina M.
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I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chef Delray for putting his hard work and forgiving our office staff a nice meal he came and set up everything for us and made us some good down south southern dishes we really enjoyed the fried chicken and okra soup that was the best thank you again will we use you in the near future

Just Stuff It Catering
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal G.
Verified review

I love the food at Just Stuff It!! Would love to have her as my personal chef. Any event Just Stuff It is catering I'm there.

Feast Charleston
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa P.
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Chef Air is AMAZING! I so enjoyed having her cook for my best friends 50th birthday dinner. Amazing food and she is such a pleasure! We had a wonderful Moroccan Dinner for 15 guests that couldn't of been better. Highly recommend her to anyone! You will not be disappointed. Thank you Chef Air!!

Keith Rowe Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maggie R.
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Keith prepared a fantastic dinner for 12 of us. 3 courses that were divine. Super professional and super talented. He is a private chef now after years in the restaurant game at high end establishments! He is a full time dad and chefs privately for passion! And his food definitly tastes that way! We'll be using him again!!

Katherine W.
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Jonathan Greene was very professional and the food was delicious. He took his time to perfect each dish. I am so happy that my husband hired Mr. Greene for my birthday. It was better to stay at home rather than go out to eat. We will hire him again!

  • 4 years in business
Cassandra C.
Verified review

I hired this amazing company to cater my husband's retirement party. We had close to 200 people in attendance. Our guests could not stop talking about how delicious the food was and how fast they were served. Each person received a generous portion. Chef Chika did a jaw dropping fruit display. The desserts where homemade and so yummy. Several people asked for her card to cater their next event. I am hosting a party in September and I'm not sure who will be the caterer. Just kidding. A lLttle Taste of Heaven has already been booked.

About

I am a personal chef. I do menu planning for business parties, weddings, and house parties. I try using local products as possible with low prices.

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I will come to your home and cook for you. I can also cater small events at your location. I have a big passion for cooking, being from The South.

  • 9 years in business
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Hello, my name is Stephen Wine, and I am the personal chef you're looking for. All of my culinary experience comes from premier farm to table restaurants in the Southeast. As a personal chef, I specialize in cooking from CSA programs and local meat shares. I am well-versed in taking local ingredients, and applying them to the various cuisines of Southeast Asia, as well as good old Southern American. My specialties include bulgogi beef, spring Thai curry, sesame fried rice, soba noodle soup, banh mi sandwich, classic American burger, pulled pork, fresh caught fish and seasonal vegetables, local shellfish, cakes, cookies and pies.

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I love to cook and bake, teach cooking and baking class, decorated cookies, cupcakes, cakes, fruits decorated with chocolates, and work with people.

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With over 15 years of food-service experience, over 10 in specialized catering, I have a vast knowledge of food styles, cuisines, dietary needs, and exceptional service. From vegan to Vietnamese, American Southern to gluten-free, black tie to casual, I enjoy creating a memorable dining experience with service that is as amazing as the food.

  • 4 years in business
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I want to help people to live healthier. I help them to start in their kitchen.

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I am a 18-year industry veteran with experience ranging from cooking fish tacos on the beach to five-star meals in private homes or yachts and everything in between. I have obtained formal culinary training from Johnson & Wales University as well as time spent training abroad in Switzerland and Italy. I have experience in a wide array of cuisines and techniques. I am a young (33) and energetic, nonsmoker, no-drama, professional chef.

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"Your Own Chef" is true to its name. Any event, whether big or small, you will have your own chef who will accommodate your culinary needs. We also provide single dishes, if needed. We offer endless menu, so your options are endless.

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.

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 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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