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Fresh As Can Bee Catering
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Breanna P.
Verified review

My experience with Fresh As Can Bee Catering was AMAZING! They went above, beyond, and further to make the food for my wedding so spectacular. I truly could not be any happier with the result and it was all for a very reasonable price! To start, here is a little backstory. My now-husband accepted a job across the country six month before our wedding. Because all of our family is still in or around western NC, we determined that it would be best to continue the plan of having our wedding there instead of all the way across the US. That means I had to do most of the planning from a few thousand miles away. Having no idea what I was doing and being on a pretty tight budget, I got incredibly frustrated with most of the catering options I found, all of which wanted me to spend upwards of $5,000 for 100 people. Than I came across Thumbtack. I figured I may as well give it a shot, posted my request, and Kim responded within an hour with a price that was, not only significantly lower than every other option I'd found, but low enough to be within my budget. When I responded to her email, she called me the very next day. Her prompt response and cheerful personality sealed the deal so I decided then to use her and am I glad I did because SHE IS AMAZING! She was extraordinarily understanding and accommodating, going as far as to set up a tasting based solely around the trip I made back home for my dress fitting. She was attentive, organized, and dedicated every step of the way, and continually made sure that everything was exactly the way I wanted it. She really seems to genuinely care about her brides and about doing her best to make her part in their special days to be as perfect as possible. She contacted me multiple times to verify everything from which foods, to the amounts of each food, to whether or not I had utensils and ice. Most importantly, however, is that the food was absolutely amazing. I chose heavy hors d'oeuvres for my afternoon wedding, which included stuffed mushrooms, meatballs, pimento cheese with pita wedges, brushetta, and spring rolls, among other things. She did not by any means skimp on the portions and every single thing was delicious. I did not hear a single complaint, but instead only tons of great reviews from pretty much everyone. My father took the leftover pimento cheese with him to share with his fellow plant workers, thinking it would be a good snack for a day or two and it was gone in a few hours, with his co-workers asking for Kim's name. As an added bonus, Kim works with an equally fabulous pastry chef who created for me an absolutely gorgeous cupcake tower and cutting cake. I was able to have three different cupcake flavors and she decorated the stand and the table absolutely beautifully. The cupcakes--especially her real, homemade buttercream icing--were delicious. I would recommend Fresh As Can Bee to anyone and everyone for any catering needs. Kim and Laura are wonderful to work with and the product is exemplary!

Personal Southern Gourmet
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
James B.
Verified review

The menu, preparation, and quality were just as she said they would be. The dishes were out of this world. She delivered to my home, and refrigerated them twice a week . I just take them out and warm them up for a delicious dinner. The desserts are out of this world. I very highly recommend this Chef.

Chef For Hire
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren K.
Verified review

I hired Chef Telley for a surprise birthday dinner and he made sure the entire experience was perfect. He was very professional and very attentive to our needs. The food was delicious and the presentation was very impressive. I highly recommend him!

DuJour
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen S.
Verified review

Jen is THE BEST!! She responded to me within a hours of my inquiry call. Emailed me the most extensive menu and helped me plan a wedding from beginning to delivery in about one week. Very, very reasonably priced and delivered and set up early on the wedding day. We even had a chef as a guest at the wedding and he couldn't stop raving about the food and presentation. We had food left over, but(silly me) I had rubbermaid available for family and guests and did not have one piece of anything left at my house. Kathleen Strefezza Shelby, NC

  • 18 years in business
Barbra L.
Verified review

Chef Michael has provided beautifully prepared and presented food for me for almost 20 years. He has developed menus and catered events for gatherings of 2 to 125 people for me. Quality is always superb, yum factor two thumbs up, Chef and his staff couldn't be nicer to work with. I enthusiastically recommend Chef Michael's Catering!

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
McKinsey W.
Verified review

The food was AMAZING along with the staff. Everyone had a smile on their face.

Pantry Doctor LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine H.
Verified review

Wendie has been an absolute joy to work with. She is extremely flexible, professional, and always willing to accept feedback to design a menu that is specific to your wants and needs. I look forward to continuing my relationship with her, and would not hesitate to work with her again in the future. I HIGHLY recommend Wendie to anyone looking for chef services in and around the Philly area.

About

I provide personal chef services. I am also catering events in Greenville, SC, with 20 years of experience, including vegan, vegetarian, American and international cuisines and special dietary needs. I love to work with my clients and create the perfect menu for their events or personal meals.

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It has my own flavor of passion, herbs and dedication. My recipes are often created as I cook. The same dish might taste differently a pinch..., but I always listen to, you are my client and we have to work as a team.

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Full-service catering from an award-winning chef. No job is too small or too large. We do private chef services and are able to travel anywhere.

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My wife and I are both certified chefs with degrees in culinary arts from the prestigious Johnson and Wales University. Her specialty is baking and pastry arts, and I have over 25 years of experience as an executive chef. Our specialties are regional, Southern inspired dishes with an emphasis on the Low Country. "You name it, and we'll cook it." We are available as a couple, or it could be just me.

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I'm a fully accredited and award-winning chef who offers services and lessons. I will travel to you and even help with the ingredient shopping. I'm an American Culinary Federation silver medalist and ARAMARK American Culinary Excellence award winner. I'm also the winner of the opening round of Anderson Area Farmers' Market Chef Challenge. I was published in Golf Magazine and Lake Living. I'm a former adjunct culinary professor at Ivy Tech College in Evansville, IN.

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I go to homes and cook breakfast, lunch, dinner or all listed. I am an in-home professional chef. I have been cooking for 20 years. I specialize in homemade home-cooked meals. I have an extensive menu which includes all meals. I can either use my own recipes or cook specific recipes or meals at your request. I have never had a dissatisfied customer. They have all loved whatever I have cooked for them.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a graduate from Le Cordon Bleu. I have been a chef for 15 years. I have worked in Aspen, Charleston, Atlanta, and locally at The Grove Park Inn, Biltmore Estate, and the Cliffs. I am French trained but have experience in all styles of food. I am also a dietetic intern--a couple of months away from being a registered dietitian. Special-needs menus are not a problem. I am also an award-winning vegetarian chef.

  • 7 years in business
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I'm a personal chef specializing in pastry and private events. I don't have a storefront available at this time but am willing to travel for events. I'm on Instagram (@dapastryqueen).

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Superior meals made to order unlike any other. You will not be disappointed.

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I am very dedicated ,and very dependable in all kitchen duties. I specialize in: * Breads * Cakes * Pies * Pastry preparation and transportation

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I please the customers first then clean up after yourself. I try my best to make the moments feel magical. Thank you for your interest. Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss further details.

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I am a certified chef, and I have a BS in human nutrition. I offer cooking, meal planning, shopping and special-diet preparation.

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I have owned my own restaurant and catering business and was a head chef for a Connecticut-based restaurant. In addition I am nationally certified in kitchen safety. Finally, I have years of experience ordering food and running a commercial kitchen.

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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