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Fresh As Can Bee Catering
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 61 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
Katie B.
Verified review

Michele was great! She worked with us on the menu and had great ideas! She was very flexible and accommodating! I would certainly recommend her as a personal chef for your next party! All of our guests thought it was a fun idea and really enjoyed her yummy food!

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

The entire experience was excellent. Chef Telley is easy to work with, very professional. The food was fantastic! It's a Valentine's we will never forget. Thanks Chef Telley for making it special.

Events By David
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joan L.
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Dear David, Thank you very much for catering our dinner rehearsal on Friday March 6,2015. There were enough for everybody with some leftover and everybody from different cultural background loved it. David is an extremely organized, dependent , reliable and flexible chef. I will gladly request his services again in the future. Thank you again Chef David. From Joan Linda Claire and Daniel Hammond

  • 18 years in business
Kathleen E.
Verified review

Chef Michaels never fails to deliver the most delicious, high quality foods. Every catering order that I have had with Chef Michael's (and I have had many!) exceeds the highest level of excellence. Desserts are exceptional as well. They are also very punctual and have never missed a beat with us.

  • 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
Jill M.
Verified review

Wendie has already changed our lives! My husband and I are both non-profit workers, so a personal chef seemed out of reach. But, after a month of eating Fritos (or the equivalent) for dinner, we re-prioritized! Wendie is wonderful, and her food is amazing!!! I recommend other families take advantage of this great opportunity to have delicious, variety-filled meals every night! I'm already a raving fan! Btw...she is cooking dairy and gluten/wheat free for us!

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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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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.

  • 1 year in business
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Not enough time to cook every day? Do you think that having a personal chef is only for the wealthy? Most clients are often surprised to learn that having me often more economical (and far healthier) than eating out, and in some cases more economical than even their own meal preparation. They are also often surprised to learn of the various options offered by personal chef Alice. I am specialized included below: Pre-made, delivered meals ready for heating OR In-home, full-time meal preparation A selection of various cuisines A range of meal categories, varying in price to meet various budgets Preparation of custom meal requests Accommodation of specific diets (e.g., vegetarian, vegan, kosher, low-fat, etc.)

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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 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.

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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 have been a personal chef for over 15 years. I also have degrees in computer programming, Web designing, and more

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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