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Myrtle Beach Chefs

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JE Sweets
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Cydney G.
Verified review

First, I interviewed other chefs and perhaps they would have been as good as Jacque behind the scenes, although I doubt it, there is no way they could have been as enjoyable as she was for us. Now onto the food. To start a delicious tomato gallette that literally melted in our mouths. Mixed green salad, homemade bread. Fresh fried flounder. A light dusting of breading that enhanced the fish, not overwhelmed it. It was served with a stunning saffron risotto and asparagus. Make sure you ask for one of her signature desserts. We ended the meal with a phenomenal chocolate bomb with fresh raspberries, raspberry coulis and whipped cream. Oh and in the blink of an eye our kitchen was spotless. We only wish she was in NC so we didn't have to wait until next year! Merci Jacque!

Yummy Raw Kitchen
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jill B.
Verified review

Michelyn literally changed my understanding of food and how it affects my body, health and mental state. She is extremely personable and just fun to work with. She has prepared custom meals for my daughter and me on a weekly basis, and is now teaching me how to cook my favorites. It is as much of an education as it is just hiring her to prepare meals for us. The meals are delicious and so healthy. She uses all organic ingredients, and we are going the "ketogenics" route. She "hides" vegetables in all of her dishes and my 9 year old doesn't even know she is eating them! If you are looking for the highest quality healthy food (based on any type of eating plan that you are interested in), I highly recommend Michelyn. If you are looking for low quality, low cost food, look elsewhere. Her website YummyRawKitchen says it all! I'm so grateful to her!

Omelets with Ben
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Pam H.
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Ben is an excellent chef. I look forward to everything he creates!

Chef's Catering Company
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy C.
Verified review

He is very professional and his product is excellent. Our guests were all raving about the delicious food and the presentation was excellent. I would recommend him to anyone who asks. Thanks to him our wedding was a huge success.

MiMa's
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis D.
Verified review

It was our first time dealing with a personal chef and it was great. We were 12 golfers on vacation in Myrtle Beach. Chef Michael helped us with the entire process. Michael kept in touch with us offered suggestions for our menu and let us pick our own menu. We went fishing the day before our dinner. Chef had no problem adding our catch to our menu for our dinner. Chef was on time and took care of everything from setup to cleanup. We will definitely do this again when we are back on vacation.

About

Are you planning a holiday gathering or open house? Let me help you plan and prepare your menu. This way, you are able to enjoy yourself and not be in the kitchen. I have close to 15 years in the restaurant business. I am also able to prepare desserts for your gathering.

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I am a pastry chef on the go. I am culinary educated. I have a club and corporate experience. I travel for contract assignments.

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I cook specialty meals and cater to the client's needs. I am friendly, and I enjoy making people happy with my food. I am very dedicated and loyal.

  • 10 years in business
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I am an artist by trade and with my love for baking, I decided to collaborate the two to create the perfect match. My mentors have always told me, if you are not an artist, you better hire one. It will put your business over the top and surpass other "cake decorators".

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A personal chef goes to a client's home and prepares meals for them based on their needs and personal preferences. The chef purchases the ingredients, prepares and packages the meal and cleans up. The menu is pre-planned and discussed with the client, then prepared in their home on the scheduled cook date. A personal chef is not just for the wealthy and royalty, but has become very affordable for individuals that insist on nutritious and flavorful meals for their families. Tired of being the host, the cook and the maid at your own party? We can fix that easily! You can now enjoy your guests, and be the host you've dreamed of by calling us. We can cook your food, setup and/or plate food, and serve your guests. This gives you a stress-free event, time with your friends, and a dinner party they will be talking about until your next one with us!

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I have 20 years' experience in the culinary field. I cook from appetizers to dessert. Fresh, healthy, sustainable ingredients are used. Vegetarian and vegan variations are available as well.

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I am a chef and partner at Cooper House Event Center, Myrtle Beach, SC. I have been a chef for over 10 years (second career). I have been blessed in almost every task I have taken on (personal chef, sous chef, my own catering business, etc.). I love to cook. I am very organized and have great time management skills.

  • 3 years in business
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My creations are tasty and pleasing to the eye, as well as well as well as creative and diversified.

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I have 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Cooking is my passion. I enjoy creating wonderful dishes, as well as teaching others in how to create them.

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Focusing on Family, Friends and Community that we bring together through the comfort of your own home. Enjoy your family and friends in familiar surroundings while enjoying exceptional menus using locally sourced products. As well as top notch service that is hit or miss these days away from home!

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I will be making your cakes when you order it. I will be making cakes for all of your special occasions. Give me a call, and place your cake order today!

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I cook and cater to any type of party, wedding or function. I have 24 years of experience in this business and I enjoy it. Send me an email for more information.

  • 12 years in business
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Chef Now provides personal chefs, catering, bartending, event planning and party setup for private and corporate events. We also do weekly meal planning and cooking for families or individuals in need of our expert service. We have an excellent reputation, and I love to keep pleasing existing and new clients with our personal touch.

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I do personal chef and catering for weddings, anniversaries and other parties. Whether it's an intimate dinner for two or a wedding reception for 200, my personal service and attention to detail will make it the event to remember! I have an extensive repertoire of foods for all occasions, so call me and we'll work out the perfect menu for your occasion!

  • 29 years in business
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Culinary Instituteof America grad, 1967. Formal and informal catering of all types

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My passion, personality and signature touch to each order is unique. Each order is created individually, and with each person in mind to fit the needs of the individual not the order itself!

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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