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Spartanburg Chefs

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

Personal Southern Gourmet
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Katie B.
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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!

Your Personal Chef
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Zac C.
Verified review

Ricky joined our weekend retreat and kept a group of thirty well fed, and I have to say I was very impressed. Not only is he an outstanding and standup guy, but he's a hard worker and an amazing chef. Ten out of ten would eat his food again!

Divine Cultural Cuisine
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Kelvonne P.
Verified review

Chef Reeves has been professional throughout this entire process. Him and his wife prepared a private dinner for me for my boyfriend birthday. They were prompt and on time. The interaction with us was excellent and the food was amazing! We will definitely be utilizing their services again.

DuJour
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen S.
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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

Events By David
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joan L.
Verified review

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

Rick & Lynn C.
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We heard about Kyle from a friend who worked with him at The Pearl in Laguna Beach. Knowing that Thd Pearl is a world class health retreat we decided that we should talk to him. We immediately knew that Kyle would be the perfect person to welcome into our home and who could help us attain our goals through a new diet regeim. He prepared deliciois and creative food for us and we were able to eat more and loose weight quickly and in a healthy way. Kyle was fun to have around in the kitchen and always cleaned up perfectly. He filled our refrigerator with healthy clean food all labeled and packaged for easy consumption. We miss Kyle and hope that someday he will come back to Laguna Beach !!! Can't say enough about this fine chef and friend who helped us attain our health goals !! Thx Kyle. Rick & Lynn Cirelli.

  • 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.

Chef TLC,LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Amberleah M.
    Verified review

    I purchase chicken salad weekly from Chef TLC (yes I said weekly) I am addicted to the kickin' Chicken, Chicken Salad and my husband is obsessed with the light and lovely. I also ADORE the pasta salad.I just recently purchased a large pan of it for a 4th of July cookout! LOVE LOVE LOVE Chef TLC

    Chef Lisa
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Ashley B.
      Verified review

      Lisanne prepared a lot of Italian food for my family reunion. First off my food was delicious, everyone loved it. She was very organized, and as well very respectful. I will definitely call her back again!!

      About

      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. I enjoy making delicious wholesome meals from scratch and I love being around people and catering to their specific needs and food preferences

      About

      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. The humming, happy faces over the plates and the complements. If, you'll request my service again, because you enjoyed the food it would make me say: "Job well done"

      About

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

      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.

      About

      BBQ Shak offers smoked, seasoned BBQ and the fixings include chicken, chicken wings and butts. I am very excellent seasonings.

      About

      I like to involve people in my food. Whether its their ideas or something I can add from their personalities into the food. I really think that making something that is uniquely theirs is the key to a happy client. That I will never be finished learning. I will and do learn something new. There is always someone willing to share their knowledge with me.

      About

      Superior meals made to order unlike any other. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy making every customer happy above and beyond expectations for an unforgettable experience.

      About

      I have over thirty years of experience as professional pastry chef. I have a Culinary Degree from the CIA. I will make all cakes and pastries from scratch.

      About

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

      About

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

      About

      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.

      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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