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Sumter Chefs

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

Fit, Fun, Flavors
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy K.
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Sherry is an excellent chef and has a wonderful personality! She can plan and execute meals that our family likes to eat with lots of flavor and nutrition. She continues to impress us with her creativity of menus and her incredible dependability.

Cater You
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Vincent R.
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The servitude and quality of the experience i had as a customer of chef mike can not be expressed with words ....absolutely Divine!!!!

Kim R.
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Chef Saa has been a guest chef at my school for years now. The students, who can be picky about what they eat, gobbled it up and asked for seconds! It's always a treat to have her bless us with her presence!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chuquetta T.
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Chef Chris did an awesome job. It was everything that I expected plus more. I really enjoyed my candle light dinner. We had the surf and turf and it was wonderful my honey said he never had steak without sauce but the steak that Chef Chris prepared my honey ate it without sauce and he said it was perfect. If I could rate him over 5 stars I would. If you ever need a chef he's your guy.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gina D.
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I hired Melissa to cater a function at the hospital in Loris. The box lunches were mouth-watering! My customers were very impressed, as was I!

Low-Country Chef
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
Tony S.
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She made me a pineapple upside-down cake that was buttery and moist and very good!

About

I'm a culinary arts educator I taught all areas of the food business for 5 years for USDA Forest Service. I also own and operate a restaurant. I now do catering from basic to upscale/platinum level. I also do it for celebrities. I have thirty four years in food service working for myself and other food service companies such as motels, hotels, clubs, private clubs, supper clubs, churches, schools, academies, restaurants, food service consulting, mobile catering and concessions. I have been teaching as a culinary instructor at USDA and I went to school at Johnson and Wales University in South Beach Miami, Florida and Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky. I also spent 9 years as a U.S. Army food service specialist/manager E-6 and graduated from the U.S. Army Food Service Academy/non-commission officer academy. I have experienced catering to over 12 celebrities and 3 U.S. presidents, President Obama, President Jimmy Carter, and President Bill Clinton. Also, I'd like to mention that I have cooked/catered food for up to 5 thousand people and i can do even larger numbers. Check me out on Facebook!

  • 38 years in business
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We always want our work to be fresh, taste good and look good. And our staff to present theirseleves In a professional manor at all times and our work to be at all times In a professional manor.These fundamentals is enforced always everything picture perfect and our food is simply amazing. "We Are Second To None"

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We specialize in cooking you soul food like you would get down south. I make mashed taters and gravy to green beans support chops to have hops to shoot loans all types of food that will warm you so that you would get at a family thanksgiving dinner.

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I'm a culinary specialist. I specialize in vegetarian and Puerto Rican cuisine. I'm a master at cheesecakes. I have won several food and recipe cook offs.

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I specialize in providing my customers with the highest quality, performance and the experience for people to enjoy great, healthy food in the comfort of their own home. I also provide services to senior citizens, special dietary needs, weight loss and gain, and healthy desserts, and a lot more things, I can do; you just have to ask.

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It's great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I am a well-seasoned personal chef and caterer with many years of experience in upscale and health conscious dining concepts.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I'll cook any world cuisine on-site for clients. Meals include, but are not limited to, the following: * Japanese stir fry * Lamb flanks * Escargot * Chicken Marsala * Quesadillas * Filet of duck with maple bourbon cream sauce, etc. I'll make them for you and your guests. I'll gather up a cost for food/travel/labor. You won't be disappointed.

  • 16 years in business
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I believe my international background along with the fact I am always interested in learning about all types of cooking such as vegetarian, whole food plant based, gluten free and so on

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I am a certified chef offering in-home chef services, from private parties to cooking lessons. We also offer catering services specializing in small elegant parties.

  • 10 years in business
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I provide a healthier alternative of food preparation for individuals and families by utilizing fresh herbs, spices, organic vegetables, organic meats and organic fruits. My cuisine is generally prepared by sauteing and baking. Meals can either be delivered or prepared in the home of the customer.

  • 5 years in business
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cooking is something that you must enjoy doing to truly excel. I love to cook and make people happy with my food.

  • 4 years in business
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Are you looking for a delicious meal that is prepared from scratch by an expert chef? There is no need to look any further. Chef Sid has been preparing and creating original recipes, inspired by a true passion for food, for more than 30 years. He can create the perfect menu for you, for either a formal or a family occasion. For more information, please visit the Chef on Wheels' website.

  • 6 years in business
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I am a personal chef. I can cook and bake just about anything. I love people and seeing their faces after eating my food. I always have good reviews.

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I'm a great chef, and I love to do what I do, so if you want a great cook who takes pride in everything he does in life, please hire me if you want the best.

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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