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Franklin Chefs

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Chef Rob Repass CPFM, CIN, CHC
4.9
from 101 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Anna T.
Verified review

Phenomenal chef!!! I originally hired Chef Rob for my best friend's birthday over a year ago after researching multiple chefs in the Nashville. At that time it was just an intimate dinner for 2 at her house. His simplicity and use of whole organic foods really appealed to me. That experience was amazing so naturally when I was planning a surprise party for the same friend this year, I contacted him again. This time it was for a surprise party for 20 people including appetizers and an informal southern themed dinner. His delivery was impeccable! The food was amazing with many party attendees requesting his recipes. From start to finish, the process was easy. He worked diligently to create a fabulous menu. Very professional, punctual with his communication, and efficient with execution. Overall, perfect experience, and I will definitely be using him again!

CJ's Catering
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Mackenzie M.
Verified review

Chef Jeff has been so kind and helpful! He is willing to work with you to make sure that your needs are met. I'm so excited to have him as our caterer!

  • 18 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Scott W.
Verified review

Jan, thanks for letting us break in your newest restaurant! Enjoyed Kate's Kitchen. Food was excellent! Service was excellent! And, the conversation with the French chef topped it off! Will definitely make this a regular dining spot!

  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Ed S.
Verified review

My experience with Will McNair as my Personal Chef has been been even better than my expectations. His food is not only delicious, but is extremely healthy. I have had some health problems and with Will cooking my meals for me, I have improved my situation greatly. I highly recomend Will to anyone looking to eat healthy and nutrious.

Nashville Events & Catering
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Trevor P.
Verified review

Jonathan and his team were absolutely incredible! From our tasting at his home to the amazing dishes he served at our wedding. Not only was his food insanely good and memorable, his staff was awesome! As the Groom, the bartender never allowed me to have an empty drink or have to wait a second for anything. The entire experience with Jonathan and his team were exceptional. If you're looking for a professional, incredibly warm chef who creates delicious food and will go above and beyond for you... look no further than Jonathan and his team!

Top Pro
Pro Chef Dining
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christi R.
Verified review

Chef Dave was HANDS DOWN one of the very BEST chefs I've had the pleasure of working with. My girlfriends and I had an AMAZING time eating, laughing & joking with Dave while he worked his magic. The fried green tomatoes were heavenly, the cauliflower mac n cheese was so delicious you forgot you were eating cauliflower! The superstar of the night was the bourbon bread pudding - it's one of the best tasting dishes I've ever eaten. Chef Dave was absolutely wonderful and beyond helpful with where to go/avoid while we were on vacation. He was even sweet enough to bring us each a matching beer cozy! I cannot recommend Chef Dave enough - you will NOT be disappointed!!!

Chef Casandra Catering
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Meekahl D.
Verified review

She is absolutely AMAZING! Right on time-fully prepared. Made me comfortable from our very first conversation! The food presentation was perfect-the food was DELISH! Can't say enough positive things about our experience with Chef Casandra!

Cooking Services
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
Verified review

Tammy was so wonderful to work with. She provided meals to a friend who had surgery and her husband as a gift from my coworkers and I. They can't stop raving about how delicious the food was and asked me for her direct contact information so they can use her again. Tammy seems like a wonderful person and is certainly a wonderful chef.

Sultry Soul Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea R.
Verified review

Sultry Soul Catered my special event. The food was delicious the Chefs professional and the willingness to please. I could not have asked for better service. I would highly recommend Soultry for your catering needs.

From Your Kitchen
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Carly W.
Verified review

Chef Lance was so great! We hired him to cook a private dinner for a Bachelorette party. We had a very stressful and chaotic afternoon before he arrived, and he really ended up saving the day. He was very professional, responsive, flexible, and kind -- both throughout the planning process leading up to the event and during the whole night. We worked with him to establish a great menu and he tailored the experience to exactly what our group wanted. The meal was delicious and he was so gracious and sweet. He really went out of his way to make sure we had the perfect night. I'd recommend him to anyone without hesitation. Thanks so much, Chef Lance!

Mirepoix Chef Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sonya T.
Verified review

My experience has been great. Chef Laura is very personable and the food is outstanding . I would highly recommend her.

Madeline Brown
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
Verified review

Chef Madeline is AMAZING!! We contacted her to help us get a better handle on weeknight meals! We are all very busy and having fresh, yummy and chef inspired meals for the week is such a treasure. Everything we have eaten has been great and even my kids have made “happy plates” and they are a little picky. The Salmon Chowder is my favorite so far, but I still have dinner for the next 3 nights so it might change!! Thank you, Chef Madeline for being a part of our dinner table! Dr. Melissa Taylor Burton

Chef Sean
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Kechelle W.
    Verified review

    I had the pleasure of working with Chef Sean for an appreciation dinner I hosted for a few special friends. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Chef Sean was more than prepared with his own cookware, utensils, seasonings, and all the extras that added a special touch. He came early to my home to prep and came back later to complete the meal. Everything was fresh and right on time. I would not change a thing. He is the expert and made all things seem simple. It was a small, intimate event, however Sean gave me the same treatment as if I was a big time client. I would recommend Chef Sean for any style event. He is sure to please!

    Vee-Go Vegan on the Go
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Raeesah B.
    Verified review

    I sought to give my husband a personal and unique catering experience for father’s day in our home and reached out to Vee-Go and asked if they could deliver on my desire. They developed a menu for the occasion, mapped out the evening, and far exceeded my expectations having never requested an in home caterer before! The food was exceptional and the private chef experience was luxurious! I’ve literally recommended to all my friends vegan or not because the food is that good and experience that sexy for a date night in! My husband even shared their information with our job and they are catering the office’s next meatless Monday! We plan to use them for a family dinner party real soon

    Chef Derron Clark
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Lauren H.
    Verified review

    Derron was amazing! Food was so packed with flavor and unique.

    Sublime Cuisine
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
    Verified review

    We've just started working with Shannon, and have found her a pleasure to deal with! She's a very talented chef and a positive and "can do" kind of person. Bravo!

    About

    I will do drop-off catering. I am a banquet server, instructor and personal chef. Do you need lessons on cooking your favorite dish, or do you just want to feel special? Whatever the occasion is, I'm sure that you'll love it.

    About

    About

    I have been a chef in Scotland in the UK and now here in America for a combined total of 10 years. I am professional , knowledgable yet laid back. Food is my passion and I am at my happiest when I’m the kitchen. I have vast experience with British, French and now American cuisine. Sourcing locally and organic is also a personal preference .

    About

    I own a food truck, but we are taking a break until the spring of 2015. I am however, still able to provide personal chef services for now. With talkizcheap, I offer life coaching, active listening, and planning for your life strategies, helping you to cope with stressors and stay motivated to improve your life.

    About

    Premier Catering serves the Mid-TN area providing our clients the best possible catering experience with professional attention to detail and fantastic menus customized to each unique, special event.

    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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