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Hendersonville Food Service Professionals

Browse these food service professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Hendersonville.

Chef Rob Repass CPFM, CIN, CHC
4.9
from 102 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa S.
Verified review

Rob's service, food, and energy was fantastic! Our guests adored chatting with him, but most of all, adored his delicious meals! We will definitely be reaching back out soon!!

  • 18 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa P.
Verified review

Jan and Jill were very helpful and professional. At the last minute we had issues with our prior caterer and they did a wonderful job on short notice to feed our large office of close to 400 for the holidays. We will definitely be using them again!! The food was amazing and I have had so many people in the office compliment the service and food.

Our Table Catering
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Monica D.
Verified review

From the time I met Shannon I felt a sigh of relief. Weddings are stressful and I was really hoping to work with someone who cared as much about the success of my day as I did. She listened and we talked as if we had know each other for years...I felt very comfortable. Her suggestions were helpful and the service and food were outstanding!

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon D.
Verified review

Chef Kristen has been preparing food for our family of two for two months and we could not be more pleased with the service. Her food is flavorful but healthy and simple yet something much more dynamic than we've been able to accomplish with two full time jobs. She's been accommodating to our request to remain "clean" and healthy and delivered exceptional dinners. We are hooked!

  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah R.
Verified review

Excellent service. Meals are delicious. Portion sizes are good. We have tried many food services before. This is the best ! Even my picky kids eat the food. Although I like to cook, it is such a relief to have Will bring meals that make our dinner time more relaxing as a busy family.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashleigh H.
Verified review

They went above and beyond for us on our wedding day. The food and service was phenomenal. Thanks ladies!!

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Pro Chef Dinners
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janie O.
Verified review

I hired Chef Dave to cook us dinner for my sister's bachelorette party in Nashville, and it could not have gone any better!! He was extremely kind, fun, and professional, and not to mention the food was INCREDIBLE. We had a group of 12 girls in their 20s, and every single one of us raved about his food and the experience for days. On the day of our meal I even informed him that one of the girls was gluten free - and he gladly accommodated last minute. You can tell he really cares not only about how the food tastes, but also the overall experience for each guest. He knew the perfect balance between interacting with us and letting us do our thing as we played bachelorette games while he cooked. I would give everything he prepared 5 starts - some highlights are the cauliflower mac and cheese (absolutely amazing) and the bananas foster bread putting (maybe the best dessert I've had ever). Would HIGHLY recommend Chef Dave - book him now and I promise you won't be disappointed!!!

The Go Go Gourmet
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin H.
Verified review

Celeste catered our wedding a few weeks ago, and the food was absolutely delicious. The diverse menu options were what initially attracted us to her services, and she definitely delivered on all of them. All of the guests were impressed, and she also went above and beyond in ensuring that everything went smoothly and professionally with the service. Not only was the service amazing, but it was also affordable as well, and she took care of even some of the smaller last-minute details that we had forgotten about or that had been missed in the planning process. We have nothing but great things to say about the food and service she provided for our wedding, and highly recommend her for similar catering events.

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Ludlow Catering & Events
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Malorie M.
Verified review

We catered to a group of 11 for dinner. They were on time for the delivery and the food was amazing.

DEM BONeZ BAR-B-QUE
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dave Dalton
Verified review

I've had a LOT of barbecue, including having frequently one of the most famous in Memphis. DEM BONeZ has somehow, someway, dialed it in. The moment I took my first bite I just started shaking my head and smiling and saying... "yes, yes". I'm in the food business, and I'll tell you... that is a rare reaction from me! That's why I give this 5 stars, I don't know how Jacob's did it, but he did.

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Creative Culinary Creations
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
LORI C.
Verified review

The food was amazing!!!!!!! We were so pleased with the quality of the food and the presentation. We would recommend Creative Culinary Creations to everyone!!!!

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

I contacted Chef Casandra with a catering idea for a unique birthday party... an afternoon High Tea! She got right to work researching the traditional menus and history of High Teas. She was quick to respond with suggestions and took my initial concept to a whole new level! Chef Casandra took care of everything from the serving trays to rentals to the food (of course) and even hand-selected the assortment of tea offerings. Her creativity and professionalism are superb... not to mention, the food! Everything was so delicious! My guests left impressed, delighted and -- most importantly -- full! I will absolutely work with Chef Casandra again and will be quick to recommend her to anyone seeking an amazing catering chef. Thank you, Chef Casandra, for making my birthday one to remember!!

Madeline Brown
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tina C.
Verified review

She was excellent with communicating details concerning menu planned, and budget projected. Food she prepared for the event was excellent, and exactly what we wanted. Guests attending that partook of her menu complimented me about the delicious food she had prepared all evening! I will definitely call upon Madeline for further service when hosting another important dinner. Her quality of service with good integrity is priceless.

Classic Southern Catering
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy S.
Verified review

We hired Classic Southern Carering for my daughter's wedding and could not be more pleased. Excellent service and food was superb. They exceeded all our expectations and had many compliments from our guests! Actually, we've already booked them for our son's wedding in October!!!

Moonshine Gypsies
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Cassie B.
Verified review

Becky was very thorough in helping with the menu item choices. Very fast setup and our employees LOVED the food. We'll work with MG again!

Chef B Creations
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Emily E.
Verified review

Chef B was amazing! She was promptly on time, super courteous, and best of all, the food/service was incredible. Having the most perfectly timed service and dinner in the privacy of your own home, with Chef B at the reins was a wonderful experience... And one we hope to have again soon! So, if all that isn't enough, she left our kitchen cleaner than it was when she got here. Truly a marvelous evening, dinner and one we would recommend to anyone looking to do something uniquely special with their loved one!!!

Ruth Karen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kate T.
Verified review

What a deal! Delicious, healthy food prepared by a professional chef in your own home! Makes life so pleasant. I highly recommend Ruth, her food, and the overall experience.

Whisk and Bloom
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Nicole K.
    Verified review

    I had such a wonderful experience!! She is a fantastic chef and very knowledgeable of her craft. Several friends & I took her class together and we learned SO much! The food was AMAZING! Casey was great at explaining exactly what to do and even shared tricks & tips that I had never heard or thought of before. We laughed A TON and had an incredible night out! Thank you, Casey!! I will definitely take another lesson very soon -- especially with the holidays coming up! Holiday baking? Yes, please!

    Chicken Shack Express
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Jackie H.
    Verified review

    Love their food. Travel to Murfreesboro from Smyrna to get their wings.

    Pleasant View Village Diner
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    Abbie B.
    Verified review

    He has catered the PVVFD's banquet's a few times. The food has always been excellent, the service has been great every time, and working with Lee has always been extremely easy. I've always been impressed at how easy it was to set a menu with him. We've worked out menu's with him in a matter of minutes. He is extremely easy to work with and get a hold of. The food and service is always great - never any complaints!

    City Kitchen
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Ashley S.
    Verified review

    Every time i work with Michael and his team, I am blown away by the tastiness of the food, his creativity, his punctuality, and his kindness. He gets the work done in a timely manner, it tastes wonderful, and he can provide a great deal of variety in the styles of food he can offer. I recommend him all the time!

    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.

    Actual Requests

    See other requests for food service professionals in Hendersonville

    Need catering

    Hendersonville, TN

    • Event type
    • Which meal
      Lunch
    • Interested in the following cuisine
      Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean
    • Serving style
    • Staff needed
      Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
    • Head count
    • Details
      It will be a small event. Up to 10 people (did not have this option to choose)
    • $561
      Average price

    Need Personal Chef

    Hendersonville, TN

    • Event type
      Holiday dinner
    • Meals needed
      Dinner, Dessert, Appetizers, Other (cook out for 4th of July event)
    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Courses / Dishes
      Salad: No, Single entree: No, Multiple entrees: Yes, Side dishes: Yes
    • Will the chef provide alcohol?
      No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
    • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
      No dietary restrictions
    • Head count
      More than 20 (please indicate) (40)
    • Budget per head
      $30-$40
    • Details
      This is for a 4th of July party at a personal home on the lake
    • $50
      Average price

    Need a Caterer

    Mount Juliet, TN

    • Event type
      Other (Wedding)
    • Which meal
      Dinner
    • Interested in the following cuisine
    • Staff needed
      Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
    • Head count
      10-25
    • Budget per person
      $50-$75 per person
    • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
      No dietary restrictions
    • Details
      Wedding held at a house.
    • $965
      Average price
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