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Knoxville Home Chefs

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Personal & Pastry Chef
from 9 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anoula M.
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She is a fabulous chef with a great deal of creativity! We love her food and look forward to her sinners after a hard day of work. Best decision and choice we made!

Chef JDs
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gail W.
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The best Chef in the City, County and State. I own a store beside where JD was the Chef. We ate there daily and I also had her make food for family functions. Her concern for her clients goes above and beyond. If I owned a restaurant I would want her to work for me.

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brian F.
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My wife had just received a promotion with her company and we had planned a celebration dinner with family and friends. Our original catering company had double booked us, causing us to search else where. We found Carol Scott, and she rose to the occasion in style, elegance, sophistication, and above all class! Our menu had already been chosen, and we were worried due to the short notice that there may be issues in fulfilling our needs. This couldn't be farther from the case. We had Tuna Niçoise salad, an outstanding and perfectly prepared Seared scallop, the most desiccant Rack of lamb seasoned just right, and a Vanilla bourbon creme brûlée that people only read about!!! There were 16 of us there, and everyone was impressed with the arrangement, service, and above all Top Chef quality of her dishes. Where one company failed, she has now gained the business, demand, and above all high respect for her ability, and capability to produce such an experience in such short time! We are now guests for life in any kitchen, establishment our home she is invited into. Thank you for the shear awesomeness you have let us experience on such a grand occasion!

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Corry W.
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Chef Jeremy was the personal chef for my Mother and her sisters on Mother's Day weekend the kids surprised our Mother's with the Chef and they were all blown away with the Chef and had so much fun. You can tell he loves his job and goes all out to make his clients happy!!!

Moe's Original BBQ
from 1 review
    Hugh B.
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    On August 4, 2018, Moe's catered a dinner party for 40 people at my home. They prepared and served pulled pork, beef brisket, potato salad, baked beans and slaw. Every item was outstanding. Josh and his assistant arrived at my home on time, did all the set up and clean up, were flexible on the exact serving time and were courteous and professional throughout the evening. They seemed to enjoy themselves and we certainly enjoyed the quality of our service and food. Moe's BBQ and sides are a distinct cut above any of their competitors. My guests were impressed. The evening could not have gone better. I will look forward to using them for future events.


    I am a seasoned restaurant manager, working chef and training manager, and I have opened several restaurants, including some fast food but mostly full-service eat-in-type places, some with and some without bars. I love to cook; it's in my DNA, and I also have business experience and run the tightest numbers possible.


    My catering company loves to personalize your cooking experience by creating freshly prepared, globally inspired meals. I work closely with private customers and event planners to prepare a variety of foods for a variety of functions and events as per the client's requirements and specifications. Let Chef Mo make your event unforgettable.

    • 18 years in business

    We offer services from small to large function, any cuisine and style. We hope to please with great prices, and quality food and service. We aim to please our customers with our great costumer service.


    We do electrical repairs, new installations, flooring installations, home improvement services, and bathroom remodeling. We offer a friendly and dependable service. We are licensed and bonded.


    I will provide you a dining experience of quality and taste to suit your needs and budget. Whether it'd be a romantic anniversary experience for just the two of you, a surprise party with 50 to100 guests or catering to the special needs of a loved one who needs help with a few dinners a week. I'm a Culinary Institute of America graduate with 25 years of experience, a back ground spanning from fine dine and country clubs, to Italian and seafood restaurants.


    I have been a chef and food and beverage director for 24 years in various restaurant atmospheres, including classical French, Italian, corporate hotels, country clubs, and Southern fusion.


    The flying plate Personal Chef Services provides the best in friendly five-star service with an emphasis on accommodating your tastes and preferences. The flying plate can make your next dinner party, romantic dinner for two, or casual family gathering an unforgettable experience.

    • 4 years in business

    Chef Monette enjoys sourcing the ingredients for the perfect menu to match her customer's dietary requirements. She also places special attention on the flavor and presentation of the completed dishes.


    We are a full-service, mobile wedding venue. We are currently interested in home staging. We are hairstylists by trades.


    It is time to go back to what I do well. I would love to show off my talents to you. I've been working in the Senior Living Field as executive chef and have become stagnated. Do you need a talented chef with a personality? My experiences include weddings up to 1200 guests, business meetings, receptions, etc. I have references and will meet with you to discuss your needs.


    I specialize in housekeeping, catering, and errand services. I work with all budgets. The client tells me what they want to spend and I make it work. I am very efficient and prompt.


    I can cater for most small events by myself. I can accommodate larger orders with more notice. I also do restaurant kitchen consulting along with private cooking classes. I can do full service catering and have access to dining facilities to seat as many as 125 people and even overnight accommodations if desired Dining facility located in beautiful downtown Gatlinburg


    I offer personal and private chef and catering services. I provide quality products at competitive pricing. I am flexible with all dietary needs.


    A classically trained and award-winning chef is available for private catering, weddings and private chef services, from small to large parties or group cooking lessons. Complete event planning and consulting are available.


    I am a professional chef with over 20 years of experience in all forms of restaurant and catering. I am knowledgeable in nutrition and many various cuisines and diets, and I am skilled and prepared to cook a meal for you and yours that is as healthy or indulgent as you want it to be! I am available for day-to-day meal preparations, as well as special events. I work mostly alone, but will hire additional help for larger meals/parties/events. As I am new to this Thumbtack system, I have not given a real phone number for contact. Please contact me via email, and I will call you as needed to further discuss your needs.


    I offer All aspects of food preparation, From start to finish. I also do special diet meals. I can do anything, from backyard BBQ's to fine dining.

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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How much do private cooking lessons cost?

    You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

    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.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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