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Murfreesboro Chefs

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

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!

  • 18 years in business
  • 82 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!

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ron F.
Verified review

Came into Nashville for a short vacation with 10 others to celebrate my wife's 50th bday. My wife wanted to celebrate her bday with a 5-course Italian/ Mediteranean-themed dinner with a private chef at our rented house....and tasked me with the duty of organizing it. From the get-go Kristen was accomodating and gracious, and knew exactly what to do. She created an outstanding dinner and a beautiful table presentation, complete with a wonderful color scheme, place-settings, linens, menus and gifts. Everything was fresh and prepared on-site, and her assistant was attentive and very helpful. We ate great food, drank great wine and partied into the early hours....just how a 50th bday celebration should be! I would highly-recommend Kristen for any event!

  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Davide M.
Verified review

Came over to teach me cooking and I was thoroughly impressed. Chef Allen is passionate about food and this radiates in his cooking and in his teaching. Very friendly personality, and more importantly, easy to work with. Loved every minute of it. Would recommend to anyone.

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 Dinners
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 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!!!

A Taste of Heaven
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Dede R.
Verified review

Chef Iris was outstanding. She stayed in contact with us throughout the entire wedding planning- Her cake was beautiful, she and her assistant stayed to cut, serve and they were very professional and helpful. I would highly recommend her to anyone

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

Casandra made the most amazing Spanish foods for my family for my wedding reception! Your arroz con gandules was the hit of the party! Thanks for making the menu so special for my family!

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

Chef Tammy has been a wonderful addition to our dinner time. Her meals are prepared with great ingredients and preparation. Our youngest daughter has allergies so Chef Tammy is very careful as to what she puts in each dish. She is reliable, dedicated , professional and reasonable in her price. Chef Tammy is also very flexible with our requests and fills them with ease. I am so fortunate to have found her.

Chef Anthony's Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Consuelo C.
Verified review

Chef anthony is the BEST! He went above and beyond to make our experience very personable.. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Classic Southern Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Karen T.
Verified review

Chef Martin was everything we needed and at a great price. Food was delicious and several of our guest wanted his card. No one could believe we found a caterer that knew how to cook southern style green beans. Very pleased with the whole experience.

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

It was a wonderful experience! Chef Lance definitely delivered on his promises and we were more than happy with the quality and taste of everything we were served. We can't wait to use his services again!

Madeline Brown
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 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

Common Table
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Roberta P.
Verified review

Our experience could not have been better- if I could give 10 stars I would. From the super responsive communication, to the AMAZING tasty, healthy food and service support-- one of the best corporate event experiences I have had. Thank you Simoni!

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

Great food for a reasonable price. She was very easy to work with and presented a variety of options for the event. Will plan to use Chef B Creations again!

Fire and Iron
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Meshan S.
Verified review

Chef Cody was professional, friendly, and the food was amazing. His services was purchased as a birthday gift to my aunt. She is still in a 'food' coma!

Elon's Chef Services
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Shanon S.
Verified review

Elon did a wonderful job for us. She and her team went above and beyond for my son's graduation party. They thought of even the smallest details. The food was delicious and plentiful. My guests are still calling to say what a wonderful time they had. I am very, very picky, yet, they managed to exceed all of my expectations!!!

Chef Roberta at Home
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James N.
Verified review

Chef Roberta , is simply a gifted chef and a lovely person to deal with. She met with me for a surprise birthday dinner. We planned the entire event and she provided everything she said she would. A genuinely lovely person with a great heart. Just a great night all round. We will be using her again. great night. the five course dinner was excellent

  • 16 years in business
Sue C.
Verified review

Pam is knowledgeable about nutrition & experienced in creating delicious vegan & vegetarian foods. She's an exceptional human being, too!

DeMoss Stumbo
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bradford S.
Verified review

DeMoss is a tremendously tatlented chef. Professional and poised the experience was excellent.

Netters Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
George J.
Verified review

He is a great chef and fun to have around. My family really enjoyed him!

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.

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 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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