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Oak Ridge Chefs

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Personal & Pastry Chef
from 9 reviews
  • 15 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
Tim J.
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We hired Chef Carol Scott because of a recommendation from a close friend. We were entertaining some old friends from out of town and really wanted something special, plus naturally, we didn't want to spend our time cooking. Carol arrived with all the bells and whistles, bringing all the food items she needed. We gave her the quick 10 cent tour of the kitchen and off she went. We were entertaining and she brings us by some finger foods and cocktails. That was unexpected for sure. Basically, she cooked the best meal we have ever had in our home, served it to us like a 5 star restaurant, and cleaned everything before leaving. We felt like we were staying at the white house. It was definitely a splurge for us, but worth every penny. Can't wait to find a good excuse to hire her again.


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.


Does these sound like you? 1. You don't like to cook or don't have time. I have both! 2. You are tired of eating out, but you want convenient quality food. 3. You don't want fast food anymore! 4. You are trying special diets for health reasons. I can help you! I am a personal chef who does your grocery shopping, food prep in your home, and clean up, so you don't have to. Food for the soul is more than just dinner on a plate. I will offer quality food that is easy to serve yourself when you finally get home after a long day. I will also offer cooking classes and small dinner party preparation.


As a personal chef, everything is done for you. All the shopping, preparing, cooking, serving and cleaning are done for you.


I have a degree in business and culinary management. My true passion is food, and I love making people happy with the dishes that I create. I am very personable and have had a great experience when it comes to accommodating to allergies and health issues. I am also ServSafe certified.

  • 5 years in business


I love what I do. I love the people and I love cooking simple foods in ways that taste good and look good. It’s what I would want to eat. I can do a Date Night, Small Parties, In Home Chef Prepared Meals (dinner, lunch, breakfast). I focus on all types of cuisine: Asian, Indian, Mexican, American, etc. I can travel to your home to prepare meals for the week(s) or just prepare dinner for you and your guest(s).

  • 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.

  • 5 years in business

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I am a private chef and personal assistant. I have several years of experience. Live-in is available. I have a perfect driving record and excellent computer skills. I am also skilled at making travel plans and personal correspondence. I am a true personal manager, very fit, and trim.


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.


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.


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.


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


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 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 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

  • 3 years in business

Passion is the one word to describe my drive, I make my own sauces, seasonings and dishes that you can't get anywhere else. Reason being is that I create new recipes for everyone I serve, although I do provide traditional dishes.

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.
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