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Carrollton Home Chefs

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Amazing Caterers
4.6
from 140 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 284 hires on Thumbtack
Halie S.
Verified review

We loved Ed! Not only was the food DELICIOUS, but the service was outstanding. Ed is a real people person, and every visit we had felt comfortable. Ed and Amazing Caterers catered for my wedding on Oct. 7th 2016. All my guests loved the food and variety Amazing Caterers offer, and I even had the chefs checking on myself; always asking if I needed anything throughout the night. Ed also went above and beyond for us, and got us a quote and set up for flatware 3 days before the wedding when a crisis had hit! Thank you Ed, and thank you Amazing Caterers!!

Tatering
4.8
from 111 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Wolfgang P.
Verified review

We hired Marc for a private awards ceremony for the National Boys Scout of America. His BBQ is sensational, the smoked chicken was so tender. His BBQ should be in everyone's house and I really enjoyed the Caesar salad he prepared. As one chef (including my staff) to another we recognize true talent and all of here at WPG salute a true artist in the BBQ meats. We look forward to another fine menu prepared by him.

LK Culinary
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
Verified review

Luke cooked for us as we celebrated a milestone birthday dinner for 8 adults. He responded promptly with my online inquiry and we talked by phone later that day. Luke sent me several suggested menus and we tweaked a menu that was perfect for our dinner. Luke arrived promptly and made himself at home in the kitchen. Every bite of our 4 course meal was delicious and had great plate presentation. Luke loaded the dishwasher, washed the dishes, swept the floor and had leftovers packed up and put in the fridge while we enjoyed our dessert. Having a personal chef come to our house was a gift for the birthday girl and she was thrilled!

Chef Cassy's Creations
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Asha M.
Verified review

This review is long long over due! Chef Cassy came to my home to cook for me, my family, and friends as a suprise for my birthday! I came home and she and her staff were already at work in my kitchen. The first thing I noted was that she and her staff were professionally dressed. I loved having a real life Chef in my house cooking for me!! I also noted that although she was cooking several dishes everything seemed to have it's schedule and the process ran smoothly. As it should since Chef Cassy is a professional chef. The food was delicious to say the least. The wonton stuffed with collards and ham are the BEST!! She also prepared salad and a grilled chicken Alfredo dish. I know chicken Alfredo seems like the standard run of the mill dish. Because to me, this dish seems standard. Enough so that, myself along with all of my guests couldn't stop raving about how hers really set a new bar for Grilled Chicken Alfredo! Even the salad which was again a seemingly simple dish was notably delicious and stood out amongst others I have eaten. As far as professionalism and interaction goes, I must say that Chef Cassy remained very professional. She and her staff stuck to what they came to do. But my friends and family being a bit more informal engaged Chef Cassy with conversation, questions, and raves. She blended very well into our relaxed environment as well. We all felt very comfortable with Chef Cassy and would certainly have her back again. I would recommend her to anyone looking for her services and suggest her to anyone who wasn't particularly looking. The whole experience was one I will not soon forget. Thank you Chef Cassy!!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn S.
Verified review

We had a pool party and rather than standing at the grill and taking orders, we decided to have the 4th of July party catered. So, of course we came to Thumbtack and searched for a caterer and we found JaredPierre. We got a quote and then reached out to Chef JaredPierre who walked us through the options. We came to an agreement and yesterday the food was delivered right on schedule. Sadly we didn’t get to meet the chef in person, but the food was amazing. Delicious, hot, and fresh. As usual we over-ordered and had lots of leftovers that all the partygoers were thrilled to take home as care packages (we kept most for ourselves). Next party - Chef JaredPierre is our caterer!

Chefs Like It Hot Caterers
4.4
from 50 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Tessa b.
Verified review

We recently hired Chef Tony for our wedding July 28, 2018. I did not know what to expect going into thumbtack experience for the first time nor how the catering experience is supposed to be like. However, I knew right away out of all the caterers I contacted/contacted me, that this was who I wanted to work with immediately! The pics of food looked amazing and non-traditional, which was extremely important to me! I have been to so many weddings with bland food, and promised myself, I would not do that to my guests! Tony hosted a tasting with my mother (60), my daughter (7) and myself (29). It's normally hard to please 3 generations, however, we all approved of the delicious appetizers, main courses and other dishes served. The drink options were delicious! We even had fruit and food to take home for seconds! Tony worked with our budget, worked with last-minute changes and provided excellent service the days leading up to the wedding (Bonus: he viewed venue a day prior to prevent surprises the day of) and arriving 15 minutes early to the venue scheduled arrival time the day of. The food was delicious as expected and we received many compliments on the dishes from guests. We were able to take food home and enjoy it one more time the next day. He also provided cake cutting service. Very thankful we were connected through thumbtack. I highly recommend Chef Tony and his team! *Shout out to the bartender we also were able to hire, referred by him! She was awesome and assisted with being a liaison the day of! Thanks, The Millers

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Sweets by Chef Ana
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joyce J.
Verified review

I ordered a wedding cake and a groom's cake from Chef Ana. Both cakes were beautiful and delicious. Ana was so sweet and pleasant to talk to and work with. She delivered the cakes on time and set them up beautifully. She is an artist! I highly recommend her, and I am pleased that I chose her and her wonderful cakes to be a part of our wedding! :-)

Carolyn's Cuisine
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Deepak G.
Verified review

I just started using Carolyn to deliver dinner for 5 one night a week. We had a our first delivery today and it was OUTSTANDING! Everyone loved their food and the portions were big enough that we have some left overs for tomorrow. She is great to deal with and so nice and friendly in person. If you are looking for a personal chef then look no further. So happy we connected with her!

Chef Katie Manna
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jason C.
Verified review

Great food and great service! Prices could be a little more competitive compared to other chefs. Overall very good.

  • 7 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Keidrick M.
Verified review

Mothers Day was awsome... Jason set the scene,mood,and baamm.... all smiles.. Thanks Chef JFenn

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Sprig of Thyme Catering & Co
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dorothee H.
Verified review

We had a delicious 3 course meal cooked in our house by chef Connor for my husband’s 40th birthday. The risotto he cooked is probably one of the best i’ve had in my life. It was great watching him cook in front of us. He was also super friendly and we enjoyed his conversation very much, We’lll definitely use his services again in the future!

Tastefully Texas Events LLC
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Morgan E.
Verified review

Her and her chef were very friendly and hard-working in order to tend to all of my prom group's needs. They were the excellent duo and the food was incredible. Everything was fresh and hot (if necessary.)

LauRed
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Scott T.
Verified review

Lauren was great! We searched long and hard for a venue to host an " Iron Chef" event. The kitchen was just perfect for our group size of 12. Chef Lauren we can't thank you enough for the wonderful evening you provided! Thank you again. --Dallas Social Club

Beth Heffernan
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Tonya C.
Verified review

Beth has been doing my families hair for 10+ years! She is THE BEST! We love her! From the shampoo to the color, cut, brows and blow outs....she does it all and rocks every bit of it! On top of that....she's a fabulous chef and a genuine real life Rock Star!

F-Squared Events & Catering
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
KC G.
Verified review

Firstly, Chef Fitz has been nothing but great chef to all events I've been to, the food always tasty and amazing. His interaction with people around is great. He's always professional and cares to the residents and people he works with. I can't miss his any of his events. He's a great mentor.

Shantel & Company
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie L.
Verified review

Excellent food and service, I love everything that she prepares including her delicious variety of specialized pound cakes, pasta bake, and her spin on asian cuisine. The prices are also very reasonable. I have also had the pleasure to know Chef LaToia in networking and her passion for cooking and serving others is truly amazing!! I would highly recommend her for any catering services you may need.

Show-Me Catering
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carolina D.
Verified review

Show Me Catering Chef Khalil, given short notice created, and presented an awesome array of high quality foods. My mother-in-law surprise Survivors Gala was Perfectly presented. This young man was professional, punctual, and very entertaining.I highly recommend Show Me Catering for your next event, brunch, dinner, whatever this young man is the next upcoming Greatness to the industry! Thanks, Carolina DeGrassi

Chef LaRon Cruz
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Nick M.
Verified review

Chef LaRon genuinely cares about his craft. By the first bite you can tell that he’s poured out his heart and soul into the food on your plate. His style beats massed produced food by a mile, and his quality stands up to any restaurant I’ve eaten at here in Dallas. The wide variety of food, from chicken and waffles to garden salads, shows off his array of talents and willingness to venture outside of the norm. I can’t wait until my next meal with this exceptionally talented chef.

Cowboy Chic Catering
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
ME R.
Verified review

Every dish was delicious! Can't wait to book our next event with cowboy chic!!

Sean Dillinger
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tosh P.
Verified review

Had such a great experience with Sean and Lance!! We would definitely recommend them as a great quality chef. Looking forward to using them again.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Reaghan B.
Verified review

Brooke has cooked for me on two occasions and both times were phenomenal. The first, was a cream based fettuccine with mushrooms and truffle oil. Dare I say, it was the best pasta I had ever tasted. My biggest pet peeve is when chefs over do it on the truffle oil, more is not always better. Brooke used the absolute perfect amount where I could hint it was present, but it did not overpower the flavor of the sauce. The second occasion, I was on a very strict nutritional cleanse, and needed an all vegetable based soup. I told her what ingredients I could and could not have and she created the best veggie soup - I had two helpings and polished it off the next day. She added cabbage to the soup, which never would have occurred to me, and it was the perfect addition. It gave a texture to the soup that replaced a want for noodles. All in all, great experience and I can't wait for her next dish!

Q & A

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.

Actual Requests

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Need cooking lessons

Carrollton, TX

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Personal enrichment, Health reasons, Private party
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    Basic cooking skills, Soups and sauces, Roasting and braising, Grilling, Baking - desserts and pastries
  • Cuisine interest
    American, Asian, Healthy
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (no)
  • Number of students
    5-10
  • Student age(s)
    Teenager (13-18)
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Frequency
    Ongoing classes
  • Lesson length
  • Willing to join an existing group?
  • Day preference(s)
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference(s)
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    I'm a New at cooking and would like to learn more about cooking.
  • $197.5
    Average price

Need catering

Carrollton, TX

  • Event type
    Corporate event
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Plated meal
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Need food dropped off in disposable containers for a departmental Christmas Party of 60
  • $311.19
    Average price

Need a Cooking Skills Instructor

Carrollton, TX

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Health reasons
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    Grilling, Other (healthy cooking)
  • Cuisine interest
    American, Healthy, Mexican/Latin
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (none)
  • Number of students
    2
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18), Child (under 13)
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Frequency
    Ongoing classes
  • Lesson length
  • Willing to join an existing group?
  • Day preference(s)
    Tuesday, Thursday
  • Time preference(s)
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    If possible, I would like to include my 9 year old for healthier food options
  • $170
    Average price
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