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Red Dot Cuisine
4.9
from 165 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 280 hires on Thumbtack
Omar R.
Verified review

Aj is the best.... He arrived 15 minutes early which is always a plus and was very respectful and professional. He brought all of his own supplies and everything looked very clean and elegant. He set the table, lit the candles and prepared an excellent meal.He brought an excellent wine that complimented the meal and was delicious. All of the food was fresh and everything was hot and steaming when it got to the table. Even when he was leaving he did it in a swift fashion and was out in less than 5 mins. You wouldn't have even known that someone had cooked a four course meal. The whole time he was there he was on our time and never seemed to be in a rush to leave, he catered to our every need. I would definatly use A.J. again and if your looking for a private chef for the evening I would highly reccommend him for any event that you may have.

Catered Comforts
4.8
from 125 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
Linda E.
Verified review

Chef Roy is low key and easy going. No drama. No hassle. He responded to my brief (a birthday dinner for 40-50 people doing Mexican food) specifically and didn't just send me some preprepared materials on what was on offer like some of the other chefs responding to the request. He came by the venue in advance to site check, then showed up on time and prepared. The food was just as ordered and delicious.

Mason's Creative Catering
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Mia T.
Verified review

I had a themed event and Mason's Creative Catering (MCC) exceeded my expectations on food, creativity, and service. Kevin Mason is one of the most respectable chefs who takes into account the budget he is given to ensure that he, not only stays well within the budget, but also by creating such high quality, and tasty courses. It was my first experience with this company and I will definitely highly recommend to try MCC for your next event. ~Mia D. Taylor

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Dine Catering and Events
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Luis V.
Verified review

Truly outstanding! Exceeded our high expectations. Mark is a credit to chefs everywhere. The special birthday dinner for my wife, family and friends was fantastic (the oo's and ah's from our guests at every course was telling). He tailored it perfectly to our request. The cost was also spot on to our stated budget. How he managed to do all of that was a marvel. A real pleasure listening to him explain as he cooked; encyclopedic knowledge of foods and cooking. His lovely assistant/wife, Louise, was just as special and kind in her service to all of us. I could not give a higher recommendation. These two are a rare find.

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F.B. Chefs HTX
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Greg S.
Verified review

Chef Lionel and his server did an outstanding job as a private chef for my wife birthday dinner. We normally entertain with one of us doing the cooking and this time we wanted to enjoy time with our guest so we hired a personal Chef. I was prepared for him to have prepped all the food in his own kitchen and just reheat for us, but was pleasantly surprised when he did all the work from scratch right in front of us using local ingredients. He is very personable and professional and we and our guest love the show, the conversation about the local food and the meal was 5 Star restaurant quality. They served, bus and left the kitchen spot less after it was all over. If you have never done anything like this, I would highly recommend you do and also use Chef Lionel. The price would have been about the same as taking all our guest to a very nice restaurant.

Arcodoro & GourmetSardinia
4.7
from 55 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberlie M.
Verified review

We hired Kelli with Arcodoro after meeting several other caterers. She was well organized, personable and we felt that our wedding reception was her top priority, no matter how many other clients she may have had. She met us at our reception venue and asked us questions about what we wanted our day to be like and came up with so many ideas that we would have never thought of. From our first meeting we liked Kelli and felt very comfortable with her. She only had two months to put our reception together and never made us feel like that was an issue. She helped us come us with a menu that was varied and delicious and was beautifully presented! The chef made a fantastic pumpkin ravioli with a cream sauce that was the hit of our reception! Kelli and her staff went above and beyond in setting up our venue and making it look even more beautiful that we had imagined. They set up all of the tables from tablecloths to decor to the lighting of so many candles. Our cake table and guest book table were simply amazing and Kelli even took charge of setting up and arranging our cupcake cake because the cake vendor arrived too soon and the cake table was not ready yet. Our cake looked EXACTLY the way we wanted it, even though Kelli had only seen a picture of it one time. She was the go to person for all of our other vendors and she made us feel like we had nothing to worry about. The staff was awesome as well, and everyone with Arcodoro made sure that my bride and I were taken care of all evening! We truly felt like everything was under control and we were able to be the guests of honor at our reception. Kelli is not just a wedding caterer, she does it all...and makes it look effortless. That's the kind of service that I will recommend to everyone we know. Kelli, Thank you for everything you and your staff did to make our wedding day the best day ever for both of us! The venue looked fabulous, the food was great and all of our guests just raved about what a great time they had! We heard over and over that it was the best wedding reception they had ever been to. YOU ROCK and we can't thank you enough for going above and beyond for us and allowing us to enjoy our reception and guests without worrying about a thing! You provided us with personal service from start to finish and we won't hesitate to contact you again next time we need the level of service you offer. Mollie and Kimberlie Hines

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Keif's Catering
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kandice A.
Verified review

Amazing!! Service, quality of food, presentation, professionalism EVERYTHING! Chef Keif and his team did our wedding Sep 1 and we could not be any happier with using his services. The food was delicious and his presentation was on point! Chef puts his heart into his food and you can taste it no boring wedding food was served, everything was fresh and hot like being served in a restaurant. If you need a caterer for any event he comes highly recommended.

Heirloom
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Carol M.
Verified review

46th Wedding Anniversary Dinner----Daniel, as a professional chef, used the finest foods to create a specialty menu and presentation that was stylish and elegant and what I desired for my guests. Each course of the meal had its own presentation by the Chef and his staff making for an enjoyable evening of visiting and eating. My guests ranged from the original beef connoisseur (Texas Ranchers) to computer company executives. The meal including beef (and fish for our vegetarians) was perfect! Everyone raved! Daniel worked with us to plan a menu and then prepared it beyond what we were expecting. For this event we had Heirloom set up the tables and decorate them and provide everything needed because this was our important day and we left the details to Heirloom. The atmosphere, fine food, and interaction with the chef and his staff was so much more enjoyable in our home than in a restaurant that we have had Heirloom back for a most enjoyable Christmas event. Some of our guests are now using Heirloom as well. Our guests were very much impressed with the exceptional food preparation and presentation. They are looking forward to this year’s Christmas event with Heirloom.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vawn G.
Verified review

Chef Hines is the best up and coming chef I know!! And I know plenty. Who can make chicken breast stay moist when feeding over 200 people? Chef Hines! Any even I have will most surely feature this creative culinary artist!

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M.A. PRIME
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kendra H.
Verified review

Chef Mark was very impressive this Thanksgiving. He was very professional and his expertise in the culinary world came out it all of the food. Chef Mark catered my holiday dinner and it was amazing. The menu was well within my budget and the food was amazing. Everything was prepared from scratch and he didn't mind the company in the kitchen as family and friends watched him prepare multiple dishes. The menu included turkey, ham, roast, mac & cheese, homemade stuffing, greens, sweet potatoes and more. Thanks again Chef Mark and you will here from us again!

Knotty Pine Catering
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Bianca Davis
Verified review

Great food! Great service! Had a wonderful evening underground dining with Chef Lyndall!

Qmamigrill
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sascha S.
Verified review

If you are searching for a reliable caterer with a A+ Food, this will be by far your best choice. Hired Qmami Grill for our event. Jonathan was supporting us for setting up the whole event including tables etc. Thanks a lot. These guy´s, who was working as chefs oversea as well, really know what they are doing and you can taste the devotion for their work. The food was just amazing, our guest were impressed about the food quality and we will offer that high quality of catering on our next event again with Qmami Grill.

Not Pizza Again
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Dena S.
    Verified review

    I used Not Pizza Again as a gift for my best friend and her family just after her twins were born. Since they were constantly trying to go to the NICU to see babies, run their household and get basic necessities done, home-cooked meals were not part of the equation. I ordered three family meals and they were delivered hot, fresh and delicious at the same time for three consecutive days. My friend was thrilled. She said it was the best gift she ever received. Each day she would send me texts and pictures describing how fantastic the food was. This will now be my go-to for all new moms, busy families and those with loved ones in the hospital. Chef Lee was so accommodating and kind. His passion for creating delectable meals is evident. Try it. You won't be disappointed.

    Chef Demetrius, LLC
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Danishia V.
    Verified review

    Best Birthday Present Ever! For my 35th I didn't want to do any cooking or cleaning and Chef Demetrius was my saving grace. Not only was he prompt, he had an assistant. He prepared the most amazing brunch for my family and friends, they are still talking about those grits and pork tenderloin. Thanks so much for giving me a memorable birthday.

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    KAOW KajunAsianOnWheels
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    • Top Pro on Thumbtack
    Lynda J.
    Verified review

    In a word...AMAZING! The food is absolutely incredible! This was a definitely a success for my private party! Ann is great to work with on the menu and again, the food was delicious and all my guest enjoyed this treat!!!

    Kelly Mitchell
    4.8
    from 6 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Jessica M.
    Verified review

    Kelly is an amazing chef and very accommodating and dependable. Her passion for cuisine is evident in each meal. We used Kelly’s services for about 6 months on a weekly basis. She is kind, courteous and above all a talented chef! My husband and myself were on a very strict diet and her meal prep and delivery made it easy to follow and tasty! Kelly will be filling a hefty dessert order at our corporate Christmas party this December. If you’re looking for a talented chef that really cares about her craft and clientele...the search is over!

    Chef by Design
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Claudia M.
    Verified review

    Chef Andreza is talented, creative and an easy person to deal with. She helped me to prepare a customized party to my husband and all guests really apreciated her competence. From the creation of the menu to the preparation of the food, everything was perfect. I will work with her again and again.

    The Spice Chef 340
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Krystella M.
    Verified review

    Everything about ms. yearwoods cooking is heavenly i admire her work and would recommend her as your choice for caterer.

    Adams Catering Creations

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      About

      Our service include: * Professional Catering * Personal Chef * Mobile Home-cooked Meals * Event Planning * Box Lunches * Corporate Events Let us create your next event.

      Chef Andy Creations

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        I am a professional chef with a decade of restaurant and cooking experience that is excited to teach my personally developed style and bring awesomely prepared nutritious food to the family table.

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        Everything I do is made from scratch and only use the the freshest foods and items.

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        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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