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Lancaster Private Chefs

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Amazing Caterers
4.6
from 145 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 290 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 112 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 144 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 94 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Paula B.
Verified review

Jeff Dugger was our chef from Luke Keller culinary and he was amazing. We had over 100 people and everyone loved the food! I highly recommend them!! Paula Jorgenson

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

Our first experience with Chef Cassy was fantastic! Her service, her food and her attention to my client's was above admirable. We especially appreciated her meal preparation. The food was extremely good, with all of the little touches one expect from a chef, not from a catering experience. We have already contracted with Chef Cassy for our next event and are planning on contracting with her deep into the future. It's five stars from Tom and Tammy Holland and THE Group, Inc. Thanks Chef!

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Meat & Greet BBQ Catering
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hannah K.
Verified review

Jim helped me cater a barbeque for a company appreciation lunch. We found his website and were impressed by the clear, to-the-point menu and pricing options. He was easy to reach and answered all our questions professionally and quickly. On the day of the barbeque, I could smell the delicious food from all the way in the parking lot. He served about 60 guests a spread of brisket, sausage, hot dogs, hamburgers, with all the fixins included. The taste was delicious! I don't think I've tasted better barbeque! I'd highly recommend Meat & Greet for any company or private event. Thanks Jim! :) - Hannah K, Sigma Relocation Group

  • 3 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Kim S.
Verified review

Chef Jared came through for me BIG TIME! I called him on a Tuesday night at 6:00pm for a catering event on Wednesday at 11:30am for 35 people! Chef Jared came through with BBQ none the less. We had so many compliments from our customers on the food alone. We have his number now and we will definitely will be using Chef Jared for all of our business events along with some personal events.

Urban Taste Catering
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Tina D.
Verified review

So far, the experience with Urban Taste has been nothing but spot-on. Great communication, delcious food..our tasting was the best of all! Their customer service goes far beyond my picky expectations. The front-end has been seamless, I will update my review after the wedding next week. I'm sure I will have nothing but glowing things to say about this team of culinary masters!

  • 4 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Jason D.
Verified review

Hire CIaudine now. I surprised my wife with a private chef and dinner for Valentines Day with four other couples. Claudine was amazing and the flavor of the food was superb. Pre-event work of selecting menu items and planning the theme was effortless. She made sure all dietary or allergic restrictions were handled early on. She was able to roll with small changes during the event and even helped the servers along. Overall an excellent experience.

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Sweets by Chef Ana
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 44 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! :-)

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Affordable Elegance Dining
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joketa A.
Verified review

If I could give 6 stars I would. Chef Brian and his food were AMAZING. He prepared a flavorful meal in my home and let me tell you..it was DELICIOUS. I ate leftovers for breakfast (smiles). It was really nice to see someone actually enjoy what they do. Chef Brian- I thank you!!

Spiced Lavender Catering
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Roy C.
Verified review

Highly recommended! They provided my wife and I with everything I needed for my event for 800 people. They also gave me a really great deal and were very flexible with my budget. On thumbtack I went through many catering companies and all of them were either overpriced or the food quality was below average. In addition I loved how they provided me a beverage bar with Hibiscus based drinks and organic lemonades. I especially loved their Lavender Cheesy Bread and Cherry Lime Hibiscus. Servers and Owners were prompt and the bartending service specialized in specialty cocktails that were smoked or traditional. Either way Spiced Lavender Catering is very professional and very fast to respond on any questions that I had. Also they are great for casual or high end venues that include weddings and corporate events. I cant thank them enough for saving me alot of stress at the last moment and they exceeded my expectation in everything from food to the exceptional service. Again I also cant thank them enough for being flexible with my timing and budget. Thanks Chef Nina.

A&T Catering, LLC
4.5
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia F.
Verified review

An really doing good job and my friends and family love best chicken salad croissants at baby shower party.. Aj really worth best chef ever I knew enjoyed it..

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!

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Sprig of Thyme Catering & Co
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aaron W.
Verified review

Connor and his team always do a knock out job for our events! We have used him most recently for a private dinner for eight and a baby shower with over 75 guests. Connor is a five star caterer!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda T.
Verified review

Islanders not only has wonderful food they are very professional in their communication with clients for private events and super customer service oriented. You are in great hands any time you hire them to provide meals for an event!

Soiree Chef Group
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
William H.
Verified review

Chef Roger provided one of the best experiences for my wife's birthday dinner party. All of my guest raved about the food. The service was impeccable. Everything was timed out perfect. I highly recommend anyone who is looking to hire a professional chef for a private event to strongly consider Chef Roger. We will be using Chef Roger again.

Sweet Nothings & Pastries
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Taylor Anne Williams
Verified review

Seriously, if you have an event and you want to have some delicious affordable and cute Pastries... Then purchase from SNAPS! The most recent order I had were half a dozen Lemon and half a dozen Chocolate cupcakes, and they were a hit! I have also had his Banana Pudding and Famous Cake Pops! Five stars from me!... Oh and the Chef is cute too

Provisions Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy N.
Verified review

I was impressed with Kim’s professional expertise, and have also had several conversations with her about her years of catering experience, from private dinner parties like mine to weddings and conference events for several hundred people. I would recommend Kim and her company “Provisions” to anyone looking for a new resource for personalized and delicious catering.

3 M's Catering
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tabetha W.
Verified review

I struggled to put meals together on work nights. Having 3M prepare my meals is the best idea I ever had. The portions are great and the food is flavorful. You can tell that the chef really enjoys what she’s doing evident in the overall quality of service.

Eclectic Eats
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Dyanna J.
    Verified review

    The chef is very professional and truly has a passion for cooking. There is a lot of thought placed each dish. Definitely not your average Joe!

    Chef Joe's Texas BBQ
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Ed E.
    Verified review

    excellent meal and service especially given the short notice when placing the order. Chef Joe was extremely professional and seemed genuinely concerned about the success of the dinner. Extremely accommodating, fair pricing and a great overall success. Highly recommended and we will be calling upon him again Thank you Chef Joe

    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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