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JC Cooks Catering & Chef Service
JC Cooks Catering & Chef Service

JC Cooks Catering & Chef Service

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Introduction: JC COOKS Catering & Chef Service has been in business since 1997. We cook for and serve corporate clients, private parties and individuals. As a Professional Chef, Joyce has traveled extensively and has a keen sense of culture and native foods and ingredients for preparing delicious global cuisines. Our food looks as good as it tastes. We have repeat business from clients from San Antonio to Austin. As a Chef, I love the look on my customer's faces when they taste something yummy that I've made for them. Our staff loves to serve parties and we are a happy, positive group that our clients love to work with. It is always recommended that you call or text us because we are unique catering business in that we customize menus for your food preferences and budget. We are a professional service provider and we will consult with you about your dietary restrictions and make food that will delight your palette.

Hired 295 times

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2 employees

24 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and punctuality.

Very good 4.6

146 reviews


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Stacie F.

Personal Chef

JC Cooks Catering & Chef Service is wonderful. From the start, Chef Joyce was friendly and helpful. She assisted me with menu choices and stayed within my budget. The food was delicious, and my guests enjoyed every bite. We had decided on 3 appetizers, salad, steak & lobster with asparagus, and au gratin potatoes (plus dessert). Jane, part of Chef Joyce's talented team, was friendly and efficient. It was a huge success! I will definitely be using JC Cooks Catering & Chef Service for future parties and functions!
Sep 1, 2020
Brad K.

Wedding and Event Catering

JC Cooks Catering responded immediately to my query for catering services. They walked me through the process as I had never catered a similarly sized event. I felt very comfortable the entire time that they knew exactly what they were doing and it made the planning so much easier. The night of the event, they were there early and were already set up by the time I got there. The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. I will definitely be using them again and recommend them highly.
Aug 29, 2020
Jessica B.

Personal Chef

Joyce is very personable and kind. She was very responsive leading up to our event and to any questions and concerns we had. She also adhered to our groups’ dietary restrictions and allergies. Thanks Joyce!
Apr 19, 2021
Will T.

Personal Chef

Joyce and Jane did a wonderful job for my wifes birthday dinner for 12. We did a Italian family style dinner with 2 appetizers, salad, 4 mains, and a burnt Italian birthday cake.
Dec 10, 2020
Lucinda L.

Wedding and Event Catering

Chef Joyce took the stress out of my big day! We figured out a menu and she really delivered!! She made red velvet cake from scratch and my family raved about it all night! Thanks Joyce the food was delicious 💜
JC Cooks Catering & Chef Service's reply
Thank you... Congratulations! So glad you enjoyed the meal.
Sep 17, 2020


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Cost of raw materials, marketing, Catering Kitchen, Chef Labor time, Server labor costs, insurance, mileage, water and energy resources used. We are transparent and quite reasonable with our pricing. We know the market prices of food/labor and charge fairly for our service based on 20 plus years of experience.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    When you request a quote we use the information you have provided to give you a 'rough draft quote" and show you a quote we have provided for a similar project. We prefer to "talk to you or get an email from you" so we understand your wishes and can provide a custom quote taking into consideration your food preferences and budget. We take your requests very seriously because we know that you have a budget in mind. It costs for us to market through Thumbtack and we want to value your time and hope you value our talent and marketing resources by giving us a chance to talk and get to know you. We want to delight you and provide the best food and service for your money. Our 100+ references speak for us.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I apprenticed with Chef Sharon Shipley, Mon Cheri Catering and Cooking School for 7 years and have taught classes in both savory and pastries at Sur La Table. I've been a caterer and personal chef since 1997 and use the Internet, cook books, TV...hands on.. experimentation for my resources. I am very experienced in teaching cooking classes, and we have perfectly catered to top corporations and individuals in the San Antonio Area for 8 years. As a caterer in California, I started my business in Silicon Valley in 1997 and have been successful every since in this business.

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