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Tasty Temptations
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn G.
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Excellent personal chef while I was recovering from surgery. Delicious, light, and always fresh. My favorite - the dinners she prepared and froze individually, that were available for me after a busy day selling real estate! Always fresh, balanced, and beautiful.

Chef Heath Culinary Services
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy M.
Verified review

Chef Heath prepared a wonderful customized menu and delivered the meals to my friends. They loved it. I will definitely use him again in the future.

Food Therapy Catering Co.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Edward J.
Verified review

Chef J's food was fantastic! His directions were very easy to follow. The class was very informative and the level of his professionalism was outstanding!! We will definitely hire him again.

Tia's Culinary Creations
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Diane M.
    Verified review

    Tia made the most delicious, beautiful birthday cake for my surprise party last year. We've also had several of her meals. She is an amazing chef.

    Color Sushi
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Cory C.
    Verified review

    Color Sushi is the best Sushi experience Texas has to offer. The service and sushi are impeccable. A unique experience in every way chef Liz Santiago's passion for great tasting, fresh, and quality sushi is evident in every bite. I was thoroughly impressed with the amount of care and consideration that goes into each unique roll and anyone that tries them will be blown away. 5 Stars all the way if I could leave 10 stars I would. The best of the best. One word to describe Color Sushi is DELICIOUS. 😋

    Chef Gil & Co LLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Kristen H.
    Verified review

    Chef Gil is amazing!!

    Debra S.
    Verified review

    It was an awesome experience. I've never seen or felt anything like it. She gave her all in every area. Her presentation was elaborate yet, it was comfotable and humbleling. She does a fantastic job with the food. All the food was delicious, colorful and creative. She's very clean and meticulous. I just love Bettye and the way she operates. She can make your affair one that you will be proud of and never forget. Hoo-ray for Bettye.

    Angela
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Robert B.
      Verified review

      Angela is an outstanding chef! Very professional and first class! She makes a great cheesecake!

      About

      I prepare home cooked meals with a touch of flair, and yummy goodness. I cook dishes from Italy, to New York, or just down home goodness.

      About

      I have 20 years' experience in food service backed by culinary arts training at Johnson and Wales. I provide instructions, lessons and in-home chef service focused on dietary needs

      About

      I am a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in 2012. I have 27 years of experience in the food service. I have two years of experience as a chef at a retirement home in Austin, TX; three years of experience in food service at Round Rock ISD and one year at the University of Texas, Austin.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      My goals is to reintroduce the idea of generational cooking. The idea of cooking with your loved ones and the recipes they passed down, creating memories by taste and transcending you to another time by smell. Teaching my students skills, techniques and recipes which will last a lifetime that they too can pass on to a loved one. I like being able to express myself through cooking. I love when a client taste my food for the first time, eyes roll, lips smack, hands usually come together in amazement. l cook/ bake so I can see the look of pure satisfaction on my clients face. That moment when I've surpassed their expectations.

      About

      I am passionate about cooking fresh local ingredients.. I am a private chef. I enjoy cooking for spicific needs of the client..

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      Pure passion is what makes me stand out from the rest. I enjoy when people taste something and a big smile comes across their face and they say I can't believe I made that ! I enjoy seeing people smile and take pleasure in the meal they have prepared.

      • 6 years in business
      About

      I provide a great meal at a phenomenal cost to my clients. You can provide the menu, or I can. It's up to you. I will provide the budget and the shopping list.

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      I provide excellent from-scratch food at affordable prices. With over 8 years in the industry, I have the experience and determination to satisfy any palate.

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      HI. My name is Drew Ison, and I am a Corporate Executive Chef For A Major Tech Company In Downtown Austin. I Have Been Featured In Magazines, Web Based Cooking Shows, Private Chef To The Republicans at The Reagan Library In Simi Valley, And Was A Food Network TV Show Winner. I Love Teaching How To Cook And Catering Small Outside Events.

      About

      Chef Abe's personal chef services, offers you an creative and experienced professional by your side. You function, no matter how large or small will be built to your needs and desires. An intimate dinner for two, a family BBQ, an elegant wedding, Corporate function or even lunch, and everything else across the spectrum will be managed with you the clientele in mind. Our team of specialist will help you in the complete process. No matter the need from venue, guests, decorations, service, food, and activities, we will be your personal service or just follow your lead and respond to your specifications. Private cooking classes are also Chef Abe's passion. Food is love! The feeling of sharing our passion for enjoyment with others, drives us everyday.

      About

      Small parties to be catered are up to 50 people. I offer baked goods of all sorts. I can be a personal chef if need be. I do romantic dinners on the go; advance notice is needed to make the night even more special. I also offer small, private cooking lessons.

      About

      I am a full-service personal chef with many years of experience in food creation. I will consult with you on dietary needs, budget and schedule to create a custom meal plan. My cooking background ranges from cultural cuisines to raw/living food. Experience working with individual clients in both catering and restaurant settings has given me insight into current concerns about health and nutrition. There is nothing average about my food!

      About

      I'm a personal chef for hire. I'm a fun-loving and passionate classically trained chef with over 15 years of experience looking to cater small events and dinners or create personal meals for families. I have experience with all types of cuisines and styles, including Asian and Mediterranean flavors. My compensation is negotiable and determined upon the event. Please email me.

      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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