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Holladay Chefs

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Veronica's Cuisine
from 191 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 360 hires on Thumbtack
Heather L.
Verified review

IVUmed's Annual Benefit in Salt Lake City, UT at the Impact Hub was catered by Veronica's Cuisine. Food and service was great. Everything was on time before the Benefit started. Thanks to all of you for your help with our Benefit.

from 116 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
Matt G.
Verified review

Chef Alex and the 801 Catering Team are amazing! We have been receiving personal family meals for a family of 7 for a couple months now and just love the variety and quality of food we are receiving. Alex is wonderful to work with very flexible. His prices are unbeatable too! We tried a couple other personal chefs before 801 Catering and found them to be incomparable. One of the kickers for us in choosing (and staying with) 801 Catering was the flexibility in grocery requirements. We had some pretty specific needs in quality of food and Chef Alex had no issues working with us. I definitely recommend 801 Catering for not only personal family meals but also business catering, I had 801 cater a business lunch for me over the course of three days and he was quick to respond and a moments notice and gave us excellent choices. I look forward to the many more meals we will be receiving from 801 Catering. Keep up the good work!

No Name Gourmet
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl W.
Verified review

My 13 year old daughter is working with him to develop her BBQ skills. She has had one lesson so far. They cooked Baby Back Rib's. She has made them 3 times since! He printed everything out for her and started a cook book for her to collect all the recipes as they move along. She gets to choose what meat she wants to try and she tends to leave Vegi's up to him in hopes she will fall in love with a vegi lol! She certainly fell in love with his potato fries in the first lesson! He comes once a month. We are excited for her next lesson on chicken :)

Jenna's Personal Cooking
from 21 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Ben C.
Verified review

Can't say enough good things. From the communication at the beginning, to the French toast at breakfast, to the dinner apps and meal and ending with dessert it was amazing. For a family trip or a friends trip I highly recommend a night in with Chef Jenna!

Tom Catrow Catering
from 15 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia S.
Verified review

Tom is a down to earth nice man who makes great tasting food that is beautifully presented. He followed through with every detail and then some! He is a creative chef indeed. Our wedding with 70 guests could not have gone better. Thank you so much for your hard work and skillful staff! Cynthia and Tom

The Brulee Catering
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Shelby P.
Verified review

The Brulee is incredible. We use them 2-3 times a month and are always treated like we're first time customers. They consistently bring delicious food that is beautifully presented and displayed. The chefs are extremely talented and some of the kindest people I know. We have used from for meals for 15-700 people and have always been impressed with their quality and tasty food. You become "part of the family" at the Brulee and it is the best family you could be in. You will not regret using The Brulee!!

Carrolls' Custom Cooking
from 13 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Karie F.
Verified review

Carrolls' Custom Cooking catered dinner for my daughters wedding dinner. The venue was the Linden Barn in Lindon UT and the dutch oven cooking was perfect for the location.

Wrap and Roll SLC
from 9 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy J.
Verified review

I have had the pleasure of sampling Wayne's cooking several times! From prime rib to pulled pork sandwiches to amazing cheesecake. There isn't anything this chef can't do. If you ever need anything catered Wayne is your guy. Bon appetite !

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Chef Bo held a cooking class at my house for me and 9 friends - it was one of the most fun, interactive parties I've ever hosted! We had a blast, learned a lot about cooking techniques that I have been too scared to try before, but Chef Bo made it so simple to understand and increased my cooking confidence immensely. All my friends loved the event, as well and we can't wait to have him again!

Chef Justin Nelson
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Susan Q.
Verified review

Chef Justin is a delight to work with. He set up a fabulous evening with friends to celebrate our anniversary. Was well prepared and did a wonderful job. The Italian dishes he taught us to prepare were delicious too! I would highly recommend a night with Chef Justin cooking lesson or private party.

  • 7 years in business
Richard K.
Verified review

I have enjoyed many meals prepared by Chef Lisa and they were always a treat for the senses!

  • 11 years in business

If you are truly looking for the best private chef services or catering services, then you came to the right place. With The Laughing Pear being in business just over seven years, we have the experience of every kind. We do weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations or any special occasion that is right for you. There is no size that is too big, and we offer in-home three- to nine-course dinners or catering of up to 1,000 people. We can do it all, and we offer rentals, food, servers, chefs, etc. We deliver the best and back it up with our guarantee. You are the guest and our goal is for you to worry about nothing. I, owner/chef, David E. Kratky, will work with you one-on-one, from start to finish.

  • 4 years in business

I am a upcoming home cook. I have a serious passion for food and cooking. I want to be able to provide a meal like nothing you've ever eaten. I will have your taste buds on the edge. My specialty is soul food, which is a rarity here in Utah.


Gary and Shay are both classically trained culinary school graduates but we aren’t snobby! We love cooking all types of food from fancy to down home cooking.


I am a classically trained private chef who has worked in some of the cities best restaurants. Most recently as a private chef for 5 years. My specialty is modern American cuisine, but I am well versed in multiple cuisines. I cook everything from scratch, with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. The client's tastes, preferences and dietary restrictions are my main priority.


I'm an excellent chef and bartender. I currently manage a popular bar among the rock music scene here in Salt Lake City, UT. I bartend and also cook for the events there.

  • 1 year in business

A healthy approach to cooking and nutrition with an emphasis in gluten free cooking and lifestyle as well as experience with international cuisine.


Order perfectly delicious desserts from a Le Cordon Bleu trained pastry chef who creates elegant cakes, cookies, and edible chocolate boxes. We offer display set-up for social and corporate events.


I am a professional in all aspects from my reliability to my appearance. I respect my clients desires, and treat all meals I prepare with care and quality.


I am a professional chef and pastry chef and instructor with over 20 years of experience. I am responsible for organization of the kitchen production, training, scheduling, food cost, ordering and overall quality of food and desserts. I love to make my clients happy. I manage and execute hundreds of VIP, corporate and private functions serving up to 2000 guests. I interact with customers and vendors to successfully build strong relationships leading to continued business.


Expirenced in multi cultural cusine. Everything from italin french and mexican to sushi thai and chinese. I have Knowlage of 20 years learning from great chefs of many styles of cooking

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.

Do you tip a wedding caterer?

Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

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.

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.

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.
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