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Midvale Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Midvale.

Veronica's Cuisine
4.7
from 195 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 363 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
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The food is superb and the taste is one of a kind. Only the best chefs can make and design what Daniel & Veronica can do! The price will amaze you! They are great people to work with, very friendly. I highly recommend them to cater any size party big or small. You will be amazed!

801 CATERING
4.9
from 116 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
Christina C.
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Chef Alex is one of our personal chefs at Unite Fitness Retreat! His food, menu ideas, creativity, and attention to detail are outstanding. We love working with Chef Alex, he creates HEALTHY, delicious food for our clients and his food is complimented daily.

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Stratford Cakes
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Salataima I.
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Last minute cancellation had me scrambling for another pastry chef. The theme was Sesame Street and Randi did an awesome job reproducing the pictures/examples I found of what I wanted. I wish I could upload the pictures they were so cute and delicious too! I highly recommend Sweet Cakes for your next event.

No Name Gourmet
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew S.
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Chef Mike was great! He was professional, very knowledgeable on any questions I had, and most of all his food was delicious. I would recommend him to anyone and definitely be using him again in the future.

Jenna's Personal Cooking
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Niloy T.
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Chef Jenna is amazing ! She is such a nice person and her food on top of that is delicious. It really made our event go from good to great. If you are contemplating hiring, chef Jenna is exactly what you are looking for

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Vicki Koncar
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristen C.
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Vicki is a true professional from start to finish. She's an excellent chef and our guests are still raving about the food experience she created for our wedding two years ago.

Tom Catrow Catering
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia S.
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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

Carrolls' Custom Cooking
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa W.
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I was planning a fancy date night with my husband, and was looking for a chef to whip up something delicious and elegant. I originally thought Rex and Cathy were strictly dutch-oven chefs, but it turns out they're much more than that! On one day's notice, they planned and executed a meal of bacon-wrapped filet mignon with multiple side dishes and dessert, all prepared in my tiny apartment kitchen. They laid the table beautifully, served us, and cleaned everything up afterwards. It was the experience of a lifetime.

Spice Avenue, LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Leora H.
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Shahene catered a graduation party with a few of his friends. The Indian food was amazing and authentic. I'd recommend him and his services to everyone!

Wrap and Roll SLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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We've used Chef Wayne several times to cater corporate events such as luncheons, breakfast meetings, and company bbq's. He's able to craft a menu specific to our dietary needs. The food has always been delicious and presentation is beautiful.

Chef Justin Nelson
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Susan Q.
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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.

Chef Jordan Miller
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Oleg M.
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Jordan is a top notch pro, with palpable passion for his craft. His kitchen presense and demeanor are both assuring and inspirational.

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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.

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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.

  • 11 years in business
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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.

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

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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.

  • 4 years in business
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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.

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I am a complete artist with the gift to do most of all art forms. I enjoy graphic design home design and builder with licensing and insurance i like to tattoo and freehand everything as to get that truly custom work all desires. The art is my pation contracting my desire to do and have fun doing it meeting new people and ideas

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We offer personal chef services, including creating meal plans, grocery shopping, stocking pantry, cleaning, and serving for formal and casual dinners. We are also available for preparing weekly meals. Our emphasis is on organic, GMO-free food, using wild-caught fish, hormone-free dairy and meat products and vegetarian and gluten free.

About

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.

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.

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 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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