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Danville Chefs

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Jamaica Coast Catering
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hope D.
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My experience with Jamaica Coast catering was excellent. She catered a party of mine. The chef, Marcia, makes your experience personal, she makes sure that you get exactly what you want and caters everything to you. The food was phenomenal, and the professionalism was outstanding. Every dish she made for me had an unique taste, but was exquisite. The staff was very polite and professional as well. I would definitely be calling her for my future events!

2Girls Chef Services
4.1
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Janella H.
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They aim to please!! Camille went out of her way to please us she even drove out of her way to make sure that everything was in perfect order for my special day. Our guest loved every bite of the food and many asked for the Chefs information. I recommend 2 Girls Chef services to anyone looking for both quality food and excellent customer service.

Oh Taste and See Catering
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tia J.
Verified review

This Man is an awesome Chef and His cooking skills are of Good quality. I would recommend Him to cater with the best of the best 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 5 thumbs up for Oh taste and See catering

  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tina M.
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I have ordered for several weeks from the South Charlotte Chef, Sandra Mann, and I am delighted! The service is perfect, the food delicious and Sandra is wonderful. I would highly, highly recommend her.

  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne R.
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Thanks Chef!

Comfort Cuisine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Heather M.
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Maggie was an incredible caterer to work with! I'm so glad she reached out to me. My husband and I are vegan, so it was important to us to find a caterer that could create tasty, plant-based food for our wedding. Maggie was able to craft a menu with dishes from around the world and we received a ton of compliments during dinner from our guests on the food. From grandparents, to fellow vegans, the food was a hit! She and her team exceeded my expectations and helped make our wedding a night to remember :) Thank you Chef Maggie!

Reto's Kitchen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mary J.
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From the appetizers to the dessert course, the celebratory dinner was fabulous! --Absolutely delicious!!! The staff's service was impeccable as well. Reto, thank you for helping to make the evening one will never forget. You are an amazingly talented chef (not to mention, one of the kindest friends we know)!!!

  • 3 years in business
Quontina F.
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Jason skills as chef are stupendous. He has a very great detail for his dishes. One that I've tried, a pasta with a sauce of tomatoes and basil which coordinates to not over force his meaty flavor.

Cordial Nights
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda S.
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Everything about our dinner was absolutely amazing. Chef Madison carefully planned out a delicious 6 course meal for our friends that was impressive and of the best quality I have seen in this area. We will definitely use Cordial Nights again for all our upcoming private dinner events.

Dan R.
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Skynet would like to thank Vicente Rosario, who accompanied us on our last trip to Green Bank Observatory, in January. Vicente has joined us before, but never in his capacity as a professional chef! Take a look at some of the delicious meals and desserts that we were treated to, between our all-day coding sessions. Vicente is based in Hillsborough, NC, and serves both the triangle and the triad. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/CocinadeVicente/

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We cook from scratch We have our own recipes from our grand mother. We have no short cuts we use the best real fresh ingredients.

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I bake and sale cakes for individuals who need a cake or other desserts for different occasions such as holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc. or if the individual just has a sweet tooth. I also am branching out to catering small events, and in home personal chef catering for cakes and meals for all dietary needs.

  • 4 years in business
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Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of your own home. Sit back or join in while I prepare a delightful meal of your own distinct taste or imagination.

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I am a private chef. I am a recent graduate from a culinary school. I want to open a food truck business or do private chef work as a career.

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As the previous last head chef of Ukrops and current sous chef downtown, I provide fun, entertaining and delicious menus that satisfy many crowds. There are no menu limitations or limitations to imagination. Crazy Chef provides crazy good food with ideas you might not have thought of. That's what makes it fun.

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I prepare meals for 1–8 people, more people if with plenty of notice. I can prepare a wide variety of cuisines. I can also serve food with dietary restrictions.

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I cook the best soul food in town. Holler if you need a good chef who works from the heart and for the Lord.

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I have many years of experience creating great food for people in a variety of environments. I understand the importance of preparing wholesome, well prepared ,visually appealing meals ,tailored to the client's needs.

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I cook food for any event. I can cook elegant, simple, and soul food. I have cooked for weddings. I do personal cooking and plate sale. I also cook for family reunions and other gatherings.

  • 14 years in business
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For me, this isn't just a business, it's my life...what I was born to do. I believe that passion comes through in my food.

  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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The Lions Red Knife is a full-service culinary experience provided by Chef Nelson Jackson. He has 22 years in the food service industry. I'm providing services such as menu planning, private lessons, large and small group, cookouts , corporate parties, buffet service as well as private engagements. He offers great food and a lovely experience, all in one.

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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