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Danville Chefs

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Jamaica Coast Catering
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 39 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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kim Q.
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living out of state and out of country, my first hiring of Personal Chef Sandra for my daughter-in-law was stellar - smooth, professional, spirited and incredibly good food. I have used her several times since, will continue to do business with her and recommend her highly

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!

Divine Creations
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anthony C.
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I hired Divine Creations to be my girlfriend and I personal chefs. It was her bday and I surprised her. I couldn't of asked for anything more. They were professional, on time, and food was amazing. I would recommend them to everyone without hesitation. If you want great service paired with great food, then Divine Creations is for you!

  • 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.

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 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 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 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.

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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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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.

  • 7 years in business
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Just FYI- I'll be on a retreat until the end of Sept, with limited/no access to phone or internet. I grow up in a commercial kitchen and at the age of 20 completed culinary school. I've been cooking my whole life. My focus has always been to provide quality food with an emphasis on local fresh ingredients. I have a deep respect for the art of cooking and I'm very customer service oriented. As eating is a joyful experience, it’s important that the food be great as it brings people together. I also teach private cooking lessons on-line and in-person (limited). I prefer to cater small, intimate dinner parties, weddings and corporate functions. I offer personal chef services as well.

  • 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.

  • 4 years in business
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My ability to interact with not only the clients but their guests in a professional manner. I am flexible in being able to create what you want. I am detail oriented and will treat your home with the utmost of respect.

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We specialize in Japanese cuisine (Sushi, Hibachi, Asian liqour bar, and asian dessert).

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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.

  • 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.

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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.

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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