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Richmond Private Chefs

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Clifton's Catering
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Ben W.
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Cliff is super reliable and an excellent chef.

Pamela's Party Pantry
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jane C.
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Pamela is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable chef . She prepared and served two brunches on Easter weekend in our home with plenty of delicious leftovers for my guest to graze upon later in the evenings. We are now planning nutrient specific meals for upcoming special occasions, like my son's birthday on Thursday. ...thanks to this site.

Chef Patty
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Emilio S.
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Great chef, great person and the best food in town! If you hire Chef Patty you won't be disappointed.

Kartez Cookies, LLC.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Anita K.
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Kartez Cookies are amazingly delicious and satisfying. Chef Kartez provided great customer service by making sure that the details of my order was completed promptly and fully met my needs. The cookies are aesthetically appealing and satisfying. Kartez Cookies will ALWAYS be my go-to gourmet cookies vendor.

Bikini Panini
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Josh R.
Verified review

We had Bikini Panini cater my wife's suprise birthday party. Laura and her husband did a fantastic job, and our friends and family couldn't believe we had a food truck on site. Laura provided appetizer trays inside, and guests went outside to order food. Her husband worked the "front of the house" and was friendly with our guests while Laura worked the "back of the house" and cooked all the food, etc. These two were the nicest folks, and not only did our guests LOVE the food, but they loved Laura and her husband. They were kind, personable, and friendly. We loved hearing about their vacations all over the world (some of the inspiration for their menu items) as well as the story behind the truck. Hard to believe they are new to the food truck biz - it felt like they'd been doing it a lifetime. I can't wait to see them again at Ardent, Lickinghole Creek, or another private event. We actually contemplated going to Ardent the next night just to eat their food again. These two were 6 stars on a scale of 5. Could not have been more happy with their service, food, and price.

From Scratch Personal Chef
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Court B.
Verified review

When my son was born we found out he was allergic to dairy, soy, wheat and eggs. Since I was nursing I was not able to enjoy any of those things either. It also meant no one could bring me food! Some friends chipped in and got Elizabeth. She saved our life. Not only did she eliminate all the 'bad' foods, she offered suggestions of things I never would have thought of or known how to cook. Her food was amazing and my husband still talks about it. #lifesaver

Simona's kitchen
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sue K.
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Simona is a wonderful chef that delivers amazing meals to my door every week. I have a lot of food intolerances and she is accommodating to all of them. Her services are very reasonable, I would highly recommend!

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Walt M.
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Tanisha Stewart is relatively new to the catering business right now so she is experiencing growing pains. She was contracted to cater a 30 person party and overall did a great job. The food was outstanding and there were ample quantities of everything. The only hiccup to the whole experience was that she had got lost on the way to the event and was a little late on the delivery. Tanisha made the transaction right buy refunding the original gratuity with many apologies. I truly think that there were extenuating circumstances that day and she handled the issue very professionally. I would definitely recommend her service to others and use her services again in the future.

Personal Chef Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
Deborah C.
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So sorry in being so long doing this review. I had to arrange this event from a distance and didn't get to attend myself so when I got rave reviews regarding lunch I knew it was because Aaron Turner delivered everything as promised. He was friendly to work with, there was a great variety of food to meet many needs and it was all delicious. Wonderful experience!

Theresa Gwizdaloski
5.0
from 1 review
    Nadine C.
    Verified review

    I found Theresa through Instagram when I was researching local pastry chefs for an event I was having. She responded quickly to messages. We discussed the types of pastries I wanted and she shared a few new ideas too. All of the pastries were so beautifully presented and they tasted even better! All of my guests were raving at how delicious they were. There was not one crumb left by the end of the evening! I definitely plan to have Theresa cater my next event as well.

    About

    My culinary experience as a chef and instructor brings excitement to the table. Food, fun and friends brings happiness to the heart. Check me out on LinkedIn.

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    Pleasing ,and satisfied customers. My Moto is quality goes in before it goes out. Authentic Caribbean American and Chinese cusine

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    I attended and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu culinary school. I have worked in fine dinning, and other restaurants for years. I have also successfully cooked meals for busy families, as well as small Holiday gatherings.

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    I cook and prepare meals for multiple people. I will cook meals in front of people. I will help set up and tear down event equipment.

    • 3 years in business
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    How my service stand out is I do this with passion and heart. Seeing a happy client makes me warm all over.

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    I, Jannay, am a personal chef/caterer/baker who believes in the quality of food and elegance. I will make any event a night to remember. My business offers customers to live in luxury even if it's just for one night, giving you all the joys of life through food.

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    I am specializing in Southern style and gourmet cooking. I am also preparing meals as a personal chef for individuals needing meals to be prepared in their homes on daily basis.

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    I am an Italian chef, and my specialty is Southern Italian cuisine. I am ServSafe qualified. I love to cook. I just came back from Italy on a culinary tour.

    About

    Say goodbye to dieting and say hello to delicious, everyday gourmet meals for today's health-conscious consumer. Let our chefs pamper you with a guilt-free and nutritionally balanced menu each week. Enjoy fine dining restaurant quality meals at half the cost! We have freshly prepared weekly menus, from the Mediterranean to the Pacific Rim and made from all-natural ingredients with no preservatives or additives. They're 100% trans fat-free. They're always fresh and never frozen, and entrees are rush-shipped nationwide via FedEx to your doorstep in oven and microwave-safe containers that lock in flavor and guarantee freshness for an entire week! It's like having your own personal chef and dietician at a fraction of the cost.

    • 10 years in business
    About

    I have prepared food for both healthy and people going through chemo treatments. i understand dietary needs.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    I am a personal chef. Let me cater your next dinner party or special occasion. Let me create your weekly meal plans.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How much should catering cost per person?

    Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

    • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
    • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
    • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
    • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
    • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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