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Bellingham Home Chefs

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Island Girls Catering
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daidree H.
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Love this girl!! very friendly professional service and a very talented creative cook on mixing and matching good foods together! loved the food loved the service and yes i refer her to people that i hear need catering =) shes very personable and approachable and easy to work with accommodates very well to whatever event you are planning! she makes a great hostess also!

  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rosey B.
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Very Professional,Chef Noah knows how to cater an affair.The Cuisine was superb, eye appeal was only surpassed by delectiable dishes.My event lasted srveral hours.Food temperatures were good throughout. Way to go Chef Noah! Looking forward to using your service again.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael R.
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We have had Chef D cook meals for us a lot. He has also helped me cook and has shown me how to smoke multiple types of meats. His knowledge of foods and personal choice of taste is adaptable to all taste and cultures. Very well manored. Very respectable person. His display of food is great and the flavor of food is very satisfying. He should be one of the highest rated chefs with a knowledge of down home backyard BBQ skills as well.

Cafe' Burlington
from 2 reviews
  • 89 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry R.
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Chef Brad produced a fine meal (the crab salad and clam chowder were exceptional). The portions were enormous. Our only criticism was the pace of the four course dinner: it could have been slower and more leisurely. Then again, perhaps that much food just took longer to consume.

  • 2 years in business
Alberta R.
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If you have never had one of the meals that Chef Serge creates, you have REALLY missed a treat. Not only are they uniquely delicious, they are so pretty on the plate, you almost feel guilty messing it up by eating it. Serge has had many years of developing his special recipes -many are one-of-a-kind. It doesn’t matter whether it is the main dish or a sumptuous dessert, you will never be disappointed with what Serge cooks. His love for foods and cooking goes back a long way, and he is refining this gift every day. Alberta

Forage Market
from 1 review
    Sandra S.
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    Chef Huntington prepared an amazing meal for our event . Our guests raved about every course he served . Best Chef north of Seattle and he used local fresh ingredients !

    Peter Withall
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Mo W.
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    Peter was FABULOUS -- he aimed to please and made our dinner party a dinner to remember! His food selection was so well designed and paired well with the wines at every level of the meal. HE is a joy to work with and very innovative and creative throughout the meal design and preparation!! We will have him back! Thank you Peter!!!

    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Christine H.
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    Hal was prompt in getting me a bid for our Office Party. We came up with a wonderful menu that is affordable. He made an appointment to come out and look at our home and was prompt and courteous. Dec 14th is our party will let you know how it goes!

    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Joey M.
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    We hired My Cabo Bartender for our swanky Holiday Party and he was fantastic! Lots of festive drinks and a great personality. I highly recommend their services.


    I find love and passion in my work. Every plate is made with love and comfort in mind, body and spirit

    • 9 years in business

    Hi there, I’m a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef with restaurant, catering and personal chef experience. I enjoy creating fresh & beautiful food for your events. I have also taught the craft of cooking, including knife skills, stocks & soups from scratch & basics of cooking to expert restaurant quality food in your home. I enjoy working with clients and love to see your excitement when you create amazing & tasty food. I can cook French, American, Mexican, Asian, South American, Cuban & European food with confidence. I also can bake some amazing desserts for you as well and have knowledge on pairings cocktails, beer & wine. I spent quite a bit of time traveling & learning cuisines from all over the world so if you are interested in learning international cuisine I can teach you or provide beautiful food for your event. Thank you.

    • 5 years in business

    My work is my passion. I create my own recipes and don't follow many at all. Putting flavors together is so much fun - ingredients that many would be shy about using. Recently, I designed a beautiful piece of food art. I brought it to a professional chef who loved it and told me to sell it to restaurants and market it. His words were "you will never have to worry about money if you market this." I am not bragging, I am thankful for my culture and family experiences. It is the foundation of my passion.


    In addition to being a personal chef, I am also a personal assistant. I shop, do errands and grocery shop for the freshest and finest foods. My job is to design services specifically tailored to my clients' needs and preferences. I will do the tasks they can't or don't want to do. It will all be done with integrity, excellence and elegance. I am trained by the best. I also have experience in restaurants (organic, historical sites, beverage server in high-end hotels and cook). I believe in creating beautiful presentations and ambiance. The table is set exquisitely for one or more people. References are also available upon request.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How much do private cooking lessons cost?

    You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

    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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