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Bremerton Chefs

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

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 182 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
Verified review

Hosted a holiday party for 24 at a residence. Chef Paul and Stephanie were wonderful to work with. The food was delicious and beautifully prepared. We loved it!

Thyme Well Spent Catering
4.6
from 79 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Alisha N.
Verified review

I selected Thyme Well Spent Catering because my girlfriend used them for a graduation party in June and she highly recommended the company. I decided to give them a chance and use them for my cousin's September wedding. (I am a chef myself so I was in charge of the food for the wedding) Being a chef, I have to say that I was highly impressed with the cuisine that was brought in from Thyme Well Spent Catering. The anti-pasto platter and bruschetta for appetizer were displayed to perfection, the side dishes and entrées were the correct portion and seasoned to perfection. I was highly impressed with their style and presentation . I would definitely recommend Thyme Well Spent to anyone who needs any event catered.

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K & F Catering
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly M.
Verified review

I used Francisco as a personal chef for my husbands birthday party and did a good job. A few friends liked his food so much they asked me for his contact information.

Chef Emme Catering Co.
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Michael C.
Verified review

I hired Chef Emme for a work event and I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for great food for their event! She was a delight to work with prior to the party - very friendly, attentive and gave great suggestions. Her food was seriously amazing (everyone is still raves about her lobster sliders!) Thanks, Chef! We will certainly be using your services again.

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BG Private Chef
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Taleah D.
Verified review

The experience we all had with Bobby Greene was amazing from beginning to end. Throughout the entire process, he was very kind, accommodating, and, from what I hear, his food was divine. I would highly recommend him for any event. Frankly, if there were more stars, I would add them. But five will have to do. For my parents’ anniversary, I wanted to do something special. I ended up looking into private chefs and decided to put in a request to see what it would take to get this done. This option appealed to me as there is only one nice restaurant where my parents live and they go there every event. I wanted this to be something special for their 30th. Bobby Greene responded to my event request within hours with a bid and a very nice response on how he wanted to be a part of making their anniversary special. From that point forward, he personally helped me along the process and accommodated anything and everything I requested. I had never done anything like this before and had a lot of questions, all of which he answered readily. My mother was a bit picky when it came to the food, but he accommodated every request I had when putting the menu together. He was always very gracious and kind throughout the entire thing – even when I thought I was being too pushy. He always made me feel welcome to ask questions and to make requests. I wasn’t actually there for the experience, but I requested that my mother write a little excerpt about it so I could include in this review: Our youngest daughter surprised us with Bobby – a private chef – for our 30th anniversary. We found out when he showed up (we had the pre-warning of cleaning the house and wearing something nice). I felt very uncomfortable with the idea as we have an older home – small kitchen and no dishwasher. But what was at first self-consciousness quickly gave way to Bobby’s easygoing attitude. He made us feel at ease immediately with his warm, inviting personality. He let us set the ambiance. He could have stayed in the background for the romantic evening or be a part of it. He was so engaging though that we invited him into our evening. As he served each course, he explained what we were eating and how it was prepared. My husband and I met working in a restaurant 31 years prior so we were fascinated by the process. The food was delicious and I have to admit – there were no leftovers! Though he is not a baker, he even made my favorite dessert – a pineapple upside down cake and it was superb. My husband and I highlight recommend Bobby for any special occasion. He is truly talented; the food is prepared to perfection; and, he is very personable and engaging. We will always remember our 30th with great affection.

Catering By Tara Helm
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi B.
Verified review

We had a fabulous wedding and Tara was a large part of making that a reality. Tara is detail oriented, flexible, and most of all, an amazing chef! I enjoyed working with her and would recommend her to anyone looking for great food at a reasonable price for their event. While looking for a caterer, I found many quotes excluded significant costs such as Chef time, server time, etc. One quote doubled once these were added to the estimate. Not so with Tara. Her quote was accurate. She was upfront about the total price per plate and there were no surprise costs. Tara provided a tasting that was VERY reasonably priced. We brought along a couple friends for opinions and were blown away by the feast before us. There were appetizers, a salad, at least three main courses, and four or five sides. The tasting really showcased Tara’s talents and made it easy to choose her as our caterer. Once we had booked with Tara, she was available to discuss our menu as our needs evolved. When we added extra rentals and food to our contract, Tara took everything in stride and made it work. On the day of our wedding, everything went smoothly. We have received praise from multiple friends and family one of whom described her food as “Top notch”. Our day of coordinator told me she enjoyed working with Tara and would recommend her to future clients. Thank you Tara for being so wonderful to work with and making our day one to remember!

Chef Ken's Catering
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Libby B.
Verified review

Chef Ken was extremely prompt, professional, pleasant, clean, & skillful!!! The first dish was a surprise to us all, because we'd never heard of it, nor had we tried it, but it was mouth watering. We loved this experience & by all means will be calling Chef Ken again. Chef Ken this is truly your talent and you have to be as good as they come!!!! I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone reading this review & I will personally recommend you to others as well!! THANK YOU, for making this a night to remember😄😄

Switchback Kitchen
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Sean B.
Verified review

Brett was professional, timely and made delicious food that was tailored to by unique palate. It was a great introduction to thumbtack and having a professional chef, with how busy I am with work. Greatly appreciated, and looking forward to continuing to utilize this in the future.

Down to Earth Cuisine
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Indy C.
Verified review

Chef David was amazing. He arrived the week before to see our home and what tools he would have to work with. He came early in the day and spend all day prepping food and entertaining us and teaching us. He was friendly, professional, entertaining, and warm. He created an amazing five-course meal for us and I think we are still full. The kitchen was clean afterwards and we had plenty of leftovers for the next day. We would definitely hire Chef David again.

Island Chef Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
Verified review

Our family used Island Chef Services for almost a year. Nichole was professional and dependable. She worked with our family to find meals that our family enjoyed.

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jean B.
Verified review

Working with chef Patty at Fresh Every Thyme Personal Cef Service was the BEST decision I made when planning my family reunion! Our family likes to have fun during the day with various activities and come together for dinner every night. Patty worked with me to choose the menus for each night, she did the grocery shopping, much of the food prep, and then stocked our refrigerator. All we had to do was warm and serve! Saved so much time, energy and excess food. Thank you Patty for helping our family have the best vacation!

DayoSense Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
David P.
Verified review

DayoSense Catering brings such a wonderful professional but "family" feel to an event. Also, the food is awesome!

  • 1 year in business
John A.
Verified review

I regularly employed Chef Ramo for many years during her time in California. She's an extremely talented, professional and accommodating chef. Her meals are delicious, healthy and approachable. Her food has a no-nonsense elegance to it. I've also used her catering services and guests have been wildly impressed with her level of service and the entertainment aspect she brings to events. She interacts well with guests, providing them with entertaining food tidbits and charming them with her wicked sense of humor. Regardless of what service you engage, I highly recommend Chef Ramo. She's a joy.

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Hi, I'm Kristzan. I love to cook gourmet food. I have my degree in culinary arts. I've been working in restaurants in Seattle for almost 3 years and currently a sous chef in a catering company; that's why I can assure you that the quality I can give you is fine cuisine. I specialize in Asian cuisine with a Pacific Northwest flare, but I can still cook whichever cuisine that meets of the needs of your palate. Be it appetizers, entrees, desserts, hors d'oeuvres, or comfort food, tell me what you want on your special day, and we'll negotiate. I only do home service, which means I will cook in your place; however, if you need a bigger service, I can connect you to the catering company I'm in. Email me.

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I am a hardworking, small, independent world traveler. I am an experienced chef, with a broad knowledge of food from all over.

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I can give lessons (not high-end), and have been trying to work my way up to sous-chef and someday, executive chef. I started more than 12 years ago and have been cooking professionally since. I have very good training (continuing education at FareStart).

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I have a CEC and CDM with 35 years of experience in hotels, universities and retirement living. I have produced hundreds of weddings and have executed banquets for up to 5000 people. Serv-Safe Certified

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Branzino is a Seattle neighborhood with Italian influences. Pasta, pizza, cheeses, breads, cured meats and all desserts are made by hand in-house each day.

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I am a chef and a certified dietary manager with over 20 years of restaurant experience and 13 years of experience in the field of healthcare food service which includes management of diet as related to: Disease Allergy Personal Goals Adherence to Physicians orders/recommendations

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My company specializes in Gluten free and Mediterranean cuisine! I have been serving the public since 1998 and been formally educated in the culinary arts. I know that the customers when they need a food caterer they need more than just cooking the food they need someone who knows nutrition who can make the food taste great it doesn't matter what the customers limitations are. I know if I except the job I have to agree to all the above and will be my privilege to work with a customer who has the above wishes. I have had 2 successful restaurants and now we do full time Catering. This is a full service with a photographer and a flower artist.

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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