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Kent Chefs

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

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
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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 75 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Gillian Willow W.
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Chantel and her team were lifesavers! Our previously scheduled caterer for our wedding had a family emergency and had to cancel, so we were thrilled when she connected us to Chantel just a few weeks before the big day. Chantel met with me, and completely "got it" when we discussed the kinda of food my fella and I were hoping for, the overall themes/style of the Big Day, and our budget. When Chantel and her team arrived at the wedding, they dove right in and created a delicious meal, and beautiful display. I can't say enough great things- the food was fantastic, and Chantel and her team were everything we could have hoped for. Strongly recommended!

Pacific Northwest Catering
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene L.
Verified review

We had an all-company Summer Picnic at the Lake Home of our boss. Working with Al to organize the event was great - he was easy to work with and very helpful. The Chef and his assistant that came to work the event were excellent - efficient and extremely pleasant. The food was delicious - top notch, and the party supplies were very nice. Having the rentals come as part of the package was extremely convenient. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that Al was sending others to work the picnic and they didn't receive the all the necessary information to find the venue and call me on my cell phone. So they were late and worried themselves and us. Next time I am sure that would not happen again, but they should have been given better directions and cell phones to contact me and the home owner to alleviate stress. Otherwise, we were extremely happy with everything, great party, great food and great service other than that one problem. I would definitely recommend them!

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K & F Catering
4.6
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly M.
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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.

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BG Private Chef
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany C.
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We were planing a graduation dinner event last minute. When I posted to hire a private chef through Thumbtack, a few chefs approached me. After talking with each chef, I finally chose BG private chef. He is easy to communicate with and met our requests. During the dinner, he was very approachable but still professional. The price was reasonable too. We enjoyed his cooking and service.

Catering By Tara Helm
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi B.
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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 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Matt V.
Verified review

Chef Ken is the best! Incredibly skilled and knowledgeable yet completely humble and polite. We were thrilled with our experience and will absolutely look to work with Chef Ken again many times in the future!

Chef Sam
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Janice L.
Verified review

Sami is one of the greatest chefs I could say I've ever had the pleasures of helping her actually(watching) her cook and serve others with great passion in her dishes as well serving her customers I've also had the pleasure of trying pretty much all her dishes so I can't really tell witch was the best because they were to good to judge you would have to try it for your self but I can say they were the best dishes I've ever tasted and she had a restaurant I would be a regular she great just know will not be disappointed thank and god bless.

Cooking Dolls
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kim F.
Verified review

Olive is amazing. She has such passion for the art of cuisine... She thoroughly researches and tests new recipes, and partners with some of the most thoughtful/excellent private chefs in the Seattle area. I would highly recommend her!

Chefs Unlimited
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra C.
Verified review

Chef Anessa can put together a romantic evening for two, a group sit down dining experience and more. Her menu can range from extremely elegant, a culinary adventure, to an upscale yet casual fare. I highly recommend her chef services for anyone looking for a top quality chef with amazing skills, artistry and true culinary experience.

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Paula M.
Verified review

I went to a small dinner party catered by chef Patty of Fresh Every Thyme. It was wonderful - delicious and innovative dishes - nicely presented. Terrific evening!

Just For You
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Astha C.
Verified review

We hired Sue for a private party for a small group. She was collaborative on the menu and helped us with all the prep for the evening. She was on time. Very professional and pleasant. The food was delicious. Would definitely recommend her to others.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie M.
Verified review

Hamid and his sous chef Rashid were an excellent team and made the extra effort to make our dinner a success. We'd recommend them to our friends.

DayoSense Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 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!

Picnic Cakes and Pastries
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Marketta S.
    Verified review

    Kelly is my go to pastry chef. She is professional and talented. Her birthday cakes always leave a wonderful impression. Lemon meringue pie from heaven!

    About

    I am a retired professional chef. I have trained and worked in Seattle my entire career from fine dining at Sorrento Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Willows Lodge, and Warwick Hotel to golf courses, Italian and French cuisines and comfort foods. I have great rapport skills also and lots of references.

    About

    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.

    About

    I'm a culinary chef for any function, private party or hospitality industry. I'm a consultant and area manager and does food sales.

    About

    If you are looking for either a at home personal chef or looking for a chef to run your dinner party, I'm your guy.I have been in the industry for over 8 years honing my skills and tastes under pressure. I have worked in multiple demanding kitchens and hotels around the globe and am looking to bring my skills to your table. I have experiences in a variety of cuisines and techniques that I would love to share . I bring the fun and flavor that comes with cooking to your home. I look forward to working with you and bringing a new experience to your palate.

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    Thank you for your interest. Contact us now to know more about our services.

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    I work closely with my customer to best serve them according to their 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.

    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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