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  • 18 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Karen D.
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We were hosting a graduation party with over 100 people for my son and I was looking for someone to cater the main dishes and just drop it off. I found Cindy through Thumbtack and she helped make the evening a great success! She worked within my budget and made a fabulous meal. All the guests raved about how excellent the food tasted and other guests that were in the kitchen praised Cindy for her professionalism, great attitude, and hard work. Cindy was easy to work with and quick to respond to calls. We never met in person before the event but I completely trusted everything would turn out just as she said and it did. She arrived on time and even stayed later than planned to cut up the meat and help get the food on the table. I would highly recommend Cindy to all my friends and would hire her again for the next event I might have catered. Having Cindy make the food for your event will be a great choice on your part. Have a great celebration!


I tend to put my job at the top of my priority list in life. I take pride in providing optimal customer service and strive to work to my best ability for my employer.

Chef Jenn
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    Stephanie A.
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    We had a 5-star experience with Chef Jenn! Our guests raved about the food served at our event. Chef Jenn is organized and easy to work with. She presented ideas on foods we could use to round out the menus; everything was well-prepared and beautifully presented. Jenn responded promptly to questions, and she managed all the details and kept the preparation for our event on track. Great food and great service!


    I am a personal chef, pastry chef, baker, and caterer. Cuisine includes French, Italian, soul food, and American. Special diets include diabetic, high blood pressure, low sodium, and portion control.


    Get a personal chef for a healthier life! I cook healthy, from-scratch entrees to feed your family the meals you have been craving.


    I am cooking and baking for families in their homes. I provide delicious food. I follow directions on what food they want.


    I provide full-service catering and personal chef as well as event planning, custom services and professional consultation.

    • 11 years in business

    I love to try new things. I will work with you to make any combination of flavors, colors, themes or ideas that you have become a reality for your special event.


    Our specialty is preparing and serving quality food at festivals, special gatherings and corporate events. Our unique menu includes marinated steaks, surf and turf skewers, roasted elephant garlic, garlic parmesan cheese fries, wild caught cod fillets served with hand-cut fries and a fresh and tasty steak sandwich, to name a few. We have a 25-foot L&I approved mobile commercial kitchen that we will bring to your event. Please note that we require 50-amp/220-volt power supply. We are available to for travel in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

    • 2 years in business

    I try to focus on the needs and wants of my clients mixed with what I know is tried and true. I like to leave an event knowing that everyone was blown away by the food. I focus on the freshest ingredients prepared well to create a dish that highlights the ingredients in their simplest yet most perfect form. I specialize in Northwest cuisine. I like to bring together ingredients from across the Northwest that give my clients a real sense of where they are and what this region has to offer. In addition to highlighting great ingredients, I also like to present it in a way that makes people say, "WOW". Its all about the Chef Zach WOW factor. I've been doing this over 14 years and I've picked up a few tricks along the way. Let me put my experience to work for you. I want to make your guests say WOW at your next event.

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    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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