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Neenah Chefs

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

Private Chef Connect
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
Verified review

Chef Sandra is very knowledgeable, and quick from helping chose the menu, to blending in with the guests in a professional and pleasant way. This was a multi family wedding anniversary gift. We had Sandra come as our surprise dinner class party. My parents and siblings, along with my husband. We love to cook in our family and enjoyed watching her techniques and tips. The food was delicious. And they absolutely loved the experience! My husband and I could relax and enjoy it all, Sandra took care of if! Thank you Chef Sandra! We want to repeat the experience some time soon!

Amanda Weber Events
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela B.
Verified review

Amanda is an incredibly knowledgable Chef. She takes her time to educate herself on the history of the food & wines she prepares and pairs. She pays special attention to details in order to make a beautiful presentation. She takes into consideration the cost of selected items she plans to prepare for her events. I highly recommend Amanda Weber to plan and prepare an event for you.

Simply Devine Caters LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Linda P.
Verified review

Brett created an outstanding and delicious presentation on the 3 private dinners he was hired for. He listened to what we required, compiled a wonderful menu and followed thru expertly. We will definitely call on him again.

Ann's Around Town, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
David S.
Verified review

I had a wonderful time with Ann, She is a fantastic chef, the food is out of this world. I highly recommend her for her food,or even the classes.

Local Roots LLC
3.5
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
SC C.
Verified review

Chef Tim has changed the cadence of our weekday evenings. We wanted to come home and soak up family time with our young daughter, but instead found ourselves worrying about making dinner, whether dinner was healthy, and questioning whether we were effectively establishing the family dinner time tradition/expectation. Now that we work with Chef Tim, we don’t worry about these things. We always have healthy meals ready to heat and serve. Family dinner time happens regularly and it’s delicious! We like to explore new flavors and foods. Chef Tim keeps coming up with new and tasty meals. Of course, he also makes particularly wonderful versions of some of our favorites that we request on occasion (e.g., short ribs and polenta). While he is great with meat proteins, I’ve been particularly impressed with the vegetarian options he has brought to the table; it is so nice to have filling meal options that do not have to be based on a meat. Also, we’ve had a number of changes to our family and schedules since we started working with Chef Tim (including another child). He has been wonderful about accommodating requests outside of our normal service (e.g., request for additional meals for visiting family, requests for appetizers for get-togethers, etc.).

  • 4 years in business
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Because I innovate not animate. As well as I have excellent communication skills, flavor profile and flare-full presentation

  • 20 years in business
About

Rent A Chef is a professional fine cuisine catering service that will come to your home to prepare and serve the menu of your choice. We operate on an economical hourly fee and are an alternative to the high cost of restaurants, catered functions and take out foods.

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I am an upscale personal chef for home and private functions. I work with customers to determine their wants and needs, and then I do my best to fulfill them.

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Vagabond Chef started with a simple idea of making great food with the items you have in our own house. From healthy to hardy, delicious food you will create it in your own home.

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Cooking is never suppose to be hard or confusing, it should be fun, relaxing and joyful. I've never took on the all seriousness of cooking, so you'll feel comfortable when we work together. Creating is fun so every class will have a fun twist to it!

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I am a chef who does just about everything you could want. I specialize in outdoor cooking, but do everything indoors as well. From 1 to 400 people, I can handle it, and I will come to you! For many years, I traveled throughout the country teaching outdoor cooking and campfire cooking, and I have a great following. I have been featured on Good Day Wisconsin, Outdoor Wisconsin, Living With Amy, and Illinois Outdoors. I am also a cookbook author, with over 3,000 books sold to the outdoor and camping community. I am currently a chef with Sodexo, and I also am the food service director/executive chef with Adventure Experiences in Taylor Park, CO during the summer.

Q & A

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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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