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San Leandro, CA
With over 10 years of experience as a chef, I take pride in offering a swift and impeccable service using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. My extensive portfolio features collaborations... read more with major corporations such as Twitter, Uber, and Yahoo, as well as personal chef services in countless homes. I am well versed in domestic kitchens and equipped to provide unforgettable culinary experiences to all. My heart and soul are dedicated to food. As an artist and enthusiast, there is nothing more gratifying than crafting dishes that linger on the palate and leave a lasting impression. I am constantly pushing the boundaries of flavor and texture to create dynamic and delightful meals... read less
"Our party of about 22 people was catered by Chef Marisa and her team, who did a superb job. They adhered to our scheduled plan and arrived promptly. During the mealtime, they meticulously accommodated... read more our requests and made us feel extraordinary. Their mushroom risotto dish was exceptional and the entire party was enthralled with the outstanding food and service. We highly recommend Chef Marisa and her team. read less"
Reviewed by Joshua M.
Karla Oliveira Caterer and Private Chef
Santa Cruz, CA
My name is Karla Oliveira, and I have been working as a private Chef and Caterer for nearly three decades. I am passionate about catering and always strive to make any event memorable. With a variety ... read moreof kitchen services available, we are the perfect match for your home needs. Our forte and passion lie in catering, followed by personal chef services for daily fresh meals. We also offer a weekly, biweekly, or monthly Fridge Fairy service that can help simplify your grocery shopping. We will clean your fridge, wash all your produce and cook your meals for the week. Call us to learn more about our services at 8312475750. As a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and from the Cuisine Chef... read less
"On my fortieth birthday, my husband left me pleasantly surprised by hosting an awesome meal. The cherry on top was Karla, who visited our home to prepare the most mouth-watering six-course meal alongs... read moreide my husband. Every new dish was more delicious than the previous one with fresh and perfectly prepared ingredients. Besides, Karla's personality was amicable, and she even paid attention to the smallest details--flowers for me and jelly beans for the kids. Undoubtedly, we would suggest her to our friends and colleagues, and we can't wait to work with her again for our next significant event. read less"
Reviewed by Rachel S.
El Cumbala Bar & Pizza
San Jose, CA
Antonio, also known as Tony, along with Margherita and Santiago, are dedicated to providing top-notch quality, thrilling experiences, and top-notch hospitality to each and every guest, without fail. ... read more Having worked extensively in the food and beverage sector within numerous high-end establishments throughout the Bay Area for over 8 years, we have gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise in creating numerous menus and programs to suit varying tastes. Moreover, our range of services expands beyond delivering bar and mixology services. We also offer delectable and genuine rustic pizzas and Italian cuisines, brought straight to your doorstep, made with a stunning wood-fired oven capable of c... read less
"Consider hiring Santiago from El Cumbala Bar & Pizza - this is your sign! I cannot recommend him enough as he exceeded all expectations. Although CrackerJack only allows rating in three categories, Sa... read morentiago deserves all five - he is exceptional in work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality. It was my Aunt who recommended CrackerJack to me when I was looking for a personal bartender for my husband's 30th birthday. I had inquired about the services of many different companies, but Santiago was the only one who felt right. He was responsive from the beginning, and made adjustments according to our needs. He was flexible and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend Santiago's services to anyone, as my family and friends were thoroughly impressed by his skills. He even created a cocktail using our own bottle of Soju, which my cousin had requested, and it was amazing! Santiago's professionalism and his contribution to my husband's birthday was absolutely incredible. I cannot thank him enough for everything he did to make the occasion so special. I will definitely be hiring him again for future events. Thank you, Santiago! read less"
Reviewed by William H.
Elk Grove, CA
Liberation Foods offers delectable cuisine that will tantalize your palate, leaving you craving for more. Our exceptional service will ensure that your special occasions, be it a wedding or a party, w... read moreill be unforgettable. No matter the size, we cater to all events – big or small! Our aim is to provide exceptional dishes along with remarkable customer service. Pursuing the legacy of my family is a dream come true, blending with incredible personalities from diverse backgrounds. Each project and client presents a unique challenge, keeping each day interesting and novel. My ardor for everything concerning food reflects in the quality of the products and service.... read less
"Dear Catering Team, We want to express our gratitude to God for bringing you all to our wedding to serve. We are incredibly honored and appreciative of your exemplary service that went above and beyo... read morend our expectations. Words cannot fully express how thankful we are. The food was not only delicious, but plentiful and served hot straight from the kitchen. Additionally, you even stepped in to assist with directing our bridal party procession out from the dressing room when we fell short in that area. We will definitely recommend your services to others and look forward to using them again for future occasions. Thank you so much for your outstanding service. May God bless you all! Sincerely, Richard and Malia Timmons read less"
Reviewed by Joshua H.
San Mateo, CA
Lilo's Kitchen is a small business owned and managed by women of color, and a family affair. Established in September 2020 by Norma and Leslie, Lilo's Kitchen has catered events for various renowned c... read moreorporate companies like Uber, Google, Gilead, and some of the Bay Area's biggest festivals such as Foodieland, Treasure Fest, and County Fairs. However, private events such as weddings, birthdays, divorce parties, etc. are their forte. Services provided by Lilo's Kitchen include mobile catering using their food truck, taquiza-style catering, and buffet catering. Lilo's Kitchen also provides vending events management. While Lilo might be undeniably cute, he is more than eyelashes and a waggin... read less
"Our wedding food was nothing short of amazing! Everyone who attended had amazing compliments for it. The catering team arrived early, flawlessly serving all 80 of our guests, and also managed to coord... read moreinate their exit without interrupting the reception timeline. In a nutshell, we have nothing but praise for the entire team! We would definitely recommend them! read less"
Reviewed by Andrew M.
Albert J. Hernandez The Untamed Chef
Clients have been telling me that I'm not a good fit, but don't hesitate to reach out to me via email. I'm actively working on this with CrackerJack and can assure you that I'm the best fit for you. I... read moren fact, I'm the 2015-2016 Best Chef in California and the current 2023 CrackerJack Top Pro Best Chef in CA, with 48 cooking awards earned over my 15-year career. I've trained at some of the best Michelin restaurants and earned 100+ five-star reviews. I specialize in Nouvelle Latin Fusion Cuisine with a Comfort Approach and aim to create the ultimate culinary experience for all of my clients. Using only the best quality ingredients, I bring all of the food, table settings, and more to craft a men... read less
"Chef Hernandez surpassed all expectations during our private dinner in Tahoe. He went above and beyond by personally curating a menu that accommodated everyone's individual needs and preferences. Gues... read morets were thrilled when they learned of our private chef and raved about the exquisite menu beforehand, making the event even more exciting. Chef Hernandez arrived promptly with his assistant and all necessary equipment - including distinctive plates which added a lavish touch. His professionalism and talent were truly amazing, leaving every single guest in awe of his culinary prowess. Beyond the exceptional food, Chef Hernandez provided a unique and captivating experience, incorporating theatrical elements such as liquid nitrogen and lighting. Not only was the meal delicious, but the entire evening was unforgettable. I would highly recommend Chef Hernandez to anyone seeking a truly remarkable and memorable dining experience. I, for one, look forward to the next opportunity to work with him. read less"
Reviewed by Anthony G.
Porras Solutions, LLC.
As an Executive Chef with over two decades of experience in San Francisco, my name is Chef Carlos. I began my culinary journey at Aqua restaurant under the mentorship of Michael Mina. Currently residi... read moreng in Tracy, I enjoy crafting personalized chef experiences and catering services for my clients. At Porras Solutions, we are passionate about working with fresh organic products and California's exceptional quality. Whether it's an intimate anniversary dinner, birthday bash, private gathering or cooking lessons, we've got you covered. Additionally, we offer meal planning services to make your life easier on those days when cooking seems too daunting. Connect with us on social media via Instag... read less
"Incredible! I cannot express how amazing Chef Carlos and his team were in helping me surprise my husband with our wedding menu as an anniversary present. To top it off, they served it at the picturesq... read moreue location we've always dreamt of! Chef Carlos' creativity and ability to troubleshoot logistical challenges (such as serving hot dishes in cold weather without any electricity) were exceptional. His execution was beyond my wildest expectations in terms of the details, experience, and food quality. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, punctual, and had a delightful personality. I am already dreaming up excuses to work with him again! If I could, I would give him more stars. read less"
Reviewed by Heather T.
Latin Asian Fusion Kitchen & Catering - $30pp.
San Jose, CA
Latin Asian Fusion Food Trucks operates as a caterer for weddings and corporate events in San Jose, California. Their food is a delicious combination of Latin and Asian flavors that appeals to a broad... read more range of customers. The fusion of styles creates a laid-back yet sophisticated atmosphere that is perfect for outdoor events. Services provided by the company are mobile catering and they allow clients to customize their menus based on their preferences. Whether it's something classy and elegant or more casual and comfortable, the chefs will be happy to accommodate. The catering company also offers a range of serving styles, including hors d’oeuvres, tapas, breakfast, lunch, and plated dishe... read less
"The food was fantastic, and the staff thoroughly enjoyed it. The Latin Asian Fusion crew arrived promptly and handled everything with ease and kindness. Roddy and team, your performance was exceptiona... read morel! Thank you very much! read less"
Reviewed by Christopher L.
Chef Tana J Duncan
Los Gatos, CA
Greetings and a wonderful day to you! I am a professional chef who specializes in personal and private services in the greater Bay Area. I am also the proud owner and operator of Salt & Stone Caterin... read moreg + Design, a small and exclusive catering company that offers impressive dinners in small-scale settings. With 20 years of experience in the culinary industry, I have developed a great passion for food, art, aesthetics, flavor, and service. My ultimate goal is to ensure that you and your guests are well-fed, comfortable and happy. Catering and Events: I love catering for events-from intimate 4-person dinner parties to 30-person cocktail gatherings, and everything in between. That's why I hand-... read less
"Under Tana's expert guidance, we were treated to a phenomenal 6 course dinner party that left us all thoroughly delighted. Each dish was a wonderful combination of rich flavors and unique textures tha... read moret kept us impressed throughout the meal. Tana and her team created an unforgettable evening with our dearest friends, and we were thrilled to find the kitchen spotless and incredible leftovers awaiting us come morning. We can confidently give this experience a 10 out of 10! read less"
Reviewed by Kayla T.
Abroad Catering: chef, Nancy Gerbault
At Abroad Catering, we offer customized menus with a personal touch for any occasion in the greater Bay Area and Sacramento Valley. Our expertise lies in creating creative, colorful, and elegant displ... read moreays of both Traditional and International Cuisine. We specialize in simple elegance with an old-world charm and are up for the challenge of destination weddings. With over 15 years of experience organizing international events, we believe in the art of creating a display of delicious food that goes beyond your expectations. We use only the freshest ingredients, locally sourced from farms, ensuring that the ingredients meet the highest of standards. Additionally, our team uses their extensive tra... read less
"For my wedding, Nancy assisted me in creating a brunch that was nothing short of perfect. I highly recommend her services and here's why. She consistently stayed in communication with me, never once c... read moreomplaining about the numerous emails I sent her way. Nancy demonstrated a keen ear, focusing her efforts on the important aspects while paying attention to detail in order to bring my vision to fruition. Having coffee available was very important to me for personal reasons and Nancy went above and beyond by hand-roasting the beans. Additionally, she handmade the gelato for our affogato, which was a hit amongst guests. The salmon was also incredibly delicious. However, the true highlight of the day was the cake. My late mother had made angel food cake, and Nancy made it possible for me to have it on my special day. The angel food cake that she made for David and me tasted heavenly! Furthermore, each guest had their own individual angel food cake, each of which was stunning. Our cake took my breath away, and it is something that I will cherish forever. read less"
Reviewed by Kayla L.
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Wedding catering can cost a lot of money, depending on the type and amount of food and drink that you choose. Generally, the more extravagant the menu, the higher the price tag. The average cost for wedding catering is around $35/person, but still, it can vary
Tipping a caterer 15-20% of the total service charges is good, though not exactly written in stone, guideline. In some cases, it will be less depending on if the party catered was a huge one.
In other words, you can expect to pay about $20 for a nice little dinner for four people and around $60 for a wedding reception with 250 guests. You should figure out what percentage to tip based on your bill.
The cost of personal chefs varies depending on factors such as the geographical area, the chef's level of experience, and the complexity of the menu. Many personal chefs charge an hourly rate, with prices often ranging from $25 to $75 per hour. Some personal chefs have additional pricing tiers which can range between $50 and $200 per hour depending on the services provided. It is important for those who are interested in hiring a personal chef to discuss prices with the individual or company before committing to any services.
A personal chef is needed if you're too busy to cook or living alone and don't have the patience to cook elaborate meals. If you have a personal chef, you can conveniently enjoy delicious, healthy meals without being stressed out. A personal chef is also needed if you have allergies or food restrictions. A personal chef can consider your specific needs and design a meal plan just for you.
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