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On WeddingWire since 2022

Live Fire Chefs is a private chefs/catering service based in Ocala, Florida, that sources the freshest ingredients cooked on-site for the ultimate culinary experience. They believe exceptional service, along with mouthwatering, beautifully presented food, is paramount for any successful party or celebration. Chefs Cahill and Smith are known for their passion and drive for excellence in creating a first-class dining experience. Their attention to detail will create a lasting impression for you and your guests. Their desire is to bring you the best private chef experience.

  • All your personal tastes and desires will be incorporated when designing your special day.
  • Whether it’s a rehearsal dinner right in the comfort of your own home or a large venue for the big day, Live Fire Chefs is ready to create your ultimate culinary event experience.
  • All allergy restrictions will be taken very seriously.
  • Chefs Cahill and Smith have over 40 years combined creating menus with passion and excellence in mind.

Services Offered

Live Fire Chefs arrives on your wedding scene with a variety of fabulous services. These include:

  • Buffet stations
  • Plated dinner service
  • Family-style dining
  • Custom menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres (stations and passed)
  • Servers
  • Bar services
  • Tastings
  • Cake cutting
  • Station set up (pasta, meat carving, omelette, ice cream and more)

Frequently asked questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$40

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$40

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$15

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$12

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Tastings

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
BBQ
Caribbean
French
Greek
Indian
Italian
Mediterranean
Mexican
Seafood
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Reviews of Live Fire Chefs

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9 Reviews
100% recommend it
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    5 out of 5 rating
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    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
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Live Fire Chefs is highly recommended by multiple reviewers as a wedding catering service. They receive praise for their excellent planning, quality of food, and exceptional service. The servings were generous and prepared excellently for a 50th wedding anniversary celebration. The food tasting for the wedding menu was incredible, and the on-site cooking ensured everything was fresh and hot. The guests had nothing but compliments for the food, with the coconut shrimp being particularly well-liked. The service from Live Fire Chefs was exceptional, with the team being friendly, professional, and accommodating. The wait staff, bartenders, and servers were all commended for their professionalism and the well-presented dishes and desserts. Overall, the reviewers highly recommend Live Fire Chefs for any event, as they are worth every cent.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Live Fire Chefs is highly recommended by multiple reviewers as a wedding catering service. They receive praise for their excellent planning, quality of food, and exceptional service. The servings were generous and prepared excellently for a 50th wedding anniversary celebration. The food tasting for the wedding menu was incredible, and the on-site cooking ensured everything was fresh and hot. The guests had nothing but compliments for the food, with the coconut shrimp being particularly well-liked. The service from Live Fire Chefs was exceptional, with the team being friendly, professional, and accommodating. The wait staff, bartenders, and servers were all commended for their professionalism and the well-presented dishes and desserts. Overall, the reviewers highly recommend Live Fire Chefs for any event, as they are worth every cent.

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Donna S. Sent on 01/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond expections

Live Fire Chef is more than I can write!!! In every way, planning, quality of food and service clean up more than excellent!! I wouldn’t have anyone else to cater an event!!
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Darrell W. Sent on 06/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best six days of food I ever had!

We use Patrick as a private chef to cook dinner and prepare a lunch for the next day. We had 21 people in a large beach house in Saint Augustine. All 21 of us enjoyed his food, his personality and his talent. The servings were generous And prepared excellent this event was to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and he made it as special as everything else on our family reunion. I would recommend them for anybody’s catering needs. Quite simply they are the best. Thank you Darrell and Joan from California.
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Brittnie Y. Sent on 03/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend!

Live Fire Chefs did an amazing job for our wedding. They were quick to respond to my catering inquiry. Setup a nice food tasting for the menu items we wanted. The food tasting was incredible, which convinced us to use them for our wedding. They had all the sides prepared and everything else was prepped but cooked on site, so everything was fresh and hot. Even though we were running behind schedule, live fire chefs was perfectly on time and had all the food ready at the time I requested. We got nothing but compliments on the food. The coconut shrimp is the best I’ve ever had and this food was the best wedding food I’ve ever had!
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Patrick Cahill
Patrick Cahill
Chef/Owner

Chef Patrick Cahill found his passion for gourmet food at a young age growing up in Syracuse, New York. The dream of becoming a great chef one day was always on his mind. Seeking every opportunity to further develop his skills and own creativity, he attended college at the New England Culinary Institute in Essex, Vermont. Training with many great chefs and graduating from a renowned culinary school enabled him to take his passion for great food to the next level.

Cahill’s culinary repertoire flourished while working in different 4- and 5-star restaurants and resorts. Cahill developed his signature relaxed fine dining style and has over 20 successful years as an Executive Chef where he focused on scratch-made healthy cuisine. His passion for great food and services will provide all his guests with an unforgettable dining experience. As Culinary Director for a large premier healthcare company, Cahill hired Chef Smith as Executive Sous Chef. Our passion for great food and service was joined and this is where the vision began for Live Fire Chefs.

Dustin Smith
Dustin Smith
Chef/Owner

Chef Smith's devotion to fine cuisine stems from a young age of preparing family meals alongside his mother and sisters. Always having the desire to become a great chef, Smith decided to attend the Le Cordon Bleu college of culinary arts in Orlando, Florida. He had the opportunity to train with renowned chefs from all over the world.

His first job following college was at Todd English’s Blue Zoo restaurant. He worked his way through the industry from the bottom to the top and eventually served as the Executive Sous Chef for Chef Cahill. We both have the same drive for fine food and flawless dinner service. After 4 years as Executive Sous Chef, he moved on to lead his own upscale fine dining kitchens. Years later and reconnecting with Chef Cahill Live Fire Chefs has become a reality.

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Live Fire Chefs frequently asked questions

At Live Fire Chefs, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
The bar service starting price at Live Fire Chefs includes:
  • Bartender(s)
Live Fire Chefs offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Live Fire Chefs offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Live Fire Chefs, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • BBQ
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Spanish
At Live Fire Chefs, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Live Fire Chefs provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Live Fire Chefs offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Live Fire Chefs is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.
Live Fire Chefs currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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