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  • 10 years in business
  • 444 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Debi B.

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Alicia and crew did an amazing job setting up and preparing for our wedding. Alicia even met with the bride on her day off to go over all the details before the wedding - That is dedication! We had the Taco Cart and our guests raved about the food. Everything was professional, they arrived on time and gave themselves ample time to prepare, and just took over setting up, cooking and serving. That took a lot of stress off of us and all our friends helping with our DIY wedding. The staff even served us, the bride and groom, our dinner at our sweetheart table - unexpected service above and beyond. We are so very happy that we chose Carefree Catering Concepts for our wedding. Top notch! Allen & Debi Stober

Sarah W.

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Man these guys were awesome! Every aspect of their customer service was without flaw. From the email correspondence to the personal chefs at the event who interacted with my guests. I had an outdoor event that required serving and cooking the food outside for 100 people. I had very nice food options, steak with bearnaise, BBQ chicken, ribs and several sides. I wish I would have gone more casual, as the the gourmet menu really needs and indoor kitchen to reach its full potential. This was my flaw, just a tip for those considering their own menu. I would recommend them to anyone. Wonderful!

Jayne P.

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We used Jon for my daughters 1st communion. The food was delicious! Appetizers meal and kids dishes all great - even for my picky eaters. Presentation also exceeded my expectations. Would use him again.

  • 7 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours

Enri H.

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Fast, professional and Dorrenda can cook!!! She made 4 bulk meals for me all of which I'd made myself half a dozen times but I can say without a doubt she surpassed mine. She has TCT... Taste, she understands how to use herbs and spices to add flavor instead of salt and butter. Clean, the old adage clean as you go...she was the personification of it!! Time (did I mention this lady is fast!) I will not embarrass myself with how long it would have taken me to do the same but she did it in a fraction of the time! I've had cooks in the past come and cook for me and they were friendly but not very skilled or skilled but the personality of sandpaper. Dorrenda has both and more, I will hire her again and have actually... already set our next appointment!

Thumbtack Customer

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The Service is Top Notch! They do an OUTSTANDING job!! She took care of everything! And they even served the cake at our wedding reception! The food was awesome, thank you Dynamic Cuisine Catering & Events, you made our day remarkable!

Merrilou P.

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This is a pre-event evaluation. Prompt and efficient service. Looking forward to working with Dynamic Cuisine Catering for my corporate event.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Brittany B.

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My husband and I have been clients of Sasha for nearly two years now. Sasha goes above and beyond for us. She follows our food sensitivity tests accordingly while she cooks healthy, fresh, and exciting meals for us at the same time. Sometimes eating healthy can get boring and seem very repetitive but not with Sasha's cooking! She is always making new dishes for us to try that we would never guess to be as healthy as they really are since they have so much flavor. Whether it's for health reasons or just the convenience of having someone to prepare fresh meals for you, we would highly recommend Sasha. She has a key to our house and we trust her with absolutely everything while we are not there. We love having her in our home and consider her more of a friend now than anything.

Chad S.

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Sasha with Body & Soul Food did a fabulous job with my personal cooking class in my kitchen. I set this class up as a date with my girl friend and she enjoyed it very much. Sasha was very well prepared and it was such a joy having her demonstrated and instructing us on the dishes we made. Our class was schedule around lunch time so we enjoyed the dishes as our lunch. It was such a perfect date. Good food and fun. I highly recommend this experience to people wanting to do something different as a date. Sasha is the one to call to make it happen.

Bretton H.

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Sasha does a fantastic job cooking. First, as to the food, it is simply delicious. Carefully homemade and scrumptious, everything was bursting with flavor. Second, the delivery was exceptional. Alex brought everything inside my home; each dish explained, and instructions on how to reheat, etc. I highly recommend Body and Soul Food to any and all!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 min

Thumbtack Customer

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Christina was Great! We were a family of 13 visiting Phoenix for Thanksgiving and she gave us the red carpet. Collectively we decided on a menu for 2 days and she delivered without a hitch. We arrived on Wednesday afternoon and she was waiting for us at our rental home putting the finishing touches on our meal and it was GOOOOOD! For Thanksgiving Day she arrived at 11am to complete the meal for a noon meal time and we had a GREAT day of food, fun and family without worrying about cooking. I highly recommend Christina for any event or family function to ensure good food and an experience! Lastly, she provided a diverse portfolio of menu options, on Wednesday we had a Fajita bar, chicken wings with all the fixings/sauces made from scratch and Thanksgiving day we had your traditional Turkey and Dressing, ham with Mac-n-cheese, greens, salad and banana pudding and it was all great! Thanks Christina!

Dave M.

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Christine was very responsive to my inquiry into her services for meal deliveries for my parents. She prepared and delivered 6 meals a week chosen from a wide variety of options. The quality and quantity of the food she prepared was amazing. Christine is a true professional who cares about he clients and the meals she prepares.

JOHN K.

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Christine was "over the top". I couldn't give her better marks. The food was delicious and she was creative, accommodating, and very pleasant to work with in addition to the traits you asked us to rate. She gets a 5 star rating from us all the way.

  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Scottsdale, AZ

Payton B.

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Jennifer was everything I hoped for and more than I expected!! I hired her to conduct a family cooking class for Mother's Day. She was able to accommodate my last-minute request and tailored the meal to our preferences. She is professional, patient (I have teenage brothers), and a very talented chef. She shared a lot of fun tips & tricks of the trade and because she brought all of the ingredients & tools we were able to pull off the perfect surprise! An awesome group activity where everybody participates--Hire her if you get the chance!!

Gaye K.

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Actually VERY GOOD. We had 50 guests for a Caribbean themed engagement party. Jennifer came up with a super buffet dinner- with some dietary requests handled well. Everyone enjoyed the food and there was plenty. If we were to do it again we would tell Jennifer to spice the side dishes up a bit more and hire her or someone else to help us replenish the trays of food and wash up so that we could mingle with guests. Many thanks to Jennifer for a job well done!

Michele S.

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Perfect cooking with attention to details to have at the end great and healthy food. Now I know, healthy and tasty are not in contradiction.

  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Diana F.

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I have been fortunate enough to work with Lisa in both capacities of her cooking business. I have had her give me in-home cooking lessons and I have hired her as a personal chef. She is incredibly knowledgeable in her field and she is very easy to work with/ talk to/ learn from. I was sad that she moved away, but she trained an excellent replacement who I currently have as my chef. I highly recommend Chef Lisa Brisch! Give her food a taste and you will see for yourself! She is also very trustworthy - an important feature when you are letting someone into your kitchen!

Michelle L.

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Pure perfection!!! Lisa was my personal chef for several years and was outstanding in every way! Her meals were 5 star quality and yet so light in calorie - I was able to loose over 20 pounds and so far, have kept it off - I have Lisa to thank for putting me on the right track! And, my cleaning person always complimented her on how neatly she cleaned up after her cooking sessions - absolutely a delight to work with Lisa!

Terri M.

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We had a wonderful time with Lisa. Lisa is such a professional. Her presentation was filled with cooking tips and creativity. Everyone enjoyed their time with Lisa.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Glendale, AZ

Deborah S.

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Chef Stacey catered an ASU graduation party for 15 people at a private home, and did an excellent job. We are from out of state and it was nerve-wracking to hire a caterer sight unseen, but Stacey put me at ease, coordinated beforehand, arrived on time, and presented a beautiful spread of delicious food. She is excellent at details - the skewers had little curled ends; the cucumbers in the veggie tray were scalloped; the artichoke dip was homemade. I paid for a higher-end appetizer buffet and she did not scrimp on quality in her food choices. As one of many examples, the fruit plate didn't have just "the usuals," but included some higher end fruits such as blackberries and raspberries. The meat and cheese tray was similarly high-end. Desserts were beautifully displayed and delicious. The quantity was very generous and we were able to offer some extra food to my daughter's college-student friends on their way out. Highly Recommend!

Meghan A.

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Creative. Passionate. Ambitious. Stacey pours her heart and soul into her food! From large catered events to small family meals, Stacey understands what her clients want as well as put her own personal spin on it. She is quick to help the novice at home chef as well as collaborate with seasoned peers to create delicious dishes.

Leslie D.

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Stacey is very professional with strong attention to detail. She has years of experience in the culinary field and her cooking shows it. I highly recommend her for your next event!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Phoenix, AZ

Cheryl B.

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I had alot of weight to lose and a short time to do it in. By myself I would not have been able to do it. Cyndi help me to kick my salt addiction, add a good exercise program and taught me how to make quick and tasty meals without all the calories. She even babysat with me sometimes. It was hard at first, but after a few weeks it became easier to follow the plan that we decided to follow.

Debbie H.

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We hired Flare For Flavor to do a cooking class for 6 people. The food was great and we had a BLAST! These ladies are so much fun. Learned great cooking tips as well. We will definitely hire them again.

Robert W.

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We were very happy with Cynthia and her appetizers were very tasty. The party attendees were very happy with the event and we were happy to not have to cook and clean.

  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Phoenix, AZ

Angela B.

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Miller Marcus Catering provides our church a hearty, well prepared and satisfying after church fellowship meal. She can stay on budget, is professional and never late. She prepares meals to specification and also gives healthy suggestions about meals for kids and those with health concerns. Miller Marcus is worth every dollar spent and more. Deacon A. Brooks Southminster Presbyterian Church Phoenix, AZ.

Amy H.

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Had an amazing dinner catered by Amanda - Amanda and her team were super professional and friendly, the dinner was amazing (every plate was eaten clean) and picked up a cooking tip along the way. Would definitely use her again.

Georgianna M.

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Amanda led a cooking demonstration for my friends and I, in celebration of a friend's birthday. The event lasted about 2 hours and included us watching, helping to make and eating salad, ravioli and dessert (panna cotta).

  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Brittany G.

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I wanted to have some friends over for Dinner but did not want to do the cooking. Nutrition intuition saved the day! Amber made us roasted chicken and mashed chipotle sweet potatoes – it was all delicious. It was fun having her over and it felt like a friend in the kitchen as we talked about life and food while she prepped our dinner. We will definitely be hiring Amber again in the future, especially around the holidays!

Cody S.

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Amber has been cooking for me on a regular basis for several weeks, and I couldn't be happier with the service. The food is delicious, Amber is highly professional and she has a great personality. I have multiple dietary restrictions and Amber has happily and creatively worked within the constraints given. I highly recommend Nutrition Intuition!

Caroline C.

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Amber is such a delight. Her knowledge of nutrition combined with her experience of teaching yoga is the perfect combination for someone you want looking out for your well being. She went grocery shopping with me and it has changed the way I will go grocery shopping forever! Read the labels. Definitely recommend her services!

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Darlene K.

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My grandson LOVED his cooking lesson from Don Carey .....It was fun, entertaining and he said he was so nice ....They are definitely going to book another lesson ....

Sherry K.

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They gave me quote instantly.

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Brenda A.

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We had our annual backyard bingo party and I decided I didn't want to cook this year. We hired Natures Kitchen Catering. Not sure what to expect and being a little bit of a control freak, it was hard for me to let go in the beginning. But, after getting comfortable with the level of service, expertise and professionalism that Chef Jerald and his assistant displayed, it was minutes before I backed away and put everything in their hands. Our guests raved about the appearance, taste and quality of the appetizers that were served. It couldn't have been a more successful evening and I look forward to our next party when we will, without a doubt, be hiring Natures Kitchen again!

Ryan G.

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I hosted a Youth Sports camp and Natures Kitchen provided such amazing food. It was healthy and kid-friendly, It was amazing to see the youth enjoy healthy food.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Fountain Hills, AZ

Harry E.

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I contracted Elyse a few months back to cater a staff brunch for about 20 people. She was great, period. She was at the venue well ahead of time to prep and adjust to the location. She honored our odd request to have breakfast pizzas, and they were delicious. Eggs, bacon, avocado, you name it, she took care of it, and it was all great. The presentation was beautiful too, and it was all done with a smile. She even improvised some other healthy offerings to accommodate some dietary restrictions that we did not foresee. Furthermore, she's great at interacting with kids too, and let them safely watch the pizza making process. Also, she made these Nutella raspberry cupcakes that were amazing, ask her about them. It was such a great event, we had her do another event a few weeks later.

Jillian L.

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Elyse's cooking was absolutely delicious. Her passion for food came through in her creative menu pairings and flavorful dishes. Her ability to wisk together everyday things in my cupboard into a culinary masterpiece was truly inspiring. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a chef on any occasion.

Jayson J.

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Loved the timely and prompt Service, performed Outstanding, Was well received from our Residents here at Bethesda Gardens Phoenix, AZ. Will defiantly hire again. Food was healthy and Excellent, a great riff to Thanksgiving food alternatives. Holds her herself with Professional Class and let's her personally Shine.

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“Up In Smoke!!!” is a full-service catering company and personal chef service, whose sole passion is to provide a 4-diamond experience without the 4-diamond price. We cater our mouth watering entrees using techniques of cooking with wood, live fire and smoke to create new alternative to cuisine in the Phoenix Metropolitan- Area.

  • Phoenix, AZ

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We are a competition team with many awards including AZ Barbeque 2014 team of the year winning all four categories, multiple grand champions, and 2014 BCS team of the year. We do competition-style BBQ for events and cooking classes. We are flexible in what we can cook, and we are affordable.

  • Scottsdale, AZ

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As a private chef, I'll help prepare a menu for your event. I shop, prep, prepare and serve the meal to your request if you like.

  • Sun City West, AZ

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After working at Western Culinary Institute, I retired to AZ. I would like to have a part-time job as a personal chef. I can cook whatever you like.

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I provide cooking lessons for all skill levels. Tell me what you'd like to learn, and I'll design classes for you . I teach all skill levels and most cuisines.

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I will teach any type of cooking. You, the client, must provide the equipment and supplies, and I will teach you to use what you have. Otherwise, we will be going over diet styles, cultures and the history of food to reach a better understanding of the palate. Supplies will either be predetermined or shopped together, whichever is necessary.

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As a chef of over 25 years, provide the finest food for your guests. I specialize in smaller groups in your home, yacht or aircraft.

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I like all people and only with to do my very best for them.

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