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Browse these meal preparation services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Berkeley.

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 92 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Frank P.
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Evan and his crew did an outstanding job for our work BBQ. The party was for 90 people and it wasn't an issue for his crew. They setup and had the food ready on time and delivery as contracted. The food was delicious and ample. They were flexible on the menu and accommodated the menu for the vegetarians. It was a great day and I'm happy that I went with Taqueria Cazadores for my event. I would highly recommend Evan and his team. Cheers! Frank

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  • 12 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lucy C.
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Sat Khalsa represented himself as described on Thumbtack. He was very professional & easy to work with. His dishes are superb. Sat is not only a seasoned chef, but a very knowledgeable nutritionist. He is a perfect chef for me because I am a foodie to begin with, but I also have to lose weight & eat healthy due to inflammation from auto immune. I am so happy with the delicious meals he prepared for me. I asked him to come back & cook for me next week too. Thank you Sat.

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Made With Love
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lauren G.
Verified review

We hired Made With Love (Debbie) to cook a meal for our group of 5 one evening at our Air B&B in Sonoma. It was awesome to come home after a day of wine tasting to a lovey home cooked meal. Debbie had appetizers ready for us when we arrived, and the house smelled delicious. There was more than enough food... we even cancelled our reservations at Ad Hoc the next night to enjoy the leftovers!

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Chef Andrea Lawson Gray
4.7
from 57 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Carrie D.
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Chef Andrea provided us with a wonderful celebration dinner at our rental Villa in Sonoma. She was super helpful in developing a menu that satisfied all our requirements. Her response time to all questions was quick and greatly appreciated! The food she prepared and served us exceeded our expectations!! Thank you Chef for a lovely meal and we really enjoyed meeting you. Cheers!

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Celebrations by Chet Chase
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lesmore B.
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Hi had the pleasure of selecting Chet to prepare a menu and work my Friendsgiving event which was my first time starting a tradition with my friends. From Chet's initial response to my quote request through the end of my event, the services provided were first class! Chet worked with me on my menu and I felt that he truly listened and took my vision into consideration when delivering my sample menu. I was extremely nervous since in the past, I would always be the one to prepare meals for my guest however, this year I wanted to do something different allowing me the opportunity to spend time with my guest instead of slaving in the kitchen. Chet checked in with me a few days prior to my event to confirm final details and then it was show time. He showed up on time as expected with everything needed along with a helper and the magic began. I am very satisfied with the outcome. From the taste and flavors of the food, the presentation, the hospitality Chet and his crew showed my guest, the clean up, to Chet's willingness to do more than expected (setting up tableware and more). A+ to Chet. He will certainly be my go to for future events in need of catering. Well done!

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Personal Chef Sean
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Karr N.
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We hired Chef Sean to cook and serve at a dinner party for 8 ppl in our home. Our experience with Chef Sean was fantastic. He was extremely responsive during the menu planning process. He showed up early on the day of the event. He was completely organized, brought printed menus and all of his needed supplies, and the food he prepared was delicious. He was delightful with our guests and extremely professional and friendly with all of the service he provided during the dinner itself. Would definitely work with him again in the future.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kara S.
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I've been fortunate to experience both formal and informal meals prepared by Graham. Not only is he a gifted and sophisticated chef with knowledge of foods, wines, and culinary techniques from around the world, but he also has a great ability to craft the perfect setting for a meal. He could fill an empty warehouse with warmth, romance, and a sense of something worth celebrating. Graham is committed to his craft and takes great pride in his work. You will not be disappointed.

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Graceful Kitchen
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Haya K.
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I've known Grace for many years. I have been over to her house for home cooked meals that were truly gourmet, and delicious. She also prepared some food and sold it from her home. On the level of catering for large parties, I went to our friend Dave's party last month were Grace did the catering. The food was flawless, delicious, with great presentation, and great variety. I strongly recommend Grace for catering your events.

DaniBensimon Catering
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Chavin M.
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Danielle catered for my company for lunch. It was super tasty, but also healthy, which is rare for catered meals. She's dedinitely very passionate and good at what she does!

Rose Johnson Catering
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Neiha A.
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My husband hired Rose to cater a private dinner at our home in celebration for my 40th birthday. It was a 5 course meal for 20 people, and the food was fantastic! We started with 4 different appetizers during the cocktail hour, followed by a salad course, entree (guests were able to choose from 5 options, which I really liked), cheese course (my favorite) and dessert. We had never hosted anything like this at home before and it took us some time to figure out what we wanted . Rose was very responsive throughout the planning process and and helpful when it came to giving us suggestions and guidance. On the day of the event her team helped us to set up our tables. Once the party started they required no direction from us and kept the meal running very smoothly, allowing my husband and I to enjoy ourselves to the fullest. Rose and her crew were truly instrumental in making this milestone a most memorable one for me. We would not think twice to book her again.

LL Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
William R.
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Lucas did a tremendous job for us. He accommodated last minute changes, dietary restrictions and additional guests. The food was superb. He personally delivered everything on Thanksgiving, quickly organized the meal for us, ensured everything was perfect and then excused himself. We had enough food for three times the number of people and had leftovers that saw us through the entire holiday weekend. All 14 of us heartily thank and recommend Lucas.

Lady Chef Catering
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Malachy M.
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Chef Anicette was absolutely fantastic! She created a unique and delicious menu for an in-home party using many of her original recipes which included pizettas, salad, crab fettuccine, chicken Parmesan and bananas foster. She was exceptionally responsive to all my requests and kept in close contact throughout the planning process. Her rates were much better than I had anticipated they would be and were worth every penny. Everyone at our party agreed that it was one of the best meals they had ever enjoyed. Chef Anicette has superb training and amazing talent. I will definitely be using her services in the future and have already suggested her to other friends and family members who are searching for catering services. 10/10 recommendation!

Farm to Table
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Rusty T.
Verified review

There were 4 couples celebrating several 50th Birthdays and Zachary created the menu and prepared the food for all of us. The thought and time he put into the menu as well as the overall preparation were outstanding. Everyone in the group felt the same way. My only suggestion would be to hire an assistant, someone to help with food prep and table lay out, that way he can continue to focus on cooking and possibly move the night along a little better. Still having said that, overall it was a great experience and if we ever go back to Napa again we will be calling Zachary!!

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Cook with Chef Traci
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly S.
Verified review

I hired Chef Traci for my mother who was recently diagnosed with diabetes. My mother also has high blood pressure therefore she requires a low sodium diet. Chef Tracy has been awesome. My mother is a picky eater but she absolutely loves Chef Traci's meals. I can't be happier with the meals and her thoughtfulness. She took the time to find out what my mother enjoyed eating and what she would be willing to try. I am enternally grateful and I don't have to worry about my mom having a healthy meal while I'm away working.

What's Cookin?
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara C.
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We recently hired Eileen and her staff with What's Cookin to cater a backyard luau party. From beginning to end, she was very easy to work with. The bottom line is that her food was AMAZING! What a talent!! Our party guests raved about the dishes she prepared. Since the party was themed, we worked together to come up with the perfect selections for a summer luau. Her staff that worked the party with her were super friendly and smiley, professional, and instinctively knew how to "be there" for our guests needs. As the hosts of the party, my husband and I were able to focus entirely on our guests, which is exactly what we were looking for. We were all very impressed with everything, and are certain we found our new favorite caterer! Thanks Eileen and your staff for a job well done!

  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Heather S.
Verified review

Sophie was prompt in her response and provided excellent service and a beautiful, delicious meal. I would not hesitate to hire Sophie again!

Cater2uSF LLC
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Charnise J.
Verified review

Hello SF Bay Area and Beyond, I discovered Chef Rewanda three years ago while asking & online searching for an upscale Chef that possessed a twist to southern & contemporary cuisine. Well, my search ended when my family & friends feasted on her delicious entrees - which we have enjoyed for the past Thanksgiving & Christmas Gatherings which included 20+ hunger people with discerning tastes for well-prepared food! Don't miss out - connect with her for you rnext event!

The Purple Artichoke Chef
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jon G.
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Great meal. Emmanuel was a pleasure to work with.

Chef Sacha Kupelian
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Renee S.
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Chef Sacha has prepared meals for me on several occasions. Whether a special event or dinner party, he always takes great care to ensure that the ingredients used are in season, and of quality. He is understanding and willing to accommodate any food allergies or aversions, and provides options for those with specialty diets. His twist on French classics creates flavor combinations that are tasteful and surprising, while his take on American bistro fare elevates your childhood favorites. His meals are always delicious, and the presentation impeccable. I highly recommend Chef Sacha for any of your culinary needs.

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Susan I.
Verified review

Alyson of Nourish Personal Chef Services has been providing personal chef services for us for over two years. She is, in a word, amazing. She can cook EVERY kind of food - we've had bouts of Paleo, of vegetarian, of low-carb and full-on comfort food (ie., mac and cheese and fried chicken!). She can do everything. She's flexible, creative, nurturing, friendly and has totally won over our whole family. She's cooked for my writing group, she's catered a huge anniversary gathering, for my friends with new babies, and prepared endless regular family meals of all sizes. She's an absolute treasure.

Chef Liu
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brian M.
Verified review

What I liked about working with Chef Liu was her sincere interest and patience in teaching me, a beginner, to be able to prepare my own good tasting cuisine. When the dishes were finished I felt confident to prepare my own meals for my own family and friends. Her knowledge and skills were great and the results tasted good too.

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