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Carlsbad Meal Preparers

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

  • 18 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Mary B.
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The overall experience was excellent. Food was great, clients and staff were very pleased with the meal and service. I especially appreciated the early arrival and the on time clean up. I would definitely recommend Gourmet Your Way for other catering events. My only suggestion would be to maybe add disposable containers for leftover items. Not every program/department within the county will have access to a kitchen area with supplies.

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Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mari C.
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We had a last minute meeting and he was able to provide lunch for it on short notice. The food was delicious, the service was great, and he is very accommodating. We look forward to working with him for Christmas.

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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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Allison S.
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My friends and I were doing a weekend in San Diego, and hired Lilian to prepare our first meal for us at our Airbnb. She arrived on time, was super pleasant, and our meal was absolutely delicious. Highly recommended!

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kayla S.
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My family hired Shawna to cook and serve our holiday meal. She far exceeded our expectations. The food was amazing. We all can’t stop stoping about what a wonderful experience it was.

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 57 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Mr. P.
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I am rating this experience based upon our guests who were quite pleased with the service, the overall meal, and the presentation. Total high marks!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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John L.
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Rich did an excellent job bartending at our Holiday Party. He arrived early, dressed professionally, prepped the bar area, even ran out and got a few things we missed. He was very cordial with our guests and was knowledgeable enough to accommodated everyone's drink requests. Look forward to using his services next time !

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Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Priscilla C.
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My team and I had an offsite down in San Diego and Lavonne prepared a stunning meal for us. Before the dinner, we collaborated on the menu which was custom-made for our group. Lavonne had tons of great ideas of what to prepare and was flexible in working around some of our dietary restrictions. The appetizers of assorted crostinis were delicious, the burrata was a must-have, and the entire meal from the flank steak & coffee rubbed chicken to the apple crisp dessert were such a treat. She was even able to use some of the extra ingredients we had in our kitchen to add to our meal! This dinner was no doubt one of the highlights of our offsite and would highly recommend Lavonne to cater your next meal or event - delicious food plated beautifully and cooked with heart!

  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Sue L.
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Keith prepared an amazing Thanksgiving feast for our employees. He brought tables and chairs for us, set everything up and had a delicious hot meal ready for us to sit down to eat at the time we had requested. And he came back and cleaned up afterward. Five stars!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Tessa R.
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Stacy cooked for a group of 15 women for my sisters bridal shower in our home. The food was amazing and we got so many compliments on the food and many guests asked where I had found her. She communicated with me throughout the whole process and she came up with a great menu and let me even change around a few things to fit our needs. She threw in a few extras too when some rental things got messed up and worked with us to find a quality menu that fit our budget (about $25 per person). She worked really hard and you could tell her whole heart is in what she does. I would definitely use her again and recommend her to a friend. My only two things were we wished she left the left overs (a testament to the awesome food) which we hadn't discussed before the event (and when I asked her she offered to bring them back when she picked up the rentals-above and beyond) and our communication about the timeline of serving (I wished we started eating a little earlier and there was less time in between each meal). That being said the pros far outweighed the cons and I am very happy with the service Stacy provided! Thanks Stacy!

Enjoy Dining In
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne F.
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Christine McMaster is a hidden gem of the culinary and catering world! She was the caterer last year for a wedding I attended and I was most impressed. She completely handled an amazing dinner for 21 people with delectable Indian and Middle Eastern Food; taking care of the shopping, the food preparation, the service and cleaning up of the food and leftovers. I was so impressed that I asked her to cater an Indian Meal for 75 people! Since it was a much larger undertaking, we provided theingredients, but Chris oversaw every aspect of the preparation of a 5 course meal, and remained calm, organized and personable throughout. The food was absolutely delicious. I would absolutely recommend her for any catering needs you might have - you would be lucky to get her!

Chef Stephani Hunter
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
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Chef Stephani is simply amazing. Her creations are mouth watering, and her passion for cooking shines through in every meal she prepares. Chef Stephani has shown her versatility in flawlessly executing various types of events for my family, from small intimate parties to large showers and receptions. Working with Chef Stephani is easy; She is very personable and will take the time to listen to your individualized preferences. She has always exceeded my expectations, and she will yours as well.

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Fruitcakes Chef Services
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Johnny S. S.
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We were introduced to Kathy during our friends' destination wedding in Kauai. Kathy catered several meals including a surprise spread at the time of our island arrival, a wedding luncheon on the beach and finally, a fantastic dinner for the wedding party. So needless to say, we were thrilled when Kathy relocated to San Diego just in time to cater our Son's luau themed college graduation party for 17. The party was everything we expected …beautiful flowers, great food and cocktails and tidy service. Kathy’s menu is always creative, delicious and beautifully presented, which has earned her our catering business. Thank you, Kathy, for working with us to to make our events so special.

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4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
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I have enjoyed many meals prepared by Diane. Her culinary expertise ranges from summer dishes such as delicious ribs to warm comforting soups for the winter. Her food and matching themes are wonderful and delightful.

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Daily Chew Catering
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen K.
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Wow Carly made our event so easy! I contactcted her on SHORT notice and wow she delivered ! Fed 13 of us a great meal with dessert and brought it all ready to serve !! Really loved the Mac and cheese and fried chicken, salads and dressing was yummy ! Loved that we could enjoy the company and not be busy in the kitchen, and—- she even took our group photo !!! Thanks Carly !

Chef Sydney Andrews
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tina B.
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Sydney has this passion and drive that keeps her going. I was extremely satisfied by her professionism. My meal was done to my perfection, and arrived on time and ready to serve

Rogue BBQ
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Zm M.
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Great quality of food being produced at a more than fair price to the consumer. Professionalism is always a factor when working with the company, A + for effort being put into every event, preparation, and overall aditutde is always good with Rouge bbq

Vegetarian Oasis
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Charlyn R.
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The only reason I am giving a 4star is because I had my food shipped over seas and it had to be frozen so it took away from some of the taste. For the food to have to be prepped and zip sealed and shipped overall was a 5 Star can not wait to taste everything fresh now that I have come back stateside. The punctuality of the shipment was just on time for the holidays when I was missing homecooked meals and the shipping itself was not too costly. Will definitely be ordering through this company again.

commis.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael E.
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Superlatives cannot describe my cooking experience with Monterey. She was Very friendly, high energy and very patient!!! Put it Simply, she was AWESOME!!! The food was so delicious that I would rather prepare my food instead of going to a restaurant. 😎

Chef Bai
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Georgia S.
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Bailey was amazing. Her nutritional insights along with her appreciation for flavorfull meals is exactly what I was looking for in a personal chef. I'm super busy working late nights and having her there on time with a big smile really makes my life easier. Would absolutely recommend her.

Marckende
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ace W.
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Chef Marckende was amazing! He came up with an incredibly creative menu (all vegan/vegetarian) with dumplings, potstickers, ramen, and an amazing chocolate, strawberry, blueberry layer cake. He was very responsive in the planning process, even coordinating the on-site setup/visit the night before because we were celebrating a birthday with a group of friends at an AirBnb. Couldn't have imagined a better dining experience for celebrating a birthday with the group of 11. He was very professional, came with all of the necessary supplies, took care of service and clean-up. If you're looking to choose a chef for an event, you're missing out if you don't choose Chef Marckende. He'll create a memorable meal and take care of all the details so you don't have to even think about doing anything else other than enjoying a great meal with great company.

Flavor Affinity
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Helen S.
    Verified review

    Honestly one of the best meals I've ever eaten. The quality of the ingredients paired with the creative yet simplistic preparation, made the menu next level. That mushroom coconut cream sauce and parsnip puree... hot damn!

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