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Having Sat cook for my family of five has been nothing short of life-changing. He spends the afternoon in my kitchen preparing healthy dinners, breakfasts and snacks according to my family's complicated dietary needs and varied taste preferences. The food is truly gourmet, and I'm spending the time playing with my three young kids rather than meal planning and cooking. His knowledge of nutrition and his ability to cook "whole" while navigating several food allergies has surprised my expectations; and the kids cheer when "Sat is cooking!"
Grace provided a delicious 5 course meal for my husband's birthday right in our own home. It was amazing! The appetizer of endive and Serrano ham was great. The seafood soup with shrimp, clams, lobster mussels and white fish in a tomato veggie base was delish! And my 3 years old was licking her plate after the chocolate mousse cake. We were so full and happy. Great food served at home!
My partner and I just had our first cooking/nutrition lesson with Daniella and we LOVE her!!! Learned how to grocery shop cheap, healthy, tasty and organic. Then had tons of yummy receipes for the week from marinating meat, making homemade dips/sauces to healthy/tasty snacks. She is so kind, easygoing, fun and knows her cooking stuff! :) We are signed up for more weekly cooking lessons and so happy we got connected with Daniella. Thank you!
Excellent experience. Our group of 5 couples in CA for several days of winery tours, Michelle prepared dinner at our house in the hills above Santa Rosa. Beautifully done, the food was excellent and the tablescaping was beautiful. Would do it again!
James' service was awesome. I am glad that I found him on Thumbtack. I got connected with him through the platform just 3 days before my planned dinner. I think the platform did a great job matching him with my project. Even though within the short amount of time, he could still pull this together. I just had some general ideas of dishes that I wanted. James did an excellent job to recommend me what I should include. He delivered the food himself and even handed me a note how to reheat dishes (each note for each dish- so impressed by his thoughtfulness). The food was delicious. All of my guests loved it Lastly, the price was so good $300/ 5 different dishes for 12 people. Definitely, recommend his service. 5 stars.
Lindsey prepared a private meal for me and my fiancÃ©. The dishes were amazing and jam packed with delicious flavor. Her presence was professional and friendly. I would recommend Lindsey to cater any event. I will defiantly be using her for my future dinner parties.
Angela made our family a dinner. We are not gluten free or vegetarian normally, so it's an endorsement when our kids eat vegetarian. We had a cauliflower soup, a couple of different vegetarian items like stuffed mushrooms for the main meal and several dessert items. It was all delicious, but the things that were especially amazing were the fresh tomatoe tarts (gluten free-couldn't tell) and these strawberry and cream tartlets (different crust from the tomato.) We left the table fat and happy! I have also had her cream filled chocolate cupcakes on another occasion which were also spectacular.
Exceptional. We hired Zach to cater and teach a sushi making class for 6 couples at my house for my wife's birthday. He was incredibly responsive and thoughtful. We emailed and spoke several times in advance of the event about what my expectations for the evening and the types of fish we wanted and what we wanted to make. He also give me a lot of tips on sake -- so I went out and bought several bottles of sake for the guests to do a sake taste testing He drove down to silicon valley from Sonoma, purchased the fish fresh from his contacts at Fisherman's Wharf, and arrived at our home later than expected but well before the guests, so we had plenty of time. He prepared 3 appetizers for us -- an excellent Japanese beef dish, a poke/ponzu dish and a scallop and moon fish sashimi dish with a coconut sauce. Then he taught the group how to make rolls and we each made several rolls with a wide variety of fish and ingredients that he brought. Zach explained a lot about sushi making, from how he evaluates the fish, how it should be cut, how sushi restaurants operate, what to look for at sushi restaurants, etc. His involvement in the evening beyond just preparing the food really helped make the party a lot of fun.
I was planning a family party with about 25 guests. Since I wanted to enjoy the party while everyone was here, I decided to get it catered. I requested bids on Thumbtack and received a few. I looked the caterers up on Yelp as well. Cooking with Traci had 50 reviews on Yelp and 49 of them were 5 star. I hired her and was very impressed with her communication, flexibility in planning the menu and suggestions. The day of the party, she arrived promptly and had everything ready as she promised. I had ordered salmon cakes with pesto dressing, roasted corn salad, green salad with fresh veggies and watermelon-feta salad. We also had two large loaves of freshly baked bread. Everything was so tasty and our guests loved it. I would definitely recommend Traci for catering. She also holds cooking classes in Berkeley. I hope to try one soon! Think about Traci for your next party!
Sophie was amazing! She's the real deal in terms of cooking, explaining things and making things simple. I'm so glad I hired her. I'll definitely hire her again!
Our daughter wanted a cooking birthday party with a few close friends. Daun did a wonderful job working with them and the party was a hit.
We had Anja come over and do a cooking class for our company employees and significant others. She helped craft an amazing menu, wine pairings and tasty treats. Everything went off without a hitch and people couldn't stop raving about how much they enjoyed her instruction. While the food was great, it was her personality and pleasant spirit that really made this an awesome experience. Couldn't recommend her more highly.
David is a fantastic chef. David prepared dinner for me and a few couples and did a great job. I was struggling with what to serve and David had some great ideas, and asked me great questions (what did my space look like, what kind of food, passed hors doevres or full dinner, etc). David also can work with a ton of food allergies/concerns (we had a gluten free, dairy free woman in attendance and he was able to handle all that). I would HIGHLY recommend Chef David for any event.
So glad we found Dan's company on this website. From the first point of contact he was completely on top of everything. At first we wanted to have a cooking class, but after talking with him about the other types of experiences he could offer, we went with a demonstration/dinner party which was so much better than an actual class. We went with the Cotogna inspired menu and got to learn just as much, while spending time with our friends drinking wine. Perfect night!
Tessa is an amazing culinary instructor and chef! My boyfriend and I took her Thanksgiving Basics class and loved it. The class was informative and fun, with the perfect balance of hands-on cooking and demonstrations. We got to take home some delicious recipes handcrafted by Tessa - which I will definitely using for Thanksgivings to come!
I have now taken two Indian cooking classes from Meenu Bhasin. In the first cooking class she made chicken korma, lentils and a yogurt side dish. These dishes were about a medium level of difficulty to prepare. Meenu was very thorough in explaining and showing each step of the cooking process. She also included a list of all the ingredients and spices, and where to purchase them. In the second class we made chicken tikka masala, saag paneer and rice with vegetables. Meenu is very good at teaching the preparation and cooking process of each dish. She goes over the ingredients and the entire process very carefully. She also leaves plenty of time for questions and discussion. I really enjoyed taking her classes and learned a lot about Indian cooking. I strongly recommend her as a cooking teacher/chef.
We hired Chef Kerry to prepare a meal for 4 couples. He met us at our rented house. The appetizers were amazing and in such great quantity we almost did not have room for dinner! He cooked the meal, plated and served the food and cleaned up. Delightful to interact with him while he cooked. Would hire again if we are ever in the Bay Area and would highly recommend.
I had one of the best cooking experience with Chef Joe. The class was so well designed and the pace was just perfect for anyone with all sorts of cooking levels. Chef Joe was so knowledgable, patient, and he was also very funny. My boyfriend and I walked away leaning a tons!
Anita is knowledgeable and explains clearly any cooking steps. Its a pleasure to cook as she teaches and one gains a secure understanding of the recipe since she allows for the student their own thinking space and doesn't "hold your hand" too much.
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I offer authentic Italian cuisine cooking classes. I lived in Italy for 27 years and learned the secrets of authentic Italian cooking. I will share my knowledge with you.
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I do catering, cooking classes, and private chef services. Anna was trained in classic culinary and pastry arts at The French Culinary Institute. She is the writer and creator of the food blog, PheNomNomNom, and enjoys sharing her passion and the creativity of food.