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Dana Point Home Chefs

Browse these home chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Dana Point.

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Carlann G.
Verified review

Chef Mike catered our Toastmasters Club's 25th Anniversary Gala. We had 80 guest. Chef Mike was the first caterer to respond to my request for a quote and he continued to be quick to respond throughout the entire process. Chef Mike provided us with a tasting prior to the event and we were sold from the first bite. He and his crew were flexible, professional, kind and efficient. The food was marvelous. We had Tri-tip, Salmon and Chicken for our entrees. All three were superb. So were the side dishes. Chef Mike altered his ingredients to accommodate our gluten free attendees and added special entrees for our vegan enthusiasts. No matter the request, the answer was always "Yes". Chef Mike and his team were a big part of the successful outcome of our event. I highly recommend Gourmet Your Way Catering for any event, large or small! You're going to love your experience with GYWC!

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa G.
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We hosted an event for 150 people and Chef Boris and Carolina were wonderful with catering our event. Communication was great and our guests loved the food!

Madkins Catering
4.6
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
Jianxiong Y.
Verified review

The catering staff was amazing and polite. We got one chef, one assistant, one server and one DJ. They arrived on time. Server helped us set up and clean up everything. DJ was great! They did a wonderful job! Price is very reasonable and acceptable. Paid them with extra tips when service is finished. Love the team! Recommend for any events!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michele J.
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I loved working with Susan Kowalski from Wild Thyme Catering. She was professional, helpful, positive, and personable. At the last minute, I decided to throw my husband a surprise birthday dinner for 8 people. I wanted to try something new and have a chef prepare dinner in our home. Susan was able to work with the short time frame and within our budget. She listened to what I said my husband would like and helped me put together a fabulous menu. The food was outstanding and exactly what we talked about. Everyone had a great meal and an awesome time. I definitely recommend Susan, and hope to have her back sometime in the near future.

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 48 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Craig W.
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I called Chef Mumsie 3 days before a party at which I was expecting 60 guests. She and her staff were able to put together a fantastic menu at a reasonable price. Chef M advised me on what I would need since I was getting some of the party items myself. She and her staff arrived promptly and set up the buffet seemlessly. The only problem we experienced was that the food she made was simply too delicious!!! We actually ran out of food. BTW the party was at our home and Chef M and her staff left the house impeccably clean. Just make sure you order extra food ....it is so delicious....you may run out. . .

Top Pro
Aioli
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bobby B.
Verified review

Jordan is an excellent chef and caterer. He produces food that is way beyond the standard catering services. If you want cookie cutter catering go with someone else. If you want really great food at a great price stop on by or use his catering.

One Hot Dish Catering Co.
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Dashawn R.
Verified review

Michelle from One HOT Dish Catering was hired as a 'one time' personal chef at my home. I requested that Michelle provide me and my guest with a fine dining experience with five star restaurant service. She didn't disappoint. Michelle transformed of portion of my home into an elegant dining corner and prepared a full course meal with the culinary expertise reminiscent of Flemings. If you weren't in awe of the table setting and china flatware then you were marveled by her attentive service and the exquisite manner in which explained each dish. We felt like royalty. We can't wait to do it again!

  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Dolores G.
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I am beyond grateful to Thumbtack for connecting me to Chef Keith Prante and his team at Hautè Productions Events and Catering to cater my mom's 80th birthday celebration. They are absolutely A-MAZING! Chef Prante was one of two chefs who responded to my request via Thumbtack, and I also received a personal referral. Neither of the other caterers offered ANYWHERE NEAR the quality, selections, variety and value that Hautè offered at my price point. We had our tasting today, and it absolutely sealed the deal! Everything was delicious and the presentation was outstanding. I highly recommend Hautè Productions to any potential customer who appreciates excellence, accommodation and genuine customer service.

  • 3 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy L.
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Highly recommend!! I had Chantel do desserts for my sister's baby shower and she did an incredible job. Not only were the cookies, cake cops and cupcakes beautiful they also tasted amazing. She delivered the treats to my door giving me one less thing to think about on the day of the party. Will use again. Thanks Chantel and Bella :)

Chef Leslie Ann Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Heather K.
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Chef Leslie Ann made an AMAZING variety of gorgeously plated scrumptious food for a friend's baby shower. Everyone raved about the food! Chef Leslie Ann was professional, creative, and accommodating. I will definitely ask her to cater my future events!

Fitch's Kitchen
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jill D.
Verified review

Fitch's Kitchen offers great food and Chef Fitch is very professional.

Fearless Appetite - CA
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Genevieve T.
Verified review

Nancy quickly came to the rescue after our original chef cancelled the week before. It was a girls weekend & she came to our Air BnB. She adapted the original menu & made some great changes so that the food was diverse but flowed. Also she made it all gluten-free as one girl has Celiacs disease. Her eggplant Parmesan was mind-blowing! Great value for our buck. She even brought flowers for the table.

Chef Stephani Hunter
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Betty S.
Verified review

Chef Stephani provided a wonderful dinner party for us. Her expertise in sharing what would make for the best menu was excellent. The presentation absolutely spectacular. Thank you Chef Stephani.

Top Pro
Baby Makes Cake
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Gianna S.
Verified review

I've used Baby Makes Cake for multiple events and each time the experience is better than the last. Joy has a way about her that is professional but approachable at the same time; she always makes me feel like family. Her designs are impeccable, always true to my requests and if there's something out of scope she works with me and presents alternatives that are more gorgeous then I'd imagined. I appreciate the company also keeping the customer first and the ability to go above & beyond to meet customer expectations. Joy truly does cater to each individual’s needs. Another advantage is the pricing. Considering the customization you receive the products are very reasonably prices in comparison. Did I mention everything is TO DIE FOR!! Pretty + Tasty? It’s like having beauty AND brains…an anomaly in today’s market. I’ve been a long time customer and don’t plan on going anywhere! Baby Makes Cake is home.

  • 15 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lee C.
Verified review

The residents had an amazing experience with Chef LaMonte!

  • 18 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Micheline C.
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We loved the level of service and the food was amazing! Our guests loved every course. The chef used fresh ingredients and each dish was deliciously prepared and well presented. The entire staff created a wonderful experience for us and our guests. They were professional, courteous, friendly, very accommodating, and completely self-sufficient. We didn't have to lift a finger. Even the planning stage was made easy. Bill was extremely responsive, very professional, and reliable. They were reasonabley priced, as well. I would highly recommend them.

Top Chef
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Dana K.
Verified review

Just want to tell everybody what a fabulous chef Diane is ! I like to eat on the healthier side so she Incorporated healthier ingredients in some of my favorite recipes which I have shared below. Give her a try and you won't be disappointed.

CuisinebyValerie
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Elle W.
Verified review

We had the most wonderful experience this summer working Valerie. There are not enough adjectives to describe how delicious, innovative, healthy, and diverse her menu is. Our family hired Valerie for our summer in Laguna Beach. Each week she prepared six unique delicious, fresh, nutritious mouth watering dishes. As New Yorkers we are often hard to please and having Valerie as a chef made us feel as we were dining at our favorite restaurants in New York City. She and I would select the dishes for the week, they would range from Mediterranean to Spanish to French to Chinese to Japanese, there wasn't a cuisine Valerie couldn't cook and each was equally delicious. Also, the quantity and ingredients Valerie used allowed us to devour each meal and not gain an ounce. She was open, easy to talk to, enjoyed collaborating on menu options, and she is an absolute delight to be around. She was professional, neat, upbeat, insightful, and a gem. It truly made our summer and we cannot wait to return to Laguna Beach and work with her next summer.

Creative Catering Temecula
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
Verified review

Her food is delicious of gourmet selections and creativity of accents in decor are on point for any occassion.

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We hired Unique Luxury Catering to prepare a family dinner for 8 for my wife's birthday on our patio at the Villa we were staying in at Pelican Hill.Chef Brad prepared a spectacular meal and the carrot cake was over the top.The red wine reduction with vanilla bean was a very special treat for everything to be plated in.The cucumber with lobster & quac & apricot / almond appetizers were perfect starters.Great evening ,Great setting ,fabulous meal ! Thanks !

Chef Sean
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James G.
Verified review

Hired The Chef to cook for an anniversary for me and my wife. He came and perform his job excellent and we had a great time learning how to prepare meals. For our anniversary she wanted to stay home cook dinner with the family and I couldn’t of asked for a better chef to help me. We incorporated my kids and they wanted pizza so pizza is what we did. Can’t wait for our next encounter and opportunity to work together.

Actual Requests

See other requests for home chefs in Dana Point

Need catering

Dana Point, CA

  • Event type
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Mediterranean
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): Yes, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Honeymoon will be in Greece/Turkey so we wanted a Greek or Turkish theme
  • $645
    Average price

Need catering (full service)

Dana Point, CA

  • Event type
    Baby shower
  • Which meal
    Brunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    25-50
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    Park setting
  • $100
    Average price
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