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from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Steven R.
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I have had the pleasure of enjoying Francesco's cooking and must comment. Having lived in Italy for a year, I must state that his food was authentic, flavorful, and just as delicious as the food I ate in Italy, if not better. His lasagna and egglant parmigiana are truly to die for.

  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Patti G.
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Stacy made a great dinner for our dinner party. I haven't ever done this before, I always cook myself. It was a fun treat to enjoy with my guests vs. being in the kitchen cooking. Not something I can afford to do often, but definitely fun to try! Thank you!

VOA Meals
from 19 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Laura B.
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Chris is simply amazing. An amazing chef and an amazing instructor. We learned so much from him. I would highly recommend him for any event or cooking class.

from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer N.
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We had a phenomenal Thanksgiving Dinner prepared and delivered by BAPS catering. We were expecting about 20 people for our holiday dinner and BAPS catering delivered a wonderful meal that everyone loved. The turkey was moist, the vegetables, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and pumpkin cheesecake were delicious. Needless to say, we had enough food to satisfy everyone and still had some great Thanksgiving leftovers. We would definitely recommend BAPS catering for everyone who wants tasty food cooked just the way you like. Thanks for helping us make our holiday dinner such a success!

Healthy Homemade
from 18 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Virgilee R.
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Joan arrived on time and fully prepared to do a cooking lesson for a friend and me to celebrate my friend's birthday. Joan prepared some wonderful dishes that were delightful. We learned all kinds of things.... Knife skills, spice info, stir fry techniques, even info on local stores' organics quality. Joan was open to questions and very knowledgeable. My friend, who is a good cook herself, learned some tips that she says she will incorporate in her cooking. It was a great experience! Thank you, Joan!!!

Chef Stephani Hunter
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 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
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Bonny K.
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Kathy did a terrific job of cooking in our tiny kitchen. She was personable, prompt, and patient. We had a fabulous meal of macadamia nut crusted chicken, Caesar salad, sweet potato with caramelized onions and coconut milk, pork wettest wraps, flourless chocolate cak. We learned how to make these things contributed to the meal and enjoyed a delicious meal. Kathy's price was reasonable and extremely fair what she did., I can highly recommend her.

Now We're Cookin'
from 10 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie P.
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What is great about working with Steven is that you can tell him what your looking for and your needs and he comes up with the menu. I needed a luncheon catered and said I wanted an Italian feast and on person is vegetarian. Steven put together a menu that satisfied everyone even making the most stubborn man say "That was good. Really good"! His cooking got rave reviews from everyone. I will definitely be using Now We're Cookin' for other events!

PB Natural Foods
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ale P.
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We arrived at the Fishbone Kitchen where Chef Bear is the executive chef and were immediately served many nice dishes of fresh ceviche while we waited for our class. Once in the kitchen, we learned many cool techniques for knife skills and other techniques like oyster shucking and removing the skin from a salmon without using a knife! Chef Bear was informative and hospitable. The only reason I am removing a star is because the kitchen we were in was very small (he did have a larger kitchen for us but the location fell through at the last moment) and took away from the experience for some of the participants due to it being difficult to see or hear -- positioning and noise level was a culprit. But all in all it was a very cool experience at a very reasonable rate. Chef Bear did everything he could to customize the class for us according to our interests, needs and experience levels. I would recommend him.

Circles Health Coaching
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Elli H.
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Our (almost teen) daughter has been participating in classes with Ashlee and we've seen a tremendous shift in her. Specifically, Ashlee has inspired her to prepare new healthy foods for herself, she has grown in physical strength through the various exercises that the circles classes offer, and our daughter's heightened self awareness and gratitude are an amazing foundation for the rocky teen years. Thank YOU Ashlee, and Circles Health Coaching for creating an amazing and inspiring space for our youth, for teaching them life skills, and how to find happiness through food, fun and self empowerment!

Bw's California Catering
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tom S.
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We hired Brian to cook for a group of 22 for our friends 30th B'day party. Leading up to the event, communication was fantastic - Brian was responsive, communicative, and flexible with regard to logistics, menu selection, etc. He was happy to accommodate our requests, but able to offer informed, thoughtful recommendations in areas where we deferred to him, which we really appreciated since this was our first time hiring a chef for an event. During the party Brian and his assistant were efficient and competent - everything ran ahead-of-schedule, and the food was fantastic! All our guests have asked for his card to hire him for their special events, and we look forward to having Brian cook for us again!

Dance to the Beet
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lito D.
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Best nutritionist in San Diego for natural and healthy foods, especially if you are thinking of becoming a vegan or vegetarian! Basically, I was a bachelor and I needed guidance for grocery shopping, meal prep and did one of her cooking classes focused on smoothies and juicing - was geared to yogis/athletes (pre and post workouts). I was taken to People's in Ocean Beach for a one hour tour (place is all vegetarian), and I learned the best things to pick out from each isle. She also treated me to a salad in their cafe, and told me what salad bar items pack the best nutrition (I was focusing on slowly eating less meat and just making sure I was getting good protein). My work is hiring her for our corporate wellness program based on her dietician background and nutritionist certification...sweet! She has awesome teas too, they cleanse you out ;)

  • 9 years in business

I am a cooking instructor. I like teaching people how to cook in order for them to create restaurant-quality meals for themselves or friends and family.


We teach fun, hands-on, plant-based, nutrient-dense cooking classes for kids, teens, and young adults. We teach younger generations how to make recipes they will want to make and eat! We currently teach classes in the community, as well as provide afterschool programs in local schools. We also do private events.


I will teach you how to cook/make quick, simple and easy meals and will show you how to use your own kitchen, mostly ingredients that you already stock and fresh ingredients.


I provide unique cooking classes and culinary experiences utilizing locally sourced fresh ingredients and premium products in Southern California. Follow me @cookwithjason on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


I specialize in teaching how to convert traditional recipes to lighter and cleaner fare. I encourage instinctive creativity in the kitchen.


I offer in-home chef services, catering, cooking classes and kitchen design for companies and individuals.


I'm professional and organized. I'm clean and a good listener. My meals are very tasty. My love for cooking is over 20 years.


Personal Chef De Cuisine will shop, prepare, cook, establish a "healthy" breakfast, lunch and dinner menu for members of family, following etiquette and health standards. We are not interested in "gigs" or few days' events. We prefer to work on a contractual basis or a long-term commitment. The original interview will focus on the criteria for selecting ingredients based upon the likes, dislikes and related nutritional problems (if any) such as allergies, gluten sensibility, vegan adherence, ethnics, etc. This is a very personalized cooking and dietary program for family members.


I am an allergy-aware private chef, instructor, and consultant with a focus on organic, local and seasonal ingredients. I excel at seamlessly and unobtrusively shopping, prepping, cooking, sharing, teaching and cleaning in private residences for families, especially those with specific dietary needs.

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Riverside, CA

  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    Basic cooking skills, Grilling
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18)
  • Experience
  • Details
    Healthy cooking - non dairy, low/no carb, gluten free. Heavy emphasis on protein & vegetable cooking ideas.
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