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Encinitas Meal Preparation Professionals

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

  • 18 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Linda K.
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The feedback from my guest was that the the food prepared was excellent the service great abd the crew serving were friendly and courteous to everyone. Would recommend to anyone planning a catered affair. Linda Keim

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Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 91 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julian V.
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The caterer showed up early to set up and had the food ready when it was time to eat. The food tasted great. A lot of guests mentioned they enjoyed the food. I didmt worry about a thing because he was very helpful as well.

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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark O.
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My wife and I live very busy lives with demanding work schedules. When we are not working we love to spend time with our family and entertain. I am a bit of a foodie as is my wife, so when we entertain the meals must be perfect. I am very impressed with Lilian's ability to deliver the highest quality cuisine in a variety of nationalities. She has prepared French, Moroccan, Thai, Asian fusion, Mexican fusion, and Mediterranean to name a few. She has served us at an intimate table of four to catering fundraisers for over 300 people. In addition to the fabulous food, Lilian has a friendly inviting personality and always has a smile on her face. If you hire Lilian as your chef, you will not be disappointing!

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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LaDonna B.
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Chef Shawna is amazing! I planned a 15-person retreat in Oceanside over a long weekend. We wanted lunches and dinners brought in, but we didn't need serving service. When I requested a quote from her, she also provided a full (mouthwatering) menu within 24 hours, maybe less. She was very accommodating to our handful of 'special diet' attendees, and her pricing was far cheaper than going out for meals. Everyone RAVED about the delicious food, and she was such a pleasure to work with. If you need a personal chef, you won't be disappointed with Chef Shawna!

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 54 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Corey L.
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Chef Mumsie decadent and over the top skills allows me to enjoy all meals of the day and after say wow this meal was superb. She is down to earth and overall easy going when it comes to preparing meals. I would suggest her to anyone looking for delicious food and a good experience

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Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 35 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!

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CUCINA MIGRANTE LLC
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Anthony M.
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He is a great person to work with. He brings a positive attitude to what he does. Impressed with how he uses simple, organic and fresh ingredients to make delicious meals. He has this great bechamel sauce for lasagna! In fact, everything he has ever made for us was of excellent quality.

  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica G.
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I planned a personal cooking lesson for my boyfriend's birthday, and couldn't have asked for a better experience! Chef Keith took time to get to know exactly what we were looking for, and he was flexible in creating our personalized 3 course menu. He showed up to my house on time, and was prepared with all of the food and cooking tools. He even cleaned up afterwards and left my kitchen spotless. The food was amazing! Chef Keith is very knowledgable about cooking. I would highly recommend hiring Chef Keith! It was absolutely worth it!!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimberly H.
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My whole family was going to be in San Diego for a reunion and to celebrate a graduation. Stacy was hired to deliver some meals and actually serve others. She provided me with numerous menu options, but was still amenable to my modifications. Everything was on time and wonderful. Fresh and tasty. My biggest complaint was that at the end of the meal there was never anything left. Definitely someone that I would recommend.

Enjoy Dining In
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Martha B.
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We so enjoyed the yummy flavors created for the 3 meals for our group. The fresh and healthy ingredients were just what we wanted. Meals were ready on time and had little details we really liked. Very fun and joyful experience.

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BAPS!
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Michael T.
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5 Stars!! This first week of meals has been absolutely excellent! Great variety, delicious and well prepared. David is easy to communicate with, very flexible and great to work with. Thank you!

Chef Stephani Hunter
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Linda H.
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Stephani did a wonderful job. We all enjoyed the tea party set up & the foods she prepared! I hosted the party; another person paid for it, so I cannot answer to Value, however, my guess is it was very good, as that person told me she & her sister, Staci were GREAT to work with! Linda H

Dinner with a Chef
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Sally P.
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Andres was outstanding. He staged and pepared a cocktail party for 80 people in my home in California. The setting, decorations and food were delicious. Andres prepared beef, chicken and vegetable appetizers, fresh vegetable and cheese platters, and an assortment of cookies and cakes to finish off the menu. Everything was fresh and delicious. I recommend Anres highly for your event.

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Fruitcakes Chef Services
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

BON APPETIT Chef Services
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne K.
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In my mind, I create the most idyllic, renewing, peaceful, joyous silk painting retreat...ever known to humanity. Then I close my eyes, put my dream into a pink bubble and let it go. Voila..my dream comes back to me ...only better than I could ever have created myself, because now it includes a Gourmet Chef named Gigi Cohen. Home-Sweet-Home Cooking served three lovely, sumptuous meals at 8 am..... noon and 6 pm every day...promptly. My room was near the kitchen, so I did get to watch she and Glen (assistant) prepare the meals together. Gigi and Glen were very orderly and methodical and they worked in peaceful harmony together, in prep, serving and cleanup. I have a few other dreams in a few other bubbles...floating around out there...and NOW they do include GiGi Cohen and "Home-Sweet-Home Cooking" Thanks Gigi and Glen, from Suzanne Knight and the San Diego Silk Guild

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Daily Chew Catering
5.0
from 9 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 Joann
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elaine H.
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We've used Chef Joann a number of times for holiday and birthday parties. She and her team arrive on time and prepared and their food is always amazing!

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Roger K.
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My husband hired Brittany to come to our home and prepare breakfast and then a tapas style dinner as a surprise for our anniversary. Not only was the food delicious and beautifully presented, Brittany was a pleasure to have in our home. She is bright, warm, and incredibly talented in the kitchen. She struck the right balance between engaging with us and giving us privacy to enjoy the delicious meals she prepared. I loved the dinner menu that she created based on suggestions of my favorite meals/restaurants that my husband shared. She takes pride in what she prepares and how it is presented. If I had to pick two of my favorite items - I would recommend the raw tuna nachos on fried wontons with seaweed salad (which my husband and I fought over) and the Thai coconut curry base for the steamed mussels was outstanding! She prepared enough food that we enjoyed breakfast left overs for lunch and dinner left overs the next day. She also left our kitchen extremely tidy. I told my husband this was the best gift he has ever given me for any holiday in the 10 years we have been together. I would highly recommend Brittany.

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Jared did an excellent job for us. The food was creative and delicious and beautifully presented. Jared was professional and came prepared. He left the kitchen clean too.

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Manny S.
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We hired Unique Luxury Catering to prepare a family dinner for 8 for my wife's birthday on our patio at Pelican Hill.Chef Brad prepared a fabulous meal topped off by a scratch made carrot cake that was divine.The reduction sauce with vanilla bean added was incredible to plate everything in. This was a great meal,for a great celebration in a great setting. Unique will deliver a great experience for whatever need your occasion requires.Thanks Steve for providing a great experience !

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