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Escondido Home Chefs

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

Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
Nelson Q.
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Jose is a phenomenal chef and caterer. He's the first person I got to for any of my event needs. He catered my birthday surprise party and my wife's birthday party. Jose is incredibly resourceful, full of ideas and always finds a way to go above and beyond. Food is always great, very competitive on pricing and always very flexible and service oriented for your needs. He's definitely my go to guy for any culinary needs I have.

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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lisa G.
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I organized a trip for 25 people to stay at a villa in Tuscany, Italy this summer for 8 days and was fortunate to have Lilian as our house Chef. She did a fabulous job on every detail including meal planning, shopping the Italian markets, kitchen prep work, cooking and presentation. The villa had a commercial kitchen which she handled expertly and created delicious meals for the group. She even came in under budget! I would highly recommend Busy Bee and plan to use her for my next event.

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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We have had personal chefs in the past and all were good experiences, but Shawna was a cut above. The experience that she provided was exemplary in every facet. Shawna was personable, prepared, and her food was exquisite. She will be called upon in the future to cater any event we may have. We give her our highest recommendation.

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June Sper Catering
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Pamela S.
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I have had the pleasure of knowing and eating June Sper's cooking over the past ten years. June can make anything taste great. I.e. June was cooking lunch for me to help me eat healthy. June made me mashed potatoes out of cauliflower. All I can say is I hate cauliflower but I loved how she made the cauliflower into mashed potatoes. I have had the pleasure of June's food from soup to salads, sandwiches to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. I worked with June in 3 different companies and once June brought food in one time at the companies people would beg her to make make food to bring in. In summary June Sper is the best Cook/Chef I know. If you looking for someone to cater your event you cannot go wrong with June Sper.

La Mexicana Tacos & Catering
4.4
from 51 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Carolann N.
Verified review

Simply amazing! We're host quite a few events, these folks are so easy to work with and our guests raved about the food- and...there was LOTS of food. They arrived early, set up and began working - the aroma was wonderful! At the end, we had to tell them it was OK to leave----they didn't want cook and leave. They made sure everyone was full. They neatly put all of the left over food in my kitchen. We were so impressed and so glad we found them....they were a true pleasure to work with. Thank you so much!

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 46 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Craig W.
Verified review

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. . .

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Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Justin C.
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They came to my home on time. Everything was amazing. Very professional. The food was absolutely fantastic. The chef is awesome!

Paraiso Delicacies
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Morgan W.
Verified review

We had Paraiso delicacies cater our wedding in Temecula in December 2014. Our experience was absolutely phenomenal. The food was amazing and I got compliments from all the guests telling me they loved the food and it was the best they have had at a wedding. From the delicious hors d'oeuvres, food and the gourmet truffles, I can't thank Joanie and get staff enough for their professional and excellent service. If you are throwing an event and need an excellent caterer, no need to look further use Joanie with Paraiso Delicacies.

  • 7 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Karen P.
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Stacy is an Extaordinary Chef! She made an excellent Stationary Buffet, Passed Heavy Hors D'Oeuvres and a Dessert Station for my residential party. All of my guests were raving about how delicious her cooking from scratch was. She is so creative and has an impressive list of appetizers to chose from. Stacy was so classy and professional and she kept everything on task so I could enjoy talking with my friends and relax. I would definitely hire her again and recommend her to my friends. She is Tremendous!

CUCINA MIGRANTE LLC
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen H.
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Fantastic meal, way exceeded expectations and was much more affordable than other private chefs we contacted. Would highly recommend to anyone hosting a dinner!! Originally we looked at making a group dinner reservation to dine out in Palm Springs for a birthday party, having Cucina Migrante come to our vacation rental made for a more relaxing and unforgettable dining experience. Francesco and Adisa are true pros!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Imed F.
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Chef David did a fantastic job catering my daughter's wedding. He was so easy to work with. He helped us out with ideas to customize a delicious menu that satisfied vegetarians as well as non vegetarians. Food and service were exceptional. I recommend chef David to anyone. He will truly put 110% in making your event memorable.

Avian's House
4.5
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jan F.
Verified review

Chef Avian and his team provided a delicious taco feast with three meats and all the fixing plus rice and beans. Everything was freshly made at the event and everyone thought the food was fantastic! Chef Aboan and his team were friendly and worked constantly to provide a delicious meal!

Admiral's Experience
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Ashanti S.
Verified review

I hired The Admiral's Experience to cater a Pop Up Dinner for my wife's birthday. They brought the restaurant atmosphere to our home. Chef Geoff and his team did a great job! I couldn't have asked for a more exclusive experience! The food was amazing, and the staff was so professional. My home practically felt like a 5 star restaurant! All of my guests were so impressed! I would recommend Admirals to anyone trying to experience something different and amazing at a reasonable price!

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Fruitcakes Chef Services
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jamie P.
Verified review

Kathy created the perfect event with her beautiful display of food for the private club at Kukuiula on Kauai. She was professional and warm and the food wasn't just lovely to look at but was a delight to eat!!!! The island of Kauai misses Fruitcakes Chef Services!

Enjoy Dining In
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Marie L.
Verified review

I am a mother of three children and I hired Chris to be our family's private chef. She also was the chef for our occasional dinner parties chef as well as coordinated them for the last two years. We absolutely enjoyed her cooking and loved her easy going nature. Our family will miss Chris profusely as we are moving to Austin.

Top Chef
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Dana K.
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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.

Chef Bai
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Samantha E.
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My entire family just loves Chef Bai. Amazing food preppared with love. Healthy and delicious, Chef Bai and her food always leaves us feeling good!

  • 24 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen M.
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I hired Jeff to work with my son who is a high school student. We were vacationing in the San Diego area for a several days right before the boys' tennis season started, and Jeff's reviews and philosophy seemed outstanding. We were not disappointed! Jeff was both friendly and professional. My son has had coaching in the past, and Jeff was able to identify goals to help him improve his form. He worked on preparation, footwork, topspin, slice, and his slice and kick serve. Jeff was not a hitting partner and so organized the lesson to allow my son to hit with another student, coordinating their lesson times to get some extra match experience while providing continued instruction. I will definitely look up Jeff the next time we get back to San Diego! He was awesome.

Kevies Kitchen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Michele A.
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Kevie is a gifted pastry chef whose modern desserts showcase her unique experience. She prepared a beautiful dessert bar table for a large event of 600+ people that our company was sponsoring. The treats were delicious and nutritious baked using our Sugar 2.0 product which includes soluble fiber and probiotics (www.sugar2pt0.com). Her recipes are incredible, and you will be pleased with her sweet treats for your friends and family. She is a professional and fun to work with too. I highly recommend her and am impressed with her baking techniques and capacity to foresee the outcomes! Thank you so much Kevies Kitchen! Everyone loved your yummy treats, you made our event a huge success!

Breakingbreadpc
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tracy W.
Verified review

Paul is an amazingly talented chef who is my go-to for all of my culinary needs. His dishes are not only delicious, but absolutely beautiful! From platters and lunches at my spa to private dining events, there's no one I trust more to deliver the absolute best. He exceeds my and my clients' expectations time and time again. Whatever your event, if you hire Paul, you won't have any worries!

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gail L.
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Jared is caring, talented, and an amazing chef! I recommend him with great enthusiasm.

Actual Requests

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Need Catering Services (Full service)

Escondido, CA

  • Event type
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Staff needed
    Set up: Yes, Server(s): Yes, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: Yes, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
    75-100
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Details
    It will be held at the Elks Lodge in Escondido. It is important that food is served hot and fresh. Not dried out. There is a full kitchen on site that can be used with frig and warmers.
  • $25
    Average price

Need cooking lessons

San Diego, CA

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Team building
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine interest
    I'm not sure yet
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (None)
  • Number of students
    Over 10
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18)
  • Experience
    Intermediate
  • Frequency
    One-time event
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Willing to join an existing group?
  • Day preference(s)
    Thursday
  • Time preference(s)
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
  • Details
    We are company that sells food to Prisons and colleges.
  • $102.5
    Average price

Need a Cooking Skills Instructor

Poway, CA

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Team building
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine interest
    I'm not sure yet
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (No)
  • Number of students
    5-10
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18)
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Frequency
    One-time event
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Willing to join an existing group?
  • Day preference(s)
    Thursday
  • Time preference(s)
    Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    We are in Poway. Would prefer to try and keep location close to Poway/Rancho Penasquitos/Mira Mesa/Rancho Bernardo area.
  • $65.33
    Average price
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