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He contacted me immediately. We are going to do cooking classes in February. We've spoken on the phone and he is so friendly. He has stayed in touch with me and he deserves 10 stars!!!!
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!"
Alisa is very professional. Her food was very delicious and everyone enjoyed her cooking. On Nov 9, 2014 our non profit outreach organization held a fund raising event. Everyone told me her food was out of this world. I highly recommend Alisa's services. Alisa is amongst the best around the Bay Area. My husband Garth, myself and our volunteers enjoyed Alisa and her tasty dishes.
We hired Chef Graham last-minute to help with a fun event for a 19th birthday, where the birthday girl wanted her friends and family to participate in the cooking process. I just made the booking and wasn't personally in attendance for the event, but I heard from all who where that Chef Graham was incredibly skilled and charming and an all-around great find. Highly recommended and thanks again!
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!
Chef James Reid quickly impressed me with his enthusiasm, communication skills and professionalism during one of his cooking classes on Sauce Making 101. I had the pleasure of attending this three hour class where he demonstrated and evaluated several basic sauces, with precision and perfection! Of particular value to me was Chef Reids use of stocks to make simple but delicious sauces and the multitude ways I can use in various, savory dishes! You'll learn a lot from Chef Reid! I heartily endorse him for any teaching role and look forward to taking another class soon!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Elizabeth cooked for my family of four during a difficult time and she really listened to our needs and took a lot of pressure off me with her delicious meals. I highly recommend Elizabeth for all your private cooking needs.
Elyse is incredible! I hired her to cater my sister's baby shower and she did such an amazing job that I went on to hire her as my personal chef. I am currently finishing my doctorate degree and at the time I had classes from 8:00AM-9:00PM which made it difficult for me to make healthy meals. Every week Elyse would deliver a basket filled with delicious home-cooked meals that were catered to my personal tastes. She was always open to suggestions and requests, and found creative ways to make certain dishes vegetarian for me. When I was feeling under the weather, she made me an amazing miso soup and other dishes to help me feel better. I was so sad when she left the Bay Area to go to the East Coast; her cooking was the highlight of my week. As a caterer, she is very professional. She will work closely with you to create a menu that will suit the occasion perfectly. She really takes care of everything to make sure you can relax and indulge in a fantastic meal. Every guest at my sister's shower raved about the food and all wanted to hire her for their next event.
We absolutely loved our french cooking lesson with Mashav! She created a custom menu for the class based on our suggestions and fresh local ingredients. She walked us through each step carefully and answered all of our questions. The final result -- 4 made-from-scratch french dishes -- was phenomenal. To top it all off, Mashav was very organized and easy to plan the class with.
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!
*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 must admit that I was a bit skeptical about raw foods, BUT Chef Tena *truly* changed my mind (and body). She has an innate talent, not only with recipe creation, and food preparation, but also with making food *beautiful.* I didn't have any real favorites, since they were ALL over-the-top delicious! Her foods make by body SING and feel ALIVE!
I did a 3-hour cooking class with Alejandra. She is fantastic! She is an excellent teacher, both with respect to general culinary techniques and to details of specific recipes. Her food is fresh, tasty, and quite simple to prepare. She establishes a friendly, easy-going atmosphere in the class, and has a great sense of humor. She is superbly trained in classical French cuisine but also has experience in Thai and Ecuadorian foods. Yes, she went above and beyond what I expected. What could have been improved? Well, nothing! Thanks, Alejandra!
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 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.
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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.