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Gardena Chefs

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Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 118 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marie K.
Verified review

We gave a big 40th birthday party for our son and wanted everything to be fantastic for him, our family, and all of our friends. We didn't know what a perfect choice we made when we hired Chef Marcel! We cannot say enough good things about Chef Marcel, his staff, and his wonderful food! The dishes were delicious - inventive and perfectly prepared! To add an extra challenge, Chef Marcel and his top notch sous chefs needed to cook in our kitchen and take food to our community room where we were holding the event. Every single step of the process was flawless and at the end of the evening I would have never known anyone had been in my kitchen! I had a recipe for the bartender I wanted to serve. She tweaked it and made it even tastier! Our guests wrote us the next day and raved about the appetizers, the meal, the yummy desserts, and the service, which was impeccable. The staff was friendly, kind, fun, and terrific at what they do. As most people know who give parties, the personalities of those who provide the service is critical. Every single person who took care of us was absolutely lovely. Chef Marcel was there the whole time. He was constantly vigilant making sure everything was running smoothly. He went out of his way to accommodate some hungry late arrivals. He was definitely in charge, respectful of his staff, gracious, flexible, and devoted to us having a great time! Our experience with Chef Marcel exceeded any expectations we could have possibly had. A million thank yous to him and to his stellar staff!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sonia S.
Verified review

Chef Boris and his wife Carolina were amazing! I will be using them again and again

Madkins Catering
4.6
from 80 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 201 hires on Thumbtack
Frank J.
Verified review

Madkins Catering is awesome! They were able to come through for our company luncheon last minute. I appreciate Delores being so responsive and helpful. The food arrived on time and hot. The server was well groomed and seasoned. Everything I ordered came as planned. I was nervous, didn't think Madkins Catering would be able to fulfill my needs in such a short amount of time.....I was definitely wrong. The chicken was so flavorful and seasoned perfectly. Everyone at Bank of America enjoyed there food. This is our second time that we've used this company. I'm very pleased with the service I received. I'm actually a referral customer, someone mentioned to me that this company was pretty flexible, with good food and great prices.... Thank you sooooo much, your a life saver....please everyone try them! Try the chicken....it was scrumptious. I will definitely use again and again....very pleased.

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Chef Marc's Meal Prep
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea K.
Verified review

Thank goodness for chefs like Mark who cook the way you want, and need, to eat when the last thing you want to do is cook for yourself when you're ill. I'm so greatful to have been introduced to him when I needed it the most. Mark is a great guy who cares about your healing. He's prepared the most healthy and delicious dishes. He'll work with you so that every dish delivered is what you like. And his selection is so broad that you won't eat the same thing again and again. Though some times you'll wish you did!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Caron B.
Verified review

First of all Susan is delightful which is great cause who needs a snarky chef with attitude. On top of that she is a great chef. We asked for an American meat based menu and got the tastiest short rib in a Parmesan crust in individual bowls. I can't wait to use Susan again.

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  • 21 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jordan R.
Verified review

Had a great experience with Executive Chef Mark Kearney and Team. To set expectations before the review, I like to consider myself a food lover...not a critic, just a food lover. I love great dining experiences and am equally critical or disappointed when they fall short. My family and I were hosting Christmas Dinner for a total of 10 family members. I found Chef Mark on Thumbtack based on his previous reviews. Roy (part of Mark's team) promptly reached out with thought-starters for the meal and breakout of pricing. Over the next few weeks Roy, Mark and I worked closely crafting the perfect menu for my traditional Christmas dinner, while staying within my budget parameters. To note, Chef Mark is priced higher than some of the other chefs I was in contact with, but I'm glad we went with Mark based on the outcome. The menu consisted of 4 gourmet hors d oeuvres passed around while we opened presents. A fan favorite was the roasted fig with gorgonzola and prosciutto. Then time for dinner. We sat at the dining table and were served Butternut Ravioli as an appetizer, Lobster Bisque soup (a bit on the spicy side - only critique I have with the food all night) and an organic baby butterleaf salad with incredible apricot balsamic vinaigrette. The main course was both a grilled beef tenderloin (prepared to your liking) and pan roasted turkey breast. Sides that accompanied the main course were brocollini, green beans and bacon/garlic mashed potatoes. Everything (except the soup) was beyond 5 stars in terms of presentation, taste and expectations. Lastly we were served two very decadent and delicious deserts - a molten lava cake and traditional bread pudding. Two things to mention. My wife was forced (by her OBGYN) into a new diet two days prior to the Christmas dinner consisting of no dairy and no soy. When Chef Mark arrived we asked him what had dairy and soy ingredients and he quickly and thoughtfully mentioned that he could make my wife's servings without either dairy or soy. Talk about going above and beyond. This was much appreciated and set the tone for the entire dinner! I would potentially ask for two servers for the evening on future events. One to solely serve as sous chef, helping Mark prepare the food in the kitchen and the other server to help set the table, serve food, wine, etc.. throughout the evening. The 5 hours that Mark and Team allocate for the evening can go quickly. This might alleviate that. Either way, a great experience and thank you Mark and Team!

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 52 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
William C.
Verified review

Food delivery was a little late, but the Chefs stayed and helped with set-up and service even though they were not contracted too. They carved the turkey on location and stayed for the whole event. They also supplied plates and utensils even though we did not ask for them. They were great from start to finish with food left over after feeding 130.

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Sierra Madre Catering
4.5
from 42 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rita P.
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Traveling Chef
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natasha C.
Verified review

We booked Chef Pena for a bachlorette party. We thoroughly enjoyed him. We had a few games and discussions that he was a good sport anout participating in. Extremely flexible and accommodating. We appreciated his service. Will use again.

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So Divine Catering
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Clarissa R.
Verified review

Chef Alexis made catering a meal in LA from MI a breeze!! Her communication is excellent and her food is even better. The lunches were a HUGE hit with our clients and really helped make my company stand out! We highly recommend So Divine Catering and are already working with them for our next round of luncheons!

SEGARS Culinary
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy R.
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Steven is incredibly professional, enegertic, and skilled at what he does! We loved having him as a private chef for parties and intimate gatherings-- he brings a great enthusiaam to his work, and the food was Michelin star quality!!

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Daily Squares, LLC
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
Verified review

Words can not express how amazing Daily Square is. Daneen is such a talented Chef and a beautiful person as well. She catered my husbands 60th birthday party with 35 people. Her presentation of appetizers was so gorgeously delicious. And the evening was about good food and that's what you want at a party. Good food and good friends Her staff was an extension of her. Phenomenal. Her dishes are so unique that have a twist that makes you only want more. She is so professional with an amazing energy. I and all of my friends can't wait to have Dayneen back. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making our party a night we will never forget.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adrian A.
Verified review

Amy was a delight to work with. She was very responsive on all communication and professional during the event. The food was incredible and her personality made the event even more enjoyable. I would recommend Amy to anyone looking for a efficient, professional, experienced chef. I look forward to working with Amy again!

Fitch's Kitchen
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jill D.
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Fitch's Kitchen offers great food and Chef Fitch is very professional.

  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Julie S.
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Chef David is truly one of the best in the biz. His flavors are layered with so much complexity and subtlety, it's almost too good to be true! Always friendly and very professional, I'd trust him with my taste buds anytime. Thank you for such a great meal and a supremely outstanding experience!

A Taste of Gourmet Catering
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! I have hired other caterers in the past, but none of them come close the experience I had with Chef Lofthouse and his team. Chef Lofthouse created a spectacular menu and it was delicious to eat. He and his team took care of all of the planning and set-up for the event. They served perfectly on time, and gave me and my guests such great service, that my guests are still emailing me to get Chef Lofthouse's phone number. You are missing out if you don't have him cater your party!

Greg Akahoshi
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Laura M.
Verified review

Wow! What an AMAZING experience I had working with Chef Greg. I hired Greg for my girlfriend’s birthday dinner. We had a total of 16 of her family members, and not a single one of us was disappointed. Greg was extremely attentive, and worked with my every step of the way through dietary restriction and a curveball pescatarian. He was extremely professional and he and his assistant, Chef Brian, led us through an incredible meal. We are already in the process of trying to hire him again. The food was phenomenal, presentation immaculate, and our night was epic as promised. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

A Wayfaring Chef
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Emily B.
Verified review

Chef Jessie was PHENOMENAL! We hired her for our anniversary dinner at home. Since we have a newborn and a 2yr old we don’t get out much so this was the perfect treat! Jessie jumped right in and even made things special for my 2yr old son! We worked together on the menu and she was very responsive! The food was outstanding and a delicious! We will be using her again! Thanks Jessie!!!

Your Kitchen Jeanne
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa S.
Verified review

Jeanne is an excellent chef and really listens to her clients. She is punctual, thorough, and her food is amazing. Whether she is cooking for a family or an event everything is fabulous. Her presentation is artistic and spot on. I highly recommend Jeanne. You will not be disappointed. She is exceptional!!!

Chef Shinar
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Annie D.
Verified review

Everything was wonderful from start to finish with Chef Shinar! She made great suggestions as well! So happy we went with her and everyone loved her cooking. Definitely recommend and will look forward to working with her again.

Eren from FoodPeople
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tara C.
Verified review

I cannot say enough amazing things about Eren and the company he has created. From beginning to end the process was easy and enjoyable. His communication and arranging of the perfect chef for our party needs were great! And at such a reasonable price. Huge value. He and the wonderful chef arrived punctually and impressed us with their professionalism and skill. They left the place cleaner than when they arrived too! We could not be more thrilled with this service!! Highly recommend.

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