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Goleta Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Goleta.

  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Adrienne G.
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Claire was a professional every step of the way. She was super communicative before my event and made delicious food that everyone raved about! I highly recommend her for any private gathering where a personal chef is needed!

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Maryann L.
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Supreme lives up to his name he is certainly "Supreme" He has Supreme food, Supreme service, Supreme Personality, and Supreme Passion for what he does. He cares about his client. He delivers on time, his food is light and delicious. You feel the intention in every bite. I highly recommend not only booking Supreme for your personal meal prep but a small or large dinner party, company lunch, family outing, or if you are looking to drop some lbs. Supreme will help come up with a healthy meal plan catered to your dietary needs. Obviously his food is VEGAN but he can couple that with gluten free too! You will not be disappointed. In fact he is not only an amazing chef, but a wonderful beautiful human being. You will be inspired!.Enjoy!

Josie Hoffmann, Private Chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lamara H.
Verified review

Josie is the best personal chef you could imagine. She is so graceful and confident -- a sheer joy to have in the kitchen. Plus importantly, her food is AMAZING!! We've been working with Josie for more than a year and she never fails to impress in both simple healthy preparations at home and for elegant, lavish dinner parties. Flavor and presentation are done with the kind of skilled perfection that only comes from someone who loves what she does and has the experience to back it up. You will be so glad you chose her!!!

Melissa Petitto, R.D.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie R.
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We hired Melissa to cook for us for ongoing restrictive diet-friendly meals. We had three criteria and passed these with flying colours. 1. She is incredibly organized from menu planning to day of cooking to final delivery and storage of food. This is so critical for ongoing bulk meal preparation. 2. She has such a calm, friendly, and sociable demeanor. For someone to be coming to your home on a regular basis, we've learned that personalities meshing are so important. 3. And the above are the least of the compliments. Her food is amazing! As NY foodies, my husband and I are very particular about our food. Melissa has made no salt/no oil/no carb/no sugar taste better and brighter than any 5 star NY restaurant. We look forward to continuing with Melissa as our chef.

HEATculinary
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tory J.
Verified review

I hired Chef Nikki to cater our backyard wedding reception of 30 people. After speaking to numerous people who didn't seem to understand what kind of menu I was looking for, (I wanted our guests to experience our dinner as if it were a tasting menu in a restaurant, but with slightly larger portions.) I was absolutely elated within 2 minutes of talking to Nikki on the phone. She understood immediately as to what I was going for. She is the most bubbly, outgoing, lovable, and simply FABULOUS person on the planet. She was just as excited as I was for this event. Which was really great. Other people I spoke with seemed not to care as much about our event because it wasn't a 200 person wedding OR didn't understand what type of menu I wanted. I gave her full creative control of our menu, and she did an AMAZING job! She even made adjustments for a last minute guest who was a vegetarian. She was extremely flexible & just simply wanted us to be happy. If we didn't like something, she would change it or adjust it to your liking, but we loved everything and our 5 course almost turned into a 7 course!! Every person at our wedding said they loved the food, including my foodie blogger friend. She gave us huge portions & left us with a ton of leftovers that we enjoyed the next day. We had a seated dinner, and she provided wait staff and a bartender. ALL of the waitstaff/bartender were so WONDERFUL!! They were so happy, friendly, and did a great job! Chef Nikki & her staff, simply put, are total perfection. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Chef Nikki & her staff and I look forward to hiring her for all our future events. Thank you again Chef Nikki & Staff!! We loved you! Tory & Ross

Restaurant Open
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Philip S.
Verified review

Mike made a very professional, yet relaxed presentation outlining his food delivery service. I look forward to experiencing his cuisine.

Elegant Eats
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
RJ L.
Verified review

One of the best chefs out there. A truly talented artist who really strives for perfection. From extraordinary presentations to flavors complementary, all the elements harmoniously flow together and are of the highest quality. Small plates to complete courses all services are highly recommend!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

My name is Chef Duane Copeland. I specialize in custom-made cakes, wedding cakes, pastries and breads.

Savory Thymes
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gabi A.
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Andrew provided an IMPECCABLE experience for my friends and I. He prepared a delicious meal with high attention to detail and we all had a total blast. I highly recommend Andrew's services. Thank you, Andrew!

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I work hard, very dependable, reliable, nurse assistant, CPR, first aid trained, and medication certified. I have a lot experience in nursing, nanny of ages newborn to 16 years old. I also chef work, house manager where I made sure everything was running right, the kitchen supplies in stock, bathroom stocked, and landscaping done right. I am a personal trainer and weight loss chef. I also know how to lower cholesterol and heart-smart cooking. I know about certain foods not to eat, if suffering from Alzheimer's and arthritis.

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We offer catering and private chef services featuring local and sustainable cuisine that is all handmade by our chef.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Let's create a timeless event with a little added sweet treat from Mama G's Bakery!

  • New on Thumbtack
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Over 20 years Hospitality experience from all aspects of the industry. Detail oriented to quality and experience, Well versed in large parties and small intimate groups. Private chef work for high end clientele from Montecito to Malibu. Up to date on food trends and seasonality of products.

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I provide personal chef services in your home. I purchase the ingredients, customize menus/ themes, set up, break down, and clean up. I have fine dining background, and I cook fresh, local, and seasonal food.

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I am a nice, southern lady who has written a cookbook of over 200 recipes. I can make a homemade carrot cake from scratch or cheesecake. I also have some great seafood recipes. I can cook for a party, an elderly person, or a new mom and family.

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Over 10 years of professional kitchen experience in 3 different countries and all over the US.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Chef B is a certified natural chef and graduate of Baumann College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. She creates exquisite meals for any budget, and loves to educate her clients as to just how simply one can prepare delicious and healthy meals in less time than is assumed necessary for gastronomy of such a high caliber. Chef B believes that everyone can implement a healthier lifestyle with just a few simple adjustments, leading to more energy, a happier disposition, a better self-worth and a greater self image. Her passion lies in teaching techniques to be healthier people, which in turn creates healthier interactions and facilitates positive changes in our communities and cities as a whole. Chef B regularly serves the Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles county areas of California. She specializes in: - Special needs diet and planning - Gluten-free/casein-free diet - Menu consulting - Brand representation - Food shopping education - Healthy lifestyle consulting

  • 33 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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From cooking classes to my cooking show, we'll have fun! We can do food and wine pairing at your home and more. BBQs are done too!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer private chef and catering services. I do anything, from small dinner parties to large parties. I work through a small restaurant in Santa Barbara. My food is fresh and creative, using produce that is available and in season. I have many excellent references in Santa Barbara, and Montecito.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a personal/private chef looking to bring culinary aspects from Orange County up to Santa Barbara County and surrounding areas. I enjoy teaching small group cooking classes, teaching anything from the basics to showing how things are done in a professional kitchen.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Hi my name is Ruben, Food is my passion. I’am recently Vegan and love to teach people how to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, by creating flavors with fruits and vegetables that most people do not know how to use. I’m a full—time Chef/Cook for Patagonia so I’am only available nights and weekends because I love my day Job. So if you are looking to make a change towards a healthy lifestyle, Hire me!! I can make it easier on you. Whether It would be meal prep for a week or if you are just looking to have a dinner Party and want to Impress friends with your Cooking Skills I can help! In the meantime check out my Art of Salad Cooking show featured on the CropSwap App and YouTube Channel. (Link above in website Section) I look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your time!

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