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Hawthorne Home Chefs

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

Top Pro
Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 117 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Angela E.
Verified review

I was having a Halloween / 50th Birthday party. At my home. Chef Marcel adapted to my needs. The food was served promptly and hot. They also served the Bday Cake. A gentleman in a black cape kept taking platters from me after I passed Jello Shots! He also took care of all the trash- so when I got up the next morning there was very little cups ... to pick up! They enabled me to circulate with my friends without worry. The servers were friendly and the kitchen clean up was excellent! I would use Chef Marcel and associates again when needed. Thank you!

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa G.
Verified review

We hosted an event for 150 people and Chef Boris and Carolina were wonderful with catering our event. Communication was great and our guests loved the food!

Madkins Catering
4.6
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 199 hires on Thumbtack
Jianxiong Y.
Verified review

The catering staff was amazing and polite. We got one chef, one assistant, one server and one DJ. They arrived on time. Server helped us set up and clean up everything. DJ was great! They did a wonderful job! Price is very reasonable and acceptable. Paid them with extra tips when service is finished. Love the team! Recommend for any events!

Top Pro
The Catering Carnival
4.8
from 66 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lena R.
Verified review

I hired these guys about a year ago for a small dinner party, about 5 of us. It was such a great experience! It was a while ago so I can't remember the chef's name, I think it was David, he was on time, professional, super friendly, did a great job working with my tiny apartment kitchen and crappy old stove. The food was impeccable! No joke BEST crab cakes I've ever had in my life! We all had a great time and my friends were also so impressed with the food. They still talk about the dinner. I'm not a fancy person who hires private chefs all the time, it was my first, but it was such a great experience I would do it again if a special occasion came up and would absolutely hire him again! Highly recommend! It took so long to leave this review because I forgot to do it last year and I'm an outta sight outta mind person, unfortunately, but I just got on here to look for another service and saw them on my list and had to leave this review. Won't disappoint!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michele J.
Verified review

I loved working with Susan Kowalski from Wild Thyme Catering. She was professional, helpful, positive, and personable. At the last minute, I decided to throw my husband a surprise birthday dinner for 8 people. I wanted to try something new and have a chef prepare dinner in our home. Susan was able to work with the short time frame and within our budget. She listened to what I said my husband would like and helped me put together a fabulous menu. The food was outstanding and exactly what we talked about. Everyone had a great meal and an awesome time. I definitely recommend Susan, and hope to have her back sometime in the near future.

Top Pro
  • 21 years in business
  • 110 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!

Super Food for Super People
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Christine S.
Verified review

Chef Carollina and her staffer (sorry can't remember her name but she was super nice) were awesome!!!! We had a huge issue with the venue and SFFSP were flexible, relocated to a new location- no complaints- just get it done before the guests arrive so no one knows anything went wrong! Everyone loved the food. I mean they really loved the food-everyone asked where I found her! They were accommodating and if I forgot something, chef offered for us to use theirs! Will definitely use her again! Esp. since her prices are extremely reasonable!

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Sierra Madre Catering
4.5
from 42 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
JoAnn H.
Verified review

I hired Sierra Madre Catering for my husband's 40th birthday party held at my home. The set up process was so easy, they were so accommodating with the menu I wanted (even though it included fried foods and philly cheese steak sandwiches which are hard to make on-site). The moment they got to my house, Tonya and her chefs were so professional, speedy, on top of it all! They made my night so much easier and fun and I finally got to enjoy my own party for once! They left my house very neat like my kitchen was never used! They picked up after my guests throughout the night. My favorites were inside-out Philly cheese steak, pulled pork sliders, mac & cheese, potstickers and garlic fries. Thank you and looking forward to seeing you again!

Top Pro
Traveling Chef
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dominique S.
Verified review

Chef Pena is Truly Amazing! Our first experience it was for my Best Friends Birthday Brunch he made her favorite Lasagna and it was So GoooooD!... The next week he came and did a full meal plan/prep for my family for 7days and was Heaven sent and much needed I've learned a lot about my kitchen just by him being apart of it :) he has taken some childhood fears of foods I've told myself I'd NEVER eat and now I'm eating them and loving it each job has been at my home. He's been there on an average time of 3-5 hours depending on the services I've needed at the time, Chef Pena is always on time and prepared for the job he comes with his favorite Pan and Knives to make sure your getting the best Traveling Chef Experience ever.

Top Pro
Aioli
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bobby B.
Verified review

Jordan is an excellent chef and caterer. He produces food that is way beyond the standard catering services. If you want cookie cutter catering go with someone else. If you want really great food at a great price stop on by or use his catering.

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

So Divine Catering catered my Christmas party for my family. Chef Alexis was professional and attentive. The staff was respectful and friendly. The food was AMAZING! (Stuffed mushrooms and sliders-- so good!!) a wonderful experience had by all. I will definitely be hiring So Divine catering for future events.

SEGARS Culinary
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Dan P.
Verified review

Chef Steven and his team made us a fantastic meal, got the oohs and aahs from my parents (it was a 45th anniversary dinner for them) as well as younger crowd at the meal. In fact, we're still talking about the tomato tartare dish he came up with. The chef and his team handled passed appetizers, absolutely inventive and delicious cocktails, setup and cleanup all for a completely reasonable fee per person. They used our dishes/silverware/glassware but cleaned everything up and left the kitchen spotless. Multiple people from the dinner have asked for their contact info so they can book Chef Steven in the future. We wouldn't hesitate to book them for our next party.

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Daily Squares, LLC
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bryan F.
Verified review

I have hired Daneen for my annual bday party dinner party in addition to many other special social functions I have put on and she embodies every attribute associated with what you find in a top notch professional chef. She is punctual, detailed and meticulous in her delivery, and extremely organized with the execution of the entire dinner. When you work with her, her delightful and charming personality wins you over in seconds and she shows you how much effort, commitment and desire she puts forth to make your dinner party a huge success. She cares about her work as if she was cooking for her own family. As for her actual cuisine, one of the most underrated and undiscovered culinary gems we have here in our city. I have told her countless times that if she ever needs a willing tongue to taste anything she is experimenting with, count me in! I consider myself to be a snobby foodie with a demanding palate and even when " whips up a little something" I am on cloud nine and demanding that any and all leftovers are mine to keep. She genuinely loves to cook and you can really taste all the love she puts into her work. For anyone reading this review, do yourself a favor and treat yourself to her culinary magic and you too will soon be more than excited to write a review like this one for her.

Fitch's Kitchen
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jill D.
Verified review

Fitch's Kitchen offers great food and Chef Fitch is very professional.

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kellz C.
Verified review

Acacia has catered private events for me and been the head chef at a former restaurant i used to bartend at. She is always professional and provides excellent food! Clients and customers always rave about the flavors and presentation! Great food can make or break an event and Acacia's catering services will guarantee to make your event a success every time!

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

Chef Lofthouse is incredible. He catered my 26th birthday party and fed 32 famished twenty somethings. Everything was amazing from the stuffed mushrooms to the bbq sliders! He was prompt, responsive and immensely attentive. I never saw an empty tray the entire night. This allowed me to relax and enjoy the party because I knew that he was 100% on top of it. We all know how hard it is to let go when you're hosting a party because you want everything to be great and your guests to be happy. I don't think I've ever had a party run as smoothly as this one and Chef Lofthouse was a big part of that. I will not only be hiring him again but I've already referred him to all my friends and clients. Thank you for a great night Chef!

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

Greg was the perfect chef for my dinner party! He's enthusiastic about what he does and excellent at creating a menu that is delicious and every bit as good (or better) than dining at a 5-star restaurant while being in your own home! My guests loved the experience with Greg. Everyone who came to the party wanted to hire him for their next event! I would definitely hire him again in the future.

Chef LaTay Its Made Devine
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa D.
Verified review

Chef LaTay was very responsive to our need for dinners for our parent meetings. The food was always delicious!

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ruben R.
Verified review

We hired Chef Darrell David for a surprise welcoming party for my Mother. My mother is from South America so we challenged Darrell to make food that she would be familiar to and appreciate and Darrell did NOT disappoint. He came fully prepared and he did his homework! We didn't have to tell him what to make, he already knew what she would enjoy. It was a pleasant evening and once we were finished my mother asked him all sorts of questions on the food and Darrell answered every single one with perfect responses. We will definitely be hiring Darrell again in the future!

Chef Mikey of Playa Vista
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jayson S.
Verified review

Chef Mikey was a joy to work with. He listened to our needs and provided outstanding service for our event and the dishes he prepared were DELICIOUS! I would give Chef Mikey 10 stars if that was an option! He will be our first call for any future events.

Actual Requests

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Need cooking lessons

Inglewood, CA

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Personal enrichment
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    Basic cooking skills, I'm not sure yet
  • Cuisine interest
    Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (vegetarian (oval-lacto))
  • Number of students
    1
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18)
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Frequency
    One-time event
  • Willing to join an existing group?
  • Details
    I am allergic to strawberries and melons (cantaloupe, honeydew).
  • $146.25
    Average price

Need catering

Hawthorne, CA

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Interested in the following cuisine
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Kids menue
  • $3512.5
    Average price

Need Cooking Lessons

Marina Del Rey, CA

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Personal enrichment
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    Basic cooking skills, Knife skills, Soups and sauces, Roasting and braising, Baking - desserts and pastries
  • Cuisine interest
    American, Asian, Healthy, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (none)
  • Number of students
    1
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18)
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Frequency
    Ongoing classes
  • Lesson length
    As recommended by professional
  • Willing to join an existing group?
  • Day preference(s)
    Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference(s)
    Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    I want to learn how to cook! But not just following recipes but to be able to put things together on my own with proper cooking technique.
  • $103
    Average price
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