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Irvine Baking Lessons

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Traveling Chef
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
De'Vina J.
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When my son (9 yr old boy) expressed to me he wanted to be a contestant on Chopped Jr. I made it my goal to get him prepared. I contacted Traveling Chef and immediately my son's goals became a his goals as well. Travis arrived on time, and was very detailed when explaining how to pick produce and meats. Like many 9 yr old boys it's usually hard to keep him focused, however he was engaged from start to finish. Travis was very patient and allowed my son to be very hands on which made for an excellent lesson. The food was amazing, my son was very proud of his accomplishments, and he left the kitchen spotless. I can't wait until my son's next lesson. Every mom should take a day off and allow dinner to be prepared by their children and Chef Travis.

  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica G.
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I planned a personal cooking lesson for my boyfriend's birthday, and couldn't have asked for a better experience! Chef Keith took time to get to know exactly what we were looking for, and he was flexible in creating our personalized 3 course menu. He showed up to my house on time, and was prepared with all of the food and cooking tools. He even cleaned up afterwards and left my kitchen spotless. The food was amazing! Chef Keith is very knowledgable about cooking. I would highly recommend hiring Chef Keith! It was absolutely worth it!!

  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Luis O.
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Chef L, came in to a very difficult situation and did great. Chef L gave my son and I private cooking lessons which went great, it was a great experience for both of us. It is allowing me to have something to connect with my son with since sports are not his thing. I really recommend Chef L, the food was great and his ability to simplify everything allowed us to truly enjoy ourselves.

Sweet Novelette
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Hazel C.
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I am very impressed with Annabel's work! She not only baked the most artistic cake, but also delicious! I ordered 3 cakes from her last October 7 and each one was unique, creative, and delicious. Annabel listened to my needs and also added her own personal touch to the cakes. She was very responsive, professional, and just went above and beyond. The cakes were a little pricey compared to your regular bakery or store bought cake but it's worth every penny. The 3 cakes that I ordered were customized and one cake was a bit complicated due to allergies but I was willing to pay for the extra price. I am a happy customer and I will surely order again from Annabel Sweet Novelette Cake. And you should too!

Good2eat4U
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Emily P.
Verified review

Elaine helped my daughter and I with cooking lessons and menu ideas that would work with both of our dietary issues. We spent an afternoon together - through the magic of web cams. We prepared a vegetable lasagna, a spinach and strawberry salad, the most amazing miso soup ever and a squash and edamame treat that was out of this world. The dishes we prepared were made from fresh, organic ingredients that were gluten free, light on salt and most importantly quick and easy to prepare in our busy schedules. Elaine took every culinary and dietary issue of ours and came back with brilliant solutions. Elaine is knowledgeable and approachable with the ability to communicate what she knows without being preachy. I've ordered the Herblends seasonings, and she also has a cookbook. I'm very impressed her knowledge and abilities make great food and show us how she does it.

From the Egg LA
4.4
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia L.
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Chef Jay is such an amazing warm and kind spirit. Her food is prepared with love, and you can taste it! We have monthly cooking lessons with my son and myself and he LOVES it! Jay takes a fun scientific approach to explaining food, often giving my son the tips and tricks he needs to create all types of cool things like parmesan cheese foam and teaching him how to make rainbow mozzarella cheese for his homemade pizzas - something he found beyond amazing. I enjoy the variety she offers - vegetarian dishes for me and kid-friendly gluten free meals for my son. She has taught me so much about preparing food for my boy that he can safely eat and enjoy without getting bored, and for that I am grateful. If you'd like flavor-filled food and a chef who has the patience of a saint, you'll for sure find that in Jay. Oh yea, ask her to make her amazing fried mac & cheese!

Laura Elaine Estrada
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany L.
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I had the pleasure of learning from Laura last weekend. I consider myself an experienced cook and I'm grateful to report I learned new techniques, recipes, and cooking tips from Laura! Not only did she thoughtfully provide cooking advice prior to our first lesson, but she additionally considered all my health requests when I expressed a desire to continue learning "clean" cooking. I am an avid weight lifter and fitness instructor and I explained to Laura that I am very conscious about how I cook (i.e. cooking without salt, eating very lean protein meat/fish, etc.). I cook every single meal for myself and meal prep on weekends in order to weigh out all my portions before the beginning of my week. Laura modified several recipes to adhere to the guidelines I outlined for her and even gave me suggestions for sauces, curries and cooking techniques I could use in future meal planning. Laura was also aware I am in the process of moving to another country and she used her knowledge of the specific country's culture to recommend several cooking items I could purchase to maximize my ability to cook with variety yet within budget. Laura went above and beyond my expectations by applying her knowledge and expertise to best advise me on cooking techniques I can use both in the U.S. and when I move abroad, shared her passion for cooking and piqued my interest in expanding my cooking repertoire. I highly recommend Laura for cooking lessons, meal preparation and special events.

Eat Well with Will
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Kimberly P.
Verified review

I have had Will's cooking on a numerous of different occasions. And I must say Will has a real talent in the kitchen! He can make almost anything from scratch or make things that you don't think will taste good turn out to taste wonderful! My favorite dish he made was a chicken dish with a load of different seasonings. Every bite I had was so moist and tasty (in a good way)! I would highly recommend to try Will's cooking, at least once, you would not be sorry and definitely be pleasantly surprised with how flavorful his dishes taste. :)

Chef Michelle & Co
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth E.
Verified review

Had my first at-home lesson today. Michelle is a kind, polite, well-humored chef who teaches well. The meal we prepared together was simply delicious. Didn't know I had it in me but Michelle did! Salivating in anticipation of my next cooking lesson with her next week.

Yummy Cupcake Pasadena
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Eva L.
Verified review

I came here with a friend for cupcakes and tea. I loved that the cupcakes were small and we could each try a variety of flavors. The cupcakes were so cute and tasted great with the tea. The frosting wasn't too sweet, like other cupcake shops. We sat in the back room and the atmosphere was nice. The service was also great; we never needed to ask for anything. I only wish the front area had more room for customers who aren't holding events.

Chef Nathan Lyon
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Karen C.
Verified review

Chef Lyon is fantastic! I learned so much from my private lessons. He led me through the cooking basics step by step and each lesson was a lot of fun - and delicious. I have so many "go to" recipes in my repertoire now. A++

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Danny L.
Verified review

Marcello is extraordinary. I had my first lesson last week where I learned how to make an amazing, fresh sauce with zucchini, onions, mushrooms, and a little bit of olive oil. I didn't know I can make something so delicious yet so simple. Marcello really took the time to teach me the details of proper knife techniques, picking fresh ingredients, and proper cooking mechanics. I learnt so much in my first lesson, and I can't wait to have another lesson with him. Also, you get a lesson in Italian while you're at. This guy is great!

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I'm great at everything and anything I do. I usually and most likely can do any task; just ask. I cook, clean, babysit, swim, speak Spanish and English, etc.

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We do private cooking/baking courses for both children and adults. We build meal plans for transplant patients and those that want to change their food lifestyle in order to be healthy. We educate our clients on organic vs. GMO products and give info on farmers markets. We also make a full line of gourmet 100% organic cheesecakes. We also do catering for intimate settings. Our mission is to help people make wiser food choices.

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Hello. I provide private art lessons and activities (most materials provided) for children, individuals or small groups (birthdays, slumber parties, holiday themes, etc.). I also offer basic child sitting services to children ages four to twelve. Along with art and craft activities for individuals and groups, I do face painting for children's birthdays and special events. Face painting may be included in addition to child sitting if desired (with additional fee). I am also available to assist in preparation and setting up for birthday parties or any other children's events and help in cleaning up after the party! I am a professional artist and have been an experienced art instructor for more than 15 years. I'm your creative girl Friday. Yes, references are available! I am also open to commission contemporary paintings or sale of current paintings. Please visit my website. Small murals are also available. Stay tuned to hear (or ask about) about upcoming Swirl Girl Designs, geared to making personalized paintings, murals and other creative designs and decorating girls' rooms with their vision and self-expression.

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I offer bartending services for private parties and corporate events. I also provide private cooking lessons in French and Italian cooking.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have a passion for creative and nourishing foods. I offer vegan personal chef services, private hands-on cooking lessons and holistic wellness coaching. I help people with food allergies and dietary restrictions to get unstuck and fall (back) in love with eating or cooking!

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I love to entertain and educate!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer catering, personal chef service, and cooking lessons. I do parties. I have 30 years of experience. I'm an expert in cooking and pastry.

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Learn to cook like a pro! From start to finish, you will have the total chef experience with the end result being one of the best meals you ever have!

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My name is Giulia, I was born in Italy and I've just moved to California. My hometown is Napoli, very well know for its traditional recipes and variations of other regional plates. My special dishes are most of all with pasta, especially pasta alla napoletana, carbonara, bolognese, seafood, pasta al forno (in the oven), and all sort of pasta with legumes and vegetables. Moreover, I can teach you how to prepare healthy but really tasty meat or fish dishes, vegetarian and Italian variations of Asian food as light Cantonese rise, noodles with vegetables and curry chicken. I can teach you how to make home made pasta, such as gnocchi and fettuccine, and share with you all the secrets I have learned through family's generations. Also, I can give you advice about the products to use for the real Italian taste! Italian language and culture. I will teach you Italian from the basis (depends on your level) starting from the alphabet and simple sentences. Grammar and conversation go together, because one is fundamental for the other. Other aims are the written and oral comprehension and learning about Italian culture like main historic facts, literature, music, cinema, recent events and cities.

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