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Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 109 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy S.
Verified review

Marcel created a delicious menu based on my preferences to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to a hungry group of 15. Incredibly professional and friendly, he has a real passion for cooking. He got a round of applause from our group when he left and then we even brought him back last minute to cook an additional meal for us one day because enjoyed it so much. The food is fresh, healthy and flavorful. We will definitely work with him again.

Taquizas ''El Rey''
4.5
from 45 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Joe K.
Verified review

I am setting up for my 4th company BBQ using Jesse and his family, Moms recipe is awesome and there service is great. They work very hard to make everyone happy. I invite customers, subcontractors and suppliers so nobody is there at one time, Jesse and his mom didn't have a problem staying later and kept on cooking. The rate to stay late was way fair. and cooking for 100,people is no problem

  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin S.
Verified review

I hired Haute Productions for a private cooking class for a bachelor party event, and we had the best time. Keith was an awesome teacher and host, he made the experience wonderful. Everyone had a blast and it was the best part of the entire weekend. Not to mention the fact that the food was awesome! I would highly recommend using Haute Productions for any event you may have.

Aline Healthy Chef
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Tally W.
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I have been lucky enough to be treated to Aline's cooking and company through a friend so when she started her cooking classes I was in! She finds the way to use lots of vegetables and grains in her classes & makes eating fresh, healing, delicious food all so simple in her relaxed and adorable way

BAPS!
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer N.
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We had a phenomenal Thanksgiving Dinner prepared and delivered by BAPS catering. We were expecting about 20 people for our holiday dinner and BAPS catering delivered a wonderful meal that everyone loved. The turkey was moist, the vegetables, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and pumpkin cheesecake were delicious. Needless to say, we had enough food to satisfy everyone and still had some great Thanksgiving leftovers. We would definitely recommend BAPS catering for everyone who wants tasty food cooked just the way you like. Thanks for helping us make our holiday dinner such a success!

LaLa Ziemski Private Chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
Verified review

I used Lauren for a 14 person dinner party. The food was SO SO good. Lauren was efficient, communicative and great to work with. Everyone loved her cooking.

SEGARS Culinary
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mercedes A.
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I have had the experience of tasting and enjoying Mr. segar's culinary services in many occasions and find him to be an excellent cook. His cooking abilities are very gourmet and he is very good at improvising and coming up with exquisit results.

Lifestyle Changes 2 Health
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nanci L.
Verified review

Linda came to our home and showed us how to cook several dishes in a healthy and delicious way. She made the process very fun. It felt like a party. We learned a lot about cooking and eating healthfully and will be able to use that information in our daily food prep. I highly recommend her and am sure you would be happy that you enlisted her services.

Party Box
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn V.
Verified review

Diane and her staff were excellent. They came on time, they helped serve and clean up. I had several guest who arrived late and she offered to allow me to keep her chaffing dish to pick it up later. Just a delight to work with and the food was fantastic, especially the turkey lasagna. To die for. Would strongly recommend.

Avenue Dining
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Mark W.
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I loved the Avenue Dining experience, their food is excellent and I enjoyed every minute of the night! Having a professional chef cook for you is quite a treat and believe everyone should try it at least once.

Living Veg
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Malia F.
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Shelly not only makes vegan cooking simple and delicious, she provides the tools and tricks you need to prepare meals for your family! She teaches with love and passion and educates the public about plant-based nutrition and provides the info you need to make the switch from omnivore to vegan or enhance your current vegan lifestyle. I have been vegetarian for 20+ years and vegan for 9 years and I learned so much from Shelly just from one class! I can’t wait to learn more, as she has so much to offer and an entire cook book worth of recipes in her head to impress any chef!

Heather's Helpful Hints
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy C.
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Peggy C. I had tried Heather’s Savory Artichoke Heart, Crispy Sage, Caramelized Onion and Italian Cheese Quiche—and knew it was good; along with her very special (& somewhat decadent) Savory Caramelized Vidalia Onion Cheesecake_Spread, so I ordered both for the holidays. They were made with love and care and brought to my door. I loved having them on hand—as you know there are always more mouths to feed around the holidays! The care and pride she takes in her work really shows. The dip/spread is a real treat—very elegant and rich. The quiche is unlike any we’ve ever had and is truly delicious. I would highly recommend her and her cooking for anyone’s event or home.

Good2eat4U
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Emily P.
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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.

The Family Farm Box
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Amy R.
Verified review

I've worked with Diane as both a journalist and an educational collaborator for more than five years. We've taught classes together, shared ideas and journalistic by-lines. I enjoy visiting her blog, The Family Farm Box for seasonal culinary inspiration. We regularly reprint her FFB recipes on EatSomethingSexy.com as our Recipe of the Week and they are always well-received by our readers.

Kim Kennedy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Laura M.
Verified review

Having had little experience cooking before working with Kim, I didn't know what to expect. But I couldn't be happier with how much I've learned so far. She has taught me to cook really healthy and some of the more indulgent stuff. I've learned specific dishes like homemade gnocchi with pesto and also skills that I can use to cook my own dishes. Knife skills, pan skills and most importantly for me flavor combinations. So even if I'm making a salad or sandwich at home I can take flavor combinations and make them my own. I would recommend her to anyone with any type of food or occasion.

  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nick R.
Verified review

Chef Ray Lopez was exceptional. He prepared and incredible meal and had history for each dish. He was professional and a wonderful cook. Would hire him again.

Meraki Meals
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel A.
Verified review

We hired Jory for a 20 person office party. Jory's cooking was immaculately presented and so flavorful. We wanted delicious food that was organic, sustainable and healthy—and he delivered. He made Lemon caper chicken, a chickpea tzatziki salad with olives, pesto vegetable medley, homemade granola with yogurt and honey, and charred tomato and kale salad with feta. All served in festive silver platters. On top of the food tasting superb, Jory was a great host and fit in seamlessly with our guests whose questions were answered professionally and in good spirits. Using him again. For sure.

You Too Can Eat Healthy!
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erica O.
Verified review

Marukah is an excellent chef. I hired her for a cooking party at my home and not only was the food delicious, but she was very professional and made sure everything was clean while she prepared everything for the meals. All of my guests got to participate in cooking every single course. I highly recommend her services. I have hired her again but this time we are having a children cooking party to teach our kids how they can eat healthy too!

Green Olive Truck
5.0
from 1 review
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Denise C.
Verified review

In a city filled with food trucks, Green Olive is hands down one of the best! They have great customer service, fair prices and their food is delicious! My fav is the Falafel. These little pillows of flavor are moist on the inside, crispy on the outside and... spicy!! I usually get mine in a pita (Gyro style!), but they also come as an appetizer or plated, with hummus & salad. They're cooked to order so you can expect a short wait, but totally worth it! The. Best. Falafel. Period. Oooh and make sure to order the Green Olive potatoes! Golden, crispy and insanely good! (And big enough for two!) Can't rave about these guys enough! :)

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I will cook your meals with great care, and to your orders. I have cooked since the age of 7. Once I turned 13 I have worked cooking at my mother's restaurant. My specialty is Salvadoran, Mexican, and some Thai, Chinese, Peruvian and Ecuadoran dishes

Restaurant Burritta

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I am currently in my second year of college. I attend the Art Institute and I am learning to be a chef in an associates of science program. I plan to, after I graduate, come back for my Associates of Science in Baking and Pastry. I am currently learning different types of cuisines in different cultures. I am 54 and I have been cooking since I was old enough to reach the stove, though I had to use a chair, and I have cooked for my family of eight. I have cooked privately for friends and I enjoy cooking. I have not created a business yet, nor a name, but I plan to go into the business of being a private chef when, or even now, while in school. I love to cook everything. I love making the "Genois", which is an egg-based cake with no leavening inside of it. The name I used above is the name of the restaurant that I had to create in one of my classes. This project carries through to more than just the first class.

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Need a Cooking Instructor

Trabuco Canyon, CA

  • Goal
    Skill improvement
  • Cooking type
    Modern cuisine
  • Instruction type
    Private / Individual
  • Details
    I really need to learn some basic techniques and gourmet chicken recipes. I am also interested in cooking classes.

Need a Cooking Instructor

Glendale, CA

  • Goal
    New skill (general education)
  • Cooking type
    Modern cuisine, Italian, French, I'm not sure, Other (german)
  • Instruction type
    Private / Individual
  • Details
    have no experience other than opening cans and heating up vegetable and cooking potatoes once in a while. want to learn how to prepare a simple meal of any kind for myself and one other --
  • $75
    Average price

Need a Cooking Skills Instructor

Redondo Beach, CA

  • Goal
    Skill improvement
  • Cooking type
    I'm not sure
  • Instruction type
    Private / Individual
  • Details
    This is a birthday gift for someone who to LOVE to cook (and eat!). I dont know his skill level as we eat out a lot but he does have excellent taste in food and an appreciation for spice, etc. I think one lesson might spark many more...
  • $147.5
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