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Irvine Meal Preparation Professionals

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Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tanya C.
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If we could give Marcel 10 STARS, we would! What an amazing experience from the first phone call until the end of the event he catered for us. Marcel was prompt - efficient - he never missed a beat - super easy to communicate with - cared about what we wanted - he went to every length to do exactly what we wanted. We felt so taken care of. Marcel and his crew were TOP NOTCH! We will never go with anyone else - this man is spectacular and so much fun! Our guests loved interacting with him as well as my family. Oh and the food he prepared?!!!!!! Oh my word - people at the party LOST THEIR MINDS! The food was out of this world! You will not be disappointed if you choose Marcel - you will be the most talked about event all year long! Efficient - went the extra mile - worked with my husband who is extremely picky and particular - wonderful staff - fun - professional - perfect choice!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nancy A.
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Carolina was wonderful to work with and plan our event food. She really worked with the budget and then Chef Boris delivered delicious and pleasantly prepared food. It was a great experience working with Gourmet Lovers and the food was perfect.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Linda K.
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The feedback from my guest was that the the food prepared was excellent the service great abd the crew serving were friendly and courteous to everyone. Would recommend to anyone planning a catered affair. Linda Keim

Madkins Catering
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 190 hires on Thumbtack
Diane F.
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My husband and I hired Madkins catering for a family weekend in the desert (La Quinta). We requested a bbq for the first night, and an early Easter dinner for the second night. I expected the meals to be good but not great (I haven’t really had an excellent catering experience). However, the meals were OUTSTANDING. Chef Aviarie is truly talented, and our entire family and guests talked about the interesting flavors and quality of the food. I still can’t get over how Chef Aviarie and Frank prepared everything from scratch in our kitchen in just a few hours! We requested a hefty amount of dishes, and they pulled it off without a sweat! The team is incredibly kind, professional and a pleasure to have cooking in our kitchen. They even managed to entertain our 6 year old nephew while they were cooking. I should also note their rates are very reasonable! I can’t say enough good things about our experience. I am happy to serve as a personal reference in case anyone wants my feedback. Madkins Catering can provide my email address. OUTSTANDING JOB! We look forward to hiring you again in LA or in the desert!

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The Catering Carnival
4.7
from 65 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Laura B.
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The food was delicious and they prepared at the last minute and delivered on time for my event. Great service and food.

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
LaDonna B.
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Chef Shawna is amazing! I planned a 15-person retreat in Oceanside over a long weekend. We wanted lunches and dinners brought in, but we didn't need serving service. When I requested a quote from her, she also provided a full (mouthwatering) menu within 24 hours, maybe less. She was very accommodating to our handful of 'special diet' attendees, and her pricing was far cheaper than going out for meals. Everyone RAVED about the delicious food, and she was such a pleasure to work with. If you need a personal chef, you won't be disappointed with Chef Shawna!

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Chef Marc's Meal Prep
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ryan W.
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It has been a pleasure to work with Marc. The meals he has prepared have been delicious and deliveries have been right at my door when I expect them. Fantastic!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jen R.
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Susan is a dream to work with. Her "special sauce" is her creative flair. Susan is a top notch professional. Definitely hire her for your next event. You and your guests will be thrilled with her delicious and unique drinks, appetizers, meals and desserts.

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  • 21 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Maria G L.
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Chef Mark is very experienced and qualified, and creates very special menus with your preferred ingredients and for every occasion, like the Thanksgiving inspired meal he prepared for us and our dinner guests last November. He is also a pleasure to talk to, so, as a customer I had a wonderful experience since the making of all dishes to the actual dinner time!

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.5
from 48 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Corey L.
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Chef Mumsie decadent and over the top skills allows me to enjoy all meals of the day and after say wow this meal was superb. She is down to earth and overall easy going when it comes to preparing meals. I would suggest her to anyone looking for delicious food and a good experience

  • 15 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen L.
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Rich was AMAZING!! He brought an assistant with him, James... also great! Best idea ever was to hire a service to handle the bartending for our son's 30th birthday party as the list of guests grew to over 100!! We looked into the idea of hiring a bartender only about a week before the event. Rich spent almost an hour on the phone discussing their services and exploring our needs to confirm for us that hiring someone was the right fit. There was no doubt after the first phone call. Rich was easy to contact leading up to the party and provided a list of alcohol and amounts he recommended to suit our needs. They were well prepared and efficient. Rich made sure everyone was taken care of throughout the night of the party. Professional, respectful, and approachable!! Will definitely hire again if we have another large gathering, especially at our home. They really saved the day!!! Thank you again to Rich and James for helping us to make this event so memorable and incredibly special for everyone!!

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Traveling Chef
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bryson G.
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Chef Pena did an excellent job preparing the meal and educating all 9 guests on proper food preparation, seasonings and his journey through the culinary arts. I was very impressed with the meal (Seared Wild Alaskan Salmon w/ crab stuffed yukon gold mashed potatoes and green bean/ red bell pepper medley. The meal was finished off with a cherry/chocolate cookie pie thing (whatever it was, it was Awesome ). Wonderful dinner party experience. I will definitely request again!

  • 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!!

One Hot Dish Catering Co.
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica P.
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I hired One Hot Dish to cater appetizers for my parents 20th anniversary party. It was such a great experience to work with Michelle. She insured that the presentation of the food she prepared was beautiful. And the food......O.M.G. amazing!!! There was nothing left if that gives you any idea of how great her cooking is! She made sure to clean up after herself and help where I needed it as far as restocking of food. As a hostess, I was allowed to enjoy myself. Thank you Michelle!!! You will be our one and only cater for this family!!!!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mr W.
Verified review

On Feb 1, 2018, Chef Amy performed her private chef services at my girlfriend’s birthday party with our teenage daughter. Amy curated a delicious 5-course menu based on our favorites. She prepared the food in new fun beautiful ways. Amy was funny, approachable and professional. She brought all needed cooking and serving ware. She cooked and cleaned up everything. Amy explained and presented every course of the meal and prepared unique never seen before drinks that were a huge hit! The food portions in each course were just right and completely filling. Amy clearly loves cooking and enjoys interacting with clients. Amy was sooo good by evenings end that we were singing to our throw-back music playlist and hugging her goodbye with anticipation of a future event. I definitely plan to hire Amy many more times in the future. HIGHLY RECOMMEND- 5 STARS

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle T.
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I was just 4 months out of treatment from an aggressive breast cancer, and at 37 and single didn't have the best eating habits. Well, OK downright terrible. Recovering from chemo and radiation had left me with no energy to do anything, yet I knew the importance of my diet to avoid my high chances of reoccurance being triple negative. Since Carmi came into my life I literally can feel the difference in my energy level purely from all the great nutritious food she specifically prepared for me.I have more energy, I'm actually sleeping better, and I don't have stress out about food every day. She's gotten to know exactly what I do and don't like and custome makes each meal for me specifically. I've tried one if those big delivery companies and definitely did not get anything even close to like that !! I love the personal touch, and I'm never bored. I feel like I've moved back home and my mom is making me dinner every night !Shes knowledgable on how to fight diseases with nutrition and keeps that in mind when preparing my meals which is so great knowing not only am I getting a delicious meal but it's actually helping me not hurting me. I love the ease of no longer having to worry about what to eat! Having to go grocery shopping, or spend all that extra money on ordering out every night. Her food is delicious and stays fresh till the last meal. She somehow manages to make clean healthy food that isn't boring and bland. This woman could open a resturaunt except then she d be too busy and couldn't make my food so maybe just a small one ;). Truly don't know what I'd do without Carmi, she's become such an important addition to my life. So glad I found her !! Thanks Carmi!!!

Top Chef
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
Verified review

I have enjoyed many meals prepared by Diane. Her culinary expertise ranges from summer dishes such as delicious ribs to warm comforting soups for the winter. Her food and matching themes are wonderful and delightful.

CuisinebyValerie
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Nathaniel S.
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I have been eating Valerie's Health Supportive Cooking for a few months now, and cannot even begin to express how amazing it has been. Not only am I leading a much healthier life, but the quality and taste are second to none. I have used Valerie's expertise to help construct a great plan for all of my meals each week. Valerie is very great at communicating that she can tailor her plan to each individuals needs, wants, and restrictions. She has an immense amount of knowledge in the culinary space, almost a decade of experience working in the restaurant industry at various levels, and has a tremendous drive and passion for what she believes in. For me personally, I do not have any dietary restrictions-- but like everyone I do have preferences and favorite meals. Valerie has been able to include all of my favorite dishes in the health supportive plan that she made for me. Furthermore, I look forward to dining with friends and family at an upcoming event that Valerie will be catering for. Phenomenal!

  • 15 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie B.
Verified review

The food prepared was excellent and a dish I will try at home. Hat's off to Chef La'Monte!

  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kayon H.
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Everything was well prepared, and delicious! Delivery was punctual and Acacia was a pleasure to work with

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Manny S.
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We hired Unique Luxury Catering to prepare a family dinner for 8 for my wife's birthday on our patio at Pelican Hill.Chef Brad prepared a fabulous meal topped off by a scratch made carrot cake that was divine.The reduction sauce with vanilla bean added was incredible to plate everything in. This was a great meal,for a great celebration in a great setting. Unique will deliver a great experience for whatever need your occasion requires.Thanks Steve for providing a great experience !

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