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Irvine Private Cooking Instructors

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

Marcel is Fabulous. I highly recommend him. He cooked a private dinner for our 1st anniversary. Not only was the dinner delicious, but the entire experience was unforgettable. We can't wait to have him cook for us again soon. You can contact Marcel with confidence that he will go a great job for you.

  • 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.

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

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.

Luscious Bites, LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nathae W.
Verified review

My roommate and I are on a kick to just get healthier and we know a part of that is changing our eating habits because we eat out a lot. Not by choice but out of necessity because neither of us can really cook. In comes Chef Renee and Chef Jimmy we weren't sure what to expect because neither of us grew up in cooking families, hence the lack of know-how on our parts. We hired them hoping to just learn the basics but we got sooooo much more than that. We felt so empowered after just one lesson with Chef Renee that we decided to keep going and now we work with her or Chef Jimmy once a week. We feel so much healthier and happier knowing what is exactly going into our food as well as a great sense of accomplishment. My boyfriend also thanks you since I can finally cook him a meal. We still have a lot more we want to learn but they are so helpful and patient that we can't wait to continue the journey.

Living Veg
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
David R.
Verified review

Shelley makes the most amazing, inspiring, and eclectic dishes. Always flavorful...you would never believe it was Vegan! I use her for all of my private catering needs. She's is always accommodating and provides impeccable ontime service. She always chooses organic, heart healthy produce for her creations. I have used her so many times, I honestly don't think there is something she cannot create!

LaLa Ziemski Private Chef
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
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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.

Jeeva's Kitchen
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dvd B.
Verified review

Outstanding catering service. Jeeva has provided for us consistently well for a competitive price. She knows how to make other kinds of food besides Indian (they are good too, but there is still a slight Indian flavor--touch of fusion cuisine, but our guests consistently like her cooking). We will continue to look forward to working with her!

Peralta
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan S.
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"I have been trying to get Ed Masciana to teach for ages so that I can take his classes. He is a marvelous cook (chef), teacher, who in addition to knowing Italian food and cooking techniques, has an extensive knowledge of other cuisines---American, French--and the chemistry of food/cooking. I was lucky enough to have Ed teach me the essentials of stock making---fish, chicken, beef and then, how to use the results to make marvelous (the best I ever had and not the usual tomato heavy) cioppino. This lesson taught me how incorporating home made stock elevated whatever soups, braises, etc I would attempt. He also showed me sautéing techniques, imparting a thoughtful approach to sautéing vegetables (and meat/fish as well) based on their density and structure. (I'm still learning, but this was an invaluable lesson.) Ed is a great teacher. He is easy to learn from. He's considerate, imparts skills naturally, with a good sense of humor, so one learns without feeling intimidated. As far as the "being on time" question, that does not even come into play. He's a real teacher with professional standards. He's there to teach when this is called for.

Chef Anne de Bonrepos
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robert W.
Verified review

Chef Ann was incredible. The chef taught me a vast amount in a private three class. I am more confident and knowledgeable thanks to the chef. Extremely enjoyable

Porsche Cooks Vegan
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Simone R.
Verified review

Vegan cooking has never been as fabulous as when Porsche is the one serving up cruelty free dishes. She makes healthy - usually soy free - meals for my boss Russell Simmons and myself on the regular. Our guests always leave our events raving about the taste and marveling at how satisfying it is without flesh and dairy. She is the best of the best!

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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Hilarie R.
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Being a single full-time working mom with a teenage son, I found it challenging to prepare healthy meals that my son would eat. I also realized that our dietary needs were very different. Top that off with too many leftovers that my son nor I would eat, I thought I would try a private chef to see if I could satisfy our needs as well as reduce the wasted food (on a budget)! I am thrilled to report that Jordan is an incredible chef! His food is healthy and delicious and the meals he has been preparing for my son and I have exceeded my expectations. For the last few weeks, he has been delivering several meals a week for us and has accomplished our goal! My son has been devouring his meals and voila! No more leftovers! Needless to say, I highly recommend T.S.A.R. catering!!!!!

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++

Donnè By Chef Teresa
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lauren H.
Verified review

Teresa took time to understand my needs and what I wanted to get out of my experience with her. She also spent a lot of time personalizing our day together and being thoughtful about how to schedule and plan it all out so that I got the most out of it. I learned a ton of tips since we went through the entire process, from picking out my ingredients through preparation. Teresa was willing to answer any question (no matter how silly) I had along the process and adjust to any changes I requested. Teresa is really knowledgable and experienced, as was evident throughout my time with her. I would 100%, no doubt, hire Teresa for many more cooking experiences/classes in the future. I definitely feel more confident in the kitchen after spending a day with her.

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Hi! I am a professional private cook with 25 years of experience. I am skilled in international cuisine, including baking. I also have experience in special dietary needs, modern techniques and kosher cooking.

  • 15 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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As a teacher, my goal is to empower people in the kitchen. At the end of the day, it's not enough for me to dazzle the public with my cooking. I have all of this information to offer and I want to pass it on to others. I want to teach you how to dazzle your family and friends! I provide one-to-one private sessions and group classes on basic and advanced techniques and regional cooking to adults and kids. Topics include: knife skills, fundamentals (soups, salads, sauces), plating, and traditional and innovative dishes from European, Asian, and classic American cuisines. Hire me to teach a private class in your home kitchen, classes are held in the Los Angeles/ Pasadena area. We will work together to select and prepare a menu of your choosing and in the process you'll learn techniques that can be applied to your day-to-day recipes as well.Date nights, family dinners, intimate gatherings, engagement parties, and arts and music events: I also offer private chef services and catering for groups of 2 to 150, on a one-time or an ongoing basis. Menus range from home-style comfort food to elegant multi-course dining experiences. Cuisine options include: Italian, French, Thai, Indian, Pan-American, Caribbean, Cajun/Creole, Southern, and Classic American. Contact me for more information.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I do culinary training and cooking work shops! I do pizza making, cooking classes for couples and much more!

  • New on Thumbtack
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GastroPerfection offers a wide range of at-home cooking classes and cooking parties, tailored to your personal needs. We strive to provide you with a fun, relaxing, and unique cooking experience. Why choose GastroPerfection? We offer a quality recipes and a personalized service makes GastroPerfection the perfect complement for your dinner party, children's birthday, or Sunday brunch. Our experienced chefs will walk you through your favorite recipes and the dishes you've always wanted to make, but never knew how. Your passion for food and our experience will translate into delicious meals made right in your home. We genuinely care about our customers and do much better than is expected to provide the best customer support. We do such things, while offering you at-home cooking classes at a good value.

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I am a personal chef willing to provide a complete food experience in the form of parties, multicourse dinners, cooking classes, and specialty menu development.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Catering cooking classes. We give to client a life experience where all you sens discover a new adventure. We do for special need, diet. We make it fun, artistic and tasty.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Services provided are the following: * Private Chef * Cooking Lessons -- individuals or groups; all ages and levels * Private Dining -- catering * Restaurant and Menu Consulting -- recipe development The Chef: Andres Dangond graduated as an 'Honorary Student' from Le Cordon Bleu and has been working in the restaurant industry since he was 14 years old. Over the years, Chef Dangond has learned from some of the best chefs in the world, training in Colombia, Spain and the US. He remembers his apprenticeship under Grant Achatz at 'Alinea' and Laurent Gras at 'L20' as two of the most influential and inspirational experiences for him in his career and life. He has appeared as a guest chef on television and has interviewed world-known chefs such as Heston Blumenthal, Laurent Gras, Marcus Samuelsson, Joan and Jordi Roca, Ted Allen, Curtis Duffy, Homaro Cantu and Jean Joho, among others. His articles have been published in magazines in Latin America.

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