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Chef Marcel Catering
5.0
from 110 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 119 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.

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

Gabriels Catering
4.6
from 24 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
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Ed got me involved in every step from preparation thru cooking. He was very responsive to my dietary requirements. Detail orientated yet fun at the same time. I am very pleased with the outcome and would recommend him to others.

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.
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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.
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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
  • 6 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!

The Family Farm Box
5.0
from 5 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.

  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Regina B.
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It just doesn't get better salads, sandwiches, lunch entrées that taste great and are healthy at the same time. Every meal choice you make lends to chef L's passion for organic food and his mastery in cooking it. Impatiently waiting for my next meal. Try it, you will like it!!!

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.

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.
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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.

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

Moore Chef Services

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I do all personal chef services. I am specializing in most cuisine types from modern American, Italian, French, and vegetarian/vegan.

Cooking Moore

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  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer private or group lessons on basic cooking techniques and knife skills. I'm catering to the specific needs of my clients, such as how to shop for ingredients that you should always have for everyday cooking and tips on building your pantry for items you will need for easy dressings, salads, sides and sauces.

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