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Lemon Grove Meal Preparers

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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Allison S.
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My friends and I were doing a weekend in San Diego, and hired Lilian to prepare our first meal for us at our Airbnb. She arrived on time, was super pleasant, and our meal was absolutely delicious. Highly recommended!

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kayla S.
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My family hired Shawna to cook and serve our holiday meal. She far exceeded our expectations. The food was amazing. We all can’t stop stoping about what a wonderful experience it was.

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June Sper Catering
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
FRANKIE C.
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OMG, very exceptional service. Meal was on time, and well kept at serving temp, verified to me. The smell of the meal was very alluring and created anticipation. Then presentation of the meal was absolutely breath taking and well proportioned. Finally the flavors of the meal were even more gratifying. An outstanding experience for our first time. Very affordable and can adjust to all tastes and budgets. Will look forward to doing business again.

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Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Priscilla C.
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My team and I had an offsite down in San Diego and Lavonne prepared a stunning meal for us. Before the dinner, we collaborated on the menu which was custom-made for our group. Lavonne had tons of great ideas of what to prepare and was flexible in working around some of our dietary restrictions. The appetizers of assorted crostinis were delicious, the burrata was a must-have, and the entire meal from the flank steak & coffee rubbed chicken to the apple crisp dessert were such a treat. She was even able to use some of the extra ingredients we had in our kitchen to add to our meal! This dinner was no doubt one of the highlights of our offsite and would highly recommend Lavonne to cater your next meal or event - delicious food plated beautifully and cooked with heart!

  • 7 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Tessa R.
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Stacy cooked for a group of 15 women for my sisters bridal shower in our home. The food was amazing and we got so many compliments on the food and many guests asked where I had found her. She communicated with me throughout the whole process and she came up with a great menu and let me even change around a few things to fit our needs. She threw in a few extras too when some rental things got messed up and worked with us to find a quality menu that fit our budget (about $25 per person). She worked really hard and you could tell her whole heart is in what she does. I would definitely use her again and recommend her to a friend. My only two things were we wished she left the left overs (a testament to the awesome food) which we hadn't discussed before the event (and when I asked her she offered to bring them back when she picked up the rentals-above and beyond) and our communication about the timeline of serving (I wished we started eating a little earlier and there was less time in between each meal). That being said the pros far outweighed the cons and I am very happy with the service Stacy provided! Thanks Stacy!

CUCINA MIGRANTE LLC
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony M.
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He is a great person to work with. He brings a positive attitude to what he does. Impressed with how he uses simple, organic and fresh ingredients to make delicious meals. He has this great bechamel sauce for lasagna! In fact, everything he has ever made for us was of excellent quality.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Grace W.
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Dave and his team did a fantastic job catering our event of 300 guests. They were even able to accommodate a last minute addition of 75 extra meals! They were prompt, professional, and friendly. Dave was very easy to work with on the contract and menu, and provided a meal that accounted for food allergies. I highly recommend Dave and Steal Your Taste Catering for any event, large or small.

VOA Meals
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Dana H.
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By far the best idea and decision for a teen birthday party ever!! He brought them aprons, taught them about different kinds of knives and knife care, workspace and hand cleanliness, how to get the best deal at the grocery stores, how to cut up a chicken, how to filet fish, proper seasonings, taste testing, how to multitask in the kitchen to time things to hit the table at the same time and how to prepare dishes for complete meals. He was patient, thorough and totally entertaining to the teens. They were all so proud of their meal and all talked about how cool this party was. After the food was set on the table, he gave a description of each item being served, then he cleaned up the kitchen and exited while we sat down to dinner. He was absolutely amazing. He'd never done a birthday party because he usually teaches couples and does catering events but I'd highly recommend him.

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Fruitcakes Chef Services
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Johnny S. S.
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We were introduced to Kathy during our friends' destination wedding in Kauai. Kathy catered several meals including a surprise spread at the time of our island arrival, a wedding luncheon on the beach and finally, a fantastic dinner for the wedding party. So needless to say, we were thrilled when Kathy relocated to San Diego just in time to cater our Son's luau themed college graduation party for 17. The party was everything we expected …beautiful flowers, great food and cocktails and tidy service. Kathy’s menu is always creative, delicious and beautifully presented, which has earned her our catering business. Thank you, Kathy, for working with us to to make our events so special.

BAPS!
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan K.
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Great meal, great service. They were flexible with us the whole time. Definitely recommend them!!

Dinner with a Chef
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Brad H.
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Chef Andres is not only a very talented culinary professional, but his years of training gives him insight to what it takes for a complete dining experience. He was professional, engaging, and talented. Our meal based upon some dishes from his family roots, were absolutely delicious. You will know by your first contact with Chef, that your night will be special.

Enjoy Dining In
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne F.
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Christine McMaster is a hidden gem of the culinary and catering world! She was the caterer last year for a wedding I attended and I was most impressed. She completely handled an amazing dinner for 21 people with delectable Indian and Middle Eastern Food; taking care of the shopping, the food preparation, the service and cleaning up of the food and leftovers. I was so impressed that I asked her to cater an Indian Meal for 75 people! Since it was a much larger undertaking, we provided theingredients, but Chris oversaw every aspect of the preparation of a 5 course meal, and remained calm, organized and personable throughout. The food was absolutely delicious. I would absolutely recommend her for any catering needs you might have - you would be lucky to get her!

Daily Chew Catering
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen K.
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Wow Carly made our event so easy! I contactcted her on SHORT notice and wow she delivered ! Fed 13 of us a great meal with dessert and brought it all ready to serve !! Really loved the Mac and cheese and fried chicken, salads and dressing was yummy ! Loved that we could enjoy the company and not be busy in the kitchen, and—- she even took our group photo !!! Thanks Carly !

Chef Bai
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Georgia S.
Verified review

Bailey was amazing. Her nutritional insights along with her appreciation for flavorfull meals is exactly what I was looking for in a personal chef. I'm super busy working late nights and having her there on time with a big smile really makes my life easier. Would absolutely recommend her.

Cuisine a la Carte Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lloyd K.
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Harry provided catering services for a reunion group of approximately 250 people at a beach / park location in La Jolla. The food was terrific, providing a "buffet style" meal with five varied food stations. Harry worked closely with our group to arrange a delicious meal, staying within our budget. He served a tasty assortment of food for every guest's palate with a gorgeous presentation. The food was the talk of the event! Harry's advice and suggestions were invaluable supporting our successful event. I would not hesitate to recommend Harry for any meal service, large or small, to provide a professional, timely and memorable gathering with a gourmet touch.

  • 24 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Goldie A.
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Jeff helped me a great deal getting past a weight loss hurdle. I had lost a lot of weight in the past (90 lbs.) but could not break the 180 lb. barrier. I stayed at 180-185 for a year and a half. Thanks to Jeff's help I am now 167 lbs. He helped me with nutritional advice where we used the Vitamix blender which made it simple and healthy and easy to make great meals and smoothies. Now I have one once a day. With his help he taught me how to shop and buy food and prepare meals that are healthy and not processed. Jeff showed me how to get a full workout right in my own home using simple free weights and exercises to do at home. He helped me to log my workouts and meals on a daily basis. He has always been encouraging and supportive and I have gained a lot of knowledge. I would recommend him as he has been the best trainer that has ever worked with me.

Chef Steven Tyler
3.7
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica H.
Verified review

Chef Steven is amazing. His meal service is truly one of a kind. I get a different menu every week that still fits my specific requirements. It's such a relief to not have to plan, construct, and prep my meals. Chef Steve does it all! - Jessica H.

Luscious Bites, LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Emma E.
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We just finished our first week of meal service from Luscious Bites and I am utterly speechless at how amazing not only the food but the service has been. My husband and I were totally stressed out trying to be great at both our jobs, the ones that pay the bills and our most important ones of being good parents. No matter our desire it became harder and harder with work, athletic activities, picking up from daycare, homework etc to find time to actually prepare a decent meal for the family so lately it has been a lot of tv dinners or drive-thru fast food we're ashamed to say so we sought out help. We look at several of the popular "meal" delivery services but I say that loosely because they don't deliver you a meal, they deliver you recipes and ingredients. I mean if we had time to cook we would. Sorry for the tangent but I want readers of this review to understand how amazing Chef Renee has been for our family and how much the service she is providing for us is not only appreciated beyond belief but just at needed. I'm sure there are other hard working families out there that feel the same way. Please give Chef Renee a call. I know people think having a personal chef is only for the rich and famous but their pricing is incredible for the quality of food and service you get. If you're like us just try it and you'll be so amazed. She is also great with the kids and I don't know her magic secret but our 10 and 4 year old were the pickiest eaters and all week they asked for more. That alone brings a tear of immense joy to my eyes. We couldn't be happier. Bite the bullet and give them a call you won't regret it.

PB Natural Foods
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
Verified review

Dan of Kitchen Alchemy curated a delectable 5 course meal for me on Guy Fawkes Day, 2014. After starting out the meal with a light mashed peach peccuti and following it with a side of candied lemon rinds dipped in petrol chutney, he tickled our taste buds with ragoût d'abattoir. The main course really blew our brains all over the wall though. He brought out 'Assassiné la queue de la colline', an entire tail fin from an Orca wale, battered end-to-end in 'ongles humains' and fried in coconut oil. As if that wasn't enough to close the night, dessert was pure "semence de cheval", served in Swarovski glasses. Truly an amazing experience.

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If you are looking to lose weight or simply get your health on track and need help with your meals, then look no further!

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I'm professional and organized. I'm clean and a good listener. My meals are very tasty. My love for cooking is over 20 years.

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