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Lemon Grove Meal Preparers

Browse these meal preparation services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lemon Grove.

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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison S.
Verified review

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 59 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kayla S.
Verified review

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.

Avian's House Catering
4.6
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
EA K.
Verified review

If you're not working with Chef Avian then you are missing out!!!! After working with Chef Avian I really believe that he will be the Chef to the stars one day, so hire him now while you can!! In all seriousness, I hired Chef Avian to be my private Chef for my Thanksgiving dinner and words can't describe how wonderful the meal and the experience was. My family and friends all said it was the best Thanksgiving dinner they ever had, and my family takes food VERY seriously!! From the very beginning Chef Avian was so easy to work with, the level of customer service was 5 stars!! I had a very big wish list for my dinner and he delivered. From multiple appetizers, to roasted goose AND roasted turkey, multiple side dishes, 2 desserts, and signature cocktails. It was such a great experience I have already booked him for my next party. Needless to say, Chef Avian will be the ONLY chef I work with moving forward. Thank you Chef Avian for providing such a great meal and an enjoyable experience. I will enjoy working with you for now, because I know that you are going to do very very well in this profession and I may not be able to hire you one day!! I must also mention that his rates are extremely reasonable and he will work with you to provide the experience you desire with the budget you give him. Thank you Thumbtack for connecting me with Chef Avian!!!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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!

Enjoy Dining In
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne F.
Verified review

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!

Chris Gardner Catering
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
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Johnny S. S.
Verified review

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.

Dinner with a Chef
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Brad H.
Verified review

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.

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Daily Chew Catering
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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 !

Fat Lemon
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia D.
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Catherine catered two dinners at my house for our retreat in August '16 for 14 people. It was a pleasure to work with her from start to finish. We had excellent communication before and during the process and her menus were perfect and she was very responsive. She was very flexible to work with all of our special dietary needs (GF, DF and alkaline). She arrived on time, very prepared and the meals were delicious and on time. Highlights were the wild caught salmon with forbidden rice, beets with figs were amazing and the homemade nectarine sorbet was the best sorbet I've ever had (seriously). I highly recommend her and hope to use her again for other gatherings in the near future! Thanks so much Catherine! Great job! :o)

iCreateMeals
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Craig C.
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I've been looking for a meal prep service for quite awhile & came across iCreateMeals. Very happy that I did. As I don't have a lot of free time to cook, the meals are prepared based on my preferences & are delivered to my home. The portions are hearty & the price is right. Annie is super responsive & flexible with dietary needs. Anyone looking for a meal prep service company should check out iCreateMeals!

Vegetarian Oasis
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Charlyn R.
Verified review

The only reason I am giving a 4star is because I had my food shipped over seas and it had to be frozen so it took away from some of the taste. For the food to have to be prepped and zip sealed and shipped overall was a 5 Star can not wait to taste everything fresh now that I have come back stateside. The punctuality of the shipment was just on time for the holidays when I was missing homecooked meals and the shipping itself was not too costly. Will definitely be ordering through this company again.

Chef Steven Tyler
4.4
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.

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.

Flavor Affinity
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Helen S.
Verified review

Honestly one of the best meals I've ever eaten. The quality of the ingredients paired with the creative yet simplistic preparation, made the menu next level. That mushroom coconut cream sauce and parsnip puree... hot damn!

Marckende
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ace W.
Verified review

Chef Marckende was amazing! He came up with an incredibly creative menu (all vegan/vegetarian) with dumplings, potstickers, ramen, and an amazing chocolate, strawberry, blueberry layer cake. He was very responsive in the planning process, even coordinating the on-site setup/visit the night before because we were celebrating a birthday with a group of friends at an AirBnb. Couldn't have imagined a better dining experience for celebrating a birthday with the group of 11. He was very professional, came with all of the necessary supplies, took care of service and clean-up. If you're looking to choose a chef for an event, you're missing out if you don't choose Chef Marckende. He'll create a memorable meal and take care of all the details so you don't have to even think about doing anything else other than enjoying a great meal with great company.

Chef Bai
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
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.

commis.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael E.
Verified review

Superlatives cannot describe my cooking experience with Monterey. She was Very friendly, high energy and very patient!!! Put it Simply, she was AWESOME!!! The food was so delicious that I would rather prepare my food instead of going to a restaurant. 😎

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Jared did an excellent job for us. The food was creative and delicious and beautifully presented. Jared was professional and came prepared. He left the kitchen clean too.

Chef Giusy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Krissy C.
Verified review

Chef Giusy and her assistant Enrica made our birthday dinner very memorable, and such a special experience! She was extremely responsive and thoughtful about the menu, preparing every dish from the homemade pasta to the bread for our bruschetta appetizer. She even prepared scones as a gift for each family as a thank you to enjoy the next morning. Each dish was brought to the table with a brief description of the ingredients, some of which were brought from family in Italy. We thoroughly would recommend her to brighten your next party!

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