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Top Pro
Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Angela E.
Verified review

I was having a Halloween / 50th Birthday party. At my home. Chef Marcel adapted to my needs. The food was served promptly and hot. They also served the Bday Cake. A gentleman in a black cape kept taking platters from me after I passed Jello Shots! He also took care of all the trash- so when I got up the next morning there was very little cups ... to pick up! They enabled me to circulate with my friends without worry. The servers were friendly and the kitchen clean up was excellent! I would use Chef Marcel and associates again when needed. Thank you!

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa G.
Verified review

We hosted an event for 150 people and Chef Boris and Carolina were wonderful with catering our event. Communication was great and our guests loved the food!

Madkins Catering
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 190 hires on Thumbtack
Jianxiong Y.
Verified review

The catering staff was amazing and polite. We got one chef, one assistant, one server and one DJ. They arrived on time. Server helped us set up and clean up everything. DJ was great! They did a wonderful job! Price is very reasonable and acceptable. Paid them with extra tips when service is finished. Love the team! Recommend for any events!

Top Pro
The Catering Carnival
4.7
from 64 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lena R.
Verified review

I hired these guys about a year ago for a small dinner party, about 5 of us. It was such a great experience! It was a while ago so I can't remember the chef's name, I think it was David, he was on time, professional, super friendly, did a great job working with my tiny apartment kitchen and crappy old stove. The food was impeccable! No joke BEST crab cakes I've ever had in my life! We all had a great time and my friends were also so impressed with the food. They still talk about the dinner. I'm not a fancy person who hires private chefs all the time, it was my first, but it was such a great experience I would do it again if a special occasion came up and would absolutely hire him again! Highly recommend! It took so long to leave this review because I forgot to do it last year and I'm an outta sight outta mind person, unfortunately, but I just got on here to look for another service and saw them on my list and had to leave this review. Won't disappoint!

The Pit Stop BBQ, LLC
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Genevieve V.
Verified review

Pam and her food was absolutely wonderful!!! We had a few people we could have used and am so glad we chose Pam for my in-laws 50th anniversary. My husband and I have had chefs before in our home before, but no one even compares to Pam and her food. Thank you Pam for a wonderful evening and the memory of the night will be forever!!!!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michele J.
Verified review

I loved working with Susan Kowalski from Wild Thyme Catering. She was professional, helpful, positive, and personable. At the last minute, I decided to throw my husband a surprise birthday dinner for 8 people. I wanted to try something new and have a chef prepare dinner in our home. Susan was able to work with the short time frame and within our budget. She listened to what I said my husband would like and helped me put together a fabulous menu. The food was outstanding and exactly what we talked about. Everyone had a great meal and an awesome time. I definitely recommend Susan, and hope to have her back sometime in the near future.

Top Pro
  • 21 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jordan R.
Verified review

Had a great experience with Executive Chef Mark Kearney and Team. To set expectations before the review, I like to consider myself a food lover...not a critic, just a food lover. I love great dining experiences and am equally critical or disappointed when they fall short. My family and I were hosting Christmas Dinner for a total of 10 family members. I found Chef Mark on Thumbtack based on his previous reviews. Roy (part of Mark's team) promptly reached out with thought-starters for the meal and breakout of pricing. Over the next few weeks Roy, Mark and I worked closely crafting the perfect menu for my traditional Christmas dinner, while staying within my budget parameters. To note, Chef Mark is priced higher than some of the other chefs I was in contact with, but I'm glad we went with Mark based on the outcome. The menu consisted of 4 gourmet hors d oeuvres passed around while we opened presents. A fan favorite was the roasted fig with gorgonzola and prosciutto. Then time for dinner. We sat at the dining table and were served Butternut Ravioli as an appetizer, Lobster Bisque soup (a bit on the spicy side - only critique I have with the food all night) and an organic baby butterleaf salad with incredible apricot balsamic vinaigrette. The main course was both a grilled beef tenderloin (prepared to your liking) and pan roasted turkey breast. Sides that accompanied the main course were brocollini, green beans and bacon/garlic mashed potatoes. Everything (except the soup) was beyond 5 stars in terms of presentation, taste and expectations. Lastly we were served two very decadent and delicious deserts - a molten lava cake and traditional bread pudding. Two things to mention. My wife was forced (by her OBGYN) into a new diet two days prior to the Christmas dinner consisting of no dairy and no soy. When Chef Mark arrived we asked him what had dairy and soy ingredients and he quickly and thoughtfully mentioned that he could make my wife's servings without either dairy or soy. Talk about going above and beyond. This was much appreciated and set the tone for the entire dinner! I would potentially ask for two servers for the evening on future events. One to solely serve as sous chef, helping Mark prepare the food in the kitchen and the other server to help set the table, serve food, wine, etc.. throughout the evening. The 5 hours that Mark and Team allocate for the evening can go quickly. This might alleviate that. Either way, a great experience and thank you Mark and Team!

CAKE - Gourmet Sugar Service
4.7
from 50 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren D.
Verified review

Easy communication through email and text, organized and helpful when it came to making decisions on cake design and flavor. Cassidy held a cake tasting at my home with my friends and family, making the process of choosing a cake flavor fun and exciting! On the day of my wedding, the cake was delivered and assembled beautifully!

Top Pro
Sierra Madre Catering
4.5
from 42 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
JoAnn H.
Verified review

I hired Sierra Madre Catering for my husband's 40th birthday party held at my home. The set up process was so easy, they were so accommodating with the menu I wanted (even though it included fried foods and philly cheese steak sandwiches which are hard to make on-site). The moment they got to my house, Tonya and her chefs were so professional, speedy, on top of it all! They made my night so much easier and fun and I finally got to enjoy my own party for once! They left my house very neat like my kitchen was never used! They picked up after my guests throughout the night. My favorites were inside-out Philly cheese steak, pulled pork sliders, mac & cheese, potstickers and garlic fries. Thank you and looking forward to seeing you again!

From The Grill Catering
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy Z.
Verified review

I planned a dinner party on Halloween weekend and Chef Ana made it shine!!! two days before the party, my guest count jumped 10% and in a panic, I called Chef Ana and she said, "no problem". Everything was delivered on-time and hot, my guest loved the dinner, especially the beef on the skewers... oh my, super tasty. I will definitely use From the Grill and Pastry again!

Top Pro
So Divine Catering
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tisha A.
Verified review

So Divine Catering catered my Christmas party for my family. Chef Alexis was professional and attentive. The staff was respectful and friendly. The food was AMAZING! (Stuffed mushrooms and sliders-- so good!!) a wonderful experience had by all. I will definitely be hiring So Divine catering for future events.

Top Pro
Aioli
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bobby B.
Verified review

Jordan is an excellent chef and caterer. He produces food that is way beyond the standard catering services. If you want cookie cutter catering go with someone else. If you want really great food at a great price stop on by or use his catering.

  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
Verified review

AMAZING doesn't even come close to the experience we had with WeHo. WeHo's owner and chef prepared a delicious spread for our wedding reception. We interviewed several caterer's but was so impressed with Peter and his passion for food. He worked with our budget and found creative ways to give us more bang for our buck. In addition to his food he made an out of this world Sangria Bar that our guests loved. Peter and his team were a perfect blend of professional and personable. We will definitely hire WeHo again for future events, as will our guests (they were a hit!). No lie, a week later my mom was still talking about the food. That says something. Thanks Peter and the WeHo team.

A Taste of Gourmet Catering
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany W.
Verified review

Chef Lofthouse is incredible. He catered my 26th birthday party and fed 32 famished twenty somethings. Everything was amazing from the stuffed mushrooms to the bbq sliders! He was prompt, responsive and immensely attentive. I never saw an empty tray the entire night. This allowed me to relax and enjoy the party because I knew that he was 100% on top of it. We all know how hard it is to let go when you're hosting a party because you want everything to be great and your guests to be happy. I don't think I've ever had a party run as smoothly as this one and Chef Lofthouse was a big part of that. I will not only be hiring him again but I've already referred him to all my friends and clients. Thank you for a great night Chef!

Greg Akahoshi
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Heath B.
Verified review

Greg was the perfect chef for my dinner party! He's enthusiastic about what he does and excellent at creating a menu that is delicious and every bit as good (or better) than dining at a 5-star restaurant while being in your own home! My guests loved the experience with Greg. Everyone who came to the party wanted to hire him for their next event! I would definitely hire him again in the future.

SEGARS Culinary
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Dan P.
Verified review

Chef Steven and his team made us a fantastic meal, got the oohs and aahs from my parents (it was a 45th anniversary dinner for them) as well as younger crowd at the meal. In fact, we're still talking about the tomato tartare dish he came up with. The chef and his team handled passed appetizers, absolutely inventive and delicious cocktails, setup and cleanup all for a completely reasonable fee per person. They used our dishes/silverware/glassware but cleaned everything up and left the kitchen spotless. Multiple people from the dinner have asked for their contact info so they can book Chef Steven in the future. We wouldn't hesitate to book them for our next party.

Fitch's Kitchen
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jill D.
Verified review

Fitch's Kitchen offers great food and Chef Fitch is very professional.

A Wayfaring Chef
4.7
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Skye J.
Verified review

Jessie is an absolute doll and a fantastic chef! i highly recommend her for any event.

Chef Mikey of Playa Vista
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kristen B.
Verified review

We have used Chef Mikey for both meal prep and catering. He is truly a gem. The meals he has prepped are flavorful, good variety and perfectly portioned. The last party Chef Mikey catered for us, he made jerk chicken wings that people couldn’t stop talking about. I’m craving them right now! I would highly recommend him for meal prep, private dinner parties or catering!

  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kellz C.
Verified review

Acacia has catered private events for me and been the head chef at a former restaurant i used to bartend at. She is always professional and provides excellent food! Clients and customers always rave about the flavors and presentation! Great food can make or break an event and Acacia's catering services will guarantee to make your event a success every time!

Chef Cesar Cuisine
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sam T.
Verified review

I recently tried couple sandwiches from this truck near my work in Santa Monica, they were just awesome, steak sandwich and Banh Mi, very juicy and yummy, I have a craving now). Theirs French fries also super yummy. Would recommend to all my friends and colleagues. Thank you for the amazing food Chef Cesar. Hope to see you again.

Actual Requests

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Need Cooking Skills Instructor

Los Angeles, CA

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Personal enrichment
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    Basic cooking skills, Knife skills, Soups and sauces, Roasting and braising, Grilling
  • Cuisine interest
    American, Healthy, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican/Latin
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (no)
  • Number of students
    2
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18), Child (under 13)
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Frequency
    Ongoing classes
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Willing to join an existing group?
  • Day preference(s)
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference(s)
    Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    Mother and son that love to cook together
  • $71.67
    Average price

Need a Cooking Instructor

Los Angeles, CA

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Private party
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    Basic cooking skills
  • Cuisine interest
    American, Italian, Mexican/Latin
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (none)
  • Number of students
    2
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18)
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Frequency
    One-time event
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Willing to join an existing group?
  • Day preference(s)
    Saturday
  • Time preference(s)
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    This is for Valentine's day.
  • $132.5
    Average price

Need pastry chef

Los Angeles, CA

  • Pastry type
    Other (Croquembouche )
  • Event type
    Wedding
  • Number of guests
    200-300
  • Serving type
    Dessert bar (multiple servings per guest)
  • Pastry theme, design or presentation details
    Will be the center pieces of a self serve desert table
  • Delivery Location
    Delivery (please enter cross streets for delivery) (Alameda between 4th & 5th)
  • Details
    Would like a total of 300-400 puffs
  • $25
    Average price
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