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Main Course

4.9

(87)

  • 13 years in business
  • 185 hires on Thumbtack
  • Eugene, OR 97403

Vanessa P.

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Tye Bell and his sous chef Denise are everything you want for your personal chef experience and more. Not only was the food delicious and inventive, but the execution was perfect and the service flawless. Each course was served deftly with enough explanation to excite you without impeding your dining experience. It can be slightly awkward having a stranger come into your home, but chefs Tye and Denise are warm and friendly and break any awkwardness that could reasonably be in such a situation. They are professional, friendly, and make really delicious food.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA 90034

James D.

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From the getgo I knew I was dealing with a professional in Marc. I was talking with a few chefs about the 4th of July party I was planning and it was obvious to me that Marc was on it- when I saw his experience running kitchens in NYC, maybe the world's toughest venue, I knew he was the one. His menu was outstanding and he was open to tweaking it ahead of time to suit our tastes and needs. Marc prepared food for our meat eating and our Vegan guests and each dish was clearly marked. When our party metastasized from expected 50 guests to over 300, Marc saved the day by thinking fast on his feet and with a little emergency grocery shopping, ended up having food for all for over 6 hours. The quality of the food really took the party over the top as far as sophistication- we've all had middling to bad food at weddings and other events and it just makes you feel awkward and bad for the host- not the case here. Almost everyone at the party commented on the quality of the food - bold, nuanced flavors but not pretentious. Also, couldn't be a nicer guy. Genuine real deal.

  • 28 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • New Orleans, LA 70115

Dr. A.

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Chef Jewel is AMAZING!! We traveled to New Orleans to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday and brought along 12 friends and family members. We rented an entire house and hired Chef Jewel to prepare breakfast for our group of 14. 1. Professional. Chef Jewel responded to my inquiry within an hour and proposed a 4-course menu that far surpassed my imagination! 2. Personal. Chef Jewel came to the house the night that we arrived to meet us in person - her only purpose for that visit was to connect with us personally and to make sure we felt comfortable with our selections and the process. 3. Perfection. There is no other way to describe the absolutely delectable food, the flawless presentation, and the superior service she and her staff provided. She made our breakfast the grand event I wanted it to be. My guests felt completely spoiled. It was an unforgettable experience!!

  • 27 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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In an intimate dinner party for 6, Michaelangelo was charming, amusing, and very patient with a group of rowdy fantasy chefs who crowded him to watch his preparations. This made for an evening (by design) which was both gratifying to the senses--when the delicious 6 courses were served--and the intellect for those who were serious about the culinary arts! Superb!

  • 11 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Glendora, CA 91741

Cherie H.

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Diane cooked a modern Italian dinner for 10 women. We ate al fresco and Everyone loved the food. She had a helper which helped w serving. Everyone raved about the meal. She left the kitchen spotless. It was an excellent experience.

  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brea, CA 92821

Rick D.

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I needed assistance with a bachelor party dinner in San Diego. Chef Edmond provided multiple options to satisfy everyone's palate. Ultimately, we had appitizers including some beef & gurule cheese on small bread, stuffed mushrooms, and amazing crab cakes!! This was followed by the main dinner of steak, potatoes, and salad. Only to be finished off with chocolate cake with mousse. Everyone ended the dinner full and satisfied. Chef Edmond was polite and seemed to care about the food that he was preparing for you. He even took great care in creating the crab cakes in insolation, as not to contaminate any other food; thus satisfying those in the group with severe shellfish allergies. I would surely recommend him. Excellent chef. Excellent work ethic.

  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Encino, CA 91316

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I've been looking for a personal chef to prepare ready to eat meals for my family of 4. After researching several businesses on yelp I was most excited about Chef Jaydene given the good reviews. Chef Jaydene sent us several menus to look over and we would create weekly menus and she would come drop off and even organize our refrigerator!! The food has been amazing, healthy and it has helped me take some stress out of my busy work week knowing that all I have to do is come home and heat up a healthy dinner for my family! I would highly recommend Chef Jaydene for private chef services!

  • 14 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Culver City, CA 90232

Stephanie H.

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What a way to celebrate a birthday! Chef Takahiro and his team were professional, punctual, efficient and incredibly kind and fun to have around! From the menu planning to the last dish cleared, working worh chef was a pleasure. He was so excited about the planning which of course made me even more excited! And it was genuine. He came up with a fantastic omakase for my group, taking my requests and turning it all into something amazing!! Each course was divine and beautifully presented. Fresh local and seasonal - exactly what I wanted. I asked them to walk up 27 stairs to serve dessert and they responded with enthusiastic smiles and told me it's my night! A night to remember for all of us.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA 90065

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I was working out with a trainer, and doing cardio at least 6 times a week; I was barely moving the needle on the scale I stood on each day. My trainer was very helpful in helping me realize it was what I was eating each day and not eating enough of the “right” foods. My trainer had suggested I look at a few meal plans. As I was looking at this options I knew if I got the “standard” meal plan delivery from one of the well-known companies, I would end up throwing half of the food away. I then made a conscious effort to explore and search for other options, and I discovered Carmi. I have been very pleased with my results, and I have been utilizing her personal chef services for almost two years! My original plan was to utilize her for six months, as I prepared to be on a web-series reality show. I dropped the weight I needed and I made a choice to continue with her. I love that we design my meals each week, and we change them according to my palate, and what I need to help keep me healthy. I will tell you all of her meals are scrumptious and addictive! I have regular requests each week, as I must have those dishes! She is very dependable, reachable and always ready to work with you. This is a truly one-on-one personal chef design. Take all of those frozen food meals in your freezer and toss them out; as Carmi’s meals are fresh and organic and just plain yummy!

  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Elizabeth M.

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My family and I vacationed in Hermosa Beach, CA for a month and thought it would be cool to have a personal chef come and cook dinners for our family. We hired Doug and was blown away. We loved everything he prepared for us. He cooked us dinners Monday thru Friday and we ended up hiring him to grill for us on Saturdays when we had friends and family over. Everyone was totally impressed and thoroughly satisfied. We can't wait until our next vacation so we can hire him again!

Chef Laura

4.9

(11)

  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Malibu, CA 90264

Angela A.

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I cannot speak well enough of Chef Laura. Professional, kind, fun and thorough. She listened to my needs, came in under budget and worked around my schedule. Her presentation and quality of service have always been a hit with my guests. Definitely will use her again. Thank you, Laura! Angela Askew Laguna Beach

Blak & Bleu

4.6

(10)

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA 90068

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I offer personal chef and catering services for special events, including the following: * Small Intimate dinners * Multi-course fine-dinning experiences * Hors d'oeuvres & Cocktail Parties * Backyard BBQs * Weddings, Showers, Anniversaries * TV/film shoots I also offer cooking classes. I guarantee a stress-free, affordable and dependable service that will be a deliciously memorable experience. Blak & Bleu will leave its mark!

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Kyle H.

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Nikki is not only an incredible chef, but really capable of creating once in a lifetime experiences! We've worked with Nikki on a number of occasions, but most notably for my wedding rehearsal dinner. With a limited budget Nikki was able to prepare a fantastic Coq Au Vin for THIRTY people, and dress the space like a stunning provençal dream. We would recommend her for any theme, idea or palate that you're trying to blow out.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Pasadena, CA 91101

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Vicky Valencia isn't just an amazing chef, she's a soulful teacher who literally changed the way I live my life. Before I took her personal cooking class, I was not a big cook. I loved food, but I felt intimidated by the process of making it and making it well. Her class turned my thinking around. During our one-on-one cooking session in my kitchen, we laughed, we chopped (she taught me how), we created several tasty and healthy dishes, from fresh butternut squash soup to grilled vegetables, and we ate. I feel so thankful to Vicky for instilling in me the knowledge and confidence to cook, and continue cooking regularly past our lesson. She's smart, quick, creative and knows how to skillfully combine ingredients and spices. Most of all, she cares about people and what they put into their bodies. She treats you as an individual, and caters each menu and dish to your own likes, dislikes and health needs. Vicky is a personal chef definitely worth the time and money, whether she's giving lessons or cooking for you at home. Thank you, Vicky!

  • 7 years in business
  • Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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I was lucky enough to try her amazing food at a fabulous Hollywood Party recently and I must say, I was impressed. I worked as a food consultant for the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi (Al Nahyan Palaces) and was able to consult with some of the finest chefs in the world, I do think Denise Caplan is an exquisite chef and I would definitely recommend her to anyone hosting a fabulous event filled with Celebrities and Royal guests. I think she should have her own reality TV show, she was able to do her work and look fabulous at the same time. A woman that didn't let the heat in the kitchen get to her. Now that's Talent! Bravo Chef Denise

  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Long Beach, CA 90815

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Paul is an innovative and enthusiastic chef who was excited by the challenge of out pescaterian menu for 14. Upon first contact he provided an outstanding 7 course menu which sounded amazing and delicious. He certainly delivered on that promise. Every ingredient was as fresh as possible and his years of experience at Nobu really showed in his style and thoughfulness. I would definitely use his personal chef services again for our next function!

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA 90068

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I provide personal chef services, perfect for a variety of occasions - from large social and corporate events, to family meals, small gatherings and business meetings. I am also an accomplished photographer and food stylist,

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Studio City, CA 91604

Steve S.

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James is an outstanding chef. He prepared a wonderful and elegant holiday dinner for 13 at our home. We had a four course meal, plus passed hors d'oeuvres during the cocktail hour. He arrived 3.5 hours before the event, with fresh ingredients for every part of the meal. He is meticulous and artful, creating dishes that are delicious and aesthetically interesting. I also suspect, based on watching him in the kitchen, that he has an extremely wide range and could cook anything. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed everything, including the Cornish hen that was a surprise to many who had expected a meat dish for the main course. Here's a look at the menu: -- Potato Leek Soup, crispy kale, roasted baby fennel, brioche croutons. -- Baby Asparagus (pencil point), toasted red quinoa, roasted red peppers, sherry–lemon vinaigrette, roasted pumpkin seeds. -- Pumpkin Agnolotti, fresh ricotta, sage-brown butter, toasted pine nuts. -- Pan Roasted Cornish Hens, smoked arugula, young Pecorino polenta, charred tomato chutney. -- Chocolate Mousse Trifle, red wine braised cherries, toasted Macadamia nut whip cream. James introduced each course with a brief description, which was a nice touch. His two-person staff was extremely professional. He is really top-notch and helped create a wonderful experience for our guests. We look forward to having him back!

  • Anaheim, CA 92804

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I had a VERY important dinner to plan for upper management at work. I had never handled anything like this. Chef Don calmed me down, took care of all the important details, and showed me how fun and stress free creating a great dining experience can be. Not only was the dinner a hit, and I am still getting requests for some of the receipes (which Don left with me - just in case!). Highy recommended!!

  • Pomona, CA 91766

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Are you looking for personalized service and attention to detail for all your dining needs? Whether you find yourself with no time to cook for a family of four, or you don't want to cook for an event for 300, we can accommodate almost any request. Self-service buffet setups have been our specialty since 1991. Within our vast recipe collection contained in nearly 200 cookbooks from cuisines around the world are sure to be found offerings, from appetizers to soups, main courses and dessert that will satisfy your taste buds! Although Mexican themed menus are among the most often requested, we also prepare American, BBQ (our tri-tip is a big favorite), German, Italian, and Greek/Mediterranean menus on a regular basis. We do everything, from continental breakfasts (and expanded menus) to full breakfasts including pancakes, Belgian waffles, and crepes, luncheons, dinners, and even dessert-only events featuring exquisite individual cheesecakes, pastries, cakes, cupcakes, crepes, and more. We specialize in self-serve buffet presentations, but we can provide plated meals on request. Your guests will remember the quality "comfort foods" we have served with pride for more than 20 years. Each event or service is individually priced; we'll work within your budget. Nothing is too small, but dinner and dessert for 300 is about our upper limit! We provide off-premise catering only at your location -- drop-offs or attended service. Chef Max Herr is a certified food safety manager, and we carry $1 million in general liability insurance. We also give back to our community. Chef Max leads a team of dedicated volunteers from his church as they provide restaurant-quality dinners complete with hot entree, sides, salad, beverages and dessert for 100-150 homeless men, women, and children at the Fullerton Amtrak Station two or three evenings each month (second, third, and fifth Tuesdays).

  • Pasadena, CA 91107

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Body Couture Personal Fitness LLC. has been voted the best in Pasadena for three years in a row! You don't have to be a celebrity to look like one! We believe that the most fashionable thing is a beautiful body. Why? Because clothes go out of style, but a beautiful body never does. Let one of our certified personal trainers or personal chefs show you how the choice is yours. The call you make today could change the rest of your life! Call us to schedule a free consultation. The following are some of what we offer: * Gym and studio training * Private gym and not overcrowded (by appointment only) * Excellent ventilation - free from BO unlike other competitor gyms * Workout towels, water cooler, TV, etc. for your convenience * Flexible payment options * In-home training - additional cost applies (serious inquiry only; a minimum of 3 sessions a week) * Indoor and outdoor activities * Partner training * Freshly prepared gourmet food packages * In-home personalized gourmet food preparation * Personalized meal, workout, and nutrition plans

  • Burbank, CA 91505

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The food is absolutely DELICIOUS!!!! I'm a strict vegetarian and I never feel deprived thanks to the I CAN'T EAT ANYTHING! CHEF. People who think that vegetarians are limited to salads are so wrong! And people who think that non-salad vegetarian options are tasteless or even worse, icky-tasting, are even more wrong!!! The I CAN'T EAT ANYTHING! CHEF makes the most delicious, healthy, and unique vegetarian and vegan dishes. Everything is so gourmet! I especially LOVE the pumpkin ravioli, calzones with sundried tomatoes and goat cheese, vegetarian orange "chicken" stir fry with broccoli and cashews, vegetarian tacos, and the vegetarian pot pies. Oh, and the desserts are AMAZING!!! I LOVE the chocolate mousse pie, the apple/raspberry/blueberry crisps, the flourless chocolate cake, the coffee cakes, the pumpkin bread, banana bread etc etc etc!!!!! In addition to the AMAZING food, the I CAN'T EAT ANYTHING! CHEF is a delight to do business with. I have known her for many years and she is extremely professional, reliable, and honest.

  • Los Angeles, CA 90016

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We cater parties, events, concerts, personal chef, etc. Our motto is: no job is small enough. We're specializing in Caribbean and soul food, although there is no task that we cannot handle!

  • Monrovia, CA 91016

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Chef Hollie is AMAZING! I am a "Monrovian" and work in the public. It is really hard to surprise my wife with any gift, from any of our few shops on Myrtle that we frequent. So I decided to give her a gift card for a mani/pedi to get rid of her... Then Chef Hollie came IN!! Wow! Not at all what I expected! I know from previously dining in a local cafe she cooked for, that she was great, but this is where AMAZING comes in to play! I have never ate a lamb so good in my entire life! Oh 1st she did the shopping, cooked, and served! I didn't schedule her for clean up because I thought I would just do it, but being as kind of person as Amazing cook, she stayed anyway... The Menu I picked was: 1st: Heirlom salad w/ the best cheese I ever ate! 2nd: Lamb Chops, Puff Pastry Wrapped mashed potatoes with carmelized shallot marmalaide and parsnips. ( so delicious and Rare, YES! Perfection!) 3rd: Dessert... Mmmmm.... My Favorite! I don't remember what it was called, but it was a crepe with rum flavord creme and something else? oh so good with Bananas carmelized and a syrup sauce! Anyways, I better stop! My mouth is watering! Thanks Hollie! I want you for my next gift!!! It was so easy! She did it all, had every reciept, added it up then added her fees (shopping(food seperate), cooking & cleanup) anyways the Total for a PRICELESS, Perfect, and "you are so thoughtful" filled night!!!! $350.00 I didn't do a thing, shop for anything, clean anything, drive anywhere, nothing! It was so PERFECT! She was quite happy to get my generous tip as well! haha! You deserved it Hollie! See you again FOR SURE!! Ric

  • Glendale , CA 91206

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We clean your house, office, or whatever you like. We are a two-person team, are very experienced, and do an excellent job. Fine furnishing and clothing care, running errands and cooking/serving service are also available. We have great local references. We come to you for an estimate. When is your next cleaning day?

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Pasadena, CA 91104

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I specialize in real food focused menus for dinner parties, business meetings & celebrations. Organic, non-gmo ingredients are used put together all our menus, which can accommodate gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo, GAPS & Weston A. Price diets.

  • Los Angeles, CA 90039

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I have been a professional chef for the past 10 years. I have worked in restaurants as a personal chef, as well as in catering. I offer personal chef services and cooking classes designed just for you. I also offer catering for all types of events and restaurant menu research and development.

  • Los Angeles, CA 90006

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I am a private chef, providing in-house services only. I specialize in nutrition and Southern Italian food. I also cater for parties up to 100 people, whether lunches, breakfasts, or dinner, in sit down or buffet style. If requested, I can supply waiters, bartenders, and full service to your needs.

  • Los Angeles, CA 90035

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Created by Personal Eco Chef CC Consalvo, Clean Plate Meals offers you the perks of having your very own with the affordability and convenience of delivery right to your doorstep. Each meal is made specifically with the client in mind and is specialized for them according to their eating style. We cater to picky eaters, elimination diets and local farm stand eaters.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA 90016

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Vegin' Out is southern California's premier vegan meal delivery service. We deliver delicious 100% vegan meals to your home or office. Our goal is to assist you in creating a healthy, nutritious and active lifestyle. We do this by bringing you low-fat, balanced and cholesterol-free meals once a week at very affordable prices. Gluten free options available. Just let us know when you place your order. Give us a call, or order online today!

  • Los Angeles, CA 90048

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David Marciano has been a chef for over 30 years. His desire is to create a culinary experience for you and your friends that will be talked about for days on end. Whenever I run into one of his clients at a party he has catered the first thing they say is how incredible the food is. Food is a necessity. Great food is eternal. Whatever the size of your event, be assured the amazing food Mr. Marciano will prepare for you and your guests will be talked about forever. Current clients include: •recording artist Christina Perri (Jar of Hearts) •world renowned yogi Rod Stryker •film director Jordan Roberts (March of the Penguins, Around the Bend) •actress Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill, Out of Sight) Available for parties from 6 to 50.

  • Long Beach, CA 90803

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Culinary Couture offers private, in-home event catering and private chef services for your special event. Expertly prepared cuisine and a wide range of culinary services are available. Culinary Couture is a full-service event catering and private chef service. We specialize in creating amazing, handcrafted cuisine with emphasis on healthy, high-quality local fresh ingredients. We take pride in our service and cuisine, and our expertly trained, professional staff is well experienced in the hospitality field. We will take care of all your needs before, during and after your speical event. Many references are available. We have a wide range of menu items for you to choose from, including the option of working one on one with our chef, to create your own customized menu that will complement the theme of your event. At Culinary Couture, we know the importance of making a great and lasting impression. What better way to achieve this than through food! We specialize in catering all types of private, in-home events, as well as off-site events, unique locations, upscale black-tie events, etc. Call or email us to find out more information and start planning your next event. Make your next event a couture affair!

  • Los Angeles, CA 90020

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Are you hungry but too busy to shop and prepare great meals? I am the person to manage your household. I can cook up a storm, whether it is French, Italian, American or California fusion. Imagine never having to worry about the basics of running a busy household. I can cook for you, stock your supplies, hire and fire domestic help and provide a laugh here and there. I am looking to pull together all my Rennaisance Man qualities of chef, artist (As a photographer; check out getty images on the web), and manager (I am a licensed clinical social worker.) of a household. I can help you with any transportation needs, feed you and your friends and family, drive them and take the pressure off.

  • Woodland Hills, CA 91303

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Imagine coming home from work: You're tired and hungry-and in just minutes you are enjoying a delicious, nutritious, healthful dinner. The best part is you didn't have to cook, shop or clean up! All of it was done by your very own Personal Chef. Home Cooking 4 U, Personal Chef Service, is a unique service that provides affordable meals that are prepared and customized just for you in your home. Eat Healthy...No preservatives used but only the best and freshest ingredients--a great value! Dinner at Home...back to basics, enjoy quality time with your family with a good meal at the dinner table--priceless. We can provide you with home made Baby Food ! We can cater your next dinner party so that you can enjoy your guests. Home Cooking 4 U offers you: Customized Menus Meal Preparation in your home Variety of Healthy Menus Grocery Shopping Freshest Vegetables Fresh Fish Top Quality Meats Fresh Herbs and Seasonings We are a member of United States Personal Chef Association The price for five dinners a week is $ 120.00 per person with a discount for small children. There is a fee for a complete organic menu. Dinner parties start at $ 20.00 per person depending on the menu.

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“Need a Personal Chef to Prepare No-Meat International Cuisines”

Oceanside, CA

Type of food preparation
Special occasion
Interested in following cuisine(s)
Vegetarian/Vegan
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My wifes 51st bday. Not a vegan but close, so no meat and loves international cuisine MUCH more the usa..
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“Need Personal Chef Services ASAP”

Santa Clarita, CA

Type of food preparation
Other (Personal)
Interested in following cuisine(s)
Other (Gluten free-restricted)
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I'm looking for a chef that can make the meals I must eat for the next 90 days due to health challenges.
$100
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