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Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 122 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
Penny H.
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He contacted me immediately. We are going to do cooking classes in February. We've spoken on the phone and he is so friendly. He has stayed in touch with me and he deserves 10 stars!!!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Connie T.
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Our family was looking for a chef to prepare weekly dinners. We were new to this and Sat was extremely helpful, flexible, and collaborative. He has prepared meals for us twice and were so pleased that he now comes regularly. He works with us to design a weekly menu to suit our family's needs and understands our particular eating habits. It had become challenging to juggle work, activities and cooking, and we grew tired of eating out. This service has allowed us to reduce the amount of stress in planning and preparing meals and decrease worry about eating healthy. We can now enjoy precious time with our children with a delicious home cooked meal.

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Dani Bensimon Catering
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eidit C.
Verified review

My partner and I just had our first cooking/nutrition lesson with Daniella and we LOVE her!!! Learned how to grocery shop cheap, healthy, tasty and organic. Then had tons of yummy receipes for the week from marinating meat, making homemade dips/sauces to healthy/tasty snacks. She is so kind, easygoing, fun and knows her cooking stuff! :) We are signed up for more weekly cooking lessons and so happy we got connected with Daniella. Thank you!

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Green Chow Down
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Matt L.
Verified review

Angela is AMAZING! Her cooking made me forget that I once enjoyed meat, and I never wanted to look back. I would recommend Angela and GCD to anyone, and everyone.

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PCJames
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brier A.
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I had family in-town and so I hired James to cook us a special dinner over Labor Day weekend. On fairly short notice, he put together several menu options that were friendly to a variety of different diet restrictions and preferences. I had the hardest time choosing what to have, but James was very accommodating and responsive! We had a very diverse menu of tuna poke, calamari, lobster salad, rib eye, and cauliflower. Additionally, I requested a special dessert at the last minute and he was more than happy to accommodate. Highly recommend James for his expertise in what he does and his professionalism. Would hire him again in a heartbeat!

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  • 19 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David B.
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We hired Karla for a long weekend of cooking breakfast and dinner for 10-16 people at each meal at our home in Santa Cruz. We didn't know what to expect entirely, but Karla was more than we hoped for. Super nice, very punctual, very honest, gives a good value for the money and most of all Karla is a truly wonderful chef. She can cook anything you can imagine and she does it all well. Our dinners included perfectly cooked New York steaks, lasagna, vegetables, lots of items for carb-conscious folks, etc. Her menus were fantastic and we have a ton of great food. Best of all Karla cleans up. I would give Karla 10 stars on a 5 star chart. Some of the others took pictures of the "spread" Karla created so I don't have those handy to post. Karla is a gem in Santa Cruz and we will be using her in the future. Dave & Lynn and Cindy & John Santa Cruz, CA

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Mise En Place
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly R.
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So glad we found Dan's company on this website. From the first point of contact he was completely on top of everything. At first we wanted to have a cooking class, but after talking with him about the other types of experiences he could offer, we went with a demonstration/dinner party which was so much better than an actual class. We went with the Cotogna inspired menu and got to learn just as much, while spending time with our friends drinking wine. Perfect night!

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east bay chef
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julia B.
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Jon was amazing! He only will do 2 Saturday’s a month, so I was happy he agreed to work my one year olds first birthday. Very fair rate. I made sure to tip his hardworking team as well. I also took pictures of the space he would be working with. That way he could prepare appropriately with no surprises. All of my guests were in awe. Him and his team provided that wow factor. He even made a special corner for a select few of my guests with dietary or allergy restrictions. Speaking with him over the phone beforehand, he had me incredibly confident in my decision. In hindsight, I am incredibly pleased and confident I made the correct choice. My guests asked him for his contact info too. Lastly, the food was dynamite. One guest told me she doesn’t usually eat coleslaw and this coleslaw was Amazing she had 3 servings. Every one devoured the sliders and deviled eggs. So yummy.

Heartsong
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Nahal A.
Verified review

I hired Stephanie to cook dinner for a group of girlfriends, and everyone was blown away by how both incredibly delicious and healthy the food was! From the moment I hired Stephanie, she was quick to respond, very accommodating, and overall a pleasure to work with. You can really tell that Stephanie puts so much love into her cooking, and I crave her food all the time. If I could hire her to cook for me every week, I would :). I look forward to working with Stephanie again in the very near future!

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Laura H.
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My two sons took cooking classes with Chef Meenu over two years and had a wonderful time with her. She is very patient and kind and gets the kids very excited about lots of different foods. My sons came home trying all sorts of dishes that I have never thought to try at home. They even started to give me tips and help in the kitchen. It was a great experience, she gave them good knowledge and started a love of cooking for them! I highly recommend her classes!

ITK Culinary
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff B.
Verified review

After many events at ITK for numerous organizations I am part of, it's my pleasure to share how wonderful each has been. I have held, make your own, learn a lesson or come watch cooking event's. Each has been a huge success and everyone wants to come back! If you are thinking of working an Event there, you won't be disappointed!

Chef Sacha Kupelian
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin D.
Verified review

Sacha came to our home for a birthday dinner and it was an awesome experience - we have 2 young kids and Sacha was great about answering all their questions and super accommodating about working his courses around bedtimes (he even made them a special impromptu dessert)!. The food was fantastic and beautiful presentation - what you see in his pictures is what you get. Highly recommended and would definitely have him cook for us again!

Devour-creative cuisine
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
Verified review

Marisa was to help 20 women at a wedding shower cook 4 meals to be served for lunch. Her menu was fabulous, and her generosity of spirit in working with me phenomenal-a bit disorganized at the site, but there were a lot of people and instruction for the cooking was difficult. It didn't help that timing to get there by all, including her, was compromised by the Bay to Breakers race!

Garlic Press Jess
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine C.
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Jessica is the ULTIMATE in-home chef. It is hard to know where to begin. First, my husband and I loved the fact that every dish Jess made for us was healthy, delicious, and with a little twist of "something extra." Any veggie or "super food" you've been wanting to try but never knew how - Jess can take and whip up something fun, inventive, and satisfying. She was keen on tailoring menus to our specific taste preferences. When Jess cooked for us after our son was born, she was also knowledgeable about what foods would be best for a new mommy...to aid stamina, healing, or the feeling of being totally well-cared-for. She was a huge help with meal planning as well, and left our home with a refrigerator-full of meals with clear and easy instructions for prep. In addition, Jess has prepared the food for a number of our dinner parties (6-8 people) and a family gathering (30+ people). Aside from an insanely delicious and memorable meal/spread, Jess is just simply the kind of person you want to have around. Her optimism, cheerfulness, and can-do attitude is contagious! Since having Jess as our "personal chef," my husband and I now put some of our cooking lessons to use on a daily basis...homemade almond milk, anyone? We wish we could have Jess cook EVERY meal for us! She will leave your family feeling full, happy, healthy, and ready to take on the kitchen.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Emile M.
Verified review

We wanted to have a stress free Mother's Day celebration and that is exactly what we got from Norwood. He was great from the start. He came up with a wonderfully delicious Italian themed meal that both our selective and adventurous eaters. Also, he was very professional. He arrived in time, got straight to cooking.

Meg Finlay
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elissa G.
Verified review

I hired Meg to cater my corporate team outing. Her and her partner did an awesome job cooking lunch for us - the team loved everything! Meg listened to my vision for the event and executed super well. Thank you Meg!

Chef Kerry, Inc.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Karin S.
Verified review

We hired Chef Kerry to prepare a meal for 4 couples. He met us at our rented house. The appetizers were amazing and in such great quantity we almost did not have room for dinner! He cooked the meal, plated and served the food and cleaned up. Delightful to interact with him while he cooked. Would hire again if we are ever in the Bay Area and would highly recommend.

Rutherford's Kitchen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Debra L.
Verified review

Great teacher - the most hands-on classes in SF. Everything is delicious plus he is very approachable and eager to share all his tips and tricks of the trade (where to shop for certain ingredients and equipment, etc).

Spanish Bite
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Miguel T.
Verified review

Maria Luisa is an excellent chef and really takes care of her customers. Very personal attention and intimacy. She taught us how to cook 3 different type of paellas and prepare and excellent snack before that. I recommend her 100%.

The Delicious Dish
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Janet H.
Verified review

Amy is a terrific chef and business provider. I hired her to provide meals I could freeze for my family so that I didn’t have to cook as often as I had been. I travel a lot and needed food I could pull from the freezer and leave on the counter. Her meals were home cooking at its best! Plus she would take your own recipes if you wanted and use them in addition to her own. I really miss her since she moved to the Weet Coast!

Chef Tana J Duncan
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Andrea M.
Verified review

Hiring Tana was one of the best decisions I have made for my family. She is incredibly talented, professional, and an absolute joy to be around and communicate with. I have used her for meal prep for the past 2 years, and have also hired her for dinner parties. We are not the easiest family to cook for, as my husband has Celiac Disease and my kids are extremely picky. But somehow she always finds a way to create beautiful, healthy, delicious meals to satisfy all of our needs.

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How much do private cooking lessons cost?

You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

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