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Lynwood Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lynwood.

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Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 117 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marie K.
Verified review

We gave a big 40th birthday party for our son and wanted everything to be fantastic for him, our family, and all of our friends. We didn't know what a perfect choice we made when we hired Chef Marcel! We cannot say enough good things about Chef Marcel, his staff, and his wonderful food! The dishes were delicious - inventive and perfectly prepared! To add an extra challenge, Chef Marcel and his top notch sous chefs needed to cook in our kitchen and take food to our community room where we were holding the event. Every single step of the process was flawless and at the end of the evening I would have never known anyone had been in my kitchen! I had a recipe for the bartender I wanted to serve. She tweaked it and made it even tastier! Our guests wrote us the next day and raved about the appetizers, the meal, the yummy desserts, and the service, which was impeccable. The staff was friendly, kind, fun, and terrific at what they do. As most people know who give parties, the personalities of those who provide the service is critical. Every single person who took care of us was absolutely lovely. Chef Marcel was there the whole time. He was constantly vigilant making sure everything was running smoothly. He went out of his way to accommodate some hungry late arrivals. He was definitely in charge, respectful of his staff, gracious, flexible, and devoted to us having a great time! Our experience with Chef Marcel exceeded any expectations we could have possibly had. A million thank yous to him and to his stellar staff!

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sonia S.
Verified review

Chef Boris and his wife Carolina were amazing! I will be using them again and again

Madkins Catering
4.6
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 199 hires on Thumbtack
Carl J.
Verified review

The catering team, chef and assistant, were superb. Food was excellent. Booking and arrangements painless. I highly recommend.

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The Catering Carnival
4.8
from 66 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Patricia P.
Verified review

Kelsea and her team were professional and friendly. The food was a hit for my birthday party! People kept going back for more!! Every item she promised was delivered accurately and on time. They also went above and beyond in ensuring that I was a happy customer.

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Chef Marc's Meal Prep
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
James D.
Verified review

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.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Shari S.
Verified review

Sue is creative and fun. Great to work with and has lots of energy. Great chef and organized as well.

Top Pro
  • 21 years in business
  • 110 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!

Super Food for Super People
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Salim M.
Verified review

Chef Carolina and her team were superb from start to finish. The food was fresh, beautifully decorated, organic, grass-fed and healthy, not to mention delicious. All of the guests complimented us on the choice of caterer! Chef Carolina made us look great. To give you an idea, here is the menu we requested: - Cheese platter - Hummus platter with veggies - Mozzarella + tomato + basil sticks - Tuna tartare cones - Mushroom & buffalo mozzarella pizza (amazing!) - veggie + shrimp spring rolls - grilled cheese con gazpacho - mini lump crab cakes - sliders (grass fed beef / chicken / steak) - salmon mini tacos with a delicious spicy salsa - spinach and avocado salad - chocolate chip cookies and snickerdoodle puffs As you can see, the range and quality of the dishes were excellent and creative. And on top of it all off, Chef Carolina and her team were professional, friendly and super sweet. I cannot recommend her more highly.

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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!

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Aioli
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Angela G.
Verified review

Five stars for all for categories. The chicken piccata and trip tip were tender and delicious, and the side dishes were fresh and tasty as well. Aioli dropped off on time in nice dishes. My compliments to the chef!

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Traveling Chef
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dominique S.
Verified review

Chef Pena is Truly Amazing! Our first experience it was for my Best Friends Birthday Brunch he made her favorite Lasagna and it was So GoooooD!... The next week he came and did a full meal plan/prep for my family for 7days and was Heaven sent and much needed I've learned a lot about my kitchen just by him being apart of it :) he has taken some childhood fears of foods I've told myself I'd NEVER eat and now I'm eating them and loving it each job has been at my home. He's been there on an average time of 3-5 hours depending on the services I've needed at the time, Chef Pena is always on time and prepared for the job he comes with his favorite Pan and Knives to make sure your getting the best Traveling Chef Experience ever.

  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Molly A.
Verified review

Excellent Food. Event was on time and handled very professionally. Chef Cappi food was delicious!

SEGARS Culinary
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph L.
Verified review

I attended a 16 person dinner for which Steven was the private chef. Overall the food was phenomenal. Presentation and flavors were top notch. Additionally, the staff provided was excellent. Great evening overall, in no small part thanks to Steven.

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Daily Squares, LLC
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thomas V.
Verified review

We hired Danesh for a party of 14. She put together a superb event. First, Daneen is a gem of a human being. She is wonderful to work with and makes everything easy. Second, she is an outstanding chef. The meal she prepared for my guests, including hors d'Oeuvres, mains, and desserts, was most delicious. The pairings were great, the tastes both subtle and bold. Third, Daneen has a great eye for making the plate look cookbook perfect. She is wonderful, and I cannot wait for the chance to hire her again.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
William C.
Verified review

Bought one week of meals for son-in-law's family. Chef was very professional to deal with.

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 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!

Greg Akahoshi
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie F.
Verified review

Greg was everything I could have wanted in a personal dining chef! Such a warm personality, professional yet personal, and off the chart food. I could go on and on about the food combinations, the incredible taste, and presentation of a five star meal, made with love. You will not be disappointed with Greg: hands down, a one of a kind experience:))

A Wayfaring Chef
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Skye J.
Verified review

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

Chef LaTay Its Made Devine
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie W.
Verified review

Carolyn is so easy to work with. Planning parties, family gatherings, and/or holiday festivities can be very stressful, and that’s when you need someone like Carolyn to help you. I’ve had the pleasure of working with her for many parties and her catering have not disappointed me yet. The only reason I didn’t rank her perfect is because I’ve yet tasted all of her specialities. Best of luck Chef LaTay. Valerie

Chef Shinar
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany S.
Verified review

Loved it all!! Awesome chef and soo sweet!!!

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!

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