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Napa Personal Chefs

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Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 141 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 249 hires on Thumbtack
Connie K.
Verified review

I hired Pete for my husband's 60th birthday... a 5 course sit down dinner for 14. Everything he turned out was creative, delicious and beautifully presented. He was extremely efficient and personable; very flexible and easy to work with when planning the menu. He arrived on time and took over my kitchen with great ease and confidence, as if he'd been there a hundred times. The timing of all the courses was impeccable. All the guests mentioned how impressed they were with him and with the food. I would highly recommend him as a personal chef for you event!

  • 12 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel W.
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Sat was very attentive in creating a personalized menu for me and my girlfriend based on a short call about our dietary needs. His background in nutrition was very helpful here! Unfortunately we had to cancel on short notice so we did not get to try the meal - but Sat was very understanding, and we will definitely be hiring him for future personal chef needs.

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Made With Love
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex M.
Verified review

We had a wonderful experience. Debbie was warm, professional, and an excellent chef. Ask for the chicken parm!

Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth C.
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I couldn't be happier with my experience with Alisa! If you are looking for a personal chef / group caterer.. look NO further! She was professional, exceptional and an extraordinary chef. Oh.. and extremely flexible..Love you Alisa!

  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Carole K.
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My husband forgot to tell me he had agreed to host a cocktail party for 40 guest only 8 days away. When I talked to Graham he said he was available and within a day he had a menu and some suggestions about the bar.Graham arrived at our apartment in S.F. 2 hours before the event and just made everything so easy and and gracious that the party seemed like it had been planned way in advance. Graham served small bites of very tasty canapes and wonderful french style sliders that satisfied everyone. The whole evening was a success from set up to clean up and I was able to enjoy being the hostess and not worry about anything. Graham makes eating good food a total joy and I look forward to catering future parties with him as the Chef. Carole

Ania's Table
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Megan M.
Verified review

Ania was absolutely wonderful. She was incredibly professional and her food was delicious. I would hire her again and recommend her to anyone looking for a high end personal chef experience with the warmth and kindness of a good friend. A+++

Let's Eat
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Heather R.
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Everything about this event was stunning...the meal was simple, tasty, incredibly fresh, with local ingredients and beautifully prepared. Michelle was extremely professional, responsive, and managed all of our requests or changes. She added her own touches like hand written menus, fresh flowers and candles that made the evening that much better. I've hired a few professional chefs before and she was by far the best! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a personal chef experience.

Rainbow Chefs
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica O.
Verified review

I used Rainbow chefs as a personal chef and the food was fresh and cooked to perfection I will definitely be using them again.

  • 11 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Percy M.
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Chef Elyse and her staff cooked for my wife's 50th birthday party. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding!. We had a great night and a great time.

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Phiesty Food Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Careshia M.
Verified review

I went on a girls' trip to Napa Valley. I wanted to hire Chef Cheri for our first night dinner so we could relax. She told me upfront she would be out of town but she would be happy to assist us. She informed me that she had a vast network. Over the next 2 weeks she connected me with a chef and a photographer. She followed up and was very timely. We were so pleased when we arrived at the home and she had 3 bottles of wine waiting on us. She also had baked us custom red velvet cupcakes with elephant decorations (DST)...they were amazing. The chefs she connected us with were on time. In fact, they beat us to the home. They were so professional and made a delicious dinner for us and provided table service. The photographer she connected us with was punctual and took the most fabulous photos. He was very easy to work with. So I would call Chef Cheri anytime I needed any service in the Bay area. She is top notch and provides world class service. I felt like her family by the time we finished.

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PCJames
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nilufar K.
Verified review

We had a wonderful time with Chef James. He was so professional and made our dinner experience so memorable. We asked Chef James to let his creative juices flow and surprise us with his recipe (all we asked was that the meals were seasonal and refreshing). He came back with a luau themed meal including: ceviche, apple cabbage salad with ginger sauce, tomato and chard salad, AMAZING tamales, and much, much more. He also brought his own cookware! Thank you for a fun night, chef!

Kincy Catering Plus
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Yolanda H.
Verified review

I wish he can cook for me everyday.My own personal chef.. Why he leave me thirsty for more of his delicious scrumptious meal

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Jks Catering
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracy G.
Verified review

Jose was a hit! New Years Eve guests at my vacation rental requested some references for a chef to prepare a special and meaningful dinner at the beach house. I spoke with a few chefs first and settled on 2 for my guest to contact directly. My guest later told me that she had hired Jose at JKS Catering. I asked her to let me know how everything went and whether she would recommend that I refer JKS Catering to future guests. She had nothing but great things to say about Jose , his service, and, most importantly, his delicious food! They settled on a together prior to the dinner. Jose was on time and delivered everything he promised he would. Jose just followed up with me and sent me a copy of the menu from the dinner, which I’ve posted below. Thanks again, Jose!

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Farm to Table
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stanley K.
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We hired Zachary to teach us how to make pasta. He suggested 3 different kinds of shapes and fillings. He was punctual to our home and came prepared with all the ingredients. The pasta turned out great and it was a fun experience overall. I would recommend anyone to take lessons with Zachary and/or hire him as a personal chef.

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Mise En Place
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elaine Y.
Verified review

So glad we hired Dan from Mise En Place for our most recent dinner party! After discussing options with him, we went with the Kokkari-inspired menu on his website. It tasted exactly like the dishes we've had there so many times. Amazing. We've already booked him for another party in a few weeks. So happy we found Mise En Place on Thumbtack — Dan's now our go-to home chef!

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east bay chef
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex R.
Verified review

I had a great experience hiring Jon for my New Year's party. He arrived on time and quickly prepared a round of every dish while the guests were coming, so that it was ready at the time that everyone was there. As the food was eaten, he and Amanda presented more, so no dish was ever empty. I found his work of excellent quality, and he was very personable and friendly. My New Year's party was a success because of Chef Jon Avalos. Highly recommended!

Chef Thu Ta
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Viet-Thi T.
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Viet-Thu cares about the ingredients she picks and the food she creates, and it shows through her cooking. She gives you an ultimate culinary experience yet grounds you with flavors that are familiar. Her background in nutrition and cooking makes her an extremely capable and professional chef. She is punctual, organized, and accommodating. Hire her for your next event and she will listen to your every request and deliver the meal that goes beyond.

Olive Cater
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Inbal F.
Verified review

I have had the pleasure of experiencing Oliver Cater services and would recommend it to anyone. Arkadi, the chef, creates spectacularly good food that is unfussy, deeply flavorful, satisfying and plentiful. Their team are top notch professional, and Im looking forward to working with them again in the future.

Pastries by Keri
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Nichole H.
Verified review

I requested for a pastry chef to make cookies and cupcakes for the Super Bowl- Keri sent me a quote and made amazing goodies! I wanted them to be Seahawks themed and she hand decorated all of the cookies with their logo. Everyone loved them and the cookies were way bigger than expected. Thanks again!

The Purple Artichoke Chef
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Amy K.
Verified review

Chef Emmaneulla was very accommodating and professional. You can see and taste that she truly takes pride in her dishes. She was very responsive, organized and open to input when planning the menu, always looking for seasonality in her dishes. I had a group of very discerning clients who work with some of the finest restaurants out there. They were impressed and satisfied. Thank you again for the amazing meal!

Moonlight Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
John J.
Verified review

Tom has worked with our family both on private chef cooking and for small to medium catering events. His creativity in menu creation, presentation and of course taste! is unmatched. We would highly recommend Tom and his company for your event!

Actual Requests

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Need a Personal Chef for a Birthday Dinner Party

Saint Helena, CA

  • Personal chef event type
    Plated dinner
  • Cuisine type
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of people
    Fewer than 10
  • Details
    This is a birthday party for someone who loves to cook and loves flavor, we would like either a plated dinner or more of a tapas style could be fun as well.
  • $200
    Average price

Need a Personal Chef

Berkeley, CA

  • Personal chef event type
    Personal meal(s)
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American
  • Number of people
    Fewer than 10
  • Details
    My husband and I both work full time and have an-almost-two-year-old. We are interesting in learning more about having someone prepare our weekday dinners for us ahead of time.
  • $210
    Average price

Need a Personal Chef

Sacramento, CA

  • Personal chef event type
    Other (private birthday dinner)
  • Cuisine type
    Italian
  • Number of people
    Fewer than 10
  • $75
    Average price
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