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National City Private Chefs

Browse these private chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in National City.

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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Honora B.
Verified review

Oh my gosh! Don't know where to start. Chef Lilian was phenomenal as a chef as a organizer. Together with assistant Nunu is a team that make any celebration perfect. The 18 guests at the sitdown plated dinner raved of the food and presentation. For me as the hostess of my husband's surprise birthday party, I never felt more supported in presenting an elegant evening to friends and family. I would be happy to be contacted directly if you are considering Chef Lilian for your event.

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

My first experience with a private chef, definitely not the last, booked Shauna again for another party before she left. Highly recommend

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June Sper Catering
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
David D.
Verified review

She is a great Chef. The food was great. All of our clients enjoyed a nice traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. I would definitely like to use her services in the future and would give recommendations to friends.

J7 Productions
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Gina M.
Verified review

J7 Productions has a lot to offer to any event. Whether a small private occasion or a corporate venue. Talent accomadates your special requests and will suit the theme as desired. Good spirited, vibrant energy and eclectic artistry. Glad to refer and be a part of J7 Productions.

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Prime Cuts Catering
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Debre G.
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Ron has been my caterer for several years. I have used his services for fundraising, golf tournaments, banquets and private parties and everyone loves his food. He has done tri tip and chicken dinners, appetizer parties.

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Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Justin C.
Verified review

They came to my home on time. Everything was amazing. Very professional. The food was absolutely fantastic. The chef is awesome!

CUCINA MIGRANTE LLC
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen H.
Verified review

Fantastic meal, way exceeded expectations and was much more affordable than other private chefs we contacted. Would highly recommend to anyone hosting a dinner!! Originally we looked at making a group dinner reservation to dine out in Palm Springs for a birthday party, having Cucina Migrante come to our vacation rental made for a more relaxing and unforgettable dining experience. Francesco and Adisa are true pros!

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Imed F.
Verified review

Chef David did a fantastic job catering my daughter's wedding. He was so easy to work with. He helped us out with ideas to customize a delicious menu that satisfied vegetarians as well as non vegetarians. Food and service were exceptional. I recommend chef David to anyone. He will truly put 110% in making your event memorable.

Avian's House
4.5
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
EA K.
Verified review

If you're not working with Chef Avian then you are missing out!!!! After working with Chef Avian I really believe that he will be the Chef to the stars one day, so hire him now while you can!! In all seriousness, I hired Chef Avian to be my private Chef for my Thanksgiving dinner and words can't describe how wonderful the meal and the experience was. My family and friends all said it was the best Thanksgiving dinner they ever had, and my family takes food VERY seriously!! From the very beginning Chef Avian was so easy to work with, the level of customer service was 5 stars!! I had a very big wish list for my dinner and he delivered. From multiple appetizers, to roasted goose AND roasted turkey, multiple side dishes, 2 desserts, and signature cocktails. It was such a great experience I have already booked him for my next party. Needless to say, Chef Avian will be the ONLY chef I work with moving forward. Thank you Chef Avian for providing such a great meal and an enjoyable experience. I will enjoy working with you for now, because I know that you are going to do very very well in this profession and I may not be able to hire you one day!! I must also mention that his rates are extremely reasonable and he will work with you to provide the experience you desire with the budget you give him. Thank you Thumbtack for connecting me with Chef Avian!!!

Admiral's Experience
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel C.
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I experienced the work of Chef Geoff Cole during a Mystery Pop-up dinner at La Marque in San Diego. Geoff had created a wonderful 4 course meal which included wild salmon wellington paired with a beautiful white sauce, a ceasar salad in a parmesan tuile, and for the entree a smoked salmon stuffed chicken breast paired with the most amazing citrus jalapeno glaze and dessert was a foie grastiramsu. Chef Geoff has wonderful stories to go with each dish which made them that much more special. The whole night was a fabulous experience with delicious food, paired wine and wonderful people. The event was intimate and created the perfect date night. I would recommend having Chef Geoff cook at any dinner party or special event.

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Fruitcakes Chef Services
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jamie P.
Verified review

Kathy created the perfect event with her beautiful display of food for the private club at Kukuiula on Kauai. She was professional and warm and the food wasn't just lovely to look at but was a delight to eat!!!! The island of Kauai misses Fruitcakes Chef Services!

Dinner with a Chef
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Chris A.
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Everything exceeded my expectations. We will definitely be using Chef Adreas Hinojosa again.

Enjoy Dining In
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Marie L.
Verified review

I am a mother of three children and I hired Chris to be our family's private chef. She also was the chef for our occasional dinner parties chef as well as coordinated them for the last two years. We absolutely enjoyed her cooking and loved her easy going nature. Our family will miss Chris profusely as we are moving to Austin.

Chef Bai
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Bibi A.
Verified review

Bailey is an amazing chef. Not only does she use the freshest ingregents but her food is devoured by both adults and children. Her food is balanced, healthy, colorful and delicious! Most importantly, Bailey's food is made with LOVE!

  • 24 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen M.
Verified review

I hired Jeff to work with my son who is a high school student. We were vacationing in the San Diego area for a several days right before the boys' tennis season started, and Jeff's reviews and philosophy seemed outstanding. We were not disappointed! Jeff was both friendly and professional. My son has had coaching in the past, and Jeff was able to identify goals to help him improve his form. He worked on preparation, footwork, topspin, slice, and his slice and kick serve. Jeff was not a hitting partner and so organized the lesson to allow my son to hit with another student, coordinating their lesson times to get some extra match experience while providing continued instruction. I will definitely look up Jeff the next time we get back to San Diego! He was awesome.

BON APPETIT Chef Services
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne K.
Verified review

In my mind, I create the most idyllic, renewing, peaceful, joyous silk painting retreat...ever known to humanity. Then I close my eyes, put my dream into a pink bubble and let it go. Voila..my dream comes back to me ...only better than I could ever have created myself, because now it includes a Gourmet Chef named Gigi Cohen. Home-Sweet-Home Cooking served three lovely, sumptuous meals at 8 am..... noon and 6 pm every day...promptly. My room was near the kitchen, so I did get to watch she and Glen (assistant) prepare the meals together. Gigi and Glen were very orderly and methodical and they worked in peaceful harmony together, in prep, serving and cleanup. I have a few other dreams in a few other bubbles...floating around out there...and NOW they do include GiGi Cohen and "Home-Sweet-Home Cooking" Thanks Gigi and Glen, from Suzanne Knight and the San Diego Silk Guild

Kevies Kitchen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Michele A.
Verified review

Kevie is a gifted pastry chef whose modern desserts showcase her unique experience. She prepared a beautiful dessert bar table for a large event of 600+ people that our company was sponsoring. The treats were delicious and nutritious baked using our Sugar 2.0 product which includes soluble fiber and probiotics (www.sugar2pt0.com). Her recipes are incredible, and you will be pleased with her sweet treats for your friends and family. She is a professional and fun to work with too. I highly recommend her and am impressed with her baking techniques and capacity to foresee the outcomes! Thank you so much Kevies Kitchen! Everyone loved your yummy treats, you made our event a huge success!

Chef Steven Tyler
3.7
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn B.
Verified review

Steve cooked amazing meals for us on a regular basis. He is very talented and very willing to customize menu to meet your needs. We've tried many different personal chefs in San Diego and he is the best! Also, great personality, very positive, considerate, and reliable. Would strongly recommend!! (PS: This is not a paid review!:)

Chef KT

New To Thumbtack

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am a personal chef located in Carlsbad, CA. Originally from New Jersey, I grew up in a large Italian family where food played an integral part in everyday life. I graduated from Alchemy of the Hearth's Professional Culinary Program in 2012. I have honed my skills under the guidance of Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd, and has achieved the position of sous chef within the Alchemy kitchen. I teach a multitude of adult classes and is in charge of the teen and children's culinary programs. My experience includes work as a personal chef, caterer, and educator for both small and large groups. My capacity to create innovative classes and source the best possible ingredients which will create the optimal meal is par none. I will take good care of you.

Chef Drew

New To Thumbtack

  • 15 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

We serve heirloom global farm-driven cuisine. Apart from other caterers, not only do we serve superior cuisine, but we also do corporate events, weddings, and intimate dinners for a couple and global BBQ with a flair!

Pacific Chef, Inc.

New To Thumbtack

  • New on Thumbtack
About

Pacific Chef offers great good and great service. Pacific Chef is a great source for small, elegant cocktail parties, intimate dinners, and just plain, great get togethers! Wonderful food and customer service are the words you use to describe Pacific Chef! Chef Tricia McCormick has opened and owned award-winning restaurants, won food styling awards, and has a great reputation in the industry. She is very passionate about what she does, and you can taste that in her food and see it in her work. Pacific Chef can provide anything you need to make your event perfect from beautiful tableware to theme decor. So, give Pacific Chef a call when its time to plan your next event!

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