Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.
Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.
Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.
Browse these diet chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Novato.
My sister told me that "no one remembers the food at a weddings!" However after she had the food of Chef Pete she told my mom, "I was wrong- because people will definitely remember THIS dinner!" Everyone was commenting on how good the food was! We even had a diverse range of dietary restrictions in the crowd. Pete made me feel confident in his catering services from day 1. He was great about calling on the phone and then following up with email for final quote. The food was exceptional especially for a wedding of 80 people! Pete also had great staff who everyone commented on. They had matching outfits and looked very professional. Definitely hire Pete Coleman if you want the wedding dinner of your dreams. Oh and this was all the week of the fires and he was super flexible about last minute changes to our venue and to our date. He was seriously the best. Thank you Chef Pete!
Sat is an amazing and talented Chef. He is creative knowledgable and passionate about his work. I enjoyed and learned a lot doing Spring and Fall cleanse with him. I would highly recommend him as a chef or nutritional coach.
We had a wonderful experience. Debbie was warm, professional, and an excellent chef. Ask for the chicken parm!
From set up to finish, our meal was not only attractively displayed, everythingwas delicious. The chef's choice meatballs were the main hit of the afternoon. We will definitely use Passionate Plates again and again.
I had the pleasure of having Chet Chase cater for me in Florida. Chet catered numerous corporate events for me in my showroom in the Design Center of The Americas. He could cater a luncheon for 10 or a dinner for 25.Everyone always raved about him. His creations were delicious and his presentation superb. Chet also catered personal dinner parties in my home. He took care of everything from planning the menu to selecting party favors for me. Chet also helped me with my diet. He prepared lunches and dinners for me that were tasty and nutritious.I am not an easy person to please but when it comes to Chet Chase he is tremendous when it comes to cuisine and planning
This was our first time having a chef for a house party with ~15 guests, and I highly recommend Graceful Kitchen! Chef Grace was able to accommodate our request for vegetarian food, and presented us with several good choices. She was there ahead of time, and the food, esp. the pasta, received good feedback from everyone that attended. I will use Graceful Kitchen again for future events.
I hired Chef Sean to cook a 20-person dinner for my wedding. The entire experience was phenomenal! I have celiac and he was more than accommodating to my diet needs throughout the process. I wanted a special cake for our wedding so we did not get a chance to try his dessert this time around, but he did surprise us by loaning us the cake cutters he used at his own wedding. It was such a thoughtful and special gesture. The entire meal was seamless - Sean and his team were on time, took care of all the food details and clean-up and we never felt rushed between courses. He also offered great wine-pairing suggestions. Our family still raves about this meal and is constantly brainstorming opportunities to hire him again. Thank you Chef Sean for the unforgettable meal and evening!
Daniella did a great job for my family. we had two events a memorial for my mother-in-law and a Thanksgiving meal for the family the following day since we were all in town. From the time we were contacted by Daniella through Thumbtack and started to discuss the events Daniella was very helpful and flexible. We have a couple vegan diets in the family and Daniella came up with wonderful dishes for them, everyone enjoyed. I have no hesitation in recommending Daniella to anyone planning a special event. And just a bit on my background I have over 45 years in the food service field.
Great food! Chef Graham did a superb job and is so personable. We would definitely hire him for our next party!
Rose Johnson & her entire crew were fantastic! We hired her for a 50th wedding anniversary party that we were hosting in our backyard for about 50x guests. She's great with communication - she was quick to get us a quote, a sample menu, and walk us through what she would need/suggest for the day of the event. She was very flexible, and easily accommodated my mother-in-law's low sodium diet requirement. Most importantly though, her food was wonderful! Her appetizers were plentiful, and the main course & sides were delicious. I was worried about having dried out food (as we were doing a buffet), but the food was cooked perfectly. She kept me on budget, and really, she went above & beyond what I expected from a caterer! Her staff were friendly with the guests, they helped pour drinks, set up chairs, and left my kitchen clean at the end of the night!! I would recommend her to others in a heartbeat!
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.
Angela was very helpful right from the beginning. Once she and I spoke, determined a budget, she proposed some wonderful selections, and the evening was divine. Having a few people who have gluten-free diets, the menu planning was extremely important to me - and every item was gluten free AND delicious! Angela is able to help rent anything you need, so that isn't a worry. She has a wonderful assistant who is warm and friendly. I would highly recommend Angela's business for your catering event.
Chef Lovelace is everything you would hope for in a private chef - incredibly talented, professional, good natured, and easy to work with. The food was delicious - so much depth and texture as well as beautiful plated. His kitchen setup was efficient and left the kitchen spotless. And his menu creations are thoughtful, refined, and well-balanced. Chef Lovelace was gracious enough to customize our meal based on preferences and diet and even suggested wine pairings for each course. Our group of women could not have asked for a better fine-dining experience in the comfort our own home. A much preferred experience than dining in a 5-star restaurant. We highly recommend Chef Lovelace and look forward to using him at our next occasion!
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.
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.
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!
Zachary created a wonderful event for me. The food was sophisticated and executed beautifully. He worked with me to craft a menu that would be special for all my guests including those with special diets. Thank you!
We hired Mise en Place and Dan’s team to do a birthday dinner in Mill Valley. Dan exceeded are expectations for what we wanted. I had to plan last minute and he was still very accommodating and flexible to what we wanted on our menu and dietary restrictions. The dinner itself was delicious, and for our group of 10 made more than enough food - highlights were definitely the ceviche, the marinated pork, and roast chicken. Also shoutout to the lemon herb green sauce was also ridiculously good we wanted to pour it on everything. Thanks Dan so much for such an amazing birthday dinner, we really enjoyed having you and will definitely hire you again.
Stephanie is a talented chef that brings creativity and knowledge to the table. Her ability to create an amazingly delicious meal out of very few ingredients is masterful. Not only are her meals delicious but also rich in nutritional value. Her sauces are out of this world!! Truly one of the best personal chefs I have ever experienced.
Chef Sacha has prepared meals for me on several occasions. Whether a special event or dinner party, he always takes great care to ensure that the ingredients used are in season, and of quality. He is understanding and willing to accommodate any food allergies or aversions, and provides options for those with specialty diets. His twist on French classics creates flavor combinations that are tasteful and surprising, while his take on American bistro fare elevates your childhood favorites. His meals are always delicious, and the presentation impeccable. I highly recommend Chef Sacha for any of your culinary needs.
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!