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Oakland Meal Preparers

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Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 148 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
Joel B.
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This was an elegant dinner celebrating a recent marriage for seven people. It began with passed hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, cheeses and champagne, and continued with a dinner featuring a delicious beet borscht fsoup, a refreshing salad and a main course featuring fillet mignon and seared tuna. A white chocolate mousse with berries completed the sumptuous meal. Food preparation and presentation were excellent as was the cleanup.

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 191 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diana P.
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We used Cazadores for our Startup Weekend. We reserved three meals: a lunch, and two dinners. The Indian buffet was delicious! It catered our vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore needs! Everyone raved about the Indian food! We also received a Mexican taco dinner. Similarly, Evan and his team grilled the meat and had hot tacos with all the fixings! There was even churros filled with caramel and vanilla custard! Bomb!!! Everyone also enjoyed the Chinese food. It was hard to resist!

  • 12 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Sat was the perfect Chef for my New Years Eve party. He was very responsive and great to work with planning the meal. He arrived right on time to begin prep and delivered a fantastic multi course evening. We choose a prime rib and a halibut option and both got rave reviews as did the hors d'oeuvres and appetizers. I'd highly recommend Chef Sat.

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Made With Love
4.9
from 80 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roman P.
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Debbie was absolutely outstanding. We hosted a dinner party for 12 people at our home and wanted to ensure it was a special experience for all. Debbie came up with a delicious and practical menu that was both delicious and took into account various dietary restrictions. She arrived early to prepare, was flexible to our timing when things started a little late, and ensured everything was tidy/clean before she left. In terms of food, everything was fantastic, but the Chicken Marbella and the Apple Crisp were especially delicious. Our guests left asking whether Debbie could help them with their next meal. We would highly recommend her :)!

Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne H.
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Alisa was asked to do a drop off breakfast for our Corporate Farming Operations Team. The farm is in a remote location and we asked her to cater breakfast. She was on time, the food was perfect and was enjoyed by all!

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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Arian P.
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Trial dinner was wonderful. Hired for twice a week meal service. Flexible on schedule and accommodating of dietary needs. Thank you Grace!

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Dani Bensimon Catering
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah W.
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Daniella was a perfect fit from Day 1. She made my birthday dinner party for 12 feel effortless with her thoughtful menu ideas, careful ingredient sourcing, flexibility, and responsiveness. It was seamless! She prepared a three course Mediterranean/North African meal, including hummus with tahine sourced from Israel, fresh veggie hors d'ouevres from the farmers market, delicious goat cheese/beet salad, a succulent chicken tagine, roasted veggies and cardamom spiced rice, and for the grand finale, a banana chocolate cake to die for! Perhaps most of all, I appreciated her openness and friendliness. She was a lovely addition in our home while she prepared the meal, and a true professional. Very, very happy that I was able to find her and have recommended her to others since.

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Green Chow Down
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kateryna S.
Verified review

I've used Green Chow Down catering services on several occasions - from startup events to personal parties. The food and service is amazing - home meal quality, unique recipes, and Angela always goes an extra mile to make it a memorable experience. Highly recommend.

John DeMartini Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle C.
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John catered for our new year eve dinner party and he is an absolutely amazing chef and was a pleasure to have with us on New Year's Eve! He prepared a fantastic 4 course meal for our family and friends including the best beef Wellington I have ever had. And my dad is still raving about the Creme caramel and chocolate lava cakes that were for dessert! He also delt with a last min change in the menu like a pro to accommodate a few guests. I highly recommend john for any catering event you may have! thank you so much john and hope to work with you again soon :)

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LL Services
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Kerstin S.
Verified review

Lucas Lovelace and his Team (2 server) helped us to celebrate our 100th Birthday (50 + 50 years) and brought a fantastic restaurant experience in our kitchen to the 20 guests at our home. From the first contact to the final touches on the three course dinner it had been a lot of fun to work with Lucas. He is very professional, courteous and an excellent chef with attention to detail. The food was outstanding and the Team left the kitchen as clean as they found it before the dinner preparation. We will definitely hire Lucas Lovelace again for one of our next parties!

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Phiesty Food Catering
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tenneh F.
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Cheri has provided catering twice for my family and friends. The food was delicious and excellent servings. She is a professional chef and is very serious about her work and talent. I would highly recommend her. Not only is she good at cooking and preparation, but also good at negotiating financially to fit a budget for the needed menu. Have you tried her lemon pound cake? Desserts, etc... Those tender barbeque beef ribs. I cannot wait for more - hopefully soon... Thank you Cheri. Tenneh, Oakland, CA

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PCJames
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dayna B.
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James was amazing and a pleasure to work with! Super responsive and catered to exactly the meal that we wanted for our event!

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Farm to Table
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara S.
Verified review

We hired Farm to Table (Zachary Albright) to come to our house and prepare a meal for a birthday dinner for 14 people. The food was ABSOLUTELY amazing I wouldn't change a thing. The menu was extensive and the price was reasonable. I would suggest that he bring a helper as it was a little overwhelming for one person to prepare. I would highly recommend Farm to Table.

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Mise En Place
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carrie K.
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I hired Chef Dan for a corporate team dinner for 28 colleagues at a private venue in San Francisco. Dan is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is friendly, responsive, thoughtful, creative and detail oriented. Each step of the planning process went off without a hitch (menu selection, wine pairing advice) On the day/evening of our event, prep and service was smooth, and our meal was beautifully presented and delicious. Our team had an amazing time! I highly recommend Mise En Place & Dan!

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east bay chef
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephen J.
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We had a fantastic experience hiring John, and I would unreservedly recommend him. I was hosting an 8-person dinner party with a group of international friends at a rental property in Sonoma in mid November. He was very responsive to my fairly vague request on Thumbtack, instantly proposing a delicious-sounding 4 course meal with appetizers that took account of my preference for mostly vegan dishes. He was flexible and easy to work with at a very reasonable price point. He arrived on time with his wife to help, and they cooked, served and cleaned very professionally with a great friendly attitude. I would certainly hire him again.

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

I had the pleasure of not just dining on Stephanie's divine culinary creations but also the gift to stand by her side and prepare food with her. Watching her work in the kitchen truly transformed me in how I approach my methods of food preparation. There was much knowledge being brought forth but what stood out to me the most was the amount of joy and love pouring from her as she prepared meals. Being in a kitchen with her was an absolute pleasure because it became alive. She showed me the life that is bursting from food and that it is more than just to be consumed for our daily existence. I felt like it was a celebration to be next to her as she lovingly cared for each ingredient and its relationship to the others. I always look forward to what Stephanie has prepared for I know that it will not only surprise and nourish my palate but that it was created with a tremendous amount of heart.

What's Cookin?
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Molly W.
Verified review

Meals are well prepared, taste great and Eileen is very thorough about preferences! She is currently making paleo meals that are weighed and measured for me.

Chef Sacha Kupelian
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Renee S.
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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.

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

Marisa thought of every detail and prepared food that was as delicious as anything I have ever had. My guess couldn't thank me enough for the delicious meal and elegant service. Marisa delivered an evening that none of us will forget.

Just Jacquie
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Abby L.
Verified review

Jacquie did a wonderful job. She was professional and easy to communicate with throughout the whole process (meal selection, serving, etc.). Most of all, the five course meal she served us was amazing...better than any restaurant! We will definitely use her again.

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.

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