Find a personal chef near Oakland, CA

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Avatar for Graceful Kitchen Richmond, CA Thumbtack
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2. Graceful Kitchen
4.8 from 71 reviews
4.8 (71)
4.8 (71)
Great Value
Great Value
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Oakland, CA
Grace is a very unique and talented chef. She is passionate in what she does and will go above and beyond your expectations. Her keen palate will present you with new and exciting flavors you most likely have never tasted. Made from scratch items distinguish her cuisine from everyone else's. She is very accommodating and will deliver on any of your culinary desires. Dishes that stand out to me: Spiced saffron handmade pasta with caramelized onions, samosas wrapped in homemade wrappers (try finding that at a restaurant), all her salads especially the Mediterranean style ones. Her talent shines through in the details i.e. the crispy garlic chips garnishing the tahini laced eggplant, the homegrown and sun-dried tomato tapenade (sun dried herself), expertly fried kettle chips seasoned to perfection, and her own pressed tofu. She is a vegetable wizard so if you love eggplant, mushrooms, artichokes, fennel, she will do wonders with these ingredients and transform them into something that will make you forget you're eating vegetables. This girl can also bake! Her baked goods are a must try because she makes all of it from scratch with handpicked ingredients: egg tarts (with locally laid eggs, when available), beautiful tarts (savory and sweet), cannolis (best believe she made it fresh, she also makes the ricotta in the filling), and of course, any flavor of ice cream she churns is worth every calorie (especially the black garlic ice cream). If you're looking for a personally curated meal for you and/or your guests, you will not go wrong with hiring Grace. She is careful, professional, and will undoubtedly wow your guests with her culinary experience.

$45/person

starting cost

$45/person

starting cost

Avatar for Celebrations by Chet Chase Alameda, CA Thumbtack
Avatar for Celebrations by Chet Chase Alameda, CA Thumbtack
8. Celebrations by Chet Chase
Top Pro
4.9 from 78 reviews
4.9 (78)
4.9 (78)
In High Demand
In High Demand
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Oakland, CA
We used Chef Chet’s personal chef services when we visited the San Francisco area recently. We wanted to be pampered and having a chef was part of it. Chet offered amazing menu items but we kept our selections very homey. Little did we know that even “homey” type of selections would come with a twist of ingredients that made you dance in your chair and wiggle with each bite. Chet serviced us for for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He made himself available the entire 4 days to care for every single one of our needs as it related to our meals. On top of that the food was just incredibly, tantalizingly delicious. He entertained our palates with flavors we haven’t experienced yet. For instance, his Eggs Benedict was the best I have ever had in my life! The bacon and sausage was so flavorful and perfectly cooked! He made homemade lemon/ricotta/poppy seed cookies for us that melted in our mouths, his chocolate cake was divine. We had a mix of Southern California and Deep South barbecue dinner one of the nights and his potato salad and baked beans were out of this world! Our first night included a drop off meal of lasagna and salad since we got in late. I was expecting something that was just alright but this darn lasagna and salad were crazy delicious! The portions were also generous. Chet gave us full blown table service which was not required but he did it whenever it seemed appropriate, such as if we were all engaged in belly laughing joyful conversation at the dining table, and interrupting us to tell us that the food was ready would interrupt our flow. This is a Chef who enjoys his craft and it shows in his food and how he treats his clients. Will I use Chef Chet again? A resounding YES! I would fly this man out in a heartbeat to service my needs. He is a class act and at the end of your event you’ll feel like family. P.S. So sorry that I don’t have photos of the food. I was thoroughly relaxing and gobbling up the food as fast as he put it down over those 4 days.

$50/person

starting cost

$50/person

starting cost

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