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Oceanside Personal Chefs

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Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
Alexis M.
Verified review

Jose is very responsive and has great service, along with him being a great chef of course! He traveled to my parents house for us to do a tasting for our wedding and we were blown away. It was amazing. We got so many compliments from our friends and family about how good the food was. With that being said I have a couple nitpicky complaints for constructive feedback: The plates and silverware were not what we had originally discussed at the tasting. They were supposed to be the nice plastic that looked real and we got clear which looked cheesy to us. It could have had to do with the fact that we did the tasting about a year in advance and things could have been forgotten or overlooked but the change was never communicated to us. Also, my husband requested to have a spicy BBQ sauce during our tasting and the BBQ sauce was on the side at that time. We discussed having spicy and mild options. I was very excited for the pulled pork at the wedding but it had spicy BBQ sauce all over it! I thought it was going to be on the side, like it was during the tasting. It was so spicy that I couldn't even eat it. :( One of our aunts was not able to eat any of the meat because it was "too peppery" but that was the only other complaint that we got. Other than that everyone loved it. Everything was great and I would still highly recommend Mr. WorldWide Catering, it just wasn't quite perfect for my event.

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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jodi B.
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Lilian is the best! Our first encounter was a friend's celebration dinner where she was the chef. I was so impressed by everything she did to make the party a great success. The food was amazingly delicious... and I'm very picky. She does it all -- steak, fish, chicken, pork... her soups are wonderful and her vegetarian dishes are sooooo good. And she makes this savory bread pudding which is ah-may-zing! I've used her twice since my friend's dinner party, and my guests have all been so impressed. She's clearly got a passion for what she does. I recommend her to everyone! If I could hire her on as my own personal chef, I would. Go with Busy Bee Cook for Me for your dinner party or special event, and you definitely won't go wrong!

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

We have had personal chefs in the past and all were good experiences, but Shawna was a cut above. The experience that she provided was exemplary in every facet. Shawna was personable, prepared, and her food was exquisite. She will be called upon in the future to cater any event we may have. We give her our highest recommendation.

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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.
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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.

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 46 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy D.
Verified review

We hired Chef Mumsie to provide a special Birthday treat for our Mom. We ask her to prepare two dinners a week and deliver them for a period of two weeks. The food is spectacular! Chef Mumsie's attention to detail, personal touch and caring nature make for an exquisite dinning experience. She even delivered the first dinner herself. Our Mom got a kick out of seeing her in her tall chef hat. We have decided to extend our contract, as our Mom is enjoying having this treat to look forward to. Her only complaint is that the food is so good, she can't stop eating! I would highly recommend Chef Mumsie for your next event or need for a personal chef.

  • 15 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Mary M.
Verified review

I hired Rich for a small event at my house yesterday. Before the party, Rich was always answering my phone calls and texts with any question or concerns I had. The day of the party he did an EXCELLENT job bartending and walking around to make sure everyones glasses we full! He even went to the extent to help entertain my 2 year old during dinner time and helped the chef move empty dishes! He was truly amazing and a great price and i will definitely use him again!

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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.
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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!

  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Dolores G.
Verified review

I am beyond grateful to Thumbtack for connecting me to Chef Keith Prante and his team at Hautè Productions Events and Catering to cater my mom's 80th birthday celebration. They are absolutely A-MAZING! Chef Prante was one of two chefs who responded to my request via Thumbtack, and I also received a personal referral. Neither of the other caterers offered ANYWHERE NEAR the quality, selections, variety and value that Hautè offered at my price point. We had our tasting today, and it absolutely sealed the deal! Everything was delicious and the presentation was outstanding. I highly recommend Hautè Productions to any potential customer who appreciates excellence, accommodation and genuine customer service.

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

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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!

RE Catering
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
Verified review

Rich was very professional and the food was delicious. The sandwiches were perfect for our event and the pasta and potato salads were absolutely delicious! I would definitely use RE Catering again for our next event.

Dinner with a Chef
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Chris A.
Verified review

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.
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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.

La Panzano Gourmet Catering
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Talia M.
Verified review

Chef was the perfect find for my bridal shower! We worked together to create the perfect menu for my needs and budget, and even now months later, ladies still compliment the food. Thank you Chef!

Top Chef
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Denice H.
Verified review

It was a pleasure working with Diane and her food was quite tasty. She made my husband's birthday celebration joyful and may life so much easier at a very busy time. This was our first experience with a personal chef and we will certainly consider doing it again in the future for another special occasion.

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

Bailey was amazing. Her nutritional insights along with her appreciation for flavorfull meals is exactly what I was looking for in a personal chef. I'm super busy working late nights and having her there on time with a big smile really makes my life easier. Would absolutely recommend her.

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

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!:)

Meraki Meals
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
Verified review

Excellent. Jory is a great Chef, very interested in pleasing customer and educating at the same time. Very knowledgeable about the culinary arts. I recommend him without hesitation.

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We hired Unique Luxury Catering to prepare a family dinner for 8 for my wife's birthday on our patio at the Villa we were staying in at Pelican Hill.Chef Brad prepared a spectacular meal and the carrot cake was over the top.The red wine reduction with vanilla bean was a very special treat for everything to be plated in.The cucumber with lobster & quac & apricot / almond appetizers were perfect starters.Great evening ,Great setting ,fabulous meal ! Thanks !

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Need a Caterer for a Wedding on May 3, 2014

Riverside, CA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    American, Italian
  • Details
    Looking for a cater. There will be 300 guests. Wanting a southern style dinner.
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