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Orinda Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Orinda.

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Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 138 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 243 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dalila S.
Verified review

We were looking for catering services for our small and intimate wedding during December 2015. Food was a big part of the event, but we also had a limited budget, so we shopped around to find someone that would fit our needs. Pete understood our menu concept right away and was able to work with our budget. He didn't fuzz about small details that we wanted to incorporate and went above and beyond to make them happen. He even provided ideas on how to improve the overall experience, not just the food. We interviewed lots of chefs and catering companies and we couldn't be happier about working with Pete. Our foodie friends and family members praised the food, the presentation was extraordinary and the service was very professional. Pete also provided support for the drinks, bringing with him a great mixologist that crafted creative drinks for the crowd. Finally, the next morning Pete prepared brunch for guests that spent the night at the venue (and ourselves) and even tho some things did not go as planned for him (the professional oven broke down!), he was able to have everything ready flawlessly by the time we woke up. Thank you Pete for taking care of such important part of our event! We are looking forward to working with you again.

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 98 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jenessa L.
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Great food and great experience. The two chefs working our holiday party couldn't have been kinder or more patient. Everyone loved the food, and the boss told me after they left that she would like to bring them back again next year. Thank you for a lovely experience!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kaz U.
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Chef Sat came to our home and prepared an incredible dinner for our end of the year office party. We thought a private executive chef would be something very fun to try for our thirty guests. Chef Sat worked with me in advance on the personalized menu and delivered on an amazing dinner experience. Chef Sat was great and the food was divine. All of the guests raved how delicious all of the courses were. Sat made the first event hosted in our new home truly memorable. Thank you very much Chef Sat and Chefs Tyler and Ian. You guys are awesome.

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Made With Love
4.9
from 76 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mel W.
Verified review

Debbie was a pleasure to work with. Not only is she very professional but she is an amazing chef. We ordered the BBQ ribs, BBQ chicken and Polenta cakes for the vegetarians. Everyone commented on good the food was. You have to try the baked beans as well. They were soooo good! When we got there the table cloth was set, the food was in warmers, and she was great about the clean-up as well. I would definitely hire her again for the next party.

A Plus Catering
4.3
from 87 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

A-Plus staff (chef/server and bartender) arrived early and went right to work as we had 175 guests. Bartender quickly organized the bar and made pitchers of signature drinks to get ahead of the coming rush of guests. Hot appetizers were prepared and served to hungry arriving guests. Great service by the A-Plus team. We will use again!

Bouquet Catering
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Dana M.
Verified review

I have worked with many chefs in the past and Stephanie stood out as exceptional not only for the wonderful food she made, but also for her easy going nature and ability to accommodate our many additions requests. She truly went above and beyond and our event was a great success due to her hard work. I am looking forward to working with her in the future and I hughkg recommend her.

Quiche and Carry
4.6
from 64 reviews
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
James H.
Verified review

The food was amazing. The chef sent to my house (Chef Matthew) took care of all my guests and made us all feeling special and amazing. The food was top notch and I have enjoyed the extra that was left over all week. I will definitely use you again because it was all exactly what I hoped for.

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Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth C.
Verified review

I couldn't be happier with my experience with Alisa! If you are looking for a personal chef / group caterer.. look NO further! She was professional, exceptional and an extraordinary chef. Oh.. and extremely flexible..Love you Alisa!

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Personal Chef Sean
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bob N.
Verified review

Chef Sean was engaging, fun, and very personable. Food was unique great quality and tasting. I've hired a few chefs, and Sean was the best. You will not be disappointed!

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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Niranjan S.
Verified review

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.

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bobby S.
Verified review

The best chef EVER!

Dani Bensimon Catering
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Jason C.
Verified review

Daniella Bensimons' food is like music that you can eat. Her food is delectable, delicious and is farm-to-table fresh. I've yet to meet someone eating her food at a party that doesn't like it. 5 star cuisine from one of the best Chefs in the East Bay

Kitchen 350
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Jason B.
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Kitchen 350 did a fabulous job Catering our company mixer we had over 150 people attending, they were able to provide hors d'oeuvres buffet table along with some delicious past items keeping the guest very happy They also provided bartenders and bar supplies including cocktail tables and glassware it was very easy to plan our event and have all the details organized they provided a very competitive price along with several food options to satisfy Everyone Will for sure refer them to all my friends and hire them again

John DeMartini Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle C.
Verified review

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 :)

Rainbow Chefs
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Lianne M.
Verified review

I had Rainbow chef cater a baby shower. Lana was very helpful in the planning and menu selection and offered some great suggestions. The mother to be was on some food restrictions so Lana worked around that too. They prepared a nice mid day Mediterranean inspired meal with chicken lettuce cups, roasted vegetables with tahini sauce, a wonderful bruschetta, fruit salad and cupcakes in assorted flavors. The feedback on the food was amazing. Jenny showed up with the food and prepared it on my serving trays. She was on time and left my kitchen counter clean. I would highly recommend Rainbow chefs and will use them for future parties.

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PCJames
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nilufar K.
Verified review

We had a wonderful time with Chef James. He was so professional and made our dinner experience so memorable. We asked Chef James to let his creative juices flow and surprise us with his recipe (all we asked was that the meals were seasonal and refreshing). He came back with a luau themed meal including: ceviche, apple cabbage salad with ginger sauce, tomato and chard salad, AMAZING tamales, and much, much more. He also brought his own cookware! Thank you for a fun night, chef!

Farm to Table
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Stanley K.
Verified review

We hired Zachary to teach us how to make pasta. He suggested 3 different kinds of shapes and fillings. He was punctual to our home and came prepared with all the ingredients. The pasta turned out great and it was a fun experience overall. I would recommend anyone to take lessons with Zachary and/or hire him as a personal chef.

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Phiesty Food Catering
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kailyn B.
Verified review

Cheri is AMAZING!!!! Very professional and the food.........so good. I can not wait until my wedding to see my guest face. I learned quickly, food is so important.

Mise En Place
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine Y.
Verified review

So glad we hired Dan from Mise En Place for our most recent dinner party! After discussing options with him, we went with the Kokkari-inspired menu on his website. It tasted exactly like the dishes we've had there so many times. Amazing. We've already booked him for another party in a few weeks. So happy we found Mise En Place on Thumbtack — Dan's now our go-to home chef!

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

Jacquie was everything I could have asked for in a home chef: super organized and efficient in the kitchen, creative, talented, fun to work with, and respectful of our space and time. The food was delicious! I would hire her again and/or recommend her to a friend in a heartbeat.

Olive Cater
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Inbal F.
Verified review

I have had the pleasure of experiencing Oliver Cater services and would recommend it to anyone. Arkadi, the chef, creates spectacularly good food that is unfussy, deeply flavorful, satisfying and plentiful. Their team are top notch professional, and Im looking forward to working with them again in the future.

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