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Oxnard Diet Chefs

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Chef Marcel Catering
5.0
from 113 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Margaret C.
Verified review

I hope you are lucky enough to have Chef Marcel produce your event. We had a college graduation party for family and grads, poolside with passed and stationary hors d'ouvres. Marcel and his staff were punctual, professional, courteous, warm and personable without being intrusive. Marcel had worked with us to create exactly the menu we wanted, and by showtime, the food absolutely exceeded our expectations. It is no exaggeration to say we were thrilled. We were impressed with Chef Marcel's responsiveness to our emails and texts; he was willing and able to meet our needs. As we were hosting our party as out-of-towners in a VRBO, logistics were tricky, but Marcel managed everything for us with ease. It is easy to spot competency and experience, and Marcel has both in spades. I can't imagine a better personality to work with or better food. Chef Marcel, thank you thank you thank you! We can't wait to return to LA and have another event with you!

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The Catering Carnival
4.7
from 64 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lena R.
Verified review

I hired these guys about a year ago for a small dinner party, about 5 of us. It was such a great experience! It was a while ago so I can't remember the chef's name, I think it was David, he was on time, professional, super friendly, did a great job working with my tiny apartment kitchen and crappy old stove. The food was impeccable! No joke BEST crab cakes I've ever had in my life! We all had a great time and my friends were also so impressed with the food. They still talk about the dinner. I'm not a fancy person who hires private chefs all the time, it was my first, but it was such a great experience I would do it again if a special occasion came up and would absolutely hire him again! Highly recommend! It took so long to leave this review because I forgot to do it last year and I'm an outta sight outta mind person, unfortunately, but I just got on here to look for another service and saw them on my list and had to leave this review. Won't disappoint!

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Chef Marc's Meal Prep
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly L.
Verified review

Chef Marc is the best!!! He has completely changed my lifestyle. To give some context, I oversee 2 divisions of an entertainment advertising agency and have a very fast pace, very stressful, always working, late hours lifestyle. I lived in NYC for many years before moving to LA and cooking was never my thing. I tend to order out or make simple things. I’m a chubby girl and recently, my doctor put me on a medical cleanse with a very restricted diet. Chef Marc came to the rescue. He was able to accommodate the restrictions and made everything taste amazing!!! I had to go vegan gluten free as well and he made sure I was well fed during that time. He’s opened my eyes to how to eat well and still be satisfied. In the last 2 months of working with Chef Marc I’ve lost 15lbs. I have minimals snacks and all his food is yummy and keeps me satisfied. He has a wide variety of meals that always keep it interesting. I’ve also turned on a couple colleagues in my office to him. We all talk about how great and yummy his food is. I highly recommend working with Chef Marc. He’s super nice and takes good care of his clients. I intend on continuing to work with Chef Marc now that my cleanse is almost over to continue to loose wieght and most importantly, eat healthy! Thank you Chef Marc! Thank you!

Top Pro
  • 21 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jordan R.
Verified review

Had a great experience with Executive Chef Mark Kearney and Team. To set expectations before the review, I like to consider myself a food lover...not a critic, just a food lover. I love great dining experiences and am equally critical or disappointed when they fall short. My family and I were hosting Christmas Dinner for a total of 10 family members. I found Chef Mark on Thumbtack based on his previous reviews. Roy (part of Mark's team) promptly reached out with thought-starters for the meal and breakout of pricing. Over the next few weeks Roy, Mark and I worked closely crafting the perfect menu for my traditional Christmas dinner, while staying within my budget parameters. To note, Chef Mark is priced higher than some of the other chefs I was in contact with, but I'm glad we went with Mark based on the outcome. The menu consisted of 4 gourmet hors d oeuvres passed around while we opened presents. A fan favorite was the roasted fig with gorgonzola and prosciutto. Then time for dinner. We sat at the dining table and were served Butternut Ravioli as an appetizer, Lobster Bisque soup (a bit on the spicy side - only critique I have with the food all night) and an organic baby butterleaf salad with incredible apricot balsamic vinaigrette. The main course was both a grilled beef tenderloin (prepared to your liking) and pan roasted turkey breast. Sides that accompanied the main course were brocollini, green beans and bacon/garlic mashed potatoes. Everything (except the soup) was beyond 5 stars in terms of presentation, taste and expectations. Lastly we were served two very decadent and delicious deserts - a molten lava cake and traditional bread pudding. Two things to mention. My wife was forced (by her OBGYN) into a new diet two days prior to the Christmas dinner consisting of no dairy and no soy. When Chef Mark arrived we asked him what had dairy and soy ingredients and he quickly and thoughtfully mentioned that he could make my wife's servings without either dairy or soy. Talk about going above and beyond. This was much appreciated and set the tone for the entire dinner! I would potentially ask for two servers for the evening on future events. One to solely serve as sous chef, helping Mark prepare the food in the kitchen and the other server to help set the table, serve food, wine, etc.. throughout the evening. The 5 hours that Mark and Team allocate for the evening can go quickly. This might alleviate that. Either way, a great experience and thank you Mark and Team!

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So Divine Catering
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Aileen W.
Verified review

So Devine Catering catered an engagement party for my daughter. I can't say enough how awesome they are. I had never hired a caterer before and was a bit out of my element. Chef Alexa was super cool and kind enough to walk me through the process, meet with me and really did an outstanding job. Chef Alexa and her entire team are just awesome. Everyone at our party was impressed. Just can't say enough great things!

A Taste of Gourmet Catering
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany W.
Verified review

Chef Lofthouse is incredible. He catered my 26th birthday party and fed 32 famished twenty somethings. Everything was amazing from the stuffed mushrooms to the bbq sliders! He was prompt, responsive and immensely attentive. I never saw an empty tray the entire night. This allowed me to relax and enjoy the party because I knew that he was 100% on top of it. We all know how hard it is to let go when you're hosting a party because you want everything to be great and your guests to be happy. I don't think I've ever had a party run as smoothly as this one and Chef Lofthouse was a big part of that. I will not only be hiring him again but I've already referred him to all my friends and clients. Thank you for a great night Chef!

Fearless Appetite - CA
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Genevieve T.
Verified review

Nancy quickly came to the rescue after our original chef cancelled the week before. It was a girls weekend & she came to our Air BnB. She adapted the original menu & made some great changes so that the food was diverse but flowed. Also she made it all gluten-free as one girl has Celiacs disease. Her eggplant Parmesan was mind-blowing! Great value for our buck. She even brought flowers for the table.

  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Evonne S.
Verified review

I hired Collin to help during a very busy time of my life. I was working 65+ hours a week, unbelievably tired all the time, and was ready to change the way I ate. I had zero experience cooking healthy food, no time to do it, and I had the palette of a 10 year old. I'd eat chicken nuggets and French fries every day if I could, and turned up my nose at any mention of a vegetable. Collin helped me make a huge change. I told him that my goals were to lose weight and to eventually be self-sufficient in the kitchen and he was committed to helping me reach them. He provided helpful tips for cooking on my own and pushed back with more realistic suggestions when I asked him to make an unhealthily-restricted "diet" menu. In the beginning he asked what foods I'd like him to prepare for me. He didn't bat an eye when I replied "I'm not really sure" and instead launched into a litany of foods I didn't like, which I affectionately called my "yuck list." He was very flexible, creative and a little intuitive—he was really good at finding foods or flavors that I would never have tried on my own and gently encouraging me to try them. Of course, I ended up loving most of them (I still refuse to eat mushrooms in any form). Today, I'm 25 pounds lighter and even make my own green juice and smoothies. Thanks, Collin!

A Wayfaring Chef
4.7
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Skye J.
Verified review

Jessie is an absolute doll and a fantastic chef! i highly recommend her for any event.

  • 13 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mollt Z.
Verified review

We had such a fabulous time at Chef David Gussin's pop up dinner. There was the perfect mix of beautiful ambience, great music, friendly people, and of course the incredible four course meal, which was acommpanied with Chef David's signature complimentary craft cocktails. Cannot wait to attend his next pop up dinner!!

All Elements Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Marguerite C.
Verified review

I found Karen Fry at All Elements Catering through the Thumbtack App. I filled out the questionnaire and within an hour or two Karen contacted me. She quickly worked up an estimate based on the needs of my event. We communicated through email and texting and we met in person to discuss the event which was a wedding brunch. I'm so happy with the results. Karen was able to add to my suggestions and even provided an omelette station where guests could personalize their own ingredients. She also made two recipes I specifically asked for. They tasted even better than my own and were a big hit. I would highly recommended Karen at All Elements Catering! Her husband is also a master sushi chef and I'm excited to use him at our next event. Karen was highly organized and the special touches she provided such as fresh squeezed orange juice from her family ranch in Ojai made for wonderful mimosas. She is professional, punctual, and provided a wonderful service at an absolutely great value.

Chef Mikey of Playa Vista
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kristen B.
Verified review

We have used Chef Mikey for both meal prep and catering. He is truly a gem. The meals he has prepped are flavorful, good variety and perfectly portioned. The last party Chef Mikey catered for us, he made jerk chicken wings that people couldn’t stop talking about. I’m craving them right now! I would highly recommend him for meal prep, private dinner parties or catering!

  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kellz C.
Verified review

Acacia has catered private events for me and been the head chef at a former restaurant i used to bartend at. She is always professional and provides excellent food! Clients and customers always rave about the flavors and presentation! Great food can make or break an event and Acacia's catering services will guarantee to make your event a success every time!

Chef Know-It-All
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
Verified review

We hired Chef as a Christmas gift for our family’s game day. He was a great sport about participating in our unique event and provided delicious meals, snacks and beverages for us all throughout the day. Chef made the process easy and worry-free. He left my kitchen spotless! Our favorites were the homemade bread with honey butter, citrus chicken skewers, rack of lamb and whiskey shooters. I would DEFINITELY hire him again and recommend him.

Chef Shinar
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Annie D.
Verified review

Everything was wonderful from start to finish with Chef Shinar! She made great suggestions as well! So happy we went with her and everyone loved her cooking. Definitely recommend and will look forward to working with her again.

Eren from FoodPeople
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Drisa C.
Verified review

Discovering FoodPeople was a dream come true for this busy business owner. To me, the thought of planning for and preparing meals is overwhelming and intimidating. And as a single women with no kids, it’s hard to justify spending the time to cook just for myself. When I met Eren and Chef Emre I felt comfortable knowing that they understood me, my lifestyle and my food preferences. They delivered on all of their promises and continually go above and beyond to exceed my expectations. I would highly recommend FoodPeople to any individuals or families who value high quality, wholesome food prepared with great care and attention.

Essential Chef
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jane W.
Verified review

Kathy Haynes has been cooking meals for me weekly for three years. Obviously, I’m very happy with the food Kathy makes for me. I have many restrictions on the foods I can eat because of chronic health issues. Kathy makes all my food from scratch so that I can have delicious food within these restrictions. I love to cook and was very nervous about allowing someone into my kitchen, but the complexities of having consistent appropriate yet delicious food became more than I could handle by myself. Kathy is a great listener and very patient with me as I learned to work with her. She is prompt and reliable and very attentive to details. She takes great care of my beloved kitchen. It is important to me that I still get to be involved with my meals. Kathy allows me to participate when I want and takes control when I don’t. She is willing to find creative substitutes for food I can’t have. My food is gluten-free and dairy-free. She makes me delicious homemade coconut milk and coconut mayonnaise.! I am willing to pay for the consistency, ease, and personal attention of a private chef. I would highly recommend Kathy Haynes to anyone who is looking for that.

Huntley See
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel L.
Verified review

Huntley is a wonderful chef - his food was delicious and he was a pleasure to work with. He responded to messages quickly and worked around my dietary needs. I'm excited to try more of his food.

Rondeno Culinary Designs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Louise L.
Verified review

Ryan is absolutely amazing. The food was wonderful, Ryan is an a amazing chef and such a lovely person too. Thankyou so much!

Best chef Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Jim W.
Verified review

Chef James' creations are exciting and perfect

L.O.S.T. Foods
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Diana L.
Verified review

Excellent chef! Service outstanding! Prices very reasonable. Will be using LOST Foods in the future. Definitely recommend. Thanx Jen!!

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