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Palm Desert Chefs

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  • 28 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Chef William was incredibly professional from the first phone call until that last hand shake good bye. He made himself available by phone, email or text at all hours of the day to facilitate the event planning at a time that was convenient for me. He was upbeat and enthusiastic about the event- open to suggestions, offering solutions, and always service oriented. He went over and beyond what I would have expected a chef to do all in an effort to make the event run smoothly and take some of the pressure off of me. That kind of blew me away. And the food was exceptional. I mean, really, really good— and that sentiment was shared among all my guests. And probably most surprising is that this first class service and exceptional food preparation came at an extremely reasonable price. I’ve hired many personal chefs for events over the years (and, in fact, used to own an event company) and I can say that Chef William is among the best. - M. Moynihan. Del Mar, CA

Awesome Events by Jessica
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Tony B.
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HI all, My wife and I hired Jessica as our wedding coordinator for our 4 day wedding in February of 2017 in the La Quinta area. We live in Los Angeles, so we were looking for a pro who know the area well, and could help us with the planning, local vendor recommendations, supplies, etc. I can tell you this much, we were lucky to have found her. She is very proactive, straightforward, quick thinking, fast acting, and is moving a mile a minute. She hooked us up with her own professional bar, wait staff and chefs she has acquired relationships with over years of working events. She gave us recommendations on who to use for flowers, ice, booze, etc. She met us a few times on and off site to game plan for our multiple days of events, and made sure things ran smoothly throughout. We had negotiated fees, wages, timeframes all in advance, and by the time the weekend was over, everything was as it should have been and checked out. No funny business or discrepancies. Overall, she is just the sweetest lady, who wants to provide a great experience, so you don't have to worry about this and that. She's on it, is one sharp person, and very resourceful. I would highly recommend you give her a call for any size event, as she can handle both intimate and large scale. Thx so much for helping our wedding weekend to be so great and memorable!

Creative Catering
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kristine L.
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Chef Jeff was absolutely fantastic! He catered lunch, brunch and dinner for my family over a 5 day family vacation. The food and service was outstanding and we would definitely use Jeff again in the future!

Catering Services
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Dianne A.
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Chef Julian prepared our anniversary dinner at a home we rented in Palm Springs. It was BEYOND AMAZING! He was so great in planning our special meal and easy to work with. We were able to stay by the pool and enjoy without worrying about a thing! Appetizers, salad, main course and dessert were just perfect. He was so organized, set our table, helped with wine pairing and cleaned up everything. Very professional and a great guy! Wish he lived in our state!!! We are still talking about our molten chocolate cake!!!!!

Prepped By ACE
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Philip C.
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Chef Ace was amazing! I hired Amanda to cook for my party of 5 friends in Palm Springs for a night. I had never done this type of thing before and was a little nervous, but I felt very comfortable with Amanda immediately. Within 5 minutes of my request she was the very first person to respond. She made it very clear that she was open to cook anything we liked, and we were able to create a menu together. Amanda created a wonderful 4 course meal for us that was made with all fresh ingredients. She was right on time and treated us as if we were at a restaurant. Although we tried to help with clearing dishes, Amanda insisted that we relax and she would take care of everything. The food was out of this world delicious and left us bursting at the seems. Any food left over was wrapped for us and left in our fridge. Not only was the food outstanding, Amanda was warm and professional. I could not not think of one thing I would change about the evening. I wish I lived in California so that I could use Chef Ace's services again. Anyone looking for an amazing personal chef, Chef Ace is the way to go. I didn't want to go through a company that would just send a chef I didn't know. Each time we spoke via text or call, Amanda is the person I got. No computers or secretaries, just Chef Ace. Thank you Chef for an unforgettable evening!

Jacob Perez
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jane C.
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Chef Jacob Perez prepared my birthday dinner and cake. It was amazing! He was prompt, courteous and very professional. Everything I requested for my menu, he accomplished above my expectation. With his small staff right behind him cleaning up, it was a most enjoyable and delicious birthday dinner! He is at the top of my list for all my special occasions that includes food. I highly recommend him!

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nancy L.
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We hired Garlic Girls Catering to provide a post-wedding lunch for 40 people. I could go on forever about how great Amy was in every way--responsive to our needs, creative menu suggestion that fit our event perfectly, fabulous food in presentation and taste, reasonable cost. We had exactly the amount of food we needed. Everyone--from grandparents to kids, guys, gals--everyone loved the food. I got lots of compliments, I wish Amy could have heard them, but she kept quietly behind the scenes for the entire event. We had an uncertain schedule because of post-wedding photos and didn't actually eat until a couple of hours after I had asked Amy to have the food ready. She had planned a perfect menu that was delicious nonetheless. I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending her catering services for any event. Thanks Amy!!

Personal Chef
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Adrienne L.
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Stephanie cooked for a bachelorette party of 13 girls. She worked with me prior to ensure the menu included all of the bride's favorite foods and accounted for allergies and dietary restrictions. She was on time, fun to hang with while cooking and most importantly her food was delicious!

DeliciosoOnline
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Maribel P.
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Thea teaches cooking classes to the local youth in our shelter. She is an EXTRAORDINARY chef and instructor but what brings her to shine is her ability to relate with our youth. We are extremely grateful to have Thea and her keen cooking talents with us. She has been able to introduce new cultures to the youth and their taste buds, but has most importantly fostered their talents, built on their creativity and tested their strengths/weaknesses. Thea has gone above and beyond to help our organization and our youth in the kitchen and beyond our doors and their lives. Thank YOu!

Simply Delicious Food
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alice M.
Verified review

Billie has prepared meals for us several times. Her menus are creative and within budget if required. The food has always been fresh, as well as very tasty. We would recommend Billie as a chef for any occasion.

Mark Roberts Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marisa L.
Verified review

Chef Mark is an amazing chef! He was very professional. I had a small dinner party with friends. I wasn’t sure what I wanted. Since I am on a low carb diet. After speaking with him he created a Menu to fit my diet restrict but also carter to my friends non restricted diet. Appetizer was fried calamari with sweet and sour sauce. The salad was a fresh Ahi Tuna salad. The entree was mouth watering pan seared Scallops with lemongrass carrot ginger purée. Lastly was dessert which I could only have a taste of my friends apple crisp with vanilla ice cream and homemade salted caramel. It was to hard to resist. Chef Mark made fresh berries with he’s own whipping cream!

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I make all kinds of recipes at open parties. I will be open to cooking meal on the side and dropping them off.

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I will come to your residence. I present menus, shop for food, prepare and serve meals. I handle cleaning of all kitchen utensil, china, etc.

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Our business is specializing in healthy meals prepared by beautiful girls. Meals are prepared, packaged, and delivered once or twice weekly to ensure that you're never unprepared or hungry!

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We provide full catering and private chef services. We do wine pairing private dinners, cooking demonstration and cooking class parties as well as inflight corporate jet catering. This will be brought to you by a Le Cordon Bleu trained Chef and caterers sharing 20 years of experience. We also do floral and event design. We are fully licensed and insured. Our clients have included Bear Creek Country Club, Brighton Collections, Monte de Oro Winery, Fazeli Cellars Winery and Lorimar Winery among many. -Sandra Serebreni and Cheri Ellstrom

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a Southwest Riverside County chef who has devoted his life to food, wine, beer and the creation experiences that are unexpected and unforgettable. I'll create a menu tailored for you. I am very flexible.I've cooked everything to from French cuisine to Hawaiian luau BBQ. I can do dinner parties, birthdays and anything else where a certain wow is required. Give me a call, and let's create.

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I was in the catering business full time from 1997 until 2003. Now, I cook for small functions and for friends' events as a side job. I am a caregiver now, but I still love cooking and would not hesitate to help with any event you need a chef for.

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I will work with you to create whatever kind of event you desire, whether it be an intimate dinner at your home, an outdoor BBQ to impress your friends and neighbors or even an evening of cooking lessons to make your favorite foods on your own. I have 20 years of experience in this crazy business. You will have amazing food for small parties from a well-seasoned pro.

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I am a professional chef who have worked at resort hotels and fine dining establishments. I am experienced in global cuisine.

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I do custom menus. I have worked for another catering company for 15 years. I am now on my own. I have referrals and many repeated customers.

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I provide personal chef services in the Inland Empire featuring a very well-rounded repertoire of regional cuisines, and desserts for small to medium-sized events. I am classically-trained. I have fine dining, as well as casual or rustic-styled cooking experience. I also have pastry chef experience.

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