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Chef Marcel Catering
from 113 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy S.
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Marcel created a delicious menu based on my preferences to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to a hungry group of 15. Incredibly professional and friendly, he has a real passion for cooking. He got a round of applause from our group when he left and then we even brought him back last minute to cook an additional meal for us one day because enjoyed it so much. The food is fresh, healthy and flavorful. We will definitely work with him again.

  • 15 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Luis O.
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Chef L, came in to a very difficult situation and did great. Chef L gave my son and I private cooking lessons which went great, it was a great experience for both of us. It is allowing me to have something to connect with my son with since sports are not his thing. I really recommend Chef L, the food was great and his ability to simplify everything allowed us to truly enjoy ourselves.

from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Emily P.
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Elaine helped my daughter and I with cooking lessons and menu ideas that would work with both of our dietary issues. We spent an afternoon together - through the magic of web cams. We prepared a vegetable lasagna, a spinach and strawberry salad, the most amazing miso soup ever and a squash and edamame treat that was out of this world. The dishes we prepared were made from fresh, organic ingredients that were gluten free, light on salt and most importantly quick and easy to prepare in our busy schedules. Elaine took every culinary and dietary issue of ours and came back with brilliant solutions. Elaine is knowledgeable and approachable with the ability to communicate what she knows without being preachy. I've ordered the Herblends seasonings, and she also has a cookbook. I'm very impressed her knowledge and abilities make great food and show us how she does it.

from 12 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Krista H.
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Valerie started cooking for my family this week. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with her and eat her tasty and healthy food. Highly recommend.

SEGARS Culinary
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Mercedes A.
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I have had the experience of tasting and enjoying Mr. segar's culinary services in many occasions and find him to be an excellent cook. His cooking abilities are very gourmet and he is very good at improvising and coming up with exquisit results.

The Pit Stop BBQ, LLC
from 51 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen B.
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Pam came over and provided us private instruction in our home on basic cooking skills. Pam did a great job. We will be hiring again this next weekend to help us with preparing for Thanksgiving since it will be our first time cooking everything ourselves. I would recommend Pam to anyone looking for cooking instruction.

from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amy T.
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Amazing dinner! Beautiful preparation and delicious. He is passionate and dedicated to his craft! I would definitely recommend and would definitely hire again!

You Too Can Eat Healthy!
from 10 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erica O.
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Marukah is an excellent chef. I hired her for a cooking party at my home and not only was the food delicious, but she was very professional and made sure everything was clean while she prepared everything for the meals. All of my guests got to participate in cooking every single course. I highly recommend her services. I have hired her again but this time we are having a children cooking party to teach our kids how they can eat healthy too!

Chef Know-It-All
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sean D.
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Travis was a joy to work with from start to finish. Not only did he craft a menu that was perfect for the occasion, but he also was composed, engaging, and relaxed the entire time he was cooking for us at the house. He prepared an unbelievable BBQ lunch, a breakfast by request on the fly, and an entire dinner prepped for 12. He was efficient, tidy, dependable, and personable. I will hire him again.

Fork & Thyme Catering
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey H.
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From the moment Lindsay contacted me with a quote, I was excited to have her cook for a very special birthday celebration. She was thorough, thoughtful, and she easily switched a few things up when I explained that one of our guests had some dietary restrictions. She asked to bring a server to help move the evening along, and I was happy she had the help (and Yvette was an absolute doll). On the day of the party, she was prompt, came incredibly prepared, and not only was course after course unbelievably delicious, but served in and on beautiful dishes (she provided). She and her server were personable, helpful, and by the time we were done eating the beautiful 4 course meal, the entire kitchen was spotless, and she was ready to head out. I will absolutely ask Lindsay to cook for us again, and hope it's not too long before I do so. I cannot recommend her more highly. Book her before some celebrity snatches her up as their personal!!

Fearless Appetite - CA
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sue B.
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On my birthday Nancy came to my house and gave a cooking class for myself and several mutual friends. Although not strictly a vegetarian I requested a vegetarian menu. From appetizer to entree to dessert all were absolutely delicious, served with great presentation and style. Nancy brought her own prep table and utensils, left my kitchen immaculate, and gave us all a truly wonderful experience. I can't wait to do it again !!!

Chef Sean
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James G.
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Hired The Chef to cook for an anniversary for me and my wife. He came and perform his job excellent and we had a great time learning how to prepare meals. For our anniversary she wanted to stay home cook dinner with the family and I couldn’t of asked for a better chef to help me. We incorporated my kids and they wanted pizza so pizza is what we did. Can’t wait for our next encounter and opportunity to work together.

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

Heather's Helpful Hints
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy C.
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Peggy C. I had tried Heather’s Savory Artichoke Heart, Crispy Sage, Caramelized Onion and Italian Cheese Quiche—and knew it was good; along with her very special (& somewhat decadent) Savory Caramelized Vidalia Onion Cheesecake_Spread, so I ordered both for the holidays. They were made with love and care and brought to my door. I loved having them on hand—as you know there are always more mouths to feed around the holidays! The care and pride she takes in her work really shows. The dip/spread is a real treat—very elegant and rich. The quiche is unlike any we’ve ever had and is truly delicious. I would highly recommend her and her cooking for anyone’s event or home.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Braeden W.
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I had such a wonderful time taking a private cooking class with Sylvia! She was very professional, knowledgeable & kind! Even met me at the grocery store to help me shop and teach me about different ingredients along the way! We made 2 delicious meals & I look forward to my next lesson!

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Need French Cooking Skills Lessons

Carlsbad, CA

  • Goal
    New skill (general education)
  • Cooking type
  • Instruction type
    Small group
  • $180
    Average price
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