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Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tanya C.
Verified review

If we could give Marcel 10 STARS, we would! What an amazing experience from the first phone call until the end of the event he catered for us. Marcel was prompt - efficient - he never missed a beat - super easy to communicate with - cared about what we wanted - he went to every length to do exactly what we wanted. We felt so taken care of. Marcel and his crew were TOP NOTCH! We will never go with anyone else - this man is spectacular and so much fun! Our guests loved interacting with him as well as my family. Oh and the food he prepared?!!!!!! Oh my word - people at the party LOST THEIR MINDS! The food was out of this world! You will not be disappointed if you choose Marcel - you will be the most talked about event all year long! Efficient - went the extra mile - worked with my husband who is extremely picky and particular - wonderful staff - fun - professional - perfect choice!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy A.
Verified review

Carolina was wonderful to work with and plan our event food. She really worked with the budget and then Chef Boris delivered delicious and pleasantly prepared food. It was a great experience working with Gourmet Lovers and the food was perfect.

Madkins Catering
4.6
from 82 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
Diane F.
Verified review

My husband and I hired Madkins catering for a family weekend in the desert (La Quinta). We requested a bbq for the first night, and an early Easter dinner for the second night. I expected the meals to be good but not great (I haven’t really had an excellent catering experience). However, the meals were OUTSTANDING. Chef Aviarie is truly talented, and our entire family and guests talked about the interesting flavors and quality of the food. I still can’t get over how Chef Aviarie and Frank prepared everything from scratch in our kitchen in just a few hours! We requested a hefty amount of dishes, and they pulled it off without a sweat! The team is incredibly kind, professional and a pleasure to have cooking in our kitchen. They even managed to entertain our 6 year old nephew while they were cooking. I should also note their rates are very reasonable! I can’t say enough good things about our experience. I am happy to serve as a personal reference in case anyone wants my feedback. Madkins Catering can provide my email address. OUTSTANDING JOB! We look forward to hiring you again in LA or in the desert!

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Chef Marc's Meal Prep
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan W.
Verified review

It has been a pleasure to work with Marc. The meals he has prepared have been delicious and deliveries have been right at my door when I expect them. Fantastic!

Sierra Madre Catering
4.6
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Karen F.
Verified review

Tonya was great in the planning process. She was responsive and really helpful in menu planning. The food was a hit! The only hiccup was on the day of. Due to forgetting one of the courses at home and traffic on the freeways, our meal wasn't set up until 30 minutes after the agreed upon time. While these things happen, it did affect our overall experience.

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So Divine Catering
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paula K.
Verified review

Alexis catered our annual holiday corporate party in our home for 30 people. Everything was perfect. She has an extensive menu to choose from. The passed appetizers were very delicious - potato chorizo empanadas, beef sliders, and spicy tuna krisps. The holiday menu was outstanding - hand-carved prime rib, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans, field green salad with pomegranate, goat cheese and candied pecans. She also provided a fabulous dessert bar with mini fruit tarts, cheese cakes, brownies, Christmas cookies, and flan. Her presentation was beautiful with a beautiful gingerbread house that I got to keep. Most impressive was her excellent servers who helped to set up our tables, decorate the tables, prepare the food and serve. They also served cocktails and prepared a wonderful signature holiday drink. They arrived on time and left my kitchen in immaculate condition. Put away every dish, cleaned the ovens, stove and mopped the floor. They were so professional and helpful. Our guests loved the food. We've had holiday parties at very nice restaurants the past 12 years but everyone agreed this was the best party because of the food and service they received from Alexis and her team. I would not hesitate to hire Alexis for another event. She is fantastic. Thank you Alexis!

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SEGARS Culinary
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff R.
Verified review

Segars culinary did a phenomenal job last night catering a very special dinner. Their attention to detail and ability to combine art and food in one amazing meal was second to none. They far exceeded our expectations and I would - and WILL - have them again to cook again soon. Without a question one of the best meals we have had in memory.

  • 13 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Karen V.
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Chef David and his team were amazing. I hired Chef David three days before my event, and he was able to pull off a beautiful meal for 14 guests in my home. His sommelier, Marlon was super fun and created a tasty specialty drink from the odds and ends he could find from my fridge. Most importantly the food was delicious, especially the kale caesar and the butter cake. Big thanks to Chef David, we're definitely hiring you again.

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

We had hired 'A Taste of Gourmet' to cater for a 50th birthday party in our backyard. Their job was to provide food and drink service, as well as rental furniture, dishes, glasses, silverware, etc. for about 45 guests. The owner Don provided us with many food options and was very helpful in putting together a customized menu. On the day of the event, Don and his team arrived on time and well prepared for the job. The food was very tasty, and the service was friendly and professional. We did not have to worry about anything. Everyone enjoyed the open bar, and the bartender was flexible to stay a couple of hours longer than planned. Our guests were impressed and the party turned out to be a great success. We would definitely hire 'A Taste of Gourmet' again.

A Wayfaring Chef
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica O.
Verified review

Chef Jessie cooked a delicious Sunday brunch for me and my family and displayed it all beautifully. My guests were raving about her food and her special touch condiments. Everything tasted fresh and well thought out. She herself was sweet, on time, and well prepared. Thanks again for making our Sunday a relaxing and memorable experience.

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Greg Akahoshi
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kat T.
Verified review

I booked Greg for a vegetarian VIP dinner and all I can say is that everyone was blown away by the quality and composition of the dishes! We had a four-course meal and every dish was well-thought through and made with the finest ingredients. He accommodated all of our dietary restrictions, found a way to make vegetarian food pop and ended a fantastic culinary experience with the probably most wonderful dessert I have ever tasted. Even our VIP guests are still reminiscing about it! I'm sure to have him cook for our next occasion again.

Your Kitchen Jeanne
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Melody R.
Verified review

Jeanne has been making my family and I wonderful, delicious and healthy meals for year. Even specializing dishes for the picky eaters in my family. She does amazing Mexican food, some of the best lasagna and even Hungarian dishes. She also will take special requests and learn to make dishes we want! I highly recommend. Very professional and delicious food!

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Living Veg
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Malia F.
Verified review

Shelly not only makes vegan cooking simple and delicious, she provides the tools and tricks you need to prepare meals for your family! She teaches with love and passion and educates the public about plant-based nutrition and provides the info you need to make the switch from omnivore to vegan or enhance your current vegan lifestyle. I have been vegetarian for 20+ years and vegan for 9 years and I learned so much from Shelly just from one class! I can’t wait to learn more, as she has so much to offer and an entire cook book worth of recipes in her head to impress any chef!

Wendell Hooper
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Paul F.
Verified review

We've had Wendell cook for us a few times and it has been a uniquely remarkable and delicious experience. Both my wife and I are picky eaters and have food allergies to boot, Wendell graciously went out of his way to cultivate a menu that accommodates us and still delighted our taste buds. We look forward to our next meal with Wendell.

Chef Sydney Andrews
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Julia E.
    Verified review

    Sydney is an incredible chef! Extremely creative with her menu and consistently produces incredible meals, always working with local and fresh ingredients. I've hired her for both large parties and smaller groups and have never been disappointed. Would highly recommend working with Sydney for any of your culinary needs!

    • 5 years in business
    Soheila A.
    Verified review

    She was punctual,very knowledgable about her trade,.she thought me several easy to make meals . A pleasure to be with. We will seek her advice again and highly recommend her

    Katheryne Cooks
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    John C.
    Verified review

    Such a happy and stress free experience. Katheryne was amazing! She came on time and ready to work, how one person is capable of producing that much food is beyond me. She was prepared for all dietary restrictions, which being in LA means a lot. She was a joy to be around and work with. Most importantly though, the food was TO DIE FOR. People were ready to take home leftovers kind of good. I will definitely be using Katheryne again, and recommend anyone else use her too.

    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Alan O.
    Verified review

    Going with Darrell as my personal chef has been a gamechanger. Everything starts with what you put in your body and since hiring him to prepare meals for me, I've been eating healthy consistently, looking better and feeling better and more energized overall. I love the variety of his menus as well as his use of healthy ingredients and meticulous choice of produce and meats. Whenever I'm washing the dishes afterwards, there's never anything congealed or greasy. The meals are paired together in an expert fashion. I've been recommending Darrell to all my friends and would give more than 5 stars if possible. Best decision I've made!

    • 10 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Nick R.
    Verified review

    Chef Ray Lopez was exceptional. He prepared and incredible meal and had history for each dish. He was professional and a wonderful cook. Would hire him again.

    • 6 years in business
    Lolimar N.
    Verified review

    Donna prepared for a spiritual retreat a fabulous vegan meal . She prepared a delicious Indian feast, Tikki Masala, basmati rice, appetizers and great side dishes. I definitely recommend her for any Vegan feast . I also loved that she is a Yoga instructor and we had an amazing Yoga class before we enjoyed her meal.

    Farm to Table
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Shannon O.
    Verified review

    Wow & Amazing are two words that your guest will say if you hire Zachary. His food is YES that GOOD. He goes above and beyond to make his clients happy and we were over the moon happy with the food we had. Also a bonus the kitchen was clean to start and I think Zachary left it cleaner then it was when he started. He brings everything all you need to do is enjoy the amazing food he prepares for you. Perfectly seasoned, perfectly prepared made our party just perfect. Thank you Zachary.

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