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Pleasanton Meal Preparers

Browse these meal preparation services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Pleasanton.

Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 143 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
Joel B.
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This was an elegant dinner celebrating a recent marriage for seven people. It began with passed hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, cheeses and champagne, and continued with a dinner featuring a delicious beet borscht fsoup, a refreshing salad and a main course featuring fillet mignon and seared tuna. A white chocolate mousse with berries completed the sumptuous meal. Food preparation and presentation were excellent as was the cleanup.

Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 120 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 182 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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We hired Rocco to come cook for our Mother's Day dinner. He did a great job planning the meal and altering it to people's likes and dislikes. He was organized, friendly, and the most wonderful personal chef you could ask for. Our family already decided that the next time we do this, he will be the first person we contact!!!!! He left the kitchen cleaner than it was before and our bellies VERY happy!!!! THANK YOU ROCCO!

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 185 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diana P.
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We used Cazadores for our Startup Weekend. We reserved three meals: a lunch, and two dinners. The Indian buffet was delicious! It catered our vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore needs! Everyone raved about the Indian food! We also received a Mexican taco dinner. Similarly, Evan and his team grilled the meat and had hot tacos with all the fixings! There was even churros filled with caramel and vanilla custard! Bomb!!! Everyone also enjoyed the Chinese food. It was hard to resist!

  • 12 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Sat was the perfect Chef for my New Years Eve party. He was very responsive and great to work with planning the meal. He arrived right on time to begin prep and delivered a fantastic multi course evening. We choose a prime rib and a halibut option and both got rave reviews as did the hors d'oeuvres and appetizers. I'd highly recommend Chef Sat.

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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Arian P.
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Trial dinner was wonderful. Hired for twice a week meal service. Flexible on schedule and accommodating of dietary needs. Thank you Grace!

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Dani Bensimon Catering
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah W.
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Daniella was a perfect fit from Day 1. She made my birthday dinner party for 12 feel effortless with her thoughtful menu ideas, careful ingredient sourcing, flexibility, and responsiveness. It was seamless! She prepared a three course Mediterranean/North African meal, including hummus with tahine sourced from Israel, fresh veggie hors d'ouevres from the farmers market, delicious goat cheese/beet salad, a succulent chicken tagine, roasted veggies and cardamom spiced rice, and for the grand finale, a banana chocolate cake to die for! Perhaps most of all, I appreciated her openness and friendliness. She was a lovely addition in our home while she prepared the meal, and a true professional. Very, very happy that I was able to find her and have recommended her to others since.

  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Gwenn S.
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I wanted to have a gorgeous dinner party for 30 of my colleagues at my home, and Graham and his staff made that happen. He took care of EVERYTHING - planned the meal, shopped, set a stunning table, brought perfectly paired wine and cooked and served everything. It was a seamless, lovely meal and we all felt like we'd been transported to an elegant yet relaxed restaurant. As the Host, it was a completely stress- free experience, and everyone is asking when we'll do it again...soon! Graham left everything spotless and everyone smiling. This guy can cook...and he's wonderful to have around. Two big thumbs up.

Custom Creations
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Jodie A.
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Laura catered a very tasty 3 course meal for 10 people at our home. Before the dinner she was patient with me through date and food changes. She arrived promptly on the night and was immediately comfortable in the kitchen without guidance. She cooked, played, served and cleared all courses, as well as thoughtfully refilled drinks throughout the night. Best of all, she washed every dish we used, and left the kitchen spotless. Not only was the food delicious, but the entire experience was so effortless for us so we could really enjoy the night. Thank you Laura!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Julie M.
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The Untamed Chef is not your ordinary caterer. Albert Hernandez is a professional chef who takes pride in all he does. Chef Albert was wonderful to work with from the very first hello. He took pride in putting together the menu that would fit what my daughter wanted. Just explaining everything over the phone tasted delicious. Not only did he provide delicious food, the entire staff was very pleasant. He arrived on time and after providing our meal, he left the kitchen spotless!!! I would recommend The Untamed Chef (Albert Hernandez) for your next time you need a professional chef.

Rose Johnson Catering
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Jack M.
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Rose and her crew were wonderful. 5 star service and meal for sure. She prepared an absolutely delicious meal for our party of 12. She served 3 different appetizers, a wonderful salad, an entree of our choice and all were superb. Then to top it all off she prepared a fantastic dessert. It was so nice to stay in and enjoy the beautiful house we had rented in Santa Rosa while being served a wonderful meal! Highly recommend Rose!

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Green Chow Down
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Kateryna S.
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I've used Green Chow Down catering services on several occasions - from startup events to personal parties. The food and service is amazing - home meal quality, unique recipes, and Angela always goes an extra mile to make it a memorable experience. Highly recommend.

Rainbow Chefs
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Emily L.
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Rainbow Chefs were reliable, professional, and punctual. The entrees were truly impressive-- as good as top SF restaurants we have been to. The desserts and appetizers were also super tasty. The chef was really nice and easy to work with, and the person we spoke with to arrange everything was great as well. The price was reasonable for the services provided. Only reason we are not giving 5 stars is because the first dish, the salad, was super over-salted and pretty lackluster in ingredients. I was definitely worried that the rest of the meal would not be good, but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of everything else. All in all, I would definitely recommend them.

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LL Services
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Kerstin S.
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Lucas Lovelace and his Team (2 server) helped us to celebrate our 100th Birthday (50 + 50 years) and brought a fantastic restaurant experience in our kitchen to the 20 guests at our home. From the first contact to the final touches on the three course dinner it had been a lot of fun to work with Lucas. He is very professional, courteous and an excellent chef with attention to detail. The food was outstanding and the Team left the kitchen as clean as they found it before the dinner preparation. We will definitely hire Lucas Lovelace again for one of our next parties!

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Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Eleonora T.
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They were prompt & professional throughout the engagement. They prepared various appetizers for a party of 25 guests. Great service and food was delicious.

Cook with Chef Traci
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea Z.
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We had a fabulous experience with Chef Traci. We had such a good experience with her cooking class that we then had Chef Traci prepare dinner for a special birthday dinner party. The class was not only really educational in terms of new flavors and techniques, but it was fun, nicely social and a really delicious meal. Chef Traci prepared a great meal for 12 "foodies" for my mother in law's birthday. (These are people who dine at top restaurants and know good food!) All loved the meal, and communication and coming up with a flexible menu couldn't have been easier. Traci had great ideas how to arrange the menu to accommodate one vegan along with several people who favor meat/poultry. Traci is not only a good chef, but very nice, creative and a pleasure to work with.

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PCJames
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Dayna B.
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James was amazing and a pleasure to work with! Super responsive and catered to exactly the meal that we wanted for our event!

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Mise En Place
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Carrie K.
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I hired Chef Dan for a corporate team dinner for 28 colleagues at a private venue in San Francisco. Dan is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is friendly, responsive, thoughtful, creative and detail oriented. Each step of the planning process went off without a hitch (menu selection, wine pairing advice) On the day/evening of our event, prep and service was smooth, and our meal was beautifully presented and delicious. Our team had an amazing time! I highly recommend Mise En Place & Dan!

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  • 19 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy H.
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Karla did a wonderful job catering breakfast and dinners for four days for our family and friends. She was very adaptable as we never knew until the last minute if there would be 6 people or 16 people at a meal! The breakfasts were enormous and she offered between six and eight dishes at every meal. Carla was punctual, professional and a pleasure to have in our home. She is super efficient and cleaned everything up before she left. I look forward to I look forward to using her for future events!

What's Cookin?
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Molly W.
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Meals are well prepared, taste great and Eileen is very thorough about preferences! She is currently making paleo meals that are weighed and measured for me.

Chef Sacha Kupelian
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Renee S.
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Chef Sacha has prepared meals for me on several occasions. Whether a special event or dinner party, he always takes great care to ensure that the ingredients used are in season, and of quality. He is understanding and willing to accommodate any food allergies or aversions, and provides options for those with specialty diets. His twist on French classics creates flavor combinations that are tasteful and surprising, while his take on American bistro fare elevates your childhood favorites. His meals are always delicious, and the presentation impeccable. I highly recommend Chef Sacha for any of your culinary needs.

Devour-creative cuisine
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
John R.
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Marisa thought of every detail and prepared food that was as delicious as anything I have ever had. My guess couldn't thank me enough for the delicious meal and elegant service. Marisa delivered an evening that none of us will forget.

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