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Pleasanton Meal Preparers

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Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 110 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
Verified review

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 92 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Aruna M.
Verified review

The food was great and the response from Evan and Gabby was courteous and professional. The only thing I didn't like was that there was a $30 delivery fee that they didn't include in my quote, and I wish I had been told upfront about all charges. But the food and service was good and all my guests were happy.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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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Chef Andrea Lawson Gray
4.7
from 57 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Matthew H.
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Chef Andrea cooked for a group of 10 in Glen Ellen. The logistics of service were a bit of challenge given the distance between the kitchen and where we ate. Everything from start to finish was wonderful: the food was perfectly executed, the service was timed well and understated and Chef and her staff were very personable and easy to work with. I would recommend Chef Andrea to anyone looking for a special night and a special meal. Well done!

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Celebrations by Chet Chase
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lesmore B.
Verified review

Hi had the pleasure of selecting Chet to prepare a menu and work my Friendsgiving event which was my first time starting a tradition with my friends. From Chet's initial response to my quote request through the end of my event, the services provided were first class! Chet worked with me on my menu and I felt that he truly listened and took my vision into consideration when delivering my sample menu. I was extremely nervous since in the past, I would always be the one to prepare meals for my guest however, this year I wanted to do something different allowing me the opportunity to spend time with my guest instead of slaving in the kitchen. Chet checked in with me a few days prior to my event to confirm final details and then it was show time. He showed up on time as expected with everything needed along with a helper and the magic began. I am very satisfied with the outcome. From the taste and flavors of the food, the presentation, the hospitality Chet and his crew showed my guest, the clean up, to Chet's willingness to do more than expected (setting up tableware and more). A+ to Chet. He will certainly be my go to for future events in need of catering. Well done!

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Personal Chef Sean
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Claire C.
Verified review

I hired Sean for a dinner party for 4 at my apartment. He did an excellent and highly professional job from start to finish -- from sending me a sample menu tailored to my request (he also has excellent sample menus on his website) to coordinating the logistics to pulling off an elegant meal with flawless service in my home. It's clear that Sean is committed to delivering a high-quality experience to his clients. He had lots of great touches like taking care of serving drinks, explaining the dishes, and printing menus for the event. I highly recommend his services!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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.

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Graceful Kitchen
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Arian P.
Verified review

Trial dinner was wonderful. Hired for twice a week meal service. Flexible on schedule and accommodating of dietary needs. Thank you Grace!

DaniBensimon Catering
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Ferren F.
Verified review

Daniella prepared a lovely meal for our team offsite. She took into account multiple dietary restrictions and created a delicious spread that included beverages, salad, sandwiches, sides, and incredible chocolate chip cookies (baked fresh that morning!). She was very easy-going and easy to communicate with.

Rose Johnson Catering
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 34 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!

Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Eleonora T.
Verified review

They were prompt & professional throughout the engagement. They prepared various appetizers for a party of 25 guests. Great service and food was delicious.

Rainbow Chefs
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Emily L.
Verified review

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.

LL Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kerstin S.
Verified review

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!

Lady Chef Catering
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Rupert C.
Verified review

Excellent experience; Annicette put together an appropriate menu quickly and with no fuss, was easy to communicate with, and executed efficiently. We were late getting back to the house but she let herself in and got started on the prep work and was able to adjust the timing of the meal. All the food was delicious and Annicette was a delight to be with. Highly recommended.

What's Cookin?
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie D.
Verified review

Eileen was a pleasure to work with? The food was delicious, and everyone was extremely pleased. She was prompt, friendly and professional. We will definitely use her services again. Thanks Eileen!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria K.
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Sophie is a natural- super talented and easy to work with. She made us a magical meal to celebrate my moms birthday. Food was beautiful and delicious. Service and pacing of the meal was perfect. Hope to find another occasion to work with her again.

east bay chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen J.
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We had a fantastic experience hiring John, and I would unreservedly recommend him. I was hosting an 8-person dinner party with a group of international friends at a rental property in Sonoma in mid November. He was very responsive to my fairly vague request on Thumbtack, instantly proposing a delicious-sounding 4 course meal with appetizers that took account of my preference for mostly vegan dishes. He was flexible and easy to work with at a very reasonable price point. He arrived on time with his wife to help, and they cooked, served and cleaned very professionally with a great friendly attitude. I would certainly hire him again.

Affordable Chef Services
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Amy D.
Verified review

We hired Mark to cater brunch for our wedding, and we were very impressed! He replies in a timely manner to questions, requests, and concerns. From the moment he reached out in response to my project on Thumbtack, Mark worked hard to accommodate our needs. He made sure that we felt good about the menu before we booked him, and had us over for a tasting. Additionally, he noticed an item we didn't originally include on the menu and graciously added it to the meal (potatoes!). Many of our guests made comments to us about how much they enjoyed the food, and everyone (about 130 people) had as much to eat as they wanted with food left over. My only regret was that as the bride I didn't have the chance to eat as much of that AMAZING French toast as I wanted!

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer P.
Verified review

I had such a fun time working with Alyson for a special catered meal for my parents' joint 70th birthday celebration at our new home. She worked with my family's quirks and took time to create a truly memorable meal for my family which had something special for everyone. I would highly recommend Alyson for any special occasion!

Chef Sacha Kupelian
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Renee S.
Verified review

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.

Chef Liu
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brian M.
Verified review

What I liked about working with Chef Liu was her sincere interest and patience in teaching me, a beginner, to be able to prepare my own good tasting cuisine. When the dishes were finished I felt confident to prepare my own meals for my own family and friends. Her knowledge and skills were great and the results tasted good too.

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