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Poway Personal Chefs

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Top Pro
Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mike G.
Verified review

Lillian was so wonderful in all aspects of this experience. She listened to what I was looking for and created amazing and creative dishes. Her food and presentation was top notch. She is high energy and just fun to be around. If I ever need personal chef services again I don't have to think twice of who to call.

Top Pro
Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michael B.
Verified review

We have had personal chefs in the past and all were good experiences, but Shawna was a cut above. The experience that she provided was exemplary in every facet. Shawna was personable, prepared, and her food was exquisite. She will be called upon in the future to cater any event we may have. We give her our highest recommendation.

Top Pro
Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Justin C.
Verified review

They came to my home on time. Everything was amazing. Very professional. The food was absolutely fantastic. The chef is awesome!

CUCINA MIGRANTE LLC
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen H.
Verified review

Fantastic meal, way exceeded expectations and was much more affordable than other private chefs we contacted. Would highly recommend to anyone hosting a dinner!! Originally we looked at making a group dinner reservation to dine out in Palm Springs for a birthday party, having Cucina Migrante come to our vacation rental made for a more relaxing and unforgettable dining experience. Francesco and Adisa are true pros!

Chef Leslie Ann Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Heather K.
Verified review

Chef Leslie Ann made an AMAZING variety of gorgeously plated scrumptious food for a friend's baby shower. Everyone raved about the food! Chef Leslie Ann was professional, creative, and accommodating. I will definitely ask her to cater my future events!

Enjoy Dining In
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Marie L.
Verified review

I am a mother of three children and I hired Chris to be our family's private chef. She also was the chef for our occasional dinner parties chef as well as coordinated them for the last two years. We absolutely enjoyed her cooking and loved her easy going nature. Our family will miss Chris profusely as we are moving to Austin.

NV Personal Dining
4.4
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie M.
Verified review

Five stars! Could not be more pleased about Chef Stevan's cooking lesson given to 16 culinary students at my workplace. He came prepared with recipes for them to take home, many interesting and ususual samples to try, and showed the students how to pickle fresh garlic. YUM! The students were engaged the entire time and are still commenting about how fascinating the ingredients and recipes he presented were. Definitely hire NV Personal Dining if you're looking for a reliable, professional Chef who is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his craft!

Dinner with a Chef
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Chris A.
Verified review

Everything exceeded my expectations. We will definitely be using Chef Adreas Hinojosa again.

Chef Stephani Hunter
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Pat B.
Verified review

Chef Stephani has prepared dishes for us in our home as well as large birthday gatherings. The food was exquisite and we were thrilled with the variety as well as the presentation. She is a delight as a person and a professional.

Rogue BBQ
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Taylor J.
Verified review

You can truly taste the love Chef John puts in his food. The smoked brisket he served was one of the best things I have ever had in my life! He also makes all his sauces with peppers he grows in his garden! You can't get fresher than that.

Chef Steven Tyler
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn B.
Verified review

Steve cooked amazing meals for us on a regular basis. He is very talented and very willing to customize menu to meet your needs. We've tried many different personal chefs in San Diego and he is the best! Also, great personality, very positive, considerate, and reliable. Would strongly recommend!! (PS: This is not a paid review!:)

Marckende
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ace W.
Verified review

Chef Marckende was amazing! He came up with an incredibly creative menu (all vegan/vegetarian) with dumplings, potstickers, ramen, and an amazing chocolate, strawberry, blueberry layer cake. He was very responsive in the planning process, even coordinating the on-site setup/visit the night before because we were celebrating a birthday with a group of friends at an AirBnb. Couldn't have imagined a better dining experience for celebrating a birthday with the group of 11. He was very professional, came with all of the necessary supplies, took care of service and clean-up. If you're looking to choose a chef for an event, you're missing out if you don't choose Chef Marckende. He'll create a memorable meal and take care of all the details so you don't have to even think about doing anything else other than enjoying a great meal with great company.

Chef Kari
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
Verified review

We hired Kari Rich to prepare a special meal in our Point Loma home for a party of nine guests last night. We were so extremely impressed with the food (divine!) and ease of planning that we had to share! Kari is very professional, punctual, organized, easy to communicate with, and most importantly, makes amazing food. She is experienced and has worked locally for years with one of San Diego's most successful chefs/restauranteur. She charged per hour for her time spent shopping, prepping, cooking, and cleaning (in our case it was a total of 4 hrs), plus the cost of food. We highly recommend Chef Kari if you are considering hiring a private chef for a small or large party. She was truly a delight to deal with and everyone LOVED the food she thoughtfully prepared.

Gibs Ribs BBQ Catering
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Joni S.
Verified review

Chef Keith was extremely accommodating and the food was outstanding. We had a party of 50 people and everyone raved about the shish-kabobs and red beans and rice. Chef Keith's service made our party a great success. He's definitely going to cater our next event.

Chef Selz LLC.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angela M.
Verified review

Chef Andrew Selz was a pleasure to work with. His charismatic personality, attention to detail, creativity and flare in the kitchen made for an unforgettable evening. His creations far surpassed our expectations, both in taste and presentation, and the effort he put into making sure the evening was perfect, down to the the linen cloth was exceptional. I would highly recommend Chef Selz to anyone looking to hire a chef to cater. You will not regret your decision!

Creative Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Pebbles H.
Verified review

My experiences with chef have turned into cherished memories. His ability and the pride he takes in creating dishes fits all needs for your guests or gathering. Chef Darius has been a pleasure to have cater to my events, the experience will leave you filling right at home and at ease. Delicious dishes and smiling faces you will be pleased=)

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About

I am a specialist in a holistic, vegan, live-food cuisine. I am able to prepare a variety of different dishes, including Italian, American, Mexican, and Indian. I am versatile and comfortable working with dietary preferences, such as low-carb, low-salt, low sugar, diabetes, hypoglycemia, insulin resistance, and candida. If you are looking for somebody to prepare delicious healthy vegan meals or teach you how to prepare your own food that is going to be powerful in the enhancement of all levels of your being, physically, emotionally and spiritually, I am here to help you!

  • New on Thumbtack
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If you need a personal chef, call me. I prepare all kinds of different foods. I love to cook and do a real good job at it.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Helping people of all ages regain their energy, clear up skin issues, loose unwanted weight and gain a new lease on life through the raw food lifestyle. learn to feed your body great tasting whole food nutrition for balanced energy and optimum digestion. I am a Personal Chef/ Instructor/ Health Coach who loves to see people transform their lives by eliminating problem causing foods and replacing them with delicious healing raw whole foods. Customers love the delicious bold flavors combine with the natural healing effects that raw foods have on the body and mind. If you want to take the next step towards natural healing and a better life filled with abundant energy, this is for you.

About

Personal chef services are provided for small and intimate dinners for two or large cocktail parties. I work with my clients to develop the ideal menu specific to their tastes, including accommodating dietary restrictions and appropriate budgets for meals. I can make packaged meals on a weekly/daily basis or cook in my client's home for more personal meals. The rates are based on the service level expected with daily, weekly, or monthly rates for in-home meals as well as preplanned/packaged meal pricing.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

Pacific Chef offers great good and great service. Pacific Chef is a great source for small, elegant cocktail parties, intimate dinners, and just plain, great get togethers! Wonderful food and customer service are the words you use to describe Pacific Chef! Chef Tricia McCormick has opened and owned award-winning restaurants, won food styling awards, and has a great reputation in the industry. She is very passionate about what she does, and you can taste that in her food and see it in her work. Pacific Chef can provide anything you need to make your event perfect from beautiful tableware to theme decor. So, give Pacific Chef a call when its time to plan your next event!

Actual Requests

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Need a Personal Chef

San Clemente, CA

  • Personal chef event type
    Personal meal(s)
  • Cuisine type
    Casual American, Mexican/Latin, Formal American, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of people
    Fewer than 10
  • Details
    Family of 6, looking for 1 night of week of meal prep and lesson!
  • $80
    Average price

Need a Personal Chef

Sun City, CA

  • Personal chef event type
    Other (DINNER FOR TWO)
  • Cuisine type
    Formal American, Other (MAYBE GREEK)
  • Number of people
    Fewer than 10
  • Details
    I am planning a dinner for two for my husband's b-day... or maybe a cooking class party for 7... can you please give me some prices ... Thanks

Need a Personal Chef

Poway, CA

  • Personal chef event type
    Other (birthday present for my busy daughter to have someone come to their home either to bring meals to her or to cook at her house for a week)
  • Cuisine type
    Other (A mix of styles since she is a healthy eater but she has a meat eating husband and two daughters ages 10 & 11)
  • Number of people
    Fewer than 10
  • Details
    This is meant to be a gift for 5 work days.
  • $1075
    Average price
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