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Chef Rocco Cartia
from 115 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
Emmaline W.
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Chef Rocco was so accommodating - my dates kept changing and he was able to work both within my schedule and budget. We ended up doing drop-off catering and he was precisely on time with warm Italian food! Very personable too. Both the presentation and taste were scrumptious, he's obviously an experienced chef and was able to work within my preferences. As a bonus, we got WAY more food than for 12-15 people (so we had dinner for the next night as well and leftovers for everyone!). Highly recommend.

from 13 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene C.
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Wow!! Just Wow!! Chef Judith Green catered our company holiday party last Friday and it was amazing. First, and very impressive, she showed up with an army of chefs and servers. They layed out two tables of bountiful delight! Cheeses, hummus, herbs from her garden. Whole Salmon, Asian sliders, veggies, and incredible desserts!! Our CEO was so impressed. She made me and our company look good. Not only will I hire her again, I plan to recommend her to everyone in need of a caterer. Thank you so much!!

Magnificent Meals
from 11 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia A.
Verified review

Oh my gosh. What delicious food, and my options were amazing. As someone who is having new insights on what foods are really nutritious (now I love high quality saturated fats again), I was so happy to know that Chef Elizabeth is right on top of the cutting edge in nutrition. She can prepare meals for people with any type of limitation, or any type of recovery plans from diabetics to cancer survivors. It was a pleasure having her in the kitchen. I know people who have known her for years who say she is the most honest person alive. My kitchen is left spotless (better than it was actually); Elizabeth definitely goes above and beyond. It does cost money to have someone do high quality cooking for you; but, honestly, it is worth every penny. I wish I could give more than 5 stars.

  • 19 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Toni G.
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Awesome crew great food

El Patio Mexican Birrieria
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Yvette M.
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From the tasting to the delivery to the actual wedding reception meal- every aspect- was excellent! Carmen is an incredible chef, Hector a fantastic delivery set-up person, and Gustavo a professional reliable business owner!

Affordable Chef Services
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jadyn P.
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GREAT SERVICE We got married yesterday and had to post a review immediately because Affordable Chef was so great! Chef Mark was punctual in replying to my questions before the big day, which, as an out-of-town bride, was very reassuring! At the last minute, Chef Mark was unable to attend the reception, but his on-site chef made delicious food, and the staff were phenomenal! There was one staff member in particular who took an interest in my Husband and I. She told us that we were her "celebrities for the day," made sure we ate appetizers before we walked in, escorted us to the buffet first, and was constantly checking on our drinks. She also took an interest in our families, leading many people to tell us how amazing she was! The bartender Chef Mark sent was also lovely, knew her stuff, and made our signature cocktails perfectly! All in all, a great experience and a company we would trust our next big event to!

The Session
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Viviane F.
Verified review

My mother is an awesome chef, I would recommend The Session to my mother that's how awesome his food is. Seriously cannot recommend enough, he is professional and creative!

Healthy Food
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nithya J.
Verified review

Thanks to one of my colleagues who introduced Anita to me. She has been a true blessing to my kitchen and culinary skills. Apart from being an expert chef she is an amazing teacher. She has been mentoring me for for about 6 months now and the dishes I make under her guidance have always fetched me rave reviews of the superlative degree. She shares some of her great culinary secrets and techniques with me and follows through very patiently. She is very professional, takes my needs into consideration and devises each class with lots of enthusiasm and fervor. She is always punctual and has a very pleasing demeanor. She taught me to cook some mind blowing dishes in my very own kitchen :) thanks Anita from coming all the way to teach me. You have been a great source of inspiration to me.

  • 2 years in business
Mary M.
Verified review

Andy was the most professional chef I have ever done business with. He catered my wedding and everything was just perfect. The taste of the food matched the amazingly beautiful plating. I will be hiring him for all my future culinary needs. He is the best!!!!

Chef Sterling Walker III
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
Elena B.
Verified review

The event went perfectly. The bacon wrapped pumpkin bites were absolutely incredible with the sherry cream sauce. Would hire again. Thanks, Sterling!

Judy P.
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Anna is a delight. She accomodated my desire to create the menu for an elegant dinner party for 8, and made great suggestions to add to it. She's very professional and planned well so that the dinner was served right on time. The flavors were wonderful and the presentation beautiful. What a treat it was to enjoy my own party and have the cleanup done for me. She even handwashed my china and silverware. I'll have her back as soon as I plan another party.

Robert E.
Verified review

Best meal I ever had. She was attentive to all needs, was creative and well organized in her approach. Made the evening complete.

  • 28 years in business

Full service event and catering company. Private chef extraordinaire is also available if needed. Best of the best American Asia Cuisine. Extremely high quality, clean, healthy, and delicious food. With Michi's, life is always beautiful!


Grass Roots Supper Club is a local group of foodies who meet once a month to discover new, local and seasonal food. Chef David Linn cooks a different themed meal once a month, featuring different local vendors and ingredients. He also provides private dinner parties, cooking lessons and catering services.


When you don't have the time nor energy to put together a healthy delicious meal, I can do it for you. I love to cook different cuisines, never stick to just one style of cooking. Whatever it is that I prepare, the main purpose is to keep the food hearty and healthy. I do your grocery shopping for you after learning your likes, dislikes, allergies, etc. and stock up your fridge for the weekly menu plan. I am friendly, outgoing, and creative person. My hourly rate changes due to how many in your family I am cooking for. I would like nothing more than to bring great food to your table!


We offer menu consulting, event catering, healthy food preperation, weight loss menu/cooking, cooking lessons, and nutrition consulting.


We are a full service catering company and venue. We can do everything including weddings, corporate events, home parties, office drop-offs, healthy meal prep, celebrations of life, or school lunch programs. We have a beautiful venue in Monterey overlooking the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch. The restaurant can seat max 205, we have a patio that can hold 66 and a private dining room which can comfortably seat 30. Tent options are a possibility on property as well. In addition, we have a full bar, portable bars, stage, dance floor, and screens for power point. For menu samples and pictures please check the site. We look forward to helping with your special day!


I work with individuals and families to create fresh and healthy meals that they can enjoy throughout the week. I enjoy catering to restricted and unique diets to show people that special diets do not mean boring food. I am also a pastry chef with a strong background in chocolate and confectionery creations.


Attention to detail and customization. I am very creative with foods and customize the recipes based on your needs.

  • 7 years in business

I offer professional chef services for commercial and residential clients. I do local, sustainable and organic cuisine made healthy, focusing on clean eating. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are available. I also specialize in raw, vegan, special and medical diets.


I am a personal chef for those who are unable to cook. I am cheap and friendly. Nowadays, money is tight, so my rate is $15 per person.

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