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San Clemente Home Chefs

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Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa G.
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We hosted an event for 150 people and Chef Boris and Carolina were wonderful with catering our event. Communication was great and our guests loved the food!

Mr. WorldWide Catering
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
Nelson Q.
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Jose is a phenomenal chef and caterer. He's the first person I got to for any of my event needs. He catered my birthday surprise party and my wife's birthday party. Jose is incredibly resourceful, full of ideas and always finds a way to go above and beyond. Food is always great, very competitive on pricing and always very flexible and service oriented for your needs. He's definitely my go to guy for any culinary needs I have.

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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lisa G.
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I organized a trip for 25 people to stay at a villa in Tuscany, Italy this summer for 8 days and was fortunate to have Lilian as our house Chef. She did a fabulous job on every detail including meal planning, shopping the Italian markets, kitchen prep work, cooking and presentation. The villa had a commercial kitchen which she handled expertly and created delicious meals for the group. She even came in under budget! I would highly recommend Busy Bee and plan to use her for my next event.

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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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.

Chef Mumsie LLC
4.6
from 46 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Craig W.
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I called Chef Mumsie 3 days before a party at which I was expecting 60 guests. She and her staff were able to put together a fantastic menu at a reasonable price. Chef M advised me on what I would need since I was getting some of the party items myself. She and her staff arrived promptly and set up the buffet seemlessly. The only problem we experienced was that the food she made was simply too delicious!!! We actually ran out of food. BTW the party was at our home and Chef M and her staff left the house impeccably clean. Just make sure you order extra food ....it is so delicious....you may run out. . .

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Aioli
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bobby B.
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Jordan is an excellent chef and caterer. He produces food that is way beyond the standard catering services. If you want cookie cutter catering go with someone else. If you want really great food at a great price stop on by or use his catering.

  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Dolores G.
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I am beyond grateful to Thumbtack for connecting me to Chef Keith Prante and his team at Hautè Productions Events and Catering to cater my mom's 80th birthday celebration. They are absolutely A-MAZING! Chef Prante was one of two chefs who responded to my request via Thumbtack, and I also received a personal referral. Neither of the other caterers offered ANYWHERE NEAR the quality, selections, variety and value that Hautè offered at my price point. We had our tasting today, and it absolutely sealed the deal! Everything was delicious and the presentation was outstanding. I highly recommend Hautè Productions to any potential customer who appreciates excellence, accommodation and genuine customer service.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Imed F.
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Chef David did a fantastic job catering my daughter's wedding. He was so easy to work with. He helped us out with ideas to customize a delicious menu that satisfied vegetarians as well as non vegetarians. Food and service were exceptional. I recommend chef David to anyone. He will truly put 110% in making your event memorable.

Gabriels Catering
4.6
from 24 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Vivian D.
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Chef Edmond is the best! He was so kind and made some amazing dishes! He drove out to Palm Springs for my bachelorette party and handled feeding 14 crazy ladies with ease! The food was great and chef was hands down one of best! Can't wait to hire him again. Thank you so much Edmond!

  • 18 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Micheline C.
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We loved the level of service and the food was amazing! Our guests loved every course. The chef used fresh ingredients and each dish was deliciously prepared and well presented. The entire staff created a wonderful experience for us and our guests. They were professional, courteous, friendly, very accommodating, and completely self-sufficient. We didn't have to lift a finger. Even the planning stage was made easy. Bill was extremely responsive, very professional, and reliable. They were reasonabley priced, as well. I would highly recommend them.

RE Catering
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Cheri B.
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RE Catering was soooo great! The corned beef & cabbage and chicken meals were just like home cooking. Our 150 guests kept complimenting our food! Truly a wonderful, efficient experience that made our St Patrick's Day Blast a success! Thank you Rich!

Enjoy Dining In
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Marie L.
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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.

La Panzano Gourmet Catering
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Talia M.
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Chef was the perfect find for my bridal shower! We worked together to create the perfect menu for my needs and budget, and even now months later, ladies still compliment the food. Thank you Chef!

Top Chef
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Dana K.
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Just want to tell everybody what a fabulous chef Diane is ! I like to eat on the healthier side so she Incorporated healthier ingredients in some of my favorite recipes which I have shared below. Give her a try and you won't be disappointed.

Chef Bai
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Samantha E.
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My entire family just loves Chef Bai. Amazing food preppared with love. Healthy and delicious, Chef Bai and her food always leaves us feeling good!

Avenue Dining
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Erica K.
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I hired Gil to cater a small wedding reception dinner for 20 people at a friend's home in Menifee. From beginning to end, he was a pleasure to work with: His food presentation was beautiful and delicious, he gave an accurate idea of available food options, and then, in every correspondence, Gil was quick to respond with availability, pricing, and other details. He and his staff kept an attentive eye on us, helping keep our glasses full and ensuring good pacing between courses. He left the kitchen clean and organized and was a calm and friendly presence throughout the meal. I'm so glad I thought to look around for a home chef as an alternative to dining out after my wedding--it made for a much more memorable, intimate, and stress-free experience than going out.

Creative Catering Temecula
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
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Her food is delicious of gourmet selections and creativity of accents in decor are on point for any occassion.

Divoon Dining
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Peg J.
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really a superb cook who cleans up after wards and is unfailingly on time, etc.

Kevies Kitchen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Michele A.
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Kevie is a gifted pastry chef whose modern desserts showcase her unique experience. She prepared a beautiful dessert bar table for a large event of 600+ people that our company was sponsoring. The treats were delicious and nutritious baked using our Sugar 2.0 product which includes soluble fiber and probiotics (www.sugar2pt0.com). Her recipes are incredible, and you will be pleased with her sweet treats for your friends and family. She is a professional and fun to work with too. I highly recommend her and am impressed with her baking techniques and capacity to foresee the outcomes! Thank you so much Kevies Kitchen! Everyone loved your yummy treats, you made our event a huge success!

Meraki Meals
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie F.
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Meraki is a Greek word used to describe putting a lot of love, creativity and soul into something which is why Jory Pomeranz chose the name. It is easy to smell, taste and see that a lot of love goes into each Meraki Meal. Jory has a natural ability to combine flavors. He can time every course so they are not only cooked at the perfect temperature, but served at the correct temperature and add flare to something basic like a chicken thigh. Even the grill marks on a piece of chicken are perfectly spread out and just enough to give the chicken a grill flavor without ruining the juicy tenderness we all strive for when making chicken. Jory can make things that you hated as a kid taste delectable. Jory adds spices and sauces up until the minute prior to serving to make sure each plate is perfect. I once saw Jory save what was about to be terrible chicken tacos by creating a homemade taco sauce from a nearly empty refrigerator. With Meraki Meals the food suits the season. Who wants to eat watermelon in October when pomegranate and apples are so delicious. Every Meraki Meal tastes like the season and uses fresh fruits and vegetables. Meraki Meals put a healthy spin on what looks and tastes like a calorie nightmare, but each meal is filled with proteins and vitamins. Not only is the flavor impeccable, the presentation is a work of art. Even when catering for 35-40 people, Meraki Meals are served in beautiful silver dishes. Meraki Meals are great for crowds of any size. I have to make a conscious effort not to scrape my plate clean every time I have had Meraki Meals. I highly recommend Meraki Meals for a party of any size, but especially 8-12 people because this might give the chef a chance to sit and talk with you which is a treat of its own!

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Manny S.
Verified review

We hired Unique Luxury Catering to prepare a family dinner for 8 for my wife's birthday on our patio at Pelican Hill.Chef Brad prepared a fabulous meal topped off by a scratch made carrot cake that was divine.The reduction sauce with vanilla bean added was incredible to plate everything in. This was a great meal,for a great celebration in a great setting. Unique will deliver a great experience for whatever need your occasion requires.Thanks Steve for providing a great experience !

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San Clemente, CA

  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Italian
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    100-125
  • Budget per person
    $21-$30 per person
  • Details
    women's retreat at holiday inn express in San Clemente
  • $1107.47
    Average price
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