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San Diego Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Diego.

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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mark O.
Verified review

My wife and I live very busy lives with demanding work schedules. When we are not working we love to spend time with our family and entertain. I am a bit of a foodie as is my wife, so when we entertain the meals must be perfect. I am very impressed with Lilian's ability to deliver the highest quality cuisine in a variety of nationalities. She has prepared French, Moroccan, Thai, Asian fusion, Mexican fusion, and Mediterranean to name a few. She has served us at an intimate table of four to catering fundraisers for over 300 people. In addition to the fabulous food, Lilian has a friendly inviting personality and always has a smile on her face. If you hire Lilian as your chef, you will not be disappointing!

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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.
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.

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June Sper Catering
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Pamela S.
Verified review

I have had the pleasure of knowing and eating June Sper's cooking over the past ten years. June can make anything taste great. I.e. June was cooking lunch for me to help me eat healthy. June made me mashed potatoes out of cauliflower. All I can say is I hate cauliflower but I loved how she made the cauliflower into mashed potatoes. I have had the pleasure of June's food from soup to salads, sandwiches to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. I worked with June in 3 different companies and once June brought food in one time at the companies people would beg her to make make food to bring in. In summary June Sper is the best Cook/Chef I know. If you looking for someone to cater your event you cannot go wrong with June Sper.

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Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
MaryJane F.
Verified review

Lavonne was amazing! Creative, beautiful, and wonderful tasting food. We will work with her again. Highly recommended!

  • 7 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Heline M.
Verified review

Chef Stacy was great and the food was very delicious. Definitely recommend her services. She is very easy to work with and with her sous chef, they prepared a wonderful 4 course menu for my 10 guests.

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!

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Imed F.
Verified review

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.

Avian's House
4.5
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Susan C.
Verified review

Food Truck for outdoor company event, 70 attendees. Chef Avian was easy to work with, arrived promptly, served our guest well and very accommodating to all requests.

Admiral's Experience
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Shanna P.
Verified review

Chef Geoff Cole and his team did an amazing job with the food! So good! We will definitely use you again and recommend you to our friends! Thank you! You made our day complete :)

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Fruitcakes Chef Services
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jamie P.
Verified review

Kathy created the perfect event with her beautiful display of food for the private club at Kukuiula on Kauai. She was professional and warm and the food wasn't just lovely to look at but was a delight to eat!!!! The island of Kauai misses Fruitcakes Chef Services!

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

We had a delicious dinner from Chef Andres. He made a beautiful dinner for 10 adults to celebrate my mom's birthday. It was a perfect evening!

Enjoy Dining In
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy S.
Verified review

We hired Chris after tasting her cooking at our friend's dinner party where she was the chef. She cooked dinner for us off & on during the week when our schedules got to be too much. This was during the early years of parenting and making dinner after being at work just didn't fit in my schedule. We loved having her in our home and her food was always so delicious and nurturing! I loved her help it freed up about 8 hours a week for me to spend time with the kids and or relaxing as a family. Dinner time was so enjoyable since I wasn't the one making it or cleaning up. I think she is a fine chef with a very special touch. We went to a Dinner party last summer where she was the cook...her roasted chicken w/ pasta and pesto was divine! Tracy

Chef Bai
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Georgia S.
Verified review

Bailey was amazing. Her nutritional insights along with her appreciation for flavorfull meals is exactly what I was looking for in a personal chef. I'm super busy working late nights and having her there on time with a big smile really makes my life easier. Would absolutely recommend her.

  • 24 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen M.
Verified review

I hired Jeff to work with my son who is a high school student. We were vacationing in the San Diego area for a several days right before the boys' tennis season started, and Jeff's reviews and philosophy seemed outstanding. We were not disappointed! Jeff was both friendly and professional. My son has had coaching in the past, and Jeff was able to identify goals to help him improve his form. He worked on preparation, footwork, topspin, slice, and his slice and kick serve. Jeff was not a hitting partner and so organized the lesson to allow my son to hit with another student, coordinating their lesson times to get some extra match experience while providing continued instruction. I will definitely look up Jeff the next time we get back to San Diego! He was awesome.

Kevies Kitchen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Michele A.
Verified review

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!

Chef Steven Tyler
3.7
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!:)

Wholesome Goodness
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Christina C.
Verified review

Mici has taught me so much about health and nutrition. My life has drastically changed with her support. Not only is her food delish, it's beautiful and healthy. I know each bite I am safe from my allergies and I have peace of mind and can enjoy my meal.

  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

We are a high end or very causal catering company. I have provided to many high end clients in San Diego for over 7 years as well as being an executive chef at restaurants such as Flemings steakhouse, seasons 52, and Bo beau kitchen and garden. We will cater to whatever you desire.

  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

As a private chef, I can work more directly with client to produce a very specific event. My motto, Rustic on Purpose, Healthy on Accident, means that we use real food that you will be healthier for eating. I focus on using a clients existing dishes, china, and furniture to minimize rental charges.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

During his career, Syd has worked in a variety of areas in the culinary field. He has been operating Zen Catering for several years (Santa Fe, NM), working with a private club; Las Campanas, teaching cooking classes (specializing in sushi), consulting with restaurants in opening sushi bars and developing menus, providing private chef services and training chefs new to the field. He has had the opportunity to cook for and meet celebrities and public figures such as John Travolta, Gene Hackman, President Bill Clinton, Adam Sandler, Governor Rick Perry and cartoonist and Charles Barsotti. Syd is currently working with several of the top caterers of San Diego such as Giuseppe Fine Catering, Cork & Platter, Eco Catering, Coast Catering and Sushi Foods. He is launching his own catering services to include sushi and Asian tapas, private chef and consulting services.

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Let me come to your home and prepare healthy meals for you on the go busy day. I serve breakfast, lunch and dinners ready when you want them.

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