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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 69 reviews
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melanie G.
Verified review

I feel so fortunate to have found Lilian! Everything about her service, from first contact to last was excellent. She was professional, flexible to meet my client's needs, and her rates were fair. And would you believe on top of all that her food was DELICIOUS! Busy Bee is the total package. Some of the hits of the evening were the Warm Artichoke Crab Fondue, the Butternut Squash Soup and the Meatballs in Marinara. Your mouth watering yet!? Her skills are undeniable. A true chef. I would absolutely, hands down hire Busy Bee again!

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June Sper Catering
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David D.
Verified review

She is a great Chef. The food was great. All of our clients enjoyed a nice traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. I would definitely like to use her services in the future and would give recommendations to friends.

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 86 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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Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacie Q.
Verified review

Lavonne has been amazing during my planning process. I am looking forward to having her help me with my upcoming party.

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CUCINA MIGRANTE LLC
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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
Leigh B.
Verified review

I know people look at reviews to help them in their search, so I won't waste words and get straight to the point. 180 people at our event. Every single comment about the food was a 10. The salmon was the best I have ever had and that was just one of the three entrees we had. People raved about every item down to the homemade bread for 20 tables. Plenty of food, hot, fresh, etc. I could go on, but I'll just say again- it was a 10! Thank Chef Leslie

Enjoy Dining In
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Annie R.
Verified review

Chef Chris made a very special anniversary meal for my parent's 50th. She is a wonderful chef and easy to work with.

Healthy Homemade
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jason G.
Verified review

Awesome experience from start to finish. Almost more than the amazing food, we loved having Joan in our house. We instantly hit it off and our kids loved her as well. Joan and I planned a menu for an informal dinner party for my wife's birthday that consisted of salad, bolognese, and a deconstructed cannoli...all made from scratch in our kitchen. The food was absolutely delicious and her company was delightful. Next time we have a need for a personal chef, we will go straight to Joan!

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

Chef Andres is not only a very talented culinary professional, but his years of training gives him insight to what it takes for a complete dining experience. He was professional, engaging, and talented. Our meal based upon some dishes from his family roots, were absolutely delicious. You will know by your first contact with Chef, that your night will be special.

Chef Stephani Hunter
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sheli J.
Verified review

Stephani was hired to run the food boutique for Purchase Dance Company's annual run of The Nutcracker. Stephani prepared beautiful organic baked goods, snacks and beverages - all seasonally wrapped and displayed. Approximately 2500 guests were served over the course of five performances. The goodies she prepared were delicious and the boutique was managed to perfection. I highly recommend Stephani.

Fruitcakes Chef Services
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 30 hires 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!

Wholesome Goodness
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Jay F.
Verified review

Mici has been cooking for me for over two years now. As a busy professional knowing I have healthy, organic home cooked lunches, dinners and snacks has been a true blessing. I get to vary my menu each week, so it doesn't get boring and not having to shop for food gives me the extra time I need to take care of other necessities in my day. She has removed a major stressor in my life and I am forever grateful!

BON APPETIT Chef Services
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne K.
Verified review

In my mind, I create the most idyllic, renewing, peaceful, joyous silk painting retreat...ever known to humanity. Then I close my eyes, put my dream into a pink bubble and let it go. Voila..my dream comes back to me ...only better than I could ever have created myself, because now it includes a Gourmet Chef named Gigi Cohen. Home-Sweet-Home Cooking served three lovely, sumptuous meals at 8 am..... noon and 6 pm every day...promptly. My room was near the kitchen, so I did get to watch she and Glen (assistant) prepare the meals together. Gigi and Glen were very orderly and methodical and they worked in peaceful harmony together, in prep, serving and cleanup. I have a few other dreams in a few other bubbles...floating around out there...and NOW they do include GiGi Cohen and "Home-Sweet-Home Cooking" Thanks Gigi and Glen, from Suzanne Knight and the San Diego Silk Guild

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ken F.
Verified review

From our first contact to meal reheating, Jones at PREPPED was professioal, warm, and enthusiastic. The meals are inventive and forward thinking. The quality was matched by the value and responsiveness! I can’t wait for the next opportunity to enjoy this gem of a chef!

Kevies Kitchen
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 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!

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

Chef Pierre was a complete “success” in my mom’s words. He prepared a wonderful dinner for my Mom and Dad and their friends on their 52nd anniversary. He was on time and they said everything was delicious. Chef Pierre worked with me on the East Coast while he was on the West Coast. He answered all of my questions and was patient with me. Thank you, Marckende!

Chef Bai
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Bibi A.
Verified review

Bailey is an amazing chef. Not only does she use the freshest ingregents but her food is devoured by both adults and children. Her food is balanced, healthy, colorful and delicious! Most importantly, Bailey's food is made with LOVE!

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gail L.
Verified review

Jared is caring, talented, and an amazing chef! I recommend him with great enthusiasm.

Chef Selz LLC.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barb J.
Verified review

Chef Andrew Selz has created several outstanding events for me and my family. His great personality and his love for teaching made our dinner events so much fun. Thank you Chef Andrew.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Aditya V.
Verified review

Ellena was amazing and catered a meal for 17 of us over the course of 3 days. Her ability to make great food at scale with fresh ingredients left our entire party in awe. I would def use her again!

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    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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