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  • 7 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Patti G.
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Stacy made a great dinner for our dinner party. I haven't ever done this before, I always cook myself. It was a fun treat to enjoy with my guests vs. being in the kitchen cooking. Not something I can afford to do often, but definitely fun to try! Thank you!

CUCINA MIGRANTE LLC
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Steven R.
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I have had the pleasure of enjoying Francesco's cooking and must comment. Having lived in Italy for a year, I must state that his food was authentic, flavorful, and just as delicious as the food I ate in Italy, if not better. His lasagna and egglant parmigiana are truly to die for.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Shelby S.
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Dave the caterer really knows how to cook! During our first tasting we meet at a park and didn't really know what to expect but as he brought out our Mexican menu, he would make sure to give us our space and plenty of time to try the food! And seriously he makes the best refried beans ever!!! During the wedding he was on time and brought all of the tables, linens and supplies! He was professional and very helpful during cleanup! I would definitely recommend his services! :)

VOA Meals
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Laura B.
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Chris is simply amazing. An amazing chef and an amazing instructor. We learned so much from him. I would highly recommend him for any event or cooking class.

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Fruitcakes Chef Services
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bonny K.
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Kathy did a terrific job of cooking in our tiny kitchen. She was personable, prompt, and patient. We had a fabulous meal of macadamia nut crusted chicken, Caesar salad, sweet potato with caramelized onions and coconut milk, pork wettest wraps, flourless chocolate cak. We learned how to make these things contributed to the meal and enjoyed a delicious meal. Kathy's price was reasonable and extremely fair what she did., I can highly recommend her.

BAPS!
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer N.
Verified review

We had a phenomenal Thanksgiving Dinner prepared and delivered by BAPS catering. We were expecting about 20 people for our holiday dinner and BAPS catering delivered a wonderful meal that everyone loved. The turkey was moist, the vegetables, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and pumpkin cheesecake were delicious. Needless to say, we had enough food to satisfy everyone and still had some great Thanksgiving leftovers. We would definitely recommend BAPS catering for everyone who wants tasty food cooked just the way you like. Thanks for helping us make our holiday dinner such a success!

Now We're Cookin'
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie P.
Verified review

What is great about working with Steven is that you can tell him what your looking for and your needs and he comes up with the menu. I needed a luncheon catered and said I wanted an Italian feast and on person is vegetarian. Steven put together a menu that satisfied everyone even making the most stubborn man say "That was good. Really good"! His cooking got rave reviews from everyone. I will definitely be using Now We're Cookin' for other events!

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

Chef Bai changed the way I think, feel and approach the food I eat. What I have learned from her is that I still can enjoy delicious food that I enjoy to cook while having it be really good for myself and my family as well. She even helped us with our special dietary needs including the fact that I must eat gluten free.

  • 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.

Francoise Brana
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Luigi V.
Verified review

Françoise is the best private chef I ever met in my life. Highly professional and incredibly knowledgeable, food and service have no secrets for her. She does an amazing job accommodating any requests guests may have and she is fast!! I met her at a friend's party and that night talking about her was the food I had in my hands: elegant, refined and tasty. Appetizers and deserts were presented beautifully, and entrées preserved the traditionals south of French flavors. That was an outstanding dinner from any guests point of view. After that night she became my favorite private chef and I wouldn't know how to do without her. She has an invredible background as she letterally travelled the whole world cooking for celebrities and billionaires. Her standards are 5 stars restaurant although her cuisine is beautifully homey and full of love. I highly recommend Françoise for any kind of private events or dinner.

Wellness with Marla
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Jenny L.
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Marla is amazing :) She's a great cook and has such a pleasant energy. I'm a busy working mom and often need help during a busy week with the cooking while maintaining our health and she makes delicious, healthy meals for our family.

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

PB Natural Foods
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ale P.
Verified review

We arrived at the Fishbone Kitchen where Chef Bear is the executive chef and were immediately served many nice dishes of fresh ceviche while we waited for our class. Once in the kitchen, we learned many cool techniques for knife skills and other techniques like oyster shucking and removing the skin from a salmon without using a knife! Chef Bear was informative and hospitable. The only reason I am removing a star is because the kitchen we were in was very small (he did have a larger kitchen for us but the location fell through at the last moment) and took away from the experience for some of the participants due to it being difficult to see or hear -- positioning and noise level was a culprit. But all in all it was a very cool experience at a very reasonable rate. Chef Bear did everything he could to customize the class for us according to our interests, needs and experience levels. I would recommend him.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Stuart Z.
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Catered my Wedding Rehearsal Dinner for over 100 people. Could not have been more happy with the service and the food is AMAZING!!!

  • New on Thumbtack
About

We teach fun, hands-on, plant-based, nutrient-dense cooking classes for kids, teens, and young adults. We teach younger generations how to make recipes they will want to make and eat! We currently teach classes in the community, as well as provide afterschool programs in local schools. We also do private events.

About

Personal Chef De Cuisine will shop, prepare, cook, establish a "healthy" breakfast, lunch and dinner menu for members of family, following etiquette and health standards. We are not interested in "gigs" or few days' events. We prefer to work on a contractual basis or a long-term commitment. The original interview will focus on the criteria for selecting ingredients based upon the likes, dislikes and related nutritional problems (if any) such as allergies, gluten sensibility, vegan adherence, ethnics, etc. This is a very personalized cooking and dietary program for family members.

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I offer in-home chef services, catering, cooking classes and kitchen design for companies and individuals.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I do custom catering for private parties. I offer cooking lessons where you can recreate your favorite meals. I also offer consulting and advice. I am clean, courteous, and professional.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am an allergy-aware private chef, instructor, and consultant with a focus on organic, local and seasonal ingredients. I excel at seamlessly and unobtrusively shopping, prepping, cooking, sharing, teaching and cleaning in private residences for families, especially those with specific dietary needs.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Passionate about great food since childhood, I have worked and developed numerous food and beverage operations and have taught/coached all ages how to make good food on their own. Anything from event planning, catering and instruction are available, and I work one-on-one or in a group environment. Cuisini Turini is on Facebook.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We have a beautiful, inviting kitchen space that draws kids into the cooking mentality. We let the kids work independently when possible, supervising and advising if necessary. They feel so accomplished when they leave here! Plus, they know why what they did was healthy and beneficial for them.

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Need a Cooking Skills Instructor to Teach Italian & Mexican Cuisine

Escondido, CA

  • Goal
    Skill improvement
  • Cooking type
    Italian, Baking
  • Instruction type
    Small group
  • Details
    Interested in learning how to cook ethnic food. i.e.Mexican & Italian

Need an Italian Cooking Instructor on Fridays

Menifee, CA

  • Goal
    Other
  • Cooking type
    Italian, Other (olives and cheese)
  • Instruction type
    Class
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