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San Diego Female Chefs

Browse these female 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
Justin C.
Verified review

They came to my home on time. Everything was amazing. Very professional. The food was absolutely fantastic. The chef is awesome!

  • 7 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Karen P.
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Stacy is an Extaordinary Chef! She made an excellent Stationary Buffet, Passed Heavy Hors D'Oeuvres and a Dessert Station for my residential party. All of my guests were raving about how delicious her cooking from scratch was. She is so creative and has an impressive list of appetizers to chose from. Stacy was so classy and professional and she kept everything on task so I could enjoy talking with my friends and relax. I would definitely hire her again and recommend her to my friends. She is Tremendous!

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.

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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
Janet L.
Verified review

Andres is a delightful and extraordinarily talented chef. Top rates in my book!

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

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.

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

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!

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

Wellness with Marla
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Gayle P.
Verified review

Marla is an outstanding chef! Her service is exceptional. She's always on time, food is excellent, healthy and organic. She truly cares about her product and her clients and is constantly looking for feedback. She is very attuned to the special needs and preferences of her clients and strives to ensure your expectations are met and exceeded. I could go on and on. She's the total package!

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

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.

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!:)

Luscious Bites, LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kylie M.
Verified review

We can't say enough good things about Chef Reneé and her team at Luscious Bites. They catered both our wedding for 100 at our home in Thousand Oaks and the brunch the following morning. They did a fabulously wonderful job. My family is of French heritage and filled with good cooks and foodies. So, the food part of the wedding was VERY important to us. We interviewed a dozen caterers, we went to a few tastings and even tried a several local restaurants in the initial planning stages. We were beginning to get worried that we would have to settle for less than we wanted until we met with Chef Reneé. Her stellar personality and her food at the tasting put both of our minds at ease and we knew that we had found the person who would cater our wedding to our standards. The food was all delicious and beautifully presented - crab stuffed Chilean Sea Bass, Blood Orange Glazed Pork tenderloin (to die for!), Saltimboca chicken, Saffron and Roasted Garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus with grilled red peppers and onions, arugula salad with heirloom baby beets and cherry tomatoes, Japanese cheesecake with 5-spice caramel, triple chocolate mousse cups and an apple tartlett. The brunch the next morning was equally wonderful as well, I mean stuffed French toast do I need to say more. All of the guests raved about the food! And, their wait staff was perfect. It couldn't have gone better! With all of the stresses that a wedding entails, Chef Reneé and her team definitely wasn't one of them. She was responsive, flexible with our many changes and positive and upbeat. She even handle the arrival unexpected guests at the brunch with grace and without missing a beat. They are everything you could ever want and we'll definitely use them again!!

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

Amazing healthy chef...my family loves Mici's meals, and she has really helped me remove gluten from my diet! Super creative and fun, Mici is a gem!

  • 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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