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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison S.
Verified review

My friends and I were doing a weekend in San Diego, and hired Lilian to prepare our first meal for us at our Airbnb. She arrived on time, was super pleasant, and our meal was absolutely delicious. Highly recommended!

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve G.
Verified review

Chef Shawna and her team did a great job of providing creative, high quality, hearty appetizers to our fall wine reception for 60 guests. They arrive fulled equipped, efficiently make final food preparations, provide exceptional delivery of food, and completely clean up prior to leaving. Could not have asked for more!

Avian's House Catering, LLC
4.6
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
EA K.
Verified review

If you're not working with Chef Avian then you are missing out!!!! After working with Chef Avian I really believe that he will be the Chef to the stars one day, so hire him now while you can!! In all seriousness, I hired Chef Avian to be my private Chef for my Thanksgiving dinner and words can't describe how wonderful the meal and the experience was. My family and friends all said it was the best Thanksgiving dinner they ever had, and my family takes food VERY seriously!! From the very beginning Chef Avian was so easy to work with, the level of customer service was 5 stars!! I had a very big wish list for my dinner and he delivered. From multiple appetizers, to roasted goose AND roasted turkey, multiple side dishes, 2 desserts, and signature cocktails. It was such a great experience I have already booked him for my next party. Needless to say, Chef Avian will be the ONLY chef I work with moving forward. Thank you Chef Avian for providing such a great meal and an enjoyable experience. I will enjoy working with you for now, because I know that you are going to do very very well in this profession and I may not be able to hire you one day!! I must also mention that his rates are extremely reasonable and he will work with you to provide the experience you desire with the budget you give him. Thank you Thumbtack for connecting me with Chef Avian!!!

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Fruitcakes Chef Services
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Johnny S. S.
Verified review

We were introduced to Kathy during our friends' destination wedding in Kauai. Kathy catered several meals including a surprise spread at the time of our island arrival, a wedding luncheon on the beach and finally, a fantastic dinner for the wedding party. So needless to say, we were thrilled when Kathy relocated to San Diego just in time to cater our Son's luau themed college graduation party for 17. The party was everything we expected …beautiful flowers, great food and cocktails and tidy service. Kathy’s menu is always creative, delicious and beautifully presented, which has earned her our catering business. Thank you, Kathy, for working with us to to make our events so special.

Enjoy Dining In
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne F.
Verified review

Christine McMaster is a hidden gem of the culinary and catering world! She was the caterer last year for a wedding I attended and I was most impressed. She completely handled an amazing dinner for 21 people with delectable Indian and Middle Eastern Food; taking care of the shopping, the food preparation, the service and cleaning up of the food and leftovers. I was so impressed that I asked her to cater an Indian Meal for 75 people! Since it was a much larger undertaking, we provided theingredients, but Chris oversaw every aspect of the preparation of a 5 course meal, and remained calm, organized and personable throughout. The food was absolutely delicious. I would absolutely recommend her for any catering needs you might have - you would be lucky to get her!

Chris Gardner Catering
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Dana H.
Verified review

By far the best idea and decision for a teen birthday party ever!! He brought them aprons, taught them about different kinds of knives and knife care, workspace and hand cleanliness, how to get the best deal at the grocery stores, how to cut up a chicken, how to filet fish, proper seasonings, taste testing, how to multitask in the kitchen to time things to hit the table at the same time and how to prepare dishes for complete meals. He was patient, thorough and totally entertaining to the teens. They were all so proud of their meal and all talked about how cool this party was. After the food was set on the table, he gave a description of each item being served, then he cleaned up the kitchen and exited while we sat down to dinner. He was absolutely amazing. He'd never done a birthday party because he usually teaches couples and does catering events but I'd highly recommend him.

  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Grace W.
Verified review

Dave and his team did a fantastic job catering our event of 300 guests. They were even able to accommodate a last minute addition of 75 extra meals! They were prompt, professional, and friendly. Dave was very easy to work with on the contract and menu, and provided a meal that accounted for food allergies. I highly recommend Dave and Steal Your Taste Catering for any event, large or small.

Chef Stephani Hunter
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
Verified review

Chef Stephani is simply amazing. Her creations are mouth watering, and her passion for cooking shines through in every meal she prepares. Chef Stephani has shown her versatility in flawlessly executing various types of events for my family, from small intimate parties to large showers and receptions. Working with Chef Stephani is easy; She is very personable and will take the time to listen to your individualized preferences. She has always exceeded my expectations, and she will yours as well.

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.

MediChefs
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rosemary A.
Verified review

Ann Masri's in depth knowledge and experience in nutrition and health along with brilliant creativity, insight and hard work have led to delicious foods and meal plans that serve wellness and delight the palate.

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Daily Chew Catering
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen K.
Verified review

Wow Carly made our event so easy! I contactcted her on SHORT notice and wow she delivered ! Fed 13 of us a great meal with dessert and brought it all ready to serve !! Really loved the Mac and cheese and fried chicken, salads and dressing was yummy ! Loved that we could enjoy the company and not be busy in the kitchen, and—- she even took our group photo !!! Thanks Carly !

Marckende
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ace W.
Verified review

Chef Marckende was amazing! He came up with an incredibly creative menu (all vegan/vegetarian) with dumplings, potstickers, ramen, and an amazing chocolate, strawberry, blueberry layer cake. He was very responsive in the planning process, even coordinating the on-site setup/visit the night before because we were celebrating a birthday with a group of friends at an AirBnb. Couldn't have imagined a better dining experience for celebrating a birthday with the group of 11. He was very professional, came with all of the necessary supplies, took care of service and clean-up. If you're looking to choose a chef for an event, you're missing out if you don't choose Chef Marckende. He'll create a memorable meal and take care of all the details so you don't have to even think about doing anything else other than enjoying a great meal with great company.

Big City Chefs
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
Verified review

Dan of Kitchen Alchemy curated a delectable 5 course meal for me on Guy Fawkes Day, 2014. After starting out the meal with a light mashed peach peccuti and following it with a side of candied lemon rinds dipped in petrol chutney, he tickled our taste buds with ragoût d'abattoir. The main course really blew our brains all over the wall though. He brought out 'Assassiné la queue de la colline', an entire tail fin from an Orca wale, battered end-to-end in 'ongles humains' and fried in coconut oil. As if that wasn't enough to close the night, dessert was pure "semence de cheval", served in Swarovski glasses. Truly an amazing experience.

commis.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Michael E.
Verified review

Superlatives cannot describe my cooking experience with Monterey. She was Very friendly, high energy and very patient!!! Put it Simply, she was AWESOME!!! The food was so delicious that I would rather prepare my food instead of going to a restaurant. 😎

Flavor Affinity
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Helen S.
Verified review

Honestly one of the best meals I've ever eaten. The quality of the ingredients paired with the creative yet simplistic preparation, made the menu next level. That mushroom coconut cream sauce and parsnip puree... hot damn!

Vegetarian Oasis
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Charlyn R.
Verified review

The only reason I am giving a 4star is because I had my food shipped over seas and it had to be frozen so it took away from some of the taste. For the food to have to be prepped and zip sealed and shipped overall was a 5 Star can not wait to taste everything fresh now that I have come back stateside. The punctuality of the shipment was just on time for the holidays when I was missing homecooked meals and the shipping itself was not too costly. Will definitely be ordering through this company again.

Haylee LaCroix
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Kelsey L.
Verified review

Haylee has a great way of taking simple ingredients in the kitchen and knowing how to make a delicious, mind and body nourishing meal. She values the saying "you are what you eat"and is the reason I now choose the highest quality of organic and local ingredients. Haylee has a vast knowledge about the nutritional value of what you will be eating before you dive in, so while you're enjoying her cooking, you can also learn why you can appreciate your food on a scientific level! Thanks to Haylee, my relationship with food has grown tremendously :)

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nina S.
Verified review

My experience with royal food service and catering was phenomenal! I ate the chicken tacos meal. The meat was so tender, flavorful and just the right spices. The fresh salsa is just how I like and the marinated.steak was out of this world with the grilled onions yuummm. Everyone in my household tried it and were beyond impressed. The kids even loved it. I most definitely recommend this to anyone and the convenience of having the ready meal delivered to my location was all to perfect. Mike has great talent and wonderful taste. Thanks so much and I expect great things!

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Jared did an excellent job for us. The food was creative and delicious and beautifully presented. Jared was professional and came prepared. He left the kitchen clean too.

Wellness with Marla
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Jenny L.
    Verified review

    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.

    Moe's Meals
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Nancy W.
    Verified review

    I hired Mychal to celebrate my husband's birthday. My husband is handicapped and we have 6 grandchildren with some food allergies, so going out is more difficult. Chef Mychal arrived on-time, was flexible on what time to start the meal, was very good with the children (let them taste everything along the way -so did we ). The food was amazing and so entertaining. There were left-overs for the next day, and everything was put away and tidy! I would definitely recommend him and hire him again!

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