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  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Carlsbad, CA

Courtney S.

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I just attended a six-course dinner event catered by Chef Leslie. The Lamb "Posole" was amazing!!! Chef Leslie is professional and prepared each dish herself. From the first course to the last, everything was five star quality. I highly recommend Chef Leslie.

Heather K.

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Chef Leslie Ann made an AMAZING variety of gorgeously plated scrumptious food for a friend's baby shower. Everyone raved about the food! Chef Leslie Ann was professional, creative, and accommodating. I will definitely ask her to cater my future events!

Barbara Z.

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I attended a dinner party prepared by Chef Leslie that was amazing in all aspects. The quality and presentation of the food was fit for a royal dinner. Great dinner and service! Would definitely recommend her for any type of catering need.

  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 18 hours

Electra K.

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Jennifer was a consummate professional. She arrived on time each day with a smile and ready to teach 3 wonderfully spirited young girls. She had patience and showed kindness to the girls and taught them how to bake very difficult pastries and a cake that you would find in a professional bake shop or patisserie. We were very pleased and would use Jennifer again.

Megan F.

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Highly recommended The cake was beautiful and tasted fantastic Everyone loved it Super yummy and delicious

Amber B.

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Very nice and the tasting was delicious! Excited to see how the table is going to look on our wedding day!

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Diego, CA

Sarah R.

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Catherine created delicious masterpieces for breakfast and dinner for two days for 13 people. She was not only able to make the perfect amount for the 13 girls attending but she also used fresh seasonal ingredients that were of a quality comparable to the surrounding Napa restaurants. The menu made my mouth water and the presentation didn't disappoint. I'm still craving her morel mushroom gnocchi and I can't get her corn cakes out of my mind. I highly recommend her for a unforgettable culinary experience.

Melissa M.

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Personal chef, for a girls weekend in Napa. Catherine did an amazing job, everything was delicious and presented beautifully. It seems like she has a very diverse menu, and would be able to accommodate any dietary needs. Catherine went above and beyond, would absolutely love to work with her again.

Isabelle B.

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I ordered an elaborate birthday cake and cupcakes for my daughter's birthday party. They were beautifully done and delicious. Delivery was timely. The communication throughout the process was excellent. I highly recommend Catherine for any of your culinary / baking needs.

  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • La Jolla, CA

Tatyana S.

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I worked with Chef Francoise Brana in Croatia on a 45m Motor Yacht for a good part of the summer season. When she arrived, I was very pleased to see offhand that she was going to be a pleasure to work with. She was friendly, open and conducted herself in a very pleasant and professional way. Being the Chief Stewardess, it is so important to have a close working relationship with the chef and since I have worked with many that have not so agreeable, I really appreciated everything about Chef Brana as I got to know her over the season. She is kind and caring and always made sure each crew member was happy with the food they were presented with. We had a number of different nationalities on board and a few with dietary specifications - a vegetarian, a crew member with a sensitive stomach, myself with wheat, gluten and diary sensitivities and then the others with their own likes and dislikes and ways of eating. Chef Brana always made sure each person had something that they could eat and enjoy and have enough energy to perform the daily tasks at hand. I am predominantly a vegetarian and really appreciated the delicious, nutritious, creative and healthy vegetarian food prepared by Chef Brana on a daily basis. The meat eaters would happily eat their selection dishes and could not wait to climb into her vegetarian selection as well since it was such good food and complimented the meat perfectly. She uses her knowledge of health and the importance of good nutrition and a balanced diet to create meals for those who do not eat meat, enabling them to have the same energy levels and infact an even healthier life style. She is an absolute pleasure to be around, always made me smile and laugh and I would highly recommend her first and foremost as a highly capable chef and secondly a wonderful person and employee/co-worker. Please feel free to contact me should you have any further questions. Kind regards, Tatyana Silberman

Luigi V.

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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.

Dr Jeffrey M.

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What a pleasure to have Chef Francoise Brana at my home to prepare one of the best dinners for a very picky group of foodies. Thanks to her menu and beautiful presentation my dinner party was 5*****+ Add that to her bubbly personality the evening was a WOW!!

  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Kylie M.

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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!!

Chandra W.

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I highly recommend Chef Renee and the Luscious Bites team for all your catering needs. We recently had our Annual Corporate Sales Meeting and had multiple Sales Reps visiting California for the week. After weeks of planning and setting up a few evening events to entertain our Reps, we found out 5 days before one of the events that the original plan was no longer going to work. In a last-minute mad dash to throw together a themed dinner party we asked around for recommendations and the moment I spoke with Jessica and received the menu I knew I found the right company. Best decision we made was to hire them. Chef Renee and her team made everything so streamlined and simple on our end. We literally picked the food and they handled everything else. From set up to break down to clean up, we did NOTHING!!! Which was a nice change since we usually do EVERYTHING. Not only did they accommodate us with regards to our time sensitive needs, They also were great at helping us choose the best menu to fit our Polynesian theme. Their pricing was more than reasonable esp. for all she and her team did to provide such a great atmosphere with such great food. AND THE FOOD IS GREAT, phenomenal is even a better word to describe the choices for our dinner party. We took all the reps to the Cayman Islands one year for this meeting and can you believe I got more compliments and rave reviews about our Laguna Beach event then I did about being on an ISLAND. It is all attributed to Chef Renee's food and her team's service. All in all, the event went off without a hitch. Thanks so much again to Chef Renee and her team. You will NOT be disappointed and no need to keep searching. Just book them for your event today.... you hit the jackpot!!

Nathae W.

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My roommate and I are on a kick to just get healthier and we know a part of that is changing our eating habits because we eat out a lot. Not by choice but out of necessity because neither of us can really cook. In comes Chef Renee and Chef Jimmy we weren't sure what to expect because neither of us grew up in cooking families, hence the lack of know-how on our parts. We hired them hoping to just learn the basics but we got sooooo much more than that. We felt so empowered after just one lesson with Chef Renee that we decided to keep going and now we work with her or Chef Jimmy once a week. We feel so much healthier and happier knowing what is exactly going into our food as well as a great sense of accomplishment. My boyfriend also thanks you since I can finally cook him a meal. We still have a lot more we want to learn but they are so helpful and patient that we can't wait to continue the journey.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 28 min

Michele A.

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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!

Nicole S.

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Kevie was great to work with and everything turned out great! I sent her pictures of what Iikes and she made it exactly the same. She was also very resposive and even made samples for me to try. I will definitely work with her again :)

Andrea C.

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Kevie did everything exactly as I asked. She beat the competition on the price as well. I would highly recommend her.

  • San Diego, CA

Rizlane B.

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Chef Shawn, made the best birthday cake for my daughter's first birthday the cake was delicious and the ingredients were fresh. Everyone at the party talked about that cake for months! He also made us the best green eggs and ham in another birthday as well very delicious lasagna rolls. Chef Shawn is a very generous person with a big heart.

Matt F.

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Chef Shawn catered our wedding and did an amazing job! The quality was amazing, he was extremely easy to work with and accommodated all our wants and needs with grace and ease. I would whole heartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a top of the line caterer!

Nyvine H.

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I can honestly say that Chef Shawn is one of the most talented chefs I have ever met. He is punctual, an exceptional Chef, organized, presentable and thoughtful. If you need someone to cater, whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner or desserts; he is your man.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Carlsbad, CA

Thumbtack Customer

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We hired Brian to cater heavy appetizers for a holiday cocktail party we hosted. Having never hired a caterer before I didn’t know what to expect outside of what my budget was. Brian was a pleasure to work with, suggesting a great initial menu based on our preferences and budget and then editing it as needed. He responded promptly to all my questions, reached out exactly one week ahead of our event for final headcount and to discuss and assured me he would make it a great event. On the day of, he and his lovely fiancé Stephanie arrived exactly on time and began set up and plating. Brian’s presentation was flawless and his flavors were delicious. So many of my guests complimented the food and several asked for his contact info. At the end of the night, not a single morsel of food was left! I couldn’t be happier with how our first catering experience went and would definitely hire Brian for future events.

Tom S.

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We hired Brian to cook for a group of 22 for our friends 30th B'day party. Leading up to the event, communication was fantastic - Brian was responsive, communicative, and flexible with regard to logistics, menu selection, etc. He was happy to accommodate our requests, but able to offer informed, thoughtful recommendations in areas where we deferred to him, which we really appreciated since this was our first time hiring a chef for an event. During the party Brian and his assistant were efficient and competent - everything ran ahead-of-schedule, and the food was fantastic! All our guests have asked for his card to hire him for their special events, and we look forward to having Brian cook for us again!

  • 3 years in business
  • Carlsbad, CA

Amanda C.

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Ellena is incredible! She offers amazing food and exceptional service. She clearly loves what she does and is passionate about food and clients, offering creativity and customization. Whether looking to feed yourself or your family healthy meals or looking to host a knock-your-socks-off catered gathering - I work with her regularly for both and there is nothing she doesn't wow me with. The best Cuban sandwiches you have ever tasted for a fun Miami night theme, mashed potatoe bar for a midnight comfort food theme at a fancy holiday party - Ellena is creative, kind, and extremely talented. I would highly recommend her.

  • San Diego, CA

Anna V.

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Amazing! All everyone in my party talked about for days was how delicious and perfect the food was. Words cannot even begin to describe. He is a wonderful chef! Highly recommend!

  • San Diego, CA

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I'm a professional pastry chef with a strong skill in cake design (weddings and birthdays). I have a passion for going above and beyond my clients' expectations.

  • Oceanside, CA

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Welcome to OmNomNom Pastries! Here, you can get your personalized (made from scratch) cakes, cookies, and more.

  • 6 years in business
  • San Diego, CA

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Are you looking for an eye-catching, wow factor centerpiece for your wedding or special occasion that will leave your guests impressed? I work on each cake to produce the highest standards and I will give your cake the very same attention. Cake prices depend on the size and the design. With that, you'll get great customer satisfaction and the security that I will deliver the best cake for your needs. I will personally deal with every aspect, from start to finish. Please take the time to view some of the cakes by visiting us on our Facebook page (Pasteles Conchita). You can also contact us and ask for Conchita.

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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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Our staff are people person and our food is real and rich !

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Grove Pastry Shop & Custom Cakery will design the wedding cake, anniversary cake, birthday cake, or custom cake to fit your unique style. Voted best cakes in San Diego by New 10 A list, TheKnot, and Weddingwire, our customers have spoken. We are known for using only the freshest ingredients to create your delicious customized cake design. We bake daily and make all of our cakes, fillings, butter cream, and whipped cream from scratch. Our specialty cake flavors and designs will satisfy all your senses.

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I can do anything you want in the land of baking and pastry; you name it, I'll do it. Just let me know and send pictures, if you have them, too.

  • 35 years in business
  • San Diego, CA

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I provide a quality of style to my meals that other catering or private services donot provide.

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We do custom desserts, cakes, cookies, and pastries for all occasions. We do pretty much anything with sugar in it!

  • San Diego, CA

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I am a specialist in a holistic, vegan, live-food cuisine. I am able to prepare a variety of different dishes, including Italian, American, Mexican, and Indian. I am versatile and comfortable working with dietary preferences, such as low-carb, low-salt, low sugar, diabetes, hypoglycemia, insulin resistance, and candida. If you are looking for somebody to prepare delicious healthy vegan meals or teach you how to prepare your own food that is going to be powerful in the enhancement of all levels of your being, physically, emotionally and spiritually, I am here to help you!

  • Chula Vista, CA

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I specialize in cake balls and cake pops for all occasions. The traditional Mexican flavors are the theme, but I can custom-make anything you need.

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“Need a Personal Chef (Ongoing)”

San Diego, CA

Meal preparation frequency
Once a day
Meals needed
Dinner
Head count
2
Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
No dietary restrictions
Day(s) needed
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Time(s) needed
Early morning (before 9am), Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
Details
Healthy, filling meals are ideal!
$35
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“Need wedding cakes”

San Diego, CA

Cake tiers
Other (these are cupcakes so tiers are not necessary)
Cake flavor
Chocolate, Vanilla, carrot cake
Icing type
Buttercream
Wedding cake decoration and theme
no additional decorations. I am flexible with the frosting, but I prefer cream cheese frosting for cupcakes.
Wedding cake services required
120-200
Details
We would like to have mini cupcakes for our wedding and will need about 150 total (we would like to have a quote for plain cupcakes like chocolate and vanilla and also for carrot cake and vanilla). Additionally, we will need a small cake for the bride and groom (carrot cake with cream cheese frosting).
$139
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“Need a Pastry Chef to Create a Cake”

Irvine, CA

Pastry type
Cakes
Number of guests
120-200
$450
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