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San Diego Personal Chefs

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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jodi B.
Verified review

Lilian is the best! Our first encounter was a friend's celebration dinner where she was the chef. I was so impressed by everything she did to make the party a great success. The food was amazingly delicious... and I'm very picky. She does it all -- steak, fish, chicken, pork... her soups are wonderful and her vegetarian dishes are sooooo good. And she makes this savory bread pudding which is ah-may-zing! I've used her twice since my friend's dinner party, and my guests have all been so impressed. She's clearly got a passion for what she does. I recommend her to everyone! If I could hire her on as my own personal chef, I would. Go with Busy Bee Cook for Me for your dinner party or special event, and you definitely won't go wrong!

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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
David D.
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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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Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Justin C.
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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
Pat M.
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This was my first experience hiring a private chef service. The event was a holiday party for a school staff (30 guests). Stacy made things easy from start to finish. She came to my workplace to provide an overview, she kept in touch via email and phone, she made excellent menu suggestions to fit my budget, and the resulting party received rave reviews from the guests. It was a pleasure working with Stacy! She has a confident, upbeat and flexible style that is focused on serving her clients and their guests.

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
Chris A.
Verified review

Everything exceeded my expectations. We will definitely be using Chef Adreas Hinojosa again.

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
Georgia S.
Verified review

Bailey was amazing. Her nutritional insights along with her appreciation for flavorfull meals is exactly what I was looking for in a personal chef. I'm super busy working late nights and having her there on time with a big smile really makes my life easier. Would absolutely recommend her.

  • 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.

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!:)

  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Gina E.
Verified review

Rob provided a perfect event from the food to the wine. He was personable, knowledgeable, and professional all while providing a fun dinner experience! From planning the menu to throwing in some surprises for the guests, he is passionate about what he does. I have used him several times and have never been disappointed in the whole experience. Superb job!!!

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We provide a service that pays attention to detail and is tailored towards each client.

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1996 ACF Chef of the year, 30+ years experience

  • New on Thumbtack
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We will plan and take the stress away from your upcoming dinner parties, social events, birthdays, holidays and social gathering, and banquets. We will cater the best service that has yet to come and for your convenience. All you have to do is relax and enjoy your party!

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I want to come to your home and prepare delicious and healthy meals for you and your family or business. I have over 10 years of executive chef experience in great restaurants!

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Hospitality is very great Very creative Very neat Great plating

  • New on Thumbtack
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If you need a personal chef, call me. I prepare all kinds of different foods. I love to cook and do a real good job at it.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have about 7 years' culinary background. I love BBQ and also have a thing for Latin and fine dining. The one big difference between me and the others is I have no hourly rate. I work around you, and that's what is most important. So, give me call. You won't be disappointed.

Actual Requests

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Need a Buffet Caterer for a Birthday Party

San Diego, CA

  • Event type
    Buffet catered event
  • Cuisine type
    Mexican/Latin
  • Number of people
    25-50
  • Details
    Birthday party
  • $380
    Average price

Need a Caterer on October 27, 2012

San Marcos, CA

  • Event type
    Food truck
  • Cuisine type
    Other (Hot dog vendor)
  • Number of people
    150-200
  • $699.5
    Average price

Need Catering and Chef

San Bernardino, CA

  • Event type
    Plated dinner party
  • Cuisine type
    Mexican/Latin
  • Number of people
    More than 200
  • $779.49
    Average price
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