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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 69 reviews
  • 89 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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June Sper Catering
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David D.
Verified review

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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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 86 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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Sage Bleu Catering
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 36 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!

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CUCINA MIGRANTE LLC
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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!

Chef Leslie Ann Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Heather K.
Verified review

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!

Enjoy Dining In
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 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.

Healthy Homemade
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jason G.
Verified review

Awesome experience from start to finish. Almost more than the amazing food, we loved having Joan in our house. We instantly hit it off and our kids loved her as well. Joan and I planned a menu for an informal dinner party for my wife's birthday that consisted of salad, bolognese, and a deconstructed cannoli...all made from scratch in our kitchen. The food was absolutely delicious and her company was delightful. Next time we have a need for a personal chef, we will go straight to Joan!

Chef Stephani Hunter
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Susan D.
Verified review

My experience with Chef Stephani is one of excellence! She did a magnificent dinner party for me that was far superior to my wildest dreams! She is extremely creative, meticulous in her selection of foods and preparation. Her presentations are beautiful and her food is delicious! Everything is done with love! She excels at creating an atmosphere of anticipation.....of what is coming next! Thank you Chef Stephani Susan D.

Fruitcakes Chef Services
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 30 hires 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!

Wholesome Goodness
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
C. F.
Verified review

Mici has become an integral part of our lives; in that she is welcome & trusted in our home to create healthy & nurturing meals (with our input as to allergies, preferences, cravings, and ever-changing medical issues); she brings her knowledge, expertise, and finely honed intuition into every meal and every bit of advice that we solicit from her. We couldn't imagine finding such a good fit with a personal chef; She is, as her business name: wholesome goodness awesomeness :)

BON APPETIT Chef Services
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Dean B.
Verified review

Gigi's meals are outstanding. They are truly nutritious and delicious. I have a son with allergies and Gigi was able to create great tasting meals that are Gluten-Free and Allergy Friendly. It is such a pleasure to have quality, healthy, convenient meals everyday. The stress of what to cook is gone - we just warm, eat and enjoy. I highly recommend hiring Gigi as your Personal Chef!

Marckende
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire 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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ken F.
Verified review

From our first contact to meal reheating, Jones at PREPPED was professioal, warm, and enthusiastic. The meals are inventive and forward thinking. The quality was matched by the value and responsiveness! I can’t wait for the next opportunity to enjoy this gem of a chef!

Chef Bai
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gail L.
Verified review

Jared is caring, talented, and an amazing chef! I recommend him with great enthusiasm.

Wellness with Marla
5.0
from 4 reviews
    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 Selz LLC.
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Angela M.
    Verified review

    Chef Andrew Selz was a pleasure to work with. His charismatic personality, attention to detail, creativity and flare in the kitchen made for an unforgettable evening. His creations far surpassed our expectations, both in taste and presentation, and the effort he put into making sure the evening was perfect, down to the the linen cloth was exceptional. I would highly recommend Chef Selz to anyone looking to hire a chef to cater. You will not regret your decision!

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Amanda C.
    Verified review

    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.

    Salt and Sugar
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Dominique M.
    Verified review

    I was having a last minute baby shower ,out of town with no help. One of my coworkers tell me about thumbtack I linked with SALT AND SUGAR to my surprise some of the best food and service I've ever had ! I was given the choice to create my own menu of any four things I could think of at first I thought it was a joke but I make my four choices anyway for a group of 20-30. I Choose Honey ginger salmon,Jasmine rice ,kale ,and Thai curry puffs for snacks. Not only did i receive all of these delicious goodies plus the trimmings (sweet cucumber dipping sauce for curry puffs)but the service of this young and vibrant female was out standing. She was so down to earth I would love to work with her in the future and would reference for all to try if looking for simple great tasting food at a reasonable price$$$

    Elite Chefs Catering

    New To Thumbtack

    • 2 years in business
    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.

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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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