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Busy Bee Cook for Me
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike G.
Verified review

Lillian was so wonderful in all aspects of this experience. She listened to what I was looking for and created amazing and creative dishes. Her food and presentation was top notch. She is high energy and just fun to be around. If I ever need personal chef services again I don't have to think twice of who to call.

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Best Mobile Chef
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 92 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 57 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 53 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 36 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 38 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!

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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.
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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!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pat M.
Verified review

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.

Chef Leslie Ann Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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!

The Peruvian Chef
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne L.
Verified review

Mr. Betancourth was kind enough to provide Personal Chef services in my home for a VIP dinner for a party of twelve. He was an outstanding Leader in the processes of menu planning, ingredient selection, shopping (while teaching), and cooking. The span of which took a total of eight dedicated hours over a period of one half day. We enjoyed a lovely moon and candlelit dinner in our garden while savoring unique and allergy-conscious delights. While I felt like a total heel asking for a last minute (post-grocery acquisition) menu change to accommodate Vegan guests, Mr. BEtancourth gracefully, and with all the flexibility of a reed in the wind, came up with an added dish from in-house, available groceries; all in less than ninety seconds! I rate the quality of his service as optimal and understand his services are at a competitive price. He only charged for his in person time! Regarding room for improvement, he underestimated the amount of conversation and lingering his elegant meal would create- so we kept him a little late and made slightly unreasonable demands for MORE WINE! I would hope his availability will allow me to select Mr. Betancourth for our next family and/or business event. I recommend him without reservation.

  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires 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.

NV Personal Dining
4.4
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie M.
Verified review

Five stars! Could not be more pleased about Chef Stevan's cooking lesson given to 16 culinary students at my workplace. He came prepared with recipes for them to take home, many interesting and ususual samples to try, and showed the students how to pickle fresh garlic. YUM! The students were engaged the entire time and are still commenting about how fascinating the ingredients and recipes he presented were. Definitely hire NV Personal Dining if you're looking for a reliable, professional Chef who is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his craft!

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!

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Fruitcakes Chef Services
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 34 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!

Pret Gourmet
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon R.
Verified review

I have had the pleasure of working with Pret on several occasions and every time Monique just knocks it out of the park. Her culinary skills are top notch and presentation is always outstanding. She genuinely cares about what she does and the people she works for and it absolutely shows in everything she does. I would recommend Pret Gourmet in a heartbeat. Monique will knock your socks off.

Martha's Homemade
4.4
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Mary Z.
Verified review

Martha is an absolute sweetheart. She goes above and beyond what you would expect from a personal chef. I needed some homecooked meals for three weeks and she came three times a week to deliver her goodies. She even surprised us with extras such as cookies and made snacks for my kids. She is super genuine and loves cooking for other people. I can tell that she puts so much joy and effort into what she does. She is definitely worth every penny.

  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Angela S.
Verified review

I received a detailed quote/menu from Unison which very much interested me. We spoke about some of the items and agreed upon a perfect menu of appetizer-type foods for my party. The food was dropped off timely and tasted very good. There was a missing food item (accidentally) but when I raised the issue Chef Linton promptly resolved it with me. He was polite and professional.

A Movable Feast
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nick G.
Verified review

There are fewer culinary experiences that are equally delicious, informative, and witty. Eva has a real gift and skill, foodies from basic to level EXPERT will appreciate. Not to be disappointed!

Chef Joann
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carolyn S.
Verified review

Joann was amazing! I hired her to do a benefit for me, at my home in Point Loma. She is a clear communicator, timely, flexible (I had her redo my proposal 3 times) & delicious! I love that all her food is gluten free & organic. She was very creative with her food suggestions & happy to accommodate my needs. Everything was beautifully plated & she gave generous portions. I will definitely use her again. Not only was her food a great experience, but Joann was a delight ~ I highly recommend Chef Joann!

Cocina de la Tierra
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Felicia O.
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I thoroughly enjoyed the cooking classes I have taken at Cocina de la Tierra--fun environment and delicious food/recipes! Chef Julie's enthusiasm has inspired me to enjoy cooking more--Highly Recommend!

  • 20 years in business
Vivian T.
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I have had the pleasure of experiencing Chef Mindy's macrobiotic and raw food dishes. She is very creative & intuitive. Her food is not only healthy & delectable, but it has beautiful eye appeal.She creates her own recipes & rarely tastes her own food while preparing it, yet the flavors are perfect. Mindy says, "I can do it by feel & I don't need measuring tools. You will learn a lot from her as I have. I highly recommend Chef MIndy and rate her a "TOP NOTCH" chef and educator.

Organic Memories
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Jose L.
Verified review

The food was freaking awesome, healthy, Organic, The chef was great. It truly is an organic memory

Higher Self Wellness
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Dmitry V.
    Verified review

    Alec is an awesome Yoga instructor and a great chef. He's very attentive, caring and skilled. I first met this buddha in Nicaragua where I joined some of his yoga classes. I tried yoga before but it never drew me in. After a few classes with Alec my practice has been more consistent. I've recommended him to everyone I know!

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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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