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Browse these meal preparation services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Francisco.

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Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 136 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 242 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joel B.
Verified review

This was an elegant dinner celebrating a recent marriage for seven people. It began with passed hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, cheeses and champagne, and continued with a dinner featuring a delicious beet borscht fsoup, a refreshing salad and a main course featuring fillet mignon and seared tuna. A white chocolate mousse with berries completed the sumptuous meal. Food preparation and presentation were excellent as was the cleanup.

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Diana P.
Verified review

We used Cazadores for our Startup Weekend. We reserved three meals: a lunch, and two dinners. The Indian buffet was delicious! It catered our vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore needs! Everyone raved about the Indian food! We also received a Mexican taco dinner. Similarly, Evan and his team grilled the meat and had hot tacos with all the fixings! There was even churros filled with caramel and vanilla custard! Bomb!!! Everyone also enjoyed the Chinese food. It was hard to resist!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Sat was the perfect Chef for my New Years Eve party. He was very responsive and great to work with planning the meal. He arrived right on time to begin prep and delivered a fantastic multi course evening. We choose a prime rib and a halibut option and both got rave reviews as did the hors d'oeuvres and appetizers. I'd highly recommend Chef Sat.

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Made With Love
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Roman P.
Verified review

Debbie was absolutely outstanding. We hosted a dinner party for 12 people at our home and wanted to ensure it was a special experience for all. Debbie came up with a delicious and practical menu that was both delicious and took into account various dietary restrictions. She arrived early to prepare, was flexible to our timing when things started a little late, and ensured everything was tidy/clean before she left. In terms of food, everything was fantastic, but the Chicken Marbella and the Apple Crisp were especially delicious. Our guests left asking whether Debbie could help them with their next meal. We would highly recommend her :)!

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Passionate Plates
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joanne H.
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Alisa was asked to do a drop off breakfast for our Corporate Farming Operations Team. The farm is in a remote location and we asked her to cater breakfast. She was on time, the food was perfect and was enjoyed by all!

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Celebrations by Chet Chase
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lesmore B.
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Hi had the pleasure of selecting Chet to prepare a menu and work my Friendsgiving event which was my first time starting a tradition with my friends. From Chet's initial response to my quote request through the end of my event, the services provided were first class! Chet worked with me on my menu and I felt that he truly listened and took my vision into consideration when delivering my sample menu. I was extremely nervous since in the past, I would always be the one to prepare meals for my guest however, this year I wanted to do something different allowing me the opportunity to spend time with my guest instead of slaving in the kitchen. Chet checked in with me a few days prior to my event to confirm final details and then it was show time. He showed up on time as expected with everything needed along with a helper and the magic began. I am very satisfied with the outcome. From the taste and flavors of the food, the presentation, the hospitality Chet and his crew showed my guest, the clean up, to Chet's willingness to do more than expected (setting up tableware and more). A+ to Chet. He will certainly be my go to for future events in need of catering. Well done!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Gwenn S.
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I wanted to have a gorgeous dinner party for 30 of my colleagues at my home, and Graham and his staff made that happen. He took care of EVERYTHING - planned the meal, shopped, set a stunning table, brought perfectly paired wine and cooked and served everything. It was a seamless, lovely meal and we all felt like we'd been transported to an elegant yet relaxed restaurant. As the Host, it was a completely stress- free experience, and everyone is asking when we'll do it again...soon! Graham left everything spotless and everyone smiling. This guy can cook...and he's wonderful to have around. Two big thumbs up.

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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Arian P.
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Trial dinner was wonderful. Hired for twice a week meal service. Flexible on schedule and accommodating of dietary needs. Thank you Grace!

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Chef James Reid
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Susan B.
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James was great. He really knows his craft, and I learned many new cooking tips. In addition, I have several delicious meals ready to be enjoyed. He is very personable as well.

Rose Johnson Catering
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Jack M.
Verified review

Rose and her crew were wonderful. 5 star service and meal for sure. She prepared an absolutely delicious meal for our party of 12. She served 3 different appetizers, a wonderful salad, an entree of our choice and all were superb. Then to top it all off she prepared a fantastic dessert. It was so nice to stay in and enjoy the beautiful house we had rented in Santa Rosa while being served a wonderful meal! Highly recommend Rose!

Rainbow Chefs
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Emily L.
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Rainbow Chefs were reliable, professional, and punctual. The entrees were truly impressive-- as good as top SF restaurants we have been to. The desserts and appetizers were also super tasty. The chef was really nice and easy to work with, and the person we spoke with to arrange everything was great as well. The price was reasonable for the services provided. Only reason we are not giving 5 stars is because the first dish, the salad, was super over-salted and pretty lackluster in ingredients. I was definitely worried that the rest of the meal would not be good, but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of everything else. All in all, I would definitely recommend them.

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PCJames
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Polly D.
Verified review

James is super-responsive and easy to work with; and , best of all, his meals are delicious, convenient works of art.

LL Services
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kerstin S.
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Lucas Lovelace and his Team (2 server) helped us to celebrate our 100th Birthday (50 + 50 years) and brought a fantastic restaurant experience in our kitchen to the 20 guests at our home. From the first contact to the final touches on the three course dinner it had been a lot of fun to work with Lucas. He is very professional, courteous and an excellent chef with attention to detail. The food was outstanding and the Team left the kitchen as clean as they found it before the dinner preparation. We will definitely hire Lucas Lovelace again for one of our next parties!

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Green Chow Down
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kateryna S.
Verified review

I've used Green Chow Down catering services on several occasions - from startup events to personal parties. The food and service is amazing - home meal quality, unique recipes, and Angela always goes an extra mile to make it a memorable experience. Highly recommend.

Farm to Table
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Sara S.
Verified review

We hired Farm to Table (Zachary Albright) to come to our house and prepare a meal for a birthday dinner for 14 people. The food was ABSOLUTELY amazing I wouldn't change a thing. The menu was extensive and the price was reasonable. I would suggest that he bring a helper as it was a little overwhelming for one person to prepare. I would highly recommend Farm to Table.

What's Cookin?
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie D.
Verified review

Eileen was a pleasure to work with? The food was delicious, and everyone was extremely pleased. She was prompt, friendly and professional. We will definitely use her services again. Thanks Eileen!!

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Debbie Casey, Personal Chef
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Adam P.
Verified review

Debbie is a highly experienced chef that is eager to meet her clients needs. She was very attentive to my dietary needs. Very quick to respond to emails/texts and was able to flexible with scheduling when I had a unforeseen conflict (thanks!). She arrived promptly the day we agreed on, prepared a delicious meal and left the kitchen clean. Highly recommend and will hire again!

Cater2uSF LLC
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Charnise J.
Verified review

Hello SF Bay Area and Beyond, I discovered Chef Rewanda three years ago while asking & online searching for an upscale Chef that possessed a twist to southern & contemporary cuisine. Well, my search ended when my family & friends feasted on her delicious entrees - which we have enjoyed for the past Thanksgiving & Christmas Gatherings which included 20+ hunger people with discerning tastes for well-prepared food! Don't miss out - connect with her for you rnext event!

Mise En Place
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie K.
Verified review

I hired Chef Dan for a corporate team dinner for 28 colleagues at a private venue in San Francisco. Dan is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is friendly, responsive, thoughtful, creative and detail oriented. Each step of the planning process went off without a hitch (menu selection, wine pairing advice) On the day/evening of our event, prep and service was smooth, and our meal was beautifully presented and delicious. Our team had an amazing time! I highly recommend Mise En Place & Dan!

Chef Sacha Kupelian
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Renee S.
Verified review

Chef Sacha has prepared meals for me on several occasions. Whether a special event or dinner party, he always takes great care to ensure that the ingredients used are in season, and of quality. He is understanding and willing to accommodate any food allergies or aversions, and provides options for those with specialty diets. His twist on French classics creates flavor combinations that are tasteful and surprising, while his take on American bistro fare elevates your childhood favorites. His meals are always delicious, and the presentation impeccable. I highly recommend Chef Sacha for any of your culinary needs.

Meg Finlay
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
Verified review

Meg prepared meals for us weekly for the past year, and her food is scrumptious! In addition to cooking really delicious meals, she tailored our menus to fit some fairly complicated dietary restrictions. The dishes were flavorful, complex, and satisfying. If you are lucky enough to hire her, you won't be disappointed!

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