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Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 141 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 249 hires on Thumbtack
Sandhya J.
Verified review

Chef Pete communicated well. He was responsive when I contacted him and was open to changing the menu. The meal was prepared by his sous chef, Russ. The food was exactly how I had envisioned and actually exceeded my expectations. I will hire him again when I come to Napa.

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 109 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
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Julia E.
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These caterers were AMAZING. I am so happy with the food they prepared for my party. Very reasonable pricing, incredible food, and great menu creation. Will use again. Thank you so much for making my party such a breeze.

  • 12 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Lucy C.
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Sat Khalsa represented himself as described on Thumbtack. He was very professional & easy to work with. His dishes are superb. Sat is not only a seasoned chef, but a very knowledgeable nutritionist. He is a perfect chef for me because I am a foodie to begin with, but I also have to lose weight & eat healthy due to inflammation from auto immune. I am so happy with the delicious meals he prepared for me. I asked him to come back & cook for me next week too. Thank you Sat.

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Made With Love
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren G.
Verified review

We hired Made With Love (Debbie) to cook a meal for our group of 5 one evening at our Air B&B in Sonoma. It was awesome to come home after a day of wine tasting to a lovey home cooked meal. Debbie had appetizers ready for us when we arrived, and the house smelled delicious. There was more than enough food... we even cancelled our reservations at Ad Hoc the next night to enjoy the leftovers!

Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy H.
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Alisa Hill was professional, courteous and personable from the start. Her candor was refreshing! She catered a family dinner in our home following a wedding reception. She was ready to serve 70 guests on time and with a most pleasant demeanor. We requested a buffet baked potato bar and salad bar. It was fantastic! The whole family raved about the selection and especially about her chicken smothered in a creamy mushroom sauce with wine. I don't think there was anything left out for our guests to put on their salads or baked potatoes. The actual event was from about 5:30 to 9 pm. Alisa came with most of the food prepared and ready to serve. No lack of preparation on her part that I observed. She did what she said she was going to do and did it with a smile. Professional with me, with our guests and with her assistant, Taylor. When they were done, the food was all packed away into the refrigerator, and the kitchen was clean. Until the day of the event, I'd never hired a caterer, instead I had always prepared food for my company. This was a most positive experience and can recommend Alisa Hill and Passionate Plates without reservation!

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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Haya K.
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I've known Grace for many years. I have been over to her house for home cooked meals that were truly gourmet, and delicious. She also prepared some food and sold it from her home. On the level of catering for large parties, I went to our friend Dave's party last month were Grace did the catering. The food was flawless, delicious, with great presentation, and great variety. I strongly recommend Grace for catering your events.

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Dani Bensimon Catering
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah W.
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Daniella was a perfect fit from Day 1. She made my birthday dinner party for 12 feel effortless with her thoughtful menu ideas, careful ingredient sourcing, flexibility, and responsiveness. It was seamless! She prepared a three course Mediterranean/North African meal, including hummus with tahine sourced from Israel, fresh veggie hors d'ouevres from the farmers market, delicious goat cheese/beet salad, a succulent chicken tagine, roasted veggies and cardamom spiced rice, and for the grand finale, a banana chocolate cake to die for! Perhaps most of all, I appreciated her openness and friendliness. She was a lovely addition in our home while she prepared the meal, and a true professional. Very, very happy that I was able to find her and have recommended her to others since.

  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Kara S.
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I've been fortunate to experience both formal and informal meals prepared by Graham. Not only is he a gifted and sophisticated chef with knowledge of foods, wines, and culinary techniques from around the world, but he also has a great ability to craft the perfect setting for a meal. He could fill an empty warehouse with warmth, romance, and a sense of something worth celebrating. Graham is committed to his craft and takes great pride in his work. You will not be disappointed.

Custom Creations
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Sara M.
Verified review

Laura was wonderful to work with. She is extremely professional and a pleasure to have in our home. Most importantly, the meal she prepared for us was absolutely delicious. We felt we were in our own private restaurant. I hope we get to work with Laura again soon!

John DeMartini Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi M.
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We hired John to cater our intimate wedding dinner and are so happy we did. John communicated exceptionally well throughout the entire process. We live in another state, so being able to feel comfortable with the chef we hired was a requirement. He had the most reasonable price and provided a menu that met every request we had. The food was simply amazing! We had crab cakes, Caesar salad, filet of beef with a porcini mushroom red wine sauce, garlic mashed potatoes with an artichoke puree (might sound weird, but trust me it was pure heaven!), asparagus, and a brulee cheesecake with a berry coulis. John served us each course and told us about what he had prepared. He had a great sense of humor and even shared his secrets to some of the amazing dishes. He also prepared some quiches for our breakfast the following morning. We all agreed they were the best quiches we had ever eaten. Overall, I give him a 5* plus! If you get the opportunity to hire him, you definitely won't be disappointed. P.S. He also left the kitchen cleaner than when he arrived :)

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Green Chow Down
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Megan L.
Verified review

The Dishes are so flavorful and delicately put together. I can tell a lot of time goes into preparing the dishes. I think what I like most is that all the ingredients are top shelf, and its prepared food that I can not get anywhere else at this level of quality. It's above restraunt standards. Especially impressed by the fact that they can hit the mark on so many dietary specific needs and still make it taste amazing! Get the Asian pear muffins! Or any of her famous baked goods! They will not disappoint.

Rainbow Chefs
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Lianne M.
Verified review

I had Rainbow chef cater a baby shower. Lana was very helpful in the planning and menu selection and offered some great suggestions. The mother to be was on some food restrictions so Lana worked around that too. They prepared a nice mid day Mediterranean inspired meal with chicken lettuce cups, roasted vegetables with tahini sauce, a wonderful bruschetta, fruit salad and cupcakes in assorted flavors. The feedback on the food was amazing. Jenny showed up with the food and prepared it on my serving trays. She was on time and left my kitchen counter clean. I would highly recommend Rainbow chefs and will use them for future parties.

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LL Services
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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William R.
Verified review

Lucas did a tremendous job for us. He accommodated last minute changes, dietary restrictions and additional guests. The food was superb. He personally delivered everything on Thanksgiving, quickly organized the meal for us, ensured everything was perfect and then excused himself. We had enough food for three times the number of people and had leftovers that saw us through the entire holiday weekend. All 14 of us heartily thank and recommend Lucas.

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Phiesty Food Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Juavette J.
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Chef Cheri catered an event for an organization that I am associated with and it was outstanding. Cheri food presentation was excellent and the food as so good. I was actually surprised at how much food she prepared for the price. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for catering services at a great price.

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PCJames
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Nick K.
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Everything about working with James was outstanding. I hosted a small dinner party for my family. Before the event, James suggested a couple menus based on our preferences. Communication before the dinner was excellent and clear. We all loved the food prepared--an arugula salad, chilean sea bass, and a lemon macaroon pie. He was also a pleasure to have in my house. Friendly, kind, and easygoing. I would definitely hire him again and highly recommend him.

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Mise En Place
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joshua S.
Verified review

Dan did a great job on a birthday dinner I hosted recently at my home. He showed up on time, prepared and served a delicious meal (the herb rubbed pork loin is incredible), and left my kitchen tidy and clean. I'll definitely be hiring Dan again in the future!

Jubilant Jules
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
Verified review

I was recently injured and needed help making up for a rather disappointing birthday experience for my wife. Normally, I would prepare some ridiculous meal for her, do all the shopping, cleaning, etc., but this year I was physically unable. I wanted to make up for that, I wanted it to be a surprise, and taking her out to dinner just didn't seem like enough. I posted my situation on Thumbtack and Julian responded within 10 minutes. He offered two completely different dinner ideas, one American BBQ inspired and one Thai inspired. Considering we still have a fridge full of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, etc., I was thrilled to see Julian throw out an option that was so different than the food we had been eating. From the very beginning, Julian was super enthusiastic, and he really dove head first into the dinner plan. He was very communicative while shopping and didn't hesitate to take charge and throw ideas out there. I was happy to let him go for it and definitely was not disappointed with the results. He cooked an amazing Thai themed meal that was so refreshingly different, and he seemed to genuinely enjoy making it for us. Julian was on time and professional (but still casual enough given the intimate setting). He was very communicative and responsive leading up to the event, and he seemed perfectly at home in our kitchen within minutes of arriving. My impression of Julian is that he is a workhorse and someone who is lucky enough to be doing what he loves. He was absolutely the perfect fit for this project, and my wife and I would consider hiring Julian again for any catered event, big or small. Thanks again!

Devour-creative cuisine
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
John R.
Verified review

Marisa thought of every detail and prepared food that was as delicious as anything I have ever had. My guess couldn't thank me enough for the delicious meal and elegant service. Marisa delivered an evening that none of us will forget.

Olive Cater
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Yuli B.
Verified review

Olive Cater team catered my birthday party in February and it was absolutely delicious. The buffet looked beautiful and had a wide variety of dishes with many vegetarian options. The shawarma was out of this world! Even though we eat a lot, we had leftover for the next day. It was fun to see the team cook and prepare the food at my house and they left the kitchen cleaner than it was before. I highly recommend Arkadi and Elinor service.

Ona
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Russell S.
Verified review

Ona Paek is a professional chef who prepared for our family an exquisite meal. The meal represented the regional fare of Korea and opened with an excellent kimchi seafood pancake. This was followed by a fresh salmon in a special orange sauce that really enhanced the flavor of the fish. Her talent of fresh healthy cooking and professional presentation made for a delightful home cooked meal. Additionally she is happy to share her passion and experience of food prepared to exacting standards.

Shelley Handler
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Andreas S.
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We had a wonderful time receiving cooking lessons from Shelley. She was super knowledgeable, friendly, prepared, responsive, and worked with us to make sure we got the most out of the experience. Thanks Shelley!

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