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  • 29 years in business
  • 237 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

David S.

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I hired Chef Pete to cook a French-style meal for a 12 person dinner party at my house. Pete cooked one of the most epic and memorable meals I've ever had. Every bite was delicious and he had a number of really interesting flavor combinations that were both unexpected yet addicting. Our guests were talking about the food for days after the event and my mouth is still watering just thinking about it. Pete was easy to work with leading up to the event - he threw out a bunch of menu suggestions and we altered a bit based on food preferences/allergies among the guest list - he was very accommodating to suggestions and customized the experience to what I was looking for (for example doing family style instead of plated dishes). I also felt that his price was reasonable - and felt that even more so after tasting his food! He was also extremely organized in his cooking. Much of the prep work was done beforehand; he showed up an hour and a half before service to finish the cooking and plate the dishes. He was very respectful of our house and cleaned up after himself. Bottom line, if you love great food, you should definitely hire Chef Pete. I will certainly be hiring him again in the future.

Omaima S.

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I hired pete for a casual weekend with friends. We had 8 adults and 7 children, everyone was very happy with the appetizers and main meals that he made. He had a great menu for the group. Pete was very easy to work with. He was very confident and knowledgable. He was friendly professional and entertaining. My friends LOVED watching him make the food, and had great conversations with him about food preparation. I will definitely contact him again for future events.

Sandhya J.

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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.

TOP PRO
  • 28 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Larry J.

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The catering job I just experienced this past Saturday, Dec 28, 2013, with Taqueria Cazadores was excellent and I'd like to max out the stars for them. Although they are area-renowned for their Mexican offerings, I learned they also cater good 'ol BBQ which I chose for my 60 guests for my son's Boy Scout Eagle Court of Honor. Nearly all guests went out of their way to tell me how excellent the food was. Way to go, Evan!!! For readers: Evan was there plenty early; had all the food ready on time; no problems with portions; and even went out of his way for having vegan-type food for a few of my guests. Thank you, Larry

Frank P.

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Evan and his crew did an outstanding job for our work BBQ. The party was for 90 people and it wasn't an issue for his crew. They setup and had the food ready on time and delivery as contracted. The food was delicious and ample. They were flexible on the menu and accommodated the menu for the vegetarians. It was a great day and I'm happy that I went with Taqueria Cazadores for my event. I would highly recommend Evan and his team. Cheers! Frank

Greg P.

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Taqueria Cazadores catered a party for us, a school fundraiser for 70 parents. Showed up early, food ready on time, amazing reviews from the guests for the taco bar and especially the churros. Several of our guests were gluten-free and vegitarian...all were satisfied​. We'll use them again.

TOP PRO
  • 12 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 hours

Connie T.

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Our family was looking for a chef to prepare weekly dinners. We were new to this and Sat was extremely helpful, flexible, and collaborative. He has prepared meals for us twice and were so pleased that he now comes regularly. He works with us to design a weekly menu to suit our family's needs and understands our particular eating habits. It had become challenging to juggle work, activities and cooking, and we grew tired of eating out. This service has allowed us to reduce the amount of stress in planning and preparing meals and decrease worry about eating healthy. We can now enjoy precious time with our children with a delicious home cooked meal.

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.

Lierly S.

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Sat was our personal chef for a week, several times during the year. The food he prepared was nutritional and yummy. He spent time with us before he prepared the meal to find out our dietary needs and health issues. He gave us suggestions after the week was over to continue our healthy lifestyle and helped us with meal plans and recipes for the future. He is friendly, professional and cares about what we put in our bodies. I would hire him in the future.

TOP PRO
  • 8 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Annabelle R.

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I can't say enough about Andrea's catering service. Food was not only DELICIOUS it was unique. A feast of spicy flavors. Each dish was well prepared--cooked to perfection. Andrea was very easy to communicate with. Very patient even through my busy event preparation stage. She arrived on time on each of our meetings, returned every phone call or email. Most importantly, she easily set up all our food for our garden party in very timely fashion. I'll definitely use Andrea again and highly recommend her for all catering events!!

Carrie D.

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Chef Andrea provided us with a wonderful celebration dinner at our rental Villa in Sonoma. She was super helpful in developing a menu that satisfied all our requirements. Her response time to all questions was quick and greatly appreciated! The food she prepared and served us exceeded our expectations!! Thank you Chef for a lovely meal and we really enjoyed meeting you. Cheers!

Lana G.

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Andrea served a delicious meal and provided amazing service. We had a 5 course sit down dinner and she timed it perfectly with each dish presented beautifully.

TOP PRO
  • 6 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

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!

Mary R.

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I had the pleasure of having Chet Chase cater for me in Florida. Chet catered numerous corporate events for me in my showroom in the Design Center of The Americas. He could cater a luncheon for 10 or a dinner for 25.Everyone always raved about him. His creations were delicious and his presentation superb. Chet also catered personal dinner parties in my home. He took care of everything from planning the menu to selecting party favors for me. Chet also helped me with my diet. He prepared lunches and dinners for me that were tasty and nutritious.I am not an easy person to please but when it comes to Chet Chase he is tremendous when it comes to cuisine and planning

Sheridan Y.

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Outstanding service and food quality. Beautiful dishes that were served and the guest loved the food. They did all the dishes, silverware and left the kitchen immaculate. I will definitely use again.

TOP PRO
  • 5 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 hours

Donna H.

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Hello....My name is Donna and I am from Keller, Texas. My girlfriends and I shared a wonderful week in Napa Valley, California for my best friend's 50th birthday. The week was capped off by hiring Chef Sean to come to our rental house in Napa, and cook a fabulous meal for us. He worked ahead of time with the birthday girl to plan a menu, shop, and then gave us all a "mini cooking lesson" on-site. Chef Sean prepared delicious guacamole, salsas, and goat cheese stuffed peppers for appetizers, and then topped those off with grape and quinoa salad and shredded chicken tostadas with his special recipe roasted green chili sauce on top. Are you hungry yet? For a bunch of gals from Texas who are used to top notch Tex-Mex, this meal was off the charts scrumptious and added some Cali nuance to much needed over saturated Tex-Mex palettes. He handled 10 women easily with patience and charm. I highly recommend Chef Sean and would love to try some of his other cuisine styles on our next trip to Cali!

Karr N.

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We hired Chef Sean to cook and serve at a dinner party for 8 ppl in our home. Our experience with Chef Sean was fantastic. He was extremely responsive during the menu planning process. He showed up early on the day of the event. He was completely organized, brought printed menus and all of his needed supplies, and the food he prepared was delicious. He was delightful with our guests and extremely professional and friendly with all of the service he provided during the dinner itself. Would definitely work with him again in the future.

Lois M.

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Sean did a fantastic job not only cooking an amazing meal, but also with the communication beforehand, the prep, the clean up, the service.... We loved it! We hosted the dinner as a surprise birthday party and we had a few last minute changes to keep it a surprise. Sean was very kind and rolled with the punches as we had to keep moving his arrival time. thank you Chef Sean!!

TOP PRO
  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Camille S.

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Graham cooked for me at 10 year wedding anniversary which was outdoors at a private location in Stinson Beach on October 24, 2015. I met with Graham maybe a month before my event. I was very specific about everything I wanted for my special day. We had a few kids and a total of about 50 people so I wanted to make sure that he was a good fit for me and my guest of families. I did not want a fancy foie gras chef although I think Graham is in that league. I wanted someone who would cook a good meal and I wanted to be satisfied at the end of the day. Graham met with me and my mom and made us a sample from my Mediterranean menu. After spending a little time with Graham, I knew I wanted to hire him. He was charming and professional and his food was delicious. At my party he helped make my event go smoothly. He made 3 different salads, grilled chicken, salmon and beef kabobs for my lunch party. It was a beautiful day and my guest were so happy with the meal and also found Graham to be very charming! He is gem! Thank you so much Graham! I hope we can have you cook for us again in the future.

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.

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.

TOP PRO
  • 17 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Elizabeth B.

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I was blown away with my experience with Chef Laura and Custom Creations. I received a quote for a personal chef to visit Sonoma County for a group of 12 ladies that was so affordable. Chef Laura worked with me to personalize the menu as well as suggested wine pairings for our dinner. Starter: BURRATA CHEESE, Prociutto di Parma, fig marmellata, grilled bread Salad: HEIRLOOM TOMATO, Fresh mozzarella, kalmata olives, pesto vinaigrette Entree: RIGATONI AND LAMB SAUSAGE, Red chard, soffrito, rosemary, ricotta cheese OR BAKED SEA BASS, Terrine of red potatoes, zucchini, tomato, onion, lemon-herb butter Dessert: FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE TORTE, Marinated strawberries and whipped cream She arrived on time (actually early), set the table for 12 and stayed until every last dish was clean and left the kitchen spotless - that in itself was priceless! Anyone who has prepared and cooked for a dinner for 12 knows it's almost impossible to enjoy yourself with your guests. Chef Laura took care of everything and left not a worry in the world to the host! The food was as good as it sounded/looked, and all very seasonal and fresh, which was one of my requests when preparing the menu. The portion sizes were perfect, and we all went to bed with a full bellies of great food. It was so fun to have Chef Laura serve and describe each dish, and she was very open to questions about recipes and preparation techniques. I wish I lived in the Bay Area, so I could use her for another event soon, but I will have to wait until another trip to the West Coast. I highly recommend Chef Laura and Custom Creations for your next event!

Jodie A.

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Laura catered a very tasty 3 course meal for 10 people at our home. Before the dinner she was patient with me through date and food changes. She arrived promptly on the night and was immediately comfortable in the kitchen without guidance. She cooked, played, served and cleared all courses, as well as thoughtfully refilled drinks throughout the night. Best of all, she washed every dish we used, and left the kitchen spotless. Not only was the food delicious, but the entire experience was so effortless for us so we could really enjoy the night. Thank you Laura!

Sara M.

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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!

TOP PRO
  • 6 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 46 min

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.

Susan W.

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The meals we've received from Grace are delicious. I'm ordering two meals a week for 3 people. The portions are generous and the food is yummy. We enjoy a bit of spice to our food and Grace has complied, though she can adjust for those less spice tolerant. I can definitely say that I'm eating more healthily and doing away with take out foods.

Thumbtack Customer

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Grace came to our house and served 25 people for Thanksgiving. She was easy to work with and the food that she prepared was delicious. I would highly recommend Grace for family celebrations, she is fantastic.

  • 4 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Chris L.

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Danielle has been nothing short of Heaven sent. I was looking for someone to help my parents manage their shopping, keep good food in the house, and make tasty, nutritious meals since they are unable to do that for themselves anymore. Danielle has done that and more. My parents have nothing but wonderful things to say about Danielle and the services she offers. They have really enjoyed her cooking and their interactions with her. Thank you Danielle!

Ferren F.

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Dani was great! Not only was she able to cater our evening event, but she also prepared breakfast so that we could just place it out and serve the following day. She has a can-do attitude and we loved her charm and wit!

Chavin M.

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Danielle catered for my company for lunch. It was super tasty, but also healthy, which is rare for catered meals. She's dedinitely very passionate and good at what she does!

TOP PRO
  • 32 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 40 min

Meaghan S.

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James was amazing! We had him over to the house for a team dinner after a long week at work. James and I worked ahead of time on the menu and had so much fun putting together the ideas. He gave me 5 different options including a souffle class, pasta class, fusion sushi, chopped style and more. We decided on Fusion Sushi as no one had ever done anything like it before. Together he taught us how to make sushi rice, cook all the ingredients for a variety of sushi and all the accompanying sauces as well. The food came out absolutely delicious and visually stunning as well. We all found James to be incredibly professional, super fun to be around, very patient and overall a great education and experience for all. I can't recommend him highly enough! We are already planning our next get together with James for a bunch of ladies to learn fresh, clean and healthy meals for a variety of options to cook on weekdays!

Juan F.

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Chef James was hired to assist me in advanced catering procedures, catering events and cooking lessons. He drove to my house for my first lesson and was prompt. We prepared and cooked several dishes that were going to be used for my upcoming event. Chef James showed great skill, professionalism, and explained everything thoroughly. For my event at Netflix, Chef James was amazing. He helped me with day-of procedures for my event including organization, instructions for my staff and food décor. Prior to my event, Chef James called me to check in on how I was doing and I felt I had a mentor who truly cared about making my event successful and in making my catering business successful in the long run. I highly recommend Chef James for all your cooking and catering needs, from novice to advanced level. He is a true professional and even better mentor. Thank you Chef James.

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.

  • 14 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 47 min

Anh C.

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Rose Johnson & her entire crew were fantastic! We hired her for a 50th wedding anniversary party that we were hosting in our backyard for about 50x guests. She's great with communication - she was quick to get us a quote, a sample menu, and walk us through what she would need/suggest for the day of the event. She was very flexible, and easily accommodated my mother-in-law's low sodium diet requirement. Most importantly though, her food was wonderful! Her appetizers were plentiful, and the main course & sides were delicious. I was worried about having dried out food (as we were doing a buffet), but the food was cooked perfectly. She kept me on budget, and really, she went above & beyond what I expected from a caterer! Her staff were friendly with the guests, they helped pour drinks, set up chairs, and left my kitchen clean at the end of the night!! I would recommend her to others in a heartbeat!

Jack M.

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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!

Helen T.

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Rose made a lovely meal for a dinner party I hosted for 15 people. She is very responsive and helpful is helping me decide on the dishes. She was also more than willing to accommodate friends who had special dietary needs. Rose is very friendly, professional and her services are top notch.

  • 6 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours

Lianne M.

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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.

Tracy F.

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I spoke with Lana about an executive event I was organizing and she really listened well. She took special requests and allergy information without missing a beat. In what can only be described as a challenging environment to present a meal, Chef Nicholas provided an exquisite dinner that looked professional but more importantly tasted delicious. We will definitely use them again.

Steven H.

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Sasha did a great job and all of my guests loved the food he prepared.

TOP PRO
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 min
  • San Mateo, CA

Leah A.

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Angela is an exceptional caterer! We hired her for a long (10 day) job for a production crew, serving multiple meals for VERY hungry people. I heard consistently that they were the best meals the crew had ever had on a job. She was very thorough in her choices, and made it obvious that she takes pride in what she cooks, plans, and serves. We plan to make Angela our go-to caterer for ALL future jobs. As much as I would love to tell you to stay away so we can hoard her...you HAVE to hire Angela and try her meals for yourself!

Megan L.

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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.

Miranda S.

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I am so happy I chose Green Chow Down for our catering service. The owner was extremely helpful, professional, and courteous. They have a very quick response time and made sure to adjust to all our needs. The food, service and presentation were all exceptional and we still have guest speaking on the delicious yet healthy meals Green Chow Down prepared. I highly recommend booking this restaurant for any event.

  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Barbara C.

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We recently hired Eileen and her staff with What's Cookin to cater a backyard luau party. From beginning to end, she was very easy to work with. The bottom line is that her food was AMAZING! What a talent!! Our party guests raved about the dishes she prepared. Since the party was themed, we worked together to come up with the perfect selections for a summer luau. Her staff that worked the party with her were super friendly and smiley, professional, and instinctively knew how to "be there" for our guests needs. As the hosts of the party, my husband and I were able to focus entirely on our guests, which is exactly what we were looking for. We were all very impressed with everything, and are certain we found our new favorite caterer! Thanks Eileen and your staff for a job well done!

Jenett T.

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Chef Eileen was the greatest! This was a first time experience for us, hiring a personal chef for a small group of 8. It was a bachelorette party and the best touch to start an otherwise amazing weekend. Chef Eileen was professional, extremely sweet and most of all our 4 course dinner was delicious! The entire group was happy!! We will certainly do business again in the future and I believe she even gained new clients from our experience. Thank you Chef Eileen!!! All the best, Jenett

Debbie D.

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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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  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 24 hours
  • Berkeley, CA

Kimberly S.

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I hired Chef Traci for my mother who was recently diagnosed with diabetes. My mother also has high blood pressure therefore she requires a low sodium diet. Chef Tracy has been awesome. My mother is a picky eater but she absolutely loves Chef Traci's meals. I can't be happier with the meals and her thoughtfulness. She took the time to find out what my mother enjoyed eating and what she would be willing to try. I am enternally grateful and I don't have to worry about my mom having a healthy meal while I'm away working.

Anne M.

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Traci has been cooking for our family every week for close to a year now. We can't be more satisfied with the quality of the food, the choices, her professionalism, value and her flexibility. I'm currently pregnant and Traci has even tailored meals for me to suit my needs. Not sure what we would do without her!

Celena L.

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Traci is so amazing! She welcomed our team to her home and gave us a wealth of information as we cooked! The meal was super delicious and easy to make. AND she provided appetizer!! Our team traveled via BART from South San Francisco and the ease to walk was so convenient. I would highly recommend!!!

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Dublin, CA

Stephen J.

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We had a fantastic experience hiring John, and I would unreservedly recommend him. I was hosting an 8-person dinner party with a group of international friends at a rental property in Sonoma in mid November. He was very responsive to my fairly vague request on Thumbtack, instantly proposing a delicious-sounding 4 course meal with appetizers that took account of my preference for mostly vegan dishes. He was flexible and easy to work with at a very reasonable price point. He arrived on time with his wife to help, and they cooked, served and cleaned very professionally with a great friendly attitude. I would certainly hire him again.

Abigail R.

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Jon did a great job! He was easy to work with and the food was delicious!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oakland, CA

Kyla M.

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I hired Chef Niko while I was in Korea for my dad's 75th birthday dinner in California. From the moment we spoke on the phone, she was thoughtful, attentive, kind, compassionate, and professional. I felt as if I was talking to a good friend of mine I had known for years. She accommodated every single one of my needs, my family needs, and went above and beyond to meet every single one of our expectations. My dad said, "It was an unforgettable birthday." My mom said, "I wished we had seconds!" My sister said, "My family and I were gifted a meal by Niko at our home. We are not vegan, so our menu contained meat. Everything from the appetizer to the dessert was super fresh, not too heavy, perfectly portioned, and had lovely flavor profiles. Niko even carried out the majority of her prep beforehand to accommodate our needs, brought flowers from her garden, and was extraordinarily flexible and attentive throughout the meal. We would highly recommend her!" SHE IS AMAZING.

Kelley S.

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Niko truly has a passion for cooking and and spreading her joy to others. She not only makes delicious food conscious meals, she also makes it easy. She breaks it down to a beautiful art that is simple and sustainable. I live in a co-housing community and I reached out to Niko for assist with preparing a vegan meal for 30 individuals. She came in with such a great spirit and desire to teach. It was a joy to say the least. She helped me prepare a squash lasagna layered with homemade sauces ranging from pesto and fresh tomato mushroom sauce, to vegan ricotta and colorful potatoes. She used a combination of produce that was fresh, affordable and seasonal. She topped it off with a basil, garlic bruschetta and creamy cashew caesar salad with roasted capers.

Colleen N.

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A first class experience without a doubt! I knew my family and I were in for a real treat from the beginning. Niko bent over backwards to tailor each dish according to various requests and allergies and more than delivered on it. I went with the crowd favorites, but I GUARANTEE you there isn't a wrong move possible when solidifying your menu choices. I can't say enough about the quality of food (all organic, fresh, and hand crafted), the presentation, and mixture of textures with each dish. Niko is truly a master at creating a healthy, delicious, and enjoyable meal. In addition, she was such a delight to have in our house and has such a warm, welcoming vibe. I can't recommend her cooking services enough...now off to hiring her for meal prep services!

  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

David T.

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I threw a surprise 40th birthday party for my wife at our house. There was a lot to plan for and had no idea what to have for food. A friend referred me to Chef GiGi. First of all, hiring a chef was not my idea of having food prepared. Long story short, Chef GiGi was incredible, professional, thorough and reasonable! Her ideas and plans were elegant, classy yet incredibly FUN! Timing was also efficient! Hiring a pro was the right choice. She came in with a couple people including a server. She made all finger foods and all of it was so yummy. In the beginning I was nervous not having a "meal". Guests were amazed and did not leave hungry! I truly recommend her. You will not be disappointed.

Danielle K.

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Recently, worked with Chef Gigi to create a dinner for 16 of my closest friends. She showed up at my home to take a look at my kitchen , and talked to me about what my vision was for the party and then drafted an amazing menu a few days later. The day of the event she was so organized and everything was so delicious & beautifully presented. Gigi lead me every step of the way to make sure my party was fantastic. Her work is so creative. Her staff was delightful too. They there without really knowing they were there. My kitchen was even cleaner when she left! Easy to work with. Highly recommended.

Heather V.

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Chef Gigi catered my baby shower. We had 60 guests and the food was absolutely amazing and so creative! (Mini pancakes are still discussed.) All finger foods and so many choices. We were literally stuffed at the end. She also did some very creative fondant baby face cupcakes for our gender reveal. Timing was perfect, and her prices are clearly in line with her level of expertise. I'd definitely work with her again and highly recommend her.

  • 8 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Karen S.

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Marisa was to help 20 women at a wedding shower cook 4 meals to be served for lunch. Her menu was fabulous, and her generosity of spirit in working with me phenomenal-a bit disorganized at the site, but there were a lot of people and instruction for the cooking was difficult. It didn't help that timing to get there by all, including her, was compromised by the Bay to Breakers race!

Rheta C.

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Marisa has prepared many meals for me which have all been absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. Two years ago, she threw a birthday party for me and since I am from the South, she prepared southern foods with a more modern twist in bite-size portions, to name a few cornbread, mac n' cheese, fried green tomatoes, pulled pork sliders and jambalaya. What an amazing chef!

John R.

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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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 58 min

Nick K.

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Josie is awesome! She prepared us delicious meals for 2 weeks during a time when we were too busy to cook for ourselves. Communication was easy, delivery smooth, and she was open to any of our cooking requests. It's clear that she is dedicated to quality food, prepared with heart, and good customer service. I recommend eating with vigor.

Darren R.

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I've been trying to lose weight and wanted to try the meal prep thing I've seen online. Josie knew what I meant and had prepared some lunch/dinner meals that were not only healthy but tasty too! 11/11 would hire her for my future eatings!

Dare O.

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Josie's food is great and she offers a variety of options. She's very professional and responsive.

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