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

Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 110 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
Rikki R.
Verified review

Our group of 12 friends gathered in Monterey to celebrate birthdays and were fortunate to have found the perfect solution for our evening meals. Chef Rocco delivered an authentic, exceptional lasagna and beautiful salad of fresh greens for our first evening. The next night we were treated to a lovely plated meal prepared and served by Chef Rocco himself. We all agreed that the zucchini appetizer, Lamb cutlets and colorful roasted vegetables he prepared for us were extraordinary. The presentation and his description of each course made for a truly enjoyable evening. Topped off with the best chocolate mousse we had ever tasted. It had a secret ingredient that made it really special. Chef Rocco is a wonderful chef and a very kind, considerate person. We were all delighted to experience his expertise in the kitchen and enjoy his professional presentations.

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 92 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Greg P.
Verified review

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.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

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Chef Andrea Lawson Gray
4.7
from 57 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Carrie D.
Verified review

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!

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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.
Verified review

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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Graceful Kitchen
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Haya K.
Verified review

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.

DaniBensimon Catering
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Chavin M.
Verified review

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!

Rose Johnson Catering
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Neiha A.
Verified review

My husband hired Rose to cater a private dinner at our home in celebration for my 40th birthday. It was a 5 course meal for 20 people, and the food was fantastic! We started with 4 different appetizers during the cocktail hour, followed by a salad course, entree (guests were able to choose from 5 options, which I really liked), cheese course (my favorite) and dessert. We had never hosted anything like this at home before and it took us some time to figure out what we wanted . Rose was very responsive throughout the planning process and and helpful when it came to giving us suggestions and guidance. On the day of the event her team helped us to set up our tables. Once the party started they required no direction from us and kept the meal running very smoothly, allowing my husband and I to enjoy ourselves to the fullest. Rose and her crew were truly instrumental in making this milestone a most memorable one for me. We would not think twice to book her again.

Roddy Diaz
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Eleonora T.
Verified review

They were prompt & professional throughout the engagement. They prepared various appetizers for a party of 25 guests. Great service and food was delicious.

Rainbow Chefs
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 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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Green Chow Down
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

LL Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Lady Chef Catering
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Malachy M.
Verified review

Chef Anicette was absolutely fantastic! She created a unique and delicious menu for an in-home party using many of her original recipes which included pizettas, salad, crab fettuccine, chicken Parmesan and bananas foster. She was exceptionally responsive to all my requests and kept in close contact throughout the planning process. Her rates were much better than I had anticipated they would be and were worth every penny. Everyone at our party agreed that it was one of the best meals they had ever enjoyed. Chef Anicette has superb training and amazing talent. I will definitely be using her services in the future and have already suggested her to other friends and family members who are searching for catering services. 10/10 recommendation!

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Cook with Chef Traci
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly S.
Verified review

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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Heather S.
Verified review

Sophie was prompt in her response and provided excellent service and a beautiful, delicious meal. I would not hesitate to hire Sophie again!

east bay chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen J.
Verified review

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.

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Debbie Casey, Personal Chef
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Megan S.
Verified review

Debbie's food and service were both outstanding! A great way to have healthy, delicious meals ready for yourself and your family and for entertaining guests.

Affordable Chef Services
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Amy D.
Verified review

We hired Mark to cater brunch for our wedding, and we were very impressed! He replies in a timely manner to questions, requests, and concerns. From the moment he reached out in response to my project on Thumbtack, Mark worked hard to accommodate our needs. He made sure that we felt good about the menu before we booked him, and had us over for a tasting. Additionally, he noticed an item we didn't originally include on the menu and graciously added it to the meal (potatoes!). Many of our guests made comments to us about how much they enjoyed the food, and everyone (about 130 people) had as much to eat as they wanted with food left over. My only regret was that as the bride I didn't have the chance to eat as much of that AMAZING French toast as I wanted!

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!

The Session
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Victor G.
Verified review

First let me say how wonderful he wss and accommodating he was to my party dietary needs. I was a bit difficult to deal with because of the party guess I had. He had no problem with anything, I will definitely be using him again in the future and everyone else should to. He has so many different ideas for foods and good amount pictures to show you of past meals he has prepared.

Ona
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New 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.

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