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Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 144 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 257 hires on Thumbtack
Joel B.
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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 111 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 185 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diana P.
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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!

  • 12 years in business
  • 158 hires 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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Celebrations by Chet Chase
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 76 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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Chef Andrea Lawson Gray
4.7
from 56 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew H.
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Chef Andrea cooked for a group of 10 in Glen Ellen. The logistics of service were a bit of challenge given the distance between the kitchen and where we ate. Everything from start to finish was wonderful: the food was perfectly executed, the service was timed well and understated and Chef and her staff were very personable and easy to work with. I would recommend Chef Andrea to anyone looking for a special night and a special meal. Well done!

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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Arian P.
Verified review

Trial dinner was wonderful. Hired for twice a week meal service. Flexible on schedule and accommodating of dietary needs. Thank you Grace!

Personal Chef Sean
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Claire C.
Verified review

I hired Sean for a dinner party for 4 at my apartment. He did an excellent and highly professional job from start to finish -- from sending me a sample menu tailored to my request (he also has excellent sample menus on his website) to coordinating the logistics to pulling off an elegant meal with flawless service in my home. It's clear that Sean is committed to delivering a high-quality experience to his clients. He had lots of great touches like taking care of serving drinks, explaining the dishes, and printing menus for the event. I highly recommend his services!

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Dani Bensimon Catering
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah W.
Verified review

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
Gwenn S.
Verified review

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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Chef James Reid
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan B.
Verified review

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.

Mocha and Matcha, Inc.
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Keena M.
Verified review

Dear Mocha and Matcha Inc., Thank you for catering my video shoot last week. It was a last minute request and you able to work with me to develop a menu that everyone enjoyed. Your team members delivered the food and time. The food was well presented. From our meat lovers to the vegetarians, everyone was satisfied with their meal. We sincerely appreciate the attention to detail and excellent customer service that you provided during this meal process. If we have another event in the Bay Area we will definitely use our services and recommend our colleagues to do so as well. Once again, thank you for catering our event. Sincerely, Keena M. McClendon, Senior Account Executive ArticulateScience

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Green Chow Down
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 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.

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LL Services
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Kerstin S.
Verified review

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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Phiesty Food Catering
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Tenneh F.
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Cheri has provided catering twice for my family and friends. The food was delicious and excellent servings. She is a professional chef and is very serious about her work and talent. I would highly recommend her. Not only is she good at cooking and preparation, but also good at negotiating financially to fit a budget for the needed menu. Have you tried her lemon pound cake? Desserts, etc... Those tender barbeque beef ribs. I cannot wait for more - hopefully soon... Thank you Cheri. Tenneh, Oakland, CA

Cook with Chef Traci
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea Z.
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We had a fabulous experience with Chef Traci. We had such a good experience with her cooking class that we then had Chef Traci prepare dinner for a special birthday dinner party. The class was not only really educational in terms of new flavors and techniques, but it was fun, nicely social and a really delicious meal. Chef Traci prepared a great meal for 12 "foodies" for my mother in law's birthday. (These are people who dine at top restaurants and know good food!) All loved the meal, and communication and coming up with a flexible menu couldn't have been easier. Traci had great ideas how to arrange the menu to accommodate one vegan along with several people who favor meat/poultry. Traci is not only a good chef, but very nice, creative and a pleasure to work with.

Vivian Vivas
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Julie G.
Verified review

Vivian was professional, efficient, and charming! Very happy having her prepare our meal on super-short notice.

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east bay chef
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Currysutra
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Beata C.
Verified review

Teena is fun to be with and a true expert on Indian cooking and the health benefits of particular spices. We made five different dishes, each a meal in itself. She was organized, had planned ahead, and was well prepared. I recommend Teena without reservation if you have ever wanted to learn how to cook Indian food.

Debbie Casey, Personal Chef
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 16 hires 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!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gloria K.
Verified review

Sophie is a natural- super talented and easy to work with. She made us a magical meal to celebrate my moms birthday. Food was beautiful and delicious. Service and pacing of the meal was perfect. Hope to find another occasion to work with her again.

Albert's Cooking
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nate D.
Verified review

Albert prepared a delicious anniversary three course meal for my partner and me. From the planning up until the dinner, he was the exemplary professional. Albert was responsive to my changes to the menu in a way that exceeds expectations. Moreover, he was extremely adept at choreographing the course of the meal serving to the point that it all was seamless with the event.

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