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

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Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 138 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 243 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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.

Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 113 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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We hired Rocco to come cook for our Mother's Day dinner. He did a great job planning the meal and altering it to people's likes and dislikes. He was organized, friendly, and the most wonderful personal chef you could ask for. Our family already decided that the next time we do this, he will be the first person we contact!!!!! He left the kitchen cleaner than it was before and our bellies VERY happy!!!! THANK YOU ROCCO!

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 157 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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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 167 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!

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Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 78 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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Personal Chef Sean
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Claire C.
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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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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 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!

Top Pro
  • 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.

Dani Bensimon Catering
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Ferren F.
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Daniella prepared a lovely meal for our team offsite. She took into account multiple dietary restrictions and created a delicious spread that included beverages, salad, sandwiches, sides, and incredible chocolate chip cookies (baked fresh that morning!). She was very easy-going and easy to communicate with.

John DeMartini Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle C.
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John catered for our new year eve dinner party and he is an absolutely amazing chef and was a pleasure to have with us on New Year's Eve! He prepared a fantastic 4 course meal for our family and friends including the best beef Wellington I have ever had. And my dad is still raving about the Creme caramel and chocolate lava cakes that were for dessert! He also delt with a last min change in the menu like a pro to accommodate a few guests. I highly recommend john for any catering event you may have! thank you so much john and hope to work with you again soon :)

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Green Chow Down
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kateryna S.
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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.

Rainbow Chefs
4.7
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.

LL Services
5.0
from 23 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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PCJames
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Polly D.
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James is super-responsive and easy to work with; and , best of all, his meals are delicious, convenient works of art.

Mise En Place
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie K.
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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!

  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria K.
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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.

Affordable Chef Services
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Amy D.
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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!

Chef Sacha Kupelian
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Renee S.
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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.

Up & Under Pub and Grill
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Kris M.
Verified review

I have used Up & Under for a variety of events, from burgers and hot dogs to high end, plated meals, all of which were excellent. They are always willing to work within our budget constraints and their food is always delicious!

Just Jacquie
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Abby L.
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Jacquie did a wonderful job. She was professional and easy to communicate with throughout the whole process (meal selection, serving, etc.). Most of all, the five course meal she served us was amazing...better than any restaurant! We will definitely use her again.

Ona
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary S.
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Ona is a very professional personal chef who gives a lot of options in meal planning and then she works her magic and delivers a mouth-watering meal with several courses. A recent favorite we had was kimchi pancake as an appetizer, garden salad, and our main entree was grilled salmon with a grilled avocado half on the side. The roasted tomato and herb purée on top was to die for. It just enhanced all the flavors in the entree.

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