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San Mateo Meal Preparation Professionals

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

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Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 139 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 244 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

Chef Rocco Cartia
4.7
from 115 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 174 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 103 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julia E.
Verified review

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.

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Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marcia A.
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She was wonderful last year, the food and service were excellent. She provided more than enough food and prepared all the dishes I requested and more. We look forwarded to working with her again this Thanksgivng.

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Celebrations by Chet Chase
5.0
from 54 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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Personal Chef Sean
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karr N.
Verified review

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.

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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 54 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.

Dani Bensimon Catering
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Allegra B.
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I lovvvvvvv Daniella's food. Always delicious, fresh, and elegant. Thinking about a meal from her makes me wish she was still in Oakland.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

John DeMartini Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi M.
Verified review

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 26 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 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.

Rainbow Chefs
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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.

LL Services
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
William R.
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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 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Juavette J.
Verified review

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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Debbie Casey, Personal Chef
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan S.
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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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Heather S.
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Sophie was prompt in her response and provided excellent service and a beautiful, delicious meal. I would not hesitate to hire Sophie again!

What's Cookin?
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara C.
Verified review

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!

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

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.

Olive Cater
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Yuli B.
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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 5 reviews
  • 1 hire 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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