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Big Mann BBQ
4.6
from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim L.
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BIG MANN BBQ (Roger Mann) was amazing & his meals were even better!! He was very attentive and helpful in catering to our crew. He brought special meals for dietarily restricted crew members. We are very happy with his work, delicious cuisine, and positive attitude. LOVED BIG MANN BBQ!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Thank you!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
McNeal M.
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Claire made Mother's Day perfect for our family. She was so friendly and transparent about everything she had planned for the meal. On top of it, she even entertained our 2-yr old while she was cooking. The meal she prepared was delicious, with freshly prepared ingredients (including Meyer lemon bars for dessert that were unbelievable). Highly recommended.

  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Monica B.
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Barbara has cooked hundreds of meals for our family. She has a warm, friendly personality and takes great pains to cater to likes/dislikes and allergies, all the while making interesting, inventive, delicious dishes. Best, she left my kitchen as it was when she found it. Wonderful chef.

Chez Vous of Santa Barbara
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kate C.
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Kim was amazing from the beginning of the process right through to the wonderful meal she made for our family. If you are looking for someone special to prepare a special meal, you should definitely contact Kim!

Bee Cooking
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Laura R.
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Melissa is an amazing chef. Every thing I've eaten that she has made is absolutely delicious... In fact my mouth is watering right now thinking about it. She does it with such grace, confidence and the occasional comedy hour too. I'm always excited to eat any meal or dish she has prepared and Im always delighted.

Josie Hoffmann, Private Chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca K.
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We loved everything about our experience with Josie! She was more than accommodating and made the best meal we have all had in a long time!!

  • 3 years in business
Lorraine L.
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I have had the immense pleasure of enjoying several meals by Simply Supreme Chef & Wellness Consulting. There is always a variety of healthy meal choices to choose from, and each meal created is unique from the next. The prices are affordable and the meals delivered to your door on time. Each meal is prepared daily with the freshest ingredients and the flavors are well blended. The food is always light and the portion sizes are perfect to fill you up but not leave you feeling sluggish. Chef Supreme is friendly and his attention to detail and the customer's satisfacrion is greatly appreciated. I would definitely recommend Simply Supreme Chef & Wellness Consulting to anyone looking for delicious, fresh and healthy meals at affordable prices. I've learned thru Simply Supreme Chef & Wellness Consulting that eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive, and the decisions we make now can greatly change your future!

The Kitchen Door
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Heather J.
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I reached out to Bettina looking for healthy ways to lose weight fast.Within 10 minutes she had responded.Sent me meal plans,gave a lots of education and counseling on what I needed to change.She promptly answered all my questions.Got me on a plan quick.Its fabulous I almost can feel the fat melting off.Recipes are excellent.I was scared of recipes that had no taste.Not the case here at all.Delicious!!I told her my big problem was super,she didn’t tell my I couldn’t have it at all,in fact she also sent me healthy alternatives that will cater to my sweet tooth.Definately recommend her to anyone looking to make changes and not sure where to begin!Thank you Bettina!

  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Laura M.
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Mary is one of the best food professionals I've ever worked with! She prepares fantastic meals, including desserts, while staying organized and ensuring that everything is delivered on time. She's great at accommodating for different dietary needs and restrictions, and overall is a consummate professional. P.S. her fresh homemade bread is the absolute best!!!

Melissa Petitto, R.D.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie R.
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We hired Melissa to cook for us for ongoing restrictive diet-friendly meals. We had three criteria and passed these with flying colours. 1. She is incredibly organized from menu planning to day of cooking to final delivery and storage of food. This is so critical for ongoing bulk meal preparation. 2. She has such a calm, friendly, and sociable demeanor. For someone to be coming to your home on a regular basis, we've learned that personalities meshing are so important. 3. And the above are the least of the compliments. Her food is amazing! As NY foodies, my husband and I are very particular about our food. Melissa has made no salt/no oil/no carb/no sugar taste better and brighter than any 5 star NY restaurant. We look forward to continuing with Melissa as our chef.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Braeden W.
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I had such a wonderful time taking a private cooking class with Sylvia! She was very professional, knowledgeable & kind! Even met me at the grocery store to help me shop and teach me about different ingredients along the way! We made 2 delicious meals & I look forward to my next lesson!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Pete S.
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Talented chef with creative menus and an amazing ability to deliver superb meals and service at attractive price points.

On The Table
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Marcie M.
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Karen cooked for our family 5 for 8 1/2 years! Karen grocery shopped and prepared all meals in our home based on weekly menus that my family chose. Karen is very talented & professional, and she can accommodate for dietary needs & restrictions. We wish she would move back to Colorado!

Mai's Aloha Cafe
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Terry L.
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Mai, and her dedicated crew at Mai's Aloha Cafe, provided us with wonderful, full service experience, when they catered our island inspired wedding in August of 2014. Thank you for making our event so special. We highly recommend them and their delicious, well prepared meals. Make sure to ask them about their vegetarian options, you won't be disappointed. Terry & Brian Ventura, CA

  • 18 years in business
Shawn D.
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My culinary experiences have been many from Chef Cindy and let me tell you, her food is absolutely amazing! Cindy Dollar's services are A plus from the very beginning to the end, her food is not only spectacular but it is consistent every time. She is detailed oriented and from her presentations to all the wonderful flavors she doesn’t miss a beat. Her pairings are excellent and her food explodes with flavor. Chef Cindy is very experienced in many different cuisines and by far the best chef I have ever used.

HEATculinary
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Karen C.
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Nikki is a fabulous chef. We are having our meals delivered to our home and loving it. Not only is the food terrific, but Nikki is a delight to work with. She is very professional and responsive. I would highly recommend her services.

Lys Gabriella Poet
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Richard B.
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My wife and I have enjoyed Lys' creations on a few occasions - we look forward to the next time :) We read Lys' profile and must say that she definitely wrote an accurate representation of the way that she approaches her culinary profession. When she says that you can sit back and relax - you can! Just enjoy your special occasion and let her create a wonderful event! Meal planning is also fun with Lys - she makes it as collaborative as you want to make it. Or, just let her decide! We look forward to the next time we have an "excuse" to ask Lys to make another special occasion for us!!

Cucina Ragazza
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Steve E.
Verified review

Name it, she can do it in the kitchen. From the days when she was my in house private chef, preparing healthy meals that helped me lose more weight than I want to mention, to her mastery of confections that I am now able to enjoy in moderation. Cucina Ragazza and Carol Niotta is the real deal for sure! Give her a try...Cheers!

Savory Thymes
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gabi A.
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Andrew provided an IMPECCABLE experience for my friends and I. He prepared a delicious meal with high attention to detail and we all had a total blast. I highly recommend Andrew's services. Thank you, Andrew!

Jessica Treen

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    I have been a personal chef for over 6 years and have clients in the Santa Barbara area. I specialize in homemade healthy food that's good for the soul. I am always trying to use the freshest local ingredients available.

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