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  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 20 min

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!!

Olivia R.

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Roger Is a great man with a big heart. He treated us so well and worked with us to get the best food and stay within our budget. His friendly crew was on time and extremely professional. The food was amazing and I would absolutely use his services again and recommend him to others.

Thumbtack Customer

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Roger and his team did a great job catering for my dad's retirement party. They were very professional and the food was very tasty. The guests and my dad were all happy :)

  • 3 years in business
  • Oxnard, CA

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!

Maryann L.

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Supreme lives up to his name he is certainly "Supreme" He has Supreme food, Supreme service, Supreme Personality, and Supreme Passion for what he does. He cares about his client. He delivers on time, his food is light and delicious. You feel the intention in every bite. I highly recommend not only booking Supreme for your personal meal prep but a small or large dinner party, company lunch, family outing, or if you are looking to drop some lbs. Supreme will help come up with a healthy meal plan catered to your dietary needs. Obviously his food is VEGAN but he can couple that with gluten free too! You will not be disappointed. In fact he is not only an amazing chef, but a wonderful beautiful human being. You will be inspired!.Enjoy!

Tonia A.

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I had the pleasure of being one of Supreme's customers and I was highly satisfied with his professionalism, knowledge and customer service. He is a very good communicator, chef and wellness coach. He listens to your needs and is very patient. Also, the meals he prepped for me were well thought out, tasty and exceeding my expectations. I will definitely refer him to friends and family!

  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 43 min

Lamara H.

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Josie is the best personal chef you could imagine. She is so graceful and confident -- a sheer joy to have in the kitchen. Plus importantly, her food is AMAZING!! We've been working with Josie for more than a year and she never fails to impress in both simple healthy preparations at home and for elegant, lavish dinner parties. Flavor and presentation are done with the kind of skilled perfection that only comes from someone who loves what she does and has the experience to back it up. You will be so glad you chose her!!!

Emma C.

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Chef Josie created the entire menu based on our very general guidelines and worked with our budget as well. Everyone raved about the food, and there was plenty of it so that our guests were able to take home leftovers as well :) Would definitely recommend Chef Josie!

Diana H.

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Josie catered my husband's 40th birthday party. The dishes were elegant, approachable, fresh and vibrant. Just like the chef!

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Santa Barbara, CA

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.

Monica S.

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Melissa makes some of the most flavorful vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes for my family. Portion sizes are perfect....delivery service impeccable....simply put, she has been a blessing!

  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Santa Barbara, CA

Tory J.

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I hired Chef Nikki to cater our backyard wedding reception of 30 people. After speaking to numerous people who didn't seem to understand what kind of menu I was looking for, (I wanted our guests to experience our dinner as if it were a tasting menu in a restaurant, but with slightly larger portions.) I was absolutely elated within 2 minutes of talking to Nikki on the phone. She understood immediately as to what I was going for. She is the most bubbly, outgoing, lovable, and simply FABULOUS person on the planet. She was just as excited as I was for this event. Which was really great. Other people I spoke with seemed not to care as much about our event because it wasn't a 200 person wedding OR didn't understand what type of menu I wanted. I gave her full creative control of our menu, and she did an AMAZING job! She even made adjustments for a last minute guest who was a vegetarian. She was extremely flexible & just simply wanted us to be happy. If we didn't like something, she would change it or adjust it to your liking, but we loved everything and our 5 course almost turned into a 7 course!! Every person at our wedding said they loved the food, including my foodie blogger friend. She gave us huge portions & left us with a ton of leftovers that we enjoyed the next day. We had a seated dinner, and she provided wait staff and a bartender. ALL of the waitstaff/bartender were so WONDERFUL!! They were so happy, friendly, and did a great job! Chef Nikki & her staff, simply put, are total perfection. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Chef Nikki & her staff and I look forward to hiring her for all our future events. Thank you again Chef Nikki & Staff!! We loved you! Tory & Ross

Candice G.

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Nikki at HEATculinary is with you all the way through your event. She develops more than a client/ vendor relationship. And her food is amazing!! She did the catering for our rehearsal dinner and wedding and we could not be happier. The staff was amazing and Nikki knows how to put on a good event. I could not be happier with the entire experience of working with Nikki and HEAT for my wedding...I only wish I could do it again!

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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Santa Barbara, CA

Paula M.

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Amazing, delicious, fresh and healthy food. My colleagues ask me every night, "where did you get that?" They bug me even more after they taste it. Very creative, something different and exciting every meal. Mike is flexible and accommodating, low key and always easy to work with. I recommend Mike Russell and Kitchen Open without hesitation.

Philip S.

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Mike made a very professional, yet relaxed presentation outlining his food delivery service. I look forward to experiencing his cuisine.

  • 10 years in business
  • Ventura, CA

Donna S.

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We hired Elegant Eats for an anniversary party for 25 people and the experience was delightful! It was all Chef Jacquelyn said it would be and MORE!! The food was exceptional, service was professional, and Chef Jacquelyn was wonderful to work with. She took our ideas and expanded on them to make our event truly memorable. We can't wait to be able to enjoy Elegant Eats again!

RJ L.

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One of the best chefs out there. A truly talented artist who really strives for perfection. From extraordinary presentations to flavors complementary, all the elements harmoniously flow together and are of the highest quality. Small plates to complete courses all services are highly recommend!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Oxnard, CA

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My name is Chef Duane Copeland. I specialize in custom-made cakes, wedding cakes, pastries and breads.

  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Santa Barbara, CA

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!

  • Ventura, CA

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Chef B is a certified natural chef and graduate of Baumann College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. She creates exquisite meals for any budget, and loves to educate her clients as to just how simply one can prepare delicious and healthy meals in less time than is assumed necessary for gastronomy of such a high caliber. Chef B believes that everyone can implement a healthier lifestyle with just a few simple adjustments, leading to more energy, a happier disposition, a better self-worth and a greater self image. Her passion lies in teaching techniques to be healthier people, which in turn creates healthier interactions and facilitates positive changes in our communities and cities as a whole. Chef B regularly serves the Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles county areas of California. She specializes in: - Special needs diet and planning - Gluten-free/casein-free diet - Menu consulting - Brand representation - Food shopping education - Healthy lifestyle consulting

  • 5 years in business
  • Ventura, CA

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Hi my name is Ruben, Food is my passion. I’am recently Vegan and love to teach people how to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, by creating flavors with fruits and vegetables that most people do not know how to use. I’m a full—time Chef/Cook for Patagonia so I’am only available nights and weekends because I love my day Job. So if you are looking to make a change towards a healthy lifestyle, Hire me!! I can make it easier on you. Whether It would be meal prep for a week or if you are just looking to have a dinner Party and want to Impress friends with your Cooking Skills I can help! In the meantime check out my Art of Salad Cooking show featured on the CropSwap App and YouTube Channel. (Link above in website Section) I look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your time!

  • Santa Barbara, CA

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I offer private chef and catering services. I do anything, from small dinner parties to large parties. I work through a small restaurant in Santa Barbara. My food is fresh and creative, using produce that is available and in season. I have many excellent references in Santa Barbara, and Montecito.

  • Santa Barbara, CA

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We are Montecito and Santa Barbara's premiere personal assistant and lifestyle management firm, committed to giving back those much needed hours in your day, so you can spend your precious time doing what you love. We have years of experience to bring simplicity and ease to your life. You imagine it and need it done; call us, and we're on the project! Upper Village Concierge is committed to accommodate the smallest to the biggest tasks with discretion, efficiency, style and ease, so you don't have to lift a finger. If we can't help you, it's our job to find someone who can. Whether needing us to lend a hand once in a while or consistent support on a regular basis, Upper Village Concierge can work with you to meet your unique schedule and needs. The possibilities are endless depending on each client's unique needs. The following are some examples of what we offer: * Errands and Daily tasks -- Let UVC do your daily run around and check off your to-do list. Everything from grocery or personal shopping and dry cleaning to Rx pickup, the tasks that eat up your day are now done! * Home sweet home -- Let us take on your home projects, fixes, upgrades, remodels, interior style, upgrading and beyond. We will oversee any project, from start to successful completion. * Rendezvous -- Whether you need event planning for your most intimate dinner party, carrying out the perfect plan to pop the question, a special family birthday, or high-end gala just because, UVC will make it unforgettable and seamless for you and your guests. * Gourmet -- Let UVC set up a personal chef just for you! We have the inside link to the best who use only the freshest, organic, farm-to-table ingredients. * Cheers! -- How about professional food and wine pairings, wine cellar management, acquisition or recommendation of rare bottles to round out your collection? UVC is on it! * Style -- Do not have a thing to wear? Everyone dreams of having a personal stylist. Celebrities need them, so why don't you? We have the experience and the expertise to pick out, coordinate, and shop for the perfect outfit for your special event. Perhaps you need a total closet revamp and hair and makeup to complete the look. Look no further; we've got you covered, literally. * Baby love -- Precious moments, such as becoming a new parent, call for TLC and attention to details, so you can take that time to bond with your newest addition. How about arranging a meal tree, getting your home ready for your new arrival, contacting your loved ones to share the news, setting up the nursery and beyond? You and your baby deserve it! * Sweet escape -- Everything from research to booking and beyond, we've got your travel arrangements covered. Whether it's a family trip to Hawaii or a romantic trip to Big Sur, we will find the spots with soft Egyptian cotton sheets, fluffy robes and a personal touch for a memorable stay. * Just visiting? -- Are you back for more or new to the Montecito, Santa Barbara area? We will get you feeling settled, so your stay is comfortable and unforgettable. We will also help you seek out and book the local places you most want to see during your stay here. * Home away from home -- Let UVC help you get your weekend home ready long before your arrive. We will completely stock your home with your favorite seasonal items: groceries, spirits and toiletries. All you have to do is enjoy the fresh linen, flowers and unwind. * I know this great -- If you need to find a great realtor, car detailing service, or someone to come to you to pamper and give on-location spa treatments, we will lead you in the right direction. * Online web exploration -- We can surf for anything and provide results at your fingertips. How can we help you today? From the most obscure tasks to the daily routine, Upper Village Concierge is here to simplify. As long as it's legal and ethical, it'll be taken care of.

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I am a nice, southern lady who has written a cookbook of over 200 recipes. I can make a homemade carrot cake from scratch or cheesecake. I also have some great seafood recipes. I can cook for a party, an elderly person, or a new mom and family.

  • 33 years in business
  • Ventura, CA

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From cooking classes to my cooking show, we'll have fun! We can do food and wine pairing at your home and more. BBQs are done too!

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I provide personal chef services in your home. I purchase the ingredients, customize menus/ themes, set up, break down, and clean up. I have fine dining background, and I cook fresh, local, and seasonal food.

  • 2 years in business
  • Port Hueneme, CA

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I can make anything you want!!! Whatever food you like... I can create!

  • 13 years in business
  • Moorpark, CA

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I am a personal chef able to accommodate most recipes and requests. I have experience in many varied cuisines. Dietary restrictions can also be accommodated.

  • Newbury Park, CA

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I offer full-service brokerage for high-end antiques, collectibles, oddities, footwear, bags. I am a chef and a caterer.

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Over 20 years Hospitality experience from all aspects of the industry. Detail oriented to quality and experience, Well versed in large parties and small intimate groups. Private chef work for high end clientele from Montecito to Malibu. Up to date on food trends and seasonality of products.

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Impress your friends with a full hands-on experience in your kitchen. A personal chef comes directly to you and creates a personal experience that will leave you smiling and full.

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“Need Personal Chef for a Buffet Dinner”

Templeton, CA

Personal chef event type
Buffet dinner
Cuisine type
Vegetarian/Vegan, Other (some vegan some seafood)
Number of people
Fewer than 10
Details
Hi renting a house in templeton, and was looking for someone to prepare a meal for us since we may just feel like relaxing after winetasting. Most people eat fish but two are vegan. So no dairy in the seafood item either. needed for sat june 1st 6-9 people still waiting for final head count
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“Need a Personal Chef to Prepare Daily Organic Meals”

Encino, CA

Personal chef event type
Personal meal(s)
Cuisine type
Other (organic)
Number of people
Fewer than 10
Details
Looking for someone to prepare daily organic meals for one week, possibly as long as 3 or 4 months.
$217
Average price
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“Need a Personal Chef”

Beverly Hills, CA

Personal chef event type
Personal meal(s)
Cuisine type
Vegetarian/Vegan
Number of people
Fewer than 10
Details
Interested in a personal chef one to two days a week for a two person household. Due to erratic schedules need dishes prepared in advance that can be heated (if necessary) or simply available when needed.
$175
Average price
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