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Santa Clarita Home Chefs

Browse these home chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Santa Clarita.

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Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela E.
Verified review

I was having a Halloween / 50th Birthday party. At my home. Chef Marcel adapted to my needs. The food was served promptly and hot. They also served the Bday Cake. A gentleman in a black cape kept taking platters from me after I passed Jello Shots! He also took care of all the trash- so when I got up the next morning there was very little cups ... to pick up! They enabled me to circulate with my friends without worry. The servers were friendly and the kitchen clean up was excellent! I would use Chef Marcel and associates again when needed. Thank you!

Madkins Catering
4.6
from 82 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
Jianxiong Y.
Verified review

The catering staff was amazing and polite. We got one chef, one assistant, one server and one DJ. They arrived on time. Server helped us set up and clean up everything. DJ was great! They did a wonderful job! Price is very reasonable and acceptable. Paid them with extra tips when service is finished. Love the team! Recommend for any events!

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CAKE - Gourmet Sugar Service
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica G.
Verified review

We loved working with CAKE! Eva was great from the beginning - she even came to our home for the tasting! The cakes and desserts are amazing - guests were raving all night at the wedding!

From The Grill Catering
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy Z.
Verified review

I planned a dinner party on Halloween weekend and Chef Ana made it shine!!! two days before the party, my guest count jumped 10% and in a panic, I called Chef Ana and she said, "no problem". Everything was delivered on-time and hot, my guest loved the dinner, especially the beef on the skewers... oh my, super tasty. I will definitely use From the Grill and Pastry again!

Sierra Madre Catering
4.6
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
JoAnn H.
Verified review

I hired Sierra Madre Catering for my husband's 40th birthday party held at my home. The set up process was so easy, they were so accommodating with the menu I wanted (even though it included fried foods and philly cheese steak sandwiches which are hard to make on-site). The moment they got to my house, Tonya and her chefs were so professional, speedy, on top of it all! They made my night so much easier and fun and I finally got to enjoy my own party for once! They left my house very neat like my kitchen was never used! They picked up after my guests throughout the night. My favorites were inside-out Philly cheese steak, pulled pork sliders, mac & cheese, potstickers and garlic fries. Thank you and looking forward to seeing you again!

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So Divine Catering
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tisha A.
Verified review

So Divine Catering catered my Christmas party for my family. Chef Alexis was professional and attentive. The staff was respectful and friendly. The food was AMAZING! (Stuffed mushrooms and sliders-- so good!!) a wonderful experience had by all. I will definitely be hiring So Divine catering for future events.

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SEGARS Culinary
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dan P.
Verified review

Chef Steven and his team made us a fantastic meal, got the oohs and aahs from my parents (it was a 45th anniversary dinner for them) as well as younger crowd at the meal. In fact, we're still talking about the tomato tartare dish he came up with. The chef and his team handled passed appetizers, absolutely inventive and delicious cocktails, setup and cleanup all for a completely reasonable fee per person. They used our dishes/silverware/glassware but cleaned everything up and left the kitchen spotless. Multiple people from the dinner have asked for their contact info so they can book Chef Steven in the future. We wouldn't hesitate to book them for our next party.

  • 13 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Mollt Z.
Verified review

We had such a fabulous time at Chef David Gussin's pop up dinner. There was the perfect mix of beautiful ambience, great music, friendly people, and of course the incredible four course meal, which was acommpanied with Chef David's signature complimentary craft cocktails. Cannot wait to attend his next pop up dinner!!

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JustSayCheeese
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shawn H.
Verified review

This is our brewery's first time using this site and Moe was great. The cheese steak was soooooo good! We will be having Moe again soon - probably next week if he's available.

Fitch's Kitchen
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jill D.
Verified review

Fitch's Kitchen offers great food and Chef Fitch is very professional.

A Taste of Gourmet Catering
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany W.
Verified review

Chef Lofthouse is incredible. He catered my 26th birthday party and fed 32 famished twenty somethings. Everything was amazing from the stuffed mushrooms to the bbq sliders! He was prompt, responsive and immensely attentive. I never saw an empty tray the entire night. This allowed me to relax and enjoy the party because I knew that he was 100% on top of it. We all know how hard it is to let go when you're hosting a party because you want everything to be great and your guests to be happy. I don't think I've ever had a party run as smoothly as this one and Chef Lofthouse was a big part of that. I will not only be hiring him again but I've already referred him to all my friends and clients. Thank you for a great night Chef!

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HDX WELLNESS
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tait B.
Verified review

Chad was very pleasant from the start. His home was very inviting, clean, and safe. He gave me a debrief on his experiences and specialties. His background in Kinesiology works in his favor, he is very aware of the anatomy, and knows exactly how to target the pressure points, properly. The mood was set, and he use an adequate amount of oil (I dislike for a masseur to use too much), and he was conversational and kind the entire time. Additionally, his height worked in his favor, as well, because he is able to move fluidly and adequately apply his body weight to maximize the massage experience. I left feeling light, loose, and less stress. Lastly, Chad also took the time to educate me on the muscles groups and small parts of the body/muscles that I was not aware of. Overall, great experience and I will return for another great session.

A Wayfaring Chef
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Skye J.
Verified review

Jessie is an absolute doll and a fantastic chef! i highly recommend her for any event.

Top Pro
Greg Akahoshi
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heath B.
Verified review

Greg was the perfect chef for my dinner party! He's enthusiastic about what he does and excellent at creating a menu that is delicious and every bit as good (or better) than dining at a 5-star restaurant while being in your own home! My guests loved the experience with Greg. Everyone who came to the party wanted to hire him for their next event! I would definitely hire him again in the future.

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Living Veg
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Malia F.
Verified review

Shelly not only makes vegan cooking simple and delicious, she provides the tools and tricks you need to prepare meals for your family! She teaches with love and passion and educates the public about plant-based nutrition and provides the info you need to make the switch from omnivore to vegan or enhance your current vegan lifestyle. I have been vegetarian for 20+ years and vegan for 9 years and I learned so much from Shelly just from one class! I can’t wait to learn more, as she has so much to offer and an entire cook book worth of recipes in her head to impress any chef!

The Kitchen Door
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Karen A.
Verified review

Chef Betty was a superstar!!! Such a great cook. Loved the presentation of the food trays, and the variety of veggies/fruit. My guests loved the appetizers. I really impressed them. Chef Betty is so good at what she does, and so talented.... I would recommend her to everyone!! That’s again, Chef Betty! You Rock!!!

Wendell Hooper
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
Verified review

I always look forward working at a Chef Wendell event. His expertise in culinary cuisine is beyond fabulous. Executing any menu along with any task given at hand is his specialty. He has such a way with food because I know he pours his heart into it. Can’t wait to work my next event with Chef Wendell!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Byron H.
Verified review

Darrell is amazing. He's been cooking for me for over 18 months, mostly healthy stuff as per my request (high protein and veggies, good oils, organic, low sugar and carbs). The variety is astounding, there's been hardly a single repeat in the entire time. The dishes are restaurant grade and always a treat to look forward to. He takes preferences and requests seriously. The entrees, soups, and salads are always different and delicious. In addition to being an amazing chef, Darrell is also a great guy. Extremely trustworthy, loyal, and understanding. He has a key to my house, and I consider him a personal friend. I would, and have, recommend Darrell to all of my friends.

Chef Asheesh
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth B.
Verified review

My family had a GREAT experience with Chef Asheesh! We hired him to prepare a birthday dinner for my mother-in-law, and our group of 11 was wowed by the quality of the food as well as his pleasant personality and the interaction we had with him as he prepared the meal. Everyone is still talking about the evening and how perfect it was! In addition, Asheesh was prompt and clear in his communication with us, and he worked hard to understand the event we envisioned as well as creating a menu that met our needs.

  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
DOROTHY D.
Verified review

CHEF IS AN ALL TIME WINNER, PROMPT, COURTEOUS AND KNOWLEDGEABLE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM. DOROTHY

Rondeno Culinary Designs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Louise L.
Verified review

Ryan is absolutely amazing. The food was wonderful, Ryan is an a amazing chef and such a lovely person too. Thankyou so much!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do private cooking lessons cost?

You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.

Actual Requests

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Need a Cooking Skills Instructor

Santa Clarita, CA

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Personal enrichment, Health reasons
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    Basic cooking skills
  • Cuisine interest
    American, BBQ, Healthy
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (No fish )
  • Number of students
    1
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18)
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Frequency
    Ongoing classes
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Willing to join an existing group?
  • Day preference(s)
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference(s)
    Early morning (before 9am), Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    Do not like fish
  • $270
    Average price

Need a Caterer

Valencia, CA

  • Event type
    Birthday party
  • Which meal
    Lunch
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean
  • Serving style
  • Staff needed
    Set up: No, Server(s): No, Bartender(s): No, Clean up: No, I don't need any staff: No
  • Head count
  • Details
    Small party, small budget.
  • $821.08
    Average price

Need cooking lessons

Newhall, CA

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Personal enrichment, Health reasons, Gift for someone else
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    Soups and sauces
  • Cuisine interest
    Asian, Healthy, Mexican/Latin, Vegetarian/Vegan, Other (Indian)
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (no)
  • Number of students
    2
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18)
  • Experience
    Intermediate
  • Frequency
    One-time event
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Willing to join an existing group?
  • Day preference(s)
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Time preference(s)
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    no not that I can think of
  • $101.67
    Average price
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