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The Pit Stop BBQ, LLC
from 52 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen B.
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Pam came over and provided us private instruction in our home on basic cooking skills. Pam did a great job. We will be hiring again this next weekend to help us with preparing for Thanksgiving since it will be our first time cooking everything ourselves. I would recommend Pam to anyone looking for cooking instruction.

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Traveling Chef
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
De'Vina J.
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When my son (9 yr old boy) expressed to me he wanted to be a contestant on Chopped Jr. I made it my goal to get him prepared. I contacted Traveling Chef and immediately my son's goals became a his goals as well. Travis arrived on time, and was very detailed when explaining how to pick produce and meats. Like many 9 yr old boys it's usually hard to keep him focused, however he was engaged from start to finish. Travis was very patient and allowed my son to be very hands on which made for an excellent lesson. The food was amazing, my son was very proud of his accomplishments, and he left the kitchen spotless. I can't wait until my son's next lesson. Every mom should take a day off and allow dinner to be prepared by their children and Chef Travis.

Sweet Novelette
from 16 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Hazel C.
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I am very impressed with Annabel's work! She not only baked the most artistic cake, but also delicious! I ordered 3 cakes from her last October 7 and each one was unique, creative, and delicious. Annabel listened to my needs and also added her own personal touch to the cakes. She was very responsive, professional, and just went above and beyond. The cakes were a little pricey compared to your regular bakery or store bought cake but it's worth every penny. The 3 cakes that I ordered were customized and one cake was a bit complicated due to allergies but I was willing to pay for the extra price. I am a happy customer and I will surely order again from Annabel Sweet Novelette Cake. And you should too!

from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Emily P.
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Elaine helped my daughter and I with cooking lessons and menu ideas that would work with both of our dietary issues. We spent an afternoon together - through the magic of web cams. We prepared a vegetable lasagna, a spinach and strawberry salad, the most amazing miso soup ever and a squash and edamame treat that was out of this world. The dishes we prepared were made from fresh, organic ingredients that were gluten free, light on salt and most importantly quick and easy to prepare in our busy schedules. Elaine took every culinary and dietary issue of ours and came back with brilliant solutions. Elaine is knowledgeable and approachable with the ability to communicate what she knows without being preachy. I've ordered the Herblends seasonings, and she also has a cookbook. I'm very impressed her knowledge and abilities make great food and show us how she does it.

From the Egg LA
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Hillary E.
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I joke with Chef Jay often that he's (and his fried chicken) the reason I snagged my husband! Our cooking lessons are so full of life and information! I've even started to get my friends in on the action. What he does with flavor profiles (a term he taught me) is beautiful. Always on time and always comes through.

SuttonCreek Nature's Way
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Berckly C.
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Chef Billie Sutton provided an awesome cooking demonstration for the Boeing Seal Beach Fitness Center. Her presentation on the dishes she prepared were informative, on point, and most of all, tasty!

Laura Elaine Estrada
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany L.
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I had the pleasure of learning from Laura last weekend. I consider myself an experienced cook and I'm grateful to report I learned new techniques, recipes, and cooking tips from Laura! Not only did she thoughtfully provide cooking advice prior to our first lesson, but she additionally considered all my health requests when I expressed a desire to continue learning "clean" cooking. I am an avid weight lifter and fitness instructor and I explained to Laura that I am very conscious about how I cook (i.e. cooking without salt, eating very lean protein meat/fish, etc.). I cook every single meal for myself and meal prep on weekends in order to weigh out all my portions before the beginning of my week. Laura modified several recipes to adhere to the guidelines I outlined for her and even gave me suggestions for sauces, curries and cooking techniques I could use in future meal planning. Laura was also aware I am in the process of moving to another country and she used her knowledge of the specific country's culture to recommend several cooking items I could purchase to maximize my ability to cook with variety yet within budget. Laura went above and beyond my expectations by applying her knowledge and expertise to best advise me on cooking techniques I can use both in the U.S. and when I move abroad, shared her passion for cooking and piqued my interest in expanding my cooking repertoire. I highly recommend Laura for cooking lessons, meal preparation and special events.

  • 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!

Brian F.
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The food was delicious, and the service remarkable. They should give lessons on great food, and hospitaly. Thank you Royal Rose!!!


I offer private or group lessons on basic cooking techniques and knife skills. I'm catering to the specific needs of my clients, such as how to shop for ingredients that you should always have for everyday cooking and tips on building your pantry for items you will need for easy dressings, salads, sides and sauces.


I offer catering, personal chef service, and cooking lessons. I do parties. I have 30 years of experience. I'm an expert in cooking and pastry.


As a teacher, my goal is to empower people in the kitchen. At the end of the day, it's not enough for me to dazzle the public with my cooking. I have all of this information to offer and I want to pass it on to others. I want to teach you how to dazzle your family and friends! I provide one-to-one private sessions and group classes on basic and advanced techniques and regional cooking to adults and kids. Topics include: knife skills, fundamentals (soups, salads, sauces), plating, and traditional and innovative dishes from European, Asian, and classic American cuisines. Hire me to teach a private class in your home kitchen, classes are held in the Los Angeles/ Pasadena area. We will work together to select and prepare a menu of your choosing and in the process you'll learn techniques that can be applied to your day-to-day recipes as well.Date nights, family dinners, intimate gatherings, engagement parties, and arts and music events: I also offer private chef services and catering for groups of 2 to 150, on a one-time or an ongoing basis. Menus range from home-style comfort food to elegant multi-course dining experiences. Cuisine options include: Italian, French, Thai, Indian, Pan-American, Caribbean, Cajun/Creole, Southern, and Classic American. Contact me for more information.

  • 7 years in business

I specialize in art, music, tattoos, and horticulture. I am a man of many interests, and I have many talents to offer. I have experience in teaching music, working with children/children supervision, personal training, cooking, cleaning, teaching art, and raising animals.


I provide personal cooking instructions and catering. I have worked in great restaurants and for people with special needs. I can prepare food for people, or I can teach people to prepare food for themselves.


Hello. I provide private art lessons and activities (most materials provided) for children, individuals or small groups (birthdays, slumber parties, holiday themes, etc.). I also offer basic child sitting services to children ages four to twelve. Along with art and craft activities for individuals and groups, I do face painting for children's birthdays and special events. Face painting may be included in addition to child sitting if desired (with additional fee). I am also available to assist in preparation and setting up for birthday parties or any other children's events and help in cleaning up after the party! I am a professional artist and have been an experienced art instructor for more than 15 years. I'm your creative girl Friday. Yes, references are available! I am also open to commission contemporary paintings or sale of current paintings. Please visit my website. Small murals are also available. Stay tuned to hear (or ask about) about upcoming Swirl Girl Designs, geared to making personalized paintings, murals and other creative designs and decorating girls' rooms with their vision and self-expression.


I offer bartending services for private parties and corporate events. I also provide private cooking lessons in French and Italian cooking.


I have a passion for creative and nourishing foods. I offer vegan personal chef services, private hands-on cooking lessons and holistic wellness coaching. I help people with food allergies and dietary restrictions to get unstuck and fall (back) in love with eating or cooking!


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I have spent my life in the hospitality industry and love what I do! I can teach you what I create or simply plan, prepare and serve it! I am joyful about my profession and am always open to new flavors, techniques and events.


I have 30 years of experience cooking and baking. I have a lot of original recipes that I am constantly asked for. My mother was a home economic teacher, so I learned very young.


*Are you too busy to cook? I will prepare healthy, delicious meals for you in your home. *Do you want to learn to cook? I will teach you how to prepare basics or a special meal in your home. *Do you have sweet tooth? I can make delicious, freshly baked goods and have them delivered to your home.

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