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Santee Finger Food Caterers

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  • 13 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 hours

Elsa O.

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I was a little skeptical as hired Jesus for a work event. I was worried that things would go wrong making me look bad with the agency. I am pleased to say that I worried for nothing. The Caterers were punctual, professional, clean and courteous. The food was delicious. Everyone loved the food and where highly impressed with the freshness and authentic flavor! Some are considering hiring Baja's Tacos for future events. Caterers prepped the food on site rather quick, served guests for 2 hours and put all the leftovers in containers for me. Event was for 60 people and had more than enough food for everyone to enjoy. Overall I was very impressed and pleased with the service and food. Would definitely hire again! Gracias!

Tanya O.

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We had a birthday party for my daughters third birthday. There were about 80 people there. Jesus was very professional and even set up a taco tasting at his house a few weeks before hand so that I could try the food before choosing him as our caterer. The food is very good! Everything is freshly made including corn and flour tortillas! Everyone at our party ate to their hearts content! Thank you Jesus! We will recommend you to anyone who is looking for a good taquero.

Scott B.

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Excellent service on the day of the event. Prompt replies to emails to schedule catering. Delicious food. All of our guests could not have been more pleased - though guacamole was a bit salty this time. Highly recommend this group.

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  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours
  • La Jolla, CA

Donna M.

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Lilian did an a terrific job providing delicious tray passed hors d'oeuvres and a scrumptious hors d'oeuvres display for the surprise birthday party we planned at at the last minute. Lilian was professional and delightful when passing the food. She was very helpful and easy to work with in the planning. Several of the guests asked me for cards and contact information to be able to hire Busy Bee in the future. My husband was not only surprised by the party but thrilled with the food and whole catering experience. He's planning on calling on Lilian again for future events. I'm in complete agreement. It was a great night and Lilian was a big part of that.

Kevin E.

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Lillian was great for our small wedding. The poke was on par with something you might find a Roy's, definitely some of the best I've had on the mainland. The lamb chop, sea bass, chicken, basically everything was incredible. All the guests loved the food. It's good luck for our marriage going forward that we had such good food on our wedding day!

Rheesa E.

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Provided everything needed for an exceptional holiday party. Delicious food, accomplished staff, hassle free.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Diego, CA

Noelia A.

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Amazing food and excellent response time. Just like any event there are always some hiccups but what makes the difference is quick responses and making sure the customer is happy. We even had some last minute changes and everything went smoothly and everyone raved about the food. We even had one of the kids bump the cake table and knock down the cake topper. One of Simons team members quickly came over and fixed it and the cake looked good as new! Definitely helpful and would book again !

Robyn S.

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The staff, food, and presentation were amazing! We did a buffet-style burrito and taco bar, which everyone loved. The food was delicious and they had tons of toppings set out. The staff even made myself and my husband plates of food before everyone else to make sure we got some good. They cleaned up along the way and we're asking guests if they needed anything. If you're looking for good, inexpensive food served by nice, attentive people, look no further!

Christa M.

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Great service and communication from Simon. He worked to find a plan with our budget. The food and service at our wedding reception was absolutely outstanding. Would recommend to anyone! Thank you for making our day so special!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Paula B.

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Everything about Best Mobile Chef was absolutely incredible! Shawna and her staff catered our daughter's wedding and the food was so delicious and a great value. They were extremely professional and cleaned up everything including taking away the trash! We have passed her name on to friends and relatives and will gladly use her again. Best Mobile Chef went way beyond our expectations! 5 stars+ Paula Beam-Toedt San Marcos Wedding of Jamie Beam & Mike Krikorian

Caitlin C.

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I can't say enough great things about Shawna and her staff!! The food was amazing, everything went so smoothly! She had never been to the venue but worked as though she was at home. She was on time, the food was ready on time, and all our guests loved it!! I highly recommend her and if there's ever an event that I need catered, she will be my first call!! Thank you for helping to make our wedding amazing!

Elizabeth B.

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Love Shawna, food was delicious, she helped make our party amazing! We will absolutely hire mobile chef again and again!!

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  • 28 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

William S.

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June delivered a great array of delicious food right on time at a reasonable price for our 68th Anniversary party attended by 23 family members. Everyone raved about the entire menu! There was enough left over for all to take some home. The chicken was "to die for" and I especially liked the cooked carrots and dessert tray!! We'll hire her again if we host another party!

Nancy A.

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June is an amazing caterer. Comfort food just like you Grandma used to make!

  • 14 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Carolann N.

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Simply amazing! We're host quite a few events, these folks are so easy to work with and our guests raved about the food- and...there was LOTS of food. They arrived early, set up and began working - the aroma was wonderful! At the end, we had to tell them it was OK to leave----they didn't want cook and leave. They made sure everyone was full. They neatly put all of the left over food in my kitchen. We were so impressed and so glad we found them....they were a true pleasure to work with. Thank you so much!

Lucia V.

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Everybody loved the food. There was plenty and we even had leftovers. The caterers didn't mind all the stairs they had to take to carry their stove, tables etc. We will hire them again for sure when we are in the area.

Marlo R.

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Delicious food, expert catering services. Would hire again.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

James D.

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Absolutely fantastic! Everyone loved the meal. The team did an awesome job at setting up and serving. We couldn't have asked for better quality of food or hospitality. Thank you for being a part of our celebration.

Micki G.

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I had a great experience. Every inquiry was quickly responded to and always in a professional manner. The service was great. Everything was ready on time and the food was delicious. I would use them again anytime.

Maren P.

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We had a great experience with Prime Cuts! They were very responsive and flexible during the time leading up to our event, were prompt and professional throughout our event, and the food was delicious!

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  • 14 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 31 min

Ronda B.

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Isaac's Catering was unbelievable! Mary was extremely accommodating. We had to cancel our event last minute due to fires in our area. We rescheduled without a hitch. Delivery was right on time, food quality was top notch, and the price was fantastic. Everyone at the party enjoyed the delicious food. There is no doubt Isaac's Catering will be serving our parties in the future. Thank you for a job well done. Sincerly, Ronda

Samantha S.

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Isaac's did a great job catering our wedding! The food was both super delicious & very affordable. Lisa at Isaac's Catering is wonderful to work with, very responsive and helpful. I definitely recommend using them for any of your events!

Ciara W.

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Lisa was great with the coordination and set up. The food is delicious, we had so many people compliment how good it tasted!! Highly recommend.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Daniel G.

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I contacted Sage Bleu based on the reviews I saw here. Although there were other caterers with more reviews, I was looking for a talented caterer, not jaded by decades in the business, who would go the extra mile to deliver superlative food and service. The reviews I saw here painted a picture of incredible food and personalized, unobtrusive, caring service, so I called Sage Bleu. When I spoke with Lavonne, I casually mentioned a few dishes that only the most savvy food aficionado would know. She subtly let me know that she not only knew what those dishes were, but knew how to prepare them. SOLD! I had Sage Bleu cater a casual neighborhood get together as well as a white tablecloth dinner for a dozen finicky business associates. The food selections were appropriate for both crowds. The food, wine pairings and presentation were impeccable. Service began exactly at the appointed time and clean-up was to the highest white glove standard. I cannot recommend Sage Bleu highly enough!

Priscilla C.

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My team and I had an offsite down in San Diego and Lavonne prepared a stunning meal for us. Before the dinner, we collaborated on the menu which was custom-made for our group. Lavonne had tons of great ideas of what to prepare and was flexible in working around some of our dietary restrictions. The appetizers of assorted crostinis were delicious, the burrata was a must-have, and the entire meal from the flank steak & coffee rubbed chicken to the apple crisp dessert were such a treat. She was even able to use some of the extra ingredients we had in our kitchen to add to our meal! This dinner was no doubt one of the highlights of our offsite and would highly recommend Lavonne to cater your next meal or event - delicious food plated beautifully and cooked with heart!

Ali S.

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We had a wonderful experience with Lavonne at Sage Bleu Catering! My family rented a house on Coronado for a few days for my parents' 50th anniversary. I planned a 7-person dinner to celebrate, and it was so much fun to have a restaurant-quality dinner made for us while we were at the house. (It was especially nice for my 6-year-old daughter to be able to run around and go draw, etc. between courses.) The food was yummy and seasonal. Lavonne was professional, efficient, and very sweet. A great experience!

  • 3 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Kelly G.

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Taco Daddy was an amazing deal They charged a VERY cheap price for amazing tacos at my wedding, which was anticipated to feed 150 guests. It's probably not a surprise that, as the bride, I didn't have a lot of interaction with the vendors, and I barely got to eat myself, because there are SO many things going on, and the day flies by so quickly! Therefore a lot of my review is a collection of comments from guests and volunteers at my wedding. I WILL say that my husband and I got the first tacos snuck to us immediately after the ceremony, and as our guests agreed, they were delicious and had all the fixings, plus rice and beans! Though they said they would bring 4-6 servers, they only brought the cook and two young boys to serve. There wasn't enough meat left at the end, so had all of our 150 guests shown up, there wouldn't have been enough food. BUT, the food was great and everyone really enjoyed it! They worked really hard and did their best, especially for being so cheap. Wonderful food for such a low cost, easy to communicate with leading up to the wedding, and cooperative with our venue restrictions and delayed ceremony/reception schedule. May not be used to doing such large groups or weddings, but an amazing deal. We are thankful they could be a part of our big day!

Pamela C.

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We had a great birthday party that was catered by Taco Daddy. The food was amazing and everyone loved it! They cooked the food fresh in site and also served the guests, which was so nice and convienent. We will be using them again for events we have. I highly recomend Taco Daddy

April W.

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Taco Daddy did a great job catering for our party! The food was delicious and the caterers were on time and very professional. We were overall very happy and will use them again and recommend to our friends!

  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Stefania B.

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I'm Italian so I'm really picky about Italian food. I hired Francesco and Cucina Migrante for the opening party of my new company, so for me was a big deal: a lot of potential clients were invited. Everything was perfect, from the food to the service. For a moment I though to be back in Italy. Thanks to the chef and the staff! Ps: I totally recommend to book Cucina Migrante for your events!

Pleasant T.

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I used Francesco for a college reunion weekend in Palm Springs and then again for a bachelorette party. He was very outgoing and talked to everybody. Made everything fresh from scratch and explained each course as it came out. The food was delicious! He cleaned everything when he was done. Was a pleasure to have and i would highly recommend him to anyone needing a private chef!

Adisa Z.

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I’ve tried Cucina Migrante’s food on many occasions and have been part of many culinary events they host. The food was always excellent and you can taste the quality of ingredients in every dish! They are passionate about the food they serve and supporting local farmers, as well as providing a memorable experience for their clients!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 31 min

Grace W.

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David & his team did an amazing job for my 30th birthday party! He was very flexible and accessible at all times. I had a few occasions where I had to increase the number of guests, and he handled that with no problem. I also had a situation where I was not going to be at the house prior to the party, as we were on a large group party bus winetasting and he was accommodating and understanding and able to set up the food in our house without me even having to be there. The food was absolutely delicious and he worked with me to customize a menu that would fit the theme of the party but was also very affordable! He provided more than enough food and utensils, we were eating leftovers for days! I will definitely be using Steal Your Taste in the future! Thanks David!

Janese J.

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They were timely, professional and adaptable. Fixed plenty of food to feed our 80 guests. The food was great especially the BBQ. If we're ever in San Diego again we will definitely use them!

Kristin A.

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timely service, delicious food. enjoyed by all the staff and they were able to accommodate on short notice

  • 3 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min

Alexia H.

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Where do I even start.. Avians House has AMAZING FOOD... I've had everything from Katsu Chicken, to his Teriyaki Chicken and let me tell you it's is the BOMB. I will always recommend them.. Not only is the food AMAZING but their portions are more than Generous!! Great Customer Service, And communication. You won't regret ordering from them. You will be AMAZED! I will give 5 HUGE STARS!! Avian you are the BOMB!! Better than L&Ls. Hands down!!!

Yvonne B.

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The food was AMAZING! My baby shower was a complete hit largely in part to the delicious food!! Very very affordable as well. He will be hosting all my parties from here on out!!

Kerry M.

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Avian brought his food truck to our school festival. He was professional, on time and the food was good.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 33 min
  • Chula Vista, CA

Dana H.

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By far the best idea and decision for a teen birthday party ever!! He brought them aprons, taught them about different kinds of knives and knife care, workspace and hand cleanliness, how to get the best deal at the grocery stores, how to cut up a chicken, how to filet fish, proper seasonings, taste testing, how to multitask in the kitchen to time things to hit the table at the same time and how to prepare dishes for complete meals. He was patient, thorough and totally entertaining to the teens. They were all so proud of their meal and all talked about how cool this party was. After the food was set on the table, he gave a description of each item being served, then he cleaned up the kitchen and exited while we sat down to dinner. He was absolutely amazing. He'd never done a birthday party because he usually teaches couples and does catering events but I'd highly recommend him.

Mary M.

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We hired Chef Gardner to prepare a dinner for my husbands employes. From the early planning stages to the completion of a wonderful evening Chef Gardner did an outstanding job and exceeded our expectations. His suggestions for table & mood settings, the development of a menu, the timing of the evening & the final presentation were all spot on. Each guest had a wonderful and memorable experience, not to mention delicious food. We would not hesitate to use Chef Gardner again or refer his services out.

Meg F.

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Chris was on time, professional, and the food was outstanding. Our employees enjoyed it, and we will definitely use him again. it was so easy to work with him too, he created a perfect menu so I didn't have to worry about a thing.

  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 46 min

Stephanie G.

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Chef Stevan Novoa was fantastic! He was prompt to respond to my messages, he worked with us on pricing, he arrived on time with exactly what we discussed for our office lunch, and the food was DELICIOUS! Our only regret was not ordering more. Thank you!

Brett B.

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Stevan did a fantastic job. On time, well prepared, and provided great tasting food. The hand made tortillas, and prepared meats and toppings are well above any other taco bar I've had. Highly recommended.

Thumbtack Customer

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Hired for a dinner party, and the whole experience was amazing! Not to mention the food was delicious! Would absolutely hire again

  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 34 min
  • Vista, CA

Tracy S.

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We hired Chris after tasting her cooking at our friend's dinner party where she was the chef. She cooked dinner for us off & on during the week when our schedules got to be too much. This was during the early years of parenting and making dinner after being at work just didn't fit in my schedule. We loved having her in our home and her food was always so delicious and nurturing! I loved her help it freed up about 8 hours a week for me to spend time with the kids and or relaxing as a family. Dinner time was so enjoyable since I wasn't the one making it or cleaning up. I think she is a fine chef with a very special touch. We went to a Dinner party last summer where she was the cook...her roasted chicken w/ pasta and pesto was divine! Tracy

Janie S.

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I have had the pleasure of working with Christine at workshops, meetings, and an open house. She is an incredible cook. I don't think I have ever eaten any of her dishes without wanting seconds. She is very versatile and adaptable with dietary restrictions - vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free but is also exceptional with traditional cuisine. Always on time and calm under pressure. Her love and passion for food and cooking come out in everything she prepares. I highly recommend her!

Cheri T.

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She helped me with yellow curry with chicken, potatoes, onions and carrots. It was quite nice to be able to do this at my place. It took about an hour and a half from start to meal time and the food was really flavorful! She was calm and patient which made the experience really fun.

BAPS!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min

Jennifer N.

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We had a phenomenal Thanksgiving Dinner prepared and delivered by BAPS catering. We were expecting about 20 people for our holiday dinner and BAPS catering delivered a wonderful meal that everyone loved. The turkey was moist, the vegetables, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and pumpkin cheesecake were delicious. Needless to say, we had enough food to satisfy everyone and still had some great Thanksgiving leftovers. We would definitely recommend BAPS catering for everyone who wants tasty food cooked just the way you like. Thanks for helping us make our holiday dinner such a success!

Sally S.

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Our family always enjoys good food over the holidays. This time around we decided to go with a local caterer, BAPS!, so we could relax and enjoy. They did not disappoint! The turkey breast was hot and juicy- the gravy was very good- not too thick, not too thin. Moist stuffing- mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes- had to have seconds on those! The vegetable medley was a nice change over the usual one or two separate vegetables. We are looking forward to trying out other foods BAPS! has to offer for future occasions!

Wendy B.

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We used BAPS! catering for our annual Halloween party for about 100 people. The food was AMAZING and a crowd pleaser. The prices were reasonable and Brad was professional and responsive; super helpful. They did drop-off service and set it up with everything we needed and extra supplies and food to replenish as things ran out. Would use them again and highly recommend them.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • San Diego, CA

Christian W.

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Daily Chew Catering dished up a bit of heaven on a plate for a holiday party recently and from the first time I contacted Carly until the last bit of food was gone, we were blown away by the entire experience. Daily Chew Catering offers a wide selection of menu options, so there's guaranteed to be something great for every palate, and everything is done well. Daily Chew does food service right, and I'll no doubt be quick to call back and start planning for our next event as soon as the time comes. Thank you for the professionalism, the amazing food, and your passion for great-tasting, incredible quality catering experience!

Kathleen K.

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Wow Carly made our event so easy! I contactcted her on SHORT notice and wow she delivered ! Fed 13 of us a great meal with dessert and brought it all ready to serve !! Really loved the Mac and cheese and fried chicken, salads and dressing was yummy ! Loved that we could enjoy the company and not be busy in the kitchen, and—- she even took our group photo !!! Thanks Carly !

Sam L.

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Friendly, professional, and delicious! Carly's dishes truly stand out with their exceptional quality; attention to detail goes beyond the food and creates a wonderful experience. 10/10!

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Susan D.

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My experience with Chef Stephani is one of excellence! She did a magnificent dinner party for me that was far superior to my wildest dreams! She is extremely creative, meticulous in her selection of foods and preparation. Her presentations are beautiful and her food is delicious! Everything is done with love! She excels at creating an atmosphere of anticipation.....of what is coming next! Thank you Chef Stephani Susan D.

Pat B.

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Chef Stephani has prepared dishes for us in our home as well as large birthday gatherings. The food was exquisite and we were thrilled with the variety as well as the presentation. She is a delight as a person and a professional.

David S.

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Stephani did a fantastic job catering our affair. The food was tasty, healthy, and the presentation was impressive. Highly recommend.

  • 7 years in business
  • Response time: 1 min
  • Del Mar, CA

Tara A.

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Rich was a great choice for your New Year's Eve gathering. He was quick to reply to emails and came up with a delicious menu. He arrived promptly and got right to work while being very thorough, friendly and personable. And of course, most importantly, the food was delicious! I would definitely use him again!

Matina N.

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Rich has prepared several meals for me; and they were all delicious! He cooks from the heart and each dish has its own unique, flavor and is seasoned to perfection, and healthy too! He is clean and precise in what he prepares, he is truly a gifted chef.

Eileen B.

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I had the privilege of attending a catered affair by My Green Chef, the food was excellent in both taste and presentation. Mr. Hass was very friendly and professional I plan to use My Green Chef for an upcoming event and will be sure to post again!

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Ana R.

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Chef Julie is amazing! I met Chef Julie in a Latino event where she was doing a quick demonstration on how to prepare Peruvian Cebiche, at the end, she was passing out samples and I tasted her cebiche, it was really tasty so I approached her. I was looking for a Chef to perform a cooking class for an event with teenagers. Julie is very approachable, she was interested and indicated that she worked with teenagers in the past, she asked about what they like, how much they eat, and a few other things and that was pretty much all. She put together a very successful and fun class for the boys that up to this date they keep talking about. I like her business acumen, you can tell immediately that she knows what she is doing. She introduced to the boys very simple concepts about how to use the knife, how to cut different types of veggies, how to position your fingers, then she moved into how to read a recipe, when to taste the food and correct flavor, how to present a dish, she kept them entertained for almost 3 hours, having them compete at the end for the best dish!!, It was very intense and fun, I highly recommend her!

Tatiana A.

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I had so much fun during our Peruvian coocking class. Julie is so professional, and not only teaches you how to make delicious dishes, but she also gives you great tips for the everyday cooking. Thanks Chef Julie, I look forward to another class soon!

Felicia O.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the cooking classes I have taken at Cocina de la Tierra--fun environment and delicious food/recipes! Chef Julie's enthusiasm has inspired me to enjoy cooking more--Highly Recommend!

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