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Browse these meal preparation services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Simi Valley.

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Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 109 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy S.
Verified review

Marcel created a delicious menu based on my preferences to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to a hungry group of 15. Incredibly professional and friendly, he has a real passion for cooking. He got a round of applause from our group when he left and then we even brought him back last minute to cook an additional meal for us one day because enjoyed it so much. The food is fresh, healthy and flavorful. We will definitely work with him again.

Madkins Catering
4.5
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
Diane F.
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My husband and I hired Madkins catering for a family weekend in the desert (La Quinta). We requested a bbq for the first night, and an early Easter dinner for the second night. I expected the meals to be good but not great (I haven’t really had an excellent catering experience). However, the meals were OUTSTANDING. Chef Aviarie is truly talented, and our entire family and guests talked about the interesting flavors and quality of the food. I still can’t get over how Chef Aviarie and Frank prepared everything from scratch in our kitchen in just a few hours! We requested a hefty amount of dishes, and they pulled it off without a sweat! The team is incredibly kind, professional and a pleasure to have cooking in our kitchen. They even managed to entertain our 6 year old nephew while they were cooking. I should also note their rates are very reasonable! I can’t say enough good things about our experience. I am happy to serve as a personal reference in case anyone wants my feedback. Madkins Catering can provide my email address. OUTSTANDING JOB! We look forward to hiring you again in LA or in the desert!

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The Catering Carnival
4.7
from 60 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Abid M.
Verified review

Chef J David cooked us a great meal and catering carnival provided great service throughout the whole process.

The Pit Stop BBQ, LLC
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Rebeca Q.
Verified review

My wedding took place on. 09/26/14 in Canyon Country, CA. From the beginning of the planning process, Pam was very helpful and involved in deciding the logistics of the meal and catering services. Pam very kindly helped me in purchasing multiple items for the wedding (plates, utensils, limes, lemons, etc) and charged me at cost. This helped me save time and energy, which I could put elsewhere while planning the wedding. It has only been a few days since the wedding, but every single person that I have spoken to has had only positive comments to say about the food. Thank you, Pam for all of your and your crews hard work!!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anna K.
Verified review

We attended Diner en Blanc with 2000+ people. Ninety percent of the people in attendance ate a cold meal as you had to provide your own dinner. It was a night to remember having Wild Thyme serve us a 5 course sit down meal, two of which were served hot despite not having a kitchen. We as well as everyone were wondering where the delicious food smell was coming from, only to realize that those courses were being served to us!! Needless to say, we were the envy of many! The meal was not only delicious, but was beautifully presented. We were impressed with the quality and presentation of the food. It was a seamless and professional process. Cannot say enough about Wild Thyme.

Top Pro
  • 21 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Maria G L.
Verified review

Chef Mark is very experienced and qualified, and creates very special menus with your preferred ingredients and for every occasion, like the Thanksgiving inspired meal he prepared for us and our dinner guests last November. He is also a pleasure to talk to, so, as a customer I had a wonderful experience since the making of all dishes to the actual dinner time!

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Sierra Madre Catering
4.6
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Karen F.
Verified review

Tonya was great in the planning process. She was responsive and really helpful in menu planning. The food was a hit! The only hiccup was on the day of. Due to forgetting one of the courses at home and traffic on the freeways, our meal wasn't set up until 30 minutes after the agreed upon time. While these things happen, it did affect our overall experience.

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Big Mann BBQ
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tim L.
Verified review

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!!

Aline Healthy Chef
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
JaNae T.
Verified review

Aline is amazing! A great chef that takes pride from her preparation to presentation of the food. She makes sure the host and every guest is well taken care of! It was a privilege to taste her amazing delicious appetizers and food! I look forward to working with her again in the future!

  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
McNeal M.
Verified review

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.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mr W.
Verified review

On Feb 1, 2018, Chef Amy performed her private chef services at my girlfriend’s birthday party with our teenage daughter. Amy curated a delicious 5-course menu based on our favorites. She prepared the food in new fun beautiful ways. Amy was funny, approachable and professional. She brought all needed cooking and serving ware. She cooked and cleaned up everything. Amy explained and presented every course of the meal and prepared unique never seen before drinks that were a huge hit! The food portions in each course were just right and completely filling. Amy clearly loves cooking and enjoys interacting with clients. Amy was sooo good by evenings end that we were singing to our throw-back music playlist and hugging her goodbye with anticipation of a future event. I definitely plan to hire Amy many more times in the future. HIGHLY RECOMMEND- 5 STARS

  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Khari H.
Verified review

Acacia’s Table is great!!!!! Good company, good food and great service. Thank You Acacia!

2 French Chicks
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lorraine C.
Verified review

Claudine is a wonderful person and a great cook. Her food was delicious. In hindsight, for the size of our house and kitchen, I probably would have used someone who was a bit more organized. She was a little late and had to bring lots of things for her food preparation, so dinner was a little late. She is very hands on which is great, I just didn't have the space for it! She and her assistant did a really nice job serving and cleaning everything for me. Claudine is a very hard worker.

Fork & Thyme Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey H.
Verified review

From the moment Lindsay contacted me with a quote, I was excited to have her cook for a very special birthday celebration. She was thorough, thoughtful, and she easily switched a few things up when I explained that one of our guests had some dietary restrictions. She asked to bring a server to help move the evening along, and I was happy she had the help (and Yvette was an absolute doll). On the day of the party, she was prompt, came incredibly prepared, and not only was course after course unbelievably delicious, but served in and on beautiful dishes (she provided). She and her server were personable, helpful, and by the time we were done eating the beautiful 4 course meal, the entire kitchen was spotless, and she was ready to head out. I will absolutely ask Lindsay to cook for us again, and hope it's not too long before I do so. I cannot recommend her more highly. Book her before some celebrity snatches her up as their personal!!

SEGARS Culinary
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy T.
Verified review

Steven came to our home, to serve my husband and me our anniversary dinner. He brought a beautifully printed out menu explaining the courses. He brought his own dishware which was lovely. From the well displayed appetizers to the meal itself ... we were delighted! The food was five star! And dessert was impressive! A very wonderful experience from beginning to end. What a treat to have an impeccably dressed chef walk through the door of our home and create pure deelish!!! Thank you to Steven!!! Michael and Cindy Thee Ashburn, Virginia

Kerry In The Kitchen
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ramona H.
Verified review

I hired Chef Kerry to prepare all meals for a moderate size group over a weekend. He provided an amazing array of options for every meal that left all of my guests satisfied and full. All of our dietary restrictions were met with exceptionally delicious vegan dishes, desserts, and snacks. I will definitely reach out to Chef Kerry Prince for upcoming events both vegan and traditional in the future.

Living Veg
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires 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!

Chef Know-It-All
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
Verified review

We hired Chef as a Christmas gift for our family’s game day. He was a great sport about participating in our unique event and provided delicious meals, snacks and beverages for us all throughout the day. Chef made the process easy and worry-free. He left my kitchen spotless! Our favorites were the homemade bread with honey butter, citrus chicken skewers, rack of lamb and whiskey shooters. I would DEFINITELY hire him again and recommend him.

Chef Shinar
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Gwendolyn P.
Verified review

Wonderful meal. Food was beautiful and delicious. She was kind and very professional. I would definitely use her again.

Farm to Table
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon O.
Verified review

Wow & Amazing are two words that your guest will say if you hire Zachary. His food is YES that GOOD. He goes above and beyond to make his clients happy and we were over the moon happy with the food we had. Also a bonus the kitchen was clean to start and I think Zachary left it cleaner then it was when he started. He brings everything all you need to do is enjoy the amazing food he prepares for you. Perfectly seasoned, perfectly prepared made our party just perfect. Thank you Zachary.

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs.T R.
Verified review

“Best Personal Chef Ever ” I had the opportunity hiring an truly amazing Chef and more importantly professional. With a gift/ talent to transform one's meal into bites of sheer delight. Features at a glance * Calm and courteous at all times * Dedicated to preparing the finest dinning experience * Passionate regarding her own techniques * Pros: * Every meal mouthwatering * Fair pricing * Competitive * Used by the professionals Cons: •. Get's booked fast My Opinion: You you may find you have to call for bookings way ahead in advance .I my self intend to be a repeat customer. Yet most important with her meals being truly the finest of tasting meals surly it's going to keep this personal chef always bestowing her talent to and for someone's dinning pleasures constantly.

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