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Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy S.
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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.

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SEGARS Culinary
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mercedes A.
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I have had the experience of tasting and enjoying Mr. segar's culinary services in many occasions and find him to be an excellent cook. His cooking abilities are very gourmet and he is very good at improvising and coming up with exquisit results.

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Living Veg
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Malia F.
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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!

Your Kitchen Jeanne
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa S.
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Jeanne is an excellent chef and really listens to her clients. She is punctual, thorough, and her food is amazing. Whether she is cooking for a family or an event everything is fabulous. Her presentation is artistic and spot on. I highly recommend Jeanne. You will not be disappointed. She is exceptional!!!

Chez Vous of Santa Barbara
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy H.
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Had Chef Kim over to our Airbnb for a cooking lesson and it was excellent! She was very well prepared and even gave us print out recipes to take home. She was very detailed in her instructions and the food was delicious. She even helped us clean up after the meal. Would recommend her to anyone looking for a fancy dinner party or cooking class for a small group.

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

  • 5 years in business
Lizzie R.
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I have had the pleasure to know Rebekah for over 5 years now and have experienced her amazing vegan dishes. I also have attend many of her cooking classes that are not only tasty but teaches you about nutrition and how to make vegan dishes that look and taste so satisfying that you don’t even miss eating meat and best of all good for you! In addition, I have also hired her to cater my parties. Her professionalism and thought that goes into the menu planning was beyond my expectations. The presentation of the food was so delightful and delicious. Some of my favorite dishes are the spring rolls with house made peanut sauce, vegan crab cakes and her famous raw lasagna! I highly reccomend her for all your catering needs and to take her cooking lessons, you will not be disappointed!

Good2eat4U
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 16 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.

Laura Elaine Estrada
5.0
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.

Creatively Cooking For You
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 28 years in business
Leslie R.
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This chef is amazing! She prepares healthy meals with a variety of food groups. She is knowledgeable about nutrition and was able to customize meals for my husband with diabetes. She assisted with meal planning, purchased the food, prepared it with passion and always included a note about the ingredients, instructions for heating it up etc. Being that I'm someone who does not enjoy cooking I found the service exceptionally useful. The best thing of all is that her cooking is absolutely delicious. She always makes herself available for questions or variations on what she prepares. I have even been able to get last minute help when attempting holiday dishes on my own. I highly recommend her services!

Heather's Helpful Hints
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy C.
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Peggy C. I had tried Heather’s Savory Artichoke Heart, Crispy Sage, Caramelized Onion and Italian Cheese Quiche—and knew it was good; along with her very special (& somewhat decadent) Savory Caramelized Vidalia Onion Cheesecake_Spread, so I ordered both for the holidays. They were made with love and care and brought to my door. I loved having them on hand—as you know there are always more mouths to feed around the holidays! The care and pride she takes in her work really shows. The dip/spread is a real treat—very elegant and rich. The quiche is unlike any we’ve ever had and is truly delicious. I would highly recommend her and her cooking for anyone’s event or home.

  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Nick R.
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Chef Ray Lopez was exceptional. He prepared and incredible meal and had history for each dish. He was professional and a wonderful cook. Would hire him again.

  • 6 years in business
Lolimar N.
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Donna prepared for a spiritual retreat a fabulous vegan meal . She prepared a delicious Indian feast, Tikki Masala, basmati rice, appetizers and great side dishes. I definitely recommend her for any Vegan feast . I also loved that she is a Yoga instructor and we had an amazing Yoga class before we enjoyed her meal.

Chef Ajay Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Lamar W.
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Chef Ajay creates unique and most importantly, DELICIOUS cuisine and beverages!

Kim Kennedy
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laura M.
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Having had little experience cooking before working with Kim, I didn't know what to expect. But I couldn't be happier with how much I've learned so far. She has taught me to cook really healthy and some of the more indulgent stuff. I've learned specific dishes like homemade gnocchi with pesto and also skills that I can use to cook my own dishes. Knife skills, pan skills and most importantly for me flavor combinations. So even if I'm making a salad or sandwich at home I can take flavor combinations and make them my own. I would recommend her to anyone with any type of food or occasion.

BRISKET STOP
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barbara E.
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We were lucky to have Rene cook for our family of 4 as our personal chef when he lived in the San Francisco area. We have 2 picky eaters in our family, yet Rene's dinners were always a hit with everyone. Rene was professional and fast. He somehow made a gourmet meal in our little kitchen in a very short amount of time. The meat and fish were always perfectly cooked, never dry. Rene's food was fresh, healthy and delicious!

Cooking By Shira
5.0
from 1 review
    Tammy R.
    Verified review

    I am a relatively selective foodie who enjoys healthy yet delicious options and Srira has definitely delivered! I have tried almost every food delivery company in LA and most are bland, boring and not as personalized. I've had Shira cook and prepare at dinner parties as well as food delivery. Being as busy as many people are in LA, it can be challenging to shop, cook, prepare and store my meals in advance which Shira has taken all the guesswork out of it so I can focus my attention else ware. I tell her what I like and she works with my diet and each meal has great portions and flavor. I've recommended Shira to several friends who have been thoroughly satisfied as well. While working so closely with Shira, she has become not only my personal delivery chef but also a dear friend.

    About

    Unique food combinations that won't be found in restaurants, obscure ingredients sourced from small Northern California farms. Authentic spices from purveyors of the finest flavors. World cuisine in an elegant, contemporary format. Accessible, delightful, yet different.

    About

    It's simply genuine , authentic and healthy. Based of what as been though from my Family infused with Healt knowledge and a creative touch.

    About

    As an advocate for public education, the magic of life lessons come alive in the kitchen. "Lassiez Les Bon Temps Roulez" is an attitude my services produce.

    About

    We provide real Italian cuisine from the nonna to you! No American ingredients or variations are used, only the real flavor of Italy!

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    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.

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    Need Cooking Skills Instruction for a Couple

    Santa Barbara, CA

    • Goal
      New skill (general education)
    • Cooking type
      Baking
    • Instruction type
      Couples
    • Details
      Prefer instruction on artisan breads
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