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Torrance Chefs

Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Torrance.

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Chef Marcel Catering
5.0
from 110 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Aitana C.
Verified review

Marcel was amazing! It was a five star experience from the service he offered, to the food he cooked, to the time he took to prep for my event. We had two chefs at my event who were amazed and very impressed with his cooking! I highly recommend him!

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alan. D.
Verified review

Gourmet Lovers recently catered my son's wedding reception and everything turned out wonderfully! Carolina, Boris and their team took care of everything from start to finish and they didn't leave until the place was spotless. The food was amazing. My son and his bride didn't want "traditional" reception food so Chef Boris put together some of the tastiest tacos, beans, rice and salsa we have ever had, not to mention a fun interactive build your own Nacho Bar for the hors d'oeuvres that all the guests raved about. Not only was Chef Boris' food amazing, Carolina's wedding cake was something special. She worked with us to design just want the bride and groom wanted. The cake was rich in flavor and beautifully decorated. She certainly knows how to bake an amazing cake. I am a fan of Gourmet Lovers Catering and highly recommend them to anyone needing a caterer who not only knows how to put together great food, but knows how to work within your budget. Carolina was always prompt in returning calls and always stayed in touch with us. I plan on using them for all my catering needs in the future.

  • 9 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna P.
Verified review

Michael was such a pleasure to work with during the planning stage of my daughter's birthday party. We had a grilled cheese station and it was a big hit. Apollonia was our chef and she was a perfect fit for the kids.

Madkins Catering
4.5
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
Ruthie R.
Verified review

Food was great, Chef and his assistant were very nice and professional

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Chef Marc's Meal Prep
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
James D.
Verified review

From the getgo I knew I was dealing with a professional in Marc. I was talking with a few chefs about the 4th of July party I was planning and it was obvious to me that Marc was on it- when I saw his experience running kitchens in NYC, maybe the world's toughest venue, I knew he was the one. His menu was outstanding and he was open to tweaking it ahead of time to suit our tastes and needs. Marc prepared food for our meat eating and our Vegan guests and each dish was clearly marked. When our party metastasized from expected 50 guests to over 300, Marc saved the day by thinking fast on his feet and with a little emergency grocery shopping, ended up having food for all for over 6 hours. The quality of the food really took the party over the top as far as sophistication- we've all had middling to bad food at weddings and other events and it just makes you feel awkward and bad for the host- not the case here. Almost everyone at the party commented on the quality of the food - bold, nuanced flavors but not pretentious. Also, couldn't be a nicer guy. Genuine real deal.

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The Catering Carnival
4.7
from 60 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Heather B.
Verified review

The response was quick and efficient so that part I would give 5 stars. The part that I wish was a little more professional was the presentation of the food. We had to ask the chef to describe his food and we had to set our own table, which in the past when we've had personal chefs that was done for us. The halibut was cooked perfectly and we enjoyed our meal very much. The chef was pleasant and you could tell he "loved" what he is doing which is so important. If we ever come back to Terranea we would use the Catering Carnival again.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Caron B.
Verified review

First of all Susan is delightful which is great cause who needs a snarky chef with attitude. On top of that she is a great chef. We asked for an American meat based menu and got the tastiest short rib in a Parmesan crust in individual bowls. I can't wait to use Susan again.

Top Pro
  • 21 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jordan R.
Verified review

Had a great experience with Executive Chef Mark Kearney and Team. To set expectations before the review, I like to consider myself a food lover...not a critic, just a food lover. I love great dining experiences and am equally critical or disappointed when they fall short. My family and I were hosting Christmas Dinner for a total of 10 family members. I found Chef Mark on Thumbtack based on his previous reviews. Roy (part of Mark's team) promptly reached out with thought-starters for the meal and breakout of pricing. Over the next few weeks Roy, Mark and I worked closely crafting the perfect menu for my traditional Christmas dinner, while staying within my budget parameters. To note, Chef Mark is priced higher than some of the other chefs I was in contact with, but I'm glad we went with Mark based on the outcome. The menu consisted of 4 gourmet hors d oeuvres passed around while we opened presents. A fan favorite was the roasted fig with gorgonzola and prosciutto. Then time for dinner. We sat at the dining table and were served Butternut Ravioli as an appetizer, Lobster Bisque soup (a bit on the spicy side - only critique I have with the food all night) and an organic baby butterleaf salad with incredible apricot balsamic vinaigrette. The main course was both a grilled beef tenderloin (prepared to your liking) and pan roasted turkey breast. Sides that accompanied the main course were brocollini, green beans and bacon/garlic mashed potatoes. Everything (except the soup) was beyond 5 stars in terms of presentation, taste and expectations. Lastly we were served two very decadent and delicious deserts - a molten lava cake and traditional bread pudding. Two things to mention. My wife was forced (by her OBGYN) into a new diet two days prior to the Christmas dinner consisting of no dairy and no soy. When Chef Mark arrived we asked him what had dairy and soy ingredients and he quickly and thoughtfully mentioned that he could make my wife's servings without either dairy or soy. Talk about going above and beyond. This was much appreciated and set the tone for the entire dinner! I would potentially ask for two servers for the evening on future events. One to solely serve as sous chef, helping Mark prepare the food in the kitchen and the other server to help set the table, serve food, wine, etc.. throughout the evening. The 5 hours that Mark and Team allocate for the evening can go quickly. This might alleviate that. Either way, a great experience and thank you Mark and Team!

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

Everybody loved the food.the servers/chefs, were very pleasant and professional.

From The Grill Catering
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Robin S.
Verified review

I hired Chef Ana to prepare and deliver Thanksgiving dinner. She designed a menu for me to fit my needs. I kept adding things right up until the week of Thanksgiving and she was very kind and agreeable. The food looked wonderful and tasted delicious! My guests were very happy. Thanks Chef Ana!

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Aioli
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bobby B.
Verified review

Jordan is an excellent chef and caterer. He produces food that is way beyond the standard catering services. If you want cookie cutter catering go with someone else. If you want really great food at a great price stop on by or use his catering.

  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy L.
Verified review

Highly recommend!! I had Chantel do desserts for my sister's baby shower and she did an incredible job. Not only were the cookies, cake cops and cupcakes beautiful they also tasted amazing. She delivered the treats to my door giving me one less thing to think about on the day of the party. Will use again. Thanks Chantel and Bella :)

  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
Verified review

AMAZING doesn't even come close to the experience we had with WeHo. WeHo's owner and chef prepared a delicious spread for our wedding reception. We interviewed several caterer's but was so impressed with Peter and his passion for food. He worked with our budget and found creative ways to give us more bang for our buck. In addition to his food he made an out of this world Sangria Bar that our guests loved. Peter and his team were a perfect blend of professional and personable. We will definitely hire WeHo again for future events, as will our guests (they were a hit!). No lie, a week later my mom was still talking about the food. That says something. Thanks Peter and the WeHo team.

Aline Healthy Chef
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Mandy B.
Verified review

I used Aline as a personal chef for a bachelorette party. The dinner was incredible! Not only was it delicious, but it was beautifully presented (especially given the limited resources we had at the house). Aline was a joy to work with and I would recommend her to anyone! :)

Gabriels Catering
4.6
from 24 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Devon E.
Verified review

Gabriel catering (Edmond) did a fantastic job on our Christmas dinner. He’s a pleasure to work with; extremely nice, creative, on time, and an exceptional chef! We’ll be using Edmond for all our future events and I would highly recommend him. Thank you Edmond!!! Devon Every

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Amy is a great chef and great company! Not only was she professional and timely in all of our communication pre-event, but she was so gracious and accommodating during the event. Everything she made—dinner and drinks—was absolutely delicious and I'd recommend Amy to anyone.

  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kellz C.
Verified review

Acacia has catered private events for me and been the head chef at a former restaurant i used to bartend at. She is always professional and provides excellent food! Clients and customers always rave about the flavors and presentation! Great food can make or break an event and Acacia's catering services will guarantee to make your event a success every time!

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

Seagars culinary is fantastic. They’re extremely professional. Food quality is exquisite and original. My guests and I were extremely impressed. Already booking next event. Thank you, Steve!!!

Fitch's Kitchen
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah A.
Verified review

Chef Fitch was prompt, important when ordering for the CEO. The food was good. I ordered a mix of sandwiches, all delicious. From start to finish, easy breezy. Thank you!!

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

Everything was wonderful from start to finish with Chef Shinar! She made great suggestions as well! So happy we went with her and everyone loved her cooking. Definitely recommend and will look forward to working with her again.

Chef Cesar Cuisine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen D.
Verified review

Chef Cesar's food is delicious and so satisfying! I'm going to recommend his truck for our next big office party; can't wait for my co-workers to try his food -- I think they'll love it!

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