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Ventura Home Chefs

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Chef Marcel Catering
4.9
from 115 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Angela E.
Verified review

I was having a Halloween / 50th Birthday party. At my home. Chef Marcel adapted to my needs. The food was served promptly and hot. They also served the Bday Cake. A gentleman in a black cape kept taking platters from me after I passed Jello Shots! He also took care of all the trash- so when I got up the next morning there was very little cups ... to pick up! They enabled me to circulate with my friends without worry. The servers were friendly and the kitchen clean up was excellent! I would use Chef Marcel and associates again when needed. Thank you!

CAKE - Gourmet Sugar Service
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica G.
Verified review

We loved working with CAKE! Eva was great from the beginning - she even came to our home for the tasting! The cakes and desserts are amazing - guests were raving all night at the wedding!

From The Grill Catering
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy Z.
Verified review

I planned a dinner party on Halloween weekend and Chef Ana made it shine!!! two days before the party, my guest count jumped 10% and in a panic, I called Chef Ana and she said, "no problem". Everything was delivered on-time and hot, my guest loved the dinner, especially the beef on the skewers... oh my, super tasty. I will definitely use From the Grill and Pastry again!

Top Pro
Traveling Chef
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dominique S.
Verified review

Chef Pena is Truly Amazing! Our first experience it was for my Best Friends Birthday Brunch he made her favorite Lasagna and it was So GoooooD!... The next week he came and did a full meal plan/prep for my family for 7days and was Heaven sent and much needed I've learned a lot about my kitchen just by him being apart of it :) he has taken some childhood fears of foods I've told myself I'd NEVER eat and now I'm eating them and loving it each job has been at my home. He's been there on an average time of 3-5 hours depending on the services I've needed at the time, Chef Pena is always on time and prepared for the job he comes with his favorite Pan and Knives to make sure your getting the best Traveling Chef Experience ever.

Chef Michelangelo
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Ulrik T.
Verified review

In an intimate dinner party for 6, Michaelangelo was charming, amusing, and very patient with a group of rowdy fantasy chefs who crowded him to watch his preparations. This made for an evening (by design) which was both gratifying to the senses--when the delicious 6 courses were served--and the intellect for those who were serious about the culinary arts! Superb!

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So Divine Catering
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tisha A.
Verified review

So Divine Catering catered my Christmas party for my family. Chef Alexis was professional and attentive. The staff was respectful and friendly. The food was AMAZING! (Stuffed mushrooms and sliders-- so good!!) a wonderful experience had by all. I will definitely be hiring So Divine catering for future events.

  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Mollt Z.
Verified review

We had such a fabulous time at Chef David Gussin's pop up dinner. There was the perfect mix of beautiful ambience, great music, friendly people, and of course the incredible four course meal, which was acommpanied with Chef David's signature complimentary craft cocktails. Cannot wait to attend his next pop up dinner!!

Josie Hoffmann, Private Chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Emma C.
Verified review

Chef Josie created the entire menu based on our very general guidelines and worked with our budget as well. Everyone raved about the food, and there was plenty of it so that our guests were able to take home leftovers as well :) Would definitely recommend Chef Josie!

Chef Know-It-All
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 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.

All Elements Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Marguerite C.
Verified review

I found Karen Fry at All Elements Catering through the Thumbtack App. I filled out the questionnaire and within an hour or two Karen contacted me. She quickly worked up an estimate based on the needs of my event. We communicated through email and texting and we met in person to discuss the event which was a wedding brunch. I'm so happy with the results. Karen was able to add to my suggestions and even provided an omelette station where guests could personalize their own ingredients. She also made two recipes I specifically asked for. They tasted even better than my own and were a big hit. I would highly recommended Karen at All Elements Catering! Her husband is also a master sushi chef and I'm excited to use him at our next event. Karen was highly organized and the special touches she provided such as fresh squeezed orange juice from her family ranch in Ojai made for wonderful mimosas. She is professional, punctual, and provided a wonderful service at an absolutely great value.

Essential Chef
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jane W.
Verified review

Kathy Haynes has been cooking meals for me weekly for three years. Obviously, I’m very happy with the food Kathy makes for me. I have many restrictions on the foods I can eat because of chronic health issues. Kathy makes all my food from scratch so that I can have delicious food within these restrictions. I love to cook and was very nervous about allowing someone into my kitchen, but the complexities of having consistent appropriate yet delicious food became more than I could handle by myself. Kathy is a great listener and very patient with me as I learned to work with her. She is prompt and reliable and very attentive to details. She takes great care of my beloved kitchen. It is important to me that I still get to be involved with my meals. Kathy allows me to participate when I want and takes control when I don’t. She is willing to find creative substitutes for food I can’t have. My food is gluten-free and dairy-free. She makes me delicious homemade coconut milk and coconut mayonnaise.! I am willing to pay for the consistency, ease, and personal attention of a private chef. I would highly recommend Kathy Haynes to anyone who is looking for that.

Huntley See
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel L.
Verified review

Huntley is a wonderful chef - his food was delicious and he was a pleasure to work with. He responded to messages quickly and worked around my dietary needs. I'm excited to try more of his food.

Rondeno Culinary Designs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Louise L.
Verified review

Ryan is absolutely amazing. The food was wonderful, Ryan is an a amazing chef and such a lovely person too. Thankyou so much!

L.O.S.T. Foods
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Diana L.
Verified review

Excellent chef! Service outstanding! Prices very reasonable. Will be using LOST Foods in the future. Definitely recommend. Thanx Jen!!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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My name is Chef Duane Copeland. I specialize in custom-made cakes, wedding cakes, pastries and breads.

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I have been a personal chef for over 6 years and have clients in the Santa Barbara area. I specialize in homemade healthy food that's good for the soul. I am always trying to use the freshest local ingredients available.

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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 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.

  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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My style is very laid back but I know how to switch to fit any accommodation and it just comes natural to me.! I do international cooking so if you're missing that home meal or flavors just not there I just might be able to get you there!

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Philosophy Welcome to The Intuitive Chef, a Los Angeles based personal chef, natural-foods service. Jennifer is a natural-foods chef, cooking class instructor, and licensed clinical social worker who prepares wholesome culinary experiences. Her cooking philosophy incorporates the following values: * All natural whole foods -- No high-fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils, GMOs, artificial coloring, or hormones in your dairy or meat -- in other words, real food * Local, seasonal, and sustainable fare -- Jennifer is passionate about supporting local farmers and making conscious food choices. * Food that nourishes you -- Because of her expertise in customizing food that resonates with each client, your experience will energize and rejuvenate you. * Delicious multicultural cuisine -- Jennifer's diverse expertise in various culinary styles ranges from Thai curries to Italian dishes to comfort food; cooking with less-than ordinary ingredients is her status quo: quinoa, cashew cream, homemade nut milks, gluten-free flours, and coconut oil * Personalized menus -- Jennifer does not have a "standard" menu. Rather, she will employ her intimate knowledge of delicious, healthful cuisine for which she is known and customize a menu just for you. * Green culinary practices -- Jennifer abides by the highest environmentally sustainable culinary practices. She is well versed in sustainable fish and meat, high-heat compostable products, carbon offsets, eco-friendly cleaning products, and much more. Upon request, your event can be an entirely carbon-neutral affair.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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