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Ventura Personal Chefs

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Married To Food Catering
4.9
from 121 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 137 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!

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So Divine Catering
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aileen W.
Verified review

So Devine Catering catered an engagement party for my daughter. I can't say enough how awesome they are. I had never hired a caterer before and was a bit out of my element. Chef Alexa was super cool and kind enough to walk me through the process, meet with me and really did an outstanding job. Chef Alexa and her entire team are just awesome. Everyone at our party was impressed. Just can't say enough great things!

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Big Mann BBQ
4.6
from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 45 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!!

  • 13 years in business
  • 21 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!!

The Kitchen Door
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Allie B.
Verified review

Betti was fantastic!! She was very responsive and catered to our requests. She showed up right when she said she would and left the kitchen spotless when she was done. The meal was absolutely delicious, from the appetizers all the way to dessert. Her banana foster was probably the best dessert I’ve ever had! I would highly recommend her to anyone in the area looking for a private chef!

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

Josie is the best personal chef you could imagine. She is so graceful and confident -- a sheer joy to have in the kitchen. Plus importantly, her food is AMAZING!! We've been working with Josie for more than a year and she never fails to impress in both simple healthy preparations at home and for elegant, lavish dinner parties. Flavor and presentation are done with the kind of skilled perfection that only comes from someone who loves what she does and has the experience to back it up. You will be so glad you chose her!!!

  • 5 years in business
Richard L.
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My partner and I are busy individuals who recently decided to shift to a plant-based diet. We had no idea what to do, how to get protein (lol) and what to cook. Bekah came highly recommended from a friend who has been using her personal chef services for quite a while now. Bekah's knowledge of vegan cooking and plant-based nutrition was obvious during our first consultation. When we tasted her food, the deal was sealed. Whenever we are in town we have her cook us lunches and dinners to keep our diets on track and energy levels up! She can satisfy any craving or cuisine choice. Can't recommend Bekah enough, if you are ready to get your health and diet in order without giving up any taste or flavor, get on with it and give Bekah a call!!

Chef Know-It-All
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Pablo R.
Verified review

His knowledge was amazing. He was able to breakdown, in an easy to understand way, the science, and the art of cooking. What was also great was that he didn't just teach recipes, he taught the different principles of cooking and because of that I can create great, delicious dishes from scratch, not matter what I have in the fridge. My mind was blown when we covered salads. I didn't know there was another side of salads that made it more enticing and more high class. (see picture below) Overall, Chef Know-It-All is an amazing, artful chef that has the ability to make others fall in love with cooking. He's patient, insightful, and heavily invested in the student's progress and success. Every question I had, he answered. And every hurdle I had, he helped me get over it. Oh and did I mention it was fun! He taught me some flair tricks that the professionals use to make cooking fancy. Now I'm flipping sauces, cooking with big fires, and sprinkling flourishes left and right! I simply can't enough. 5 out of 5 stars for me.

Chef Asheesh
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth B.
Verified review

My family had a GREAT experience with Chef Asheesh! We hired him to prepare a birthday dinner for my mother-in-law, and our group of 11 was wowed by the quality of the food as well as his pleasant personality and the interaction we had with him as he prepared the meal. Everyone is still talking about the evening and how perfect it was! In addition, Asheesh was prompt and clear in his communication with us, and he worked hard to understand the event we envisioned as well as creating a menu that met our needs.

Melissa Petitto, R.D.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie R.
Verified review

We hired Melissa to cook for us for ongoing restrictive diet-friendly meals. We had three criteria and passed these with flying colours. 1. She is incredibly organized from menu planning to day of cooking to final delivery and storage of food. This is so critical for ongoing bulk meal preparation. 2. She has such a calm, friendly, and sociable demeanor. For someone to be coming to your home on a regular basis, we've learned that personalities meshing are so important. 3. And the above are the least of the compliments. Her food is amazing! As NY foodies, my husband and I are very particular about our food. Melissa has made no salt/no oil/no carb/no sugar taste better and brighter than any 5 star NY restaurant. We look forward to continuing with Melissa as our chef.

Luca's Cuisine
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Diane F.
Verified review

Luca was the chef for a surprise party I threw for my husband. He cooked four different types of small bites, created one specialty cocktail, made three appetizers, two pastas, one fish, one meat dish and two desserts. In addition, I asked him to make typical cookies from Italy for gift bags for the guests. He is incredibly caring...checked in with me multiple times before the event, helped me form the menu and came to the site of the event to talk about specifics. The quality of the food was fantastic. Highly highly recommended. Glad to be a reference in case anyone is thinking of hiring him (ask Luca for my contact information).

Rondeno Culinary Designs
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires 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!

Personal Chef
5.0
from 1 review
    Sujatha S.
    Verified review

    Ross was our chef for two weeks during our vacation in Los Angeles. The food she made was absolutely delicious. She fulfilled our desire to make the food healthy and super-tasty. It was eye-opening to us that the healthy food could be so delicious. She made gluten-free brownies and cookies that our kids just loved. For the main meals : she made these healthy and filling salads that were just wonderful. She was also very friendly and supportive for all our requests. We will definitely ask her to cook for us when we go to LA again

    About

    We are Montecito and Santa Barbara's premiere personal assistant and lifestyle management firm, committed to giving back those much needed hours in your day, so you can spend your precious time doing what you love. We have years of experience to bring simplicity and ease to your life. You imagine it and need it done; call us, and we're on the project! Upper Village Concierge is committed to accommodate the smallest to the biggest tasks with discretion, efficiency, style and ease, so you don't have to lift a finger. If we can't help you, it's our job to find someone who can. Whether needing us to lend a hand once in a while or consistent support on a regular basis, Upper Village Concierge can work with you to meet your unique schedule and needs. The possibilities are endless depending on each client's unique needs. The following are some examples of what we offer: * Errands and Daily tasks -- Let UVC do your daily run around and check off your to-do list. Everything from grocery or personal shopping and dry cleaning to Rx pickup, the tasks that eat up your day are now done! * Home sweet home -- Let us take on your home projects, fixes, upgrades, remodels, interior style, upgrading and beyond. We will oversee any project, from start to successful completion. * Rendezvous -- Whether you need event planning for your most intimate dinner party, carrying out the perfect plan to pop the question, a special family birthday, or high-end gala just because, UVC will make it unforgettable and seamless for you and your guests. * Gourmet -- Let UVC set up a personal chef just for you! We have the inside link to the best who use only the freshest, organic, farm-to-table ingredients. * Cheers! -- How about professional food and wine pairings, wine cellar management, acquisition or recommendation of rare bottles to round out your collection? UVC is on it! * Style -- Do not have a thing to wear? Everyone dreams of having a personal stylist. Celebrities need them, so why don't you? We have the experience and the expertise to pick out, coordinate, and shop for the perfect outfit for your special event. Perhaps you need a total closet revamp and hair and makeup to complete the look. Look no further; we've got you covered, literally. * Baby love -- Precious moments, such as becoming a new parent, call for TLC and attention to details, so you can take that time to bond with your newest addition. How about arranging a meal tree, getting your home ready for your new arrival, contacting your loved ones to share the news, setting up the nursery and beyond? You and your baby deserve it! * Sweet escape -- Everything from research to booking and beyond, we've got your travel arrangements covered. Whether it's a family trip to Hawaii or a romantic trip to Big Sur, we will find the spots with soft Egyptian cotton sheets, fluffy robes and a personal touch for a memorable stay. * Just visiting? -- Are you back for more or new to the Montecito, Santa Barbara area? We will get you feeling settled, so your stay is comfortable and unforgettable. We will also help you seek out and book the local places you most want to see during your stay here. * Home away from home -- Let UVC help you get your weekend home ready long before your arrive. We will completely stock your home with your favorite seasonal items: groceries, spirits and toiletries. All you have to do is enjoy the fresh linen, flowers and unwind. * I know this great -- If you need to find a great realtor, car detailing service, or someone to come to you to pamper and give on-location spa treatments, we will lead you in the right direction. * Online web exploration -- We can surf for anything and provide results at your fingertips. How can we help you today? From the most obscure tasks to the daily routine, Upper Village Concierge is here to simplify. As long as it's legal and ethical, it'll be taken care of.

    About

    I provide cooking lessons, personal chef for small scaled dinner parties (Max 15-20), and Specialty Cake decorator. I work with farmers market produce and grassfed/gainfed meats, hearty meals.

    About

    I offer private chef and catering services. I do anything, from small dinner parties to large parties. I work through a small restaurant in Santa Barbara. My food is fresh and creative, using produce that is available and in season. I have many excellent references in Santa Barbara, and Montecito.

    About

    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!

    About

    Your Chef Network is a full-service catering and event planning company. Chef Gael Lecolley specializes in farm to table customized menus. We offer a variety of services, including private dinner parties, wedding and rehearsal dinner, wine maker dinner, as well as corporate group events. Chef Gael Lecolley and his team are passionate about superior food and service. We work closely with local growers and winery to create the finest food possible. We will also gladly accommodate any special dietary restrictions or needs. We pride ourselves on extreme customer service and look forward to create an extraordinary experience for you and your guests.

    About

    I have 8.5 years of culinary experience, and I attempting to start out on my own. In these beginning stages, I am willing to make some trial runs. So, for the first few people who give me the opportunity, I will solely ask for the exact cost of ingredients needed -- nothing more.

    About

    My cooking is based on vegan/vegetarian macrobiotics. I serve regular meals and meals for someone who has a serious health condition. I also serve modern Japanese cuisine including fish.

    About

    Carrying an assortment of knowledge, from southern bbq to vegan Cuban food. With ayurvedic focus when requested.

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