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Ventura Personal Chefs

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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.
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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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Big Mann BBQ
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 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!!

Fork & Thyme Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Desirea L.
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Amazing!! Fork & Thyme catered an intimate wedding dinner for us and were the talk of the night! Lindsay listened to everything we wanted and crafted an impeccable, seasonal, fresh menu that reflected our taste. She was intuitive with the pallet and went above and beyond in every way. We are big foodies and I recommend using her for Anything and will continue to use her from here on. Thank you Fork & Thyme!!

2 French Chicks
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Josette L.
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Hello my name is chef Josette, I love working with chef Josette And I like making tv shows with Clodine. Her recipes are great.

Atmosphere Events & Catering
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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Dana Rolland is by far one of the greatest caterers, culinary designer and consummate private dining professionals you'll come across. Without a doubt, the value provided by Dana and her spectacular team was immeasurable. The food, the service-level by the server, bar tender, chef, and of course, Dana herself: all top-notch. My annual event was scheduled for 4pm (way too early- go for 6pm or later for a Sat eve in December) and never have I felt like I can retreat from the common/party areas to get ready, shower, get dressed any earlier than 15 minutes before guests arrive due to last minute prep, but Dana took the reigns; She knew where and what details to fine-tune, and gave me the peace of mind to know my home, the food, and all preparations would be handled. If you're looking for the "go above and beyond to service the client" attitude- pick, Dana. The staff was clean, respectful, accomodating for guests and very well-spoken. Outside of service-level, Dana's rates are beyond fair. Look no further for event and catering service. We host this same event on an annual basis, among others and plan to hire Dana again and again. Simply: I can't express how much I appreciate Dana and her staff for delivering a five-star event.

  • 13 years in business
  • 11 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!!

Eat Well with Will
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Sunny H.
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Will's heartwarming demeanor definitely shows through in the food he prepares. This guy truly cooks with his heart and you can definitely taste it! From warmed olive goat cheese to lamb chops in cherry wine reduction, Will is able to prepare food of expansive tastes and caters to you, specifically. Additionally, he is exceedingly personable and really seeks to please.

Chef Know-It-All
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Pablo R.
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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.

Sutton Design
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maria B.
Verified review

Ray with Sutton Design creates amazing, tasty food that is healthy and filling! He is capable of feeding 100+ people and knows how to season his food so everyone loves his dishes. He is also very responsive to the needs of the guests - vegan, vegetarian, Ayurvedic ~ he can do it all and has done it for the groups that we host at our Retreat Center. I can personally say that I have experienced his menus and I look forward to each time he is here to cook! You won't be disappointed if you hire Sutton Design. Maria Bucaro Guest Services Manager Dancing Deer Retreat Center

Rondeno Culinary Designs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Louise L.
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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
  • New on Thumbtack
Sujatha S.
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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

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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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Rent a Chef offers full-time, part-time, or one-time service. We prepare meals to your specific needs for up to a week, properly stored, in one day.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a personal/private chef who will create everything from a comforting family meal to an elegant dinner party. I have worked in restaurants and hotels across the country. No matter the cuisine you're in the mood for, we can make it happen!

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Love of food and people, passion, respect the ingredients, laughs and have fun.

  • 24 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I cook for flavor first, so everyone tries my food just loves it, even when I prepare vegan dishes for meat eaters, they dig right in. That's because I've been cooking vegan food for 20 years for myself, and insist on eating the highest quality and best tasting food. That's what I share with others, and besides, I put ove in it. You can taste that too! I never use recipes, nor is it all in my head, I just utilize ingrained principles of good taste and how to combine foods and spices and it comes out great every time!

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I cook all kinds of food -- Italian, Middle Eastern, French, healthy, organic, etc. I specialize in unique desserts. I studied at the famous school, Le Cordon Blue.

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a creative and passionate chef with many years of culinary experience. I pride myself in preparing new and inspiring dishes, not only for my guests' palates, but my own. I will plan, shop, and cook for you, your family or your guests. I am detail-oriented, very clean, and respectful. I am happy to prepare any meal in your kitchen or my own, and I can cook for one person or up to 12, on a one-time or on a continual basis. I take great pride in my work with food and love to teach what I have learned throughout the years. If you are interested in cooking lessons or planning a small party to learn, I'd love to help plan and teach at your event. I have held a variety of positions including and most recently as the Executive Chef of a well-known organization in Washington, DC. Experiences in new kitchens and new cities throughout the US and Caribbean have taught me a wide variety of cuisines; including but not limited to Contemporary American, French, Italian, Cajun/Creole, Asian, comfort food, Caribbean, Southern Style-Low Country Cuisine, Californian, Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free/Specialty diets. All of my meals are prepared with the freshest ingredients. A few memorable accolades throughout my career are listed below. - Catered social, political and private functions in DC serving up to 2,000 guests; including several tastings for the Inauguration Dinner and Local Celebrity Chefs - Received gold and silver medals in 2010-11 representing the restaurant company at NOWFE (New Orleans Wine and Food Experience) events - Directly assisted Executive Chef at the James Beard House, NYC

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I was trained by two certified master chefs from Germany. I offer a full-service dining experience in your own home. Either I drop off meals or I can prepare for your dining experience at home.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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!

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Carrying an assortment of knowledge, from southern bbq to vegan Cuban food. With ayurvedic focus when requested.

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