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Yucca Valley Home Chefs

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  • 28 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Chef William was incredibly professional from the first phone call until that last hand shake good bye. He made himself available by phone, email or text at all hours of the day to facilitate the event planning at a time that was convenient for me. He was upbeat and enthusiastic about the event- open to suggestions, offering solutions, and always service oriented. He went over and beyond what I would have expected a chef to do all in an effort to make the event run smoothly and take some of the pressure off of me. That kind of blew me away. And the food was exceptional. I mean, really, really good— and that sentiment was shared among all my guests. And probably most surprising is that this first class service and exceptional food preparation came at an extremely reasonable price. I’ve hired many personal chefs for events over the years (and, in fact, used to own an event company) and I can say that Chef William is among the best. - M. Moynihan. Del Mar, CA

Awesome Events by Jessica
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Tony B.
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HI all, My wife and I hired Jessica as our wedding coordinator for our 4 day wedding in February of 2017 in the La Quinta area. We live in Los Angeles, so we were looking for a pro who know the area well, and could help us with the planning, local vendor recommendations, supplies, etc. I can tell you this much, we were lucky to have found her. She is very proactive, straightforward, quick thinking, fast acting, and is moving a mile a minute. She hooked us up with her own professional bar, wait staff and chefs she has acquired relationships with over years of working events. She gave us recommendations on who to use for flowers, ice, booze, etc. She met us a few times on and off site to game plan for our multiple days of events, and made sure things ran smoothly throughout. We had negotiated fees, wages, timeframes all in advance, and by the time the weekend was over, everything was as it should have been and checked out. No funny business or discrepancies. Overall, she is just the sweetest lady, who wants to provide a great experience, so you don't have to worry about this and that. She's on it, is one sharp person, and very resourceful. I would highly recommend you give her a call for any size event, as she can handle both intimate and large scale. Thx so much for helping our wedding weekend to be so great and memorable!

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Creative Catering
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Claire G.
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My family recently hired Jeff to caterer a BBQ for approximately 40 people in Palm Springs. From the first moment i spoke to Jeff, I had zero worries. He is extremely responsive, knowledgeable and easy to work with. I really had to only explain the type of event, the amount of people, and our style and Jeff handled everything else. For someone that was dealing with everything from NYC, Jeff took so much stress off of my hands. Then the day of the party - Jeff was kind, beyond professional and an amazing chef. My family is still raving about the food. His staff (kicking myself that i can't remember her name) was also wonderful. Without question, I would highly recommend Jeff.

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FirstClassCateringService
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael L.
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Chef Mike was outstanding. The job was a Thanksgiving dinner for the Cathedral City Fire Department.The food was topnotch, the guys said it was like something your grandmother would make. I would recommend Chef Mike and First Class Catering for any occasion.

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Catering Services
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tedd C.
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Chef Julian catered a party for 12 of us in Palm Springs. He did an absolutely amazing job and each course was delicious (the fish was among the best we've ever had)! He also did a great job with the service as well. We would 100% recommended Chef Julian!!

Tra An Cuisine
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jane T.
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Tra is literally the most creative and awesome chef I've ever met

Mark Roberts Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kasie C.
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Chef Mark was absolutely amazing to work with! I wanted to do something a little different and give my husband something he has always wanted to do, learn how to properly cook ribs and chicken on the grill! I reached out to Mark and we chatted about how we could make this a fun awesome day of grilling for my husband. He suggested all of these amazing meats and sides and desserts that sounded delicious. Not only did he show him how to correctly cook meat on the grill and showed multiple styles and ways to do it, but we even learned how to make our own wet and dry rubs for the ribs! We ended up with a feast of fantastic homemade BBQ that could have fed an army but lucky us we got it all to ourselves! I definitely will be reaching back out to Chef Mark again!

Personal Chef
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Adrienne L.
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Stephanie cooked for a bachelorette party of 13 girls. She worked with me prior to ensure the menu included all of the bride's favorite foods and accounted for allergies and dietary restrictions. She was on time, fun to hang with while cooking and most importantly her food was delicious!

DeliciosoOnline
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Maribel P.
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Thea teaches cooking classes to the local youth in our shelter. She is an EXTRAORDINARY chef and instructor but what brings her to shine is her ability to relate with our youth. We are extremely grateful to have Thea and her keen cooking talents with us. She has been able to introduce new cultures to the youth and their taste buds, but has most importantly fostered their talents, built on their creativity and tested their strengths/weaknesses. Thea has gone above and beyond to help our organization and our youth in the kitchen and beyond our doors and their lives. Thank YOu!

Simply Delicious Food
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mitzi R.
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Great food and she's a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Chef Billie

Wooden Spoon Catering
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Robert R.
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Amazing !!! After looking for the right personal chef I came across Maya from Wooden Spoon Catering and I must say thank goodness I hired her. Food is amazing! Every Monday and Wednesday nights she comes to cook, always making new and exciting dishes with tons of flavor. I would recommend wooden spoon catering to everyone looking for a great chef!

Chef Julia Anne
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Julia S.
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We had an Amazing Baby Shower with this young lady. The food was everything we could have imagined and more. Such elegance and refinement in her plating. We have already contacted her for my hubbys surprid=se birthday!!!

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My personal, hands on approach to the job at hand and to the clients every personal needs.

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I do custom menus. I have worked for another catering company for 15 years. I am now on my own. I have referrals and many repeated customers.

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I have been a professional chef since 1982. I've worked for many .com companies. I have a college certification in nutrition. Over my career, I have cooked for many celebrities and high-profile events. I can do simple cooking in your home meals or large catering. I shop at local farmers' markets. I use simple fresh ingredients with no GMO or hormones. I stress food safety and sanitation. Enjoy your meals prepared for you by someone who is enthusiastic about food and easy to work with. Bon Appetit!

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I will come to your residence. I present menus, shop for food, prepare and serve meals. I handle cleaning of all kitchen utensil, china, etc.

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I will work with you to create whatever kind of event you desire, whether it be an intimate dinner at your home, an outdoor BBQ to impress your friends and neighbors or even an evening of cooking lessons to make your favorite foods on your own. I have 20 years of experience in this crazy business. You will have amazing food for small parties from a well-seasoned pro.

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I make all kinds of recipes at open parties. I will be open to cooking meal on the side and dropping them off.

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We do catering for weddings. We specialize in delivering meals to your homes, offices or any location. Private cooking classes and private chef are available.

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I can create menus that are tailor-made to clients and their individual needs. I am able to cook a variety of different cuisines from French to Japanese.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I provide the comfort of home cooking with the quality taste you want from your favorite restaurant. It's like bringing "Chef Mom" into the kitchen. I cook, I educate and I truly enjoy what I do. My abilities are as limitless as your imagination.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

How much should catering cost per person?

Catering prices can range from about $10 per guest on the low end to $150 or more per person on the high end. Catering costs represent the quality of food, presentation, variety, ingredients and service. But catering prices are more than the cost to cook the food that will be at your party; they also include the cost for the company to do business. Here is a simple breakdown of catering prices:

  • Menu: The food you serve your guests will directly affect the price per person. Organic ingredients, complex recipes, elaborate presentations, or high-ticket items like lobster or filet mignon all add to the cost.
  • Service: Buffet, family style, plated dinners — how you serve the food affects the cost per person. For example, a true plated meal can cost about twice the price of a staff-assisted buffet because of staffing costs. Hiring waiters, bartenders and cleanup crew will all be calculated into the per-person catering price.
  • Drinks: Providing beverages and alcoholic drinks for guests greatly increases your catering budget. Hosting an open bar can cost as much per person as the meal.
  • Rentals: Seating, plates, glassware, etc., will all have an effect on the cost per person for catering. For example, a plastic conference table that seats 10 costs about $6 to rent on average, while a wooden farmhouse table is about $80 to rent on average.
  • Business costs: Any catering cost will also include the cost for the company to do business such as insurance, employee wages, commercial kitchen space and more.
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