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Denver Gourmet Chefs

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Mezcla Maggie's Catering
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Staci H.
Verified review

Maggie is a talented chef, and a delightful person. I used her for a graduation party, and she was very easy to work with. She truly listened to my needs and created a perfect buffet for my party. And the food was delicious!

The Crazy Caterer
4.8
from 61 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica S.
Verified review

We hired The Crazy Caterer for a one time private chef experience for a 70th birthday party and they were amazing!! Tentative, responsive, and reliable. Everyone at the party was impressed and loved the personal touch and food. Great time with such short notice and the food was tasty. We are looking forward to working with Kim and Stephen again!!!

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Your Own Kitchen
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jan D.
Verified review

I am Jan Dunbar (Janice Romney Dunbar: Mrs. C.W. Dunbar) I've known Tom Letts in various capacities, particularly that of a friend as he has had an interesting career, crossing paths with our lives and with our interests. Tom is a Chef-At-Heart. Tom never heard the term, "Fast Food." without coming up with an alternative that was twice as nutritious, twice as interesting, and twice as much fun. Not many amateur chefs I know would pack up his favorite pot, favorite knives, and detour into organic food stores where his lively imagination could innovate a recipe to fit something fresh and exciting, promising to make it through his kitchen to come out surprising and delicious. At the same time, Tom is a patient innovator who can take something like a mushroom of unknown flavor, doing small maneuvers between sink and stove, coming up with something simmered and slow-savored to just the "different" kind of sauce. Tom is a fearless shopper, buying things that are unusual, sometimes exotic, sometimes experimental and handsome on the plate. and nothing is too much trouble. I've lived next door to Tom from time to time. The sounds and scents of Tom-in-the-kitchen are an experience of joy and excitement. You should try it!

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Underground Fine Dining
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sheree M.
Verified review

Dustin provided exquisite dining for a group of 10 for 2 weeks aboard a luxury houseboat on Lake Powell, Arizona. The cuisine was nothing short of divine...matching the impact of the stunning desert landscape. From the uniqueness of the menu to the savory blend of flavors to the artistic presentation, each meal was professionally crafted by an extremely talented chef. The cleanliness and organization was impeccable. Having hired excellent chefs for our Lake Powell trip for over ten years, Dustin was awarded the TOP CHEF award by our guests who travel the globe. He is exemplary in all facets of his profession.

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Apple Junction Catering
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ashley C.
Verified review

Apple Junction run by Rhonda and her Chef son Jake are simply amazing! You must hire Apple Junction for your events because their food is amazing, their service and professionalism are spectacular and they were terrific to our family and guests!!!!

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Sparrow Kitchen
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Claire H.
Verified review

Nancy is life changing. I am a type A, very particular (okay, demanding) lawyer who seeks out the best in everything. I have lived in NYC, DC, and Chicago tried personal chefs for weekly meal prep in every city. I also have tried all the high end meal delivery (fresh diet, LA-based sunfresh, diet to go, etc). I can say with 100 percent certainty that Nancy's meals are healthier and more tasty than anything I have tried. If I can't lose a few pounds and get healthy with her delicious food packed beautifully in my fridge, it is all on me. Because Nancy has made it so easy to eat beatiful and healthy meals every day. She uses intersting flavors, textures, and spices. This is no "chicken breast and brocoli" dinner. I can't thank her enough for her high level of service and better-than-restaurant quality of food. I have struggled for quite awhile to find this great support in my busy life and finally found it. Thank you Nancy.

Chef Bob Sampson
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Cassie S.
Verified review

Bob exceeds expectations! He was kind enough to work with me closely to come up a with a menu that satisfied our vegan and very carnivorous friends for a group of 10 people. He is a great chef and a very fun person that you definitely want to have dinner with!

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Clark's Custom Catering
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Greg T.
Verified review

The food Chef Clark prepared and the service he delivered for my recent events exceeded my expectations. My customers loved the food and commented on how pleasant and professional Chef Clark is. I look forward to continuing to have Chef Clark and Clark's Custom Catering "wow" my clients!

Gourmet Away, LLC
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Arlene B.
Verified review

I have used Chef Lisa’s culinary skills for parties, cooking classes, in home meals and meal delivery services for several years. She has a passion for cooking and it shows through the quality services and awesome meals she provides. Her attention to details is impeccable and her professionalism is second to none. She works with you to understand you preferences and prepares a menu that meets your needs. The food is so delicious and her cooking classes are so much fun. My son and I eat just about anything but my Jamaican husband is more of a picky eater. Chef Lisa prepares Caribbean cuisine just for him and it is always fabulicious! She makes you feel special. I highly recommend Chef Lisa for your catering or meal preparation services.

Backyard Bakery
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Emily M.
Verified review

Our experience with Holly for our wedding cake was AMAZING. For one, her prices are beyond reasonable; instead of paying $600 for an average tasting cake from a pricey bakery, we were able to spend far less without sacrificing any quality and still being able to feed just as many guests. Guests made comments for a week after the event about how good both flavors of our cake were; I even had one of my male friends who is not at ALL a baker or chef by any means text me a few days after the event asking 'what was up with the frosting' because it was so good and he was telling everyone at work about the cake! Throughout the planning process Holly let us taste as many flavor combinations as we wanted and always sent us home with what was left of the tasting cakes - none of which she ever charged us for. Our final choice was a few layers of marble cake with raspberry filling (which is so good you almost just want to eat it by the spoonful) and a layer of vanilla bean cake with honey caramel filling which was also amazing. As a caramel addict, I told Holly from the start that that's what I loved. Her response was to make and let us taste three different kinds of caramel filling, all of which could have been adjusted for the exact flavor we wanted; I don't think many other bakeries are that creative and committed to making the perfect cake! We were thrilled with the final result and I know our guests were too - I would absolutely recommend Holly any day for weddings, birthdays, or whatever else you need!

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy C.
Verified review

We had the best time with Chef Matthew! He was amazing, funny and a great chef. The food was amazing and he fit right in with the group. Our next trip to CO he is our first call! Every single person loved his food and his personality. He went out of his way to make sure everyone enjoy their food and even accommodated one of our crazy guest lol. Hire Matthew! You will NOT be disappointed. Thank you again Matthew.

GB Culinary
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl N.
Verified review

Grant cooked a truly gourmet dinner in my home for a special birthday. Everyone was so impressed (even did something special & fun for the kids)! He worked with us on special menu requests & was professional & timely. I hope to use him again & give my highest recommendation to all the "foodies" looking for an in home chef. He is the real deal!

True Taste
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Leighton C.
Verified review

One of the best things I have done for myself and my family! Chef Kerry is wonderful and very knowledgeable

  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Linda C.
Verified review

The guys at Off The Menu were very pleasant, flexible, easy to work with, and offered good suggestions specifically for our gathering. The food was delicious and plentiful at an affordable price. I highly recommend you give them a try. We'll certainly be doing business with them again!

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew J.
Verified review

Honestly, Connor was much better then expected or anticipated! Not only was he consistent and timely in responding to my emails but was on top of any and all questions I had! Very thorough and specific in terms of trying to figure out exactly what you're looking to gain from the time together. Feels very relaxed and easy going. Never a feeling of being rushed or forced and does a great job at taking the lead while still allowing you to feel like your in control. I wanted to make sure he knew what I wanted as far as, Meal Prep, Food Combination & Planning for the week ahead... What I got was all that and more; an introduction to Seasonings, Proper cooking times, Techniques, and Tools for eliminating waste and increasing efficiency ! He was very straight forward, easy to understand and relatable. Connor makes it unbelievably easy to take simple ingredients combined with a few simple spices and seasonings to bring to life a really delicious, healthy and hearty meal! I would definitely recommend anyone looking for an inexpensive High Quality chef to come share his experience and knowledge! 11/10 on rating of satisfaction!

The Celtic Caterer
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Eric L.
Verified review

I knew from previous meals that the Celtic Caterer's menu would be phenomenal for our event. What I did not expect was the breadth of knowledge about Scotland and Celtic cuisine that Chef Eric would also share with us throughout the evening. A truly enjoyable experience for all our guests!

Rumichaka Eats
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy B.
Verified review

I had Marco come over and do a delicious cheesemaking class with a bunch of my ladies we had so much fun and actually learned a lot! It was such a treat to have a personal chef. I’m looking forward to planning my next event with Marco! Thanks again Chef Marco!

Nomad Catering Company
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Wanda S.
Verified review

Beautifully prepared and delicious food! The seasoning was spot on, and the steaks were cooked to perfection. We had Nomad prepare a meat and cheese board and it was really gorgeous - hated to destroy it but had to dig in!

Private chef Julien
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Amy D.
Verified review

Chef Julien was personable and truly listened to my vision of my dinner party. On the day of the event he was intensely prepared, dynamic. Watching him in the kitchen was like witnessing a master musician. The classic cassoulet he created for my high profile guests was delicious. The lemon tart finished off the night in classic french style. And I can't even go into the cheese. So much appreciate this chef's culinary talent and professionalism. The next time I entertain a CEO at my home to cement a big business deal, he'll be my first call.

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About

I am a Denver based personal chef with over a decade of experience in the business, including teaching experience and Michelin Star experience. I can customize any menu to meet your needs, and can set up personal or group learning practices.

Chez Jean Patrice

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I provide personal chef services as well as provide culinary instruction in a relaxed and fun-loving manner to those interested in acquiring more in-depth knowledge of food and its preparation, wine pairing, menu planning, shopping seasonally, buying and supporting local farms, advise on entertaining at home and educating on how to dine out and proper etiquette.

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