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Follow the Ruel
4.9
from 76 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dan M.
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Connie did an amazing cooking class for my daughter's ninth birthday! She was an excellent communicator beforehand, super prepared when she arrived, and was able to tailor the lesson to just the right level. Plus the food was amazing! Now I want to take one of her wine classes for myself, highly recommend:-)

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Start Fresh Fitness
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lauren W.
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My husband and I started training with Mike in January with the ultimate goal of getting in shape and toning for our wedding in July. On our wedding day, I was the most confident I have been with my body in for as long as I can remember. Mike's workouts are great. He really listens to your goals and develops customized plans to help you get there. For me it was all about the arms for the wedding dress and I was very happy with how my arms looked on the big day. Prior to Mike, I had been bottoming out on too much cardio and not enough strength training. I was working out 4-7 times a week and wasn't getting the results I felt I deserved based on the amount of time I was putting in. Mike changed that and I finally got the definition I had been looking for. We started having Mike cook for us in May when we started to get busier with wedding tasks & were traveling every two weeks. Mike's meals were delicious and I'm so glad that I got to learn from his healthy cooking example. He is a registered dietician in addition to his personal training license, it doesn't get much better than that people! Additionally, we love Mike because he is a real person! We have met trainers at big gyms that don't understand a life outside of the gym. Mike gets it. He knows you aren't going to eat perfect on vacation and gives you tips on how not to overindulge or healthy alternatives. He helps you work through these challenges as opposed to making you feel like a failure when you make bad choices. Last thing about Mike. He is just a really good guy. He is about as honest and genuine as they come. He puts his whole heart into it and he truly cares about his clients. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is in search of a personal trainer!

Fred The Chef Entertainment
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Cody D.
Verified review

Fred is an amazing chef. I can honestly say that some of the best food I've ever tasted came was created on his stove. I could taste his passion for cooking!

Chef Caitlin Boyer
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Gayatri B.
Verified review

I was looking for an instructor to host cooking classes in my studio kitchen. Thumbtack has helped me to find two most desirable instructors that I looking for. Chef Caitlin is one of them. I am very happy with the communication with Thumbtack. It was easy to use their service. I will continue to use their service to find a pro in the future.

  • 15 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jody S.
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I have been working with Pam Vagnieres and her Nutri-Physique Nutrition and Exercise programs for several years. I found Pam through her healthy cooking classes, they are fantastic! You learn to cook healthy, amazing meals, while getting the nutritional information about the foods you eat via lecture and handouts, including lots of fabulous recipes. Pam literally spoon feeds you the best and latest nutritional information available in a way that is interesting, fun and critical if you want to be on a healthy path. You learn so much about what you should and shouldn't eat, it will truly change your life! She also offers private nutrition consultations and exercise programs that are tailored to each individual's needs. I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone who is seeking the most current information on nutrition, help preparing healthy, delicious meals, and nutrition and exercise programs all leading to living a healthier way of life!

Tour de Course
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Jean W.
Verified review

Chef Chuck is awesome. We had so much fun at his in home cooking class. Learned a lot and had some YUMMY food. If you are a foodie call Chuck!

Eat with Intention
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Linda K.
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I hired Shadi for a cooking class with a large group as a team building event. It was an amazing experience! She did a fabulous job creating a creative menu for our team to cook, working around food allergy issues, and making it an interactive experience toward our team building goals. I highly recommend Shadi for any cooking experience and will be looking to hire her again for future needs.

Eye of the Kat
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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Kat was my personal yoga instructor and chef for almost a year before her departure from Milwaukee to Colorado. Let me say first, there is not a day that goes by without me missing her services. Kat is kind, compassionate and incredibly talented. Her yoga services allowed me as a true beginner to enjoy and feel the benefits of yoga. She was patient with me and a great teacher of positions that allowed my body to stretch and release. I am a stage two diabetic and the yoga had a profound effect upon my condition for the good. After learning that Kat had head chef talents, I asked her to come twice a week to my home and prepare meals for myself and my son. The meal plans were excellent and the food, well, there are few fine restaurants that could compete. Kat was very fair with the economics of the work as well. It made for pleasant meals when coming home from work. My son continues to ask where is she and can she come back to Milwaukee for a time to come and prepare food. It is critical in any review that one have trust, confidence and successful communication. Kat gets an A+ from me in all regards. You will be lucky and fortunate to have here skills. My suggestion is do not hesitate. We enjoyed her immensely and miss her yoga and cooking talents. Thanks for listening.

Fresh Fest By Colleen 💜
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
David G.
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Second class even better than the first. Both my daughter and I having so much fun learning!

The Toasted Spice
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jomana M.
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Shrutika’s skills exceed far beyond food preparation. Yes, she is very talented at cooking a wide array of international meals and desserts. Every thing I have tasted that she has prepared is simply mouth watering! To top it off, she uses organic and very healthy ingredients. I leave feeling well fed and completely delighted. Having the aptitude and insight into cooking is wonderful; however, Shrutika brings much more insight to the table. Because she has a technology background, she is analytical and methodical. The combination of her cooking abilities and efficient nature is a great recipe for a fantastic entrepreneur. I have found that Shrutika organizes and plans everything to perfection. Plus, she is friendly and so much fun! I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed hiring Shrutika for catering, cooking classes, or any services she provides.

Chef Erin Boyle
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Samantha S.
Verified review

I have worked with Erin for both a cooking class and a catering event. She had a great combination of professionalism and humor and both events went beautifully and the food was delicious. I will absolutely use Chef Erin's services again for my future cookery needs.

Spencer's Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Melanie G.
Verified review

Spencer has catered 2 parties in our home. One a smaller meal for 12, and then a party for 50. He is super easy to work with, had great ideas for menu planning and dishes and the food was fabulous. Plus we had some gluten and dairy restrictions and he was able to easily accommodate that. We got so many compliments. We consider him now our default caterer and will call him for any future events.

cooking
5.0
from 1 review
  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Katie B.
Verified review

I had a great cooking class over the summer wonderful

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I can teach almost any style or type of cooking. I offer individual or group lessons. I am an avid cook and trainer who loves to learn, which makes a better teacher. From ethnic cuisines to simple foods, all can be an expression of love and art. I love passing that joy of cooking along to others. I also teach kombucha, and I am studying and experimenting with fermented foods. Cooking from the heart is a joy! Let me know what you would like to learn! I have taken lessons from celebrity chefs and classes in Italy, won cooking contests, competed in groups as large as 400, and made it through two rounds for the master chef premier. I would love to pass my love of food and learning onto you.

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I am a classically trained chef who is capable of catering parties of up to 200. I am also capable of doing private cooking classes for small groups.

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Cooking food requires some expertise. Jackie is a smart choice. This individual will customize each meal to suit your taste and preferences.

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