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Mezcla Maggie's Catering
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline P.
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We have hired Maggie to be our personal chef. She has been very courteous and patient with us the entire time. We just had our first meal and it was DELICIOUS! (as well as unique!) Thank you Maggie! We are already thrilled to have chosen you as our chef!

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Underground Fine Dining
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janine E.
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What a night! A very special 70th birthday surprise for my husband, who had hoped to stay close to home, have a low key evening with little fanfare. What could be more perfect than celebrating in the comfort of your own home with Chef Dustin Brandt at the helm! Joined by our best friends, Dustin prepared a 5 course meal of all my husband's favorites including a chicken liver mousse w/ shallots and capers appetizer, scrumptious escargot in herb garlic butter sauce, crab stuffed mushrooms, mushroom soup with creme fraiche, spinach arugula salad with raspberries and roasted pistachios, Beef Wellington with toast potatoes and asparagus, and roasted apple creeps for dessert! The four of us friends are trying to come up with occasions to hire him again. Bravo! Superb! Extraordinaire! Find a celebration to hire Dustin as your personal chef...it was truly one if the best gifts I have ever given my husband and so well received. Thank you Dustin!

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Start Fresh Fitness
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beth S.
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Hiring a personal trainer was not an easy step for me to take, because what I had seen of personal trainers and at big gyms was a big turn-off. What set him apart initially was that he offered a ‘no gimmicks, no pressure’ approach, was a (or soon to be a) registered dietician, offered additional services as a personal chef, and could do workouts either at his location or mine. When I started, I was in a hectic transition period with my job and so my schedule was unpredictable. Mike completely understood, and worked with me to schedule workout sessions in a very no-pressure way. During workouts, he pays attention (to safety, to how I am feeling and handling it…), and makes adjustments as needed based on the individual person. He started me on a level I could handle and we are building from there. The workouts are interesting and varied, which makes them fun (imagine that!), and I appreciate his positive reinforcement and encouragement, as it pushes me in a positive way to do the best I can. Based on my experience so far, I can say that Mike cares very much about the progress of his students and goes the extra mile to help them reach their goals. In the short amount of time I have been working with him, I have lost 17 pounds (more to go) and I am becoming stronger. As a result am gaining confidence and setting new goals which I am excited to reach! I would definitely recommend Mike and Start Fresh Fitness.

Sparrow Kitchen
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Claire H.
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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.

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Xim catering
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrice B.
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I hit the jackpot when I found Lenny with Xim catering. He went way above and beyond to accommodate our somewhat complex needs for my Mother's 80th birthday. He was so incredibly gracious, kind, and professional. Xim had some challenges with the venue we had chosen but they really make it work so well despite the none kitchen, tiny space and complex menu. All our guests raved about the food and the extremely friendly service. I give Lenny and Xim 10 stars for service and execution. Thank you very much

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Soe Harvest
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Socorro W.
Verified review

Jessi responded to the request very promptly; very punctual and professional when we met up to view/discuss the project; quality of work very good -- did what was requested. Pricing of $35/per hour/per person no problem. Value a bit high for what was done. No indication on the invoice as to how many people it took to do the work only stated 9 hours of work at $35.00/hour. I wish I could have been home to view the job being done. Motivated to upkeep the garden areas cleaned after paying for this project. Will use them in the future to get guidance on some areas that need plantings.

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  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew J.
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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!

Orange Crunch Catering
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Becca B.
Verified review

Orange Crunch did an amazing job on our wedding. They were flexible, helpful, and everything went off without a hitch! Not to mention, the food was delicious. They came to our home for the tasting beforehand too, to make sure everything was just perfect. Thanks Leshner and Sarah!!

Callan Krystofiak
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shawn M.
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Callan's ability to create delicious food is really unparalleled. Gluten free and vegetarian dishes significantly more delicious than any I've had before. All around excellent chef and wonderful human being!

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffaney J.
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Our family really enjoys having Angie cook for us. We love the variety of meal options that she offers.

At Your Service
5.0
from 4 reviews
    D. F. K.
    Verified review

    Alan Vaccaro is our go-to chef for any occasion. He is professional, great to work with, and his food is outstanding. He has served our food needs on many occasions, from small private dinners, to large office parties. He always exceeds expectations.

    • 9 years in business
    Danielle H.
    Verified review

    Chef Raquela really made our event special. The food and service exceeded our expectations! Can't wait to have you at our next event. Highly recommended catering service!

    • 1 year in business
    Anthony A.
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    Very attentive and responsive to my needs.

    The Sugar Cube
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Chelsea D.
      Verified review

      I've used Stephanie's cooking services many times and each time I'm amazed by her creativity in the kitchen. She comes up with dishes that are simple yet bursting with flavor. She's also an amazing teacher. She's patient and always offers constructive feedback. My cooking skills have increased greatly all because of Stephanie. Before I could barley boil water and now I'm confident in cooking steak! I would highly recommend Chef Stephanie as a private chef and/or for cooking lessons.

      • 4 years in business
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      I work the most efficiently and creatively to prepare the most flavorful, properly executed food.

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      I am a professional chef from northern Italy and have been cooking for over 20 years. My specialty is Mediterranean cuisine. I love to use fresh, organic produce and meats and sustainable seafood when available.

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      I provide personal and family meals. I also offer meal prep and planning services. I do teaching about cooking at home and eating on the go.

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      Do you have a desire for locally sourced foods at your event? Chef Happy's Gourmet offers local food, special event catering. Our priority is using local foods  grown, produced, and raised in Northern Colorado to create exciting seasonal and regional dishes. Personal longstanding relationships with local producers are the ingredients to Chef Happy's success. Chef Happy caters to weddings, company dinners and picnics, open houses, and anyone who appreciates the value of supporting local farms, seeks quality products, and enjoys the farm fresh flavors of Northern Colorado. Are you hungry for a family dinner? Chef Happy provides personal chef services, preparing homemade meals. All menus are designed and tailored to your eating lifestyle or nutrition and dietary needs. I do all the menu planning, shopping, preparing, and all the cooking and packaging of your meals and place them in your fridge or freezer to serve at a later time. Since spending time with your family is your priority, cooking your dinner is mine. Chef Happy is at your service!

      • 5 years in business
      About

      My name is Celeste Sutton and I was born and raised in Broomfield, Colorado. I have always loved being in the kitchen, watching my grandmothers and my mom create amazing meals. My love for homemade comfort food came from them. As I grew I always enjoyed cooking colorful and flavorful food but never thought of doing it for a living. I use the freshest ingredients that I can find and pride myself on educating people so they feel confident and comfortable in the kitchen!

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      During my travels, I cooked for Pope John II, Queen Elizabeth, former President Reagan, and numerous world leaders. Now, let me cook for you! Award-winning Chef Neuhold can help you if you are planning any of the following: * Wedding * Birthday * Baby shower * Office party * Bar Mitzvah * Anniversary * German food

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      I am a Colorado based personal/private chef whose training started at Florida Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach, FL. I have three years of experience in cooking both high-end and home-style cuisine on private yachts. I am now land based and would love to bring the enthusiasm and energy I had working on boats to your home. I can provide locally sourced food prepared and ready for you when you get home from a long day at work (it only needs to be heated), plated meals, and service for dinner parties, or hors d'oeuvres for your cocktail parties. My specialties include Mediterranean, middle eastern, and Asian cuisine, but I have experience with most cuisines, including dietary restrictions, such as vegan/vegetarian, gluten free, etc.

      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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