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Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Hartford.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Raegan W.
Verified review

Marylyn and Juste Hors D'Oeuvres is fabulous! She is everything that you want your wedding caterer to be. She was always very nice, very attentive to detail, easy to communicate with and highly professional. She and her staff were really wonderful throughout our whole event. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. Perhaps most importantly she was willing to work within our proposed budget. We cannot recommend her highly enough. You will not be disappointed.

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann B.
Verified review

Over the years, Rich has catered many events for me. From a chefs birthday party for 13 year old girls to a fully catered holiday dinner party. Every detail was perfection and the food was amazing!

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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary A.
Verified review

Whether you are having a small get together for a few or a large gathering, be rest assured that your event will be amazing! Chef Michel is extremely professional, respectful, and friendly! He catered 2 events for our family and we were very pleased with both. The first was a party of nearly 100 people celebrating our son’s college graduation and daughter’s high school graduation. Our second event was a last minute post Thanksgiving weekend family get together for 12-15 people. Everything from the planning, to taste testing, and delivery was on point. Aside from the food being beyond mouth watering delicious, he coordinated with outside vendors to provide everything we needed to make the graduation event beautiful. He also provided on site chefs and wait staff, all of which were professional and attentive to details. They were flexible in their assigned roles and remained past the scheduled time to attend to our guests and clean up. Our home was left as clean as it was when they arrived! Chef Michel prides himself on delivering the best quality and freshest foods possible. Other than a few items that required pre-prep (like marinating / slow cooking...definitely try the roast pork and roast chicken) everything was prepared (cut, fried, cooked, assembled etc) on site. This truly makes a difference when you’re serving items like empanadas or tostones with avocado and shrimp (both highly recommended). Chef Michel is very creative. Whether you choose something from his printed menus, have other items in mind, or even have a special recipe that you want him to prepare...HE CAN DO IT! An important point to make about his catering style is that he is so proud of his creations that he wants everyone to be able to taste everything that he prepares. If you choose an appetizer and you have 100 people, you are not going to get 1 or 2 pieces per person or be charged by the piece, like most caterers. He will make sure you have more than enough for everyone. The same applies to your main course. We had leftovers for ourselves, even after our guests took food home. With all of this said, I truly feel that his prices are fair and reasonable! I could write more and would be more than happy to speak to anyone who has any questions, but I’ll end with...make sure you try his homemade ice creams (our favorites were coconut and pineapple), flan, and especially the sangria!

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Cameron Culinary Concepts
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul B.
Verified review

Chef Cameron and Christine provided an outstanding evening of delicious food and service. Things couldn't have gone more smoothly. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend or use them again.

Chef of All Seasons
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa F.
Verified review

I hired Chef Mitch Goran to make a 91st birthday meal for my mom in my parent's home. From the conversation about food choices to his packing up the leftovers for my folks, working with the chef was a delight. My parents had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious. The service was professional. I was so happy I could do this for them.

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The First Bite Catering, LLC
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanne B.
Verified review

Chef Anne was so wonderful to work with. She made my fundraising event so successful with her calming demeanor and amazing tasting food. It was like having a friend who knows you well and made everything effortless. I really can't wait to work with Anne again.

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Rent The Chef
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David N.
Verified review

Chef Daniel delivered a great experience for a bunch of us friends away for a special weekend. He was able to make anything we wished for and had some great menu suggestions as well. He made a BBQ brisket so succulent and savory, along with an array of other dishes. It was an awesome meal. Chef came prepared, set things up nicely, and cleaned up after we were done. He was a pleasure to work with and we'd recommend him to anyone looking for a personal chef.

Haven Foods
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan M.
Verified review

Nate and his sous chef cooked a delicious 4 course meal for me and five of my friends for a bachelorette party. A salad of fresh, organic greens with pickled shallots, tomatoes and a homemade vinaigrette, a stuffed chicken appetizer, a delicious salmon with quinoa, wilted greens and an avocado cream aioli. I highly recommend Haven foods!

Angelo's Market & Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Corey C.
Verified review

What a great job by Joe and his catering team at Angelo's Market & catering. The food was out of this world and the presentation was as if I was on a Iron Chef episode. It could not have gone any better and I definitely am going to be using Joe again. Thanks again. Robert S.

D.Myles Chef&Catering
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tara A.
Verified review

We hired Dexter to cook a nice breakfast/brunch for my parents in law. He was very professional, his food got rave reviews and they loved the experience! Highly recommended. Thank you, Dexter!!

The Magic Spoon
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Art A.
Verified review

The Magic Spoon was referred to me by a friend of mine, and I have used their serves on several occasions. The food was wonderful with a great presentation. Everyone at the party raved how wonderful the food was. The steak was cooked perfectly and and the chicken was great too. You could also tell that the desserts where made from scratch. Also the staff made sure everything was taken care of so I could be with my guests. I would recommend The Magic Spoon for your next event

  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lola N.
Verified review

My name is Ms. Lola Nathan, a recently retired Public School Administrator. It gives me great pleasure to write this review for Gwen Robinson. I've known Gwen for over 30 years and our best times have been spent singing and cooking. She specializes in vegetarian, vegan, cooked, and raw foods. We have spent many hours preparing dishes like vegan potato salad, whole wheat dinner rolls, vegetarian meat loaf, roasted veggies, vegan eggplant parmigiana, raw seasoned kale, baked sweet potatoes, vegan burgers, all types of potatoes, every kind of vegetable, fruit, cake, apple crisp and so much more. Our latest collaboration was vegan lentil loaf in which we added organic shredded carrots, organic chopped celery, organic chopped onions, ground flax seed, nutritional yeast, liquid smoke and some seasonings to our organic lentils. It was so delicious that the guests I invited for dinner wanted to take slices of the lentil loaf home for the next day. Juicing is an integral part of our health practices. One of our most healthful combinations is kale, spinach, celery, carrots, and a touch of ginger, all organic! We know it's best to juice our vegetables and eat our fruit. Juiced veggies go straight to our cells giving strength and vitality to our whole body. Fruit we eat raw because this way cleanse our digestive system. Gwen prepares excellent fruit platters! Gwen is busy but she makes time for people like me who care about their health and want great tasting food. It doesn't take us long to do anything. I get all the ingredients, she does the preparing with me. Sometimes I just have her prepare meals for me for special occasions! She gets rave reviews, is easy to work with and is patient with all whom she is instructing. Gwen has taught many of my associates and friends how to make different tasty entrées and treats. She has no problem sharing recipes and keeps some with her. Young and old alike love whatever she prepares. She makes her own dough, from scratch, for fried dough & pizzas! Wonderful!! She is one of the best vegetarian Chef's I know. Always rave reviews! Always!! We know her as Ms. G, the personal vegan chef. Truly, Ms. Lola Nathan

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
MrsJayne R.
Verified review

This is to let others know what a wonderful experience my friends, family , and I had with Pea Soup Catering. The meal was great and everything that was promised was kept. The chef's friendly and professional manner put us all at ease. We look forward to having Pea Soup cater another dinner party in the near future.

Abudanza Restaurant
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Brooke W.
Verified review

Chef Lou Thank you! from the bottom of our hearts thank you! you and your team for made our holiday cocktail party a roaring success. effortlessly cooked for 50+ people and the amazing staff did such a wonderful job! Your food was absolutely to die for! and the whole place just smelled scrumptious! Thank you so very very much for such an impressive job well done! see ya next year!

Rosa Ross
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 38 years in business
Jill K.
Verified review

Chef Rosa Ross is absolutely terrific. Chef will use her vast experience and for sure you will benefit. I’m a professional food stylist and certainly Rosa taught me many things that have contributed to my success. If you are looking for a real professional chef with chef instructor experience than you can’t go wrong. Chef Rosa Ross is also a published cookbook author.

Megan L.
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I ordered two dozen gluten-free cupcakes for my son's 9th birthday party. Dawn was professional, friendly, and helpful during the ordering process. She decorated the cupcakes in the theme of the party, and delivered them to my home precisely when she said she would arrive. The cupcakes were not only beautiful, but absolutely delicious! I felt great to be able to offer treats for all of the children in attendance. It felt even better knowing they were baked with natural ingredients and love. I am so glad that I found her; I was able to enjoy the party without my usual worries and stress around preparing the cake! I completely recommend Dawn and her baking expertise!

An EP Experience
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Jenny J.
Verified review

Truly an Exquisite Experience. Highly recommend for any event!

About

I provide home cooking services for fun or instruction. I'm a professional chef, and I also provide wine paired dinners in your home. I'm also available for children's parties.

About

I'm a dinner party chef specializing in gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan cuisine. You approve the menu, I shop, cook, serve, and clean while you sit back and enjoy your guests.

About

I'm a local, seasonal, and organic personal chef/caterer/ cooking teacher/ kitchen coach with whole foods; 25 years experience. Vegetarian and vegan are my specialties, with expertise in gluten-free and alergy-free cooking. I offer kitchen and wellness coaching, culinary nutrition and private and group hands-on cooking classes for health, vitality, and pleasure.

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The Valley Bowl is a locally-owned personal chef service offering delicious meals made from local and organic ingredients. We all know the importance of gathering around a table for a nourishing, home-cooked meal. We’ve all come to understand that the best food is local, organic food cultivated in ways that are good for our bodies and the earth. And we all know how a delicious meal can erase a hectic day at work or a rocky day at school. But the truth is that many of us simply do not have the time, energy, or resources to scour farmers markets for fresh, organic produce or find a local farm that raises all-natural meats and poultry. Most of us do not have the time to cure our own meats, craft delicious cheeses, or make batches of fresh baked breads and cookies. Most of us do not have the desire – or the skill – to create dishes that are wholesome and unforgettably delicious! Fortunately, the Valley Bowl will do it for you. Without having to drive from the farm to the co-op to the specialty store, you and your family will enjoy amazing meals that are created especially for you. The Valley Bowl uses almost exclusively organic, always fresh produce, naturally raised meats and dairy products from local vendors, including Simple Gifts Farm of Amherst and the River Valley Market in Northampton. We will use these fresh, local ingredients to prepare thoughtful and scrumptious dishes in your kitchen and then pop them in your fridge or freezer so that they’re ready when you are. No pots and pans to scrub, no messy kitchen to clean, no more fast food or bad take-out and best of all, no more spending every night slaving in the kitchen when you could be relaxing around the table with family and friends. All you have to do is set the table, turn on the music, and uncork a bottle of wine.

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