Meriden, CT22 Chefs near you

Where do you need the chef?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Meriden Chefs

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

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Renee M.
Verified review

I liked everything about Marylyn and her team of professionals-- chef and waitstaff included. No detail was left out of the planning, and the food was excellent. I highly recommend this company!

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 78 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!

Top Pro
Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 60 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!

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alexis N.
Verified review

Chef Laura did an outstanding job catering a baby shower luncheon I hosted for my sister in Amityville, NY. Even through a snowstorm, she came on time and cooked a fantastic meal for 11 ladies. We had 3 apps passed around, a soup and salad (per honoree's request), main and cupcakes for dessert. All my guests were raving about how delicious the food was. My sister has one of the best days of her life! I'd book Chef Laura again in a heartbeat.

  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy F.
Verified review

Gordon was a pleasure to work with. He called back within 24 hours of my request. His menu was quite extensive, I had also asked if he could do wine pairings for us as well. We love very strong charectered Red Wines. His pairings were spot on. He was polite, courteous, even funny (He Presented The Evenings Menu For Us) We Were A Party Of 20 People. His Servers were excellent, attentive & polite. We Will Use Him Again And Recomend Him To Family & Friends Anytime. Thank You White Wolf Chef. Nancy F.

Top Pro
Cameron Culinary Concepts
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 42 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.

  • 17 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Reshma J.
Verified review

We used Adrianne for a party this past weekend and she went over and beyond! From the planning all the way to clean up Adrianne was helpful and very professional. The guest loved her and her cocktails were delicious. She was flexible, arrived early, made sure everyone had a drink at all times, customized as needed, and interacted with guests! I would recommend her for everyone with no hesitation. I am so glad we were fortunate to have her bartend our party.

Cooking & Catering Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nelson S.
Verified review

Chef Scott made our night! His food and service was fantastic and he was so friendly and great to work with. He just made the whole night so memorable. We will be calling him in the future for more parties. Thanks Scott!

Chef Gerard
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren Y.
Verified review

We had a company BBQ and Chef Gerry and his staff were outstanding. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. We loved the staff! They went above and beyond to make everyone feel comfortable.

Top Pro
Rent The Chef
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly C.
Verified review

Chef Dan is amazing! We hired him for a private dinner for 11 ladies, celebrating a bachelorette weekend in the Catskills. From the very first communication, he was responsive, helpful, and easy to work with. He helped us create the perfect menu for a 4-course, family style meal that satisfied a variety of tastes. He was extremely accommodating when we requested an additional vegetarian meal at the last minute and needed to make some other menu changes. Upon his arrival at the house, he got right to work in the kitchen and had the first course ready exactly when we wanted to begin. I can't say enough how DELICIOUS the food was. The entire group was raving about every single bite, and we have all been talking about it ever since. Everything he did looked and tasted of the utmost quality and we were thrilled to still have some left over (that we gladly devoured the next day). He left the place even cleaner than he found out, which was the icing on the cake of a great experience. It was the best way to celebrate a special occasion with a large group. Not to mention, he traveled quite a distance on a holiday weekend and we are so grateful. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to host a private dinner - big or small - that will taste like a million bucks (but not costing so!)

dinner at 7
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie S.
Verified review

Though we have only just hired Chef Mark to cater my daughter's wedding this coming fall, he has been a pleasure to work with. He is very accommodating and knowledgeable on everything to do with catering a wedding and we are comfortable knowing we're in good hands.

East End Chef du Jour
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah S.
Verified review

We couldn't have asked for a better party--the bride to be was overwhelmed with the food and effort that Kim, our chef, provided. From start to finish Kim offered excellent menu suggestions, and planned to whole party for us. The appetizers, entree and desserts were par excellence!! The food presentation was beautiful. She even typed up the menu, which we placed at each setting. The appetizers were placed on platters with fresh flowers that matched the color of the bridal party. Our party of 24 had more than enough food, with each bite better the the last. We started off with a shrimp on a homemade wonton with green goddess dressing, Homemade hummus and guac with chips/crackers, then some meatball sliders ( the bride's fav!) and a beautiful crudite. The main course offered both chicken and steak Indonesian style with delicious sides. Kim even made a delicious carrot cake sundae for the bride to be, knowing that carrot cake was her favorite. The whole even was perfect and elegant from start to finish....we couldn't have asked for anything more. Chef Kim is wonderful!!! Thanks Kim for a fantastic night!!!

Angelo's Market & Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 3 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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn H.
Verified review

Deborah was flexible about helping me to cook better, with more variety, and to learn to cook some meals that my husband loves. At first, Deborah helped me sort out my kitchen equipment and supplies at my home. The cooking techniques she taught me are ones that you just don't get by following a recipe. We will continue with weekly cooking visits to my home. She is clearly an experienced chef instructor, with a pleasant and fun personality. MAH, Fairfield County

D.Myles Chef&Catering
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin R.
Verified review

Very professional, timely, and the food was excellent. All of our guests loved the menu and his work! Absolutely recommend Dexter and his services.

  • New on Thumbtack
Camille B.
Verified review

Kirstin had me help her with the Orchard Catering. She was organized, well stocked, and provided amazing food and customer service. My job description was clear, and she supported me in executing it well by giving me the chance to practice ahead of time and always helping me if I got behind. I look forward to working with her again in the future!

Emily Mingrone
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel G.
Verified review

Emily is an amazing chef! We get dinners from her weekly - sometimes prepared re-heatable meals, sometimes she comes to our home and cooks. Everything has been amazing, and our lives have improved so much since we started having her cook for us regularly.

Amelia Lord
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
Verified review

Amelia is an extraordinarily talented chef and teacher. Her workshops are engaging, practical and fun. I’m still trying to figure out if there’s anything she cannot make delicious... She’s like a magical kitchen witch, who can take any ingredients and transform them into decadent nourishment for the body and soul.

  • New on Thumbtack
Megan L.
Verified review

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!

Eloquent Eats
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tasha B.
Verified review

My family and I had Eloquent Eats cater my Bridal Shower, which was a small event of about 60 people. We allowed Chef Briana to lay out business cards and all were gone by the end of the event. The food was superb. Chef Briana is very reliable and very easy to work with. She was willing to work within our budget and make any necessary dietary accommodations that my family and I may have needed up until the very last minute. To this very day, my family still talks about the delicious food they had at my shower

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

Karla is a graduate of the prestigious Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Cambridge, MA and has experience cooking numerous types of cuisine. Her passion for food and the Culinary Arts is evident in everything that she does. Karla has over a decades worth of experience cooking in restaurant, catering, and private kitchens. Her friendly, hands on approach allows you to become comfortable in your own kitchen and with your own cooking skills. Personally she has cooked for for many notable celebrities including Sheryl Crow and Multi-Grammy Award Winner Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience. Karla also holds a certificate in Nutrition which allows her to take into consideration any dietary needs. Currently she works with clients and students in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, And New York. In 2011 Karla co-founded KMKCreatives a personal chef service company but has since found her passion in teaching others how to be successful and confident in their own kitchens. Whether you are looking for on-going private lessons or wish to have a "Cooking Party," Karla can serve you up a memorable experience.

Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.