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Meriden Meal Preparation Professionals

Browse these meal preparation services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Meriden.

  • 22 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie P.
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If you’re a perfectionist that wants to have everything the top of the line and elegant at your party Sunflowers Catering and Event Planning is for you. Laura's attention to detail and honoring your special requests is impeccable. Laura can cook anything from appetizer finger foods to Elaborate Meals including Vegan and gluten free. Everything she prepared for my party was compliment by all my guests. The braised short ribs melted in our mouths, the Mediterranean Pasta got rave reviews, and the mini cheese burgers we so delicious you had to have three or four. I can't forget to mention that her desserts are decadent. My person favorite was her honey custard in a homemade pecan filo cups, it’s truly out of this world. Great food, friendly attentive support staff and just amazing to work with so I could enjoy my company worry free.

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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gayle F.
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Chef Michel was wonderful. I would recommend him for any event you are planning. He, along with his assistant Gio, worked diligently to make sure everything for our event went smoothly and according to plan. We had a backyard wedding for 50 people. Chef Michel did appetizers, salad, steak and chicken along with potatoes and seasonal veggies, as well as ziti with sausage and meatballs. Fruit platter and sorbet for dessert. They provided iced tea and lemonade as well. The food was all prepared in a timely fashion and was cooked to perfection. All of the food was served at the proper temperature as well. Overall, Chef Michel did a fabulous job and helped to make the day go very smoothly. Thank you Chef Michel for your dedication to us and our event. I look forward to working with you in the future whenever we plan another big event.

  • 8 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Betty S.
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Gordon is an extremely creative and innately talented chef. Since becoming aware of a severe gluten sensitivity, I have been eating healthy at home thanks to him-I am happy to say no more restaurants for me! When planning my meals, Gordon is very attentive to my requests. His patients and versatility keep even gluten free food interesting and tasty. I have noticed that he uses only fresh ingredients and takes pride in using them to create and present an incredibly delicious gluten free meal every time. It is apparent that he loves seeing people enjoy his food. Though I am amazed at how easily Gordon has been able to adapt my favorite dishes to a gluten free alternative, I am most delighted with the yummy and elaborate desserts that one would never guess are GF! If you or a family member have dietary restrictions (and even if you don't) there's no doubt that you will want Gordon to be your personal chef! Don't hesitate to call and ask what he can do for you.🍴😃🍴 Sent from my iPad

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Cameron Culinary Concepts
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David C.
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Cameron and his staff were excellent. Food was excellent, prepared very well. Meat and chicken were tender and moist. Vegetables and potatoes, prepared very well and properly seasoned. Dessert, cheesecake and a layer cake, were excellent as well. The entire experience was worth every dollar spent. I am, and already have, began recommending Cameron Culinary Concepts to others. Totally exceeded my expectations and plan on using them next year for our event.

  • 17 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly P.
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I am very pleased to provide a recommendation for Adrianne. I had hired her as a private bartender for my annual Christmas Party, and I have over 80 + people from family to friends. I was very impressed with her communication before the party, she provided me with a "stock the bar" check list, which was very helpful to me in regards to what I needed to purchase to ensure a successful party. She also called me the week before to make sure everything was covered from what will be served, supplies needed, and she even came up with a signature drink for the party which was a nice touch. She also brings alot of her own tools to work with which was nice, I did not need to worry about purchasing mixers, shakers, etc. She also showed up an hour early to setup the bar, everything was well organized and she was a true self starter, she knew what had to be done and was very comfortable behind the bar. I had also hired two people who worked the food service end, and she interacted with them wonderfully and the party was seamless. As a host of 80 plus people it was hard for me to do anything but host, and Adrianne made that easy to do since she was so well prepared, she did not need to ask me anything throughout the party, she served amazing drinks to our guests and all with a smile and a sense of ease. I would highly recommend her for any party you would be looking to have, and I would be happy to be a reference for her at any time.

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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
Lucas C.
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My wife and I had a great night learning some fun meals! Then of course ate ourselves into a coma. Food was excellent and Anne was great, highly recommended!

Chef Gerard
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Ivonne L.
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Gerry provided personal chef services for my family and friends who were staying at my home for a week; he provided breakfast and dinner for 10-12 people. I was really impressed from the beginning for his level of professionalism, punctuality, and the high quality of the meals he provided for us.You can tell he really loves what he does. Everyone was delighted and I am sure we will be asking him to help us again in the very near future. I highly recommend him.

Rent The Chef
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Alan A.
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Chef Dan was very accommodating when our dinner party was delayed for our convenience. From appetizer to desert, everything prepared was delicious and timely but the Osso Buco was out of this world! I would highly recommend Dan to anyone interested in having a 5 star meal prepared for a special gathering!

Rebecca Wolf
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Celeste B.
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Rebecca's food was amazing. She did both a dinner and brunch for us and both meals were delicious and healthy. We will definitely use her again!

The Relaxing Meal
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jason R.
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Rosemarie has now prepared a number of meals for us, and we are looking forward to many great meals! It's like having a top notch restaurant meal at home. For a family meal the costs are comparable... and it makes for a great social gathering as we enjoy watching the meal being prepared, but also enjoy not having to spend a few hours (and many years of training!) that would be required to make such an awesome meal. Rosemarie also cleans up after the meal. We feel totally comfortable with Rosemarie in our home. Rosemarie is a great option for a quiet family meal, or for a small gathering. Having the meal prepared on the premises hands down beats the cafeteria feel of having a meal catered by someone you don't know and won't remember what you like next time. Favorites so far: Asparagus Soup (best we ever tasted!) Papaya chicken. (very special) Parmesan crusted cauliflower... Dark chocolate birthday cake. (so good, we had some more for breakfast the next morning!)

East End Chef du Jour
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Had a great meal with Kim and Chris. Thanks.

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

Emily Mingrone
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erin L.
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Emily is an excellent chef, and truly accommodating. She always creates wonderful meals for myself and my family. She has cooked in my home several times for small gatherings, as well as dropped off meals to go. Always delicious!

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

CT Personal Chefs
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Karla C.
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Karla took care of us in planning our menu within our budget for a large birthday party that we were planning. Both Jamie and Karla were present the day of and prepared some of the most delicious food I think I've ever had in my life. Jamie is also wildly knowledgable and willing to share a wealth of culinary information with you if you just ask. Had a great time and can't wait to hire them back again.

  • 4 years in business
Janelle G.
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Kiyo had prepared several healthy meals for me after I had just had my twins. It was a huge help to just enjoy prepared meals instead of trying to find the time to cook for myself. Many months later she helped my family again by preparing puréed baby foods for my twins which they loved. She really listened to my needs and even filled special requests.

Paula E.
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Yes, people! You absolutely CAN have your cake and eat it too! It's almost unfair that I'm writing this review while still under the influence of Dawn's cupcakes. For so long, being gluten and dairy free meant that food kept me separate from others, even my own family. But Dawn's baked goods are so amazing that now I have to hide them to get any for myself! From divine cupcakes to stunning decorated cakes, everything Dawn produces is of the highest quality and positively scrumptious.

Danielle DeNardo
5.0
from 1 review
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa F.
Verified review

Danielle did an outstanding job, far exceeded our expectations! She prepared delicious food for our BBQ, organized the buffet and came with staff to help set up. Would hire her again, very happy. She is very responsible and a hard worker.

The Shoreline Chef LLC
5.0
from 1 review
    Elizabeth K.
    Verified review

    I have had the fortune for having meals prepared by The Shoreline Chef several times. I can attest to his friendliness, efficiency, and the food was absolutely delicious. His presentation is beautiful, and the wines he suggested the hosts serve was perfect! When you have Larry do your next dinner party, make sure you ask him to serve his Hot Eggplant Salad on the antipasto bar- it is my favorite! Yum! But regardless of what you choose to be served, rest assured that the food, presentation, and interaction with guests will be top-notch. Chef Larry is the best!

    V Life

    New To Thumbtack

    • 6 years in business
    About

    I am a vegan personal chef based in Connecticut. Enjoy affordable, stress-free healthy meals in the comfort of your own home. I will do the shopping, prepping, cooking and cleaning! I specialize in vegan and raw vegan diets. Contact me for more details and information!

    About

    I provide healthy meals using organic ingredients unless customer is cost-conscious. I am a self-taught chef and have been cooking for over 30 years. I believe in making nutritious meals using plenty of fresh vegetables, fresh herbs and spices combined with a variety of lean proteins and whole grain carbs such as whole wheat pasta or brown basmati rice. I can prepare gluten-free, low-fat, low-sugar meals or meet ant dietary restrictions. I believe that eating delicious meals made from fresh ingredients and maintaining an active lifestyle are the keys to good health.

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