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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 53 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!

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

The cooking class we asked Mitchell Goran to conduct was a birthday gift to our 10-year old granddaughter, Katherine. "Mitch"is clearly an experienced and competent chef. He knows what he is doing and does it well, answering any questions asked along the way. Ahead of time he asked the right questions about the planned cooking class, checked to verify the supplies that we already had and carefully purchased the others he needed. As the class progressed it became evident that Mitch is not only a fine chef; he is a very good teacher. He was patient and careful teaching Katherine basic skills: how to handle a knife and how to separate the white from the yolk of an egg. He used words to describe the cooking process that she could easily understand. He helped Katherine write down each step in the preparation so that she had a record in her own words. He gave Katherine ample time to practice her newly found skills, even to the point of extending his time with her beyond the contracted time. The smiles, the occasional laughter, and the good meal at the end were clear testimony of a class well conceived and well executed.

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Chef Stef
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle V.
Verified review

I love taking cooking classes but since I found Chef Stef I have no reason to go anywhere else! The 2 things that impressed me the most about his classes were 1. Everyone has their own burner and equipment. The students actually cook! 2.We don't just follow recipes we learn and practice new skills and techniques. I've learned to shuck clams and oysters, how to blacken chicken, etc. ...and best of all how to pair wines and beer with my meals! I highly recommend Chef Stef :)

Chef Gerard
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Marlene F.
Verified review

We hired Chef Gerry for an evening of a cooking lesson and eating. He set up stations with recipes that we were to follow. He helped us make pasta - a real treat! Chef Gerry was knowledgeable, informative, and the recipes were easy to follow but were challenging. It was a delicious dinner and a perfect evening thanks to our very capable Chef!

Sage and Spirit Catering
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Mark E.
Verified review

Chef Craig was hired as a personal chef for my proposal of marriage. He crafted a menu based on my preference and helped me consider the wine for pairing. He arrived at my house prepared for cooking for a memorable night and nailed it. I was extremely satisfied with his professionalism and culinary expertise.

Personal Chef Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Sara E.
    Verified review

    Jake is incredible!!! He catered at our house for an engagement party we hosted and it couldn't have been more beautiful and amazing! All of the guests commented on the food and how great it was and looked! I also had him come over to cook for some girlfriends who were in town and the food was absolutely exquisite! It was so nice to just sit back and feel like we were in a restaurant in our very own home! Highly recommended Jake for any event or occasion you may have where you want the best in food and presentation!!

    Norse Chef
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Elizabeth P. H.
      Verified review

      It is important to feel confident that the Chef you hire will do an outstanding job. After all, it isn't everyday you hire a Chef and for that special occasion - you want it to be just perfect. Knowing that, I hired Chef Peterson to cook for my sister's engagement dinner, and he did an incredible job. His knowledge of food and wine, ease in working in our kitchen and with the other staff, and overall talent in cooking was just outstanding! I cannot say enough good things. So, I can recommend Chef Peterson highly and assure you that he is the guy you are looking for to make your event the best it can possibly be.

      Doorway 2 Success
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Kathy K.
        Verified review

        Having Sharon come show me how to prepare healthy food was the best thing I've ever done for myself! The food was/is amazing and she opened up a whole new world of vegetarian cooking. I also love how she shared tips on how to save time in the kitchen too!

        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Chris K.
        Verified review

        Nick was supportive, kind and friendly. We had fun while I learned. He allowed me to participate as well as learn from his example.

        Kitchen 101
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Michelle W.
        Verified review

        Awesome session! Very professional...can't believe how much I learned in 1 hour. Definetly more cooking instruction in the future!

        The Nutrition Magician
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 8 years in business
        Candace S.
        Verified review

        Flo has catered many events at my home. Anything from Oscar night to Christmas. She works tirelessly and always has inspired menu ideas. In addition, she is a good baker too.

        About

        The services I offer are as follows: * Massages * Facials * Body treatments * Kinesio taping * Nutrition coaching * Cooking classes * Cleaning * Feng shui services

        About

        Caters to each individual needs, customized services. Satisfying happy endings

        • 8 years in business
        About

        The Weiser Kitchen works on a kosher recipe blog, gourmet kosher recipes, kosher meal recipes, and lactose-free dessert recipes.

        About

        I have an East Longmeadow based catering company. My food feels home and are fresh. I can cook any specialty at your request.

        About

        The food is home made, not pre-bought restaurant food. I wouldn't give you anything less that I would feed my family. And my prices are cheaper than any catering venues in my area!

        About

        I can teach beginning knitting to children age eight and up, teens and adults. I can teach those with basic skills how to make socks and mittens. I can show you how to transition to a plant-based lifestyle and give shopping and cooking lessons to get you started. I teach vegan cooking and vegan lifestyle transition skills.

        About

        I have been trying to get started into this industry for a while. I love to cook and have grown up cooking. I love trying new recipes as well as following simple, old standards. I am willing to cook to your dietary needs and health needs as well. I will cook as many or as little meals that you require, and they will be delivered to you ready to be stored and reheated.

        About

        We provide, along with product knowledge classes, cooking classes and team building events for 12 to 24 students in one of our five "live" demonstration kitchens. Classes are tailored to the participant's needs and requests, and are priced accordingly. Classes can be "hands-on" or "learn and dine". We strive to make the classes interesting, creative, and attainable to all levels of proficiency. The operating word in our kitchens is fun, and all classes are based on an informal and relaxed atmosphere. With over 35 years experience in the food service industry, our Chef, Jehan S de Noüe, has been described as "extremely approachable" in review from local press. All attendees are served the meals prepared in each session, so it is highly recommended that everyone comes to the event hungry and thirsty!

        About

        Small to large catering. Prepared foods for you present. Food truck services. Mobile catering. Cooking class parties

        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.

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        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.

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