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Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ora K.
Verified review

Working with Marylyn Schwartz of Juste Hors D'Oeuvres was ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL from beginning to end!!! I was searching for a caterer for my children's graduation party and had something very specific in mind because my three children were graduating from middle school, high school and college all at the same time. Therefore, the party needed to be appropriate for people of all ages, including older family and friends. As I am a perfectionist, and knew that I was going to have some VERY discerning guests at this party, I initially thought myself crazy to be looking for a caterer on the internet, but after one conversation with Marylyn I knew that she understood exactly what I wanted. Throughout the planning, Marylyn was the consummate professional, immediately picking up on what was important to me and handling everything with the utmost efficiency, even as I kept adding to the number of guests up until a week before the party! Juste Hors D'Oeuvres offers a VERY EXTENSIVE AND CREATIVE MENU, and with Marylyn's guidance I was able to choose a wide variety of pass-arounds, main dishes and desserts. On the day of the party, everything turned out PERFECT. The staff, from bartenders to wait staff, were professional, hardworking and friendly. And the food??? Marylyn brought FABULOUS Chef Neal with her and everything that the two of them cooked up was DELICIOUS AND BEAUTIFULLY PREPARED. Our guests raved about everything and even commented that the hot food came out HOT, as it should!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to Marylyn, Chef Neal, and the staff of Juste Hors D'Oeuvres for making this a very memorable celebration for our family!!!!

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WHAT's ON THE MENU!
4.8
from 65 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 77 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!

Natwerks Catering and Events
4.7
from 57 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer A.
Verified review

I had to hire a chef to come for a small bday dinner for my boyfriend. I needed one on short notice and Nate was ready and able to make this night fantastic! He provided some wonderful options for the menu, showed up on time, and executed several dishes perfectly. He and his assistant were polished and polite. All was provided for a reasonable price. Our whole party had a wonderful time and can't wait to have him back again.

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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
James C.
Verified review

My wife and I eloped in Paris, and were looking to plan a reception for friends and family with a French theme. After trading a few messages on Thumbtack, Laura came to our home with a selection of French appetizers. With only a few suggestions from us, Laura did some research and prepared a few French dishes for a tasting while we discussing a plan for the party. We talked menu, logistics and pricing while tasting Laura's fantastic creations. We went with Laura because she shared our enthusiasm for the French theme and because she has a great attention to detail. Since we didn't plan our reception before eloping, we only had a few weeks to put everything together. Laura was instrumental in helping us plan our party for ~140 guests on such short notice. She immediately put us in touch with a rental company and prepared a list of necessary items for us to order. Laura and her staff showed up ~2 hours before the start of cocktail hour. They set up all of the tables according to our floor plan and stocked three full bars. Because of her planning and her helpful, organized and polite staff, cocktail hour and dinner went off without a hitch. The guests raved about Laura's French appetizers, entrees and desserts. After supervising the food preparation throughout the night, Laura herself came out to the dessert station to make crepes hot-to-order for our guests. This was such a nice added touch and really highlights Laura's dedication to her craft. I have full confidence that Laura can prepare any menu and any dish. She is a talented chef and, with her staff, she runs a flawless party. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for any event, and I'd especially recommend Laura if you have something specific in mind.

  • 8 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew W.
Verified review

We hired Gordon for a very important dinner event and he delivered! Gordon showed up fully prepared and excited to be a part of a special evening. He set up, cook, cleaned and packed up everything to make it a perfect evening. His food selections and presentation was top notch. I would not hesitate asking him to work another event or recommending him for your event. Do yourself a favor and hire this chef!

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The First Bite Catering, LLC
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Loraine F.
Verified review

We were so happy to have chosen Chef Anne to cater our Mom's 90th Birthday Party. From my first conversation with her to follow up email she was helpful professional and provided first rate service. Chef Anne made recommendations as well as guided me thru selecting Glueten Free etc type dietary concerns. I felt like Ive known her for years as she is so easy to work with, now I have a friend in the catering business. We had many positive comments how delicious everything was and I would recommend her and will be happy to call her again.

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

Chef Gerry was wonderful. He came before the party to discuss our needs and check out the area where he would be cooking. He executed well, and all our guests were happy with the food. It was great he was familiar with game meat (as this was a fall hunt party), and his presentation was elegant and warm (which is hard to do serving outside in fall for 20 people!!)

Top Pro
Exceptional Events Services
4.6
from 19 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dominic H.
Verified review

Let my start by saying we have used Gina and her staff on many occasions at our home on the East End as well as in Manhattan. I can guarantee you that the service and quality is outstanding. I have recommended her to many of our friends and family. From planning the event to making sure it ran smoothly the day of, her organization and professionalism was top notch. Her bartenders, servers, chefs are one of a kind. I highly recommend using her!!! Kathy S.

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Rent The Chef
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alan A.
Verified review

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!

Vivo Osteria Restaurant
4.6
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Necole M.
Verified review

Chef was on time and catered to the specific needs of my guests and I. The food was amazing and the experience was wonderful. He also cleaned as he went along. My guest is also a chef and he was pleased. It is an experience I would do again.

  • 17 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole I.
Verified review

Adrianne did a phenomenal job catering our daughter's baptism. Her food was delicious and the service was outstanding. She decorated the buffet table beautifully and went out of her way to purchase decorations for our theme. She also went above and beyond by creating the floor plan and dropping it off at the hall. She was punctual and set up and cleaned up. Adrianne is a true professional who cares about her work. We would use her again in a heartbeat. The food was so delicious that I am tempted to create an occasion just so I can taste it again!

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

Highly recommend!!! The food was incredible, the chef charming and so talented, the wait staff attentive to all needs! A huge thank you to Mark Vecchittoo and his crew. Presentation and service is 5 star.

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!!!

Maison Prive Chefs
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Amy K.
Verified review

Delicious professionally prepared and cooked food delivered to our door! Our family receives breakfast, lunch and dinner and we can't believe we didn't do this a long time ago. Since I'm not able to make our meals anymore we struggled for a while until we spoke to Maison Prive Chefs. They understand our dietary needs and clearly strive to help people. I asked to change one thing and it was done immediately. They make sure we are happy with the food and service all the time. Maison Prive is truly a blessing for us and I would recommend it to everyone!

Breaking Bread Catering,LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jon T.
Verified review

They came to my house and put out the most delicious spread any of my guests had ever imagined. They are true pros who care about quality. The chef also has great ideas for different foods that are good for all. I would definitely use them again. This was for a party of 100

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.

Clarendon Cuisines LLC
4.5
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
William P.
Verified review

did a cooking class with the chef. He seemed very knowledgeable about technique and quality. He explained everything clearly. Me and my girlfriend had a great time learning how to make new dishes that we still use till this day. Chef Christopher is awesome!

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.

Chef Arthur Towles
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Linda L.
Verified review

I hired Chef Art for a 50th surprise birthday party for my husband and I never regret making the choice. Ive had a bad experience with catering services before and was secptic of hiring another service, but the Food was amazing along with is hospitable staff and is light sense of humor for the first phone call I knew id made the right chioce, I hired him for all my events since and he never fails!!!

Red Kitchen Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Diana P.
Verified review

Amazing chef, exquisite food , outstanding service !

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