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Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in New Haven.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tanmay M.
Verified review

My experience with JHD was wonderful. I was organizing a graduation/send-off party for my MBA cohort and we had the event at a classmate's home. Marylyn was extremely prompt throughout the process and had great attention to detail, making sure that we were able to have all the right equipment and that it would be functional at both the primary location as well as at the backup rain location. Because this was a school event, there were certain restrictions on how the event needed to be run (e.g. we needed to have a licensed bartender, we had a certain budget within which to operate, etc.) and Marylyn was very accommodating with these requests. They staff at the event (chef, assistants, bartender) were charming in how they interacted with guests. There were a couple times when guests accidentally spilled or dropped something after having set it down on an uneven surface, and someone was always there within a minute with a replacement snack/beverage. The food itself was delicious; several people came up to me afterward and told me that the bacon-wrapped dates were heavenly and that they even broke their diets to have more! At the conclusion of the event everything was cleaned up and left just the way it was before. If I were to have another event I would certainly choose JHD again!

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!

Natwerks Catering and Events
4.7
from 60 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Peter D.
Verified review

I hired Natwerks Catering to prepare and cook the food for my Christmas Eve party at my home. The food preparation was well thought out and executed to perfection. My guests went home happy and looking forward to my next event because they know I will be hiring Chef Nate and Natwerks Catering again.

  • 22 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanmarie S.
Verified review

We cannot begin to explain what a great Caterer this is. We were having a problem finding a caterer for our Holiday Party. Laura came to our rescue! Her staff was amazing and the food, OMG! I have never seen so many people go back for so many seconds! Her staff is attentive, personable and efficient. Laura is an amazing chef with great ideas and the skills to go along with it. Our guests could not compliment the entire staff enough. I will use them again in a heartbeat - and so should anyone else looking to hire a caterer. BTW - go with the crepe station!

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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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 64 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.

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

Mitch is great! He is an awesome trainer and an excellent chef. After my first lesson I have signed up for sessions 4 times a week and but as good as he can possibly handle too cook. Mitchell is honest, respectable and motivating. He will certainly motivates you to reach your goals, highly recommend!

  • 17 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke D.
Verified review

Adrienne did a great job, she was professional and her drinks were delicious. We would definitely hire her again!

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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.

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

We had an awesome afternoon / evening with Chef Gerry. The food we made was fantastic and he really tailored his lesson to our level and needs. He taught us some new knife skills and cooking techniques and informed us a lot about spices and herbs. We had a wonderful time. Chef Gerry was personable and fun and our meal was outstanding! We will definitely be calling on Chef Gerry again in the future.

Clarendon Cuisines LLC
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Tina G.
Verified review

Chef Christopher is amazing. He worked really hard to provide what we envisioned for our reception for our daughters christening. Great spices were used and he made everything look very classy and elegant.

Rent The Chef
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 hires 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.

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 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.

Susan Kane Catering, Inc.
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah T.
Verified review

What an event ! Susan and her staff were unbelievable ! The food served was outstanding ,from passed hor’s doeurves to the grand chateucerie table and “over the top “main course buffet and desserts ! Flavors danced on our palates ! Everyone and I mean everyone raved ! Attention to detail par excellence ! In spite of the oppressive heat servers were beyond pleasant and accommodating . Thank you Susan for making our 6Oth High School Reunion so very special ! You are indeed a Master chef second to none !

Red Kitchen Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Diana P.
Verified review

Amazing chef, exquisite food , outstanding service !

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!!

  • 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

Chef Arthur Towles
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 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!!!

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.

Bernacets Private Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
David H.
Verified review

OMG Chef Ruben has really not disappointed. The only thing i had a problem with, is the fact he couldn't stay with us haha. Thank you so much young man and we will definitely be hiring you again! -David

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