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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!

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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
Christine F.
Verified review

The most wonderful Christmas dinner for a family gathering of ten plus two children. Chef Laura from Sunflowers catering is an amazing culinary master. She dropped off our meal complete with heating instructions and guidelines for time and temperatures. If you are lucky enough to hire her you will not be disappointed ever!!!......we are so looking forward to her preparing a New year's eve sit down dinner for twelve this year in our home. As far as my husband and I are concerned, as well as our family, this chef is not to be missed.

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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
Diana B.
Verified review

FANTASTIC! I hired Cultivated Tastes to cater my birthday party for approximately 20 people at my house and both Chef Gerry and Kendall exceeded our expectations in every way! I started planning the event with Cultivated Tastes a few months prior to the event and they were very helpful with food suggestions and other ideas to make sure this party was going to be a success - and it was!! Chef Gerry and Kendall were very professional and friendly. The quality of food and service was definitely 5 STAR!! We decided on having passed hors d'oeuvres and stationed platters. The food was beyond delicious and all my guests and I raved about every dish!! I absolutely loved having Chef Gerry and Kendall cater my party and I will definitely be hiring them again. Thank you Cultivated Tastes!!!

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

We had an amazing experience! Chef's creations were delicious. He was on time and professional. We are already thinking about our next event with Chef!

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.

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

Chef Mark was wonderful throughout the planning process and made the day of the party a breeze! He was thoughtful in his menu construction, satisfying the picky birthday boy with ease. We loved all of the food but in particular, the jerk chicken and pulled pork won universal praise from the guests. On the day of, Mark and his assistant arrived ontime, worked around our last minute changes to the setup schedule and continued to be flexible and professional throughout the party. They also treated the kitchen and house like they were their own, cleaning as they went and leaving it tidy after the party. I would wholeheartedly recommend working with Chef Mark to friends and family!

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
Valerie C.
Verified review

My daughter wanted a Southern Brunch menu for her baby shower. I had no idea what was involved but Chef Fletch helped me to put together an awesome menu that received compliments from all my guests. The food was delicious. Overall great stress free experiences .

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!

Susan Kane Catering, Inc.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Yogi P.
Verified review

I am currently working with Susan who will be catering a dinner reception for my wedding this June. I was referred to Susan by a coworker who had previously work with her and raved about how great her food is. I am so happy to have found her, she is very responsive and willing to listen to my concerns. I highly recommend Susan!

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
Adelina P.
Verified review

I’ve had the pleasure to collaborate with Chef Julz on various events. It was wonderful to work with her! The food was beyond delicious and looked like in a gourmet magazine. She easily accommodated my request for vegetarian/vegan options when necessary. She blended into the event easily that people didn’t even notice her, replenishing food and cleaning up. She left the place clean and tidy – making the whole process look easy and effortless. I truly recommend Chef Julz to anyone who wants an unforgettable party!

  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Denise V.
Verified review

“Chef Antoinette has been catering parties for me for years. From an outdoor BBQ for 20, on father's day to a beautiful holiday party for 80, in a blizzard, she never disappoints. She is so creative. Everything she does is beautifully presented as well as delicious. People are so impressed when they attend my parties, she usually gets a future job from one of my guests. My niece gave her mother 2 weeks notice for her wedding, and Chef Antoinette pulled it off without a hitch. Everything was amazing! I have already booked her for my holiday party in December, don't want to take the chance that someone else will get her first!!”

  • 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.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

Chef Moris Valle wants to bring his culinary expertise directly to you! His food and culinary creations are truly a work of art and now he wants to share his original recipes, the latest cooking techniques, appetizing ideas, exciting flavors, and provide an exceptional culinary experience for everyone! THE FINEST FOOD, FRESHEST INGREDIENTS & CREATIVE PRESENTATION The Ultimate Culinary Experience!

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