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  • 22 years in business
  • 54 hires 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.

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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sue D.
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Chef Michel put together a wonderful buffet meal for my mother's 80th birthday party. The food was excellent, the service was professional and Chef Michel was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him for any catered event you are planning.

  • 8 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Allie C.
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Gordon served as a fantastic prep chef for our DOLE Get Up And Grow first prize event. We greatly appreciated his positive attitude, personality, and diligence in preparing the meal. His passion for health and wellness shined through!

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

Everything was perfect! Mitch was professional, creative and accommodating with delicious food and timely preparation, and business-like and clear with the expenses and contract. Highly recommended!!

Diane Douglaston Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Mechelle W.
Verified review

I was very impressed with Diane Douglaston Catering services. The food was excellent. She is very professional, always on time and delivered great service. I have used her services for the past two years and the service is exceptional. Highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!

Cooking & Catering Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Heather M.
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Scott prides himself on perfection and pleasing his clients. I have been fortunate enough to experience a variety of dishes he's prepared. His knowledge of food preparation and ability to combine flavors and textures makes the food he prepares ultimately delicious and beautiful to look at. I look forward to enjoying Scott's cooking again soon!

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

Chef Gerry was excellent! He came to the home we rented and prepared an excellent meal for our group. We agreed to a menu ahead of time, and all the dishes were very good. Professional, timely and fairly priced. Highly recommend!

Clarendon Cuisines LLC
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Penelope J.
Verified review

Clarendon cuisines did my wedding reception last June. It was outdoors. Everything was perfect. Cocktail hour was food stations and it looked amazing. the chef did these hand carved fruit displays which I did not know he was going to do and it was a hit with my guests. Dinner was buffet and the food tasted amazing. I received great feedback from my guests. I'm so happy I used him.

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

Craig is a fantastic chef and he provides excellent customer service. His meals are tailored to the client's dietary needs, delicious and presented beautifully. We always have an excellent experience when we work with Craig!

Chef Paty
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Karina B.
    Verified review

    I have a 3 yo and was expecting twins when I first met Paty, and she saved my life! I was huge and heavy during the summer of 2017 and everything was so difficult to me. Not just making the planning and cooking but also going to the market was a big challenge, especially when I had to take my toddler with me. That was when I found Paty. O-M-G! She would discuss with me our meal plan, go to the market, come to my house, cook, clean up, pack all the food combining the main dishes with its sides, and write down all the instructions on how to defrost/warm it up. One day she made juice for my son and even a cake just because she felt like doing it. She is a very talented cook, a very nice lady, excellent with kids, and very clean and reliable. If you are in a diet, she can also adapt her menu to what you are allowed to eat. She is awesome! The price is more than fair. I aways felt like I should be paying her more because it truly made a difference for a stress free experience with a toddler, 2 newborns and a c-section recovery. Thank you so much, Paty. I could never say enough good things about you. ❤️ ***she also cooked for my son’s bday party and it was delicious!

    East End Chef du Jour
    5.0
    from 9 reviews
    • 16 hires on Thumbtack
    Samantha S.
    Verified review

    Kim was excellent! She had made a fabulous meal for my sisters bachelorette party with 16 women. There was tuna tartare, shrimp (in a sauce that we all couldn't get enough of) and a goat cheese and beer salad for an appetizer - definitely a crowd pleaser. Then for dinner there was steak, more phenomenal shrimp, quinoa, wasabi mashed potatoes (I could have eaten the entire bowl) and unbelievable roasted broccoli. Dessert was a warm apple crisp that just melted in your mouth. All of my friends could not stop raving about the food we had on Friday night. Kim gave us a very fair price and did all the grocery shopping! She simply showed me all of the receipts of her purchases and I made sure to reimburse her at the end of the night. If I ever need to throw another dinner party I would definitely give Kim a call again! Thanks for a great experience!

    Out of this World Cooking
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Luz C.
    Verified review

    The first time I used their service was for my Thanksgiving dinner. I just came back from 2 week vacation and was very glad to have set-up the service before we went away. It was enjoyable to come home to a home cooked meal that was very tasty and of high quality. All parts of the meal were well chosen and complemented one another. After our Thanksgiving meal, we have used Out of this World Cooking several times and will continue to use it. My husband and I strongly recommend it.

    Black Salt Chefs
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Karla C.
    Verified review

    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.
    Verified review

    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.

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Rhonda C.
    Verified review

    Lance was wonderful! On time, extremely personable and the meal fabulous. I was nervous about hiring him thru a website, but I am awfully glad I did! Look forward to having him back out our home again!

    Good Choice Kitchen
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Roy B.
    Verified review

    Very professional. Designed a beautiful and delicious meal, incorporating a number of dietary restrictions and was incredibly understanding and patient. Would hire again in a heartbeat.

    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!

      Whole Food Lady, LLC
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 10 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Robert W.
      Verified review

      So far an excellent experience and delicious meals!

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Ed T.
      Verified review

      Excellent service and delicious meals.

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      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.

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