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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.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 52 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.

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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sue D.
Verified review

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
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Allie C.
Verified review

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!!

  • 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!

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The First Bite Catering, LLC
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Lucas C.
Verified review

My wife and I had a great night learning some fun meals! Then of course ate ourselves into a coma. Food was excellent and Anne was great, highly recommended!

Chef Gerard
5.0
from 18 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
  • 33 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.

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Rent The Chef
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Beth C.
Verified review

Chef Dan offered assistance in planning the meal, arrived on time, brought everything he needed, prepared and served everything hot, it was delicious, and cleaned up, with the cost as discussed. I would recommend him and plan to use him again.

Savory Gourmet Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Olga I.
Verified review

From beginning to end, Claudia went above and beyond to ensure our wedding experience was amazing. Our first interaction with Claudia was a wonderful meal she prepared for the two of us; Salmon and Coq au vin. The food was absolutely perfect, however it was Claudia’s personality that won us over. From day one Claudia worked hard to ensure we had everything we would need for our wedding to go smoothly. She sat down with us and went through the wedding from start to finish and took extensive notes on where things would be placed at the venue (we had a lot of DIY items) so her team could set them up with ease. She also met with us at the equipment rental place, and made sure we rented everything we would need. Had she not been there we would have missed many, many items! She also ordered beverages for us through a separate vendor, from whom we received a nice discount! On the day before the wedding Claudia managed a problem with our equipment delivery for us while we were out at our rehearsal lunch - we didn’t even have to call them! Food: The food was just wonderful. The presentation, quality and preparation was like no other. Claudia was professionally trained and her food was fantastic. The appetizers during cocktail hour were passed on long trays that looked very classy. They were petit, well put together and tasted amazing. For dinner we had a great salad, which was wrapped in thinly cut cucumber slices. Very impressive. The next course was pasta, which stunned many guests. Finally, we had a choice of coq au vin, steak or a vegetarian option. We are food addicts and have very high standards and this food not only met but exceeded our expectations. Service: Like we were saying earlier, Claudia was a lot more than a caterer; she was like our wedding planner! She made sure the day went smoothly and worked with us ahead of time to determine where things would end up in the venue, the logistics of setting up, what we would need for her staff to set them up and she helped us plan for rain. Her staff were very professional and worked hard to keep the night running smoothly. Overall impression: We can’t go on enough about how satisfied we are with Claudia’s work. She really cares about her clients and went above and beyond to ensure our happiness on our special day. Thanks so much Claudia! We hope to work with you again in the future!!

Private Chef
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren S.
Verified review

I hired Mike as a surprise birthday gift for my husband. Mike taught 7 of our closest friends how to cook a 7 course meal from start to finish. He was easy going, fun and really made the afternoon/evening memorable (in fact, we are all still talking about it!) From the start, Mike created a menu that was diverse but yet easy enough that we all could attempt on our own. With a big group like I had, it could be hard to judge peoples engagement levels and Mike did this perfectly- allowing us to learn but yet also enjoy ones company and celebrate! Our friends all have different palates but there was plenty of options for everyone and everything was delicious (the quality of the food was excellent as well as cooked to perfection) We had leftovers for days!! I really can't say enough about Chef Mike- the entire experience exceed my expectations and I cant wait to re-book him for another everlasting memory!!

East End Chef du Jour
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 15 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!

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn H.
Verified review

Deborah was flexible about helping me to cook better, with more variety, and to learn to cook some meals that my husband loves. At first, Deborah helped me sort out my kitchen equipment and supplies at my home. The cooking techniques she taught me are ones that you just don't get by following a recipe. We will continue with weekly cooking visits to my home. She is clearly an experienced chef instructor, with a pleasant and fun personality. MAH, Fairfield County

Thyme & Again Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Kelli P.
Verified review

We had an event for 30 people to celebrate my husband's food. The servers were on time, professionally dressed, and came completely prepared. The food was AMAZING. I was extremely pleased with the freshness, flavor, and presentation! I would highly recommend Thyme and Again! In addition, the owner was a pleasure to work with!

Emily Mingrone
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel G.
Verified review

Emily is an amazing chef! We get dinners from her weekly - sometimes prepared re-heatable meals, sometimes she comes to our home and cooks. Everything has been amazing, and our lives have improved so much since we started having her cook for us regularly.

Paula E.
Verified review

Yes, people! You absolutely CAN have your cake and eat it too! It's almost unfair that I'm writing this review while still under the influence of Dawn's cupcakes. For so long, being gluten and dairy free meant that food kept me separate from others, even my own family. But Dawn's baked goods are so amazing that now I have to hide them to get any for myself! From divine cupcakes to stunning decorated cakes, everything Dawn produces is of the highest quality and positively scrumptious.

  • 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!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ed T.
Verified review

Excellent service and delicious meals.

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.

V Life

New To Thumbtack

  • 6 years in business
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I am a vegan personal chef based in Connecticut. Enjoy affordable, stress-free healthy meals in the comfort of your own home. I will do the shopping, prepping, cooking and cleaning! I specialize in vegan and raw vegan diets. Contact me for more details and information!

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