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Natwerks Catering and Events
4.7
from 54 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 76 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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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 59 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.

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Chef Plum
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michael K.
Verified review

Chef Plum cooked an amazing dinner on-site for 15 friends in Southampton. He arrived on time, brought everything we needed and even improvised the menu based on my last minute suggestions. The food was delicious and incorporated all the local fall flavors. To top it off, Chef Plum and his team even cleaned the kitchen and packaged up the leftovers. He was very accommodative with my budget as well and offered more for less than some of the other chefs in the area. All in all, this was the perfect way to prepare a casual meal for a big group of friends.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 46 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
  • 55 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!

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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
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!

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Rent The Chef
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

  • 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!

Rebecca Wolf
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Celeste B.
Verified review

Rebecca's food was amazing. She did both a dinner and brunch for us and both meals were delicious and healthy. We will definitely use her again!

The Relaxing Meal
4.3
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jason R.
Verified review

Rosemarie has now prepared a number of meals for us, and we are looking forward to many great meals! It's like having a top notch restaurant meal at home. For a family meal the costs are comparable... and it makes for a great social gathering as we enjoy watching the meal being prepared, but also enjoy not having to spend a few hours (and many years of training!) that would be required to make such an awesome meal. Rosemarie also cleans up after the meal. We feel totally comfortable with Rosemarie in our home. Rosemarie is a great option for a quiet family meal, or for a small gathering. Having the meal prepared on the premises hands down beats the cafeteria feel of having a meal catered by someone you don't know and won't remember what you like next time. Favorites so far: Asparagus Soup (best we ever tasted!) Papaya chicken. (very special) Parmesan crusted cauliflower... Dark chocolate birthday cake. (so good, we had some more for breakfast the next morning!)

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!!

Thyme & Again Catering
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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!

Clarendon Cuisines LLC
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 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.

CT Personal Chefs
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Karly K.
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.

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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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.

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.

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!

Danielle DeNardo
5.0
from 1 review
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa F.
Verified review

Danielle did an outstanding job, far exceeded our expectations! She prepared delicious food for our BBQ, organized the buffet and came with staff to help set up. Would hire her again, very happy. She is very responsible and a hard worker.

V Life

New To Thumbtack

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

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!

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I provide healthy meals using organic ingredients unless customer is cost-conscious. I am a self-taught chef and have been cooking for over 30 years. I believe in making nutritious meals using plenty of fresh vegetables, fresh herbs and spices combined with a variety of lean proteins and whole grain carbs such as whole wheat pasta or brown basmati rice. I can prepare gluten-free, low-fat, low-sugar meals or meet ant dietary restrictions. I believe that eating delicious meals made from fresh ingredients and maintaining an active lifestyle are the keys to good health.

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