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Personal Chef Services
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Randy L.
Verified review

Thomas, together with his wonderful wife and niece, prepared a fabulous buffet in my home for my birthday party for 20 very close friends. First, he is an incredible cook and prepared everything from the canapés to the entrees and accompaniments with skill, wonderful aromas and great taste. Also, and for me of equal importance, from our first contact by phone through his careful follow up, menu selection and the event itself, Thomas has a style, a warmth, and a way of creating the feeling that he's a trusted and long-time member of the family. He is engaged in the process, enjoys connecting with guests, and was responsive to whatever I needed as the evening progressed. While this is the first time I've hired a personal chef, It's hard to imagine anyone being as warm, professional, skilled, and flexible as Thomas and his delightful wife. He handled my group of 20, ranging from 23 to 73 years, with care, great personal warmth, and with absolutely incredible food. It was, for me, an evening I'll never forget, bur it will certainly not be the last time I work with him!!

  • 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.
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.

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Chef Plum
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean B.
Verified review

I hired Chef Plum as a personal chef for a one time dinner for two. He was extremely easy to work with. He has a wonderful personality and took the time to explain all of the different dishes as he prepared them. The food was beyond delicious. We both agreed it was one of the best meals we ever had. I look forward to working with Chef Plum again in the near future.

  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Betty S.
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Gordon is an extremely creative and innately talented chef. Since becoming aware of a severe gluten sensitivity, I have been eating healthy at home thanks to him-I am happy to say no more restaurants for me! When planning my meals, Gordon is very attentive to my requests. His patients and versatility keep even gluten free food interesting and tasty. I have noticed that he uses only fresh ingredients and takes pride in using them to create and present an incredibly delicious gluten free meal every time. It is apparent that he loves seeing people enjoy his food. Though I am amazed at how easily Gordon has been able to adapt my favorite dishes to a gluten free alternative, I am most delighted with the yummy and elaborate desserts that one would never guess are GF! If you or a family member have dietary restrictions (and even if you don't) there's no doubt that you will want Gordon to be your personal chef! Don't hesitate to call and ask what he can do for you.🍴😃🍴 Sent from my iPad

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!

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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
Lori 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.

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

Chef was great to work with. Brought me and my wife great suggestions. It felt like a team effort when trying to create a menu for our anniversary party. He was at our home early to get started. He had consideration with our space, when he was done, everything was left back to the way it was. He made our guests feel like they were at 5 star restaurant. Definitely recommend!

Rent The Chef
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Laura R.
Verified review

Personal chef for a girl's weekend. He made a great menu and the food was delicious!

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

Craig was an amazing chef with a great personal disposition. Craig was our personal chef for a Valentine's Day dinner for my wife and I. The menu Craig prepared was delicious and he was able to teach us a few things about how to prepare the dish. Craig has a high degree of professionalism but also can bring some levity to the process which was greatly appreciated. We would highly recommend Craig to anyone who wants to enjoy a great meal, relax and have fun!

Deb's Healthy Plate
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle M.
Verified review

Debbie came to our house as our personal chef for my husbands birthday. The kale salad was wonderful, the risotto was to die for and the lamb was yummy. She finished up with an amazing chocolate dessert. Great experience!

Rebecca Wolf
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa G.
Verified review

Rebecca is an outstanding chef. My husband and I enjoy her paleo friendly cooking. She has the ability to tailor the menu to your needs. I highly recommend Rebecca.

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

Mike was awesome. We had a four person interactive cooking lesson in the city and Mike made it tremendously fun. Mike put together a seven course menu that was absolutely delicious. Mike and his wife were awesome chefs and teachers. They made us have an outstanding evening. I look forward to having Mike teach us more in the future.

© Food's an Art
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Laura M.
Verified review

I had a wonderful brunch with Chef Evan. He was very professional outgoing and he made a beautiful nicoise salad with salmon and potatoes and green beans. For the entrée it was a crab meat eggs benedict over a biscuit with an awesome hollandaise sauce . And made me a seafood scallop and shrimp crepe with a white creamy sauce topped with basil . For dessert it was a Gastronomy inspired strawberry pippette cake. It was all just fantastic. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a personal chef for an event! Thanks Evan!

East End Chef du Jour
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 16 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
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 8 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.

The Catering Company
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sister S. S.
Verified review

Chef Khaliah did a fantastic job from setup and presentation at the beginning to pack up and cleanup at the end. The food was absolutely delicious. I have used her services several times and consider her my "go to person" when it comes to catering.

Emily Mingrone
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
Verified review

We've hired Emily on several occasions as a private chef in our home or for private parties with family and friends. The food is always out of this world! Emily is super nice, creative, flexible with dietary needs and always serves up delicious food! We love Emily!

Good Food Works LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gunny P.
Verified review

Chef Jason is an amazing Chef. His passion for not only good food, but good food that is healthy and and attractive, is something he does very well. His attention to detail, coupled with his patience and know how made him one of my favorite Chef Instructors. Chef Jason provided detailed information in the allotted time frame in such a way that any novice or expert cook would be able to follow. He is highly recommended and admired by his peers.

An EP Experience
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Cynthia J.
Verified review

Anepexperience catered my daughters’ graduation luau and made it a truly exquisite experience. The Hawaiian themed foods and appetizers were phenomenal. The presentation was so aesthetically pleasing that our guests were in awe. Chef Oneil and staff were very professional, knowledgeable, curteous and an absolute pleasure to deal with. I look forward to working with Anepexperience on every event I host in the future. They did such an amazing job. I couldn't have hired a better company. My girls are still thankful for how well the event turned out. I couldn't have done it without the help of Anexperience. Highly recommended.

Chef Danitza Roche
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Peter A.
Verified review

I have used Danitza for many family functions over the last few years. She has never let me down, always hit it out of the ball park. Her food, menus, and work ethic are the best. I will continue to do business with her and would highly recommend her.

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