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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 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!

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

The cooking class we asked Mitchell Goran to conduct was a birthday gift to our 10-year old granddaughter, Katherine. "Mitch"is clearly an experienced and competent chef. He knows what he is doing and does it well, answering any questions asked along the way. Ahead of time he asked the right questions about the planned cooking class, checked to verify the supplies that we already had and carefully purchased the others he needed. As the class progressed it became evident that Mitch is not only a fine chef; he is a very good teacher. He was patient and careful teaching Katherine basic skills: how to handle a knife and how to separate the white from the yolk of an egg. He used words to describe the cooking process that she could easily understand. He helped Katherine write down each step in the preparation so that she had a record in her own words. He gave Katherine ample time to practice her newly found skills, even to the point of extending his time with her beyond the contracted time. The smiles, the occasional laughter, and the good meal at the end were clear testimony of a class well conceived and well executed.

Chef Gerard
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Marlene F.
Verified review

We hired Chef Gerry for an evening of a cooking lesson and eating. He set up stations with recipes that we were to follow. He helped us make pasta - a real treat! Chef Gerry was knowledgeable, informative, and the recipes were easy to follow but were challenging. It was a delicious dinner and a perfect evening thanks to our very capable Chef!

Clarendon Cuisines LLC
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 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!

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

I had a wonderful cooking class with Chef Michael Molleda. We chose a menu and he sent me the recipes in advance. He taught me how to prepare a variety of dishes. He made it easy, fun and the food was delicious. We plan on hiring him again!!

Angelo's Market & Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marta K.
Verified review

We are just in the planning process for our cooking lesson so I can't speak to the cooking yet, but Joe has been great to be in communication with! Joe's been so flexible with menu, time frame, etc and very pleasant on the phone...can't wait for the lesson!

D.Myles Chef&Catering
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tara A.
Verified review

We hired Dexter to cook a nice breakfast/brunch for my parents in law. He was very professional, his food got rave reviews and they loved the experience! Highly recommended. Thank you, Dexter!!

  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Krissy A.
Verified review

Outstanding My son loved his cooking lessons. Ms. G was very patient and kind. My son enjoyed this so much

FlavorMaster Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Laura B.
    Verified review

    I took a cooking class with James which was wonderful. He planned a terrific menu, at Sur La Table. We learned knife skills and some great new recipes. After this class, my cooking club hired James to do a class at someone's home. We planned the menu , together, and all 6 of us took part in this great evening of slicing, dicing and baking.

    Personal Chef Services
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Sara E.
      Verified review

      Jake is incredible!!! He catered at our house for an engagement party we hosted and it couldn't have been more beautiful and amazing! All of the guests commented on the food and how great it was and looked! I also had him come over to cook for some girlfriends who were in town and the food was absolutely exquisite! It was so nice to just sit back and feel like we were in a restaurant in our very own home! Highly recommended Jake for any event or occasion you may have where you want the best in food and presentation!!

      • 15 years in business
      Donald E.
      Verified review

      Ramin is the consummate professional and has a breadth of knowledge and culinary expertise that's second to none! Her writing is both thorough and in-depth as well as balanced with recommendations and perspective.

      Kitchen 101
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Michelle W.
      Verified review

      Awesome session! Very professional...can't believe how much I learned in 1 hour. Definetly more cooking instruction in the future!

      Stir It Up by Trephene
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 8 years in business
      Danish gourmets H.
      Verified review

      Outstanding food. Vitalizing service.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Chris K.
      Verified review

      Nick was supportive, kind and friendly. We had fun while I learned. He allowed me to participate as well as learn from his example.

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      I provide 4-course meals for couples who want exclusive dinner parties or just a romantic evening for two. This is a great way to enjoy your evening, if you just had a baby and don't want to leave him or her with any babysitter or if you just want to avoid the crowd. I provide all cooking services and will wash all dishes used at the end. I charge for groceries and labor.

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      Small to large catering. Prepared foods for you present. Food truck services. Mobile catering. Cooking class parties

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      Nestled in one of the Hamptons' oldest historic buildings, Robert's has for 15 years served superb, contemporary, and worldly Italian cuisine to a sophisticated, worldly clientele. Robert's and Robert will come to you -- a week, a month, 6 months, and a year -- whenever and wherever your dining needs require the special care of your own family, or dazzling dining entertainment for dozens or even hundreds of your friends and associates.

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      Hello. I am a great cook. I can teach you how to cook, starting from the basic, and you will enjoy your meals later.

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      I've been cooking for over 12 years with fresh and natural ingredients to provide healthy and tasty meals!

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      I do food set-ups, and I also shop and cook. I can prepare meals on site. I provide clean, order food menu preparations. I also serve and decorate anything for a party.

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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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