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Washington Diet Chefs

Browse these diet chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Washington.

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Catering By Kevin!
4.8
from 135 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kim C.
Verified review

Love the food !!! Chef Kev has me eating meals I never thought I would enjoy or eat. Love the new eating healthly thing. Everything is portioned well and very tasty. I would highly recommend to anyone.

Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michele Z.
Verified review

Private chef for a wedding/baby shower for a client with special food requests (Autoimmune Paleo Diet). Chef was eager to work with food restrictions and had a fantastic attitude. Guests loved the food and raved about their interactions with the chef. Would hire again in a heartbeat.

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RedFox Dinners
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Susan D.
Verified review

Where do I even begin? If you have the opportunity to hire Chef Diane, you absolutely should! My husband and I hired her as a personal chef for one week as a special "stay-cation" and she is fabulous! Diane called us the week before she would be coming to plan personalized meals that we would love, she was always punctual, she was so personable and easy to talk to, she was very reasonably priced, and, perhaps most importantly when you are hiring a chef, the food was DELICIOUS! :) We couldn't be happier with our experience and it certainly won't be the last time we hire chef Diane with RedFox Dinners!

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Private Executive Chef
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Chef Matt is incredible. We and our friends have used him 3 times and he is nothing short of a professional chef. The food is always delicious and he uses the freshest ingredients.

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Perfect Little Bites
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kimberlee K.
Verified review

Chris was a fabulous find and worked to make our very last minute birthday celebration with friends a special and memorable event. Working within my budget, and keeping in mind a guest list of a dozen friends and about as many palates and dietary restrictions, Chris presented a phenomenal menu of easy to make, yet impressive appetizers for us. For our event, he then led us through the how-to's of each dish, teaching us how to create each masterpiece in a fun, laid back atmosphere. He arrived early with everything (literally everything including plates, cleaning supplies and serving dishes...he even had his own cooler since our fridge was full of wines for the party!), kept pace with our boisterous crowd and cleaned it all away so we had nothing but fun and friends to occupy our time. In the future I'd spend more time discussing my interests in pairing each of Chris' dishes with a specific wine selection and how that would roll out as that piece of the evening ended up being more of an after thought than I'd originally wanted due to my lack of communication, but overall we wouldn't have changed a thing as Chris helped make our birthday event an evening we won't soon forget. He graciously shared his tricks of the trade with us, accommodated 12 people (and a dog!) in a relatively small space and even kindly engaged our curmudgeon neighbor as he was leaving which was far and above his call of duty. Chris is truly a consummate gentleman, a master of his craft and a joy to work with. Definitely would hire Chris again!

A Private Affair
4.2
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan D.
Verified review

Simply put, Chef Jackie Johnson is incredible. My wife and I along with another couple had Chef Jackie come to our home for a cooking lesson. Throughout the lesson, she was attentive toward all of us, gave us each individualized attention, and created an atmosphere that was engaging, fun, casual, and educational all at the same time. Her personality is very upbeat and you can tell in a matter of minutes that she is passionate about engaging and teaching others. As someone that is an above average cook, it was great to have Jackie teach me additional techniques and have a dialogue on cooking topics that I was most interested in. At the same time, the other couple were more novice in the kitchen, and she was easily able to shift how she spoke to make sure everyone could understand their task and reasons for the specific approach to cooking. Chef Jackie is authentic in her approach, provides excellent communication during the lesson, and gives you an experience that you will surely remember. Oh, and the came out fantastic. I highly recommend Chef Jackie to anyone in the Northern Virginia area who either wants to take a private lesson in their home, or wants to host a small dinner party and would like to have a chef prepare the meal in full. Thank you Chef for a wonderful experience, a great lesson, and empowering us to create great food!

MOD Cuisine
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Saniya A.
Verified review

I am so happy to write this review for the excellent service provided by Mary. Mary is not only a great professional chef; but she is also enthusiastic about her cooking and takes the time to understand her clients needs. I must add that she is a wonderful person to interact with. Food plays an integral part of my family's day; and I have no hesitations knowing Mary has prepared our meal! I know when I open the package containing the food prepared by her, I'll be in for a delicious treat!! I wish Mary all the best and will continue to work with her for nutritious and delicious meals.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cija J.
Verified review

I recently used Dinner on Demand to cater my graduation party. Not only was Chef B exceptionally professional but her food was delicious; two things you want from a chef! My favorite part of this process was collaborating with Chef B about the menu. I’m a one-note cook, making the same boring meals weekly, but together she helped me to come up with a menu that would satisfy my family and accommodate two of my friends’ special diets—one is vegan and the other has a gluten allergy. Typically party food for me is wings, chips and dip and some hot dogs and hamburgers. For my party, Chef B assembled muffuletta sliders on Hawaiian bread as the opening act. No boring chips and dip here! While we noshed on the sliders she sliced up the roasted brisket which was encrusted with garlic and sea-salt and served with chimichurri sauce. She also sautéed some sweet potato clear noodles with veggies and put together a mixed green salad with sliced pear, smoky bacon, blue cheese crumbles and chopped egg—a lovely mix of tangy and sweet. To top off this fantastic meal she made a homemade flan that was so tasty, folks in my family who “don’t eat that kind of stuff,” were tearing into the rich vanilla-laden custard with so much gusto, I had to put some to the side and stash in the back of the fridge. I would use Chef B’s services again. When you watch her cook you know this is what she loves to do and that love comes through the food.

Chef Scott Sunshine
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jess V.
Verified review

As a single male who can't cook and has no time to do so properly, my diet has suffered due to years of compromising meals like pizza and takeout Chinese, etc. Therefore I cannot tell you how happy I am about Scott and the service he provides. I save money over eating out and delivery and the food Scott makes is immeasurably better, healthier and prepared by an obviously talented chef. The food is amazing; the ingredients are fresh and clearly chosen with care; Scott is charming and delivers it to you direct. It's pretty great and highly recommended.

Epicurean Nutrition Catering
4.4
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
John F.
Verified review

How do you plan a reception for 500-600 people where approximately 200 of them are famished teenagers or preteens? The answer: you contact Esther Marandure, Executive Chef, of the Epicurean Nutrition Catering Company. Ester, thank you, thank you, thank you all for the wonderful work you did to make the reception after the Northern Virginia Youth Winds December Concert a smashing success. I cannot tell you how many people have said this was one of the best receptions they had been to. The food was excellent and beautifully presented as I knew it would be after attending the tasting. Many people remarked how wonderful it was. The staff was also so delightful to work with, all very friendly and attentive. Please make certain that they all know how much they were appreciated. Your young man and the young lady are truly gracious hosts, professionally attired, helpful, and courteous; their manner speaks well of their home and family. NVYW will use your services again and without reservation, recommends your services. We have already done so. The very best of luck with your endeavors. John Flahive Founder NVYW EPICUREAN NUTRITION CATERING COMPANY 14571 Collingham Place GAINESVILLE, Virginia 20155 Contact Information 703-395-9338 www.epicureanutritioncatering.com

  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie H.
Verified review

My company had their annual health fair and we hired Chef Iyea to do the cooking demonstrations. She was so helpful through out the menu planning process and very delightful to work with. Our staff loved her energy and recipes. I would highly recommend her!

Lynn's Meals in Minutes
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Julie V.
Verified review

Lynn is very flexible to work with my while on a weight watchers diet.

The Tasty Alternative
4.5
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Alice R.
Verified review

First of all, the food was absolutely divine -- what a burst of flavor. We were not looking for anything fancy or elegant (the event was a mini IT conference), and the #1 requirement I most desired was delicious food that everyone (including the folks in my field with a plethora of allergies or food preferences) could build for themselves, a la Chipotle-style eating. Not only did Chef Veronique and her associate Kerry come through, but they were incredibly professional, quick-thinking in the face of complications, and obviously put a lot of heart into their work -- from food to delivery and setup. They hit my budget right on target, and everyone (including an attendee who was pretty much allergic to most things) complimented the food all day. I couldn't be happier with them.

Healthy Catering Company
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin J.
Verified review

Enjoyed a wonderful sampling of foods from this caterer. I had never tasted such delicacies as Boolanee before; what a treat! Chef Nasrin is as pleasant as she is talented and her food is everything you hope it will be and more.

Convenient Cuisine
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine C.
Verified review

Thumbtack was an awesome way to find Convenient Cuisine. The food was amazing, but out of my pricing range.

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Dara Boxer Culinary Designs
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ben C.
Verified review

The dinner Dara prepared was amazing! The meal was perfectly balanced among meats, fruits, and greens, and expertly seasoned. The turkey was juicy and evenly cooked, the corn tasted fresh off the stalk, and the salad was a tour of flavors that could have stood on its own. Dessert included delicious home-made sugar cookies and a creative American flag made of strawberries, banana slices, and blueberries to balance out the carbs. She skillfully adjusted the meal to my palate and dietary restrictions, while not sacrificing flavor or variety. The presentation was magnificent, on quality cookware, and the kitchen was spotless at serving time. It is clear that she knows her way around preparation of complex meals, as everything was the perfect temperature at dinner time.

Chef Nikki Mullings
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tracey A.
Verified review

Chef Nikki is the BOMB.COM!! She and her husband Paul are excellent in the kitchen and on the grill... She can cook for me and my husband every day if she wants too, we will never turn her down...😂😂😘😘 Every meal is excellent and tasteful down to the deserts... Nikki is very clean and sanitary, you don't have to worry... She takes her business and license very serious... I definitely recommend her for your next meal, your next desert or your next catering event.

Appetites by R.J.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany M.
Verified review

It is my pleasure to offer this recommendation to Chef Ronald Cager Jr. I had the fortune to employ him for a romantic “Just Because” dinner for my husband and I. He and his business associate worked with me to understand my preferences. My expectations were achieved in taste and presentation. Chef Cager’s client centered approach was greatly appreciated. It is my sincerest hope to palate his future creations and cuisines. Until that time presents itself, I wish him much success.

Epicurean Element, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Pam C.
Verified review

I recently hired personal chef and diet nutrition consultant, Eva McLaurin, of Epicurean Element, and was completely thrilled with the total experience! It was comforting to first read her sentient philosophy and the strong connection between the healthier, more plant-based, alkaline diet and the well-proven benefits of increased quality and length of life. Her website provides an abundance of resources (articles and studies) along with her tantalizing and worldly list of food choices that she prepares in your home. Finally, Eva kept a steady line of communication, from start to finish, so I always knew exactly what was to happen next. It was a joy to work with this most knowledgeable and gracious professional! I've already decided on holiday gifts for my family!

Soulful Sensations
4.7
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Randall J.
Verified review

Quality at its best!!! I wasnt expecting to break my diet rules but it was worth it, seconds even thirds are mandatory.

Taheerah, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Danielle D.
Verified review

I have been lucky enough to experience Chef Taheerah's cooking on many occasions. I would highly recommend her to anyone for an event or one-on-one cooking instruction.

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