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  • 2 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rob E.
Verified review

We had the BEST time learning how to cook with Allison! She arrived on time and got right to work teaching us how to prepare our meal. Allison was kind enough to sharpen my dull kitchen knives as well. We had a great conversation and sharing stories (Her's were awesome to listen to) as she taught us how to prepare our meal. It felt like we had all known each other for years :) I could probably write all afternoon about the valuable insights into cooking that Allison shared with us. At the end of it all, we enjoyed the most amazing meal I think I have ever had. Thank you so much, Allison! We will definitely have you back again to teach us much more!

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Feast Caterer
4.8
from 57 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Shelley C.
Verified review

Our experience with Anton and his assistant was beyond amazing. Everyone has an expectatIon of how they want their event to be presented. From a sit down dinner wIth cocktail hour for 25 people in our home for thanksgiving. The PRESENTATION was phenomenal. it looked like a Norman Rockwell painting, the turkey, the ham, the gluten free dishes, all the family favorites that we requested. Done to perfection. This was the first holiday meal that I was able to enjoy my guests and not worry about cleaning up afterwards. Everyone raved about the food. Plenty of leftovers that didn't go to waste. We had take home containers for everyone. That was such a hit. That about 10 later we had our company holiday feast in our home catered by Anton. He was able to cater to all dietary needs. From vegan, to paleo, to very upscale palate pleasing dishes. So we challenged Anton one more time, for Christmas eve with our loved ones of 27 give or take. We asked him to do the Italian feast of the seven fishes. Omg is all I can say. What a presentation, from the cocktail hour before dinner, then our sit down dinner with mussels,scallops,clams, and crab. Then we had wrapped filet mignon cooked to order for each person along with grilled vegetables and an assortment of gluten free and vegan dishes to please everything. Even the homemade ice cream that Anton makes himself is yummy. He does not rush you to finish and I appreciated sooo Much. We had lil ones to tend to, so we didn't get a chance to all sit at once sometimes. Anton made us feel like a royalty in our castle, and he was our personal chef. If we could rate him at ten stars, that still wouldn't be enough. He is very versatile in his cooking and preparation and presentation of the meals he prepares. I recently switched sd cards in my phone, or I would have posted some pictures. When I locate,I will post. Price wise, he is reasonable and will work within your Budget and still give you the most enjoyable experience. Champagne dreams and cavier wishes should be one of Anton tag lines. I will say, in the future, the sooner you can plan your event, the better your chances of having Anton fulfill your desire to WOW your guests. Thank You Anton and family, for making our holiday gatherings something to remember .

  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jill K.
Verified review

For years Chef Sarah has been my "go to" person in all aspects of my holiday meals and platters, and has never disappointed my family or my guests. However, as my life gets busier and my time in the kitchen gets shorter, her Chef services have come to my rescue for everyday meals as well. Once you have tasted her cooking, you will want her to create (from scratch!) all meals served from your kitchen. Hands down the freshest, tastiest (and lovingly presented) food you will ever eat, and crave long after your plates are empty and your belly is full. You will never regret having Chef Sarah as your personal chef. She takes away all the stress of prepping for any gathering, any size crowd, any menu and any budget....leaving you free and relaxed to enjoy yourself, and your guests...making happy memories for you and yours....That IS what it's all about, right?

  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke W.
Verified review

Complete five star service. Every meal is crafted with its best organic ingredients and interesting creative flavors. You won’t be disappointed!!!

STER Catering
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Daniele E.
Verified review

Great service, very personable and a joy to work with!

Culinary Architects
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy E.
Verified review

I worked with Chef Rock to plan my mother's 80th birthday party. We had 20 people and it is always difficult to please everyone; however, Chef Rock was able to plan a menu that was versatile and tasty! The chef made sure he considered people's diet and health needs before he planned the meals. I loved that Jim was completely prepared and self-sufficient, so it didn't matter how well the kitchen was stocked (or not). We had a taco bar and enchiladas one night and I was really impressed that the chef served homemade tortillas and he roasted the fresh chills. The following evening we had a beautiful rib roast with all the trimmings, fresh vegetables and potatoes dauphinoise. I was really impressed with Chef Rock's attention to detail, including warmed plates, the tastiest condiments and dips, as well as plenty of fresh fruit. I highly recommend hiring a personal chef for this kind of event since we only had 2 1/2 days to spend quality time with each other and travelled from five different states. Chef Rock also made sure everything was ready depending on our schedule. If we hadn't made this arrangement with our chef, I'm sure we would have been eating dinner at midnight! Luckily we had plenty of room in the house so the chef could stay the whole time, making coffee in the morning and providing all the clean-up. Thanks Jim for making this great event so memorable and special.

  • 17 years in business
  • 234 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
Verified review

I connected with Chef Tony via Thumbtack many months ago because I was interested in hiring a personal chef for a "girls' weekend" I was hosting in July. After communicating with Chef Tony just a few times, I knew, without a doubt, he was the right person for the job. Not only does have fantastic credentials, he also has a personality to match! Needless to say, my guests and I were beyond pleased with the meal and service provided by Chef Tony, not to mention Diane, the most amazing server I've ever met/seen! The food prepared by Chef Tony was absolutely delicious. That in itself would have made the evening great. BUT...when you couple that with the fact that he's a professional sommelier and does wine pairings throughout the entire dinner, the event was a huge success! I would absolutely hire Chef Tony again and have already recommended him to several friends.

Elite Flavors Catering
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine S.
Verified review

John cooked for my 6th wedding anniversary. He Took his time to sit down with me to come up with a menu that me and my husband would enjoy. We started off simple with a salad where chef John used his homemade vinaigrette, the main course was a little more complex as he did lamb/ lobster surf and turf and very delicious and we even ended with dessert that was to die for! John cooked everything in our own kitchen which was amazing. Him and his team stayed throughout the whole meal and cleaned up everything I think our kitchen was cleaner than when they got there haha It was a great pleasure to have John and his team cook for us!

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Renee C.
Verified review

Working with Chef T Moses is a pure joy! Her personality is as fun and enjoyable as her food. I have used her services for many occasions, she is a hit with my guest and is in high demand at my events!

Luna Cooking
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Virginia R.
Verified review

We needed help with food preparation when I needed surgery. Matt has good menu choices, and the price is quite reasonable. He delivered some great food on Tuesday and we are really looking forward to continued food deliveries from Luna Cooking.

Lazy Susan Kitchen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ricky D.
Verified review

Donna has been preparing weekly meals for our family as a private chef for the last year and a half. A tireless and consummate professional, she has proved to be extremely imaginative in her menu design, and flexible in accommodating individual preferences. Her meals possess a certain elegant class and are delicious. We recommend her whole-heartedly!

  • 12 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa Z.
Verified review

Tanya, prepared an excellent meal for 11 people on my 60th birthday. We talked, and she presented menu choices. She arrived promptly with one helper. They worked hard in the kitchen, were very helpful, and allowed me and my partner to enjoy the evening, and our guests without worrying about anything. I highly recommend Tanya as a personal chef for all occasions!!

Nourrie Cuisine
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie B.
Verified review

I hired Nourrie Cuisine for my mother’s birthday party and it was wonderful. They worked with me to find the right balance of items and the appropriate portion sizes for the event. The spread was perfect both in size and flavor for this crowd, who sincerely appreciated everything: The entire family adored a variety of finger sandwiches. The tartlets and potato skins were huge hits too. Moreover, Nourrie Cuisine’s prepared meals are especially ideal. To have fresh, delicious, locally made meals prepared in advance greatly improves my week. (The comfort of a homemade meal without work—or dishes!) Not only can I look forward to these tasty dinners, they are easy to reheat with specific oven and microwave instructions (plus their containers are both oven- AND microwave-safe.) I have yet to encounter a meal I don’t love—the Rosemary Braised Seitan might be my favorite so far. The Stroganoff is a close second. I look forward to many more.

Lori Olk
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alex S.
Verified review

I am a highly disorganized and messy person. Yet when I work with Lori I always feel able to confront the task at hand and we inevitably make significant progress. Lori has helped me de-clutter, prepare for taxes, and generally pull myself together. Integral to what I am able to accomplish when we work together is the fact that she is non judgemental. We never talk about why I can't seem to do certain seemingly simple tasks, we just get down to the business at hand. Lori also has a fantastic library of resources. A+ all the way for Lori Olk!!!!

  • 9 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Carol M.
Verified review

I called Daynas Party Rental at the last minute for a sound technician after finding them on Thumbtack. I had no idea that i was calling a full service event company. Lenny showed up on time and stayed throughout my entire event. Even thouh I had only hired him for the sound he was a help in any area we needed him to be. Without be asked he assisted with the food and cleanup. He was awesome and we refer him to anyone having an event in NJ. Thanks again.

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