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Bradenton Couples Cooking Instructors

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On The Go Gourmet
4.7
from 67 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Leah E.
Verified review

We hired Vivian as the chef for our wedding. The food she created for us was AMAZING! She took the time to create a personalized menu with us and even got us unusual requests - we had a whole roast pig! We were impressed with the way Vivian left our kitchen after cooking for all of our guests. Vivian is super personable and I would highly recommend her if you are looking for fantastic tasting food.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carolyn K.
Verified review

Kathy and Jeff Paradise are a full-package for the busy full-time working bride. They handle the busy details from catering to reception rentals, setup and decor in any style you desire. We opted for a sit down table service wedding reception on Saturday, May 18, 2013 for approximately 100 guests. Kathy and Jeff offer many pleasing menu choices ranging from comfort food to many items for even the most sophisticated palate. We settled on our selections and details that suited our style wedding reception. The venue we selected for our wedding reception provided very little lead time to set-up other than the morning of the wedding. This problem was easily solved by Kathy and her team who set up all the tables, chairs, and decor. This leaves the bride with nothing to worry about and allowed me to focus on getting ready for the wedding. The details were impressive. Guests enjoyed the h'orderves and happy hour while waiting for the bride and groom to arrive. The appetizer table had a beautiful presentation, and when we arrived we had our own appetizer platter ready our head table. Our guests had their choice of Lasagna with Meatballs, or Chicken Picatta. The Caesar salad was made with a delicious homemade dressing. A candy & coffee station was set up for guests to enjoy after dinner. Everything Kathy and Jeff make is from scratch and the layers of flavor in everything you taste is amazing. It is evident that cooking is something they are passionate about. Kathy has high expectations of herself and those she works with, which provides great results. Our wedding was the event everyone was talking about! We received lots of positive feedback from our guests and many inquired about having Kathy and Jeff cater their future wedding receptions. Kathy & Jeff Paradise come highly recommended for catering weddings, anniversary parties, or special events.

Livy O's Catering Co.
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Horus B.
Verified review

The food is absolutely amazing! It's rare to find a catering company that can cook food in large quantities that is flavorful and seasoned. Staff is personable and professional. Livy O's works with any budget, and always offers alternatives and menu options. The cooking classes are fun and interactive! This is an excellent, flexible caterer.

Barksdale Catering LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa L.
Verified review

The 1st thing you do when planning an event is call Barksdale Catering, then sit back a relax knowing your event will be successful! Cindy handles every detail and always makes sure you have everything needed to create happy guests by serving food that delights. Whether it is cake pops for a group of girls or Madrigal Dinner for 300 Cindy and her professional staff will ensure success!

Gabe the Chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Katia S.
    Verified review

    My husband and I invited over 9 couples. We were a total of 20 adults. I asked Gabriel to create a menu with 2 appetizers, a salad and 2 dinner entrees to choose from with 4 sides. He chose a meat and fish entree, they were amazing. Most of us tried both, I personally loved everything. He made empanadas that were gone immediately. The mahi entree had a seafood sauce on top everyone raved about the food. Gabriel was very professional and efficient. He was early, on task and ready for all the guests when they arrived. His presentation was outstanding. I was surprised chef gabe was so humble and genuine. Overall my experience was extremely positive and we have already hired him for my husband bday party in August.

    Baked in The South
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Paul W.
    Verified review

    Rhiannon is a clas act and at the top of her game. Her recipes and cooking techniques are world class. I'm going to follow her achievements closely as I expect great things from her Fantastic recipes, delicious food, presentation like art, and the best of ingredients. It doesn't get any better!!

    Fearless Bread
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    Andre A.
    Verified review

    Reginald Beck was the facilitator of a cooking class at the Puyallup state fair in summer 2012. His presentation was easy to follow. His oration was clear and concise. Product created by participants turned out very well. I attribute that to his instruction. I have tasted his products on numerous occasions and I have never had a bad experience

    Rebecca Findeisen
    5.0
    from 9 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Mark A.
    Verified review

    Rebecca and I played some email tag setting things up but the extra time was well worth it as the cooking class she conducted for my folks was really fun and both learned quite a bit from Rebecca, and will likely be cooking a lot more pastries as a result. I haven't used thumbtack previously but i can say that when searching for a particular custom service in a remote location, the platform was very helpful and I am glad I found a great match in Chef Wilson.

    • 4 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Nick S.
    Verified review

    My husband and I were treated to a special anniversary dinner compliments of my daughter. I spoke to Chef Jay ahead of time and placed our order. He arrived on time, cooked our meal, served it, cleaned up and left. I can't say enough how delicious it all was. What a special treat. We had the eggplant rollatinit, caprese salad and stuffed flounder with crabmeat. It was like a bit of heaven on earth. I would highly recommend him and hopefully can get my girlfriends together for a cooking class with him. Thank you Chef Jay for a memorable evening.

    Home Spun Chef
    4.5
    from 8 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Leslie W.
    Verified review

    If you possibly can, please hire Amanda!!! She has been a Godsend for my elderly friends. The wife is 89 years old and has cataracts and her husband who was the chef in their relationship has macular degeneration and has great difficulty cooking. They are still living independently but the task of meal planning, shopping, and making meals just wears them out now. I suggested trying meals on wheels during my visit and that suggestion was met with MUCH resistance based the experience of some of their friends. So Amanda's home made, nutritious, and balanced meals delivered once or twice a week is really a highlight to their day. Just a couple of minutes in the microwave and dinner is served. Larry is a meat & potatoes fellow and he has finished every meal so far including the vegetables. Georgie has lost 12 lbs from the stress of trying to take care of Larry and manage their daily lives that I bet she will be able to relax and regain this important body weight back because the meals taste so good. The biggest boost has been Amanda's youthful energy and love that she puts into her meals. It really is like fine dining without having to leave your home.

    Ashley Ondrick
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Amanda A.
    Verified review

    Ashley is an amazing chef. I'm gluten free and she makes the best food, including baked goods and treats. I never feel like I'm missing out. Not only is she an awesome chef, but she gives great cooking lessons too - really informative and down to my level. Not to be overlooked are her incredible marshmallows, granola - and my personal favorite - the caramels!!!! Amazing!

    • 5 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Sarah S.
    Verified review

    Chef Gordon is an amazing chef! He prepared an outstanding meal for our group of 6 adults. It was such a pleasures have him cook for us! Made our trip extra special!

    Edyth Cooking
    3.4
    from 5 reviews
      Jamie M.
      Verified review

      It would be difficult to summarize my love for Edyth James in this narrative, or my love for her cooking. She is in a class all her own. You will not find anyone in this area who comes close to her abilities. I was introduced to Edyth and her amazing cuisine over 20 years ago, when she and her late husband ran the infamous resturant Saffron's on Park Street. I was blown away. It was like ecstasy on my tongue. I was hooked. My husband and I were regulars in her establishment and actually had our wedding reception there. She is not only an amazing cook, she makes you feel like family with her genuine kindness. She is the first person that comes to mind if I'm having an event or gathering. Her food is alway the centerpiece. Do yourself a favor. Try her, you will not be disappointed.

      Ladyfingers
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Carolyn D.
      Verified review

      Gerrie was delight to work with. She was on time for our meeting and on the day of the party. When she came to meet me she already had ideas to help me with the theme and menu of my party, and even provided a couple recipes. She introduced me to Pinterest, too. Via phone and email we made final plans for my 65th birthday. I wanted to do most of the cooking, but I have to say that the pulled pork that she brought was terrific. She came to help prep and set up, as well as serve and clean up. She maintained her friendly and helpful attitude. Gerrie even created a dish for a friend with a very restricted diet. She served a signature drink that she suggested and it was a hit. I would definitely hire Gerrie again. Carolyn Duncan

      National Pizza Parties
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 34 years in business
      Gena C.
      Verified review

      Dave prepared omelets for our group. He was neat, clean, sanitary, prepared and completed a great product. His omelets were very tasty and well cooked. He is fun while cooking and enjoys cooking for people and making them happy.

      This Party's Cookin'!
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 11 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Alex N.
      Verified review

      This was my first experience using Thumbtack and I was a bit apprehensive as to how everything would turn out, to be honest I was worried that the person we hired would not show up. I had 18 guests and wanted to have a chef that would teach us about cooking while he cooked a meal for us. Chef TJ reached out to me and was very timely with responses. We discussed food allergies and menu ideas and came up with a three course meal we felt would be fun to learn about and be good and met a couple of our favorite tastes. He offered to purchase all the ingredients and would just bill me when he arrived. I had a couple of the ingredients so we discussed the outstanding items and he was able to pick those up. He arrived with his wife/assistant at the time he said he would which gave him enough time to setup and get the feel for my kitchen. He asked me to give him a 15 minute warning as to when we were ready to begin. I liked that he was aware of the time and willing to accommodate a later start time then originally discussed but we stuck to the original start time. He was very clear and direct - with a group of 18 people I was worried it would be difficult to maintain attention while also being heard. He was clearly a professional and this was not his first time giving instructions - or at least it wasn't apparent. They plated and served the food and passed them out to the guests and Katherine, his wife/assistant was assisting with that while also cleaning and washing the dishes as they cooked. At the end of the night they left the kitchen - probably cleaner than they found it. I was very pleased as were all of our guests. I would definitely recommend him to our friends and I would definitely hire him again.

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          How much do private cooking lessons cost?

          You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

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