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  • 17 years in business
  • 180 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Fred L.

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After having my initial event date change, I was worried about hiring a caterer on this site. :/ Actually, our original caterer canceled on us at the last minute, so we gave thumbtack a shot anyway. Chef Jose was quick to reply, and gave us the lowest quote out of the 4 we received. I told him about the bind we were in, and he ultimately told me that that they could make it happen. Chef Jose was easy to talk to and created a list of all of our preferred menu options. Surprisingly enough, he even took note of our favorite restaurants in the area, which I personally think was quite a touch of class. The following morning, Chef Brian called me to inform he had produced 3 menus based on Jose's notes, which appeared in my inbox to discuss. I was beyond amazed as Chef Brian scheduled a tasting at my request the following evening. My son and 2 of his friends, along with my wife and I, arrived to Chef Jose's office and were so impressed as soon as we walked in. The kitchen was all stainless steel, immaculately sanitized, and the tasting area was all set. Chef Brian arranged dish after dish, while Chef Jose described each and gave us a run down of how they would be executed at our event. They even offered us wine and champagne, as well as plenty of treats and items they had been working on earlier in the day. We literally felt like we were recording for a cooking show as both chefs featured some amazing French cheeses and their eclectic collection of different preserves! Oh, and the maple bacon popcorn!!! Oh, em gee...We were totally blown away, and felt so lucky to have our original caterer cancel on us for a more lucrative event. These guys rock!!! Totally seems like this team treats their work like fun as they are so passionate with their menu ideas, personable with their manners, and affable with their warmth for their clients. After how they took care of us, I couldn't help but to write such a thorough review. I highly recommend Chefs Jose & Brian from Dade County Food Group, and will insist that my friends have their functions catered by them, too.

Kevin G.

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We were extremely fortunate to have had Dade County Food Group cater our wedding last week. Not only did they provide us with EXCELLENT service during our event but Brian was by far the EASIEST, most DOWN-TO-EARTH caterer to work with in the days leading up to our wedding. He helped us execute the vision we had by working within our budget and providing us with useful strategies about event flow and advice about different plating options and ingredients. At the end of the day, Brian and his team at Dade County Food Group prepared the most DELICIOUS food we have ever had at a wedding. The food was even better than what we tried during the tasting (which didn't seem possible!). All of our guests couldn't stop raving about the food and most went up and got seconds. Even abuela! Our guests even chanted his name during the reception!!! That's unheard of!!! In addition to the unbelievably tasty food, Brian's staff (waiters, water servers, bus boys, bartenders, chefs, etc) were friendly and fun but maintained their professionalism. At the end of the reception, Brian and his staff worked quickly and efficiently to remove all their equipment from the venue and they even helped our families pick up. Heck, they even arrived 1 day before the wedding to help set up! I know what you're thinking, "This sounds to good to be true." It's not. Brian and his team are thoughtful, honest, hard working, caring, and resourceful. And at the end of the day, they cook some REALLY REALLY REALLY GOOD FOOD. At the very least you should contact DCFG for your catering needs. I promise you won't be disappointed with them. I guarantee they will cook the BEST DAMN FOOD you have ever tried. And if you don't agree, then please send the food my way because I have been dying for another bite ever since our wedding day!

Sandra V.

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Chef Andrew exceeded our expectations and we wish we were closer to him so he could cook for us more often! Every course was delicous, great taste, flavorful and filling!! He was very professional, highly recommend him to anyone!!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Dean M.

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I love taking cooking classes and attend various classes at least once month. Naturally I find a lot of classes online and make my decisions based on reviews. I normally attend large group sessions (10+) and have always enjoyed the experience. I recently found Rosemary and Thyme online and at first I was sceptical because the class was at a private home and restricted to 7 people. I have to say this was the best decisIon I made and enjoyed every moment with Jeff. The difference with this class is with a smaller group we all had the opportunity to try out techniques and skills taught by Jeff. We had an incredible experience preparing, cooking and having fun with Jeff and I am already planning future sessions. The best take away I got was not the food or recipes but the tips and tricks Jeff shared with us all to prepare meals not only more efficiently but also how to make it less of a chore and more fun to be in the kitchen....

Leslie C.

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Called last minute to book a cooking class with Chef Sternberg. He was very prompt with his reply and always very professional. Although last minute, he was willing to accommodate me into his busy schedule and quickly put a menu together to make 3 types of desserts. We had a lot of fun! The food was delicious and the best part was taking leftovers home. My family appreciated it too! Would definitely recommend his services. My employees were very impressed and we had a special bonding time...Thanks Chef!!

Suzan B.

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I'm not sure how to begin to explain how amazingly wonderful our cooking class was! Upon our arrival we were greeted by Jeffrey, who welcomed us into his beautiful home and we started right away with our cooking class. Both me and my husband have learned so many easy hands on techniques while having so much fun and our kids got enjoy our creations that we brought home! I would not hesitate to HIGHLY recommend this cooking class for everyone, Jeffrey is a wonderful teacher. :)

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  • 5 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Natasha C.

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I hired “The Dancing Palate” for my boyfriend’s birthday. I wanted to make his birthday special and memorable. Instead of going out to a restaurant, the restaurant came to us! In my first meeting with Chef Paul, he took his time to explain to me the current menu, services and clean up, customizing a menu to my liking, pricing, etc. I have to say that Chef Paul delivered better than I expected! He was prompt to my home, dinner was served on time, did a cooking demonstration and every single course was absolutely delicious! My boyfriend was really impressed! We had the jalapeno bites and meatballs with homemade barbecue pineapple sauce, the braised beef short ribs on a bed of cauliflower and stuff chicken sausage with pasta. For dessert, the chocolate cheesecake with sauce and whipped cream on the side with a mint as a garnish. I highly recommend "The Dancing Palate" to everyone! I am so glad that found them via Thumbtack. The “Dancing Palate” was professional, kind, and very entertaining. I will request their services in the near future.

Megan C.

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Chef Paul did an amazing job cooking a spectacular meal for our parents. We asked him to come and do an interactive dinner as a special gift for them. He nailed it! They had such a wonderful evening and Chef Paul made it more special than we could've asked for! Not to mention the food was amazing! I highly recommend him and will be using him again in the future! Thanks Chef! -Megan

Carl S.

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They created a wonderful evening for our 11 guests. The service team was on top of everything. The food was terrific. They brought everything they needed for cook, serve and cleanup. Strong recommendation.

  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 41 min

Fidel G.

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Alicja was hired to cook meals for my family twice per week. It's been 3 weeks since hiring Alicja and we are extremely satisfied with the culinary service that she has been providing. Alicja's meals offer appealing variety while being consistently delicious and satisfying. She has also maintained noteworthy professionalism from the very beginning. My family and I look forward to future cuisines by Alicja.

Ellie Z.

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On several occasions, when I am unable to prepare dinners for my family, I have hired Alicja to cook for us. Not only have her meals been delicious, but Alicja goes over and above all expectations. She prepares a variety of courses from appetizers, soup, side dishes and entrees to desserts. My family and guests have always been pleased.

Nancy B.

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Great food, great pricing and awesome service. Professional and friendly. My kids loved cooking with her. The adults enjoyed the food. I will use her services again!

  • 23 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Patricia C.

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I used Lori's catering services for a small get together and birthday party for about 30 people. Since I was a novice at party giving, Lori was very good about checking in with me along the way and making suggestions about both the menu and the setup. We had more than enough food which had been a particular worry of mine since I could not picture amounts. The party was for noon on a Sunday and I elected to do sort of a blend between a brunch and a lunch. In particular, the strata, mango salad and berry fruit salad were the most popular and I found that the dressings, sauces and spreads that accompanied the food were what added to the uniqueness of the ham, rolls and other salads. Everything was tasty and fresh. The delivery person was on time and helpful with food placement as it was a buffet style. The dishes were all set to go on platters and we supplied the serving utensils and beverages. I would certainly recommend Lori for whatever occasion you might need these services.

Diane R.

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Lori catered a three day event for us. Everyone was pleased with the food. All meals were delivered on time and her staff was very helpful. We highly recommend Lori.

Cheri F.

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Lori catered a party for me and everything was absolutely perfect--- i love to cook but she was the star

  • 19 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 51 min

Philip J.

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Wally catered a plated meal for 12 people for my 60th birthday in a rental home in Fort Lauderdale. He did an extraordinary job planning the menu, preparing the food on site and even helped serve with his wait staff. My guests raved about the food variety and quality! I highly recommend Wally and will use him the next visiting Florida.

Sheri L.

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Rice Catering has consistently exceeded expectations. From events small to large, Rice Catering and Chef Wally delivers outstanding food and services. I would highly recommend Rice Catering for all your events -- large and small. Always delivering the highest quality.

Patricia C.

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Wall Rice was great to work with and the food was delicious!

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Chef2You

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  • 17 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Arthur M.

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Chef Ricardo Baquero's cuisine was out of this world!! We could not have had a better meal even at the Four Seasons!! Chef was very easygoing and accommodating. The quality and taste of his food surpassed my expectations and my guests where incredibly happy. I would highly recommend Chef Baquero to any of my friends!!

Anne H.

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Ricardo Baquero provided chef services for 2 dinners held at our vacation rental house in Hillsboro Mile, Florida for my mother's 90th birthday. His meals were delicious and enjoyed by all. He is very professional, flexible and a pleasure to work with.

Steve K.

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Chef Ricardo did a cooking class for 12 of my friends and it was awesome!! After the class he serves us an incredible 3 course dinner of what he had taught us to make! My friends are talking about it!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Miami, FL

Larissa C.

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Salt N Pepper Personal Chefs cooked a 3 course meal for 12 for my boyfriend's birthday a couple of weeks ago. It was my first time I have ever hosted a dinner party with personal chefs. My experience with both Tiffanie and Ralph were amazing! They came to meet me at my house and took the time to discuss what I wanted to accomplish with the party and what foods my boyfriend enjoys. After our meeting, Ralph sent me his mouth-watering suggestions. It was very difficult make my choice since each creative option looked fabulous. One extra element was that they did the food shopping for me! The night of the dinner, both Tiffanie and Ralph came to my house to prepare the food. They were such a delight to work with. Their enthusiasm for cooking was an inspiration and it was demonstrated through their creation. The food was phenomenal! I would recommend them to anyone and would use them in the future.

Doug F.

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We had a dinner party with about 20 people in Odessa. Ralph was at out house for about 6-7 hours. Ralph was a great chef and very personable. Everyone enjoyed his food, he did a fantastic job. The only thing that could of been improved was cleaning up, he did a great job cleaning the kitchen but we have travertine floors that are natural stone and they were very sticky after he left, we spent hours trying to clean them up. I would defintely use Ralph again, but would ask him to clean the floors a little bit better.

Javi S.

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Awesome experience, freshest ingredients, very professional. I hired them to cook in my home for my wife and I on our 21st wedding anniversary.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Boynton Beach, FL

Lara M.

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Wonderful menus and excellent food! I especially like the fresh herbs and cooking wines/liquors with which Chef Alain cooks. It's true European cooking with pure, whole foods from an authentic French Chef! We like using Chef Alain for dinner parties with friends as well as quite dinners at home.

Darren T.

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He was exceptional, my family enjoyed his presence but most of all his food. This was our first experience w/ someone cooking for us privately and it was most enjoyable.

Vivianne P.

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wonderful, excellent cuisine, extremely thoughtful, great meal, and an amazing clean up. Thank you so much

  • 18 years in business
  • Miami Beach, FL

Anthony W.

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Jose is worth the hire. He can definitely cook with a "KEEN EYE" for food....

Joshua P.

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Loved the food. Amazing caterer with a great staff and flexible menus.

Eduardo B.

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Best catering ever!

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Arabia F.

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I put together a surprise intimate dinner party to celebrate my best friend's 40th and her cousin's 50th. Chef Davin created a Southern BBQ cuisine with a contemporary twist. It was delicious! My entire party of 13 was raving about how great the food and service was. From the appetizers to the main course, we all wanted more!! Not only was Chef Davin great with the creation of the menu, he was indeed very helpful in helping me plan out the dinner. He was also very accommodating with the date and time as well to make sure the surprise went well. I would recommend him to any and everyone who needs a chef for their event. He is thoughtful in what he cooks and puts his clients needs first. Thanks again Chef Davin!!!

Leslie B.

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Our adult children gave us a dinner with Chef Davin, in our home, for our 30th anniversary. Our son and daughter chose him after a telephone interview. They thought he had a great personality and if nothing else it would be fun. What we got was a 5 star dining experience. The food was creative, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious from beginning to end. By the time we finished eating every last crumb of the dessert Chef Davin had already hand washed the dishes and put them away. His professionalism was impeccable. We would highly recommend Chef Davin and we are already trying to figure out a time to have him come back to cater a party.

Whitney W.

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My wife and I were recently on a trip to South Florida to celebrate our anniversary and we had the pleasure of Cher Davin to prepare for us, one of the best meals we've had. The entire evening was special, and Chef Davin added to our experience with class, artistry in his presentation and flavor combinations, and lastly with an incredibly friendly and caring manner. We would highly recommend Davin to cook for you in any place whether home, business or vacation. We will certainly reach out to Davin in the future for other special occasions!!

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

Betsy S.

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I can't say enough for the food preparation, and quality, and he was just a delight to have in my home to cook for my friends birthday.

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Miami Beach, FL

Tanya N.

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Ana was a pleasure to work with on all levels. She is very professional, punctual, flexible and definitely knows her stuff! Her cooking lessons were very well planned, informative and fun! I highly recommend her.

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I love to cook, so it is very easy for me to plan meals, set tables and present wonderful settings.

  • Pompano Beach, FL

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I'm an excellent house cleaner and I'm also a chef. Eat well and live clean. You won't regret having me around. I'll even live in. Thank you and enjoy 24/7. Cookie.

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I am a certified chef who enjoys creative and beautiful plates and willing to arrive to the challenge of new plates. Guests' satisfaction is my goal.

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

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excellent and fresh food, excellent comments from my clients

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I am a chef who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu. I have a lot of experience in teaching cooking and baking classes, and I participated in several TV cooking shows. I also teach Spanish, since it is my native language.

  • West Palm Beach, FL

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I offer raw and vegan food. I provide classes/personal instruction/delivered food and catering/set up of holistic kitchen.

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

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I am an executive chef who provides personalized services ranging from intimate dinners for two to catered events for groups of up to 50. I offer a full line of culinary services, including demo/instructional classes taught in the comfort of your own home. Cooking has been my passion since my early childhood. Formerly trained as an engineer, I turned this passion into a career and lifestyle and have been working in professional kitchens for over 15 years. I choose to cook in people's homes where it gives me the opportunity to share the knowledge I've gained over the years with others. In the process, you get a great restaurant-quality meal and don't have the hassle of the cleanup afterwards. I'd love to hear from you. Thank you.

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Personal chef services and private cooking classes, dinners and events are offered on a personalized level to clients. We custom design every aspect of your experience based on your personal preferences. Our chefs are seasoned industry professionals who are certified by the American Culinary Federation.

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