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Lakeland Home Chefs

Browse these home chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lakeland.

Top Pro
Chef Antwan Coleman
4.8
from 106 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Christine G.
Verified review

I needed a personal Chef very last minute (like 2 days before my dinner party) and he responded right away with a full quote. His cost was lower than other chefs that had contacted me due to the fact that he does not charge a separate fee for groceries. He was on time and even brought an assistant with him to help with clean up and she served us just like we were in a restaurant! The Meal included two appetizers, an entree AND dessert all of which were amazing! I highly recommend Chef Antwan's services to anyone who is looking for a professional, fun, and experienced chef for their next event or dinner party.

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KITCHEN'S PORTAL
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Olga H.
Verified review

This review is long overdue. We decided to get together for a celebration with 60 of our closes family and friends, we only had 3 days and my cousin suggested that we should contact Thumbtack to get a quote for this event. The only chef that contacted us was Junior ! We got on the phone and discuss the details for the party ,I was so happy to hear that I needed it not to worry because he would take care of it. He presented ideas of menus and drinks choices for our party and I have to say that is was a total hit ! We are still taking about not only the fact that he was so professional and on time with his staff but that his food was delicious ! The latino fried rice with sweet plantains crisp was to die for and we were blown away with the Baileys 3 Leches ! We had nothing left for the next day ! Thank you Junior for catering this last minute family event, we did get lucky by having you being the only one that answer our request !

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Spice House Catering
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sasha W.
Verified review

Dameon was early, prepared and impressive when it came to customer service for my backyard dinner party. All that did not compare to the presentation and taste of the food. We had party of 14 and he handled the night like the top class chef he is. My home was transformed into a five star restaurant. Thanks Chef Dameon!

On The Go Gourmet
4.6
from 66 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony A.
Verified review

my wife and I hired Chef Vivian for our wedding receptionthe service she provides is outstandingshe travel to our home for the first meeting and after sampling her food we did not need to look no further during the reception her staff was extremely professional and the food was excellent I wish I could give more than 5 star rating I would recommend Chef Vivian and her staff to anybody who needs a gourmet Chef for their event and will gladly use her services at any future event that I need a chef for

  • 9 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny V.
Verified review

This is a wonderful catering company! No food is delicious. Not your typical catering food. Sandy and the chef work with you to develop the best menu for your event. They took care of everything during our wedding. I recommend them without any hesitation.

Intimate Catering
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Roger B.
Verified review

We hired Linda for her chef services, to provide a 9 course meal for my wife's birthday. This meal was on our 55 foot boat, for 2 people, and it lasted approximatly 3 hours. Linda did a fantastic job, was invisibility present, the prepared dishes were amazing, and cleaned up everything. The table setup was amazing as well. I would highly recommend her!

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Red99 Catering
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ashley M.
Verified review

The food was excellent!! We hired Red99 for our baseball team for 4 days (6 meals total). They provided great food and great service. The Chef even took time to talk to the guys and get to know them. While talking to the players, she found out one of our guys has Celiac Disease and brought him a special meal the following day. She went above and beyond and provided great food. We will definitely be using Red99 when we're in town again.

FOOD GEEKS CATERING
4.6
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Dr. Mary Nelle J.
Verified review

I had my wedding at Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde, FL on October 27, 2017. My husband and I wanted a casual beach wedding. I wanted a fully customized vegetarian menu with no eggs, garlic or onion. It was difficult to find a catering company that would customize a menu of this kind. Chef Ron responded very quickly to my thumbtack inquiry with a customized menu that included all that I asked for. He was patient with my doing my due diligence and checking with other caterers. What I found ultimately was that Chef Ron's menu was far superior. It was fully customized for me. The others that I checked with gave a list of things that they serve and then allowed you to pick and choose. Nothing really suited my needs. His pricing was significantly less. He also did not nickle and dime me. When there was a discrepancy in our figures, we worked it out quickly and without any problems. I was able to get a wide variety of food, and there was ample amount available. The food was truly some of the best vegetarian food I have had. It was just awesome!!! I think it helped the many skeptical meat eaters see that vegetarians can have fun too. LOL. Many were very surprised at how good it was. I heard quite a few grumblings pre wedding and nothing but praises post wedding. The only complaint I would have was that we did not really discuss the flow of events before hand. This was my fault. Make sure that you discuss when the main food should be served if you are on a time schedule. Please understand that we did have plenty of appetizers and things to eat as soon as he arrived, so it was not a problem and the food was fresh. This was a pure lack of communication on my end. As one can imagine, having a reception outdoors at a location without electricity, can be complicated, but Chef Ron was adaptable and able to work with the conditions. He came up with solutions to the problems that came up very quickly and easily. Once again, he was very adaptable. I could only imagine what he could do with all the bare necessities available in a real kitchen. I would definitely recommend Chef Ron to anyone. His skills are amazing.

Italia Cuisine Co.
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Frances O.
Verified review

I found Italian cuisine co. To be exactly what the doctor ordered. I was looking to send a friend in Orlando a few meals while she was recovering from surgery at home but seeing as I live in ct. I had to surf the net to find a local chef. When I came across the thumbtack website and . Italia cuisine fit the bill. Chef Paola was a complete professional and extremely responsive to helping me out quickly. She suggested some of her specialties and they were all a hit with my friend and her family. Stuffed pork chops, chicken piccata and baked pasta al forno. She suggested great vegeatbles side dishes . Her dessert were a hit with my friends husband . He said they were some of the best he's ever had. Bread pudding, limoncello cheesecake and homemade truffles. Thank you chef Paola for making it so easy and delicious for me to help a friend in need!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Matthew B.
Verified review

I called to set up a surprise dinner for my wife last minute and Chef Antoinae made it happen! Very professional and the food was amazing. We couldn't have been happier and will definitely be using her services again.

Sweet Kreations, Inc.
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda G.
Verified review

Ellorine was awesome! The cake was just as good, if not better than the tasting!! All of our guests raved about how moist and delicious the cake was!! It was decorated perfectly and the roses matched exactly to the swatch I sent.

The White Table
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy H.
Verified review

Chef Niki was great and easy to work with. The food was delicious with a very nice presentation! I would highly recommend Chef Niki!

Wholistic Chefs
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Cameron W.
Verified review

I honestly can't tell which is better, her personality or her food! If you ever want a chef, I cant recommend her enough!

Top Shelf Catering
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lyn D.
Verified review

Having been a past proprietor of 2 restaurants,which included catering, I find myself very critical of full service catering companies. Therefore, after many interviews, I chose Top Shelf in hopes they could coordinate every facet of a very special celebration - my husband’s birthday and retirement. Top Shelf exceeded my expectations. My event was large and I asked for ethnicity decorations that would enhance my planned entertainment. I was very clear that I would except nothing less than great food and environment for my guest. Top Shelf actually provided me with greater than great. You just can’t complain when you get more than you ask for. Thank you Top Shelf, my friends and family are still raving over your beautifully presented food, desserts, and service.

Your Personal Chef Service
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Katelyn B.
Verified review

Chef Bob cooked an excellent meal for our family!! We were on vacation in Florida celebrating my Mom's retirement. The meal was a surprise gift for my Mom. Chef Bob made appetizers, a salad and paella. We also had dessert too! Everything was absolutely delicious!! Very pleased with this whole process of hiring a personal chef...highly recommend Chef Bob.

Edible tastings catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lanesheial E.
Verified review

I’m very pleased with the professionalism of the company. I had no worries about anything. The food was flavorful. The chef delivered superbly to my health concerns. I will seek services again in the near feature from Edible Tastings. Edible Tastings is my go to catering company from this moment on. Thank you Edible Tastings from my family and I , we really appreciate all that you do.

  • 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!

Chef Jean-Christophe, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Angela M.
Verified review

He cooks dinner on 3/31.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tracy W.
Verified review

Kristine's food is amazing for the body, mind and spirit! Her meals are delicious and made with love and care. We are not 100% vegan in all of our eating, but love healthy food. I highly recommend Kristine for your personal chef and professional catering needs.

Renowned Hospitality
5.0
from 1 review
  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Deb H.
Verified review

Everything about this company was fantastic. The food was master chef quality and the prices were too good to be true! They were very professional, responsive and on time. They are willing to fit your budget with a stress free GOURMET meal. All you have to do is invite your guests. I would highly recommend them for any of your catered events. They were awesome...Thank you Antoine, Victoria and rest of team for making our party a success.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mario C.
Verified review

The service was the best I would strongly recommend her

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