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Sarasota Meal Preparers

Browse these meal preparation services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Sarasota.

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

Antwan and his assistant did a wonderful job for our dinner party. He was professional, easy to work with and prepared a terrific meal for 20 people. Everyone enjoyed the dinner. The meal was well thought out, presented nicely and he was able to accommodate some dietary restrictions. We would hire him again!

On The Go Gourmet
4.6
from 67 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Al E.
Verified review

Vivian has a true passion for preparing meals..She does not have one culture focus, but is versed in many. And although an "Artist" in every way, she loves working closely with us. She had done enough "Prep" work, to make the process in our Kitchen go very smoothly. Meal served on time, right temperature, and a blending of the outstanding flavours made it very memorable. Can't wait for the next presentation. Also, Just "down to Earth"..A real person!.

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The Island Chef
4.8
from 62 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Laura T.
Verified review

Everything from the planning and communication to the meal preparation and delivery was excellent. The food variety, quality and presentation was outstanding. The staff was amazing, they went out of their way to make sure our wedding dinner rehearsal party was going well.

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

I arranged a special birthday dinner for my wife and 4 friends. They had a fantastic meal with great service and way to much food. All ingredients were fresh and purchased the morning of the surprise dinner evening. The salad with home made fennel dressing was adored and the crab cakes were delectable and perfect. The rest of the meal (main course - beef tenderloin, grouper delicious potato's, more) did not disappoint either. Great communication as I arranged this experience remotely - Recommend you strongly consider Intimate Catering. Ron Amodeo, Seminole FL

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Epic Events by Booth, Inc.
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Maria Y.
Verified review

Dawn was an absolute joy to cook with and her dishes were phenomenal!!! I hired her as a surprise gift for my husband while we were in Clearwater celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary. She went above and beyond with the little details, creating a nice centerpiece for our dinner and even creating the cutest printed menu for us! We had the greatest conversations while preparing the meal too. She was so friendly and personable. We had a shrimp cocktail appetizer and surf and turf shrimp and chicken pasta. The meats were so full of favor along with a delicious fresh alfredo pasta. Our dessert was even yummier! I would venture to say that her meal was the best one we had while we were in Clearwater, above even the nicest restaurants we dined at. I highly recommend hiring Dawn for your event and if ever we're there again we'll definately be calling her!

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Chef Cheryl
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Adam G.
Verified review

Cheryl is the consummate professional. The food is absolutely fantastic, and she makes every effort to ensure that you are getting the meals that you want. We have been using her as a personal chef for the past four months for weekday meals, and every meal has been delicious. She prepared an anniversary dinner for me and my wife, and it was extravagant. Cheryl recently did a dinner party for us as well, and she came in advance, prepped the food for us, and created a beautiful presentation. I can't say enough about her skills and attention to detail/quality - we are just so fortunate to have found her! Please feel free to email me if you would like more detail about her services. gobluemba@gmail.com Adam Gersh and Wende Kozlow

Event Elements
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Juan A.
Verified review

Had the pleasure of having EE cater a couple of business luncheons for me and their performance was amazing! They provided delicious meals that the clients and staff loved. Their Homemade style Italian Lasagna was to die for. I would highly recommend them for any event or office luncheon. You will not be disappointed. This is Not your normal catered meal is far better and personal!

  • 5 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Suzette P.
Verified review

Jenner really impressed us with her cooking. We live internationally and were in the Tampa-bay area for a few weeks this summer while having various friends and family visiting. So I could spend more quality time with them, I hired Jenner to prepare some meals for us each week, as sometimes we had as many as eight people visiting. She was very friendly and professional-always with a smile. She arrived on time and with all the ingredients needed...and my kitchen was always spotless when she left. Jenner worked effortlessly and quietly - but answered any questions we had as she went along. She cooked various types of meals for us over a 3-week period...from an amazing "New Orleans-style shrimp" boil that was to die for, to a finger-licking southern fried catfish, collard greens and macaroni and cheese meal. She also made sure to make some snacks for us to have in between the meals. She catered to our vegetarian requests when necessary. Every week she made us a superb dessert- my favorite was the upside down pineapple cake! But I must add that her guacamole is the best I have ever tasted and I am a Texan! The food she prepared was absolutely delicious and presented beautifully. (She also seems very knowledgeable about the Tampa area and when asked, gave recommendations to a few places-especially a great hair salon I now feel I cannot live without!) Jenner is a sweetheart and obviously very passionate about her work. She did an outstanding job preparing meals for us and surpassed our expectations. I definitely wouldn’t hesitate to hire Jenner again and look forward to working with her the next time we are in town!

  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
KC F.
Verified review

Janet has been a life saver for us. Our aging parents refused to move into independent living arrangements and were not eating properly. Thank goodness we found Janet. Not only did she personalize the meal plan the food has been fabulous. Our parents are very fussy eaters. Janet has been so responsive and our parents are very comfortable with her. We highly recommend Janet.

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

He was great! We had him come to our home to cook an NYE dinner. It made the evening that much more special and fun. It was so nice to not have to worry about cooking the meal, and be able to spend that time with family and friends. It was also very interesting talking to the chef, watching him prepare the dishes ( and even help!) and learn about what he was creating. Would recommend for a special occasion!

Pedro's Services
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriella A.
Verified review

Pedro and his partner did a great job at our thanksgiving dinner for 30. They served drinks and picked up plates.

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary E.
Verified review

I was very impressed with the sophistication of the meals. They were prepared well and the entrees were very tasty and well accompanied with gourmet side dishes. The selection of recipes is extremely broad and Ann is will to cook requests as well. I would highly recommend Ann as a personal chef.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Gwen C.
Verified review

This guy is Amazing....from his easy going attitude to his awesome food preparation...He is off the charts with taste and creativity! We discussed what I wanted....He even schooled me on what wines and cocktails would go best with my meal. Bert came to my home and prepared a meal for nine of my friends for a Birthday celebration. Not only was the food amazing, the presentation was outstanding too! He chatted with my guests to find out what portions were needed and to see if anyone had any dislikes. I can tell you he is a bit of a ham and loves the attention but was very professional too :) From prep time to finish he was here around 4 hours.... He is a very "seasoned" chef....so after he cleans up...you may have to clean a little more. I would most certainly have him back again and would let him pick the meal plan next time!! You will be highly impressed with the quality of service you get with Bert!

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Carl C.
Verified review

I have had the pleasure of dining in Chef Jay's restaurants and have him prepare meals at home. He is an outstanding Chef, who instantly becomes part of the family. The only issue is he is now in Florida, and no longer in PA. Our family would strongly recommend his services.

Orlando's Gourmet Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
CJ J.
Verified review

We wanted to do something special to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. We tossed around a few ideas, but the thought of going to a loud and crowded restaurant was not appealing to my folks. We finally decided to bring the restaurant to them. On WEDNESDAY, we put out a request for a caterer for SATURDAY! Carolyn to the rescue! I was a little apprehensive at first, because she was coming from Sarasota and we were in Riverview, but she didn't seem to have any problem with it. She sent me a suggested menu on Friday that was spot on, and we finalized the details. What an elegant evening! We set the tables, and Carolyn took it from there. We were able to enjoy our time with family, without someone having to be in the kitchen. It was nice for everyone to be able to sit down and be served a delicious meal. The best part is, when dinner was over, the dishes were done and everything was put away. We never leave my mom's kitchen looking like that after a family dinner! Everyone raved about the food, it was absolutely fabulous! It cost a pretty penny, but because Carolyn was coming to my rescue in the 11th hour, it was worth the extra cost. If you actually had time to plan and prepare, the cost would be reasonable, I'm sure. I highly recommend Carolyn Orlando and her catering. Fantastic food, served by a pleasant, professional team that obviously puts a lot of love and care into their product.

Gillian Nelson
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Julie W.
Verified review

Gillian is awesome! She has been cooking for our family and mother in law who is in her 70's for last 3 weeks. She comes in 2 to 3 times a week providing healthy prepared meals. Gillian has enhanced our nutrition with her amazing chef skills. My husband hums when he eats her meals. We also asked Gillian to cook for a birthday dinner for our extended family as well, it was a flavor explosion! She has enhanced our nutrition, our conversation regarding food and health and our excitement to sit and enjoy a beautiful healthy meal together. She is truly a delight and I would highly recommend her!

Rebecca Findeisen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lori V.
Verified review

Rebecca was our in-home chef for 8 meals (over 3wks). Those meals were planned and prepared nutritionally based on our dietary concerns (diabetic and cardiac). She is a talented chef who takes pride in her cooking and strives to educate while creating a balanced menu. We enjoyed working with Rebecca and look forward to future meals!!!

  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Sarah had just met my 97 year old father who lives alone twice just before Hurricane Irma struck St Petersburg, Fl. Once for the initial interview and then the second time was when she delivered three prepared meals to get him through the hurricane. Not only that, but she contacted me the day after the hurricane to see how he was (fortunately his area was not badly affected). And, as soon as her power was restored a couple of days later, she got busy planning his next scheduled meal...in keeping with his feedback no less! You don't know what peace of mind her foresight, thoughtfulness and concern has brought me, a daughter who lives on the other side of the U.S. who could only watch the weather reports and wait for the worse. I highly recommend her to anyone who has a need for her services. - Sue, California

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.

Healthy Chef 4 You
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Jill B.
Verified review

Shara is a great listener, a fabulous coach and a wonderful cook. She helped me lose weight, learn to cook simple healthy meals and develop new healthy habits to keep feeling well. Thank you, thank you!

Chef Colleen
5.0
from 1 review
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lauri H.
Verified review

Colleen had dinner ready exactly on time. She brought the food needed to prepare a delicious dinner. She prepared chicken with a white wine sauce, spinach, yellow squash, and a eye & tummy pleasing salad. Diner was full of vibrant colors, inticing smells and scrumptious food. Colleen cleaned the kitchen and washed every dish by hand (since I don't own a dishwasher). She definitely went the extra mile and to top it off she brought a bonus dessert, her newly tested key lime pie recipe.

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