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Browse these chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Tampa.

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The Island Chef
4.8
from 66 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Chef Tamara and her assistant Debbie were amazing! The appetizers, dinner and desserts were delicious, she even made sure there were plenty of options for our vegan/vegetarian guests. Every item and platter was artfully presented. They took care of every detail of set-up, serving and clean-up so I was free to enjoy the evening. They also brought containers and placed leftovers in the frig which we enjoyed the next day! I would highly recommend The Island Chef for any event you are planning and will absolutely call her the next time I am planning an event.

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Epic Events by Booth, Inc.
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Culver C.
Verified review

Dawn is so very professional and knowledgeable. I am giving my 2 kids the gift of cooking lessons with her for Christmas. She is prepared, conscientious, and thorough in explanation and goals. I know my kids are going to learn how to cook basics and work their way up to being chefs one day! I would recommend Dawn to anyone, either for a private chef, one time lesson or multiple lessons.

Pasta Chef Catering
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie N.
Verified review

Everything about Pasta Chef Catering was phenomenal! Michael and Irene are the real deal. They both went above and beyond and drove two hours from their home base just to walk through our reception venue with us. They are wedding pros and even helped us with recommendations for our set up! The day of the wedding Michel made a point to come up to me and the groom and tell us if there was anything at all we needed, to come and find him. The food was delicious and they fed 275 people super quickly. And you can't beat the value!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy F.
Verified review

First I would like to say that we have used Chef Gordon twice before (Both In NYC). We only reached out to him on the off chance he would know someone we could use while staying in Miami. To our surprise he stated he spends most of his winter commuting from NYC to the Miami/Miami Beach Area. Needless to say we were delighted. As always he brought the full court press with him from NYC. It was a pleasure not having to explain what we liked and didn’t like. He was great, the food was spectacular. We wound up keeping him for the full time we were here. When he says Farm To Table he really means it. Fresh fish straight from the docks. virtually any other meat or vegetables were fresh from harvest. For us he’s a keeper. Will not hesitate to recommend him to anyone, anywhere. Thank You Again Gordo.

  • 9 years in business
  • 84 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.

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Chef Cheryl
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sherman H.
Verified review

Cheryl sets the bar wayyy to high for private chefs. Once you have had a private chef experience with her, you will never invite a different chef into your home or private event. From the moment I hired Cheryl for a surprise couple's dinner over Labor Day Weekend, she made it very clear that she aimed to provide a "blow you away" experience. First she designed the three course menu. I told her what I had in mind (lighter dinner - fish and seafood) and she instantly started providing her ideas with pictures of different dishes, different types of fish, sauces, presentation styles, etc. We agreed on a shrimp polenta cake w romesco sauce topped w sauteed carrots appetizer, an atlantic cod on a bed of smashed potatoes with olive and mushrooms, and a creme brulee. Our friends that we surprised with the meal both said it was one of the best meals they had ever had. We agreed. Leading up to the day of the event, Cheryl covered all the details. Since we were staying at a resort, she asked about everything from the type of dishes available to whether she should bring a tablecloth. She made wine recommendations, and even brought us a bottle for the dinner. The final presentation was perfect. Cheryl connected immediately with our group and was ready to impress - she got right to work when she arrived, but not after exchanging pleasantries and making sure that she knew her audience. All in all, Cheryl provides white glove customer service, has the most genuinely friendly and professional personality and is awesome to work with. She impresses from the moment you say YES, and even before that. Her cooking is delicious. It was a gourmet meal that we would have paid much, much, much more for at a reataurant, but she brought it to the comfort of our home (hotel). The presentation of the food was impressive, and everything was served with so much love. Cheryl takes great pride in what she does. We look forward to making Cheryl's cooking a part of our yearly tradition. I would never consider using anyone else. You will not be disappointed with Cheryl. Dont look any further - you have found your private chef for life. (I NORMALLY AM VERY LAZY ABOUT WRITING REVIEWS, BUT CHERYL PROVIDED SUCH AN IMPRESSIVE EXPERIENCE THAT I WOULD NOT FEEL GOOD NOT WRITING ONE)

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

He cooks dinner on 3/31.

  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Cheril M.
Verified review

Had mini desserts and appetizers, all were amazing. Will definitely use again, our guests loved everything.

G Sushi And Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Elizabeth B.
Verified review

I had Fred come in and do a private chef event. We had 6 courses and they were all phenomenal. It was designed as a tasting menu and was beyond my highest expectations. Thanks to him, I have a newfound love of scallops and creme brulee. The chef was personable and made the entire evening fun for my guests and me. His knowledge of food was outstanding and made the dinner even better. I will use G Sushi for events in the future!

Sweet Tooth Factory LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Aja D.
Verified review

I ordered cupcakes for my wedding. She was professional, on time and the cupcakes were simply delicious! I cannot recommend Ashley enough! She is fantastic, well priced and did exactly what I asked for!

About

We offer personal chef and catering services. Call for details. We have reasonable pricing. We can prepare just for two or plan a party or reception, with discounted rates for weddings.

About

My service stands out because for me it's all about the customer first and ensure their day is as perfect as possible and also the food must be outstanding or it doesn't go out to the table. I also do all the clean up and set up.

Great chef
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angelika F.
Verified review

The food was exactly what I expected, and my party guest loved every bite! What an awesome experience to have an experienced chef come to cook and leave me to enjoy time with my guest. Thank you Chris!

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am a professional corporate and personal chef who can do any size catering event, indoor or out! Let's talk menu, wants and needs and keeping costs real! I am an NY trained and experienced with all cuisines. I will cater to you!

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

My foods and my personally stand out the most. I love people and catering to them make a different in my life

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