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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.

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

Chef Vivian just catered our wedding down in Clearwater at out beach house. There were only 30 people, but we wanted everything very upscale. Coming from out-of-state, we were obviously nervous hiring anyone sight unseen to handle the occasion. We met up with her a few days before the wedding. She was extremely nice and reassuring, and went over everything. She came a few hours early to prepare and when we returned from the ceremony, everything was set up and went perfectly. Every part of the meal was beyond expectation. Her staff was extremely friendly, courteous, and professional. We receive compliments on the meal all that night and throughout the next day. We were extremely happy with her and would highly recommend her for your event! It was a true pleasure to have her service.

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

For a second time, Tamara (aka Island Chef) was absolutely fabulous to work with. She made every aspect of our event a breeze, again. And when I say that, I mean it...we worried about NOTHING when it came to the menu. We chose to use Tamara again to test the waters of consistency....and she brought her 'A' game yet again! Thus, we will continue to use her for this annual event until she is no longer practicing her magic in the kitchen. That will be a sad day. We'll admit, we can be a tough crowd to please, but Tamara? She makes it all seem so easy peasy. Not only is her food fresh and made from scratch, but her presentation brings it all together and allows mouth-watering admiration until the food is served. And once everyone is finished, all they want to do is go talk to the Chef!! :) And she's always so great with our guests. They've all grown to adore Tamara and have hired her for their own events. Looking for the entire package including DELICIOUS food? Punctuality? Presentation? Friendly with guests? Always leaves the place cleaner than she found it? Incredibly fair pricing? Then Tamara, aka Island Chef, is your gal!! You won't be disappointed...mark my words! PS....added a few photos from our brunch event a week ago. SUCH TASTY GOODNESS!!!!

  • 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.

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Epic Events by Booth, Inc.
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 51 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.

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Chef Cheryl
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 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)

  • 5 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Claudina S.
Verified review

Chef Jenner is amazing! She cooked a surprised vegan dinner for 7 for my fiance's birthday. The food was soooooo good even the non-vegans loved every bite of it. Not only was the food to die for, she has an awesome personality. Very personable and engaged. Thanks for making his 30th birthday one to remember. I will definitely use her services again and recommend her.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Greg P.
Verified review

Great food , excellent flavors , outstanding presentation and fairly priced. I immensely enjoyed every meal prepared by chef Darren Evans and absolutely recommend him for your catering needs as well. -Greg

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!

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

We are writing a recommendation for Gillian Nelson, who has been an excellent employee of ours for the past 8 years at our home on Nantucket. Gillian has served our Nantucket household skillfully, cheerfully and with a high degree of professionalism. There is simply nothing she can’t do, being an excellent house manager, chef, caretaker and caregiver who has a wonderful, , cheerful spirit and a continuous smile on her face. Gillian managed and ran a very busy summer household on Nantucket and wore many hats for the past eight years. She is an excellent chef and cook, and ran the kitchen for our busy summer household, creating fresh, healthy organic meals for 2 to 20 with seemingly little effort. Gillian is a joy in the kitchen and our many guests loved her spirit, warmth and delicious meals. Gillian managed and maintained a demanding household for two professionals who commuted and traveled away regularly, and managed and took care of a busy household of constant summer guests which required excellent organizational skills. Gillian is not afraid to work hard and dive in herself, being very hands on, tackling cleaning, housekeeping, carpentry, painting, oversight of construction and renovation projects, driving and maintaining cars and supervising the many vendors who serve the house, including lawn care, garden and pool personnel and tradesmen such as carpenters, plumbers, roofers, repairmen, etc. The Nantucket property is large and demanding. Gillian took care of every aspect of its maintenance skillfully and energetically. She also cared for 3 dogs at once, no small feat. There is nothing Gillian cannot do. We wholeheartedly recommend Gillian in any professional role be it as an estate manager, private chef, caretaker, or care-giving situation. She is unfailing honest and trustworthy, has a huge heart; she would be an asset to any private household. We know any future employer would be lucky to have as devoted and talented a helper as Gillian. We are happy to answer any questions or supply further recommendations. Please call 410 404 2004 or email coopergreenberg@aol.com Stephanie and Erwin Greenberg

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!

  • 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.

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

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.

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am not satisfied until my customer is satisfied! My cuisine is a combination of Caribbean flavors and Florida soul. Because of this culinary merger the cooking style is coined Caribborida. My schooling, experience and southern upbringing allows me to deliver professionalism and sincere hospitality. Whatever you like; within reason. Please give us a try and see for yourself.

About

I will be catering all types of events. Any menu can be done with our personal touch and 35 years of chef experience. From simple BBQ to fine dining and comfort foods, all appetizers, salads, soups, entrees and dessert can be created for your event. I am a highly rated through Career Jerseys, working on new site with 35 years of experience in the business. I do anything. I relocated from a business into a new site. I have over 35 years in the culinary industry

  • New on Thumbtack
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The Fresh Chef is a fresh food meal delivery, catering and personal chef service dedicated to providing the highest-quality fresh and nutritious gourmet food to busy professionals, stay-at-home moms, active seniors and anyone looking to obtain or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our meals are cooked fresh with quality local and seasonal ingredients and delivered to your home or business daily. Due to the hectic busy work schedule, the fast-food culture is growing rapidly in the US. According to studies, over 75% of the Americans do not cook meals at home anymore as they don't have time; instead they prefer to dine out, take out or eat pre-packaged frozen/processed foods, which do not provide one with the proper nutrition needed to balance a hectic and healthy lifestyle. With us, you will never find yourself in this situation because we make healthy living simple, easy and taste good. At The Fresh Chef, we provide affordable, wholesome meals that have the convenience of takeout, quality of clean eating, with the love and flavor of homemade cooking! You don't have to shop for the food, put away the groceries, cook dinner or clean up the mess! Think of how much time you will save! Our team of experienced in-house culinary experts and chefs ensure that every meal is perfectly portioned, nutritionally balanced and delicious using local (when available) ingredients and never compromising on taste.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm an Italian chef. I was born in Italy and cooked for many years there. I was also a chef in London. I have a lot of experience from my years of cooking.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I’ve been a long-time cook for celebrities. I will accommodate food-restrictive diets and international cuisines. I’m passionate and professional.

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