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  • 4 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Linda W.

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Our Cookery Demo with Vivian was an outstanding success and much enjoyed by all of us. Vivian was prompt, courteous and very knowledgable. I have enjoyed cooking for many years but picked up so many new tips in the 3 hours we had together. Our finished dinner menu was delicious and we all sat down together and ate which was a lovely way to finish our time together with Vivian. Would highly recommend her services and we will be booking another day during the Christmas Holidays.

Leah E.

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We hired Vivian as the chef for our wedding. The food she created for us was AMAZING! She took the time to create a personalized menu with us and even got us unusual requests - we had a whole roast pig! We were impressed with the way Vivian left our kitchen after cooking for all of our guests. Vivian is super personable and I would highly recommend her if you are looking for fantastic tasting food.

Karin H.

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Vivian is extremely talented, loves a challenge and is one of the most pleasant and positive people to be around. She can make anything happen with her "can do" attitude. We love when her sister comes to help because they really do take care of everything- planning, cooking and complete clean-up!!!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 hours

Christine S.

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I received 5 cooking lessons as a birthday gift, with Chef Tiffany. It was the best gift I have ever received. I was trying to go vegan and she came up with 5 delicious vegan, gluten free meals. She even made treats for my dog! She is so sweet and talented. I looked forward to our lessons, and I learned a lot. I will definitely be hiring Chef Tiffany again and highly recommend her. Can not say enough GREAT things about her!!!

Arden H.

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Chef Tiffany is amazing. From the very beginning of designing the menu to her attention to detail with setting up the table and food presentation. Every dish was so delicious I highly recommend Chef Tiffany. Not only will I want her to cater my next event but I can not wait to find out all about the other services she provides. ( such as home cooked meals & cooking lessons )

Christine S.

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Can not say enough GREAT things about Chef Tiffany. I was a vegetarian, trying to go vegan. She created meals and recipes that I could recreate myself. One meal was more delicious than the other. I will definitely be using wholistic chef's in the future and highly recommend them!

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  • 27 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Larry B.

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The overall experience was quite good! Frank and I spent a good amount of time designing a menu, based on an initial interview and then him providing several example menus. We eventually settled in on the many courses (including palate cleansers, etc!). Frank arrived on time (early, actually), and dived into my kitchen with no preamble beyond a hello. He looked around to find things, and was self-sufficient. Some 20-30 minutes later, he was ready to begin serving the appetizers, and the courses rolled along at a good speed after that; dinner itself was probably 2 hours long. Frank left the kitchen cleaned, the dishwasher filled, and the left-overs were all stowed and labeled in the fridge. I don't know if Frank "reads" his clients to decide how chatty to be, but he was absolutely minimal chat for me/us, which was fine...but if you ant more chat, that could be a wekeness....or, as I said, maybe he just read me pretty well!

Thumbtack Customer

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We had a private cooking lesson with Frank. It was a lot of fun and we learned 2 new recipes to try at home. Would definitely take a lesson with Frank again!

Bob G.

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I would give an excellent recommendation to DiMaria Culinary. Frank is a great teacher, skilled at what he does and makes it fun and interesting.

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Saint Petersburg, FL

Steve R.

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Ann prepared meals for my wife, son and myself on a weekly basis from April of 2012 until she moved out of the area in Jan of 2013. With each of us on different overloaded schedules mealtime became impossible. Ann to the rescue!! After a well organized initial interview of our food likes and dislikes, medical dietary restrictions and budget issues we were soon enjoying delicious, healthy meals with side dishes and often additional salads and deserts, specific to each or our needs, delivered weekly complete with name tags and heating instructions. Ann devised menus each week and sent them for pre-approval. She was very flexible when we had changes or special requests and prepared extra for us when we had guests. She shopped carefully, regularly including sale items that allowed us to enjoy foods we couldn't have afforded otherwise. She did the meal planning, shopping, cooking, cleaning up the mess and all on a budget we could manage. She is an excellent cook, true to her service and we still very much miss Ann and the service we had.

Bonnie P.

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My guests raved about her food, and had to "meet the chef"! Ann took all the pressure off me, and prepared an incredible spread of adult and child pleasing intricate appetizers and a variety of main dishes for an unknown number of guests for an open-house graduation party. Even my picky-eater daughter was impressed! I was able to trust her with my house lock codes, and she had the entire party set up, ready and waiting, when we arrived home from the graduation ceremony. It was so beautiful! She did all the set up, kept everything refilled, and the clean up. I've never had the wonderful experience of using a caterer before, and she went above and beyond my expectations. She made my daughter's special day even more so, because I could relax and enjoy my guests instead of stressing over cooking and serving. Plus, I am really enjoying all the leftovers... yum!!! I highly recommend her, and can't wait to throw another party and need her service again!

Mary E.

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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
  • Bradenton, FL

Julie E.

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Wow. Bert Woodson is the most AMAZING private chef around! I have had the opportunity to utilize Bert's services only twice, but I will never forget how awesome he was, and how delicious his food is. The first time I hired him to cook for a party 10 people (at my home) From the moment he arrived, it was like having a Michelin Chef in attendance. His appetizers, the entree, the sides and the desert - were each tastier than the first. Paired with excellent wine (Bert chose very well) every single person in attendance wanted MORE. The second time I had the pleasure of hiring him, the party was for 20 people, Bert shined just as bright. The pressure of the large group did not faze him, and yet again the crowd wanted MORE! Do not hesitate, Bert is your man!

Connie C.

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Bert has catered several events and dinner parties for me (large & small). His food is amazing! His presentation is outstanding! He is brilliant with all types of food and creates masterpiece dishes from whatever is available to him! Bert has a special talent with food creation! He is also very reliable and great to work with! I highly recommend Bert for any catering job! Connie

Maxine W.

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Bert catered a private dinner party for my family and friends, about 20 people. It was an impressive feast! Heirloom spinach salad, seared tuna with togarashi, wild mushrooms with sage brownbutter, stone crab clawswith herb butter(!) ... and roast chicken for the kids. The food was interesting and tasty, and Bert was a gentleman.

  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Tampa, FL

Harry B.

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chef debbie came to our house on time and prepared for the evening. the entire was evening was great. she taught we learned. a great time was had by all. I would highly recommend her. in fact we will use her in the future.

Claudia B.

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Debbie was personable, friendly, efficient, funny and cooked the most delicious breakfast. Loved working with her.

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Nancy F.

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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.

Sarah S.

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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!

Nancy S.

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The chef was immediate and very congenial, unfortunately the class did not work out on my end

  • 15 years in business
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Brooksville, FL

Jim T.

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This was my first experience hiring a personal chef, but it won't be my last. From the menu to the quality and professionalism, this was a great way to have an incredible meal and let someone else do all the cooking. The food was prepared exactly as we wanted and having the chef in our home provided a much more personal experience to the meal. Kudos to Chef Kristen, can't wait to do it again. From all of my family, thank you!

Tom J.

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Superb service, very professional, extremely delicious food, very nutritious, would use again, saved me a lot of time.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Saint Petersburg, FL

Sandee B.

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I was lucky enough to be a guest at the home of a friend that hired Norma to be our private chef for the evening. I already knew Norma but had not yet experienced her amazing culinary talents! She served a party of 10, a delectable six course dinner, that was to die for!! Everyone raved over her selections, that paired well with the wine that was chosen for that evening. She is a total professional and was a great contribution to a lovely evening.

Brian P.

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Norma cooked for me for 6 months or longer while she was watching my dog when I was traveling. She is an excellent cook and I would use her again without hesitation. She was very flexible with my menus and I never had any issues.

Lisa D.

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Norma has done numerous catered dinners and cocktail parties for me. Each one was unique, the food was new and outstanding, the service top notch and she did her job happily and professionally. I wish she still lived near me.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Bradenton, FL

Jeffrey K.

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We were very happy with Chris (and his Mother) catering and planning our Daughter's wedding reception. The food was excellent, the planning was precise and his enthusiasm was evident to everyone. We certainly recommend Chris' services to anyone.

Angelika F.

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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!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Sarasota, FL

Sam B.

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She did a fabulous job instructing us as well as the prep for it. Food has all been delish!

  • 4 years in business
  • Tampa, FL

Kendra C.

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Love his food! He makes sure everything is as you wish, from taste to presentation, his work is consistently tasty. Had a variety of dishes, both savory and sweet, you can taste that he puts a lot of love into his cooking!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Saint Petersburg, FL

Dominique M.

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Kaitlynd has been great to work with! After providing a menu the prior week from which we pick and choose our meals, she cooks and drops off a weeks worth of dinner meals each Monday. She is very attuned to our needs as a family, and has been careful about accounting for allergies and food preferences; she has been accommodating us with a Mediterranean diet. Everything she makes is not only nutritious and healthy, but delicious as well. I have been so impressed with her work ethic and attention to detail, as well as her incredible ability as a chef.

  • Tampa, FL

About

I'm a great cook. I have been cooking for Tampa Times Forum for eight years. I am a great worker and a very reliable person.

  • Winter Haven, FL

About

I have southern roots, and I love to cook. I believe that in today's world, people are not eating right, and I would like to change that!

  • New Port Richey, FL

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I will come and prepare food in your home daily. I also can prepare food for you and your family for the days I am not there.

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oldsmar, FL

About

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our chef instructors. -Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted on the registration page -You will work with other students in groups of 2 - 4 -You will be standing, cooking and working for most of the class -Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back -You will enjoy a generous taste of every dish

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I provide personalized cooking to individuals and families. Most of my clients are people who are too busy working, single parents who are busy with kids and elderly people who are unable to cook for themselves. I make up the menus with a member of the family or the individual to get an idea of what he/she would like to eat for that night or week. I am a graduate of the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago. I have cooked in all different styles of restaurants, from steak joints to BBQ establishments and diner-style eateries. I have 20 years of experience in the cooking profession. My rates are reasonable. I am flexible depending on what your needs are.

  • Dunedin, FL

About

A personal chef will come to you for some home cooking. I do catering big or small and can cook any cuisine . I have cooked for the President of almost every country, from Van Halen to the 3 Tenors .

  • Saint Petersburg, FL

About

I cook all kinds of cuisine lately as a hobby. I've been into baking and I love it. I make cakes, pies, cookies, etc. I make my own fillings and frosting too. I also have my bartender's license which I haven't really dabbled inside/outside of entertaining my own guess, but I would like to go further in that field also. I work as a chef now at a mental health facility. I do everything from home.

  • 19 years in business
  • Seminole, FL

About

I've been employed in the service industry for well over 30 years in every capacity from dishwasher, line cook and bartender to executive chef, general manager, and owner. I have a passion for the business and exceptional customer service skills. I've won multiple awards for my cooking in competition, including a professional bronze medal from the American Culinary Federation. I am also ServSafe and T.A.M. certified.

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