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

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

Chef Antwan did an amazing job! Not only did he make my son and his wife feel comfortable, but the meal he prepared was phenomenal! I would highly recommend him to anyone doing a private dinner or dinner party! Awesome meal at an amazingly low price!

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The Island Chef
4.8
from 65 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Karen C.
Verified review

Tamara and her staff did a fantastic job for my event! The food was delicious and they were efficient, with just the right amount of friendliness while getting the food prepared & presented. I'd highly recommend The Island Chef!

On The Go Gourmet
4.7
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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Epic Events by Booth, Inc.
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 53 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 31 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 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

  • 5 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

My family and I visited Anna Maria Island for vacation and had 2 wonderful meals prepared by Vivace Gourmet Personal Chef. We have some picky family members and Jenner went above and beyond to make all of us happy. The only thing we were disappointed in is that we didn't have her to prepare all of our meals!! It was so nice to be able to enjoy family while we ate her wonderful apps, enjoyed dinner and dessert and went for a walk while she cleaned up!! We all felt spoiled and wished her back the rest of our stay on the island. EXCELLENT!! She had wonderful ideas for our dairy and gluten free family members but my MoM was still able to have her bread with her meal.....lol. Thanks Jenner

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!

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Lisi Crane Catering
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Leigh R.
Verified review

Lisi is great! We hired her for a bachelorette party and she prepared 2 appetizers, a salad, entree and dessert for a group of 6. The whole group agreed that her demeanor and cooking were fantastic and certainly the highlight of our weekend! Her personality and customer service were wonderful and the meal she prepared was fresh, healthy and delicious. We would happily hire Lisi again and highly recommend her to future clients!

Wholistic Chefs
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha T.
Verified review

Everything about Tiffany's time with us was amazing. It allowed us to have more time together and not have to stress about meals at all. Each meal was presented nicely and tasted amazing. Her calmness in the kitchen was impressive. I think I can speak for our entire group that we were all very thankful for her over the week!

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.

  • 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!

  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Harry B.
Verified review

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.

Above the Grain
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Patrick H.
Verified review

HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Not only is the food fresh, healthy and tasty, but it's delivered right to my house. They ensure all my individual dietary requests are met. Above the Grain goes ABOVE AND BEYOND! Meals are affordable, compared to gas to the store, time to make each meal and I now have more time to spend with my family, or for work on days requiring long hours. The owner is fantastic to work with too. She is always positive, professional and meals are there rain or shine! I have felt more energized, healthy and at the weight I need to be for my personal goals, while never feeling hungry.... They feed ya!

  • 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

  • 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!

Ava's Lowcountry Cuisine
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
LaTasha M.
Verified review

Ava was very pleasant! She prepared the meal, that we discussed, with absolute perfection! My hubby and I were EXTREMELY Pleased with her service. Ava is Highly recommended.

Renowned Hospitality
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 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.

Serrated
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff W.
Verified review

We have had the Smale's prepare meals for us on several occasions, and everything has always been top notch. Plus they do all the cleanup, how could one go wrong. Their service is very professional, food sources original, and wine selection perfect. We highly recommend Serrated! -Jeff & Lynn

Kaitlynd Zimmer
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dominique M.
Verified review

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.

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am a fully licensed bartender, prep chef and catering event planner. I gained my experience working in the New York City lounges and concert clubs and here in Florida, at weddings and varied events. I have managed retail and private catering companies and have been involved with all facets of kitchen prep work. I have extensive customer service ability and problem-solving skills. Since I understand the nuances of preparation, I have an affinity for matching great things together. I have a degree in marketing and fine arts and a strong work ethic.

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