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Venice Chefs

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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.

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

Lisi Crane provided catering for one of our private flights. Our clients said the food was "outstanding"! She was great to work with, we highly recommend her!

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Chef Cheryl
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 22 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)

  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra D.
Verified review

Yesterday, I enjoyed an appetizer tasting presented by Chef Kathy Paradise of Event Elements and all that I can say is WOW! After working in the event and fine dining industries for well over a decade, I am very accustomed to wedding/party foods being bland, easily mass produced, and a relatively factory-like catering process. You will NOT find those factors with Event Elements. In fact, you will find something so far from the norm in modern catering and you will learn to appreciate the craft of gourmet food with a beating heart. My guest and I were overwhelmed by the beautiful fall arugula salad, complete with roasted figs, pears and goat cheese. Normally bitter arugula was beautifully balanced by the light sweetness of the beautiful fruits and flavorful cheese. We also enjoyed stunning Ahi tuna crisps that beat out all of the other Asian flared Ahi tuna appetizers I have had in the area; definitely a major highlight. Lovely, fresh caprese appetizers were done to perfection, as were the array of flat breads and a lovely roast beef crostini finished beautifully capers and fresh herbs. Chef Kathy treats her clients like family, and cooks for them like they are family- not sparing even the most minute details to create perfection in taste, quality and presentation. Event Elements is perfect for any event, especially those in which you truly want to make a huge impression on guests. I will be recommending Event Elements to to my future clients and continuing to use them personally in the future, and I highly recommend that you do too.

  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Monica C.
Verified review

Everything was great and I loved working with Chef Janet

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Rock Lobster Chefs
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Diane B.
Verified review

Chef Kevin cooked for a private dinner party of 6 in our home. His wife helped him and they were in our home for about 5 - 5 1/2 hours. We were very happy with the quality of the food and service they provided! I would definitely recommend Rock Lobster Chefs to anyone!

  • 13 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Rookie S.
Verified review

Terrence was absolutely perfect! The food was delicious, tasty, well presented and plentiful! Terrence was so easy to work with and brought in a great crew. Everyone had a fantastic time. I would highly recommend Terrence for any event.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Marlene H.
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Review for Chef Bert Woodson: Bert catered a cocktail and dinner party at my home for 20 guests. I am still getting kudos on the evening— Bert is more than a pretty face in the kitchen—he helped me plan the evening from beginning to end. He is creative in presentation and his buffet is a work of art. He has an extraordinary repertoire of entertainment and menu choices—he has a certain flair rarely found in a chef—he is eager to accommodate any individual needs of guests as to diet and allergies. He obviously loves what he does and sets a happy atmosphere that carries through the evening. He is very well-traveled and has in-depth knowledge of ethnic foods and customs. When I meet one of the guests subsequent to the dining experience, they always ask about Bert and want to know when we will have another dinner…

Rebecca Findeisen
5.0
from 7 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!!!

Norma`s Table and Vine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sandee B.
Verified review

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.

cheftimspain.con
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Bob B.
Verified review

terrific chef, well organized, goes the extra distance to build clientele, great stories and local history knowledge, a genuine Florida cracker practicing in Boca Grande and trained for several years in Europe also. Fine dining chef with impressive dish presentation.........bb, Ontario, Canada

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.

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We are a full-service fine dining establishment located in Cape Coral that offers catering services and private chef services. We cater all events: corporate functions, special occasions, weddings, etc. Put us to the test and let our company make your next event a memorable event.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I will go to your home and prepare a gourmet meal. Be a guest in your own home. I also do housecleaning and organizing.

  • 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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have a vast knowledge of most cuisines that are good for you. My catering experience is unmatched. I'm never satisfied with my work and I am always looking for a better - fresher approach to my dishes.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have 38 years' experience in all scratch cooking. I am now running a kitchen. I have been catering parties for over 25 years.

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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

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My work is one of a kind you can't find it any were.

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We are an off-site catering and private chef business for parties of 2 to 2,000. For parties, weddings, mitzvahs or intimate dinners with 1 to 10 courses, no party is too small or too large.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a personal chef, and I specialize in healthy cooking for daily, weekly, or special event. I can be found on Facebook.

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