Nikki Can Cook

Atlanta, GA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

My work stands out from others because I cook from my heart. I'm inspired by nature and love to prepare meals using locally grown produce. I'm well versed in vegetarian/vegan and gluten free diets and I've learned some of the best skills from a Iron Chef!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love introducing people to new foods or foods they previously thought they did not like. I like to recreate classic recipes and make them healthier.

Location

Atlanta, GA 30315

Background check

Complete

Years in business

6

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

186

Reviews

127 Reviews
  • Jennifer H. Jun 26, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    The food was delicious, Nikki was prompt, professional and courteous. She worked with my ideas to make a custom menu. We thought it was excellent value and service. I would definitely recommend her service.
  • Alana M. Jun 15, 2017
    Nikki was AMAZING!!! I only wish she left her business cards!!!! Soooo many guest asked for her contact info because the food was that incredible. I'm looking for host any type of party just so I can taste her creations again. PERFECTION ON A PLATE
  • Matt W. Jun 4, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    All of our dishes were delicious
  • Kesha W. May 26, 2017
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Professional,Prompt and Pleasant!!! Nikki Bell is the whole package. She provided a buffet dinner for my daughter's graduation. The food was EXCELLENT and the service was beyond my expectations!! I can't wait to use her for my next big event!!!
  • Yvette G. May 22, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Nikki was wonderful to work with and the food was perfect! I've had several guest of the Yvette Gavin Consulting, LLC open house event to call asking for Nikki's contact information. Yes, the food was just that good and Nikki is a true professional!
  • Carlos C. May 20, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Nikki’s service is not my type of service, let’s put this way. Her food is pretty good but she needs to improve her customer relations skills. She came ready to go back home. She was in a hurry. I thought she was going to serve hors d’oeuvre first, and then serve dinner, but no, she put everything on the table and expected the guests to start eating everything as soon as they arrived. People had no idea what was appetizer and what was dinner. I don’t know what kind of people she works with, but my friends like to have a cocktail first, mingle, eat some appetizers, and then eat dinner. She was rushing too much. All she wanted was to go home. The party started at 7 PM so there were people still arriving around 7:30 – 7:45. She started breaking everything down by 9 PM. When I told her that I thought she was going to stay until 10, her answer was, “it’s on the contract”. No flexibility at all. Then I realized that she was counting the hours from the time that she arrived to organize the food. Actually, she said she was going to arrive at 6 but arrived at 5:30 PM. If she had been more clear about it, I would have hired her for 4 hours and not 3. When I asked my bartender if he was staying until 10:30 PM, his response was, “I can stay until later if you need me”. You see the difference? I’ll be glad to refer him to my friends. Nikki had a great opportunity to promote her business, pass her cards around, talk to people, but no, she preferred to sit down in the kitchen without a smile on her face. I had reserved a good tip for her but she didn’t get it. I gave it to the bartender instead. I cannot refer Nikki to anybody.
    Nikki B. May 22, 2017

    Carlos! It is my deepest apologies that my services did not meet your expectations. It seems as though there were some miscommunications between you, me, and your husband. We never discussed separating your heavy hord'oeuves. You didn't select any dinner options. Your agreement/contract also stated the buffet serve time was 7-9pm and if additional services are requested, to please request in advance. This gives us adequate time to prepare. We broke down the buffet at 9pm, properly placed leftovers out for your guests to enjoy, and cleared away trash. It is not customary that I mingle with the guests of my clients nor pass out unsolicited business cards. I consider it to be inappropriate and prefer that I and my team stay out of the way of guests.

  • Queenie U. May 15, 2017
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Nikki catered an anniversary party I threw for my parents this month. Everything exceeded my expectations from the initial contact on Thumbtack to when the food was delivered. The food was perfectly seasoned, not too salty which was important to me because my parents eat lightly salted to unsalted foods. All the dishes were a big hit especially the sweet potato souffle. My guests went back for 2nd and 3rd servings and i had to hide food just so i could have left overs for my family after the party lol. I would definitely use her services again and i highly recommend her!
  • Shaun M. Apr 24, 2017
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Amazing Food & Amazing Service!!!
    Nikki Can Cook was absolutely amazing, I obtained her services for my intimate birthday dinner for 40! From our initial conversation, Nikki was warm & responsive. She offered suggestions about the menu selection that really made the meal come together. She was detailed and I really appreciated that. As promised she called the week of the event to confirm & clarify any last minute questions- ensuring it would be smooth sailing the day of the event. The event was seamless, not only was the food amazingly delicious & flavorful, Nikki was wonderfully pleasant & accommodating. I will definitely obtain Nikki Can Cook for future events & my dinner guests all felt the same way.
  • Rachel R. Apr 24, 2017
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Wonderful!
  • Lara H. Apr 23, 2017
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    With Nikki your event will exceed expectations
    Nikki is amazing. The menu was perfect, the food delicious (my guests could not stop complimenting the food!), her organization, communication and service were great. She will be my go-to for every event!
  • Betty T. Apr 15, 2017
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Phenomenal birthday party
    Nikki did a phenomenal job with our birthday party. All the parents were raving about the food - very tasty and the menu is well thought out. Nikki also arrived 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time and the set up was smooth. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a professional caterer.
  • KELLY D. Mar 20, 2017
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Great experience!
    Easy to work & communicate with, showed up on time, and the food was excellent!
  • Gregory T. Feb 15, 2017
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Valentines Day meal
    She was professional and the food was excellent
  • Crystal S. Feb 12, 2017
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Kudos to Nikki
    Amazing, all went well. Food was great and service from Nikki was awesome.
  • Megan E. Jan 18, 2017
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Best first time Catering Experience!!!
    Nikki was amazing to work with this past week. She was very flexible & accommodating with our food preferences. Everyone loved all of the appetizers & desserts. Many people commented on how delicious the spices were in the appetizers as well. I will definitely use Nikki Can Cook again in the future. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
  • Rich M. Dec 5, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Delectable Food & Pleasant Chef Experience
    Chef Nikki was detailed and organized with her services. The selected hors d'oeuvres were delicious from top to bottom. She makes a yummy and tasty chocolate trifle cake. I would definitely use her services for a similar or bigger function again.
  • Sherry G. Dec 5, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Southern style dinner
    My team was very pleased with the set-up and most importantly the southern style dinner. Thank you Nikki!
  • Andrew M. Nov 26, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Networking event
    Nikki provided food for our large corporate networking event. Food was excellent, and Nikki was great to work with.
  • Kristen B. Nov 21, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    positive and helpful.
    Quick response, very helpful. I am not sure if the person who I booked her for decided to confirm, but my experience with her was positive
  • Ariel D. Nov 7, 2016
    Excellent Service
    Nikki made a delicious meal for my daughters birthday party. She was very helpful with developing the menu and offered us creative options to choose from. She arrived on time and set everything up so we didn't have to worry. I am pleased with the services she provided and will definitely work with her again.
  • Marissa P. Oct 30, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Confirmation party
    Very professional and timely. Food was not that good. Chicken was salty, many people commented that they did not like the steak. Food was ok, not great.
    Nikki B. Nov 7, 2016

    Marissa, It is with my deepest apologies that you and your guests did not enjoy your menu selections. I take great pride in ensuring that all guests are satisfied. The asian fried chicken is marinated in soy sauce marinade and may not be suitable for guests who are sensitive to salt. As far as the Florentine steak, it is a house favorite and I'm so sorry that your guests did not enjoy. I wish there was something we could have done to make your event much better. My deepest apologies.

  • Jamie B. Oct 10, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    30th birthday celebration
    The food was really good. Nikki was professional and on time. I would definitely use her services again.
  • David F. Oct 9, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    I will hire Nikki again, and you should now!
    Nikki was prompt and responsive in her estimate, fair in her pricing, knowledgeable in creating the menu, and helpful along the process. And when it came to the event, she was on time, prepared, professional, and every dish was enjoyed by the party. She cleaned up after. I would recommend Nikki to anyone with a similar event – 12 person plated affair. I would certainly call Nikki again for my next party.
  • Shanika B. Oct 5, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Nikki Really Can Cook!
    Nikki Can Cook....the food was delicious! She arrived on time, she called to verify the address and everything. Such a smooth transaction. Will definitely use her again and recommend.
  • Andy H. Oct 3, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Fantastically Attentive!
    Nikki did a fantastic job catering and assisting with our engagement party! As our guests were overwhelming me and my fiance, taking all our attention, she was on it. The food was outstanding and was enough to satisfy all our guests. I highly recommend her services and will definitely keep her in mind for future catering needs!
  • Jim T. Sep 18, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Easy and professional
    Nikki was on time, thorough and everyone loved the meal!
  • Tierra W. Sep 17, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Great Choice
    Everything was good.
  • Robert M. Aug 19, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    What I got from Nikki's publicity photos and profile was that she was pretty, smart and she loves to cook. What I didn't get was that she's very relaxed also very grounded so for me she was like the eye of the hurricane. While a party goes on around her, she manages to handle everything and make it all look easy. And the bottom line is her food is excelent. Her recipes are very current expressions of old school food. I got a lot of compliments in the days after our party. I will definitely recommend her and it seems she knows exactly why: Nikki Can Cook!
  • Hannah C. Aug 16, 2016
    Corporate Lunch Catering
    Verified Review
  • Jessica M. Aug 16, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Nikki was wonderful to work with! She is great with communication and worked with us to plan a perfect meal! Everyone loved the Italian meal she cooked for us. She did a drop off and helped set everything up. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a local cater and would love to work with her again in the future!
  • Eric F. Aug 15, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Nikki prepared an amazing meal for 13 of our closest friends for my birthday. Every course was to die for! It was truly a meal than none of us will forget. I highly recommend Nikki Can Cook for any private party or gathering.
  • Amanda H. Aug 2, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Nikki was a great communicator, professional, on time and the food was delicious!
  • Samantha C. Jul 14, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Nikki is very sweet, professional , on time and her food was delicious !
  • Maureen M. Jul 9, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Steven B. Jul 1, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Nikki was great! She delivered exactly what was ordered on time and set up perfectly. The food was amazing and everyone raved about how good it tasted! Great experience!
  • James B. Jun 26, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Nikki was phenomenal. She arrived on time, her food was fantastic, and she was immensely helpful during our event. We will look forward to hiring her in the future and give her our highest recommendation.
  • Taylor B. Jun 23, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Cathy A. Jun 22, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Nikki catered a Realtor luncheon for me. Food was delicious, she was right on time and very organized...and cute as a button!
  • Lara D. Jun 14, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Nikki was AMAZING throughout the entire process of catering my event. We had an adoption party for my husband to adopt my daughter and I chose the Southern Affair heavy appetizer menu. Everyone at the party was asking who the caterer was and how did I find her!! I'm still getting feedback on how delicious the food was. Hands down I would use Nikki again, she put her own unique flair on some traditional dishes:) Thank you for making our day that much more special, one thing people always remember about a party, the FOOD and you knocked it out of the park Nikki!!
  • Allen Y. Jun 13, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Nikki catered my wife's birthday party at our home for 30 people. She and the food were fantastic. Nikki was also able to provide a bar tender in the fee, and Jamal devised some delicious original beverages with the ingredients we had on hand for our guests to enjoy. We will be using Nikki again!
  • Betty P. Jun 12, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    The food was very good. My only complaint and I believe it should have been made clearer in the early days was her chicken was in whole pieces with bones. That made for a challenge for guest trying to cut it on a lap tray. But, several people commented on how tasty it was.
  • San L. Jun 7, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Overall experience with catering for this event was great. Dropoff was timely and presentation was very good and I was very impressed with the variety on the menu. The food was very delicious and I would definitely use Nickki Can Cook again. Jackie London
  • Siobhan M. Jun 2, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Excellent food! Excellent price!! So easy to work with! Will use Nikki as my caterer always!!!
  • LaChanda D. May 31, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    My graduation party loved every item that was served!!! The food was amazing!!! We are so glad we found her, and the price was beyond reasonable!! Thank you so much!!!
  • Gale S. May 28, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Nikki prepared her barbecue dinner for our party of 60 - we had the mango glazed chicken, pork station with cole slaw and onion jam, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, and tossed salad. Everyone at the party raved about the dishes she prepared and asked for her contact information :-) - in fact they are still talking about it a week later. She made traditional dishes - but added her own elegant gourmet twists - that are delightfully delicious! Interactions with Nikki from start to finish were highly professional and organized. She is prompt and thorough to respond to any questions and she delivers as promised! This was a last minute request ( confirmed catering on the Wednesday before a Sunday event) and she handled it perfectly. She delivered the food on time and set everything up for us. There was more than plenty of everything for all of my guests and even enough for leftovers ( which we appreciated because it was all so delicious ). I highly recommend her if you are considering catering an event!
  • Amy B. May 23, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    We had Nikki cater a 15 person dinner for our kids' birthday party. We had the Italian dinner with chicken parmesan, a vegetable lasagna, pasta with marinara sauce, and an Italian salad with dressing. My family loved the food and commented on how good it was! My 11 year old nephew even loved the salad dressing so much that he commented on it! She delivered the food on time as requested. I would highly recommend Nikki for any event!
  • Nicole T. May 17, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Keith L. May 8, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Kim J. May 6, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Cooking demo - great job and great food!!
  • Jacki P. May 4, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Nikki was AWESOME! She was the first quote back we received from Thumbtack.com and I knew instantly from looking at her offered menu that she was the one! Unique versions of wonderful dishes kept our clients ooooo'ing and ahhhh'ing all night! I wanted to tell everyone that the "hot pimento cheese dip" was squash casserole so they wouldn't eat it and leave it all for me!! However I KNOW even her squash casserole would be wonderful! :) I HIGHLY recommend Nikki Can Cook and we will definitely use her again!
  • Peter P. May 2, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    On time! Great food! Large quantitites
  • Chad B. Apr 27, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Nikki did a great job throughout the entire time we were in communication. She responded promptly and provided a great menu. She helped me decide what would work well for the event. She showed up on time and I received excellent reviews about the food from my guest. Will definitely use Nikki again!
  • Steve T. Apr 24, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Nikki catered a Passover Seder for our group of 25. It was her first Seder. She researched carefully and prepared a wonderful meal. We enjoyed the food and service and would highly recommend her.
  • Mercedes C. Apr 21, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Nikki did a great job catering our office party. The food was fantastic, all of our guest kept on telling me how good the food was. Thank You Nikki for making my event a great one.
  • Gillen J. Apr 13, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The food was delicious! Nikki was on time and delivered more than enough food for our guests. The shrimp and grits balls were awesome!!!
  • ARLENE M. Apr 13, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    She was right on time, the food was wonderful and everyone loved it.
  • Robyn M. Apr 8, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    It was terrific, delicious and all that! Nikki was so personable, efficient and talented. She was right on it with her menu suggestions and made my planning so much easier. Quick to respond and had everything ready. So many people in attendance had nothing but praise. Thank you so much Nikki!
  • Tamara K. Apr 8, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Nikki was awesome - very easy to work with and she helped customize the perfect menu for our party and budget. I cannot believe how many people said how delicious the food was .. At the party, after the party and even a week later! That speaks volumes.
  • Berenice V. Apr 4, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    I am very pleased with Nikki's service. Everyone loved the food! She was on time and very professional. I recommend her!
  • A. B. Mar 19, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Nikki was helpful in creating a menu for my event and communicated well in planning and coordination. Most importantly for me was that she arrived prior to the designated time and the food was well prepared and delicious.
  • Ranyatta R. Mar 18, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    I was extremely pleased with Nikki. She was flexible when I had to make a date change and very pleasant to work with. She delivered the food right on time and the food was delicious! I plan to use her again! If you are looking for an excellent caterer you should choose Nikki!
  • Jacqueline S. Mar 14, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
  • Shawn L. Mar 3, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    She cooked a plated dinner for 12 people as a birthday surprise for my mom. Everyone loved the 4 courses and loved the event. We started with curry crab soup followed by a wonderful kale salad. The sweet and smokey dressing was amazing and the soup was spicy and delicious. The entree was a Spanish braised chicken on top of risotto and the dessert was an apple crisp with home made cinnamon ice cream. She was awesome and left my house cleaner than it was to beforeign she arrived. It was a great evening.
  • Dr Sonza C. Mar 1, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Nikki was a pleasure to work with, the food was great and everybody is still talking about the food. My open house for my medical practice was a hit. The price is very reasonalbe. Thanks Nikki
  • Nicole R. Feb 26, 2016
    Corporate Catering
    Verified Review
    We had Nikki cater our corp. provided weekly lunches. The food was great and she arrived and set up right on time!
  • Sean C. Feb 24, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    I had Nikki come to my clients office for lunch. Nikki was ontime and professional. The food (southern bbq) was amazing! Everyone loved it. I will definitely use her again.
  • Brett M. Feb 21, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
  • CHARSITA B. Feb 16, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Nikki was amazing! She was very professional. We enjoyed every single bite. I will have her cater my next event!
  • Krystle K. Feb 13, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Nikki sis a great job! Not only was she on time, the food was really good and and provides great service. We enjoyed our brunch and will hire her again in the near future!
  • Christopher C. Jan 25, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Nikki provided full service catering for our small birthday party (~12 adults). The food was very good, she covered all the bases, and is very personable. Several of our guests asked for her business cards, and we were thoroughly impressed with her professional and personal contributions to the evening. (She even went above and beyond to find the honoree's favorite birthday cake -- not on her menu!)
  • Eric R. Jan 23, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Want to be a hero husband? Hire Chef Nikki to cook for your wife and her friends! Want to eat amazing food? Hire chef Nikki to cook anything at all. Outstanding service and I'm pretty sure the kitchen is cleaner now than it was when she arrived. She really made the night special and it will never be forgotten. Oh and here's a tip....go ahead and order about 10 extra servings of the sweet potato bread pudding. You'll want to never stop eating that stuff. Amazing!
  • Aaron S. Jan 23, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Nikki was great. Showed up on time. Great food. Was very nice. Great service. Made my evening very special.
  • Michael B. Jan 2, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The food was delicious. She was punctual, courteous and informative. The guests all raved about the food and the amount of food was perfect for our 20 guests.
  • Morgan H. Jan 1, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
  • Linda T. Dec 31, 2015
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Somewhere between good and outstanding is the rating I would give Nikki as she cooked and served our holiday meal. Outstanding was the taste of the food. Good was the service. I would recommend Nikki for your special dinner.
  • Rissa B. Dec 31, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The food was perfect.
  • Kathleen F. Dec 29, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    Nikki catered our holiday party. She and her assistants arrived ahead of schedule and set up a beautiful display of her foods. I loved getting to know Nikki, Shawn and Jay! Everything she prepared was delicious! Our guests enjoyed everything. Favorites of the evening included the pulled pork sliders, three cheese macaroni, bruschetta, rosemary flank steak, pesto chicken, turnip and artichoke dip, and her trifle desserts! Food was plentiful. My 18 yr old son had leftovers for breakfast the next morning!! I highly recommend Nikki! You won't be disappointed.
  • Ben A. Dec 22, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Nikki catered our holiday party. She was easy to work with and very accommodating. She showed up ahead of schedule, took her time to explain everything and delivered a great product. Here bruschetta and turkey burgers were out of this world! We would recommend her to anyone looking for help for their special event.
  • Laura E. Dec 22, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Nikki knows how to please a crowd! She created a delicious and memorable dinner for my company's office party of 50 people. Her menu was satisfying and nutritious, but not too nutritious--it had a perfect balance of the healthy and the indulgent. And in her customer service, Nikki was very responsive and accommodating.
  • Alicia F. Dec 19, 2015
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Nikki did a great job for my dinner party of 8. Her food was delicious and I would recommend her to anyone.
  • Jason S. Dec 16, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Catering for office event for 30 people. Food was excellent, especially for the large number of vegetarians in our office. Well done.
  • Fanny V. Dec 9, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Excellent service, delicious food, guest were greatly impress with the quality and flavor. Definitly recommending Nikki services.
  • James G. Nov 29, 2015
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Fantastic meal. My family loved it all.
  • Mary S. Nov 21, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Delish! I hired Nikki for my husband's Celebration of Life family and friends gathering for 50 at our home. She was prompt, professional and the server rocked! Our faves were the turnip and artichoke dip, salmon cakes, sweet potatoes with rosemary and the fall desserts.
  • Carey P. Nov 11, 2015
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    The evening was too special to type into this small box. Nikki is amazing. Her food is mouth watering, dishes served with perfect cadence and plated beautifully. Thank you for making our 8 year anniversary one to remember, Nikki!
  • Kimberly S. Nov 1, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The food that Nikki provided was excellent! I had many guest asking for Nikki's information. She was helpful in preparing a great menu and then delivering a wonderful meal that I will always be thankful for....THANKS!
  • Judy M. Oct 28, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    I really enjoyed working with Nikki. She always responded quickly and was thorough in answering my questions. The food was delicious!!!
  • Christina S. Oct 28, 2015
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Nikki did an awesome job with the entire event! Will definitely be hiring her again!!
  • Reginald W. Oct 26, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Katherine C. Oct 4, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Nikki was very professional and returned all phone calls/ emails promptly. She was on time to the event, there was PLENTY of food, and it was delicious. I will definitely use her again!
  • Sandra M. Sep 17, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    My company decided to cater an event over Labor Day weekend. It was short noticed but Nikki of "Nikki Can Cook ", was a godsend. Nikki managed to put together a menu and budget in spite of the short notice. The food was AMAZING! Lots of flavor. We received compliments on everything. On the first day Sept.5 Nikki had another event but sent her assistant Shawn instead.... Shawn was professional,punctual with a pleasant personality . If I thought there wouldn't be enough food to serve everyone , he assured me everything would be find and needless to say it was; the ENTIRE weekend. I HIGHLY recommend "Nikki Can Cook".
  • Lucy J. Sep 9, 2015
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    The food was excellent everyone loved it! We were very happy with the quality of the food.
  • Sal H. Sep 1, 2015
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Nikki was fantastic. On short notice she prepared a wonderful buffet of unique dishes that our guests absolutely loved. She is also pleasant, attentive to details. She made sure all guests have been served and had a full glass. Will definitely hire her again for my upcoming events !
  • Megan S. Aug 27, 2015
    Corporate Catering
    Verified Review
    Great experience and good was awesome! She worked within our budget and really helped when we were in a bind! Thank you Nikki!!
  • Tonya B. Aug 27, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Nikki Can Cook was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. She was able to help with our small budget and we got more food than what we anticipated. The guests raved about the fried cabbage, balsamic glazed chicken and Tuscan Greek Salad. I would definitely recommend Nikki Can Cook and use her again when I am in the Atlanta, GA area.
  • Chris H. Aug 21, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Nikki and her assistant were on time delivering the food. It came hot and ready to serve. There was an overabundance of food for what I thought I had ordered. Everything was delicious! I would definitely recommend her for an event.
    Nikki B. Aug 25, 2015

    Thank you Chris and I am glad everyone enjoyed and there was enough food for everyone to fill their bellies!

  • Aaron G. Jan 5, 2015
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    I was not able to use her service, however, she was a very fast responder to my request and I am certain I will try to use her again in the future.
  • James H. Jan 3, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    The food arrived as scheduled and was excellent.
  • Kibbey C. Jan 3, 2015
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    The food was overall good - Nikki personally delivered it which was nice - We would not get the shrimp risotto balls again (gummy) but we would order the cocnut chicken again. We were a teensy bit disappointed that the food is just delivered in tinfoil pans and not in something a bit nicer for presentation -- we got out our serving dishes and bowls (especially for all the dips) -- so everything was fine. The biggest suggestion I have for Nikki is to create and bring nice labels for all of the food that can be propped up in front of the dishes -- we literally scrambled to make handwritten labels for everything 5 minutes before guests arrived which took away from our decor a little - had I known there would be no labels for the food, I could have made them my self in advance. The food, though, was good, and there was a lot left over! nikki can cook!
    Nikki B. Jan 12, 2015

    Kibbey, We are glad that you enjoyed the meal we prepared, however we discussed in advance that with a drop-off service items arrived in tin foil with wire racks and we did not discuss providing labels for food. Everything I agreed to provide was listed in advance and labels are not apart of a drop-off service. We truly look forward to working with your family again and hope that the risotto balls and lack of labels won't keep you from doing business with us again!

  • Rebecca S. Jan 2, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Nikki was wonderful! She helped us out rather last minute, and everything was wonderful! She was charming and on time, and everyone at our office party raved about the food! I would absolutely use her again.
  • Ed W. Jan 1, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Nikki was on time, and did all she said she'd do. The food was delicious and definitely met our expectations.
  • Kristy D. Dec 22, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Everything was delicious, and Nikki was wonderful to work with. The only issue our party-goers had was that there was not enough of the heartier apps to last the entire 3 hour event. Otherwise, all was great!
    Nikki B. Dec 30, 2014

    I am glad that you and your guests enjoyed our food. It has been in our experience that when guests are offered multiple food selections and alcoholic beverages, that they have a tendency to eat less. We provided adequate amounts of food for each guest and we apologize if it was not enough. Thank you!

  • Lorrie B. Dec 15, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Nikki was awesome to work with. She was very responsive from the first correspondence. The food she prepared was so very good and loved by all at the party. She is a true professional and delightful to work with - would highly recommend! We will definitely be seeing her again.
  • Jodi G. Dec 11, 2014
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Chef Nikki was a pleasure to have and work with. Her services to include energy and professionalism throughout the entire process were stellar. She catered to our every need and we look forward to having her services in the future!
  • Betty A. Dec 9, 2014
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Nikki is an excellent chef - food was delicious. She was on time and was very personable! The young men she brought with her were so nice! I had asked for her to prepare extra homemade croutons for me to have the next day and though she said of course I suspect in the haste to leave she forgot them. ( By the way they were great!) The only comment I would make in using a chef versus my regular caterers is that Nikki and her team planned to leave while we were eating dessert. In doing so I would have been left to clean all those dishes ( 10 seated guests) and wine glasses myself. She said that was the way she always did things. None of my caterers have ever done that -- that is part of what you are paying for ($700+) to enjoy your evening and have no work to do ! Just being hostess is enough getting the house and flowers and table set! Nikki knew we had 50 people arriving post dinner for an after party and needed the dinner dishes all pulled and cleaned - was very disappointed that we had to discuss that at the last minute! I had hired a separate bartender for the glasses to be taken care at the post party. I expected her to not do any of those dishes. I did ask her to place trays of desserts I had prepared on the "cleaned off" dining table when they finished. ( I paid them a handsome tip for doing this) Also - I have never had a caterer use the dishwasher for my dishes - I have always found them hand washed and stacked in kitchen. Nikki's team loaded my dishwashers (2) with the hand painted china and sterling flatware. I should have explained that is not done - my mistake, I just haven't had to before. She is an EXCELLENT CHEF! Services are not as "easy" on the host and her familiarity with things like the china and silver should be discussed before hand. Be very specific about every detail on how you see the evening going - write it up so you both know. We had Sea Bass and It Was Amazing!
  • Sarah C. Dec 8, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
  • Dr J. Nov 16, 2014
    Private Cooking Lessons
    Verified Review
    Nikki was awesome. She was professional and sweet. My family and I loved her. The food was delicious and we have some pretty good cooks and food critics the family. We all learned a lot and I can't wait to try her recipes from her cookbook that I purchased. I hope to follow your career you have a bright future. I know who to call for a great meal when I'm in Atlanta. Dr Jamiah Dawson.
  • Menya C. Nov 10, 2014
    Chef Nikki hosted "Cooking and Cocktails" for my girlfriend's birthday at the Twelve Hotel, Centennial Park. The class was better than I'd hoped! The class was SO much fun! And the food was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!! (We had the meal for breakfast the next day...LOL!) She is very professional and personable. She is knowledgeable and gave great cooking tips! I would definitely recommend this class and Chef Nikki's services!
  • Lindsay K. Nov 7, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Nikki was fantastic! She was prompt and professional, plus the food was amazing with portions that were spot on. I would hire Nikki again in a heart beat. If you pass on her, you're truly missing out.
  • Omolade A. Nov 4, 2014
    food was very good. she also has a great spirit and talked not only about food but the advantages of eating healthy.
  • Ena H. Nov 3, 2014
    Nikki really can cook !! On top of that she was very enlightening and really makes most innovative and flavorful dishes!!
  • Amanda D. Oct 23, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Nikki catered our company luncheon for 100+ associates. She was very quick with responding to any questions or concerns we had. She arrived early for set up, had a great personality and the food was wonderful! Even those with very particular palates were raving about the food after the luncheon! We look forward to working with her again in the future!
  • Sherrie B. Oct 5, 2014
    Private Cooking Lessons
    Verified Review
    I really enjoyed Nikki. She was very friendly. I was able to learn a lot from her on cooking. I will have her back in the near future. She was on time and left the kitchen neat. I really liked how professional she was. I would recommend her services.
  • Beverly B. Sep 22, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Nikki is a real professional and the quality of her work is good. She worked with me and made suggestions in helping me to obtain a menu and price point that was within the guidelines I was trying to achieve for a engagement party in my home. The food was delivered on time, no set-up. Her dishes tasted good and the presentation was also good. There were lots of great comments from guest about the dishes, and some wanted her business card, but she did not provide them.The one drawback for me was I felt the servings were small. What would have made this an overall Excellent experience whether than Good and for improvement is to have had guest have at a Minimum two (2) servings instead One (1) or two (2) for ALL dishes because in my experience most guest tend to take more than one(1) of an item and I prefer to always have more than needed, whether than not enough. If a dish prepared is to be only for one (1) serving, the host should be made aware in advance, should adjustments be needed. I took for granted it was standard that a dish is always for two (2) servings. Overall, Thumtack gave me great options in a catering professional and I would use the site again and would recommend Nikki Bell! She is a good caterer & cook and would handle your affair with professionalism and care!
    Nikki B. Sep 24, 2014

    Thank you Beverly for the review and I am glad that you and your guests enjoyed my food and services. We will take your feedback into consideration for future events and we look forward to working with you again.

  • Jame R. Sep 22, 2014
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Great personality and very friendly. Food was great! I will definitely book her again for future events.
  • Marna F. Sep 5, 2014
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    I hired Nikki to do a private dinner in my home for 8 people for my husband's birthday. I was immediately impressed with her varied and eclectic menu options. She was easy to work with and responsive. Her food was delicious!! She arrived on time and left me a perfectly clean kitchen at the end of the night. I wish Nikki would have interacted with my guests more, detailing what we were eating and ensuring that each guest was satisfied with their portion. While we were left with significant leftovers, I would have preferred if she would have offered seconds to the guests. I would work with Nikki again.
  • Cheryl P. Aug 25, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Nikki was AMAZING! The food and service completely "5 star" professional quality. I was going to go with a larger caterer for my party, but am so happy I didn't, as everyone is still raving about the food and service 2 days later. Nikki is also very good with people and has a fantastic demeanor/attitude. Thank You Nikki, for doing a Great job and making my party such a success - I feel so lucky to have found you and will definitely be using you again soon! Cheryl P.
  • Leander W. Aug 22, 2014
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    I have not received her services yet but she is very professional and very informative. When we have received the services we will post but as of right now I can't wait.
  • Becky M. Aug 18, 2014
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    I hired Nikki to cook a special meal for my husband's 50th birthday. She helped plan the menu based on both my husband's preferences and my dietary restrictions. Nikki is a wonderful combination of friendly professionalism! We thoroughly enjoyed having her in our home. The food exceeded my expectations and both my husband and mother-in-law loved their meal. She was very punctual and the evening went just as she laid out.
  • Marcella M. Aug 15, 2014
    I was completely blown away by the entire experience. My family was also. The food was absolutely delicious. I do not have any complaints about the service we received. I highly recommend Nikki to others. I look forward to working with Nikki in the future again. Thank you for making my dad's day so special.
  • Heather A. Aug 4, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Everyone enjoyed Nikki Bell's catering. We had chicken skewers, beef sliders, greek salad, med pasta salad, and cole slaw. Her cilantro sauce (for the sliders) received many compliments. Thanks Nikki!
  • Tye T. Jul 30, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    They worked with us and the food was excellent!
  • Kimberly T. Jul 18, 2014
    Private Cooking Lessons
    Verified Review
    Nikki Bell was MAGNIFICENT! My mother enjoyed herself immensely. All the ladies in attendance seemed to enjoy you wonderful food, and your beautiful spirit. Thank you so much for helping to make this event such a roaring success. Looking forward to working with you again. And yes...Nikki can cook.
  • Shawn C. Jul 10, 2014
    Nikki is a fabulous personal chef & caterer. We hired her and and her team to cater our wedding reception of 60 guests. The buffet was setup nice and the food was even better! We truly enjoyed the entire spread from Coconut-Curry Chicken Skewers to some kind of macaroni pie she made. It was all delicious! I recommend her for next event!
  • Erin R. Jul 10, 2014
    I used Nikki for an intimate dinner party for my birthday. The food and service was fabulous! I highly recommend her and will definitely be using her again.
  • Montrell W. Jun 27, 2014
    Nikki conducted a cook and taste demo for my boot camp clients at my apartment complexes clubhouse. She is very personable and keeps her audience's attention. Nikki arrived early to set up so that she would be ready to go at the agreed upon time. I'm looking forward to working with her more in the near future and so are the attendees who sought her services afterwards.
  • Bernadette J. Jun 19, 2014
    So let's be clear, Nikki CAN cook! She serves up dishes that transports you to the most flavorable locations . Whether its jerk chicken, fried plantains -- or just something she "whipped up" the spices and flavors will tickle your taste buds and have you wanting more! The best part is that Nic looks for the healthy alternatives -- which leaves you full but not feeling guilty! I highly recommend her, now let's eat!

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes, I'm currently enrolled in a class to become a Certified Nutrition Coach.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was born to cook. I'm totally obsessed with cooking and discovering new flavors. Most women love to shop and I love to cook!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Don't be motivated by price, search for a provider who's personality and cooking style will compliment your personality.