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Cater~2~U Catering LLC
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patti L.
Verified review

From the first phone conversation with Mike Watson I knew our evening was going to be great. He was very professional but so easy to work with. When the night came both Mike & Derek showed up with tools in hand and ready to entertain. Our friends were very impressed as were my husband and I. Mike & Derek were fun and invited us to test taste what they were preparing. We all discussed restaurants and downtown Chicago. Theyre background experience is just so off the charts. Who wouldn't want these two in their home cooking for them. Price was very reasonable and the food was outstanding. Good time was had by all and I'd definitely hire them again. Thanks Mike & Derek for making my lifetime wish such an enjoyable one. Patti Limbach

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Food with Flair
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kamal H.
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Sorry about being a little late to review, but Carol is outstanding. We used Carol to prep and cook for my son and his wife's baby shower at our home. Carol came to the house the day before and did the prep work and cooked for 70+ people on the day of the shower. She was punctual, professional and efficient. We would recommend her and cannot wait for our next event to use her again.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bettina G.
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My husband and I hired Tracy to prepare two dinners per week, to be dropped of at our River Forest home. Her recipes are outstanding and the food is very fresh and seasonal. The meals include a salad w/homemade dressing, along with the main course and different side dishes. Plus, Tracy is an extremely nice person who was on time, with all the items and directions clearly labeled. We were very impressed and will definitely call her again.

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DiMaria Culinary
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rakshinda A.
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Chef Frank was very professional and quick to respond to all queries. He was flexible in scheduling and location and considerate given that we were in the middle of moving houses. The lesson was a birthday present for my 9 year old daughter and he made it an event to remember. I would highly recommend Chef Frank for cooking/baking lessons.

WoodisCookin Catering Co.
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Brandon C.
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Food was delicious! I paid for meal prep services and the amount of food I got for the price was amazing!

Carla's Fresh Eats
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jill P.
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My family has loved getting meals from Carla’s Fresh! She has always been super accommodating with special requests too. The meals have been delicious and getting her meals weekly has made a huge impact on our family (much less stress/ time I needed to spend cooking). Portions are typically very generous. The food is prepared well and not too heavily salted- which is great! Communicating with Carla has been easy and I recommend using her services!! Favorite meals for my family included her stuffed peppers, various lasagnas, chicken cutlets, and beef with string bean/broccoli stir fry. Yum!!

Girl and the Kitchen
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Eugene P.
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We hired Girl and the Kitchen for a small party. The food was amazing, service was great and they cleaned up the kitchen after. Also for those that enjoy cooking or want to learn, the chefs are more than happy to share their knowledge.

  • 2 years in business
Bern A.
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Sandra has cooked for me twice and I can tell you, this woman knows her craft well! I am impressed by each opportunity I have had to taste her food. My first meal was a delicious collection of delectable ham, smoked turkey collard greens, corn bread, mac and cheese. I was in heaven. The ham was perfectly balanced (not overly salty), the collard greens had the right touch of smokey goodness with delightful chunks of turnkey meat and the mac and cheese...wow! Nice crispy baked goodness with smooth rich and creamy cheese goodness. The corn bread was the topper. I had to share with a friend so they could taste but then immediately thought, "I'll have to get more!" The second meal was a delicious spaghetti dish with garlic bread and a delicious salad. Wow again! The meat was in generous form here - a mix of quality ground beef and Italian sausage. I was in heaven! The sauce was delightfully balanced- flavorful and zesty but again, not salty! The garlic bread! I had to ask her how she made it because it was infused with flavor. Simply but delectable! The salad was not your lettuce and a few veggies affair. It was kale-based with chunks of apple, tomato, onion and many other favorites of mine. Truly, a dish that could be so bland and boring turned out to be another delight. Sandra asked me what I liked prior to cooking and did she deliver. Her use of spices is amazing. I keep going back to balanced and it is true. The flavor profile was amazingly great! I highly recommend Sandra. Not only does she deliver on the promise of making tasty food from the heart, she is a great teacher (she explained to me how to make the garlic bread her way) and she's a quality person. A delight on all fronts!

By the Graham
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Stefan C.
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    Dillion, By the Graham, helped me formulate this dinner from the get go; from the concept, the menu, and finally the food itself. I was hosting a dinner party for some friends, an annual thing we do. This one was special. A couple in our group were going to be moving to another country and I wanted their last dinner part to be something grand. I called Dillion, upon getting a recommendation from another friend. He was extremely professional and helpful with any questions and concerns I had throughout the process. He suggested food pairings and how best to plate. Let's not forget the food, the meal was excellent. He came to my home promptly and set to work. As I was preparing the house for my guests I would at times stop, just amazed at the aromas coming from the kitchen. My anticipation was rising. As my guests arrived, they too commented on smells of food cooking, certainly better than anything I've ever made they commented, and they hadn't even eaten anything yet! When we sat down to the table, Dillion brought out the food. He explained each dish answered questions from the table. The first bite was perfect. The steak, perfectly pink in the center, the sauce tingled with a slight sweetness, the two mixed into a melody of flavor. The rest of the meal followed suit. Afterwards my friends stated it was the best dinner party I had ever hosted. My friends who moved, they still talk about the food, not so much the game I set out to play. Dillion was excellent and I will be hiring him for the next dinner party since he was such a hit. I can't recommend him more!

    CityEpicurean Events
    4.6
    from 5 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    Tina O.
    Verified review

    Absolutely perfect. Food was delicious. Our cake was divine. They went over and above and made our special day even more special.

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Raynay V.
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    It was a party at home for a friend with a group of friends. Cafe Creole Catering laid out an upscale but inviting presentation. There was attention to detail and each dish was delicious. You could taste the love of cooking. I recommend Chef Kevin and would have him do another event.

    Fyusion Dining
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 14 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Margot H.
    Verified review

    Alvin did an incredible job creating the most wonderful dinner party for me and my girlfriends! The food was delicious, the presentation was phenomenal and the service was exceptional! I highly recommend him for his innovative fusion style cooking and ability to craft a magical experience!

    Clean Eats & More
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Heather A.
    Verified review

    Nicole was such a great “find” on this app. She gave me a cooking lesson at my home and shared tons of wisdom and great ideas for bulk meal prep. I’m hoping to hire her again in the future. Thanks, Nicole!!

    • 9 years in business
    Patricia P.
    Verified review

    On multiple occasions, we had Chef Ben into our home to cook for private dinner parties. He was very prompt and was sure to stay until cleanup was done. Ben interacted with our guests, and was sure to make everyone feel comfortable. From planning the menu to the presentation of the meal - everything was well done. The taste of the food was spectacular. We can't wait to have Chef Ben back to cook for us!

    Chef Eric Dixon
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Lisa G.
    Verified review

    Chef Eric and his staff were amazing! The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. I will definitely use them again.

    • 14 years in business
    About

    I am a professional cook and bbq in all types of cultural and heritage foods of the world

    About

    I have a passion for cooking and would love to come to your preferred location to teach you how to cook! I can tailor the class to your tastes! I can also cook for dinner parties or romantic dinners.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    My name is Christina, in 2011 I found out I had to follow a gluten-free diet. From there, my love of creating delicious, healthy meals that cater to different dietary needs took off! Let me work with you to make food that tastes great and leaves you feeling good!

    About

    I provide a wide variety of custom culinary services. I can prepare any type of cuisine using the freshest, most wholesome and nutritious ingredients available. I can also bake delicious, healthy or decadent desserts. I provide nutritional counseling and dietary recommendations for those on restricted diets. My work ethic is impeccable and my food is always delectable.

    About

    I am providing healthy Mediterranean cooking for individuals, families and special events. I am cooking for people with dietary needs.

    About

    I am a personal/catering chef from Chicago. I received my culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu. I specialize in different menus to satisfy every palate or health need. I can prepare your weekly meals to free up your time.

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    How much do private cooking lessons cost?

    You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

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    Mukwonago, WI

    • Goal
      New skill (general education)
    • Cooking type
      Healthy, Italian, Baking
    • Instruction type
      Small group
    • $60
      Average price
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