Nicole's Fit Kitchen
Nicole's Fit Kitchen

Nicole's Fit Kitchen

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Introduction: I take your meal plan and make it a reality! Meal planning, prepping and portioning can be daunting. I do it for you so you have clean, healthy meals ready-to-go! I'm also available for party meal prep, fun & casual in-home cooking lessons, meal plans, fitness plans and kitchen organization. I'm a culinary arts graduate, ServSafe certified and insured. I love to help people reach their health and fitness goals. Eating healthy and working out go hand in hand. Let's make it happen together!
Overview

Hired 24 times

Serves Bolingbrook, IL

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1 employee

6 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, Credit card, Square cash app, Venmo, and Zelle.

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  • Kids Baking Party

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

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Anita R.
Sep 19, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Nicole is your go-to person for meal prep, all the way to learning the basics of cooking. She taught me to cook, from buying groceries to deciding the menu to conducting a cooking class at home. Nicole was enthusiastic, and the perfect blend of direction and flexibility made us comfortable. She has a keen ability to connect with people and makes them feel at ease, creating the ideal learning environment. Nicole is warm and welcoming, and she is warmed and welcomed to our home. I unequivocally recommend Nicole for any of your cooking needs. She is a rare gem.

Details: 1 person • American • Japanese • Chinese • Southeast Asian • Indian • Italian • French • Healthy • Basic cooking skills • Grilling • Roasting and braising • Knife skills • Soups and sauces • Adult (over 18) • Beginner • My home, venue, etc.

Nicole's Fit Kitchen's reply
Thank you Anita! It was fun working with you and your husband. I hope to see some of your creations soon!
Private Cooking Lessons
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Ramya P.
Sep 8, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Nicole was great! My husband and I had a cooking lesson with her. We learnt how to make vegan lasagna, vegan eggplant parm and black bean burgers. From the start we found her to be very responsive. She gave us list of things we needed a couple days before. She got all the groceries and pantry essentials that we didn’t have at the time. It was super fun working with her. We learnt so many great tips and tricks in cooking. She guided us through the entire process of making the dishes. She taught us essentials of meal prepping, how timing and planning is important. We loved her teaching and cooking style. She made cooking feel so effortless. We finished all the cooking and cleaning in less than 2 hours. All our dishes turned out amazingly delicious. The lasagna was so delicious that we couldn’t wait to dig in! I highly recommend Nicole and would definitely work with her again!!

Details: 1 person • Italian • American • Mediterranean • Vegetarian / Vegan • Mexican / Latin • Healthy • Grilling • Baking - desserts and pastries • Soups and sauces • Roasting and braising • Baking - bread • Adult (over 18) • Intermediate • At the pro’s location

Nicole's Fit Kitchen's reply
Thank you Ramya, It was a pleasure teaching you and your husband. I hope to work with you again soon! -Nicole
Private Cooking Lessons
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Jeff Z.
Nov 30, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Nicole was a tremendous addition to a special birthday celebration meal for my partner and 8 guests. She was prompt, helpful, and a wonderful chef who made the night that much more enjoyable. She took time to think through the menu and prepared everything so well.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - casual • Asian • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Nicole's Fit Kitchen's reply
Thank you Jeff. I'm glad you and your friends had a great time. It was a pleasure cooking for you. -Nicole
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Sam H.
Sep 19, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Nicole is a fantastic Chef! We have been using her for a couple of months now - her food tastes great and her menu is fully customizable! Thanks for feeding our family Nicole!

Details: Regular meal • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Asian • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Mexican / Latin American • Southern • Indian • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Weekly • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Nicole's Fit Kitchen's reply
Thank you so much Sam! It has been a pleasure cooking for your family. I look forward to creating many more meals for you each week.
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Sol T.
Sep 15, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Nicole was very responsive. She has a very strict methodology and timing to her meal planning. This service is useful for someone that does not do any cooking whatsoever. In preparation one must have all ingredients out. As well as a series of requirements she asks for previously. She asks for specific measurements and buys extra groceries even if you have the correct ingredients. I had just given birth and was looking for support in nourishment while recovering. I needed flexibility in using ingredients I had and some improvisation with creating recipes so that I didn’t waste what I already had. I didn’t have much mobility following my birth. It seemed she focused so much on details and loses the bigger picture which is providing a helpful service and convenience of nourishment for clients. Her service did not match my needs. She has a rigid way of following the recipe and was unable to make substitutions as I needed. In one recipe I asked her to substitute rice instead of quinoa. I ended up with uncooked rice grains in my soup because she followed the recipe exactly instead of making sure rice was cooked properly. She will spend 2-3 hours per visit, so her timing and following recipe is a priority rather than improvising and common sense in the kitchen as I hoped a professional cook would have been skillful in. My interactions with Nicole became very stressful as she had a difficult attitude. I ended up losing three deposits because I didn’t know her service previously and had to book dates to cover my much needed time. I preferred to lose that money than continue the service that wasn’t matching my needs and dealing with all the stress that each visit brought to both of us. I would recommend this to someone that just needs meal preparation and has time to set out and prep previously and doesn’t cook at all. Instead of someone that cooks well and just needs extra support or cannot cook for a given period of time. Some of her meals were great and some of them not to my preference.

Details: Regular meal • 2 guests • Dinner • Lunch • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Cold beverages (non-alcoholic) • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • American - casual • Italian • French • Mexican / Latin American • Asian • Southern • Indian • Meal prepared onsite • A few times per week • My home, venue, etc.

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