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Carpentersville Personal Chefs

Browse these personal chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Carpentersville.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 314 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Gayla C.
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I couldn't have been happier with our experience with Chef Most Wanted. It was my first time hiring a personal chef. Right from the start, Chef Rich was great to work with. I appreciated his prompt and clear communication on how things would work, and his help picking the menu. I had him do a gourmet breakfast for family and guests as part of a special birthday weekend for my husband. The breakfast was a huge hit! The food was fresh, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious! At the end of the weekend many people said the breakfast was their favorite part of the celebration. We will definitely use Chef Rich again, and hopefully soon!

  • 29 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Eric A.
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very professional, was able to accommodate on very short notice, the food was fantastic and my wife enjoyed her personal chef for the day!!

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Cater~2~U Catering LLC
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kevin B.
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We have had many private chefs and caterers. We have found our “go to” chef service. Food was amazing. Mike and Matt were fun. They entertained the kids at the bar as they cooked, served.. and cleaned up. If you have never had a personal chef, try them. If you have before, uplevel to them. And by the way.. the cost was a bargain. Dinner for 8 with wine and beer pairing Less than $100 per person Insanely goid!

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Mange La Vie
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marissa L.
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One of the best chefs you will find any where.

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Food with Flair
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Paul D.
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Contacted Chef Carol to do an after work networking event and cocktail party for 100 people. She presented a selection of menu items that would work within a very short period of time from out initial meeting. On the day of the event she arrived promptly with all the supplies needed and handled every detail perfectly. We received raved reviews from the attendees about all the food but especially the flat breads. Chef Carol took care of all the clean up also and let the event spotless as well. A true professional who delivers quality food, we cannot wait for our next event to hire her back.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kamal H.
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We hired Tracy to be part of a two chef team for a baby shower for 70+ guests at our home and were extremely pleased. She was punctual, very helpful and was not hesitant to do whatever needed to be done. We will certainly hire her again.

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DiMaria Culinary
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Monty A.
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Chef DiMaria made a golf group of 10 a WONDERFUL dinner. The menu consisted of antipasto, salad, lasagne, chicken vesuvio, and cannoli. Wine and Sambuca was included in the price. The food was FABULOUS!! Frank did all of the clean up. It was a great way for a group to have a casual evening of fine food and socializing. It was one of the many highlights of our trip. I would do this again in a heartbeat.

Kristen Haynes
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick A.
Verified review

Where do I begin with how amazing Kristen was? I requested the assistance of a server to simply help refill the buffet at our event. Kristen went absolutely above and beyond from start to finish. She arrived early and brought all sorts of little tricks of the trade to make my party amazing ie. drink and food garnishes, miniature forks, and even a few mixers for drinks. She put together an amazing cheese platter that everyone was talking about. She made everyone feel welcome and there was never a moment where I worried about a thing - she was always on top of things. From watching if anyone need anything - to cooking more when we were running low - she even cleaned up the kitchen and stayed much longer then I told her I would need her. I have given her name to many people and I can't imagine having an event without her help. After learning that she is an amazing chef, I look forward to having her cater all of our future events. I am definitely one of the pickiest people you'll ever meet and don't typically write these reviews - so if I've gone through this much, you can only imagine how amazing Kristen truly is.

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Chez Mikey
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Chris K.
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Wow! I couldn't have asked for a better chef. Chez Mikey and his sous chef Diana were on time, dressed professionally, prepared delicious food, cleaned up, and gave us a marvelous experience. He worked with our budget and was very friendly. The dishes were plated very nicely. Not only was the food excellent but very appealing to the eye. I will definitely hire him again and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to hire a personal chef.

Ari's Amazing Creations
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jadon W.
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Her food is creative, tasty, and she gives a beautiful presentation. She will work with your ideas to give you an experience you will never forget!

SJ Private Cooking
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa K.
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Stephanie was absolutely phenomenal! I had wanted an in home cooking lesson for a friends birthday and we made the French menu! Food was amazing! Stephanie had personality and was really fun to work with. From doing these events in the past I was expecting a mess and a long process but she made everything go very smooth and cleaned throughout! I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend her if you want amazing food, guidance and company! Best one on the app!

Dynamic Cuisine (Chicago)
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Priscilla S.
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Great person very professional and the food is Delicious!!!

Brian Min
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
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Wonderful and amazing! Brian is a talented chef and an excellent instructor. A pleasure to know and work with. Two very big thumbs up.

Fyusion Dining
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine L.
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I really never write reviews, but Alvin Yu and his team were amazing! Our guests really raved about all the food. (I need to get his recipe for the Asiago Crusted Chicken Breast - so tender!). And his servers and sous chefs really made the event. Their attention to detail and lovely personalities really made the atmosphere. They were so helpful beyond what I could have even asked for. We had 2 passed appetizers, then salad, 4 entrees and 3 sides served family style for 44 guests and everything was delicious and well timed. Alvin totally understood what I wanted and was able to seamlessly accommodate special dietary needs. He was very responsive to all my questions throughout the planning process and seriously made the event really so easy on me! And they really made our guests of honor feel very special, too. They really go above and beyond. A huge thank you to Fyusion Dining for making our event such a success!

Mark Avila
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alex B.
Verified review

THE best personal chef experience that I’ve had. Mark is an extremely gifted chef yet friendly and unpretentious. He’s very attentive to your needs and goes above and beyond to deliver while setting the ambiance that’s complimentary to your style. He used to be my best kept secret but he definitely should be sharing his gifts with the world :)

KITCHEN TEN
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Carl M.
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Very easy to work with - food is excellent - the personal touch is unparalleled - truly takes pride in their work.

Deluxe Event Planning
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Annette D.
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So happy we chose Chef Val and her staff for our corporate event! The presentation was wonderful, they arrived on time, and the cost was better than any other proposal we received. Everyone loved their food, but the biggest hits were the Deviled Eggs, the Garlic Parmesan Chicken Bites, and the Triple Chocolate and Red Corvette Velvet Cupcakes! I would definitely and use them again for our next event. Thanks so much Chef Val, you were a delight to work with!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joey F.
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Aakruti Mahendra is an excellent personal chef. Great personality. She helps you plan your menu by giving you suggestions. Shops, cooks and cleans up. I like that she leaves you written instructions on how to heat the various entrees. Also, labeling each item and storing them in containers that can be used to heat your food.

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I am an experienced chef with a background in the following: * French fine dining * Mexican fine dining * Kosher * Paleo * vegetarian * gluten-free cuisines I attended the Culinary Institute of America and have ample experience in catering and restaurants. As a current career changer, I am looking to work as a personal chef in a home while I complete my BA at a local college. Please contact me if you would like to see my resume.

Ron's Healthy Eating

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I am a private chef and has been for more than 10 years. I have a culinary degree and have a very strong work experience as a private chef here in Chicago. I have cooked for some influential people through my career. I cook organic, healthy meals for my clients. Some goes to the extreme of weighing food and counting calories. Recently, I put my client to counting calories and he had lost 10 pounds committing to it and staying active by working out with his trainer. As a person, I love sports, outdoors and enjoy working out. I run marathon to stay in shape. I cook different types of cuisines and give emphasis to healthy eating by substituting unhealthy stuff with healthy ingredients. My track record will prove that I am a loyal employee/staff since I stay with clients for many years. I will give more information when a potential client gets in touch.

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  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

Classically trained but not limited to French cuisine from acf credited Le cordon bleu. Been an executive chef for Hilton, university's, and restaurants making many different dishes from short order to large parties

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