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Chicago Female Chefs

Browse these female chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chicago.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 314 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alexis C.
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Chefs were on time, very relaxed, kind, and professional. They did not rush us and make everyone feel comfortable. The food was amazing and they made more than enough. It was a fantastic experience!

  • 29 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Deirdre D.
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I requested a drop off catering job for a small gathering I was holding in my home for friends. Chef David and I conversed on the menu options. Chef was very flexible and accommodating with a suggested menu change. He arrived on time, prepared the items as agreed in my kitchen and assisted with the layout of the serving area. He was fast and efficient. Many of the items were pre-prepared to expedite the drop off. The charcuterie and crudite were lovely, and the dips were well received by my guests. My only suggestion would be perhaps that Chef would consider purchasing a few disposable trays for the job and add it to the price of the assignment. I had to run to Party City on my own and try to guesstimate what he was going to need. It all worked out, but it would be easier if had just charged me for the platters and brought them himself.

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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.
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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
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Reagan C.
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Chef Mikey was great to work with. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. I already have a date set for our next event!

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.

Rissa’s Kitchen
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Judy. K.
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Only chatted on the phone and had to postpone the experience. I would like to talk to some other chefs as well who might live closer

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
Caesar P.
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I have a close relationship with many chefs around Chicago, a number of whom are Michelin Star holders, and Mark Avila is right at the top with these chefs. He’s well rounded, creative and has the insight and components to run a high end restaurant. He’s not just a masterful chef but also a creator of memorable experiences

Deluxe Event Planning
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Glennetta C.
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Chef Val was truly a gem. She was very concerned about my event and that matters to me. She and her assistant were so pleasant and my guest and I enjoyed the food so much. We had a vegetarian menu, and Im not a vegan. However, my guest and I asked for seconds and thirds of Chef Val's delectable food. From the vegetarian gumbo to the sweet potato veggie burger and to top it all off for dessert vegetarian lemon pound cake and apple crisp, Delicious. Once again great service, great food, and lots of fun.

  • 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.

Bleu Harvest
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marsha S.
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Kari was amazing. She was easy to work with and flexible. All my friends want to hire her. Love her work ethic and food was out of this world delicious. Hiring her in April

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I've been cooking different types of cuisine for more than twenty years; BBQ was the last. I mostly do Italian cooking, but I was trained with basic French techniques.

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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.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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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

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

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We provide an in-home culinary experience for you and your guests, an we pride ourselves on the use of fresh ingredients and artistic presentation. Most importantly, we let beautiful ingredients speak for themselves. Our company specializes in Indian fusion cuisine.

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