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  • 18 years in business
  • 22 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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Cater~2~U Catering LLC
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Patti L.
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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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DiMaria Culinary
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 25 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.

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Chef Aram Reed
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
David A.
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My experience with Chef Aram was A+++. Chef Aram did a cooking demonstration and cooked dinner for a small group for my wife's birthday. The food was fantastic and the cooking demonstration was a huge hit with my wife and her family. We will definitely be using him again!!!

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Food with Flair
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 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.

Fyusion Dining
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Margot H.
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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 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Heather A.
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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!!

Ari's Amazing Creations
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Khandis M.
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Ari from Ari's Amazing Creations did a wonderful job at our event. She provided cooking demonstrations of heart healthy lunch and smoothie recipe's and also provided a handout of the recipe's for our patient to take home. She was friendly and entertaining while presenting and everyone loved the demonstrations.

Marlo Eats World
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lualhati R.
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Let me set the stage for you: It was crunch time. I had an expected 60 or so guests to arrive at a work function. We didn't have much time to plan either. I knew that I wanted to have all different types of food. I knew I needed to have someone versatile in cooking techniques and was also able to do some sweets. In the past, I have done small catering orders through Marlo and it went beautifully. I called her to see if she could bail me out on such short notice (A week). Marlo saves the day again! She put my worries at ease by helping me create a menu to what I wanted for the event with all the specifications. I like to use her because she does Filipino, Spanish, American, and I bet she could do it all! To say the least, we were beyond impressed with the food was delicious and fresh. You can really tell she used quality ingredients. She arrived on time and promptly got to work on helping me set up the dishes to be serve-ready. I enjoy her creativeness and multifaceted skills in the culinary arts. It isn’t just that her food and pastries are delicious; it’s that she puts her own twist into the mix to elevate otherwise ordinary food. We also ordered her desserts. I recommend you get the Mamon (Filipino Sponge Cake- She makes it individually wrapped) and Tiramisu! We also ordered decorated cake pops as giveaways (which were a hit!). The decadent flavor of the Mamon really shows her skill in baking as well. The pricing was below what I have paid for catering orders half of the size with others, which made expensing this order easy on my pocket. Her service was seamless from beginning to end. Marlo took a great deal of worry off my shoulders. She is professional and friendly. I enjoy her catering service and would recommend her to all my friends who have also had the same great service. I plan to continue to use her for any and all of my future catering needs. I couldn't be more grateful.

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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.

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We have a personal chef/cooking instructor. We will set menus to your liking and teach basic culinary skills, like basic cutting skill, menu planning, cost control, and how to read a recipe.

Nticing Ngredients
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela S.
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The best caterer in the Chicagoland area. I never have to cook again for the major holidays and events. Good prices, and excellent professionalism.

About

Jarrod is a professional chef offering his knowledge and skills to anyone interested in culinary education. Jarrod cater from kitchen basics to advanced recipes and cooking methods. Jarrod is passionate about making cooking accessible to everyone.

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Let me assist with holiday baking, cupcakes, cookies, bake sales, meetings, gift baskets, birthdays, anniversaries and more! I also offer cooking lessons to children, groups and adults. I have over 30 years of experience along with exceptional references! Let me help you make your family and friends smile at your next gathering!

Chef Jacqueline
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Richard C.
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We used her services for my birthday party a few months ago. I was overwhelmed and indecisive about the direction. Chef Jacqueline went above and beyond my expectations. She even had excellent event planning tips that weren't related to cooking that I've implemented in my smaller gatherings. Thank you again.

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Need Cooking Lessons for a Group

Muskego, WI

  • Goal
    Skill improvement
  • Cooking type
    Modern cuisine
  • Instruction type
    Small group

Need a Cooking Instructor

Chicago, IL

  • Goal
    Career
  • Cooking type
    Modern cuisine, Healthy, Italian, Baking, Dessert, Pastry, French
  • Instruction type
    Class
  • Details
    i've always wanted to become a chief i like to learn how to cook i love bread i would like to learn how to make and bake bread

Need Cooking Lessons for My Husband

Skokie, IL

  • Goal
    Skill improvement
  • Cooking type
    I'm not sure
  • Instruction type
    Private / Individual
  • Details
    Gift for my husband
  • $250
    Average price
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