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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.
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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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Food with Flair
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 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
  • 25 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.

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.

Carla's Fresh Eats
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 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!!

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SJ Private Cooking
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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!

  • 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!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Roy S.
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I had a great dinner party, Chef Noel cooked up a terrific dinner that was five star. Totally awesome experience.

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!

  • 9 years in business
Patricia P.
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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!

Clean Eats & More
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 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!!

Dom Ruane
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Dana G.
    Verified review

    I truly cannot say enough good things about Chef Dom!! I hired Chef Dom to do a dinner party for an anniversary. He was extremely easy to work with while planning the details, he was patient as we decided a menu, and he made great suggestions along the way! Chef Dom helped accommodate a lot of dietary preferences and made custom dishes to satisfy all guests! When the night of the dinner arrived, he was on time, extremely prepared and brought such positive energy to our dinner. We decided to help him cook and he provided some good tips, tricks and insights along the way. Of course, most importantly, HIS FOOD IS INCREDIBLE! Each dish is extremely well put together, flavorful and absolutely delicious. Dom's portion sizes are generous without being wasteful. It is a pleasure to have Dom in your home and makes the experience of hiring a private chef that much better! If you need a chef, you need Chef Dom!!!!!

    DJ's Smokehouse
    3.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Carolyn And Bill M.
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    Everyone at DJ's are fantastic. Service is excellent. Hot links and Beef Brisket and Rib tips are perfect and the homemade bbq sauce is the best. We will be checking out the Pulled Pork next time. Christie can open a smokehouse in Peotone or Bradley and make all the food closer to our home. Great job.

    Mary's Wholesome Living
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Glenna C.
      Verified review

      Mary's cooking classes are both fun and educational. Mary has an easy going style, yet she keeps you on track with easy to follow recipes and a helping hand when you need it. I am such a fan that I've taken 7 different classes with Mary! I've learned how to make bread and the jam and butter to put on it, pasta, apple pie and cheese! It's most fun when you bring a friend or two and make it a group outing.

      About

      I am cooking and doing the following for your events or at your location: vegetarian, American, Italian, Caribbean and Mexican food, prep, cooking, cleaning and bartending services. I can also cook for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

      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.

      About

      I teach gluten free cooking classes to all ages. I will travel and teach group and corporate classes.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      We're cooking food that tastes like heaven on earth. We do soul food and Louisiana cooking as well. We do nice Cajun cooking as well.

      About

      Healthy eating. We all know we should, but sometimes we dont know where to start. We offer vegetarian and vegan cooking lessons to help you do just that. Simple, easy to do meals, for you or your family. We donall of this with a modest budget in mind.

      About

      I offer lessons in basic cooking skills, from everyday to gourmet! I am also available for short stints as a personal chef, etc.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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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      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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