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Elgin Kid Cooking Instructors

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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
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!

Chef Katie Simmons
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Patrice J.
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I have hired Katie to provide both in-home cooking classes and personal chef services. When instructing the cooking classes, she provides an amazing, relaxed, and fun atmosphere that puts everyone at ease. She also has a unique ability to quickly provide alternatives to suit your diet, or even what you have on hand in your kitchen. In terms of her personal chef services, she is flexible and easy to work with. She is a genius at making healthy whole food meals without compromising taste and satiety. I continue to recommend her to everyone I know.

Puffs of Doom
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Amrith A.
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We love Rebecca! She's been cooking for us for a few months now, and it's been great. We are very happy with the food, delivery service, and options she provides us.

Fit Fete & Chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Arnina N.
    Verified review

    Very authentic French cuisine. His love of cooking is tasted in every morsel. With every bite you feel transported to France.

    Nticing Ngredients
    4.3
    from 7 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Cindy S.
    Verified review

    We had a class of 30 kids. Although it was a large class Felicia was wonderful and went with the flow. She managed to go up to groups of kids and assist in their needs and questions. I would definitely have Felicia back for another event!

    • 2 years in business
    Bern A.
    Verified review

    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!

    • 10 years in business
    Summer L.
    Verified review

    Tony is a fabulous chef! I hired him for a baby shower and everything was delicious, everyone raved about the food and there was definitly more than enough for everyone! I have aslo been to other events that he cooked for as well and never ever disapointed, lots of flavor and variety! I attended a cooking class as well and it was fun and learned more than just cooking recipes! Love love love him

    Pure Simple Self
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Ashley M.
    Verified review

    I attended a raw food cooking class taught by Rhonda. I feel like I learned A LOT, and it was really fun. Rhonda is so knowledgeable, and she is really easy to talk to. I felt very comfortable discussing my health with her, and her class really inspired me to take responsibility for my own health. I can't wait to start making more of these healthy goodies :)

    Fyusion Dining
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 14 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Lisa O.
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    Chef Yu and his sous chef were amazing. They were prompt, reliable, organized, helpful, polite, and made sure that my guests were happy. The food was delicious and the presentation was gorgeous. I was so grateful for their helpfulness during prep time, so I could get myself and my kids ready. While I was helping my kids finish their homework before our party, Chef Yu was arranging flowers and setting the table without me even asking. It was kind of like having my mom in the kitchen with me, because like her, Chef Yu just looked around to see what needed to be done and he did it. Effortless! I highly recommend Fyusion dining for their professionalism, as well as their unique and interesting menu options!

    What's Cookin, Chicago
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    Kathy G.
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    Joelen is a prime example of talent, class, and professionalism! I had the opportunity to host several cooking classes with Joelen as the chef. Joelen goes through every detail of the recipe and gives you alternative options. The food is amazing and fresh and there is always plenty to take home! I can't wait to plan my next event!!!

    Cooking with Krys
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Melody S.
    Verified review

    Great diverse food, professional and fun! Can't go wrong with a cooking class with Krystal - she always takes into consideration my food limitations and we make something delicious

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

      Healthy Plate 5
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 7 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Hana A.
      Verified review

      It was a great experience with Sareen. She taught me how to wisely choose my calories. She incoureged me to eat more fruits and vegetables.

      About

      I have 30 years experience in the Italian food business. I do cooking classes on Sundays only because I work on weekends.

      • 12 years in business
      About

      Instruction is provided by a trained professional chef with 15+ years cooking.

      About

      Our chef was trained at Le Cordon Bleu, and finished in Sorrento, Italy. With over 25 years of experience, Chef is able to handle most any request, and larger parties requiring more thought and planning for equipment and staff. Our clients seem to enjoy his quirky sense of humor, and the flavor combo he produces.

      About

      We specialize in personal chef services, catering, food demonstrations, and individual and group classes. From small intimate dinners to large party gatherings, we offer a full-service package to accommodate your needs. It includes everything from your refreshments and appetizers to full multi-course meals or buffets and, of course, the vegan desserts!

      • 12 years in business
      About

      I have 20 years of experience working with children. I have been a track coach, the youth director the Riverside Presbyterian Church for 7 years, and have cooked with kids since 2006. I love to introduce kids (and adults) to new foods and am constantly learning new techniques and recipes myself!

      About

      I teach individual and small group cooking classes. I have been teaching for almost 20 years and have a great track record of teaching people to cook, starting with the basics.

      About

      I can teach you and your friends how to prepare restaurant-quality dishes. You can learn how to butcher meat and fish. You can even personalize your class to learn whatever specific set of skills you would like! I can also cater your small gatherings, office meetings, dinner parties and the like.

      About

      I can do in-home personal chef services. I also offer cooking lessons. I can do catering for small to medium parties for 5-30 people.

      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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