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Evanston Pastry Chefs

Browse these pastry chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Evanston.

  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jahmela S.
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Nikki and Frank were on time and started preparing our romantic dinner right away. I mentioned that I was doing a romantic surprise dinner for my husband and they bought candles along just in case. I thought that this was a very personal touch. The dessert-banana pudding was awesome. And they even left a little extra for us to snack on later.

Puffs of Doom
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Dan A.
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Rebecca is a master chef. Simple as that. I booked Puffs of Doom for an anniversary dinner (with two small kids, it's hard to get out on a week night). We collaborated on a menu that met my price point and that was just the start. She came in, cooked in our kitchen and set down a meal that was as good if not better than what you would get at an upscale restaurant. It was flavorful and unique while still fitting our requests. She and her partner were immaculate in cleaning and keeping the kitchen orderly throughout the preparation and serving process. They even went so far as to box up our leftovers in our tupperware. For a private dining or catering experience, I would highly recommend Puffs of Doom. Simply an amazing experience.

Purple Ribbon Chef
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
David L.
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A thoroughly enjoyable experience from start to finish! The Purple Ribbon Chef is first rate & first class!!

Chef Taryn
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen G.
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The culinary creativity of Chef Taryn will amaze anyone. She’s not afraid to explore different flavor profiles. Once you think you’ve tried it all she surprises you with something new. Chef Taryn has been our favorite chef through the years.

Sweet Cassava LLC
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Dara L.
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Susan is a talented and creative chef! I appreciated her high standards of professionalism; she was clearly concerned with the quality of her food and service. I would definitely hire her again!

D'licious Treats
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Marie A.
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Once you try D'Licious Treats they will become your favorite caterer! In addition to being an amazing chef owner/operator Delores Dowling is reliable, easy to communicate with, and will give you nothing but her best with a smile. Marie Allison

Honey x Nectar
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Connor D.
Verified review

I've ordered from here and I thought the service and delivery time was very well done. The pastries are delicious and they put a lot of time into making them taste good. I would recommend this to anyone.

Desserts4U
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley M.
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Desserts4U provided me with everything I needed for my daughter's wedding cake. Pam helped me figure out exactly what flavors and size cake worked best for us and worked with our budget. She did an excellent job incorporating the theme and colors into the cake as well. Everyone enjoyed the cake and it was the talk of the party! I STILL have people asking me about it! Thank you so much Pam! We will continue to use Desserts4U for all of our pastry needs!

Deluxe Event Planning
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Annette D.
Verified review

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!

The Heart of Europe Cafe
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Grace W.
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The best bakery in Chicagoland. Their pastries are just delicious !!!

  • 2 hires 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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan H.
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Chef Julie was hired to help our 4th grade Girl Scout troop earn their Simple Cooks badge. She taught the girls to make homemade ricotta gnocci with a creamy mushroom pesto, a baby kale & arugula salad with homemade viniagrette and cake pops for dessert. The girls were equally as interested in the climbing dome in the backyard as they were in learning to cook. Chef Julie was very patient with the girls and the food was fantastic. There was not a drop of gnocchi left, all of the at least tried the salad (I thought it was great) and of course the cake pops were a hit too! It was a learning experience for both of us. I would recommend Chef Julie!

Mariela's Global Cuisine
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie D.
Verified review

My lovely Girlfriend brought Mariela in to cook for my 30th birthday and it could not have been better. She came over to our place, groceries and tools in hand, and put together one of the best meals we've had in a long long time. She also gladly cooked up pretty much everything she bought, so we've been eating leftovers all week. Don't hesitate to bring her in, you won't be disappointed.

Cake Planet by Daria LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Alondra H.
Verified review

The best pistachio cupcakes and bread pudding ever.

Sheryl B.
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Julie's cooking can't be beat! Julie has cooked for my family on countless occasions, and I can't rave enough about how amazing every morsel tastes. She is one talented chef!!!

Chef Jacqueline
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alex H.
Verified review

I have experienced Chef Jacqueline’s culinary products for almost 4 years. We I needed someone to help develop the menu for my restaurants and we are thrilled with her results. Her specialty is pastries but also a fantastic savory chef. Very professional and passionate presence.

Marlo Eats World
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Lualhati R.
Verified review

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.

Sayvor Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Annie V.
Verified review

Chef Mark and Chef Paul are superb at what they do. They were very accommodating in listening and preparing what our needs dictated. They had fantastic ideas to introduce. In fact, their idea of what dessert to serve was outstanding. I had wonderful positive comments from my guests regarding Chef Mark's "shooters". Communication between them was absolutely no problem (it was very rapid/timely). The job they did was something which made my wedding a success.

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andrea M.
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Cakes taste great and her service is impeccable

Chefs&Company
5.0
from 1 review
    Tina C.
    Verified review

    Carissa and her team were absolutely amazing from the very beginning through the end. It started with Carissa's sharp eye and attention to the smallest of details, followed by Chef Richard's creativity and vast food knowledge. Together they created a beautiful menu that not only catered to our guests dietary restrictions but pleased all palates. This dinner was so amazing people stepped out of the meeting they were attending to come compliment Chef Richard and the team! Our server Hannah was a true gem as well and was especially excellent at reading my group quickly and adjusting her style of service to accommodate them and their needs, which in my opinion is a talent and key to great service. If you want to relax a little and take out a large part of the stress related to hosting a successful event, reach out to Chef's and Co team and let them work their magic.

    Larose Bakes

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      We do homemade baked food with the best ingredients: cakes, pastries, cookies and small bites. Appetizers are also in reach for your special party. It's just like what mom used to make! It's all natural. Always tell us if there are any allergies to peanuts or anything else.

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      Need a Personal Chef

      Chicago, IL

      • Meal preparation frequency
        Once a week
      • Meals needed
        Dinner
      • Head count
        4
      • Serving style
        Family style
      • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
        No dietary restrictions
      • Day(s) needed
        Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
      • Time(s) needed
        Morning (9am-noon), Early afternoon (noon-3pm), Late afternoon (3-6pm)
      • Details
        Would like someone to come in once per week and cook dinner for the rest of the week for 4 people
      • $420
        Average price

      Need a Personal Chef

      Evanston, IL

      • Meals needed
        Dinner
      • Interested in the following cuisine
        Italian, BBQ (eg: pulled pork, Southern comfort), Mexican / Latin, Mediterranean
      • Will the chef provide alcohol?
        No, the chef does not need to provide alcohol
      • Budget per head
      • Details
        we would like to eat fish twice a week
      • $200
        Average price

      Need Personal Chef

      Evanston, IL

      • Meal preparation frequency
        A few times a week
      • Meals needed
        Dinner
      • Head count
        2
      • Serving style
        Family style
      • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
        Gluten-free, Lactose-free
      • Day(s) needed
        Monday, Wednesday, Friday
      • Time(s) needed
        Early afternoon (noon-3pm)
      • Details
        I am trying to follow the 10 day detox diet so the recipes are already planned. The job would be longer than 10 days, but I would like to follow the diet for the first 10 days
      • $185
        Average price
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