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Gurnee Home Chefs

Browse these home chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Gurnee.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 303 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!

North Island Catering
4.8
from 140 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 250 hires on Thumbtack
Paulette C.
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I am a few weeks late posting this review but I simply had to make time to say what a WONDERFUL company North Island catering is!! We not only had the very BEST service from the moment I sent request looking for a catering company for our event, but the food, service, bartenders, chefs, waiters and waitresses all did a phenomenal job start to finish! The owners were always a phone call or email away and answered my calls almost on the first ring every single time! We had meetings before our event to be sure we were all on the same page with every detail and they certainly did not miss a thing! We were hosting our Daughter's going away party into the Coast Guard. We held the party outdoors on our dock at our harbor downtown Chicago. We had to have hundreds of guests throughout the evening and every single guest mentioned to us how delicious the food was and the great service they received from the chef, waiter, waitresses and bartender! We will certainly hire this company each and every time we host a party! They made this event go so smoothly that it was so nice to have a stress free party and enjoy time with all of our guests without having any of the stress or headaches that can come along with parties that size. I must send a HUGE THANK YOU to Alan, Christina, and their FANTASTIC staff at "North Island catering"!! Paulette C

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Chic Chef Catering
4.8
from 118 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Eileen T.
Verified review

Dynamite team of chefs for our outdoor event hosted at our home. The chefs prepared a seafood boil and bbq for 40 guests, all the food cooked to perfection. Looking forward to working with Chic Chef Catering again in the future.

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Cater~2~U Catering LLC
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sandra M.
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To say that Mike and Derrick were amazing would be an understatement. They are friendly, personable and very talented chefs. The food was fresh, cooked perfectly and delicious beyond delicious. The presentation was gorgeous and they even cleaned up after. Highly recommend these guys and will definitely use them again and again.

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Chef Aram Reed
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rich W.
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Aram and Sarah were fantastic and they served up an awesome Mother's Day brunch. Aram's creativity, skill and professionalism was unparalleled. I have hired many many chefs for various occasions but I would say we enjoyed the food and camaraderie of this particular meal more than any of them. i would highly, highly, highly recommend Aram if you have a private event and you need the best! - Rich

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Mange La Vie
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nancy C.
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KIRK CHEF IS AMAZING! For Christmas our son and daughter-in-law gave us a gift certificate for a private home chef experience. Chef Kirk called us 4 days before our scheduled evening to ask us our food preferences and/or food allergies. The evening of, Chef arrived on time with everything he needed to prepare a 6 course gourmet meal. The only things we needed to provide were flatware and plates. He gave us the option of sitting at our kitchen peninsula or in our dining room. We chose the interactive experience without a second thought. We watched Chef prepare a starter of crab cakes with capers, roasted garlic, lemon and fresh herbs served with cranberry walnut bread. The next course was a salad with roasted pear and pomegranate. Then we had seared sea scallops. Keep in mind that we have not gotten to the entree yet. The main course was blackened salmon with plantains and crispy kale. Dessert was a chocolate mousse with vanilla panna cotta and mango gelato. The transitions between courses were seamless. THIS WAS A 5 STAR MEAL!

  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Krista K.
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Chef Damien was a pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend his services. We hosted a group of 18 for a formal four course birthday dinner at our home, and Chef Damien delivered in every aspect. Actually, he didn't just deliver- he surpassed our expectations. I should mention that I work in the hospitality industry, and that half of our dinner guests also work in the industry. Needless to say people had high expectations. Everyone was thoroughly impressed with Damien's friendly nature, cool demeanor and his warm hospitality. Not to mention the food was amazing! He really went above and beyond for us. We all felt like he was an old friend by the end of the night. Chef was totally flexible with changes and ran with everything we threw at him. It felt like he was having as much fun planning and delivering the meal as I was. Sometimes chefs can be a little touchy, or protective of their vision- in the way an artist might be. While I definitely qualify Damien as an artist in the kitchen, he was never touchy or negative. He was always super humble, kind and willing to go the extra mile. His passion for food and people is evident in his service. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!

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Gracious
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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DELICIOUS food, wonderful chef, works with person ordering. We ordered last minute and it was GREAT.

Divine Cake Design
4.6
from 24 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer A.
Verified review

Everything was PERFECT! I did a cake tasting at her home. I showed a picture of what I had in mind and it was exactly what I asked for. Everyone at my wedding had cake and LOVED it!! Couldn't be more happy or thankful!! :)

Feast & Imbibe
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kellye W.
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As a fellow event and catering professional, Feast and Imbibe did stellar job of amazing my guests. Recently, Heather and Chef D'Andre created an amazing menu and wine pairings for my baby shower, an intimate dinner for 12. As my guests walked in Heather was offering the champagne we decided to serve and Chef and his team were busy in the kitchen working on plating the passed apps, D'Andre's signature Chicken and Waffle bites! OMG!! Throughout the six course dinner the F& I team was the height of professionalism. Not to mention each course Chef created was mindbendingly delicious! My guests were both satisfied with portion sizes and some woke up the next day craving more! We dined on a beautiful deconstructed salad, smoked salmon, duck confit, olive oil poached salmon and my favorite...lamb belly!! For dessert Chef created a S'more Bomb that was "smoked" with vanilla bean and once cracked open revealed the gender of my baby!! My guests laughed and screamed with delight! Even adults love playing with their food!! I can't wait to use F&I again!!

Kristen Haynes
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick A.
Verified review

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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DiMaria Culinary
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 20 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.

Kitchfix
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Sabrina L.
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Josh is an incredibly talented chef and a great parson to have around. My family and I have enjoyed everything he's cooked for us and we continue to be amazed at his creativity and versatility. Josh's food is so flavorful and delicious, it's easy to forget how healthy everything is. Having Josh cook for us has been a great learning experience too. He's taught us a lot about about healthy living and inspired us to make better choices, even when we eat out.

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Chez Mikey
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Reagan C.
Verified review

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!

LeDivas Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jackie E.
Verified review

Everytime I use LeDivas they are always on point and on time. Service is always spectacular! I would recommend them to anyone who loves real down home cooking just like your momma would make it.

Ari's Amazing Creations
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Anre K.
Verified review

I would like to thank you for catering my birthday party. Your menu is impressive and I was happy to see you were able to cook meal choices not on your menu. Your prices was very reasonable for the amount of people you prepared food for. Everyone that attended said your food was great and I will agree.You and your staff were very professional and showed true meaning to serves with a smile. I was impressed, I have your card, I will be in touch.

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

Chef Taryn
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly H.
Verified review

Taryn simply makes some of the best food I have ever eaten. Working with Oprah Winfrey for 10 years I’ve gotten to sample many great chef’s cooking and Taryn is at the top of that list. Her food just makes you happy!

BellaRu Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Angelina L.
Verified review

My husband and I worked with Mya through Chic Chef Catering and loved her immediately! She was really amazing to work with and helped a lot with our budget. She was very responsive with communication and very professional through everything. We would definitely recommend working with Mya with any event. She makes you feel like her family and is always willing to cater to anything you need. Great personality and great communication!

Fit Chef Chicago

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The saying we use at Fit Chef Chicago is: Good. Clean. Food. This simply means using the best and freshest ingredients combined with straight forward and simple cooking techniques to create meals that are not only delicious but also unpretentious and uncomplicated.

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I am an innovative, passionate and classically trained chef with an emphasis on vegan, vegetarian and special dietary needs. I am well traveled. Broad range of flavors infuse my food. I strongly believe that food brings people together.

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