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Lake in the Hills Personal Chefs

Browse these personal chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lake in the Hills.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 315 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Gayla C.
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I couldn't have been happier with our experience with Chef Most Wanted. It was my first time hiring a personal chef. Right from the start, Chef Rich was great to work with. I appreciated his prompt and clear communication on how things would work, and his help picking the menu. I had him do a gourmet breakfast for family and guests as part of a special birthday weekend for my husband. The breakfast was a huge hit! The food was fresh, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious! At the end of the weekend many people said the breakfast was their favorite part of the celebration. We will definitely use Chef Rich again, and hopefully soon!

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Cater~2~U Catering LLC
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 63 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!

  • 29 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Eric A.
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very professional, was able to accommodate on very short notice, the food was fantastic and my wife enjoyed her personal chef for the day!!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Molly S.
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We had a dinner party for 8 people...due to some scheduling issues, we changed the time on Lindsey twice and she was beyond flexible and accommodating. She arrived on time with extra help that we weren't even planning on - Lindsey and co will friendly and enjoyable to have at our home - in fact, we wish there was room at the table for them to join us for dinner as well. The meal was delicious and everything was amazing! Lindsey will definitely be our go to personal chef for future events - such a fun evening!

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Chef Aram Reed
5.0
from 32 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
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marissa L.
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One of the best chefs you will find any where.

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Food with Flair
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lynn O.
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This was my first time hiring a caterer, and I was not disappointed. This was also my first time using Thumbtack. Had never even heard of it before googling “caterers near me”. Carol of Food with Flair did a wonderful job catering a family outdoor BBQ at my home for my dad’s 90th birthday. We had 25 people in attendance, and many commented on how good the food was. She was very responsive from the moment she and I were matched through Thumbtack, all the way through my event. She helped plan the meal, making suggestions on food items that were popular at other BBQs she had catered; arrived promptly the day of the event with much of the food prep completed and the remainder completed once she arrived; provided the warming trays, serving dishes, and serving utensils; grilled the meat (hamburgers and chicken) on my Weber grill; set up the serving table; had the meal ready in a timely fashion; put away leftovers for me; and left my kitchen clean. She also was able to work with dietary restrictions. She offered to provide paper goods and make arrangements for other supplies (e.g. canopy), which I declined. She brought two pineapple upside down cakes (my Dad’s favorite), and because we had neglected to discuss which of us would provide the candles, she decided to play it safe and brought a “9” & a “0” candle for one of the cakes. For the other cake she had a friend create a diecut that read “Happy 90th Birthday” in colors that coordinated with the cake. It was a nice, thoughtful surprise. While I had thought about asking whether she offered tastings, I didn’t due to the small size of my party; the short time frame between booking the party and the event itself; and her experience as an executive chef. I trusted that the food would be good, and it was. But I can’t share whether she offers tastings or not. My husband and I were very pleased with the service Carol provided and would definitely use her again.

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kamal H.
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We hired Tracy to be part of a two chef team for a baby shower for 70+ guests at our home and were extremely pleased. She was punctual, very helpful and was not hesitant to do whatever needed to be done. We will certainly hire her again.

Kristen Haynes
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick A.
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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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jean L.
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Diana's service was extraordinary! The food she prepared was well thought out, freshly prepared, wide in variety, and absolutely delicious! Our guests commented on how they really enjoyed the dishes served. Just wonderful! In addition to the wonderful appetizers and main entrees, Diana's talent shined through her creation of an exquisite cake. Her creation was both beautiful and scrumptious! ...almost too pretty to cut and serve! We truly enjoyed it! I will gladly turn to Couture Cake again when planning a large family event. Diana helped me provide for over sixty people with a gracious and caring demeanor. Her personal service is not often found today and I considered it a real gift! I highly recommend Couture Cake because of the wonderful food and service offered by Diana. Very special, indeed!

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DiMaria Culinary
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 25 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.

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Chez Mikey
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Chris K.
Verified review

Wow! I couldn't have asked for a better chef. Chez Mikey and his sous chef Diana were on time, dressed professionally, prepared delicious food, cleaned up, and gave us a marvelous experience. He worked with our budget and was very friendly. The dishes were plated very nicely. Not only was the food excellent but very appealing to the eye. I will definitely hire him again and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to hire a personal chef.

Ari's Amazing Creations
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jadon W.
Verified review

Her food is creative, tasty, and she gives a beautiful presentation. She will work with your ideas to give you an experience you will never forget!

Fyusion Dining
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine L.
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I really never write reviews, but Alvin Yu and his team were amazing! Our guests really raved about all the food. (I need to get his recipe for the Asiago Crusted Chicken Breast - so tender!). And his servers and sous chefs really made the event. Their attention to detail and lovely personalities really made the atmosphere. They were so helpful beyond what I could have even asked for. We had 2 passed appetizers, then salad, 4 entrees and 3 sides served family style for 44 guests and everything was delicious and well timed. Alvin totally understood what I wanted and was able to seamlessly accommodate special dietary needs. He was very responsive to all my questions throughout the planning process and seriously made the event really so easy on me! And they really made our guests of honor feel very special, too. They really go above and beyond. A huge thank you to Fyusion Dining for making our event such a success!

Amour de Cuisine
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Samantha A.
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I cannot recommend Jennifer and Amour de Cuisine highly enough! My bridesmaids, Aunt and Mom hired Jennifer to cater my bridal shower. The shower had a tea party theme for which Jennifer created the most beautiful tea sandwiches and petite hor'derves. She also made dips and dessert options that my guests raved about. As much as every bite was pure bliss, the meticulous attention to the detail of presentation was a feast for the eyes! I still hear more about the food at my bridal shower more than I do about the food at my wedding! I have worked with other caterers and chefs, but in comparison Jennifer is an artist at her craft. Not only is she a professional and punctual chef, but her party planning skills are an added bonus. When I walked into the dining room where the food was set up for my shower, I felt like I had traveled to a vintage French tea party, and Jennifer set it all up to look that way. She truly set the mood for a perfect pre-wedding celebration. I can't wait to use her again for the next celebration that I host! Thank you, Jennifer, for putting so much elegance, heart, and love into the your work and for making my bridal shower so memorable and special!

Grand Personal Chef
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Fantastic food, professional presentation, overall an amazing experience. Chef David prepared a week of healthy meals for me, individually packed and ready to enjoy!

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
About

Chef Candace will assist you in planning and organizing your event and will prepare and serve a gourmet menu tailored to your specifications. She will take you on a culinary journey to indulge in delicious flavors and a unique experience that fits your lifestyle and budget.

Chef Lynn Garrett
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Linda H.
Verified review

Can't say much- just eaten one meal and it was very nice

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

I prepare meals from scatch using the freshest ingredients from local markets. In other words I make it homemade just like you would do if you had the time.

  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

Here at JPC, I strive to make my customers happy. Whether it be from my personal chef services, cooking lessons or catering, extreme perfection and fun is always present. I offer low prices and great food from the heart. I accept house calls for personal chef services. I am catering to small weddings, businesses or any type of occasion.

A Chef in Your Kichen

New To Thumbtack

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I focus on simplicity. While others try to impress with obscure recipes, I find that less is more. Fresh foods, proper seasoning, and a touch of love is the most important aspect to a fine meal.

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