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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

  • 11 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Viv T.
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Food was very tasty. My guests and I enjoyed the shrimp ceviche the most!! Just wish scallops were grilled longer. Also, the rice in the paella could have been cooked longer. Tamara kept the kitchen clean during prep/cooking. She was very nice and professional.

TLC Personal Cheffing
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Alex S.
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I was blessed with a year of food prepared by Chef Karen. It was the best year of eating I've ever had. She is able to mold her cooking to the tastes of my housemates and I, while still pushing our palates to a higher level with new, exciting, classic, and creatve dishes. Unfortunately I had to move away, but hope to one day dine under her cheffing again. Oh, she's also very friendly and easy to work with--probably her best attribute.

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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
  • 24 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.

Carla's Fresh Eats
5.0
from 7 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!!

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.

Nticing Ngredients
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela S.
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The best caterer in the Chicagoland area. I never have to cook again for the major holidays and events. Good prices, and excellent professionalism.

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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!

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!!!

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!!

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.

  • 12 years in business
About

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

About

I learned how to cook from my mother, sisters and own initiative. I'm always looking to create healthy, fun and memorable dishes.

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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.

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Jarrod is a professional chef offering his knowledge and skills to anyone interested in culinary education. Jarrod cater from kitchen basics to advanced recipes and cooking methods. Jarrod is passionate about making cooking accessible to everyone.

  • 4 years in business
About

We are an eclectic start-up group based in the Chicago area. Our team is led by chefs, computer geeks, health nuts, design guru’s, business icons, and more—we span the states from Chicago to NYC, and call everything from Chicago to Mexico to India our home. Our callings in life include great food, slow food, balanced lifestyles, the environment and sustainability, good music, good wine, and (for some of us) great computer games. Among other things, we are each busy working professionals—some of us with kids—some of us finishing or starting degrees in competitive fields. Because of our ambitions we all understand the importance and difficulty of having excellent, well-balanced meals. Our goal is to revolutionize the act of eating in: throw out preservative-filled frozen meals, ditch your bag of microwave popcorn. By changing your way, you help us in our mission to support local, ethical farming practices while maintaining conscious behavior toward our environment and the earth-- and all that in an effort to deliver the best meals around right to your door.

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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 a Cooking Instructor

Racine, WI

  • Goal
    Leisure / Entertainment
  • Cooking type
    Modern cuisine
  • Instruction type
    Small group
  • Details
    My husband has expressed interest in a cooking class. He likes to cook, is good at it, and is interested in learning more. I was considering this as a gift.

Need Cooking Lessons

Brookfield, WI

  • Goal
    Leisure / Entertainment
  • Cooking type
    Modern cuisine, Italian, Dessert, Pastry, French
  • Instruction type
    Small group
  • Details
    For a group of 4-5 women for a bridal shower gift...women between 30-65 years old

Need a Cooking Skills Instructor

Waukesha, WI

  • Goal
    Leisure / Entertainment
  • Cooking type
    I'm not sure
  • Instruction type
    Class
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