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Oak Park Meal Preparation Professionals

Browse these meal preparation services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oak Park.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 319 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sue P.
Verified review

Chef Rich Mancini planned, prepared and served a Small Plates menu for 25 guests in my home. He was responsive and helpful in our planning. The food prepared in my kitchen was plentiful and delicious! The servers he brought to assist and clean up were a great help. Our guests loved engaging with Rich as he cooked for us. My husband and I really enjoyed our own event for a change because Rich made it worry free, fun and elegant. It was a great evening!

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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
Kelly S.
Verified review

I have to say that the food is amazing. I’m on the hcg diet and cater 2 u (Mike Watson) has made the 500 calories a day amazing. All the meals are packed with flavor and he made sure they stuck to the 500 calories a day. Meals were proportioned and numbered. I could not have done the HCG Diet with him. I would recommend him to anyone. I will be using him after the hcg diet as well. The food is that good!!

  • 29 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Marc M.
Verified review

David's food was amazing! Can't believe it was all made in our kitchen. He prepared a dinner for my wife and I, and we were both so excited to eat! We formulated the outline of a menu together, and he adjusted based on what was the best ingredients he could find. He was professional, and very personable. We definitely plan to use him again!

TLC Personal Cheffing
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Alex S.
Verified review

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
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
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ricki P.
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Tracy cooked some great & fabulous meals for my husband & I. She helped with entertaining. She worked for us abt 10 yrs. She took us around the world by just staying at our kitchen table. Everything she cooked was delicious, appetizing & nutritious. She is very easy to get along with & always willing to help. I am moving to Florida & will miss her terribly. Ricki Parkes, Chicago, IL

Mad love Cooking
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne S.
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CHEF JOE IS THE BEST !! he will find a dish to please every palet no matter what your tastes are. He can seven get grown men & children to eat their veggies... and LIKE them. His culinary expreriences along with his love of creating preparing & pleasing makes him a top notch chef. he has everything it takes to know what and more importantly how to get the job done & leave everyone full & splendifferously happy ! you cant go wrong with any meal prepared by Chef Joe Arvin. he certainly is the master of his domain when it come to his culinary skills.

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DiMaria Culinary
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melanie P.
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We had a most wonderful and tasty brunch prepared by Chef Frank. Will book again next year for a dinner when we visit Florida again! Thanks Frank for a great treat that was one of the highlights of our college roommates 42nd spring break celebration!!!!

  • 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!

Ari's Amazing Creations
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 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.

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

Chef Val is one of the kindest ladies I have ever met. Her heart overflows with understanding and compassion. The breakfast she prepared for our event was so delicious that our guests were asking for more. Her price stayed within our budget. Chef Val is the epitome of professionalism. She is world class. Thank you Chef Val!

Carla's Fresh Eats
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy O.
Verified review

As a busy working mom, Carla's Fresh Eats has been a lifesaver. I order fully prepared meals for my family to have each week. It's such a stress reliver knowing dinner is ready and waiting for your family in the fridge. All the meals are wonderful and Carla is also very open to preparing recipes that you suggest. Carla also will take into considerations as low carb, etc. Her prices are very reasonable. Carla herself is a very thoughtful person and you can tell she loves her work! Highly recommend!

Girl and the Kitchen
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Yelena S.
Verified review

Mila is absolutely amazing! She is very creative and will make unbelievably delicious food to fit your dietary needs or a life style. She prepares healthy yummy meals for me and my family tailored to our tastes and within our budget. She cares and loves what she does and you can see and taste it in the quality of the food she creates. Cannot speak more highly of Chef Mila and her team! This Girl rocks in The Kitchen.

J's Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs M.
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I hired J’s catering for a first birthday party at an outdoor park this past weekend. Urbano was very easy to work with. His pricing was fair and he was very professional and knowledgeable during our meeting. The party went smoothly and everyone loved the fresh food and fruit. It was so nice not to worry about food during the party! Urbano showed up early and had hot food ready to go for the first arrivals. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to others.

KITCHEN TEN
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth N.
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Susan could not be more accommodating or pleasant. She asked copious amounts of questions to find out my food preferences and issues. She came to meet me on the first delivery and brought hot food ready for that nights meal. Of the food I've had so far, delicious. This is someone to high for all kinda of food needs.

Grand Personal Chef
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
HB B.
Verified review

David is fantastic! My husband and I have been working with him for about three months now and he is extremely reliable and warm. He takes feedback very well and does a great job preparing meals. You can tell he loves what he does!

Chef Lynn Garrett
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Linda H.
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Can't say much- just eaten one meal and it was very nice

Clean Eats & More
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy G.
Verified review

Nicole is GREAT! Makes my life easier when it comes to dinner time! She communicates well with me on the menu to assure we get the meals we want. She grocery shops and prepares them in our home (close your windows because your house will smell amazing)! Every meal we’ve had is delicious. We look forward to more yummy meals!!!

Cooking by Chef Mike
5.0
from 1 review
    Mary D.
    Verified review

    Look no further for the utmost professionalism and the best quality food/catering! I cannot rave enough about Michael! I hosted my baby shower at my townhouse in Lincoln Park. Most of my family is on the east coast, so the guest list was only about 20 people. I knew I didn't want myself or another guest to have to worry about cooking and a few of my guests have specific dietary restrictions so I wasn't comfortable ordering from a restaurant. One of my friends works at the law firm where Michael is the chef and passed along his information, letting me know he also caters these types of private events. Plus, she kept RAVING about how awesome his food is. Michael was so refreshing to work with from start to finish. He was responsive, detail oriented, and extremely professional (not to mention so friendly!) We had an initial phone meeting to discuss menu ideas, dietary restrictions, and theming. He got back to me with a preliminary menu (including a full ingredient list) and questions regarding what my kitchen was capable of (how big my oven is, how many burners I have, etc.) As I said, very detail oriented. He also came up with thoughtful, creative ideas for my friend's dietary restrictions so they could enjoy the "fun" treats, too! One of my favorite gluten free treats were his dark chocolate coconut tarts- totally delicious. The day of the shower he arrived right on time with everything we discussed for the final menu. He was professional and completely unobtrusive. He ensured all of the food was the correct temperature when served. He even came prepared with ingredient cards to put out with the food. Everything was DELICIOUS. But I think the best part of hiring Michael was that he left my kitchen SPOTLESS! I swear it was cleaner than when he started. Seriously, look no further for in-home catering. I already know who will do Baby Rose's first birthday party. I swear, Michael is Chicago's best kept secret.

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      • 9 years in business
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