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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

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Food with Flair
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 26 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.

The Brew City Homemaker LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jack Z.
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Had to leave for meetings and class came home to a very clean house. Jess is very nice and energetic, will definitely hire again.

Carla's Fresh Eats
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 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.

By the Graham
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Stefan C.
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    Dillion, By the Graham, helped me formulate this dinner from the get go; from the concept, the menu, and finally the food itself. I was hosting a dinner party for some friends, an annual thing we do. This one was special. A couple in our group were going to be moving to another country and I wanted their last dinner part to be something grand. I called Dillion, upon getting a recommendation from another friend. He was extremely professional and helpful with any questions and concerns I had throughout the process. He suggested food pairings and how best to plate. Let's not forget the food, the meal was excellent. He came to my home promptly and set to work. As I was preparing the house for my guests I would at times stop, just amazed at the aromas coming from the kitchen. My anticipation was rising. As my guests arrived, they too commented on smells of food cooking, certainly better than anything I've ever made they commented, and they hadn't even eaten anything yet! When we sat down to the table, Dillion brought out the food. He explained each dish answered questions from the table. The first bite was perfect. The steak, perfectly pink in the center, the sauce tingled with a slight sweetness, the two mixed into a melody of flavor. The rest of the meal followed suit. Afterwards my friends stated it was the best dinner party I had ever hosted. My friends who moved, they still talk about the food, not so much the game I set out to play. Dillion was excellent and I will be hiring him for the next dinner party since he was such a hit. I can't recommend him more!

    CityEpicurean Events
    4.6
    from 5 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    Tina O.
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    Absolutely perfect. Food was delicious. Our cake was divine. They went over and above and made our special day even more special.

    Brian Min
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Alexandra R.
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    Brian came to my house to cook for a group of 8 of us my boyfriend's 30th birthday. Everyone could not stop raving about how great the meal was and how impressed they were. The quality was amazing. Everything was super fresh and delicious! He even sent us the recipes after the meal (per our request). Would highly recommend him and would definitely use him for future parties/events!

    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!

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

    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!!

    CJaneCook
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Kamasi H.
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      I find working with Jane a very pleasant and informative experience. Not to mention her food tastes great. She is patient and gives practical advice and I recommend to any novice or experienced cook.

      About

      I cook soul food. I really can cook whatever you want: greens, fried chicken, fish cabbage, and homemade cornbread.

      About

      I provide instructional classes, personal chef services, in-home meals and services for intimate gatherings.

      About

      I've got over 30 years of experience working in all areas of the industry. My main goal is to provide you with a great experience, so you may enjoy your party.

      About

      Cooking is my passion and I have been preparing meals for many years. I provide meals for dinners, birthdays, weddings, and more.

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      I teach individual and small group cooking classes. I have been teaching for almost 20 years and have a great track record of teaching people to cook, starting with the basics.

      • 15 years in business
      About

      I made my career in a restaurant in Algeria and I always made cleaning machines, serve, or help cook. I am waiting for your offer. I thank you in advance.

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      I concentrate on teaching methods and science to convey a creative freedom with regards to food that is seldom felt by the home cook. You won't need to use recipes anymore. You can just focus on ingredients to create a fantastic meal every time. Learn about traceability, sustainability, nutritional content/retainment and how to best utilize the ingredients available to you. Be comfortable in your own skin as a chef, and most importantly, have fun. There's no better way to celebrate life than enjoying a good meal made by someone who really cares. Grab a knife and fork, and dive in!

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      I am a chef with over 30 years of experience, and I can cook most ethnic cuisine. Now, I work in a corporate cafeteria and really don't get to cook the finer food that I truly love. I am available most evenings and weekends. I can provide references.

      Q & A

      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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