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Wheaton Personal Chefs

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  • 4 years in business
  • 296 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 51 min

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!

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!

Mark L.

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Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food. The team including chefs and server took care of every detail, cleaning and storage of left overs. It was exactly what I wanted. Thanks!

  • 29 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Zachary O.

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Chef David is everything you would want in a personal chef and more. From the initial discussions surrounding planning of the event, to the final pull through of the event, everything was perfect. Chef David put together a well thought out menu for 11 guests for my Girlfriends surprise birthday dinner party. Each part of the meal was better than the previous and was topped off with an excellent desert choice. Needless to say, Chef David is my go to choice for personal chef moving forward! Highly recommended for any person looking at his services!

Lidia D.

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David catered a baptism party for 15 guests. He did BBQ dinner. Everything was tasty. Prep, serving and clean-up were terrific. I recommend Lakeshore Private Chef & Catering and David Leigh.

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!!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

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!

Jennifer W.

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She is the best! She is cooking six meals a week for my family + 5 snacks and they are DELICIOUS. She is honest, a great cook, upfront, and will adjust recipes to personal taste without making me feel like a food loser! :)

Rob D.

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Two chefs provided a compare and contrast cuisine experience that was excellent!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Leslie I.

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We had such a wonderful experience with Cater to u. They offered a terrific menu with many options for all of us including our guests with special diets. They worked with me and changed the menu until it was the perfect mix for us. But, the most important thing is that the food was fabulous. Our Chef was a proffesional and exceeded our expectations. Wonderful!

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.

Jonathan B.

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Chef Mike was amazing. He is professional as well as friendly. The food was delicious. I will have Chef Mike back again and again. I would recommend his services without reservation. A great find!

  • 11 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Barbara S.

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The service was a 20 on a scale of 1-10! And the food gets the same ratting! We could not be happier everyone loved her and her cooking! We had approximately 30 adults and 6 children several of our guests asked her for a business card . Her homemade onion dip and freshly baked bread yummm! .she grilled the chicken at our home so it was fresh and wonderful also her fresh fruit display and dip were a hit her homemade potato salad much better then store bought and she filled as bowls emptied cleared and without a worry in the world we were able to tend to our guests! We will use Tammy for all our large events from now on! Tammy is friendly and calm just wh!at you want in a professional chef besides being an excellent chef!

Jennifer Y.

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This was my first experience with a personal chef and was very pleased with how stress free it was. Tamara gave me menu ideas and was very accommodating. She was punctual and arrived on time with all her supplies in hand. She cleaned up the kitchen and left it the way it started off. I did not have to lift a finger. Her food was also very yummy especially the ceaser salad and Ahi tuna. Thanks Tamara for a wonderful birthday dinner.

Karrah W.

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This was my first time using Thumbtack and hiring a personal chef. I hired Tamara for my boyfriends 30th birthday dinner. I couldn't be more pleased with the entire experience. Tamara was so easy to work with, extremely responsive and really just made the entire dinner extra special. She definitely exceeded my expectations and I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again in the future!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

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

Susan B.

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Cocktails outside follwed by dinner inside for 16 was a great success with the help of Chef Aram and his professional crew. He was responsive, adapting to both our thoughts on special menu themes before the event and the flow of the event itself, and the food was delicious with impeccable service. Highly recommend!

Lindsey N.

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I contacted Chef Aram with only a few days notice and he was still able to deliver not only a delicious 4 course meal but an amazing evening to remember for my girlfriends who attended. We will be calling him again very soon!

TOP PRO
  • 4 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 57 min

Cassis C.

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The sensational Chef Swaby has ongoingly tantalized our taste buds with his succulent creations both in small private settings and with large scale events. He amazingly demonstrates his mastery time and time again. He accomplishes wonders with food, creatively extracting taste from conventional as well as not so conventional ingredients in ways we haven't experienced before. His professionalism coupled with his friendliness, flexibility and versatility makes him a stellar performer in our book. We unreservedly recommend indulging in the Chef Swaby experience!

Charnele P.

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The food from Minage La Vie took a nice spin on classic dishes and made them 5 star qaulity meals. Each bite was full of intense flavor that kept our tastebuds craving more. The chef was very professional and left the kitchen spotless. I would definitely recommend Minage La Vie for private events or just for your daily meals.

Marissa L.

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One of the best chefs you will find any where.

TOP PRO
  • 18 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 43 min

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.

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

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.

  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 39 min

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.

Lauren W.

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Kristen has catered a few parties for me, including a baby shower and two corporate events. Her food is spectacular as well as beautifully presented. She also has excellent cocktails recipes and ideas. After every event, my guests always request her contact information because they are so blown away by her cooking skills and her presentation. Her staff is responsive and very hard-working. I will definitely use her for all of my events going forward and would highly recommend her to others.

Julia W.

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Kristen catered a small, intimate dinner for myself and some friends. She was on time, professional, and all the food was amazingly prepared and presented. Can't wait to have another event so she can cater for us again.

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Gracious

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  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 33 min

Fash K.

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In everything- Clarissa from Gracious was amazing. From follow ups to working on helping us keep the cost of the fundraiser low. She won over team of community volunteers with food tasting. She helped us think through when we modified the vision of the event . I would recommend her!!!

Baiba L.

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Everything was perfect. All guests commented on how delicious the food was. The staff left the premises as clean as they found them . I would definitely have them cater a future event.

Jennifer W.

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DELICIOUS food, wonderful chef, works with person ordering. We ordered last minute and it was GREAT.

TOP PRO
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 min

Paula T.

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When planning a party it's very difficult to find the perfect combination of professionalism and culinary expertise. I found both in hiring Chez Mikey. My guests and I were so impressed with Chef Mike's preparation of our appetizers and main entré. We began our dinner with a one bite amuse bouchée, marinated carrots and cucumber caviar tray. Beautiful and very delicious. For the entré we had the "Hunters' Trophy" (lamb chop on top of polenta and a slowly cooked chicken thigh). This combination was presented artfully; and more importantly this dish was so tasty that even the guests with whom lamb chops are not thier favorite protein, found the lamb chop tender and cooked to perfection and loved it. Chef Mike ended the meal with a special chocolate ganache celebration cake which left all my guests happily ending on a sweet note. When I have another event, I'm speed dialing Chez Mikey because he will soon be booked up. Chef Mike and Sous Chef Diana are top notch in making a party scrumptious and elegant without the worry.

Chris K.

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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.

Reagan C.

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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!

  • 22 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Stephen G.

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Amazing! Chef Rob and his wife LJ were just amazing. We surprised my wife with an anniversary dinner and everything was perfect. The food Chef Rob prepared was something you would get in an upscale restaurant. Everything was full of flavor and cooked to perfection. I am a picky eater and I ate everything! LJ even brought crayons for our son to play with and watched our kids while we ate. The service was phenomenal. They were both very personable and great conversation during dinner as well. If you are looking for a top quality Chef, Rob is your man. I woukd highly recommend him for anything from a quiet dinner like ours or a bigger party. Oh yeah, get the tres leeches empenadas as well!

Jennifer K.

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Chef Robo is a superstar! Chef and his lovely wife LJ, made our NYE party a huge success. The food was outstanding, and the evening was perfect. My friends are still raving about dinner! If you have an opportunity to have Chef Robo at your event, I would not hesitate. It is a real treat. Thank you, Chef Robo and LJ! Hope to see you soon!

Tyson B.

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Thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Chef Rob. The menu was terrific and created an amazing birthday evening for my wife!

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours

Vendetta M.

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This was some of the best food I have had catered in years. Very professional job. The display was absolutely gorgeous. I would definitely use dynamic cuisine again.

Priscilla S.

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Great person very professional and the food is Delicious!!!

Ashley J.

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Great food and service!!!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

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!

Sarah F.

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What a fantastic way to bring in the New Year! Awesome food and great service from the comfort of my own table! We will do this again for sure!

Steve T.

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Very quick responses, just seems very professional and accommodating.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min
  • Chicago, IL

Natalie D.

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My lovely Girlfriend brought Mariela in to cook for my 30th birthday and it could not have been better. She came over to our place, groceries and tools in hand, and put together one of the best meals we've had in a long long time. She also gladly cooked up pretty much everything she bought, so we've been eating leftovers all week. Don't hesitate to bring her in, you won't be disappointed.

Thomas C.

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Mariela catered a cocktail reception for us. She was great and super easy to work with. She showed up early and made the best food. Everyone was really impressed. Thank you!

Tammy G.

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We had a great time. The food was awesome! Would definitely recommend .

  • 16 years in business
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Chicago, IL

Meche V.

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I’m a lawyer finishing my MBA, planning my wedding and trying to kickstart my weight loss. I wasn’t sure where to start, but Mark gave me the step by step support I needed. In two weeks, I lost 7 pounds with a combination of his coaching, nutrition, and meal prep services. I'm so glad I found him - Thanks Mark!

Colin M.

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Mark is a fantastic chef and understands nutrition incredibly well. If you're looking to rely on someone for healthy, delicious eats then he's your top choice.

Nick P.

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Mark does wonderful things in the kitchen in addition to being a great person to be around!

  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

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!

Lisa O.

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Chef Yu and his sous chef were amazing. They were prompt, reliable, organized, helpful, polite, and made sure that my guests were happy. The food was delicious and the presentation was gorgeous. I was so grateful for their helpfulness during prep time, so I could get myself and my kids ready. While I was helping my kids finish their homework before our party, Chef Yu was arranging flowers and setting the table without me even asking. It was kind of like having my mom in the kitchen with me, because like her, Chef Yu just looked around to see what needed to be done and he did it. Effortless! I highly recommend Fyusion dining for their professionalism, as well as their unique and interesting menu options!

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!

  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Kara S.

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I had the pleasure of working with Chef Taryn on two different occasions. The first occasion was for a dinner party and I enjoyed that experience so much I hired her to cater an event for me as well. She is incredibly skillful in culinary arts and it was a delight to work with her throughout each event. Her ability to talk me through each course and deliver a meal that far exceeded all of my expectations was truly incredible. I highly suggestion hiring this talented professional Chef, I will again and again!!

Andre W.

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Chef Taryn has cooked for multiple dinner parties for me. Her creative cuisine pleases many types, definitely foodies. She’s able to cook many styles such as modern American, southern, Thai, Indian etc. She also has great knowledge of wine and pairing it with food. She can make amazing desserts as well. I’ve seen her do parties of 4 and up to parties of 50. She’s the best! I would trust her to cook for the my most important guest.

Jennifer F.

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Taryn is a well organized, professional, and highly talented chef. Her food is fresh, creative, and absolutely delicious! She knows how to make healthy yet decadent food, but if you want to experience the full range of her cooking, let her use butter! I've used her for my last two dinner parties and will not go back to catering or any other private chef again. She has them all beat.

  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Edward S.

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Over the past two months The Artist Guild of Lockport (TAGOL) has had Kitchen Ten cater our dinner and a movie events. We were thrilled with delicious appetizers and sandwiches at our first event and we LOVED our recent Italian buffet dinner at this months event! From appetizers to salads, soups and sandwiches, to their gourmet entrées Kitchen Ten has you covered. Plus they have amazing desserts too! We are looking forward to our next event already! Thank you, Kitchen Ten for making our monthly events a success!

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.

Carl M.

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Very easy to work with - food is excellent - the personal touch is unparalleled - truly takes pride in their work.

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 36 min

Thumbtack Customer

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

  • Response time: 11 min
  • Aurora, IL

Rachel J.

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Rent a chef not only did a fabulous job setting everything up the food was so delicious and generous portions! My family ate for days highly recommend rent a chef!

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“Need Personal Chef Services”

Chicago, IL

Type of food preparation
Other (Weekly 3 meals daily)
Interested in following cuisine(s)
American - casual
Details
I have had a number of personal chefs for the last 10 years. I am looking for someone who graduated from an accredited Cooking School has expierence and has an easy going person, who can work well with me and come up with suggestions and can take the lead.
$320
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