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Portage Personal Chefs

Browse these personal chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Portage.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 304 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Gayla C.
Verified review

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!

SugarEllas
4.9
from 76 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew H.
Verified review

Kim was amazing in getting everything set up from the first phone call. We had a group of 28 fromNY and didn't have to lift a finger or do anything. Kim and her team did it all from setting the right menu, cooking to packing up. Would definitely use them again!

  • 29 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Eric A.
Verified review

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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Chef Aram Reed
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rich W.
Verified review

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
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marissa L.
Verified review

One of the best chefs you will find any where.

TLC Personal Cheffing
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela S.
Verified review

Karen was attentive, flexible,and delivered a delicious meal. I would highly recommend Karen as a personal chef.

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Gracious
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
Verified review

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

Feast & Imbibe
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Jacklyn I.
Verified review

I had the absolute blind luck to find the lovely Heather and D'Andre of Feast & Imbibe while looking for alternatives to typical "chicken or beef" caterers for my June 2014 wedding. I had already decided that I wanted to do an upscale cocktail reception in lieu of a seated dinner, and had quotes for over $10,000 for 80 people (and this was from a place that wanted to serve quesadillas and fried food as apps--that's fine, but not for ten grand and not at all what I was looking for). I couldn't see spending money like that on food that was impersonal and trite, and I began to look for a private chef or other alternatives to a standard wedding caterer. I honestly and truly feel lucky to have found Feast & Imbibe, as they allowed me to have everything exactly the way I wanted for an extremely reasonable price. You could really taste the thought, love and care in D'Andre's food--for real. I had some ideas in mind in terms of the feel of the menu, but I have to say that Heather and D'Andre totally blew me away and knocked it out of the park. From our first interaction, Heather was warm and professional and extremely honest about everything. I told her what I wanted and what I could spend, and she and D'Andre were willing to work with me to provide the experience I was looking for (and they ended up putting together a reception that was more than I could have asked for) for the price I wanted (I ended up spending a bit more than I envisioned, but it was purely due to MY changes--never experienced any pressure or felt like I was being pushed into anything). Heather was SO SO helpful; seeing as how I was doing most things myself, she offered herself and her services at any point she could to make things easier on me-- advice for other vendors, her own decorations, etc. AND THE FOOD...OMG D'Andre...keep on doin' what you're doin', becuase it's a month later and my guests are still talking about how amazing the food was. The food was so on point, the service was so thoughtful, and the selection was incredible. I was able to impress and please both my foodie friends and my meat and potatoes family--which is a serious feat itself. Everything about the actual day of my wedding was kind of a mess (weather, venue issues, mix-ups out of anyone's control), but the supreme service, hospitality and care that Heather and D'Andre put into catering my event absolutely made up for everything that went wrong. They were able to circumnavigate last minute issues with no problem or loss of cool, and everything down to the waitstaff and decor/signs for the food were top notch. My husband and I truly felt that they had our best interests at heart and put love into what they did for us, and we are eternally grateful. I could not have asked for more, and I will be recommending their services to anyone who will listen until I am blue in the face. Seriously, people, if you want the utmost in professionalism, care, delicious food, value for the $$--please go with Feast & Imbibe. They are amazing to say the least!! I would never even consider working with another caterer.

Kristen Haynes
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick A.
Verified review

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.

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DiMaria Culinary
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Monty A.
Verified review

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.

Culinary Misfits
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy B.
Verified review

I chose Eric as "My Personal Chef" first because he was the first person to respond to my request. Then after speaking with Eric about what I was looking for and what I am trying to accomplish I knew I had made the right choice. Just to share what I was looking for was someone to cook for me because I work 10 hour shifts and get home at midnight. I also want to lose weight. I was spending money on food to prepare with the best of intentions and wouldn't. I have wasted more food then I care to admit. I was spending a fortune on fast food, including take out here and there. Eric was great from the time we first talked on the phone to the texts that followed. He has really personalized my meals, including snacks. Just taking away thinking about when to shop, what to make, when to make it has been priceless for me. The food tastes is wonderful and almost too beautiful to eat! :-) I can't wait until next week!

Ari's Amazing Creations
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 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!

SJ Private Cooking
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa K.
Verified review

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!

Dynamic Cuisine (Chicago)
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Priscilla S.
Verified review

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

Chef Gretch
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley A.
Verified review

We love Chef Gretch! She was incredibly friendly and approachable. She really listened to each member of my family and their different tastes in food. She has impeccable attention to detail and you can tell she really loves what she does. Consider us very happy (and full) customers!

Vintage Port
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Maurice W.
Verified review

Everything was great from the Salted Caramel Latte to the Hummus to the fresh made Pesto Sauce. Chef has skills and flavor.

Mark Avila
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alex B.
Verified review

THE best personal chef experience that I’ve had. Mark is an extremely gifted chef yet friendly and unpretentious. He’s very attentive to your needs and goes above and beyond to deliver while setting the ambiance that’s complimentary to your style. He used to be my best kept secret but he definitely should be sharing his gifts with the world :)

Chef Taryn
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kara S.
Verified review

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!!

Deluxe Event Planning
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Annette D.
Verified review

So happy we chose Chef Val and her staff for our corporate event! The presentation was wonderful, they arrived on time, and the cost was better than any other proposal we received. Everyone loved their food, but the biggest hits were the Deviled Eggs, the Garlic Parmesan Chicken Bites, and the Triple Chocolate and Red Corvette Velvet Cupcakes! I would definitely and use them again for our next event. Thanks so much Chef Val, you were a delight to work with!

KITCHEN TEN
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Carl M.
Verified review

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

Grand Personal Chef
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 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!

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