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Valparaiso Home Chefs

Browse these home chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Valparaiso.

SugarEllas
4.9
from 76 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa F.
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SugarEllas was hired to cater a graduation party for 125 guests at our home. We asked for a shabby-chic party and she did a fabulous job with the decorating. It was exactly what we were wanting. She showed up on time with a staff of 5 and got to work setting up. We received many compliments on the decor and the food. My daughter's friends said that it was the best graduation party they had ever atttended. Many asked for her name and number for future catering needs. It was a hotter day than expected and we did run out of drinks and a few small items were forgotten, but it was not noticable to our guests and she adjusted our bill. Overall, I would say Kim and her staff did a fabulous job, the food was amazing, and I would hire her again!

  • 29 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Lori C.
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Chef David was very easy to work with, prompt, made my guests and myself some fantastic food and cleaned up afterwards. This was my first experience with a private chef in my home and I loved every minute of it. I am about to enjoy the leftovers from the dinner right now and I can't wait. Thank you again!

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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.
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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

TLC Personal Cheffing
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Charmaine L.
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I surprised my husband with a personal chef to prepare breakfast for us for his birthday. The experience was amazing! Karen was very nice and professional. She came up with the menu and brought everything with her. She even cleaned up after. We will definitely be using her again!

G. Mottl Catering
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Tara W.
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Gwen is fantastic! I hired her to cater a holiday party with appetizers and full dinner for 70 people at my home. She is responsive, creative and hard-working in addition to being a wonderful chef.

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!

Kitchfix
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Sabrina L.
Verified review

Josh is an incredibly talented chef and a great parson to have around. My family and I have enjoyed everything he's cooked for us and we continue to be amazed at his creativity and versatility. Josh's food is so flavorful and delicious, it's easy to forget how healthy everything is. Having Josh cook for us has been a great learning experience too. He's taught us a lot about about healthy living and inspired us to make better choices, even when we eat out.

LeDivas Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jackie E.
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Everytime I use LeDivas they are always on point and on time. Service is always spectacular! I would recommend them to anyone who loves real down home cooking just like your momma would make it.

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

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!

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

I have a close relationship with many chefs around Chicago, a number of whom are Michelin Star holders, and Mark Avila is right at the top with these chefs. He’s well rounded, creative and has the insight and components to run a high end restaurant. He’s not just a masterful chef but also a creator of memorable experiences

Chef Taryn
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly H.
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Taryn simply makes some of the best food I have ever eaten. Working with Oprah Winfrey for 10 years I’ve gotten to sample many great chef’s cooking and Taryn is at the top of that list. Her food just makes you happy!

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!

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I provide meals for individuals, families, or small group gatherings up to 20 people. I can work with special dietary needs and restrictions.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Quality is very important, I am using best ingredients. My specialty is healthy Mediterranean cuisine. I am passionate about food and cooking.I know healthy recipes, bakery, salads, etc. I am even better grocery shopper. If you are asking how good cook I am, I would say 10 out of 10, I can not be humble for this. My hourly rate is starting 30 dollar.

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I prepare meals from scatch using the freshest ingredients from local markets. In other words I make it homemade just like you would do if you had the time.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am cooking and doing the following for your events or at your location: vegetarian, American, Italian, Caribbean and Mexican food, prep, cooking, cleaning and bartending services. I can also cook for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm an Italian chef with a lot of passion for my job. I'm training in an Italian culinary school, and I have experience with great chef in Europe and the United States.

  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I take the time to really get to know my clients to design the best program for them and am constantly revising the program based on their needs. All of your workouts are different every week so my clients are never bored. During all of my sessions I am completely focused on my client so they feel safe and secure in every movement.

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