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Valparaiso Home Chefs

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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!

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Chef Aram Reed
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 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

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Dane's Dishes
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexandra S.
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Dane's Dishes is the perfect caterer for any event! Dane's Dishes caterered my wedding and everything was absolutely phenomenal! Everything is bought and made fresh before the event. They truly do cater to your wants and needs! All staff are friendly and efficient! The way they present their food is beautiful. Dane's Dishes go above and beyond to make sure her customers are more than happy with their event. She is an absolute pleasure to work with. I mean who doesn't want homemade fresh food for a great price?!? If you're looking for a caterer for any event or occasion I would recommend Dane's Dishes any day of the week!! Thank you Dane's Dishes for making the biggest day of my life all the more perfect!

TLC Personal Cheffing
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 29 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!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Kristen Haynes
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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DiMaria Culinary
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Monty A.
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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.

Tee Tee's Sweets & Treats
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Carima H.
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I ordered two dozen cupcakes for my son's end of the year class party. When Tanesha delivered them, we were so excited! She even had two samples for us to enjoy at home. They were packaged beautifully & easy to carry. The kids loved them :) Tanesha is professional, thoughtful & quite the baker!

Clean Your Plate
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Reynolds K.
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Andrew provided his services for my in-laws 60th Anniversary dinner. His main course was a pork roast that was the best I, or a who any one else attending ever had! He is not only an excellent chef, but also a personable, informative host who gave us interesting tidbits of information about each dish and he also provided superb wine pairings for each course. This was a wonderful experience and I am truly looking forward to many fantastic meals prepared by Andrew!

PhylClay's Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Christian H.
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They catered a party at my home. They were prompt, the food was chef quality and they were very professional.

WoodisCookin Catering Co.
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Courtney W.
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Chef Wood prepared a generous spread of heavy appetizers for my birthday party. Food was absolutely delicious and creative. Beautiful presentation, ample portions. Professional service and friendly deameanor with all guests. Everyone raved about the catering and he left with several referrals.

Deluxe Event Planning
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Annette D.
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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!

  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan H.
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Chef Julie was hired to help our 4th grade Girl Scout troop earn their Simple Cooks badge. She taught the girls to make homemade ricotta gnocci with a creamy mushroom pesto, a baby kale & arugula salad with homemade viniagrette and cake pops for dessert. The girls were equally as interested in the climbing dome in the backyard as they were in learning to cook. Chef Julie was very patient with the girls and the food was fantastic. There was not a drop of gnocchi left, all of the at least tried the salad (I thought it was great) and of course the cake pops were a hit too! It was a learning experience for both of us. I would recommend Chef Julie!

Mariela's Global Cuisine
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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.

What's Cookin, Chicago
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Kathy G.
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Joelen is a prime example of talent, class, and professionalism! I had the opportunity to host several cooking classes with Joelen as the chef. Joelen goes through every detail of the recipe and gives you alternative options. The food is amazing and fresh and there is always plenty to take home! I can't wait to plan my next event!!!

Fyusion Dining
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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!

Bleu Harvest
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marsha S.
Verified review

Kari was amazing. She was easy to work with and flexible. All my friends want to hire her. Love her work ethic and food was out of this world delicious. Hiring her in April

Chef Scooter
5.0
from 1 review
    Tim B.
    Verified review

    She catered over 40 birthday party. She was professional and the food was great!!

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