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  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Jeniffer R.

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We had an amazing experience with Chef Diane. We had a dinner party for 8 people. Chef Diane worked with us to design the menu including appetizers, salad, entrée and dessert. Each dish she made was absolutely delicious! She was on time, extremely professional, and we and our guests loved the food! We would highly recommend her and definitely plan on using her again!

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  • 28 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Marriah W.

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Chef Kev was very responsive during the email communication process. I told him what kind of event I was having and he developed the perfect menu. Chef Kev arrived right on time and was very friendly. The food was delicious! My guest loved every bit of it. I highly recommend his Mesquite Shrimp Salad. Job well done!!

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  • 24 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 44 min

Sarah B.

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I had a dinner party for 6 for my father's birthday. I worked with Chef Serge to pick a multi-course menu. Making the arrangements was really easy. Chef Serge and his sous-chef were on time and dinner was delicious. Portions were not too big, which is great. Chef Serge cleaned up and the whole thing was very easy. I will definitely do this again for special occasions. I like to cook but never get to fully enjoy dinner parties because I'm busy worrying or working. Thanks!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 39 min

Jesse G.

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Chef Chris Spear is in one word, amazing. If I didn't limit myself to one word, I'd also add in: incredible, talented, entertaining, knowledgeable, friendly, intelligent, thoughtful, creative, and brilliant. My wife and I just had our third son a month prior, and it was her birthday and we were not able to go out and celebrate due to the wonderful chaos of having a new little one tethered to mom. Chris was able to bring more than just the restaurant experience to us with this incredible service he provides. We learned new cooking techniques, flavor combinations, recipes that are easy for weekly meal making with little-to-no time, and more. As advertised, Chris brought everything: the ingredients, the dishes, the serving ware, the napkins and place settings; EVERYTHING. And then he took it all home with him. Chris spent almost a solid 5 hours with us and never made us feel rushed or hurried throughout the whole experience. He explained all his dishes, discussed the ingredients with us, gave us his perspective and thoughts on the dish, all while giving us stories about his own personal life and family and how he got to where he is today. He clearly loves what he does and it shows through on the food. My wife and I cannot wait to remake the dishes, and have already started looking at new cookware that Chris recommended. Chris even gave us links and recommendations for recipes that were not part of the meal experience we had signed up for. Chris clearly cares about the food and experience first, which is beyond refreshing and hopefully what helps set him above other chefs. We have told both of our entire families and friends about this experience and could not recommend Chris more. I hope people believe us and take the opportunity to have a similarly amazing experience with Chris. Ours was truly a great experience, and for that, the least we can do is say THANK YOU to Chef Chris!

  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

John F.

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How do you plan a reception for 500-600 people where approximately 200 of them are famished teenagers or preteens? The answer: you contact Esther Marandure, Executive Chef, of the Epicurean Nutrition Catering Company. Ester, thank you, thank you, thank you all for the wonderful work you did to make the reception after the Northern Virginia Youth Winds December Concert a smashing success. I cannot tell you how many people have said this was one of the best receptions they had been to. The food was excellent and beautifully presented as I knew it would be after attending the tasting. Many people remarked how wonderful it was. The staff was also so delightful to work with, all very friendly and attentive. Please make certain that they all know how much they were appreciated. Your young man and the young lady are truly gracious hosts, professionally attired, helpful, and courteous; their manner speaks well of their home and family. NVYW will use your services again and without reservation, recommends your services. We have already done so. The very best of luck with your endeavors. John Flahive Founder NVYW EPICUREAN NUTRITION CATERING COMPANY 14571 Collingham Place GAINESVILLE, Virginia 20155 Contact Information 703-395-9338 www.epicureanutritioncatering.com

Chef Rakita

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

Jasmin W.

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Chef Rakita has provided personal chef services for me on several occasions. She is professional. personable, and creates dishes that you want forget. The service is excellent and I'm excited to now be using her for my wedding planning. I have no doubt that things will go off without a hitch! :)

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  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Fabian M.

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We hired Chef Matt to cook for our exteneded family to celebrate our parent's 50th wedding anniversary. Our parents are from Bolivia and they were thoroughly impressed with the authentic Silpancho Cochabambino that Matt prepared. He was easy to work with and didn't miss a beat, even without a server. We will definitely work with Matt again and would highly recommend him.

  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Mariah B. B.

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Very tasty and authentic foods. As far as catering, the service was great and professional. I also had the opportunity to use Nasrin as a personal chef for my dinner party and it was a breeze to accommodate to the needs of my family. I would definitely recommend to all.

  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 32 min

Dennis L.

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We were delighted! Chef Veronique MacRae, Exec Chef took care of everything. We were celebrating my Father-in-law's life. LTC John Burrer was laid to rest with his wife at Arlington National Cemetery on the 72nd anniversary of D-Day and LTC Burrer was a WWII and Korean War Veteran. We wanted a celebration of his life and food is a huge part of living. Chef Veronique was quick to understand what we wanted and she delivered. We had some idea about the number of guest we would have, but I was concerned that we would not know exactly how many could attend. Chef Veronique told me how she plans for events like this and she did not disappoint. We had plenty of food. Our service at Arlington started earlier then the scheduled time because we had all arrived early. So, that meant we returned to the Marriott Courtyard Rosslyn about an hour ahead of schedule. Chef Veronique had just started to set up when we showed up. She did not panic and continued to do her job in an expedited manner and had us ready to go in no time. There was a great variety of food for our guest to choose from. It was all very tasty and certainly exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend The Tasty Alternative. The food was great, the service was perfect, and the price was exceptional. Respectfully, Dennis L. Winston Salem, NC

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

Nicholas B.

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Chef Aneva was absolutely fantastic! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a personal chef experience or a learning/cooking class experience. My family and I had her over at our house to do an instructional cooking session. The birthday boy wanted to learn to do homemade pasta and Aneva came up with several menu options for us to choose from. We went with a ricotta and herb stuffed tortellini in a red sauce with sausage as well as a spinach stuffed chicken breast over fettucini alfredo. Everything was made from scratch and was absolutely delicious. We also started with a Kale, pear, goat cheese, and prosciutto salad with a delicious homemade vinaigrette dressing. For dessert, Aneva prepared a Panna Cotta ahead of time since it needs some time to prep, but we helped with making a homemade whipped cream topping. She even said to save the extra whipped cream, mix some chocolate or other flavors in to it, and freeze it for a delicious ice cream-esque desert another time. Aneva is down to earth, outgoing, and very passionate about cooking. During every dish she told us of different ways you can mix it up and add different flavors or variations to any dish. She is truly an artist who lives, breaths, and thinks about cooking and recipes 24/7. We found the price she quoted us to be very reasonable and she didn’t charge us extra for us going over the allotted/planned amount of time (and we went over by a couple hours but only because we were all having so much fun!). She felt part of the family by the end and we can’t wait for an excuse to bring her back.

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

Erika E.

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Brian, of Smoker' s Delight BBQ, was excellent to work with from the very start. He went above and beyond to make sure our special event was smooth! Now the food....friends and family are STILL talking about the food, and our event was 3 weeks ago! Delicious! I love how he does the prep. onsite--you get to see him throw down! The smells of the food cooking were amazing! Brian, my husband and I can't thank you enough! We look forward to working with you again!

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

Ron M.

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Chef Kimmy was very response to working with us even though we were putting together this party from Florida. She was on time and the food was excellent.

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  • 24 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Cynthia F.

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I was asked to complete the task of finding a caterer for breakfast for a corporate meeting of 80 people within 4 days and to have them deliver the food before 6am. Thomas Franklin at Columbia Chef Catering was the 3rd business I had spoke to regarding my function. He was so pleasant and when he said yes to the 5:30am drop off I was sold!! Thank you so much for all of your assistance in making our function so much more pleasurable.

  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • Falls Church, VA

Saniya A.

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I am so happy to write this review for the excellent service provided by Mary. Mary is not only a great professional chef; but she is also enthusiastic about her cooking and takes the time to understand her clients needs. I must add that she is a wonderful person to interact with. Food plays an integral part of my family's day; and I have no hesitations knowing Mary has prepared our meal! I know when I open the package containing the food prepared by her, I'll be in for a delicious treat!! I wish Mary all the best and will continue to work with her for nutritious and delicious meals.

  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Bershan S.

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Jackie was breathtaking. She was extremely professional and truly an amazing chef. The menu that I ordered was lump crab cakes with hollandaise sauce, quinoa with cranberry and heirloom tomatoes and sauteed asparagus with garlic sauce and the taste was out of this world. She topped the dinner off with an apple tarte tartin. Now, I usually eat at French restaurants all over the world because I'm a traveler but this experience I had with Jackie made me feel like I was in Paris at a French Bistro. I will hire her again for my daughter's graduation party this Summer and I can't wait. I am doing a Parisian theme party as my daughter is traveling abroad to France this summer. I have only great things to say about Jackie from start to finish

  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 min

Selene L.

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Working with Anna was a pleasure! She adjusted to my dietary requests with true professionalism and checked in with me regularly before my event. The food was delicious! Perfectly seasoned and fulfilled all of my requests for the event. Her presentation was beautiful. She was punctual and true to her word at every stage. I would hire her again in a second!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Washington, DC

Kira M.

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I had an office brunch for about 35-40 people. First things first, the food was AMAZING!! The chicken and waffles was a big hit and the homemade spicy syrup was so creatively delicious. Seriously I've never had anything like it. The customer service was excellent, she went above and beyond to make this event easy for me. The staff thoroughly enjoyed, and she worked with my not so generous budget. Highly recommended!

  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Owings Mills, MD

Lena K.

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I don't think I can truly and fully express how blessed Ryan and I were to have had Eleven Courses as our caterer for our wedding day. From the moment we had our tasting, to the finalizing of details, to the actual wedding day, Ryan and I were in great hands. There was NEVER a doubt in our minds that Eleven Courses would let us down. I feel like I could write an entire essay on how amazing Melissa Benson and the rest of the Eleven Courses crew carried themselves throughout this wedding planning process, without mentioning how amazing the food was...because I could totally write an entire essay on that too. To keep things short though, Melissa was just great with following up and answering all of our questions. Catering to our vegetarian guests was a breeze, and making changes to the contract was effortless. Melissa, I am so sad Ryan and I never got the honor of meeting you in person, but if I could, I would give you a HUGE hug right now for everything you did for us. Chrissy was our day of coordinator, which i was personally ecstatic about because she hosted our food tasting, and I absolutely loved working with her. Chrissy, if you are reading this, I am so sad that i did NOT get a chance to hug you that day, because you were just awesome about listening to our needs, and really making sure that Ryan and I got a chance to eat. Not only that, but Ryan and I came back to the venue and found that the room was absolutely spotless. Thank you SO much for taking care of the cleanup. Now on to the food: I can only say one word: incredible. EVERYONE in the wedding commented on how crazy amazing the food was. We barely had any leftovers!! [Which, I was very sad about haha]. Chef Jim, it was such an honor to have met you....your dishes were excellent. And my goodness, can I just also add how incredibly humble Chef Jim is? This is actually turning into an essay, so to sum it all up, Eleven Courses, I am thoroughly impressed with how great you guys were on our special day. If I ever need catering services, I will call you up in a heartbeat. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Lena

  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 hours

Iyanna H.

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I held a birthday brunch for a friend in my home for 15 guests. Iyea prepared chicken and red velvet waffles, shrimp and grits, and egg fritatta. The food was delicious and there was more than enough quantity wise. Iyea stayed in touch leading up to my event and followed up afterward for feedback. I would use her again. She does not handle the presentation of the food so you will need to be prepared with your own serving dishes.

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 hours

Rebecca H.

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Our catering experience was outstanding with The Wandering Chef. They catered our girls' birthday party. The flavors are what you would expect from a fine restaurant, and the service was even better. Gorgeous and delicious cakes, even a gluten free one. And they use real ingredients! Their to-go meals are excellent as well. It's fine dining in your own home without the clean up of cooking a meal. Everything we have tried tastes so good. It's so easy to heat up. You need The Wandering Chef in your life!

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 18 hours

Jonathan T.

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Anna is absolutely amazing! She was our personal chef for a number of years until we moved out of the area. In that time, she made unbelievable meals for us that accommodated both dietary restrictions and food preferences. We also hired her to host a huge multi-course birthday dinner for my mother-in-law that was easily one of the best dinners we've ever had, all in the comfort and intimacy of our home. If you're looking for an amazing chef for any size meal or event, Anna is the go-to Chef!