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  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 48 min

Ann P.

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We hired Chef Chris to provide some advanced cooking instruction to our daughter while preparing, together, in our home a complete dinner for the family. Chef Chris was prepared, conscientious, interested, engaged and full of ideas. Our daughter learned lots of great techniques and together they prepared a fabulous meal of French onion soup, coq au vin, gratin dauphinois, green beans with hazelnuts and chocolate souffle. We truly appreciated that Chef Chris did not provide elementary instruction but rather understood our daughter's level and interest and treated her accordingly. As a result, the evening was perfect. Excellent instruction, a delicious meal prepared superbly with very good, very fresh ingredients and an overall wonderful experience. And even afterwards, Chef Chris remained willing to answer questions and respond to emails. All very well worth it!!!

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

Ann M.

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Chef Kev provided wonderful food and outstanding customer service. He was very pleasant to work with. He and his assistant, Anita, made it possible for us to relax and be good hosts while our guests were taken care of. I appreciated the worry-free night knowing that everything was handled. Anita even chatted with guests who didn't know many people to make sure they were having a good time. My favorite items were the pasta salad, pulled pork sandwiches, and the dessert tray items because they tasted great and they were easy to eat on small plates while standing up. The sparkling punch with strawberries was so good -- I think I drank a whole pitcher. Bonus: my fridge is full of awesome leftovers. I won't have to cook for a week.

Chef Rakita

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

Garey T.

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Rakita was instrumental in helping my husband pull of the best First Mother's Day a girl could ask for. He surprised me by hiring her to come to our home to cook for us, eliminating the stress of going out to eat somewhere nice with a 6-month-old. Rakita's menu choices were varied and suited to different tastes. My husband had a blue cheese crusted steak that he said easily ranks among the best of his life (and this man loves his steak). I had a lobster and shrimp dish over truffled risotto that was equally flavorful and praise-worthy. We shared a better-than-the-Melting-Pot cheese fondue, well-seasoned spring salads, and tasty strawberry shortcake. Wine and a bouquet of fresh tulips were included in the service, as well as the washing of all dishes used in the preparation of our meal. Rakita was friendly, yet very professional. She eliminated the awkwardness that could be associated with hiring a personal chef, and worked quickly in our kitchen while we relaxed. I especially appreciated this, as we had just come off travel and I was recovering from a less-than-pleasant illness. I'd highly recommend Rakita Lillard as a personal chef. She's a fantastic chef, and from what my husband says, comes in at an incredibly fair price point.

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

Janice C.

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Esther was AMAZING. We contracted her for a 3 1/2 day corporate and professional training retreat for 18 people. She stayed with us in the retreat center the entire time. She created the most delicious and healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners (plus snacks) for the entire time. The kitchen was always impeccable and her demeanor always joyous and alive. She also gave us a little nutrition workshop that we all enjoyed -- fascinating. I highly recommend Esther for a single event or longer. She is a delight and a tremendous chef.

TOP PRO
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min

Denise T.

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JUST HIRE DANIEL! Where do I begin to describe the services provided by Daniel? He was PROFESSIONAL, COURTEOUS, HELPFUL and JUST GREAT He should give lessons in "BarTending with Excellent Customer Service." #VERY TASTY COCKTAILS #DELECTABLE MOCKTAILS Daniel visited the site a few days before hand to decide how he would set up his station. He took all the stress out of deciding what signature drinks we should serve, based on theme, budget, number of guests expected... He provided a list of what we would need to purchase based on scale of party. He hand makes fresh juices as mixers and sets up a thoughtful, first rate display. HIS SERVICE IS SECOND TO NONE He promised that he would arrive 2 hours before the event to set up and was here an extra hour EARLY. His input and assistance is invaluable. His interactions with our guest was what one would expect at a 7 Star Hotel or Restaurant; he was engaging and appropriate. Seriously, no one else should be a contender for your event. If you want to enjoy your event and have guests call you the following day to compliment the services provided by your bartender, who they have "Officially Adopted" USE THE SERVICES OF F&Btainment by Daniel

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

Lexi P.

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Nasrin cooks delicious organic dinners for our family of four each week. The food is excellent and she focuses on healthy, vegetarian food for us. We couldn't live without her!

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

George A.

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Smokers Delight was the perfect vendor for our family reunion. Brian arrived at the event 4 hours ahead of time to prepare the bbq and trimmings. He served the guest in a buffet style line while politely conversing with our guests. The food was AMAZING - well seasoned and well cooked. At the end of the event he cleaned up his food prep and serving areas and wrapped up the uneaten food for us to keep. His food and service was so good it became part of tree entertainment for the night.

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

Terri H.

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The cooking lesson was for my teen daughter. Mary was very accommodating. She was well prepared and very professional. She taught my daughter with patience and she made it fun for her. She taught her terminology and safety, as well as helped her to create a wonderful meal. My daughter will continue taking culinary classes with Mary and I would not hesitate to recommend her to family and friends.

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

Raymond C.

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I Was looking for something different for my wife and her sister during a visit. I saw A Private Affair on Living Social, offering a cooking class for 5. Since my wife loves to cook and her sister spent some time in culinary school I thought 'lets just give it a go." We ended up with 3 1/2 people making what turned out to be a fantastic meal - each of them taking responsibility for preparing a course under Chef Jackie's guidance and watchful eye. My grand niece made the salad (and Chef Jackie was great in keeping her on task and engaged); My wife did the potatoes au gratin; another friend did the pork chops and my sister-in-law made the chocolate moose. It was a lot of fun watching them but not as much as they seemed to be having. The menu options were great, the food was different and unique and everybody learned something new. Most importantly my stock went up for being the guy who gave his girl a cool and different gift. Pay attention gents! This one was worth it!

  • 8 years in business
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Arlington, VA

Neal D.

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I'll give you as fair and honest of a review as I can, but you should know I am Meetal's husband! Although I am biased, I cannot praise enough the cooking and teaching that Meetal is capable of. We have 2 young daughters, and the four or us are fed primarily by Meetal's fresh, healthy, tasty, and unique cooking. What amazes me most is how quickly she is able to do what she does. Like most families, we have a busy household with little time for grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning. Meetal has turned cooking for our family into an efficient art, something we share together and make time for because everyone loves it. If you have a family and want to eat healthy and delicious food at home that you create with your family, Meetal is the person to teach you. Meetal has a lot of experience with more complex cuisines and dishes as well. Her Indian food is highly sought after and she's taught many friends and adults how to approach cooking this cuisine. Daal, Indian spiced turkey meatballs, and other unique Indian dishes could be on your table soon. Meetal has been teaching kids and adults for a while. Expect a fun, lighthearted, and sometimes fast paced approach to cooking. Best of luck in your cooking adventures. I hope Meetal can help you along the way.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Woodbine, MD

Tom M.

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I took Dorina’s Functional Home Cooking Course through the local adult school last fall. I have continued to take weekly classes since then. Dorina’s emphasis is on cooking quick, nutritious meals using wholesome ingredients. Her forte is Italian cooking but she has a broad knowledge of foods and other styles of cooking. Her classes are well organized. Topics touched on during class include the choice of ingredients, possible variations and substitutions, nutrition, tricks of the trade, and tips on where to shop. Dorina is friendly and engaging and her classes are informative and enjoyable. Her class is the perfect starting point for someone with little experience in cooking who wants to learn the basics. Her class would also be valuable for a person with some experience in the kitchen who wants to broaden their perspective.

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

Sarah G.

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Not enough good things to say about Iyea! We hired her for our cooking needs over a period of 5 days. Eight of us flew into Baltimore for a convention and rented a house. She was very flexible and responsive throughout the process. She came early in the morning to prepare breakfast. While we ate breakfast she prepared our lunches to-go, then returned again to prepare dinner. One of the nights we had a spontaneous party of 40, and she went to Costco and handled it like a champ! She did all our shopping and majority of the clean-up as well. Her prices are incredible reasonable and her food was delicious, she has the home cooked family feel in her cooking. Thank you Iyea for feeding our souls :)

  • 2 years in business
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • Fort Washington, MD

Tracey A.

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Chef Nikki is the BOMB.COM!! She and her husband Paul are excellent in the kitchen and on the grill... She can cook for me and my husband every day if she wants too, we will never turn her down...😂😂😘😘Every meal is excellent and tasteful down to the deserts. Nikki is very clean and sanitary, you don't have to worry. She takes her business and license very serious... I definitely recommend her for your next meal, your next desert or your next catering event... Also, make sure you check her out for your hair care needs on IG @Nikko.stylez.

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

Ali S.

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I love working with Anna. Her menus are creative and always delicious. In addition, she makes the entire process so easy as she brings everything with her and cleans everything up allowing you to focus on your guests. She has a great personality and is never an intrusion when she is creating her masterpieces in the kitchen. I have used her multiple times now and plan to use her for any and all future catering events!

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Manassas, VA

Suzy D.

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Victoria was awesome!! Super friendly, professional and fun to cook with! We were able to get alot of cooking done and she was able to teach me diff techniques all while cooking some delicious meals for the week. Will def take more classes with her! Looking forward to learning more techniques , more delicious recipies and most importantly ways to make the most out of my groceries and not throwing them out because i ruined it. Highly recommend Victoria.

  • 5 years in business
  • Silver Spring, MD

Gawaine G.

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Chef Green is a very professional, articulate and Ambitious Vegan Chef. She gave me one of the best catered events with imagery and tasty vegan meals that blew the audience away. From the presentation to the verbal conversation between myself and Chef Green and her interaction with the Audience was very pleasant and it reflected in the food because the food was very pleasant as Chef Green was. I would recommend Chef Green to every person that I know and I will always request Chef Green for any Catered Event that I am having. I personally have no complaints about anything that took place but hopefully Chef Green that become a household name that everyone can recognize and understand the LOVE And CARE than she puts into her Craft.

  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Washington, DC

Daniel M.

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As an educator, Chef Julian is outstanding, particularly with regards to excellence, creativity, discipline and adherence to historical and traditional cooking. Chef relates to young people exceptionally well and conveys, and expects an extremely high standard for dignity, respect and excellence both in and out of the kitchen, As a chef, Julian creates truly exceptional culinary creations that are well founded in traditional American cooking but at the same time are modern, creative and innovative.

Food To Go

New To Thumbtack

  • Clarksburg, MD

About

I am a home cook with a long-time interest in cooking. My husband and I have been cooking, modifying and developing recipes for over 2 decades. I have a particular interest in healthy, non GMO and low to no-meat recipes that often include gluten-free options. I have a large garden during the growing season and try to incorporate and just pick foods into meals whenever available.

SILVER PLUM

New To Thumbtack

  • Washington, DC

About

I am a french well trained cook and I'm a executive chef in a well know restaurant in DC. I'm trying to help people accomplish their goals. I can do special events, consulting, private parties and birthdays. I will provide you with the best of my knowledge.

Ummi's Kitchen

New To Thumbtack

  • Derwood, MD

About

We do Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and vegan menu. We are to cater small to medium-size parties. Our menu includes main dishes and sweets. We are able to tailor the perfect menu for your gathering. Contact us to discuss further.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Chevy Chase, MD

Hanani W.

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First and Foremost!! Our Taste Buds said "WOW" with each course. Recently, I became a new Dad and being that this was my first Mother's Day gift to my Wife, I decided to take a unique approach. An approach to surprise my wife by bringing a Personal Chef into our home. I googled the internet and came across Thumbtack.com which graciously led me to several Personal Chefs. As I waded through the listings of Chefs and solicited several price quotes, Gourmet Chef Amer's responded in a timely manner. After a brief discussion and viewing Gourmet Chef Amer's website, I was sold. Eureka...I found my Personal Chef of choice. The price point for services are respectful and having a website that depicts an array of menus dishes with thoughtful and detailed descriptions is informative to potential patrons. Chef Amer was very well prepared and efficiently blended his cooking style to the logistics of my kitchen and dining room layout. Overall, the Customer Service was Great; the aroma and food was deliciously rewarding to our palates; did I say the Customer Service was GREAT; and most importantly, the Mother's Day surprise was a SUCCESS!