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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.

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

Justine E.

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Iyea is wonderful! She has so many cooking ideas that easy fun and quick so you're not in the kitchen all day. She knows great cooking tips that you wouldn't normally see on recipes. I love that she has a bubbly and positive spirit. She made cooking fun for me when I thought it was just stressful and discouraging. I love cooking now. It is like my new hobby!

  • 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!

  • Hyattsville, MD

Sonya P.

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absolute best, Chef Eugene really knows his food everything he cooks is delicious, I can't wait to visit him again. Definitely a very gifted Chef.

  • 4 years in business
  • Reston, VA

Dan O.

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We were lucky enough to catch Ed, specifically, on an "away trip" in North Carolina where we had him come in to cook for a small gathering in honor of my wife's birthday. We weren't looking for a formal meal, and we had a series of small dishes fit for socializing and gaming while we ate. There were also some innovative sweets for dessert. We got what we were looking for, and everybody had a great time with the food and also with Ed.

  • Westminster, MD

About

I am a private cook. I would plan a menu and do all the shopping, then prepare and cook the meal. I then would clean up. I have been trained in classical French, and I am a Greek. I can cook anything. I can do a week's worth of cooking, a dinner party, or a holiday event.

  • 6 years in business
  • Reisterstown, MD

About

I have a passion to make any event I work a Great experience, both for my client and their guests. This is not a job, this is an event. I enjoy what I do.

About

I specialize in meal prep, dinner, date nights for couples at home, and catering for family events like baby showers, housewarmings, holidays, graduations, bridal showers, birthdays, etc. I also work on desserts and cocktail mixing.

  • 3 years in business
  • Frederick, MD

Karen L.

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We were guests at the Inn and had the opportunity to start our day with the most amazing breakfast and selections of pastries. What a lovely surprise when Chef Terry came into the dining room to meet with all the guests. He was personable, friendly, and made us feel at home... and the food was delectable!

  • 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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Baltimore, MD

Keith M.

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I was very please with Chef Vicki. I found her food and cooking quite tasty. Her job with me was to prepare food for my family who have medical issues. CV was very willing to make the adjustments due to our dietary needs. Even when trying to eat healthy having more than one way to prepare dishes would be very helpful.