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  • 24 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian W.
Verified review

I am a procrastinator by nature so as usual my wife's birthday was fast approaching and I needed to figure out what gift I can give her at the last minute. After years of being together in my mind I felt that I was running out of creative gifts to give her until I was browsing online about what to give women who are 5 months pregnant for their birthday. Then it it hit me let me see if I can have a personal chef come to house and cook for the family. Upon looking online and searching through the vast number of chefs, Chef Serge Pambo Executive chef and owner of Pure Kitchen Culinary Concept caught my attention for a couple of reasons; he had quite a number of reviews and his price was reasonable. Additionally when I looked at his website Sergepambo.com his resume was complete with a number of experiences which assured me that we would have a quality experience and indeed we did. The first reason I was impressed was his quick response time, I wanted a chef to come on a Sunday and began looking two days prior. I also wanted to pay him prior to the experience but he insisted that we pay after we had our meal. Upon arrival he was punctual, friendly, and flexible (our kitchen was small and the ventilation was not the best also it was four adults including my pregnant wife and our 2 and a half year old son). Chef Pambo came prepared with his cooking equipment and as soon as he arrived began to work. This was my first experience having a chef so I was a little ignorant of the protocol and did not know if we should talk to him to keep him company while he cooked or leave him alone but he was more than willing to engage in conversation which created a relaxed environment. The first meal was an appetizer shrimp wrapped with bacon which was delicious and hit the spot for everyone especially my pregnant wife. The next meal comprised of creamy palinta, salmon seared on one side and oven baked on the other, along with tender and well seasoned beef, lightly saltaued asparagus, potato wedges, and we topped the meal off with bread pudding with ice cream over wafers. In between each meal Chef Pambo provided us with a layout of each course, history of the meal as well as his culinary training, and other interesting facts about his journey. After we were full of joy because due to the meal the chef even washed the dishes and cleaned the kitchen so it was as spotless or even more so than when he came to the home. I highly recommend Chef Pambo the quality of his food was outstanding, his professionalism is second to none, and his service versatility makes him uniquely qualified to be one of the best chefs among his peers. He has cooked all around the world, written books, can cater to any number of people or situations, and continues to travel the world to keep his skills sharp. He is a five star chef and I highly recommend you experience the culinary genuis of Chef Pambo executive chef of Pure Kitchen Culinary Concept.

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Chef Nikki S.
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melanie M.
Verified review

Chef Niki catered my promotion dinner at my firehouse. I appreciated how I was able to view and sign the contract online and pay through a cash app. However, I was surprised to pay in full prior to delivery of service but I admit to being naive about the process of catering an event. Nikki was fair in price. The amount of food was very generous. The food was delish and the guys are still talking about how tasty it was. I only gave four and not five stars due to the late arrival of food. (40mins after agreed time.) Overall, I would recommend Chef Nikki to cater future events.

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MOD Arts
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Saniya A.
Verified review

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.

Epicurean Nutrition Catering
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
John F.
Verified review

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

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Cakeshine
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa H.
Verified review

Two weeks before my sisters wedding, My Sister didn’t have a chef for her wedding cake. We had done tastings through several companies but either the prices were too high or the quality of cakes were too low. THEN I FOUND CAKESHINE! This woman is hands down the best decision we made for the wedding. The cake was affordable, DELICIOUS, and BEAUTIFULLY decorated. We also ordered cake pops. I would recommend using Cakeshine Services any day. I come from a large family and now we all will be going through Cakeshine for our cakes and sweets.

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Joe M.
Verified review

Joanna was a pleasure to work with. The food was delicious. The only unfortunate thing was how much was left over/went to waste. I would suggest cutting your number by 25% if you're going with heavy appetizers. I will use again for sure!

A Private Affair
4.5
from 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Allison R.
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Chef Jackie was an absolutely joy to work with. I had purchased a Groupon "Private Affair" for my husbands Christmas gift. We were able to choose from my different genre's of food (Asian, Mediterranean, French, American, etc.). We ended up choosing the French cuisine and it was delicious! Chef Jackie was such a great teacher as she let us do it all on our own so we would learn and taught us along the way. She is very knowledgeable and I learned so much more than I ever thought I would! I would 100% recommend her services to anyone. :)

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria K.
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Sandra is the best chef I have ever experienced. Everything about the event FAR exceeded my expectations. She added special touches such as a printed menu, ice cubes with edible flowers inside, had her staff take pictures. I will never consider another caterer ever again. Pure perfection!

Culinary Ace
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Adiatu M.
Verified review

Ace culinary was on time and was very helpful to my guests. I would hire Ace again with no doubts.

Chef Janae Cooks
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Karen B.
Verified review

Chef Janae was wonderful to work with. She answered all my many questions with such sincerity. I purchased her meal service for my in-laws, who have thoroughly enjoyed each one. You can definately see her heart and soul in her work. She's a true gem!

Appetites by RJ
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany M.
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It is my pleasure to offer this recommendation to Chef Ronald Cager Jr. I had the fortune to employ him for a romantic “Just Because” dinner for my husband and I. He and his business associate worked with me to understand my preferences. My expectations were achieved in taste and presentation. Chef Cager’s client centered approach was greatly appreciated. It is my sincerest hope to palate his future creations and cuisines. Until that time presents itself, I wish him much success.

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Taste the Difference
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We had a wonderful experience with Chef Aneva. I was very impressed with her. She made a delicious birthday dinner for my son and even came on a day she was already very busy with work because it was my son's birthday. Every single thing she made was delicious and she is very easy to work with.

Perfect Little Bites
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Steve F.
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A GREAT dining experience from beginning to end. Chris is the ultimate professional, displaying extraordinary gourmet cooking skills blended with an engaging personality. Well before our special evening, I was given an opportunity to convey personal preferences and address any food limitations that might need to be considered. A beautiful seasonal menu was then provided, accommodating my general preferences, from which, we selected an amazing multi-course meal! Chris was right on time and established the perfect tone for a great evening to follow, inviting us to sit back and relax to becoming more involved in following his every move, if we'd like. We took advantage of the opportunity to watch a master at work and ask any questions that might help us to become any bit more skilled in the kitchen, as well. Chris' enthusiasm for the culinary world and vast knowledge about food is contagious and his dietary and nutritional tips incredibly informative. This was a welcome education on multiple levels. The beautiful presentation of each course was artwork, and our appreciation was only outdone by the delectable depth of its incredible taste. As delicious as the meal was and as informative and fun it was to watch it's preparation, Chris is simply an extremely nice, generous and caring person to invite into your home. For a unique dining experience where a gourmet restaurant, if feels, comes to the comfort of your home, rather than having to make the effort to go out to it, I KNOW you'll enjoy, as much as we did, the talents and charm of Chris Spears and a very special night you'll always remember.

Lynn's Meals in Minutes
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Derick D.
Verified review

Lynn is a pleasure to work with. As a nutrition coach I needed meals that met specific nutritional criteria, contained a wide variety of foods and cooking methods. Lynn met and exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend!

ChiquiChef
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs. T.
Verified review

Anna Stewart is a marvelous chef and my guests were so impressed with the menu. They exclaimed about the presentation and said it all melted in their mouths. Anna went above and beyond with her preparations and putting kitchen back in place before leaving. Many, many thanks to Anna. Fay Taylor

Creative Cuisine Catering
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tami P.
Verified review

I really wish I could give him more than five stars. Deshawn is more than exceptional. He was super professional. This being my first time planning a party of this magnitude, he helped me every step of the way. He created a wonderful menu including appitzers and everything was so delicious. In fact the food was so good that guests of the party did actively seek me out to get his information. His food was the highlight of the event. I'm so blessed to have found such a talented chef to cater my party. He's super professional, talented, punctual, and reasonably priced. I will definitely be utilizing his services for all of my future catering needs. Ps. His greens are the best I've ever had..

  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Ruth B.
Verified review

I hired Dinner on Demand personal chef service for a surprise Birthday dinner for two? Chef Belinda was very professional, accommodating and not to mention a extremely great cook. She was prompt , friendly and she detailed and explained each course of the dinner. She was helpful in creating a meal plan that would both of our pallets. I would love to have this experience again.....soon!!

  • 13 years in business
Michelle P.
Verified review

I love Chef Perkins and Kokamo's catering. He was super professional and answered all our questions. I didn't feel rushed or pressured into making a decision. He didn't try to "up sell" on anything; he listened to our needs and crafted a menu to our budget and dietary restrictions. The food was delicious and I love how he incorporated healthy options that tasted amazing. His food was a hit and at least three of our guests asked for his information. I cannot forget about his banana pudding!! It was so good my husband placed a second order just for himself! Thank you Kokamos catering! We can't wait to use you for our next event.

Six Street Eats
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barsphere A.
Verified review

Chef Daud, is a great business owner. His response time is great and provides super competitive prices. I have used this catering company at least 25 times already for this year alone (2018). I'm an event planner.

Have Some Charisma
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole N.
Verified review

I wasn't able to work out my circumstances to actually enlist Chef Karizma's services. However Karizma's level of professionalism, diligence, communication, and flexibility is 100% in sync w the type of service I seek. Based on her attention to detail and willingness to make every effort to accommodate my requests despite my short time line - I am certain I will enlist her services in the near future. Her professionalism has set the bar high, and I am hopeful and curious to see if her culinary skills match. If so she is a hidden gem. I plan to enlist her services in March 2016 and update my review. So far 5 star experience and expectations.

Aldente Caterer LLC
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Guillermo P.
Verified review

Chef Rubio and his team delivered an A+ service. The food was great, in flavour, quality and presentation. We will use them again in the future and will recommend them to family and friends. Guillermo and Luz Perez-Iturbe