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Boston Home Chefs

Browse these home chefs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Boston.

Top Pro
Jen Royle: Dare To Taste
4.9
from 92 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Seth S.
Verified review

Jen is amazing. I had no idea what having a chef in our home would be like, and it exceeded my expectations. It was such a pleasure to have Jen in our home, and we fell in love with her personality just as much as her food. She gave a small cooking lesson to my wife and her 10 friends for her birthday and then fed them a five-course meal. Everyone loved the food and is still talking about it. But they also loved meeting Jen, and to us, that was just as important. I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again.

Top Pro
Sara's Cooking
4.8
from 73 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lois F.
Verified review

My experience with Sara's Cooking was most positive. Our son and fiance sadly needed to postpone their wedding plans a few weeks before the actual wedding date. Because so many people had made plans, purchased airline tickets...etc. We decided to turn our lemons into lemonade by hosting a friends and family event on the date the wedding would have been. We had committed to having Sara's Cooking for the wedding and now we needed to switch gears in changing our venue. Sara graciously and easily accommodated our switch and do so with utmost kindness. The food was most incredible with an international flare, home cooked goodness and beautiful presentation. I purposely had chosen Sara's Cooking because her menu selections grabbed my attention right away. My husband and I were not disappointed and neither were our guests. The chefs are topnotch, pay careful attention to detail, friendly, fun and were most accommodating to all our needs as we hosted our gathering. I will always recommend them and use them again for future events.

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cody K.
Verified review

Excellent service and the food was outstanding. Chef Christo delivered our food right on time and everyone at our office holiday party was more than pleased with the quality. I would highly recommend this catering service for any event - large or small. Thanks for helping to make our event a great success. We will definitely be hiring Chef Christo again!!

Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bill P.
Verified review

Daniel is an accomplished chef and caterer. We have hired him for graduation and dinner parties and each time he has made each event spectacular to the point where all the guests asked for his contact information. Daniel's has a real talent for creating, cooking, seasoning and presenting plates that never disappoint. We do not hesitate to recommend Daniel to others and would and will hire him over and over again.

Top Pro
The Home Chef of NH
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
Verified review

I highly recommend Sarah to you! She has been cooking and delivering excellent meals to our elderly parents and it has been a huge - and delicious - relief. Sarah is flexible, affordable, reliable, and highly skilled at cooking. Her meals have been nutritious and delicious. Her invoices arrive on-time and she is excellent about connecting with and consulting our parents to understand what the want. The Home Chef NH is a professional wonder!

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J&L Catering
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa W.
Verified review

I had ordered some food for about 14 guests. I ordered just a few dishes which were steak tips, very enjoyable, meat cooked perfectly, went very quickly, ribs were very nice, the honey glazed chicken wings were not so popular thought they lacked a bit of sweetness, however not terrible, the slider bar was popular, pulled pork and burgers nicely done and the herbed chicken was delicious. Ordered cookies with infused milk and smores bars both very good. I picked the food up before 12pm and communication with John was easy and always available whether through phone or email. I had made some of my Nigerian rice (Jollof Rice) to go on the side which is why I did not order any sides from John. The food was very well all my guests were raving on about it and where I got it from. Fantastic job.

Top Pro
Manda & Me
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
Verified review

SUPERB!!! I live in Los Angeles. I wanted to hire a personal chef for my boss who lives in Massachusetts for her birthday. As I was talking with many chefs, Julie (from Manda & Me) totally got what I was trying to do immediately and took the ball and ran with it. I wanted to incorporate my boss's kids and dogs as I know that they are extremely important to her. She knew exactly what to do down to the serving dish specifically for the dogs. To hire a personal chef for your boss from across the country has several risks and I have to say that this one paid off a hundred fold! I would highly recommend Manda & Me as a personal chef. They are amazing and it was worth every. single. penny. Thank you!!!!

Hostess Catering
4.6
from 36 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Elise H.
Verified review

Hostess Catering made our Division Holiday party so spectacular. The food was amazing, and I really appreciated the effort they put into helping us customize the menu. At the event itself, all staff were extremely professional, friendly and efficient. Everyone was raving about how much they liked the set-up and food, and the hosts (who held the event at their home in Brookline), said it was the least stressful event they'd ever been a part of. Our ONLY complaint is that, although we stressed that we had a few lactose-intolerant guests, the rice pilaf had butter in it, which we think could have been avoided and allowed for more options for the few who couldn't eat milk products. Otherwise, GREAT EVENT. Thanks ladies!

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William Ference Catering
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kim S.
Verified review

William has been providing personal chef services for my family for a few months now. I can't say enough positive things about him as well as his food! It is like bringing a five star chef into your home. William's food is superb - expertly made, beautifully prepared and plated (if you want) and delicious. William is a pleasure to have in our home as well and works with you to develop the menu and is open to suggestions and feedback. I would highly recommend him for catering and personal chef services.

  • 23 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Janet F.
Verified review

Lori, her partner Sam and her staff made my small event seamless. Lori and I were able to effectively communicate via email and text a half a dozen times in the span of 17 days which proved a tremendous value for me in terms of my time and energy. The team were prompt, professional, friendly, anticipated my needs and stayed on top of everything all night. They met and exceeded all my expectations and received rave reviews from my 50 guests. Chef Jim and Crew Debbie and Jim - I welcome you back anytime. It was so much fun to work with you. Chef Jim - The food and presentation was awesome and abundant. Thank you! Debbie and Jim - thank you for staying on top of the time and making it effortless for me to stay on schedule and stlll be able to enjoy the party with my guests. I look forward to working with all of you again.

SYB Event Planning
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Tom L.
Verified review

I hired Soraya to help with catering for our corporate event in Boston. From the day I found her, she has been nothing but pleasant and helpful with us. She came to see our office space and helped us with suggestions on floor plan. She customized a menu for us and the food was AMAZING!! I have never had steak tips like that before. She brought her waitstaff on site and even the sous chef. Her company also provided the bar for us as well - the bartender was very friendly! We are all very happy with the outcome of this event and are definitely planning on using SYB Events and Catering again! Best, Betsy and Team

Blonde on the Run Catering
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Amy S.
Verified review

This past Sunday, Renee catered an engagement brunch for 33 people in our Needham home. I was a bit hesitant at first choosing Renee as I did not know anyone who had used her. After checking out her website and talking to her on the phone, I was confident I had chosen the right caterer for our celebration. Renee listened to my ideas and created a menu that was both elegant and rustic at the same time. Her food was out of this world and the presentation equally as brilliant. If you are looking for a special caterer with a special talent (think design and top chef) Renee is the one! I look forward to working with her again .

Malone Catering
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
Verified review

Chef Marty and his team provided appetizers, main meal, desserts, bar service, linens and dinnerware for our recent Holiday Party_12/6/13. Chef Marty was a delight to work with, he was responsive to our menu requests & updates; the request for a vegan meal was provided without a hitch. Pricing for our Holiday Party was fabulous, as a volunteer organization, we are always looking for the best for our dollars. The best review to offer was the request for business cards from the attendees! The serving staff were friendly and accommodating to last minute requests. I will keep Malone Catering's contact information near by!

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nathalie L.
Verified review

Benjamin catered a fantastic selection of delicious healthy items at our holiday party. He timed the food perfectly and made sure the party flowed. He is delightful and a gifted chef. He will be our go to chef for all events!

Chef Michael Haigh
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Mike cooked a beautiful and delicious meal for our bachelorette party. He was prompt, brought all his own equipment and ingredients, and cleaned everything immaculately. Mike was a fun addition to our celebration and was courteous yet charismatic. The meal was to die for, and Mike prepared a large menu while accommodating dietary restrictions. I feel confident that every guest at the party would hire Mike again. Of all the events that day, the chef was the best! Thanks, Mike!!

Pixie Dust Gourmet
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine L.
Verified review

Beth has been very easy to work with, and we love her food. She is extremely flexible, and is willing to either cook at her own home and deliver, or cook in your home. She will either provide you with a menu, or let you send her recipes! And the food is delicious and healthy. We're glad we found her and decided to give a personal chef a try! It's really helped the weeknight dinner rush and made evenings more enjoyable with the family since we can focus on being together after a long day, rather than worrying about what's for dinner!

Defined Palate
4.1
from 19 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie H.
Verified review

Chef arrived early to set up his tools of the trade and presented guests with a delicious charcuterie board. Out in-home cooking class was great fun and introduced techniques and flavors for all!

William Morin
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Liz B.
Verified review

professional chef with creative ideas and a passion for what he does. great chef!

Thyme + TIDE kitchen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melinda L.
Verified review

Chef Reed and and his staff of culinarians and service staff provided a wonderful holiday feast for Phillips Exeter Academy. The attention to flavor profiles, detail in execution in all the selections were exceptional. Chef Reed attended all planning meetings, developed all the menus based on a shared vision while providing timely quotes. The wait-staff were professional, well presented and attentive to guests while ensuring the food presentation were maintained. I would highly recommend Thyme and TIDE Catering.

MDB Hospitality LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret D.
Verified review

I had Michael and his staff at my house party. They all came at early to help set up the home for the party as in putting the buffet together putting out plate for appetizers, and setting up the bar. They clean after the party was done. I will make sure I tell my other friends about this company. THank you again for such a great time, I actually got to enjoy my company.

SommeChef
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Steve A.
Verified review

Don is absolutely the best home chef who has prepared full meals for our busy family. Everyone, from Mom and Dad to the kids ranging from teenager to toddler, raves about his delicious and well planned meals. As a testament, everyone would rather eat Don's home prepared meals than go out to a restaurant, especially if the meal if followed up by one of his wife's homemade cookies! His service allows us to eat fine cuisine together as a family without worrying about "keeping a lid" on the little ones at a nice restaurant.

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Need a Caterer

Boston, MA

  • Event type
    Other (Community Heroes Reception )
  • Which meal
    Dinner
  • Dishes and beverages
    Appetizer(s), Dessert(s), Beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Interested in the following cuisine
    Hors D'oeurves
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Head count
    50-75
  • Budget per person
    $10-$20 per person
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    Nut / Allergen-free, Vegetarian
  • Details
    We would need to have the food delivered at our agency by 4 pm.
  • $202
    Average price

Need a Personal Chef

Boston, MA

  • Meal preparation frequency
    Once a week
  • Meals needed
    Dinner
  • Head count
    2
  • Serving style
    Buffet
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences
    No dietary restrictions
  • Day preference
    Monday
  • Time preference
    Late afternoon (3-6pm)
  • Details
    we are looking for a personal chef to prepare 3-4 dinners/week for us (one cook session) outside of our home and deliver them to us early in the week (we are flexible on date/time); we like simple, healthy well-seasoned foods
  • $85
    Average price

Need a Cooking Instructor

Boston, MA

  • Reason for cooking lessons
    Health reasons
  • Interested in the following cooking skills
    Basic cooking skills, Knife skills
  • Cuisine interest
    American, Mexican/Latin
  • Food preferences, health issues, dietary restrictions, or food allergies
    Please describe here (health)
  • Number of students
    1
  • Student age(s)
    Adult (over 18)
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Frequency
    Ongoing classes
  • Lesson length
  • Willing to join an existing group?
  • Day preference(s)
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference(s)
    Early morning (before 9am), Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    I'm a beginner.
  • $37.5
    Average price
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